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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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November 5 - Christie Collins
November 12 - Mary Connell
November 19 - Dale Dalton
November 26 - Gary DeLacy
Student Host
November 5 - Michael Nass
November 12 - Jill O'Neill
November 19 - Charles Pelton
November 26 - David Pillers
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.
November 5 - Andrew Kida
November 12 - Kathy Klahn
November 19 - Rich Klahn
November 26 - Idell Klein
​Greeting is a great way for new members to meet other members.
Fellowship - 2018
November - Justin Hartley/
                     Mark Rutenbeck
December - Carrie Donaire/Doug Bertrand
Fellowship - 2019
January - Matt Steenhard
February - Dennis Lauver
March - Ryan Veenstra/Paul Holmer*
April - Rich Klahn*/John Frey*
May - Jim Bruhn*/Rob Cassidy
June - Gary Foster
July - Mary Swanson
  Fellowship Fines - Scholarship Fundraiser
October 29, 2018-   $350.00
YTD $3,967.00
YTD total of guests: 152
Special THANK YOU's  to Richard and Brenda Diamond for the $150.00 donation to the club! G.Wylie Pillers for the $50.00 donation. 
Attendance for October 29, 2018
Meeting Statistics
Rule Actual Member Count Actual Attended Actual %
Always Count () 0 0 0.00 %
Count If Attended () 88 44 50.00 %
Never Count () 10 5 50.00 %
Totals 98
(Reported 44)
(Reported 44)
100.00 %
(Reported 100.00 %)
44 Reported
100.00 %

12 Guest(s)

Total membership: 94
New Members:
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.

RI President Barry Rassin wants to see Rotary Be the Inspiration for Rotarians to make adjustments in our clubs that suit different needs and give Rotarians the flexibility to serve in the ways that works best for them.

Member information - please submit any changes to your mailing and/or home addresses and emails to Jody Brooke ( or access the CR site and update personally!  Thank you!
November Rotary Birthdays

Hinman, Nicole

Nov 06

Buyert, Claire

Nov 09

Srp, Elizabeth

Nov 09

Dalton, Dale

Nov 15

Rose, David

Nov 20

Sivright, David

Nov 22

Hartley, Justin

Nov 25


November Rotary Anniversaries


Hansen, Margo

7 years 11 months

Nov 08 2010

Stark, Patti

9 years 11 months

Nov 10 2008

Sivright, David

25 years 11 months

Nov 16 1992

Torres, Gabriella

0 years 11 months

Nov 20 2017

Putman, Don

17 years 11 months

Nov 27 2000

Putnam, Don

17 years 11 months

Nov 27 2000

Rowell, Karen

1 year 11 months

Nov 28 2016

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Volume 73 Number 17- For the week of November 5, 2018
Be a Paul Harris Foundation Minute Sponsor for the month of November.
For just $26.50 you can be a sponsor. Contact Jody Brooke if interested.

