On Thursday, November 7th, President Katelin Lusch presented Bob Cummings with his new member folder and officially welcomed him to our club effective October 1, 2019.  Bob is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and is currently working at US Strategic Command at Offutt.  He and his wife Janice moved across the Missouri to Glenwood last year to be closer to his grandsons (and, of course, his daughter and son-in-law, too).
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On October 10th Josh Heitkamp, On With Life's Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, provided club members an overview of his organization at our meeting in the On With Life conference room.  On With Life is a non-profit organization providing post-acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, long-term skilled, and supported and independent living services to individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other brain injury.  Afterward Josh gave members a tour of his fantastic facility on the Glenwood Resource Center campus.
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On October 7th 179 third-grade students at West and Fremont-Mills Elementary schools each received a new dictionary from our Club.  
Mrs. Heather Diekmann's West Elementary class received dictionaries from Rotarians Matt Portrey, Rick Allely, and Rob Simmon.
Mrs. Brandie Yates' West class received dictionaries from Rotarians Dennis Kelly, Keith Johnson, and Katelin George.
Mrs. Becky Griggs' and Mr. Tony Louden's Fremont-Mills classes received dictionaries from Rotarians Matt, Rob, and Keith.
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Rotarians (left to right) Dennis Kelly, Katelin Lusch, and Ron Kohn presented a check for $3,340 to Glenwood Chamber Director Rachel Reis (also a Rotarian) to help the Mills County Disaster Coalition meet the needs of Mills County residents after this year’s devastating flooding.  The Glenwood Club matched an initial donation of $1,670 from the Newport News, VA Rotary Club led by member Andrew Dunn, a Glenwood Community High School graduate.
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At our August 8th noon meeting Randy Romens updated members on Keg Creek Brewing Company’s phenomenal growth and  surprised us with some Wabash Trace anniversary beer!
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On August 7th, during National Night Out on the square, President Katelin George and club members Justin Franks, Bill Magnuson, and Rob Simmon (left to right) present a $3,000 check to Officer Noah Hahn to help in the purchase of Glenwood Police Department's new police dog, Zeke - part German Shepherd and part Belgian Malinois.  Officer Hahn uses commands in German with Zeke.  (National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our communities safer, more caring places to live.) 
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District 5650 Governor Julie O’Hara (left) presented President Katelin George (right) with a plaque recognizing Glenwood for placing 7th in the District's Profile Program competition last Saturday evening, July 27th, at the District Conference in Nebraska City.  The District Program captures the activities of its forty one clubs across all five of Rotary's Avenues of Service - Community, International, Vocational, Youth, and Club - to identify and recognize the Top Ten.
District Recognizes Glenwood as a Top Ten Club RES 2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
 
On July 11th, Bob & Carol Weilage updated the club on the progress made at, and their enhanced vision for, their Wild Hearts 'n Horses ranch and retreat property located south of Glenwood.  Their project provides a safe place for children, horses, and families to experience hope, healing, and encouragement.  Almost 2 years earlier, they told the club about their intent to use their horses and property to help "at risk" youths gain confidence and trust.  After that presentation we donated $500 to their project.  (visit https://www.wildheartsnhorses.com)
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Service Project:  Planting an Orchard RES 2019-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
 
