Speaker Coordinator Calendar

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.  Please help our program volunteers by sharing ideas for speakers.  
Please send Vince an email if you would like to use a template for arranging speakers.

April 2017
Jack Frost
May 2017
1,8,15, 22
Dan Kraemer
June 2017
Rod Muench
July 2017
Stu Ellison
August 2017
Bill Spiecker
September 2017
11,18,25 Oct.  2
Shawn Linehan
October 2017
Alan Hardt

Reminder: Invocation Schedule

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha
2016 Invocation Assignments
Mar 28 – J Kendall

Apr 4   D Kluthe
Apr 11 M Knauss
Apr 18 – S Linehan
Apr 25 R Muench
May 2  J Pagel
May 9  – V PIlle
May 16 –  B Reid

May 23 – B Reisser
May 30 –  Memorial Day
June 6  – D Rost
June 13 – D Sattem
June 20 – B Spiecker
June 27 – K Squire
July 4th Holiday
July 11 – J Stalnaker
July 18 – E Biwer
July 25 – A Bruening
Aug 1 – G Carlson
Aug 8 – J Christensen
Aug 15 – S Cohen
Aug 22 – J Coleman
Aug 29 – S Ellison
Sept 5 – B Farris
Sept 12 – C Farris
Sept 19 – J Frost
Sept 26 – Bucky
Oct 3 – J Grier
Oct 10 – A Hardt
Oct 17 – J Hartwell

Oct 24 – D Kaisershot
Oct 31 – J Kendall
Nov 7 –D Kluthe
Nov 14 –M Knauss
Nov 21 – S Linehan
Nov 28 – R Muench
Dec 5 – J Pagel
Dec 12 – V Pille
Dec 19 – B Reid
Dec 26 – B Reisser

Who Do You Know?

Be ready to share with others the top reasons you enjoy joining the Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha. Kiwanis International has created the attached guide to assist you in “marketing” our club to your friends and acquaintances. Spend a few minutes on this so that the next time you are visiting with a potential Kiwanian, you will be ready to sell them on why they should join the Kiwanis adventure. I look forward to hearing some of your stories at a future meeting.

Rod Muench
Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha
Membership Chair

Kiwanis June Speaker Schedule

June 1 – 
State Senator Dr. Robert Hilkemann (Legislative District 4)

June 8 – 
John Ewing, Board Member Nebraska Children’s and Families Foundation

June 15 – 
Brenda Block, Development Director  Hope Center for Kids

June 22 – 
Christian Grey, Director   InCommon Community Development

June 29 – 
Tammy Green with COPE, Christian Outreach Program-Elkhorn

Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha

AllPlay: Rockies Schedule

Attention all Kiwanians! Sign up at www.AllPlay.org to volunteer!! 

Rockies Schedule:
May 23     11:30
May 30       8:30
June 6       10:30
June 13     12:30
June 20     11:30
June 27       9:30

May Speaker Calendar

Mr. President here is the May Speaker Lineup for our Kiwanis Club of Greater Omaha:

May 4th

               Dr. Susan Toohey, Head Of School , The Nelson Mandela Elementary School


May 11th

               Mr. Tom Neil, Nebraska Organ Recovery Organization


May 18th

               Kathy Bogus, TSA  Nebraska


May 25

               No meeting

Thank you


Greater Omaha Kiwanis Club Officers


Officers and Directors

Greater Omaha Kiwanis Club

President…………. Jack Pagel
Vice President…. Rob Muench
Secretary…………. Kip Squire
Treasurer…………. Jerry Coleman


One Year Term
Chris Farris, Shawn Linehan, Open

Two Year Term
John Hartwell, Don Kluthe, Vince Pille

Former Presidents (Still Members)

Eddie Biwer                    
Greg Carlson
Joel Christensen
Jerry Coleman
Stu Ellison
Brian Farris
Jack Frost
Joe Grier
Alan Hardt
Dale Kaisershot
Mike Knauss
Rob Muench
Deb Rost
Bill Spiecker
Kip Squire

March Speaker Calendar

1. Sister Kay O’Brien – RSM                               Sisters of mercy 150 year Anniversary                    2 March
2. Col Jerome Stolinski, PE, US ACOE            Iraq Tour of Duty (then and now)                             9 March
3. Tom Everson, President                                Keep Kids Alive Drive 25                                                16 March
4. Tim Schmad, President                                  ‘Our’ Omaha Community Playhouse                       23 March
5. Mary Crosby, Exec. Director                        Bethlehem House                                                           30 March

Thanks to Jon Hartwell for another excellent Kiwanis Speaker Schedule! 

