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Welcome to East Polk County Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Prairie Meadows
1 Prairie Meadows Dr.
A.J's Steakhouse
Altoona, IA  50009
United States
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January 17th - Mike Hamilton
January 24th - Norma Bettis 
January 31st - Pam Donahue 
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
       
January 17th - Gregg Lynes 
January 24th - Committees
January 31st - Mike Hartwig 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Judy Johnson who tested our knowledge on Winter trivia. 
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Darrell Hanson who introduced his speaker Paul Gibbons from the Iowa State Extension Office here in Altoona.  Paul talked to us about his role at Iowa State Extension Office and one of the services they provide  to our area. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Mike Hamilton and our Rotarian of the Day will be Gregg Lynes,  who will introduce Jaki Livingston who works at the County Attorneys Office as an Assistant County Attorney. Jaki will talk about her role and how she got to her position.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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January 10th - Judy Johnson
January 17th - Mike Hamilton
January 24th - Norma Bettis 
January 31st - Pam Donahue 
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
       
January 10th - Darrell Hanson
January 17th - Gregg Lynes 
January 24th - Committees
January 31st - Mike Hartwig 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Adam Kline who tested our knowledge on Urban Dictionary terms. 
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Steve Hall who introduced his speaker David Burrier from Hope Ministries.  David talked to us about his role at Hope Ministries, and about his personal mission statement, "May your days be filled with good health, happiness, and abundance of hope".
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Judy Johnson and our Rotarian of the Day will be Darrell Hanson,  who will introduce Paul Gibbins, Executive Director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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January 3rd - Adam Kline
January 10th - Judy Johnson
January 17th - Mike Hamilton
January 24th - Norma Bettis 
January 31st - Pam Donahue 
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
       
January 3rd - Steve Hall
January 10th - Darrell Hanson
January 17th - Gregg Lynes 
January 24th - Committees
January 31st - Mike Hartwig 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Kim Byers who stumped Rotarians with New Years Ever Trivia. 
 
Last week we met in our Committees. Report out is as follows:
 
Club Service: Working on a winter party. More details to come, but thinking of a progressive supper plan. Looking at a Sunday evening. 
 
Vocational  Services: Working on the bowling bash, date set at Feb 23rd.
 
Youth Services:  Bondurant Roteract Club has started. Looking forward to hearing more about how the club is doing.
 
Community Service: Looking for a project at this time. 
 
International: Working on a few things, more info to come soon.   
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is  Adam Kline and our Rotarian of the Day is Steve Hall.    
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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December 27th -  Kim Byers
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
       
December 27th -   Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Marti Kline who tested our knowledge on Christmas Movies. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was tom Downs,  who introduced Randy Sherpa, who is a Us Army Vet. Randy talked about his war poems from inside the wire.
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Kim Byers and we will be meeting in our committees.    
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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December 20th -  Marti Kline 
December 27th -  Kim Byers
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
       
December 20th -  Tom Downs
December 27th -   Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Eric Borseth who tested our knowledge on "A Christmas Carrol" by Charles Dickens.  
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Larry Wilson who introduced Carly Nelson, from Life Serve Blood Center. Carly talked about Life Serve and the gift of giving blood. It was interesting to learn about the process that goes into taking blood, and getting it to the hospitals.
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Marti Kline and our Rotarian of the Day is Tom Downs, who will introduce Randy Sherpa. who is a US Army Vet. Please bring a vet to Rotary to enjoy his stories!   
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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December 13th -  Eric Borseth 
December 20th -  Marti Kline 
December 27th -  Kim Byers
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
       
December 13th -  Larry Wilson
December 20th -  Tom Downs
December 27th -   Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Bruce Mason who tested our knowledge on Iowa and Iowa State bowl game trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Norma Bettis who introduced Mary Anne Sims who is an experienced vocal music teacher with Des MoinesPublic Schools. It was great to hear Mary's story and the importance of music in today's world.
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Eric Borseth and our Rotarian of the Day is Larry Wilson.   
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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December 6th -  Bruce Mason 
December 13th -  Eric Borseth 
December 20th -  Marti Kline 
December 27th -  Kim Byers
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
       
