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.