At the May 9 Nevada Kiwanis meeting, Jody Melcher introduced Mike Coverdale. Mike is involved with IRIS. This stands for Iowa Resource for International Service. IRIS brings kids to Iowa from different countries to promote international understanding, development and peace. So far they have brought more than 1,000 kids to Iowa from all over the world. Mike and his family hosted a 15-year-old from Nigeria and later visited his family in Nigeria. Thanks, Jody and Mike, for a great service and program!
Golden K Kiwanis
Golden K Kiwanis was welcomed by Beth Williams at the Nevada Public Library on May 9. Beth said she is retiring in a couple of months, July 13, which is 25 years to the day she started at the library. She gave a history of the library and described the process for the new addition/remodeling. The landscaping is now completed. Many volunteers from various organizations, plus the regular volunteers, help keep the library running smoothly. Volunteers are always welcome and needed. There are many and varied activities available throughout the year. One popular activity is the Reading with Rover program. A library tour followed Beth’s presentation.
President Darrell Staley announced there is a Miracle League meeting in Ames this Thursday evening. The library visit was enjoyed by all and Golden K will be back at the Memorial Lutheran Church next week.
The Nevada Rotary Club met May 10 at the Indian Creek Country Club. There were 29 Rotarians and 14 Junior Rotarians in attendance. Visiting Rotarian Tom Hertz joined the meeting.
A report of upcoming Chamber of Commerce events was given by Lynn Scarlet. Mark Cahill gave the club an update of the markets and the Junior Rotarians reported on sporting events, past and future, at the high school.
Rob Bacon led the group in prayer to start the meeting. President Jack O’Leary announced that the May 24 Hall of Fame presentation would be postponed to a later date.
Mark Cahill presided over the Junior Rotarian annual auction. This years’ auction proceeds will go to support cystic fibrosis research. Each Junior Rotarian announced their plans after graduation, then Kyle Hansen auctioned off a white elephant gift they donated. The auction raised $1,385.
Chris Waddle performed sergeant-at-arms duties, asking 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music trivia questions.