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Omaha Westside Kiwanis News April 25, 2018

Olive Garden Restaurant, 75th and Dodge, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

President Cincy Cone presided, john Seigel lead the Pledge of Allegiance,...

Valerie Stoj started “God bless America” and Dave Huelsmann gave the invocation.

Incoming Interclub: We welcomed former NE/IA Kiwanis Governor Don Glen, Bill Bonitz, Mark Keske and his wife Joyce from the Bellevue AM Club.

Outgoing Interclub: Some of our members were scheduled to a 7 am interclub as a return visit to Bellevue AM the morning of April 26.

Division 20 meeting: Wednesday, May 2, 7 am.

Golf Outing Friday, June 15, noon: Teri Layton reported that 15  teams have signed up at $65 per golfer and 8 hole sponsors have committed $200 each. There is room for more golfers and sponsors.

New Club Gretna: Don Glenn reported efforts to start a new Kiwanis Club in Gretna during the last week of May. He would appreciate assistance from our members.

Flag placements: Dennis Cronin reported that the first placement of 116 flags in the Loveland Area will be on Saturday, May 19, Armed Forces Day, at 7 am. Pickup at 6 pm. The next placement will be in Memorial Day, May 28.

All Play Cleanup and Game Support: John Seigel reminded members to sign up online for cleanup day this Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 to 1:30 AND for game day May 12. This is an opportunity to serve children and to wear our Kiwanis shirts.

Drawing: Bob Lodes drew the 10 of Clubs, leaving money on the table.

Happy Bucks: Sheriff Ralph Peppard collected many Happy bucks.

Concerns for member: Bruce Moulton shared that after many weeks in the hospital his wife was placed in Hospice. The club members’ thoughts and prayers are with Bruce, his wife and family.

Members’ Promotions: Valerie Stoj will participate in singing Mendelsons’ “Alicia” at a Methodist Church at 3 pm on Sunday, May 6. More details from Valerie.

Ralph Peppard with the Men’s Garden Club will offer self grown plants for sale on Friday, May 4 from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the Keystone Event Center, 7803 Military Ave.

Next week’s program: Student recognition lead by Bruce Moulton. Come early for a full house.

Today’s program: Amy Ryan, Executive Director of the Benson Theater, gave a historic overview and presented ongoing plans to refurbish the 1920s to 1940s Benson Theater location at 6054 Maple Street into a community meeting place for life theater and the support of less privileged groups. The completed place will have about 250 seats and will cost about 2.8 million dollars, mostly from donations.

Submitted by John Seigel

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