Rotary Club of East Polk County

 
 
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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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May 25th - Golf Challenge
June 1st - Brad Miller
June 8th - Mike Hamilton
June 15th -  Clay Willey
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
May 25th - Committees
June 1st - Mary Rork- Watson
June 8th - more info to come
June 15th - more info to come  
 
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Shannon DeLouis who tested our knowledge on fun kids trivia. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Gregg Lynes who introduced his Niece, Kristin Brekelmans who works at Woodward Community Based Services. Kristen talked about being employed at Woodward Community Based Services, a division of Sequel Youth and Family Services, that was founded in response to the growing need to serve children, adolescents, and their families in their home community. Woodward Community Based Services began operation July 2006. All programs are predicated on the firm conviction that every youth and family we serve has the potential for greatness; that undreamed success at home, at school and at work are eminently achievable. We recognize that the people we serve often find themselves in difficult circumstances, but not always of their own making. We are committed to helping them transcend these conditions and make fundamental and permanent behavioral/cognitive changes, thereby achieving their dreams.
 
 
Wednesday we have Norma Bettis as Sergeant at Arms and Bruce Mason as our Rotarian of the Day.
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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May 18th - Norma Bettis
May 25th - Golf Challenge
June 1st - Brad Miller
June 8th - Mike Hamilton
June 15th -  Clay Willey
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
May 18th - Bruce Mason 
May 25th - Committees
June 1st - Mary Rork- Watson
June 8th - more info to come
June 15th - more info to come  
 
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Pam Donahue who tested our knowledge on the Drake Relays. 
 
The first part of our program Eric Borseth presented Nick Currant, a RYLA youth our club will be supporting this year to tell us a little about himself. Nick is excited to attend RYLA and has a bright future ahead of him. 
 
The second part of our program was Ned Looney who completed his discussion about Depression and how it affects the mind. Ned also talked about healthy ways to prevent Depression. 
 
Wednesday we have Shannon DeLouis as Sergeant at Arms and Gregg Lynes as our Rotarian of the Day.
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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May 11th - Shannon DeLouis
May 18th - Pam Donahue
May 25th - Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
May 11th - Gregg Lyons
May 18th - Bruce Mason 
May 25th - Committees 
 
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was our own President Corinne Lambert, who quizzed us on weather trivia.
 
At Wednesday's meeting we met in our committee's. Report outs are as follows:
 
Vocational Committee - Discussed a new RYLA youth applicant from Bondurant. 
 
Service Committee - Root Beer Floats date is May 21st at Hy-Vee.
 
International Committee - They will be supporting Rotarian Brad Miller and his travels to Africa and India this year. 
 
Club Administration - Looking at the Banquet at the end of June for the changing of the President for our club.
 
Membership Committee - Continuing to look at ideas for new members to the club. 
 
Wednesday we have Corinne Lambert as a Sergeant at Arms and Ned Looney as our Rotarian of the Day, who will introduce the RYLA youth East Polk Rotary will be sponsor.
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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May 4th - Corinne Lambert
May 11th - Shannon DeLouis
May 18th - Pam Donahue
May 25th - Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
May 4th - Gregg Lyons
May 11th - Ned Looney
May 18th - Bruce Mason 
May 25th - Committees 
 
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Ned Looney, who quizzed us on tax season since it will be coming to a close. 
 
Dirk Halupnik was our Rotarian of the Day and introduced Phil Cronin, who spoke about the Industrial Tech Expo held at South East Polk High School. Phil has been heading up the expo for years, and will be retiring after this year. Phil was given an award from East Polk Rotary for his service leading the Industrial Tech Expo. He will surely be missed. 
 
Wednesday we have the Golf Challenge and will also be meeting in our committees. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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April 27th -  Golf Challenge
May 4th - Corinne Lambert
May 11th - Shannon DeLouis
May 18th - Pam Donahue
May 25th - Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
April 27th -  Committees​​​​​
May 4th - Greg Lyons
May 11th - Ned Looney
May 18th - Bruce Mason 
May 25th - Committees 
 
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Linda Harris, who gave each table pictures related to tax season and had us come up with captions for each picture. 
 
Norma Bettis was our Rotarians of the Day and introduced Cyndi Fisher, who spoke about Education Drives our Greater Economy, or EDGE for short. Economic success in Central Iowa has long been tied to the cultivation of the state’s most valuable resource: its human capital. Today, the Human Capital implementation council takes that vision one step further, seeking a Cradle through Career approach that includes elementary, secondary, and higher education as well as adult re-skilling. This initiative has been named “Education Drives Our Great Economy” or EDGE.
 
Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Ned Looney and our Rotarian of the Day is Dirk Halupnik who will introduce Phil Cronin to talk about the Industrial Expo at South East Polk. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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April 20th -  Ned Looney
April 27th -  Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
April 20th - Dirk Halupnik
April 27th -  Committees
 
 
At our last meeting our Sergeant at Arms was Norma Bettis, who quizzed us on Rotary trivia.
 
