Speakers
Ashley Beaumont
Jan 29, 2018
FDHS Girls Swimming
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Co-Treasurer
Co-Treasurer
Floundation Chair
Board of Director to 2018
Board of Director to 2018
Board of Director to 2018
Board of Director to 2019
Board of Director to 2019
Board of Director to 2019
Board of Director to 2020
Board of Director to 2020
Board of Director to 2020
 
 
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We lost to Mother Nature for Monday's Meeting.  Keep warm and safe off of the ice and we will see you next Monday.
Monday's guest speaker was Dr. Kinney of ICCC who outlined the case for supporting "Encouraging Dreams by Building Communities."  ICCC has a tremendous impact on its nine county trade area (as established by many past feasibility and economic studies).  Its activities have been instrumental in helping the area improve its economics that has attracted high quality new jobs and in improving the overall tax base.  Now, it respectfully requests a bond issue that will fund $25.5 million to provide the following items:  (The cost to a home valued at $100,000 is approximately $12 per year)
  1. Redesign Classrooms to meet modern technology and electronic needs;
  2. Update Science labs to meet new programs in STEMM;
  3. Improve electrical services;
  4. Provide HVAC renewal on many buildings;
  5. Repair the parking ramp;
  6. Reguild parking lots;
  7. Construct a larger fuels lab;
  8. Create in Storm Lake an industrial technical facility similar to the one in Eagle Grove;
  9. Provide safety for students;
  10. Construct a joint Student Success Center.
Improvements will occur in all current centers of the college (Storm Lake, Eagle Grove, Webster City, and Fort Dodge).  ICCC has an approximate 64% graduation rate, which has been increasing steadily.  This compares to a national rate of 54% for community colleges. 
 
 
The slate of officers/board members being offered to the membership for Rotary Year beginning on July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2019 is as follows:
President:  Joe Tofilon
President Elect:  Janet Secor
Secretary:  Steve Hoesel
Treasurer:  Kraig Barber/John Nielsen Team
Board of Directors Term July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021
  • Elizabeth Stanek
  • Brandon Hauck
  • Cameron Nelson
This slate will officially be presented to the Membership on Monday, January 22nd at which time nominations from the floor will be taken, if any.  An official vote can occur thereafter.
 
 
 
Rotary introduced its newest member to accept the Blue Badge of permanent membership.  Leif Glesne (Midwest Gate and Fence) officially joined the club and was introduced by President O'Hern.  His grandfather Otto was a past member of the club so his involvement with Rotary is not new.  A close relative is also current club member Eldon Hovey.  Leif is a long time resident of Fort Dodge and has built a business from this base that serves clients throughout the United States.  He and his wife have four children.  As you see Leif in future meetings please introduce yourself to him.
 
 
The following have volunteered to provide the weekly invocation as our meetings start.  If you are unable to make your assigned schedule please contact a substitute that will then check-in with the President prior to the meeting.
January 15 - John Metier
January 22 - Bill Thatcher
January 28 - John Garton
 
February 5 - Joseph Tofilon
February 12 - Teresa Naughton
February 19 -
February 26 - Elizabeth Stanek
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarian Van Zyl appeared on the cover page of the Sunday "Messenger" with an article announcing that he is one of three finalists for the Superintendent for the Saint Joseph School District. 
Rotarian Kraig Barber was pictured with other members of First State Bank who provided $475 to the popular Santa Cops Program last Christmas.  Thank you employees of First State Bank for your volunteer efforts and the donation to a valuable charity.
Rotarians appeared prominently in the latest edition of the "Fort Dodge Business Review."  Although not a member of the Noon club Rotarian Mark Thompson and his company were the feature article of the edition.  Club members found were:  Another lead story was about Wells Fargo Bank and it is believed club member Ann Lennox was pictured in one of the accompanying photos.  A final lead story highlighted Rotarian Dave Flattery and Availa Bank.  Accompanying add included Dave Bowser, Rob Gunderson, and Janet Hubbell. Finally, monthly articles were included by Amy Bruno (update on the ongoing United Way campaign), and Laurie Hendricks (making the case for the ICCC Bond Issue to be voted on February 6th.   Well done Rotarians active within your community
Rotarian Dan Kinney was pictured in the Sunday "Messenger" with an article attempting to "sell" the upcoming ICCC Bond Issue.  Dr. Kinney as also been pictured on other days as he was captured discussing the needs of the college with area community organizations.
Rotarian Cameron Nelson appeared in the Sunday "Messenger" in the Business Briefs Section announcing his move from Sears Hometown Store to Shimkat's Motors.  Cameron will manage Shimkat's new section of sales and maintenance of the FCA Business Link franchise which brings to the firm a series of commercial vehicles. 
Rotarian Neil Gadbury again participated in serving with an multinational crew on a sailboat conducting an international race.  This event was the Rolex Fastnet Race in August along the southern coast of England.  Neil enjoys his hobby and hopefully will share pictures with Rotary at a future date.
Rotarian Lucas Palmer appeared in the Thursday "Messenger" announcing a major expansion at CJ Bio America.  The expansion will produce another line of amino acid to supplement the company's current products of animal feed and fertilizers.  The expansion will be valued at approximately $51 million and will add apprimately 18 mew employees.  Thank you CJ for this vital addition to our business community.
Minutes and/or Financial Reports for the 2017 and 2018 Rotary Year have been posted to the members only section of the Website and are available for viewing by accessing the Members Only Section. 
 
 
Rotary is a service organization comprised of community leaders of various professions dedicated to humanitarian causes locally and throughout the world.  The club budgets funds annually for a variety of local causes that may be made available for requests made throughout the year for which the Board of Directors may want to support.  To make application for funds please use the following application format found over two sections of this applet.  When completed please scan your application narrative and send to Fort Dodge Rotary, Box 935, Fort Dodge, Iowa  50501 .  The first page of the application appears below and the second is found by clicking on the "read more" applet. 
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