Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Club meets Monday's at noon in the Tuscany Room at Rastrelli's Restaurant.
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February 5 - Karen Rowell
February 12 - Mark Rutenbeck*
February 19 - Shannnon Sander-Welzien
February 26 - Paula Schneckloth
March 5 - Mark Schroeder
March 12 - Mary Seely
Student Host
February 5 - Brian Wrght
February 12 - Holly Youngquist
February 19 - Phil Barger*
February 26 - Doug Bertrand
March 5 - Juliann Bray
March 12 - Jody Brooke
If you are listed to do invocation or as the student host and are unable to attend that day, please find a replacement. Thank you.
Student host responsibilities: If you are listed to be student host, please plan to arrive by 11:40 a.m. to greet the students as they come in. Assign one student to a Rotarian so they are spread out at different tables. Try to have different Rotarians each week host students, so the students can meet several people.
February - Jody Brooke
March - need greeter
​Greeting is a great way for new members to meet other members.
February -  Paul Holmer*
       and Ryan Veenstra
March - Dennis Lauver
  Fellowship Fines - Scholarship Fundraiser
January 29 - $205.00
YTD:         $6,795.75
Attendance for January 29-60%
Present - 52
Exempt -  8 
Absent -  34
Membership - January
Total membership: 94
New members: 0
Members that resigned: 1 (Edith Pfeffer, deceased)
Membership goal: 101

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

RI President Ian Riseley supports to give clubs more flexibility in membership and meetings. "If you want to meet every week, and it suits your club, that's great. But there are people who can't do that, for whatever reason. To me, the flexibility is really important." (excerpt from the article in July 2017 Rotarian)

Member information - please submit any changes to your mailing and/or home addresses and emails to Ida ( Thank you!

Rotary Birthdays for
February 5 - February 11, 2018
Dennis Lauver- 2/5
Rotary Anniversaries for
February 5 - February 11, 2018
Dan Housenga - 7 yrs (2/7)
Peggy Sellnau - 2 yrs (2/8)
Jon Thoms - 15 yrs (2/10)

We all are saddened by the death of Edith Pfeffer. She will be missed more than we can say.

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2. Is it FAIR to all concerned
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Volume 72 Number 28, February 5, 2018

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  • FACTOID: Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization in December, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large. Rassin unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration.
  • President Rich encourages members to attend the A TOAST to Rotary D6000. The events are held at Davenport, Coralville, Ottumwa, Carroll and West Des Moines. Detailed information and registration form are in the D6000 December magazine. Cost $49 if register before March 31, 2018.
  • Auction committee will meet February 5 at 4:00 pm in the Clinton National Bank Trust Bldg.
  • Mark your calendar: Rotary auction date is Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Eagle Point Lodge. This year's theme:"Lumberjack Shindig"
  • Upcoming Club Programs are being posted once a month in the Clinton Herald.

Grant Management Seminary - West Liberty Community Center February 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Grant Management Seminar - West Des Moines Shive-Hattery, Inc. February 24, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
March 8 - 10, 2018 in Rochester MN
A TOAST to D 6000
April 12, 2018 at the Best Western Steeplegate, Davenport
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
April 13, 2018 at the Radisson Conference Center, Coralville
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
April 13, 2018 at Bridge View Center, Ottumwa
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
April 14, 2018 at the Santa Maria Winery, Carroll
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
April 14, 2018 at the Marriott, West Des Moines
5:30 PM - 9:00 pm

