From the President
February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Some say if a groundhog emerges from hibernation and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog does not see his shadow, spring will arrive early. Whether you’re a fan or supporter of Groundhog’s Day, it’s clear spring is on its way. 

Are you a fan or supporter of Kindervelt?  A fan is a person who has a strong interest in something.  A supporter is a person who is actively interested in something. Please consider being actively interested in Kindervelt. Our Nominating Committee is looking for supporters of Kindervelt who want to become more involved and become a member of our leadership team.
Be a supporter of Kindervelt and reach out to our Nominating Chair, Bonnie Hueneman at for ways to join our team.

Who couldn’t use a little more activity in the winter months? Our first annual Kindervelt Pickleball tournament is Saturday February 25th. Get in on the new craze that everyone is talking about and register today! 

I’m thrilled our Citywide Event, Let the Good Times Bowl, is back. Teams will receive pizza, party favors and chances to win special prizes. Grab some friends and join the fun Saturday March 4th at Stone Lanes. 

Valentine’s day is a day to express love. I love being a Kindervelt member! What a loving and kind group of women who support each other for the common goal of giving back to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The month of February celebrates Valentine’s Day and together, we can make the world a kinder place, where all people feel loved and valued.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. 

Let’s spread a little love, a little kindness and enjoy a little chocolate along the way. 

Cindy Burger
Kindervelt City President
Upcoming Events
Payout Winners
Score at the end of 1st quarter $50.00
Score at the end of 2nd quarter $50.00
Score at the end of 3rd quarter $50.00
Final Score $100.00
Also- $250.00 will be divided up by the number of score changes (EX. 5 score
changes = 5 winners of $50.00 each)
Super Bowl Split the Pot

Kindervelt #68 is having their annual Super Bowl Split the Pot again this year. There will be 100 squares available at $10.00 each
Participate by calling or emailing Bonnie the number of squares you want to purchase at $10.00 each beginning January 1st - February 8th or sold out.
Contact Bonnie Hueneman to reserve your square(s):
Volunteers to help day of are needed.
Kindervelt Pickleball Tournament
Come "dink" with us for the kids in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Saturday, February 25, 2023

This tournament will have two sessions 
Morning and Afternoon

4 Divisions in each session:
Men’s beginner/intermediate
Men’s intermediate/advanced
Women’s beginner/intermediate
Women’s intermediate/advanced 

This is a great chance for a 1st tournament experience, but all levels of experience are welcome!
Pickleball Raffles

Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20
Ten different raffle baskets to choose from including 2 bourbon baskets, Reds tickets, lottery tickets and more!

Drawing held February 25, 2023 at the tournament.

You do NOT need to be present to win.
Let the Good Times Bowl!
Register Early to Secure your Spot for Let the Good Times Bowl!
Saturday, March 4th
Doors open at 2, bowling begins at 2:30
Where: Stone Lanes, Norwood, Oh
3746 Montgomery Rd, Norwood, OH 45212

Join us for an afternoon of FUN
Bowling ~ Silent Auctions ~ Wine Pull ~ Split the Pot ~ Red Pin Special Prizes

 Prizes awarded for
Highest Team Score
Highest Individual Score
1st Turkey Award

Every team receives a team pizza & party favors
Kindervelt Beer Cups with unlimited draft beer will be available for $20

KV Groups please help us with the Silent Auction & consider donating $50 dollars (Gift Card/Items/Cash) or 2 Bottles of Wine (1 White & 1 Red)

Questions, Please contact either:
Suzanne Nemeth: or 513-405-2242
Andi Mapes: or 513-500-3820
KV #30 Bunco Luncheon
Saturday, March 25, 2023
11:00am - 3:00pm
Cincinnati Woman's Club
330 Lafayette Ave.

Lunch - Bunco - Quarter Raffle - Prizes
Register online or call Elaine Snyder 513-520-3410

More information: Marie Tsacalis – 513-984-0408 or
Don't forget your Roll of Quarters SPACE IS LIMITED
Save the Dates!
February 25, 2023 - Pickleball Tournament
March 4, 2023 - Let the Good Times Bowl
March 25, 2023 - KV #30 Bunco Luncheon
April 15, 2023 - KV #77 Spring Luncheon
April 22, 2023 - KV #50 KV Ranch Fundraiser
April 29th - KV #19 Lunch at the Links
May 8, 2023 - KV #68 Golf Outing
May 16, 2023 - Annual Meeting
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee will soon be working to fill the Board of Trustees positions for the fiscal year 2023-2024. Please take a few minutes to look at the Qualities & Requirements by clicking on the image for Board Position descriptions.

