Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • David Deyoe
    December 14
  • Sara Clausen
    December 24
  • Christa Skaggs
    December 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Mark
    December 14
Anniversaries:
  • Chris Waddle
    Sarah
    December 16
  • Eldon Boswell
    Marilyn
    December 23
  • Mark Cahill
    Liz
    December 30
Join Date:
  • Ric Martinez
    December 2, 2015
    3 years
  • Lynn Scarlett
    December 5, 2012
    6 years
  • Allen Kockler
    December 6, 2017
    1 year
  • Doug Jones
    December 9, 2015
    3 years
 
Club Information

WELCOME TO OUR CLUB!

Nevada

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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Delivery of 79 Coats for Operation Warm at NCRC
 
November 7th Meeting
President Sara Clausen asked for reports from members.  Lynn Scarlett gave the group updates on events in Nevada for the week.  She said the Angels for the Angel Tree would arrive at the Chamber on Monday November 12, 2018.  The Junior Rotarians commented on the school’s blood drive, and upcoming basketball.  Mark Cahill talked about the current markets.
Rob Bacon led the group in prayer to open the meeting.  Rod Biensen played “When You’re Smiling” as Rotarians sang along. 
President Clausen recognized Steve Williams as a returning Rotarian after moving from Cedar Falls, IA back to Nevada.  She also helped deliver 79 new winter coats delivered to the Resource Center.  Individual Rotary members from Nevada contributed to the purchase of the coats.  The coats will be distributed to children in the community.
The club will also help with Food-At-First next week.  Liz and Randy Hertz are working with two Nevada students to become outbound foreign exchange students sponsored by our club. 
Doug Jones introduced Tracy Brown who gave a program on the Burke expansion.  He showed a short video on the history of Burke which is now owned by Hormel.  Burke currently employs 350 and will add another 210 employees.  The 210,000 square foot expansion will add two production lines.  It should be operational in the spring of 2020. 
Next week Rotarians will be entertained by dueling pianos Rod Biensen and Jack O’Leary. 
 
Nevada Community Day!
Big thank you to all that volunteered for Nevada Community Day. We successfully cleaned up 10 yards producing 140 bags of leaves! Almost double our count from 2017. Good Work Rotarians! 
 
Dick & Nathan
 
Big thanks to Steve Daiken for helping! Pictured here with Jessica, Kathy and Emmi.
 
 
 
 
 
Photo Cred Dick Pringnitz.....Burn pile #1
 
Photo Cred Dick Pringnitz.....Burn pile #2
 
Rod Biensen 2018 Hall of Fame!
Congratulations to Rod Biensen!!!!
Nevada Rotary's 2018 Hall of Fame recipient! 
Pictured here with his family: Trisha, Leah, Caleb, & Luke Biensen.
 
 
Rotary News 9/26/2018
President Sara Clausen called the Nevada Rotary meeting to order at Indian Creek Country Club on Wednesday, September 26, at 12:20 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer.   Reports were given by Lynn Scarlett from the Chamber regarding the following events:  the Nevada Jaycees will be holding a Diaper Drive until October 12, the American Legion will be hosting an End of Summer dinner on Friday, September 28, October is American Pharmacists month and NuCara wants to invite you to a Mix and Mingle on October 2, and Rolling Green will be having Scratch Cupcakes selling cupcakes on October 11 from 1 to 4!  There will be 12 flavors and cupcakes are $2 each.  Nathan Tanner gave the Junior Rotarian report.  Mark Cahill gave a markets’ report.  Sara Clausen led the club with a prayer.   Rod Bienson played the Welcome to Rotary song.   
Today’s announcements included:  Operation Warm is underway and Michelle Cassabaum will be going over the edge for the Story County Boys and Girls Club on October 12.    
Sara Clausen announced today’s program:  Monica Marco Romero, this year’s Rotary exchange student.  Monica is from Spain and talked about her life, family, food, and community.  Upon her arrival in Iowa, her host family took her to the Iowa State Fair.  There were many questions from the club membership.       
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm.      
 
