Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Richard Parker
    April 7
  • Kristian Dugger
    April 10
  • Robb Schmidt
    April 30
  • Raymond Reynolds
    April 7
  • Fred Samuelson
    April 9
  • Tammy Oxley
    April 12
  • Ric Martinez
    Carla Schimelfenig
    April 28
Join Date:
  • Jim Frevert
    April 1, 1970
    48 years
  • Ray Schwichtenberg
    April 10, 1991
    27 years
  • Carolyn Manning
    April 27, 1994
    24 years
Club Information



The Premier Service Club

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Indian Creek Country Club
63012 260th St
Nevada, IA  50201
United States
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March 28, 2018 Meeting
Rotarians met at Indian Creek Country club on Wednesday for their weekly meeting.  Guests present were Tom Hertz from the Ames Noon Rotary Club and Gina Lohr daughter of Rotarian Randy Hertz. 
Lynn Scarlett updated the members on upcoming events in Nevada.  Matt Mardesen said planning was starting to revamp 6th street.  He also said the new High School baseball field had started and that there would be new concrete in front of the fire station.  Marty Chitty reported for the county that four new subdivisions in Story County had been approved recently.  Mark Cahill updated us on the current markets.  The Junior Rotarians have two months until graduation and reported on upcoming track events.
Chris Waddle gave the opening prayer followed by the singing of “Easter Parade” played by Rod Biensen.  Rod also played the “Welcome Song” for our guests.  President Jon Augustus reminded the group that Membership Day would be April 4, 2018 and Tree Planting Day would be held May 5, 2018.  A goal of Rotary International this year was for a tree to be planted for each member.  Members also had an opportunity to share input on our programs for the coming year.  Sergeant of Arms Ray Reynolds fined members who did not wear their Rotary pins and those who had brags to share with the group.
March 14, 2018 Meeting
The Nevada Rotary Club met for their regular noon meeting at Indian Creek Country Club.  Two Ames Rotarians, Tom Hertz and Ken Jannsen, were present. 
Lynn Scarlett announced several programs the library was hosting this week.  You can donate personal hygiene items at the Nevada Chamber of Commerce, Ben Franklin and St. Patrick’s Church.  The items will be donated to the Nevada Schools for those children in needing the items.  They are collecting shampoo, conditioner, combs, hairbrushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap and mouthwash.
Matt Mardesen announced that the city budget had been approved.  The rec center project is moving to the planning and preparation stage.  The city will hold a meeting April seventh for those interested in booths when RAGBRAI comes through Nevada.  The City of Nevada will also be holding “Substance Abuse-A Community Conversation” on Thursday March 22 at 6pm. The meeting will be held at Gates Hall and RSVP’s are requested to Mayor Brett Barker by March 20th.
President Jon Augustus announce that April 4, 2018 will be our annual Membership Day for prospective Rotarians.  Sara Clausen and Michelle Cassabaum attended PETS training in Minnesota.  They were able to share ideas with other districts as well as train for their new positions in Rotary.  As incoming President Sara received a new banner for the coming year.  Next year’s theme is “Be the Inspiration”.
March 7, 2018 Meeting
Rotarians met at the Indian Creek Country Club for their weekly meeting.  Lisa Markley was in attendance as a guest of Marty Chitty.  Lynn Scarlett gave the club an update on events being planned by the Nevada Chamber of Commerce.  Upcoming events include a city-wide garage sale on June first and second, and the 2018 Annual Chamber Golf Outing which will be held on June 8, 2018. 
Marty Chitty informed us that a final candidate for the risk management director position has been chosen.  This is a new position for the county.  Junior Rotarians will have spring break next week.  This weekend state speech contest will be held in Nevada at the school.  Mark Cahill reported on the mid-day markets.
A prayer was given by Chris Waddle and Rod Biensen played “Peggy O’Neil” and the “Welcome Song” for our guest.  Many of our club members participated in the reading event at Central Elementary.  Members read storybooks to students and several Dr. Seuss books were donated to the Central Elementary library.  The event was held on the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  The Nevada Rotary Club has participated in reading to elementary students for many years.
