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Welcome to East Polk County Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Prairie Meadows
1 Prairie Meadows Dr.
A.J's Steakhouse
Altoona, IA  50009
United States
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November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
December 7th - Marti Kline
December 14th - Brad Miller
December 21st - Linda Harris
December 28th - Eric Borseth
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 30th - Bruce Mason
December 7th - Dirk Halupnik
December 14th - Clay Willey
December 21st - Shannon DeLouis 
December 28th - Committees
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Bruce Mason who tested our knowledge on Thanksgiving trivia.   
 
At our last Rotary meeting we met in our committees. Report outs are as follows:
 
International: Continues to support the trip to Iraq. 
 
Community Service: voted and passed to donate $500.00 to the food pantry. 
 
Vocational: Kirby from SEP joined us and talked about promoting the Industrial Tech Expo.  Also the bowling bash was discussed and possibly a need to raise the price slightly. 
 
Club Service: Working on plans for the winter party. 
 
Youth/Family: continue to work on Community Service hours with Freedom for Youth.
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arm is Mary Rork-Watson and our Rotarian of the Day is Bruce Mason. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 23rd -  Clay Willey
November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 23rd - Committees
November 30th - Bruce Mason
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Dirk Halupnik who tested our knowledge on South East Polk trivia.   
 
At our last Rotary meeting our own Gregg Lynes who introduced Ed Arnold to talk about Rotary night at Iowa Energy. Ed talked about polio eradication and how close we are to eradicating this disease. Kyle Davey also talked about the Iowa Energy team and some of the exciting new players in the league this year. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arm is Clay Willey and we will be meeting in our Committees. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 16th - Dirk Halupnik
November 23rd -  Larry Wilson
November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 16th - Gregg Lynes
November 23rd - Committees
November 30th - Bruce Mason
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Paul Cornelius filling in for Bruce Mason who tested our knowledge on American trivia.   
 
At our last Rotary meeting our own Judy Johnson who introduced Gretchen Shelman and the Interact Students from South East Polk University.  Each of the students introduced themselves and talked a little about their involvement. It was great to see students getting involved!   
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Dirk Halupnik and our Rotarian of the Day will be Gregg Lynes, who will introduce Ed Arnold with Rotary and Kyle Davey with Iowa Energy to talk about the upcoming Iowa Energy/Rotary game coming up. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 9th - Bruce Mason 
November 16th - Dirk Halupnik
November 23rd -  Larry Wilson
November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 9th - Judy Johnson
November 16th - Gregg Lynes
November 23rd - Committees
November 30th - Bruce Mason
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Clay Willey who tested our knowledge on Bob Dylan trivia.  
 
At our last Rotary meeting our own Kim Byers was the Rotarian of the Day who talked to us about her profession, Real Estate. Kim talked to us about recent trends in the area and opened our eyes to the Altoona area and the housing market.  
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Bruce Mason and our Rotarian of the Day will be Judy Johnson. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 2nd - Clay Willey
November 9th - Bruce Mason 
November 16th - Dirk Halupnik
November 23rd -  Larry Wilson
November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 2nd - Kim Byers
November 9th - Judy Johnson
November 16th - Gregg Lynes
November 23rd - Committees
November 30th - Bruce Mason
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Paul Cornelius who tested our knowledge on American trivia.  
 
At our last Rotary meeting we met in our Committees. Report outs are as follows:
 
International Committee: discussed the trip to Iraq
Community Service: nothing to report
Vocational Services:  nothing to report 
Youth/Family: Volunteer to meet our grant requirements at Freedom for Youth. See Shannon for more details. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Clay Willey and our Rotarian of the Day will be Kim Byers. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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October 26th - Paul Cornelius
November 2nd - Clay Willey
November 9th - Bruce Mason 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
October 26th - Committees
November 2nd - Kim Byers
November 9th - Judy Johnson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Steve Mather who tested our knowledge on Chicago Cubs trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Clay Willey who will introduced Jeff Mark who is a City Administrator for Altoona. Jeff talked to our group about the exciting changes coming to our City. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Paul Cornelius and we will be meeting in our committees.
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
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October 12th - Ryan Edsen
October 19th - Paul Cornelius 
October 26th - Steve Mather
November 2nd - Clay Willey
November 9th - Bruce Mason 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
October 12th - Mary Rork-Watson
October 19th - Larry Wilson
October 26th - Committees
November 2nd - Kim Byers
November 9th - Judy Johnson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Tom Downs who tested our knowledge on Polio trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Linda Harris, who will introduce Alex Payne. Alex spoke about the history of Altoona. Alex talked about our city, which in 1868 had 2 train line and made Altoona a popular destination due to numerous banks and hotels in town. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Ryan Edsen and our Rotarian of the Day is Mary Rork-Watson who will introduce Chad Michael Cox, author and owner of Yellow Suit Publishing.
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
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October 19th - Steve Mather
October 26th - Paul Cornelius
November 2nd - Clay Willey
November 9th - Bruce Mason 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
October 19th - Clay Willey
October 26th - Committees
November 2nd - Kim Byers
November 9th - Judy Johnson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Ryan Edsen who tested our knowledge on Chicago Cubs trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Mary Rork-Watson who will introduced Chad Michael Cox who is a local author and publisher. Chad talked to our group about partnering with Plot Twist Bookstore and local artists. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Steve Mather and our Rotarian of the Day is Clay Willey who will introduce Jeff Mark, who will let us know about whats happening in Altoona.
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
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October 5th - Tom Downs
October 12th - Ryan Edsen
October 19th - Paul Cornelius  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
October 5th - Linda Harris
October 12th - Mary Rork-Watson
October 19th - Larry Wilson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Pam Donahue who tested our knowledge on Presidential trivia questions.  
 
