From the President
Welcome back everyone! I hope you all have enjoyed some fun this summer. Speaking of fun, the W&S Tennis Open Tournament served up some exciting matches this year. Tennis for Charity is supporting Kindervelt with a matching donation in appreciation for all that KV does for the city. I would say that’s a Grand Slam! Thank you, Debbie Clerc and your team of over 160 volunteers.

What a fun afternoon at Third Eye Brewing Company! Thank you, Kelly Anderson, for hosting a fun social to create awareness and bring in some new members.

With summer ending and school starting, the fall season becomes a busy time of year. The new Board of Trustees met August 29th and I look forward to meeting with all the group presidents at our first Leadership meeting on September 12th.

Caroline Cox, our Projects Chair, has numerous project requests coming in. One of our anticipated events is our Citywide Bowling Event. Yes, Bowling is back! Event chairs, Suzanne Nemeth, Andi Mapes and their committee are enthusiastically planning and preparing. Save the date, March 4th at Stone Lanes.

Have you caught the Pickleball fever yet? KV #8 will be hosting the first annual Pickleball Tournament under the leadership of Ginny Myer and Sherry Weckenbrock on February 25th at Five Seasons Family Sports Club. Save the date for this exciting new event.
Look for all the ways you can have fun supporting Kindervelt and Cincinnati Children’s.

Thank you for volunteering your time.
You are so appreciated.
You are making a difference.

I’ll see you along the way,
Cindy Burger
Kindervelt City President

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."
-Elizabeth Andrew
Member Highlight - Kim Lucken
We have some very interesting facts about long time member, Kim Lucken. Kim was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan (our motor and Motown city). After college she went on to earn her MBA in Business. Kim worked in Healthcare Administration while living in Grand Rapids. While working at the local hospital she joined the Jr. Guild volunteering as a dinner and activities coordinator. Being a volunteer has always been part of Kim's life. As a young student, she helped with reading. As a young mother, she was involved with JDRF, (Raffles and Walks), Lindbergh Center for Hope and continued her volunteering through her church and Interfaith Hospitality Network (Homeless), VBS volunteer, room mother and PTO President.

She and her husband, Bill, raised three children and when a new job opportunity came along, they found themselves in Montgomery in 1999. Kim was anxious to get out and meet people and find a new purpose. As luck would have it, she saw an ad in the newspaper promoting Kindervelt. She contacted membership, became a guest at a local meeting and as the quote goes, "the rest is history." Kim loved the ladies and more importantly Kindervelt's mission statement. Two of their children received health services at CCHMC and that solidified her commitment to KV.

She has belonged to three groups through disbandment and mergers and is currently involved with KV #22 in Montgomery. Kim has used her business skills as President, group Krafts Chair, Secretary, sub committees and is currently Kindervelt's Fall Event Chair and working with the North Region presenting, LAUGHTER, the BEST MEDICINE.

Kim is a big proponent of attending other groups' events and fundraisers."Not only is it fun, but you get to meet and be with other members who all have the same commitment to Kindervelt. As it gets harder to find volunteers, it is crucial that we all work together on our fundraisers. That is the thinking behind The North Region taking on the Fall Event. Certainly, many hands make light work. And, it also keeps the FUN in Kindervelt Fundraising."

A friend gave Kim a pouch with the following message- "Please stop me before I volunteer again." Kindervelt is grateful Kim didn’t follow that message. Thank you, Kim for all you do in our community and especially Kindervelt. See you and your committee members at Fall Event! -Sheila Horan
As your groups are starting to meet this September, please check membership lists sent via email over the summer for accuracy.

Updated lists and group dues can be sent to me, Kelly Anderson, 146 Fleming Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215. Questions, don't hesitate to contact me (513) 582-6787‬
Upcoming Events
KV #12 Golf Scramble
Sunday, September 18th
Majestic Springs Golf Club
Click on flyer for more info.
Registration closes September 10th
Registration form found HERE.
KV #56 Boo Bunco Party
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Click on flyer to enlarge.
Kindervelt Krafts
I hope all the groups are crafting away to get ready for our Kraft shows. Burger Farm will be here before we know it. Your Reps will be bringing information to your group in September so you can see everything you can be involved in. There are items for the non crafters too! Our customers can’t wait to see the new creative items you have come up with.

Please mark your calendars and get ready for a great season. We have a lot of new things happening in Kindervelt Krafts.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Bonnie Hueneman KV Krafts Chair,
Fall Event -"Laughter...The Best Medicine"
Barrel of Cheer - Fall Event!
Fall Event raffle tickets for a Barrel of Cheer are now available. Tickets are $5.00 each 6/$20.00. Contact Bonnie: 513-235-1122.

Barrel includes: Patron, Johnny Walker Red Label, Jefferson Bourbon, Tito’s Vodka, Kahlúa, Baileys, Jack Daniels, Markers Mark, Captain Morgan, Fireball, Canadian Windsor, Beefeater Gin, Margaritaville Gold Tequila, cherries, olives, red grenadine & lime juice. Samples of Kahlúa, Rum Chata and Captain Morgan.
Save the Dates!
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 - KV #78 Holiday Decorations Sale
October 2nd - KV #56 Triple Crown Craft Fair
October 6th - KV #56 Boo Bunco
October 15 & 22 - Burger Farm Kindervelt Krafts
November 4th - Kindervelt's Fall Event @ JCC 6:30 - 10:30
November 5th - Kindervelt Krafts @ Seton High School
November 10th - Kindervelt Krafts at CCHMC
November 11th - KV #16 Bunco at Lakeridge Hall
February 25, 2023 - Pickle Ball Tournament
March 4, 2023 - Let the Good Times Bowl
KV #3 is gearing up for another season of fundraising fun this month! Our September kickoff meeting will be in the evening, held at the home of our incoming president, Jean Kachikis. After fifty years of morning meetings, KV 3 is experimenting with the later time in order to boost attendance. Members are enthusiastically looking forward to sharing the bounty of their gardens and kitchens with each other through our First Friday sales. Make It, Bake It, Fake It will be held in November, and we will be involved with Let The Good Times Bowl, scheduled for early 2023. It's shaping up to be another fantastic year!

