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
Early Childhood Literacy Resources
Welcome to Ames Morning Rotary
Aug. 1:  Bob Anderson, Team Leader for the Ames Morning Rotary Kids Run for Kids event, presented a check for $7,430 to Ames Police Chief Chuck Cychoz, Nevada Police Director Rick Martinez, and Story City Police Chief Matt Sporleder.  
Ames Police Officer Eric Snyder presented a slide show and described how Kids Run for Kids funds have been used in past years to build more positive relationships between police and children and youth.
July 18:  Tracey Stoll shared some personal experiences as a consultant and the humorous side of the Upside of DOWNsizing.
July 15-20
Al Hermanson, Collette Winfrey, and Carolyn Jons from Ames Morning Rotary members and Chuck Jons from the Rotary Club of Ames served as Rotary volunteers during the week-long Rotary Youth Leaders Award (RYLA) conference on the Grinnell College campus.  Ames Morning Rotary sponsored students Peyton Mary Clatt and Isaac Gustafson.
Al Hermanson, Peyton Mary Clatt, Collette Winfrey, Isaac Gustafson, and Carolyn Jons participated in the 2018 RYLA Conference.
Three students sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ames Noon, Lara Murray, Cam Campbell, and Leah Wolter, met Rotarian Chuck Jons.
Iowa Rotary Clubs sponsored over 200 students who will be high school juniors or seniors in 2018-19.  "RYLA Magic" betters young leaders through personal interactions and teaching and practicing leadership skills.
June 27:
2017-18 president Karen Kiel Rosser shared highlights from her year and passed the gavel to incoming president, Scott Sankey.
June 20th - 
Amon Noel & Giliard Mkumbwa
Two special guests from Tanzania were Amon Noel, Rotary Club President, and Giliard Mkumbwa, manager of the Rotary International well project sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ames.   They described how having more accessible water has positively impacted children and families and discussed some other early education and health needs that exist. 
Club flags were exchanged with Karen Kiel Rosser, president of Ames Morning Rotary.'
We will continue to communicate about our common interests in early language and literacy development and supporting families with young children. Amon and Giliard invited our club members to join an Ames group that is planning to Tanzania next summer.
Amon, Karen, Giliard, & Carolyn
Kendra Gustafson
June 13:  Kendra Gustafson shared about her family and values growing up, her current family, the career opportunities she has had, and why she values Rotary.  This program was part of our “Know Our Members” series.
Craig Van Pay
Craig Van Pay, a PhD student in Literacy Education at Iowa State University and an Ames Morning Rotary member, shared the importance of investing in early language and literacy and shared how the Vroom resources purchased by our club can be beneficial.
Tammy Koolbeck is Executive Director of the Iowa State Center managed by VenuWorks.
The 2018-19 season marks the 50th anniversary of preforming arts at Iowa State Center!  Tammy Koolback shared a video of the original vision of the Center, some behind-the-scenes stories, highlights of the upcoming season, and a few planned facility improvements. 
Ames Morning Rotary Club hosted their annual Teacher Appreciation Day with Sandy Horton presiding. The Ames, Gilbert and Roland-Story school districts each chose a special teacher to be recognized.  Ames Mitchell Elementary Principal Justin Jeffs introduced teacher Amanda Bartelson. Ames High School Principal Spence Evens introduced Iowa Teacher of the Year Aileen Sullivan and her husband Joel, who is also an AHS teacher and who nominated her. Gilbert High School Principal Vic Vanderpool introduced Zack Hackbarth. Roland-Story Middle School Principal Brian Town introduced Matt Weiss.  
Children and their education is a priority for our club, and we expressed our appreciation for all dedicated educators as we honored these teachers. 
Club Leaders
President Elect
President Nominee
Rotary Foundation
Past President