From the President
Welcome 2023!

Ringing in the New Year with family and friends is a tradition that is celebrated globally marking the end of the year before and celebrating the new year to come no matter where you are in the world. Singing along to Auld Lang Syne and making resolutions have become a part of that tradition. Truthfully, most of us only really know the first verse of the popular New Years’s song which basically interprets to “for the sake of old times.” As we remember all the fun we have had with Kindervelt friends in the past, let’s make it a goal to continue those fun times with even more friends. Consider inviting a friend, neighbor, coworker, church friend, hairdresser, nail tech, workout partner, just to name a few, to join us in the fun.
Our citywide event, Let The Good Times Bowl, is Saturday March 4 at Stone Lanes in Norwood. The goal is to have 100% participation from all the Kindervelt groups. Please see the information below for more details and ways your group can participate.

Bonnie Hueneman and the nominating committee will be seeking a new slate of officers for the 2023-2024 Board of Trustees. The only skill set required is a mind set to want to volunteer. 😊

Happy New Year everyone.
Let’s make some memories for 2023!

Your friend in Kindervelt,
Cindy Burger
Kindervelt City President

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke
Body Safety Conversations with Youth
By Tara Dale, LISW-S
Throughout the year, kids will engage in a variety of activities and interact with many different people through home, school and other extracurricular and community activities. While managing a busy family schedule, it’s important for caregivers to have open communication with their kids about body safety and the importance of speaking up when they feel unsafe with others. This will help empower your child to feel confident and better prepared to handle difficult situations and seek help if an unsafe situation occurs.

It is estimated that 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18 (Darkness to Light, 2013). More than 90% of the perpetrators of abuse are known to the child, including family and acquaintances ( Caregivers should begin having talks with their children about body safety early. This will foster honesty and trust with hard conversations and allow you to address concerns efficiently should they arise. Here are some ways caregivers can have talks with their children about body safety in age-appropriate ways:
  • Let your child know that you’re a safe person they can talk to, ask questions, and disclose information to without feeling guilty or having consequences.
  • Help your child identify other trusted adults they can talk to if they experience an unsafe situation. This can be family, close friends and teachers if they feel uncomfortable sharing any information with you.
  • Teach your child to use proper names for body parts. You can talk about body safety without discussing sexuality with children. Using nicknames for body parts can create confusion for the child and limit yours or other trusted adult’s ability to adequately determine when an unsafe situation has occurred.
  • Talk to your child about the difference between “safe” and “unsafe” touch. Try to avoid identifying touching as “good” or bad” to minimize feelings of guilt. A handshake, “high 5” and hugs are examples of safe touches. Some examples of unsafe touches would be touching areas that are typically covered by underwear and bathing suits.
  • Talk to your child about the difference between surprises and secrets. Sometimes loved ones will have surprises for each other. Surprises make people happy. Secrets can make others unhappy or upset. Tell your child that no one should ask them to keep secrets, especially about body parts. Encourage them to tell you or another trusted adult if anyone asks them to keep a secret from you.
  • Whenever possible minimize situations where your child is alone and unsupervised in a 1-on-1 interaction with another person.
  • Be patient and listen when they are sharing their experiences. Ask questions to help gather information and try to avoid interrogating them about the situation, which may increase feelings of shame and worry.

If you suspect that abuse has occurred, immediately contact (513)241-KIDS in Hamilton County or your local children’s services agency or bring your child to the nearest emergency department for additional support. You can also contact CCHMC’s Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at (513) 636-SAFE (7233) for additional guidance and support.
Upcoming Events
Payout Winners
Score at the end of 1st quarter $50.00
Score at the end of 2nd quarter $50.00
Score at the end of 3rd quarter $50.00
Final Score $100.00
Also- $250.00 will be divided up by the number of score changes (EX. 5 score
changes = 5 winners of $50.00 each)
Super Bowl Split the Pot

Kindervelt #68 is having their annual Super Bowl Split the Pot again this year. There will be 100 squares available at $10.00 each
Participate by calling or emailing Bonnie the number of squares you want to purchase at $10.00 each beginning January 1- February 8th or sold out.
Contact Bonnie Hueneman to reserve your square(s):
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Kindervelt Pickleball Tournament
Come "dink" with us for the kids in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Saturday, February 25, 2023

This tournament will have two sessions 
Morning – Age 60 and over 
Afternoon – Open

