Board meeting Nov 16 2020

Rotary Board meeting November 16, 2020

Present: Aaron, Hubert, Adam, Chris, Deb, Ann, Bob, Phil


  1. Bob can order shirts, short sleeve, long sleeve, jackets, or sweat shirts. Cost is $25-$40. We discussed buying for the whole club, probably sweatshirts. What does the club think? Contact Bob if you want to place an order, Bob will explore buying for the whole club and report back to us.
  2. After much discussion, the board decided to meet next Monday evening (11/23) at 5:00 pm at Kerp’s. We can have a beer and order dinner, spouses invited. No noon meeting that day.
  3. Again, after much discussion about the future club president. We decided to go with two year terms beginning with Chris. Chris will be president 2021-22, Adam will be president 2022-2024. This will give us time to gain new members and look for new leadership.
  4. Human Trafficking was an issue that District 6000 wants us to support, it was a unanimous decision to sign their petition. No one supports human trafficking. (Duh)
  5. Dictionaries have been order, when they come in (later this week) we will talk with Brett and schedule the delivery and a time to put sticker’s on them. (Look for this Friday 11/20). Chris talked to Rachel at the library. They have need for ipads and for a ‘learning center’ which allows children to view podcasts and other media. We are considering switching from dictionaries to another or additional literacy issue. Phil will talk to Kuemper to see if they still use the dictionaries. 
  6. Bomgaars is featuring a shopping spree for Christmas at 8 am on 12/5. This would be a joint venture with other service clubs. The board discussed visiting Bomgaars and finding an idea from their gift tree and Rotary purchasing for several families. Chris will talk again with Lions and we will do one or the other for Christmas (in replace of our former Kmart giving.
  7. We discussed doing something for the firemen. Phil will talk to Greg to see what will work. Our idea is to buy pizza’s. Apparently the firemen meet in two groups due to covid, we’d buy pizza’s for each group.
  8. We discussed speakers. Ann will talk 12/10. We want to get a financial advisor to talk about investing in a market in flux. Brett, maybe. If he can’t maybe Jerry Jansen. Or??

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Rotary Board meeting August 31

Rotary Board meeting August 31, 2020


Present: Chris, Phil, Hubert, Bob 

  1. We received a request from the Story City British Columbia Rotary club for assistance in raising money to fight polio by soliciting boat trips around the world. There was no interest in pursuing this request. 
  2. The DG is suggesting Aid to Iowa cities that have been hurt by the recent storms. While the District has $5000 set aside for aid he thinks we should do more. The consensus on the board was that the club would match any contributions that members would like to contribute. Phil offered $100. Contact me if you would like to contribute to this effort.
  3. Jim Feauto resigned from Rotary. Contact me or Jim if you would like to know more.
  4. The speaker on September 14 will be a representative of Hospice. For many years Rotary has contributed to their cause. Bob has had a softball tournament for 20+ years that raised money for this effort but this year due to covid he did not hold it. The board consensus was to ask members to contribute and we will contribute $500 (upon approval by a quorum of the board).
  5. We need to start serious planning for our auction. While we will not have a meeting next week (Labor Day) whoever would like to help with the auction we are going to meet at Family Table at noon on February 7 to start planning. Phil Phillips, Secretary 
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Rotary Board meeting June 2020

Rotary Board Meeting June 22, 2020


Present: Bob, Phil, Chris V, Adam, John, Hubert, Ann, Deb, Aaron

  1. Treasurer report: Club account balance $15,668.11; Foundation balance $6,632.97.
  2. Bob will be painting this Saturday (June 27) beginning at 10 am. Please join him to help with painting the softball fields. This should be the last day of work.
  3. Alzheimer’s ride was last Saturday. We contributed $100, riders also gave $20. Jim and Phil rode.
  4. June 29 will be a 5:00 pm meeting at Rolling Hills park. We will have a dinner catered by HyVee. Spouses are welcome. This will be a change over of presidents and a recognition dinner. We will eat about 5:30 and have the ceremony at 6:00 and we should be done by 7:00 pm. Bring your own drink.
  5. The website is updated with our schedule through July. We will do the ditch walk on July 20th. There will be pizza for all ditch diggers provided by Chris. On July 23 we will have our second afternoon with a beer at the Carroll Brewery at 5 pm. We had a good turnout and a great time in June.
  6. We had a lengthy discussion on our fund raiser for this year. We received a letter from Azalea who do art auctions around the country. We have committed to do the radio auction similar to last years on November 7 from 10 to noon. Both UI and ISU are out of town that weekend. Phil will send a list of items from last year. We are asking Rotarians to provide something valued at $250 or give $250 in cash. We had a lot of fun and success last year. The art auction we will discuss further with Azalea and possibly do that next spring.
  7. We discussed a gift to New Hope. Motion by Adam and second by Aaron to give $1,000 this year. Depending on the success of our fund raiser we may give more later in the year.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Board Meeting June 1, 2020

Rotary Board Meeting June 1, 2020


Present: Deb, Hubert, Adam, Bob W., Bob F, Phil


  1. The board met at Family Table Restaurant. There was seating for 20, we spaced ourselves out safely. No problems.
  2. Jim Feauto briefly attended and reported that Alzheimers will have another bike ride and walk this year. Last year we donated $500. No discussion on this and we will talk about it again later.
  3. Jim is also preparing a grant application for the Child Care Center, purchase of computers.
  4. We discussed at length where we should meet in the next few weeks and who should be our speaker. We like the face to face meetings. Adam offered to talk about the Lincoln Highway Suites (Morrison Building) that he has fixed up and made into short and long term housing. So next week we will meet at Family Table at noon and move to Lincoln Highway at 12:20 to tour that facility. If you cannot join us for lunch consider joining us at Lincoln Highway about 12:20. 
  5. We discussed meeting on Thursday June 18 at the Carroll Brewery. We had planned on meeting there May 28 but it wasn’t open. So we will meet there June 18. No meeting that Monday, June 15.
  6. Deb brought up membership, in September we will do a concerted effort to reach out for new members. We are all open to suggestions on how to get new members.
  7. There will be no Hospice softball tournament this year. It has been cancelled.
  8. Bob, Chris P. and family, Chris V., Dave, Bob’s granddaughter and Phil helped paint the softball field. We painted 25 gallons and still there is work to be done. Bob has ordered more paint and we will let you know when we paint again. 
  9. This is a difficult time for our country, our community and Rotary. The board is concerned about where we go from here. We do not have the answers but our desire is to reform into a strong organization like the members of the board remember from our past. 

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Board meeting March 23, 2020

Rotary Board Meeting March 23, 2020


Present: Phil, Bob, Adam, Deb, Aaron, Chris V.

  1. Discussion on CHS scholarships. We previously awarded 5 students but received 9 additional applications which were timely sent. Adam made a motion to award $200 to: Kara Brinker, Samantha Murray, Rachel White, Jacey Loew, and Joe McCartan. In addition we previously gave $1000 to Samantha Walsh our RYLA student. We liked the work ethic of these students not just in school but in the community, the scored high and ranked high in their class, though not necessarily at the top. Motion second by Aaron, all voted yes.
  2. Brett has not yet ordered the bike helmets so we discussed that. The general feeling was that the school year will not be completed and so we won’t have an opportunity to give them out. The consensus of the group was to ask Brett not to order them and that depending on how the year works out, either skip it this year or order them for delivery in the fall.
  3. We discussed a cash gift to the food pantry (on 3rd Street directed by Roxie Reinhart). Nick had made this suggestion and Bob said he had heard it from the DG. All thought it was a good idea. Motion by Adam, second by Deb to give $250 to the Food Pantry. All voted yes.
  4. Next meeting will also be by conference call and is scheduled for April 6 at 7:00 am.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Board Meeting March 9, 2020

Rotary Board Meeting March 9, 2020


Present: Phil, Bob, Jim, John, Adam


  1. Treasurer report: Club account $12,013.42; Foundation $13,380.03.
  2. Bob will discuss with Family Table to alter the menu for the Top Ten students so the meals can be ready when they come. They will be on 5/4 and 5/11.
  3. Highway coalition requested annual support, we gave $100 last year. Motion by John second by Jim for $100. All vote yes.
  4. Carroll Foundation requested annual support. We gave $500 last year but this year reduced to $250. Motion by John second by Jim; all vote yes.
  5. Recycling containers Adam and Aaron will pay Rotary and the club will give $500 (motion last Monday and approved by the club). We will send total to Kuemper attention Ted.
  6. Rotarian of the year for 2018-19 was selected and is Nick Greteman; Rotarian fo the year 2019-20 Bob Fasbender. Phil will contact Trophies Plus.
  7. Discussed scholarships. We promised $1000 to the RYLA students Kyle Feauto and Sammie Walsh. We have given $2000 total to each school in the past. We had two applicants from Kuemper they get $500 each. We had 6 applicants from CHS and we selected 4 for $250. Winners are for $500 at  KHS Peyton Higby and Megan Bauer. Winners at CHS for $250: Ashley Onken, Jacey Loew, Makayla Bueltel, and Joe McCartan. Bob will present KHS winners and Adam will present the CHS winners. The award night is May 6. Motion by John, second by Adam all vote yes.
  8. We received an application from a student at Glidden Ralston. He is #1 in a class of 25 and scored high in ACT. He has worked as a farm hand for several years. There is no Rotary club in Glidden. After discussion we decided to give a scholarship of $250 to Luke Handlos. Motion by Jim, second by Adam all vote yes. Award night at Glidden is May 13 at 7:00 pm.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Board Meeting January 13, 2020

