President Jim Fenn called the Nevada Lions meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. at Windsor Manor on Oct. 26. After dinner, Tail-Twister Charlie Lloyd led us in singing albeit not too good as the songs he chose were about as much a mystery to us as the questions he asked and thus extracted a few quarters for the treasury.
Our upcoming pancake meal on Dec. 10, in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Christmas party, was discussed. Jim asked for some help to make the portable yards signs for advertising our pancake events.
Paul Malsom introduced our speaker for the evening, Drew Blass, who is with the LPGA and is promoting the Solheim Cup coming to Des Moines in 2017. The Solheim Cup is comparable to the Ryder Cup that the PGA has been holding for many years. It consists of a team of golfers from the United States in competition with a team from Europe in several different formats. While the Solheim Cup is comparatively new, it is fast-growing in popularity and will bring thousands of people into the Central Iowa area. A little extra expected boost for attendance is that it will be held in August — at the same time the Iowa State fair is being held. He said that it would take 1,200 to 1,700 volunteers to run the event and they are taking applications already. They are expecting an estimated 175,000 people at the week’s events culminating on Aug. 20. He had some film clips and interesting information.
Our next meeting will be on Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. at Winsor Manor. Willy Morfitt has the program for that meeting and his guest will be Laurie Hansen from the Ames Reclamation Plant. Come join us!
Nevada Golden K Kiwanis
On Nov. 1, Nevada Golden K Kiwanis celebrated the 10th anniversary of the club. Marsha Jackson opened the meeting in the absence of President Darrell Staley.
Nevada Mayor Lynn Lathrop was present, along with Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Andy Webb and his wife. Don Muff, Ames Golden K Interclub president, introduced the other 10 members of their group. Bob Collins told about the beginning of Nevada Golden K. At the time, he was president of the morning club and he and Dean Handsaker decided to get a Golden K Club started. Les Anderson was the first president. We welcome all who can come to share fellowship, enjoy our great programs and snacks. We have fun, and encourage people to come even if they are not able to participate in projects. Our goal is to help kids both locally and internationally.
Marsha Jackson, past pesident, thanked Bob and Dean for all they have done for our club. Gwen Frese gave a report on the third- and fourth-grade K-Kids. They wrote thank-you letters to veterans. Dick Atwell’s birthday was observed and 50/50 was won by Shorty Jackson. Marsha Jackson closed by distributing the forms for our upcoming nut sale.