Rotarians Bill Magnuson (left) and Dennis Kelly (center) recognized Danielle Hardcastle (right) and 15 other Glenwood Community High School Seniors for exceptional community service and citizenship at the high school’s Senior Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 28th.  Bill and Dennis presented four $500 Rotary scholarships for community service and twelve Rotary medallions for both community service and citizenship.  All recipients are listed below:
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President Katelin Lusch thanks Officer Noah Hahn for his informative presentation on the Glenwood Police Department's K-9 Program.  Glenwood retired its last police dog, primarily a narcotics detection dog, about two months ago.  Officer Hahn just began a campaign to raise about $12,000 in the next few months to purchase a multipurpose police dog (detection, apprehension, search and rescue, etc.) for the Department.  Officer Blake Westerhold accompanied Officer Hahn.
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President Katelin thanks Tom Mulholland, owner of Mulholland Grocery in Malvern, for a very interesting presentation to the club on April 4th. Tom bought his store in 2008 after more than 20 years at Wohlner's in Omaha in the meat department.  Tom is a 4th generation owner - his great grandfather opened the store in the 1870s.
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The Glenwood Rotary Club distributed pocket sized booklets containing the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution to area 8th graders on March 19th. This annual gift, initiated several years ago by Rotarian John Dean, represents Rotary’s commitment to supporting Mills County students' and teachers' efforts in developing active and informed citizenship.
Shown in the top picture are one of Adam Giaffoglione's Glenwood Middle School History classes and Glenwood Rotary Club's current President, Katelin Lusch.  Assisting Katelin and shown in the lower picture is Dr. Stan Sibley, past Rotary President and former Superintendent of Glenwood Community Schools.  Booklets of America’s foundation documents were distributed to around 175 students in Glenwood and 45 at East Mills.
America's Founding Documents for County 8th Graders RES 2019-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
 
The Glenwood Rotary Club recently presented a $1,000 check to key personnel responsible for the construction and management of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing complex.  This is the third of five annual donations by the Club to the project now renovating six Glenwood Resource Center residential cottages for skilled, long-term, and rehabilitative care use.  The new complex will replace the aging and outdated Glen Haven Home that has served the Glenwood community for nearly 55 years.  The complex is expected to be ready for residents and staff by the end of this summer.
Pictured in the long-term care cottage nearing completion are (left to right):  Glen Haven Village Board of Directors (Larry Raabe, Don Schoening, Barb Mass, Rotarian Dick Lincoln, Matt Ross, and Ron Ross), Rotarian Bill Magnuson and Rotarian Phil Warren (also the construction project’s manager), and Glen Haven Home/Village Administrator Julianne Marriott.
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Dr. Jerry Rea (left), Glenwood Resource Center Superintendent, is welcomed by Program Chairman, Phil Warren on Thursday, March 7th.  Dr. Rea provided a brief overview of the Resource Center itself, but focused more on recent actions taken by his staff to increase the quality of medical care for residents and to make the Center more relevant as a state & national resource for preventing, assessing, and treating emotional disorders.  The facility's diverse staff of 703 employees serves 202 residents with an annual budget of $76M.
March 7th Program - Glenwood Resource Center RES 2019-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary District 5650 Governor Julie O'Hara (center) joins President Katelin Lusch (holding plaque) and Glenwood Rotary Club members as the club is recognized by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce as the Club/Organization of the Year for 2018 at the Chamber's Betterment & Beautification Dinner & Awards Program at Bella Terre Reception Hall on Friday evening February 22nd.
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Brian Dorian (left) and Jason Holliday (right) of Russ's Market were our speakers Thursday evening, February 21st.  B&R Stores, based in Lincoln, Neb., acquired Newman’s Thriftway store in mid-November.  The Glenwood store is the 20th location for the company.  President Katelin Lusch welcomed Jason and Brian to the community and thanked them for their most informative presentation.
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Thanks to our successful Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in November, Katelin, Rachel, and Matt recently presented $1,000 checks to:  the Glenwood High School Vocal Music Program (Kevin Kilpatrick & students); the Mills County Storehouse (Barb Kaiman); and the Mills County Health NEST Program (Melody Ragland & Julie Lynes).  (NEST is an incentive program supporting healthy activities for families in the county who are expecting and assists until their child turns three.)
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The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus just notified us that they will return to Glenwood again!  Two performances are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 31, 2019 - at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. at Glenwood Lake Park.
 
