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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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Upcoming                                                                         
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February 10th - Darrell Hanson
Februay 17th - Adam Kline
February 24th - Golf Challenge
March 2nd - Paul Cornelius
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
February 10th - Larry Wilson
February 17th - Judy Johnson
February 24th - Committees
March 2nd - Mike Hamilton
 
At our last meeting Corinne collected fees and each table discussed the Caucus and what they took away from it. Some Rotarians shared fun experiences they had while Caucusing. Our Rotarian of the day was Ned Looney, who talked to us about Depression and how it affects us. Ned gave a very interesting talk which was informative. 
 
Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Darrell Hanson, and our Rotarian of the Day is Larry Wilson. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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February 3rd - Ned Looney
February 10th - Darrell Hanson
Frebruay 17th - Adam Kline
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
February 3rd - Kim Byers
February 10th - Larry Wilson
February 17th - Judy Johnson
 
At our last meeting Linda and Ned completed the Golf Challenge (hint: aim to the left).
 
Wednesday we met in our committees. The Service committee discussed the bowling bash and talked about plans for silent auction. Also discussed was a fishing derby and making plans for a trivia night. More information to come soon.   
 
Membership committee discusses the Roteract and being able to donate. More information to come. 
 
International committee discussed a fundraiser Eric put on to bless children in South Africa, which Eric will be traveling to in 2 weeks. Eric was looking for donations of Soccer Balls and Jump Ropes. 
 
This Wednesday Ned Looney is our Sergeant at Arms, and our Rotarian of the Day is Kim Byers.
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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January 27th - Golf Challenge
February 3rd - Ned Looney
February 10th - Darrell Hanson
Frebruay 17th - Adam Kline
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
January 27th - Committees
February 3rd - Kim Byers
February 10th - Larry Wilson
February 17th - Judy Johnson
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Tom Downs who tested our knowledge on famous mothers.
 
Marti Kline was our Rotarian of the Day who introduced Andrew Downs, who talked about working in iHeart media and in radio. Andrew shared fun stories about his behind the scenes role and how much fun comes with his job. It was great to hear more about who happens behind the scenes in radio. Also Andrew answered questions from our Rotarians about his role. Andrew made for a great speaker!  
 
This Wednesday we meet in our committees and will complete our Golf Challenge.
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE BACK ON THE FIRST FLOOR IN THE BUFFET AREA THIS WEEK. 
 
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January 20th - Tom Downs
January 27th - Golf Challenge
February 3rd - Ned Looney
February 10th - Darrell Hanson
Frebruay 17th - Adam Kline
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
January 20th - Marti Kline
January 27th - Committees
February 3rd - Kim Byers
February 10th - Larry Wilson
February 17th - Judy Johnson
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Paul Cornelius who stepped it down a notch by introducing useless trivia.
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Bruce Mason, who introduced Larry O'Connor, director of the Caring Hands Food Pantry in Altoona, talked about the extensive need for the food pantry's services in the Southeast Polk and Bondurant areas. He distributed a chart that showed 3,200 families were served in 2015 (6,201 adults and 3,796 children); 3,145 food vouchers given out; $9,842 in utility assistance; $10, 296 in rent assistance; and 93,587 pounds of food distributed. The Clothes Hanger also served nearly 2,000 families.
 
Larry explained that they get support from Fareway, Hy-Vee, Walmart and Starbucks, among others in Altoona, and each year they get a truckload of donations from the Townsend Foundation. They also receive items from the Food Bank of Iowa. The pantry also purchases food from the local grocery stores. 
 
The food pantry and the Clothes Hanger are open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m., and on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. They will take deliveries of items after 2 p.m. on Mondays, from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and from 9 a.m.-noon on Fridays. 
 