Rotary Board Meeting January 13, 2020


Present: Phil, Bob, Jim, John, Aaron, Adam

  1. Treasurer report: Club balance $13,736.54 and Foundation balance $13,038.17. John has sent out billing and will follow up with 8 members who didn’t pay.
  2. Membership was discussed. John brought in a possible program including food an culinary products. I will give to Deb.
  3. Scholarship for students was discussed. I will email the form we have made to both the high school’s counsellors. The deadline will be March 1. Students from Rotarians (parent or grandparent) and RYLA representatives will have precedent. The board will review and make decision about winners and the amount of the award.
  4. City bathroom was discussed. Cleaning is an issue, the cost is $350/month. Currently a volunteer has been doing the work. The Chamber pays about $187/month in rent for the upstairs of the bathroom. We discussed and approved paying an annual amount of $1200 if the City is unwilling to pay the difference. We also discussed have other service clubs help.
  5. RYLA applications due January 31. I will include this information to the counsellors. 
  6. We discussed changing the format of our meetings. Attendance has been down. Some members never come (or rarely) to our Monday noon meetings. An article in ROTARIAN magazine described a club that did a different activity each week. The board discussed and will present this alternative: meet at noon on Monday’s but the first week would be a speaker (as now) the second Monday would be an activity (i.e. deliver bike helmets) the third Monday would be a board meeting and the fourth Monday would actually be held on Thursday night at 5:00 pm for a drink at a rotating bar. The fifth Monday (when there is one) would be a casual meeting or cancelled meeting or some free activity. The idea will be discussed at a noon meeting and will be sent to everyone by email.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Rotary Board meeting December 9, 2019

Posted on Dec 09, 2019

Rotary Board Meeting December 9, 2019


Present: Phil, Bob, Deb, Adam, John, Aaron, and Jim

  1. Treasurer report: Club account balance is $10,920.32 and Foundation account balance is $13,585.67. The auction has received all but $185 of amount due and has a gross of $9,815. On a separate issue the board approved a gratuity of 10% for the Firemen Dinner.
  2. The board discussed moving to Family Table. Bob and Phil will contact FT tomorrow to work out the details. Kim arranged to have them host us on Monday’s beginning January 6, 2020. We will have to pay them $25/Monday but they will store our podium and flag. The board discussed raising the fee for Rotarians to $55 or $60/quarter. No action was taken. FT has a special and we can order at the door, details will be given by me after Bob and I have talked to them.
  3. There will be no meeting on December 30 for the holiday’s.
  4. Christmas spouse party is 12/23 at noon on the 4th floor of the hospital. 
  5. The club is required to elect officers for the year beginning July 2021. Please contact a board member if you are interested. I can tell you from my experience that being president was a lot of fun, if you have not been president please consider it. 
  6. Eric Hammer and Jessica Morton notified me that they want to resign because of work pressure. I assured both that they would be welcomed back if their schedule permitted it. Motion by Adams second by Deb all vote yes to accept resignation.
  7. Dennis Molitor informed John that “I became a inactive member June 1, 2019 so my total due is $00.00”  when we billed Mr Molitor $55.00 for dues for the quarter July 1 to September 30, 2019. Mr Molitor attended our noon luncheon July 15, 22, 29, August 8 and September 16. He also provided an item for our auction this fall. He is delinquent $55. The board accepts his resignation, in order to rejoin Rotary he must pay is delinquent $55.
  8. The board discussed meeting at the Haus Barn in Manning this spring and to arrange a meeting with Manning and Coon Rapids Rotary. Phil will contact the clubs and try to get this worked out for sometime after April 15. 
  9. The board also discussed a membership drive/club party this spring after April 1. The theme will be to come as you were when you graduated from high school. More details will follow.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Rotary Board Meeting November 13, 2019

Posted on Nov 13, 2019

Rotary Board Meeting November 13, 2019


Present: Phil, Bob, John, Aaron, Deb, Jim, and Adam

  1. Treasurer report balances: Club $10,879.59, Foundation $9,820.54. The auction gross was $9,665.00, expenses: Times Herald $250, Smart Shopper $216, Bordenaro’s $70, HyVee $50, Baratta’s and Rancho’s $100, Chamber $50, Radio $675. Net proceeds $9,665 - $1,361 = $8,304. 
  2. We are in negotiations with Family Table about holding our meetings there. We have the hospital until January and we can (maybe) continue there. But I would prefer a restaurant. Stay tuned.
  3. Roxie Reinart with the Community of Concern is presenting December 9. A motion by Aaron, second by Jim to give $200 to CofC, motion passed. The board requests members to bring food items that day—Bob will find out what they need.
  4. The Bomgaars Christmas shopping for kids is November 30th at 7 am. Aaron has given $100 for that effort. Motion by Aaron, second by Jim to add $200 to that gift, motion passed.
  5. Firemen’s Dinner is December 2nd. Cost of the meal is $11/person. Greg Schreck said 30 firemen will attend. We will have a sign up for this meeting. That meeting will begin at 5:45 pm at the Fire Station (801 Bella Vista Drive). The firemen have a meeting which begins at 7 pm.
  6. The spouse Christmas lunch will be December 23rd. I will get one of the rooms on the 4th Floor for that event. How many will attend? We will pass around a sign up sheet Monday.
  7. The taxes have been completed.
  8. Rotary builds a Rose Parade float. Aaron made a motion second by Jim to give $50 for our share of the float. Motion passed.
  9. Our monthly board meeting has been moved to Monday morning at 7:00 am at Queen Beans. The next meeting is December 9, 2019.
  10. The board discussed informally a number of items. We would like to have an after hours event maybe with the other service clubs to talk with them about joint ventures. We talked about an informal Championship weekend event. Maybe a formal dinner? Or maybe a costume party like the ones we did in the past? Let us know. We also talked about a recruiting event like the wine tasting we did 3 years ago? 

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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First Annual Rotary Radio Auction

BIDDING PROCESS: President Bob Fasbender and Deb Quandt will announce items on the air.  We will sell a few items at a time, so be listening for new items to come available.  When you hear an item that you want to bid on, call 712.792.4321 or 712.792.1380 to place your bid.  When you call in, tell us your name, phone number, item and amount you would like to bid.  Keep track of the bids on your radio and call back to raise the bid. We will announce winners on the air when a top bid is reached.  We will not accept early bids, so please wait to call until the item you want to bid on is announced.
PAYMENT & PICKUP: Items will be available to be picked up starting Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 1-3 PM at the Michael’s Shoes (215 W 4th St., Carroll, IA) and then again on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 1-4 PM.  Please bring cash or checks payable to Carroll Rotary Club.  No credit cards.
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Rotary board meeting October 10

Posted on Oct 10, 2019

Rotary Board Meeting October 10, 2019


Present: Bob, Phil


  1. Sammie Walsh has requested to be considered for the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Phil has a message from Rotary explaining the program and will forward to Sonia.
  2. New Hope has requested funding for a Barrier Free Lift which costs $3,500. Bob will bring this up at our Monday meeting. Bob and Phil’s consensus was to give $2,500.
  3. On 11/2 from 10-noon is our auction. Deb and Bob will be on the radio the entire time. We need several people to help. 1. Be in the radio room and talk for up to 30 minutes (need 4-8 volunteers). 2. Need 2 people every half hour to take notes on bids, address/phone, and winners (need 4-8 volunteers). 3. Need runners to get things as needed (4-8 volunteers for 30 minutes each). So far we have these volunteers: Bob, Deb, Phil. John G., Tom. Let Phil know if you want to volunteer.
  4. The chamber will send out 900 email flyers for our auction on the Thursday prior to 11/2. Deb and Phil need to finish that flyer.
  5. A Carroll female resident has asked the service clubs to clear her snow. Bob contacted the Lions and Kiwanis and we will share the expense. Bob will bring this up at the meeting.
  6. Our club received the Govenor’s Service Volunteer award for 2019. Bob went to the presentation and received our award.
  7. Boy Scouts requested funding of $750. Bob and Phil thought $500 which is what we gave in the past. Bob will bring this up at the meeting.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Board Meeting September 12, 2019

Posted on Sep 12, 2019

Board Meeting September 12, 2019


Present: Bob, Phil, John, Deb, Jim, and Adam.

  1. Treasurer report: Club balance $10,667.83, Foundation balance $13,474.58. A check for $2,085.84 from Foundation to pay for Child Care Center grant. She will be at our meeting September 16 for picture. We discussed the fee for room rental which was approved about 2 months ago and will be billed the first time this quarter. We will not bill for room rental in those places we do not have to pay room rental—like St Anthony’s. Consensus of the board decision.
  2. Phil will contact St Anthony’s about our flag storage at the hospital. 
  3. Band Day is October 5th. The board understands that Clay and Michelle have handle this in the past. Are they again? Phil will contact them to see.
  4. Boy Scouts Chris Trondle will speak 9/23. He is requesting a $500 donation for Carroll scouts. Adam move, Jim second all vote yes.
  5. Auction update discussed. There will be a meeting 9/16 at 11:30 prior to lunch anyone interested can attend. The board decided money raised will go to pay our commitment to the Cancer center and we will use this in our advertising. KCIM has 3 lines and they do not roll over (4321, 9370, 1380). We need a bullet point article to be used to fill dead time on radio about: 1) what we do locally, 2) what Rotary does internationally, 3) the doner’s and the items, 4) history of our club, 5) other items of interest.

