Golden K Kiwanis Meeting
President Leland Roegner called the Nov. 5 meeting of Golden K to order with 25 members and one guest present. Johann Thiel greeted members and Gwen Frese gave the invocation.
Dale Sloan gave a presentation on the Eliminate Project, a five-year global campaign aimed toward wiping out maternal and neonatal tetanus in 59 countries. Kiwanis has partnered with UNICEF to conduct the campaign, which has been successful in 33 countries so far.
Neonatal tetanus affects women and their babies, resulting in the painful death of one infant every 9 minutes. A small fee of $1.80 purchases and delivers a dose of the lifesaving vaccine to wipe out this disease. Our Golden K club has donated $7,929 to the Eliminate Project.
Fay Burdick will attend the first Teen Maze meeting on Nov. 14. One more volunteer from our club is needed to assist Fay. Gwen Frese, Bob Frese, Dale Sloan and Johann Thiel will attend the Division 11 Council meeting Nov. 9 at Green Hills in Ames.
The cookbook fundraising sale is going well. A total of 161 cookie cookbooks have been sold so far.
It was decided at the board meeting that Golden K meetings will be cancelled whenever Nevada schools are closed due to bad weather.
The Nov. 12 Golden K meeting will host Kurt Freidrich from Iowa Realty- Housing Development in Nevada as guest speaker. Liz Meiman will discuss the Iowa State Answer Line on Nov. 19. All guests are welcome to attend our 9 a.m. meetings at Memorial Lutheran Church.
Colo World Outlook
Colo World Outlook members met at Joyce French’s home, Tuesday evening, Oct. 15. President Joyce read Halloween Haiku poems before leading members in the Pledge of Allegiance and club Collect. Ten members answered roll call by telling how much their first home cost. One hundred years ago, a home for a family of six may have cost $800. Minutes and treasurer’s report were given. A correction to minutes was to change the date of May 23 to May 3 for our 100-year celebration tea in 2014. Correspondence of two thank-yous and a resignation from Lois Cerka were read. Three Halloween cards and a get well card were sent to honorary members and Margaret Schnur. Scholarship committee has Susan as chair and Ellen and Jane instead of Irene. In old business, we have received $3,276 for United Charities so far. In new business, we discussed our May 3 tea. The Methodist Church has been reserved, and we discussed wearing hats to the tea and who to invite. We will not do a festival tree this year. For the program, Dorothy Cerka won the costume contest. Joyce provided games to play and an apple dessert. The next meeting is Nov. 19 at Susan’s home with co-hostess Claudia Fisher.
Solomon Dean Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution met Monday, Nov. 4, for a luncheon/meeting at Windsor Manner in Nevada. Ten members were present, plus three special guests: State Regent of Iowa Chapter of DAR Barbara A Halpin, formerly Barbara Thraikill, teacher in the Nevada Community School for three years prior to her marriage, and our special speaker for the meeting Stan Twedt, Commander of the American Legion in McCallsburg for the last three years, accompanied by his wife, Mary Lou.
During the month of October Stan was one of the veterans on the Freedom Flight to Washington, D.C.
Commander Twedt served our nation for four years in the Air Force in Vietnam. His quiet, but obviously deep patriotism for our nation impressed each of us as he presented a program about Betsy Ross and highlights of various flag makers from the beginning of our history as a sovereign nation. We forget, if we ever really knew/remembered, that there were several making flags for our nation.
On June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became officially the day to honor American Veterans of all wars of all eras. However, each day of the year our veterans must be remembered and honored for their services and sacrifices for our nation.
Solomon Dean Chapter of the DAR would be pleased to have any woman, 21 years or older, believing she has an ancestor who served in some capacity in the American Revolution, to contact Regent Betty Katzer, 515-382-5273, for information on becoming a member of the DAR.
On Dec. 2, Solomon Dean will meet at Windsor Manor for a noon luncheon followed by a meeting of the chapter at 1 p.m. at Windsor Manor.