Rotary News  9/19/18
Reports were given by members.  Matt Mardesen updated the club on city news, Jon Hall talked about the Burke expansion and Mark Cahill reported on the markets.  Junior Rotarian Andrew Barloon shared upcoming Homecoming events.
Rob Bacon led the club in prayer after which President Sarah Clausen called the meeting to order. 
Guests in attendance were Chris and Vernette Knapp and Erna and Steve Morain. 
Rod Biensen played a selection of Scott Joplin songs.   Tracy Brown was made a Paul Harris Fellow.  He was presented with a pin by Dick Pringnitz.  Chris Knapp the District 6000 Rotary Foundation Chairman presented Denny Skinner with an award for achieving Level II Major Donor status.
Chris Knapp then spoke to the club about the Rotary Foundation.  It has been in existence for 101 years.  The foundation has distributed over three billion dollars in support of its’ projects.  Two countries are left to immunize in the campaign to stop polio.  Pakistan and Afghanistan have had 17 cases of polio this year.  The Ride to End Polio will be November 17, 2018.  Last year over $9,000.00 was raised in District 6000.  Our district has raised over $450,000.00 in the past ten years.
A Rotary Foundation dinner will be held November 3, 2018 in West Des Moines.
 
 
 
Community Vet Clinic Dr. Sherrie
Welcome Community Veterinary Clinic to Nevada! Lynn Scarlett invited Dr. Sherrie to give the program today and even shared some vet jokes.
 
Rotary News 8/15/18
President Sara Clausen opened the meeting with a report from Lynn Scarlett on the Nevada Chamber of Commerce.  Lynn encouraged everyone to volunteer to help at Lincoln Highway Days.  Rod Biensen played the “Welcome Song” for guests Carolyn and Chuck Johns (morning and noon Ames Rotarians), Steve Daiken (Boone Rotary) and Izzy Kapustka.
Izzy Kapustka and Steve Daiken briefly spoke about their roles at this year’s RYLA camp.  Izzy was a camp counselor and Steve attended as a Rotarian.  They encouraged Nevada Rotarians to participate at next years’ RYLA camp.  The camp will be held July 14th through the 19th, 2019 in Grinnell, IA.  Four students from Nevada attended this year’s camp.
Michelle Cassabaum introduced the speaker Erika Peterson of the Boys and Girls Club.  The Boys and Girls Club of Story County is starting a club in Nevada for junior high children.  The club will be located at Central Presbyterian Church after school until 6pm.  Children will have a safe environment to go to after school.  Homework help and special programs will be available.  Nevada must raise $40,000 to fund this program.  The Burke Corporation has offered to donate up to $15,000 in matching funds for donations made to the club.  A membership per student is $25.  Scholarships are available also.  The club has a goal of 50 members.  Donations may be sent to Boys & Girls Clubs, 210 South Fifth St., Ames, IA  50010.  Designate the donation for Nevada.
Marty Chitty performed sergeant-at-arms duties.  Rotarians were quizzed over Nevada history.  Fines were collected.
 
