Samantha Pingel
Apr 03, 2017
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Justin Meyer
Apr 10, 2017
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Joshua Barkage
Apr 17, 2017
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Apr 24, 2017
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Rotary's guest on Monday was Aaron McHone, Executive Director of the Berryhill Center, a company of Trinity Health Services.  The announced initiative of the Center is the Integration of Home Health Counseling and Mental Health Services.  Studies will show that there is a direct connection between basic health care and behavorial health.  Examples are:
  • Follow-through with clients to assure that medications are taken as scheduled;
  • Tele-health evaluations and consultations which are cheaper to provide;
  • Assure that all clients receive the basic services of a human existence;
  • 72% of clients can be served other than in an institution.  This also includes coordination with area providers, such as LifeWorks and Children and Families of Iowa;
  • Serve a wider area within the six-county service zone.
  • Improve the waiting time for mental health services from the current 68 days to 6 days. 
  • Serve 1,700 to 1,800 services a month for approximately 4,200 patients.  This is up from 2,000 patients two years ago.
  • Providing therapy in 35 school buildings within the six counties
  • Provide parent/child interaction therapy, in many aspects teaching parents how to parent.
Basic programs of service are:
  • Psychiatric Evaluations and Treatment
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Community Support Service
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Assertive Community treatment in Our Neighbor hood
  • Integrated Health Home
  • Consultation Services
  • Educational Programs and Materials
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.
April 3 - Luke Pamer
April 10 - Rhonda Fitchett
April 17 - Rick Hamelund
April 24 - Laurie Hendricks
On a motion by Kraig Barber and a Second by William Thatcher the following report of the Officers Nominations Committee was moved for adoption by the Club.  The slate of candidates, if elected will begin serving on July 1, 2017.  Ayes All - Motion Carried.
President - Cheryl O'Hern
President Elect - Joe Tofilon
President Elect Elect - Janet Secor
Secretary - Steve Hoesel
Treasurer - John Nielson/Kraig Barber
Board Members to June 30, 2020
     Bryan Dowd
     Dee Murman
     Dave Beekman
Board Members to June 30, 2019
      Joe Tofilon
      Todd McCubbin
      Cheryl O'Hern
Board Members to June 30, 2018
      Doug Van Zyl
      Eric Halverson
      Janet Secor
Rotarian Dave Flattery was pictured on the front page of Tuesday's "Messenger" performing public service as a councilman to the city.  Dave's picture highlighted several issues, including the naming of a new Police Chief and zoning amendments to permit duplex construction west of Village Inn. 
The monthly "Fort Dodge Business Review" carried a lead story about the upcoming 70th anniversary of Shimkat Motors.  On the front cover appears Bruce Shimkat, smiling to the best of his abilities.  Also included within the edition is a reference to Bruce receiving the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance's Catalyst Award and a monthly article by Randy Kuhlman.  Congratulations to Bruce and Randy for work well done.
Front page honors in the Friday Messenger" goes to Dan Kinney of ICCC who is participating in the annual trip by Fort Dodge officials to Washington D.C. to relate regional concerns/projects to our elected officials and some members of the federal bureaucracy.  Dr. Kinney is especially interested in the directions the new administration will be taking education for the next four years (if not more).  This trip in the past has yielded considerable success for the region as the representatives we send to the Senate and House of Representatives have always been very receptive to our issues.
Rotarian Matt Maggio appears in picture on the front page of the Thursday "Messenger."  Rotarian Randy Kuhlman appears in a second page picture for the same article.  Matt's helpers (Amy McCollum and John Bair) were recognized during a recent meeting for services given to Matt during a severe heart attach.  Each received a "Hero of the Heartland" award for actions that helped save Matt's life.  The event was a production of the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way, a function absorbed when the American Red Cross removed its Fort Dodge office.  Congratulate Matt and Randy for this outstanding recognition of people doing good for others.
Rotarian Roxanne Flattery was pictured in the Lifestyle section of the Sunday "Messenger" with the announcement that she has recently completed a significant job training.  Congratulate Roxie when you see her.
Rotarian Randy Kuhlman was pictured on the front page of the Sunday "Messenger" with the article announced that the Community Foundation will host the annual Hometown Heroes banquet that honors volunteers within the area.  This event was previously coordinated by the Red Cross Chapter, which is no longer in Fort Dodge.  Congratulations to Randy and Al Henderson fors coordinating this event.
Balance Sheets and Profit and Loss statements for period ending February 28, 2017 have been uploaded to the Members Only Section of the Web Site.  You use your user name and password (contact Steve if you do not have yours) and then access View Club Documents.  Scroll down to Club Financial Documents and then find the new versions, identified by date.
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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