Larry thanked East Polk Rotary for its continued support of the food pantry program.
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Tom Downs and our Rotarian of the Day is Marti Kline.
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
 
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January 13th - Paul Cornelius
January 20th - Tom Downs
January 27th - Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
January 13th - Bruce Mason
January 20th - Marti Kline
January 27th - Committees
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Tom Downs who tested our knowledge on symbols representing the State of Iowa. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Tom Downs, who introduced Iowa State House Rep. Zach Nunn who shared his views on the important issues facing the state legislature this coming season. Check out our Facebook page for pictures of Zach with your fellow Rotarians.  
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Paul Cornelius, and our Rotarian of the Day is Bruce Mason.
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
Don't forget our Winter gathering this Friday January 8th At Toad Valley Golf Course! The fun starts at 6 pm, with the meal beginning at 6:45 pm. We have a fun night planned after dinner! 
 
 
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​January 6th -    It's a SURPRISE! 
January 13th - Paul Cornelius
January 20th - Tom Downs
January 27th - Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
January 6th - Tom Downs
January 13th - Bruce Mason
January 20th - Marti Kline
January 27th - Committees
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Eric Borseth who tried to pin us with some Wrestling trivia. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Brad Miller who informed us of his excursions in IRAQ. We were glad to hear Brad made it home safe and appreciated all the work he has done overseas. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is a surprise, and our Rotarian of the Day is Tom Downs who will introduce our speaker, Zack Nunn.
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
 
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December 30th - Eric Borseth
​January 6th - Open
January 13th - Paul Cornelius
January 20th - Tom Downs
January 27th - Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
December 30th - Darrell Hanson
January 6th - Tom Downs
January 13th - Bruce Mason
January 20th - Marti Kline
January 27th - Committees
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Corinne, who stumped us with some Winter trivia. It was apparently just in time for the snow!
 
Before meeting in Committees, Dr. Blessman joined us and introduced Jacqueline, who is a 16 year old foreign exchange student from South Africa. She is attending school in Winterset and is excited about the opportunity. 
 
Ryan from the Community Foundation also joined us and talked about starting an Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation,  which is a 501.c.3 and would allow our donors to get tax credit when donating money to Rotary.  This was voted on by the Club, and passed to start an Endowment Fund. 
 
Due to these events, we were not able to get much time in Committees. Reminder of the bowling bash coming up, and also our Winter Party in January. More information to come soon. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Eric Borseth, and our Rotarian of the Day is Darrell Hanson.
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
 
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December 30th - Eric Borseth
​January 6th - Walt Mozdzer
January 13th - Tom Downs 
January 20th - Paul Cornelius
January 27th - Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
December 30th - Darrell Hanson
January 6th - Tom Downs
January 13th - Bruce Mason
January 20th - Marti Kline
January 27th - Committees
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Steve Mather who tested our knowledge on the history of the Rose Bowl. Our Rotarian of the day was Linda Harris, who introduced our own Darrell Hanson who talked about the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. This lead to the pinning of our own Vietnam Vets. It was a nice ceremony with pictures to come soon!
 
A few stats about the Vietnam war:
 
61% of the men killed in Vietnam were 21 or younger
Polk County had 98 soldiers not return from Vietnam
Over 9 million served in Vietnam, and 700,000 of them were women. 
 
This Wednesday we have our golf Challenge and will be meeting in our Committees. 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
 
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December 23rd- Golf Challenge 
December 30th - Eric Borseth
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
December 23rd - Committees
December 30th - Darrell Hanson
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Steve Hall who tested our knowledge on the Iowa Hawkeyes and their visits to the Rose Bowl. Our Rotarian of the day was Steve Mather, who talked about the Good Friday Agreement or the Belfast Agreement. This was a major political development in the Northern Ireland peace process of the 1990's. Steve is well educated in this development, and also resided in Ireland for some time. Steve had great pictures of his time there. It was an interesting discussion. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Steve Mather and our Rotarian of the Day is Linda Harris, who will be presenting Vietnam Veteran pins for our vets. 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
 
