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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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October 7: Brian Wright
October 14: Phil Barger
October 21: Douglas Bertrand
October 28:  Tamra Binder
Student Host
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.
October 7: Julie Dunn
October 14: Julie Eggers
October 21: Chris Farwell
October 28: Andy Fergurson
Fellowship - 2019 
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 30, 2019
Fines collected: $222.00
YTD $2953.00
Recent Meetings
Sep 30, 2019  / 91
Sep 23, 2019  / 9  
Sep 16, 2019  / 91  
Sep 09, 2019  / 92  

Full Name   Type  Note    
Buer, Shane Guest of Member G/O Andy Fergurson  
Clarke, Isabelle Other Student at Northeast  
Dady, Leslie Guest of Member G/O Dave Sivright
Graf, Charlie Guest of Member G/O Dave Sivright
Hessing, Evan Other Student at Prince of Peace  
Marlowe, Jack Other Student at Northeast
Mesecher, Susan Guest of Member G/O Jill O'Neill
Moeller, Nathan Other Student at Prince of Peace
Moore, Dasana Other Student at Clinton
Nier, Mary Jo Guest of Member G/O Peggy Sellnau  
Reed, Annika Other G/O Jeff Reed, Student at Clinton  
Williams, Chad Other Student at Northeast  
YTD total of guests: 61
Membership Statistics
Current Members: 89
New Members: 1: Susan Mesecher
Resignation(s): 3: Lynn Todtz (retirement), Jack Robinson (retirement), Joanne Hermiston (Work commitments) 
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, 2018.
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
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
Idell Klein
November 2
Nicole Hinman
November 6
Claire Buyert
November 9
Elizabeth Srp
November 9
Coach Dalton
November 15
David Rose
November 20
David Sivright
November 22
Justin Hartley
November 25
Join Date
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
Coach Dalton
November 1, 1978
41 years
Margo Hansen
November 8, 2010
9 years
Patti Stark
November 10, 2008
11 years
Braydon Roberts
November 12, 2018
1 year
David Sivright
November 16, 1992
27 years
Don Putnam
November 27, 2000
19 years
Karen Rowell
November 28, 2016
3 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
August 2019 Board Minutes
April, 2019 Board Minutes
February, 2019 Minutes
Past Presidents
Rotary Club By-Laws
Volume 74 Number 9 - News For the Week of October 7, 2019
Be a Paul Harris Foundation Minute Sponsor!
For just $26.50 you can be a sponsor. Contact Jill O'Neill if interested.


--> Thank you to Ron McGauvran for being our October Paul Harris sponsor!!    
--> You have until 5:00 of this Friday (October 4) to put in an order for the "Rotarian at Work" T-Shirt, which is on sale for $8.95. Please contact Jill O'Neill if you're interested. 
--> The next International Committee meeting will be on Monday, October 7 directly after our Rotary meeting. All are welcome! :) 
--> Our next Boo Bash meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8 at 4:00 PM, in Sarah Harding's Billiard room. Please come and join us!
--> Save the Date! for our next fundraiser and a great Halloween party!
--> Boo Bash tickets AND envelopes are LIVE!!!! Click HERE to purchase yours today! (
--> It will be Pin Day on October 21!! Don't forget to wear your Rotary pin (any Rotary pin!) or fear the consequences...

