President Dan Johnson called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer, Four Way Test, introduction of guests and music. Thank you to Rod Beinsen, our pianist. The Junior Rotarian report was given by Ryley Huhn. They have elected Gabby Sutton as their president, Evan Rix as vice president and Tiffany Latshaw as secretary.
Jon Augustus reminded us of the Brats at Briggs fundraiser. 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.
A new sub account has been established at the District 501c3 for our humanitarian and educational international projects.
Fifty percent of the Rotarian contributions to The Rotary Foundation comes back to our district to be used by clubs for local and international humanitarian, and educational projects. Our club submitted a grant application to purchase furnishings for the children’s area. We were awarded a $5000 matching district grant.
Jim Frevert introduced our guest speaker, Tim Ahlers. Tim is the chief executive officer of Story County Medical Center. He provided the hospital’s history, from the early 1900’s until present day, and gave a detailed listing of all services provided by Story County Medical Center. Its senior care population has increased from 45 to 60 residents in the past year, and the inpatient census and surgeries have grown. With the new health care reform, there will be approximately 300,000 additional people in Iowa with health insurance coverage, primarily through Medicaid expansion. This increase will be good for those currently uninsured people and the Medical Center as they will have good access to care. Tim is encouraged by the excellent staff and facilities and knows they are in a great position to serve Nevada and Story County.
Next week’s meeting will be provided by Steve Gray; topic will be the proposed “Balanced Calendar” for Nevada schools. The meeting was adjourned at 1 p.m.
Thirty-two members were present on Sept. 17. Tom Wissler had Darwin Uhlenhopp and Mike Snyder as his guests. We had two members from the Key Club
Invocation – LeRoy Bergmann; greeters - EricJensvold and Tracy Ellingson
This morning we inducted Eric Jensvold as our newest member. He is a retired truck driver and he and his wife, Diane have two daughters. Eric was sponsored by Jody.
We are coming to the end of our fiscal year. Special thanks to our officers who provided leadership and to the membership as a whole for another successful year.
Cards will be sent to members who are in the hospital, celebrating a birthday/anniversary ending in 5 or 0, or should be congratulated. Please give names to Brenda or Judy Chance.
We want to honor members of the community this year with a free breakfast and recognition of what they do for Nevada. Please give names to Paul Johnson.
Please invite a guest to a meeting who you would like to see join our Club.
Connie Burtnett’s name was drawn ands she let it ride. Next week is $15.
Birthday Greetings to Bill Holstine, who celebrates on the Sept. 28.
Fact of the Week: Three car brands that are considered at risk and may disappear in the next 5-10 years are Volvo, Suzuki and Jaguar.
Nevada Golden K Kiwanis
The Golden K Kiwanis met at the Memorial Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Twenty-two members were present. The principal speaker today was Ms. Inna Wieland, who teaches English as a Second Language at the Nevada High School. This summer, Ms. Wieland spent several weeks working as a volunteer in Guatemala in an orphanage for young children infected with HIV. Although her primary responsibility was teaching basic math, she also assisted with any other duties as required. She spoke of the hard life these children had and the discrimination they would suffer because of their condition when they left the orphanage. Ms. Wieland also spoke briefly about her experience in Peru last year as a counselor for abused girls in Peru. After her talk, she introduced Josue Tovar, a second-year student studying at Nevada High School. He gave a very interesting talk about his summer experience in Malasia and Singapore and some of the differences between the two places.
After the presentation, Dale Sloan gave the members an opportunity to buy some shirts the Boy Scouts are selling to raise money. The meeting ended with a very engaging story told by Bev Packard, which the members greatly enjoyed.
Colo World Outlook Club
Nine members of World Outlook club met at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, for a delicious salad supper. Each member brought a salad. Vice president Dorothy Cerka presided over the meeting. She led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and club Collect. This year our roll call facts will be about what happened 100 years ago, as 2014 is the 100th year of WO club.
Minutes from May meeting and treasurer’s report were given. In the May minutes, Sept. 15, should have been the 17th for our meeting. There was no old business. For new business, we reviewed our new program books, done by Dorothy Cerka. More discussion next month on the program books.
New business - May 23, 2014, was discussed for having a 100-year tea. More discussion during the year on this.
Correspondence - Patty read a resignation from Phyllis Harper, who has moved from Colo.
United Charities - Jane had inserts that were folded during the meeting and we will stuff envelopes, Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The monetary goal is the same as last year, $4000.
Health and Safety - Margaret reminded us to get flu shots.
Dorothy Cerka gave a very informative program about Colo, with pictures from the olden days and changes that have occurred.
Next meeting will be Oct. 15 at Joyce French’s home, with Margaret Schnur as co-hostess.