Nevada Kiwanis

30 members were present on Aug. 1. Mike Wagner had his son-in-law, Luke and the Melchers had their grandsons as their guests. Also present was Lt. Gov. Andy Webb.

Joe will have the invocation next week. The following week will be Dario.

Next week the greeters are Nancy Dunn and Brenda. The following week will be Maggie and Ralph.

Fact of the Week – We only have 13 members in our club under the age of 60.

Jake’s name was drawn and he had the answer. Next week is $5.

The club picnic is on Aug. 15. A signup sheet is going around.

Birthday wishes to Paul Johnson, who celebrates on the 8th. Congratulations to Dario and Jan and Tom and Ellie Wissler both of whom celebrate 40 years on the 8th and 10th respectively.

Ann Malven (right) introduced Sara Merritt. Sara is the education manager for Reiman Gardens. Reiman is currently hosting and exhibit of “Washed Ashore.” Ocean creatures are made out of trash pulled out of the oceans and lakes of the world. Reiman is the first botanical garden in the United States to host this display. Thank you, Sara and Ann, for a tremendous program and for bringing the attention to contamination of our waters!

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The Nevada Kiwanis Club has achieved the Model Award. The club has raised $38,250 or $750 per member for the Eliminate Project. The club has pledged to become a Gold Club and we are well on our way to our $44,000 pledge. Eliminate started out to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus in 59 countries, and now only 17 countries remain at risk. Maternal/neonatal tetanus still kills 134 babies a day, so the project continues.

Nevada Kiwanis meets weekly on Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. at Windsor Manor. Like us on Facebook!

Nevada Rotary

President Jon Augustus called the Nevada Rotary meeting to order at Indian Creek Country Club on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer, and Four Way Test. Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events: the “Summer of Love” will be held at The Talent Factory on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., Main Street Dance Studio and the Nevada Middle School will be hosting camps the week of Aug. 7, the movie “State Fair” will be shown at The Talent Factory on Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m., volunteers are still needed for Lincoln Highway Days and the Chamber took over $1,600 to the Story County 4-H Ribbon Auction on July 26, thanks to local businesses. Rick Sanders gave a Story County report: the county C2C plan is being reviewed, both city and school elections are coming up and nomination forms are due soon, the county website is being updated and there will be a Blood Drive at the Administration Building on Aug, 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mark Cahill gave the markets report to the club. Emmi Miller introduced club guests: Tom Hertz and Kati Cassabaum.

Augustus announced that 10 of the bikes we raised from Nevada Rotary Club (we raised money for 16 bikes) was matched by our Willis Shaw International Fund (so now 26), which was matched by Backroads and Thomson Reuters and several generous individuals from the World Bicycle Relief project (for a total of 52 bikes). Tonight is 5:01 club at Indian Creek Country Club.

The program for today’s meeting was presented by Dick Pringnitz. Pringnitz is the Foundation chair and recognized the following Rotarians as Paul Harris Fellows: Marty Chitty, Rick Sanders, Matt Mardesen and Christa Skaggs. He also recognized Jon Augustus, Rich Parker, Rod Beinsen, Stephanie Roscoe and Michelle and Steve Cassabaum as multiple Paul Harris Fellows.

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Golden K Kiwanis met on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Memorial Lutheran Church. President Darrell Staley led us in Pledge of Allegiance. Devotions were by Laura Van Allen and Gwen Frese led us singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” accompanied by Bev Packard.

President Darrell then divided us into groups and we worked on the Kiwanis International’s Strategic Plan - The I Plan. We discussed the following points for our club — Inspiration, Impact, Image and Investment. This covered Membership and Engagement, Meaningful Service, Who We Are and Financial Viability. Goals were set for our following year.

Sixteen members responded to roll call and Gwen Ward won the 50/50 drawing. Guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings. We are still collecting shoes at the various churches.