We adjourned at 8 am.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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DG visit August 8

The following are the minutes I took for you last week at the board meeting with the DG, Thursday, August 8
  1.  Present:  Bob, Jim, John, Adam, Aaron, Nick, and Erna & Steve Morain
  2.  Erna suggested improving Rotary using social media; she will have a monthly email with links we can use on our Facebook account for Rotary
  3.  She also suggested sending more from our club to PETS training, even if they aren't in line yet for president
  4.  Bob discussed our upcoming auction and our donation to St Anthony
  5.  Erna suggested having a person accountable to follow up with potential members; her club has the membership director follow up with prospects others have recruited
  6.  Erna said a social event for members can work if it is on the calendar three months ahead of time
  7.  Steve suggested reaching out to local Farm Bureau for members
  8.  Steve also suggested possibly looking at various occupations to see if our club still has one from each occupation as a way to recruit others
  9.  Bob said the board will meet again on 8/21 at Queen Beans to discuss locations
  10.  John, Treasurer, reported $10,509 in club account and $13,272 in foundation account
  11.  Bob mentioned members need to donate $250 of goods for the auction in November, and decide what they will provide
  12.  Bob mentioned Denison may join Rotary 6000
  13.  We still need a program director to replace Mark
  14.  There will be a picture at the 8/19 noon meeting for our donation to the hospital
  15.  Meeting next Monday, 8/11, at HyVee
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Board Meeting July 2019

Posted on Jul 10, 2019

Rotary Board meeting July 10, 2019


Present: Chris, Bob, Deb, John, Phil and Nick


  1. Treasurer report: Club account $25,377.51 Foundation account $2,355.11. John will transfer $12,000 into the Foundation account which is the amount we have typically given away during a year.
  2. Next board meeting will be 8/12 at 7:00 am at Queen Beans.
  3. On 7/17 at 4:00 pm at the Recreation Center Jack Wordell will make a presentation about the Rec to service clubs. Tom and Bob plan to go, one more Rotarian should plan to attend. The meeting will last about 45 minutes.
  4. The board approved an ad in celebration of Carroll’s 150th. 
  5. Ditch clean up will be the week of July 22; probably on Tuesday of that week at 4:30 pm. Bob will ask for volunteers at our meetings.
  6. Room charge was discussed. The charge went into effect this month. There will be no charge for rooms that we do not have to make a payment for. 
  7. The board discussed our fund raiser for the coming year. Deb has arranged for an online radio auction for November 2 between 10:00 and noon. The board will ask all members to contribute or pay for an item valued at $250. This will be discussed at the club assembly July 15—next Monday. 
  8. We will be holding our meetings at different locations over the next several weeks to determine where we should meet on an ongoing basis. Here is the schedule: July 15—Pizza Ranch; July 22—Country Table; July 29—American Legion Hall; August 8 (a Thursday for the DG)—Harold Bierl room; August 12—HyVee (upstairs room); August 19—St Anthony Hospital. The Board is looking for input to decide which of those locations to commit to into the future.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Board meeting June 12, 2019

Posted on Jun 12, 2019

Rotary Board Meeting June 12, 2019


Present: Bob, John, Nick, Chris, Jim, Chris V, Deb, Phil, Denny


  1. Treasurer report: Club account $25,372.60, Foundation account $2,354.74. John has prepared a budget sheet showing our expenses and income when I get an electronic copy I will forward it to the club. Financially the club continues to be healthy since our shakeup from 3 years ago. 
  2. We discussed attendance (average 14 over the last several months). What is the cause? National trends on club participation mirrors our club. However, I have heard complaints about the food at our current provider. I have heard complaints that Thursday is not a good day. (I have missed 3 times because it is Thursday). So the board is pursuing changing provider’s again. Choices discussed: 1) rent the Harold Bierl room and have HyVee cater, 2) Go to HyVee which has an upstairs room available, 3) Pizza Ranch and join with Kiwanis on Monday’s, 4) Pizza Ranch on Tuesdays, 5) Country Table. The preferred day is Monday, cost limited to $10 or less. Phil and Nick will check out HyVee (Adam is gone until next week) and report to the board and club with their findings. All suggestions should be directed to me. 
  3. RYLA, we have no students from either school so we will pursue a refund. The difficulty is students work and activities during the summer. This is a good program, but maybe a little too inflexible and too long.
  4. Relay for Life we have a team. Any Rotarian who wants to walk can join us.
  5. HyVee has a grocery challenge again this year. You will remember that Rotary is the current champs, thanks to our great team! Nick, Bob and Chris are our team this year, with Phil as first sub off the bench. It is June 27 at 8 am at HyVee.
  6. Alzheimer’s bike ride is June 22 from 8 am to 8 pm. Rotary wants at least one team. Contact Phil (me) to sign up. Team fee is $100 and rider fee is $20. Rotary will fund (at least) one team. So the cost to you is $20. 
  7. June 20 will be a club meeting to discuss our fund raising ideas for 2019. We have four: 1) dinner to honor teachers. This is similar to our Veteran’s dinners we’ve had the last 2 years. Bob will explain this one. 2) Carroll’s got talent which Phil will discuss. This idea came from Mark. 3) Radio Day which will be presented by Deb. This is an auction done on the radio one day, we use the station for 4 hours and solicit bids. 4) Denny has a letter he wants to send to former Rotarians to solicit money. Denny will present. Each presenter will take about 5 minutes with time for club discussion. We may go with one idea or all.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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May Board Meeting

Posted on May 08, 2019

Rotary board meeting May 8, 2019

Present: Phil, Bob, Chris, John, Aaron, Dennis, Nick

  1. Treasurer report Club balance $24,583.71, Foundation balance $2,453.57. John is in the process of creating a budget for the coming year and will balance the accounts to reflect our spending. We will share that budget with the club when it is finished. You will have time to make input into changes at that time.
  2. Grant application is due June 1. Jim is working on an idea for our daycare center. Nick will contact him to get an update.
  3. RYLA is due May 15. The students must go on a website to apply, it is a very easy process. Both schools have been contacted and we have a prospective student at each. Chris and Jim are working with the counsellors to complete the applications.
  4. Fund raising was discussed at length, here are our ideas, but we need leaders for each idea:
    1. Winterset Rotary has a cans and bottles receptacle and makes $6,000/year from can redemption. We need someone willing to pick up those cans on a regular basis and keep the site clean. Where do we put the receptacle? Who will collect?
    2. Relay for Life has its annual event June 21. Bob made motion to support a team for $100. All vote yes. Bob will solicit members wanting to contribute, for $25 you get a T-shirt.
    3. Dennis presented an idea to solicit former Rotarians for a contribution. We observe that most people drop out of Rotary because of a time commitment, not because it costs too much. We targeted August 15 for the date of the letter, Phil will check the website for former members. Dennis suggested we send a magnetic Rotary wheel along with the request—cost $1.25.
    4. Deb has an idea from the Charles City club to use the radio station to auction items. 
    5. Carroll’s Got Talent idea was discussed. We need someone with an art or entertainment background to lead this. We think it is a good idea and something that would be fun for the community.
    6. Carroll Educator’s recognition dinner. This idea would replace the Vet’s Dinner we’ve done the last two years. We would recognize a Teacher of the Year from both schools for the last school year and introduce the new teachers for this coming year. 
    7. Support the Merchants baseball team along with Kiwanis and Lions. 
    8. Bike ride on June 22 for Alzheimers. Rotary will sponsor at least one team and members will be asked to volunteer at locations on the route. 

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Board meeting April 1 2019

Posted on Apr 02, 2019

Rotary Board Meeting April 1,2019


Present: Phil, Bob, Jim, Hubert, Chris P, Nick, John, Chris V


The board discussed what venue and day we should meet. Monday will not work for either Charley’s or Baratta’s (Winery). Wednesday is a bad day because of golf activity. The board liked the idea of Charley’s on Tuesday. Motion by Phil, second by Bob all approved.


ISU president is planning to come April 22 (a Monday). Phil said that the hospital is a possible location for that day. They have three rooms on the 4th Floor, with adequate parking and an elevator on the west building. Phil will pursue that.


Pickle ball group (Rich Hartley) requested funding for pickle ball courts. Motion by Phil, second by Bob to give $250.

Phil Phillips, Secretary


After our meeting I called Charley’s. They already have a group on Tuesday’s 2 of the 4 weeks. In addition they will charge $13.95 and need a guarantee of 20 meals. They could host us Thursday but we would not have a reserve, if they need the room for another (paying) customer they would bump us.


So, I went back to the board and discussed Baratta’s on Thursday. I talked to John B. and he offered Baratta’s on Thursday, 22 meal guarantee at $10/meal. This is what we have been paying the Winery. I discussed by email this info with the board and they voted to take that offer. I sent an email and got support for all but one member for Baratta’s on Thursday.


I went back to John and he can have us this Thursday, April 4. Shellie Haluska has agreed to speak then.


