Club Information
Welcome to East Polk County Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Caring Hands - New Building
602 3rd St SW
Altoona, IA 50009
United States of America
Weekly Meeting Wednesday at 7:00 AM (5th meeting of the month is a social on the Tuesday evening before) Zoom available for weekly meetings.
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Good morning, 
 
First of all, thanks to Tom for inviting Tim Van Wyk, Altoona Parks Supervisor, to share at last week's meeting.  We appreciated hearing about the present status, and the goals of the Parks Department as they plan for the future use of the lakes, ponds and trails in Altoona.  Altoona residents can look forward to the beautiful facilities they develop and maintain for years to come.
 
This week is Breakfast and Business.  The committee working on coordination of projects with other local service clubs has invited the president of the Altoona Lions Club and the president of the Kiwanis Club to join us for breakfast and the meeting tomorrow.  Please come if you can as we consider projects that the clubs can participate in together during this coming year.  
 
Next week Mike Hamilton is Rotarian of the Day and has arranged for Kim Kietzman, Altoona Library Director, to be the speaker.  Joe Flannery is the Rotarian of the Day on August 17 and will be sharing some of his experiences while serving as a public defender.
 
I am looking forward to a great meeting tomorrow and invite you to join in person if you can.
 
Curt Gause, President
East Polk Rotary
 
Rotary Club of East Polk County, PO Box 73, Altoona, IA  50009 
Meets Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m., Caring Hands Center, 603 3rd St., Altoona
 
From District 6000:
 
Olabisi Gwamma, Editor, Foundation Minute -  Welcome to Week 1 of Rotary International's Month of Membership & New Club Development.
The Rotary Club of Gilbert and the Rotary Club of Sun Lake, Rotary District 5495 Arizona, is providing water to the Navajo Nation through a Rotary Foundation Global Grant in partnership with the Rotary Club of San Andreas Cholula, Mexico, District 4185.  A tanker truck arrives and fills the cistern with clean water through an above ground valve and the homeowner receives training to operate, maintain and repair the system, as well as a number to call should problems incur.  All this enfolds over 24 hours.  The Gilbert Rotarians learned that each installation costs  $4,500 and worked with Rotary International District 4185 in Mexico to co-sponsor a global grant to support the Navajo Water Project.  With the assistance of Jim Bissonett, District 5495 Rotary Foundation Chair and RI R-Club Southwest, a global grant was initiated.  In May 2018, the Rotary Club of Gilbert and its international partner in Mexico launched the first phase of Navajo Water Project.  Backed by a $78,000 RI Global Grant, they provided home water systems for 18 families - the 64 individuals near Thoreau, New Mexico.  Even before the pandemic, the average Navajo uses seven gallons of water per day compared to the 80 gallons used by the average American.  A year later, the Sun Lakes Rotary Club partnered with a sister club in Ontario, Canada, and completed the second phase.  They provided home water systems to 33 families - that's more than 100 individuals - with the support of a $144,000 Global Grant.  The final tally for the third global grant for the Navajo Nation totaled $395,000; its international partner was the Rotary Club of Merida-Itzaes, Mexico, and its host club was the Rotary Club of Four Peaks in Fountain Hills, Arizona.  That's your TRF at work!
 
Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36 - Wild Polio cases reported this week - Pakistan 1, Mozambique 3.
A win against Polio is a win for Global Health!
 
Please check the updated Rotarian of the Day schedule and be prepared when you are Rotarian of the Day.
 
Duties for Rotarian of the Day - 
Question of the Day
Tell us a little about yourself or what you've been up to lately.
A speaker when it's not a Business Meeting
 
 
Norma Bettis, Secretary
 
 
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