• President-elect Jack O’Leary presided at the Nov. 18 noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Nevada. In attendance were 32 Rotarians, 13 Junior Rotarians, two visiting Rotarians and three guests. Reports were given on the Chamber, City, Junior Rotarian, and NEDC activities. The meeting began with singing “America” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. President Elect Jack O’Leary 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” to Junior Rotarian Caroline Wagner.
As musical entertainment, Rod Biensen played “It’s a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight.”
President Nominee Jon Augustus led introductions for the guests attending the meeting, which concluded with the club members singing the “Welcome Song.”
President Elect Jack O’Leary introduced Rotarian Dave Freeman for his program. Dave invited Matt Wegner from Nevada Football League to present to the club. Nevada Football League (NFL) is a youth football league concentrating on fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship and safety. Each team has between 15-25 players. The kids get to wear pro team uniforms. Nevada are the Titans. The team plays five games and a “playoff” game against a team with a similar record. Heads-up football is a technique to keep the head and neck in a safe position for tackling. Coaches also go through training to recognize concussions, heat and hydration, and sudden cardiac arrest. Nevada’s moto is “Train like a Titan, to become a Cub.”
President-elect Jack O’Leary fined everyone $1 if they were unable to attend the Nevada High School Volleyball State Championship.
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.”
• President-elect-elect Jon Augustus presided at the Nov. 25 meeting of the Rotary Club of Nevada. In attendance were 28 Rotarians and four guests.
Reports were given on the Chamber and market activities. The meeting began with singing “America” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Augustus 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 “Jingle Bells.”
Secretary Sara Clausen led introductions for the guests attending today’s meeting, which concluded with the club members singing the “Welcome Song.”
Augustus made mention of the video president Stephanie Roscoe had emailed club members earlier regarding the Junior Rotarian “Chuck-A-Duck” fundraiser. He also announced the “2nd Fundraiser” date of Feb. 19, 2016, where international food and wine-tasting will be promoted.
Doug Cooprider introduced the program speaker, Nancy Long, director of the Story County Genealogical Society. Nancy provided information on the club, when they meet and some of the projects they have completed and are currently working on. For more information about the Story County Genealogical Society, you can go to www.storygenes.com or find them on Facebook at “Story County Genealogical Society.”
The meeting was adjourned after President-elect-elect Jon Augustus performed the sergeant-at-arms duties and dispensed the justice for the day.
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.”
World Outlook Club
The November World Outlook meeting was held at the Colo Community Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Joyce French opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club collect. Joyce then read a short story, “The First Thanksgiving.” Afterwards, the treasurer’s report was read; there were 11 members in attendance.
Old business: We finalized our theme for the Christmas tree contest at the Colo Public Library. This was followed by some amazing pictures of Dorothy Cerka’s entry for the WO club in the Colo Public Library’s pumpkin-carving contest in October.
New Business: We discussed our upcoming December meeting. The committees gave their reports for scholarships and United Charities. Dorothy Cerka read an article on doing more to fight dementia and finished with a lighthearted list of Thanksgiving jokes. Joyce French adjourned the meeting. Becky Jordan then gave a presentation on the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215 A.D. This history was told through a series of eight quilts that the Magna Carta Quilters had on display at the Houston International Quilt Festival in October. After the presentation, we then enjoyed a pumpkin dessert, tea and coffee served by our host, Ellen Riese. The December meeting will be at Myrna Johnson’s home on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m.