Program for February 5, 2018
Speaker: Jessica Steines, Clinton County Conservation
Topic: Lions, Wolves and Bears! Oh My! The return of megafauna in Iowa. Jessica Steines, Interpretive Naturalist from Clinton County Conservation will give some examples of where these and other large animals have recently been seen in state and give some insight on why. She will also touch on what is new and upcoming Clinton County Conservation areas.
Program for February 12, 2018
Speaker: Ed Britton, Wildlife Refuge Manager on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge.
Topic: The importance of a national wildlife refuge to our community.
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge borders the City of Clinton's eastern shoreline. Established in 1924, the refuge includes 260,000 acres of public lands that extend 240 miles along the Mississippi River through four states and is the most visited national wildlife refuge in the United States with over three million visitors annually. The management and conservation of the river's natural resources present a continuing challenge.
Program for February 19, 2018
Speaker: Feral Anderson, President of the Quad Cities Archaeological Society and the Friends of the Albany Indian Mounds Foundation.   He has served as president and director of both the Iowa Archaeological Society and the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology.  
Topic: Native American Indian artifacts/ mounds at Eagle Point Park.
 " The Hopewell Mound Building  Culture at Albany  and its place in the Hopewell World ". 2,000 years ago the Albany area was the location of a large population of Native Americans who were an important part of the Hopewell Culture, which was centered in Ohio, and extended from Canada to the gulf coast, and from the Missouri River to western New York.  This culture represents one of the two cultural climaxes in Prehistoric Eastern North America.   They constructed large mound complexes associated with geometrical ceremonial earthworks in Ohio that served as religious centers similar to what Mecca is to the Moslem world of today.   The Albany site, as the largest Hopewell mound group and village complex in the upper Mississippi Valley, had perplexed archaeologists until the recent discovery that they were mining pipe stone and fabricating beautiful and exotic smoking pipes that were found in ceremonial contexts in Ohio and in many mound and village sites in the Mississippi, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio river valleys.

Program for February 26, 2018 - TBA

February Program Chair: Margo Hansen
March Program Chair: Lynn Todtz

Meeting of January 29, 2018
Guests: Judy Leonard guest of Carrie Donaire and Tamara Binder guest of Brian Wright.
Student guests: Grace Trenkamp and Dawson Tubbs of Northeast HS,  Kaitlyn Behr and Matthew Current and Nicole Stocker of Clinton Community College.

Program - Fraud Protection
Randy Meier provided detailed information about the many ways criminal try and, at times succeed, getting their victims to give them money. 

Service Projects for 2017 
  • World Bicycle Relief.  The “double your gift” offer ended December 31.  However you can still donate. Remember to use this link for donations:  
  • RI Governor Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotary Club to plant a tree for each of its members by Earth Day, 22 April. Watch for more about trees in the Rotarian April issue, and find inspiration for projects from the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group at

     Foundation Minute
In the past few months there have been many disasters that have taken people from their homes, displaced families, ended in death and left individuals with no hope for the future.  As Rotarians we want to help – BUT before you do so – keep this in mind:
Do your homework before you give!!  In the wake of repeated national disasters here are tips for giving wisely!
Donate money to a charity that you respect, rather than shipping goods that may go to waste!   (Like Rotary)   
Donate to organizations, that are on the scene.  Groups operating in the midst of the disaster can direct money and other aid to the people who need it mostly.  (Think Rotary!)
Established organizations (Rotary!) are most apt to have staff, experience and infrastructure in affected communities.  Look for national organizations such as Rotary and the Salvation Army, or a local community foundation.  Do your research at or before sending your check!
Maximize the speed of your gift.  Texting a donation seems fast, but wireless companies tend to wait until you pay your bill before passing that money along.  Online donations with a credit or debit card can be faster.
Thank you for caring and for your generosity.                    
(This information (in part) originally appeared in an article published on

Club Committee
for information when a committee meets, contact the respective committee chair.
MEMBERSHIP – Sue Watkins
PUBLIC RELATIONS – Holly Youngquist, Jody Brooke, Carrie Donaire and Jennifer Graf
FOUNDATION – Brian Wright
INTERACT - Peggy Sellnau
AUCTION COMMITTEE -Kathy Klahn and Jennifer Graf, co-chair
SUNSHINE – Mary Swanson/Jennifer Graf/Ida Lorenz
Club Board Meeting:  February Board meeting is scheduled for February 23, at 7:00 a.m. at the US Bank 2300 N3rd Street. All members are welcome.
Auction Committee meetings will be held at the Clinton National Bank Trust bldg. Dates and times will be announced.
 John Frey (President),Gary Foster (VP), Lynn McGraw (Treasurer),Norlan Hinke and Ida Lorenz (Asst. Treasurers)
Directors: Jim Bruhn, Kathy Forrest, Edith Pfeffer, Mark Rutenbeck, Dee Willoughby and Brian Wright.
Foundation Board Meeting - TBA
*Denotes Past President of Clinton Rotary