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Humboldt, IA  50548
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February Student of the Month
Drew Thomas is involved in National Honor Society, Student Senate, basketball, football and track as well as a DARE Role Model and a football and basketball coach for the Humboldt Rec youth.  He has worked for the Humboldt Country Club as a greenskeeper and in the concession/admissions stands of the Humboldt Family Aquatic Center.  His future plans are to attend the University of Iowa and major in business.  Drew is the son of Greg and Michelle Thomas. 
December Student of the Month
Sophia Luu is involved in concert, marching, and jazz band and the musical pit orchestra.  She has been part of the marching band leadership team for 3 years and drum major for 2 years.  She has also participated in AllState auditions and state solo and ensemble contests.  The past 2 years she has been accepted to participate in the AllState Orchestra.  She is also involved in Spanish Club and Battle of the Books.  Her community involvement includes playing bass on the Worship Team at Oakhill Church and helping at the Humboldt Arts Festival.  You may have seen her previously at Fareway as she was employed there the summer of 2015.  Her future plans include attending Iowa State University to major in Apparel, Merchandising and Design and minoring in International Studies.  Her parents are Binn and Melanie Luu.
September Student of the Month
Darron Anderson is involved in the Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Battle of the Books, the school musical and play, and Iowa Central Engineering competition.  He also participates in Jazz Choir and Jazz Band, Marching Band and Pep Band as well as solo and small ensemble festival competitions.  He is presently employed at the Hy-Vee kitchen.  His future plans involve studying Robotics in college.  He has been accepted at Iowa State University and plans to apply at MIT and Carnegie Mellon University.  His parents are Dennis Anderson and Marlise Taggert-Anderson.
The 16th Annual Rotary Fly In/Drive In Breakfast was held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Humboldt Municipal Airport west of town.  Gronbach's Grillers cooked the scrambled eggs, sausage, and pancakes while the Rotary Club members helped serve the drinks and clean up the tables.  Almost 900 breakfasts were served with 112 plane rides provided.  Those in attendance enjoyed watching the 48 guest planes arrive and depart throughout the morning.  The featured plane was an Air Tractor spray plane 750 HP turbo jet.  Another included a home built Pietenpol WWII replica.  Special thanks to Jim Gronbach and his team for their time and equipment, to Tom and Julie Olson for the egg donation, Hy-Vee for the syrup, Doug Bacon for his fuel, Engman Disposal for the dumpster and lastly, Dave and Deb Dodgen for all their time and organization to keep this event running smoothly and successfully.  The proceeds from the fly in have been donated to the Kiddie Cat Daycare.  This, along with a $5,000 Rotary Club District Grant and additional Humboldt Rotary Club funds, amounted to a $15,000 donation.  See photos from the 2016 Fly In saved below in the photo album.
The 55th Annual Rotary Club of Humboldt Honors Banquet was held May 11, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.  This banquet recognized the Humboldt High School class of 2016 top 20 academic students and their parents.  The banquet, originally named the Top 20 Banquet, was organized by Rotarians Delmar Cram and Dr. James Coddington in 1962.  It has been an annual event ever since.
Rotarian Greg Darling served as Master of Ceremonies.  Pastor Jerry Raether gave the invocation following the National Anthem performed by Mike Blair, Humboldt High School Music Instructor. 
Guest Speaker for the evening was Dallas Clark, 1999 graduate of Twin River Valley High School, University of Iowa graduate and NFL wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl XLI champions.
Ms. Lori Westhoff, Principal at Humboldt High School, and Mr. Greg Thomas, Assistant Principal, introduced the top academic students and their parents.  They also presented them with a certificate of recognition from the Humboldt Rotary Club. 
The evening closed with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Many thanks to Rotarian Jeff Gargano for taking pictures, the Senior Honors Banquet Committee consisting of Greg Darling, Pam Ray and Jana Bratland and all Rotarians and their spouses in attendance.  The evening was a great tribute to our academic Humboldt High School students.
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.
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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.