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Indianola

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Indianola Country Club
1610 Country Club Road
Indianola, IA 50125
United States of America
Currently our Noon meetings are in-person and by Zoom. The PM Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday Evenings.
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Presidential Message

President 2022-23

February 2023

Recently, I spent time in the Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda. As the "settlement" in its name suggests, the people living there are free to move around and integrate as best they can — one thing that makes the place unique.

I had a chance to play soccer with boys and girls from about a dozen nations and talk with women who had fled areas of conflict. It was a tapestry of human experience shared through both laughter and tears.

As I walked across a school campus at the settlement with a teacher, she shared with me the dire statistics on girls' education. Most don't get through grade school. Many are sold into child marriage to pay for food for their families. As I looked around at these young girls, I was gutted.

Our work with empowering girls and women is much more than creating equity — sometimes, it's about health or education. Other times it's about providing safety. Regardless of the path, it's always about basic human rights.

We can do more to empower girls and women, and we can expand how we share the progress Rotary members and our partners have made toward this goal.

 

Rotary Club of Indianola was chartered on September 26, 1922. 

In September 2022 our club celebrated its Centennial as a member of the Indianola Community.

The Four Pillars of Rotary

  Of the things we think, say or do:

  •      Is It the TRUTH?

  •      Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  •      Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  •      Will it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The Rotary Motto:   

  Service Above Self  

Rotary Club of Indianola to celebrated its Centennial on Thursday September 22, 2022.
  
Rotary Club of Indianola was chartered on September 26, 1922 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to HyVee for providing the cake to make our celebration complete.
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Rotary Club of Indianola is the lead sponsor of a new disc golf course to be located at McCord Park in Indianola. The front 9 is being designed and built with Indianola Parks & Rec and area disc golf enthusiasts for beginning players to learn basic skills, while the back 9 will introduce timber challenges at an intermediate level to help players develop their skills.
 
Rotary Club of Indianola, which has been parking cars, Donors, Indianola Parks Friends, the Indianola Community Foundation, Warren County, and early sponsors have helped fund all but approximately $4,000 of the anticipated cost. There will be an entrance sign with a course layout map where $1,000 sponsors are recognized. There will also be signs at each tee box recognizing group and individual contributors.
 
Anyone who is interested in creating a new sport venue in Indianola that will assist individuals who are new to disc golf may help fund the course by:
o Sponsoring one hole for $750
o Be recognized within a group of 3 per hole for $250 each
 
A Sponsorship/Donation form is at https://givebutter.com/RC18
Thank you for your support.

Rotary Club of Indianola Established a Peace Garden at McCord Park

World Peace is one the pillars of Rotary International.

By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.

To honor that legacy, Rotary Club of Indianola has established a Peace Garden at McCord Park.  The Peace Garden is a place where individuals may visit to reflect on how they can become part of the solution in our own community.

Click this link to learn more and follow the progress of our Peace Garden
 
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