Rotary Club of Indianola
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Service Above Self
We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Indianola Country Club
1610 Country Club Road
Indianola, IA  50125
United States of America
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Rotarians are very much more favorably disposed toward action than they are toward words.”  ~Paul P. Harris Rotary Club of Chicago November 1912

Executives & Directors
President Elect
Executive Secretary/Director
Immediate Past President
Public Relations
Board Member
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Board Member
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Russell Hampton
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This Week's Program

Our guest this week will be Vern Cochran with Missouri River Energy Services. Vern is the Red Rock Hydroelectric Plant Supervisor and has photos and program about construction of the power plant being built at the Red Rock dam.

Foundation Minute

Welcome to Rotary International Water & Sanitation Month.  During the month of March, The Rotary Foundation wants Rotarians around the world to Focus on initiating, sponsoring and supporting water and sanitation projects.  With this month’s emphasis The Rotary Foundation is ensuring that this particular goal receives all needed support. Rotary clubs in District 5050, which includes British Columbia and state of Washington, are joining forces with the Zenith Rotary of Lome, Togo to apply for a Rotary Global  Grant.  Through association with The Dignity Toilets, the grant will purchase 100 new above-ground composting toilets.  Since 2017, more than 100 such toilets have been constructed under the leadership of Nor’Wester Rotary member, Doc Reiss of Port Angeles, Washington USA.  These toilets are designed to convert human waste into fertilizer.  Addressing the Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary Club, Reiss explained the significance of the project. According to him, “the toilets mean that families don’t have to relive themselves in the fields, where flood waters would increase unsanitary conditions and there are threats of snakes, scorpions and other predators. For every toilet built, it lowers the occurrence disease, helps protect ground water and keeps a family out of the fields.” The Rotary Clubs of District 5050 another international district also encompassing Canada and USA will contribute a total of $15,000 which will be matched by District 5020 bringing the total to $30,000The Rotary Foundation will provide an additional $22,500 making the total amount raised to $52, 500. With each toilet costing $425, these funds would be enough to build more than 100 toilets between 2020 and 2021, providing between 600 and 800 people with toilets.

So far, during the 2019-2020 year, TRF has spent $18.7 million in grants for Water and Sanitation projects worldwide.

In the past 5 years, TRF has spent $100,657,464 in grants for projects involving Water and Sanitation.

To donate, go to:

In Rotary,
Olabisi Gwamna Ph.D,
Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant
Editor, Foundation Minute
District Training Assembly

You are invited to District Training Assembly on Saturday, March 28, at the DMACC Newton Conference Center, 602 N. 2nd Avenue W., in Newton. Check in starts at 8:30 AM with the program at 9 AM in room 210 A/C. Lunch will also be provided. All incoming officers are encouraged to attend as this training will immensely help clubs during the upcoming year.

Presidents Elect - Please encourage your incoming officers and team members to attend to help them prepare. If you can’t attend PETS, please make sure that you join us at Assembly.

Our District Governor Elect will summarize the Rotary Theme and goals for next year and our District Governor Nominee and District Governor Designee will be introduced. There will be breakout sessions designed specifically for areas of interest to Clubs: Membership, Public Image, The Rotary Foundation, Service to Youth, Innovation and Flexibility and Secretary Training.


If you need lodging the night before, we have a block of rooms at the Best Western Holiday Manor Hotel across the parking lot. Call 641-792-3333 and mention you are with Rotary to receive the Rotary rate.

This is a great opportunity to learn, network and have some fun with your fellow Rotarians from across the District. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rotary Opens Opportunities!

Rotary Evening Club

The Rotary Evening Club's next scheduled meeting will be March 10th at Salem Connection, 222 W Salem Ave.  

The program will be a discussion of how the 2020 census affects our community. Ryan Waller is the speaker. 

Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Club Information
Video Chat Meeting
Friday Schedule
Each Friday   Noon  Indianola Country Club
Video Chat Meeting
Evening Schedule  6:30 p.m.
Apr. 14 , 2020 - Brickhouse
Apr. 21, 2020 - Brickhouse
Duty Schedule

                     Noon Meeting Assignments

           Greeter                 Program
  3-Apr         Paul D                    Blair L
10-Apr        Amy D                    Mike L
17-Apr        Scott G                    Shawn M
24-Apr        Steve H                   Service Friday
                Sergeant       Music         Invocation
Apr.  3    Karl W         Kelly W          Dave T
Apr.10    Bob W         Joe W             Sinikka W
Apr.17    Josh W        Amy D            Ev L
Apr.24    Paul D         Arlen S           Terry P
    Program Suggestions            
Goodwill Celebrates 65 Years in 2020. Contact:
Ka’Meka Lowery
Corporate Engagement Manager
Goodwill of Central Iowa
5355 NW 86th Street
Johnston, IA 50131
p | 515-265-5323 Ext. 375
Blessman Ministries
Liz Brown
Blessman International | Administrative Assistant
2557 106th St., Urbandale, IA 50322
t: 515-343-5920 | w:
Puppy Jake
Contact Ron H. for more information.
Kevin McLaughlin, Rotary DMAM and McLaughlin Investment, would like to do a program on Social Security Reform.  Ron has Kevin's contact info.

Ev's guest on March 20th Greater Des Moines Age-Friendly Initiative is committed to having Central Iowa become an officially
recognized Age-Friendly Region. I believe that our fellow Rotarians will be very interested in learning about
the Age-Friendly Community work and how building a more Livable community will be beneficial for all who
live, work and recreate in Indianola and throughout Greater Des Moines.
Please contact me at 515-444-1237 or by e mail at to schedule a program.

Meals From the Heartland
March 12th 6-7 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.
Cowles Fieldhouse 
Simpson College Rotaract Club
Email: by February 28th.
District 6000 Training
March 28th
DMAAC Campus -Newton
April 11, 2020
Rotary Club of Indianola
Foundation Dinner
April 24, 2020
RD6000 Festival
 Prairie Meadows
    June 25-27, 2020