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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 of America
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Melissa O'Neil from Central Iowa Shelter and Services, the largest homeless shelter in the Des Moines area,  was our speaker last week. It was alarming to learn that there so many people who are in extreme poverty right here in the center of Iowa.  Thanks Melissa for your enlightening presentation.  And thanks to Melissa Horton, Executive Director of the Altoona Chamber, for all the great programs you brought to us last month.
 
This is Caring Hands week, so please be prepared to make a donation tomorrow.
 
We are looking forward to another great program from our Rotarian of the Day - Marti Kline.
 
Steve Hall is Sergeant at Arms.
 
Upcoming - 2019 Bowling Bash, Friday afternoon, February 22.  This is a very important fund raiser for the Iowa Technology Expo and other community projects.  We would like to fill all the lanes at the Great Escape this year, so start getting your teams together now.  All forms are available to print from the East Polk Rotary website.
 
Upcoming                                                                         
 
November 14 - Ryan Edsen
November 21 -  Tom Downs
November 28 - Pam Donahue
 
Rotarian of the Day 
November 14  - Adam Kline
November 21 - Birthday Auction - Be prepared to bid on the "very valuable and exciting" gifts from our birthday members.
November 28 - Committees/Networking
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week  Melissa Horton from the Altoona Chamber hosted Adam Hammes of the Iowa Sustainable Business Forum.  He serves the Forum as the Executive Director.  Their mission is to connect Iowa businesses to continuously improve practices that positively impact people, planet, and profits.  Adam is the author of "Sustainable Business in Iowa:  How Leading Companies Profit From Environment & Social Responsibility."  
 
This week will be the last in the Chamber series.  Thanks so much to Melissa Horton for providing our speakers this month.  They have all been very informative and helped bring us up to date on what's going on in our community and the surrounding area.  Melissa O'Neil from the Central Iowa Shelter and Services will be our presenter tomorrow.  Please plan to attend,  as this will also be a very interesting program.
 
Dirk Halupnik will be the Sergeant at Arms.
 
Important upcoming dates - 2019 Bowling Bash, Friday afternoon, February 22.  This is a very important fund raiser for the Iowa Technology Expo and other community projects.  We would like to fill all the lanes at the Great Escape this year, so start getting your teams together now.
 
Announcements from District 6000:
November 3 - Rotary Foundation Dinner at the Sheraton in West Des Moines
 
Special announcement from District 6000 -
District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for their study abroad program - Rotary Youth Exchange - for the academic year 2019-2020.
High school students ages 15-18 are eligible to participate in this year-long program.  Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, and South America are available.  Students interested in learning other cultures and languages are encouraged to reply. 
Application deadline is November 15.
For questions and/or more information on the application process, please contact your local Rotary Club or Doug Peterson, District Chairman, at louanndoug@mchsi.com.
 
Upcoming                                                                         
 
November 7 - Steve Hall
November 14 - Ryan Edsen
November 21 -  Tom Downs
November 28 - Pam Donahue
 
Rotarian of the Day 
November 7 - Marti Kline
November 14  - Adam Kline
November 21 - Birthday Auction
November 28 - Committees/Networking
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week we had the honor to have District Governor Tom Narak and his wife Carol visit our club.  They visit all 65 clubs in District 6000 in their first five months which starts July 1.  This is an arduous schedule because they meet with the board of each club, and then attend their regular meeting.  It is always inspiring to have the district governor come to present their goals for the current year.  This year the emphasis is on Prevention of Child Abuse, Literacy, and, of course, Polio Eradication.  These are all very important projects which have mostly been directed to the youth.  However, President Hartwig presented an idea for our club to participate in a Literacy project for adults, which we hope would be very beneficial to their children also.  We are all called to "Be the Inspiration," which is Rotary International President, Barry Rassin's, slogan for this year.  Each person who attended last weeks meeting received a "Be the Inspiration" pin.  Please wear it proudly.
 
