Club News

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Nevada Journal
Club News

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Bob Frese greeted 24 members and one guest attending the Dec. 9 meeting of Golden K Kiwanis, presided over by President Marsha Jackson. Marcia Wisnieski gave the invocation. Mary Pevestorf led the group in singing some Christmas carols.

Bob Kruse, member of the Golden K Kiwanis, spoke to the group about the Freedom Flight trip to Washington, D.C. The Freedom Flight is made up of veterans of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, who fly from Iowa to visit the war memorials and tour sites in our country’s capital. This trip is made to honor all those men and women who have served our country to preserve our freedom. Bob also had a book which showed the members of this flight and some of sites they visited.

President Jackson read a thank-you note written on behalf of Cubbie Corner, thanking the Golden K Kiwanis for their generous contributions. She also stated that the Eliminate Project is coming to an end; it will be replaced by Eliminate Hunger, which is already underway.

Marcia Wisnieski spoke about the Golden K Kiwanis’s annual Christmas brunch on Dec. 15 at Memorial Lutheran Church, and went over the list of dishes members would make. Anybody else having an interest in joining the Nevada Golden Kiwanis would also be warmly welcomed.

Nevada Rotary

President Stephanie Roscoe presided at the Dec. 9 meeting of the Rotary Club of Nevada. In attendance were 33 Rotarians, nine Junior Rotarians, one visiting Rotarian and three guests. Reports were given for the Chamber, Junior Rotarian, city and markets. NEDC reported to look at the article on their website www.nevadaiowaedc.com. The meeting began with singing “America” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Myron Herzberg let us in prayer. Following the club member greetings, the club recited the Rotary 4-Way test. The guests were welcomed by the club members singing the “Welcome Song.” Rotarian David Weber sponsored Doug Jones as a new member to the club. Michelle Cassabaum performed the induction ceremony. Rotarian David Weber introduced Doug Jones as he was being inducted. Doug, the controller at Burke, lives in Nevada with his family.

President Stephanie Roscoe introduced Rotarian Sara Clausen for her program. Sara invited Leanne Harter, whom spoke about the American Planning Association (APA) Ambassador Pilot Program. Since 1998, Leanne has been the planning director and more recently moved into her new role. She works on many items, from grants to housing. Check out their website at www.storycountyiowa.gov.

The Rotary Club of Nevada will be hosting the Annual Soup Supper Friday, Jan. 29, for game against Rolling Story.

Nevada Lions

The Nevada Lions Club held their Christmas party on Dec. 9 at the Indian Creek Country Club. Our hosts for the evening were our tail twisters Lion Jim Fenn and Lion Steve Jordening. After a time of fellowship. we were very happy to induct our newest member into the Nevada Lions Club. Past District Governor Jerry Radke invited Mike Seaboch and his wife Kay to come forward and their sponsor Jim Fenn presented Mike for the induction ceremony. After dinner, Tailtwister Steve had each member introduce their spouse or guest and, of course, managed to wrangle a few quarters out of us along the way. He then introduced our program for the evening - the Nevada High Jazz choir and their director, Shawna Dumbaugh. They sang many Christmas favorites and other pieces that left all of us in a very joyful Christmas mood; we all agreed they were terrific and thanked them for taking the time to present their program for us. We thank Jim and Steve for arranging a very pleasant evening and a special thanks to Steve for being our moderator.

The Nevada Lions Club next meeting will be on Jan. 13. Come join us as we kick off a new year of exciting happenings.