Nevada Rotary

President Jon Augustus called the Nevada Rotary meeting to order at Indian Creek Country Club on Feb. 14, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer.

Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events: the Nevada High School student council will be wrapping up their supply drive on Feb. 19 for nonperishable food items and personal hygiene items; Indian Creek Country Club will be holding a dinner special on Feb. 14; Rolling Green Village will be holding a celebration on Feb. 16, from 2 to 4 and the American Legion will be hosting a Fish Fry on Feb. 16. Lynn invited the club members to “like” the Nevada Chamber Facebook page to see the new Nevada Promotional video now posted there.

Marty Chitty provided a county report: a meeting was held with Secondary Roads yesterday, copies of the Story County bridge maps were distributed to club members, and paving of 250th Street and East 13th Street between Ames and Nevada is being discussed.

Matt Mardesen provided the city report: there will be a community meeting at SCORE pavilion on March 1 to discuss the opiod crisis, work is moving forward with the intersection of Airport Road and Lincoln Highway, and the intersection into Indian Ridge is being looked into.

Malachi Hornbuckle provided the Junior Rotarian report: parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, with no school on Frida,y and boys’ and girls’ track starts this week.

Sherry Newsome said the prayer and the club sang “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and the Rotary Welcome Song. Jon Augustus announced the club had served at Food at First on Monday night, serving 15 people using leftover chili from the Rotary Soup Supper. Steve Henry reported on the upcoming Rural Urban Day on Feb. 28. Keith Hobson reported on a recent newsletter regarding World Water Days. Christa Skaggs reminded the Rotary Club members that Literacy Day will be Friday, March 2, at Central Elementary, with a sign-up sheet for 20-minute reading intervals.

Jon announced Rotary members’ birthdays and anniversary dates.

Jon introduced Rotary guests: Tom Hertz and Bob Anderson from Ames Rotary Clubs. There was no program for the meeting today. Ray Reynolds performed sergeant-at-arms duties.

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis met on Feb. 13 at Memorial Lutheran Church. A board meeting proceeded the regular meeting. President Darrell Staley led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation. Mary Pevestorf was our song leader and we sang “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”

In our series of programs offered by Green Hills, Kat Kilbane, administrator, talked about “Medicare and You,” which is federally funded. She compared it to Medicaid (Title 19) which is state-funded. Medicare will be issuing new cards in the near future. She told us about the different options for Medicare, as well as SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program).

Seventeen members responded to roll call. K-Kids reports: third and fourth grades had 36 attending and they made bookmarks and sang songs; fifth and sixth grades had six members attending and made Valentine treat bags to hand out at the high school basketball game and also worked at Cub Club.

Our group will work at ISU during Odyssey of the Minds and proceeds will go to Miracle Park in Ames. Gwen Frese will attend the Teen Maze planning meeting. Ken Shaw won the 50/50 drawing. Guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings.