Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Reminder: Interclub Visit

Join us on an Interclub Visit to the Kiwanis Club of Southwest Omaha on Thursday, May 26.

Noon at the Garden Café in Rockbrook. 

Their May 26 speaker is John Fech with the UNL Extension Office.

Sign up on Monday at our Kiwanis meeting or contact Joel Christensen joel_christensen@mudnebr.com or just show up on the 26th!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Speaker: David Arnold with Straight Shot

David runs an accelerator, Straight Shot. Technology start up accelerator. 

Fill the gap of capital to start up.  Specifically technology companies. 


They make a small equity investment in 7-8 businesses a year and help them with organizational issues. 

There are both investors and sponsors. David raises a pool from investors to give $25000 to each business. 

Three pools of sponsors. Education. Service providers. And corporate sponsors.  

They just had their first company sale. 

Do we need more capital or more ventures? David thinks more ventures. 

Thanks David for the information.  

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

Meeting Notes

Zoo trip was a success !! Kids had a great time. 

Reminders this week:

Tuesday board meeting
Thurs at farmer brown for dinner, 630
Friday Special Olympics 6:00 at Northwest high school. See Stu. 
Sat at All Play. Sign up online at all play .org

May 26. Inter club at rock brook Garden Cafe. Noon. 


Officer elections coming up. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Kiwanis at the Zoo

Taking the Sacred Heart kids to the Omaha Zoo

Kiwanis gave tshirts to the kids to add their favorite animal. 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May Speaker Schedule

May 16   
David Arnold, Straight Shot Technology Start-up Accelerator

May 23   
Nathan Morgan, United Methodist Ministries “Big Garden”

May 30    
No Meeting


 Your Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha reminds you - remember a veteran on Memorial Day!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Speaker: Better Business Bureau

The BBB in Omaha was started in 1936. 

BBB helps consumers find reputable companies. And protection or answers about scams. 



BBB does work with business to help consumers not get scammed. Banks are starting to help consumers know if a check is legitimate.  

Scammers are targeting the elderly because they know they are home. Asking for money , credit card, or personal information. 

Thanks Jeff for all the valuable consumer protection ideas! 



Meeting Notes

Another yard cleaned up! Thanks to Deb, Rod, Bill and Joel plus wife cleaned up another yard for an elderly lady on 40 and Laurel. Great work Kiwanians!!

May 12. Zoo for Sacred Heart on Thursday.  Meet at the zoo at 9:45. 

May 19. Casual dinner at Farmer Brown's. 

May 20. Special Olympics volunteering. Contact Vince. 

May 21. All Play Saturday - our club's day! Sign up online at all play.org. 

May 26. Inter club at Garden Cafe in rock brook. 

June 6. Honor Flight lands at 9:30 at Eppley. Welcome them home from their day in DC. 


Friday, May 6, 2016

Interclub Opportunity!

Visit the Kiwanis Club of Southwest Omaha on Thursday, May 26.

Noon at the Garden Café in Rockbrook. 

Their May 26 speaker is John Fech with the UNL Extension Office.

Sign up on Monday at our Kiwanis meeting or contact Joel Christensen joel_christensen@mudnebr.com or just show up on the 26th!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Speaker: Honor Flights

Patriotic Production Bill William

Multiple flights have been arranged for veterans to DC and other flights. 

The next trip is for Vietnam veterans. Over 700 applied. There are 3 planes of 500 Nebraska vets. 

June 6 is the day. The vets land at 9:30 at Eppley. The public is invited to greet them home. 

The wives also spend a day in Nebraska at lunch with the First Lady in Lincoln.  

Another event - Remembering Our Fallen - invited 23 widows and children to the camp in Ashland. The kids were taken to activities. The women had a catered dinner and spa night. A full day of remembrances the next day. 


California- Remember Our Fallen- is a the Regan Library. 


Mark your calendars.

May 12 sacred heart zoo trip. 

May 19 casual dinner at Farmer Browns 

May 20 Special Olympics (see Vince)

May 21 All Play - our club date to volunteer