From our Club President:
Induction of Erin Cole; WELCOME!
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Bo Shi gave his 3 minute speech to the Club! Thank you Bo!
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Our club is signed up for bell ringing at Paul's for the second Saturday in December.  Sign up sheet will be circulated closer to the event. *All volunteer hours must be reported to Idell Klein.
Our INTERACT students have signed up to help the Holiday Train effort to provide food relief for our area.  The train will be in Clinton December 4th and our students will be leading a food drive in the Clinton schools.  The goal is 25,000 pounds.  Thank you Peggy Sellnau for continuing to be a great liaison! More updates will be provided as the fun project unfolds. *All volunteer hours must be reported to Idell Klein.
Our monthly board meeting; November 19th,  will be help on the 3rd Monday of each month directly after our Rotary Meeting at the Tuscany Room.
Dictionaries have been delivered!  Pictures have been shared and will be directed to District 6000 for the website and our F page and Twitter account! Keep up the great work and THANK YOU John Frey who has led this campaign for many years!
Libby Goodman is at the end of her 3 year term as Assistant Governor for our District. Erna Morain from the Rotary Club in Waukee will be the District Governor next year and she is looking for a new AG for our area four clubs; Muscatine, Tipton, West Liberty and Clinton. If there is any interest from any Past Presidents in our club please contact Libby Goodman.  
AUCTION meeting will be held November 5th at 4PM; Clinton National Bank - Real estate/Trust building. Come join the auction committee!!!! A theme for the 2019 Auction has been chosen: TEAM UP WITH ROTARY! More info to come!!!
Announcements from the floor: 
Peggy Sellnau announced that the CHS Interact students are doing leaf raking 10-31-18; any rotarian interested in having their yards raked please contact Peggy!
KICKS FOR KIDS!  The boots are here!!! November is when we will be distributing the boots to the schools that are in need. Tax deductible donations appreciated $20.00+ !!! Give generously to help those in need!  Thank you...
CP Holiday Train will be stopping in Clinton December 4th, from 4:15 - 5PM; by the Sawmill Museum.  Food donations for our club will be greatly appreciated. A Red Train donation box will be provided for those Rotarians who would like to donate non-perishable food goods! For the month of November.
Christie Collins reminded the club about the Polio Eradication event on October 24th. Donations are still being accepted on our FB page/ClickBID!!!!

Please DONATE to Rotary Club of Clinton's fund to #endpolio, go to and click the "donate" button or TEXT rcc to 56651 on your phone. Polio cases have been reduced by 99.9% worldwide since 1988. But continuing efforts to end the disease are critical to eradicating polio for good. We've immunized over 2.5 billion children in the world's most sophisticated global health initiative. Help us make history by getting to zero. Learn more at

2018-2019 Board Members:  Jennifer Graf, *Dale Dalton , Jody Brooke, Idell Klein, Sue Watkins  , Shannon Sander-Welzien, Brian Wright, Rod Tokheim, *Rich Klahn, Christie Collins
Check out our FB page; Rotary Club of Clinton and Twitter also check out the INTERACT Club of Clinton FB page: Rotary Sponsored Club
Upcoming Club Programs are being posted once a month in the Clinton Herald.
NCPETS 2019 - Save the date
Scheman Building - Iowa State Center
March 14 - March 19, 2019

Programs for November 2018
November Programs:
November 5 - Dee Willoughby will provide update about the Unity Christian School Plan.
November 12 - Neil Gray; NE Schools Superintendent will give school district update (Tentative)
November 19 - Justin Hartley; Salvation Army. Pathway to Hope Project
November 26 - Opportunity Zones; A community-based committee will introduce the details of a new aspect of federal taxes that will allow people to defer. reduce and possibly eliminate capital gain taxes - while supporting growth projects in certain parts of Clinton.

November Program Chair: Dennis Lauver
December Program Chairs: *Kathy Klahn and Dave Rose, Val Hill and Sue Watkins
January 2019 Program Chair: Tom Determan
February Program Chairs: Shannon Sander-Welzien and Lori Freudenberg
March Program Chairs:* Mary Swanson and Cheryl Frey
April Program Chair: Julie Dunn
May Program Chairs: Peggy Sellnau and Julie Eggers
June Program Chair: *Dee Willoughby
July Program Chair: TBA

Meeting of October 29, 2018
Guest Speaker(s) : Shirley Hoefer, Eastern Regional Supervisor and Deputy Program Administrator - Foster Care Review Board Program
Guests: Richard and Brenda Diamond, Arthesian Tillery guest of Jen Graf; Chris Cournoyer guest of Dee Willoughby; Jerreck Clee guest of Gabi Torres; Braydon Roberts guest of John Frey.
Student guests:   Blake Bergman POP ; Shannon Sherman CCC ; Aaron Schoon NE; Connor Petersen NE
Interact Student guests: Lauren Buer CHS; Ryann Hubbert CHS

