From the President

We all get the exact same 365 days.
The only difference is what we do with them.
                                                                      Author, Hillary DePiano
Our 365-day, 50th year celebration has come to an end, but we sure did make it memorable with some fantastic fundraising for CCHMC! Welcome to the next semicentennial of making a difference! I hope 2022 is a wonderful, happy, and healthy year for you and your families. As you make your New Year’s Resolutions, don’t forget to add to your list volunteering for Kindervelt. That’s a resolution you don’t want to let fail; the work is so rewarding!

To ensure the leadership of our organization prospers, the Nominating Committee is now actively working on preparing a slate of Board of Trustees members and Citywide Event Chairs and Committees for 2022-2023. Please help in any way you can by sending in names of candidates for positions to our Nominating Chair, Nancy Groves-Van Buskirk, at I have such a great group of BOT members to work with and we want to make sure Cindy Burger, President-Elect will as well when she takes over on June 1st!

Reflecting on 2021 I can’t emphasize enough how wonderful the Kindervelt year was despite so many hurdles along the way. I look forward to the next 5 months of continued dedication to fundraising for the children and presenting a sizable check at our Annual Meeting on May 18th. Check out all the great things happening in this edition and keep those creative juices flowing; you’re masters at it and your efforts are so appreciated!

Cheers to a great 2022!
Katrina Smith
Kindervelt City President
Kindervelt's 50th Jubilee
Celebrating 50 years of Making a Difference
Final numbers are still being worked on but it currently stands that the 50th Jubilee raised over $78,000!

A commemorative ornament was created for our 50th Jubilee. It is a two sided 3.75" porcelain ornament in a bisque finish, $12 each. If you would like one, please let Mary Beth Young know by January 15th. Hopefully the sale will still be going on. Email at to order or for questions.

For all that donated, don't forget to submit a matching gift request form through your company if offered. Great way to "Double your donation." Still want to honor Kindervelt's past 50 years? Possibly with a $50 donation for 50 years? Of course, anything helps.
New Year New Opportunities!
The Nominating Committee is gearing up to select candidates for the 2022 - 2023 Kindervelt Board of Trustees. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to share and hone your talents and interests with all of Kindervelt. Kindervelt has grown and prospered because our members have always been willing to step forward and accept new challenges. So click on the link “Qualities & Requirements For The Kindervelt Board Of Trustees” to see the various Board Positions. We are reaching out to the general membership to give anyone who is interested in being on the KV BOT an opportunity to grow and make a difference. 

You can nominate yourself or someone you know to any of the board positions. Send your nominations to: 

Nancy Groves-VanBuskirk 
513-403-5260 cell
Save the Dates!

February 25th - South Region A/R Craft Workshop
April 9th - KV #50's spring event - "Partee"
May 9th - KV #68 Golf Outing & Dinner
May 18th - Kindervelt's Annual Meeting - Kenwood Country Club
Upcoming Events
KV #68 Super Bowl
Split the Pot
Here is how it will work
There are 100 squares available at $10 each

Payout Winners
Score at the end of 1st quarter $50
Score at the end of 2nd quarter $50
Score at the end of 3rd quarter $50
          Final Score $100

Also  - $250 will be divided up by the number of score changes. (Ex. 5 score changes = 5 winners at $50 each)
Participate by calling or emailing Bonnie the number of squares you want to purchase at $10 each beginning January 2 - February 13, 2022.

Contact Bonnie Hueneman to reserve your square(s): or 513-235-1122
KV #19 Curling Party
January 15th
We only have 30 spots with our members, spouses, family and friends. If you want to join us for this evening of fun but if not curling, we can take an extra 10 people as well. Please respond separately if you would like to reserve a spot. You can pay with a check or venmo as well. Hope to see you there!  

Click on image to enlarge!
Pedal Wagon Party Raffle
Get your chances to win a Pedal Wagon trip for 15 riders plus a $100 Kroger gift card for ride refreshments!
Tickets only $5 each or 5 for $20
Drawing held May 2nd.
Questions? Contact Diana Peters at (513)368-3031
KV #3 After more than a year of Zoom meetings, it was with great pleasure that Kindervelt #3 was able to resume the group's holiday luncheon tradition! Member Suzanne Schweller opened her beautifully decorated home for the luncheon and meeting, with a lovely meal provided by Jean Kachikis and Fran Christensen.  

KV #16 is hoping that Cece Kohlman and Karen Rutz will both be 'out and about' after their recent surgeries and able to start the New Year Healthy! 
KV #19 had their 1st holiday gathering since COVID started. It was a lovely evening of food, drinks and gift exchange. Many thanks to Leigh Anne Diekroeger for volunteering to host the party at her house and being such a gracious host.

