Korea is hosting the 2016 Rotary Convention which begins May 28th and runs through June 1st. More than 42,000 Rotary members, from over 100 countries, are expected to attend this year's convention.
Rotary International will provide full coverage on the convention's website located at www.riconvention.org
Speakers from 29 May to 1 June include:
Rosie Batty, family violence activist and 2015 Australian of the Year
Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission
Gary Knell, president and CEO of National Geographic Society
Willie John McBride, former rugby star
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
The website also provides a chance to download the convention's program, download the Rotary Events App and signup for the convention orientation webinar.
I'm emailing to ask for the Indianola Rotary Club's support of our District 6000’s Iowa MOST cleft project in Guatemala.
Iowa MOST is a medical mission with 11 years of success repairing cleft lips and palates for the children of Guatemala.
This international project brings hope of a bright future to thousands of children whose lives would be very different without the help of our district's Miles of Smiles Team.
This year 4-year old Sarah came to us for help. She was abandoned by her parents at birth because of her cleft birth defects.
Fortunately Sarah’s grandmother took her in, but keeps her hidden from the community.
She would never be allowed to go to school or even go outside to play with friends. Sarah was born with a cleft palate and a bi-laterial cleft lip.
Now Sarah is allowed to play with other children, she’s able to eat and will learn to speak. Next year, she’ll be in school like every other child.
Thanks to Rotary, Sarah has a future.
Would you please ask your club to consider making a financial contribution to the District 6000 Iowa MOST project?
If you choose to help, your contribution can be made on our website at: www.iowamost.org
If you prefer to mail a check, it is important that checks be made out to District 6000 HEF, with Iowa MOST on the memo line, and should be mailed c/o: Kyle Galloway-Treasurer, 2839 Brookside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52245
We're also doing a fresh Alaskan salmon fundraiser that your club members might be interested in. One of the project doctors is donating 2,000 of fresh salmon delivered to your door this summer!
You can find out more info on our website at http://www.iowamost.org/
I would be happy to answer any questions you might have (I’m with the Iowa City AM Rotary Club) or even provide an Iowa MOST program to your club.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Iowa MOST Team Leader
Our Rotary Year runs from July 1 through June 30 the following year.
With the end of the Rotary year approaching, our leadership team is preparing for a seamless transition to the new Rotary Year.
This year's new leadership will include Laura stepping into the President's role after spending two years learning how our club conducts business. Dave T becomes our President-Elect and will continue to learn our club's role in the community. In addition, Gary C has asked to step away from the Treasurer's duties, so leadership is searching for a member who is willing to take on the important role of monitoring our club's monetary assets.
Laura and Terry are working on the duty schedule for the next Rotary year, which includes functions at our meetings. If you are wiling to help our club's meetings as a Sergeant of Arms, Music Leader or leading our invocation each week let one of them know now. The time involved with each is about 5 minutes per week, but as you know, each is an important part of our meeting.
Ron H will transition to Past President to help Laura and Dave set our club's goals and plan future activities.
Laura is already working with Committees to transition Service Committee, Admin, Pubic Relations and Membership for her Rotary Year. Now is the time to step up and help our club be a better member of our community and world. Ask Laura where she can use your skills.
Our Club's activities will also ramp up with planning for parking at the Balloon Classic, Planning to build a new 'Shed' at the Balloon Parking Field, NBC Parade, Annual Book Sale in September, Log Cabin Day's Parade, Dictionaries to 3rd Grade Students, and RAW Ride next spring.
So the question is "How can you help our leadership?" Consider becoming an active member of a committee, with the key word 'active'. Your ideas are what makes are Club a positive influence in our community. A famous phrase spoken by President Kennedy and heard around the world in the early 1960's is paraphrased here: "Ask not what your Rotary Club can do for you, but what YOU can do for Rotary and your Community."
to be strong, but not rude;
be kind, but not weak;
be bold, but not bully;
be thoughtful, but not lazy;
be humble, but not timid;
be proud, but not arrogant;
have humor, but without folly.”
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions.
The Board of Trustees manages the business of the Foundation, led by the trustee chair. The Rotary International president-elect nominates the trustees, who are elected by the Rotary International Board of Directors. The trustee chair serves for one year and trustees serve for four years.
Learn more about Rotary's leadership.
Ask us about the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 RAW bike ride was held between rain showers on Saturday May 7th. Riders were able to stay dry and enjoy the warm spring sunshine while sampling home brews from Steve's list of recipes.
Back at the Brickhouse, this year's Leadership Class offered twenty silent auction items designed to raise funds for the installation of a wheel chair swing at Emerson Elementary School in Indianola. First reports indicated a total of over $1,400 was raised from the auction.
Thank you to everyone who helped organize, set up, and facilitate the event.
Big Thanks to Mike L and The Brickhouse.
Interact, for young people ages 12-18
Rotaract, for young people ages 18-30
Rotary Community Corps, for non-Rotarians