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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
February 23, 2015


This Week's Program

 "Andrew Norman"



This Friday, we will welcome the Executive Director of Hear Nebraska, Andrew Norman. Mr. Norman will explain why Omaha's music & arts industry is a potent natural resource that should be leveraged to attract and retain young professionals.   
Come and bring a friend!  



Program Coordinator

Grant Mussman   






YCPO Spotlight

Nebraska Children's Home Society

Marie Nielsen   

Field Trip
Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy
On March 7th, we have the opportunity to tour the new facility in Gretna for the Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA). Please meet at 10130 S. 222nd St. in Gretna at 10:00.

RSVP to Chris Tooker

President's Column


Dear Kiwanian,   


The Kiwanis Club poker event on Saturday the 21st was a great success.  We had a strong turnout, including some prospective members.   Congratulations to the three event winners, Bob Kenny (1

st), Chris Tooker (2nd), and Ron Lassek (3rd).    Most importantly, we raised almost $600 for the foundation.    We have many to thank for this event, starting with Chris Staab, who organized the event.    A special thank you goes to Kristi Jokela and the Residence Inn of Ak-sar-ben for providing a great room and refreshments.   We are grateful for those who provided food - that includes the Staabs (Chris and Juli), Joyce Finnell, and social chairs Shannon Norman and Susan Evans.   Glenda Hernandez brought birthday cupcakes to celebrate Marcos's birthday.  Joyce took care of the accounting and money management.    And Bill Lenagh brought the game supplies.   If I left anyone out, my apologies.


We have other important events coming up, but I'll note two in particular.   On April 9th, we will have our annual Gala where we award the YCPO grants.   It is a great way to socialize and network.    But we need your help.   Here are three ways to help.  First, we need you to be there - with a guest if possible.   Second, please promote the event to other potential attendees.   Third, please use your community contacts to get silent auction items.   They don't have to be big items (although they could be), but if we all help, this will make our task easier.  If you can help or have questions, please contact the Gala chairs, Kristen Belford and Marcos Hernandez.


On Thursday April 23, there will be a special event in Omaha recognizing the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis International.   We are all invited to attend this event at theChampions Club Golf Course beginning at 6:00 PM.   The event organizers want a great turnout, so please try to attend.  The main speaker for the evening will be Kiwanis International Vice President, Jane Erickson.  The cost of the dinner is $28 per person.   More information will follow shortly.






John Nelson, John E. Nelson, Attorney

Jerry Nielson, The CFO Edge







Upcoming Friday Programs


March 6-  David Harding, Legacy Preservation  


March 13 - Eric Stueckrath, CEO, Outlook Nebraska  


March 20 - Gil Cohen, EVP Sales and Marketing, Omaha Magazine  


March 27- John Vyhlidal, ConAgra Foods






April 17 - Stephen Patrick O'Meara, Human Trafficking Enforcement Coordinator


April 24- TBA


May 1 - Dr. Tom Osborne, CEO, TeamMates 


Last Meeting

We welcomed the Founder and Executive Director of Film Streams, Rachel Jacobson, to our Friday lunch meeting. Ms. Jacobson was excited to talk to us about the upcoming screenings of all Oscar nominated films. She described several of the films that will be shown. Film Streams is also showing a Katharine Hepburn series. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday feature kid friendly matinees! For more information and to see what is showing visit: