Clubs & Organizations - Nevada Iowa Chamber of Commerce

Clubs & Organizations

The Nevada community has many active service clubs and non-profit organizations.  Many residents have been involved with services clubs for decades and have followed in their parent's footsteps.  Involvement in service clubs and organizations are a way to give back to the community and also provide a great sense of fulfillment for many.  

American Business Women's Association

Lisa Markley

The ABWA craft fair is held the second weekend in November every year and brings in over 150 crafters with quality, handcrafted items from Iowa and surrounding states.  The fair is held in two buildings within walking distance of each other with food available in each building.  $2 donation to get in.  Proceeds go for scholarships for high school graduates, college students, and adults returning to college. If you would like to vend or reserve a booth for the craft fair please contact Cindy Bartleson at (515) 382-3949.

Nevada Golden K Kiwanis

Marcia Wisnieski
(515) 382-2396

The Nevada Golden K Kiwanis is an organization dedicated to providing assistance to children in need.  They meet every Tuesday morning at the Memorial Lutheran Church from 9:30 am to 11:00 am to enjoy great desserts and listen to interesting speakers.  They welcome all adults 55+ to join. 

Lincoln Highway Days Committee

1015 6th St.
Nevada, IA 50201

The first Lincoln Highway Day was held October 1983, in conjunction with a celebration of the finished railroad overpass west of Nevada. The overpass spanned the new connecting line between the east-west and north-south railroads. The two railroads were only one mile apart at this location. The second year it was held in September. The third year it was moved to August. All three years the event met with rain. But Lincoln Highway Day committee members never gave up. Through both rain and sunshine, they stuck with their celebration and have guided its growth through the years. What started out to be an Old 30 celebration to celebrate the completion of the new overpass west of Nevada has ended up being changed to Lincoln Highway Days and has created a lot of excitement among people interested in Nevada and Lincoln Highway History.

Nevada Jaycees

P. O. Box 284
Nevada, IA 50201

Simply put, we are the organization of choice for men and women 21-40 years of age who want the best opportunities for leadership development, individual development, management development and community service.

The World's Greatest Leadership Training Organization for Young People

To provide young people the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community service and organizational involvement while expanding the Jaycee movement.

To become the organization of choice for young people, providing direction and leadership to our communities and nation.

"Leadership Training through Community Service"

Nevada Kiwanis Club

P. O. Box 4
Nevada, IA 50201
Phone: (515)382-3278

The Nevada Kiwanis Club currently has 45 members, who actively participate in many and varied service projects. The Nevada Kiwanis Club meets at Gatherings on 6th Street every Tuesday at 6:15 AM.

Currently, there are more than 8,500 Kiwanis Clubs with more than 315,000 members in 82 nations and geographic areas. Kiwanis International continues to grow and expand internationally. It's commitment to service still remains strong and Kiwanians provide millions of service hours around the world each year.

Nevada Lions Club

Bob Hunter - President
Nevada, IA 50201

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with 1.4 million members in more than 43,000 clubs in approximately 185 countries and geographical areas.

Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes. Founded in 1917, the association's motto is "We Serve."

 Nevada Rotary Club

Sara Clausen, President
Nevada, IA 50201

Rotary is made up of business and professional leaders who work to better their community and build understanding and peace in the world. Rotary is a non-political, non-religious humanitarian organization.

There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members of more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in 168 countries. Rotary was founded in 1905.

Nevada Community Historical Society

Jenny Helland, President
Nevada, IA 50201
(515) 450-9601

The Nevada Community Historical Society’s mission is: ”Preserving Nevada’s Heritage Through Education, Promotion and Restoration”.  We have preserved the Dyer-Dowell Victorian Home which was originally the first Story County Jail.  Education and recreational opportunities are provided through programs offered to all ages including summer camps, speakers, displays, and tours of all properties.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Briggs Terrace/Evergreen Lane, Italianate style house, was built in 1879. Also on the complex are the Carriage House, log cabin and one room country school. Tours are available Sundays in the summer and by appointment year round, weather permitting.   Through memberships, grants, donations and volunteers we are restoring the properties as funds become available.  Homes are available for event rent.  Join us as a member, speaker or a volunteer.

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