Club Information
Welcome to Rotary!

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 PM Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday Evenings at Salem Connection beginning at 6:30pm. If your schedule does not allow you to attend our Friday Noon meetings, consider attending the PM Club. Salem Connection is located at 222 W Salem Ave.
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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.
RYLA 2024: July 14 -19
Grinnell College
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership conference designed to assist future leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership.
Iowa RYLA focuses on developing leadership through the lenses of team, community, and emotional leadership with an emphasis on Rotary's motto: Service Above Self.   To learn more about Rotary and it's global impact, visit Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Apply to RYLA here!

RYLA brings together students from across the state who have a desire to develop their leadership skills. At any given moment, you may find athletes, musicians, authors, and scholars coming together with the common interest of gaining a better understanding of their leadership strengths and building skills to help them  make a positive impact on their communities and future endeavors. 

Presidential Message

R. Gordon R. McInally

President 2023-24

April 2024

These are times that cry out for peace. The Middle East is in its most volatile condition in years. The war in Ukraine is the largest in Europe since World War II, and there are armed conflicts in Sudan and parts of Central Africa. Nearly every continent is experiencing a major armed conflict.

Rotary has a vital role to play in advancing the cause of peace — I often say Rotary needs to work toward peace as aggressively as those who wish to wage war. It’s the spirit found in our vision statement: “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” We must never lose track of that last call — that to bring about change in the world, we need to foster change within.

It is up to us to model peacebuilding behavior among each other. We can do better than questioning the motives of one another and jumping to the harshest possible explanation. After hearing words that might strain or offend us, we have an opportunity to ask, with compassion and curiosity, the intent of those offending words. And then we have another opportunity to repair the breach.

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.
April 2024
Sue Wilson,
Apr 26, 2024 12:30 PM
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