From the President

In the United States, April is National Volunteer Month—a month dedicated to recognizing the importance of volunteering and honoring the significant contributions volunteers make by generously donating their time and talents to worthy causes.
Our Kindervelt volunteers are some of the best around! In the final two months of our fiscal year, we have the calendar packed with many events which will all help boost the check amount! Mark your calendars for May 18th so you don’t miss attending the Annual Meeting and our 2nd check presentation to the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the PICU. All members are encouraged to attend. It’s always so fun to be a part of the live reveal of the check amount and it’s sure to be a very sizable amount as our groups have really been working hard now that some COVID restrictions have been lessened. I so admire the dedication everyone has been displaying to round out our year.
The slate for the 2022-2023 Board of Trustees is presented in this newsletter. Many thanks to such a wonderful group of ladies who have so graciously agreed to serve the organization. We will vote to approve the slate and install the officers at the Annual Meeting. 
Groups will be busy selecting their officers this month for the 2022-2023 year. It’s a perfect month to do such a task as it’s the month recognizing the importance of volunteerism, so don’t be shy…raise your hand!!
Happy Spring and Happy Easter! As you enjoy all the wonders of this beautiful season, try to support a group hosting a Spring event! There are plenty to select from, all listed in this edition of the newsletter.
As always, I thank you so much for all you do for Kindervelt and CCHMC. We are making a difference and changing the outcome, TOGETHER!
Katrina Smith
Kindervelt City President
Annual Barbara Fitch Award Nominations
Nominations due April 15th.
It's time for our annual Barbara Fitch Award nominations. The committee is looking for an exemplary individual to honor, so please consider for nomination any current Kindervelt member in good-standing with at least 5 years service.  This person should be dedicated and committed--one who is an ambassador for Kindervelt in the community, who is an active contributor to her local group, and who gladly gives her time, talents and energy to promote our cause.  The nominee should represent the true spirit of charity as well as embody the mantra "others before self".

The 2022 award winner will be honored at this year's Annual Meeting On May 18th.
Help Us Complete the Story

The Kindervelt Tennithon story is being written by Sharon Folzenlogen and Karen Bellman, 1989 and 1991 Tennithon chairpersons respectively, for the upcoming 50th Kindervelt anniversary book. The bells and whistles about how the project was organized, the monies raised, the event itself, are mostly completed. But the voices of so many Kindervelt members who tirelessly worked on the Tennithon steering committees are missing. We want you to be heard. Sharing a fond memory or a funny anecdote would reflect the fun we had raising funds for CCHMC. Please get in touch with Sharon or Karen via email at or Include your phone number if you would like to speak to either one of us. We would welcome the opportunity to catch-up.
Upcoming Events
Last Chance to Register & Order Cookies!
Spring Luncheon
April 9th
11:00 - 2:00
Please join KV #77 for our Spring Luncheon at The Manor House in Mason. We'll have a Silent Auction, Mystery Bags, Jewelry Chance, Basket Raffle, Wine Raffle, Split the Pot, Ballroom Dancing Entertainment, and Lunch.

Questions? Please contact Brenda Bearden 513-226-6841
KV #8 Egg My Yard
Click on Images to Enlarge!
KV #68 Tee-off for the Kids
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 April Leadership meeting!
KV #19's Lunch at the Links
Heritage Regatta
Saturday April 30, 2022
Get your tickets now Ladies – you are invited to join Kindervelt #19 of Heritage Club as we host our 14th annual "Lunch at the Links" on Saturday April 30th. Our theme this year is "Heritage Regatta." So put on your nautical attire and join us for a fun luncheon filled with a Silent Auction, Wine Pull, amazing Luxury Raffle (can you say David Yurman?), popular Booze Cart Raffle and a NEW Bourbon Lovers Dream Raffle.

This event is sure to be a sell-out!
Prepay by check made out to:
Kindervelt #56
61 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Or Venmo to @Kindervelt
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

Split the Pot - $1 each
Super Raffle $10 each or 3 for $25

Questions - email or call or text 859-468-8826
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.
Great Reads About Cincinnati!
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. Thank you to those who have graciously volunteered their time. - 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 - OPEN
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!

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
June 6th - KV #16 Golf Outing
November 4th - Kindervelt's Fall Event - JCC 7:00 - 11:00
KV #3 We are grateful to be back meeting in person. Zoom worked well, but there is no substitute for being together! We have put together our slate of officers for the next fiscal year and are exploring ways to engage more of our members. Specifically, we are using a program called Doodle to poll members as to the best meeting days and times. Our talented members are also beefing up the offerings for "First Friday" in April and May, creating wonderful goodies that are available for purchase within the group. Of course, we continue to support regional and city-wide events and are looking forward to attending the Annual Meeting.

KV #16 Sends a big Thank You to all the members who baked or who helped sell all our delicious bakery items at the St. Clare Fish Fry! It was a huge success and kept all our baking skills ready for when we can resume our KV bake sales at the Hospital! Thank you everyone! 

KV #45 is welcoming another new member, Andrea Roberts, who is our third new member this year!!

KV #56 Special thanks to Libby Baker, who is our consummate promoter in our Giant Jelly Bean sales department. Another Special thank you to Debbie Linneman and hubby, Terry for all the wood patterns and wood cutouts for our craft projects. We also want to thank Carolyn Riehle for opening her home again as craft central. Sue Hammel has given many fun and creative craft ideas that we turn into a profit.

KV #68 would like to welcome our two new members Kelly Bollinger and Janice Miller. We are so happy to have them. We also thank Cindy Metz for opening her home for our meeting and Janet Bretnitz for the dessert.
Applause, Applause!
KV #68 Princess Party
KV #68 had a wonderful Princess Party on March 6th. Princesses pictured are Olyessa Lawson-middle, small Cinderella-Reagan Wahl and Belle is Emelia Miyagawa. It was a wonderful afternoon with all the Princesses and their moms, grandmothers and aunts. We made $3,400 for Kindervelt.
KV #56 sends out sincere condolences to Libby Baker and her family on the passing of her sister, Carol G. Hoffman.

KV #56 & #78 send heartfelt condolences to Ruth Wiley and her family on the passing of her grandson, Nathan Pfeffer. Please keep Ruth and her family in your prayers. We wish Ruth and her family, nothing but strength, comfort and support. Ruth is a past City Wide President and Markt Chair. Nate's mother, Becky Pfeffer-Truesdell, is also a past Markt Chair.
March 19th - Sheila Horan #56
April 1st - Gail Shaw-Courtney #68
April 3rd - Janie Dolan #30
April 9th - Eleni Zaferes #30
April 15th - Amanda Gibson #78
April 18th - Lisa Allison #22
April 18th - Sheila Mulligan #22
April 26th - Jill Guenther #78
KV #8 wishes a speedy recoveries to Nancy Burns, Laura Beasley, and Becky Karns.
KV #8 would like to congratulate Sherry Weckenbrock and her husband on the marriage of their daughter, Kristen, to Ryan Carson on February 6, 2022. The two were married high in the mountains east of Seattle. We wish them well as they embark on this next chapter of life!
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.