 
Rotary News 8/8/18
Story County Medical Center hosted the weekly meeting of the Nevada Rotary Club.  A delicious lunch buffet was served.   Dick Pringnitz opened the meeting with reports from members.  Lynn Scarlett brought “Nevada Nice” stickers and Lincoln Highway Days posters to hand out.  She also shared upcoming Nevada events.  Mark Cahill updated the group on current markets.  Chris Waddle offered the weekly prayer.
Guests from Story County Medical Center in attendance were James Wright Jr., Gabby King, Laura Murphy, Steve Van Dam, Katie Cassabaum, Linda Wendt, Loni Pringnitz Dr. Art Check and Dr. Adrian Palar. 
Dick Pringnetz passed around sign-up sheets to help with Food at First and the Lincoln Highway Days Parade. 
Jim Frevert and Nate Thompson presented a program on the Story County Medical Center.  Jim gave a history of the hospital and foundation in Nevada.  He has volunteered for over fifty years on the Story County Medical Center Endowment Foundation.  Jim also mentioned that four Rotarians served on the current Foundation and that Rotary had made many monetary donations. 
Nate Thompson gave a presentation of current programs and medical services available at Story County Medical Center.  A new physician Dr. Timothy Leeds will be starting in September.  Rachel Frederick P.A. will now be located in Nevada.  Steve Cassabaum and Steve Van Dam spoke about the new rehab and physical therapy wing at the Center.  Nate said the Center was thriving in a time when many small hospitals are in decline. 
Marty Chitty Sargent-At-Arms finished the meeting with Nevada trivia.
 
 
August 8th Meeting
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This Wednesday's meeting (August 8th) will be held at Story County Medical Center instead of Indian Creek Country Club.
Please make every effort to arrive on time. 
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Welcome New Rotarians!!!
We would like to official announce our newest Rotarians: Janeen Driscoll and John Hall!
 
NO MEETING JULY 25th!!!
Reminder:
Rotary will not be held at the Indian Creek Country Club this Wednesday (July 25th, 2018). 
We will be volunteering at Ragbrai instead! 
 
July 18th Rotary News
President Sara Clausen opened the meeting with reports from members.  Lynn Scarlet updated the group on events going on in Nevada.  Donations of school supplies may be dropped off at the Nevada Chamber office through the month of July.  Matt Mardesen had updates on RAGBRAI and shared that the City of the Nevada had a new pop-up.   Marty Chitty gave an observation of things going on in the county.
Kris Dugger opened the meeting with prayer then “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain” was played by Rod Biensen.  Guests in attendance were Dick Brokaw, Leah Biensen and Olivia Clausen.  Rod Biensen played the “Welcome Song” in their honor. 
President Sarah talked about make-up meetings.  They can be entered on the sign in sheet at meetings or the web-site.  The club will not meet on July 25th, 2018.  Rotarians will be helping supervise the intersections along Lincoln Way during RAGBRI.  A thank-you note was passed around from Logan Stuffelbeam.  She was the 2018 Scholarship winner.
Rotarians broke into committees and planned for the year ahead. 
 
July 11th Rotary News
Rotary News  7/11/18
 
President Sara Clausen asked for reports to start the meeting.  Lynn Scarlett reported on the School Supply Drive.  Donations of school supplies can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office during the month of July.  Marty Chitty reported that the county had been busy repairing roads after the recent rains. 
Chris Waddle led the group in prayer.  Rod Biensen played “Take Me Out to the Ballpark” while the club members sang along.  Guests, John Hall, Barb Mittman and Jan Brinkman were introduced. 
Barb Mittman is the coordinator for the Food at First program.  They are sponsoring a “Beef It Up” fundraiser to help purchase beef for the year’s meals.  It will be held July 17th at the Methodist Church.  Members purchased raffle tickets for the fundraiser.
A sign-up sheet was passed among the group for RAGBRAI.  Rotarians will help watch the intersections during the morning as riders pass through Nevada. 
Harold Brinkman was presented with a pin to commemorate his 53 years of service to Rotary.  He joined the Nevada Rotary Club in 1965.  He has served in many positions with the club and spent countless hours of service to the club and community.
President Sara Clausen gave an address as the new President.  She joined the club in 2005.  Sara is looking forward to continuing many traditions such as the soup supper, Junior Rotarian program and the fall fundraiser.  She would also like to implement an outreach day to meet with other service clubs in the community.
The Literacy team will coordinate with the school to help sponsor Dr. Seuss Day again this year.  Randy and Liz Hertz have coordinated the arrival of Monica an exchange student from Spain.  This year’s fundraiser will go to the “Food for Thought” student summer program.  The club hopes to increase it’s membership to 62 this year.
The club wishes to thank Marlys Barker and the Nevada Journal for their excellent coverage of the Nevada Rotary Club.
 