Would you be interested in talking with me about one of these positions? Or maybe you know someone that is a member of your group or city member that would be a good fit? If so, please contact me, Bonnie Hueneman at
Member Profile - Suzanne Nemeth

Suzanne is a member of KV #65, Pleasant Ridge. She and her husband, Balazs, are raising four children and leading very busy lives. You may see her out running, on the River rowing or taking a break reading. The 3 R's! And she is fluent in Hungarian. 

Suzanne grew up in the Cleveland area and graduated from Purdue University with a dual degree in Biology and BioChemistry. She came to Cincinnati and attained her MBA at Xavier University in Business Intelligence. Her 24 year career has been spent at Procter and Gamble, currently working as Director of Innovations. Suzanne is a business leader driven by her passion to learn and deliver breakthrough capabilities in the workforce. She has invested time and energy networking and establishing mentor/mentee relationships. And she has found much fulfillment in collaborating with others- both in the work force and with Kindervelt.

A motto that is a capstone for Suzanne is "Nothing ventured, nothing gained, sometimes you have to go against the grain." She states that she is encouraged to go beyond the status quo and challenge the thought processes. This philosophy has spilled over into every aspect of her life. 

Their son, Alex was born with Down Syndrome and at age 4 had successful open heart surgery. Being part of Kindervelt has opened her eyes to all the great things our organization and CCHMC has to offer. Our fundraising efforts and members are a presence for the great medical professionals and staff- all of whom have helped the Nemeth family on their life's journey. Kindervelt is a way to "pay it forward ". Suzanne currently is group #65's Vice President and Co-Chair of our up-coming Winter Fundraiser- LET The GOOD TIMES BOWL. Please support this next citywide event and help Suzanne, her Co-Chair, Andi Mapes, and their committee, have a very successful event.

See above for all information for Let the Good Times Bowl.
Submitted by Sheila Horan KV#56
KV #8 Wyoming #8 wants to thank our Fall event chairs for a job well done: Laurie Gorby, Fall Festival; Amy Getgey, Wreath Sale; Carla Roller and Kelly Anderson, Christmas Tree Sale. Plus thanks to all the ladies of #8 (and many husbands) who manned booths, dragged trees, sold wreaths, donated time and baked goods, spirits, etc. and generally made our events a success!

KV #19 is hard at work planning for our big spring event, Lunch at the Links. This year, we are hosting the lunch on April 29, at the Heritage Club. The theme will be "Run for the Roses!" We are happy to be off to a great start getting sponsorships together for the event. If you'd like to personally become a sponsor or know a business that might be interested in becoming one, please reach out to our sponsorship chair, Suzy McBrayer at
KV #22 a mighty close group of friends at the home of Kim Lucken, president. So wonderful to hear the news of our successful Candles 4 Kids (C4K), 100% dues paid to KV and all the upcoming KV Citywide events.

KV #45 welcomed new member Karen Post in January. A past city president, Karen has been away from Kindervelt for a few years, so Welcome Back, Karen!
Ladies of KV #22 at Kim's home
KV #68 would like to welcome 2 new members to our group.  We are so happy to have Debbie Mayes and Erika Hasselbeck join our group.  We are slowly increasing our membership. We would also like to thank Kathy Olberding for stepping up and hosting our January meeting.  Thanks also to Bonnie Hueneman for providing the delicious desserts.

KV #77 sponsored 2 families at Christmas which was of course greatly appreciated by all and so much fun. Maybe our group ladies had more fun than those we helped!
KV #16 Congratulations to our City President Cindy and husband Jim on the arrival of grandbaby #9, Colton Andrew, born on Sunday, Jan. 8th, 9 lbs.10 ounces! Congratulations to the whole family! 

KV #29 send their congratulations to Barb and Bob Diener who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on January 18th. Barb is a 50 year member of Kindervelt and a former City President. Her husband Bob was an executive for McAlpins - a major sponsor of the KinderKlaus Markt and other Kindervelt events.
KV #45 sends sincere condolences to Lin Wolf, her sisters, Cece and Betty on the loss of their nephew Joe Brewster.

KV #78 sends our deepest sympathy to Katrina Smith and the entire Flasher family on the loss of her father Harry Flasher. He has been a wonderful supporter of Kindervelt for quite some time. In addition to being an accountant, he was a volunteer fireman, amateur ham radio operator among many other hobbies and interests, but most of all, he was about family. He will be greatly missed.
February 1st - Crystal Dandridge #77
February 9th - Char McBrayer #22 & #8
February 10th - Sarah Bell #22
February 15th - Terri DeFevers #77
February 17th - Beth Pollock #78
February 18th - Bonnie Finn #22
February 19th - Diane Campbell #68
February 20th - Loy Jonson #30
February 25th - Mary Lively #30
February 27th - Carolyn Ludwig #30
February 29th - Marla Gross #22
February 29th - Shelley Reddy #22

We missed Marilyn Weyer KV #30 who celebrated her birthday on January 18th!