Nevada Kiwanis

Thirty-three members were present on June 10. Sue stood in for Bruce. Donna Humpal and Mike Pash were guests and have made application for membership. We had one member from the Key Club.

For those of you that ordered shirts, they are in. For those of you who did not, there are more in most sizes if you are interested.

Justin Rasmusson’s name was drawn and he was not present. Next week is $30.

The Human and Spiritual Values Committee had Gil Petersen, who manages the Community Cupboard here in Nevada, and presented him with the Volunteer Award. He spoke on the work of the cupboard. Gil is a former member of our club.

Birthday wishes to Don Seaton, who celebrates a big one on June 17 and to Jan Kitchen, who celebrates on the 21st.

Fact of the Week: John D. Rockerfeller was the richest American in history. In today’s dollars he would have been worth $263 billion.

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Twenty-five members and three guests were present at the June 10 meeting of Golden K Kiwanis. President Leland Roegner introduced Nevada High School graduate and Golden K scholarship recipient Cassandra Brower to the group. Brower is enrolled in the pre-pharmacy program at Kirkwood Community College this fall. Upon the completion of that program, she then plans to continue her studies at the University of Iowa to become a pharmacist.

Guest speaker Judy Heeren, the student and family development specialist for Nevada Schools, was introduced by Pat Trulin. Heeren discussed the Backpack Buddy Program, which provided about 50 elementary students with food for weekend meals this past school year. The food is provided by the Food Bank of Iowa using funds from United Way. Food items, which do not require special preparation, are sorted and placed in backpacks for students to take home.

The well-received Backpack Program allows Mrs. Heeren to develop positive working relationships with students and their families. She hopes to expand the program in the Nevada Middle School using money collected from various fundraisers.

Items for the Back to School Supplies Drive are due July 11. Golden K members signed up to donate glue, colored pencils and nap towels.

Golden K donated $240 to the K-Kids’ Project Linus. Twenty-eight blankets were completed June 6, with work to make more blankets to continue at a later date.

In place of a regular meeting, Golden K members will tour Evergreen Lane shortly after 9:30 a.m. on June 17. The Windsor Manor tour will take place on June 24, beginning at about 9:45 a.m.

Happy Birthday wishes were extended to Fay Burdick and Bob Collins. Dean Handsaker won the 50/50 drawing.