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Omaha Westside Kiwanis News May 31, 2017

Olive Garden Restaurant, 75th and Dodge, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
President Dennis Cronin lead the meeting, Rod Jones started the patriotic song and... Cindy Cone filled in for Glen Fineman with the invocation.
Golf this Friday, June 2:  Teri Layton has 12 foursomes and 14 hole sponsors for the golf outing, starting at noon.
Ronald McDonald meal: A thank you note was received and circulated. Barbara St. John corrected that it was not she, but Cindy Cone, who lead the food preparation on May 20.
Memorial Day flags: Dennis Cronin reported that the flags were placed by Bob Lodes, Frank Frerich, Rod and Linda Jones and Dennis and Laurie Cronin and picked up by Vern and Cherie Waldren, Frank Frerich, Ralph Peppard and Dennis and Laurie Cronin. Laurie also fixed some of the torn flags before they were stored in their garage. About $4,000 has been collected, including extra donations and about $1,000 are still outstanding.
Division 20 and 19 bowling: Scheduled for Friday, July 28 at The Mark in Elkhorn. $20 for 3 games. We are encouraged to have at least one team of 4 (or more).
Election of Officers: After a lot of time and funds were spent on campaiging ( Smile ) the following were voted in for the 2017/18 term, beginning on October 1, 2017:
President:             Joe Schmidtke
President Elect:    Valerie Stoj
Vice President:     Cindy Cone
Secretary:             Glen Fineman
Treasurer:             Vern Waldren
Board Members:   Teri Layton
                              Ralph Peppard
                              Barbara St.John
                              Open for a volunteer
Installation Dinner: Thursday, September 28, 6 to 9 pm at the Champions Club House, thanks to Jack Jackson.
Camp OK: Rod Jones will make sure the two students from Westgate School will be on the bus this Sunday. About 98 students are signed up for the camp.
Division 20 monthly meeting: Wednesday, June 7 at 7 am.
Today’s Speaker: Attorney and Landowner Ralph Peppard alerted the members to the anticipated arrival of our new property tax statements in Douglas and Sarpy Counties and gave guidance on how to “protest” the valuations, if they are considered to be incorrect. The written protest must be in the mail or electronically sent by June 30 to the Board of Equalization, in order to get a review. He also shared information on how to go beyond that, if a review does not bring satisfaction.
Next Week’s Speaker: Donna Walker of the Institute for Holocaust Education will speak about “Art from the Concentration Camps”.
Submitted by John Seigel
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