KV #8 Welcome back and thank you to the new (and continuing) officers for 2022-23: Ginny Myer, Sherry Weckenbrock, Shelly O’Neill, Susan Dixon, Kathy Sanborn, Char McBrayer, Maggie Schweitzer, Abby Ridenauer, and Carla Roller. Also thanks to those members stepping up to lead our projects. Here’s to a successful year!

KV #16 has already had 2 kraft sessions and lots more great ideas under our new Kraft Chairperson, Mitze James. We’re getting ready for all the kraft shows and having fun too! 
KV #16 Bernecker Family Reunion was held at Miami Whitewater Park this summer and at the reunion we had 6 members who belong to KV #16 and we’re always recruiting additional family members. Plus we had 3 family members who were former KV members. It’s kind of a joke that some family members say ‘they’re afraid to retire’ because then they know they’ll have to join KV! 

Left to right: Sandy Keeney, Joann Harmon, Karen Rutz, Linda Deters, Marsha Bernecker, Diane Baer
KV #19 The ladies of Kindervelt #19 are energized and ready to start their 2022-2023 fundraising season after hosting an open house for new members this month! Outside of planning for our big spring Lunch at the Links event, this year, the KV#19 ladies will help lead the silent auction for the Kindervelt citywide fall event as well! Two other ways the women will do some passive fundraising for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is through Kroger Rewards and Amazon Smiles.

KV #30 has been meeting over the summer to make our crafts for the fall craft shows and we will begin to meet again in September.

KV #68 would like to thank Sheryl Meister for hosting our summer get together at her home. It was enjoyed by all! Looking forward to our September meeting to start out the new year for Kindervelt and all that is happening in the fall.

KV #78 is gearing up for a fall garage sale with fall, Christmas and other holiday decorations September 30 and October 1st! Many new items for year round holiday decorating. We are taking donations of fall & Christmas items also. Contact Mary Beth at
Applause, Applause!
Western & Southern Open Tennis Tournament

The Western & Southern (W&S) Tennis Tournament was another success for Citywide Kindervelt. Volunteers again sold souvenirs and ice to the guests while being ambassadors for the event each day.

There was a total of 225 shifts to be filled from August 13th to August 21st. Prior to the start of the tournament shifts were 100% full of more than 160 individuals! A special thanks to those who worked, especially 2, 3 and even 4 shifts. So many of these individuals return year after year in support of Kindervelt and great tennis.

Covid affected our workers and scheduling but those who were healthy, stepped up and filled those last-minute vacancies. We are grateful for your time and enthusiasm.

Special thanks go to KV Groups 12, 16, 22, 29, 49, 57, and 78 along with members from Citywide for your volunteer hours. Your time spent is fully appreciated at the tournament.

Katie Haas, Western & Southern Open CEO, expressed her appreciation for the strong partnership that Kindervelt has developed over the years with the tournament and the community. Ms. Haas’ appreciation secured additional funds for Kindervelt from 'Tennis for Charity' (, whose chairman Ken Berry kindly agreed to match Kindervelt’s commission for the W&S up to $10,000! We await the final numbers.

Forever grateful,
Debbie Clerc
W&S Volunteer Chairman ‘22
KV #16 members Cindy Burger and Andrea Violette

KV #16 Thank you, Cindy and Andrea, for volunteering for KV at the Western & Southern Tennis Tournament. I’m sure it was a great experience and we appreciate you taking the time to raise money for CCHMC.
KV #22 Members representing at W&S Tennis Tournament! Stephanie Janseen, Lis Faber Sally Chase.

KV #22 gives a HUGE SHOUT OUT to Deb Clerc, W&S Volunteer Chairman for her unending energy, positivity and skill to coordinate all the volunteers for the tennis tournament. Covid or no covid, your efforts do not go unnoticed and we are forever grateful for YOU and your dedication to Kindervelt!
Citywide thanks all those who volunteered at the Western & Southern Open this past August. It's a great opportunity to raise funds, and Kindervelt gets some great exposure.
Just a few photos of some of our great volunteers at the Western & Southern Open
Jeff Robbins, Ph.D - CCHMC Heart Institute

Dr. Jeffery Robbins passed away unexpectedly August 20th. He was executive co-director of the Heart Institute while we supported the Heart Institute - Neurodevelopmental, Educational & Learning Center from 2013-2016. He spoke to us many times. More information HERE.
Obituary HERE.

KV #3 sends their deepest sympathies to Andi Mapes and her family on the loss of her brother.

KV #56 wants to extend our sincere sympathies to Sue Hammel, and her son, Kent and daughter Tammy Booth (citywide member) on the passing of her beloved husband of 43 years, Terry on August 8th. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all their family members and friends. Terry was a big supporter of Sue and all of her Kindervelt adventures including assembling some of their craft items.

KV #65 sends condolences to Suzanne Nemeth and her family on the loss of her aunt.
September 9th - Debbie Linneman #56
September 17th - Terri Mitch #56
September 18th - Teresa Hoying #22
September 28th - Laurie Halmi #78
September 28th - Joy Rich #56
September 29th - Kelli Green #22
September 29th - Linda Lunceford #56