Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis met on Tuesday, July 25, at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall of Memorial Lutheran Church. President Darrell Staley led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by devotions and singing of “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Myrna Murphy was a guest.

Bob Kruse, a charter member of our club, gave a program on his 25 years as a Kiwanian. He joined in Powder Springs, Ga., looking for enjoyment and satisfaction in a service club. He was also active in the American Legion, Senior Center and the Food Bank. He moved to Blue Ridge, Ga., and after various club positions he became lt. governor of his Kiwanis District. There he was involved with Planning and Zoning, the Women’s Crisis Center, fundraising and community service. He has since returned to Nevada and brought along various awards and plaques he received through Kiwanis.

President Staley reported on amendments that were presented at the international convention. We remembered Louise Rebers as one of our charter Members.

The 50/50 drawing was won by our guest, Myrna, and Bev Packard shared some senior humor.

We welcome guests and visitors to our meetings, which starts with coffee and treats at 9 a.m. Please come and see what we are about.

Nevada Lions

The Nevada Lions met at July 27 at Windsor Manor. Our president, Jerry Radke, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., with all Lions joining in with the singing of “America” and the Pledge of Allegiance, with Lion Willy giving the invocation. After a delicious dinner President Jerry made a few announcements and our Tail Twister Lion Charlene extracted a few quarters from us with difficult questions.

She then introduced our speaker for the evening, Gerald Klonglan, who is retired from his position at Iowa State as associate dean of the College of Agriculture. He began his speech by talking in depth about the Land Grant concept, and gave a great deal of history on how our system of states, counties and townships were established. He then explained how the land grant concept was used to establish Iowa State College and he explained that many people have thought that thousands of acres of land were given to Iowa State, but he explained that the land they received was to be sold and the money used to build buildings and establish the college. Klonglan went into depth on how that was all accomplished and also talked about how the times have changed since Iowa was divided up into townships and counties and what that might mean in the future. He is a very interesting speaker and is very knowledgeable about his subject and presents it in a understandable way.

President Radke adjourned the meeting and reminded us that our next meeting will a picnic in Hattery Park at 6:30 on Aug. 9. Come join us.