December 6th -  Norma Bettis 
December 13th -  Larry Wilson
December 20th -  Tom Downs
December 27th -   Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Darrell Hanson who tested our knowledge on cell phone usage.  
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig who introduced former District Governor Terry Geiger. Terry talked to us about the Rotary fund and Global grants. Terry informed our club about where the money goes and talked about some of the help that our club has provided. It was impressive to say the least! 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Bruce Mason and our Rotarian of the Day is Norma Bettis, who will introduce Mary Ann Sims. Mary is the Executive Director at City Voices and will be talking to our club about her experience as a vocal music teacher.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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November 22nd - Brad Miller
November 29th - Darrell Hanson
December 6th -  Bruce Mason 
December 13th -  Eric Borseth 
December 20th -  Marti Kline 
December 27th -  Kim Byers
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
      
November 22nd - Committees
November 29th - Mike Hartwig 
December 6th -  Norma Bettis 
December 13th -  Larry Wilson
December 20th -  Tom Downs
December 27th -   Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Mike Hartwig who tested our knowledge on trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was our District Governor Mike Ruby. Mike talked about some of his goals and was very interested in learning about our Club. He was impressed to say the least! 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Brad Miller and we will be meeting in our committees. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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November 8th -  Linda Harris 
November 15th - Mike Hartwig 
November 22nd - Brad Miller 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
      
November 8th - Mike Hamilton
November 15th - District Governor 
November 22nd - Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Ned Looney who tested our knowledge on trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Adam Kline, who introduced Christina Moffatt from Creme Cupcake + Dessert. Christina also serves as the Regional Director for the Iowa Small Business Development Center. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Linda Harris and and our Rotarian of the Day is Mike Hamilton who will introduce Ed Arnold and Kyle Davey who will be talking about the Iowa Wolves Polio Plus event. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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October 25th - Corinne Lambert 
November 1st - Ned Looney 
November 8th -  Linda Harris 
November 15th - Mike Hartwig 
November 22nd - Brad Miller 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
      
October 25th - Committees 
November 1st - Adam Kline
November 8th - Mike Hamilton
November 15th - District Governor 
November 22nd - Committees 
 
 
Steve Hall was our Sergeant at Arms who tested our knowledge on corn trivia.   
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Eric Borseth, who introduced Jason Christensen, wrestling coach at South East Polk. Jason talked about his program and how they focus on much more than just wrestling. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Corinne Lambert and we will be meeting in our Committees. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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November 1st - Ned Looney 
November 8th -  Linda Harris 
November 15th - Mike Hartwig 
November 22nd - Brad Miller 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
      
November 1st - Adam Kline
November 8th - Mike Hamilton
November 15th - District Governor 
November 22nd - Committees 
 
 
Corinne Lambert was our Sergeant at Arms who tested our knowledge on Autism trivia.   
 
We met in our Committees this week.
 
International - Looking for international projects. 
 
Vocational - talking of raising the bowling bash to 70 bucks per bowler. 
 
Community Service - looking for ideas for community service.
 
Club Service - Working on the holiday party. 
 
Youth and Family - Talk about RYLA student from Bondurant who wants to start an interact club. 
 
Membership - Working on Community Support. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Ned Looney and and our Rotarian of the Day is Adam Kline. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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October 18th - Steve Hall 
October 25th - Corinne Lambert 
November 1st - Ned Looney 
November 8th -  Linda Harris 
November 15th - Mike Hartwig 
November 22nd - Brad Miller 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
      
October 18th - Eric Borseth
October 25th - Committees 
November 1st - Adam Kline
November 8th - Mike Hamilton
November 15th - District Governor 
November 22nd - Committees 
 
 
Dirk Halupnik was our Sergeant at Arms who tested our knowledge on songs released on October 11th.  
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Marti Kline. Marti read us a fun story about the troubles of dieting. The story made all Rotarians giggle as everyone was able to relate. 
 
