Club News

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Nevada Journal
Club News

Nevada Rotary

• President Dan Johnson called the meeting to order by leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of “ My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” a prayer of thanks offered by Doug Johnson, the reciting of Rotary’s Four-Way Test and the introduction of visiting Rotarians. Lynn Scarlett of the Nevada Chamber of Commerce provided an update on a variety of events happening in Nevada, Zach Johnson gave the Junior Rotarian repor, and Doug Johnson updated the group on the financial markets.

The day’s featured speaker was John Ockenfels, who represented the Rotary Foundation and its mission to change lives, both close to home and around the world, through programs that seek to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, and support education. For more information on Rotary, please visit

The meeting was adjourned at 1 p.m.

• On Nov. 27, President Dan Johnson called the meeting to order, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and Four Way Test. Welcome was extended to guests Dave Sly, Mike West and Eunice Pringnitz. Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events: Shop Nevada First promotion is underway in Nevada through Dec. 15; a mix and mingle is planned at Bacon Funeral Home on Dec. 5; State Bank & Trust will be holding its annual Christmas Open House on Dec. 6; Nevada FFA will be hosting a community dinner on Dec. 8, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the high school commons; and the Nevada Winterfest will be held on Dec. 13 and 14. Elizabeth Hansen from the city of Nevada reported the West Industrial Park is substantially complete and Lincoln Highway and 590th should be open on Monday, Dec. 2.

Kyle Coogler, a Nevada Junior Rotarian, reported on upcoming school activities: The Nevada girls’ basketball team played and won last night, boys’ basketball starts next week, and the Junior Rotarians have raised $260 for Backpack Buddies so far.

Laura West reported for the Nevada Schools: The balanced calendar idea is moving forward, the school board attended a conference in Des Moines last week, the Josephine Tope Auditorium is officially complete and the high school kitchen was toured at the last board meeting. Laura also reported on behalf of the NEDC: A public forum for child care providers was held last week to discuss the possibility of a child care center in Nevada.

Jon Augustus provided a markets’ report.

Dan reported that all Nevada Rotarians have completed the recent survey and it is being reviewed. Doug Cooprider is working with Heartland Senior Services to have Liz Hertz and her dance partner perform at the Jan. 8 Rotary meeting.

Sherry Newsome presented this week’s program on her road to becoming a golf professional. She also provided information to the club on Indian Creek Country Club. The meeting adjourned at 1:06 p.m.

Colo World Outlook

Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., 10 members of Colo World Outlook club met at Susan Stockdale’s home. After leading members in the Pledge of Allegiance and club Collect, President Joyce French read some Thanksgiving humor. Roll call question was, how did the suffrage parade before President Wilson’s inauguration, organized by the Congressional Union, affect our W.O. club? It marked the way for women’s federated clubs. Joyce then read a list of club members from 1995, compiled by Phyllis Harper.

Old business: Joyce had W. O. club info from previous years. Correction to minutes was that Margaret Schnur provided the apple dessert at our October meeting. More discussion of our May tea - Edythe Lounsberry will serve the tea and will provide more info if needed. New business: Dorothy Cerka will compile a list of previous club members to be invited to the tea. We will donate cash or bring an item for the food pantry in December. Joyce will deliver same to the food pantry. Jane Coughenour gave a final United Charities report, $4545 was donated. We were reminded by the president to let our remembrance committee(Betty and Joyce) know about any illnesses. Meeting adjourned. Jane Coughenour provided pictures of her trip to Alaska. Beautiful country! Susan and Claudia Fisher provided a lovely and delicious lunch. Next meeting is Dec. 16. 6:30 p.m., at Myrna Johnson’s home with a potluck, co-hosted by Patty Geer.