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District SLP Administrators Attend Training - 01/14/2018
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District Key Club Assistant Administrator Cara Houk, Governor - elect Sue Waldren, and District Aktion Club Administrator Jim Brewer attended SLP (Service Leadership Program) training in Indianapolis. Also in attendance were District Builders Club

 

Administrator Jim Dane and District SLP Administrator Dan Voss. 

Each year, Kiwanis holds a training conference for District Administrators who are new or want updates as to how best to facilitate the Service Leadership Programs in those Districts.  Information on policy, youth protection guidelines, and reporting procedures are just part of this extensive two-day training. 


A Passion for Blood Donation - 01/07/2018
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High school sweethearts Jack and Myrna Swanson have been supporters of NCBB and blood donation for many years. A little over 10 years ago they started donating platelets when their son-in-law, Mike, was diagnosed with cancer and needed platelets.

"My platelet count is usually between 280 and 320," Myrna said, who shows up every two weeks to donate a double. "Mike's platelet count would get down to 8. Without platelets there wasn't much hope."

Sadly, Mike lost his battle to cancer but Myrna still donates in his memory, saying, "it's a great thing to do, especially for retired people - you're never too old to give! Where else can you take a break, save a...


St. John's Builders Club Collects Clothes for People's City Mission - 01/02/2018
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The Lincoln Northeast  Kiwanis Club sponsors the  St. John’s School  Builders Club.  The Builders conducted their annual coat drive from November 13-December 15.  The drive raised over six full trash bags of warm winter clothes for Peoples City Mission!  This couldn’t have been accomplished without the help of all the kids of St. John’s and the parishioners. Thanks to everyone who contributed to make sure others could stay warm!


District Leadership Directory Now Online - 01/01/2018
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The 2017-2018 District Leadership Directory is now online.  Access can be made from the link below or on the District Leadership tab on the Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District website.  

2017-2018 Nebraska-Iowa Leadership Directory


NE-IA Announces New District Secretary - 12/30/2017
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Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District Governor Jan Burch is pleased to announce Amber Patterson has been named the district's new secretary.  As the district secretary, Patterson will provide administrative support to the District Governor and the board of trustees. Patterson's duties include financial and administrative record keeping for the district as well as planning for district events and district-wide communication efforts.  She will begin her employment around the first of January.

 

"We are delighted to bring someone of Amber's caliber to the District," Burch said. "Her background in non-profit management and her skills and experience in event...


$4000 Donated to Lincoln Food Bank Back Pack Program - 12/22/2017
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Capital City members presented a check for $4,000 to Scott Young, Executive Director of the Lincoln Food Bank on December 21, 2017.  The donation is designated to help support the Food Bank's Back Pack Program and other efforts to fight child hunger in Lincoln.   Pictured are:  Cheryl Ross, Scott Young, Dan Carlson, and Sandy Scheinost.


Infant socks collected to be donated to Sewing for Babies - 12/22/2017
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Capital City members collected 270 pairs of baby socks and a few baby caps donated to Sewing for Babies.  The socks are added to the layettes provided to families in need of these items.  Pictured are Cheryl Ross, Daryl Swanson and Sandi Lewis.


Annual Santa Party a Success! - 12/04/2017
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The Milford, Nebraska Kiwanis Club held their annual Santa Party on December 2 at the Elementary School Gym. There was 160 kids in attendance to enjoy cookies and drinks and of course, to see Santa. There was a Ginger Bread House Contest for all ages that had 76 entries. Prizes were given in all age categories. The Milford Key Club members also entertained kids with a variety of crafts and activities throughout the morning. Many thanks to all of the Kiwanis and non Kiwanis volunteers helping out!


Lincoln Northeast Takes Home the Ruby Award - 12/02/2017
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Congratulations to the Lincoln Northeast Kiwanis club for taking home the Ruby Award again this year!  The Ruby Award is given to the Kiwanis Club in Division 21 & 22 that solicits the greatest number of blood donations throughout the year.  A big thank you to all the Kiwanis groups who take part in the challenge.  Collectively, there was 141 units of lifesaving blood and platelets donated!  Pictured is: Jack SchinstockLenora Uhrmacher Hanna, George Cook, Sue Waldren, Jan Beck, and Rick Waldren.


Omaha Northwest Metro Kiwanis Club Chartered - 12/01/2017
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The newest Kiwanis Club in the Nebraska-Iowa District, Omaha Northwest Metro, was chartered with forty members and guests on hand to celebrate at the DC Centre Ballroom. Many guests brought and provided toys for the club to donate to those in need. Governor Jan Burch, Governor elect Sue Waldren, Vice Governor Lenora Uhrmacher Hanna, Past Governor Lawrence Ziska, Past Governor Jim Dane, along with Regional Trustee Lynda Meschede Henningsen, and Division 19 Lt. Governor, Joann Feller all participated in the event. Others assisting were Rick Waldren, Past Governor Bob Mitchell and Past Governor Don Glenn.

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