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Board meeting March 25

Posted on Mar 25, 2019

Board Meeting March 25, 2019

Present: Chris, Nick, John, Phil, Jim, Hubert, Aaron, Bob


The board discussed our change in venue due to the Winery closing. We looked at several locations: Chamber room, Kerp’s, Brother’s, Family Table, Charley’s, and Pizza Ranch. During our noon meeting several people spoke about the location being somewhere guests or new members would want to come. The general feeling was a choice between Charley’s or moving to Wednesday and staying where we are. 


The board discussion: we felt we would lose more members than we’d gain by changing to Wednesday and that the traditional Monday would be best. Motion by Aaron, second by Jim to move to Charley’s. All approved moving to Charley’s effective April 1. 


There was additional discussion about having to guarantee 20 dinners, meaning the club would make up the difference between 20 and the actual number less than 20. The consensus of the board is that this difference should be billed to members not attending. There was no action taken but we want the club to be aware of this. In years past every member was charged for a meal—even if they did not eat. 


After the meeting I visited Wendy at Charley’s. They have not yet worked out the details, what they will charge us, how many the guarantee will be, talking to the cook, etc. She will get back to me on their final details. I expect we can work it all out.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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March Board meeting 

Posted on Mar 13, 2019

Rotary Board Meeting March 13, 2019


Present: Jim, Bob, Phil, John, Chris, Dennis, Nick, Chris, Adam


  1. Treasurer’s report: Club balance $25,531.91, Foundation balance $6,269.89. 
  2. RSVP sent us an update on their annual activities. Jim will contact Stacey Venteicher about having them as a speaker. No action taken.
  3. Highway 30 Coalition requested $100 as a supporting agency. Motion by Adam, second by Bob, approved all.
  4. Alzheimer’s Association requested $500. Motion by Chris second by Bob; all vote yes.
  5. Michele Schulette made a request for her diabetic 10 year old girl to attend a diabetics camp this summer. Motion by Bob for $50, second by Chris; all vote yes.
  6. On June 22 the Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring an all day bike ride to support the all day, every day care that care givers supply. Cost of the ride will be $25 to support Alzheimer’s. We discussed Rotary having a team and using competition to create interest. Who—other than me—is interested in riding on 6/22? Phil will contact Lakeshore Cyclery to see if they will come down to provide assistance. 
  7. The Winery has been rented out to the group in Glidden Lincoln Club. They will reopen May 1. John Guinan reported that they will continue the lunches for Rotary, he will have them contact Phil. 
  8. Membership was discussed. No action taken. 
  9. Fund raising was discussed. Do we want to continue Veteran’s Dinner? An auction? an online auction? Ideas? Contact the board with your ideas. John will look at the budget to determine the amount of money we normally spend to get an idea of how much we need to raise.

Adjourn about 12:45, we met at Kerp’s Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Rotary Board Meeting Feb 13, 2019

Posted on Feb 13, 2019

Rotary Board Meeting February 13, 2019


Present: Phil, Bob, Aaron, Adam, Chris, John, Nick

  1. We had a discussion about the cost of meals. We currently pay for 22 meals (at least) if 20 show up we pay for 2 extra meals. The last several weeks we have averaged about 15 people and therefore we’re losing a significant amount. I will talk to John at the Winery but I am sure they need a minimum number in order to break even. We could move, go back to Charley’s, have meal decision made the day of our meeting from a restricted menu. We could do that at the Winery too. The club needs to think about this and give Phil or other Board member their thoughts.
  2. Treasurer report: Club account balance is $26,597.29 and Foundation account balance is $6,309.93 as of 2/1/2019.  We earned $1,500 from the FB squares. Our gambling license has been renewed for two years through 1/2021.
  3. Adam has been looking for a poker/cribbage tournament sometime during March Madness. He will keep us informed. Our gambling license allows us to hold this but we must have the time/date sent to the State prior to the event.
  4. We discussed the AHS membership. They have withdrawn.
  5. Nick got tickets to the Tiger Knight breakfast. They are his, not the club’s, no action.
  6. KHS After Prom sent us a request. No action taken.
  7. We received a 12 minute video from the DG with information on several Rotary topics. We will talk to Mark and get this scheduled.
  8. June 22 there will be an Alzheimer’s bike ride sponsored by Jim Feauto at Regency. The ride will be on the trail, from sunrise to sunset with teams competing to see how many miles they can ride. Rotary might help, might support a team. Save that date!
  9. Discussion about our fund raising event. General feeling is that the Veteran’s dinner has run its course and it is time to do something else. We discussed an auction. Deb Q has an idea she heard from a club in Charles City using the radio in a one day event. Does the club have any ideas? Please share with Phil or a board member.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Rotary Board meeting January 16, 2019

Posted on Jan 16, 2019

Rotary Board Meeting January 16, 2019


Present: Bob, Phil, Nick, Chris, and Aaron


  1. No Treasurer report.
  2. We secured 2 RYLA spots. Someone will contact the schools to get two candidates. 
  3. New Opportunities requested funding for the mentoring program they are providing. This a new area of request, we have provided New Opp for two other programs and a total of $500. Motion by Aaron, second by Bob to take no action on this request.
  4. We discussed the Ronald McDonald house and talked about a contribution or perhaps sending someone down for the dinner that they have each  night. We will leave it up to the club to see if anyone is interested in going there. Anyone interested??
  5. After some discussion Chris Van Dyke was approved as the President nominee. Bob Fasbender will be our next president, Chris will be president 2020-21. 
  6. Motion by Chris second by Bob to accept AHS request to resign from Rotary.
  7. As some of you know Mark will have a medical procedure sometime in the next few weeks. He will be gone 4 months. The board has decided to offer a sign up sheet for Rotarians to either be the program (about your work, a hobby or something else) or find someone to be the program. I will send out a request in a separate email and the sign up will be offered the next few Mondays.
  8. Bob has created a Super Bowl chance game. Each spot costs $20 and winner’s will be decided at the end of each quarter ($100) and the end of the game ($100). Please bring $20 and pick your spot.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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December Board Meeting

Posted on Dec 12, 2018

Rotary Board Meeting December 12, 2018

Present: Phil, Aaron, Deb, Bob, Chris, John, Nick


  1. Treasurer report: Club account balance is $25,234.07 and Foundation account balance is $6,625.23. Veteran’s Gala gross $12,510 ($10,775 last year) net $7.009.63 ($7,300.75). We had significantly more expenses. The board discussed the cause and decided it was because we had others do work for us that could have been done by someone(s) in the club. We need to be more careful and diligent next year. The dinner at Garden View was provided so we will not bill for that meeting (11/12). Spouses will eat at the expense of the club next Monday (12/17).
  2. Chris asked that we remember the Silver Spoon program when we need volunteers for our projects. The contact is Nicole Cote (792-8010). Kuemper also has volunteers the contact there is Pete Haefs the principal.
  3. Chris will update and apply to renew our gambling license. We can’t—legally— offer poker tournaments with this license. The fee is $150 which the board authorized to pay.
  4. St Anthony Foundation asked for a donation, after much discussion the board approved $50.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Rotary Board Meeting November 2019

Posted on Nov 08, 2018

Rotary Board Meeting November 8, 2018


Present: Phil, Dennis, Adam, John, Bob, Nick, Chris


  1. Discussion about the tip for the Winery, Adam suggested earmarking the Pig for the month. I said that the tip was included in our bill, but maybe we could get something personal for the cook? I will ask John what would be appropriate.
  2. Treasurer report: the Club account has $25,370.53 and the Foundation account has $8,907.68. After the Dinner and John has determined our expenses for the next several months he will transfer most of the Club account to the Foundation. Gary Mart is doing our taxes which are due 11/15. John will f/u with Gary to make sure it is done. 
  3. We must submit a report on how we spent the grant of $1200 within 30 days of the time we spent the money which will be in May 2019 after we deliver the bike helmets. John and I will get together at that time and complete the forms.
  4. Sonya Ryerson with the Lions club contacted us about the Bomgaars Christmas gift. Bob will contact her. It is tentatively scheduled for December 1.
  5. Brad Auge and Matt Ringenberg are leaving Carroll and resigning from the Club. All voted yes to accept the resignations.
  6. Adam discussed the downtown bathroom which we supported and which does have our logo on it. He said the maintainence cost is about $4000/year and the businesses stuggle to meet that. He moved that we contribute $500 for that fund. Motion by Adam, second by Bob all vote yes.
  7. Discussion of the Veterans Dinner followed the meeting. All speakers are confirmed. We will set up at the Winery at 4:00 pm Friday (11/9—tomorrow). ASA will be playing, last year we gave them $150 but this year after discussion we agreed to give $250. Adam is going to wear a suit, Bob and I are wearing navy clothes. Bob suggested that all Rotarians follow those examples or wear a Rotary shirt.  

adjourned at 7:30. Phil Phillips, Secretary.

