Monday, September 22, 2014

Omaha Airport Authority

Stan Kathol is the lead accountant at the Omaha Airport Authority (OMA). 

Stan brought us up to speed on the OMA Master Plan. 

The next expansion is Terminal expansion for $16M. 

Airlines have changed their business models to make every flight pay. There has been a 14.2% reduction of flights in the industry the last few years. OMA is considered a Medium Hub. 

The entire industry had been down but Omaha is up 3% already this year. 

Over the years the Master Plan gives the OMA a phased approach to growth. 

As OMA passenger volume grows, revenues grow as well. OMA is not a taxable entity. OMA collects rents and revenue share from the airlines and vendors. There is also money from the government transportation fund. 

Thanks Stan for all the interesting information. 

Sacred Heart Reading

Need readers on October 17 and 31. 

New Member Induction

Welcome Ally. 

Friday InterClub Downtown

Friday InterClub 

Parking Lot D - Eddy will be there. 

Free parking for a day at the River City Round Up. 

Contact Eddy if you have any questions. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September Kiwanis Speakers

September Kiwanis Speakers:

September 8th - 
Lacey Studnicka, Development Officer, Lutheran Family Service

September 15th - 
Dr Adi Pour, Director, Douglas County Health

September 22nd - 
Stan Cathol, Dir of Finance, Omaha Airport Authority

September 29th - 
Roger Weitz, General Director, Opera Omaha

Reminder: Bring a guest!

Monday, September 8, 2014

All Play Sept 13

Sign up today at for Saturday, September 13.  Pick your times when you go to their website. 

Kiwanis Omaha AllPlay Coordinator 

Next week: speaker needs a laptop

Please bring a laptop for the speakers presentation. Greg says we need one - if you can bring one let him know. Thank you. 

Speaker: Lutheran Immigration Services

Community services programs has been around 30 years under various names. This helps refugees resettle into jobs around Nebraska. 

The average time refugees spend time in camps waiting to immigrate on average is   17 years. The reintegration from dependency and waiting, lack of upper level education, and poor sanitation in the camps to productive people in an average of 90 days in Federal funded programs.

LFS is privately funded and able to work with people much longer. LFS expects to work with over 500 immigrants this year. 

Burma refugees is the largest population. Estimated at about 5,000 in Omaha. This population is very self sufficient. This group is broken into ethnic groups. 

Butan, Samalia, Iraqs and in the future, Serian. The statistics will be out later this year. 

About 70,000 immigrants are allowed in the US this year. US takes the most refugees. 

Sacred Heart Reading Sign Up

Sign up for Sacred Hearts reading program has begun. Friday - October 3 is filled. We need readers for October 17, and 

October 31.

Contact Dale for more information and to sign up. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014