Nevada Lions

The Nevada Lions Club met at Windsor Manor on March 27, with Second Vice President Charlene Jarboe calling our meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. After dinner, tail twister Sandy Richardson led us in a couple of songs and tried her best to get some of our quarters with difficult questions, after which she conducted the 50/50 drawing.

Steve Jordening introduced our speaker for the evening, Laura Lillard, the assistant vice president of the Nevada State Bank and Trust. She talked the many changes that have taken place in the banking industry in the last 20 years or so and especially in Internet banking. She said it will be possible in the future to make deposits on the Internet ,and told us about the many other changes and the ups and downs of the last few years. Another subject she talked about is the use of credit or debit card — while there is very little difference — the one main difference is that debit card transactions are immediately taken from your account and credit cards are billed to you. She told us many interesting things about banking and we thanked her for her program.

We wish to remind everyone to put on your calendar our next Pancake day, which will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Gates Hall. Our next meeting will be on April 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Windsor Manor — we always welcome visitors and we think you will like us.

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis met on Tuesday, March 27, at Memorial Lutheran Church. Vice President Paul Hunter called the meeting to order, leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Laura Van Allen gave the invocation and Mary Pevestorf led the singing.

Paul introduced John Rochford, from Youth and Sheltered Services in Ames. His presentation was on Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs), often referred to as e-cigarettes or vaping. This is a rapidly growing market and is attracting many youth, as young as middle-school age, to try the products. Regulations have not yet been set, so long-term effects are still unknown. They do contain concentrated nicotine, so they are addictive. Some irreversible damage can occur, such as lung irritation, coughing and wheezing. Lung cells can be damaged or destroyed. Juul, a multi-billion company, is the largest brand on the market. Vaping devices can be easily disguised to resemble thumb/flash drives and other components that look like computer add-ons.

Golden K will not meet on April 2, as we will be working at Teen Maze. Seventeen members answered roll call today. Marcia Wisnieski was our birthday honoree and she won the 50/50 drawing. Darrell Staley closed our meeting with some senior humor. Guests and visitors are always welcome.