Rotary Club of Waukee

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We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
1600 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA  50266
United States
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On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Leslie Schaffer with the American Red Cross serving Iowa joined the Waukee Rotary Club.   The Red Cross movement started in Switzerland in the 1860’s.    The Iowa American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881.    Currently there are 1,745 Red Cross volunteers in the state of Iowa.  

On Thursday, April 16th, Jay Hartz, owner of the Hotel Pattee in Perry, spoke to the Waukee Rotary Club.

On April 9th, 2015, Kevin Skow with the Des Moines National Weather Service joined us to talk about the weather and the National Weather Service.    The Des Moines National Weather Service serves 50 counties in Central Iowa.     Kevin shared with us that Iowa, on average, sees 46 tornadoes per year.    Also, in the United States, there are 55 fatalities per year from lighting strikes.   

Scott Carlson stepped in when our original speaker could not make it to the April 2nd Rotary Meeting and talked about Waukee's School to Work Program.  Mr. Carlson is also the head football coach for the Waukee High School football team and he talked a little about that as well.  We appreciate Scott stepping in on very short notice.  

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Blessman for being a new Paul Harris Fellow.    Devin Boyer presented Dr. Blessman with this recognition at our April 2nd meeting.

Thank you to Terri Turner and Pat Robins for representing the Club at the "What's Cooking in Waukee" chamber event on Thursday, April 2nd.


The following story was on Dr. Blessman's blog about their recent trip to South Africa.   You can see from one of the pictures that our very own Lee Holmes was one of the Rotarians helping with this great project!
On March 26th, The Waukee High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble joined us and performed several songs for the group.    Everyone enjoyed the great songs that they sang.   
On March 5th, Jim Cutter with Des Moines Golf and Country Club joined the Waukee Rotary.    He talked about the updates coming to the Golf Club and the Solheim Cup coming to the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in 2017.   

On February 26th, Derian Baugh, co-founder of the Men’s Style Lab, visited our club.   Derian started his entrepreneur ways by holding basketball camps when he was in high school.   Recently, he has started Men’s Style Lab, which is a concierge clothing service for men.    They provide clothing for men ranging from casual to business casual.   For more information about Mens Style Lab, visit their website at
On February 19th, Chuck Long with the Iowa Sports Foundation came and spoke to the Rotary Club.    Chuck was a quarterback for the University of Iowa and played in the NFL for 7 seasons.   He shared some stories of his playing days with the University of Iowa and the Detroit Lions.   Now, Chuck Long is the Executive Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation.   Currently Iowa ranks about 8th in the nation in Children’s Health.   Mr. Long’s mission is to have Iowa ranked higher in Children’s Health.    

On February 19th, 2015, Dan Bever was introduced as a new member to the Waukee Rotary Club.    Congratulations Dan and we are excited to have you as a member!

On Thursday, February 19th, fellow Rotarian Matt Olson gave a program on data analytics.   He provided some interesting information about what and how different companies collect information on consumers.   He also shared some interesting facts, including that Wal-Mart sees a 7-times increase in the sale of beer and pop tarts when a hurricane is forecasted for a particular area.  

On Thursday, January 29th, Michelle Schatzberg with the LifeServe Blood Center joined us.    Everyone in attendance enjoyed the conversation with her. 

Just a reminder that the Rotary Auction date has been changed to April 11, 2015.    More details to come!!!

Due to Des Moines Golf and Country Club being closed, we will not have a meeting on January 22nd.    

On Thursday, December 4th, Mary Breckman of Iowa Public Television joined the Waukee Rotary.   


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