Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Speaker: Special Olympics


Thank you Maggie Stryson and David Demyan for the information about the Special Olympics.

We appreciate the opportunity to participate every year in this worthy event.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June Speaker Schedule

 
June 20

Maggie Stryson and David Demyan

Special Olympics


June 27

Justin Frederick

Douglas County Health Department
Communicable Disease and Epidemiology

Topic: Zika Virus

Monday, June 13, 2016

Speaker: Children Hospital

Beth came to speak to us about Children's Hospital.  

Children's hospital started in 1948 when Mrs Henry Doorly was checking out of the hospital when a family was trying to check their child in for treatment for polio but didn't have the $5. She went home and organized her husband to help raise the money for a Children's Hospital.  

Children's is working on having services around the Nebraska area. 

There is a level 4 NICU on 2 floors at Methodist. These babies come from other hospitals for care.  Parents have the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House available for stay. 

The new 9 story tower and parking garage is being built. Home to the Level 4 NICU plus heart and other critical care units. 

Children's has set new bars of excellence. Including emergency Level I, safe rooms, grow 50% in employees, etc. Doubling their economic impact to the Omaha community. About $400 M project. Opening 2020. 

Thank you Beth for all the valuable information. 

AllPlay Reminder

Sign up for June 25. 

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha committed Saturday !! 

Online sign up. www.allplay.org

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Kiwanis Interclub

Bill led a group to Olive Garden for an Kiwanis Interclub.

Bill, Sally, Jerry, Allan and Jack attended to hear Diane Bottiato speak.


Key Leader

Key leader for Kiwanis is coming up. More information to come. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Speaker:OPD

Officer Lance is with the sexual assault unit of Omaha Police Department. They are co-located with Project Harmony. 

About 130 cases per year are handled. Other agencies are also co-located to help facilitate helping kids and families.  They want to place kids as quickly as possible to start healing. 


Children are interviewed by trained specialists. Adult cases are also handled. 

Thanks Officer Lance!

Meeting Notes

Ideas: 

Kiwanis garage sale fundraiser. 
Golf outing coming for the division. Southwest club is having a golf outing in July. 

Inter club report: this Wednesday inter club at Olive Garden. 

June 25 - volunteer for All Play

Camp Okay kids are off for the week. 
3 boys attended. One is the brother to a camper from last year.  


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Speaker Schedule

Stu has an excellent speaker schedule lined up for our Kiwanis Club in June. Reminder to bring a guest to any and all of our meetings! 

June 6
Lane Worley
Omaha Police Department
Topic: Child Abuse

June 13
Beth Greiner
Children's Hospital
Topic: Children's Foundation

June 20
Maggie Stryson and David Demyan
Special Olympics

June 27
Justin Frederick
Douglas County Health Department
Communicable Disease and Epidemiology
Topic: Zika Virus

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Reminder: Interclub Visit

Join us on an Interclub Visit to the Kiwanis Club of Southwest Omaha on Thursday, May 26.

Noon at the Garden CafĂ© in Rockbrook. 

Their May 26 speaker is John Fech with the UNL Extension Office.

Sign up on Monday at our Kiwanis meeting or contact Joel Christensen joel_christensen@mudnebr.com or just show up on the 26th!