Marti also passed the microphone around and all rotarians talked about favorite travel destinations. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Steve Hall and  our Rotarian of the Day is Eric Borseth, who will introduce South East Polk wrestling coach Jason Christensen.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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October 11th - Dirk Halupnik 
October 18th - Steve Hall 
October 25th - Corinne Lambert 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
      
October 11th - Marti Kline
October 18th - Adam Kline
October 25th - Committees 
 
 
Gregg Lynes was our Sergeant at Arms who stumped us with trivia.  
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig.
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Dirk Halupnik and  our Rotarian of the Day is Marti Kline.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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October 4th - Gregg Lynes
October 11th - Dirk Halupnik 
October 18th - Steve Hall 
October 25th - Corinne Lambert 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
     
October 4th - Mike Hartwig 
October 11th - Marti Kline
October 18th - Adam Kline
October 25th - Committees 
 
 
Larry Wilson was our Sergeant at Arms who stumped us with trivia.  
 
At our last meeting we met in our Committees and talked about what each committee has going on. More info to come soon on report outs. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Gregg Lynes and  our Rotarian of the Day is Mike Hartwig.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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September 27th - Ryan Edsen 
October 4th - Gregg Lynes
October 11th - Dirk Halupnik 
October 18th - Steve Hall 
October 25th - Corinne Lambert 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
     
September 27th - Committees
October 4th - Brad Miller
October 11th - Marti Kline
October 18th - Adam Kline
October 25th - Committees 
 
 
Clay Willey was our Sergeant at Arms who talked about being a leader and leadership. 
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Linda Harris who talked about her trip to Colorado. Linda had a good time with friends and family, and said it was hard to come back to Iowa. We are glad Linda had a good time and it was fun o hear about her fun time in Colorado. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Ryan Edsen and we will be meeting in our committees this week. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
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August 30th - Ryan Edsen
September 6th - Tom Downs
September 13th - Steve Mather
September 20th - Clay Willey  
September 27th - Larry Wilson 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
August 30th - Mike Hartwig 
September 6th - Kim Byers
September 13th - Bruce Mason
September 20th - Linda Harris 
September 27th - Committees
 
 
Paul Cornelius was our Sergeant at Arms who with Deb's help had us make cards for her Niece Hannah in the military who is over seas. These letters will be sent over to Hannah thanking her for her service. 
 
At our last meeting we met in our committees. Report outs are as follows:
 
Youth and Family: Looking at projects happening at Serve Our Youth and working on some new ideas. 
 
Club Service: Working on party ideas and a possible game night
 
Community Service: Working on helping with the Bowling Bash
 
International: Exploring ideas for a trivia night. More info to come soon.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Ryan Edsen and our Rotarian of the Day is Mike Hartwig.   
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
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August 23rd - Paul Cornelius
August 30th - Ryan Edsen
September 6th - Tom Downs  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
August 23rd - Committees 
August 30th - Mike Hartwig 
September 6th - Kim Byers
 
 
Pam Donahue was our Rotarian of the Day and tested our knowledge on homeless trivia in the United States. 
 
Ned Looney was our Rotarian of the Day who talked to us about Caring Hands Outreach Center. Caring Hands continues to help the less fortunate in the East Polk County area. Ned talked about some goals of Caring Hands and explained about the services provided to people in our area.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Paul Cornelius and we will be meeting in our committees.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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August 16th - Pam Donahue 
August 23rd - Paul Cornelius
August 30th - Ryan Edsen
September 6th - Tom Downs  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
August 16th - Corinne Lambert
August 23rd - Committees 
August 30th - Mike Hartwig 
September 6th - Kim Byers
 
 
We look forward to seeing you this week at Rotary! Our Sergeant at Arms will be Pam Donahue and our Rotarian of the Day is Corinne Lambert.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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August 2nd - Mike Hamilton
August 9th - Norma Bettis
August 16th - Pam Donahue 
August 23rd - Paul Cornelius 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
August 2nd - Ryan Edsen
August 9th - Ned Looney
August 16th - Corinne Lambert
August 23rd - Committees 
 
 
We look forward to seeing you this week at Rotary! Our Sergeant at Arms will be Mike Hamilton and our Rotarian of the Day is Ryan Edsen.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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July 19th - No Meeting
July 26th - Judy Johnson
August 2nd - Mike Hamilton
August 9th - Norma Bettis
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
July 19th - No Meeting
July 26th - Committees
August 2nd - Ryan Edsen
August 9th - Ned Looney
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Adam Kline who tested our knowledge on soccer trivia. 
 