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Rotary Board Meeting October 2018

Posted on Oct 03, 2018

Rotary Board Meeting October 3, 2018


Present: John, Phil, Deb, Dennis, Bob, Chris, and Nick


  1. Treasurer report: Foundation account balance is $5,398.08 and Club account balance is $22,967.79. Sales for the Vet’s Dinner are at $6475.00. About where we were last year.
  2. Community of Concern contacted us for a donation. After some discussion a motion by Chris, second by Bob to give $250. All vote yes.
  3. President elect for 2019-20. Discussion varied over several individuals. It was decided to name an interim person and continue to search. Therefore Bob has agreed to act as that interim person.
  4. Adjourned board meeting and open a discussion of the Vet’s Dinner. 
  5. We will meet with the Winery to discuss final preparations on Oct 26 in the morning, Phil will arrange with John the time. Radio DJ of the day is Oct 24 but Bob suggests doing it earlier so it can be aired prior to the 24th. Bob will contact someone to go to the station to record that event. Phil will send out email reminding all Rotarians to pick up their 4 tickets which will be available at Michael’s Shoes, Computer Concepts or contact Phil at a noon meeting. He will also remind all that we need a count of the meal choice which you can do by emailing Phil or by tearing off the ticket and answering the meal choice on the ticket (chicken or pork). Phil will also email a request for bio’s from Rotarians and their families. The bio should include a photo. Send it electronically to Phil. 
  6. Next meeting is 10/31 at 7 am at Queen Beans. 
  7. Nick is going to make a presentation at the noon meal (at Drees) to the YP group. He would like a younger Rotarian to go with him to talk to them about what Rotary does and why they should join us.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Rotary Board Meeting Sept 5, 2018

Posted on Sep 05, 2018

Rotary Board Meeting September 5, 2018


Present: Phil, Bob, John, Nick, Chris, Dennis

  1. Treasurer report: Foundation balance is $5276.48; Club balance is $23,726.98. $1950 has been received so far for the Vet’s Dinner. 
  2. Donations:
  3. Community Conversations (CJ Niles) requested $500. Moved by Chris, second by Bob all vote yes.
  4. New Hope requested $3000 for 2 sleeper sofa’s to be used in the group homes. Motion by Bob second by Chris all vote yes.

       5.  Kevin Lein has asked to become a member, sponsor is Mark. Motion by                Chris, second by Bob, all vote yes.

       6. Mike M. said there will be a photo taken for our donation to their Honduras           trip at 7 pm Sunday the 9th. Any Rotarian interested please plan to attend.

Meeting adjourn followed by Veteran’s Dinner update

—volunteer needed to contact Volquartsen’s, Iowa Corn Processors and Leonard Walde. Anyone interested?

—a letter will be sent to all Rotarians asking them to purchase 4 tickets ($100) this week.

—-Adam will be asked to print tickets as last year. We need them by at least 9/17.

—-Send letter to Jefferson Casino thru the Jefferson Rotary president. Chris will get name to Nick.

—-Bob suggest sending letter to all area Rotary clubs with a complimentary ticket.

—-Nick f/u with Kuemper’s principal re the singers

—-Bob got bears as he did last year for each service club. He also will get a wooden flag for auction.

—-Rob Curry has agreed to be one of our speakers. He is Cathy’s brother, Lynn’s son. He is an Air Force pilot. Adam is still working on Senator Ernst or General Orr.

Next meeting October 3rd and will be combined with a board meeting

Phil Phillips, secretary

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August Board meeting Vets dinner update

Posted on Aug 08, 2018

Rotary Board Meeting August 8, 2018


Present: Phil, Bob, Nick, Chris, Adam also present LeeAnn Taylor


  1. Treasurer report: Club account balance $23,249.95 and Foundation balance $5,293.58.
  2. Cassidy Christensen requested funding for the annual Kuemper trip to Central America. We contributed $500 to Kuemper’s students last year not to any one student so we will contact Mike McCarty to see if that is what we should do or consider a contribution to Cassidy. Phil will talk to Mike.
  3. Michelle Gutschall will take on the Coat project this year and the annual Rotary float in the Band Day parade. 
  4. Potential new member was discussed, Phil gave him a form and offered to take him to the next meeting. Tabled any action at this time.
  5. Congregate Meals has requested $598.78 for salaries as in past years. The board would like an annual report or better yet a speech about Congregate Meals update by Gary. Phil will let Gary know. Motion by Adam second by Bob to approve the payment. Passed.
  6. Bob requested $50 for the Hospice tournament entry fee. Motion by Chris second by Phil to approve. Passed.
  7. Bob will contact New Way about the annual back pack funding request. We have not heard anything from them. No action at this time.

Phil Phillips, Secretary


Vets Dinner update meeting immediately after the Board meeting.

Menu was discussed and this was approved. We approved the $13.95 (per person) menu with these choices: Fettucine Chicken and Marinated pork chop. Wild Rice and Garlic mashed potatoes; lettuce salad and cole slaw; green bean casserole. No appetizers and no desert.

Adam will head up a committee to talk to the Winery about the menu and these other items: 1) we want tables on both sides and expect 250 guests. Put our podium on the stage on the east side, set up TV in the west side so people can see the speaker from their table.

Chris will prepare a letter to all Chamber members (450+ letters). We need help putting those letters together so we will meet at 4:00 pm in Chris’s office (7th Street—by PO) on August 16th. Please plan to help should only take about an hour.

We want to personally contact all donors from last year the first week of September (after the letters go out). Nick will bring this up at a Monday lunch.

KHS principal Pete Haefs has 2 students who can sing the anthem at the dinner. Nick will f/u to make sure this is arranged.

Next meeting September 5 at 7 am at QBeans. Motion to move the Board meeting to the same date/time. Passed.

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Board Meeting July 2018

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

Rotary Board Meeting July 11, 2018

Present: Phil, Deb, John, Chris, Adam, Nick

  1. Treasurer report: $25,463.72 in club account and $5,536.15 in Foundation account. John will be sending out last quarter’s billing this week.
  2. The DG will visit on 7/30/2018 in preparation we discussed his agenda. Here are some of the items we discussed: 

    1. How is your club doing on membership? Staying steady at 40+/-.

    2. How can your members be more involved in RI and District 6000?             Personal requests from members who are active.

    3. How can District 6000 help? explain training opportunities better

    4. How does your board operate? Meet regularly, share with members, but     no effective succession plan

    5. What keeps you up at night? Succession plans, 

    6. Where will you be in 3-5 years? 60 members

    7. How do members view the Foundation? 60% contribute

 3. Meeting for Vets Dinner on 7/25 at Queen Beans start at 7 am. All are               welcome.


Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Chris Polking's closing comments

Posted on Jun 18, 2018


 In a couple of weeks, my term as your president will end, and Nick Greteman will take that role. 

I wanted to take a few moments to tell you some things that I have learned from that time. 

It has always been my goal, and my attitude in Rotary to be an involved Rotarian, to make as many of our lunches as possible, hear as many of our interesting speakers as possible, but also to get out as often as possible to our service events, fundraisers, and opportunities to volunteer. 

If you one time make a commitment to take a needy child through Bomgaars near Christmas and help them shop for their family, you want to be there every year after that. 

If you one time make a commitment to spend 30 or 45 minutes giving eager third graders dictionaries or bike helmets, you want to be there every year after that. 

If you attended our Veteran’s dinner last year, I think, like me, you want to be a part of that again. 

When I would hear our speakers or see Rotary information on our international projects, I knew I wanted to be a Paul Harris Fellow and help out in a way that I am able. 

Like anything in life, I think what you get out of Rotary depends on what you put into it. 

Serving as president for a year has allowed me to get to know our club better. It has allowed me to get to know the individual members of our club better. It has allowed me to get to know Rotary at the district 6000 level better. It has allowed me to get to know Rotary at the international level better. 

A year ago this month, knowing I would soon be club president and with the Rotary International Convention conveniently in Atlanta, I knew I did not want to pass up the opportunity to attend. Try and go sometime, you’ll never regret it, and you’ll never look at Rotary the same. The numbers and enthusiasm of Rotary members from all over the world will really make an impression on you. 

We have had some very good members who have dropped out over the years, and I think at least part of that for some of them is that they felt they were carrying too much of the load. The more members who become engaged, the more we can accomplish, but I also think we will all be more satisfied members of our Rotary. 

I read an interesting article this past year from a medical provider who has seen many people go through the dying process, and from listening to them talk to him and their families, he came up with a list about what is truly important in life. Spending time engaging with people, spending 

time in service for other people, spending time as part of a community, are the type of things on the list that he mentioned. They are the type of things you will never regret having spent extra time on. 

So I encourage every member to find one thing in Rotary, one avenue of service, that you are not currently doing, and just do it one time. Maybe it is attending the planning meeting for our Veteran’s event, any one of our service projects, becoming a Paul Harris fellow, it could be anything. Do it one time, and see if, like me, you wish to continue to be more involved. What we can accomplish is only limited by the engagement of our members. I have seen how Rotarians who put their mind to something can accomplish nearly anything they want. Thank you.

