The noon meeting of the Nevada Rotary Club was held at Indian Creek Country Club. President Sara Clausen opened the meeting with remarks by club members. Mark Cahill updated the group on current financial markets and Junior Rotarian Kelby Rewerts gave a rundown of happenings at the high school.
Mark Oxley was a guest of Tammy Oxley. The welcome song was played to greet him. Kris Dugger led the group in prayer to open the meeting. President Clausen announced that Nevada Rotary would have a work day at the Nevada pool to help get it ready for the summer. The Community Outreach day would be April 17, and members would meet at our regular meeting time.
Tammy Oxley introduced speaker Paul Groteluschen of Story County Medical Center. Paul spent the past year in Kosovo as part of a NATO team to improve the security of the region. Twenty-nine NATO nations participated in the program. Paul was a Strategy and Plans Advisor through NATO.
Kosovo declared their independence in 2008, but is not currently recognized by all nations. There are almost two million people in the country of 4,202 square miles. Paul discussed cultural differences and improvements that were being made.