Nevada Rotary

The Nevada Rotary Club met on July 5, with President Jon Augustus presiding. Visiting Rotarian Fred Danforth from the Little Rock, Ark., club and Tom Hertz from the Ames Morning Rotary were present.

Lynn Scarlett gave a report for the Nevada Chamber of Commerce. She will be collecting school supplies until July 27. The school supplies will then be donated to students in need. All members are free to donate to this worthy cause.

Matt Mardesen updated the group on the road construction in Nevada. A prayer was given by Chris Waddle. Jon Augustus announced that an anonymous club member had donated a new piano to the group. The 501 Club will still be held on the first Wednesday of the month at Indian Creek Country Club.

President Augustus presented “Looking Ahead to 2017-2018.” He highlighted the plans for the coming year. We will have a Rotary Volunteer Day this year and Project Warm to provide coats for kids in need. The club would like to help fund a Back Pack Buddy program for older students and continue our Junior Rotarian group. Several other goals were discussed.

Ian H.S. Resely from Australia is the new Rotary International president. His theme for the year is “Rotary: Making a Differenc.e. Jon presented the new banner for the year to the club.