At the April 11 meeting of the Nevada Kiwanis Club, Judy Strobehn introduced Meg Frideres. Meg is a teacher at Nevada High School and recently attended a conference for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) in Anaheim, Calif. Meg told the group what a great conference it was as it was attended not only by teachers, but also superintendents and principals from over 40 nations. Some of the topics discussed were neuroscience and the brain, and changing the way the brain engages. Meg came back with a lot of useful information to share with the Nevada Schools. Thanks, Meg and Judy!
The Nevada Lions met on April 12 at 6:30 p.m., with second V.P. Jerry Radke calling our meeting to order. After dinner, Mike Seabock took over as acting tail twister for the evening — he gave us a written quiz on of all things, outer wear, at which none of us were very successful. The singing went quite well with Marilyn leading us with her usual beautiful job with the piano.
After a few short orders of business, Lion Loren introduced our speaker for the evening, optometrist Robb Schmidt. We soon learned there is much more to the business of optometry than fitting glasses. We were amazed at all of the things that an optometrist must check for and how complex the eye really is. He talked about a fairly new program of checking infants from 6 months to 1 year in age for eye problems. It was an interesting program, since sight and hearing are two of the main things that Lions work with. We actively take part in the Kids sight program each fall, where we take pictures of kids up to 5 years old to have them checked to see if they need glasses or some other help with their eyes. It was interesting and we thanked Robb for his program.
After the regular meeting, we held our regular monthly board meeting. We will be helping with Food at First on May 8 and our pancake feed is coming up later in May. Our next meeting will be on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Windsor Manor; you are invited to join us.