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Board Meeting June 2018

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Board Meeting June 13, 2018


Present: Bob, John, Chris, Phil, Adam

  1. Treasurer report: balance in Club account is $26,969.91 and balance in Foundation account is $11,784.2. We have $29.85 on the HyVee card and John has the print from Pheasant’s Forever which we can auction at some event.
  2. John Schuttinga was approved for membership. John is an Edward Jones rep in town, his contact information will be on the website. He has attended several meetings with Brett.
  3. New Opportunities has asked for a donation for their school supplies program. Motion by Adam to give $300, 2nd by Bob all vote yes. That is the amount we gave last year.
  4. Bob brought a request for our Relay for Life team for $100. Motion by Adam 2nd by Bob all approved.
  5. For the Congregate Meals program we need to pay our Workman’s Comp policy cost is $375. Motion by Adam 2nd by Bob all vote yes.
  6. The DG requested we pay our Foundation ($1150) and Polio Plus ($100) bill prior to June 22 to meet our goal. John will make the payment.
  7. Lion’s Club asked us to participate in their Grocery Grab which benefits (someone?). We participated last year our team (Bob, Adam, Phil) overspent by about $100. We need better participants!! The event is Monday July 16 at 8 am at HyVee. Chris will send a reminder. The team (above) agreed to participate again if we can’t find better players.
  8. Reminder next week is our first meeting on the Vet dinner planning. All Rotarians are welcome to attend. There is no better way to get more out of Rotary than by volunteering and joining in the fun. Adam updated the board on the speaker possibles. We are also looking to hold the event at a business with adequate space. 
  9. Waukee has a Bar-B-Kee Bash on September 15th. All Rotarians are welcome to attend. Links (tickets and info at

Phil Phillips, secretary

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Kuemper Scholarship Winners

Posted on May 18, 2018
Winners of $500 scholarship from Kuemper: Daniel Miller, Elizabeth Kenkel, Caleb Ludwig, and Macy Ludwig. Pictured with Bob and Chris
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Board Meeting May 9, 2018

Posted on May 09, 2018

Rotary Board meeting May 9, 2018


Present: Bob, Chris, Phil, John, Aaron, Adam, Nick


  1. Treasurer report balance in club account is $26,562.61 and balance in the Foundation account is $12,033.38. Members are pretty much up to date.
  2. Kimmes Corporation has applied for a corporate membership. Move by Adam second by Bob all approve. Members of the corp are: Chris Van Dyke, Steve Kimmes, and Jake Kimmes. 
  3. RSVP made an annual request for support. Motion by Bob, second by Adam to give $250 (about the amount we usually give to them) all approved.
  4. American Legion Auxillary requested support. Motion by Adam second by Bob all approve $100.
  5. CHS and Kuemper scholarship was discussed. The board has in the past given money (about $2000) to each school. We had discussed doing our own scholarship rather than joining with the CHS foundation. Chris was involved with the recent decision awarding scholarships and found out: 1) we could easily award our RYLA student, 2) We are in the Foundations procedures as permanent members, 3) our president is in the selection committee and can give the award at the ceremony. For all these reasons the Board decided to remain as we have been. Bob has always given the speech and award at Kuemper. Bob moved, Aaron second giving $2000 to each school as a scholarship; all approved.
  6. We are nearing completion of an application for a $5000 grant for our helmet and dictionary project. Bob moved Adam second approving the application. Nick signed as President elect; all approved.
  7. The Board needs a president for the 2019-20 year. Any interest?? We may use a second term for someone. Stay tuned. Contact Chris or a board member if you have the desire. It is a great experience and you have an opportunity to tell all your bad jokes and people will listen.
  8. Tree planting project the RI wants all clubs to be involved with. Bob will contact Scott Parcher, we suggested NE Park in Carroll ‘Kellans Kingdom.
  9. The board would like to invite CYP members who are aging out (reaching their 40’s) to become members of Rotary. Nick suggested we partner with them on a project so the get an idea of what Rotary does. Adam will contact the CYP president. We think the dictionary/bike helmet project would be a good area.
  10. Planning for the Veterans dinner on 11/9 will begin with a meeting June 20, 2018 at 7 am at Queen Beans. Adam will contact Joni Ernst.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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April Board Meeting

Rotary Board Meeting April 11, 2018


Present: Bob, Jim, Aaron, John, Chris, Phil


  1. Treasurer report: Club account balance $22,773.95, Foundation account balance $12,283.31. We discussed a member who has not been attending and not responding to us. Will send one last notice with a May 1 deadline.
  2. New Opportunity made a request for their Health and Safety Fair. We already participate with our Bouncy House and make donations for school and Christmas and so declined. Motion by Adam, second by Bob all vote yes.
  3. Grant training attended by Jim and Tom. This would allow us to put in an application this year. We can put in for helmets and dictionaries every five years and it has been over 5. We agreed to put in for them (cost about $2,000) this year. Jim and Tom will prepare the application.
  4. A letter for the Library Project was prepared. Motion by John, second by Bob the club agreed to send in the letter. This is in support of their application for funding from the state. All vote yes.
  5. TOAST event for Saturday was discussed. Bob, Tom and Phil will act as greeters starting at 10:30. Set up starts at 10:00 Bob will be there for that. We have 4 items to raffle and a table to set up. Chris is working on that, the items for the raffle have been purchased. 12 members have paid to attend.
  6. Card Tournament is 4/21 at the Country Club. We will need 3 volunteers for about an hour at 11:30 to register players. Motion by Bob second by Adam to fund up to $200 in advertising. 
  7. Planning for the Veteran event which will be held 11/9 starts in June. We are attempting to arrange for a major speaker hoping to attract 500 people. Phil will contact the Winery to reserve that night. Also he will ask about using a different caterer (because of a donation from them). If we do get a major speaker we may want to shift to a larger location, we discussed the Breda Legion which can hold 500+ people. If you want to be part of this planning committee contact Chris.

Adjourn at 7:30, Submitted by Phil Phillips, Secretary

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Board Meeting February 14

Posted on Feb 14, 2018

Rotary Board Meeting February 14, 2018


Present: Bob, John, Phil, Chris, Jim, Adam


  1. Treasurer report: club account $23,601.47 and foundation account $14,430.24. Dues are being paid timely, John will send out follow up notice to late payers. The Super Bowl raffle grossed $2,100 and netted $1,600. (Thanks Bob!).
  2. Motion to approve the payment of dues $1,615 by Phil, second by Jim approved.
  3. Grant management training will be held 2/24 Jim and possibly Tom plan to attend. Someone must go in order to get a grant approved.
  4. TOAST was discussed. The District will have a area meeting in Carroll April 14 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Winery. ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! Registration is $49 and should be sent in. The board has an application contact one of us. We discussed having a table with our helmets and dictionaries. 
  5. March 19 Chuck Long will be our speaker, he will talk about his book “Destined for Greatness” about his years at Iowa playing football. Stone’s will print 125 tickets which is our capacity that day. The cost of the ticket is $15 and we will have them available Monday 2/19. The I-Club has been invited and Rotarians will get first chance. Invite a friend!
  6. RSVP requested a donation for the Foster Grandparent program; motion by Adam, second by Bob to approve $250.
  7. We will start planning for the November Vet’s Dinner this June. We need members to volunteer to work on the committee we will be forming. Contact Chris to volunteer.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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February 12 New Paul Harris Fellows

Posted on Feb 12, 2018
New PH members are Dennis Molitor, John Grundmeier, and Sonia Walsh. Adding a 2nd pin are Adam Schweers and Doug Burns (not pictured). 
The club is proposing a porker tournament for March 24, all details not yet finalized. It will be at the Country Club.
Jaque Andrew from Jefferson talked about TOAST which will be hosted in Carroll April 14. All members should plan to attend, it will be at the Winery from 11:00 am until 2:30pm.
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January Board Meeting

Rotary Board Meeting January 10, 2018


Present: Bob, Phil, Chris, John


This is not a quorum no votes were taken.

  1. Treasurer’s report: Club account balance is $19,389.97; Foundation account balance is $13,703.74. John will send out follow up notices to those with past due amounts.
  2. Election of a presidential nominee is needed. The other officers have all said they will continue. We need a Pres-Nominee. Does anyone want to? It is for the 2019-20 year.
  3. A report is due January 25 if the club is interested in hosting an exchange student. We haven’t done that in several years but it is a worthwhile program. Does any club member want to take this responsibility on? Please contact a board member.
  4. The board discussed our scholarship program. The past several years we have given $2000 to students at Kuemper, Public and DMACC. The board does not think we are getting the ‘bang for our buck’. We are leaning toward awarding a $1000 scholarship to each of our RYLA students. (We have two graduating this spring). Let the board know what you think, when we have a quorum we will decide.
  5. RYLA was discussed. We did not have a student last year and the deadline for paying for a student is in April, we need someone to head this program. The cost is $450/student and it is a very worthwhile program. Contact a board member if you are interested.
  6. A poker tournament/NCAA tourney event was discussed. We will have a Super Bowl sheet, the cost per square is $20, winnings of $100/quarter. Please bring your money next Monday.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

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October Board Meeting

Posted on Oct 11, 2017

Rotary Board Meeting October 11, 2017


Present: Bob, Phil, Chris, Adam, Aaron


  1. Discussion about All Strings playing during the Vet’s Dinner. They do not want to get paid but would like a donation to ASA. Bob moved, Adam second giving $150. All vote yes.
  2. Ed Rohner will be the local veteran speaker. His talk lasts about 10 minutes. General Doug Pierce will be the main speaker, his talk lasts about 10 minutes.
  3. Our plan will be to make donations from the funds to these veteran related ideas: Puppy J, VA Clinic at the hospital, and Honor Flights.
  4. The dinner will be 11/10 starting at 6:00, dinner served at 6:30, speakers at 7:15 finish by 8:00.
  5. Historic Preservation asked for a donation to do work on the cemetery building. $100 motion by Bob, second by Adam. All vote yes.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

October Board Meeting Phil Phillips 2017-10-11 03:00:00Z 0

Rich Offers with Legendary Rye

Rich brought samples of his excellent (I tried some) rye whiskey. Very interesting talk on the complexity of whiskey making.
Rich Offers with Legendary Rye 2017-10-02 03:00:00Z 0