Save the date and please watch this site, our Facebook page, and the Glenwood Opinion-Tribune for the latest information until plans are finalized.
The Circus is Coming Back! RES 2019-01-10 06:00:00Z 0
Over the winter break President Katelin Lusch presented the 2018 Glenwood Rotary Club Community Service Scholarships to Tanner Maxwell (left) and Marleigh Young (right).  Not pictured is Katherine Kaufman.  Each received a $500 scholarship to recognize their outstanding service to the community while attending Glenwood Community High School.
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Matt Portrey presented Love Tree's Vicki Bird with a check for $1,000 out of proceeds from our 20th Annual Benefit Spaghetti Dinner.
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Katelin accepts the 2018-19 Rotary International Presidential Theme banner from District Governor Julie O'Hara from Shenandoah. Julie also presented the club with a Presidential Citation. Glenwood is one of only ten clubs in the district to receive this recognition. Julie then gave an informative presentation on her history in Rotary and her journey to the District Governor's position.  She is very passionate about the opportunities Rotary offers its members and is focused on making Rotary a family affair during her term.
District Governor Visit RES 2018-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
President Katelin Lusch recognized and thanked Past President Patrick Umberger for reaching the level of Paul Harris Fellow for the second time.  The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute substantially to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  It is because of support such as Patrick's that our club is able to do what we do through The Rotary Foundation.
Two-time Paul Harris Fellow Recognized RES 2018-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
On October 11th, Sherry Ford (right), Iowa State University's Mills County Extension Director, hosted club members in her conference room at the new Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center in Malvern.  Sherry presented an informative update on her office's extension and outreach efforts serving Iowans through six program areas:  Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Communities, Families, 4-H and Youth Development, and Continuing Education.  As a bonus, Chad McCollester (left), Agri-Valley Farm Management Director, gave members an enlightening tour of the nearly $2.9M and 6,000 square-foot Community Center and Extension office spaces.
Mills County Extension Program & Lakin Community Center Tour RES 2018-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, October 11th, President Katelin Lusch (right) presented Dick Davis (left) and Rachel Reis (middle) with their new member folders and Rotary badges and officially welcomed them to our club.  Dick is a retired Navy Captain and active in numerous city and county organizations.  Rachel is the Executive Director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Since 2005, the Glenwood Rotary Club has delivered 2,544 dictionaries to Mills County third graders as a gift for each to use - either at school or at home - for years to come.  On September 18th 222 students at West, East Mills, and Fremont-Mills Elementary schools received a new dictionary from the Club.  In the photo above Rotarians Stan Sibley and Devin Embray present dictionaries to Ms. Brandie Yates and her students at West Elementary.

Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.  The Dictionary Project is the largest literacy project in Rotary. Its goal is to assist students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary.  Since 1995, over 3,500 Rotary clubs in 62 Rotary Districts have donated more than 15 million dictionaries to students in the United States and around the world.
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On Thursday, September 13th, President Katelin Lusch (left) presented Rick Allely with his new member folder and Rotary badge and officially welcomed him to our club.  Rick is the Executive Director of the Mills County Economic Development Foundation.
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Saturday evening, July 28th, Governor Tom Cardwell presented Glenwood President Katelin Lusch with a plaque recognizing our club for placing 4th (out of 42!) in the District's Profile Program competition at the Annual District 5650 Conference.  The District uses the Profile program to measure the progress of the clubs in various Rotary activities and programs and to determine and recognize the District's "Top Ten Clubs."
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On July 12th club members bid farewell to President-Elect Wendy Halbert at her last meeting before moving to the Cincinnati area with husband and fellow member John who had to depart for their new home a week earlier.  Club members wanted to thank them both for all they've done for the club and community by honoring them as new Paul Harris Fellows and donations of $1,000 in each of their names to Rotary International's The Rotary Foundation.  Past President Patrick Umberger presented Wendy with her Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin.
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On June 12th, Emily Prickett (far left), Mills County YMCA Membership Director, presented an informative update for club members on her organization's community involvement and outreach efforts as well as its membership, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs.  Emily is shown with fellow staff members and Executive Director Diana Burchett (second from right).
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On June 14th President Patrick Umberger (second from left) inducted four new members into Rotary International - Elizabeth Becker (third from left), Diana Burchett (fourth from left), Matt Portrey (fourth from right) and Rufus Staton (second from right) with sponsors Rob Simmon (far left), Dennis Kelly (third from right) and Bill Magnuson (far right).
New Members Inducted RES 2018-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
 