 
June 27, 2018
President Jon Augustus called the meeting to order with reports from members.  Matt Mardesen reported that the city had been busy with the recent rains and storms sewers.  He also gave an update on road work being done.  Marty Chitty said the county was ready for RAGBRAI.  A prayer was given by Chris Waddle.  Rob Biensen played “A Bicycle Built for Two” while the group sang along.
Carol Springer from the Ames Noon Rotary was present as well as guest Katie Cassabaum.  RYLA nominees Alania Hornbuckle and Casey Rewerts introduced themselves and expressed thanks to the club for sponsoring their upcoming week at RYLA.  Gary Clem was presented with a pin to commemorate his forty years of service in Rotary. 
President Jon Augustus gave an overview of the past year in Nevada Rotary.  Under his leadership the club funded 52 bicycles for the World Bicycle Relief Project.  The District purchased 1,918 bikes.  These bikes are sent to underdeveloped nations to help families get to work and school.    Our Wine Tasting fundraiser raised $12,500 for the school back pack program.  This initiative to fight hunger now provides older children backpacks of food to take home over the weekend.  The club was also able to purchase 53 winter coats for children in need.  The Community Resource Center distributes the coats.
Each Rotary Club had a goal to plant one tree for each Rotary club member.  Nevada Rotary planted 63 trees and met our goal.  Rotarians also helped with Food at First each quarter.  Other projects were helping at the Lincoln Highway Days parade and the Soup Supper held each year to raise money for scholarships.  The Nevada Rotary Club provided 292 hours of service to the community this past year.
The 2018-2019 cabinet was sworn in.  Sara Clausen is the President for the coming year.  Past President Jack O’Leary presented Jon Augustus with a pin and a plaque for his outstanding year of service. 
 
New Cabinet:  back Row:  Doug Jones, Nate Thompson, Jack O’Leary, Dick Pringnitz, Robb Schmidt, and Dan Johnson
First Row:  Ros Dunblazier, Laurie Rohlfing, Emmi Miller, Michele Cassabaum, Sarah Clausen and Jon Augustus
 
Jon Augustus and Jack O’Leary
 
Rotary News  6/20/18
Wednesday’s meeting was opened by President Jon Augustus.  Rob Bacon led the group in prayer.  Emmi Miller introduced Paul Ferrone a guest from Ames Noon Rotary and Dick Pringnitz introduced Davis Axmear an intern with Hertz Farm Management.  Jack O’Leary played the “Welcome Song” as the club sang along.
A Program Signup sheet was passed among the membership.  Next week the 2018/2019 Board of Directors Induction will take place.
Jack O-Leary introduced Tammy Koolbeck, Executive Director of the ISU Center.  Tammy presented a program on the 50th Anniversary Season at Stephens Auditorium.  She shared that performers were give signature rice crispy treats since they were invented at Iowa State University.  Tickets can be ordered on-line.  Premium seating and a discount are given to customers who order tickets for 4 or more shows.
 
 
Rotary News 6-13-18
Rotary News 6-13-18
 
The weekly meeting was called to order by President Jon Augustus.  Lynn Scarlett gave a report on coming events in Nevada.  Marty Chitty reported on news from the county and Mark Cahill shared the current markets with the group.  Steve Jordening, a visitor from the Nevada Lions promoted their fundraiser.  The Lions will be selling Colorado Peaches in the community.
Many guests were in attendance.  Bob Grathwohl, Ken Jansen and Carol Springer were visiting from the Ames Rotary.  Katie Cassebaum and Scott Henry were also present.  Megan Wessels a local student shared information about herself.  She will be attending RYLA this summer with two other students from Nevada.  Jennifer Wessels, the mother of Megan shared a meal with the membership also.
Rob Bacon offered a prayer and Rod Biensen played the “Welcome Song” for our guests.
Jessica Henry and Rich Parker introduced Mike Naig the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture as our speaker.  Secretary Naig told the group about his background growing up in Iowa on the family farm.  He spoke about the water quality initiatives in Iowa that were funded by the legislature. The state has partnered with private industry on 65 demonstration projects.  Iowa State University has been instrumental in some of the current innovation that has taken place and partnered with the state to implement those innovations.  Secretary Naig answered many questions from the group. 
 