President Mike has been working with Melissa Horton at the Altoona Chamber, and they have set up the following meetings for October:
 
October 10 - Altoona Mayor Dean O'Connor
October 17 - Julie Jordan, Vintage Cooperatives
October 24 - Adam Hammes, Iowa Sustainable Business Forum
October 31 - Melissa O'Neil, Central Iowa Shelter & Services
 
Special announcement from District 6000 -
District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for their study abroad program - Rotary Youth Exchange - for the academic year 2019-2020.
High school students ages 15-18 are eligible to participate in this year-long program.  Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, and South America are available.  Students interested in learning other cultures and languages are encouraged to reply. 
Application deadline is November 15.
For questions and/or more information on the application process, please contact your local Rotary Club or Doug Peterson, District Chairman, at louanndoug@mchsi.com.
 
Upcoming                                                                         
 
October 10 - Anthony Harbaugh
October 17 - Darrell Hanson
October 24 - Mike Hamilton
October 31 - Dirk Halupnik
 
Rotarian of the Day 
October 10 - Bruce Mason
October 17 - Gregg Lynes     (Board Meeting)
October 24 - Ned Looney
October 31 - 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week we had the honor to have District Governor Tom Narak and his wife Carol visit our club.  They visit all 65 clubs in District 6000 in their first five months which starts July 1.  This is an arduous schedule because they meet with the board of each club, and then attend their regular meeting.  It is always inspiring to have the district governor come to present their goals for the current year.  This year the emphasis is on Prevention of Child Abuse, Literacy, and, of course, Polio Eradication.  These are all very important projects which have mostly been directed to the youth.  However, President Hartwig presented an idea for our club to participate in a Literacy project for adults, which we hope would be very beneficial to their children also.  We are all called to "Be the Inspiration," which is Rotary International President, Barry Rassin's, slogan for this year.  Each person who attended last weeks meeting received a "Be the Inspiration" pin.  Please wear it proudly.
 
President Mike has been working with Melissa Horton at the Altoona Chamber, and they have set up the following meetings for October:
 
October 10 - Altoona Mayor Dean O'Connor
October 17 - Julie Jordan, Vintage Cooperatives
October 24 - Adam Hammes, Iowa Sustainable Business Forum
October 31 - Melissa O'Neil, Central Iowa Shelter & Services
 
Special announcement from District 6000 -
District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for their study abroad program - Rotary Youth Exchange - for the academic year 2019-2020.
High school students ages 15-18 are eligible to participate in this year-long program.  Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, and South America are available.  Students interested in learning other cultures and languages are encouraged to reply. 
Application deadline is November 15.
For questions and/or more information on the application process, please contact your local Rotary Club or Doug Peterson, District Chairman, at louanndoug@mchsi.com.
 
Upcoming                                                                         
 
October 10 - Anthony Harbaugh
October 17 - Darrell Hanson
October 24 - Mike Hamilton
October 31 - Dirk Halupnik
 
Rotarian of the Day 
October 10 - Bruce Mason
October 17 - Gregg Lynes     (Board Meeting)
October 24 - Ned Looney
October 31 - 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week we met in our committees to plan future activities and report to the club.  
 
Thanks so much to all the Rotary members who helped with the Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  The aroma of the pork roast was very prevalent the minute you came on the grounds.   Many hands made fast work of the pulled pork, and several other members helped to get everything set up and ready for the picnic.  I think everyone agreed the pork was delicious, and they also enjoyed the yummy desserts brought by the ladies from Rotary.  A special thanks to Clay Willey and Prairie Meadows for the potato salad and baked beans.  All in all it was a special day despite the miserable weather.
 
The Rotary Board members meet with District Governor Tom Narak and his wife Carol at Eric Borseth's office tonight at 7 p.m.  We are excited to report on the projects we've been involved in this past year, and anxious to learn Governor Narak's goals for the coming year.  He will be at our meeting in the morning to present these to the whole club.  Please plan to attend this important meeting.
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Tom Downs
 
 
Special announcement from District 6000 -
District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for their study abroad program - Rotary Youth Exchange - for the academic year 2019-2020.
High school students ages 15-18 are eligible to participate in this year-long program.  Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, and South America are available.  Students interested in learning other cultures and languages are encouraged to reply. 
Application deadline is November 15.
For questions and/or more information on the application process, please contact your local Rotary Club or Doug Peterson, District Chairman, at louanndoug@mchsi.com.
 