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December 16th - Steve Mather
December 23rd- Golf Challenge 
December 30th - Eric Borseth
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
December 16th - Linda Harris 
December 23rd - Committees
December 30th - Darrell Hanson
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Judy Johnson who tested our knowledge with trivia. Our Rotarian of the day was Ryan Edsen, who introduced John Pollak, who is currently retired and worked with the Legislative Service Bureau and talked about his role in the Legislative process. It was an interesting discussion. John also knew some of our Rotarians, Corinne is a personal friend and John also knew Darrell Hanson from previous work encounters. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Steve Hall and our Rotarian of the Day is Steve Mather. See you Wednesday!
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
 
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December 9th - Steve Hall 
December 16th - Steve Mather
December 23rd- Golf Challenge 
December 30th - Eric Borseth
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
December 9th - Steve Mather
December 16th - Linda Harris 
December 23rd - Committees
December 30th - Darrell Hanson
 
At our last meeting the Golf Challenge continued and we met in our committees to work on our specific areas. 
 
Club Service - Club will have its winter gathering on Friday, January 8, at Toad Valley. Will have dinner for sure - and still working on plans for what to do after dinner. More to come soon. 
 
Community Service - Bruce Mason will let us know what the desired item for the Food Pantry will be.
 
International - This committee continues to work with Blessman Ministries on the South Africa project, and plans to send a club contingent to Bogota, Colombia, in 2017 to work on a new project with an orphanage there. Pastor Brad Miller was welcomed back from his journey to Africa and the Middle East. He showed a gorgeous, authentic Persian, double-hand-woven rug that he brought home (along with five others); the committee wants to find buyers for these rugs as a potential fund-raiser. 
This Wednesday is our Sergeant at Arms is Judy Johnson and our Rotarian of the day is Ryan Edsen, who will introduce John Pollak, who is currently retired and worked with the Legislative Service Bureau and will talk a little about his role in the process.
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
 
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December 2nd - Judy Johnson
December 9th - Steve Hall 
December 16th - Steve Mather 
December 30th - Eric Borseth
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
December 2nd - Steve Mather
December 9th - Ryan Edsen
December 16th - Linda Harris 
December 23rd - Committees
December 30th - Darrell Hanson
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant was Ryan Swalwell who had us help him study for a Financial Management test he was taking later that day. Rotarians did a good job with the questions, we are confident Ryan did well on his test! 
 
Tom Downs was our Rotarian of the day who introduced our newest Rotarian, Dr. Dirk Halupnik, who gave us a little background about himself, his family, and his career with South East Polk. It was great to get to know Dirk and learn more about him. Ned Looney also presented Dirk with his certificate and Rotary pin welcoming him into the club. Welcome to our club Dirk! 
 
This Wednesday is our Golf Challenge and we will be meeting in committees.  Hope to see you Wednesday! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
 
Pins were given out for their outstanding efforts in donating to the Paul Harris fund. 
 
Linda Harris received a +3 Paul Harris pin
 
Corrine Lambert received a +2 Paul Harris pin
 
Please congratulate your fellow Rotarians on their outstanding efforts in donating to the Paul Harris fund! 
 
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November 25th - Golf Challenge
December 2nd - Judy Johnson
December 9th - Steve Hall 
December 16th - Steve Mather 
December 30th - Eric Borseth
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
November 25th - Committees 
December 2nd - Steve Mather
December 9th - Ryan Edsen
December 16th - Pam Donahue
December 23rd - Committees
December 30th - Darrell Hanson
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant was Mary Rork-Watson who quizzed our knowledge with Veteran trivia. 
 
The Bowling Bash committee asked the club to think about raising the Bowling Bash pricing by $5.00 for this year due to the bowling alley raising prices. A motion was presented to the club and approved. 
 
Steve Hall was our Rotarian of the day who introduced Jake Gruber, who is the Commander of Veteran Affairs. Jake talked about the importance of Veterans Day and how its also important to remember the families of veterans, as they have also sacrificed during wars. Jake gave a great talk and took questions from our Rotarians.  
 
