Speaking of Kiwanis…

At our Monday meeting we have interesting local speakers from around the business community, non profit organizations and for general interest.                  We try to seek speakers from the local community to keep the club members  updated about the different community organizations where the club can help make a difference.

 

Here is just a sampling:

One of the many speakers the club asks to speak at the club!

About Us

 The Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha meets every Monday at 11:45-1:00 at the German-American Society located at 3717 S 120th Street just one block North of I Street.  The club meets in the Ratskeller in the lower level of the building.  The parking can be reached from 120th Street East on  East on Prairie View Drive to 119th Street South to the dead end and West to the entrance and parking lot.
Every Monday there is a speaker from the local community to speak about their business or community involvement.   There is a buffet lunch served and a short business meeting prior to the introduction of the speaker.
Any questions please call Bill Spiecker at (402) 677-4437.
 

 

 

Speaker Coordinators


Thanks to all on this list who volunteered to arrange programs this year.  Having quality programs is vital our club’s success, but  finding interesting speakers each week can be a challenge.  

Our program volunteers are looking for quality speakers. Please share ideas for speakers.  

Please send Vince an email if you would like to use a template for arranging speakers.

 

Dates: Coordinator:
February 2018
5,12,19,26
John Hartwell
March 2018
5,12,18,26
Stu Ellison
April 2018
2,9,16,23,
Dan Kraemer

June Speaker Schedule

June 2017
Kiwanis June Speaker Schedule

 

June 19th– Metro Omaha Transit speaker Jason Rose
                Topic – Happenings with the bus authority and the Bus Rapid Transit Plan
June 26th– Omaha Chamber of Commerce Missouri River Commons Exec Director Rachel Halbmeier
                Topic – Downtown riverfront development

Kiwanis Garage Sale Reminder!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
June 1, 2, 3
8-3
11405 Old Maple Road

What you can do to help:

1)  Donate Stuff

a.  Household items, furniture, sporting goods, etc.

b.  No clothes or shoes.

c.   If you need help with larger items, contact Bill and he’ll help arrange a pick up.

d.  Sally will be available all day Saturday, May 27, Tues, May 20 and Wednesday, May 31 in the evening.

2)  Tell your friends, neighbors, church groups, social media, etc.

3)  Volunteer to help on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

February Speaker Schedule


February 2018
Kiwanis Speaker Schedule
February 5th– Lauritzen Gardens
                Topic – A talk about the beautiful gardens and how to become a member
February 12th– Congressman Don Bacon
Topic – A talk about what to expect during his administration
February19th– Josly Art Museum Foundation
                Topic – 
February 26th– Open Door Mission/Sienna Francis House
                Topic – 

Volunteering: Sacred Heart at the Zoo!

Best day of volunteering is taking kids to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. Last week, many Kiwanis went to the Zoo with Teammates. This week it’s Sacred Heart 2nd Grade!

Many of the children said at lunch their favorite was to see the 16-day-old baby giraffe.

Speaker: 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.

Laura works for UNO and is working under grants and private funding to create a new prison program for Nebraska and use across the country. 

The origins of this program, from the original donor, is to pattern after the life changes of Malcom X. His change during prison and his adult life after is an inspiration for others to change their lives as well. 

Women and youth prisons have other role models they learn about that stories are closer to their own. 

Thanks to Laura for speaking about the Nebraska Prison System.

Kiwanis Garage Sale

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
June 1, 2, 3
8-3
11405 Old Maple Road

What you can do to help:

1)  Donate Stuff

a.  Household items, furniture, sporting goods, etc.

b.  No clothes or shoes.

c.   If you need help with larger items, contact Bill and he’ll help arrange a pick up.

d.  Sally will be available all day Saturday, May 27, Tues, May 20 and Wednesday, May 31 in the evening.

2)  Tell your friends, neighbors, church groups, social media, etc.

3)  Volunteer to help on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

May Speakers

Monday, May 15nd: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, May 22th: 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.

Speaker: Casey Logan with Film Streams

On January 22nd, 2018 the Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha will have Casey Logan speak about the movie theater, Film Streams.

On January 29th the club will have Dr. Mark Latta, Dean of the Dentistry School with the School of Dentistry at Creighton University.

On February 5th the club will have a speaker working with Laurentien Gardens.

on February 12th the club will have Congressman Don Bacon!

 

May Calendar

Kiwanis Volunteering to Help Kids and Community:  

Sign up for All Play Saturday’s on their website – AllPlay.org. 

May

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

This Saturday, 8:30. Highway cleanup. Show up or call Joe!

May 19. Special Olympics. See Jack P. to sign up! 

June

June 1-2-3. Garage Sale.

Last year we raised almost $900 at our Kiwanis Garage Sale! The funds went to help our
work with Sacred Heart. Paying for the bus for the zoo trip and buying technology for the classroom.

We have donation receipts for any items donated – so clean out your storage, garage and excess furniture! 

  • Start collecting your give aways now!
  • Tell people you know. We’ll have pictures to post on your Facebook, email your friends, etc.
  • Check your calendar, we will be asking for volunteers. 



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. 

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.