On Wednesday we met in our committees. Report outs are as follows:
 
Club Service: Working on ideas for our winter party, which will be in January again.
 
Membership: Thinking about developing a survey for former members to take with 3 questions about why they left. 
 
Vocational: Working on trivia night and prizes and drawings. More to come soon. 
 
International: Brad worked on some fundraising for the Iraq trip coming up.
 
Youth and Family: Campus event on Oct 8th. also the Freedom for Youth halloween event will be coming up soon.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Tom Downs and our Rotarian of the day is Linda Harris, who will introduce Alex Payne.
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
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September 28th - Pam Donahue
October 5th - Tom Downs
October 12th - Ryan Edsen
October 19th - Paul Cornelius  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 28th - Committees 
October 5th - Linda Harris
October 12th - Mary Rork-Watson
October 19th - Larry Wilson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Norma Bettis who tested our knowledge on America trivia questions.  
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was our own Marti Kline who introduced Tom Downs, Mike Hamilton, and Dr. Dirk Halupnik to talk about transportation in the South East Polk School District. All talked about roles they played with transportation, and the important decisions that go into planning buses and student safety. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Pam Donahue and we will be meeting in our committees. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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September 21st - Norma Bettis
September 28th - Pam Donahue
October 5th - Paul Cornelius
October 12th - Ryan Edsen
October 19th - Tom Downs  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 21st - Marti Kline
September 28th - Committees 
October 5th - Linda Harris
October 12th - Mary Rork-Watson
October 19th - Larry Wilson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Mike Hamilton who tested our knowledge on famous quotes. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was our own Adam Kline who introduced Jeff Cook who talked about the Chichaqua Valley Trail. The trial totals 26 miles and has future plans for expansion.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Norma Bettis and our Rotarian of the Day is Marti Kline, who will introduce Dan Schultz, Transportation Director for South East Polk Schools. Dan will talk to us about transportation related issues in the South East Polk School District.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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September 7th - Trent Frohock 
September 14th - Mike Hamilton
September 21st - Norma Bettis
September 28th - Pam Donahue 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 7th - Brad Miller
September 14th - Marti Kline
September 21st - Adam Kline
September 28th - Committees 
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Darrell Hanson. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Bruce Mason, who introduced our own Corinne Lambert who talked about "Healing Touch."  She explained the program and asked for a volunteer for her to demonstrate.  Marti was selected and got to enjoy the benefits.  It isn't massage or chiropracty, but is in the energy touch field.  The program is used in hospitals and with doctors to aid patients to allow the body to heal itself after surgery or treatment.  
 
Corinne asked for volunteers to practice on as part of her work toward certification in the program.
 
Complete explanation can be found on the internet under "Healing Touch Program."
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Trent Frohock and our Rotarian of the Day is Brad Miller. 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 31st - Darrell Hanson
September 7th - Trent Frohock 
September 14th - Mike Hamilton
September 21st - Norma Bettis
September 28th - Pam Donahue 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 31st - Bruce Mason
September 7th - Brad Miller
September 14th - Marti Kline
September 21st - Adam Kline
September 28th - Committees 
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Mike Hartwig who tested our knowledge on Marshmallows! 
 
We met in our committees for our meeting last Wednesday. Report outs are as follows:
 
Youth and Family: Committee is working on fulfilling the requirement for the grant, and would like help from our fellow members on October 8th from 2-5 at the Altoona Campus working with youth. More information to come about this event soon. 
 
Club Service: Working on the Christmas party, and possibly the Boone Train ride. Also exploring ideas for a game night. 
 
