Picture of Rotarian in "The Messenger"

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Rotarian Kuhlman was pictured in "The Messenger" announcing the interactive look at history by the Fort Dodge Community Foundation/United Way.  The new website (fortdodgehistory.com) is dedicated to the people, buildings, businesses, and traditions of Fort Dodge's past.  The "Messenger's" vast archives is a focus of securing information for the website. 
Picture of Rotarian in "The Messenger" Randy Kuhlman 2020-04-07 05:00:00Z 0

Kris Patrick and Main Street

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For Monday's Rotary Meeting President Elizabeth Stanek coordinated a very successful abbreviated meeting using Zoom.  Fourteen Rotarians attended the electronic meeting that showcased a presentation by Kris Patrick of Fort Dodge Main Street.   Some of the highlights Kris presented were:
  • Fort Dodge was programmed to host the Smithsonian's "Voices and Votes" which was cancelled (hopefully postponed but will be difficult to reschedule) from a stay at the Fort Dodge Library.  The Smithsonian display is very well done in their normal style and contained many interviews and references to local officials/citizens.  The presentation would have been highly "hands on" and interactive, and informative.  Main Street coordinated a group of volunteers who would have helped unload and then reload many boxes with display materials, find a location such as the Library, and contribute $1,700 to the Smithsonian for shipping fees.  It would have been a tremendous community effort.
  • The next display that hopefully the Corona Virus will not cancel is titled "Hometown Teams-How Sports Changed America."  This display is very good and contains multiple interactive and hands-on demonstrations. 
  • Main Street offered a Challenge Grant for somebody to renovate a downtown building into a usable structure.  The winner was by the Goff family, who will renovate 13 N 11th Street to house a Bakery, Home Tool Box Construction, and two apartments.  The building is close to being dilapidated, but with the grant it will be brought back to feasibility.
  • A Doggie Park is being constructed Northwest of the 12th Street Round-a-bout.  The site will be land scaped with benches, trees, bushes, doggie waste disposal facilities. 
  • "Lunch on the Square" is programed to reappear in June and July.
 
 
Kris Patrick and Main Street Stephen Hoesel 2020-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

Invocation Leader is on Hold Until We Begin Meeting Again

Posted by Teresa Naughton on Apr 05, 2020
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The following have volunteered to provide the weekly invocation as our meetings start.  If you are unable to make your assigned schedule please contact a substitute that will then check-in with the President prior to the meeting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Invocation Leader is on Hold Until We Begin Meeting Again Teresa Naughton 2020-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Due to the stay inside nature of the ongoing flu epidemic many are beginning to need a little bit of humor to keep with the program.  Rotarian Thorson did just that as she dressed in a 70s theme as she delivered her regular update program to staff and residents of Friendship Haven.  A picture was posted in the Saturday edition of the "Messenger."
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Julie Thorson 2020-03-28 05:00:00Z 0

Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger"

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Rotarian Tofilon was found on the front page of the Thursday "Messenger" as he was captured in photo conducting one of his more pleasurable duties - swearing in Tyler Holbrook, the newest Webster County Deputy Sheriff. 
Picture of Rotarian in the "Messenger" Joseph Tofilon 2020-03-26 05:00:00Z 0

Minutes and Financial Reports

Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Feb 23, 2020
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Minutes and/or Financial Reports for the 2019-2020 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 February 24th  Board of Directors meeting
  • Financial Statements for Month Ending January 31 2020.
Minutes and Financial Reports Stephen Hoesel 2020-02-23 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

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