Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Dec 11, 2017
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Molly Nelson provided the guest presentation to Rotary on Monday.  The topic of her presentation was the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation and her recent hiring as a full time administrator.  The Foundation has been around for a few years, but this is the first hired position in its history, and one intended to take the Foundation to a new level of fundraising through conventional means, improved social media, outreach to Alumni, and the beginnings of Legacy Giving.  Molley is a Fort Dodge native that has roots deep in the Fort Dodge Schools history. 
 
Recently the Foundation has provided the following examples of its activities:
  • 1:1 Program to provide all third to 112th grade students with Chrome Books. 
  • Purchase the OSMO 1st Grade Learning Program to be used at select grade schools.
  • Purchase of SMART 3rd Grade stimulation learning program and muscle generation.  Many lower grade kids do not have hand-eye coordination, ability to do basic exercises, etc. because of a modern reliance upon social media sedimentary activities while home.  These motor skills are vitally important to the later ability to read.
  • Purchase of Surface Pros and iPads for the Art Departments.
  • Purchase of a CNC precision plasma cutting table for use in industrial arts classes.  This is a "state of the art" learning tool for modern industry needs.
 
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Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Dec 11, 2017
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On Monday Rotary hosted three seniors from Saint Edmond High School.  There were Isaac Lursen, Graham Mobley, and Grace Viaene.  Each student introduced themselves with explanations of their most memorable events during their Senior year, their parents, and after high school goals.  Rotary provided each with a Certificate of Participation, 4-Way Key Chain, and brochure on Rotary in Fort Dodge. 
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Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Dec 11, 2017
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On Monday Rotary hosted three seniors from Fort Dodge Senior High.  There were Erin Rogers, Taylor Hartley, and Krunal Thakor.  Each student introduced themselves with explanations of their most memorable events during their Senior year, their parents, and after high school goals.  Rotary provided each with a Certificate of Participation, 4-Way Key Chain, and brochure on Rotary in Fort Dodge. 
 
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Posted by Teresa Naughton on Dec 10, 2017
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.
December 18 - Amy Bruno
December 25 - Christmas Day - No Meeting
 
January 1 - No Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Dec 04, 2017
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Monday's meeting was held at Unity Point Health and conducted by Ann Meyer and Mary Gronback of the ICCC Health Simulation Lab.  For those members not able to attend you missed one very impressive "Out of Willow Ridge" excursion into high tech training with computers and near life mannequins.  This is a very impressive system of real-life hospital rooms on the 4th floor of Unity Point Health and leased to ICCC.  Within the rooms are a variety of simulation mechanisms (mannequins, near real ambulance, and emergency response tools including a simulation vehicle).  The program was substantially funded by a $1 million federal grant and a host of local initiatives.  Rotary clubs of the area contributed approximately $10,000 ($2,000 from Noon, $1,000 from Daybreak, $1,000 from Webster City, $400 from Eagle Grove, and $600 from Storm Lake) and a $5,000 grant from District 5970. 
 
The simulators provide students with experiences of near life work on real bodies complete with alternating scenarios to challenge the nursing students.  Mannequins include males, females, and babies with computer technology to simulate a wide variety of scenarios.  Each 30 minute segment of students (generally 1-4) is filmed and then an additional class is used to review the films and discuss what went right and what went wrong.  As students progress through the program the degree of complexity and difficulty increases accordingly.    It is the only lab of its kind in Iowa and as such is attracting students to ICCC from throughout the Midwest.  So far approximately 566 students have used the lab facilities as reported to the federal funding agency.  There is a one-time maximum of 50 students to be enrolled in simulation, but after earning their degree 99 percent of the students earn real job placements. 
 
What we learned is that Kraig Barber should not hold newborn babies. 
 
 
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Posted by Robert (Rob) Gunderson on Dec 03, 2017
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Rotarian Rob Gunderson was pictured in the Saturday "Messenger" announcing an upcoming community service project called "A Time for Angels."  The ministry celebrates those families grieving the loss of a loved one.  The event will be held on December 3rd at 1:30 P.M., at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.  The event is sponsored by Gunderson's Funeral Home ad Cremation Services with partnerships from area churches.   A keepsake angel will be given to each family attending.
 
Robert was again pictured in the Monday "Messenger" distributing angels at the event last Sunday. 
 
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Posted by Elizabeth Stanek on Dec 03, 2017
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Rotarian Elizabeth Stanek appears in the Sunday edition of the "Messenger" with an article announcing that her agency "Linking Families and Communities" had received a major grant from the Child Care Collaborative Fund.  Child care in the Fort Dodge area has been established by local officials/leaders as a critical need and this program will substantially aid in that effort.
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Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Nov 11, 2017
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. 
 
 
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Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Jan 01, 2017
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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Club's Application for Funds for Various Projects Stephen Hoesel 2017-01-02 00:00:00Z 0