September 18 Jim Gossett Raccoon Valley REC

Posted on Sep 18, 2017
Jim gave a talk on solar energy. They have a policy to buy back excess energy produced by home/business. They are also building big solar farms the first is north of Sac City. The second will be in Coon Rapids area. In addition they joined 8 other groups to sell solar equipment.
We will deliver dictionaries to Adams on 10/2. The Firemen dinner will be 11/6 with no noon meeting that day. And our annual Christmas for kids will be 12/2 at Bomgaars. 
September 18 Jim Gossett Raccoon Valley REC Phil Phillips 2017-09-18 03:00:00Z 0

Board meeting September

Posted on Sep 13, 2017

Rotary board meeting September 13, 2017


Present: Dennis, Bob, John, Phil, Nick, Adam, Chris


  1. Treasurer report: balance in Club account is $17,879.03 and balance in Foundation is $8,933.51. Some past due amount still owed is about $500.
  2. Recognition program was presented by Dennis Molitor. A self identified recognition program has been discussed. The Application will be mailed with the billing in October 2017 and in April 2018 An awards banquet will be held along with the changing of presidents in June. This will be presented to the club prior to the first mailing.
  3. Chris will send out letters to follow up on those who attended the DG visit. This includes Young Professionals and CADC members.
  4. The Fundraiser was discussed. The names of pptential speakers were mentioned. We expect an answer this coming week. We will probalby have one main speaker talk for 15-20 minutes and perhaps one or two others for a short time. We might also have a short video. Bob purchased a teddy bear of one of the services (navy). The doll sang Anchor’s Away. Other dolls for the other services are also available. They cost $30 each. It was decided (motion by Adam second by Bob) to purchase 4 dolls, one for each branch. We may auction them or award them (not decided yet). Don Bernholz will provide his flag display and so we voted (motion by Adam, second by Bob) to give him 2 tickets. Work still needs to be done to produce tickets, mailings, booklet and ads. We will ask members to purchase tickets for 4 people including themselves.
  5. Next meeting for the fundraiser is October 4 at 7 am at Queen Beans.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

Board meeting September Phil Phillips 2017-09-13 03:00:00Z 0

District Governor vist August 28, 2017

District Governor visit August 28, 2017


Present: Bob, Chris, Nick, Phil, John, Adam, Deb


  1. Membership: Mike Ruby the DG and his wife Jo Anne visited with the club about several things, membership first. He suggested these tips for potential new members: 1. ask them to visit for lunch three times; 2. if/when they express interest to join aks them to a meeting with 2 Rotarians (Membership chair, president, someone else) for an hour meeting  informal, dialogue: What are you looking for in Rotary? What would you do for us? What can we do for you? Give them the district newsletter and pertinent information about the Carroll club. The induction would be the next week. Then ask them to do 5 or the 10 things you offer them to do: (greeter, do the Rotary moment, set up “my Rotary” on website; visit another Rotary club). Ask them to interview 2 Rotarians they didn’t know before meeting at Rotary.  Ask them to sit with different people each of the first four meetings they attend.
  2. Engage members: speed date idea with members. do something fun (share something from their pocket or purse) Use “Remind me” app to send out meeting reminders by text.  Use “Be our Guest cards” (available from RI)
  3. Everyone is “busy” but what they really mean when they don’t attend is they don’t see value in attending Rotary. Has anyone sat down with them and asked? He did a “Red” "Yellow" "Green" chart; what should we stop doing, do maybe but caution may want to stop and green keep doing. He also suggested a 'Rotary Moment’ which is to assign someone to bring something from Rotary magazine of the District newsletter to a meeting. He said, “Don’t water the weeds.”
  4. On fundraising: He talked about safety signs that are available from (Russell Hampton 800-877-8908) for $87.95.
  5. He asked Chris about our goals.
  6. The current RI president (Riesley?). Wants us to keep track of and report number of volunteer hours, money we spent on local projects, and report that monthly which he will use to demonstrate what Rotary worldwide to make it a better world. He suggested to Chris that he do a similar local report at the end of the year.
  7. Mike asked for our strengths: 1) Winery as a venue for meetings, 2) we have good programs, 3) we accomplish several things.
  8. During the lunch program Mike also covered these items: 
    1. Club loyalty—don’t have to come to meetings but want to come.
    2. Make Rotary visible in the community. “Service above self”
    3. Pilot new ideas. Try a night meeting 2 times a month. Invite all family members. Do a spring clean up. Meet once a month in the evening for a service project. Meet twice a month, once for a service project and once for a social.

Mike’s Goals

  1. Newsletter will be mailed to each Rotarian. He wants us to read it and share it with others. Leave it in the waiting area, give it to the school, share it with someone.
  2. District event: encourage more attendance. 3.5 hours not days long. In several locations, including Carroll on 4/14/2018. Includes a social hour, meal, guest speakers, entertaining, door prize, meet with other Rotarians in the area.
  3. Bike donation. For $167 a club or Rotarian can buy a bike that can be used in Third World countries for basic transportation.


District Governor vist August 28, 2017 2017-09-03 03:00:00Z 0

August Board meeting

Posted on Aug 09, 2017

Rotary Board meeting August 9, 2017

Present: Bob, John, Phil, Chris, Deb, Adam, Nick


  1. Treasurer report: Foundation balance $10,307.011 and Club account $20,494.00. 26 members have paid their second quarter dues amount uncollected is $1,410. Past due owed is $2,040.
  2. Highway 30 Coalition has requested $150 for joining, our club joined last month. Adam will give a talk to the club on 9/11 on the status of 4 lanning highway 30. Adam reported that 2 10 mile sections will be done soon.
  3. Band Day sign up is $60 and we will need someone to pull our sign. Motion by Adam, second by Bob all approve.
  4. Congregate Meal requested $581.31 to cover salary to complete paperwork by one of the workers. Motion by Phil, second by Deb all approved.
  5. Bouncy House cost is $400, motion by Bob, second by Deb all approved.
  6. Chris would like to assign a Sgt. at Arms. Some names were dropped and will be approached. Maybe that was you?
  7. Hospice softball update. Bob has 10 teams for the 14” side and 4 for the 16” (less competitive side). 14” will start at 10 am and the other at noon. Please plan on coming, Bob still needs good ballplayers. (If there are any in Rotary).
  8. Ditch cleanup was discussed. Phil will contact Chris Trundle 563-419-4158 to line up a time (Saturday?) to get the Boy Scouts to do it. We still need to clean the KMART ditch. Bomgaars is moving in 10/1.
  9. DG will visit 8/28 and meet at the Winery 10:15 that morning.
  10. The Fundraiser was discussed at length notes will follow in a later message. The committee will next meet 8/30 at 7 am at Queen Beans. All are invited.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

August Board meeting Phil Phillips 2017-08-09 03:00:00Z 0

August 7 Roman Steffes and Building Carroll

Posted on Aug 07, 2017
Roman Steffes gave a talk about his life and the history of building homes in Carroll. A farm kid raised near Roselle, Roman built over 500 houses in Carroll and 65 others in the surrounding area. 
August 7 Roman Steffes and Building Carroll Phil Phillips 2017-08-07 03:00:00Z 0

July 31 Myron Danzer and REG

Posted on Jul 31, 2017
Renewable Energy Group, presentation on the biofuels they produce with 13 plants around the country.
July 31 Myron Danzer and REG Phil Phillips 2017-07-31 03:00:00Z 0

July 17 Micaela Boyce

Posted on Jul 17, 2017
We need volunteers for the Bouncy House on August 12, contact Katie.
We need volunteers and ball players for our softball team at the Hospice Tournament on August 13, contact Bob.
The club has decided to do 3-4 smaller fund raising events. The first one will be 11/10 to celebrate Veterans Day. We need a leader for this event. Do you want to put on a play? Get a speaker? Offer a dinner? Contact Chris with your idea.
Today's speaker was Micaela Boyce who talked about her month long trip to Europe with some other students while taking a class in Design. Visit included Rome, Berlin, Prague, Venice and many places in between. Sounds like a great trip and she learned a lot.
July 17 Micaela Boyce Phil Phillips 2017-07-17 03:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting July 12

Posted on Jul 12, 2017

Board Meeting July 12, 2017


Present: Phil, John, Jim, Bob, Chris


  1. Treasurer reports club balance $20,219.57; Foundation balance $14,802.64. The only billing owed to Santa Maria is 5/15 which is now paid. We averaged 17 members meals the first quarter. We are paying for 26. Phil will talk to the Winery about reducing that to 22 and agree to make an adjustment after the quarter is over. Phil will track guest meals. We still owe $4000 for the scholarships.
  2. New Opportunity requested $300 for their beginning of school supplies. Motion by Bob second by John to approve. All vote yes.
  3. Bob reported we have the DOT approval for cleaning the ditch for 2017-19. The boy scouts will help with this Phil will get the contact’s name to Bob.
  4. Spousal membership was discussed. The board approved Theiia Polking for a spouse membership. All vote yes. 
  5. The DG will be in Carroll 8/28. He has a project for World Bicycle Relief that for $147 a bike will be purchased to be given in a third world country. In July that gift is matched. The board approved $1147 to be given. Adam and Chris have also donated $147 and all members are encouraged to do the same.
  6. Goals for 2017-18 are in new memberships have at least a +1 next year. Fundraising goal will be $15,000.
  7. The board discussed many fund raising ideas. A murder mystery play, auction and raffle, Veterans Day event with guest speaker, golf outing, and several others. Chris said his observation of our Monday discussion was that there was some enthusiasm for smaller ‘fun’ events but none for an auction or a raffle. There was quite a bit of discussion about billing for at least part of our fund raising. $25/quarter was suggested; that would raise $4000. The board decided that having 3-4 smaller events is what we should do. The board thinks an event around Veterans Day (actually the Friday 11/10) is what we should do. Do we get a speaker? A murder mystery? Something else? The board needs club input. Does anyone have a connection with someone like Joni Ernst?  We need a lead from the club.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

