Story County will host two different events meant to increase the public’s knowledge of the Constitution this fall.
On Saturday, September 20, a “Constitution Workshop” is set for Stonebrook Community Church from 12:15 pm to 3:30 pm. The church is located at 3611 Eisenhower Avenue in Ames. Participants are invited to a day of fun learning about the Constitution and what makes our country great.
Scheduled speakers include keynote speaker Jeff Taylor, Professor of Political Science at Dordt College; Iowa Representative Jason Schultz; and Don Racheter of the Public Interest Institute. A light snack and beverage will be offered mid-afternoon.
On Saturday, October 25, a program titled, “Serious Civics For America” is set for Harvest Evangelical Church from 10 am to 1 pm. The church is located at 524 River Hills Drive in Story City. The program’s goal is to raise civics awareness and enhance education reform.
Speaker Sam Clovis served in the United States Air Force, commanded the 70th fighter Squadron, and retired as the Inspector General of the United States Space Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Clovis earned a MBA from Golden Gate University and a doctorate from the University Of Alabama. He has served as the President of Serious Civics for America, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on raising civics awareness and enhancing education reform. Clovis is currently a tenured full Professor of Economics at a private liberal arts college in northwest Iowa.
This is a non-partisan class open to everyone and appropriate for middle school children through adults Light snacks will be provided.
For more information about Serious Civics, including video links and copies of our founding documents, click here. More information about this event can be found on Facebook by clicking here, or by calling Laura Carlson at (515) 291-5430.