At our May 31st meeting friends and club members honored our Rotary Youth Exchange student Joel Ibanez with a farewell dinner.  Joel returns home to Tarija, Bolivia on June 6th after spending the last academic year at Glenwood Community High School and with host family and members Wendy and John Halbert.
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On May 17th, Mark Lincoln (center) provided an enlightening program and discussion about his Lincoln Farm & Home Service business.  Lincoln Farm and Home Service consists of 3 family-owned BP convenience stores located in Glenwood, Red Oak, and Pacific Junction.  In addition to convenience stores, he also offers bulk gasoline and diesel fuel to over 600 customers and serves as a BP wholesale distributor for other BP stations in the area.  Most of the program focused on his newly opened PJ store at the I-29 and Hwy 34 interchange.  Rotarians Katelin Lusch and Joe George thanked Mark for his presentation.

 
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On May 10th, Captain Matt Gray of the Glenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department presented a very comprehensive status report on his organization and then followed that up with an offer to us to tour the station’s buildings and see their equipment.  Left to right:  Jacob Weilage, Michael Brown, Matt, Lora Shanks, Logan Brown, and Ryan Fee.
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Thank you Rick Allely, Mills County Economic Development Director, for presenting at our club's first noon meeting.  Hopefully, the word will get out about the new, creative way we are trying to reach younger professionals in hopes to join our club!
Inaugural Noon Meeting RES 2018-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
 
Peggy and Phil Warren thank Carrie Hough, Starbucks Manager, for a very interesting and informative presentation about her Metro Crossing store as well as numerous aspects of her corporation's business.  Carrie also supplied regular and decaf Pike Place coffee for members to have with their meal as well as ground samples to take home.  Afterward, remaining coffee, cream and sweeteners were taken to on-call members of Glenwood's Fire Department.
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Longtime Glenwood resident, 175-year-old John Y. Stone, recently visited the club attired in his Civil War uniform - having enlisted in 1861 and mustering out as a first lieutenant in 1865.  John regaled members with some exciting “war stories” about serving under General Grant at Shiloh and Vicksburg and under General Sherman in Atlanta and on the way to Savannah.

After the War John returned to Mills County first as a journalist becoming editor, co-owner, and publisher of the Glenwood Opinion.  He then read law and was admitted to the bar in 1868 eventually becoming one of Iowa’s foremost attorneys - as well as a member of both houses of the Iowa legislature, the Speaker of its House, and then Iowa Attorney General from where he left public service in 1895.  Members felt honored indeed to share a meal and some time with someone of such stature as the Honorable John Y. Stone (respectfully played by fellow Rotarian Stan Sibley).
John Y. Stone - A Spirited Program RES 2018-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
 
President Patrick Umberger thanked Dave Malcom, Glenwood Municipal Utilities Superintendent, after his informative presentation about his organization that provides water and sanitation services to Glenwood and a growing area.  Dave has worked for GMU for 23 years and as Superintendent over the last year.
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New members Katelin Lusch & Joe George provided club members with highlights of their trip over the Christmas holidays to Haiti's Ile de la Gonave to provide gifts to dozens of children and some basic necessities to their families.
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Katelin Lusch and Joe George were inducted as new Rotarians by President Patrick Umberger, President-Elect Wendy Halbert, and Sponsor Phil Warren on February 1st.
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President Patrick Umberger (left) recently presented Dennis Kelly his Glenwood Rotary badge.  Last summer Dennis and his wife Wilma moved back to family and friends in the Omaha area deciding to settle in Glenwood.  We're most fortunate that he transferred membership from his former Ohio club to ours in mid-November.
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This year our club decided to extend its reach at Christmas and donated $250 to an Omaha nonprofit called Toy Drive for Pine Ridge.  That amount should provide enough propane to keep a Lakota Sioux family on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota warm for the winter.
 
The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge is a nonprofit organization that collects and delivers toys in early December to children on the reservation and also raises donations for heating, clothing, food, and educational resources for reservation residents throughout the year.

The Toy Drive started in 2003 with Larry Dunn—an Omaha musician also known as Lash LaRue—a friend and a small pick-up truck.  With each year the nonprofit expanded its reach on Pine Ridge and is now providing, in addition to the toys, assistance for elders including a vital propane heating fund, educational resources for three schools, and resources including heating to a medical clinic.

