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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
July 13, 2015


This Week's Program


 Vic Gutman 


Please join us this Friday as we are privileged to welcome Vic Gutman. Mr. Gutman will be speaking about the Omaha Farmer's Market and some exciting additions and changes coming in the future! This will be a very informative meeting, so come and bring a guest!


Program Coordinator

Mark Hoeger   


Jazz on the Green


Mark your calendars for a Kiwanis Club of Omaha social night at Jazz on the Green!

When: July 30

Social: 6:00 p.m.

Concert by the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra: 7:30 p.m.

*Our Social Committee is arranging for boxed dinners to be available for purchase during the social hour! 



July Outreach 



Our July service opportunity will be to work alongside many other Kiwanis members across the state and beyond, as volunteers for the 2015 State Games of America. The event is being held in Lincoln, Nebraska this year from July 28th - August 2nd. Please click HERE to register to help! Select the link that says "Register as a Kiwanis Volunteer"

Please contact Chris Tooker for more information!   





President's Column


Dear Kiwanians,

As Kiwanians, young children are our first priority.  On Monday August 17 at the Field Club of Omaha, our club will have its most important fundraiser of the year, the Kiwanis Cup Golf event.  This is the primary fundraiser for our Young Children Priority One grant program where we help children with basic needs in our community.   This year, the event is co-chaired by Shannon Norman and Nelson Ildefonso and they are assisted by a team of volunteers.


We need the whole club to make this event successful, however.   There are many ways you can help, including:


  • Play in the tournament
  • Recruit one or more to play in the tournament
  • Sponsor a foursome or even two foursomes
  • Sponsor a hole (and you can promote your business while doing so)
  • Donate flag or other prizes
  • Volunteer at the event - we need helpers for many functions
  • Spread the word about this event through your network of contacts and friends

As you can see from the above, you don't have to be a golfer to have a positive impact on the lives of young children in our community.   If you are a golfer, it is a great way to help those in need while having a great time on one of the area's most historic and beautiful golf courses.   This event is also a effective way to get a prospective member acquainted with Kiwanis, as participation is open to both members and non-members.


Thanks to all of you who have already stepped up for the cause.   For everyone else, please help when you are called.    And don't hesitate to call someone directly to sign up, donate, or volunteer.    You can call Shannon, Nelson, any member of the golf committee, Katie, or me.   


Thank you for all you do to make young children our first priority.







Susan Evans, Omaha Home Staging/CBS Home Real Estate

Jim Farrell, Farmers National Co.

Ted Franssen, ABC Seamless


Upcoming Friday Programs



July 24 - Rev. Eric Elnes, Sr. Pastor, Countryside Community Church


July 31 - Bill Swanson, Director, UNO Excec MBA


August 7 - Anne Hindery, CEO, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands


August 14 - Lucy Wilson, SVP/CFO, Diversified Financial Services (Will speak on Feed the 5, 000)


August 21 - Randy Thelen, Sr. VP of Economic Development, Greater Omaha Chamber


August 28 - Governor Pete Ricketts


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
November 6 - Ankush Bhandari, Gavilion - We will have a tour of the new Gavilion building at 1331 Capitol Ave, Omaha, NE 68102


Last Meeting


 At our last meeting, we welcomed Kurt Siebert, Business Solutions Consultant with Gallup. Mr. Siebert was excited to tell us about the new Don Clifton Strengths Institute being built on the campus of the University of Nebraska. The Institute will have a Gallup "ticker" in central commons area of the building. Each student at UNL will participate in a strengths finder survey and will be able to minor in Strengths Leadership. The Don Clifton Strengths Institute will be the first of its kind.