Brr, the cold weather is starting; making me even more excited about my upcoming vacation to Hawaii! 
Last week we had a great presentation from the District 6000 Public Image team, Ryan Bell and Tyler Phelps.  They had some good ideas for us to use as we become more active in promoting our club's image with Committee Chairman, Chris Schon.  We also had a prospective member, Tom Bylund, who came with application in hand!  He and his wife moved to the Altoona area about five months ago to be closer to grandchildren, and they are looking at getting more involved in the community.  Tom was a former Rotarian many years ago in Davenport.
This last Sunday, Norma, Marti and I attended the Celebration Service for Corinne Lambert.  It was a lovely gathering of her family and friends, and we heard many wonderful stories about Corinne.  Many items were on display that showcased her life and Rotary items were included.  District 6000 was also well represented by DGE Steve Wieneke and his wife, PDG Tom Narak and his wife, PDG Chris Knapp and his wife, and DGN Dennis Drager.  PDG Tom and I both spoke briefly during the ceremony.
This week Nancy Mwirotsi is our Rotarian of the Day, and our speaker.  For those of you who are not aware, Nancy is the Founder and Executive Director of Pi515.  At Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515), they challenge, inspire, and teach technology skills to students with potential - empowering refugee and underserved youth to achieve success, garner influence and gain stability in their families and communities.
An email went out this week regarding collecting for Eastview Food Pantry.  Please email or ask me about it if you can't find the email.
Thank you,
Marie Pipes
East Polk Rotary President
Rotary Club of East Polk County, P.O. Box 73, Altoona, IA  50009
From District 6000: The R.I.S.E. Action Team shares these words:  "As you grow older, you will notice that you have two hands - one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." - Maya Angelou
Olabisi Gwamna, PhD, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant, Editor Foundation Minute District 6000 Foundation Action Team - Welcome to week One of Rotary International's Month of Disease Prevention & Treatment.  The month had no sooner begun than December's Rotary theme started manifesting itself.  According to a report by Dick Dolinski of the Rotary Club of Midland, Michigan, TRF recently approved a Global Grant of $83,800 to support sanitation, solar power, and teaching/learning technology projects for two schools in rural Uganda.  Rotary's current theme of "Serve to change lives" certainly captures the collaboration between the participating Rotary clubs and districts across two continents and Rotary International.  The recipients of the grant are:  Muko High School, a predominately focused boarding school educating about 250 students in southwestern Uganda, and Divine Mercy Elementary School with approximately 200 students in grades K-6 located about 20 miles north of Muko.  The grant promises to dramatically improve the quality of life for the people of the area.  It will indeed be "Beneficial to all Concerned!"
Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36 - No polio report this week, but there were two new cases reported last month.  Remember, our Goal is 100% Polio Eradication!!!
Upcoming Events -
December 28 - Fifth Monthly Meeting Social (time and place will be announced next week)
February 18 - Bowling Bash at Great Escape
Schedule for Rotarian of the Day:
Meeting DateRotarian of the DaySpeakerAdditional Notes
Dec. 8
Nancy Mwirotsi
Nancy Mwirotsi
Founder and Executive Director
Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515)
Dec. 15Norma Bettis
Ed Arnold
and a representative from Iowa Wolves Basketball for Polio Night 
Board Meeting
Dec. 22Pam DonahueBusiness Meeting 
Dec. 28Tuesday Evening Social
Time and place will be announced soon
Norma Bettis, Secretary
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT EAST POLK ROTARY Norma Bettis 2021-12-07 06:00:00Z 0