Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Club meets Monday's at noon in the Tuscany Room at Rastrelli's Restaurant.
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April 23 - Patti Stark
April 30 - Matt Steenhard
May 7 - Mary Swanson*
May 14 - Lynn Todtz
May 21 - Rod Tokheim
Student Host
April 23 - Mary Connell
April 30 - Dale Dalton*
May 7 - Gary DeLacy
May 14 - Tom Determann*
May 21 - Carrie Donaire
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.
April - Karen Rowell
May - need greeter
​Greeting is a great way for new members to meet other members.
April - Jim Bruhn* and John Frey*
May - Carrie Donaire and Jack Robinson
June - Dee Willoughby
July - Mary Swanson
  Fellowship Fines - Scholarship Fundraiser
April 16 - $305.00
YTD:    $9,596.00
Attendance for April 16 - 63%
Present - 54
Exempt -  7
Absent -  32
Membership - April
Total membership: 93
New members: 0
Members that resigned: 0
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.
Dave Rose gave his new member talk. Thank you Dave!

RI President Ian Riseley supports giving 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
 April 23 - April 30, 2018
Kathy Forrest - April 27
Rotary Anniversaries for
 April 23 - April 30, 2018
Jennifer Graf - 10 yrs (4/28)
Lynn McGraw -10 yrs (4/28)

Deepest condolence to Julie Dunn on the death of her father.

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Of the things we think, say or do
1. Is it the TRUTH
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Volume 72 Number 39, April 23, 2018
Be a Paul Harris Foundation Minute Sponsor for the month of April.
For just $26.50 you can be a sponsor. Contact Ida if interested.

FACTOID: Take online Membership Courses - the eight new membership courses offer a fun, self-paced learning experience that can help you revitalize our club. Take the courses and help fictional club leaders make decisions about common challenges that face clubs. Find courses at
Josh the Otter - books are ready for delivery. Please contact our "maskot" Jody Brook (563-559-4001) -  to arrange for a time to accompany your group when you deliver the books to the schools.
"Plant A Tree" -  Margo has compiled a list of tree choices and the list has been emailed to members. Please make your selection. Margo wants to place the order and wrap up the project by the end of April.  For more information, check with Margo Hansen.
RYLA - we are offering an opportunity for two local students to attend the nationally-known leadership conference RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).  The six-day over-night Rotary Youth Leadership conference will host students from across Iowa at Grinnell College from Sunday, July 15 through Friday, July 20, 2018. 
Interested students may learn more about this opportunity by visiting  Application forms may be downloaded and completed via the website.  The application deadline is April 30, 2018.  For more information, please contact Shannon Sander-Welzien at YWCA Clinton at 563-242-2110 x.101/  
The auction is only 1 week away!  The auction committee is still accepting donations and sponsorships. Pease be generous.
Auction Tickets sales are online only. Go to link:
We need the information of each individual attending whether you are purchasing individual tickets or using sponsorship tickets.  Those information boxes should open up once you say how many tickets you will be purchasing or which sponsorship level you are under. Please feel free to share this link with your friends.  We want a great turnout!
The auction Committee will be at Rotary each Monday leading up to the auction to address any questions you have.
  • Still accepting donations to fill the wagon donated by Paul's with bottles of spirits, min. value $20/bottle.  Bottles have to have the Iowa liquor tag.
Rotary auction
Friday, April 27, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
at the Eagle Point Lodge.
  • Interact students have decorate a window for the auction in the Van Allen Building. Take a look, They did a great job!
  • Upcoming Club Programs are being posted once a month in the Clinton Herald.
Vision 2020 - West Des Moines
Shive-Hattery Inc.
May 2, 2018, 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm
RI Convention 2018 - Toronto, Canada
Air Canada Centre
June 24 - June 27, 2018
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Grinnell College
July 15 - July 20, 2018
NCPETS 2019 - Save the date
Scheman Building - Iowa State Center
March 14 - March 19, 2019

Program for April 23, 2018
Speaker: Terry Geiger, Rotary Foundation representative for District 6000
Topic: Rotary Foundation overview.
Program for April 30, 2018
Speaker:  April Barsema, Dietitian at Mercy Medical Center
Topic: Local Program Aims for Prevention of Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can lead to health issues such as a heart attack, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure. One out of three individuals has pre-diabetes and most of them do not know it.  Having pre-diabetes indicates that blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.  Without lifestyle changes, many people with pre-diabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.  In this presentation, April will present information on diabetes and a new program offered locally that helps individuals who are pre-diabetic to make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

April Program Chair: Julie Dunn
May Program Chairs: Peggy Sellnau and Julie Eggers
June Program Chair: Carrie Donaire
July Program Chair: Norlan Hinke

Meeting of April 16, 2018
Guests: Tamra Binder guest of Brian Wright and Dean Engel Guest of Ron McGauvran. 
Student guests: Matt French and Wyatt Schmidt of Northeast HS, Emma Ketteringham of Prince of Peace HS, Elizabeth Strile and Kyle Smith of Unity Christian HS an Kate Struble and William Hick of
Clinton HS.

Program - Chol Chagai, a native of Yirol, Sudan, shared insight into his native country, one of the most diverse countries in the continent of Africa with over 60 different ethnic groups. Mr. Chagai emphasized on its people, culture and history.
Program speaker Mr. Chol Chagai.

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Service Projects for 2018 
April/May -Josh the Otter books are ready for delivery.
May - Plant a Tree initiative - Margo Hansen is leading the initiative.  Project to be completed in May. Good will donations are encouraged.

     Foundation Minute
In Brazil's Riberia Valley, a neonatal intensive care unit faced a problem.  It didn't have nearly enough equipment.  With only seven incubators, the unit at the state-run Dr. Leopoldo Bevilacqua Regional Hospital filled up quickly.  Newborns often would be transferred to another facility - a harrowing journey that the tiny,
fragile patients sometimes didn't survive.  This factor contributed to the hospital's high mortality rate.
The Rotary Club of Registro, Sao Paulo, stepped in to help, partnering with the Rotary Club of Nakatsugawa, Gifu, Japan, on a global grant.  They raised funds to purchase equipment, including incubators, cribs, ventilators, and monitors, and launched a publicity campaign about the importance of prenatal care and breastfeeding.  The clubs also provided training for at-risk pregnant adolescents
and education on maternal-infant health.
The new equipment doubled the capacity of the unit, which now provides care to 220 of the community's newest and tiniest residents each year.
Your continued support of The Rotary Foundation enabled this to happen.  Thank you.

Club Committee
for information when a committee meets, contact the respective committee chair.
MEMBERSHIP – Sue Watkins
GRANTS - Holly Youngquist
PUBLIC RELATIONS –  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 SECRETARY – Ida Lorenz (Jody Brooke June 1, 2018)
Club Board Meeting:  May Board meeting is scheduled for May 18, at 7:00 a.m. at the US Bank 405 S 3rd Street. All members are welcome.
Auction Committee meetings will be held  every Monday at 4:00 pm at the Clinton National Bank Trust bldg. until the April 27 Auction date.
 John Frey (President),Gary Foster (VP), Dale Dalton(Treasurer),Norlan Hinke and Ida Lorenz (Asst. Treasurers)
Directors: Jim Bruhn, Kathy Forrest, Mark Rutenbeck, Dee Willoughby and Brian Wright.
Foundation Board Meeting - TBA
*Denotes Past President of Clinton Rotary