Newsletter Summer of 2017
Items of interest since Spring Newsletter.
Bereavements: Eileen M. Ackerman, Barbara J.”Bobbie” Geiger, Albert S. Guthrie, William “Bill” Montalbano, Sr., Priscilla A. Olsen, Donald L. Taylor, Danny G. Walters, Enish Gills Jr., Michael R. Horvath, Peggy J. Carnes, Darlene M. Davis, Bonnie J. Ernst, Richard A. Hergenrader, Raymond L. Lastovica, Donald B. Luben, Beverly P. Morley, Lester E. Rue, Jacob E. Rosencrantz, Gerald A. Palmer, Ruth Ann Foster, Kathleen B. Hughes, Adeline Ann Nekuda, Gerald W. “Jerry” Peterson, William F. “Bill” Sucha, Theodore R. “Ted” Neuenfeldt, James J. Krutina, George E. Rosness, Randall G Promes, Gayle J. Roberts, and Calvin A. Helme. Total Life Members are 2732.
Hug-A-Bears have delivered 1,921 bears since Spring Newsletter making a grand total of 39,928 since 1999.
Hooks and Needles have made 1,859 items since Summer Newsletter. If anyone has or finds yarn or heavy material, drapery or tapestry for walker or dignity bags, that the Club can use, please contact Betty Golmanavich @ 402 390-9834.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise funds for supplies for Hug-A-Bears and Hooks and Needles. You can view it and contribute by going to website of: www.omahaworks.net and scroll down to see a “Go Fund Me” link. Click on it to see story and you can contribute.
Upcoming Events for the rest of 2017.
The second L. M. Luncheon is Thursday August 24th with a food drive for the Salvation Army. Food will be collected at the lower North entrance and placed in Bob Wolkins truck. Reservations are due August 18th and you can find the form at firstname.lastname@example.org under Omaha or with this newsletter.
On September 30th, there will be a Volunteer Recognition Breakfast & Awards Presentation at the Salvation Army Kroc Center for volunteers who worked Turkey Fest, Adopt a Family Radiothon, and Bell Ringing. Last year the Presentation was held on April 12th.
During the last of October thru November, I will contact last year helpers for Bell Ringing and Adopt a Family. Hopefully they all can help again this year.
During the month of November Deb Grady will contact last year helpers for Turkey Fest. Hope everyone can help again this year. If you like to help with this project please contact Deb Grady @ 402 333-2557. On Wednesday evening the 22nd of November we will be filling bags of items to go with the Turkey dinners which are assembled and delivered the following Thursday morning from the Kroc Center.
On Friday the 1st of December six or eight volunteers will do paper work for Adopt – A - Family in the East basement of West Roads Shopping Center.
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army will be Saturdays the 2nd, 9th, and 16th of December at Sam’s Club as in the past. Two hour shifts from 10:00 a. m. till 6:00 p. m. If you would like to help with this project please contact Dick Maxwell @ 402 572 8474.
The last L M Luncheon will be Thursday December 7th.
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.
Recently each third Saturday of most months the Hooks and Needles meet at the Ralston Library @ 1:30 to turn in items, chat, show and tell, and a snack. Fall schedule has not been finalized. 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.
Websites of the plant of interest administered by Volunteers and former employees: