Colo World Outlook

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Colo World Outlook club gathered for the monthly meeting. Myrna Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the club collect. There were 13 members in attendance and one guest.

The minutes were read from our September meeting and the treasurer’s report was given. The club will donate books to the Colo Public Library in memory of two dedicated club members, Lois Cerka and Berneice Brownfield. Jane Coughenour gave the report for United Charities and we are off to a good start.

The November meeting will be held at Susan Stockdale’s home on Tuesday, Nov. 21, for a fun night of games, food and entertainment. Everyone has been encouraged to bring a game to share and donations for the Colo food pantry.

Myrna Johnson adjourned the meeting and everyone was treated to a delicious dessert hosted by Claudia Fisher and Ellen Riese.

Rebecca Jordan, Secretary/Treasurer

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis opened our meeting on Nov. 14, with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “We Gather Together.” President Darrell Staley had the invocation. Eighteen members responded to roll call and we had two guests, Neva Duea and George Orsinger.

Bob Collins presented our program and had the video “A Ride With Reason - Kure 2013, Kiwanis United Ride to Eliminate.” The video featured Bob Burlinson, who rode 11,583 miles, covering 48 states in 14 plus weeks on his motorcycle to raise awareness in each state for our Project Eliminate (to eradicate neonatal tetanus). He visited Kiwanis meetings in all states and also representatives from Hawaii and Alaska came to meet him at various meetings. He visited 62 Kiwanis group meetings to set a Guinness World Book record.

Mary Ann Roegner read a Moment for Hunger. Third- and fourth-grade K-Kids had 53 in attendance. They are working on a service project for Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. Ten membesr attended the fifth- and sixth-grade K-Kids and they are working on a project to be determined. The Nevada school second-graders will visit us to sing on Dec. 12 and we will have our Holiday Brunch on Dec. 19. We would welcome all guests and visitors for our meetings at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall of Memorial Lutheran Church.

Nevada Kiwanis

Two Key Club members gave the program at this morning’s Nevada Kiwanis meeting. Taylor Hall and Nora Anderson told of their trip to Key Leader in Freemont, Neb. There were 75 students from all over, learning various leadership skills. Thanks, Taylor and Nora, for your participation and sharing your experiences.

Nevada Rotary

President Jon Augustus called the Nevada Rotary meeting to order at Indian Creek Country Club on Nov. 22, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and Four Way Test. Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events: Vintage Christmas on Dec. 1, Nevada Lions Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 9 and Christmas with Sandy Clarke at The Talent Factory, also on Dec. 9. She mentioned the Chamber Cookie Walk on Dec. 1 – she is still in need of around 60 dozen cookies. The Nevada Junior Rotarian report was given by Malachi Hornbuckle: Leadership speaker at school yesterday, students are currently on school break for Thanksgiving. Emmi Miller introduced guests: Ellie Cassabaum, Amaris Hornbuckle and Josie Bailey (Nevada CSO). Augustus announced that the second Rotary Fundraiser was held on Nov. 18 and raised over $8,400. Jon encouraged the members to wear their foundation pin during November.

Jon Augustus introduced John Foster of the Salvation Army. Foster provided information about the Salvation Army. It was founded in 1865 and the Salvation Army in Marshalltown is the oldest in Iowa (since 1887). Salvation Armies are churches with ordained ministers running the organization. The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance teams in times of emergencies, such as the recent hurricanes. Over 500,000,000 meals were provided for Hurricane Irma and there are still teams working in Puerto Rico delivering cases of water, cleanup kits, clothing and food. Paid Salvation Army staff were provided with iPads to help people register for services. The Salvation Army also had volunteers in Las Vegas to provide food and spiritual care for those affected by the shooting. He provided information about the Pathway of Hope program and the Des Moines East High School program. He talked about the Red Kettle fundraiser. The Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers throughout Story County. The kettles will be out until Dec. 23. The goal for the Des Moines area is $450,000.

The meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.