At our meeting the Rotarian of the Day was Darrell Hanson, who talked to use about Renewable Energy: Hope vs Reality.  Darrell talked about the advantages of renewable energy in today's world. Darrell provides some stats about where we are now with renewable energy. Ask Darrell about the "duck curve". 
 
Don't forget our annual picnic on July 19th! Reminder there is NO MEETING this Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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July 12 - Adam Kline
July 19th - No Meeting
July 26th - Judy Johnson
August 2nd - Mike Hamilton
August 9th - Norma Bettis
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
July 12th - Darrell Hanson
July 19th - No Meeting
July 26th - Committees
August 2nd - Ryan Edsen
August 9th - Ned Looney
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Kim Byers who did 4th of July trivia. 
 
At our meeting the Rotarian of the Day was Brad Miller, who talked to use about social media and how it affects all of us. Brad had us work at our tables and talk about all of the social media platforms we all are involved with in today's world. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Adam Kline and our Rotarian of the Day will be Darrell Hanson.
 
Don't forget our annual picnic on July 19th! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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June 21st - Steve Hall
June 28th - NO MEETING 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
June 21st - Tom Downs
June 28th - NO MEETING
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Adam Kline. 
 
At our meeting the Rotarian of the Day was Pam Donahue, who introduced Jim Dunn who talked about his career becoming a professional musician. Jim talked about his struggles and how it all paid off in the end. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Steve Hall and our Rotarian of the Day will be Tom Downs, who will introduce Susan Herrick, who is a past Rotary District Governor AND Chair of District 6000 Polio Plus Committee. Please join us to give her a big East Polk Rotary welcome!  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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June 14th - Adam Kline
June 21st - Steve Hall
June 28th - NO MEETING 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
June 14th - Pam Donahue
June 21st - Tom Downs
June 28th - NO MEETING
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Shannon DeLouis who completed 80's trivia for the club. 
 
At our meeting the Rotarian of the Day was Norma Bettis, who introduced Allysa Ballantini who is the Registered Dietitian at Hy-Vee in Altoona. Allysa talked to us about the different plans they offer to help the public understand things like portion size, healthy eating, and shopping assistance to make better selections for your grocery list. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Adam Kline and our Rotarian of the Day will be Pam Donahue. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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June 7th - Steve Hall
June 14th - Adam Kline
June 21st - Shannon Delouis
June 28th - NO MEETING 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
June 7th - Norma Bettis
June 14th - Pam Donahue
June 21st - Tom Downs
June 28th - NO MEETING
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Linda Harris who completed trivia on Jim Blaney. Happy Birthday Jim!
 
At our meeting the Rotarian of the Day was Bruce Mason, who introduced a Industrial Tech Expo scholarship winner Ryan Mortale  who spoke to us about his "carburetor" he made via 3D printing. Ryan showed us the complexity and hardwork he put into his project which was very impressive. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Steve Hall and our Rotarian of the Day is Norma Bettis who will introduce Allysa Ballantini, RD, LD, is the Altoona Hy-Vee Dietitian. Allysa received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health and Human Physiology from the University of Iowa in 2013 and Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University (ISU) in 2015. She completed her dietetic internship through ISU in Burlington, Iowa.

 Allysa offers a wide range of services for wellness, including weight management and healthy lifestyle programs, personal health assessments, personal shopping assistance, kids' cooking club, healthy recipe demonstration and nutrition consultations specific to individual dietary needs. She is very passionate about nutrition related to diabetes self management. Allysa believes the supermarket setting is a great learning environment for teaching nutrition to individuals of all ages!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 24th - Brad Miller
May 31st - Linda Harris 
June 7th - Steve Hall
June 14th - Adam Kline
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
May 31st - Bruce Mason
June 7th - Norma Bettis
June 14th - Pam Donahue
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Brad Miller who completed trivia on the East Mediterranean.
 
At our meeting we met in our Committees. 
 
Club Service: July 19th is the rotary picnic and June 29th is our "changing of the guard" party at Prairie Meadows. More info to come soon. 
 
Community Service: Tech Expo went well
 
International: working on some ideas, more info to come soon
 
Youth and Family: Don't forget the community service hours at Freedom of Youth for our Grant
 
Membership: working on some ideas, more info coming soon
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Linda Harris and our Rotarian of the Day is Bruce Mason
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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