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Welcome to the Johnston Rotary Club!

Johnston Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Hyperion Field Club
7390 NW Beaver Dr.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1034
Johnston, IA  50131
United States
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Anne Starr, CEO of Orchard Place visited the Johnston Rotary on March 17, 2015. Anne earned a degree from UNI and is an active member of the Des Moines Rotary. 

Anne began her career as a mental health technician, working toward helping youth become self sufficient. 1 in 5 children will have an emotional disturbance that will cause some interference in their lives. There is some good news...most of the time the children' ailments are diagnosable and treatable. Only a third of these will get some kind of treatment. Biggest barrier is identifying the issue. On average it takes 7 years to get children treatment. Percentage of disturbed kids graduating is 50 percent.

The most common reason people don't get help is the stigma of weakness. Orchard Place offers an outpatient service as a safety net for kids with mental illness. They also offer a variety of services from assessments to individual therapy to group therapy. The youngest treated child last year was 18 months old. Specialists at Orchard Place are able to meet at child's home. Brain scans show that children brains look and behave differently when exposed to a traumatic experience.

Orchard Place also offers childcare resource and referral to work with daycare organizations in 21 Iowa counties. Allows parents to see which daycare organizations are investing in proactive mental and physical health practices.

Currently, around 5,000 kids and families are served by Orchard Place. They also works with a public schools and directly with kids in the juvenile justice program. Typically more boys than girls. Behavioral health intervention services also available. Kids work on community based projects to give them a sense of community. Integrated health program care coordination program. Taking kids and help their family know what resources are available.

Orchard Place has 103 residential treatment beds. The site lies on an old orchard - thus the name. Orchard place has a $24 million budget. Most revenue comes from Medicaid and state grants. They currently have 420 employees and continue to expand. 

 

 
 

The 5th Annual Johnston Rotary BBQ was held on Thursday, September 4th at the Simpson Barn in Johnston.  It was a warm night but the turn out was great and the Pulled Pork sandwich prepared by the staff from the Johnston HyVee and served by the Johnston Rotary members was a hit.  Thanks to all the sponsors of the event, everyone that attended and that helped make this event very successful.  The funds raised will be used to support youth programs sponsored by the Johnston Rotary Club.

Additional pictures are located in the Photo Album of this web site.

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Read the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, District 6000 News.  It is full of information on District programs such as Xicotepec and RYLA, including fascinating comments from recent High School participants!   Club activities highlighting Ames, Ames Morning, Ankeny, Atlantic, Bettendorf, Davenport, Des Moines, Fort Madison, Greater Des Moines, Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown, North Scott, Oskaloosa, Washington, Waukee and other news about Rotary are featured.  Even news about Johnston Rotarians and their activities over the past quarter.

To view the newsletter, just click on the following link:

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/6000//HTML/230438//District6000NewsJulyAugSept2014_6.pdf

 

 
 

ImageRotarians team up with youth of Yuth Homes of Mid-America to plant tree on the Johnston Campus.

 

 
 

The official groundbreaking of the Rotary Riverwalk Park will be held on Thursday, May 15th at the park site which on the the west side of the Des Moines River near the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge.  Rotarians are encourage to attend the event which will begin at 10:00 am.  9 area Rotary Clubs are contributing to this project including the Johnston Rotary Club.  The fish themed park is expected to be complete this summer and will feature stone cubes representing all the area Rotary Clubs that particiapte in the funding raising for the park. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
The Muscatine Rotary Club is offering the opportunity to hear Rotary International President, Gary Huang at a special meeting in Muscatine on February 17th.  If you are interested to attend this event, please go to the District 6000 web site for more information.
 

 
 



The following story was provided by Mark Bowden for the Rotary web site.  Taking into consideration all the work that we have done as Rotarians to eradicate polio, it is important to remember the risks that are being taken on our behalf to make this happen.
 

Polio vaccination workers targeted in Pakistan attacks
Published: Jan. 22, 2014 at 7:43 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Seven people were killed and nine others injured Wednesday in the latest in a string of attacks in Pakistan against polio vaccination teams.The dead included six policemen and one child, Dawn.com reported.

