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Club meets Monday's at noon in the Tuscany Room at Rastrelli's Restaurant.
Monthly Board meetings: every 3rd Monday of the month directly after Rotary meeting/luncheon; Tuscany Room
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September 9: Ryan Veenstra
September 16: Karen Vickers
September 23: Sue Watkins
September 30: Dee Willoughby 
If you are listed to do the invocation or as the student host and are unable to attend that day, please find a replacement. Thank you.
September 9: Gary DeLacy
September 16: Tom Determann
September 23: Julie Dunn
September 30: Carrie Donaire
Fellowship - 2019 
September: Margo Hansen and Christie Collins
October: Dave Sivright and Dee Willougby
November:  Matt Brooke and Mark Rutenbeck
December: Carrie Donaire and Doug Bertrand
Just a gentle reminder to Rotarians that are to be greeters; if you are NOT going to make it to the meeting, please find your replacement BEFORE your designated meeting date.  THANK YOU!
Fellowship Fines - Scholarship Fundraiser
August 26, 2019
Fines collected: $239.00
YTD $2063.00
YTD total of guests: 25
Recent Meetings
Aug 26, 2019  / 92
Aug 19, 2019  / 92    
Aug 12, 2019  / 92    
Aug 05, 2019  / 92    
Membership Statistics
Current Members: 92
New Members: 0
Resignation(s): 0
Deceased: 0
Membership goal: 95

Please note: new members will have to pay an application fee of $25 to cover administrative costs (pin and badge), effective November 1, 2017.

Member information - please submit any changes to your mailing and/or home addresses and emails by accessing the CR site and update personally! Thank you!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Christie Collins
September 5
Jerri Ross
September 5
Kim Clausen
September 8
Chuck Gustaveson
September 11
Mike Kroemer
September 13
Karen Vickers
September 15
Kathy Klahn
September 15
Cheryl Frey
September 17
Julie Dunn
September 20
Andy Fergurson
September 21
Brigham Tubbs
September 21
James Bruhn
September 22
Matt Steenhard
September 26
Karen Rowell
September 28
Julie Eggers
October 1
Ronald McGauvran
October 4
Patti Stark
October 8
Douglas Bertrand
October 12
Keith Hook
October 22
G. Wylie Pillers
October 29
Jack Robinson
October 30
Join Date
Ronald McGauvran
September 1, 1978
41 years
Keith Hook
September 10, 2012
7 years
Douglas Bertrand
September 16, 1996
23 years
Gregory Jasper
September 18, 1995
24 years
Karen Vickers
September 23, 1996
23 years
Matt Steenhard
September 24, 2012
7 years
James Bruhn
September 30, 1996
23 years
Tom Determann
October 2, 1995
24 years
Pete Clausen
October 7, 1991
28 years
Paula Schneckloth
October 9, 2017
2 years
Erin Cole
October 15, 2018
1 year
Val Hill
October 20, 2003
16 years
Juliann Bray
October 27, 2003
16 years
Shannon Sander-Welzien
October 28, 2013
6 years
Michael Nass
October 29, 2007
12 years

Service Projects for 2019

  • ShelterBOX USA
  • Kicks for Kids - boot project
  • Josh the Otter - Spring Water Safety Program 
  • Empowerment Center
  • MyGear
  • Homerun Readers
Keep track of your service/volunteer hours as a Rotarian and report your hours to Idell Klein;
Download Files
June, 2019 Board Minutes
April, 2019 Board Minutes
February, 2019 Minutes
Past Presidents
Rotary Club By-Laws
Volume 74 Number 5 - News For the Week of September 9, 2019
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--> Our next Halloween Boo Bash will be on Friday, September 13th at 4:00 at Sarah Harding. Please come and join in on the fun!
--> Speaking of our Boo Bash...SAVE THE DATE!!!!
--> Did you know you can get Global rewards through Rotary? Check them out by clicking here.
--> Are you interested in going to the Rotary Convention in Honolulu? It's not too late to sign up. Click here to view more information and contact Shannon Sander-Welzien if interested! (You know what they say -- when in Honolulu, do as the Hawaiians do?)
--> Read below to see how you can help with Mentoring in our area!
-->  Please continue to turn in any community service hours need to be sent to Idell Klein who is our coordinator. Her email is:  Please list dates, hours and project you have worked on. Thank you! 
--> Anyone that reads this and presents Brian with a note on Monday, September 9th meeting that says, "Jill is an awesome librarian" will be rewarded at the meeting!
--> If you're interested in sharing the love for a good cause, check out this awesome opportunity with the Clinton Peace Coalition.
-- If anyone is willing to host our monthly programs for July 2020, please let Brian or Jill know!

Meeting Review

No meeting due to Labor Day!

