Kiwanis Club Of Omaha Westside

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Omaha Westside Kiwanis News August 30, 2017

Olive Garden Restaurant, 75th and Dodge, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
 
President Elect Joe Schmidtke lead the meeting and the patriotic song and Sarah... Ross gave the invocation.
 
Guest: Sarah Ross again introduced her father, Chaplain Scott Ross, who faithfully brings her to our luncheons and picks her up.
 
Bellevue Clubs’ events on September 11: A separate e-mail went out with the details of the events including the visit of NE/IA Kiwanis governor. Please make your individual arrangements to attend based on that e-mail.
 
Labor Day Flags: It was reported that all volunteer spots for the placement and pick up of flags on September 4 have been filled.
 
Ronald McDonald House Meal: Barbara St.John reported that 18 meals were provided last Saturday and “there was plenty of food left”. (There also was a positive report in the news about the upcoming expansion of the facility to provide more than double the current capacity, increase the kitchen space and offer other services).
 
All Play accessible baseball: Several Club members volunteered last Saturday and opportunities to volunteer exist for the rest of the season.
 
Division Council Meeting: Lt. Gov. Bruce Moulton “happily” reported that the last monthly 7 am meeting he will lead will be held on Wednesday, September 6, at the restaurant near 72nd and Pacific.
 
Children’s Hospital Telethon: Joe Schmidtke reported about his suggestion to club member Alyssa DeFrain of Children’s Hospital that our club members may be interested in staffing part of the team answering the donation calls for a future telethon. Last week’s telethon produced approximately $280,000 in donations.
 
Drawing: Dave Huelmann happily drew a card. Since it was the 10 of Spades he sat down less happily.
 
Next week’s program: Nebraska State Games.
 
Today’s Program: Rae Ann Knoell spoke about the positive results the Omaha Home for Boys has for their approximately 32 resident boys and long term outreaches through residential programs and other counseling avenues. She reported that the average stay of each boy is about 6 to 8 months, during which they attend high school classes on campus.
 
Submitted by John Seigel
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