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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
December 15, 2014


This Week's Program

 Ernie Goss

For our last Friday lunch meeting of 2014, we are privileged to welcome Dr. Ernie Goss, Economics Professor at Creighton University. Dr. Goss is very highly regarded in his field, he has been published many times over and is a polished and highly sought public speaker. Please come and share this gift by bringing a guest!  


Program Coordinator

Jim Patterson  






Please make plans to attend the Kiwanis of Omaha Holiday luncheon*.


Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano 
13655 California St.

December 30, 2014 



*We will order from the menu and receive individual checks.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Update
$277.76 was dropped in the buckets during the Kiwanis Club of Omaha shift on December 6th!

President's Column


Dear Kiwanian,   

Our meeting on Friday, December 12
th was truly a special one.   Not only did we have great attendance and a full agenda, but we had a excellent speaker in Steve Martin, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.  I think all attendees learned a great deal about health care.



Our last regular meeting of 2014 will be this Friday, December 19th.   We are very fortunate to have an outstanding and nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Ernie Goss, Professor of Economics at Creighton University.  Today's economic environment is materially different than last year,  particularly with significant changes in petroleum and other commodity prices.  I can't wait to hear what Dr. Goss has to say.  Let's have another great turnout for this meeting.


Before we close out the calendar year, I have two Kiwanis Holiday requests:


One.   If you are able to attend, please sign up (you and a spouse/guest are both welcome) for our Holiday luncheon coming up at noon on December 30th at Biaggis.   E-mail Katie to register. We would love to have you there.


Two.   Don't forget about the annual fund for the Kiwanis Club of Omaha, Inc. Foundation.  Please consider our foundation in your year-end giving plans, knowing that our contributions will help those who need it the most.


Have a happy and blessed Holiday season!






Jim Farrell, Farmers National Co.

Ted Fransen, ABC Seamless

Marla Fries, Retired Westside Schools




Upcoming Friday Programs


December 26 - NO MEETING- Christmas Holiday

January 2 - NO MEETING - New Years Holiday


January 9 - Scott Hazelrigg, CEO Northstar 360


January 16 - Jeffrey Kutash, CEO, Peter Kiewit Foundation


January 23 - Martie Cordero, General Manager Omaha StormChasers 

January 30 - Mark Evans, OPS Superintendent 

February 20 - Jack Becker - Executive Director and CEO, Joslyn Art Museum  

Last Meeting

   At our last meeting, we were privileged to have President and CEO of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Nebraska come and share with us about the effects of the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) on insurance rates. He humorously called it "the good, the bad and the ugly". He also gave a history of Blue Cross/Blue Shield.




We had our first YCPO Spotlight last Friday with a visit from Jim Sells of the Salvation Army-North Corps Community Center. Mr. Sells filled us in on how the grant was spent: recreation supplies, assisted in paying a certified teacher and an incentive trip to Amazing Pizza Machine for the kids. The Salvation Army - North Corps Community Center is thankful for the YCPO grant that they received in May.