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 – 

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.

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. 

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

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.