Club Information
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We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 PM
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.
Home Page Stories
Rotary Club of Indianola assisted The Groggy Dog Restaurant again this season to create meals for those who may not have other options.  The Groggy Dog, West Hill Brewery, Rotary Club of Indianola and donations from other businesses and individuals raise funds to make the Guinness Stew.   

Rotary Club members meet at The Groggy Dog on the appointed days to package the stew. 

Each batch created 25-35 meals which, when reheated, provides a nutritious meal on cold winter days.  Once the stew is packaged, it is frozen and delivered to Warren County Helping Hand and Heal House of Iowa for distribution. 

If you are interested in helping us purchase ingredients for additional batches of stew click here to fund the project.  Click the Read More to see additional pictures.

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.
November Update
Norah has settled in and is very much enjoying her family in France. They have taken her hiking quite a bit as they live in a beautiful mountainous area. She’s trying many new foods and loving the fresh breads, seafood, sweets, and cheeses. They visited Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg (a castle), went to a fancy restaurant in Nancy, one of the larger cities in her region, and went to a local festival with some friends from school.

Presidential Message

R. Gordon R. McInally

President 2023-24

November 2023

Next year, Rotary takes a step toward supporting peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa region when recruitment begins for our newest peace center in partnership with Bahçeşehir University (BAU) in Istanbul.

A series of events in the coming year will recognize the new center at BAU and Rotary's work to promote peace. The 2024 Rotary International Convention in May will mark 25 years since the first Rotary Peace Centers were announced — coincidentally at the Rotary Convention in Singapore in 1999. Recruitment for the first cohort of Rotary Peace Fellows at BAU also starts in 2024, and selected candidates will begin their program in early 2025.

Rotary Youth Exchange inspires young leaders to serve as catalysts for peace and social justice in their local communities and throughout the world, long after their exchanges end. This program is possible because of the dedication, leadership, and passion of the tens of thousands of volunteers — Rotary members and nonmembers alike — who make this unique program so successful.

Read the latest about how Rotary Youth Exchange is a catalyst for service, cultural understanding, and lifelong connections to Rotary.

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.

Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.

RC18 Update
T-Boxes were completed on May 2nd so players can now utilize them as they play. The next step is to install benches, trash bins and Signage. 
Work began on the new Disc Golf course in 2022 and continues on the Front 9 with final seeding, installation of benches and T-Boxes in May 2023. Even though the Front 9 holes are not complete, in 2022 UDisc scored 196 rounds of golf, players logged 131 hours of play, and visited the site from 7 different states. 
Work has begun on the "back 9", however progress is slow due to the terrain and number of trees that have to be removed to create the 'fairways'. Sponsors will be needed to help fund the addition of at least three bridges, necessary to help players progress from one hole to the next.  Click on read more to learn about sponsorships.
McCord Park is located at South 'P' Street / West 5th Ave
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