Club Information
Welcome to East Polk County Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Eastview Community Center
4101 E 42nd St
Eastview Community Center
Des Moines, IA 50317
United States of America
Weekly Meeting Wednesday at 7:00 AM or Rotary After Work (R.A.W.) 1st Tuesday of each month 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Zoom available for weekly meetings.
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Hello Fellow Rotarians -
I hope you are all having a good week.  I'm buried in User Conference Preparation for work.  Our conference starts Wednesday so I won't be able to join you in the morning, but you will be in good hands with Curt!
Thank you to Mike Hamilton for arranging our speaker last week.  Sherri Colbert from the Gold Star Military Museum in Camp Dodge shared many interesting things about the museum.  I, for one, had not even heard of it so I'm excited to add it to my list of places to visit in the local area.
This week is Business Meeting so we will have committee reports and discuss a few business items.  Next week Linda Harris (from her far away home in Oregon) has arranged for Jenna Ekstrom, Director of Development and Marketing of Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, to speak.  She will be onsite at Eastview, so I am encouraging as many of you as possible to be there in person as well.
Have a great meeting tomorrow and I'll see you all next week.
Yours in Service,
Marie Pipes
East Polk Rotary President
Please note that if you are sending cards and donations for Corinne, please mail them to Corinne's mother - Sally Lambert, 3940 43rd Street, Des Moines, IA  50310.  Donations may be designated for United Way, Rotary Club of East Polk Rotary, or EveryStep Hospice.
New Address:  Rotary Club of East Polk County, P.O. Box 73, Altoona, IA  50009
From District 6000 -
District 6000 R.I.S.E. Action Team (Resources for Inspiration and Special Events) Co-Chairs Joyce Taylor and Sarah Simon share this with you:
"A wise man never knows all; only fools know everything."  - African proverb
Olabsi Gwamna, PhD, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant, Editor Foundation Minute District 6000 Foundation Action Team - Welcome to Week 4 of Rotary International's Basic Education and Literacy Month.  This week's Rotary Minute features two major Global Grants sponsored by TRF.  The Rotary Club of Jodhpur Roundtown, Calcutta Millenium and Belur in Rotary District 3050, India, jointly sponsored $250,000 for the construction of a 5-bed High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Kurmitola General Hospital.  Speaking to local members of the Rotary Clubs of Dhaka, Metropolitan Dhaka and Uttara at the handing over ceremony, Tipu Munshi, Commerce Minister and a member of the RC of Uttara said that since COVID-19 has yet to be conquered world-wide, Bangladesh needs more facilities to combat the virus.  Also, Rotary District 6490 (Il) received a $25,000 Rotary Foundation Relief Grant to assist Gibson City, IL residents with flood relief.  The area received approximately 9 to 11 inches of rain in eight hours on August 12.  The $25,000 grant will cover replacement and installation of hot water heaters, furnaces and small appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators.  Funds will also provide materials to repair walls and floors damaged by water.
Polio Eradication Update - Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36 - No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!  
Disaster Relief for Haiti - If you wish to donate to this project, please send your check to H.E.F. Treasurer Phil Peterson, Rotary D6000 H.E.F., PO Box 5774, Coralville, IA  52241-5774.
Upcoming Events -
October 19 - District Governor Alka Khanolkar
                        meets with the Board
October 20 - Alka will speak to the entire
                       membership at our regular
                       morning meeting
February 18 - Bowling Bash at Great Escape
Schedule for Rotarian of the Day:
Meeting DateRotarian of the DaySpeakerAdditional Notes
Sept. 22Business Meeting  
Sept. 29Linda Harris
Jenna Ekstrom, Director
Development and Marketing
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
Oct 6Mike Hartwig
Oct. 13Adam Kline
Norma Bettis, Secretary
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