Let's Talk about the Boo Bash!!!
You've heard us tell you to save the date, but how familiar are you with what the Boo Bash actually is?? Read on for more information!
* This is our annual fundraiser and will be replacing our spring auction.
* This is not an auction!!! This is an envelope fundraiser.
* The envelopes will be on a "Wall of Money."
* There will be envelopes from 1-300, with each envelope having the corresponding number on it.
* All guests will be able to choose an envelope (or several envelopes!) and donate the amount written on the envelope.
* For example, if I choose envelope 42, I would put in $42 in the envelope as a donation.
Envelopes 1-250 will be at the party and available online, while envelopes 251-300 will be exclusively online, accessible for Rotarians who may not be able to make the physical party.
* There will be prizes in random envelopes, to inspire the donations. (Yes, even the envelopes online!)
* To purchase envelopes online, sign-up as a "bidder" and place your "bid" on the envelope. (Sorry, the website is through ClickBid and it's what we used for the auction. Therefore, we can't change the word "bidder" and take it out of the website!)
* Some of the prizes that are available to win are: Cash prizes, gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, Eagle Point Lodge rental, Clinton Lumberkings' Lumber Lounge - party for 10, a week at a Cabin in Michigan, Y membership for 6 months, River City Gold, Lottery tickets, and more!!!!
* We will be having a "dessert auction" where each table can bid on desserts that are being donated to the Boo Bash! Talk about a delicious reward!
* Some proceeds will be going to the Backpack Buddy Program, which we will hear about at our October 14th meeting. 
* In addition to our fundraiser, we also want to have a good time!!! There will be an amazing DJ and dancing, a costume contest that our Interact students will judge, a photo booth area, and a wonderful MC. 
* We will have a delicious meal and there is a cash bar, with signature Halloween cocktails. And most of all, we will have an amazing time supporting our community and our club!!!
To purchase tickets, please go to the website: Get your tickets now, the price goes up after October 18th! 
Meeting Review
We had the wonderful opportunity to listen to Mike Parent, Plant Manager of the local Cordova 3M plant. As a valued economic partner with over 450 employees and 150 contractors on-site; the combined 3M generated payroll alone represents a significant amount of return for our area.
Mike first started working for 3M as an intern in 1991 following his freshman year of college. He returned to 3M for 3 more internships before attending graduate school at the University of Minnesota. Mike joined 3M in 1999 as a product development engineer. After 5 years and having led several NPI programs, Mike moved to Cordova as a black belt. Mike has had a number of manufacturing roles including Product Manager in MRD’s Cordova and Jinshan, China operations. 
Mike has received numerous awards from 3M and is the author and owner of several publications and patents. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Iowa.
Did you know: 
  • The manufacturing of adhesive materials at the local plant provides the capability of 3M to create over 1,000 different products of varying scopes. 
  • You're never more than 10 feet away from 3M technology!
  • There are over 93,000 3M employees worldwide and 450 employees at the Cordova plant. 
  • Production runs 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 
  • Cordova services 22.3 Million divisions through both value stream factories.
  • In 2018, they had 688 U.S. patents, with a Total of 4,208 worldwide and 117,000 in the company's history? (That's a lot of genius work there!)
Thank you, Mike, for answering all of our questions and telling us about 3M and the Cordova plant. (And thank you for the awesome goody-bags, filled with 3M products!)
To view a video of our meeting, please click here. 
Foundation Minute
Speaking on the transformational power of The Rotary Foundation 30 years ago, then Rotary International President, Paulo Costa identified the Foundation as “…the most generous expression of Rotarian generosity – a generosity that not only benefits but also brings help and cooperation to solve the problems that affect mankind.”  This week’s minute report is a reaffirmation of that statement.
Paramount among the problems confronting many of the underdeveloped communities of the world is the lack of clean water. The provision of this amenity is part of The Rotary Foundation’s goal of achieving overall health among the most underprivileged citizens of the world. El Salvador suffers chronic water shortage due, in part, to degraded land and water resources. Not only that, more than 50% of the country’s water does not meet international standards for drinking. Consequently, the Rotary Club of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA, partnered with a Rotary club in San Salvador by contributing $40,000 toward a $255,000 clean water project.
Clean water was the casualty when incessant rain caused a dam to overflow in Lohian, India, flooding at least 20 villages and destroying the existing water filters of government schools in the affected areas. With no help coming from the government, the Rotary Club of Goraya in the state of Punjab, came to the rescue. On Sunday, September 29, the club donated water filters worth 1.50 Lakh Rupees ($2,127.36) to government schools affected by the flood. Lupinder Kumar, a club member, explained that the objective of his Rotary club “is to encourage and foster the idea of community service” and that this kind gesture would put an end to “the fear of contamination…and ensure clean drinking water for the students.”
The Rotary Club of Morgantown, NC., definitely solved one big problem when on Wednesday, September 25, it donated an educational endowment of $250,000 to North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. This took place at the Morgantown Community House during its weekly meeting. Membership Chair, Allen Van Noppen described the donation as “…perhaps the largest gift made by a Burke County civic club to anyone.” 
As we look forward to October, this is hoping that Rotarians worldwide remember one of The Rotary Foundation’s area of focus, Community Development, in their club’s weekly meetings.
Yours in Rotary,
Olabisi Gwamna Ph.D
Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant
Foundation Minute Editor


Programs for OCTOBER 2019


October 7:  Candace Seitz, Advanced Prevention Specialist; ASAC - Candace 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. Candace 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
October: Shannon Sander-Welzin
November: Doug Harrridge and Jill O'Neill
December: Kathy Klahn
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