GK Listeners Program, 2022

Like other Kiwanis clubs, Ames Golden K’s primary focus is service to children. In Winter 2014, Golden K leadership began considering a more direct outreach to students in Ames and proposed a new reading service project for elementary… Read More

Don Hotchkiss Obituary

Don Hotchkiss Donald K. Hotchkiss, age 92, of Ames, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Northcrest Community. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Collegiate Presbyterian Church. Visitation… Read More

Roadside Cleanup May, 2021

Fifteen members of Ames Golden K recently performed Spring litter cleanup on their Iowa Adopt-A-Road two-mile segment of E. 13th Street/220th Street. Golden K has performed Spring and Fall cleanup on this stretch of road every year since… Read More

Mack Maffett Obituary

Mack David Maffett, 1936-2021 Mack Maffett, 84, passed away on May 19, 2021 in Des Moines, IA. A visitation will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel on Thursday, May 27 from 5 to 7 PM. A service will… Read More

Steve Jones on Jack Trice

Ames resident Steve Jones, the author of two children’s books: Football’s Fallen Hero: The Jack Trice Story, and The Red Tails–World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen, recently spoke to 54 Ames Golden K members and guests at Golden K’s… Read More

Ames Convention and Visitor Bureau

President/CEO Kevin Bourke of the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau {ACVB} was recently the featured speaker at the Ames Golden K Kiwanis 9AM weekly meeting, which continues to be held virtually. Bourke is well-known in Central Iowa as… Read More

Iowa Turkey Federation

Gretta Irwin, Executive Director of the Iowa Turkey Federation, recently spoke to Golden K members at their weekly Thursday 9AM “virtual” meeting.   Ms. Irwin, who has been with the Turkey Federation for 26 years, shared a number… Read More

Ames Park & Recreation

Keith Abraham, Director of Ames Parks and Recreation, was the guest speaker at a recent Ames Golden K Kiwanis Thursday meeting, which continues to be held virtually.  Mr. Abraham, a 27-year Parks and Rec veteran, has served as… Read More

Renewable Energy Group

Christopher Anderson {pictured}, Senior Analytics Analyst for Ames based Renewable Energy Group {REG}  recently spoke at the Thursday weekly Ames Golden K meeting, which continues to be held via ZOOM.  REG, formerly known as West Central Cooperative, has… Read More

The Bridge Home

Jodi Stumbo, Executive Director of The Bridge Home {formerly Emergency Residence Project} was the guest speaker at a recent weekly Thursday meeting of the Ames Golden K Kiwanis via ZOOM.   The Bridge Home {TBH} serves the Two Rivers… Read More