Rotary Club of Ames Morning

People of Action

Champions for Children

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Ames Golf and Country Club
5752 George Washington Carver St
Ames, IA  50014
United States
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Welcome to Ames Morning Rotary
December 20th - Ames AM Rotary sang a special song, a club tradition, a duet of Silent Night / Peace, Peace. Ames Morning Rotarians also shared their New Year's Resolutions, the favorite gifts they have given, and their favorite holiday/Christmas memories.
Colette Winfrey, John Lott, and Jeremy Lyons leading the club in song.
Two ISU students told about Engineers Without Borders, an organization that improves the lives of people in developing countries through engineering projects appropriate to the communities’ needs.  Monica Moylan is the club president and Anna Bilek is one of 7 students traveling to Ullo, Ghana, this winter to implement a sustainable water system to serve a high school boarding school.
Steffen Schmidt, ISU Professor of Political Science, presented to Ames Morning Rotary club on December 5.  He discussed how America has become increasingly more polarized and whether our country can come together again. He has a unique prospective, having grown up in Colombia, South America, and his textbook, American Government and Politics Today, has been used by millions of students.  He is known as Dr. Politics, on regular radio talk shows.
The Ames High School Madrigal Chorus, under the direction of Peggy Dieter, performed for the Ames Morning Rotary Club on November 28 at Bethesda Lutheran Church.  This annual program was attended by over 70 people and was made even more special with an Olde English Breakfast Buffet catered by the Mucky Duck Pub.   
Our November 7th meeting celebrated Veterans. Jathan Chicoine, the Director of the Iowa State University Veterans Center, outlined their strategic plan, accomplishments, and commitment to strengthen the lives of Veterans and military personnel and their families and our community. A slide show featured club members and their family members who are Veterans.  
October 31st, Liz Cox, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, shared information about the incidence of child abuse or neglect in Iowa and evidence that early experiences have life-long impacts.  As a Rotarian, she is leading District Governor Tom Narak’s public image team and his priority of promoting literacy and preventing child abuse.  Liz offered valuable ideas for what communities and policy-makers can do to create safe, nurturing environments so all children can thrive.
October 24th, Ames Morning Rotary club member Craig Van Pay provided a Know Our Member program. Craig shared information about his family, his upbringing, and the experiences which brought him to researching early language and literacy at Iowa State University.
October 17th, Ames Morning Rotary club member Andra Reason provided a Know Our Member program. Andra shared about her past, her family, and her current adventures in Ames.
October 10, 2018
Dr. Dorothy Masinde is the Associate Director for Nutrition Education Programs in the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.  She described the program she has created in Uganda that saves lives by providing proper nutrition for children from birth to age five and for pregnant and breastfeeding women.  They add kitchens and latrines to the homes of local volunteers in order to establish Nutrition Education Centers that feed and educate hundreds of individuals five days a week.  Fathers are also encouraged to participate. 
September 29, twelve Rotarians and three family members contributed over 38 hours to serve a Food At First meal for almost 70 individuals.  The menu included Indian butter chicken, rice, green beans, green salad, fruit salad, and pies and cakes for dessert.  The team cooked the meal under the supervision of Rotarian chef Jason Paull, served the meal, distributed left-overs, and cleaned up.  
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Rotary Foundation
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Early Childhood Literacy Resources