LAS VEGAS NEBRASKANS – NEWS AND NOTES
The annual Las Vegas Nebraskans Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 23. Details of the event can be found won this web site. To make reservations, please print, complete and return the reservations page.
No Major League Baseball Exhibition Games in 2019
No Big-League Baseball exhibition games scheduled for Las Vegas in 2019 due to the completion of the new stadium.
Holiday Food Boxes Program
In mid-December, the LVN club members assembled & boxed food items, which were given to needy Las Vegans. The LVN Board worked with social services agencies to identify citizens (many of whom are quite elderly) who are in need of food. Some of our club members chose to donate food items -- others elected to contribute money. Proceeds from the raffle tickets and merchandise sold during the TV watch parties also assisted. Using these resources, our group stocked 46 large-sized boxes with canned goods and non-perishable food items plus a four-pound ham steak. Additional food items and hams were donated to the Lutheran Social Services and the Catholic Charity Services. The Nebraskans personally made the deliveries to the various residences. Hopefully this made the Holidays a little more pleasant for those families. The delivery experience is always heartwarming as we couldn’t have found more deserving people. A big THANK YOU to those who made this all possible. Remember, you can specifically earmark financial donations to this project on your annual LVN club dues statement.
Donations for Elementary Schools and Students
Assisted by sales from the raffles and sale of merchandise at Bentley's during the TV football games plus financial contributions, for the past several years, under-served elementary schools in the Vegas Valley (as selected by an appointed committee) have received new laptop computers. However, as more and more schools and students now have laptops and other technologies, the committee is now looking at other possibilities for our annual donations. An announcement will be made the night of the banquet
Lyell Bremser Memorial Scholarship
As a lasting tribute to the long-time Nebraska broadcaster, Lyell Bremser, the Las Vegas Nebraskans club initiated the Lyell Bremser Memorial Scholarship following his death in 1990. For over 45 years, Mr. Bremser’s voice filled the airways broadcasting Husker football. The scholarship fund benefits UNL broadcast journalism students and is administrated by the University of Nebraska Foundation. The LVN club continues to make periodic contributions to the legacy.
In 2014, the LVN Board of Directors voted to be a part of the UNL Legends Scholarship Program. To be eligible, you must an incoming freshman at UNL. More details are available on this web site. Click-on “Scholarship”
Las Vegas Nebraskans Supporters
Be an advertiser on the Las Vegas Nebraskans web site: Lasvegasnebraskans.com - On this web site, click-on "Advertisers" for a roster of those who support the Las Vegas Nebraskans. Please look to these sponsors when purchasing goods or services. If you would like to be a sponsor, the cost is only $100 to have your company or firm listed on our web site. Please contact Gary - 702-378-8113 or email@example.com
Las Vegas Nebraskans Booster Club
Individuals can also help by being a member of the "LVN Booster Club" with a $100 contribution. Gary can give you more information. Booster Club members are listed on the page - “Advertisers”
Migration Trip to Lincoln
Efforts are underway to organize a trip to Lincoln in the fall for a Nebraska football game and weekend. This is all dependent on availability of game tickets. Watch for future announcements.
Attention Members: Does the Las Vegas Nebraskans Club have your email address?
To receive emails from the Las Vegas Nebraskans, be sure the club has your email address. If you haven’t received periodic emails from the club during the past months, please report this information to Duane Irons (702-684-3624 or LVHuskers1@yahoo.com). Your contact information will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality.
Las Vegas Nebraskans Web Site and Husker Hotline
The club’s web site is: www.lasvegasnebraskans.com -- Be a frequent visitor to this web site as we are disseminating club news in an accelerated and cost-efficient manner. The Husker Hotline (702-223-6992) is the club's voice mail service with recorded messages of current Las Vegas Nebraskans club information.