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 Newsletter Autumn of 2017
 


            Newsletter Autumn 2017
Jacobs House International
Omaha Works Volunteers
– Omaha Division
 With Service and Support to the Community
Bylines by Richard Maxwell
 

At the last L M Luncheon on Thursday August 24st, 2017 the attendance was 108 people with three grocery carts of food for the Salvation Army.

Items of interest since Summer Newsletter.

Bereavements: William C. Eisele, Calvin “Gene” G. Marick, Kenneth H. Paulison Sr., Leroy F. Stamp, Douglas E. Dworak, Phillip “David” Kempkes, John R. Konfrst, Lester H. Parman, Thomas R. Kramar, Marie M. Pallas, Richard A. Richter, Fred S. Hoult, Richard “Dick” E. Filarecki, Ralph W. Culbertson, Cindy L. Walker. Total Life Members are 2724.

Hug-A-Bears have delivered 521 bears making a total of 40,449 delivered since 1999.

Hooks and Needles have made 966 items.

On Saturday, September 30th the following 13 volunteers attended the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast & Awards at Salvation Army 715 N 16th St. Council Bluffs, IA. Those attending from Bell Ringing: Bill Peters, Darla Plymala, Darwin Fager, and Sylvia Jones, from
Adopt-A-Family: Jerry & Betty Golmanavich, and Ron & Joan Siwa, and from Turkey Feast: Joe Bonaiuto, Ray & Virginia Fugger. and Deb & Steve Grady.

Upcoming Events for the rest of 2017:

During October and November Deb Grady will contact last year’s helpers for Turkey Fest and Dick Maxwell will contact last year’s helpers for Bell Ringing --hopefully you all will help again this year.

On Wednesday evening November 22rd the Turkey Feast starts by filling sacks with roll, butter, cookies, and plastic wear at the Kroc Center. On Thursday morning, November 23rd the meal is cooked and delivered to families that have requested meals. Please contact
Deb Grady @ 402 333-2557 or email her at pioneer_deb@cox.net if you would like to help.

Last Life Member Luncheon of 2017 is Thursday, December 7th with a food drive for the Salvation Army. PLEASE be generous for this food collection. Bob’s truck will be at the North entrance for this collection. Reservations are due November 27th and you can use the copy in this mailing or find it on www.heartlandpioneers.com. Click “Omaha” then under square marked LML and also check other squares for information.

I have four other couples beside my wife and me to do Adopt-A-Family Radiothon paper work on Friday the 1st of December in the office area of Westroads Mall from 8:00 a. m. till 12:00 noon.

Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army will be Saturday’s the 2nd, 9th, and 16th of December at Sam’s Club as in the past. Two hours shifts from 10:00 a. m. till 6:00 p. m. I have all slots filled for 2017 with ringers from 2016. Please contact Dick Maxwell @402 572-8474 or email
@ ramcem@cox.net if you would like to be called to ring for 2018.

Each Tuesday from 9:00 a. m. till 12:00 p. m. we craft and hand make Hug A Bears at the Maple Ridge Adult Living Center located at 168th and Maple Street. Please contact Steve Dawkins @ 402 740-2475 if interested in helping.

Most third Saturday’s of the month the Hooks and Needles meet at the Ralston Library @ 1:30 to turn in items, discussion, show and tell, and a snack. Please contact Elaine Hobbs @ 712 328-2580 if interested in helping with this project

You all come help with some of our great projects. They are not difficult and we try to have some fun each time.

Our websites of interest from the volunteers who created them…THEY all have a lot of information to share. Stop and visit – who knows what you’ll find?

Websites of the plant of interest administered by Volunteers and former employees:
www.heartlandpioneers.com
www.weoma.com
www.owrg.org
www.omahaworks.net