The Nevada Jaycees are hosting a Meet and Greet for the community on Sunday, Sept. 22, at Harrington Park, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The club will provide bratwursts, hot dogs and all the fixings. Those attending are asked to bring a side to share. Come meet the Nevada Jaycees and learn more about what we do and why! This is a family-friendly picnic! Contact Terra Jenson, firstname.lastname@example.org, for any questions.
President Dan Johnson called the meeting to order at noon, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and Four Way Test. We welcomed a full house today with a total attendance of 73: 43 Rotarians, 15 Junior Rotarians, five visiting Rotarians and 10 guests. Reports were given from the Chamber (Lynn Scarlett), school (Steve Gray), markets (Mark Cahill), cty (Liz Hansen) and Junior Rotarians (Alex Merfeld). Sara Clausen gave a reminder of our fundraiser, Brats at Briggs. This will be held at Evergreen Lane on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 – 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, with proceeds going to the Nevada Historical Society. Doug Johnson welcomed two new Rotarians as Paul Harris Fellows members: Dick Pringnitz and John Henry.
Kris Dugger introduced his daughter, Peyton, as our guest speaker. She is a junior at Nevada High School and completed her second mission trip to Haiti this year. Peyton (and Tiffany Latshaw that traveled there last year) presented stories, pictures and videos of their trip to a small village in Haiti. They spent most mornings teaching English to first graders and afternoons were spent painting a local home. Children often gathered around them, wanting to hold hands and play soccer. The families in this area of Haiti have no electricity, air or heat. They pump water from a local well and carry it to their homes in large barrels. These homes are very small and often house a family of 10. Their showers consist of a bucket with water. Peyton happily reported she was able to take a full shower in a hotel on her last night. Peyton and Tiffany feel blessed to have had this experience and found it quite inspiring to help this village. In conclusion, they sang a song in Haitian! Kris and Peyton are ambassadors for Mission Starfish Haiti and would be happy to provide more information about this community and how you can sponsor a child. Thank you, Peyton and Tiffany, for sharing your story. The meeting was adjourned at 1 p.m.
Nevada Golden K Kiwanis
Thirty-two Golden K members and friends had the privilege of touring the former Milford School building on Sept. 10, now owned by Dean and Diane Jensen. The Jensens took over the property in 2007 and began renovation in 2009. Their goal was to reutilize the building without drastically changing it. The interior walls show off some of the original exposed brick in the building. The floors in several areas are composed of the original wood flooring, with some concrete areas incorporated where needed.
All three levels of the former school have undergone changes to make it a beautifully unique home. The first floor is comprised of a ballroom, a conference room, a small modern kitchen and some undesignated empty rooms. The living quarters are found upstairs and feature an open connected kitchen, family room and dining room area. The three bedrooms each have a private bath. A children’s playroom, office and hot tub are also included in the living quarters. Large workshop areas and a garage are located on the lowest level, which is still under construction.
We greatly appreciate the Jensens allowing us to tour their unique Milford home!