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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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February 15th - Darrell Hanson
February 22nd - Ryan Edsen
March 1st - Mike Hamilton
March 8th - Norma Bettis 
March 15th - Pam Donahue
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
 
February 8th - Kim Byers
February 15th - Gregg Lynes
February 22nd - Committees 
March 1st - Ryan Edsen 
March 8th - Ned Looney
March 15th - Corinne Lambert
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Mike Hartwig who tested our knowledge on chocolate trivia.
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Kim Byers, who introduced us to Mike Ferjack, who talked to us about Human Trafficing. Mike had a conversation with Rotrians talking about what trafficking is, how it happens, and we we can do as the public to be observant to trafficking in our community. Mike gave us a number to call if you see anything of interest. That number i 1-888-373-7888.
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Darrell Hanson  and our Rotarian of the Day will be Gregg Lynes.   
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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February 8th - Mike Hartwig
February 15th - Darrell Hanson
February 22nd - Ryan Edsen
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
 
February 8th - Kim Byers
February 15th - Gregg Lynes
February 22nd - Committees 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Kim Byers, who tested our knowledge on February 1st.
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig, who talked to us about the stock market and the fear of getting out of the market. Mike talked to us about using strategies with your money and making wise decisions before acting on fear. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Mike Hartwig  and our Rotarian of the Day will be Kim Byers.   
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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January 25th - Gregg Lynes
February 1st - Kim Byers
February 8th - Mike Hartwig
February 15th - Darrell Hanson
February 22nd - Ryan Edsen
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
January 25th - Committees
February 1st - Mike Hartwig 
February 8th - Kim Byers
February 15th - Gregg Lynes
February 22nd - Committees 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Gregg Lynes, who tested our knowledge our Paul Harris knowledge.
 
This week we met in our committees. Reports are as followed:
 
Youth and Family: working on grant hours. We currently have 67 hours left for our grant. Also working on youth for RYLA. 
 
International: working on contacts for their next trip over seas. More information to come soon. 
 
Vocational Service: continue to work on bowling bash. Norma will be selling the raffle tickets. 
 
Club Service: Finalizing numbers from the winter get together. Thanks to all that attended. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Kim Byers and our Rotarian of the Day will be Mike Hartwig.   
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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January 25th - Gregg Lynes
February 1st - Kim Byers
February 8th - Mike Hartwig
February 15th - Darrell Hanson
February 22nd - Ryan Edsen
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
January 25th - Committees
February 1st - Kim Byers
February 8th - Gregg Lynes?
February 15th - Ryan Edsen
February 22nd - Committees 
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Judy Johnson, who tested our knowledge on different True/False questions.
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Tom Downs who introduced Pat Hoberg who is a Major League Baseball Umpire. Pat talked about his journey to becoming a MLB Ump and how it has been a very exciting journey. Pat also told us some stories where he made good calls at the plate and times where he also missed calls. It was exciting to see Pat's enthusiasm. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Gregg Lynes and we will be meeting in our Committees.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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January 18th - Kim Byers 
January 25th - Gregg Lynes
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
January 18th - Tom Downs (don't forget our Winter get together 6 pm)
January 25th - Committees
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Steve Hall, who tested our knowledge on Iowa trivia.
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Steve Mather who introduced Dr. Bob Bender who talked to us about Alzheimer's disease and  prevention measures. Dr. Bender continues to be focused on how we can reverse the effects of Alzheimer's and prevent some of the effects.   
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Kim Byers and Tom Downs will be our Rotarian of the Day and will be introducing a Major League Umpire to talk to our club.
 
Also, don't forget our winter get together January 18th at 6 pm at Toad Valley Golf Course for supper.   
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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January 4th - Ned Looney
January 11th - Steve Hall
January 18th - Kim Byers 
January 25th - Gregg Lynes
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
January 4th - Brad Miller
January 11th - Steve Mather
January 18th - Tom Downs
January 25th - Committees
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Eric Borseth, who tested our knowledge on Iraq.
 
For our meeting we met in our Committee's. Report outs are as follows:
 
Club Service: January 18th will be our holiday dinner. Start time of 6 pm with dinner to follow at 6:30 pm. 
 
Youth and Family: Discussed hours to donate with our Grant Match. Tom Downs also spoke to the Interact Club. 
 
International: Will be speaking about the recent trip to Iraq next week. Planning next trip to Columbia. 
 
Vocational: Working on the Bowling Bash set for February 24th, 2pm until 5 pm.  More info to come soon. 
 