Upcoming                                                                         
 
October 10 - Anthony Harbaugh
October 17 - Darrell Hanson
October 24 - Mike Hamilton
October 31 - Dirk Halupnik
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
October 10 - Bruce Mason
October 17 - Gregg Lynes     (Board Meeting)
October 24 - Ned Looney
October 31 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week Paul presented Corinne and Catherine to challenge us to perform a very difficult task of working on a budget for a single mother with two children on limited income.  It was very eye-opening to realize the hard decisions she would have to make to provide the bare necessities for food and shelter, and the ordinary things she would have to eliminate just to survive.
 
This week we are looking forward to an interesting program from Mary Rork-Watson.
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Adam Kline
 
Upcoming in September - Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic - September 30  
 
Special announcement from District 6000 -
District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for their study abroad program - Rotary Youth Exchange - for the academic year 2019-2020.
High school students ages 15-18 are eligible to participate in this year-long program.  Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, and South America are available.  Students interested in learning other cultures and languages are encouraged to reply. 
Application deadline is November 15.
For questions and/or more information on the application process, please contact your local Rotary Club or Doug Peterson, District Chairman, at louanndoug@mchsi.com.
 
Upcoming                                                                         
 
September 26 - Kevin Jasa
October 3 - Tom Downs
October 10 - Anthony Harbaugh
October 17 - Darrell Hanson
October 24 - Mike Hamilton
October 31 - Dirk Halupnik
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 26 - Committees/Network Meeting
October 3 - District Governor
October 10 - Bruce Mason
October 17 - Gregg Lynes     (Board Meeting)
October 24 - Ned Looney
October 31 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week Larry Wilson invited Keith Hyland to speak on the rules for applying for Medicare and information on some of the supplemental insurance plans that go with it.  For those approaching 65, it is very important to know that you have a short window of time to apply for Medicare without incurring a penalty.   Thanks Larry for hosting Keith, and thanks to Keith for providing this vital information.
 
This was the week of the wild hog hunt in Centerville, Texas and from the photos provided by Eric, we can see that it was very successful.  Eric Borseth, Mike Hartwig, Gregg Lynes, Brad Miller and Kevin Jasa all made the 13-hour trip and came back with more than enough meat to supply the Caring Hands Community Picnic on September 30.  Eric reported that they harvested nine pigs at over 1,400 pounds of pork on the hoof.  We will get a full report and the photos on this tomorrow at Rotary.  (I'm sorry, but I haven't been able to copy over Eric's pictures which give you a better idea of what this is all about.)
 
We are also looking forward to the program tomorrow by Corinne Lambert and Paul Cornelius as they work on completing a poverty simulation.  This will coordinate well with out Caring Hands project.
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Marti Kline
 
Upcoming in September - Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic - September 30  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                    ​      
September 19 - Adam Kline
September 26 - Kevin Jasa
 
October 3 - Tom Downs
October 10 - Anthony Harbaugh
October 17 - Darrell Hanson
October 24 - Mike Hamilton
October 31 - Dirk Halupnik
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 19 - Mary Rork-Watson
September 26 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
October 3 - District Governor
October 10 - Bruce Mason
October 17 - Gregg Lynes     (Board Meeting)
October 24 - Ned Looney
October 31 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Program is from the Rotary Foundation Chair.
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Brad Miller
 
Last week Pastor Brad Miller inducted our new member, Marie Pipes.  Welcome Marie!
 
We also met in our separate committees.
 
