Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Speaker Reminder

Nov 30

Mike Johnson, 
National Parks Service

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

A very happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow 
Kiwanis members. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Our Happy Bucks Helping Others

Fellow Kiwanians:  

Our weekly Kiwanis “Happy Bucks” make a difference. Through Compassion International, we send $38 a month, and  $75 designated as a Christmas gift, to Ruth in Haiti. While we receive thank you letters from Ruth several times a year, Compassion International wants to share with you the thanks they hear from youth around the globe that are touched by your generosity and compassion. Please see the video.

I thank you as well,


Volunteer: Speaker Coordinator

Vince still needs a speaker coordinator for October 2016. Or Stu is willing to trade for an earlier time slot.

Let Vince know!

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Kim Foundation

Julia Hebenstreit is the executive director of The Kim Foundation. 

Prevention and intervention for mentally
challenged individuals. They help the family as well as the person. They help both youth and adults. 

Programs include "Don't be Sidelined", and LOSS Team. There are tools online to find resources and learn about various illnesses. 

1in 4 experience someone with mental health issues. 

They provide over 60 speeches a year. Some to service groups but also specific talks. For example, a cutting talk to middle school students.

Thank you, Julia, for the excellent information for our Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha. 

Business Meeting Notes

Monday December 7 is Sacred Heart Holiday Lunch. Fun lunch or ride the bus with the kids. 

Bell Ringing sign up is underway. December 5. Two locations - Bakers 173 and Center or indoors at JC Penny at Oakview. 

Happy Bucks is our major fundraiser. Stay uber happy!!

Board meeting is Tuesday. 

Need readers for Sacred Heart. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Huskers and Teammates - a Winning Combination

Saturday for Husker game the Omaha Board for Teammates is having an event for the game.  We rented out the bar Vodoo at 168th and Dodge.  Only $10 and that comes with food and 2 drink tickets (attached is more info).  Should be good time with big TV/Raffle/past players, helps teammates, and might be great way to find more Kiwanis members.  If you can make it let me know we are tryng to get a count.  Anyone I maybe missing from our group or in general you think would like to attend please pass on.  

Shawn B. Linehan,  LUTCF, FSCP
3345 N 109th Plaza, Omaha NE 68164
P:  (402) 934-7887 ext 415

November Speakers for Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

Nov 16
Jill Hamilton, 
Kim Foundation

Nov 23
Jon Jacobson, 
Co-Host of KMA Radio’s “You Aint Heard Nothin’”

Nov 30
Mike Johnson, 
National Parks Service

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanks to our Veterans!

To the ultimate in volunteering. 
Thanks to all our Kiwanis veterans!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Speaker: Matt from Google

Matt Cutts, Google Engineer

For Google to be successful, 3 things they have to do well: Crawl, Index and Deliver

Crawl - Google grew as the web grew. This made a significant difference. 

Index- Google took every word to singular words then stitch the words together. Then decide the most reputable sources. Then deliver to the user. 

10% of searches are misspelled. 
Challenge: Big Data. 3 billion queries a day. 
Challenge: Cheaters and Spam. It's about $50 million per day of Adwords fraud estimate. 
Challenge: Keyword spam. 

Projects on the horizon ? Tensor Flow. Loon (cell phone tower balloons ), self driving cars....... 

Thank you Matt for the excellent information.