Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kiwanis in the Community

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha volunteers helping set up the park for All Play! 

Play Ball - sign up now to buddy, ref or generally volunteer on Saturday mornings. Go to AllPlay.org. 




Monday, April 24, 2017

Meeting Notes

May

May 16. Sacred Heart Zoo Trip. Meet at school at 9 or zoo at 10. Bring or purchase lunch.

May 6. Highway cleanup. See Joe to sign up.

May 19. Special Olympics. 

June

June 1-2-3. Garage Sale. Start collecting your donations now!

Community Events:

Benefit Golf Outing for COPE:
May 5
Noon
Pacific Springs
$100
Jerry is trying to set up a team.

May 20

MS Walk
Show your support -  and show up to walk!

Sign Up:


Kiwanis Meeting Invocation sign up - see Bill
Sacred Heart Reading -2dates left. See Dale. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kiwanis Interclub



Kiwanis INTERCLUB OPPORTUNITY

Bellevue Offutt – Friday noon at the Nebraska Medical Center at Bellevue; 25th and Hwy 370.  Lower level meeting rooms near the cafeteria; cost is $8.  President is Karen – 402-990-1295.

April 21 speaker is Gary Kebbel from UNL.   

Topic is “The changing news ecosystem:  How mobile & social media have empowered the audience”.

Speaker: MS Society

Ian and Ryan came to speak about the MS Society, Nebraska Chapter.

There are over 7,000 cases of MS in Nebraska alone.

But MS is a diffucult disease to diagnose. Doctors aren't trained in diagnosis and the symptoms can mask to other illnesses.

 MS has a wide range of expressions. Pain. Loss of control of your body. Fatigue. Many women suffer from MS but it is not diagnosed.

 Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are being diagnosed with MS at a higher rate than the general population. While MS is inherited, there are environmental triggers for MS.

MS Society is research based. 

The MS Society in Omaha is looking for volunteers. An easy way to get involved is come walk on May 20.

See the website for more information.

Thanks,
Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

Activities: Volunteer

April

Interclub: Bellevue Offutt Kiwanis - Lunch
April 21
Medical Center
25 street and highway 370
Sign up with Joel

April 22. All Play Cleanup. Show up at 10-2. Lunch provided.  This Saturday!


May


May 16. Sacred Heart Zoo Trip. Meet at school at 9 or zoo at 10. Bring or purchase lunch.

May 6. Highway cleanup. See Joe to sign up.

June 1-2-3. Garage Sale. Start collecting your donations now!

Community Events:

Benefit Golf Outing for COPE:
May 5
Noon
Pacific Springs
$100
Jerry is trying to set up a team.

May 20

MS Walk
Show your support -  and show up to walk!

Sign Up:


Kiwanis Meeting Invocation sign up - see Bill
Sacred Heart Reading -3 dates left. See Dale. 

May Speaker Calendar



Monday, May 1st: We will be learning about "Citizen's Patrol" They patrol neighborhoods to help in keeping our neighborhoods safe. We will have 2 speakers. The first will be Rick Majec. Rick organized, and is in charge of the       "Citizen's Patrol" for my neighborhood, Westwood Heights.  Joining Rick will be Roger Hansen, who is the President of "Citizen's Patrol".


Monday, May 8th: Officer Ruben Soto with the Omaha Police Department'ts "Crime Prevention, and Neighborhood Services" Department will be presenting. Officer Soto will be offering ways to avoid various Scams, and ways to be Safe. Officer Soto will also give an overview of the current 4 Districts, along with the future Elkhorn District. Officer Soto's Department also works closely with the Citizen's Patrol Group (our May 1st Speakers)..

Monday, May 15th: Brian Osborne with Nebraska Children's Home Society, where Brian is the Chief Development Officer. Brian will introduce us to his Non Profit that works with Families and Children in the Omaha area.
Some of the services provided by the Nebraska Children's Home involve Adoption,  and Foster Children.

Monday, May 22nd: Laura Schoenrock with UNO will speak about her work in the Nebraska Prison System.  Laura's works on Rehabilitation of Inmates prior to, and after their release. The goal is to aid in a smoother transition, and reduce the chances of returning to prison.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Speaker: MUD

Steve from MUD.

We learned the history of MUD and about the current facilities with a video. This showed the settling and chemical process.  

Steve talked through the cleanliness of the water in MUDs system and did settlement demonstrations. 

Thank you, Steve, for all the information about our water system in Omaha. 

Mark Your Calendars for a Busy May!

May 16. Sacred Heart Zoo Trip. Meet at school at 9 or zoo at 10. Bring or purchase lunch.

May 6. Highway cleanup. See Joe to sign up. 

April 22. All Play Cleanup. Show up at 10-2. Lunch provided.

June 1-2-3. Garage Sale. Start collecting your donations now!

Interclub: Bellevue Offutt Kiwanis - Lunch
April 21
Medical Center
25 street and highway 370
Sign up with Joel

Benefit Golf Outing for COPE:
May 5
Noon
Pacific Springs
$100
Jerry is trying to set up a team.

Sign Up:


Kiwanis Meeting Invocation sign up - see Bill
Sacred Heart Reading -3 dates left. See Dale. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Speaker: German American Society

John spoke about the German American Society. 

For social events: www.germanamericansociety.org. 

Friday night in the Rathskeller Pub dinner is open to the public. 

There are various Clubs within GAS. Singing, dancing, shooting clubs, etc. There is a gymnast club for children. Monthly dinners. October Fest. Beer making clubs and Sausage Making. And other events. 

The German American Society has about 800 members. 

Thank you John, for informing our Kiwanis about the venue we meet.