Golden K Kiwanis

The Feb. 18 meeting of Golden K, presided over by President-elect Gwen Frese, was attended by 20 members and two guests. Bob Frese greeted members, Gwen Frese gave the invocation and Mary Pevestorf led the singing.

Guest speaker Jerilyn Logue outlined the learning opportunities offered by the Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, located at the ISU Alumni Center in Ames. An annual membership fee of $25 allows anyone 50 years or older to take courses in a variety of subjects, attend a minimum of seven lectures, and participate in day trips. Other membership benefits include course catalogs, monthly newsletters, store discounts and a complimentary ticket from the Central Iowa Symphony.

Classes vary from one day to eight weeks in length. A nominal fee is charged for each class based on its length and materials needed. Classes and lectures are also offered on the Internet via OLLI ONLINE. Registration for courses or lectures may be made by contacting the ISU Alumni Center, going online or using the mail-in form in the catalog.

Betty Katzer reported on the progress of Teen Maze planning. Nevada students are scheduled to participate in the maze on March 24.

Betty Katzer won the 50/50 drawing at the close of the meeting.

Nevada Rotary

President Dan Johnson called the meeting to order Feb. 19, followed by the pledge of allegiance, prayer and Four Way Test. Sara Clausen introduced guests Tom Hertz with Hertz Farm Management and Jason Neus with Dow Agri Sciences. Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber mentioned applications are available for the 2014 Midtown Market in Nevada and the ABWA scholarship at the Chamber office. Elizabeth Hansen, city administrator, reported that the Midtown Market will be held at the City Hall parking lot again this year, the City Council will attend a retreat at the end of March, the city’s public hearing for the budget will be held on March 10, and the city is very aware of the condition of Sixth Street south of the railroad tracks and will discuss the issue at the next council meeting. LaVon Schiltz, NEDC director, announced Leadership Nevada participants spent time at Couser Cattle Company, ALMACO and Priority Envelope last week. Kyle Coogler, a Nevada Junior Rotarian, reported on upcoming basketball games, the Chuck a Duck contest raised $1,450 this year and CubTV has been upgraded to a new room at the Nevada High School. Dan Johnson did the market report for February 19.

Liz Hertz introduced Tara van Brederode, executive director of Legal Aid Society of Story County. Tara provided the history of Legal Aid Society, the make-up of the office staff, services they provide to clients and the cost for the services.