Nevada Rotary

Twenty-nine Rotarians and nine Junior Rotarians attended the weekly meeting at Indian Creek Country Club. Tracy Brown, a guest of Rotarian Doug Jones, was also in attendance. President Jon Augustus asked for reports. Lynn Scarlett from the Nevada Chamber of Commerce reminded members to “Fill The Foyer” at City Hall. They are accepting clothing, food and personal hygiene items until Feb. 9. Megan Gilchrist gave an update on high school events.

A prayer was given by Chris Waddle and the “Welcome Song” was played for Tracy Brown by Jack O’Leary. Monthly birthdays and club anniversaries were announced by the club president. Members were reminded to wear their club shirts to the annual Soup Supper, Jan. 19, at the high school. The high school will be presented with a check for $12,500 for Cubby’s Cupboard that night.

Liz Hertz presented Kris Lager, executive director of One Heart Equestrian Therapy Inc. The organization provides therapy with horses for adults and children. They do not discriminate on types of disability. The organization is run by volunteers and over 200 clients from a nine-county area participate in the program. The group started here in 2002 using the Story County Fairgrounds. They are raising funds to buy their own location in Ames and still need $208,000. This will allow them to provide special therapy for veterans. They can be contacted at

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Nevada Golden K met on Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall of Memorial Lutheran Church. President Darrell led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation. We sang the national anthem. Sixteen members responded to roll call and our guests were Charlene Carsrud and Linda Shickell.

Charlene presented her program on a recent trip to Italy. She and a group of twenty, consisting of seven classmates, traveled for ten days. They were hosted by an exchange student and his wife for the first five days. This part of the trip was in Northern Italy. They were provided with housing, food, transportation and a tour guide. Many castles, vineyards and wine tasting were part of this trip, along with mountains and ancient ruins. The next five days of touring were spent in Southern Italy, including Pisa, Florence, Rome and the Vatican. Charlene and Linda expressed the best part of the trip was coming together with friends, talking and laughing and renewing acquaintances.

Having not met during Christmas break, we discussed future programs. It was reported that Dick Atwell will be undergoing bypass heart surgery. Paul Hunter was the 50/50 winner. Fifth- and sixth-grade K-Kids met this week and Darrell reported on some of their upcoming projects. We welcome guests and visitors to all of our meetings and programs.