President Jon Augustus called the Nevada Rotary meeting to order at Indian Creek Country Club on May 16, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events: the 140th anniversary of the Edwards-Swayze House (Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast) on Thursday, May 17; Lorie Line will appear at The Talent Factory on Sunday, May 20; the Nevada Library will be hosting “Moon Shot Discoveries” on Monday, May 21; City-Wide Garage Sales will be June 1 and 2 in Nevada; a benefit is planned for Dr. Heather Ludwig on Saturday, June 2 at the Nevada High School, and the annual Chamber Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 8 – there are still two team spots available.
Matt Mardesen provided the city report: the Iowa DOT approved the improvements to the Lincoln Highway and Airport Road intersection, a traffic count will be done on 19th Street and South B Avenue (by McDonald’s), and the rec center is back on track. Marty Chitty gave a County report: the county is wrapping up their fiscal year. MacKenzie Garrett, a Nevada Junior Rotarian, shared school information: there are just six days of school remaining for Nevada seniors and there are a number of state track participants from Nevada.
Jon announced today’s guests: Malachi Hornbuckle’s parents, Steve Dakin and Katie Cassabaum. Kris Dugger said the prayer and the club sang the Rotary Welcome Song. Kris Dugger announced the RYLA update. Nevada Rotary has offered two more seats at this year’s RYLA convention to Nevada students, with possibly a third seat.
MacKenzie Garrett introduced today’s program – Junior Rotarian Jeopardy.