A van was on its way to provide security to polio immunization workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district at the time of the attack when a four- to five-kilogram device planted on a bicycle near the van was remotely detonated, the website said. The explosion destroyed the van.

The injured were taken to District Hospital Charsadda for treatment.

Meanwhile, in Punjab province's Bhakkar district, a polio vaccination team was attacked while traveling in a vehicle. The driver and one of the health workers were injured, Dawn.com reported.

On Tuesday, three health workers were killed in an attack on a polio vaccination team in Karachi. The provincial polio workers' association said it was halting operations in the Sindh province in response to the attacks.

Vaccination teams have become targets because the United States used one to help gather intelligence leading to the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.

 

 
 

The Johnston Rotary Club will hold its Year-End Banquet on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 PM at the Hyperion Field Club. Due to this event, there will not be a morning meeting of the Johnston Rotary Club that day.

The next morning meeting of the Johnston Rotray Club will be on Tuesday, July 2nd.

 

 

 

 
 

A group of Johnston Rotarians installed new benches and picnic tables at Youth Homes of Iowa in Johnston on Saturday May 11th.  The outdoor items were purchases with funds raised through the 2012 Rotary BBQ and with a matching grant from Rotary District 6000.  The Rotarians that assisted in the installation were: Ken Andresen, Bob Bisenius, Mark Zirkelbach, Jack Gray, Steve Grasso, Dennis Dietz, Allen Meyer. 

These guys were also assisted by some of the Youth Home residence who pitched in to help assembly the outdoor furniture.  The project included concrete pads which were constructed by a former resident of the Youth Homes who now has a concrete construction business.  Ace Hardware of Johnston provided use of an emergency generator. furnished concrete anchors and drill bits to complete the installation.

Annually the Johnston Rotary Club conducts the BBQ to raise funds to be used on locate projects.  In the past proceeds from this annual fundraiser have gone to support the Teddy Bear Project for youth of deployed Iowa National Guard Troops and the Gold Star Museum.

For more picture, go the the Photo Album on this web site.

 

 
 

On Jan 22nd, John Bouslog & Phil Hodgin of the Des Moines Noon Rotary club presented to the Johnston Rotary Club plans for the Rotary Riverwalk Park.  During the 100 year anniversary of Rotary, the International President of Rotary asked each club to step out of its comfort zone and do a project fitting for the occasion. The Des Moines Club landed on the idea of creating a Rotary Park as part of the Des Moines River Walk.

They’ve continued to shepherd the idea over the years working through the many levels of private and public interests affiliated with the River Walk.  After reviewing many sites, they’ve landed on the west end of the pedestrian bridge next to Wells Fargo Arena.  The estimated cost of the project is $500,000. The project would consist of an oversized bobber and fishing pole. The bobber is roughly 12 feet in diameter and the fishing pole is roughly 84 feet long. 

The park would be owned and maintained by the City of Des Moines. In exchange for its fund raising efforts and stewardship of the project, the Rotary would have naming rights for 20 years. The cost to renew the naming rights is estimated to be 5 to 10% of the project cost.  The Des Moines Club is visiting metro area clubs and asking for their support for the project. They are hoping to begin construction this year.

 

 
 
 
There are several places in the Des Moines area to make up a missed Rotary Club meeting. Click on the story tab to see the complete list. Also, if you are traveling out of town, go to the District 6000 link for locations through out Iowa or to Rotary.org for a listing anywhere in the world. Try it, make ups are FUN!!!
 
 
 
The Rotary Foundation does so many things in our own communities and throughout the World. Be part of it!!!

Below in the Download Section of the home page is a form to start or increase your current contribution to the Rotary Foundation. If you have questions about how to get started or make the change, contact Bob Wiley, Johnston Rotary Club Foundation Chair.
For information on the Rotary Foundation, go to http://www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/TheRotaryFoundation
 

 
 

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Please remember to forward all items for the Club Bulletin including scribe notes to Steve Grasso at steven.g.grasso@gmail.com so they can be included in the next issue.  Thank you!

 
 

Information to be posted on the web site for the Johnston Rotary Club can be forwarded to Greg Baker by clicking on his name on the right-hand side of the Home Page for the Johnston Rotary Club. 

 
 
 

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