KV #22 Many of our members gathered at the home of Marilyn Jacoby for a Christmas celebration. Vaccinations and booster proved to be a wonderful gift to all this holiday season. It was terrific to ring in the holiday and celebrate together. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! GO UC beat Alabama! Go Bengals AFC North!
KV #30 enjoyed their Christmas dinner and birthday celebration for Marie Tsacalis on December 14 at Montgomery Inn. The group also held a gift exchange and made Christmas donations to Kindervelt. A great time was had by all! 

KV #45 Welcomes new members Patty Rodgers and Denise Conroy.

KV #56 sends get well wishes to Jim Rich (Joy Rich's hubby) as he recovers from an accident.
KV #56 says good bye (and Good Riddance) to 2021, we look forward to a new year bringing good health and much happiness to all our members. Blessings to all who do their bit to make Kindervelt such a wonderful organization. 50 years and still going strong!

KV #68 ended the 2021 year with a Christmas Dinner get together at Kennings Circle K.  It was great seeing everyone. A special thanks to Pat Wahl for making the arrangements and a special thanks to Lou Tallarigo for making the delicious carrot cake cupcakes that we all enjoyed.

KV #77 This year we were able to adopt three families for Christmas thanks to Mark & Karen Geeves for their generous donation along with monies from our sunshine fund. Members brought gifts, food items and essential items for our families also.
KV #78 appreciates all our members contributing to our annual adopt a family project. We helped make the holiday happier for a family of 9 in Anderson Township! A big thank you to Jill Guenther for organizing, wrapping and delivering!
KV #56 sends out Kudos to Sue Hammel for chairing Kindervelt Krafts this year. Each location was very successful. Thank you Sue, for taking on this daunting job. And to all who crafted, painted, sewed, knitted, packed up and stored, etc. We say THANK YOU! To all who worked the events, we send our notes of appreciation.

KV #68 sends a Special Thanks to the members of KV 68 for their generous donations to our Christmas Family.  They were so appreciative of all that we did for them. It is always better to give than to receive!

KV #77 sends a big thank you to Brenda Bearden for hosting our potluck Christmas dinner and meeting at her home.

KV #78 Thank you to Lauri Halmi and Chad Moore for donating and managing the sand for our luminary project. Thanks also to Candace and Tina Burton of Sibcy Cline Realtors for the donation of bags for the sand! We had luminary in three different neighborhoods and raised over $2000.
Jan. 5th - Wendy Holschuh #78
Jan. 17th - Molly Decker #68
Jan. 18th - Marilyn Weyerhaeuser #30
Jan. 19th - Alex Nolte #77
Jan. 20th - Tracy Ting #22
Jan. 21st - Nancy Nutini #68
Jan. 22nd - Lisa Robison #78
Jan. 24th - Mary George #68
Jan. 25th - Janet Bretnitz #68
Jan. 26th - Jane Close #22
Jan. 28th - Debbie Young #22
Jan. 28th - Beverly Rainier #68
Jan. 28th - Terri Dahlem #78
KV #8 Survivor Football has come to an end. The last Survivor was Matt Smith. He generously donated the proceeds back to Kindervelt #8. Thank you Matt and to all that participated. 

KV #16 Congratulations to Stephanie Crowley on the birth of her beautiful daughter, Kenzie Rose, who made her appearance on 12/26/21 at 8.1 lbs, 19.75 in. And now she's a Little Sister to her Big Sister Elizabeth. Congratulations to all!

KV #16 sends congratulations to all our Kindervelt #16 members who have "made a difference" in the lives of children here in Cincinnati and around the world! You have worked so very hard all year long volunteering, krafting, supporting our new KV beer, Bunco and raising money in so many ways that made it a truly generous 2021! Can't wait to see what we can accomplish in 2022! Thank you all and Happy New Year!

KV #56 & 78 Sends congratulations to Ruth Wiley on the birth of her great granddaughter, Lainie Ruth Terrell on August 18th.
Thank You to Our
50th Jubilee Sponsors
Gold Sponsor

Emerald Sponsor ...................................Sapphire Sponsor
Young Family Foundation.................................. Neil & Katrina Smith

Silver Sponsor
Crystal Sponsor
Coldwell Banker - Stephanie Janssen, Realtor
Merrill Lynch - Evolo/Singer/Sullivan Group
Bob & Jen Castellini
Melanie Gallagher
Buffie & Eppa Rixey

Bob & Angie Buechner
The Seven Hills Group - Morgan Stanley


Interested in supporting us? Sponsor information on our website, HERE.