Board Meeting July 12 Phil Phillips 2017-07-12 03:00:00Z 0

June 26 Chris Polking 

Posted on Jun 26, 2017
Our annual spouse picnic which we held at the Winery this year. Chris spoke to us about the National Rotary Convention in Atlanta which he attended. Chris is our new president.
June 26 Chris Polking Phil Phillips 2017-06-26 03:00:00Z 0

June 19 Shannon Landauer with the Chamber

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

The Club took action on these items: 1) Motion by Adam, second by Deb and all approved giving $100 to the Highway 30 Coalition. 2) Motion by Adam, second by Bob to enter a float in the Band Day parade. 3) Motion by Adam, second by Bob all approved to contribute $250 to the food competition sponsored by HyVee and Kiwanis. The competition is in mid-August during the week and we will need 3 Rotarians to be part of our team.


In addition, Shannon Landauer of the Chamber presented a program on their new website: and on some of the projects they are working on.

June 19 Shannon Landauer with the Chamber Phil Phillips 2017-06-19 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Board Meeting June 14

Posted on Jun 14, 2017

Rotary Board Meeting June 14, 2017


Present: Phil, Bob, John, and Dennis. Not enough for a quorum.


  1. Treasurer report: $21,744.95 in the Club account and $15,351.97 in the Foundation account. 10 people owe for billing total is $3,711.25.
  2. RYLA, Phil will email Clay to get update.
  3. Float application for Band Day. Phil will email Clay to see if we want to do this again in 2017.
  4. Fund Raising. The consensus is to get started. Phil will contact Chris to see what he wants to get started with. Chris is at the National Convention in Atlanta.
  5. Received a request for the Highway 30 coalition for a contribution ($100). The consensus was to approve but will take to members. Individual members can sponsor with $50 so we’ll ask at the meeting Monday.
  6. Our June 26 lunch: Dennis has talked to the Winery about offering chicken and beef and having a desert. Chris will be our speaker.
  7. What is the status of the Boy Scouts cleaning our ditch. Phil will email them.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

Rotary Board Meeting June 14 Phil Phillips 2017-06-14 03:00:00Z 0

Randy Brown June 12

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
Randy was a long time basketball coach at the college level. He told the story of his life as an example of how not to react to life's adversities but to respond to them. It was a very powerful story, I'm sure we were all moved by it. He is a friend of the Haluska's and recruited Adam to Iowa State.
Randy Brown June 12 Phil Phillips 2017-06-12 03:00:00Z 0

June 5 Ron Corbett

Posted on Jun 05, 2017
Ron Corbett the mayor of Cedar Rapids spoke to Rotary about "Engage Iowa" his conservative think tank. The issues he spoke on included education. He spoke against the new teacher salary formula. He suggested schools need to be innovative in paying teachers. He also spoke on the tax code which he said hinders state population growth and water quality.
June 5 Ron Corbett Phil Phillips 2017-06-05 03:00:00Z 0

May 15 Mariah Kauder with Mid American

Posted on May 15, 2017
Ms. Kauder presented on a program offered by Mid American to do an energy assessment on a business. (They also offer for home use). Rebates and energy savings can save money for your (home or) business and the assessment is free.
May 15 Mariah Kauder with Mid American Phil Phillips 2017-05-15 03:00:00Z 0

Rotary Board Meeting

Posted on May 10, 2017

Rotary Board Meeting May 10, 2017

Present: Phil, Dennis, John, Bob, Chris, Aaron, Jim, Adam


  1. Treasurer report balance $17426.16 in club and $19434.06 in Foundation account. Total billing due March quarter $2195.00 and due altogether $5451.25. Please pay this quarter billing. 
  2. Best Buddies program was discussed. They requested $350; a Rotarian offered to fund up to $175. Board approved $175 in addition to the generous offer from the Rotarian.
  3. Scholarships were discussed. The Board has committed to giving $2000 each to CHS, Kuemper and DMACC. Motion by Adam second by Aaron all approved. The Board discussed what we should do in the coming year. It was moved by Adam second by Aaron all approved giving the scholarship in the future to our RYLA students. Next year will be the two students we had at last years RYLA. We felt this way the club will get more recognition and we can use RYLA as a way to get a good candidate and to promote RYLA to future candidates.
  4. Our June 26 meeting was discussed. Dennis suggested offering a special membership for spouses similar to the Corporate membership. Dues would be $25/quarter and the spouse would pay the regular rate for meals.Motion by Aaron second by Chris to approve this new membership opiton. Dennis will investigate other membership ideas.
  5. Gun policy was discussed. There was an issue brought up by a club who auction a shotgun every year as a part of their fund raising. They want to add language in the recent gun policy to allow clubs to do this.  Motion by Aaron, second by Bob all approved.
  6. K9 corp request was discussed. The board decided to wait until we have more information on the dog and the program.
  7. Fund raising was discussed. We will have an event in November this year to raise money. Many ideas were discussed: an auction? items brought by Rotarians? Using the internet to raise bids/funds? The board will ask members what they want to do.
  8. A Family bike ride was discussed. Nothing definitely decided. Probably a free event, using the trail, having a rain day option, go to Maple River mid morning on a Saturday.

Phil Phillips, Secretary

Rotary Board Meeting Phil Phillips 2017-05-10 03:00:00Z 0

Kuemper Top Ten

Posted on May 01, 2017
Kuemper Top Ten, school they plan to attend, and their major are of study: Martha Van Erdewyk, Creighton, Chemistry; Kate Dickinson, Creighton, Exercise Science; Jordan Wittrock, ISU, Interior Design; Jodie Knobbe, UofI, Speech and Hearing Science; Susie Pottebaum, UNI, Business; Von Kraus, UofI, Business; Ben Grote, ISU, Industrial Design; Lucas Lampe, Creighton, Business pre law; Kobe Eischeid ISU, Engineering; Reed Rawlings, Utah State, Engineering; Matt Dentlinger, SDSU, Engineering; Hannah Sibbel, Morningside, Elem Ed; Margaret Kenkel, Creighton, Pre-Med; Jessica Venner, Clarkson, Radiologic Tech. Principal Pete Haefs brought the students to the Winery. 
Kuemper Top Ten Phil Phillips 2017-05-01 03:00:00Z 0

April 24 Alzheimers

Posted on Apr 24, 2017
Marsha Williams with the Alzheimer's Association in Council Bluffs presented a program. Carroll is one of 12 counties they serve. Alzheimers effects 5 million in the US. Women are twice as likely as men, Hispanics one and half more likely than whites, and blacks twice as likely as whites to get Alzheimers. See more info at their website 
April 24 Alzheimers Phil Phillips 2017-04-24 03:00:00Z 0

Ed Smith with St Anthony April 17

Posted on Apr 17, 2017
Ed Smith presented two projects the hospital is undertaking. Garden View will be constructed off Maple south of the hospital and will serve 36 assisted living rooms. The cost is $10 Million and $2.375 from a Federal Grant. It will start construction this week and be open 7/1/2018; 64 people are already on their waiting list. The second is in Denison, the Denison Clinic. This was donated by Dr's Mason and Tancretti and will serve Denison residents OB, heart, diabetes, PT, urology, and primary care. This will open end of May and have an open house 6/11/2017.
Ed Smith with St Anthony April 17 Phil Phillips 2017-04-17 03:00:00Z 0

Chris Troendle with the Boy Scouts

Posted on Apr 10, 2017
175 boys, 55 adults, 2 troops (in Manning and Carroll) make up the Scouts in Carroll County Iowa. Chris described some of the events that Scouts participate in, including a Day Camp in the summer that Rotary has supported.
Chris Troendle with the Boy Scouts Phil Phillips 2017-04-10 03:00:00Z 0

Autism Presented by Mark on April 3

Posted on Apr 03, 2017
Mark presented a program update on autism. One in 68 births are diagnosed with autism. Most times the symptoms appear between age 2-3, 40% have average or above intelligence, 5 times as many boys as girls. The lifetime cost is $3.3 million; education cost thru high school is $18,000 (about 3X the average). The cause has both a genetic and environmental component. Signs include: no big smiles at 6 months, no back and forth sounds or babling at 12 months, and others. There is an online resource at MCHAT which has a test for autism. There are a spectrum of impairments, if you have met one person with autism, you've met only one case. 
Autism Presented by Mark on April 3 Phil Phillips 2017-04-03 03:00:00Z 0
NFC/AFC Championship game event Phil Phillips 2017-01-22 04:00:00Z 0

Hall of Pride donation

Posted on Jan 03, 2017
Dave, Tom, Gary Schroeder and Phil visit the Hall of Pride. They are shown giving Rotary's $500 donation to the Hall accepting is the director Jack Lashier.
Hall of Pride donation Phil Phillips 2017-01-03 04:00:00Z 0