Monday, October 20, 2014

Business Notes for KCOGO

Kiwanis Business Notes

Highway Clean Up was a great success and lots of recyclables. 

Sacred Heart reading was 4 readers last Friday. Sign up going on for November and December. 

Bell Ringing is December 6. Indoors at Nebraska Furniture Mart and outdoors at Bakers. Slots will be from 10-6. Sign up next month. 

Speaker months for 2 months coming up. Find 4 weeks of speakers. Need January and August 2015. 

Fundraising is still Happy Bucks. Last year Happy Bucks was $2,000. But Jack is looking for a good cause and fundraising ideas. 

Budget is set for next year. 

Speakers: OPPD

 Jeff and Lisa from OPPD came to speak about the changing energy mix coming from OPPD. 

The change to some wind power is a shift to buying in Nebraska. The one, fully owned wind generator is in Valley. Other wind generators are partially owned. More are coming online.

Customers want an energy mix and a reduction of energy use. They will voluntarily reduce use if the tools are provided. And people will pay about 3% more for a broader alternative energy mix - but keep it affordable. 

Thanks to Lisa and Jeff for all the valuable information. 

Speaker: Dr. Shawn Schmidt, Flag Enthusiast


Shawn woke up the ever alert KCOGO membership with an intriguing history of American flags from the revolutionary war to the present.  The member entered the Lighthouse room surrounded by flags, both replicas and originals.  

Shawn’s passion about flags and the stories they represent was very well received by the members.  

A photo of our own Bob Reiser with Shawn Schmidt
in front of treasured flag flown during the civil war.
 
Spoil Alert: we may be inviting Shawn back after the first of the year to tell his story to other clubs in Division 20 in the larger room.  

Thanks Lyle Japp for bring Shawn to us.  

Speaker: Living Word Ministry

Debbie Blank of Living Word Ministry presented an interesting history of the middle east, the occupation of the area by nations and tribes and the division of territory resulting from numerous conflicts and peace accords.  

The question: “what will it take for there to be peace in the middle east” prompted several questions from club members.  

Thank you Debbie! 

Thanks for Cleaning Up the Highway!


Highway clean up was a huge success! 
Thanks all for your participation! 
Joe G



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Reminder: Tomorrow is Highway Clean Up

KIWANIS CLUB OF GRATER OMAHA
HIGHWAY CLEAN UP

Reminder: SATURDAY October 18th


Rainouts/Snowouts will be notified by 0730 the day of via the phone # listed. 

Interested Team members will be meeting for breakfast at the Hy Vee store on 156th & Maple @ 0745.  

Directions to cleanup site and parking

North on hwy 31, (204th St) past hwy 36, clean up area is from mile marker 34.5 to 36 on hwy 31.  Our meeting and parking area will be on the gravel access road, west side of the road, about ½ mile part the hwy clean up side.
Bring your gloves and wear boots, you will be walking on mowed, sloped grassy areas.
The clean up should last about 1 to 1 ½ hrs.  Water will be provided.


See you tomorrow, 
Joe

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sign Up for Highway Clean Up, 10/18

KIWANIS CLUB OF GRATER OMAHA
HIGHWAY CLEAN UP

SATURDAY October 18th


Rainouts/Snowouts will be notified by 0730 the day of via the phone # listed. 

Interested Team members will be meeting for breakfast at the Hy Vee store on 156th & Maple @ 0745.  

Directions to cleanup site and parking:
North on hwy 31, (204th St) past hwy 36, clean up area is from mile marker 34.5 to 36 on hwy 31.  Our meeting and parking area will be on the gravel access road, west side of the road, about ½ mile part the hwy clean up side.
Bring your gloves and wear boots, you will be walking on mowed, sloped grassy areas.
The clean up should last about 1 to 1 ½ hrs.  Water will be provided.

Sign up or any questions please email Joe.  


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.