Club Information
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Indianola

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Indianola Country Club
1610 Country Club Road
Indianola, IA 50125
United States of America
The Rotary Weekend Club meets the first and third Saturday mornings each month at HyVee’s Market Grill beginning at 10:30 a.m. Address is 910 N Jefferson Way.
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Warren County Helping Hand Food Pantry is in desperate need of
  • cereal,           
  • spaghetti o’s,
  • canned soup,
  • oatmeal,
  • sugar,             
  • ketchup, and
  • dish soap.
We really appreciate your support!!
We are located at 107 E Clinton Ave. Indianola.

Presidential Message

R. Gordon R. McInally

President 2023-24

May 2024

I am deeply gratified by the enthusiasm shown across the world in the past year to better support the mental health needs of each other and the people we serve.

In January 2023 when I first spoke about the need for Rotary to become more engaged on this crisis, I noted that the global mental health system couldn't be described as broken only because it didn't exist. But I also offered a highly aspirational wish that Rotary could help build that system.

The first glimmers of this vision have been brought to light by you in dozens of mental health projects. But just as important is the invitation many of you have given to fellow Rotary members to share their stories.

Rotary Club of Indianola has been involved with Rotary Youth Exchange since the 1960's. When  travel restrictions and other issues created reluctance by host families to participate the Club was unable to host inbound students.  Club officials are working diligently to restart the inbound program for the 2024/2025 School year.
 
This year the Club approved an application for outbound studies for a local student. Norah requested and was approved to study in France for the 2023/2024 School year. Nora left home the last week in August, arriving at her destination with two other out bound students, one from Japan and one from New York City.  Norah is really looking forward to learning about new cultures, perfecting her language skills and studying in France.
 
January 2024 Update
Je vous promets que je n'écrirai pas toute cette lettre en français...
 
It's been a surreal few months for me in France, a time full of discoveries, emotions, and connections. There are times when I feel completely adjusted and right at home, and then all at once, I'm reminded of how radically different my new way of life is.
 
 
I've done lots of exploring in nearby cities, including Nancy, Strasbourg, Europa Park in Germany, and most recently, a school trip to the Netherlands, visiting Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague, all incredible cities! It was bizarre to travel with students my age who were so used to traveling to far away, big cities like that.
 
The return to school after break has reminded me how much progress I have made so far in my language skills but that the only thing I need to do to improve is keep trying!
 
I am unbelievably grateful for this opportunity that you have provided for me and can't wait to see where it takes me.
 
Bien sincèrement,
Norah Leuwerke
 
 
Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in
particular, to encourage and foster:

First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
 
Second. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

Third. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
 
Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of
business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
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Speakers
Sue Wilson,
May 24, 2024 12:30 PM
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Bregetta Beardsley
May 31, 2024 12:30 PM
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