Club Information
Welcome to the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:45 AM
ShinyTop Brewing
520 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
United States of America
Sheriff Luke Fleener
May 23, 2022
Updates From Your Local Sheriff
No Meeting
May 30, 2022
Memorial Day
Invocation Leaders
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Board Member to June 31 2023
Child Protection Officer
Board Member to June 31 2023
Treasurer Assistant
Board Member to June 31 2022
Board Member to June 31 2024
Immediate Past President
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Rotary Club of Fort Dodge
Teresa Naughton, President
Home Page Stories
Rhonda Chambers, Executive Director of the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, shared the history of the airport and also shared the impacts of the pandemic on air service in Fort Dodge.  Sky West, the current air carrier, filed a notice to terminate their Essential Air Service Contract earlier this year.  Sky West reported a loss of pilots, personnel and high fuel prices as the reasons for the termination.  They had already reduced the following: 
  • Eliminated route to Denver.
  • Reduce to one direct flight and one flight that stops in Mason City.
A Request for Proposal for air service was issued and two proposals were received on May 11th.  The Airport Commission has until June to make a decision on whether to hold Sky West to their contract or select one of the new proposals.
Rotarian Flattery appeared in the Saturday/Sunday "Messenger" with a large article unveiling the recent improvements to the baseball field at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Park.  The partnership between the City, ICCC, and St. Edmond resulted in a totally revamped baseball playing field of artificial turf and amenities for both players and fans. 
Shane Ford has been proposed for membership to the Fort Dodge Rotary Club.  Shane is native to Western Iowa and now lives in Dow, Iowa but works in Fort Dodge.  Shane has been introduced at two Club meetings and will be again next week.  The Club's Board of Directors will be meeting shortly to approve this membership, but this notice is given in compliance of the Club By-Laws and itds 7-day notification to all members.  Please contact President Naughton if you have a question about this proposed membership.
At Monday's club meeting President Naughton acknowledged three new Paul Harris Fellow awards.  A PHF is granted to a Rotarian that contributes $1,000 to the R.I. Foundation and is acknowledged for each subsequent level contributed.  In the picture Secretary Elizabeth Stanek receives her initial Paul Harris Fellow designation,  Rotarian Janet Secor is recognized as a PHF+1, and Rotarian Joe Tofilon was acknowledged for his PHF+4.   The R.I. Foundation is one of the largest in the world supported by millions of Rotarians across the Globe and has been designated as one of the best operated as well.  The Foundation funds many international and local projcts originated by Rotary Clubs. 
Today's meeting was full of networking for members.  President Naughton split us up into groups and provided a sheet of 60 questions, from which to choose, to get to know each other on a deeper, more personal level.  If you missed today, make sure to attend the next one!
Secretary Elizabeth Stanek has been uploading Minutes and Financial Reports for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year to the members only section of the Website (Found under Folder Organization and then Subfolder Documents) and are available for viewing by accessing the Members Only Section.  Please contact Steve if you need to refresh your password.
The following are identified as the key person each month that will schedule club meetings for that month.  Please contact the appropriate person to ask for a program to be scheduled.
July - Cameron Nelson
August - Cheryl O'Hern
September - Derrick Joel
October - Jim Knight
November - Jim Knight
December - Casey Johnson
January -  David Fierke
February - Kraig Barber
March - Randy Kuhlman
April - Elizabeth Stanek
May - Teresa Naughton
June - Cameron Nelson
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, complete the application online by clicking HERE.
Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club Grant Guidelines
Mission: Rotary is a service organization comprised of community leaders of various professions dedicated to humanitarian causes locally and throughout the world. Simply put, Rotary is an organization that is out to do "good" in the world. 
Vision: It is incumbent upon the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club and its Board of Directors to be good stewards of available resources.  The club budgets dollars annually.  The budget may fund identified programs.  The club also has a small “Special Fund” available for requests made throughout the year for unbudgeted causes, which the club and Board may want to support. 
Eligibility for the Special Fund:  Grants must have the support of one or more members of the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club. Funds are granted in support of humanitarian causes.  Causes may relate to youth, poverty prevention/intervention, community betterment, health care, human services, and more.  There are many, many good causes.  There are also limited dollars.  Grant awards will not exceed the dollars available in the special fund.   Preference may be given to one-time projects or to programs that are deemed to have sustainability.  For example, grants may be given to a building projects to provide some seed money to start an educational program that the schools will fund in the long term.  Collaboration with other funding sources is encouraged.
Process: A Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Grant Application must be completed for consideration utilizing the on-line application form.   
  • Once received, the Club President will present the Grant Application to the Board at the next regular Board meeting.  The President will also communicate the balance of the Special Fund.
  • The Board will consider the Grant Application and vote on the request, deciding one of three outcomes:
    • The request will be fully funded
    • The request will be partially funded
    • The request will not be funded.
  • The Club President will communicate the decision with the grant requestor. 
  • If dollars are to be awarded, the Grant Application, with approval note, will be given to the Club Treasurer to pay and the treasurer will cut a check.  
Your Rotary Club provides an easy way for you to contribute to the Rotary Foundation, the major financial arm of Rotary that does Polio Plus and Foundation Grants.   The program permits you to ask the Treasurer to add an amount each quarter to your quarterly dues statement as a contribution to the R.I. Foundation.  The Treasurer then collects these amounts and writes a joint check to the Foundation for all funds contributed by members.  If you are interested please complete the following form and provide to Treasurer John Nielsen.