Golden K Kiwanis

The Dec. 3 meeting of Golden K Kiwanis was attended by 27 members and one guest. Dick Atwell served as greeter and Betty Katzer gave the invocation.

President Leland Roegner introduced speaker Jim Dane, a Kiwanis member from Iowa City and the district coordinator for Eliminate. The Eliminate Project is a joint effort by Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus from the face of the earth. The project’s goal is to raise $110 million dollars to set up birthing facilities, purchase and distribute vaccines, and provide needed staff to wipe out the disease in developing countries around the world. Mr. Dane encouraged Golden K to consider becoming a Model Club by pledging $750 per member toward the Eliminate Project.

On Monday, Dec. 9., at 8. a.m., the fifth- and sixth-grade K-Kids and Golden K volunteers will meet in the Nevada Middle School cafeteria to complete the Shoe Box project. The shoe box contributions will be donated to the Ames Access Care Center. Golden K will provide the treats for those working on the project.

The Dec. 10 Golden K meeting will feature a Heartland representative’s presentation on Tanzania. The Christmas pot luck brunch will take place Dec. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. All guests interested in our Golden K Club are cordially invited. No meetings are scheduled for Dec. 24 or 31. Happy Holidays to one and all!

Happy Birthday greetings were extended to Carolyn Gottschalk and Lynn Gaulke. Lynn Gaulke won the 50/50 drawing.