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
Venue Map
Kids Run For Kids 2019
Greeter Schedule
Welcome to Ames Morning Rotary
On March 6 Dr. Heather Rouse, ISU Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, presented a program on her research related to creating an Iowa integrated data system to address early childhood risks and the importance of health, education, and child welfare collaboration.
On February 13 Jennifer Garst and husband Steve Libbey shared their transition experience biking, camping, exploring, and meeting people across the country for about ten months.  Club members appreciating living vicariously through their stories.
As a nurse and child advocate, Elaine Cox was the McFarland Pediatric Department Head who helped Ames Morning Rotary install the first children’s Reading Corner in the waiting room and launch the Reach Out and Read program with our Baby Faces books for the 6-month well child checkup.  She and her husband have hosted over 50 foster children.  She shared valuable guidelines for promoting children’s welfare and living a purposeful life. 
An update of 2019 Kids Run for Kids was presented by some of the team leaders: Dave Miller, Eric Snyder, Jerri Heid, John Lott, Bob Anderson, Linda Lauver, Steve Kirts, and Matt Elthon.  The family-friendly event will be Saturday, April 27, from 8-11am at Brookside Park in Ames.
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.
Club Leaders
President Elect
President Nominee
Rotary Foundation
Past President
Early Childhood Literacy Resources