This Wednesday is our our Sergeant at Arms is Ryan Swalwell and our Rotarian of the Day is Tom Downs, who will introduce our newest Rotarian Dr. Dirk Halupnik who will tell us more about himself. Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     
November 11th - Mary Rork-Watson 
November 18th - Ryan Swalwell
November 25th - Golf Challenge
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
November 11th - Steve Hall
November 18th - Tom Downs
November 25th - Committees 
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant was Ned Looney who quized our knowledge with basic trivia. 
 
The Bowling Bash committee asked the club to think about raising the Bowling Bash pricing by $5.00 for this year due to the bowling alley raising prices. Please be thinking about this, we will be voting during our meeting Wednesday.   
 
Eric Borseth was our Rotarian of the day who introduced Dr. Blessman who spoke to us about the water project our club helped fund overseas.  Our club donated $11,000 for this project and Dr. Blessman was very thankful for our continued efforts. It is always a pleasure to have Dr. Blessman talk to us about the good work he does overseas. 
 
This Wednesday is our our Sergeant at Arms is Mary Rork-Watson and our Rotarian of the Day is Steve Hall. Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
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November 11th - Mary Rork-Watson 
November 18th - Ryan Swalwell
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
November 11th - Steve Hall
November 18th - Tom Downs
 
At our last meeting we decided to focus more on our committees instead of the golf challenge.  
 
We met in our committees to brainstorm ideas. Each committee had time to discuss plans for their each area. It was voted and decided to have the Christmas party in January to have more options for dates/times. More information to come out on that later. Also the Bowling Bash was discussed and more information will come out soon. 
 
This Wednesday is our our Sergeant at Arms is Mike Hartwig and we will have Dr. Blessman join us. Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
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November 4th - Mike Hartwig
November 11th - Mary Rork-Watson 
November 18th - Ryan Swalwell
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
November 4th - Kirk Duer
November 11th - Steve Hall
November 18th - Tom Downs
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Marti Kline who prepped us with some Halloween jokes to spook our trick or treaters! 
 
Our Rotarian of the day was our District Governor who reminded us to be a gift to the world. Loring talked to us about some Foundation goals, which consisted of Utilizing grants and continued support of Polio plus. Also membership goals which consisted of working on increasing membership. Youth services goals consisted of student involvement in RYLA, and also working with schools in our areas on needs. The Governor also introduced a new way to sign the 4 way test, which was a nice change! 
 
This Wednesday is our Golf Challenge and we will be meeting in our committees. Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
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October 14th -  Tom Downs
October 21st - Mary Rork-Watson (District Governor visit)
October 29th - Golf Challenge
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
October 14th - Walt Mozdzer
​October 21st - Ryan Edsen (District Governor visit)
October 29th - Committees
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Larry Wilson who showed up with a smile and some fun trivia.  
 
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Paul Cornelius who introduced Elizabeth Cole, who is the Dietitian at Hy-Vee in Altoona. Elizabeth talked about different services provided by Hy-vee including meal planning, catering, and classes like wine tasting. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Tom Down, and our Rotarian of the day is Walt Mozdzer who will introduce Stephanie Kitchen, past RYLA participant, current Rotarian, and current wind power analyst from Mid-American Energy.  She will be discussing the future of wind power in Iowa.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
REMINDER: WE WILL BE IN THE PRAIRIE ROSE ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR  THIS WEDNESDAY FOR OUR MEETING.
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     
October 29th - Golf Challenge
November 4th - Mike Hartwig
November 11th - Mary Rork-Watson 
November 18th - Ryan Swalwell
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
October 29th - Committees
November 4th - Kirk Duer
November 11th - Steve Hall
November 18th - Tom Downs
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Marti Kline who prepped us with some Halloween jokes to spook our trick or treaters! 
 
Our Rotarian of the day was our District Governor who reminded us to be a gift to the world. Loring talked to us about some Foundation goals, which consisted of Utilizing grants and continued support of Polio plus. Also membership goals which consisted of working on increasing membership. Youth services goals consisted of student involvement in RYLA, and also working with schools in our areas on needs. The Governor also introduced a new way to sign the 4 way test, which was a nice change! 
 
