Ames Golden K Kiwanis Serving the children of the world Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:41:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ames Golden K Kiwanis 32 32 58123133 Cancelled 1-11-2018 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:42:36 +0000 Today’s Meeting is CANCELLED due to weather.

January 11, 2018.

GKS at Cyclone Country AKTION Club Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:39:39 +0000 Read More]]> The Ames Golden K Singers presented a choral program at the Dec. 5 meeting of the Kiwanis Cyclone Country AKTION Club. A variety of Christmas carols and a rousing selection from the musical Mary Poppins were presented to a very attentive audience who were invited to join in singing several of the carols.

Double Interclub to Boone Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:25:03 +0000 Read More]]> Ten Ames Golden K Kiwanis members traveled to Boone to attend the November 16 Boone Noon Kiwanis meeting.  Pictured, Rear, Left to Right, James Theilen,  Duane Brodie, Dennis Senne, Bob Sperry,Don Muff. Front LtoR, Pete Peterson, Dick Peterson, Linda Peterson, Craig Fulton, John Arthur.  In Kiwanis terms, ten visitors means two InterClubs plus two more folks.

Interclub With Noon Kiwanis Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:59:14 +0000 Read More]]> Fifteen (!) Ames Golden K Kiwanis members were guests of the Ames Noon Kiwanis at their weekly meeting held at Ames Golf and Country Club Friday, October 27.  Pictured: Rear, Left to Right, John Arthur, Bob Sperry, Don Muff, Larry Vallery, Dennis Senne, Kent Ziebell, Dick Wilson, Pete Peterson. Front, Left to Right, Tom Peter, Duane Brodie, Larry Trede, Craig Fulton, Gina Spohnheimer, Alan Spohnheimer.  Not pictured, Jim Cornette.

Don Muff: Kiwanian of the Year Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:57:09 +0000 Read More]]> Congratulations to Don Muff!   Don received the Ames Golden K “Kiwanian of the Year” award from President Pete Peterson.  Below is the article submitted to local media describing Don and his outstanding work for our club.

Donald J. “Don” Muff, Ames, was presented the 2017 Ames Golden K Kiwanis Club’s “Kiwanian of the Year” Award at its recent Officer/Director Installation Banquet.  This award is presented annually by the Golden K Club to a member who exemplifies the qualities of club leadership, active participation in club activities, and fulfilling the Kiwanis motto, “improving the world, one child and one community at a time.”  Don has been a member of Ames Golden K for nine years.  He was President of Ames Golden K in 2013-2014.  He currently serves as the Chair, Interclub and Public Relations/Publicity Committees.  He has been involved with many other service programs of the club including the current Golden K Listeners program conducted at the Edwards Elementary School.

Officer Installation 2017 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:07:15 +0000 Read More]]> (Note:  This post has several photos.  Keep reading!)

Ames Golden K Kiwanis held its annual Installation of Officers Luncheon at Ames Golf & Country Club September 28.  In the photo above, Jim Dane, Governor, Kiwanis Nebraska-Iowa District, addresses the crowd.  In his remarks “It’s GREAT To Be A Kiwanian”, he congratulated Golden K members for the initiatives they are taking to increase membership, including the installation of eight new members in early September, and the success of the  Listeners reading program for kindergarten and first grade students at Ames Edwards Elementary–and soon to be expanded to Sawyer Elementary.

In addition to Golden K Members, their spouses, and Jim Dane, the guests included Geri Derner, Lieutenant Governor,Kiwanis Division 11 NE-IA District.

Golden K’s own Golden K Singers, pictured, under the direction of Joe Traylor, gave a rousing performance that inspired all who were present.

Deceased members William “Bill” Wunder, Albert “Al” Wagner and Wesley “Wes” Buchele were honored, as were Wayne Hagemoser, retiring Club Treasurer, and retiring Song Leader Roger Andersen.  Gerald Solbeck, Bill Shrum, Larry Trede and Kent Ziebell  were recognized for their efforts to recruit new members.

Dale Brentnall, pictured here with Pete Peterson, was awarded the Kiwanis “Legion of Honor” as a 50 year Kiwanis Member.

Deceased members William “Bill” Wunder, Albert “Al” Wagner and Wesley “Wes” Buchele were honored, as were Wayne Hagemoser, retiring Club Treasurer, and retiring Song Leader Roger Andersen.  Gerald Solbeck, Bill Shrum, Larry Trede and Kent Ziebell  were recognized for their efforts to recruit new members.

Officers and Directors for 2017-2018 were installed by Lt, Governor Geri Derner.

Seated, pictured left to right, Gina Spohnheimer, Vice President, Ron Skrdla, Treasurer, Bob Sperry, President, Larry Vallery, President-Elect, and Larry Trede, Secretary.  Standing, pictured left to right, Pete Peterson, Past President, Board of Directors Members Jim Penney, Dennis Smith, Craig Fulton, John Arthur, Alan Spohnheimer, and Webmaster Joe Traylor.  Not pictured is Board Member Bill Shrum.

Another Giant Paper Load Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:11:36 +0000 Read More]]> On September 29 Ames Golden K had another Big Opportunity in the Paper Recycling Project: come and get about 2,000 lbs of paper from ISU Press. And what a team it took.  The photo shows some of the crew that did the fetching and loading.  Top, left to right,  Terry Wycoff, Don Muff, John Slaughter, Harry Budd, John Arthur, Lonnie Mannes. Lower, left to right, Bob Sperry , Tom Peter, Dennis Senne, and Jim Penney.

GNEA– 20 Years! Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:35:46 +0000 Read More]]> Ames Golden K Kiwanis recently presented a check to Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance to support their efforts as they mark 20 years helping families in need with rent, utility, food and fuel assistance. Pictured left to right, Golden K member Dennis Tice, Good Neighbor Director Mike Fritz, and Golden K’s Howard McPhail. Find more about Good Neighbor HERE.

BLAST Back to School 2017 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:09:48 +0000 Read More]]> Ames Golden K members have taken the opportunity to join those who are helping Ames and Story County children and  families who may not be able to purchase “back to school” supplies.  The program is coordinated by the Boys and Girls Club, YSS, and the Ames Volunteer Center. A “Back to School” Fair will be held in mid-August at Ames Middle School where supplies will be distributed. This year the program hopes to provide assistance to 800 youth and families.

Ames Golden K members have donated nearly $1,000 in school supplies and cash  in support of the “Back to School” program. Pictured are Golden K members who attended their weekly meeting and displayed some of the many donated school supplies.


Read more about the BLAST program HERE.

ChildServe Award 2017 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:33:56 +0000 Read More]]> On August 3 Ames Golden K presented a check for $1500 to the Ames Division of ChildServe to support the 550 Story County children that receive numerous care services such as the Respite Care Program which provides  weekend care for ChildServe’s children.  Pictured left to right, Golden K member Vaughn Speer, Rochelle Flore, Ames Program Manager for ChildServe, and Golden K member Alan Spohnheimer.  Click to learn more about the services of the ChildServe organization.