​​​​​​​Community Service: Has decided to sponsor the Caring Hands family run event, more information to come about this soon. Also an idea is being formed on volunteering to usher at Prairie Meadows for fundraising. 
 
Membership: Focused on a mission to get new members, and possibly learn from the members that left the club. 
 
Vocational: Looking at a trivia night and also expo ideas. 
 
​​​​​​​International: Upcoming trip to Iraq in the fall is a 4 person team. Will be providing more information soon. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Darrell Hanson and our Rotarian of the Day is President Elect Bruce Mason. 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 24th - Mike Hartwig
August 31st - Darrell Hanson 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 24th - Committees
August 31st - Bruce Mason 
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Judy Johnson who welcomed us to our meeting! 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Eric Borseth who welcomed our two recipients of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). Ben Nelson and Nick Currant shared their experiences from a week summer RYLA conference. Ben will be a 12th grader at Dowling and Nick will be an 11th grader at Bondurant.
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Mike Hartwig and we will meet in our committees. 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 17th - Judy Johnson
August 24th - Mike Hartwig
August 31st - Darrell Hanson 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 17th - Eric Borseth
August 24th - Committees
August 31st - Bruce Mason 
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Gregg Lynes who quizzed us on tool trivia. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig who introduced Gene from Tools for Opportunity, a 501.c.3 non profit company to improve the lives of working craftsmen and their families in some of the poorest areas of the world. Carpenters around the world see a 39% increase in their salary once they receive training from Tools for Opportunity.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Judy Johnson and our Rotarian of the Day is Eric Borsht who will introduce our RYLA youth to talk about what they learned from Ryla.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 10th - Gregg Lynes
August 17th - Judy Johnson  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 10th - Mike Hartwig 
August 17th - Eric Borseth
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Paul Cornelius who covered for Shannon DeLouis and quizzed us on random trivia. 
 
Our District Governor Chris Knapp was with us last week and talked about his plans for the next year. It was very informative and interesting to listen to the Governor talk about his plans for the year. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Gregg Lynes and our Rotarian of the Day is Mike Hartwig.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 3rd - Shannon DeLouis
August 10th - Gregg Lynes
August 17th - Judy Johnson  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 3rd - District Gov
August 10th - Linda Harris
August 17th - Eric Borseth
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Adam Kline who quizzed us on Olympic trivia. 
 
Last week we met in our Committees. It was voted on during this meeting to return to our old structure of committees, as the new structure seemed to cause overlap. At this time if someone is interested in moving to a new committee, they can start to engage in the area they feel drawn to. It was also decided to delay electing a chair and vice chair for the committees until next month so Rotarians can find the committee that works best for them. 
 
Report outs are as follows:
 
Club Service: beginning discussion on Christmas party, also talking about other activities like a Boone Valley train ride. 
 
Youth and Family: on August 17th the RYLA youth will be joining us and provide the program on what they have learned.
 
International Committee: Working on a brochure for a trip for Rotarians to Iraq in 2018 and possibly starting a Rotary chapter.  
 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Shannon DeLouis and our District Governor will be joining us to discuss his plans for the year..  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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July 27th - Adam Kline
August 3rd - Shannon DeLouis
August 10th - Gregg Lynes
August 17th - Judy Johnson  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
July 27th - Committees
August 3rd - District Gov
August 10th - Linda Harris
August 17th - Eric Borseth
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Kim Byers who surprised us with Ragbrai trivia. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Bruce Mason who introduced Stephanie Shepard, who is the Director of Kids Klub. Kids Klub is the before and after school program that also supervises children during the summer. Stephanie talked about some of the fun activities Kids Klub does with our kids. We are lucky to have Kids Klub in our community!  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Adam Kline and we will be meeting in our committee's at this time.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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July 20th - Kim Byers
July 27th - Adam Kline
August 3rd - Shannon DeLouis
August 10th - Gregg Lynes
August 17th - Judy Johnson  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
July 20th - Corinne Lambert
July 27th - Committees
August 3rd - District Gov
August 10th - Linda Harris
August 17th - Eric Borseth
 
Last week we had our Summer picnic at Thomas Mitchell Park! Special thanks to all that attended and to Pam, Marti, Larry, Linda, and Paul for helping set everything up. We also enjoyed fruit smoothies that were made by our friend Trent. A good time was had by all. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Kim Byers and our Rotarian of the Day is Corinne Lambert.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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July 13th - NO MEETING DUE TO PICNIC
July 20th - Kim Byers
July 27th - Adam Kline 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
July 13th - NO MEETING DUE TO PICNIC
July 20th - Corinne Lambert
July 27th - Committees
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Paul Cornelius, who quizzed us on 4th of July trivia. 
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Ned Looney, who introduced our own Brad Miller to discuss his recent travels. Brad arrived back in Des Moines around 3 am and talked about his recent trip to Ethiopia. Brad had a great time and shared some funny stories with us about his encounters.  
 