Because of the phenomenal growth of the Toy Drive, each year Larry adds more fundraisers—concerts and other events, such as a radiothon—in and around Omaha.  Learn more at toydriveforpineridge.org
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Rotary Club President Patrick Umberger presented a check December 20th to Shannon Severs, new Director of Nursing at Glen Haven, for the second of five pledged donations for the proposed Glen Haven Village project to renovate seven of the Glenwood Resource Center cottages for skilled and rehabilitative care use.
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In mid-December our Club presented $4,500 of $7,500 raised by our Annual Spaghetti Benefit Dinner in November to the following Mills County organizations:  the Glenwood Community High School Vocal Music Program ($1,500), the Mills County Storehouse ($1,000), the Mills County Public Health's NEST Program ($1,000), and the Mills County Love Tree ($1,000).
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The Glenwood Rotary Club wishes to thank the following people and businesses for their contributions to our 19th Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser.  We must also thank, and ask your support of, Lincoln Farm & Home Service BP who donated $50 again this year, as they do every year, but were mistakenly left off the Opinion-Tribune ad below.
 
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On Friday, November 3rd, the Rotary Club of Glenwood commemorated the 95th Anniversary of its founding with a celebration and supper for members, spouses, and a few honored guests, including District 5650 Governor Tom Cardwell and his wife Jenny of the Lincoln South Club and Mick McKinley, District Governor-Nominee, and his wife, Jan, of the Council Bluffs Noon Club.  Council Bluffs sponsored Glenwood when it joined Rotary International on November 2,1922.
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New Rotarian Jake Jones (center front) is inducted and welcomed into the Glenwood Club by President Patrick Umberger (left), sponsor John Halbert, and Past President Stan Sibley (right) at the October 26th meeting.

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           Mrs. Diane Enger’s third grade class at West Elementary with Rotarians Stan Sibley, Rob Simmon, Erin Jones, and Keith Johnson.
 
Since 2005, the Glenwood Rotary Club has delivered 2,328 dictionaries to Mills County third graders as a gift for each to use either at school or at home for years to come.  Recently 211 students at West, East Mills, and Fremont-Mills Elementary schools received a new dictionary from the Club.  

Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.  The Dictionary Project is the largest literacy project in Rotary. Its goal is to assist students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary.  Since 1995, over 7,000 Rotary clubs have donated more than 14 million dictionaries to students in the United States and around the world.
      Glenwood Rotary Club Delivers Dictionaries RES 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
 
The Glenwood Rotary Club once again brought the Culpepper and Merriweather circus into town for two well-attended performances.  Proceeds from the circus, like all of our fundraisers, are used to support community programs and causes.  Thanks to all our sponsors who purchased tickets in advance and to all those who attended.  Thanks, too, to our partners -  American Legion Harvey Rimel Post, Veterans Administration, Mills County Public Health, Bloom Senior Center, Mills County Storehouse, Elementary School Counselors, and the Indian Creek Antique Machinery Club.  Our next fundraiser will be our annual spaghetti dinner, set for November 14th at the high school.
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The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will hold two performances on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. at Glenwood Lake Park.

On Saturday morning between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. come watch the raising of the Big Top and then stay for the FREE Tour. 

Advance tickets are available at a discounted price of $10 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets are available at the Glenwood State Bank and Jim Hughes Real Estate or from any Glenwood Rotary Club member.

America's Favorite Old-Fashioned Big Top Circus! RES 2017-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
     
 
     District 5650 Governor Dr. Tom Cardwell, presented President-Elect Wendy Halbert with Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s banner during his visit on August 17th.  Tom was accompanied by Assistant District Governor Steve Chamley of the Council Bluffs Noon Club.  District 5650 covers Eastern Nebraska and Southwestern Iowa with a total of 43 Rotary Clubs and over 2,000 members.  Dr. Cardwell and his wife Jenny (also a Rotarian) are members of the Lincoln South Rotary Club.  Tom is the newly retired Dean of Student Engagement at Southeast Community College and also a licensed psychologist.
     Tom's goals for 2017-18 include asking each District Rotarian to plant a tree this coming year, increasing District membership among women and people under 40 by at least 10%, and helping District members to work together side by side across geographical, religious, political and cultural divides to build stronger communities that help families thrive.
New District 5650 Governor Visits Glenwood RES 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
 
