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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
May 26, 2015


This Week's Program

 "Stakeholder Report on the Nebraska Attorney General's Office"

We are privileged this week to welcome Attorney General Doug Peterson to our Friday lunch meeting! The Attorney General's office is composed of five Bureaus, which are: Legal Services, Public Protection, Civil Litigation, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Criminal.  A.G. Peterson will explain how the five Bureaus of the Attorney General's Office serve Nebraskans. 


Come and bring a friend!


Program Coordinator

John Nelson   


Notice of Annual Meeting 

Dear Membership,

Please plan to attend our Annual Meeting on May 29th (mark it on your calendars). We will be voting on the Officers and Board members listed below. Board members serve a 3 year term.



Lisa Obermeyer


Val McPherson

Vice President

Chris Tooker


Board Members (4 open positions)

Kristen Belford

Sheryl Lenagh

John Wehrle
 Marcos Hernandez (will serve remaining 2 years of open seat)  


Scott Brokke

Foundation President

Rick Berkshire

Foundation Vice President

Bruce Dean  


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 or by e-mailing Katie at kiwanisomaha@gmail.com 


Make checks payable to: COLLEGE WORLD SERIES




President's Column



"Hide not your talents, they for use were made.

What's a sun-dial in the shade?"

                    - Benjamin Franklin


Dear Kiwanian,   


I would like to ask a couple of favors of you.


One, please attend this week's Friday meeting, as it includes the official annual meeting at which we vote for officers and board members for the upcoming Kiwanis year.   We need a good turnout to be able to conduct the vote.  This should also be a great meeting, as we are fortunate to have Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson as our speaker. 


Two, if you are not currently involved in a committee or a specific club task (or if you want to do more), please think about what you might like to do and let me, Katie, or one of the board members know.  If you aren't sure, let us know about your skills and talents so that we can find the right fit for you.  Our club is better when all the members are involved. 







Andy Bradley, Goodwill Industries

Scott Brokke, McFarlin & Brokke, PC

Amber Burke, Children's Respite Care Center






Upcoming Friday Programs


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   


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


August 28 - Governor Pete Ricketts   


September 11- David M. 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

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 on May 15th, we were privileged to welcome Dr. James Sutfin, Superintendent of Millard Public Schools. Dr. Sutfin gave us an overview of the district along with their spending per student and budget. Millard Public Schools is very selective in their hiring and they use 14 beliefs as a guideline when hiring teachers. Many schools have to make tough choices when it comes to making cuts and he explained their "Selective Abandonment Process". There are courses that become unreasonable, due to lack of interest and lack of qualified teachers. Some exciting news that he shared was that 250 high school students at Millard South will start early college this fall. Students who graduate from high school in this program will also earn an Associates Degree that is fully transferable and is anticipated to cost about $500.