Club News

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Club News

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

President Marsha Jackson presided over the Nov. 10 meeting of the Golden K Kiwanis, attended by 31 members. Bill Ward served as greeter and Evelyn Onstot gave the invocation.

The speaker today was Shannon Bardole, community impact director, United Way of Story County. United Way, whose objective is raising money for good causes, is now more narrowly focusing on the most pressing issues identified at the community level – income, education and health. She started with a video showing how United Way helps people with issues of money management as the pathway out of poverty, provides one-on-one assistance to aid young children in improving their reading skills and also provides support for seniors so they can remain in their homes. In addition, she pointed out that food programs now in place have proved so successful that hunger in children has stopped being a top priority.

After the presentation, Marsha talked about the first of this year’s Stop Hunger Project. Starting Dec. 1 and lasting for two weeks, Golden K members will be contributing food supplies from a list given to us by Jodi Heeren, a counselor at Nevada Middle School, who will be responsible for distribution through Cubby Corner at the middle school.

Leland Roegner talked to us about the K-Kids and their community service project of raking leaves for seniors. Their efforts were much appreciated and were rewarded with an abundance of treats afterwards.

Gwen Ward won the 50/50 drawing.

Nevada Rotary

President Stephanie Roscoe presided at the Nov. 11 meeting of the Rotary Club of Nevada. In attendance were 28 Rotarians, two Junior Rotarians, one Visiting Rotarian and three guests.

Reports were given on the Chamber, school, Junior Rotarian and NEDC activities. The meeting began with singing “America” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. President Stephanie Roscoe led us in prayer. Following the weekly club member greetings, the club recited the Rotary 4-way test.

Rod Biensen played the piano while the club sang “Happy Birthday” two times through. The first time for Rod’s wife, Tricia, and the second time for Rotarian Tammy Oxley. As a tribute to veterans, Rod Biensen played an Armed Forces medley.

Secretary Sara Clausen led introductions for the guests attending today’s meeting, which concluded with the club members singing the “Welcome Song.”

President Stephanie Roscoe announced Xicotepec applications are due by Nov. 18. She also provided an overview of the Stovetop Fire Stop installation project that was attended by eleven Rotarians and family members on Saturday, Nov. 7.

President Stephanie Roscoe provided an introduction for Sabrina Skerston and Aimee Rodin, members of the ISU Rotaract club. Sabrina and Amy provided a presentation on the ISU Rotaract Club and their upcoming service trip to the Dominican Republic, which will be Dec. 26, through Jan. 2. Those interested in donating toward their trip can private-message them on their Facebook page at “ISU Rotaract Club.”

In lieu of sergeant-at-arms duties, members were encouraged to contribute toward the Rotaract service trip.

The Rotary Club of Nevada meets on Wednesdays at noon at Indian Creek Country Club. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Nevada, visit http://www.nevadarotary.org or find us on Facebook at “Rotary Club of Nevada.”