Thanks to all those who drove golf carts Saturday.  We are anxious to get a report on that project tomorrow at the meeting.
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
August 1 - Brad Miller
August 8 - Steve Mather
August 15 - Bruce Mason
August 22 - Gregg Lynes
August 29 - Ned Looney 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
 
August 1 - Foundation Chair
August 8 - Norma Bettis
August 15 - Clay Willey
August 22 - Committees
August 29 - Birthday/Auction 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week was our Birthday Auction meeting.  It was very interesting to hear the personal stories of the members who donated their gifts, and a fun time when the winning bidders got to open their secret gifts.  Mike Hartwig donated to the Rotary Foundation, Ryan Edsen to Dorothy's House, Darrell Hansen to Caring Hands, and Eric Borseth to Freedom for Youth.  We are looking forward to next quarter when those having a birthday during those months get to bring their gifts and tell their stories, and some very deserving charities will receive the proceeds.
 
This week Rotarian of the Day, Larry Wilson, will have Keith Hyland as our speaker.  
 
Food Pantry day this Wednesday.
 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Ned Looney
 
 
Upcoming in September -
                  Texas Hog Hunt - September 6-9
                  Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic - September 30  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
September 5 - Ned Looney
September 12 - Marti Kline
September 19 - Adam Kline
September 26 - Kevin Jasa
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 5 -   Larry Wilson
September 12 - Paul Cornelius
September 19 - Mary Rork-Watson
September 26 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week was our Birthday Auction meeting.  It was very interesting to hear the personal stories of the members who donated their gifts, and a fun time when the winning bidders got to open their secret gifts.  Mike Hartwig donated to the Rotary Foundation, Ryan Edsen to Dorothy's House, Darrell Hansen to Caring Hands, and Eric Borseth to Freedom for Youth.  We are looking forward to next quarter when those having a birthday during those months get to bring their gifts and tell their stories, and some very deserving charities will receive the proceeds.
 
This week Rotarian of the Day, Larry Wilson, will have Keith Hyland as our speaker.  
 
Food Pantry day this Wednesday.
 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Ned Looney
 
 
Upcoming in September -
                  Texas Hog Hunt - September 6-9
                  Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic - September 30  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
September 5 - Ned Looney
September 12 - Marti Kline
September 19 - Adam Kline
September 26 - Kevin Jasa
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 5 -   Larry Wilson
September 12 - Paul Cornelius
September 19 - Mary Rork-Watson
September 26 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week was our Birthday Auction meeting.  It was very interesting to hear the personal stories of the members who donated their gifts, and a fun time when the winning bidders got to open their secret gifts.  Mike Hartwig donated to the Rotary Foundation, Ryan Edsen to Dorothy's House, Darrell Hansen to Caring Hands, and Eric Borseth to Freedom for Youth.  We are looking forward to next quarter when those having a birthday during those months get to bring their gifts and tell their stories, and some very deserving charities will receive the proceeds.
 
This week Rotarian of the Day, Larry Wilson, will have Keith Hyland as our speaker.  
 
Food Pantry day this Wednesday.
 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Ned Looney
 
 
Upcoming in September -
                  Texas Hog Hunt - September 6-9
                  Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic - September 30  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
September 5 - Ned Looney
September 12 - Marti Kline
September 19 - Adam Kline
September 26 - Kevin Jasa
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 5 -   Larry Wilson
September 12 - Paul Cornelius
September 19 - Mary Rork-Watson
September 26 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
My program speaker tomorrow is Kevin Foley, Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport.  He will bring us up to date on what's going on out there.
 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Steve Mather
 
Last week we welcomed Chris Knapp, Rotary Foundation Chair, as our speaker.  
 
Upcoming in September - Texas Hog Hunt - September 6-9
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
August 8 - Steve Mather
August 15 - Bruce Mason
August 22 - Gregg Lynes
August 29 - Ned Looney 
September 5 - Corinne Lambert
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 8 - Norma Bettis
August 15 - Clay Willey
August 22 - Committees
August 29 - Birthday/Auction 
September 5 - Larry Wilson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
My program speaker tomorrow is Kevin Foley, Executive Director of the Des Moines International Airport.  He will bring us up to date on what's going on out there.
 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Steve Mather
 
Last week we welcomed Chris Knapp, Rotary Foundation Chair, as our speaker.  
 
