From the President
With one month left on my term as City President, my heart is blooming with gratitude. I thank every Kindervelt member for their contributions of hard work, time, creativity, and financial support. I thank their families too as they often help as well. Special thanks go to my Board of Trustees who are wonderful ladies to work with, Keith Henize and Kelly Bollinger who are always there for us keeping us connected to CCHMC, the group presidents who go the extra mile to keep their groups running smoothing, and of course, all our generous sponsors. I must mention my loving family as well for supporting me in this adventure. 

One constant theme throughout my 2-year term has been AMAZEMENT! I am continually amazed at the breadth of work we continued to do despite the pandemic. Every month I would be presented with more and more project forms and contracts to approve. I know we are going to be amazed on May 18th at Kenwood Country Club, when we present our 2nd check to the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the PICU. ALL are welcome to attend; you don’t want to miss it! Be sure to sign up today (deadline is May 8th) to register to attend by simply clicking on the link in this edition.

It was a fun year celebrating our 50th anniversary and I am honored to have served as your president. I love Kindervelt! Thank you for making it a wonderful organization. We have made a difference and will continue to do so under the leadership of Cindy Burger (KV 16) for the next two years. I wish her the best; she is the best, and will do a great job.

Thanks again and see you at the Annual Meeting and many more future Kindervelt events!
Katrina Smith
Kindervelt City President
Upcoming Events
Run for the Roses
Bunco Party
May 2, 2022
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Wilder City Building
520 Licking Pike, Wilder, KY

$20 per person prepaid
$25 at the door

Reservations by April 25th
Individually plated appetizers, salads and desserts included.
Questions - email or call or text 859-468-8826
Prepay by check made out to:
Kindervelt #56
61 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Or Venmo to @Kindervelt
KV #68 Tee-off for the Kids
Monday, May 9th
KV #78 Garage Sale
KV #78 is having a garage sale this coming Saturday, May 7th. If you have done any spring cleaning, they are happy to take any donations. Contact Mary Beth at 513-236-6891
Kindervelt #16 Golf Outing
Monday, June 6, 2022
Clovernook Country Club
2035 W. Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, Oh 45239

For more information, click on link below or Contact Linda at

Downloadable, printable brochure click HERE.
Reds Diamond Seats
Good for a Sunday - Thursday Game
Tickets only $5 each or 6 for $20
Drawing held Monday, May 9th
Cash or check payable to Kindervelt #68
Mail to Kindervelt, 1205 Linneman, Cincinnati, Oh, 45238
Basket of Bourbon Raffle
Tickets only $5 each or
6 for $20
Drawing held Monday, May 9th
Bourbons included: Markers Mark 46
Angels Envy, Marker’s Mark Mint Julep, Four Roses Small Batch, Jefferson’s Very Small Batch,
Weller The Original Special Reserve, Weller Original Antique 107
Cash or check payable to Kindervelt #68
Mail to Kindervelt, 1205 Linneman, Cincinnati, Oh, 45238
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

Group Presidents, please don't forget to turn in any tickets you have sold at the May Leadership meeting!
Click on image to see items in the Kindervelt Store.
Great Reads About Cincinnati!
Just a couple left. Love to sell them by the end of May to finish up our 50th Jubilee!
As part of the 50th Jubilee, Kindervelt has some wonderful books for sale and receives 45% of the sale price of each sold. Each book is $24 and includes tax with the exception of the Cool Stuff book which is only $11. Great for kids. These are all available locally by contacting Mary Beth Young, at or calling 513-236-6891.

Very limited numbers available. They make great gifts! Happy to bring to any Kindervelt Leadership meeting for your president to pick up.
Slate for 2022-2023 Board of Trustees
On behalf of the Nominating Committee with Board Approval, I present the following slate for the Kindervelt Board of Trustees 2022-2023 and the Nominating Committee 2022-2023, which will be voted on at the Annual Meeting. A special thank you from the Nominating Committee to these ladies who accepted positions on next years Kindervelt Board of Trustees and the Nominating Committee. - Nancy Groves Van-Buskirk, Nominating Chair
Board of Trustees
President - Cindy Burger #16
Vice President - Gretchen Heltman #49
Secretary - Diane Cordell #57
Treasurer - Char McBrayer #8 & #22
Annual Meeting - Linda Deters #16
Communications - Mary Beth Young #78
Donor Relations - Rachel Barski #98
Internal Auditor - Debbie Linneman #56
Nominating Chair - Bonnie Hueneman #68
Past President - Katrina Smith #78
Projects - Caroline Cox #3
Publicity - Karen Tepe #98
Technology - Tracy Smith #57
Region Leaders:
North - Kim Lucken #22
        East - Sue Crosby #22
        South - Suzanne Nemeth #65
        West - Kathy Sanborn #8
Nominating Committee
President - Cindy Burger #16
Past President - Katrina Smith #78
Nominating Chair - Bonnie Hueneman #68
Past Nominating Chair - Nancy Groves-VanBuskirk #29
Past BOT Member - Bonnie Finn #22
North Region - Patty Wilken #49
East Region - Mary Beth Young #78
South Region - Mimi Dyer #3
West Region - Diana Peters #68
Fall Event Chair Elect - Kim Lucken* #22
KV Krafts Chair Elect - Bonnie Hueneman* #68
LTGTB Chair Elect - Suzanne Nemeth* #65 &
Andy Mapes* #3 (Co-Chairs)
*Serves until a Chair Elect has been appointed.

