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Kiwanis Club Of Omaha 2015 Gala - April 9th at the Hilton Omaha

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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
March 23, 2015


This Week's Program

"John Vyhlidal"
Our speaker this week will be John Vyhlidal from ConAgra Foods!!   

Please join us and bring a friend!!


Program Coordinator

John Wells  



 Please return your RSVP card for the Gala by April 1st! 




There will be no Friday Kiwanis Club of Omaha meetings on April 3rd or April 10th. Our next meeting is on April 17th! 


President's Column


Dear Kiwanian,   

The larger Kiwanis family is more special because of many Service Leadership Programs.   These programs include, but are not limited to, Circle K clubs in universities and colleges, Key Clubs in high schools, and Aktion Clubs for adults with disabilities.  Our club's relationship with the Aktion Club is a regular activity for several of our club members.  The mission of the Aktion Club is to provide the participating adults an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills, to serve their community, to be integrated into society and to demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.  The Kiwanis Club of Omaha, Inc. has partnered with Mosaic to achieve these goals.  I attended the most recent meeting on March 17th and was impressed by the enthusiasm of the Aktion Club members and the inspiration they provide our own club members.   This Friday, one of the Mosaic employees will speak for a few minutes about ways we can help Mosaic and therefore Aktion Club members.  I would encourage you to take the time to participate in an Aktion Club event and to support this important part of the Kiwanis family.  











Ann Rourke, CUES

Hector Santiago, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

Howard Shandell, Midwest Benefit Advisors



Upcoming Friday Programs






April 17 - Tina Lay, Arbor Day Foundation 


April 24- Stephen Patrick O'Meara, Human Trafficking Enforcement Coordinator


May 1 - Dr. Tom Osborne, CEO, TeamMates  


May 8 - Jim Trebbien, Former Head, MCC Culinary Institute

Location: Community Engagement Center 



May 15 - Dr. James Suftin, Superintendent of Millard Public Schools.




May 29 - Doug Peterson, Nebraska Attorney General 


June 5 - Clark Lauritzen, First National Bank  


June 12 - NO MEETING 


June 19 - Jim Rose, Development Director, University of Nebraska Athletics


July 3 - NO MEETING 


September 18 - Bret C. Greiss, Executive VP and COO, CSG International 


September 25 -  Esther George, President/CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City

Last Meeting

Our guest speaker last Friday was Gil Cohen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Omaha Magazine. Mr. Cohen shared with us that he was recently asked to join the Business Ethics Alliance to get the word out about ethical business practices. His top 3 "don'ts" when talking business are:
  • Don't disparage your competition
  • No Bribery
  • Never say "To be perfectly honest with you...."
YCPO Spotlight
Melanie Rogge, Vice President of Foundation Development at the YMCA joined us last Friday to express her appreciation for the 2014 YCPO grant her organization received. The grant was used for their "Ready in 5" program that prepares young children of refugees for kindergarten.