District Governor Gary Bren presented President-Elect Wendy Halbert with two significant awards at the recent District 5650 Conference on Saturday evening, August 12th.  In the left picture our club was recognized for placing 10th (out of 43) in the Top Ten Clubs of District 5650 competition.  On the right, our club placed first in conference attendance for small clubs and will receive $1,000 to apply toward a club project of our choice.
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Activities of other District Rotary Clubs
Click here to link to the District Website - Spotlight Page.
 
Other Iowa Rotary Club Meetings:
Red Oak - Tuesdays at Noon - Firehouse Restaurant, 310 E. Washington Ave, Red Oak
Shenandoah - Tuesdays at Noon - Shenandoah Historical Museum, 100 Maple, Shenandoah
CB Centennial - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00 AM - Hy-Vee Community Rm, 1745 Madison Ave, Council Bluffs
CB Noon - Thursdays at Noon - YMCA Healthy Living Center, 714 S Main St, Council Bluffs
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Glenwood Rotary Club members welcome Joel Alejandro Ibanez Soto at Eppley Airfield on Sunday, August 6th after an almost 24-hour journey from his home in Tarija, Bolivia.  Rotarians left to right behind Joel are Erin Jones, Patrick Umberger, Wendy Halbert, John Halbert, Stan Sibley, Bill Magnuson, Dick Lincoln, and Rob Simmon.  Joel will be living with sponsors Wendy and John during his first semester at Glenwood Community High School.
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Assistant District Governor Rob Simmon and President-Elect Wendy Halbert congratulate and welcome new member Erin Jones into the Glenwood Club at the June 27th meeting.
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The Glenwood Rotary Club is pleased to announce the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is returning to Glenwood and will hold two performances on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. at Glenwood Lake Park
 
Advance tickets are now available at a discounted price ($10 for adults and $7 for children) from what will be charged at the gate the day of the circus ($13 and $8 respectively).  Advance tickets can be purchased at the Glenwood State Bank and Jim Hughes Real Estate or from any Glenwood Rotary Club member.
 
Please watch this site and the Opinion Tribune for more information and updates on the Circus in Glenwood.
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The Glenwood Rotary Club, in partnership with Glenwood Kiwanis, was the recipient of a matching funds grant from Rotary District 5650.  The grant and matching funds, totaling $2540, were used to purchase two lift chairs for the Memory Care Unit at Glen Haven Village, scheduled to begin construction this fall.  Shown presenting the chairs to Glen Haven are seated left to right, David Epperson, Glen Haven Nursing Home President of Resident Council and Patrick Umberger, Glenwood Rotary Club President.  Standing left to right are Rob Simmon, Glenwood Rotarian,  Dick Lincoln, Glen Haven Board member and Glenwood Rotarian, Wendy Halbert, Glenwood Rotarian, and Carol Robertson, Kiwanis Club President.
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Congratulations and thank you to Stan Sibley for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow for the fourth time for his contributions to The Rotary Foundation!  President Pat Umberger, left, presents Stan with his new PHF+3 pin recognizing his initial and his three subsequent donations of $1,000 each.
Four-time Paul Harris Fellow Recognized  RES 2017-06-11 05:00:00Z 0
President Patrick Umberger (left) congratulates new member Cameron Quinn upon his induction at the May 25th meeting accompanied by sponsors John and Wendy Halbert.
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Rob Simmon (left) is pictured with Dave Williams, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus Contracting Agent, who visited the club on April 20th to begin the process to bring his circus back to Glenwood on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 for two live, Big-Top performances at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus last visited Glenwood Friday, August 28th, 2015.
 