Citywide Event Chairs
KV Fall Event - Kim Lucken #22,
KV Krafts - Bonnie Hueneman #68,
Let the Good Times Bowl - Co-Chairs, Suzanne Nemeth #65 & Andy Mapes #3
Save the Dates!
October - Kindervelt Krafts @ Burger Farm, dates to come
November 4th - Kindervelt's Fall Event - JCC 7:00 - 11:00
November 5th - Kindervelt Krafts @ Seton High School
February 25, 2023 - Pickle Ball Tournament
March 4, 2023 - Let the Good Times Bowl

KV #45 has a new version of the KV Appreciation Plaque. These are a great way to thank donors for your projects and events. The new plaques will sell for $18.00 each. There are very few of the original gold plaques remaining for $16 each. If you have given one to a repeat sponsor/donor in the past the new ones give you the opportunity to present them with a different one for future donations.  
Applause, Applause!
KV #16 would like to congratulate all the members, especially Karen Rutz and Mary Volker, for another successful March Madness event. It was a huge success and a fun night for all. But we also have continued our Volunteer effort for the Flying Pig again this year and we appreciate all the members, family and friends who continue to make this such a success for CCHMC and Greater Cincinnati. Thank you, KV 16, for always finding time to "Make A Difference" in the lives of children here in Cincinnati and around the world!

KV #16 A special "Shout Out" to all those who have stepped forward and will be serving as officers for the next fiscal year. We appreciate you as the dedicated members you are for KV 16. Thank You!

KV #30 had a very successful Spring/Easter Cookie Sale netting over $1,000.  This was our 5th Bake Sale which started in 2020 by Tina Kasidonis and Marie Tsacalis replacing our in person Hospital Bake Sales. Thanks to our entire membership for their full participation in this project. Our group, of 21 members, is small but mighty. A special thank you to our Gold Sponsors: Bill Cartwright and Don Dufek for their generous donations.
KV #30 We appreciate Gail Bowler opening her lovely home for our Birthday Pot Luck Dinner. We enjoyed each other’s company, good food, and had a Birthday gift exchange. A good time was had by all.

KV #56 would like to thank Sue Hammel, Libby Baker and Carolyn Reihle for all their hard work making the Triple Crown Craft, Bake and Yard Sale events so successful. Thank you to our crafters, bakers and workers! 

KV #68 would like to thank Sally Westendorf for hosting our April meeting at her house and thanks to Kathy Olberding for providing our dessert.

Top photo: Eleni Zaferes, Mary Lively, Gail Bowler, Jo-Ann Carlson, Marie Tsacalis, (partial) Janie Dolan.
Bottom photo: Tina Kasidonis, Jane Bavely, Marilyn Weyer, Sylvia Suhar, Carolyn Ludwig, Eleni Zaferes, Mary, Lively.
KV #30 Pot Luck Dinner
KV #19 would like to thank the sponsors of their Lunch at the Links event on April 30th
Cathy Chasteen and Diana Scrimizzi having a fun time at group 19’s Heritage Regatta!
KV #56 is expressing our sincere sympathies to longtime member Terri Mitsch on the sudden passing of her husband James T.(Jim). Our prayers go out to Terri, her daughters, Melanie and Michelle and families. Jim was a wonderful craftsman and created many of our wooden crafts over the years. Thank you, Jim and Godspeed.
May 9 - Stevie Strauchen #30
May 12 - Sheryl Meister #68
May 13 - Diana Peters #68
May 14 - Kristin Rose #22
May 14 - JoAnn Carlson #30
May 27 - Ree Pebler #78
May 28 - Kathy Werner #68
May 29 - Perri Schenker #22
KV #16 continues to send Get Well Wishes to members Diane Baer and Karla Sargent. Hoping that they'll both be well enough soon to enjoy the Spring Sunshine and KV meetings.

KV #78 wishes Ruth Wiley a speedy recovery from her shoulder surgery.
A final big Thank You to our 50th Jubilee sponsors!
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.