Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian Ulrich appeared in picture in the Saturday "Messenger" as he is shown smiling as Teresa Jackson cuts the ribbon to dedicate the rehabilitated performing arts center (Decker Auditorium).  It was a very happy day on the ICCC campus.
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Jesse Ulrich 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rotrians in Picture in the Saturday "Messenger"

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Rotarians Nelson and Ulrich were pictured in the Saturday "Messenger" as they were participating in a Fly-In strategy meeting in Washington D.C. in which individuals from the City/County attended a variety of legislative office and administration offices to tout Fort Dodge Issues.  These meetings have been highly productive in the past.
Rotrians in Picture in the Saturday "Messenger" Cameron Nelson 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian Kuhlman appeared on the "Fort Dodge Business Connection" insert to the Saturday "Messenger."  Randy's comment this month was about a new program of the Community Foundation/United Way to establish a fund drive to secure funds to help pay water/sewer bills for a growing clientele of residents in poverty with children.  The estimate is that 300 to 400 children live in poverty households that have or will soon have their utilities terminated.  Contact Randy if you wish to contribute to this new fund.  
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Randy Kuhlman 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian Mary Kay Daniel was pictured in the Wednesday "Messenger" helping to advertise the upcoming "Go Big" fundraiser for the Dodger Foundation.  The moneys raised will be used to fund a variety of special projects for which other monies are not available.  The picture of Mary Kay was from last year's event.
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Mary Kay Daniel 2024-04-17 05:00:00Z 0

Iowa Business Council

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Iowa Business Council
 
Joe Murphy came to Fort Dodge today to tell us about the Iowa Business Council. It was founded in 1985 and is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. It was established during the Iowa farm crisis.
  • Its mission is to serve as a catalyst for economic growth in Iowa.
  • The Council is comprised of 22 CEOs and top executives from some of Iowa’s largest employers
  • The Council’s primary functions are global thought leadership, research, and advocacy.
Iowa’s competitive dashboard is published annually. Joe Murphy reviewed information that can be found at their annual report (link here):  
Particular points of interest include:
  • Business taxation compared unfavorably in years past but has been improving.
  • In health and wellness, Iowa struggles more than most in the area of mental health providers
  • Iowa is the only state that has not doubled since 1900. There are more job openings than there are people on unemployment. We need to figure this out.
  • Labor force participation is high and unemployment is very low, comparatively. Iowa lost 12K in labor force, and there are not enough workers to replace them. The silver bullet for Iowa would be immigration.
The Iowa Business Council partners with UNI to gather data. It has two employees and no political action committee. It works with the Board, which meets quarterly (for five hours!). They strive to figure out 2-3 key issues that will impact Iowa, rather than “boiling the ocean.”  
Iowa Business Council Teresa Naughton 2024-04-15 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian Kuhlman was pictured at Saturday's event at the Laramar Ballroom.  The Safe Communities Coalition and the Fort Dodge Community foundation/United Way sponsored showing the movie GridShock about sex trafficking.  Such activity is found in rural areas and the signs were discussed to help people identify and help potential victims.
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Randy Kuhlman 2024-04-15 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messinger"

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Rotarian Kuhlman was pictured in the Friday "Messenger" advertising an effort by the Safe Committee on the presence and severity of the sex trafficking industry.
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messinger" Randy Kuhlman 2024-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarians in the "Messenger"

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Rotarians Cameron Nelson and Jesse Ulrich appeared in the "Messenger" as they completed their days in Washington D.C. informing legislators and agencies about pending projects in the Fort Dodge area.  Past meetings have yielded great results, and the hope is that this year will too.
Picture of Rotarians in the "Messenger" Cameron Nelson 2024-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

Pi ture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian Ulrich appeared in picture in the Saturday "Messenger" discussing that the graduating class of ICCC has the best graduation rate of any previous class.  Kudos to ICCC.
Pi ture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Jesse Ulrich 2024-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

Dues Informational Updates from Barber and Knight

Dues Informational Updates from Barber and Knight
 
Before breaking up into committees, Kraig Barber and Jim Knight updated the club on how dues income is used. Dues are currently $640 per year (billed quarterly at $160). Of the $640, $135.82 is spent in this way:
  • $75 for Rotary International dues
  • $18 for the Rotarian magazine
  • $2 council on leg
  • $4.82 for Insurance
  • $36 for district dues
The remaining $504.18 is available for other costs. The average cost per meal per person is around $17.80, which includes food, beverages, and tip. If a person attended 50 weeks in the year, their food costs would be somewhere around $890.00! The club has an Edward Jones account, which largely funds scholarships. The club also has donated to food pantries through the “Foodraiser” in November, RYLA tuition, and more. Happy Dollars revenue is earmarked for The Lord’s Cupboard. There are 57 members total.  In July 2022 there were 56 members, in July 2023 59 members, and in July 2024 57 members. We can keep the dues the same and then ask Rotarians to donate to special projects, or we can increase dues and donate as a club. The club and its Board will need to consider this when thinking about dues.
Dues Informational Updates from Barber and Knight Teresa Naughton 2024-04-08 05:00:00Z 0

Schedule of Program Chairs for Future Meetings

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The following Rotarians volunteered to secure programs for these months. When a Rotarian is approached by an individual requesting to present to the Club, please refer the individual to the program coordinator for the requested month.
 
As of this posting the Club is still looking for Program Chairs for April and June.  If you are willing to take on that task please contact Renee McDonald.
 
Overall Chair for Programs - Renee McDonald 
 
August - Justin Mikos
September - Renee McDonald
October - Jim Knight
November - 
December - Casey Johnson
January - David Fierke
February - Kraig Barber
March - Randy Kuhlman
April - Phyllis Thesier
May - Teresa Naughton
June - 
July - Cameron Nelson
 
 
Schedule of Program Chairs for Future Meetings Stephen Hoesel 2023-07-23 05:00:00Z 0

Minutes and Financial Reports

Posted by Teresa Naughton on Jul 16, 2023
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Secretary Teresa Naughton has been uploading Minutes and Financial Reports for the 2022-2023 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 Teresa Naughton 2023-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

Easy Way to Contribute to the Rotary Foundation

Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Jul 16, 2023
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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 Kraig Barber/Elizabeth Stanek.
 
 
 
Easy Way to Contribute to the Rotary Foundation Stephen Hoesel 2023-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

Club's Application for Funds for Various Projects

Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Jul 16, 2023
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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 2023-07-16 05:00:00Z 0