Kiwanis January Speakers

Jan 12    
Roberta Wilhelm
Girls Inc.   
Jan 19 
 Herb Hames, development director
 Tony Jones, family teacher.                 

Jan 26
Nebraska Demographics 
Dr. Jerry Deichert, UNO Center for Public Affairs Research

January Speakers

Jan 5

Officer Charles Moffitt
Omaha Police Department Canine Patrol

Jan 12    
Roberta Wilhelm
Girls Inc.                

Jan 19  

Jan 26  

Happy Holidays from Jack Pagel

Holiday Greetings from your newly elected president.  With one month already “in the books” I still feel as though I am still running to catch a bus – learning what the responsibilities of the office really are.   I do appreciate all the helpful advice passed along by Brian and other past presidents.  This is truly a Kiwanis club with members that bring diversity; not only in age but also in experience.  

Together we are one and can accomplish great good for the children in our community and the world.  Our diversity is also evident in the quality and variety of topics of our speakers.  The list for sponsoring speakers for the entire year is filled – thank you!  

With winter now upon us (what a shock) it is my sincere wish that all of you experience joy and are surrounded by those that care about you.  

Warmest Holiday Wishes to all my fellow Kiwanians and your families. 

Jack Pagel

December Speaker Calendar

December 1st:  

Greg Gubbels, President of First Star Recycling.  
– He will talk about the ins and outs of recycling, etc.

December 8th:  
Sacred Heart Christmas Party.

December 15th: 
Pat Casey, Owner of Home Buyers Protection Company
– Home and building inspections.  This includes Radon and Mold Inspections.
December 22nd: 
Taylor Wilson, UNMC Med Center
– He will talk about Ebola virus and other diseases that the Med Center deals with daily.  
December 29th:  

See you all for these excellent speakers!
Bill Spiecker


Reminder: Tomorrow is Highway Clean Up

Reminder: SATURDAY October 18th

Rainouts/Snowouts will be notified by 0730 the day of via the phone # listed. 
Interested Team members will be meeting for breakfast at the Hy Vee store on 156th & Maple @ 0745.  
Directions to cleanup site and parking

North on hwy 31, (204th St) past hwy 36, clean up area is from mile marker 34.5 to 36 on hwy 31.  Our meeting and parking area will be on the gravel access road, west side of the road, about ½ mile part the hwy clean up side.
Bring your gloves and wear boots, you will be walking on mowed, sloped grassy areas.
The clean up should last about 1 to 1 ½ hrs.  Water will be provided.

See you tomorrow, 

September Speaker Schedule

September Kiwanis Speakers:


September 1st – Labor Day No Meeting

September 8th – Lacey Studnicka, Development Officer, Lutheran Family Service

September 15th – Dr Adi Pour, Director, Douglas County Health

September 22nd – Stan Cathol, Dir of Finance, Omaha Airport Authority

September 29th – Roger Weitz, General Director, Opera Omaha

August Speaker Schedule

Aug 4th Voices for Children Nebraska/Kids Count

Aug 11th Omaha Performing Arts Society

Aug 18th Donate for Life Nebraska

Aug 25th CASA 

Kiwanis Update

Our outgoing District VP, Kim, visited today.

Jane Erickson was elected to the Kiwanis International board. She is from our District.  She will be President in a year and installed at the Paris convention. Congrats Jane!

Our Club needs to work on our Strategic Leadership programing.  Our Board is looking at options for partnership.

Thanks Kim for the updates!

Meeting Notes & Reminders

Reminder: Kiwanis Convention is upcoming.

All Play is Saturday, August 16. Sign up online. Let Shawn know of any questions.
Send Brian or the Board any tasks for 2014-2015 calendar.

Reminder – Sunday, September 7. Picnic and installation. Volunteers needed.

Jerry is seeking volunteers for the check in table.  Sign up at the meeting or contact Jerry.