From the President

How about those Bengals? They must have taken a lesson from us; against all odds they just keep on going! Who-Dey! I recently explained to someone what Kindervelt is, and they were amazed at our story, especially how we have orchestrated ways to overcome the obstacles of fundraising during the pandemic. It’s an encouraging story to tell.
It’s never too cold to raise those hands and step up for some leadership roles both on the BOT and in your groups. I never imagined that I would ever be on the BOT, let alone fill the role of citywide President, but it certainly is a rewarding experience. Please consider reaching out to our Nominating Chair, Nancy Groves-Van Buskirk at to discuss becoming a part of the leadership team.

I was devastated receiving the news that one of our dear Kindervelt friends, Dr. Hector Wong passed away in January. He was passionate about his work and so wonderful to interact with as he truly believed in our mission. He is missed and my thoughts are with his family.

I hope February is finding you well and just so you know, friends can celebrate Valentine’s Day too, not just couples in love. It’s about showing affection to the VIPs in our lives. Kindervelt members are definitely VIP’s in my life considering all the wonderful things they do, so…. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Katrina Smith
Kindervelt City President
In Memoriam: Hector Wong, MD
It is with great sadness we share that Dr. Hector Wong who recently passed away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Dr. Wong was a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Champion and Kindervelt advocate. We worked closely with him in the 90’s and again currently as we support the Division of Critical Care. He spoke at our 50th Jubilee just this past November.

Read more about Dr. Wong HERE.
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, drum roll...

A commemorative ornament was created for our 50th Jubilee. It is a two sided 3.75" porcelain ornament in a bisque finish, $12 each. I have a few extras so if interested, Email me at First come, first served.

For all that donated, Thank you! Please 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 will be working on filling the various Kindervelt Board of Trustee positions during the month of February. Being on the KV Board is a very rewarding experience that gives you the opportunity to enhance your natural skills and have fun doing it. The Board meets the last Monday of the month August thru May and with the group presidents on the first Monday of the month September thru May. So if you, or you know of someone who, enjoys doing any of the following - working with numbers, writing, organizing, planning, computers, social media, technology, meeting people, or just a creative person who wants to help Kindervelt make a difference in the lives of children, then seriously consider becoming a member or recommending someone to be a member of the Kindervelt Board of Trustees. 
Send your nominations to:
Nancy Groves-VanBuskirk
513-403-5260 cell
Kindness Genuinely Matters
By Regina Vogt, LISW-S
It’s no secret that we are in the middle of a high-stress time. The reality is that we haven’t had much control over our lives for the past two years. We’ve lost loved ones, feared for our own health, had our routines completely overhauled, experienced financial struggles, and so on. Despite the uncertainty that the pandemic has brought to our lives, there is something over which we do have control—kindness. Engaging in acts of kindness has a substantial impact on our mental health. Kindness has been shown to increase self-esteem, empathy and compassion, and improve mood. It boosts serotonin and dopamine, which are chemicals in the brain that provide feelings of wellbeing and cause the pleasure/reward centers in our brain to turn on. Endorphins--our body’s natural pain killer—may also be released. 

It’s so easy to go on autopilot and put little thought into our daily activities. For instance, many people describe the experience of driving to a familiar place and not remembering any details of the drive because of not being mentally present. I would like to challenge you, the reader, to start sprinkling random acts of kindness into your daily routine. When going through the drive-thru to get your usual coffee order, pay for the coffee of the person behind you. Leave notes of kindness on people’s cars. Cook and deliver a meal to someone. Tell a coworker what you love about working with them. Pay compliments to strangers. Shovel a neighbor’s snow. Acts of kindness bring joy both to the person giving and receiving the kindness. Seemingly small acts of kindness create a ripple effect that touches the lives of many. And if there were ever a time for waves of kindness to spread across this planet, the time is now.

