Noon Kiwanis Club Of Ames Iowa
"Serving the children of the world"
We are a local member of Kiwanis International, one of the largest Service Organizations in the world. Our Club is a great way to get involved in making our community an even better place.
Our Club meets every Friday (Except as noted in the Club Calendar) for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. at Ames Golf & Country Club, 5752 George Washington Carver Ave, Ames, IA. Here are directions to our meeting location. We'd be delighted if you joined us as our guest at one of our meetings. Here is a sample of our weekly programs.
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New officers and Board Members for the Oct-Sept Kiwanis year were officially installed at a recent Club meeting. (Front row left to right) Geri Derner (secretary), Marla Miller (new board member), Cathy Krebs (new board member), Cynthia Gaunt (president), Steve Sapp (president-elect). (Back row) past president Bill Bossenberger, Jim Converse (returning board member), John Core (returning board member), and Jason Haglund (returning board member).
Grand Opening, Saturday December 2 - Our Christmas gift wrapping station in North Grand Mall. Sign up is now open. Volunteer to help by clicking on the packages. We need lots of volunteers. Enlist your family and friends to join you in helping others have a joyous holiday. For more information, click on Gift Wrapping in the left navigation column.
We installed two new members, Deb Russell and Steve Miller.
Left to right are Noon Kiwanis President Bill Bossenberger, new members Russell and Miller, and Kiwanis member Maeann Unser, Miller's daughter.
Zeller Awards—Ted MacDonald presented our last two Zeller awards to Denny Jones and Maeann Unser. Denny also wore his Hickson Award Medallion which he received during our last international fundraising effort, IDD, to end Iodine Deficiency Disease.
Festival of Trees is open at the Octagon Center for the Arts until November 26. We have a Kiwanis Club tree promoting all of our yearly projects with the theme Kids Need Kiwanis. Open 10-5 Monday—Friday and 1-5 on the weekend. There are 70 trees to view in the Octagon’s Main Gallery on the third floor.
KIWANIANS IN ACTION
We presented a $1000 check to the ISU student chapter of YWCA to support activities in their "Girls Power" program. The ISU chapter is one of only four campus-based YWCA groups in the country. Left to right are Noon Kiwanis President Bill Bossenberger, YWCA members Angela Merrick and Haidyn Hank, and Kiwanian Geri Derner.
We also presented a $1000 check to the Edwards School neighborhood park project. Ken Platt, Ames, accepted the Kiwanis donation. Platt said that the project will help stabilize the neighborhood and create a safe park to serve as a meeting and recreation site for children and families. He added that the park will also serve as an open-air space for use by residents of the nearby Johanns House, part of the Ames-based Friendship Ark Homes organization. Platt said that $150,000 has been raised toward the effort; total cost estimated at $250,000.
And we presented $1000 to support the activities of Teen Maze. Gerri Bugg (left) is the Community, Youth, and Family Development Director for Youth and Shelter Services. Bugg is lead coordinator for Teen Maze. Ronnie Lindeman (right), Noon Kiwanis member, presented the $1000 gift to Bugg. Teen Maze is a week-long annual event that reaches some 1200 7th graders from 14 central Iowa school districts in four counties. The event format allows young people to experience life situations in a safe environment, and helps them learn to make positive decisions on issues including finances, nutrition, social media and relationships. Teen Maze is conducted with the help of more than 300 volunteers.
Thanks to all the volunteers from our club and others from the community who helped make this year's Bike Rodeo, May 6th, a roaring success.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Noon Kiwanis Club of Ames is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising projects. Our club has been in service to the Ames area community for more than 90 years. Kiwanis International has been serving children for over 100 years.
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