Community Service: Working on fund raising ideas for the bowling bash. More details to come to the club soon. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Ned Looney and Brad Miller will be discussing his recent trip to Iraq with fellow Rotarian Eric Borseth. 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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January 11th - Steve Hall
January 18th - Kim Byers 
January 25th - Gregg Lynes
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
January 11th - Steve Mather
January 18th - Tom Downs (don't forget our Winter get together 6 pm)
January 25th - Committees
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Ned Looney, who tested our knowledge on random trivia.
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Eric Borseth who spent time talking with Brad Miller about their recent trip to Iraq. Eric and Brad talked about their experience in Iraq and how they focused on providing food and delivering Christmas cards to the Iraq people. Both Eric and Brad also spent time focusing on relationships with the Iraq people.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Steve Hall and Steve Mather will be our Rotarian of the Day.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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December 28th - Eric Borseth
January 4th - Ned Looney
January 11th - Steve Hall
January 18th - Kim Byers 
January 25th - Gregg Lynes
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
   
December 28th - Committees
January 4th - Steve Hall
January 11th - Steve Mather
January 18th - Tom Downs
January 25th - Committees
 
Our Sergeant at Arms was Linda Harris, who tested our knowledge on basic trivia.
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Eric Borseth filling in for Shannon DeLouis who introduced Dr. Blessman from Blessman Ministries. Dr. Blessman thanked our club for our continued efforts to help those in 3rd world countries who are less fortunate and need assistance with basic needs. Dr. Blessman is always looking for Rotarians willing to make the trip to South Africa and get our "handy dirty" to help the cause.
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms will be Eric Borseth and we will be meeting in our committees.
 
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 
 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 23rd -  Clay Willey
November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 23rd - Committees
November 30th - Bruce Mason
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Dirk Halupnik who tested our knowledge on South East Polk trivia.   
 
At our last Rotary meeting our own Gregg Lynes who introduced Ed Arnold to talk about Rotary night at Iowa Energy. Ed talked about polio eradication and how close we are to eradicating this disease. Kyle Davey also talked about the Iowa Energy team and some of the exciting new players in the league this year. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arm is Clay Willey and we will be meeting in our Committees. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 16th - Dirk Halupnik
November 23rd -  Larry Wilson
November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 16th - Gregg Lynes
November 23rd - Committees
November 30th - Bruce Mason
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Paul Cornelius filling in for Bruce Mason who tested our knowledge on American trivia.   
 
At our last Rotary meeting our own Judy Johnson who introduced Gretchen Shelman and the Interact Students from South East Polk University.  Each of the students introduced themselves and talked a little about their involvement. It was great to see students getting involved!   
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Dirk Halupnik and our Rotarian of the Day will be Gregg Lynes, who will introduce Ed Arnold with Rotary and Kyle Davey with Iowa Energy to talk about the upcoming Iowa Energy/Rotary game coming up. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 9th - Bruce Mason 
November 16th - Dirk Halupnik
November 23rd -  Larry Wilson
November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 9th - Judy Johnson
November 16th - Gregg Lynes
November 23rd - Committees
November 30th - Bruce Mason
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Clay Willey who tested our knowledge on Bob Dylan trivia.  
 
At our last Rotary meeting our own Kim Byers was the Rotarian of the Day who talked to us about her profession, Real Estate. Kim talked to us about recent trends in the area and opened our eyes to the Altoona area and the housing market.  
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Bruce Mason and our Rotarian of the Day will be Judy Johnson. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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November 2nd - Clay Willey
November 9th - Bruce Mason 
November 16th - Dirk Halupnik
November 23rd -  Larry Wilson
November 30th - Mary Work-Watson
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
November 2nd - Kim Byers
November 9th - Judy Johnson
November 16th - Gregg Lynes
November 23rd - Committees
November 30th - Bruce Mason
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Paul Cornelius who tested our knowledge on American trivia.  
 
At our last Rotary meeting we met in our Committees. Report outs are as follows:
 