Reminder there is no meeting Wednesday July 13th. Please join us for our Summer picnic at Thomas Mitchell Park! f you are not signed up and plan to attend please let Paul Cornelius or Marti Kline know so we can add you to the list. We will have fun games and plenty of food to go around!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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July 13th - NO MEETING DUE TO PICNIC
July 20th - Kim Byers
July 27th - Adam Kline 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
July 13th - NO MEETING DUE TO PICNIC
July 20th - Corinne Lambert
July 27th - Committees
 
Last week we had our end of the year banquet where we passed the torch from Corinne Lambert to Darrell Hanson. We had a great time and want to thank Corinne for her year as president. 
 
Wednesday we have Paul Cornelius as Sergeant at Arms and Ned Looney as out Rotarian of the Day who will introduce our own Brad Miller to give us an update on his travels.
 
 
Reminder there is no meeting Wednesday July 13th. Please join us for our Summer picnic!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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June 29th -  NO MEETING DUE TO END OF YEAR BANQUET
July 6th - Steve Hall
July 13th - NO MEETING DUE TO PICNIC
July 20th - Kim Byers
July 27th - Adam Kline 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
June 29th -  NO MEETING DUE TO END OF YEAR BANQUET
July 6th - Ned Looney
July 13th - NO MEETING DUE TO PICNIC
July 20th - Corinne Lambert
July 27th - Committees
 
On Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms was Darrell Hanson, who tested our knowledge on stupid quotes from sports figures or sports figures. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig, who introduced our own Mayor Skip Conkling who talked about the changes coming to Altoona
 
Wednesday we have Darrell Hanson as Sergeant at Arms and Mike Hamilton as out Rotarian of the Day who will introduce our Mayor Skip Conkling, who talked about the City of Altoona and the growth in the area. Skip talked about how things have changed over the years, and how excited he is to live in our town. It was a great talk and informative about growth coming to our area.  
 
 
Reminder there is no meeting Wednesday. Please join us for our end of the year banquet at Prairie Meadows in the Rose room starting at 5:30 pm.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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June 15th -  Clay Willey
June 22nd - Golf Challenge
June 29th - Tom Downs
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
June 15th - Tom Downs
June 22nd - Committees
June 29th - Darrel Hanson 
 
Wednesday we have Clay Willey as Sergeant at Arms and Tom Downs who will introduce our speaker Judy Downs, Director of Events and Sales at Living History Farms as our Rotarian of the Day.
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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June 15th -  Clay Willey
June 22nd - Golf Challenge
June 29th - Tom Downs
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
June 15th - Tom Downs
June 22nd - Committees
June 29th - Darrell Hanson 
 
Wednesday we have Clay Willey as Sergeant at Arms and Tom Downs as out Rotarian of the Dat who will introduce our speaker Judy Downs, Director of Events and Sales at Living History Farms.
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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June 8th - Mike Hamilton
June 15th -  Clay Willey
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
June 8th - Mark Rork-Watson
June 15th - more info to come  
 
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Brad Miller.  
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig, who introduced Emily Baker from Simply Floored. At Simply Floored by Baker, our goal is to help you become the person you aspire to be. Traditional or Boho? Gothic or Art Deco? We’ll guide you through the decisions, providing fresh options and then stand back while you choose your favorites. We pull it all together into a home or office design that is beautiful, functional and uniquely yours. Simply Floored by Baker supervises the entire project to finish.
 
Wednesday we have Mike Hamilton as Sergeant at Arms and Mary Rork-Watson as our Rotarian of the Day.
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Parts of Rotary.org unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 December
Parts of Rotary.org will be unavailable 3-5 December, beginning at 05:00 Chicago time (UTC-6), while we upgrade our membership database. During this time, areas that require sign-in (convention registration, club and district administration, grant application, giving, Rotary Club Central, etc.) and Club Finder will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Rotarians report email scam
Some Rotarians have reported receiving a scam email asking them to click a link to update names and contact information in a directory. The email, which stems from a gmail account, is not from Rotary.
Arch Klumph’s hometown raises over $2 million through centennial celebration
Rotary members in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, celebrated 100 years of The Rotary Foundation on 23 October with a banquet and a concert by The Cleveland Orchestra that have so far raised more than $2.1 million for the Foundation's next century of good work. Arch Klumph, a Cleveland Rotarian, planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917, with his idea of having an endowment fund dedicated to "doing good in the world." Today's District 6630 leaders thought that a concert was a fitting way to honor Klumph and mark the centennial because of Klumph's love of music. Klumph performed in several...