Featured Speakers of the Past

Ankeny Kiwanis Club invites a variety of speakers to our lunch meetings to educate members regarding the services they provide in the community.  You can learn more about what our speakers presented from our newsletters on this website.  Some speakers have specific charitable needs for their organization and you can find out more about those by visiting their website. 


June - Sheila Kinman (left) of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

May - John Peterson (right) of the City of Ankeny

May - Ryan Penning (right) of Ankeny Parks and Recreation

April - Tracy Burt (left) greets Kaye Marner (center) and Kris Peters (right) from the
Iowa Chapter of Gift of Adoption

March - Dr. Kevin Bloyer (left) visits with Jennifer Denny (right).  Dr. Bloyer spoke to the Club about
"How to stay healthy the first 100 years."

March - Rev. Diana Sickles (left) is greeted by Jan Burch (center) and Bob Mitchell (right).  Rev. Sickles
talked to the Club about a program called "Hope for the Hungry - Feeding Greater Des Moines."

February - Dr. Matthew Wendt - Superintendent, Ankeny Community Schools.  Dr. Wendt
updated the Club about school happenings and what he thought the future of education
might look like.

January - Kevin Schnoebelen (left), CASA Coordinator,
and Pam Kopriva-Barnes (center) CASA Volunteer,
and Susan Kopriva (right). 
 Kevin spoke about the role of a CASA volunteer.


Susan Kopriva (left) and Ry Sloth (right)

Darin Knowler (right) presents a donation from the club
Tiffany Spinner of The Heart Connection Children's Cancer Programs (left)

Brendalyn Shird, Faith Relations Coordinator,
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Brian Mennecke, Associate Professor
Management Information Systems, College of Business
Iowa State University

Kathy Leggett (left), Director, Blank Children's Hospital
Center for Advocacy and Outreach

Mike Bakker - Ankeny High School - Teacher Academy

Donna McLaren (right) of the Social Security Administration

Richard Ehr (right) of Upromise Investments, Inc.

Sharon Kurns (Left), Director of Professional Learning and Leadership,
Heartland AEA 11

Sara Kurovski (Left), Metro Waste Authority

Aaron Steil - Education and Plant Collections Coordinator at Iowa State University’s Reiman Gardens

Alisa Shoens (right) - PhysioTherapy Associates

Amy Knoll (right) - Life Line Screening

Cheryl Sturm (center) - Embryia Health Sciences

Russ Wilson (right) - Precious Angels

Kraig Vry (center), Amy Thorson (right) - Ankeny YMCA

Mark McDougal (right) - Ruth Harbor

Mark Nelson (left) - Freedom for Youth Ministries

Kim Ehlinger (left) and Renata Eustice (right) - AHS Special Education Department

Steve Seimens - Seimens People Builders(Right)

Ryan Borcherding, National FFA (Right)