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Omaha Westside Kiwanis News April 19, 2017

Olive Garden Restaurant, 75th and Dodge, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
 
President Dennis Cronin lead the meeting, Rod Jones started “God bless America” and... Joe Schmidtke gave the invocation.
 
Dennis Cronin shared that Jozef (Joe) Schmidtke has agreed to become president again for the next term – if democratically elected by the membership. Dennis will also contact members to fill other positions as officers and board members. Campaigning and elections will be soon.
 
Golf Outing: Teri Layton gave an update and has since sent an e-mail to members with more information.
 
All Play Spring Cleanup: Members are volunteering to help with this on Saturday, April 22 from 10 to about 2 at Seymore Smith Park in Ralston. Our Club is also sponsoring one team.
 
Ronald McDonald Meals: Barbara St.John circulated a thank you card for the most recent meal she and other volunteers provided. The next meal will be served on May 20.
 
Instead of Pancake Feed donations and Sarpy County Tax Certificate Sales – Drawing: Names of Members who voluntarily donate at least $60 by the end of April and members who participated in the Tax Certificate sale for the benefit of the club will be entered into a drawing for $100 on May 3. See Treasurer Vern Waldren if you want to donate or have questions.
 
Kiwanis Club of Omaha East Fund Raiser: Buy your Spring plants, after you have purchased your tomatoes from Ralph Peppard, at Wenninghoffs near 78th and Sorensen on Saturday, May 6 from 9 am to noon and identify yourself as a Kiwanian. 20 % of the sale will then be donated to the East Club’s welfare fund.
 
Special Olympics: Ralph Peppard will soon provide opportunities to volunteer at Northwest High School.
 
Holocaust Memorial Service: Glen Fineman invited members to a remembering service on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm at Beth El Synagogue on the Tri-Faith Campus SE of 132nd and Pacific. Members of any religious background are welcome to attend.
 
Drawing: Barbara St.John removed the Ace of Hearts from the deck, not winning $112.
 
Happy Bucks: Sheriff Ralph Peppard collected a few fines and a lot of Happy Bucks.
 
Next week’s program: Historian Ben Harvey will show a presentation about the North Platte Canteen during WW II.
 
Today’s program: Tracy McPhearson informed us about the activities the Omaha Visitor Bureau does to bring more visitors to the Greater Omaha Area and showed how big the economic impact to the community is by visitors spending money here. (Several members admitted by giving happy bucks that they had been lured by advertising and spent money in places like Kansas City and Chicago instead of Omaha!) 😧
 
Submitted by John Seigel
 
 
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