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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 23: Sue Watkins
September 30: Dee Willoughby 
October 7: Brian Wright
October 14: Phil Barger
October 21: Douglas Bertrand
October 28:  Tamra Binder
Student Host
September 23: Doug Harridge
September 30: Val Hill 
October 7: Norlan Hinke
October 14: Nicole Hinman
October 21: Paul Holmer
October 28: Dan Housenga
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 23: Julie Dunn
September 30: Carrie Donaire
October 7: Julie Dunn
October 14: Julie Eggers
October 21: Chris Farwell
October 28: Andy Fergurson
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
September 16, 2019
Fines collected: $268.00
YTD $2541.00
Recent Meetings
Sep 16, 2019  / 91  
Sep 09, 2019  / 92  

Full Name   Type  Note    
Diamond, Brenda Rotarian    
Diamond, Richard Rotarian    
Marlowe, Jack Other G/O Jeff Reed  
Melchion, Dodson Other Student at Camanche  
Mesecher, Susan Guest of Member G/O Jill O'Neill  
Moor, Dasana Other Student at Camanche  
Reed, Annika Other G/O Jeff Reed  
YTD total of guests: 36
Membership Statistics
Current Members: 91
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
July, 2019 Board Minutes
June, 2019 Board Minutes
April, 2019 Board Minutes
February, 2019 Minutes
Past Presidents
Rotary Club By-Laws
Volume 74 Number 7 - News For the Week of September 23, 2019
Be a Paul Harris Foundation Minute Sponsor!
For just $26.50 you can be a sponsor. Contact Jill O'Neill if interested.


--> We will be having our next Rotary Boo Bash on Wednesday, September 25th at 8:00 am in Sarah Harding's Billiard Room. 
--> Save the Date! for our next fundraiser and a great Halloween party!
--> We raised $180.65 for the “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World!” Way to show your service above self!
--> Read below to see how you can help with Mentoring in our area:
-->  Please continue to turn in any community service hours that need to be sent to Idell Klein who is our coordinator. Her email is:  Please list dates, hours and projects you have worked on. Thank you! 
--> If anyone is willing to host our monthly programs for July 2020, please let Brian or Jill know.
--> Interested in taking a trip with Rotary? Check out below!
Registration for the Rotary District 6000 March 2020 trip to Xicotepec is now open!
Trip Facts:
  • Trip dates are March 14 - 22, 2020
  • Apply online by going to and clicking Apply. Read instructions, apply, and pay $200 deposit online.
  • Deadline:  November 3, 2019
  • The cost of the 2020 trip varies from $1850 to $2100. The cost includes all ground and air transportation, lodging, and nearly all meals.
Our team of Rotarians, youth, University students, and faculty members will work with the Rotary Club of Xicotepec on some of the most urgent community needs. Examples of past projects include the construction of school classrooms and libraries, screenings for diabetes, dental outreach, landscaping, water projects, and more.
If you have questions, contact us at any time. Please forward this to your friends and colleagues who may be interested as well.
You may also follow us on Facebook or donate online to help fund our work. Your gifts support life-changing experiences for everyone involved. Thank you.

The Xicotepec Project


Meeting Review

Kay Takes, President of the Eastern Iowa region of MercyOne and Amy Berentes, COO and senior Vice-President of MercyOne Clinton presented about the changes in our local health care system, including their goals for a major ER Renovation, recruitment and retention of providers, and an increase in primary care providers. 



To view a video of our meeting from Monday, please click here. 



Programs for SEPTEMBER 2019

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.


Programs for OCTOBER 2019

October 7: Leslie LaShelle-Mussman, CPS, Prevention Director, ASAC - Leslie will speak on Adverse Childhood Experiences, otherwise known as "ACE's" and the role resiliency skills and training play in addressing ACE's so children have the skills and support to grow up to be healthy, thriving adults.  Leslie will briefly share about new programs in the area to address ACE's called "Connections Matter."   

October 14: Regan Michaelsen, Executive Director of Information, Referral and Assistance - Regan will share information about the Backpack Buddy Program, which was created to address childhood food insecurity.  Through this program, nearly 200 area students receive a bag of food to take home each weekend with pre-packaged meals so children have well-balanced healthy meals to prepare for themselves over the weekends, when not in school.  A portion of the proceeds from the Rotary Boo Bash will benefit this wonderful program.  

October 21: Mary Leister, MSW, Victim Coordinator, Marsy's Law for Iowa - Learn about the fight for equal rights for Iowa's crime victims and treating Iowa's crime victims with dignity and respect.  Learn more at  

October 28: Erin Olson, MPH, Community Health Consultant, Iowa Department of Public Health - Erin will share about Iowa's 5-2-1-0 program, a fun way to make being healthy easy!  Learn about the new 5-2-1-0 Work Site designation you can take back to your workplace. Healthy Choices Count! #healthychoicescount


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


Foundation Minute
It’s heartwarming to know that The Rotary Foundation has received for the 12th consecutive year from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator, its highest rating.  Explaining the rationale for the award, the president and CEO of Navigator, Mr. Michael Thatcher, points out that the Foundation demonstrates “…both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.” Not only that, Thatcher reiterates that a 4-Star evaluation testifies that The Rotary Foundation “…exceeds industry expectations and outperforms most charities…”
Two Rotary clubs recently outperformed their peers when they responded to the news of the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The Rotary Clubs of Monrovia, Liberia and Marlow, UK, jointly dedicated a medical oxygen plant worth $200,000 to Eternal Love Warming Africa (ELWA) Hospital, on the outskirts of Monrovia in Paynesville. Piped to connect the hospital building, the plant will supply oxygen for surgical wards, emergency room and other treatment centers. The funds were raised through individual and corporate donations, roadside fundraising campaigns in the UK and e-mailing funds through the global Rotary Foundation.
On the same note, the Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club has donated medical supplies and equipment worth $1.5 million to the districts of Nyaruguru and Huye, two of the poorest districts of Rwanda. Teaming with Project C.U.R.E (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment), the clubs delivered three 40-foot containers, each carrying 1000 pieces of equipment including: electrocardiogram machines, incubators, anesthesia supplies, examination tables, wheelchairs and feeding tubes.
In consonance with The Rotary Foundation’s goal of alleviating poverty, The Gold Coast Lake Success Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of New Delhi, in partnership with the NIT Foundation, have announced a $150,000 grant towards the development of a skill and career program for the youth of India. Initiated by Immediate Past District-Governor, Ravishankar Bhooplapuri, the vocational project is aimed at training immigrants in skills needed to survive in the metropolitan cities of India.
In Rotary,
Olabisi Gwamna PHD, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant
Foundation Minute Editor
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