Club Information
Welcome to Rotary!
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
Home Page Stories
Julie Masters was a friend and served our Rotary Club for many years of board meetings at Crouse Cafe. We were sad to hear that health conditions took her so early in life.  In recognition of her "Service Above Self", Rotary Club of Indianola, along with Indianola Parks and Rec, planted a Kentucky Coffee Tree at Pickard Park, next to the All-Inclusive Playground, on May 31st, 2024.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WeLIFT Job Search Center is a FREE community resource that
focuses on 3 pillars of support for our community.
Job Readiness
Community Outreach
Partnerships
 
Mission Statement
WeLIFT Job Search Center uses appropriate services and tools to empower individual employment and work towards economic self-sufficiency.
 
Vision
A community employment and career pathway resource where compassion, integrity and dignity drive our focus to empower employment success and serve our community.
 
Purpose
A non profit organization that provides job readiness skills, community outreach through local resources, partnerships and self-empowerment towards employment and self-sufficiency. Our services primarily serve South Central Iowa and are free because of partnership with UnitedWay of Central Iowa and the many organizations and individuals that participate by donating in our annual Friends Campaign.
 
 
Contact Information
106 E Second Ave
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 962-5017
 

Presidential Message

R. Gordon R. McInally

President 2023-24

June 2024

It’s customary for a Rotary president in the final month in office to recap the past year on this page, and I am proud of all we have achieved together. But I want to focus on our future, and that begins with polio.
We have reached an astonishing 3 billion children with the polio vaccine, and we have averted an estimated 20 million cases of paralysis. But it’s not enough. We must continue supporting the End Polio Now campaign to reach zero cases and keep our promise to the world’s children.
 
Polio is not our only global commitment. In fact, Rotary has been working toward global peace even longer. Spreading Positive Peace through service projects and Rotary Peace Centers around the world is more important than ever.
 
We must also continue to build peace from within, and that begins with supporting mental health and wellness among our fellow Rotary members and the communities we serve. Rotary has an opportunity to help build a global mental health system that currently does not exist, and I urge all members to consider joining the Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives to keep up the momentum we began this year.
It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve as your president. You have given Heather and me memories we will cherish forever. I look forward to our continued friendship and our collective commitment to Create Hope in the World.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Warren County Helping Hand Food Pantry 

Current Needs

  • Dish Soap  

  • Canned Soup

  • Pasta Sauce

  • Peanut Butter

  • Cereal

Student Summer Groceries

The Helping Hand of Warren County understands that it can be tough when school's out and you might not have access to regular meals. That's why we're excited to announce our Summer Groceries Assistance Program! Starting June 1st, we'll be providing extra groceries to Warren county families in need. You and your family can stop by once a month to pick up fresh fruits, vegetables, snacks, pantry staples, and more, completely free of charge. No one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, and we're here to help.

We really appreciate your support!!
We are located at 107 E Clinton Ave. Indianola.
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.
June 2024
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