Foundation Minute
District 5970 Foundation Chair, Don Meyer reveals that a total of $48,275 has been donated to PolioPlus by the district, as its contribution toward eradicating the disease from the planet.
August 21, 2019, marked the third year in a row that Nigeria, one of the world’s three endemic countries, remained wild poliovirus-free, justifying the $268 million spent by Rotary International to fight the dreadful disease in the sub-Saharan country. The chairperson of PolioPlus for Rotary International in Nigeria, Dr. Tunji Funsho, acknowledged the efforts of over 20,000 community mobilizers within Nigeria, who risked lives and donated time to help Rotary International achieve what used to be an almost inconceivable picture: a polio-free Africa by 2020.   “That is not to say we’re going to take our eyes off the ball in Nigeria, because we still have quite a huge gap in immunization coverage.”
While Nigeria is cautiously celebrating its almost new status as a polio-free country, Brazil is struggling to increase its dangerously low vaccination rates. To combat this, the Brazilian government has embarked on “End Polio Now,” a massive campaign aimed at vaccinating more than 11 million children in over 300 cities against diseases such as influenza, measles and polio. The 5-week campaign ending in September hopes to vaccinate at least 95% of children between the ages of 1 and 5year-old.
Ensuring that children over the globe have access to three square meals a day, the Rotary Club of Ankeny, District 6000, participated in the Meals from the Heartland’s 12th Annual Hunger Fight, at the HyVee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa. The main goal of Hunger Fight is to package over 4 million meals in 4 days. The one-day effort resulted in 1 million packaged meals.
Five new Wild Polio cases reported this week. 
World Polio Day: One Day. One Focus: ENDING POLIO NOW!
Ten of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of  Any guesses which one is Rated Number One with a perfect overall score of 100?  See here -
Post-Polio Africa If the WHO African Region is certified wild polio-free next year, then wild Polio will officially be gone from five of six WHO regions - leaving only the Eastern Mediterranean Region.  The time in now to revitalize our commitment to vaccinating every child against Polio in the wild virus’ last reservoir!
Vaccine Derived Polio Cases - Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Syria, Somalia, Niger, Nigeria, Mozambique, Myanmar, Angola, China, Ethiopia, CAR, Benin, Ghana, & DRC - Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2019 - 59:  Papua New Guinea - 0 (26 in 2018).  CAR - 4 (0 on 2018).  Nigeria - 13 (34 in 2018)  Niger - 1 (10 in 2018).  Somalia - 3 (13 in 2018).  DRC - 21 (20 in 2018).  Mozambique - 0 - (1 in 2018). Angola - 4 (o in 2018).  China - 1 (0 In 2018).  Ethiopia - 1 (0 in 2018). Myanmar - 4 (0 in 2018), Benin - 1 (0 in 2018), Ghana - 1 (0 in 2018).   One hundred and four Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2018.   
Quote of the Day -  "A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.  -  Jeff Cooper
The Final Three Polio Endemic Countries:
  • Pakistan - Five new Polio cases reported this week.Fifty-Eight Polio cases reported in 2019.  The most recent cases were (one each) from the Bannu, Hangu, & North Waziristan Districts of the Khyber Pkhtunkhwa Province and two from the Hyderabad District of the Sindh Province.  The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 8/05/19.  Pakistan reported twelve Wild Polio cases in 2018.  No new Polio-Positive Environmental Sample were reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.Thirteen Wild Polio cases reported in 2019.  The most recent case was from the Chora District of the Uruzgan Province with an onset of paralysis on 7/16/19. Afghanistan reported twenty-one Wild Polio cases in 2018. No new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
  • Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.  Nigeria is to be congratulated on reaching Three Years without a Wild Polio case!
   Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!
Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 26


Programs for SEPTEMBER 2019

September 9: Dr. Christopher Peters “Better Angels” President of Iowa Better Angels, Better Angels is a citizen organization uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America.

September 16: Kay Takes, President of the MercyOne Eastern Iowa Region, and Amy Berentes, Chief Operating Officer for MercyOne Clinton, will present on the recent developments in health care for Clinton including the regionalization, integration with Medical Associates and the future of health care in our area.

September 23: District Governor – Erna Moran

September 30: Mike Parent Plant Manager, 3M Cordova IL – 3M Cordova is a specialty chemical provider to the rest of 3M. Most of the materials they make are adhesives that are sent to other 3M plants to make the large variety of 3M tape products.


Program Chairs
September: Jennifer Graf
October: Shannon Sander-Welzin
November: Doug Harrridge and Jill O'Neill


Committee Chairs
For information when a committee meets, contact the respective committee chair.
Community Service: Idell Klein
International Service: Christie Collins
Membership: Sue Watkins
Grants Chair: Jill O'Neill
Public Relations: Jennifer Graf; Jill O'Neill RCof C Website, Doug Harridge (photos)
Foundation: Brian Wright
Interact: Peggy Sellnau
Scholarships: Rob Cassidy
Student Service / Weekly Student Guests: Shannon Sander-Welzien
Fundraiser Committee: Jill O'Neill
Financial Committee: *Dale Dalton
Sunshine: Christie Collins
Showboat Event Committee: David Sivright
Lumberkings Event Committee: *Dale Dalton
Dictionaries Committee: *John Frey (Fall)
Josh the Otter Water Safety Committee: *Rich Klahn (Spring)
Christmas Program: Doug Bertrand
Fellowship/Program Sign-up: Doug Bertrand and Brian Wright
Club Secretary: Jill O'Neill 
Club Treasurer: *Dale Dalton
Club Board Meeting:  3rd Monday of every month immediately after Rotary meeting in the Tuscany Room. All members are welcome!
Rotary Foundation Board of Directors for 2019-2020:
 *John Frey (President),*Gary Foster (VP), *Dale Dalton (Treasurer)
Directors: *Jim Bruhn, *Mark Rutenbeck, Lynn McGraw, Brian Wright, *Kathy Klahn, *Jennifer Graf.
*Denotes Past President of Clinton Rotary