Thirty-eight members were present on Tuesday, July 1. Joel had his son, Lucas, as his guest and Christy Kenealy and Gary Wade were guests. Judy Strobehn will have the invocation next week and the following week it will be Bob Ehrig.
Special thanks to Patrick and Joel and all who worked at the BBQ. Jody reported that we made over $1,200 doing the ISU dining. The District Convention will be held in Omaha on Aug. 8 and 9.
Bob Collin’s name was drawn and he let it ride. Next week’s drawing is worth $45.
Tom Wissler introduced Nick Crowder from the Earl May, who gave us good gardening tips. We inducted Donna Humpal and Mike Pash, who are our two newest members. They are married and have three children. Mike works for ISU and Donna for the state of Iowa. Special welcome to both of you.
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Nevada Golden K
Twenty-six members of Golden K Kiwanis were greeted by Bob Collins at the July 1 meeting. Evelyn Onstot gave the invocation.
President Leland Roegner introduced speaker Lynn Lathrop, an engineer at Burke Marketing, who was elected mayor of Nevada in November of 2013. The mayor oversees the operations of the city by supervising the officials in charge of each city department. The city council reports to the mayor, who can recommend legislation for consideration to this body. The council and the mayor work together to determine which ordinances are in the best interest of the citizens. Budgeting and long term planning for Nevada are also part of the mayor’s responsibilities.
Animal control issues, the existence of several rundown properties in Nevada and the need for more middle range-priced housing in the city are some of the concerns facing the mayor at this time.
In the realm of public relations, Mayor Lathrop plans to try to work on ensuring that citizen complaints are acknowledged and handled in a timely manner. He stressed that the public should be made aware of procedures followed to address a reported problem.
Gwen Frese reported on the requirements Golden K would need to meet to become a model club in support of the Eliminate Project. Club members decided to contribute to Eliminate as in the past, forgoing the model club route.
Darrell Staley made a motion to donate the proceeds from an August fundraising work project at ISU to the Eliminate Project. Bev Packard seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Cindy Settle and Johann Thiel were extended “Happy Birthday” wishes by club members. Pat Trulin won the 50/50 drawing.
President Tammy Oxley presided at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Nevada. In attendance were 27 Rotarians, one visiting Rotarian and five guests. A report was given on the Chamber and city activities.
The meeting began with singing “America” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Rob Bacon led us in prayer. The club recited the Rotary 4-way test.
Rod Biensen played the piano while the club sang to “Yankee Doodle.”
Announcements were made regarding the Lincoln Highway Day Parade, Summer Food Program, Ames Morning donation and 501 Club.
Loyd Brown introduced the program for the day, a presentation from Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Wendy visited with us about the college and some of the programs/activities it is involved with.
The meeting was adjourned after the Sergeant-at-Arms, Lynn Scarlett, 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.”