At the 10-29-18 meeting:
October 29: Speaker - Shirley Hoefer, Eastern Regional Supervisor and Deputy Program Administrator - Foster Care Review Board Program. 
Program: CASA.  The Iowa Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a volunteer program that commissions trained and qualified community advocates to serve as an effective voice in court for abused and neglected children, strengthening efforts to ensure that each child is living in a safe, permanent and nurturing home.  The CASA program is a unique volunteer experience that aligns concerned citizens with abused and neglected children in their community. Shirley gave a powerful speech about the CASA program and how to become certified. Thank you Shirley for being our guest speaker!
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Shelter Box USA - Mississippi Expedition for the efforts of Rotarian Erik Elsea; our club donation to help provide emergency help to those in need. Our membership follows the motto "Be the Inspiration"!
Lr: Board member and International chair, Christie Rutenbeck Collins, Rotary Club of Clinton President Jennifer Graf and our club Treasurer Dale Dalton.
A gentle reminder about MyGear

Here are the items that go into a My GEAR Outreach bag:

2 to 18 years of age. All bags include shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, brush, nightlight, deodorant, washcloth, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, socks, pajamas, underwear, crayons, pens, pencils, journals, coloring books, water bottle, stuffed animal, age-appropriate toys and candy.

Baby bags include (newborn -1): baby shampoo, baby lotion, Desitin, formula, thermometer, pacifiers, socks, diapers, baby wipes, washcloth, burping cloths, blanket, stuffed animal, pajamas, age-appropriate toys.

All items in bags are new. All toiletries are full-size.

We are always looking for new ideas to put in our older boy bags. We usually include playing cards, some sort of sudoku or word cross book, nerd gun, football or basketball and a $10 gift card to Walmart. If you have any new ideas we would love to hear them!

Foundation Minute for Week of October 29, 2018
Foundation Minute for Week of October 22
 There are over 122 million children in the world that are illiterate.  In addressing the problem, Rotary realizes that bringing children into schools isn't enough to solve illiteracy.  Consequently, it has turned to mentoring and coaching a teachers!  The Guatemala Literacy Project and the Nepal Teacher Training Innovations are two global grant projects that lead the effort to advance childhood reading by empowering teachers to teach better.  The projects plan lessons that ensure students will actually learn.  The entire effort is part of larger goal to reduce extreme poverty, because knowing how to read and write increases a person's earning potential and ability to build a better life.
These projects can succeed thanks to your generous contribution to The Rotary
Foundation. Thank you.  

Service Projects for 2018 -2019

Service Projects
                                             ShelterBOX USA
                                             Kicks for Kids - boot project
keep track of your service/volunteer hours as a Rotarian and report your hours to Idell Klein!

November – Kicks for Kids, boots for k-5 area students will be delivered, this project is in lieu of the coats for kids.
November – Student Adventures Afterschool program CCSD Tuesdays in the month of November 3:30-4:30. Our continued club Literacy objective.
November – MyGear, a new Rotary tradition centered on child abuse prevention, helping children new to foster care realize their own items. A box for gathering needed items will be put out for the month for members to provide items such as toothpaste,
toothbrushes and stuffed animals for these children.
December – Salvation Army Bell ringing at Paul’s 10-7, our traditional outreach to the community for a great cause.

Club Committee
for information when a committee meets, contact the respective committee chair.
MEMBERSHIP – Sue Watkins
GRANTS CHAIR/CO-CHAIR; Gabi Torres, Jill O'Neill
PUBLIC RELATIONS –  Jody Brooke, Carrie Donaire and Jennifer Graf; Gabi Torres RCof C Webite
FOUNDATION – Brian Wright
INTERACT - Peggy Sellnau
AUCTION COMMITTEE - *Kathy Klahn and Jennifer Graf, Co-chairs
Project Financial COMMITTEE - *Dale Dalton, chair
SUNSHINE –* Mary Swanson/Jody Brooke/Christie Collins
FELLOWSHIP/PROGRAM Sign-up: Doug Bertrand and Brian Wright
Club Board Meeting:  3rd Monday of every month immediately after rotary meeting in the Tuscany Room. All members are welcome!
 *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, *Kathy Klahn.
*Denotes Past President of Clinton Rotary