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Greetings East Polk Rotarians,
The Iowa Tech Expo was a great event this year, rebounding from COVID with more entries than in the past.  We awarded three scholarships; $250, $750, and the new "Michael Horton Scholarship" of $1,000 (note that we'll present this again going forward, but the amount may flucuate).  Thanks to all those Rotarians who participated in the judging, and, of course, the fundraising events that made this possible.
Darrell Hanson is our Rotarian of the Day tomorrow.  He has invited Marci Vinsand, 4-H County Youth Coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County, to come to talk about the county 4-H program, including:
     *   What the 4-H program is and how it is organized
     *   Activities at the Polk County 4-H/FFA fair and the preparations
          that go into putting on a county youth fair
     *   4-H community clubs and their activities
     *   Special interest clubs
     *   Other 4-H youth programs in the county
Meeting Schedule - 2023
DATE            ROTD             SPEAKER
5/17/23           Darrell  Hanson                 Marci Vinsand                 
5/24/23           Marti Kline                     
5/30/23           Evening Social - Tuesday evening
                                                    Reclaimed Rails, Bondurant   
Thank you,
Curt Gause, President
East Polk Rotary
Rotary Club of East Polk County, PO Box 73, Altoona, IA  50009
Meets Wednesday, 7:00 a.m., Caring Hands Outreach, 602 3rd St SW, Altoona
Important Upcoming Dates for East Polk Rotary -
Tuesday, June 13
     District 6000 Rotary Day at I-Cubs
From District 6000 -
Terry Ziegler, Rotary Region 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser - No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.
Adam Gorish Hamid's family was shattered when his nephew, Mostafa, contracted polio in December 2022.  Mostafa was never vaccinated against polio, and now is left to live with its debilitating impacts.  Today, his uncle Hamid has chosen to help other families avoid this tragedy and is leading the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases as an advocate in his nomadic community in Sudan.
Rotary's Win Against Polio will be a Win for Global Health!
Olabisi Gwamna, Editor, Foundation Minute:  Welcome to Week 3 of RI's Youth Service Month.
The news this week is culled from the latest message to Rotarians by the RI Trustee Chair 2022-23, Ian H.S. Riseley, published in the current edition of ROTARY (May 2023).  His message is a reminder of what it takes to make lives better in communities around the world.
How many other charities do so much good in so many ways for so many as the Rotary Foundation?
Not only do we, the volunteers, fund most of our projects, but we often contribute significant volunteer hours in organizing and executing them.  The "regional offices" of our charity - also known as Rotary and Rotaract clubs - are our reliable go-to partners in the more than 200 countries and geographical areas in which we operate.  And when we lack expertise in an area, we partner with outside organizations whose trust we have earned, such as the World Health Organization, to deliver results on the ground that truly change lives.  We in Rotary are excellent stewards of our grants, with most of the funds going toward humanitarian support itself and relatively little going to grant administration costs.  This is why Charity Navigator has consistently given its highest rating to the Rotary Foundation, year after year.
Yours in Service,
Norma Bettis