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A New K-Kids Group May Be Forming Soon! - 02/01/2018
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Lincoln Northeast Kiwanis has hosted the first introductory meeting of K-Kids at Messiah Lutheran School in Lincoln!  Twelve prospective members and several parents attended the meeting. Kiwanis members went through an overview of Kiwanis and K-Kids, talked about service projects, fundraisers, organizational structure and charter banquets!  Northeast Kiwanis is excited to see everyone next Monday at the next planning meeting as this is a group of great future leaders. Thanks to Bob Marshall for all of his work in helping organize such an event and process.


Omaha Northwest Kiwanis Donates Blankets - 02/01/2018
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The new Omaha Northwest Metro Kiwanis has conducted one of it's first service projects for Project Linus.  The club made 10 blankets to donate to the cause.  Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Those blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.

 

Omaha Northwest Kiwanis was just chartered at the end of November and is actively working to provide service of this nature.  Thanks to District Trustee, Lynda Henningsen and Lt. Governor, Joann Feller for their support and participation with this group.


Milford Key Club Hosts Miss Nebraska - 01/20/2018
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Members of the Milford, Nebraska Key Club greeted Miss Nebraska at a meeting of the Milford Kiwanis Club and Milford High School Key Club.  Allison Tietjen, of Chester, Nebaska was crowned Miss Nebraska in the summer of 2017.  Her talk to the group included her humble background growing up in a small town of 200 people.  This past year she has spent time raising money for Veteran Honor Flights to Washington D.C. as that passion came from knowing her grandfather served in WW II.  She reflected on the importance of service to others and being involved in your community. 


Waterloo Kiwanis Helps Those In Need - 01/15/2018
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The Waterloo Kiwanis Club helped prepare and serve a free meal to those in need at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Waterloo on Sunday, January 14.  


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!


Breakfast with Santa a Big Success - 01/02/2018
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The annual Kearney Area Children's Museum Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser on December 2nd was a huge success.  Over 700 children and their families attending at the Buffalo Co. Fairgrounds enjoyed a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast provided by Kiwanis Clubs of Kearney.

Children had the opportunity to talk to Santa, but also enjoyed Christmas stories with Mrs. Claus, arts and crafts, train rides, bouncy houses and much more. This annual event is an important fundraiser for the Kearney Area Children's Museum who provides a great family learning environment for area kids.


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...