Speakers
√ July 1:
Gretchen Crane- Omaha Conservatory of Music
√ July 8:
DeJuan Reddick Exec Director POC-
Joey Wolfe, Development Director
The Hope Center for Kids
2200 N 20th Street 
Omaha, NE 68110
√ July 15:
 Alexis Bromley, Omaha Girls Rock
√ July 22:

Tracy Domgard and Key Club Reps RE: International Key Club Convention

July 29:

Leigh Healey RDN, LMNT, LD

Hy-Vee Corporate Registered Dietitian

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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of West Omaha
 
Founded in 1938 for Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha and founded in 1961 for Kiwanis Club Westside which have merged together to form the Kiwanis Club of West Omaha. Each has a rich history of community service throughout the years. We are an eclectic mix of ages, genders, occupations, backgrounds and interests. We are all passionate about making our community and the world a better place for children so they can thrive. We are devoted to serving the children in our local community and also children all across the country and worldwide through unique and innovative service projects and fundraising initiatives. Members and invited guests meet each Monday at Noon for food, fellowship, and for the opportunity to hear from speakers about important matters in our region.
 
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The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Dale. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Attendance:  18
 
Joann won the 50/50 Drawing. 
 
Rod collected Happy Bucks.
 
Joel introduced his guest Phil.
 
Dennis thanked the “Rock Stars” that placed and picked up 166 flags on July 4th. They were Frank, Steve, Joann, Rich, Rod, Ralph, Deb, Kip and his wife Deb and Dennis, Laurrie & Daniel Cronin. A big Thank You to Dennis and Frank for coordinating the Flag Project.  The next dates are September 2nd and Sept 11th. There will be 165 to 170 flags to place and pick up. Let Dennis know if you are available to volunteer.
 
Barb and Dave will be delivering 30 back packs and supplies to Completely Kids right after today's meeting. 30 back packs and supplies have been purchased for Sacred Heart School. Delivery date is yet to be determined.  We stayed within $13.00 of the amount budgeted for this project.
 
Glen reminded everyone to email him their service hours for June.
 
Greg received information about the Airport Ambassador - Visit Omaha Volunteer program increasing their hours. It will have 2 shifts 7 day's a week. It will be for 4 hour shifts. 10-2 to 2 to 6. Contact Greg if you are interested in volunteering. Joann is planning to talk to Barb Irwin about making it a Division Project.
 
Deb brought in a package of new socks that her neighbor donated for one of our homeless shelters. She was aware we collect for them and donated them. Remember you can donate too. Bring as little as 1 item of clothing, food or a house hold item to any of our meetings. It all adds up. Deb & Joann will see the items are delivered to Open Door Mission, Stephens Center or Sienna Francis House.
 
Our Installation Dinner will be Tuesday, October 1st at Champions Run Golf Course.  Save the date. More information to come.
 
Vince introduced our speakers DeJuan Reddick, Executive Director for The Hope Center For Kids and Joey Wolfe, Development Director for The Hope Center for Kids.  Hope Center Mission: Faithfully Inspiring Hope In The Lives Of Youth & Children Through Education, Employability, Collaboration & Faith. The Hope Center provides a safe after-school and summer program where children and youth can take part in academic support, youth development, faith-based learning opportunities, and receive a hot meal every night. It all started with a vision in the heart of the late Pastor Ty Schenzel who saw the need for hope in the lives of kids who could not see beyond their circumstances, and his vision became a reality in 1998.
 
More than 20 years later, The Hope is home to multiple learning spaces including an Employment & Learning Academy, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, and the Hope Skate roller rink. In 2018, The Hope Center for Kids launched its first campus site in Holy Name School where it continues to impact lives today. In summer 2021, Hope Skate officially opened as the Schenzel Community Center, expanding programming to more groups and age ranges. To schedule a tour of The Hope Center, Contact them at (402) 341-4673.
 
Board Meeting is August 6 at 6:30 at Kip's office.
 
July 15 speaker is from Omaha Girls Rock.
 
Next meeting is July 15, at noon at Legends.
 
Submitted by Barb St John

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