Club Meetings

Omaha Westside Kiwanis News May 24, 2017

Olive Garden Restaurant, 75th and Dodge, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
President Dennis Cronin lead the meeting, Joe Schmidtke started us on “My Country... tis . . .” and Sarah Ross gave the invocation.
Ronald McDonald Meals: Barbara St.John reported that five club members served about 20 meals and left food for later arrivals.
Special Olympics: The Friday events were cancelled because of severe weather.
All Play Baseball: Saturday’s events were also cancelled because of rain.
Flag Placements: Dennis Cronin reported that 122 flags were placed and removed in the Loveland Area on Saturday, May 20, despite the rain. Members involved were Rod Jones, Bruce Moulton, Frank Frerich, Dennis Cronin, Vern Waldren and his wife Cherie and Joe Schmidtke. More volunteers are needed for the Memorial Day placement on Monday, May 28 at 7 am and 6 pm. Please consider signing up at the e-mail sent by Dennis Cronin. $2,985 has been received including $645 as additional donations above the $30 fee. (This should cover the unbudgeted sponsorship of $500 for All Play Baseball). Another $1,400 are still outstanding.
Golf Outing: Friday, June 2, will be here next week! There are 11 foursomes signed up and 14 hole sponsors.
Board Elections: There is a change in the proposed officers: Cindy Cone has agreed to be nominated as Vice President, leading into presidency in two years. That leaves an opening for a director.
Wishing Spin: Rod Jones reported that advertising for $600 has been sold for the next year
Camp OK: Rod Jones reported that two girls from Westgate Elementary School will attend the camp for a week starting next Sunday. It seemed to create a little “problem” when the girls were told they could not take their phones. Sign of the times. Sad smile
Drawing: Rod Jones removed a card, not winning less than $10.
Sheriff: Ralph Peppard collected many happy bucks and a few fines.
Today’s Speaker: Ralph Peppard introduced an Omaha Police Officer giving a picture presentation about gang units in Omaha, a much larger problem than many of us were aware of.
Submitted by John Seigel
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