From the President
As a child my parents often used the phrase “time flies when you’re having fun.” I now appreciate those words when I think back on how fast this first fiscal year of my presidency went.
I’ve enjoyed attending Kindervelt group meetings and events. The beauty of Kindervelt lies in the uniqueness of every group across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky coming together for the common goal of raising funds for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. What a great group of women who care so deeply and are willing to help out with absolutely anything.
We are finishing the third year of our four year commitment to the Division of Critical Medicine and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. How amazing it is to witness all the hard work and dedication of every Kindervelt member. Thank you for volunteering your time and making a difference in so many lives at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Linda Deters, our Annual Meeting Chair, has planned a beautiful evening for us to celebrate the end of our year. I hope you have made plans to join us for the much anticipated check reveal on May 16th at Clovernook Country Club as Kindervelt presents our gift to Children’s Hospital. This is sure to be a special evening.
It’s true, time does fly when you’re having fun! It’s hard to believe a year has passed. It has been a fun year working with all of you, my Kindervelt friends. I wouldn’t have it any other way. By the way, green has become my new favorite color!

Your friend in Kindervelt,

Cindy Burger
Kindervelt City President
Beauty, Strength, Youth, are flowers but fading seen;
         Duty, Faith, Love, are roots and ever GREEN.
~  George Peele
Upcoming Events
All flyers are downloadable, just click on the image
Piggest Raffle Ever!
Kindervelt receives 100% of your raffle ticket purchase.

Drawing held May 7, 2023
Kindervelt's Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 16th
Clovernook Country Club
2035 W. Galbraith Rd.
Tickets only $45
Cocktail hour starts at 6:00pm

Buffet dinner includes salads with a choice of toppings, lasagna, pasta bar with marinara & alfredo sauces, meatballs, grilled chicken, garlic bread, and a variety of desserts.
Tee Off for the Kids
Join KV #68 for a fun day at their annual Golf Outing, May 8th at Aston Oaks Golf Club!

In addition to golf....there will be some raffles: Bourbon Basket, 4 Cincinnati Reds Diamond Seats and also a giant split-the-pot.

Click HERE for a downloadable flyer, sponsorship info and more.
Tee Off for the Kids Raffles
Bourbon basket includes Benchmark Kentucky Bourbon, Bourbon Cream, Weller Special Reserve (green label), Buffalo Trace,
Markers Mark, Elijah Craig, Woodford Reserve, Karrikin Bourbon, 
Value is over $300.00

4 Reds Diamond Seats - Game of your choice Sunday - Thursday games only, subject to availability.

Split the Pot Tickets also available.
Let's Laugh for Kid's Sake!
Join KV #49 on
Tuesday, June 13th
Go Bananas Comedy Club
8410 Market Place Lane, Cincinnati

$25. per person for a great night of laughs
Drinks & Appetizers available for purchase.
KV #16 Golf Outing
July 10th
Clovernook Country Club
KV #16 Golf Ball Drop!
Golf Ball Drop / Split the Pot 
You don’t have to golf or be present to win! Purchase golf balls for chances to win split the pot. 

Be on the Lookout!
May 8th - KV #68 - Golf Outing
May 16th - Annual Meeting
June 13th - KV #49 Go Bananas Comedy Night
July 10th - KV #16 Golf Outing
September 22nd - KV #16 Bunco
From the PICU - Just in Time
It’s third down. Joe Burrow steps back in the pocket. He looks left, the wide receiver is covered. A defensive tackle barrels down the middle of the pocket. Joe rolls right, steps back, and launches the ball 40 yards. Ja’Marr Chase is sprinting down the field, an orange blur. He leaps up and catches the ball with one hand and falls into the endzone. Touchdown! The stadium… is silent. No applause, no claps, nothing. Why? It’s practice- no one is watching.

The key to success in any skill is practice, since practice improves competency. In the pediatric intensive care unit, we do our best to predict and prevent patient decline. However, these events still happen, and sometimes they aren’t preventable. So, how can we ensure that our team is ready to act when it matters the most? We practice.

Step 1 of any effective practice is to identify the areas that need work. We first identify our highest risk patients- those who are most likely to get sicker within the next 24 hours. We then meet with all staff caring for the patient at least every 12 hours and review the plan that the team should enact should the patient worsen. This creates a shared situational awareness among bedside staff.

Step 2 is to execute the plan in a safe environment. We design short simulated scenarios which mirror one of the sickest children in the ICU. In these scenarios, the simulated patient decompensates, as predicted. We then take the ICU staff caring for the patient (e.g., nurses, respiratory therapists, and doctors) and practice the plan that was reviewed earlier in the day.

These just-in-time scenarios gives the ICU team the opportunity to practice caring for our sickest patients, before that care is needed. We practice working together as a team, identify areas of confussion, and adjust our gameplan after trialing it together. We can’t prevent all children from getting sicker, but we can be ready to treat those children when it occurs. How? Practice.

-Danny Loeb, MD, MEd; Kelly Elly RN; Kelly Collins, Matthew Zackoff MD, MEd
Kindervelt History
To help me in writing the Kindervelt History, I am looking for any Kindervelt information - such as newsletters, annual meeting programs, photos, press releases, event programs and flyers, interesting stories around KV events, etc. I especially need items from 1988-1990 and 1998-2000 and info on Kindervelt's participation in the Western Southern Tennis Tournament. If you have any Kindervelt memorabilia that would be of interest for the KV history please let me know. I will be at the Annual Meeting if you have items you want to share. 
I live in Mason, OH and am at the KV Leadership Meetings each month.

