Monday, January 25, 2016

Speaker: Tenth Street Market

Omaha has not had a year round public market. 

Established concept in other cities. 

This is an $18M project. Due to open in late 2017 or early 2018. 

About 1/3 of the funds are raised. 

The market mix is in development but vendors will be determined. 

A shuttle will be available from the Sat farmers market. The Tenth Street Market is permanent and doesn't replace the farmers market. 

Meeting Notes

Board meeting tomorrow. 

Moving meeting site in discussion. 

Regional Kiwanis meeting upcoming. 

Chinese New Year party coming. Looking forward to celebrating with Mike and Yan. 

Sacred Heart reading sign up ongoing. Please consider reading on Fridays. 

 - Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

Chinese New Year Kiwanis Party

February 6 
5 - 8

Mike and Yan Knauss 
7222 N 125 St
(Deer Creek)

Monday, January 18, 2016

February Speaker Calendar

February speakers:


2/1  Laura Malone, Director of Omaha Public Libraries.


2/8  Cindy Vanbibber, Director of Veterans Cemetery, Sarpy County.


2/15  Jeff Niebaum, Senior Communications Specialist, Better Business Bureau.


2/22  Kenny Point, Midwest Park Service.  He will speak on the Lewis & Clark Expedition.


2/29  Chris Stratman, Director, Keep Omaha Beautiful.

Speaker: Missouri River Basin

Rose spoke about the longest river in the nation, the Missouri River. 

The Corps of Engineers has a master manual, 2006 Master Waste Control Manual. This controls the system of dams in the system. 

There are 7,000 structures along the river, dykes, dams, etc. 

The river has many uses and benefits. 

Thank you Rose, for the excellent information!!

Meeting notes

Last week's speaker from the City of Omaha planning department. Todd gave an excellent presentation. 

The Board is working with The German American Society as the new site location. More news to come. 

Mike Knauss and his wife, Yan are hosting our Chinese New Year Party Saturday February 6.  5-8pm. $15 per person. 

Please pay Jerry separately or with your dues. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jan Speaker Schedule

Jan 18th 
Rose Hargrave
Corps of Engineers;  Missouri River Recovery Program.                           

Jan 25th 
Vic Gutman
10th Street Market 

Bring a guest to your 2016 Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha meeting!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Speaker: Camp CoHoLo

Thanks Dan Fischer and Hannaha Knutson
Camp CoHoLo
Camp for kids with cancer

Dan is the volunteer board president. He is an attorney with Koley Jessen. 

Camp CoHoLo serves a wide range of kids. About 40% of the councilors are aged out campers. 

They make it a typical summer camp experience.  A lot of the kids are in wheel chairs.  

About 85% of the kids are from Nebraska.  The rest are from Iowa and surrounding areas. 
Hannaha spoke about how the campers bond year after year. Most of the campers return and they stay in touch during the year. 

176 campers attended last year. This is capacity. 

Thanks for all the interesting information about Camp CoHoLo. 

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha 

Meeting Notes:

Need readers for Sacred Heart for January. 

Sacred Heart kids sent thank you notes. 

Recruitment: we are looking for opportunities to recruit. Any suggestions let Shawn know! 

February 6 is mid year meeting. Bellevue East high school. 

Community service hour sheets available. 

January 29 mark the date! Kiwanis party being planned. 

Search committee is working on new meeting space. Various options are being discussed. 

Happy New Year,
Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

Wednesday, December 30, 2015