Thursday, February 26, 2015

March Speaker Calendar

1. Sister Kay O’Brien - RSM                               Sisters of mercy 150 year Anniversary                    2 March
2. Col Jerome Stolinski, PE, US ACOE            Iraq Tour of Duty (then and now)                             9 March
3. Tom Everson, President                                Keep Kids Alive Drive 25                                                16 March
4. Tim Schmad, President                                  ‘Our’ Omaha Community Playhouse                       23 March
5. Mary Crosby, Exec. Director                        Bethlehem House                                                           30 March

Thanks to Jon Hartwell for another excellent Kiwanis Speaker Schedule! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Omaha Sports Commission: Bob Danenhauer


Sports Commission mission: To make Omaha a premier amateur sports community. 

AD Bob Danenhauer is on the Omaha Sports Commission. 

Bob has been involved in sports - both as a player in high school and college, pro football, and as an AD for Millard Public, UNO, and OPS. 

Bob is now on the Omaha Sports Commission board. He is a part time employee as a corporate fundraiser. 

The FIVB Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix Final is in Omaha in July. This is the first time for this event in the USA. This is a prelude for the Olympics in 2016. 

2016 brings back the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. And in 2017 FEI International Equestrian Jumping and Dressage. 

Thanks Bob for all the information.  

Upcoming Events

Busy time of year coming up! Watch for dates..

Highway Clean Up

We are setting up Dr. Schmidt to bring his flag collection. We will take over the big room. It will be an interclub - and an excellent meeting to invite guests. 

Sacred Heart Fundraising Dinner - March 28. Don will sponsor the table! Let's fill 2 tables!! 

Sacred Heart Zoo Trip - TBD

Rod is working with Sacred Heart to set up a field trip to UNO Keiwit School. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Speaker for Monday!

Monday, February 23

Bob Danenhauer
  Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletics, Omaha Public Schools
  Omaha Sports Commission

Athletics has been able to flourish due to a strong relationship and even stronger partnership among the student athletes, coaches, administration, parents, and the community. We all share the commonly held belief that the authentic experiences offered by athletic competition will be an extension of classroom learning. Moreover, it is important that our athletic program instill in student athletes a positive character that is displayed during times of adversity as well as during times of success.
Our goal is to motivate student athletes to have a strong commitment to academics.  Coaches are encouraged to monitor academic grade reports and consider procedures for providing academic help for athletes facing academic challenges.  The Academic Coaches Program is an excellent example of the athletic department’s commitment to support student athletes. We want our students to understand that successes in athletics and academics provide a basis for successful life-long experiences.
In addition to involving the entire community in athletics, The Omaha Public Schools is committed to using student athletics as an extension of the classroom and a venue to inspire learning. Student athletes have to learn to overcome adversity throughout the practices and contests of a given season. Learning how to overcome adversity is a significant learning process and will improve the student athlete’s academic success. Most research points to student athletes as having successful careers and academic success in college and beyond. Our vision for athletics includes the need to stress the learning process of the contest over the value of winning and losing.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mad Dads

Sundiata Menelik spoke about Mad Dads. 

His first wife was a recording artist. They lived in Minneapolis. This is where he first became active in community activism. He worked to clean up crack neighborhoods and rebuild. 

Sundiata returned to Omaha after his mother passed. He came back and has taken over the Mad Dads chapter. 

Kiwanis Meeting Notes

Rod, our President-Elect, ran our meeting today. Our speaker had a family emergency so our meeting was a brainstorming activity. 

Sacred Heart fundraiser is coming up March 28. The Gathering Fundraising Event for CUES. Don has volunteered to sponsor a table if enough people will come with him. 

Looking to fill the Sacred Heart reader schedule for Feb  20, March 6 and March 27. Let Dale know if you can come and read!  

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Speakers For February

February 9

Deepka Kahazanchi, PhD
  Fulbright Specialist, 2012-2017
  Professor and Associate Dean for Academic community     Affairs and Internationalization
  College of Information Science and Technology 
  Peter Kiewit Institute

Dr. Kahazanchi arrived in academics after working in management and technical positions with responsibility in designing structures (bridges and buildings) and as a project engineer for a multi-national construction project he received his PhD degree with a specialization in management information systems. He earned his MBA plus obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). 

February 16

Howard E. Gendelman, MD
  Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
  Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience

Dr. Gendelman's leadership is credited with the growth of the department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience to be amongst the top ranked departments (Top 10) worldwide. 

February 23

Bob Danenhauer
  Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletics, OPS
  Omaha Sports Commission

Thanks Bucky for the excellent program! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Attendance Takers for 2015

Thanks for volunteering for your Kiwanis Club! - Jerry

Monday, January 26, 2015

Speaker: UNO's Jerry Deichert

Mr. Deichert at UNO speaking on "Selected Demographic Information for the Omaha Area".

Cocktail party trivia - 320 is the median population of the "cities" in Nebraska. 

53% of Nebraska population is in the three counties - Douglas, Lancaster, and Sarpy. These also experienced the most growth. 

Doulas county grew 11.5% but Hispanic population grew 86.9%. Sarpy grew 29.6% with Hispanic grew 115.9%. 

Thanks Jerry for all the interesting information. 

Sacred Heart Reading and more...

Need Sacred Heart readers for February 6. 

Working on Special Olympics volunteering. 

We have 3 campers we endow each summer. Working on finding those campers. 

Spring Highway Clean up coming. 

Remember to bring your Happy Bucks!!