Upcoming in September - Texas Hog Hunt - September 6-9
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
August 8 - Steve Mather
August 15 - Bruce Mason
August 22 - Gregg Lynes
August 29 - Ned Looney 
September 5 - Corinne Lambert
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 8 - Norma Bettis
August 15 - Clay Willey
August 22 - Committees
August 29 - Birthday/Auction 
September 5 - Larry Wilson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Last week was our Birthday Auction meeting.  It was very interesting to hear the personal stories of the members who donated their gifts, and a fun time when the winning bidders got to open their secret gifts.  Mike Hartwig donated to the Rotary Foundation, Ryan Edsen to Dorothy's House, Darrell Hansen to Caring Hands, and Eric Borseth to Freedom for Youth.  We are looking forward to next quarter when those having a birthday during those months get to bring their gifts and tell their stories, and some very deserving charities will receive the proceeds.
 
This week Rotarian of the Day, Larry Wilson, will have Keith Hyland as our speaker.  
 
Food Pantry day this Wednesday.
 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Ned Looney
 
 
Upcoming in September -
                  Texas Hog Hunt - September 6-9
                  Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic - September 30  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
September 5 - Ned Looney
September 12 - Marti Kline
September 19 - Adam Kline
September 26 - Kevin Jasa
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 5 -   Larry Wilson
September 12 - Paul Cornelius
September 19 - Mary Rork-Watson
September 26 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
We are excited about this week's Birthday Auction after Gregg introduced it last week with his humorous presentation of all the great items in his birthday basket.  Thanks Eric for the winning bid on it.  Each member auctioning his or her basket will choose which charity they want the proceeds to go to.  Gregg chose St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Corinne Lambert
 
 
Upcoming in September -
                  Texas Hog Hunt - September 6-9
                  Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic - September 30  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
August 29 - Corinne Lambert 
September 5 - Ned Looney
September 12 - Marti Kline
September 19 - Adam Kline
September 26 - Kevin Jasa
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 29 -       Birthday/Auction 
September 5 -   Larry Wilson
September 12 - Paul Cornelius
September 19 - Mary Rork-Watson
September 26 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
This week we meet in our committees.  Board meeting will follow.
 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Gregg Lynes
 
Last week we welcomed Don Curtis with a very interesting program on the National Park System.  Thanks Clay for hosting him.  
 
Upcoming in September - Texas Hog Hunt - September 6-9 and the Caring Hands Hunger Run/Community Picnic on September 30.
 
 
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
August 22 - Gregg Lynes
August 29 - Corinne Lambert 
September 5 - Ned Looney
September 12 - Marti Kline
September 19 - Adam Kline
September 26 - Kevin Jasa
 
Rotarian of the Day 
August 22 -       Committees/Network Meeting (Board meeting following)
August 29 -       Birthday/Auction 
September 5 -   Larry Wilson
September 12 - Paul Cornelius
September 19 - Mary Rork-Watson
September 26 - Committees/Network Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
Program is from the Rotary Foundation Chair.
 
Sergeant-At-Arms - Brad Miller
 
Last week Pastor Brad Miller inducted our new member, Marie Pipes.  Welcome Marie!
 
We also met in our separate committees.
 
Thanks to all those who drove golf carts Saturday.  We are anxious to get a report on that project tomorrow at the meeting.
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
August 1 - Brad Miller
August 8 - Steve Mather
August 15 - Bruce Mason
August 22 - Gregg Lynes
August 29 - Ned Looney 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
 
August 1 - Foundation Chair
August 8 - Norma Bettis
August 15 - Clay Willey
August 22 - Committees
August 29 - Birthday/Auction 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
August 1 - Brad Miller
August 8 - Steve Mather
August 15 - Bruce Mason
August 22 - Gregg Lynes
August 29 - Ned Looney 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
 
August 1 - Foundation Chair
August 8 - Norma Bettis
August 15 - Paul Cornelius
August 22 - Committees
August 29 - Birthday/Auction 
 
