Nevada Rotary

President Jon Augustus called the Nevada Rotary meeting to order at Indian Creek Country Club on Feb. 7, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer.

Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events: the Story County Animal Shelter is hosting “Fabulous Feline February” cat adoptions for $10 during the month of February with approved applications; the American Legion will be hosting a Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 9; a “He and Me Dance” will be held at Central Elementary on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. – this is a dance for Nevada GIRLS. preschool to sixth grade and the special adult “He” in their life; Indian Creek Country Club will be hosting a Masquerade Ball on Feb. 10, Gatherings will be holding a Valentine’s Dinner on Feb. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.; and Rocky Raccoon will appear at The Talent Factory on Feb. 10.

Matt Mardesen provided the city report — a budget workshop was held Monday night — discussion was held on replacing a fire truck, and he complimented the Nevada Public Safety department working with the DCI on a recent case in the city.

Marty Chitty gave a county report: he attended the Healthy Lifestyles Center planning meeting in Ames Monday night and he asked everyone to thank Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald and his staff for the excellent job they did dealing with the multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 35 on Feb. 5.

Mark Cahill updated the club with the current market report. Sherry Newsome said the prayer and the club sang “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and the Rotary Welcome Song. Jon Augustus announced the club had raised $4,000 from this year’s soup supper – an increase of $340 over last year — and that Rotary would be serving at Food at First on Feb. 12.

Today’s program was the induction of Jessica Henry into Rotary, and Rotary Foundation information, presented by Dick Pringnitz and Dan Johnson. After the program, Jon Augustus challenged the Nevada Rotary Club members to wear their pins every day during the month of February.

The meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m.

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Golden K Kiwanis met on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Gwen Frese, our acting president, led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation. Mary Pevestorf was our music leader, singing “God Bless America” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”

Our program was a third in a series provided by Green Hills of Ames. This week’s topic was “Nutrition & Cooking for One or Two.” Our speaker, Courtney Bieze, has been a registered dietitian at Green HIlls for 13 years. She is also a certified specialist in geriatric nutrition. Her presentation mostly dealt with healthy eating, age-related changes, protein loss in aging, sarcopenia and how our eating and exercise affects our aging process. She also went over many tips on cooking/preparing food for one or two.

Ten members answered to roll call. Fifth- and sixth- grade K-Kids will meet next week. Guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings, beginning with coffee at 9 a.m. and the meeting at 9:30.

Nevada Kiwanis

At the Feb.13 meeting, Kiwanian Kim Huegerich gave the program. Kim teaches Spanish at Nevada High School, but is also one of two instructors that teach the Launch Program. Launch is a class where the students are self-directed learners. The Pilot program began last year. Kim introduced three students that are involved in Launch: Noelle Huegerich, Lindsey Donnelly and Libby Burlage.