All Things Rotary with District Governor Don Meyer

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Don Meyer is serving as District Governor of District 5970 for the 2022-23 Rotary year. He is a member of the Waverly Rotary Club where he is a Past President, and he’s also Past President of the Forest City Rotary Club where he first joined Rotary in 1985. Don served District 5970 as District Foundation Chair from 2017-2020.
Don is retired after working as an architect for 12 years, and in the fundraising profession for 35 years at Waldorf University and Wartburg College. He currently serves as Executive Director for the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School Foundation. Don has also served his community of Waverly as the Chamber of Commerce Board Chair and as a member and Past President of the Historic Preservation Commission.
 
The Rotary Conference is coming up on April 21-22 in Waverly this year.  
 
An update, our lifetime giving to the Rotary Foundation is $386,082. Meyer explained that gifts to the annual fund are held for 3 years and comes back to clubs in the form of grants in which clubs can apply.  On the Polio front, there are 2 countries, Pakastan and Afganistan, that still have cases of polio (approximately 12 cases).  Both countries are especially difficult to get into, but progress has been made with the Taliban.
 
The Rotary International theme this year is Imagine Rotary.  Meyer stated that it is important to have a culture of belonging in your club. This is manifested through recognizing people for their accomplishments and efforts, saying thank you for service, caring and make people feel welcome and wanted.  
All Things Rotary with District Governor Don Meyer Elizabeth Stanek 2022-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

Rotarian Meyer was pictured on the cover of the Thursday "Messenger.:  Ann has been appointed chairperson of the House Human Resource Committee, which deals with all Health Care Policy issues.  
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Ann Meyer 2022-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

Three Rotarians in One "Messenger" Picture

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What do you get when you have three Rotarians in a shopping spree for charity?  You get pure enjoyment and $415.31 worth of much needed supplies for The Lord's Cupboard.  The event was a challenge for "Seven Minutes for the Cause" as five service groups threw items in grocery carts over seven minutes with the winner being the closest club to $500.  Our club placed third, but the real winners were five food charities within the Fort Dodge area. Rotarians pictured were:  Elizabeth Stanek, Joyce Rosenquist, and Kris Leman.    Thank you to the ISU Extension leaders who organized the event.  Website Coordinator is curious - did you ever see a happier face on a shopper as shown by Elizabeth?
Three Rotarians in One "Messenger" Picture Elizabeth Stanek 2022-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

Minutes and Financial Reports

Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Nov 05, 2022
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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.
 
Minutes and Financial Reports Stephen Hoesel 2022-11-05 05:00:00Z 0

Monthly Program Chairs

Posted by Cameron Nelson on Aug 01, 2022
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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 - Volunteer Needed
October - Volunteer Needed
November - Jim Knight
December - Casey Johnson
January -  David Fierke
February - Kraig Barber
March - Randy Kuhlman
April - Elizabeth Stanek
May - Teresa Naughton
June - Cameron Nelson
 
Monthly Program Chairs Cameron Nelson 2022-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Easy Way to Contribute to the Rotary Foundation

Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Feb 01, 2020
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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.
 
 
 
Easy Way to Contribute to the Rotary Foundation Stephen Hoesel 2020-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Club's Application for Funds for Various Projects

Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Feb 01, 2020
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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.  
 
Club's Application for Funds for Various Projects Stephen Hoesel 2020-02-01 06:00:00Z 0