 
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The Glenwood Rotary Club recently made a $500 donation to the Glenwood Pickleball project.  Shown accepting the check from Rotary members is Dr. Jacque Young, one of the committee members for the project.  The project entails converting the south Vine St. tennis courts into six Pickleball courts for use by the public.  Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the Metro as well as nationwide, and can be played by people of all ages. 
 
Donation to Glenwood's Pickleball Project RES 2017-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation doubles every dollar we raise so the total ($1600+$800) going toward eradicating polio is over $2400!
 
 
End Polio Now Dinner Raises Over $800 RES 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Raising Funds to Eradicate Polio RES 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
The 2016 Glenwood Rotary Club Community Service Scholarships were distributed over the winter break.  From left, Aaron Bertini, Sam Umberger, and Chrissy Vinton each received a $500 scholarship for their outstanding community service while attending Glenwood Community High School.
2016 Scholarships Awarded RES 2017-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
In early December our Club presented $5,500 raised from our November Spaghetti Benefit Dinner to the following Mills County organizations:  the Glenwood Community High School Vocal Music Program ($1,500), the Mills County Storehouse ($1,500), the Mills County Public Health's NEST Program ($500), the Mills County Love Tree ($1,000), and the Glen Haven Village project ($1,000).
December Donations RES 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
The Glenwood Rotary Club wishes to thank, and ask your support of, the following people and businesses for their contributions to our 18th Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser.  (Also, the I-29 & Hwy-34 Campground and Oriental Palace donated $100 and $25, respectively.)
 
100% of your donations support Mills County Storehouse, Glen Haven Village Memory Unit, Love Tree, GCHS Performing Arts Vocal Music Program, GCHS Scholarships and other local charities.
 
Thank You, Benefit Dinner Donors! RES 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Left to Right:  Life Scout and former Scout Master John Dean; Brian Stanley, Assistant Scout Master, Troop 243; Tyler and Trevor Stanley, Life Scouts, Troop 243; and Eagle Scouts Ed Cambridge, Dr. Robert Fryzek and Hugh Trask.
Troop 243 members presented an excellent program to Rotary club members on November 3, 2016.
Boy Scouts Visit RES 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Countywide Benefit Dinner RES 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
On September 27th Rotarians Keith Johnson, Stan Sibley, and Rob Simmon delivered over 240 dictionaries to Mills County third graders.  The top photo shows the East Mills Elementary classes of Sarah Nielsen and Chelsea Harvey located near Hastings.  Tabor's Fremont-Mills Elementary classes of Sarah Victor and Tony Louden are in the middle photo.  The bottom photo shows Mary Simms' class, one of seven at West Elementary in Glenwood.
Dictionaries for Mills County 3rd Graders Delivered RES 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
What a club!  Past District Governor Rod Bates recognizes our very own Rotary Club of Glenwood with three significant awards at the District 5650 Conference for 2015-16:  Outstanding Small Club; Best International Service Project (supporting the children of China’s Yunnan Province); and #9 in the Top Ten Clubs of District 5650. You can see the awards proudly displayed on our banner at the weekly meeting.
Glenwood Earns Three District Awards for 2015-16 RES 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
New District Governor Gary Bren shares "What It Means to Be a Rotarian" with members on August 18th.  Gary also discussed the District's new approach to both outbound and inbound Youth Exchange programs.
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President Stan Sibley welcomes new members Wendy and John Halbert at the June 30th meeting.
New Members Inducted RES 2016-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary District 5650 Governor Gary Bren welcomes new member Jeni Lewis and presents her new member folder with certicate and pin at the August 18th meeting.
District Governor Welcomes New Member RES 2016-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
 
Registration for the 2016 Rotary District 5650 Conference this August is now open! Join Rotarians from throughout our District to celebrate the accomplishments of Rotary in our region and the world during the past year. 
 
Registration is available online at www.rotarydistrict5650.org. The conference hotel is The Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S 13th St. A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $99 per night. Call 402.474.7474 and ask for the "Rotary District" block of rooms.
District 5650 Conference - Aug 5th & 6th RES 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
 
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will double every dollar we raised so that the total going toward Rotary's END POLIO NOW program is $1221!
 
