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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 August 24, 2015
This Week's Program
"Governor Ricketts"
Please join us this Friday and bring a friend as we are privileged to welcome the Governor of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts. Governor Ricketts will be sharing with us about his time in office thus far and his priorities for the upcoming year!
We have a large conference room at the Scott Center, so please invite!!
Program Coordinator
Ann Rourke
Meeting Sponsor
Thank you Jennifer Janovich with Papillion Manor for being our meeting sponsor this week!
Papillion Manor offers long-term care and rehabilitation in a place where everyone is family.  
(402) 339-7700
"Canned Food Drive"
We will be collecting items on August 21, 28 and September 11th for the Completely Kids Food Sculpture Competition to be held on September 18th! 
Here is a list of suggested items:
Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup (pull tab) 
Chef Boyardee/Hormel Dinner Cup (pull tab)
 Easy Mac (individual sized cup)
Individual Sized Boxes of Cereal
8 oz. cans of Del Monte Salt-Free Corn (pull tab)
tab - peaches, pears, or fruit cocktail)
Fresh Apples
Pudding Snack (any brand)
Jell-O Snack (any brand)
Juicy Juice -Juice Boxes 
Applesauce (any brand)
Corn Tortillas (any brand)
Granola Bar (any brand)
Trail Mix (any brand)
Goldfish Crackers (individual sized bag)
Cheez-it Crackers (individual sized bag)
Beef Jerky (any brand)
Please join us on September 25th at the CenturyLink Center Omaha! (Click here)
No More Pancake Tickets
On May 12th the local 
chapters of Kiwanis Clubs voted to discontinue the annual Pancake feed this year and going forward. You will not be asked to sell tickets or receive them in the mail.
President's Column
"If the rain comes, they run and hide their heads.
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes."
 -John Lennon and Paul McCartney
"Just play golf, dude."
 -Ron Lassek
Dear Kiwanians,
A little rain didn't stop a great event from happening on Monday, August 17th.   The Kiwanis Cup golf outing was again a success, with nearly 84 golfers participating.  Through entry fees, hole sponsorships, a raffle and other extra promotions (such as Mulligans, string, and pink ladies), this fundraiser, held at the Field Club of Omaha, was a financial success.  We do not have the final net numbers tallied yet, but we will get those to you when we know them.   This event is the most important fundraiser for our foundation, so it is critical for funding Young Children Priority One grants.
I have many people to thank, starting with the event co-chairs, Shannon Norman and Nelson Ildefonso.  It was a wonderful event at a great, historic venue.   Shannon was especially resourceful and energetic in coordinating most of the pieces for this big event.   This event could not happen without Joyce Finnell, who handled the financial side of this fundraiser. We are grateful to Joyce and also to Katie Dittman, who helped with many of the advance tasks.  A thank you also goes out to Marla Fries, who helped Joyce and Katie at the registration desk.  A thank you to the rest of the golf committee, which included Marv Crawford, Rick Berkshire, Marcos Hernandez, Susan Evans, Jim Farrell, Howard Shandell, and Lisa Obermeyer.
Our hole sponsors provide a significant portion of our net profits.   Those sponsors are Farmers National Company, Jim and Jean Farrell, Union Equipment Finance, OPPD, Pinnacle Trust Services, Berkshire Law, Farm Bureau Financial, Omaha Print, Lutz Financial, Marv and Cindy Crawford, Heartland Family Services, Erickson Sederstrom, Albers Communications, and Hilton Omaha. 
We are grateful to those club members who provided prizes, including Adam Nordstrom, Grant Mussman, Rick Berkshire, Shannon and Ryan Norman, Brian and Jana Donahoe, Susan Evans, Kristi Jokela, Howard Shandell, and Marcos Hernandez. 
Finally, I want to thank all of the golfers who endured the rain.   It was a great day for the Kiwanis Club of Omaha.  
Ron Lassek, Merrill Lynch
Bill Lenagh, OPPD
Sheryl Lenagh, Retired BCBS-NE
Upcoming Friday Programs
September 4 -  NO MEETING
September 11 - David Barnes, President of Grace University 
September 18 - Bret C. Greiss, Executive VP and COO, CSG International 
September 25 - Esther George, President/CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City  - Held at the CenturyLink Center 

October 2, 9, and 16th -
Please note that the first 3 meetings in October will be held at the Aksarben Courtyard Marriot -1625 S 67th St
Ocotober 2 - Installation of Officers
October 16 - John Arch, Vice-President of
Health Care and Director of the Boys Town National Research Hospital and Clinics, Boystown

October 30- Darin Erstad, Head Coach, University of Nebraska Baseball
November 6 - Ankush Bhandari, Gavilion - We will have a tour of the new Gavilion building at  1331 Capitol Ave, Omaha, NE 68102 
November 13 - Major Greg Thompson, Division Commander, Salvation Army
Last Meeting
Last Friday our members were treated to viewing pictures of the progress of the new Baxter Arena going up at 67th and Pacific. Our speaker was Mike Cera, GM of Baxter Arena and Associate Athletic Director for UNO. Mr. Cera was excited to tell us of the swift progress the arena has made since the groundbreaking for it in July of 2013. This facility will boast being home to the UNO Maverick Men's Hockey Team, the Men's and Women's Basketball teams and Women's Volleyball. The site will also have concerts and events. One feature they are very proud of is the "Community Ice Sheet". This will be open to the public for ice skating. Mr. Cera assured us that there will not be a bad seat in the house! The Maverick Hockey team will have their first game on the new ice on October 23, 2015!