Need help getting your kindness journey started? Visit
Save the Dates!
February 25th - South Region A/R Craft Workshop
April 9th - KV #77 Spring Event
April 9th - KV #50's Spring Event - "Partee"
April 30th - KV #19 Lunch at the Links
May 9th - KV #68 "Tee off Fore the Kids" Golf Outing & Dinner
May 18th - Kindervelt's Annual Meeting - Kenwood Country Club, 6:00 - 8:00
November 4th - Kindervelt's Fall Event - JCC 7:00 - 11:00
Saturday, April 9, 2022
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Monday, May 9, 2022
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Upcoming Events
KV8 Valentine treats sale with Annie's!

Order by Sunday February 6th

This year they are offering free delivery within a 5 mile radius of Wyoming, a pickup date (if outside that radius), and options to send treats to either CCHMC PICU workers or Wyoming City School teachers and staff members. Click HERE to order.
Here is a QR code to make ordering easy. Just scan with your photo app!
Or click on flyer image to open online ordering.
KV #68 Super Bowl
Split the Pot
Bengals vs. Rams
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 #68 Quarter Auction

Friday, February 11th
7:00 - 9:00
Christ Fellowship Church
5000 North Bend Road, 45211
There is no admission cost. We’d like to invite everyone to come and join in the fun and help raise money for Kindervelt.
Questions? Contact Bonnie Hueneman at or 513-235-1122.
AR Workshop
3434 Edwards Road
February 25th
6:30 - 9:30
Join the South Region and create your own handmade DIY Projects. Choose from customized wood signs, canvas pillows, centerpiece boxes, lazy susans and more!

Register by Feb 14th for the in person workshop or to pick up a kit for at home DIY.
*DIY Kit pick up will be Feb 26th & 27th

A percentage of the proceeds from both in person & DIY will be donated to Kindervelt.
In Person Workshop, click HERE. password DIY (all caps)

*DIY to go kits, click HERE!
South Region Raffles
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
April 9, 2022
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Saturday, April 30, 2022
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KV #3 has returned to Zoom meetings during this new wave of corona virus infections. While this method works, we miss seeing each other in person, and hope to get back together in the spring. Our ongoing fundraising activity is First Friday - an ever-changing offering of goodies made by our members for other members to purchase and enjoy. 

KV #22 was on hiatus for January and looks forward to their February meeting.

KV #56 Wants to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Kindervelt is Great
And our members, too!

KV #68 would like to thank Beverly Rainier for hosting our January meeting and Mary George for bringing the delicious dessert.

KV #78 took January off but now is starting to think about Kindervelt crafts for this fall and their spring garage sale. They are happy to take donated items to add to the sale.
KV #16 sends special “Get Well Wishes” to Lori Randolph and Joyce Warner as they both recover from some medical issues. Hope to see you both at our next meeting - Happy and Healthy!💕
February 15th - Terri DeFevers #77
February 17th - Beth Pollock #78
February 19th - Diane Campbell #68
February 20th - Loy Jonson #30
February 25th - Mary Lively #30
February 27th - Carolyn Ludwig #30
KV #3 sends Congratulations to Joanne Shreve on the arrival of her new grandson!
Applause, Applause KV #30
 Thank you to our many members who worked so hard to make our Christmas Cookie Sale a huge success. We baked over 1,300 cookies, packaged them in boxes and tied 3 boxes per order with pretty seasonal bows ready for a gift or to add to your holiday table. Pickup and delivers were done efficiently. We made approximately $900. It was fun and was a job well done!
Above are some of the members of our cookie packing committee: Front L to R - Mary Lively, Carolyn Ludwig. Back L to R - Tina Kasidonis, Marie Tsacalis, Eleni Zaferes and Marilyn Weyer.
KV #3 Sadly, several of our members have recently lost loved ones. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Barbie Giambra, Lynn Hogan and Becky Barnaclo. 

KV #29 sends our deepest sympathy to Karen Hadden and her family on the loss of her husband, Bob early in January. Karen is a long time member of Kindervelt and former City President. Our hearts and prayers go out to Karen and her family on their loss.
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.