Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Speaker Calendar

April 20

Kelly Sears (Metro Regional Coordinator)

April 27
Dave Orrick
We equip elementary classrooms with unlimited take-home books, a cool technology for students to check their books in and out every day, and real-time communication with students' parents

   - Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sacred Heart Trip to UNO

Eleven students from Sacred Hearts 8th grade made a field trip with chaperones from Kiwanis. Destination? University of Nebraska of Omaha Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Technology. 

Students were asked if they would consider a career in technology. And discussed the opportunities in various fields. 

Computer Science, Management Information Service, Bioinfomatics and Information Assurance are 4 pillars of study available at UNO. The IT Innovation is a new creative way to add IT to your favorite area of study. 
Next stop? Taking a programming class. The students spent an hour learning programming with logo blocks. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

AllPlay Sign Up

Website: www  

  • Our Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a team! Watch for more about our schedule - sign up will still be online
  • The volunteer tab is where we'll sign up for 2 hour assignments.

Play starts May 9 - Play Ball!

All About AllPlay


Bruce Froendt is the president of AllPlay in Omaha. 

There is a barrier free play structure next to the AllPlay baseball fields. A splash park was also recently added. 

A concession stand is available. 

The facility is available for sign up and open daily. Rent-able for $75 when not in use by the Miracle Baseball League. 

There are 200 of these Miracle leagues nationwide. 

Ever child plays for free. 

All monies go to the kids and facilities. Volunteers can act as a buddy, umpires, and announcers. 

These kids get 14 weeks of play time to be just kids. The season starts May 9. 

Buddies do as little as possible but as much as needed so the kids have a great time. 

There are volunteer opportunities every Saturday. 

There are now 250 kids participating. It takes about $30,000 to keep it free for the kids. 

Website: www  Check out the volunteer tab for 2 hour assignment sign ups. 

Bruce assisted with the recent Benson Park upgrades. He is also helping other communities set up similar facilities. 

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha has sponsored a team this season!! Watch for our team schedule but be ready for batter-up on May 9!! 

April Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes

5 attended All Play clean up from our Kiwanis Club last Saturday. 
Tomorrow is the UNO field trip with the Sacred Heart kids. Loading the bus at 9:30. 
Saturday is Highway Clean Up. Meet at 7:30 for breakfast at HyVee at 144 and West Maple or at 9:00 at the highway site. Joe Grier is coordinating. 
April 23 is 100 year anniversary dinner. Champions Club. 

Preview to May - 
Zoo trip, AllPlay first pitch, and Special Olympics coming up....

Thursday, April 9, 2015

100 Anniversary Grand Celebration

100 Anniversary Grand Celebration

April 23

Champions Run Country Club
13800 Eagle Run Drive

6:00 Social Gathering
6:50 Dinner
7:45 Program

$28 per person, all included

Jane Erickson, International Vice President

Menu Choices: Chicken Alfredo or Roast Beef, Included: Side Salad, Mash potatoes and Vegetable

RSVP and Payment Due: Kip by April 15

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

One Day @ All Play is Saturday!


Monday, April 6, 2015

April Speaker Calendar

April 6

YES-  Youth Emergency Services
To serve homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically-needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient.

April 13
Bruce Froendt (president)

April 20
Kelly Sears (Metro Regional Coordinator)

April 27
Dave Orrick
We equip elementary classrooms with unlimited take-home books, a cool technology for students to check their books in and out every day, and real-time communication with students' parents

Please plan to attend your Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha on Monday at 11:30-1:00. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Invocation Assignments

March Speaker Recap

We have had the privilege of great speakers this spring. We thank all the speakers for the excellent information. 

Mary Crosby: Bethlehem House
Gave an inspirational message about women in crisis going through pregnancy; some coming off of abandonment and drug abuse.  Bethlehem House provides support during and after pregnancy to women who are homeless nut who choose life for their child.  Bethlehem House – not a shelter but a home.

Deepak Khazanchi: Associate dean – Academic Affairs – UNO College of IST
Gave an informative talk about the scarcity of qualified IT people not only in our community but nationwide.  Rod Muench has organized a visit by the 8th grade class of sacred Heart to tour the UNO facility on Tuesday, April 14.  Look under upcoming events for details.

A Sister representing the Sisters of Mercy presented the history of the organization; now celebrating 150 years of service in Omaha.  Interesting because this service preceded Nebraska statehood.  Visit the exhibit at the Durham until April 12.  Particularly interesting was the role the sisters played in the development and its continuing contribution to the history of Omaha.  Think of all the buildings in Omaha and Omaha that have “Mercy” attached to them. 

Tim Schmad: The Omaha Community Playhouse.
Gave the past and present status of the Playhouse; from its humble beginnings in 1925 to its modern-day contribution to the performing arts in our community.  Check out the World Herald article of March 30.

Keith “Sparky” Clark: All-Play and the Children’s Miracle Baseball League

Keith presented the All-Play plans at the Division 20 meeting on March 4.  He challenged all Division 20 clubs to step-to-the-plate and volunteer this summer at the All-Play facility.  He also presented a challenge for clubs to sponsor a team for $500.  Our club’s Board of Directors voted to sponsor a club.