With 4 Divisions in each session:
Men’s beginner/intermediate
Men’s intermediate/advanced
Women’s beginner/intermediate
Women’s intermediate/advanced 

This is a great chance for a 1st tournament experience, but all levels of experience are welcome!
Let the Good Times Bowl!
Register Early to Secure your Spot for Let the Good Times Bowl!
Saturday, March 4th
Doors open at 2, bowling begins at 2:30
Where: Stone Lanes, Norwood, Oh
3746 Montgomery Rd, Norwood, OH 45212

Join us for an afternoon of FUN
Bowling ~ Silent Auctions ~ Wine Pull ~ Split the Pot ~ Red Pin Special Prizes

 Prizes awarded for
Highest Team Score
Highest Individual Score
1st Turkey Award

Every team receives a team pizza & party favors
Kindervelt Beer Cups with unlimited draft beer will be available for $20

KV Groups please help us with the Silent Auction & consider donating $50 dollars (Gift Card/Items/Cash) or 2 Bottles of Wine (1 White & 1 Red)

Questions, Please contact either:
Suzanne Nemeth: or 513-405-2242
Andi Mapes: or 513-500-3820
KV #30 Bunco Luncheon
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Cincinnati Women's Club
330 Lafayette Ave.

Lunch - Bunco - Quarter Raffle - Prizes
RSVP: Phyllis Miller 513-336-9586

More information: Marie Tsacalis – 513-984-0408 or
Don't forget your Roll of Quarters SPACE IS LIMITED

Flyer coming soon and online reservations.
Save the Dates!
February 25, 2023 - Pickleball Tournament
March 4, 2023 - Let the Good Times Bowl
March 25, 2023 - KV #30 Bunco Luncheon
April 15, 2023 - KV #77 Spring Luncheon
April 29th - KV #19 Lunch at the Links
May 8, 2023 - KV #68 Golf Outing
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee will soon be working to fill the Board of Trustees positions for the fiscal year 2023-2024. Please take a few minutes to look at the Qualities & Requirements by clicking on the image for Board Position descriptions.

Would you be interested in talking with me about one of these positions? Or maybe you know someone that is a member of your group or city member that would be a good fit? If so, please me, Bonnie Hueneman at
KV #3 Our annual holiday dinner and meeting in December was a lot of fun, with many of the members in attendance. We are gearing up to support Let the Good Times Bowl on March 4, with member Andi Mapes working with the committee to line up donations and volunteers. 
L-R: Suzanne Schweller, Becky Barnaclo, Muffy Kadon, Fran Christensen, Lynn Hogan, Joanne Shreve, Kris Spencer, Jean Kachikis, Caroline Cox (hostess). Not pictured: Claire Kupferle 

KV #16 kicked off the Holiday season with our Christmas get together at Cindy's home on Dec. 12th! It's always fun to celebrate with our KV 16 members and enjoy the wine, appetizers, entree, desserts and our "Christmas Exchange!" Happy New Year to all and here's to another year of having fun while raising funds for CCHMC!

KV #19 We had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays together for our annual Christmas Party! We are lucky to have a new group of members this year and they were able to get to know some of the returning members through a night of appetizers, drinks and fun. The new year will mean buckling down to lock in sponsors and silent auction items for our spring event in April! 
KV #19 We had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays together for our annual Christmas Party! We are lucky to have a new group of members this year and they were able to get to know some of the returning members through a night of appetizers, drinks and fun. The new year will mean buckling down to lock in sponsors and silent auction items for our spring event in April! 
Standing L to R: Val Scholl, Kathy Lawley, Amy Bensman,  Dianne Juenger, Andrea Doepker, Leigh Anne Diekroeger, Gina Arens, Kay Mosier, Christina Keim, Janet Potts, Jackie Quigley, Lornette Dallas (prospective member), Gale Beckett, Joan Graham
Sitting L to R: Karen Bramwell, Shalini Malhotra, Sankhya Jejurikar, Shari Dagenback, Pooja Soni, Jeanne Reisinger
KV #22 Sends well wishes to Jackie Kirkpatrick.

