Noon Kiwanis Club Of Ames Iowa

"Serving the children of the world"


We are a local member of Kiwanis International, one of the largest Service Organizations in the world. Our Club is a great way to get involved in making our community an even better place.

Our Club meets every Friday (Except as noted in the Club Calendar) for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. at Ames Golf & Country  Club,  5752  George Washington Carver Ave, Ames, IA. Here are directions to our meeting location. We'd be delighted if you joined us as our guest at one of our meetings. Here is a sample of our past weekly programs. For coming programs, click on CALENDAR at the left and select Weekly Club Meeting.

Interested in possibly becoming a member? - Please go to our Contact /Join! page at the left and drop us a line. Someone will reach out to you.

Meet our Officers and Board Members for the current Oct-Sept Kiwanis year:  Front row left to right, Geri Derner (secretary), Marla Miller, Cathy Krebs, Cynthia Gaunt (presidenNew Officerst), Steve Sapp (president-elect). Back row, past president Bill Bossenberger, Jim Converse, John Core, and Jason Haglund




Ames Noon Kiwanis recently awarded a scholarship to Ames High School student Sayre Satterwhite to allow him to attend the 2018 HOBY Youth Leadership Conference to be held at Drake University in June. The HOBY conference is an annual event funded by former television personality Hugh O'Brien. Present for the honor were (left to right) Mary Heindel (mother of 2017 HOBY delegate),  2017 HOBY delegate Hannah Heindel, Sayre Satterwhite, Mike Satterwhite (Sayre's father), and Keith Papin, counselor at Ames High School. Sayre cited Ames High activities such as swimming and robotics team, and said he looks forward to gaining more leadership skills at the HOBY conference. Hannah Heindel said the 2017 conference encouraged students to find a passion as a key to making a difference in life. 

We recently installed two new members, Deb Russell and Steve Miller. Left to right are Noon Kiwanis Past-President Bill Bossenberger, new members Russell and Miller, and Kiwanis member Maeann Unser, Miller's daughter. 


Zeller Awards—Ted MacDonald presented our last two Zeller Awards to Denny Jones and Maeann Unser. These awards reflect contributions to Kiwanis International campaign "Eliminate" to end Maternal Neonatal Tetanus (MNT). Denny also wore his Hickson Award Medallion which he received during our last international fundraising effort, IDD, to end Iodine Deficiency Disease. 


We presented a $1000 check to the ISU student chapter of YWCA to support activities in their "Girls Power" program. The ISU chapter is one of only four campus-based YWCA groups in the country. Left to right are Noon Kiwanis President Bill Bossenberger, YWCA members Angela Merrick and Haidyn Hank, and Kiwanian Geri Derner.

We also presented a $1000 check to the Edwards School neighborhood park project. Ken Platt, Ames, accepted the Kiwanis donation. Platt said that the project will help stabilize the neighborhood and create a safe park to serve as a meeting and recreation site for children and families. He added that the park will also serve as an open-air space for use by residents of the nearby Johanns House, part of the Ames-based Friendship Ark Homes organization. Platt said that $150,000 has been raised toward the effort; total cost estimated at $250,000.

Thanks to all the volunteers from our club, other Kiwanis clubs and from the community who helped make our 2918 Pancake Days great.     

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Noon Kiwanis Club of Ames is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising projects. Our club has been in service to the Ames area community for more than 90 years. Kiwanis International has been serving children for over 100 years.

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