Speakers
Jason Fitzgerald
Sep 25, 2017
Director, YWCA
District 5970 Governor
Oct 02, 2017
Monthly Board Meeting
Oct 09, 2017
Monthly Board Meeting
Nov 13, 2017
Monthly Board Meeting
Dec 11, 2017
 
Club Executives & Directors
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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
 
 
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The Rotary presentation Monday was a synopsis of the Rotary International Foundation, which just celebrated its 100th birthday.  Some Foundation highlights are:
  • The stated goal for Clubs is for every Rotarian to become a yearly contributor of at least #100 (EREY).  Our Club is striving to meet this goal;
  • Club members are recognized when they have contributed a combined $1,000 to the Foundation when they become a "Paul Harris Fellow" and receive a specific identification pin.  For each subsequent $1,000 donation a pin is reissued with a sapphire indicating the number of extra $1,000 donations;
  • Our Club donated approximately $2,000 to the Foundation in profits from our 100th Anniversary Party;
  • $304 Million was raised in 2016 to be applied to a host of programs that serve humanity throughout the World;
  • Rotary is still involved with the eradication of Polio with the current report being 17 new cases of Wild Polio within the past year, concentrated in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.  So far this is the lowest number of new Polio New Cases reported.  Perhaps the battle will be won within the near future, which will require two years of no new Wild cases;
  • The Foundation is one of the best managed funds for philanthropy in the World, with a very small percentage going to administration and a very small amount being found to not being used wisely;
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with Rotary in past Polio Eradication programs, and has hinted that it may partner for other activities in the future;
  • Water, Sanitation, and Peace/Conflict Resolution are current "hot button projects."
 
As part of the day's activities the following members were recognized:
Laurie Hendricks received her initial PHF (Pin, plus certificate, plus medallion);
Linda Smith received her PHF+1 Pin;
Janet Secor received her PHF+2 Pin;
Steve Hoesel received his PFH+3 Pin
 
The Club's Foundation Chair, Rhonda Fitchett will return to the Club periodically to provide Foundation updates and notice of future Club activities. 
 
 
On Monday Rotary hosted eight Seniors, four each from Fort Dodge Senior High and Saint Edmond High School.  The participants from Senior High were:  Liz Van Zyl, Beth Murman, Damond Lockner, and Tyrnan Lara.  From Saint Edmond appeared Audrey Kolacia, Katie Finnegan, Liam Conrad, and Jake Szalat. Each student presented a brief introduction to their past achievements in school especially their most memorial moment, their parents, and goals for the future.  Rotary presented each with a Certificate of Attendance, a Four-Way Test Key Chain, and a Brochure on Rotary in Fort Dodge.  It is Rotary's pleasure to host such outstanding students, athletes, and community minded individuals.
 
From Fort Dodge Senior High:
 
From Saint Edmond High School
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
September 25 - Bill Thatcher
 
October 2 -
October 9 - Joe Tofilon
October 16 -
October 23 -
October 30 -
 
November 6 -
November 13 -
November 20 -
November 27 -
 
December 4 -
December 11 -
December 18 -
December 25 - Christmas Day - No Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minutes and/or Financial Reports for the 2017 and 2018 Rotary Years have been posted to the members only section of the Website and are available for viewing by accessing the Members Only Section. 
 
 
The Club has two major fund raiser activities each year.  The first appears on Sunday October 1st when the Applefest Run/Walk will be held.  In the coming weeks your club will be soliciting assistance in securing sponsors for the event, encouragement of runners to sign-up, and for the acquisition of volunteers to help organize the event.  Specifically, we will need volunteers to guard the various city street intersections the race route will cross.  The race begins at 3:00 P.M. and your task should be completed within one hour. 
 
Amy Bruno and Randy Kuhlman are front page pictured on the September edition of the "Messenger's" "Fort Dodge Business Review."  The annual fund drive for the United Way is beginning and many agencies are counting on the generosity of the community to meet basic needs of clients. 
 
Rotarian John Garton was pictured in the Wednesday edition of the "Messenger."  The picture of John was taken as he and his other partners of the Fort Dodger Cyclist Club were leaving the scene of the Trails Celebration at Oleson Park. 
 
During the recent ICCC Homecoming Football Game Dr. Dan Kinney and Tom Beneke received the very prestigious Learfield Directors Cup from Tyler Smaha of Cyclone Sports Properties.  This award is given yearly to the two-year school with the best record in all sports.  The editor believes this is the second such award for ICCC.
 
Kirk Yung appears on the cover page of the Sunday "Messenger" as he was inducted into the Iowa Central Hall of Fame.  This is a very good honor for former students at ICCC.  What was missing was a picture of Rotarian Dr. Kinney presenting him with the award.
 
 
Rotarian Mary Gib appeared on the front page of Sunday's "Messenger" announcing that Saint Edmond has achieved the highest ACT scores in the past five years.  This is very good news for the school as it justifies the recent expenditures in improved classrooms, textbooks, and teaching methods.  Well done Saint Edmond.
 
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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