President Dan Johnson called the meeting to order June 4, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and Four Way Test. Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events: Nevada City-Wide Garage Sales are this weekend; the Glory Road Gospel Quartet will perform on Saturday, June 7 at First Christian Church; the Nevada Midtown Market kicks off on Tuesday, June 10 at City Hall parking lot; the annual Chamber golf outing will be held on June 13 and the Nevada Historical Society is holding its first Man Cave Tour on Saturday, June 14. Elizabeth Hansen reported that the three Leadership Nevada conceptual drawings for the City Hall property are on display at State Bank and Trust; Ryersons are planning to move to their new location in the next three weeks, and the Sixth Street bid has been approved and work will begin in July. Ray Reynolds, Nevada Fire Department, reported on a fundraiser planned for Saturday, June 7, at Sports Bowl for Dean Tope. Bertran Joliet, Nevada exchange student, invited the club to his going-away party on Saturday, June 14, from 5-8 p.m., at his home. Dan Johnson announced that Len Alquist, a former Nevada Rotarian, has passed away. Jon Augustus gave the markets report to the club. Lynn Scarlett introduced Tamara Ross of Tamara Ross State Farm and Tim Ahlers introduced Mick Tiedman, an Iowa student who is doing a hospital administration internship this summer.
Jim Kilmer introduced Chris Corbin and John Bealls, Nevada Community Historical Society, who presented today’s program on the Evergreen Lane restoration and endowment, currently underway. Corbin announced the Tope Foundation has agreed to match dollar for dollar up to $500,000 for the restoration and up to $150,000 for the endowment. This opportunity runs out on June 30. This is a perfect time if you have been considering a gift to the Historical Society.
President Johnson reminded the club members that Teacher Appreciation would be held on Monday, June 9, at 11:30 a.m., at Central Elementary.
Thirty-six members were present on June 2. Leanne had her daughter, Meredith, as her guest.
Leanne’s name was drawn and she let it ride. Next week is $25.
Sue Seaton introduced Sue VandeKamp and Jim Cheek from the Recorder’s office, who spoke on vital records and passports.
Birthday wishes to Bob Ehrig, who celebrates on June 8.
Fact of the Week: Americans will consume more than 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is more than 20 hot dogs per person.
Nevada Golden K Kiwanis
The June 3 meeting of Golden K Kiwanis was called to order by President Leland Roegner with 23 members and four guests present.
Ron Jacobson passed out information about the Kiwanis-sponsored Rockin Country Barbecue Fest, June 27 and 28, at the Story County Fairgrounds. Mr. Jacobson also solicited volunteers to help with the K-Kids’ Project Linus, from 6-8 p.m., June 6, at Memorial Lutheran Church.
Neva Duea introduced speaker Carolyn Manning, a former ISU Extension employee with a longtime association with 4-H. In 2002 when Iowa 4-H celebrated its 100th year, Mrs. Manning and others formed a 4-H History Committee. Among its accomplishments, the group has compiled the Story County 4-H history from 1917 to the present, which can be found on the 4-H history website. A DVD, “Bridge from Past to Future,” can be purchased at the Story County Extension Office or viewed on YouTube.
Three major events sponsored by the History Committee include a 4-H’ers in Action photo contest, open to any youth or adult; the Inspirational Program July 17 at Tope Auditorium and the 4-H Reunion at Christy Hall on July 20.
The Inspirational Program will feature guest speaker Ambassador Luis C. deBaca, who coordinates the global fight against modern slavery. The evening will also include 4-H Share the Fun acts and the introduction of County Fair queen candidates.
The 4-H Reunion will honor former fair queens and introduce the Story County 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. Winners of the 4-H’ers in Action contest will be announced.
Birthday wishes were extended to Bev Packard. Betty Katzer won the 50/50 drawing.
Nevada Chapter Solomon Dean of DAR met May 5 at Windsor Manor for luncheon, followed by the stated May meeting. Merlene Whisenand installed the new officers. Eight members were present.
Martha Deyoe presented a program, based on a column written by The Des Moines Register retired writer John Carlson (printed Nov. 17, 2013). The title of the column was “Rush Limbaugh is——Gasp! Hooking Kids on U.S. History.” Limbaugh is very vocal on his radio programs about his concern that our children today are not being taught the actual history of our country. As a result of this concern, he wrote two young people’s books discussing our history. The first, titled “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” was published in 2013. The second, “Rush Revere and the First Patriots,” was published in 2014. Both are subtitled “Time-Travel Adventures with exceptional Americans.” Both have been prominently featured on the New York Times bestsellers list. Limbaugh is listed as a New York Times Bestselling Author on the cover of both books.
Flag day will be celebrated Saturday, June 14. The Ames and Boone Chapters of DAR will be guests of the Nevada Chapter at a luncheon, followed by a program, served at the Christian Church, 250 E Ave., Nevada.