Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis was called to order by Past President Marsha Jackson on March 21. Barb Cockshoot gave the invocation and was also greeter.

Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald was the speaker and enlightened us on several things. He said that the Arrhythmia Alliance group has just been launched with a need for 45 AED (Automated External Defibrillators). Quick action is necessary when someone suffers from sudden cardiac arrhythmia attack. In January 2016, the county started connection with Interpol in Washington, D.C. He told about the value of that relationship. Two employees have received training in Washington, D. C. There is a drug drop-off box at the Sheriff’s Office for people to drop off old drugs anonymously.

The April 4 meeting has been cancelled due to Teen Maze. Barb Cockshoot’s birthday was celebrated with a song. The 50/50 was won by Betty Katzer. Visitors are always welcome.

Colo World Outlook Club

Joyce French opened the March meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club collect. There were nine members in attendance and two guests. The minutes and treasurer’s report were read.

The club received two nice letters from Youth and Shelter Services and Easter Seals of Iowa with the latest progress for each. This included a kind thank-you to the Colo World Outlook Club for their donations. The club has taken on a new project this year to support women veterans. The current focus is on making gift bags.

On Saturday, April 15, at 8 a.m., the WO Club will hold its annual bake sale to raise funds for the Colo-NESCO Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year it will be held at the fire station in conjunction with the Easter festivities.

The committees presented their reports. Dorothy Cerka provided the health and safety update. Afterwards, Joyce adjourned the meeting and we listened to a very enjoyable and entertaining program by Gloria Jordan from Knoxville on her experiences piloting small planes in California and Iowa. This was followed by dessert. Becky Jordan was the hostess for the evening.

Next month our meeting will be held on April 25 at 7 p.m. This will be the annual business meeting, which will be held at the Colo Community Center and our hostess for the evening will be Joyce French. Jessica Michael will be the guest speaker.

Submitted by Rebecca Jordan


Nevada Lions

The Nevada Lions Club met Wednesday evening, March 22, in the Windsor Manor dining room. Second Vice President Jerry Radke called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. After singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Jerry Radke gave the invocation. After eating, Tail Twister Charlie Lloyd lead us in singing three songs and with Marilyn Argotsinger at the piano, we sounded pretty good. Charlie then proceeded to collect some fines with difficult questions that most Lions could not answer. John Beals won the 50/50 drawing.

Joining us as a guest of Lion Terence Beaston and a potential new member was Phil Grout. We changed the date of our Pancake Day to May 13, since the hospital is having a fundraiser on April 22. The Scholarship committee, consisting of Charlene Jarboe and Charlie Lloyd, are going to select two seniors at Nevada High School for our $1,000 scholarships. The nominating committee was also instructed to meet and chose a slate of officers by our next meeting on April 12. John Beals read a list of dates that we could host meals for Food at First. We chose May 8. We will be serving sweet corn and bologna to the Lions Youth Exchange Camp near Madrid on Monday, July 17.

Lion Elijah Hansen introduced his program for the evening — Jodi Heeren, student and family development specialist, and Elizabeth Gindt, academic coach, for the Nevada Community School District. They handed out a sheet listing eleven resources and proceeded to alternately describe each one. Jodi described Backpack Buddies, Angel Tree, Rotary’s Winter Coats, Student Assistance Funds, Activity Scholarship and Hasty Meals. Elizabeth detailed the Food Pantry at School, Cubbie’s Cupboard, School Supply Program, Fresh Start Furniture and Harmony Clothing Closet. After several questions from the floor, Elijah thanked his speakers with Lions mugs.

Our next meeting will be April 12, at 6:30 in the Windsor Manor dining room. Loren Heckathorne will arrange the evening’s program. Bob Hunter will have the program on April 26. Please join us on one of those dates.