Several students have applied to RYLA (a Rotary sponsored youth leadership camp).  Kris Dugger said the committee will make selections soon.  Any Rotarians that wish to volunteer at the camp should contact Kris.  This event is held in Grinnell each summer.
The Toast of Rotary meeting will be held in Des Moines on Saturday.  Michelle Cassebaum encouraged members to attend this special event.  It is a chance to learn what other clubs are doing in our district and across the world.  Several members of our club will be attending.
January 31, 2018 Meeting
President Jon Augustus called the meeting to order with thirty-four Rotarians and Junior Rotarians in attendance.  Lynn Scarlett reported for the Chamber of Commerce.  She reminded the group of upcoming activities and announced the AARP Foundation would provide a tax-aide at the library from February 5 through February 16.  You can call the library for appointments.
Marty Chitty announced that Story County now has a balanced budget.  He also shared some projects that will soon be discussed by the Supervisors.  Matt Mardesen shared that the Vision 2020 project is moving forward and discussions for the new ball park and rec center are being held.
The Junior Rotarians reported on events taking place at the high school.  Chris Waddle gave the prayer then Rod Bienson played “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” as the group sang along.  A final report on the Annual Soup Supper proceeds will be ready next week.  Kris Dugger said the registration for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) will begin February 1, 2018.  Applications are at the high school.  RYLA also needs Rotarians to volunteer to help at RYLA.  The event is held in July at Grinnell College.
Michelle Cassabaum inducted Tracy Brown into Rotary as a new member.  Tracy was sponsored by Rotarian Doug Jones.  Tracy works at Burke and moved to Nevada with his wife and two children. 
Doug Jones
January 24th Program: Doug Jones and his muskie fishing lures!
Soup Supper
Another successful Soup Supper!
The Literacy Committee & Principal Chris De Neui
The Literacy Committee, Ros Dunblazier, Christa Skaggs and Lynn Scarlett introduced Chris De Neui, Principal of Central Elementary. 
Nevada Community Day!
What an awesome work day we had! Weather was fantastic! Volunteers were fantastic! And home owners were very very appreciative of our work! Quote from Karen: "This is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me. I’m usually the one helping others with their yards and this year, when I needed help, Rotary showed up.” They she started to cry.
Thank you all for making this day a success!
82 BAGS OF LEAVES!!!!!!! 82!
Sarah Jaschen: Iowa Donor Network
Renee Twedt introduced Sarah Jaschen from the Iowa Donor Network.  She talked to the group about how to become an organ donor and what happens after you have committed to the program.  There are currently 721 Iowans waiting for transplants.  This number has increased by 100 people in the last year.  69% of Iowans are currently registered to become organ donors. 
Evie Peterson
Jim Patton
PDG Jim Patton presented details of the Global Grants that provide water systems to villages in Tanzania. Ames Rotary is a major sponsor of these grants and we are invited to participate. These water systems cost between $240,000 and $350,000 each.  Local citizens help with the construction and are trained to maintain these systems. 
United Way presentation: Shannon Bardole-Foley
Mike Cox: Story County Conservation Director
Mike Cox, Conservation Director for Story County, spoke on the Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor in Ames.  The park includes thirty-seven acres and is located in the Research Park.  It is a partnership between the Iowa State University Research Park, the Story County Conservation Board, and the Story County Board of Supervisors.  The park will be a live learning laboratory showcasing and exploring conservation techniques complete with paved trails and an outdoor amphitheater.  The park will be open to all and is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
Izzy Kapustka
RYLA Counselor Izzy Kapustka
Dave Deyoe: 2017 Hall of Fame Recipient!
Congratulations Dave!!!!
Our newest Paul Harris Fellows!
Paul Harris Fellows:
Marty Chitty, Rick Sanders 
Foundation Chair Dick Pringnitz
Not pictured: Christa Skaggs, Matt Mardensen
Paul Harris Society: Michelle Cassabaum
PHF+2 Rod Biensen,
PHF+1 Jon Augustus
PHF+2 Rich Parker
Foundation Chair Dick Pringnitz
Not Pictured: PHF+1 Stephanie Roscoe, PHF+2 Bernie Stephenson, PHF+2 Steve Cassabaum
Story County Medical Gift Presentation
Visioning 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Executive Secretary/Director
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Literacy Chair
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