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LAS VEGAS NEBRASKANS – NEWS AND NOTES

 

Donation to Assistance League of Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Nebraskans Club used the Member’s Appreciation Night at Bentley's on Saturday, Feb. 23 to present our LVN financial donation to the Assistance League of Las Vegas for its Operation School Bell. This program serves Vegas Valley students of need for clothes, shoes, coats, school supplies, blankets. a health kit and much more. For this year, this project replaces our laptop computer donations. Ms. Sandy Dixon, Assistance League Board member, was on-hand to accept the donation. The funding for our Community Services projects are assisted by raffle sales and the sale of merchandise at Bentley's during the TV football games plus contributions from members.

 

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.

 

Migration Trip to Lincoln for a Football Weekend – Oct 24-27, 2019

Efforts are underway to organize a trip to Lincoln during the dates of Thursday, Oct. 24 thru Sunday, Oct. 27 and the Nebraska/Indiana football game and weekend. Watch for future announcements.

 

Watch the Nebraska Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 13

The annual Red/White Nebraska inter-squad football scrimmage will take place on Saturday, April 13. Watch the game on the Big Ten Network with Husker fans at Bentley’s. Kickoff at 11am (Pacific time).

 

Circle Your Calendars - Watch For Announcements

Sun., May 19 Annual Big Ten Picnic - Sunset Park - 11am to 3:00pm 

To Be Determined:  Night for Las Vegas Aviators Baseball at new ball park.

Under Consideration: An overnight excursion to Santa Anita for horse races

Probably late April or early May for horse races -- PLEASE LET GARY KNOW IF INTERESTED                                                                                                 (Contact:  gmlvnv@aol.com)

 

No Major League Baseball Exhibition Games in 2019

No Major League Baseball exhibition games are scheduled for Las Vegas in 2019 due to the completion of the new stadium.

 

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.

 

Scholarship

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 our web site: lasvegasnebraskans.com.

 

Las Vegas Nebraskans Supporters

Be an advertiser on the Las Vegas Nebraskans web site: Lasvegasnebraskans.com - On the 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 gmlvnv@aol.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.

 

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..