KV #29 The ladies of KV #29 normally meet for lunch at a different restaurant each month, but for December we had a catered lunch at our treasurer, Barb Dahl’s home. And instead of an ornament exchange, we played the Saran Wrap Ball game. It was a lot of fun with surprise treats hidden in the ball. Thank you Barb for hosting. And from all of us in KV #29, we wish all Kindervelt members a Healthy, Prosperous, and FUN 2023! 
L - R: Donna Boggs, Ellen Jackson, Cynthia Blocksom
Linda Trebbi and Carrie Conlin Royalty
KV #56 would like to wish all our members and their families a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Good Health and Blessings go out to all. Thanks for all you do to make Kindervelt an ongoing and successful fundraising organization.

KV #68 would like to thank Lou Tallarigo and Pat Wahl for arranging our Christmas Party at Christine’s Restaurant in Western Hills. It was very festive and a good time was had by all. It was great to see some of our members that haven’t been able to get out until recently.
KV #77 had a lovely December meeting with most of our members present. We are looking forward to our annual luncheon on April 15, 2023.

L-R: Karen Geeves, Carol Zacher, Terri Defevers, Terri Kemper, Crystal Dandridge, Karen Benne, Teresa Cole, Brenda Bearden, and in front sitting is Sarah Varda
KV #78 again adopted a family for Christmas. Some of our sunshine money is set aside for this and our members love shopping for the family adding to what we can do with our sunshine funds. We also had a wonderful potluck dinner at our December meeting. We enjoyed some great food & drink, conversation and a fun gift exchange.
L-R: Ruth Wiley, Katrina Smith, Terri Dahlem, Beth Voorhees, Nancy Morton, Mary Beth Young, Lisa Robison, Amanda Gibson, Jill Guenther, Beth Pollock.
Applause, Applause!
KV #16 Congratulations to Rita Hudepohl, longtime friend of Lin Wolf and longtime supporter of KV #16 fundraisers, for winning the Bengals sweater! Enjoy and Go Bengals!!

Lin Wolf presenting Rita Hudepohl
her new Bengals Sweater!

KV #16 We were fortunate to experience KV #16's dazzling luminaries in North College Hill and the Eden Ridge Subdivision thanks to Linda Deters and Cindy Burger. It was beautiful! 
KV #22 held their annual Candles 4 Kids luminaria event on Sunday, December 11th in the Swaim Field neighborhood of Montgomery. Kudos go out to the street captains, volunteers and Sarah Bell, our tireless chairman! When completed, we had $4218 profit with over 63% of the homes participating!
KV #68 was so happy to be able to have their St. Nick Bake Sale in the hospital once again! They made $700 in a couple of hours.  A special THANKS to all that baked for the sale and a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Sheryl Meister, Debbie Eilerman, Rita Finley and Pat Wahl for giving their time to take the bake goods to the hospital and stay there and sell them from 9-2.

KV #78 Held their luminary night in three different neighborhoods. After counting out 12 bags and candles, shoveling 12 cups of sand into a separate bag to make a total of over 360 luminary kits, our net was over $2300. We also had a lot of Chirstmas decorations left from our holiday garage sale so we had a mini sale at CCHMC and sold out in a couple of hours and made $460. Nothing was over $5, most was $2 or $3!
KV #3 Following the loss of our beloved longtime member, Sara Pritchard, the group has raised over $1125 in her honor.

KV #12 It is with deep sadness that we tell you about the passing of member Marsha Falknor’s husband, Bill. Bill is survived by the love of his life, Marsha, by his daughters, Amy Simons and Jodi Falknor along with grandsons, Kevin and Nick. Bill, a treasured member of the Lebanon community, served as an officer in the United States Navy, was employed by the Ralph J. Stolle Company for 45 years and served on the Countryside YMCA board. Our hearts are broken over his passing.

KV #22 Sends sincere condolences to Perri Schenker and her family on the passing of her beloved mom, Sylvia Weinberg. Sylvia was just weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

KV #45 Sends deepest sympathy to Gayle Keating on the death of her mother, Edna Deckbar.
January 5th - Wendy Holschuh #78
January 10th - Cindy Burger #16
January 17th - Molly Decker #68
January 19th - Alex Nolte #77
January 19th - Judy Williams #77
January 20th - Tracy Ting #22
January 21st - Nancy Nutini #68
January 22nd - Lisa Robison #78
January 24th - Mary George #68
January 25th - Janet Bretnitz #68
January 26th - Jane Close #22
January 28th - Beverly Rainier #68
January 28th - Terri Dahlem #78
January 28th - Debbie Young #22