International Committee: discussed the trip to Iraq
Community Service: nothing to report
Vocational Services:  nothing to report 
Youth/Family: Volunteer to meet our grant requirements at Freedom for Youth. See Shannon for more details. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Clay Willey and our Rotarian of the Day will be Kim Byers. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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October 26th - Paul Cornelius
November 2nd - Clay Willey
November 9th - Bruce Mason 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
October 26th - Committees
November 2nd - Kim Byers
November 9th - Judy Johnson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Steve Mather who tested our knowledge on Chicago Cubs trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Clay Willey who will introduced Jeff Mark who is a City Administrator for Altoona. Jeff talked to our group about the exciting changes coming to our City. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Paul Cornelius and we will be meeting in our committees.
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
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October 12th - Ryan Edsen
October 19th - Paul Cornelius 
October 26th - Steve Mather
November 2nd - Clay Willey
November 9th - Bruce Mason 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
October 12th - Mary Rork-Watson
October 19th - Larry Wilson
October 26th - Committees
November 2nd - Kim Byers
November 9th - Judy Johnson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Tom Downs who tested our knowledge on Polio trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Linda Harris, who will introduce Alex Payne. Alex spoke about the history of Altoona. Alex talked about our city, which in 1868 had 2 train line and made Altoona a popular destination due to numerous banks and hotels in town. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Ryan Edsen and our Rotarian of the Day is Mary Rork-Watson who will introduce Chad Michael Cox, author and owner of Yellow Suit Publishing.
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
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October 19th - Steve Mather
October 26th - Paul Cornelius
November 2nd - Clay Willey
November 9th - Bruce Mason 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
October 19th - Clay Willey
October 26th - Committees
November 2nd - Kim Byers
November 9th - Judy Johnson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Ryan Edsen who tested our knowledge on Chicago Cubs trivia.  
 
Our Rotarian of the day was Mary Rork-Watson who will introduced Chad Michael Cox who is a local author and publisher. Chad talked to our group about partnering with Plot Twist Bookstore and local artists. 
 
This Wednesday our Sergeant at Arms is Steve Mather and our Rotarian of the Day is Clay Willey who will introduce Jeff Mark, who will let us know about whats happening in Altoona.
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
 
 
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October 5th - Tom Downs
October 12th - Ryan Edsen
October 19th - Paul Cornelius  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
  
October 5th - Linda Harris
October 12th - Mary Rork-Watson
October 19th - Larry Wilson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Pam Donahue who tested our knowledge on Presidential trivia questions.  
 
On Wednesday we met in our committees. Report outs are as follows:
 
Club Service: Working on ideas for our winter party, which will be in January again.
 
Membership: Thinking about developing a survey for former members to take with 3 questions about why they left. 
 
Vocational: Working on trivia night and prizes and drawings. More to come soon. 
 
International: Brad worked on some fundraising for the Iraq trip coming up.
 
Youth and Family: Campus event on Oct 8th. also the Freedom for Youth halloween event will be coming up soon.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Tom Downs and our Rotarian of the day is Linda Harris, who will introduce Alex Payne.
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
 
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September 28th - Pam Donahue
October 5th - Tom Downs
October 12th - Ryan Edsen
October 19th - Paul Cornelius  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 28th - Committees 
October 5th - Linda Harris
October 12th - Mary Rork-Watson
October 19th - Larry Wilson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Norma Bettis who tested our knowledge on America trivia questions.  
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was our own Marti Kline who introduced Tom Downs, Mike Hamilton, and Dr. Dirk Halupnik to talk about transportation in the South East Polk School District. All talked about roles they played with transportation, and the important decisions that go into planning buses and student safety. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Pam Donahue and we will be meeting in our committees. 
 
Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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September 21st - Norma Bettis
September 28th - Pam Donahue
October 5th - Paul Cornelius
October 12th - Ryan Edsen
October 19th - Tom Downs  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 21st - Marti Kline
September 28th - Committees 
October 5th - Linda Harris
October 12th - Mary Rork-Watson
October 19th - Larry Wilson
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Mike Hamilton who tested our knowledge on famous quotes. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was our own Adam Kline who introduced Jeff Cook who talked about the Chichaqua Valley Trail. The trial totals 26 miles and has future plans for expansion.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Norma Bettis and our Rotarian of the Day is Marti Kline, who will introduce Dan Schultz, Transportation Director for South East Polk Schools. Dan will talk to us about transportation related issues in the South East Polk School District.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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September 7th - Trent Frohock 
September 14th - Mike Hamilton
September 21st - Norma Bettis
September 28th - Pam Donahue 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
September 7th - Brad Miller
September 14th - Marti Kline
September 21st - Adam Kline
September 28th - Committees 
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Darrell Hanson. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Bruce Mason, who introduced our own Corinne Lambert who talked about "Healing Touch."  She explained the program and asked for a volunteer for her to demonstrate.  Marti was selected and got to enjoy the benefits.  It isn't massage or chiropracty, but is in the energy touch field.  The program is used in hospitals and with doctors to aid patients to allow the body to heal itself after surgery or treatment.  
 
Corinne asked for volunteers to practice on as part of her work toward certification in the program.
 