 
 
At our last meeting we enjoyed a picnic and miniature golf at Toad Valley.  We had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
 
Information for all Golf Cart Drivers:
 
1. Stop by Centennial Elementary this Wednesday between 4 and 6 PM to pick up your free Altoona 150 t-shirt
 
2. Arrive at Sam Wise Park and proceed to the North End, where the golf carts will be parked, 10 minutes before your shift begins
 
3. Make sure there is some green folding money in your tip jar, it helps people visualize their purpose
 
4. You will be driving around the parking lot, picking up people and delivering them SAFELY to the main entrance (at the ball fields)
 
5. If people ask, you are assisting the East Polk Rotary Club raise funds for Caring Hands!
 
6. Be really nice, helpful, smiling etc
 
7. At the end of your shift return to the North End of the Sam Wise Complex and pass your cart to the next person. 
 
8. If the tip jar is getting overly full, i.e. more than half, find the Rotarian on your shift and have him or her collect and store excess for the clubs treasurer
 
9. Thank you!, Thank you!, Thank You!
 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Mary Rork-Watson.
 
We will be meeting in our Committees.
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Norma Bettis
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
May 16th - Eric Borseth
May 23rd - Marti Kline
May 30th - Kim Byers 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
 
May 16th - Norma Bettis 
May 23rd - Committees
May 30th - Mike Hamilton 
 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Bruce Mason who tested our knowledge on trivia.
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig who introduced his sister, Barb Blink. Barb was visiting and talked a little about her life and some funny life stories and her history growing up. Barb lives by the motto, "find something to make you laugh". 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Eric Borseth and our Rotarian of the Day will be Norma Bettis. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                     ​      
May 16th - Eric Borseth
May 23rd - Marti Kline
May 30th - Kim Byers 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
 
May 16th - Norma Bettis 
May 23rd - Committees
May 30th - Mike Hamilton 
 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Bruce Mason who tested our knowledge on trivia.
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig who introduced his sister, Barb Blink. Barb was visiting and talked a little about her life and some funny life stories and her history growing up. Barb lives by the motto, "find something to make you laugh". 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Eric Borseth and our Rotarian of the Day will be Norma Bettis. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
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May 9th - Bruce Mason
May 16th - Eric Borseth
May 23rd - Marti Kline
May 30th - Kim Byers 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
 
May 9th - Mike Hamilton
May 16th - Norma Bettis 
May 23rd - Committees
May 30th - Mike Hartwig 
 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Linda Harris who tested our knowledge on trivia.
 
At our last meeting our Rotarian of the Day was Eric Borseth who introduced award winning Author Elaine Marie Cooper. Elaine is the Author of Fields of the Fatherless, Bethany's Calendar, and Deer Run Saga. 
Her passions are her faith, her family, and the history of the American Revolution. 
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Bruce Mason and our Rotarian of the Day will be Mike Hamilton. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
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May 2nd - Linda Harris 
May 9th - Bruce Mason
May 16th - Eric Borseth
May 23rd - Marti Kline
May 30th - Kim Byers 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
May 2nd - Eric Borseth
May 9th - Mike Hamilton
May 16th - Norma Bettis 
May 23rd - Committees
May 30th - Mike Hartwig 
April 25th - Committees 
 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms last week was Mike Hartwig who tested our knowledge on trivia.
 
At our last meeting we met in our Committees. Report out as followed:
 
Club Service: Working on the year end banquet, which will be June 28th. 
 
Youth and Family: working on finding RYLA participants. 
 
Vocational: Industrial Tech Expo is coming up, working on details and finding judges. 
 
Membership: Rotary event coming up at Shive Hattery and also working on some ideas. 
 
Community Service: Root beer Floats is coming up soon.
 
International: Working with other committees Sept 30th for 60 Hospital beds overseas.  
 
At our meeting Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms will be Linda Harris and our Rotarian of the Day will be Eric Borseth. We will also be joined by District Governor Elect Tom Narak and his wife Carol.     
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
Upcoming                                                                         
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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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