We're this close to eradicating polio!  Polio is now endemic in only two countries (Pakistan & Afghanistan) - down from 125 countries and 350,000 new cases in 1988 to only 100 new cases last year.
 
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.  Their work improves lives locally and globally, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
END POLIO NOW Chili Supper Raises $407 RES 2016-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Stan Sibley and Bill Magnuson recently presented $500 community service scholarships to 2015 Glenwood Community High School graduates Lydia Reyes, Sara Schoening, and Lydia Umberger.
 
Community Service Scholarship Checks Presented RES 2016-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Benefit Dinner Donor Appreciation RES 2015-12-28 00:00:00Z 0
In early December our Club presented $6,000 raised from our November Spaghetti Benefit Dinner to the following Mills County organizations:  the Glenwood Community High School Vocal Music Program ($1,500), the Mills County Storehouse ($1,500), the Mills County Public Health's NEST Program ($1,000), the Mills County Love Tree ($1,000), and the Mills County Ministerial Association's Food Pantry ($1,000).
Benefit Dinner Fund Recipients RES 2015-12-20 00:00:00Z 0

 

 
Congratulations to the newest class of graduates from Rotary Leadership Institute!
 
District 5650
Pat Umberger - Glenwood (Front Row, 3rd fm Left)
Rod Bates - Lincoln 14 (District Governor, 2015)
Jerad Reimers - Lincoln South
John Collard - Omaha Millard
Ann Coyne - Omaha Suburban
Edna Brooks-Pittman - Omaha Suburban
Gail Veitzer - Omaha West
Kent Templien - Omaha West
Julie O'Hara - Shenandoah
 
District 6000
Terry Geiger - Decatur County
John Ockenfels - Iowa City AM
Glenwood President-Elect Is Rotary Leadership Institute Graduate RES 2015-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
 
The Rotary Club of Glenwood brought the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus to town for two action-packed 90-minute shows at the Glenwood Lake Park on Friday, August, 28th!  The Circus specializes in affordable, family-friendly entertainment and its show was enjoyed by nearly 1,100 children of all ages - toddlers, kids, teenagers, parents & grandparents!
 
While the performers and crew of Culpepper & Merriweather deserve the credit for an exciting show, we were also impressed by the outpouring of support from the community.  Businesses and other public and private organizations provided technical assistance or generously donated time and financial support.  Many businesses and individuals donated tickets to local social service agencies who in turn gave families and others with special needs an opportunity to enjoy the event who otherwise may not have been able to attend.  We wish to express our sincere appreciation to those businesses, individuals, and organizations listed below:
 
Glenwood State Bank (Susan Hirschman)
Jim Hughes Real Estate (Sybil Magnuson)
Glenwood PTA (Autumn Clemmer)
Glenwood Chamber of Commerce (Linda Washburn, Tana Sadler)
City of Glenwood (Park Board and Sup’t Ron Mattox, Chief of Police Eric Johansen, Fire Chief Butch Fidler, Utilities Superintendent Dale Marshall, City Clerk Angie Winquist)
Glenwood Community Schools
Glenwood Resource Center
Mills County United
Mills County Public Health
Mills County Storehouse
Kids Place
Glenwood Manor
Linnwood Estates
Al Hughes
ALF Construction
Alternative Solutions
Backroom Lounge
Best Finish Auto Body
Robert and Beverly Blasi
Bodega Victoriana Winery
Cohron Ready Mix
Country Tire
Donna’s Day Care
El Portal Mexican Restaurant
FFG Consulting
Garden Treasures
Gary’s Tumbling LLC
Glenwood Collision Repair
Harvest Moon Coffee
I-29 Hwy 34 Campground
Joe Designer
Kally’s General Store
Kirsch Transportation
KMA Radio
KOAK Radio
Malvern Leader
Tammie McCue Photography
Methodist Physicians Clinic
Opinion Tribune
Pinnacle Construction
Pitzer Thrift Storage
Poorts Garage
R & J Storage
R & R Waste Solutions
Radio Shack
Sam the Painter
Stroud Pumping Svc
Woods and Wyatt Law Firm
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus RES 2015-07-31 00:00:00Z 0

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