Monday, August 29, 2016

Speaker: Outlook Nebraska

Outlook Nebraska came to speak at Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha. 


One mission is to help train people loosing their vision how to continue to use technology. Technology helps keep people engaged with the world. 

Loss of vision can cause job change or withdrawal from the world. Outlook Nebraska teaches people what they can use to work and continue in life.  

There are various levels of vision ability. Low vision to total blindness. 

Tools available for reading computer pages, working on email and calendar. 

There are smart apps and readers. Like money reader, cfab document reader (menu,documents), and color reader. 

There are about 15,000 visually impaired in the area.  The unemployment rate is about 70%. 

Outlook Nebraska is privately funded thru grants and private donations. 





Meeting Notes

Garage sale netted $836 for the Kiwanis. Thanks to everyone's effort to donate and work the sale. 


Yard Clean Up. Deb is working in details. 

9/18
Summer Picnic and officer installation party. At the Ellisons. Sign up going around. 

9/8 
Interclub. Sign up with Joel. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Reminder: Garage Sale This Weekend!

DETAILS:

Drop Off

Please drop off to 11405 Old Maple Road:

Sunday 2:00-4:00

Tuesday, August 23 or Wednesday, August 24. 6:00 - 8:00

Volunteers

Thursday 7:00 - 2:00
Bill
Need Another Volunteer

Friday 7:00 - 2:00
Sally
Need Another Volunteer

Saturday 7:00 - 2:00
Sally
Deb
Need Another Volunteer

Pick Up

Want it back? Pick up by Saturday, 2:00 anything you want back! Otherwise going to Restore and DAV!!

Other Help 

1) Spread the Word
  •  Sent out on Facebook and other social media. 
  • Tell your friends 
  • Need a volunteer to post at local business' around 108/120 and Maple area
2) Signs 
  • Deb is working on signs. If you have any signs, old flag banners or other attraction items - please bring to the garage sale. 
3) Pricing
  •  We are not pricing everything. Just larger items. Donations are welcome. 
  • If you are donating something you know a value, please mark or let us know.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Reminders!

Garage Sale this weekend! Let your friends know. 
11405 Old Maple Road
Thurs-Fri-Sat
7-2

AllPlay this Saturday - AllPlay.org to sign up

Summer picnic. Stu's home. September 18. Details to follow. 

Interclub - September 9. Joel has a sign up sheet.  

Thanks to Rod as he transitions the Kiwanis board to John. 

Speaker: AllPlay

Bruce came to speak from AllPlay. 

This Saturday is our club commitment to AllPlay volunteering. 

Over 400 different kids will participate this year. 


They need 70-80 volunteers a session. Beside just participating with the kids - there are greeters, announcers, set up and tear down, concessions and equipment managers. Bruce will give anyone a job that shows up to volunteer!

Kids play free, so they raise about $60,000 a year to fund the league. 

There are no paid staff. They need super volunteers. People to commit to 4 hours every Saturday of the 14 weeks to take over a task both seasons. These volunteers are key to the success of the AllPlay experience. 

Thank you Bruce for sharing the AllPlay experience. 

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

KIWANIS GARAGE SALE!

DETAILS:

Drop Off

Please drop off to 11405 Old Maple Road:

Sunday 2:00-4:00

Tuesday, August 23 or Wednesday, August 24. 6:00 - 8:00

Volunteers

Thursday 7:00 - 2:00
Bill
Need Another Volunteer

Friday 7:00 - 2:00
Sally
Need Another Volunteer

Saturday 7:00 - 2:00
Sally
Deb
Need Another Volunteer

Pick Up

Want it back? Pick up by Saturday, 2:00 anything you want back! Otherwise going to Restore and DAV!!

Other Help 

1) Spread the Word
  •  Sent out on Facebook and other social media. 
  • Tell your friends 
  • Need a volunteer to post at local business' around 108/120 and Maple area
2) Signs 
  • Deb is working on signs. If you have any signs, old flag banners or other attraction items - please bring to the garage sale. 
3) Pricing
  •  We are not pricing everything. Just larger items. Donations are welcome. 
  • If you are donating something you know a value, please mark or let us know.

Kiwanis Eliminate Fundraising Totals


Fall All Play!



The Fall softball season for AllPlay is underway! The Division 20 Kiwanis Clubs have been asked to give special consideration to helping, as a “Buddy” or other volunteer role, for two hours on Saturdays through September. Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha is to focus on Saturday, August 27th and Saturday, September 24th.  If those dates do not work for you, they can use help any of the other dates.

Very simple sign up is at www.allplay.org.  

August 20 - West Omaha Diamond K and Southwest Omaha
August 27 - Omaha Westside and Greater Omaha
September 3 - Omaha Golden K and Omaha East
September 10 - Loveland Golden K and Bellevue 
September 17 - Bellevue Offutt and West Omaha Diamond K
September 24 - Omaha Westside and Greater Omaha

Kiwanis Interclub



KCOGO members; please plan to attend the Omaha Inc. Kiwanis Club’s September 9 meeting for an Interclub at the Scott Conference Center! This will be a good opportunity to interact and learn about another Kiwanis club plus a highly educational meeting!

When
Fri Sep 9, 2016 11:45am – 1pm
Where
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106, United States (map)

The speaker will be Bob Dalrymple, Regional President at Bank of the West. Mr. Dalrymple will be speaking about Corporate On-line Security.

Speaker: Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy




Per their website, HETRA was started in 1989 by Steve and Janet Henthorn of Omaha, Nebraska.  The program started with one participant, one horse, and three volunteers.  HETRA now has 19 therapy horses, 21 PATH, Intl. certified instructors, and over 115 participants.  They also offer services in Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Equine Services for Veterans, and Therapeutic Carriage Driving.  HETRA is a non-profit 501c3 organization and is currently the only PATH Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center in Nebraska!

HETRA serves a variety of participants including children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular distrophy, cystic fibrosis, brain tumors, head or spinal cord injuries, visual impairment, autism, development delays and strokes.  In 2014, HETRA served 192 unique participants (both children and adults) per week and our goal is continue to expand the program this year.