Complete explanation can be found on the internet under "Healing Touch Program."
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Trent Frohock and our Rotarian of the Day is Brad Miller. 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 31st - Darrell Hanson
September 7th - Trent Frohock 
September 14th - Mike Hamilton
September 21st - Norma Bettis
September 28th - Pam Donahue 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 31st - Bruce Mason
September 7th - Brad Miller
September 14th - Marti Kline
September 21st - Adam Kline
September 28th - Committees 
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Mike Hartwig who tested our knowledge on Marshmallows! 
 
We met in our committees for our meeting last Wednesday. Report outs are as follows:
 
Youth and Family: Committee is working on fulfilling the requirement for the grant, and would like help from our fellow members on October 8th from 2-5 at the Altoona Campus working with youth. More information to come about this event soon. 
 
Club Service: Working on the Christmas party, and possibly the Boone Train ride. Also exploring ideas for a game night. 
 
​​​​​​​Community Service: Has decided to sponsor the Caring Hands family run event, more information to come about this soon. Also an idea is being formed on volunteering to usher at Prairie Meadows for fundraising. 
 
Membership: Focused on a mission to get new members, and possibly learn from the members that left the club. 
 
Vocational: Looking at a trivia night and also expo ideas. 
 
​​​​​​​International: Upcoming trip to Iraq in the fall is a 4 person team. Will be providing more information soon. 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Darrell Hanson and our Rotarian of the Day is President Elect Bruce Mason. 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 24th - Mike Hartwig
August 31st - Darrell Hanson 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 24th - Committees
August 31st - Bruce Mason 
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Judy Johnson who welcomed us to our meeting! 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Eric Borseth who welcomed our two recipients of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). Ben Nelson and Nick Currant shared their experiences from a week summer RYLA conference. Ben will be a 12th grader at Dowling and Nick will be an 11th grader at Bondurant.
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Mike Hartwig and we will meet in our committees. 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 17th - Judy Johnson
August 24th - Mike Hartwig
August 31st - Darrell Hanson 
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 17th - Eric Borseth
August 24th - Committees
August 31st - Bruce Mason 
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Gregg Lynes who quizzed us on tool trivia. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Mike Hartwig who introduced Gene from Tools for Opportunity, a 501.c.3 non profit company to improve the lives of working craftsmen and their families in some of the poorest areas of the world. Carpenters around the world see a 39% increase in their salary once they receive training from Tools for Opportunity.  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Judy Johnson and our Rotarian of the Day is Eric Borsht who will introduce our RYLA youth to talk about what they learned from Ryla.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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August 10th - Gregg Lynes
August 17th - Judy Johnson  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 10th - Mike Hartwig 
August 17th - Eric Borseth
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Paul Cornelius who covered for Shannon DeLouis and quizzed us on random trivia. 
 
Our District Governor Chris Knapp was with us last week and talked about his plans for the next year. It was very informative and interesting to listen to the Governor talk about his plans for the year. 
 
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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August 3rd - Shannon DeLouis
August 10th - Gregg Lynes
August 17th - Judy Johnson  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
August 3rd - District Gov
August 10th - Linda Harris
August 17th - Eric Borseth
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Adam Kline who quizzed us on Olympic trivia. 
 
Last week we met in our Committees. It was voted on during this meeting to return to our old structure of committees, as the new structure seemed to cause overlap. At this time if someone is interested in moving to a new committee, they can start to engage in the area they feel drawn to. It was also decided to delay electing a chair and vice chair for the committees until next month so Rotarians can find the committee that works best for them. 
 
Report outs are as follows:
 
Club Service: beginning discussion on Christmas party, also talking about other activities like a Boone Valley train ride. 
 
Youth and Family: on August 17th the RYLA youth will be joining us and provide the program on what they have learned.
 
International Committee: Working on a brochure for a trip for Rotarians to Iraq in 2018 and possibly starting a Rotary chapter.  
 
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Shannon DeLouis and our District Governor will be joining us to discuss his plans for the year..  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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July 27th - Adam Kline
August 3rd - Shannon DeLouis
August 10th - Gregg Lynes
August 17th - Judy Johnson  
 
 
Rotarian of the Day 
 
July 27th - Committees
August 3rd - District Gov
August 10th - Linda Harris
August 17th - Eric Borseth
 
Last week our Sergeant at Arms was Kim Byers who surprised us with Ragbrai trivia. 
 
Our Rotarian of the Day was Bruce Mason who introduced Stephanie Shepard, who is the Director of Kids Klub. Kids Klub is the before and after school program that also supervises children during the summer. Stephanie talked about some of the fun activities Kids Klub does with our kids. We are lucky to have Kids Klub in our community!  
 
This week our Sergeant at Arms is Adam Kline and we will be meeting in our committee's at this time.  
 
Yours in Service,
 
Paul Cornelius
 
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...