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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
April 20, 2015


This Week's Program

"Combating Human Trafficking"  


Stephen O'Meara, attorney, AUSA and co-founder of the FBI-led Omaha Child Exploitation Task Force and Special Agent Anna Brewer, head of the FBI's Great Plains Innocence Lost Task Force, will speak this Friday on human trafficking. We are sure to hear some eye-opening facts and information about child sex-trafficking here in our own "backyard". Human trafficking is not limited to major metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Please come and be informed on how citizens can help combat this awful trade and keep our children safe.

Bring a friend.


Program Coordinator

Lynda Henningsen 


May 8th At Goodwill Industries 

On May 8th, our regular Friday meeting will be held at Goodwill Industries    


4805 N. 72nd St.

Omaha, NE 68134  




Lunch is $13  




  Kiwanis Park Clean-up

April 25th


1524 Locust St.




RSVP to Chris Tooker 



 College World Series Ticket books now available! 


$85 per book of 10 General Admission Tickets!


Sell 5 books and receive a free CWS hat (while supplies last)


Tickets can be purchased at Friday meetings starting on May 1st or by e-mailing Katie at kiwanisomaha@gmail.com 


Make checks payable to: COLLEGE WORLD SERIES




President's Column


Dear Kiwanian,   


A lot is happening in the weeks and months ahead.   While I know our bulletin has highlighted most of the following, please mark your calendars for the following:

Upcoming programs:

Our next three program speakers are:

April 24- Stephen Patrick O'Meara, Human Trafficking Enforcement Coordinator and Anna Brewer, FBI Special Agent


May 1 - Dr. Tom Osborne, CEO, TeamMates.   We will have a large room at the Scott Conference Center so feel free to invite a guest or two.   We want a full house and it is a great way to introduce a prospective member to the club.


May 8 - Jim Trebbien, Former Head, MCC Culinary Institute.    This will happen at Goodwill Industries


Kiwanis Park cleanup service project:

Our next service project will be the Kiwanis Park cleanup on Saturday April 25th at 9:00 a.m. RSVP to Chris Tooker.

Kiwanis Cup Golf:  

Our largest foundation fundraiser, this fun event will happen on Monday, August 17th at the Field Club of Omaha. Contact Shannon Norman if you want to get involved. More information will follow soon.

College World Series:

More information will follow for this event that runs from June 13 - 23, but for now, you can get ticket books from Rick Berkshire.  These books are a great way to enjoy some games, but also a way to benefit youth organizations that can, in turn, give the tickets to young people in our community.

Thank you for your support of the club and our many activities.







Julie Swartz, Albers Communications

Chris Tooker, Merrill Lynch

Dick Walch, Saylor Office Supplies


Upcoming Friday Programs


May 1 - Dr. Tom Osborne, CEO, TeamMates  


May 8 - Jim Trebbien, Former Head, MCC Culinary Institute

Location: Community Engagement Center 


May 15 - Dr. James Suftin, Superintendent of Millard Public Schools.




May 29 - Doug Peterson, Nebraska Attorney General 


June 5 - Clark Lauritzen, First National Bank  


June 12 - NO MEETING 


June 19 - Jim Rose, Development Director, University of Nebraska Athletics


July 3 - NO MEETING 


September 18 - Bret C. Greiss, Executive VP and COO, CSG International 


September 25 -  Esther George, President/CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City


Last Meeting

 We were privileged to welcome Tina Layman from the Arbor Day Foundation to our Friday meeting on April 17th. Ms. Layman gave us a history of Arbor Day, which was created in 1872 with the simple mission of "plant trees". The Arbor Day Foundation was established in 1972 to encourage people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Ms. Layman talked about how they are building a way to enhance our world to make it a healthier place to live and love. They ship over 3.5 million trees every year!