This Wednesday is our Golf Challenge and we will be meeting in our committees. Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     
 
October  7th -   Larry Wilson
October 14th -  Tom Downs
October 21st - Mary Rork-Watson (District Governor visit)
October 29th - Golf Challenge
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
October 7th - Paul Cornelius
October 14th - Walt Mozdzer
​October 21st - Ryan Edsen (District Governor visit)
October 29th - Committees
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Mike Hamilton, who tested our Presidential knowledge. It was good to see how many Rotarians know our Presidents! 
 
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Darrell Hanson who introduced Ed Arnold, who talked to us about the battle against Polio and how the fight continues. From Ed's report, it seems we are gaining some ground. Ed also talked to us about the upcoming Iowa Energy game, which will continue to be $16.00 a ticket with $8.00 coming back to Rotary. More information to come on the game, and possible t-shirt sales to help raise money. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Larry Wilson, and our Rotarian of the day is Paul Cornelius who will introduce Elizabeth Cole, who is the Dietitian at Hy-Vee in Altoona and will talk about the programs Hy-vee offers in our community. Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     
September 30th - Mike Hamilton
October  7th -   Larry Wilson
October 14th -  Tom Downs
October 21st - Mary Rork-Watson (District Governor visit)
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 30th - Darrell Hanson
October 7th - Paul Cornelius
October 14th - Walt Mozdzer
​October 21st - Ryan Edsen (District Governor visit)
 
Announcements:
 
The Caring Hands Hunger Run/Walk is Sunday October 4th. How about a Rotary team support this special event? Check your schedule and let Eric Borseth know if available. 
 
At our last meeting we had our golf challenge. It should be noted that Darrell sunk 2 puts! 
 
We met in our committees last Wednesday and each committee reported to the group future plans. It was exciting to see so much going on within our club!
 
Club Admin/Public Relations - talking about the Christmas party and making some plans. Looks for ideas on entertainment and foo. More to come soon!
 
Foundation - Foundation dinner is coming up, and we voted to send one Rotarian to the dinner to represent our club. We are sending Brad Miller. 
 
Membership - continue to invite members and think about community members who would be interested in joining. 
 
Service - Starting to think about the Bowling Bash and also possibly a trivia night. More to come soon on those topics. 
 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Mike Hamilton, and our Rotarian of the day is Darrell Hanson Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                 
September 16th - Gary Palmer
September 23rd- Golf Challenge                                                     
September 30th - Mike Hamilton
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 16th - Marti Kline 
September 23rd - Committees 
September 30th - Darrell Hanson
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Greg Lynes who brought some fun trivia for the big Iowa vs ISU football game. Darrell Provided our trivia questions for the day. Adam Kline was our Rotarian of the Day who introduced Brandt Jelken, who is a Certified Master Arborist. It was a great program that was very informative!
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Gary Palmer and our Rotarian of the Day is Marti Kline who has some fun games planned for Rotarians. Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                 
September 16th - Mike Hamilton
September 23rd- Golf Challenge                                                     
September 30th - Gary Palmer
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 16th - Marti Kline 
September 23rd - Committees 
September 30th - Darrell Hanson
 
At our last meeting Carl was our Sergeant at Arms and Darrell Provided our trivia questions for the day. Brad Miller was our Rotarian of the Day and spoke about ISIS and the status of the refugee camps. It was an interesting discussion with plenty of questions from our fellow Rotarians.
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Greg Lynes and our Rotarian of the Day is Adam Kline who will be introducing Brandt Jelken, who is a Certified Master Arborist and will talk about the safety of our trees in Iowa.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
 
September 2nd - Carl Feilmann                                                      
September 9th - Gregg Lynes                                                              
September 16th - Mike Hamilton                                                      
 
Rotarian of the Day 
September 2nd - Brad Miller
September 9th - Marti Kline
September 16th - Adam Kline 
 
 
Announcements: Kim will be casting a FINAL CALL vote for our committee skits from last year for $1.00 per vote. Winner takes all for the charity donation of their choice. 
 
