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Humboldt, IA  50548
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The Humboldt Rotary Club was chartered on February 12, 1925 and the charter meeting was held on March 19, 1925 with 23 members forming the club.  The club was sponsored by the Eagle Grove Rotary Club.  The Rotary Club has served the Humboldt area for 89 years and perhaps is the oldest service club in Humboldt and Dakota City.
Humboldt Rotary Club is a part of Rotary District 5970 and Rotary International.  Rotay International is composed of over 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs in 200 countries.  The motto for Rotary is "Service Above Self".
Over the years, the Rotary Club has been very active in the community.  Proceeds from our fund raisers have supported the Humboldt High School Athletic Field entrance, Frank Gotch Memorial Statue, Liberty Fountain, Humboldt Fire Department, Taft Park Ball Diamond Renovation now known as Rotary Field, Drill Team, Spanish Club, Aquatic Center and Humboldt County Memorial Hospital projects. The club also supports the Rotary International program to eradicate polio in the world. 
Student recognition, scholarships and low interest loans have been provided by the Humboldt Rotary Club for many years.  Annual scholarships totaling $1,500 have been awarded to four seniors based on their school and community involvement, academic achievement, leadership, citizenship, character, service, and financial need.  The late Rotarian Harold Grebe has also added two $1,000 scholarships.  In 1962 the Top 20 Honors Banquet began through the leadership of the late Rotarians Del Cram and Dr. James Coddington.  This banquet honors the top 20 Humboldt High School graduates for academic achievement.  The late Rotarian Ray Lindhart started the Lindhart Education Trust in 1972.  In addition memorial gifts have been added by the late Rotarians Lester Moffitt and Del Cram.  Low interest loans are provided to Humboldt County graduates seeking to continue their education.  Through 2013 approximately 311 students have borrowed $481,175 from this program. 
Currently the Humboldt Rotary Club sponsors two fundraisers.  In June we serve a chicken or pork dinner with all the fixings.  Then in August we host the Fly In/Drive In Breakfast at the Humboldt Municipal Airport.  This breakfast is prepared by Gronbach's Firefighter Crew and plane rides are provided by the Humboldt Flying Wildcats.  Pilots from all over the midwest join us for Sunday morning breakfast.
On August 6, 2017 the Humboldt Rotary Club hosted their 17th Annual Rotary Fly In/Drive In Breakfast at the Humboldt Municipal Airport.  Gronbach's Grillers served scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage to 840 people.  The Rotary Club members served the milk, orange juice and coffee as well as providing assistance with seating and clearing of tables.  Rotarian Dave Dodgen arranged for pilots to offer plane rides to 128 individuals.  The guests in attendance were able to view the landing and take off of 38 planes.  Several Model A cars were also on hand for viewing.  The Fort Dodge Life Flight Helicopter and crew joined us for breakfast and allowed guests to view first hand the inside of the helicopter. 
Special guests this year was the Humboldt Rotary Interact Club.  Members from the Humboldt High School had a bake sale to raise money for their service projects.  The Humboldt Rotary Interact Club sponsor is Heather Nielsen.  It is awesome to have these young students learning about Service Above Self.
The Humboldt Rotary Club members would like to thank Dave and Deb Dodgen for organizing the event, Jim Gronbach and his crew for cooking the breakfast, Tom and Julie Olson for the egg donation, Hy-Vee for the syrup donation, the parks department for the delivery and use of the picnic tables, Joel Dodgen for taking charge of the plane rides, and the Humboldt Airport Commission for the use of the facility.  The proceeds from the fly in have been designated for the Kiddie Cat Daycare.
Thanks to all for attending this fun event.  The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all.  Hope to see everyone again next year!  Mark your calendar for the first Sunday in August, 2018.
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Low interest rate loans are available to graduates of Humboldt County high schools.  These loans are being provided by the Lindhart Education Trust which has been administered by the Humboldt Rotary Club since 1972.


The Lindhart Education Trust was established to honor former Rotarian Elmer Lindhart and his wife, Ruth.  It was recently enhanced by former Rotarian Lester Moffitt and his wife, Phyllis, in memory of their son, Mark, and former Rotarian Delmar Cram and his wife, Ruth.


Approximately 322 loans have been made totaling over $508,278 since 1972.  The Humboldt Rotary Club encourages any of the high school graduates in the county to apply for financial assistance to attend any approved college or vocational/trade school.


You may copy an application form by clicking on the donwloadable form above. 


For more information, students or parents may contact Humboldt Rotarian Jana Bratland at 515-332-3457 before June 1st of each year.  They may also contact their local high school guidance counselor.


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