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          Spring 2015 Newsletter for
Omaha Works Volunteers
 With Service and Support to the Community
Bylines by Richard Maxwell

At the last L M Luncheon on Thursday December 4th, 2014 the attendance was 168 people with three grocery carts of food for Salvation Army.


Items of interest since Autumn Newsletter


Bereavements: Earl McLean, John Voss, John Vanderheiden, Edwin Cooperrider, Max Engler, Ralph Hoffmann, Terry Lewis, Willard “Bill”Reeve, Edward Shobe, Eugene “Boompa”Wolski, Albert “Al”Aldin, Marie Biga, Maritza “Marty”Carlson, Dale DeBoer, Robert Dostert, Patrick McAcy, Wendell “Mac”McCready, Lorna Story, Robert Morton, Patricia McCauley, Karen Anderson, Larry Bischoff, James “Jimmy”Carlson, Norbert Goeser, Bonnie Sukstorf, Frank Tenczer, William “Jack”Thraen, Roy Yeck, James Beverly, Robert Bolton, Marilyn Davis, Martha Grzebielski, Mona Johnson, Grace “Patsy”Moss, Marjorie Pallas, Gary Pendgraft, Anne Zavodny. Total membership of 2874. Associate Members 71.


Hug-A-Bears have delivered 1178 bears making a total of 33.901 during the past eleven plus years.


Hooks and Needles have made 377 items.


Completed projects since Autumn Newsletter

On Wednesday evening November 26, 2014 ten volunteers did preliminary things for Turkey fest. On Thursday morning November 27, 2014 eighteen including those same volunteers prepared the meals for delivery.

On Friday December 5th, 2014 six volunteers did paper work for Adopt a Family and two volunteers did paper work before and after.

On the next three Saturdays of December the following twenty-four volunteers: Bill Peters, Frank & Rose Markesi, George Parkerson, Jery & Betty Golmanavich, Don & Verneta Dirks, Normam Thomas, Judy Coffey, Darla Plymala, Lois Brittell, Silvia Jones, Linda Jurgens, Doug Thoms, Kevin Arnold, Darwin Fager, Deb & Steve Grady, and Ann Drebot rang bells at Sam’s Club. The Kettles contained $1,594.16 which rounds to about $.95 per minute for the ten hours per day we were ringing. Only eight hours on 3rd Saturday. Thank you all for volunteering for these projects. Hope all of you will volunteer again for these projects in 2015.


          Upcoming Events for the rest of 2015:

  • The first Life-Member-Luncheon of 2015 is Thursday April 23rd with a food drive for the Salvation Army. Reservations are due April 17th and you can find the form at www.heartlandpioneers.com under Omaha or with this newsletter. Or on Steve’s website of www.omahaworks.net (home page) A new name will be approved.

  • The second L M L will be Thursday August 27th 2015 and the last one will be Thursday December 3rd, 2015.

  • In November we again are planning to have Turkey Fest followed by Adopt A- Family in December along with Bell Ringing.

  • Each Tuesday from 9:00 a. m. till 1:00 p. m. we stuff bears at the Maple Ridge Adult Living Center located at 168th and Maple.  Please contact Steve Dawkins @ 402 740-2475 if interested in helping.

  • Third Saturday of most months, the Hooks and Needles meet at the Ralston Library @ 1:30 to turn in items, discussion, and a snack. Please contact Jean Belmudez @ 402 733-3926 or Elaine Hobbs @ 712 328-2580 if interested in helping with this project.

  • On the third Thursday of each month we drive blind people to and from their monthly N F B Meeting. If you would like to help drive for this project contact George Parkerson @ 402 250-2408.

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

Be sure to check these additional websites for more information and facts and interesting items.  All done by volunteers to keep you informed.


www.heartlandpioneers.com     www.owrg.org


www.omahaworks.net   www.weoma.com