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

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

Early Ames Transportation

Former Cy Ride Director Bob Bourne, a well-known expert in Iowa transportation history, spoke recently to a virtual audience of Ames Golden K members and guests.  Bob, who is very active in the Ames History Museum, focused his… 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

Sample Meeting Video

Are you curious about one of our meetings?  Below is a full meeting recorded November 5, 2020, when Dr. Stephanie Clark of ISU gave an outstanding presentation about the 100+ year history of the ISU Dairy and ISU… Read More

All About Bugs

ISU Professor of Entomology, Donald Lewis presented a program titled “All About Bugs” at the Thursday weekly Ames Golden K Kiwanis meeting, which continues to be held remotely via ZOOM on October 1, 2020. Professor Lewis  described in… Read More