Nevada Kiwanis

At the May 2 Nevada Kiwanis meeting, Kiwanian Dario Zaffarano gave the program on trout fishing in northeast Iowa. Dario showed a film of a son taking his father fishing and he talked about the sustainability of many of the trout streams in that area and also about some of the streams that are stocked. Thank, Dario, for a great program. Let’s all go fishing!

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

On May 2, the Nevada Golden K Kiwanis meeting was called to order by President Darrell Staley. Marsha Jackson gave the invocation. Joel Fey, Nevada elementary principal, was the speaker. He said that students are presented with challenges for various life-type problems. They can then find problems and develop ways to fix it. It is important to get kids to their full potential. He gave a great overview of the various kinds of teaching processes and the accomplishments of both teachers and students in the Nevada Central Elementary School.

Bev Packard won 50/50. Gwen Frese gave a report on the K-Kids. They delivered food to the Nevada Community Pantry this week. Next week, Golden K Kiwanis will meet at the Nevada Public Library.

Presbyterian Women

Mary Bagnall and Rose Vier hosted the coffee hour preceding the Bible study on May 4. Thirteen members participated in the study led by Marlys Potter, “Who is Jesus,” based on Luke’s narrative of the life of Jesus.

Maxine Spencer shared Devotions. Lorraine Cook presented The Fellowship of the Least Coin, with chosen readings citing April as Care Giver’s month and May as the month to celebrate mothers.

Moderator Carolyn Shaw reported that the work for the new kitchen floor would take two full days. The gas line to the stove needs to be disconnected and the floor surface stripped.

Spring and Fall Salad Luncheons were discussed. The concerns leading to the decision to cancel the spring luncheon dealt with the availability of help due to the broken wrist of one member, illness in the family of another, a collision with a train that immobilized a third member, a fourth member had surgery, a fifth member moved to assisted living, plus the loss of help from four snowbirds who had not planned to return until April. The Uhlenhopp benefit, which was scheduled near the same time, was a high priority and the energy of the group was put into providing the lunch for the benefit, which was very successful.

Prayer concerns were listed. The meeting closed by repeating The Mizpah.