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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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April 18th -  Brad Miller
April 25th -  Mike Hartwig 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
April 18th -  Adam Kline 
April 25th - Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Dirk Halupnik who tested our knowledge on the month of April.   
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Bruce Mason who introduced Alex Payne to talk about the Altoona 150 year celebration. Alex is on the planning committee and talked to the club about the history of Altoona and how our City came about. Alex is very knowledgeable about our City's history, and has some great ideas for the celebration coming up. More info to come on that soon. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Brad Miller and our Rotarian of the Day will be Adam Kline.    
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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April 11th - Dirk Halupnik 
April 18th -  Brad Miller
April 25th -  Mike Hartwig 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
April 11th - Bruce Mason
April 18th -  Adam Kline 
April 25th - Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Ned Looney who tested our knowledge on trivia.  
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Marti Kline who talked about some of her recent travel endeavors. Marti had the whole club laughing about some of her stories. Thanks Marti for making it a fun morning!  
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Dirk Halupnik and our Rotarian of the Day will be Bruce Mason.    
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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March 28th - Corinne Lambert 
April 4th -  Dirk Halupnik
April 11th - Ned Looney 
April 18th -  Brad Miller
April 25th -  Mike Hartwig 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
March 28th - Committees
April 4th -  Marti Kline
April 11th - Bruce Mason
April 18th -  Adam Kline 
April 25th - Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Steve Hall who tested our knowledge on trivia.  
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Adam Kline who talked about some ideas from the International Committee has been working on. The Committee is working on multiple ideas to help out Colombia in areas such as solar panels and electricity.  
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Corinne Lambert and we will be meeting in our Committees.   
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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March 21st - Steve Hall 
March 28th - Corinne Lambert 
April 4th -  Dirk Halupnik
April 11th - Ned Looney 
April 18th -  Brad Miller
April 25th -  Mike Hartwig 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
March 21st - Brad Miller 
March 28th - Committees
April 4th -  Marti Kline
April 11th - Bruce Mason
April 18th -  Adam Kline 
April 25th - Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Darrell Hanson who tested our knowledge on trivia.  
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Linda Harris, who introduced Bob Kirby and Phi Pease who spent time working in the Navy as Submarine techs. Both talked about their experience and entertained questions from Rotarians. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Steve Hall and our Rotarian of the Day is Brad Miller.   
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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March 14th - Darrell Hanson
March 21st - Steve Hall 
March 28th - Corinne Lambert 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
March 14th - Linda Harris 
March 21st - Brad Miller 
March 28th - Committees
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Tom Downs who tested our knowledge on College Basketball trivia. 
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Kim Byers, who introduced Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa. Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa offers programs that focus on helping inmates read books to their children while in custody. This program is focused on relationship building for families to connect and begin forming a relationship between inmate and child. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Darrell Hanson and our Rotarian of the Day is Linda Harris.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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March 7th -  Larry Wilson
March 14th - Gregg Lynes
March 21st - Steve Hall 
March 28th - Corinne Lambert 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
March 7th - Kim Byers
March 14th - Linda Harris 
March 21st - Brad Miller 
March 28th - Committees
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Clay Willey. 
 
At our last meeting we met in our Committees.  Report outs are as follows:
 
International : Working on some ideas, more to come soon. 
Membership: Thinking about some ideas taboos membership. 
Youth and Family: Talking with Interact Club in Bondurant. Seems to be going well. 
Club Service: Planning has begun for our Spring picnic. Working on details. 
Vocational: Bowling Bash was a success, thanks to all who participated.
Community Service: Working on ideas for a project. More to come soon. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Larry Wilson and our Rotarian of the Day is Kim Byers.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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 Feb 28th - Clay Willey
March 7th -  Larry Wilson
March 14th - Gregg Lynes
March 21st - Steve Hall 
March 28th - Corinne Lambert 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
Feb 28th -  Committees
March 7th - Kim Byers
March 14th - Linda Harris 
March 21st - Brad Miller 
March 28th - Committees
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Tom Downs. 
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Bruce Mason, who introduced Jeff Mark, City of Altoona Administrator.  Jeff provided information to our Club about the upcoming Local Option Sales Tax vote scheduled for Polk County on March 6th. Jeff told us about the positives and negatives of the vote and some of the ideas the City of Altoona have to use the income.  
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Clay Willey and we will be meeting in our committees. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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Feb 14th-  Steve Mather
Feb 21st -  Tom Downs
 Feb 28th - Clay Willey
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
        
Feb 14th - Ned Looney
Feb 21st - Corinne Lambert
Feb 28th -  Committees
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Steve Mather. 
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Ned Looney who talked to our Club about Caring Hands. Ned talked about the needs of Caring Hands, and also some of the new things that are in the works at Caring Hands. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Tom Downs and our Rotarian of the Day will be Corinne Lambert. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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Feb 14th-  Steve Mather
Feb 21st -  Tom Downs
 Feb 28th - Clay Willey
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
        
Feb 14th - Ned Looney
Feb 21st - Corinne Lambert
Feb 28th -  Committees
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Paul Cornelius who tested our knowledge on February trivia. 
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Ryan Edsen who introduced his speaker Jimmy Becker, who works as Property Manager at Blackbird Investments. Jimmy talked about Blackbird Investments and their projects they are working on at this time. One project is renovating Fort Des Moines buildings on the south side of Des Moines. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Steve Mather and our Rotarian of the Day will be Ned Looney. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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January 24th - Norma Bettis 
January 31st - Pam Donahue 
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
        
January 24th - Committees
January 31st - Mike Hartwig 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Mike Hamilton who tested our knowledge on winter trivia. 
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Gregg Lynes who introduced his speaker Jaki Livingston who works as Assistant County Attorney at the Polk County Attorneys Office.  Jaki talked to us about her life who she ended up at the County Attorneys Office. Jaki told us about her cases and how she makes some difficult decisions in her line of work. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Norma Bettis and we will be meeting in our Committees. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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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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