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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Early Childhood Literacy Resources
Welcome to Ames Morning Rotary
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‚Äôs 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.  
September 26, 2018:  District 6000 Governor Tom Narak and his Rotarian wife Carol shared stories and inspiring ideas as they visited with the Rotary Club of Ames Morning.  We share a passion for making children and their education and well-being as priorities!
Carol and Tom Narak applauded the morning song created by our club song-meister, John (Lott-of-Songs) Lott.
On September 8th, eight Ames Morning Rotary members gathered at Ada Hayden Park to start cleaning up the Outlook area which was donated by the Ames Rotary Clubs.  They were joined by Paul Tauke from Ames Park and Recreation and Suraj Kothari who was hiking by and stopped to help.  The Rotarians who donated a total of 60 hours were: Amanda Ahrens, Frank Amos, Roger Ginder, Denny Stone, Andrew Tulp, Craig Van Pay, Doug Ward, and Collette Winfrey.  
Aaron Putze, Director of Communications and External Relations for the Iowa Soybean Association, shared the importance of soybean production to Iowa and how it impacts US Trade issues with many foreign countries, and especially with China.
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