Posted by Norma Bettis on Oct 30, 2018
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
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