Speakers
√ June 3:
Sarah Atkins-Rauwald for The Big Garden, non-profit garden here in Omaha. https://biggarden.org/
√ June 10:
Tiffany H. Regan: Executive Director | Omaha Parks Foundation
√ June 17:
David Edmund Black: Senior Director - Public Affairs - Union Pacific Railroad
√ June 24:
Edward A. Morse: Creighton Law Professor and Father Flanagan League Society of Devotion President - Speaking mostly about a movie to be released this Fall about Father Flanagan
July 1:
TBD
July 8:
TBD
July 15:
TBD
July 22:
TBD
July 29:
TBD

 

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Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of West Omaha
 
Founded in 1938 for Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha and founded in 1961 for Kiwanis Club Westside which have merged together to form the Kiwanis Club of West Omaha. Each has a rich history of community service throughout the years. We are an eclectic mix of ages, genders, occupations, backgrounds and interests. We are all passionate about making our community and the world a better place for children so they can thrive. We are devoted to serving the children in our local community and also children all across the country and worldwide through unique and innovative service projects and fundraising initiatives. Members and invited guests meet each Monday at Noon for food, fellowship, and for the opportunity to hear from speakers about important matters in our region.
 
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The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Rich.This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Attendance:  15
 
No winner for 50/50 Drawing.
 
Dennis collected Happy Bucks.
 
Dale said Completely Kid's went well last Wednesday. Dennis, Rich and Dale helped pack food for the weekend backpack program.
 
There is reading this Thursday at Sacred Heart School. Rich, Greg, Steve and Dale have volunteered.
 
Greg said the Zoo Trip for the 2nd Graders at Sacred Heart School is scheduled for May 2nd. It will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This will include  walking outside with the children until having lunch at 11:30 am. You can bring your lunch or buy it there. A bus will transport the 2nd graders to and from the zoo. You can ride on the bus by being at the school by 9:30 am  or you can drive yourself to the zoo. You need to be at the zoo by 10:00 am. 5 Volunteers are needed. Contact Greg if you're available to volunteer.
 
Jack thanked his committee for selecting the Scholarship winners for this year. They are Bob, Dennis, Rod and Glen. The scholarships will be presented at our April 8th meeting.
 
Dennis said the bills for our Flag Program are being mailed this week. We receive $30.00 for each of the 157 flags we place and remove on 5 different Special Days. We also receive about $500.00 in donations.This is a big fund raiser for us. Look at your calendars and see if you can volunteer for any of the following day's. 
May 18th                US Armed Forces Day 
May 27th                Memorial Day
June 14th               Flag Day
Monday                  July 4th
September 11th      Patriots Day 
Contact Dennis if you are available on any of these dates.
 
Send Glen your public service hours for March.
 
Don't forget to bring food, clothing, hygiene or household items to our meetings for Deb or Joann to take to Sienna Francis House, Open Door Mission or Stevens Center. 1 or 2 items will be a big help to these facilities.
 
Our Golf Outing is June 7th. Steve has sent out fliers for teams, hole sponsors and donations. It's time to fill these out and get them back to Steve. Start thinking of donations and ways you can be of help for the outing.  Gift cards, golf balls, golf items, gift baskets etc would be appreciated for the raffle. 
Hope Mission is a faith-based organization that also offers Bible studies and prayer.
Joel introduced our speaker Amanda Devries from Heartland Hope Mission. They helps working poor families by providing them with some of life’s most basic staples including: a week’s supply of food, clothing, hygiene items, SNAP assistance, community referrals, and job resources. Heartland Hope Mission is a faith-based organization that also offers Bible studies and prayer. There's a lot of opportunities to volunteer there. You can find more details on their website HEARTLANDHOPEMISSION.ORG. 
 
 Board Meeting is Thursday, April 4th at 6:30 pm at Kip's office.
 
Jack will present Scholarships at our meeting on April 8th.
 
Next meeting is Monday, April 8th at Legends at noon.
 
Submitted by Barb St John.