Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Carolyn Manning
    March 4
  • Steve Henry
    March 7
  • Stephanie Roscoe
    March 8
  • Jim Frevert
    March 12
  • Ros Dunblazier
    March 15
  • Sherry Newsome
    March 19
  • Doug Cooprider
    March 29
Join Date:
  • Kathy Mace Skinner
    March 5, 1997
    21 years
  • Laurie Rohlfing
    March 11, 2015
    3 years
  • Steve Henry
    March 16, 2011
    7 years
  • Emmi Miller
    March 20, 2013
    5 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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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
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