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 12 - Mark Rutenbeck*
February 19 - Shannnon Sander-Welzien
February 26 - Paula Schneckloth
March 5 - Mark Schroeder
March 12 - Mary Seely
March 19 - Peggy Sellnau
Student Host
February 12 - Holly Youngquist
February 19 - Phil Barger*
February 26 - Doug Bertrand
March 5 - Juliann Bray
March 12 - Jody Brooke
Maarch 19 - Matt 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 - $191.00
YTD:         $6,986.75
Attendance for February 5-60%
Present - 51
Exempt -  5 
Absent -  37
Membership - January
Total membership: 93
New members: 0
Members that resigned: 1 (Mike Kirchhoff)
Membership goal: 101

Gabriella Torres-Nicholson gave her new member talk. Thank you Gabi.
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 12 - February 18, 2018
Joanne Hermiston- 2/15
Rotary Anniversaries for
February 12 - February 18, 2018
Joanne Hermiston - 6 yrs (2/13)
Jack Robinson - 12 yrs (2/13)
Holly Youngquist - 1 yr (2/13)
Mark Schroeder - 26 yrs (2/17)

Sincerest condolences to Dale Dalton on the death of his mother.

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Volume 72 Number 29, February 12, 2018

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  • FACTOID: For the 10th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible rating of 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Only 1% of charities they evaluate have received at least 10 consecutive 4 star evaluations.
  • 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. Let Rich know if you plan to attend the meeting in Davenport.
  • The Culinary students will prepare a meal Monday, February 12, for their final exam.
  • 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 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 February 5, 2018
Guests: Doug Harridge guest of Mary Swanson.
Student guests: Grace Trenkamp and Dawson Tubbs of Northeast HS,  Kaitlyn Behr and Matthew Current and Nicole Stocker of Clinton Community College.

Speaker Jessica Steines, Interpretive Naturalist from Clinton County Conservation provided information about the Rock Creek Nature Center. "It's worth a visit." She gave examples of where  large animals, wolfs, bob cats, ect. have recently been seen in state and gave some insight on why.
Speaker Jessica Steines and Program Chair Margo Hansen.

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
Through the efforts and expertise of The Rotary Foundation our clubs and districts have accomplished a great deal around the world.  There is still much to be done and many of our clubs labor with the problem of funding these projects.  Some clubs and districts are able to pay entirely for the project through fundraising events, such as charity dinners, walkathons or online auctions.  These events will not only help you raise money for your project, but also build awareness for Rotary and The Rotary Foundation.  Some other ideas are:  Hold a raffle, Skip a meal at your club meeting and donate the cost; organize a walkathon, bike-a-thon or skate-a-thon.  Honor a special person in your life or your community.
And many clubs struggle to find an international partner.  To help TRF has created an International Service Chair.  Zone 28 & 29’s chair is Craig Leiser from District 5960.  Don’t hesitate to contact him at  He will be happy to help.
And don’t forget:  When you focus on making a difference in other people’s lives, your life is the one that improves the most.” (Quote by Roxanne Emmerich).  Thank you.

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