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Omaha Westside Kiwanis News September 25, 2019

Olive Garden Restaurant, 75th and Dodge, Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

President Valerie Stoj presided over the last meeting of her year as president....

She also led the Pledge of Allegiance, “God bless America” AND gave the invocation.

Guests: We welcomed visitors and potential members Mary Newbern-Williams, from the Presbytery of Missouri River Valley, and Vicki Bryant, who had previously visited on June 19. David Huelsmann also re-introduced their neighbor Barb Hutchinson. We also were glad to see member Dennis Cronin attend after changing jobs to making deliveries for the post office, giving him more flexibility to attend.

Our food server: Misty was back the first time after delivering her third child.

Valerie Stoj gave a brief overview of our club’s activities.

Westside High Key Club: Dr. Vicki Londer, who served as the sponsor of this club for many years, will no longer be able to serve in that capacity. Our club will make a decision where to go from here regarding a Key Club.

Monthly Program Chairs: Soon to be past president Valerie Stoj has agreed to be the program chairperson for the next business year, beginning October 1. She circulated a sign-up sheet for members to volunteer.

Scheduled programs:

October 2: Joann Feller: Continuing North Omaha Club’s projects.

October 9: Amie Konwinski, founder of Smart GEN Society.

Upcoming Events:

Officer and Director Installation: Thursday, September 26, 6 pm, at Champions Club Boardroom.

Division 20 Breakfast: October 2, 7am.

Key Leader: November 8-10

Last Flag Placement for this year: Veteran’s Day, November 11.

Drawing: Jack Jackson removed the Jack of Hearts.

Happy Bucks: Assistant Sheriff Vernon Waldren made the rounds.

Today’s Speaker: Carrie Ketcham, development director of the Ronald McDonald House, gave an overview of the many services provided to children and their families who come to Omaha hospitals for medical procedures and about the doubling of rooms and improvements of the facilities near the UNMC. Our club will again start serving meals to be cooked onsite and Valerie gave her a check. You can view the new facilities best at


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 Kari Ketcham & Barb St. John

Submitted by John Seigel


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