Club Information

Welcome to the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
Willow Ridge Golf Course
1788 Madison Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
United States of America
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Speakers
TBD
Apr 26, 2021
Laura Alllen
May 03, 2021
Elderbridge
Teresa Naughton
May 10, 2021
The Game: "Never Lie Games"
Gary Snook (Tentative)
May 17, 2021
Presentation on Grief
Matt Crosgrove
May 24, 2021
Webster County Parks and Summer Programs
Memorial Day Holiday
May 31, 2021
No Club Meeting
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
President Nominee
Membership
Board Member to June 31 2022
Board Member to June 31 2021
Board Member to June 31 2023
Board Member to June 31 2021
Child Protection Officer
Board Member to June 31 2023
Treasurer Assistant
Secretary Assist
Board Member to June 31 2022
Immediate Past President
 
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Rotary Club of Fort Dodge
Cameron Nelson, President
515-570-0211
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Socialization and a few updates were the highlights of Monday's meeting.  Members enjoyed a burger and chips and an extended time to chat with each other.  Club updates included:
 
  • Rotary Academic Achievement Banquet will be held May 5th at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Frenzy.  Rotarians are needed to help at the event.  Contact Elizabeth 955-5437 to sign up to volunteer.
     
  • Rotary Scholarships for the year are in process.  Fewer applications were received than in previous years.
     
  • District Conference will be held virtually April 30 - May 1.  Register Here.
Rotarian Dave Flattery provided an update on the Floyd of Rosedale statue project that has been a collaboration between the Fort Dodge Community Foundation, City of Fort Dodge and the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association. The statue will be located in a new plaza area near the Rosedale Rapids Aquatics Center, the location of the former Rosedale Farm.  The statue is a representation of the actual Floyd of Rosedale trophy that travels home with the victor of the annual football game between the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes each year.  Made from weathered steel, similar to the Fort Dodge trail signage, the statue will be approximately 14 feet high, 6 feet wide and 15 feet long and weigh over 2000 pounds.   90% of funds for the project have been raised thus far and the statue will be placed in May 2021.  For more information on the history of Floyd of Rosedale, click HERE.
The Saturday "Messenger" contains a picture of Randy Kuhlman and Roger Natte (Local Historical Expert) holding a very important piece of Webster/Hamilton County history.  The letter was written by William Porter to his father in early history of Iowa detailing the trip to Spirit Lake to investigate in 1857 what has become known as the Spirit Lake Massacre.   The letter was provided to Webster County Historical archives by Patricia Woting of Rolesburg, West Virginia who has no family connection to the area, but found the letter when going through boxes of old family heirlooms. 
On May 5th the annual Rotary Academic Appreciation Dinner will be held at Fort Frenzi.  This event that was cancelled last year because of COVID-19 honors the top 10% of the Senior High and Saint Edmond graduation classes and is over a 45 year tradition in Fort Dodge and an event that is continually praised by those in attendance. 
 
Randy has announced that he and Amy Bruno (event organizers for Rotary) are in need of volunteers to help on day of event to set-up and greet participants as they come to the event.  Please contact Randy or Amy if you are willing to help.  The work is easy and very rewarding for your volunteer efforts on behalf of Rotary.
 
Minutes and/or Financial Reports for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year have been posted to the members only section of the Website and are available for viewing by accessing the Members Only Section.  Please contact Steve if you need to refresh your password.
 
The latest addition:
  • Minutes for the April 1st 2021 Meeting of the Board of Directors
  • Financial Reports for Month Ending January 31st 2021
  • Proposed Budget for Rotary Year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
The following are tentatively 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 -
October - Cameron Nelson
November - Amy Bruno
December - David Fierke
January -  David Fierke
February - Kraig Barber
March - Elizabeth Stanek
April -
May - Teresa Naughton
June - David Fierke
 
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.