President Dan Johnson called the Nevada Rotary meeting to order at Indian Creek Country Club on Wednesday, June 25 at 12:25 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer, and Four Way Test. Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events: the Nevada Midtown Market is held every Tuesday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Nevada City Hall through October 7, the Nevada Kiwanis will be holding a Rockin’ Country BBQ Fest on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at the Story County Fairgrounds, the 137th Annual Nevada High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 28 at Gates Hall at 4:30 pm, and registration forms for the 4th of July parade are available at the Chamber office. Laura West, NEDC past president, reported that Al Kockler was elected NEDC president at this morning’s meeting, work continues on a daycare center in Nevada, prospective projects are being worked on and NEDC is working on a membership drive. Jon Augustus gave the markets report to the club. Sara Clausen introduced club guests: Dave Dickson, Brian and Jalene and Amris Hornbuckle, and Nate Johnson. Kristian Dugger announced that Amris would be attending this year’s RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) in Grinnell.
Dan Johnson presented highlights of his year as Rotary President: he missed his first two meetings, Rotary moved its meeting location in August, the club met Bertraud from France – another wonderful exchange student, the club gained 3 members and all are Paul Harris Fellows, Liz Hertz and Rob Bacon participated in Heartland Senior Services’ Story County Dancing with the Stars, the club membership participated in the district conference, started utilizing Facebook, updating the website, had a great 2nd fundraiser for Evergreen Lane, the club received a grant for $10,000 for the Nevada Public Library’s children’s furniture, Peyton Dugger attended RYLA last year, the Rotary Literacy program continued handing out dictionaries to 3rd graders and read to all students in the elementary, two $1,000 scholarships were given to graduating Nevada seniors, and the Nevada Junior Rotarians raised over $1,400 for Backpack Buddies. Dan introduced Tammy Oxley, the 2014-2015 Nevada Rotary President and delivered her oath of office. Tammy thanked Dan for all he did and presented him with a recognition plaque. The Rotary gavel was handed from Dan Johnson to Tammy Oxley at that point. Michelle Cassabaum welcomed Dan to his new group – Past Presidents of Rotary. She presented him with the pin that belonged to Andy Coggshall, who was President of Rotary in 1982-1983. When he passed away in 200, his wife gave the pin to the club. It is passed on to the immediate Past President to wear for the year after their presidency. Tammy presented her goals for the 2014-2015 year. She announced the Rotary International theme will be "Light Up Rotary." Some of her goals include hosting a career day event, encourage club members to join a Rotary Fellowship and to implement Rotary’s new visual identity guidelines. She ended the meeting by thanking everyone for the opportunity to lead the Nevada club.
Thirty-five members were present on June 24. Joel had his son, Lucas, as his guest.
The District Convention will be held in Omaha on Aug. 8 and 9.
Jake’s name was drawn and he was not present. Next week is $40.
Dario introduced Patty Weeks from the Blank Park Zoo, who spoke on a new program called Plant.Grow.Fly.
Fact of the Week: Although we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July, that date was the date of signing the Declaration. Congress actually approved the resolution on July 2 and at that time it was believed that would be the holiday.
The Nevada Lions club met on June 25 at Windsor Manor. After President Jerry Radke called the meeting to order, Loren Heckathorne introduced our speaker for the evening, the Nevada Schools Informational Technology Director Joe Wakeman. He told us the many things his department is responsible for, and it is mind-boggling how much this "information age" that we live in has changed how education is taught. He said every kindergarten through twelfth-grade student has a laptop and the Nevada Schools are now connected to a fiber optic high speed network. An interesting fact is that the data center for the school is backed up to the high school tornado safe room every day. He gave us some ideas of the things that will be happening in the near future and it all sounds like Buck Rogers stuff to most of us. It was very interesting and we thank Mr. Wakeman for his program. The meeting was concluded with the passing of the gavel to incoming President Bob Hunter and we thanked outgoing president Jerry Radke for his very successful year as president. Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be on July 9 and our annual picnic will be on July 23. Come join us.
Nevada Golden K
On June 24, twenty-two members of Golden K Kiwanis were given a tour of Windsor Manor in Nevada by the facilities manager Alison Kapustka
Windsor Manor is an assisted living facility comprised of 30 regular units and 10 memory care units, housing a total of 48 residents. Of the 30 regular apartments, 28 are one bedroom units and two feature two bedrooms. Units vary in size from 415 square feet to 625 square feet.
Housing, utilities, housekeeping, laundry service, meals, transportation and health care are some of the services provided to residents. The memory care section of Windsor Manor provides closer individualized care and supervision as dictated by a resident’s needs.
Windsor Manor offers many amenities such as a library, therapy room, on-site barber and beauty salon, wellness programs, and daily recreational activities and scheduled monthly family events.
A respite program and the snowbirds program are available at the facility. The respite program is designed for individuals who need services for a short period of time following an event, such as a hospital stay. The snowbirds program provides an opportunity for older individuals to stay at Windsor Manor when their normal care guardians or givers are out of town from October through March.
Following the tour, many Golden K members were served a delicious lunch in the Windsor Manor dining room.