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.
Home Page Stories
Greetings East Polk Rotarians:  Last week we had a successful business meeting.  Opinions were offered on choices for breakfast items for the first Wednesday of the month so Darrell can order accordingly.  Thanks to him for agreeing to take on that assignment each month.  Approval was received to purchase the QuickBooks desktop version subscription which will give us more benefits than the lower tier online version we have been using.   Motion was also made and passed to sponsor Civitas at the $250 level.  Mike Hamilton updated us on the progress of the Bowling Bash.  He and Marti had just visited Great Escape the day prior and were surprised that the bowling alley was filled so early in the day.  Please note, we really need more teams, sponsors, and silent auction items.  Let's all work together and make this a success!
This week we will officially induct our two new members - Tom and Joe.  There will be a brief overview of the Rotary websites and some other basics to help them learn about Rotary, and it will be a good reminder for the rest of us as well.  Bowling Bash will be our other topic for the meeting, as we are down to 24 days until February 18.  We have very few teams, sponsors, silent auction items, etc.  
See you all Wednesday morning!
Marie Pipes
East Polk Rotary President
Rotary Club of East Polk County, PO Box 73, Altoona, IA  50009
From District 6000: The R.I.S.E. Action Team shares:  "Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly."
Olabisi Gwamna, PhD, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant, Editor Foundation Minute District 6000 Foundation Action Team -  Welcome to Week 4 of Rotary International's Month of Vocational Service. The Minute this week touches two of the Rotary Foundation 7 Areas of Focus.  Water and Sanitation and Disease Prevention and Treatment.  The Daily Inter Lake, a local newspaper in Kalispell, Montana, reports that thirteen Rotary Clubs in Western Montana have been granted a $39,000 Rotary Grant to fund ongoing clean water initiatives in Guatemala.   This project has international significance, suggesting that small investments in clean water can stimulate economic development, prevent disease, and reduce the flow of immigration to the United States' southern border.  When completed the project will serve four communities and 2,500 residents who will participate in the construction of 318 home bio-sand water filters, nine community-size bio-sand filters for 30 families each, nine well-head covers and submersible pumps, and four school-size Tippy Tap hand-wash stations.
Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36 - No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. 
2022-2023 Rotary Theme Announced IMAGINE Rotary.  President-elect Steve Wieneke and his wife Brenda will be attending the virtual Rotary International Assembly on February 7-14, 2022.  They are looking forward to joining their classmates and sharing what they learn with all of us.    
Upcoming Events:
February 18 - Bowling Bash at Great Escape
Please see Marie's note above - We need sponsors, teams and silent auction items
May 13 - Iowa Technology Exposition at Southeast Polk High School
Judging these student projects is a great experience.  Please mark this date on your calendar.

Schedule for Rotarian of the Day:
Duties for Rotarian of the Day - 
Question of the Day
Joke or an inspirational story
A speaker when it's not a Business Meeting
Meeting DateRotarian of the DaySpeakerAdditional Notes
Jan. 26
New Member Induction - Tom Bylund and Joe Flannery.
Review of Rotary website and the Basics of Rotary.
Feb. 2Darrell Hanson
Feb. 9Linda Harris  
Feb. 16Adam Kline
Norma Bettis, Secretary
Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 14th consecutive year

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 14th consecutive

Jennifer Jones imagines Rotary fulfilling big dreams

Rotary International president-elect announces 2022-23 presidential theme to district governors-elect.

Rotary Projects Around the Globe January 2022

Rotary Projects Around the Globe - January 2022