Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian Ulrich was pictured in the Tuesday "Messenger" as he reported to the Board of Education that the Fort Dodge Community Schools gained 5 students over last year, a significant item to note that follows after many years of declines.  In fact, it was reported that Fort Dodge was one of only two schools in the Urban Education Network of Iowa to show any stability/growth.  Kudos to many in Fort Dodge who have worked long and hard to improve the local economics, quality of life, and quality of the school environments, who now begin to see the "fruits of that labor" paying off.
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Jesse Ulrich 2020-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Was Cancelled for October 26th

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The Club's speaker for the Zoom meeting of October 26th was cancelled at the last minute because of the sudden illness of our speaker, Charles Clayton who is a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives for the Fort Dodge Area.  Our Zoom meetings will resume next Monday, November 2nd with speaker Anne Meyer, Candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives for the Fort Dodge area.
Rotary Was Cancelled for October 26th Cameron Nelson 2020-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian David Fierke appeared in the Monday "Messenger" with an announcement of the upcoming Council meeting at which several main topics will be discussed:  1) Street scape for Central Avenue from 12th to the Square; and 2) Hawkeye Avenue. 
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" David Fierke 2020-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Minutes and Financial Reports

Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Oct 25, 2020
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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. 
 
The latest addition:
  • Minutes for the October 26th Meeting of the Board of Directors
  • Minutes for the September 28th Meeting of the Board of Directors
  • Financial Reports for Month Ending September 30th 2020
  • Proposed Budget for Rotary Year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
Minutes and Financial Reports Stephen Hoesel 2020-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Pictures of Rotarians in the "Messenger"

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Rotarians occupy the cover page of the October "Fort Dodge Business Connection" published by the "Messenger."  Amy Bruno, Randy Kuhlman, and Matt Johnson (who sometimes appears at Rotary functions with his dad Casey) are pictured as the Greater Fort Dodge United Way "kicks-off" its newest fundraising event - "Neighbors helping Neighbors.  The interior article outlines various United Way projects and answers questions about the annual fund drive. 
Pictures of Rotarians in the "Messenger" Amy Bruno 2020-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian Jerry Schnurr appeared in the Tuesday "Messenger" on the editorial page as he provided a "Second Opinion" review urging voters to approve retaining the judges on this year's ballot.  Iowa is known to have a fair process of choosing judges and a solid reason to oppose should be present to vote against retaining any judge. 
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Jerry Schnurr 2020-10-20 05:00:00Z 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

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

Monthly Program Chairs

Posted by David Fierke on Feb 01, 2020
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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 - Rhonda Fitchett
October - Cameron Nelson
November - Amy Bruno
December - David Fierke
January -  David Fierke
February - Kraig Barber
March - Elizabeth Stanek
April - Michael Devine
May - Teresa Naughton
June - David Fierke
 
Monthly Program Chairs David Fierke 2020-02-01 06:00:00Z 0