Cleanup at Indian Creek Nature Center

Rotary West members gathered in person for the first time in many months on April 21, and took advantage of cool, but clear weather to have some socially-distanced fellowship and help Indian Creek Nature Center with a little spring cleanup. It was so good to see each other's smiling faces! Thanks to Jane Schlegel for organizing.
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Van Buren Says Thanks

Just a few of the many cards sent by Van Buren Elementary students to say thanks for West Rotary's continued involvement with their school. Even though we can't be with them physically right now, our club has purchased winter coats, school supplies and other materials to make their days better.
Van Buren Says Thanks Dennis Green 2021-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

A little thing like a pandemic didn't stop Rotary West from its annual project of bell ringing for the Salvation Army! Club members staffed the bell station at the Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee on November 21.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Dennis Green 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Coats for Van Buren Kids

West Rotarians recently raised funds to buy 24 coats for students at Van Buren Elementary in Cedar Rapids. Many of the kids who attend the school don't have proper cold weather gear.
James Nelson presented the coats to Van Buren's Jan Hanks.
Coats for Van Buren Kids Dennis Green 2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary West Awards $10,000 to Support Kids

Club Distributes Proceeds from “The Big Drop” Fundraiser
The Big Drop was held without the usual audience to watch a shower of ping pong balls, but the outcome didn’t change: Thousands of dollars will support kids in the Cedar Rapids area.
Larry Kudej, Cedar Rapids Rotary West president, presented $5,000 checks this week HACAP and Van Buren elementary.
Rotary West Awards $10,000 to Support Kids Dennis Green 2020-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

The Big Drop!


The Big Drop!

The Big Drop
Congratulations to Sharon Laird, our $3000 grand prize winner, and to 2nd and 3rd place, Heartland Youth for Christ and Kathy Varney, who won $500 and $250.
Thanks to everyone who bought balls. All the money raised will go to support the kids programs at HACAP and Van Buren School, who need all they help we can give them more then ever!
Thanks also to our sponsors, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, IMON, Oasis Paychex, Skogman, Bankers Trust, Anderson Bogart, Brecke Mechanical, RSM, Hills Bank, Larry and Kim Kudej, Greenstate, and our host, The Olympic South Side Theater, for allowing us to do a safe, socially distant event!
The Big Drop! Dennis Green 2020-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Big Drop Sept. 5

The Big Drop will take place at 10am September 5. Ping Pong ball sales have been closed.
Watch this page and the Rotary West Facebook Page for video of the fun! Good to luck to everyone who bought balls, and thanks for helping Rotary care for the kids served by HACAP and Van Buren School.
Big Drop Sept. 5 Dennis Green 2020-08-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary meetings suspended

Rotary meetings are temporarily suspended as Cedar Rapids recovers from the devastating derecho storm that has destroyed hundreds of homes, thousands of trees, and shredded the electric grid.
Watch this space and your email to learn when our Zoom meetings will resume.
Rotary meetings suspended Dennis Green 2020-08-13 05:00:00Z 0

The Big Drop Is Online!

Got Balls?

Get Balls at!

The Big Drop, Rotary West's fundraiser to benefit HACAP and Van Buren school, will take place Aug. 15. This year's event will be online (in more ways than one). All sales will be over the web, buy your balls at Know someone who needs Balls? Send them the link!
The Big Drop will take place Saturday, August 15, indoors at the new Olympic South Side Theater. We'll stream video online so you can watch the balls drop all over the facility!

Every dollar we raise will go to support HACAP kids' food programs and Van Buren school. Buy your balls today!
The Big Drop Is Online! Dennis Green 2020-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Fellowship over Zoom

Rotary West meetings are being held over Zoom until further notice. That's right, Rotary from the comfort of your office chair (or couch)!

Contact us for the meeting link.

Rotary Fellowship over Zoom Dennis Green 2020-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
The Big Drop is Coming! Dennis Green 2020-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
District Grant Fights Food Insecurity Dennis Green 2020-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
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