BIG NEWS!!!!!!
It's official, Jon & Kate Augustus became parents over the weekend!
Welcome baby Ayla Kate Augustus, born 6/3 @ 7:41 am. 7lb 7.5 oz, 21 in long.
Mom & baby are doing well.
 
 
Rotary News 6/5/18
Rotary News 6/5/18
 
President Elect Sarah Clausen opened the weekly meeting with reports from committees.  Lynn Scarlett updated the group on local events and the success of the city wide garage sale.  This year there were over fifty participants.  Marty Chitty reported on the county primary results.  Dave Deyoe added that none of the Secretary of Agriculture candidates received the required 35% of the vote on the Republican side for a win.  Delegates will decide at the state convention.
Kris Dugger gave a prayers after the group sang “My Country Tis of Thee”.  Rod Biensen played “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes” and the group sang along.  Emmi Miller introduced several guests.  Paul Ferrone was visiting from the Ames Rotary Club, Michael Perrin was a guest of Laurie Rohlfing and Caleb, Luke and Leah Biensen were guests of their father Rod Biensen.
Sarah Clausen passed around a sign-up sheet for next year’s greeters and programs.  Chris Dugger announced that three Nevada Students will attend RYLA this year.
State Auditor and past President of the Nevada Rotary Club, Mary Mosiman spoke to the group on the new initiative started in January 2018 impacting government officials.  She explained who the office oversees and audits.  Training is provided for these groups and a new initiative has been started to train officials with the use of YouTube videos.  The videos will be shown to state, local, county and school officials plus many more.  They will showcase basic fiduciary duties and highlight the importance of verifying public purpose for every expenditure.  The auditor’s office has found almost $2.7 million in fraud since August 31, 2018. 
 
 
Rotary News 4/25/18
 
President Jon Augustus opened the meeting with local updates.  Lynn Scarlett reported that three members of the Nevada Rotary Club had graduated from Leadership Nevada.  They are Matt Mardesen, Ray Reynolds and Jessica Henry.  Matt Mardesen gave an update on future projects the city was working on.  Marty Chitty said Story County has a new updated website.  The Junior Rotarians gave the group an overview of upcoming track, golf and soccer events at the high school.
 
President Augustus called the meeting to order, then Chris Waddle gave a prayer.  Rod Biensen played “April Showers” while the group sang along.  Emmi Miller introduced three guests, Jolene Goodman, Joy Davis and Josie Bailey.  The group then sang the “Welcome Song” played by Rod Biensen.  The group was reminded to let President Jon know if you have planted or anticipate planting trees before June 30, 2018. Our goal is to plant 54 trees by that date. 
 
A.R. Palanisamy of Rotary India and a recipient of the Service to Humanity Award, presented a program on SEED (Society for the Educational and Economic Development) an organization he founded in India.  Seed serves the needs of disadvantaged children to provide hope and opportunity for a better future.  They cater to the needs of children whose parents are in prison, suffering from disease, orphaned, or victims of national disasters.  The children receive value based education and a secure upbringing. 
 
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
https://www.gatheringsnevada.com/
 
 
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
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
President Nominee
Treasurer
Director
Director
Director
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Immediate Past President
International
Literacy Chair
Youth Co-Chair
Youth Co-Chair
Jr Rotarian Advisor
Public Relations
Jr Rotarian Advisor
 

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