June 20, 2021

Club news

Crest Area For LIFE

Crest Area for LIFE met 7 p.m. in April at the Holy Spirit Hall. President Terry Madison opened up the meeting with the right to life prayer.

Velma Riegel read the secretary’s report from February. Rich Madison made a motion, 2nd by Pat Pokorny, to accept the minutes. It was approved. Meg Crawford gave the treasurer’s report. Rich Madison made a motion, 2nd by Velma Riegel, to approve the report. It was approved. Velma Riegel sent out six baby congratulations cards. Meg Crawford gave the political report. There was no old business.

Under new business, club discussed whether it should hand out pencils at the parades. It should find out the parade rules. Crest Area for LIFE will sponsor a table at the LC clinic banquets.

Rich and Terry Madison will take care of the Mother’s Day ads in the Creston and Afton papers. Next meeting will be 7 p.m. May 25 at Holy Spirit Hall.

Rich Madison made a motion, 2nd by Jeremy Rounds to adjourn.

Greater Regional Health Auxiliary Board

Betty, Martha, Carolyn, Tammy, Linda, Jordan and Rhonda were in present as Lois called the meeting to order. Approval was given for the agenda, minutes and financial reports. Carol Eckels, CCO, gave the administrator’s report. She cited the arrival of several new providers and the upcoming departure of others.

Dr. Mahkija in neurology was discussed. He is an internal med and EMT. Kevin Prater will be joining on a part-time basis. Brooke Martin, ARNP, will be joining pediatrics and will start training to assist Dr. Standing with her PANS clients. Midwife Heather Forsman will be joining the OBGYN department. Dr. Bennett will be leaving that department. Dr Miller will be leaving GRH. Dr. Mohamed Humad will begin in the family medicine position. ARNP Megan Ung will be joining the pulmonology department. Kendal Long ARNP has signed on as an internal medicine liaison for the care centers and will serve in telehealth and the wound center. ARNP Everett Roberts will be serving as an internal medicine provider. Podiatry is in need of an ARNP to assist Dr. Larson in podiatry. Carol also announced that the hypobaric chamber is close to being in service. Training schedules have it coming online mid June.

The membership drive for employees netted over $1,000.

The 2021 annual Healthcare Scholarship winners are: Kaci Abildtrup, Karly Calvin, Samantha Dunphy, Melania Haley and Rachael Lutrick. Carolyn and Jordan will present.

The Well Child books are ready to go and the Dr. Spock books have been delivered to pediatrics.

Discussions about future events was had: June 14 next meeting of the board, June 15 a linen sale, June 21 a Bloodmobile and June 23 and 24 the Nutman sale.

Greater Regional Health Auxiliary (gift shop)

Lois called the meeting to oder with Jordan, Lois and Rhonda in attendance. After review of agenda, minutes and financial statements were all approved. Jordan reported that he had contact Transpac concerning catalogs, but had no response. He also stated we need more popcorn and he was asked to order Skinny Pop from Kelli’s Gifts.

Catholic Daughters of America

Catholic Daughters of America will have their last meeting 6 p.m. June 8 at Spencer’s Chophouse. Mass will not be held in the evening due to Vacation Bible School. Thank you to all who helped in anyway with the plant sale. John Moberg provided the group with a dry place to set up the plants and thank you to all who came out and helped make a great day! There will be no meetings in July or August. For those needing to pay dues please send them to Alice.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. June 1 at Pizza Ranch with 15 members and one guest. President Lori Harvey presided, Drew Henderson led the prayer and Jim Nelson was the finemaster.

June 4th the club helped and fundraised at the Elks for their Friday after Five. Members of the club collected the $5 entrance fees that night.

Creston Kiwanis will also be helping with the BBQ Bash 4 to 7 p.m. July 3 in downtown Creston by the caboose with the other service clubs and will be held during The KSIB car show, hamburgers, hot dogs and tenderloins with chips and drink will be served. Kiwanis members have tickets to sell now for $6 each.

Kiwanis Club is putting up flags and helping organize for the 4th of July parade and having a vehicle with the Kiwanis club banner in the parade.

The meeting program was given by Ellen Gerharz, executive director of Creston Chamber of Commerce. She updated the club on planned summer events which include tractor ride, citywide garage sale, Rainbow Park fundraiser and Party in the Park for some of the major June events. The public can follow the chamber’s Facebook page or website for updates and more events.

Creston Kiwanis is meeting weekly moving forward, new members are always welcome.