 
Root Beer Float Day to benefit the Special Olympics on August 22nd at Hy-Vee was a huge success! Thanks to all who assisted with this wonderful event. 
 
At our last meeting Kim Byers was our "over the phone" Sergeant at Arms. Kim brought some good Iowa questions for the group.
 
Eric Borseth was our Rotarian of the Day who had RYLA student Megan from Bondurant High School discuss her RYLA experience. Megan talked about her RYLA experience consisting of team work, leadership, and accountability. We enjoyed hearing about "RYLAterians", which is the term used to call the RYLA youth on track to become rotarians.  Megan is excited to spread the word to friends and students in her community about the fun times she had at RYLA on the Grinnell Campus.  
 
Wednesday brings us Rotary Information day hosted by our own President Corinne Lambert. Hope to see you Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
Upcoming Sergeant at Arms /Rotarian of the Day: 
 
August 19th is our Rotary Information Day/Rotarian of the Day being President Corinne Lambert.
 
August 25th  Sergeant at Arms - Kim Byers
                      Rotarian of the Day - Eric Borseth
 
Announcements: Kim will be casting a vote for our committee skits from last year for $1.00 per vote. Winner takes all for the charity donation of their choice. 
 
Root Beer Float Day to benefit the Special Olympics is set for August 22nd from 11 am until 3 pm outside Hy-Vee. A sign up sheet has been passed around and an email sent out. Please plan an hour to volunteer for this wonderful cause. 
 
At our last meeting Greg was our Sergeant at Arms and provided trivia on the Marine Corps.
 
Linda Harris was our Rotarian of the Day and introduced Melissa Wilder who works at Facebook here in Altoona. Melissa talked about grants offered by Facebook to the community, and also talked about the Facebook campus in Altoona. Melissa fielded some good questions form our fellow Rotarians.   
 
Our Sergeant of Arms this week is Judy Johnson, and our Rotarian of the Day is Gary Palmer. We look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday morning!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
Upcoming Sergeant at Arms /Rotarian of the Day 
 
 
August 12th Sergeant at Arms - Judy Johnson
                      Rotarian of the Day - Gary Palmer
 
August 19th is our Golf Challenge/Rotarian of the Day being President Corinne Lambert.
 
August 25th Sergeant at Arms - Kim Byers
                      Rotarian of the Day - Eric Borseth
 
Announcements: Kim will be casting a vote for our committee skits from last year for $1.00 per vote. Winner takes all for the charity donation of their choice. 
 
Root Beer Float Day to benefit the Special Olympics is set for August 22nd from 11 am until 3 pm outside Hy-Vee. A sign up sheet has been passed around and an email sent out. Please plan an hour to volunteer for this wonderful cause. 
 
At our last meeting Corinne was our Sergeant at Arm and quizzed Rotarians on our knowledge of swimming. From the answers given it appears our Rotarians have what it takes to stay afloat! 
 
Darrell Hanson was our Rotarian of the Day who introduced fellow Rotarian Tom Narak and his wife Carroll who work with their friend Ana Rodriquez on the Xicotepec project, which works to better lives in Xicotepec, Mexico. A team of Rotarians and friends completed tasks such as Dental projects for youth, water purification for schools, and construction for structural improvement. Our speakers had such life when talking about their service, it was a great presentation. You can also view more about this project on the District 6000 newsletter pages 16-18.  Paste this link into your web browser for a closer look: 
 
http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6000/HTML/235751/District6000NewsAprMayJune2015.pdf
 
Our Sergeant of Arms this week is Greg Lynes, and our Rotarian of the Day is Linda Harris who will introduce Melissa Wilder from Facebook here in Altoona. Melissa will talk about the data center as well as facebook pages. We look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday morning!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
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