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Meetings: Every Friday at 11:45 a.m.·Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St, Omaha, NE, 68106 ·402-330-0777


       Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.


Kiwanis Club of Omaha, Inc.

(lst Club chartered in the Nebraska-Iowa District)

11:45-1:00 PM - Lunch $13



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Kiwanis Club of Omaha
October 27, 2014


This Week's Program


The Omaha Community Playhouse

A Theatre's Historic Triumph


We will welcome Tim Schmad, president of the Omaha Community Playhouse, to our lunch meeting this Friday.

The Omaha Community Playhouse is one of Omaha's cultural gems. The 2014-2015 season represents the Playhouse's 90th Anniversary. Rich in tradition, the Playhouse can claim numerous film and theater luminaries, including Henry Fonda, Dorothy McGuire and such current Broadway stars as Norbert Leo Butz. A two-time Tony Award winner. Tim Schmad will capture some of the Playhouse's most memorable productions and stars.


Program Coordinator

Steve Patterson  



Cornerstone ribbons for 2014 will be awarded at this Friday's meeting. Cornerstone points are awarded for attendance of regular meetings, committee meetings, volunteering, sponsoring a new member, etc. Please come Friday to help congratulate those members who earned this special recognition! Learn more about our Cornerstone program HERE!  





Please join us for the Kiwanis of Omaha Football party on November 1st! There will be drawings and prizes, along with appetizers! Come out and cheer on the Huskers as they take on Purdue!

2:30 @  

Interlude Lounge 

IPD Session 2 Proteges

Mr. Tomohiro Sawada, Japan- Equity Analyst, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt. Co.

Ms. Misato Kumazawa, Japan- Sociology Staff, Kwansei Gaukuin Education Foundation

Ms. Nao Hyakuta, Japan- Real Estate Funds Mgr, Mitsui Fudosan Co.

Ms. Ting Li, China/Japan - Fund Manager, Kokusai Asset Mgmt Co.

Mr. Bruno Perroni, Brazil- Sales Supervisor, Lindsay Manufacturing (irrigation)

Mr. Jhoan Perino Rojas,Columbia- Industrial Engineer, Field Engineering, MPD (oil)

Ms. Erika Sierra, Columbia- Architect, EK Architecture (design/construction)


President's Column


Dear Kiwanian,   


Our Friday meeting on October 24th was a special one.   We were fortunate to have the Chancellor of UNMC, Dr. Jeffery Gold, speak to our club.  It was fascinating to learn what is happening right here in Omaha, not only regarding Ebola treatment, but the general growth at UNMC.  


Great speakers are nothing new for our Kiwanis Club.   We have had many top level speakers this year, with several more to follow. Our thanks go out to Jim and Steve Patterson, our Program co-chairs for the calendar year 2014.   At Kiwanis, our meetings are not only a great way to connect with club members and guests, they are a means to increase our knowledge in ways that we cannot accomplish through typical media channels.   Our club is more vibrant when our meetings are well attended.  Don't forget that a high quality program is a good reason to invite a prospective member.    


Finally, at this Friday's meeting, we will recognize over 20 club members who have earned Cornerstone status for the Kiwanis year we just completed.   This is in addition to yet another great speaker, Tim Schmad, President of Omaha Community Playhouse.   See you Friday!







Bradley Boyum, Boyum Law Office

 Andy Bradley, Goodwill Industries

Scott Brokke, McFarlin & Brokke, P.C.


Upcoming Friday Programs


November 7 - Lee Polikov, Sarpy County Attorney
November 14 - Todd Schmaderer, Omaha Chief of Police

November 21- Dr. Paul Landlow, Post Election Analyst, Professor of Political Science at UNO

November 28 - No Meeting, Thanksgiving Week

December 5 - Agriculture Speaker

December 12  - Steve Martin, President & CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska


Last Meeting


At our last meeting we were privileged to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor of UNMC. Dr. Gold spoke with us about how UNMC focuses on education, finding tomorrow's cures, public health policy and community engagement. He also spoke at length about the treatment of Ebola patients both at UNMC and in Africa. When UNMC's Bio containment Unit was opened in 2005, many thought it would never be used. It is now one of 4 bio containment units in the United States. The staff at UNMC has been together for 9 years and they run emergency drills 4 times per year. Dr. Gold will also be speaking in Washington soon regarding Ebola and how to keep communities and cities safe, though he acknowledged that we cannot control the virus anywhere until it is under control in West Africa.




In This Issue

This Week's Program


President's Column




Upcoming Friday Programs


Cornerstone Points


Last Meeting

Kiwanis Calendar

November 1st

Kiwanis Of Omaha Social Event! 

Husker Football Party!

Interlude Lounge

7643 Pacific St

Game Time: 2:30 p.m. 


December 6th

10 a.m. -4 p.m.

JCPenney Westroads


South and South East Entrances


Please note location change!!



Kiwanis Birthdays

Chuck Kinzer - October 31st

Member Opportunity 

Kiwanis Meeting Sponsorship Program

Sponsor a meeting for $100 and receive:
  • An announcement in the club newsletter
  • A 5 minute promotional announcement at the club meeting you have sponsored
  • The opportunity to hand out promotional materials

 Meeting Sponsor Application 

Connect With Kiwanis

Phone: (402) 330-0777
Email: KiwanisOmaha@cox.net
Website: www.kiwanisomaha.com 


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We invite you to be our guest at an upcoming meeting. Our meetings are held each Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St., Omaha, NE.


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About our Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child at a time. Founded in 1919, Kiwanis Club of Omaha is the oldest Kiwanis club in Nebraska. The group attracts civic-minded executives, business leaders, managers and small business owners.


Kiwanis Club of Omaha offers networking opportunities for members. Our weekly meetings, service projects and social outings allow members to establish connections with other civic-minded business leaders, leading to personal and professional growth.



Lottery Report 

Ann Rourke drew the 7 card at last week's  lottery.  Pot = $23.00