Thank you,
Nancy Groves-VanBuskirk Also you can contact me at: 513-403-5260 cell or
Membership Event at AR Workshop
Much fun was had by all who attended the AR Workshop in Hyde Park for the membership socials! Not only were we able to support the South Region in their fundraising project, but we all left with beautiful new artwork! Thank you to all that spent their Thursday evening with me; it was wonderful getting to know you all better. - Kelly Anderson, Membership Chair
KV #3 (Hyde Park) is busy wrapping up the year and preparing for next year, with an emphasis on growth. We will be expanding membership to add two women to our group for the next fiscal year, which is very exciting! We are looking at ways to expand the ongoing sale of goodies from our members, dubbed First Friday. Also, plans are in the works for a fall event as well as a new winter event for our group. With one more meeting to go, we will elect our slate of officers and wrap things up before breaking for the summer.

KV #8 Welcome to our two new members, Franca Burton and Gail Ulanski. We are glad to have you with us.
KV #8 West Region, Thank You!  "Bartending for a Cause” was a great success! We worked together planning and executing a very fun event at W Lounge. Collectively we made money and friendships. Kudos to West Region 💚”

KV #12 We were thrilled to host city president, Cindy Burger at our April 25th meeting.

Sitting: Cindy Burger, Diane Scrimizzi.
Left to Right standing: Glenda DeJesus, Roxanne Cash, Sharon Bruggeman, Kathy Sherlock, Cathy Chasteen, Marsha Falknor, Mariellen Durbin.
KV #19 We had a wonderful "Lunch at the Links" event this year! The lunch sold out and our raffles and silent auction were a huge success. An event like this can't happen without the support of our many sponsors. We wanted to give a HUGE shout-out to all those who sponsored the "Run for the Roses" lunch this year.
KV #22 held our April meeting in the home of Marilyn Jacoby. We welcomed a new member, Cindy Nelson, to our group, enjoyed adult beverages, had a few laughs and reported KV Citywide business. We are grateful to Kim Lucken for her years of service as she steps down as our group president. Our final meeting will be on May 11th.
L-R back: Kate Moody, Deb Clerc, Perri Schenker, Cindy Nelson, Sarah Bell, Marla Gross, Kathy Roth, Kim Lucken, Marilyn Jacoby, L-R front: Gale McLaughlin, Kristin Rose, Sue Crosby, Bonnie Finn, Amy Rosenberg, Debbie Young
KV #68 would like to welcome Susan Zimmerman to our group. We are happy to have you! It is great how our group is growing.
KV #77 The newly renovated Marriott North was a wonderful place for our 31st luncheon and fashion show this year. Chico’s did a great job with some new styles and colors, and our volunteers at every station were simply fantastic!! Thanks to all that attended to support us.

Terri Defevers, Karen Benne, Teresa Cole, Sarah Varda, Terri Kemper, Brenda Bearden, Vivian Cosio, Carol Zacher, Karen Geeves, Alex Nolte and Mary Jo Hoffman.
KV #78 wishes Mary Beth Young a speedy recovery after her knee replacement on April 19th.
KV #8 Thank you, thank you to Kristen Gettins and all her bunny helpers for another successful Egg My Yard! And also to Kristen for chairing the Valentine Cookie Sale in February! Thank you to all #8 members who have made our year very successful - both in raising funds but also in having fun while doing so. You are a great group! 

KV #16 would like to extend our appreciation to all the members who contributed to the recent Kraft show at CCHMC and to all those who supported our March Madness raffle. We continue to have fun while raising funds for CCHMC. Thank you!

KV #20 would like to give a shout out to our Region Leader, Kathy Sanborn, for recommending Tips for a Cause at The W Lounge in Wyoming. It was a great idea and the whole evening was a blast.
KV #22 We are SO proud of our retiring president, Kim Lucken! Thank you for all the years as our leader!
KV #56 would like to send out a great big "THANK YOU" to all our Members who Made our Spring BUNCO party such a success! Many hands working together made this $2800.00 a huge night! Also thanking our members for Spring Crafts and Bake Goods Sale at Triple Crown. Baking and selling is our mantra! We wish a Happy Mother's Day greetings to all!

KV #68 would like to thank Susan Deye for hosting our April meeting at her house and to Gail Shaw-Courtney for the delicious dessert.
KV #68 Thank you, thank you. We are so appreciative of Cindy Metz and Kathy Olberding saying YES to being on the 2023-2024 Board of Trustees and to Susan Deye for agreeing to be on the Nominating committee for the selection of the 2024-2025 Board of Trustees.

KV #77 Thank you to all the ladies of KV #77 for a successful event that was held on April 15th at the Marriott North.
KV #3 offers their deepest sympathy to member Andi Mapes, who recently lost her beloved father-in-law, Gene Mapes, with whom she was very close.
May 9th - Brenda Bearden #77
May 9th - Stevie Strauchen #30
May 12th - Teresa Cole #77
May 12th - Sheryl Meister #68
May 13th - Diana Peters #68
May 14th - Kristin Rose #22
May 14th - JoAnn Carlson #30
May 29th - Rita Keim #19
May 27th - Ree Pebler #78
May 28th - Kathy Werner #68
May 29th - Susan Zimmerman #68
May 29th - Perri Schenker #22