Mike Hamilton and Shannon DeLouis were our Rotarians of the Day. Mike informed us of the community grant we received and what we as a Rotary club are working on with the money received. Shannon talked about Freedom for Youth and some of the needs they currently have and how the grant funds could be used to assist in their many needs. 
 
Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Linda Harris and our Rotarian of the Day is Norma Bettis who will introduce Cyndi Fisher to talk about Education Drives our Greater Economy or EDGE to the group. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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March 30th - Dirk Halupnik
April 6th - Norma Bettis
Apri 13th -  Linda Harris
April 20th -  Ned Looney
April 27th -  Golf Challenge
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
March 30th - Darrell Hanson
April 6th -  Shannon DeLouis
April 13th - Norma Bettis
April 20th - Carl Feilmann
April 27th -  Committees
 
 
At our last meeting we completed our Golf Challenge, and met in our committees. If you are not part of a committee, please let Corinne know so we can find a committee to fit your skills. East Polk Rotary has some good ideas in the hopper, and we can always use your ideas to improve our committees! Each committee is working on a simple budget for the year so as a whole we can figure out what is our overall budget looks like. 
 
Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Dirk Halupnik, and our Rotarian of the Day is Darrell Hanson. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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March 23rd - Golf Challenge​
March 30th - Dirk Halupnik 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
March 23rd - Committees
March 30th - Darrell Hanson 
 
At our last meeting Ryan Swalwell was our Sergeant at Arms who tested our knowledge on the month of March trivia. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was also Ryan Swalwell, who introduced Michaela Devaney, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.  and work mostly through donations. She also showed up pictures of the new ARL state of the art facility in Des Moines. It was a very informative talk and comforting to know animals in our area are treated well.
 
Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Bruce Mason, and our Rotarian of the Day is Eric Borseth who plans to inform us about his trip to South Africa. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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March 16th - Bruce Mason
March 23rd - Gold Challenge​
March 30th - Dirk Halupnik 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
March 16th - Eric Borseth
March 23rd - Committees
March 30th - Darrell Hanson 
 
At our last meeting Paul Cornelius was our Sergeant at Arms who tested our knowledge on Adult beverages. Rotarians did not disappoint! 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hamilton, who introduced our own Judy Johnson as the speaker. Judy educated us on Estate Planning and the importance of planning ahead. Judy provided us handouts and did a great job answering questions from our fellow Rotarians.  
 
Wednesday our Sergeant AND Rotarian of the Day is Ryan Swalwell.
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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March 2nd - Paul Cornelius​​​​​​
March 9th - Ryan Swalwell
March 16th - Bruce Mason
March 23rd - Gold Challenge​
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
March 2nd - Mike Hamilton
March 9th - Ryan Swalwell
March 16th - Eric Borseth
March 23rd - Committees
 
At our last meeting Corinne Lambert  was our Sergeant at Arms.
 
At our last meeting we met in our committees to discuss what each group was up to. More info will be coming on group activities this week with updates. 
 
Wednesday our Sergeant is Paul Cornelius and our Rotarian of the day is Mike Hamilton who will introduce our own Judy Johnson. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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February 24th - Golf Challenge
March 2nd - Paul Cornelius​​​​​​
March 9th - Kirk Duer
March 16th - Bruce Mason
March 23rd - Gold Challenge​
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
February 24th - Committees
March 2nd - Mike Hamilton
March 9th - Ryan Swalwell
March 16th - Eric Borseth
March 23rd - Committees
 
At our last meeting Adam Kline was our Sergeant at Arms and tested us on World War II trivia.
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Mike Hartwig who introduced Seth Thomas from Black Tie Beats. Black Tie Beats is a Professional DJ and Emcee from Altoona who covers the Des Moines area. At Black Tie Beats, they offer guaranteed service and satisfaction for your event. Their team of professionals knows how to work the crowd and play all the hits, keeping your guests entertained and the dance floor hopping. They meet with you ahead of time to coordinate all the details and special moments to ensure everything runs smoothly and your day is absolutely perfect. Also their emcees know how to make your event fun while offering the highest quality of service and equipment.
 
Seth also did some "pub trivia" with the Rotarians which was a lot of fun. 
 
Wednesday is our Golf Challenge and we will meet in our Committees. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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Februay 17th - Adam Kline
February 24th - Golf Challenge
March 2nd - Paul Cornelius
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
February 17th - Judy Johnson
February 24th - Committees
March 2nd - Mike Hamilton
 
At our last meeting Darrell Hanson was our Sergeant at Arms and tested us on Super Bowl trivia.
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Larry Wilson who introduced Jessica and Megan from Freedom for Youth. They talked about the 8 week courses offered to Junior High and High School students, which are "The way I am wired" for Junior High and "Future U" for High School. It was a great talk and was very interesting to hear about how involved Freedom for Youth are with youth. 
 
Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Adam Kline, and our Rotarian of the Day is Judy Johnson. 
 
 
Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 

 
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     
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.
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     
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! 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     
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
 

 
 
 
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