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Greetings East Polk Rotarians,
Thanks Darrell for inviting Marci Vinsand to speak to us last week about the 4-H and FFA programs in Polk County.  Marci is the 4-H Youth Coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County.  She is very involved in organizing the activities for 4-H/FFA at the Polk County Fair to be held this year on July 15-21 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, and other events throughout the year for both organizations.  It was very informative, especially for those who did not grow up on a farm.
Marti is our Rotarian of the Day tomorrow and has requested everyone have their coffee ahead of time because she's going to require us to do some thinking (and have some fun!).
District Governor Steve Wieneke wants to remind you that District 6000 is hosting a night of fun and fellowship with the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park on Tuesday, June 13.  First pitch is at 6:38 p.m.  Please order tickets for your family and friends soon.  In addition to watching a great baseball game, members will be contributing $5 per ticket to go toward The Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Fund.  Who can resist a night at the ballpark with dogs and $1 hotdogs?  Buy your tickets at hhtps://
Our Evening Social will be Thursday, June 1, at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant.  If you want to eat there, please arrive by 6:30 p.m.  Trivia will start at 7 p.m.  Please RSVP to Tom either by email or phone to let him know if you plan to attend so he can make the arrangements.
The Year-end Social Event will be June 28 at Hills Bar and Grill in Pleasant Hill.  Further details will be provided soon. There will be no morning meeting that day.
Meeting Schedule - 2023
DATE            ROTD             SPEAKER
5/24/23           Marti Kline                           Marti Kline Productions
                                                                       Board Meeting
5/31/23           (No morning meeting)            
6/1/23             Evening Social - Thursday evening
                                                    Reclaimed Rails, Bondurant
6/7/23             Business Meeting                 Breakfast
6/14/23           Steve
6/21/23           Chris
6/28//23          Year-end Social Event         Hills Bar and Grill
                      (No morning meeting)  
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
Wednesday, June 28 
     Year-end Social Event - Pass the Gavel
     Hills Bar and Grill
From District 6000 -
Terry Ziegler, Rotary Region 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser - Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week in Afghanistan.
Rotary's Win Against Polio will be a Win for Global Health!
Olabisi Gwamna, Editor, Foundation Minute:  Welcome to Week 4 of RI's Youth Service Month.
The Rotary Club of Abuja (Nigeria) is embarking on a signature project in the nation's capital city as part of its efforts to reduce the level of conflicts in Nigeria.  Goddy Nnadi, DG, RID 9125, made the announcement on Saturday, May 20, at the 14th Rotary District Conference in Abuja.  The Abuja Center, Rotarian Nnadi explained, would serve as a training ground for peace and conflict resolution.  "it is going to be a training ground.  Rotary has the peace arm.  Peace and conflict resolution is a major focus of Rotary events and we have working groups with so many organizations.  In the last elections, we participated and helped to observe what happened in the election and reported back.  We train people to avoid conflicts and maintain peace in our community, neighborhood and country."  DG Nnadi said the body was able to make significant impacts on humanitarian projects during his tenure because, "despite the poor economic turn in Nigeria, Rotarians pulled their weight and made $560,000 donations to the Rotary Foundation.
Yours in Service,
Norma Bettis