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


Friendship is a natural and willing servant….There is no reason…why the great power of friendship should not be harnessed to do its part in the world’s work.” — Report of the President, 1912 Rotary Convention, Duluth, Minnesota, USA

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

This week is Service Week.

Foundation Minute

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The Month of February winds to an end with some of these goals fulfilled by Rotarians all over the world.

In the area of health improvement, Rotary clubs have made marks in this Vocational Month. To enhance healthcare and service delivery in Idi Araba and its communities, Rotary District 9110 (Nigeria) in partnership with TRF has unveiled a Medical Health Cabin worth 11,296,875 Naira (USD 32,000) to serve the people of the area as a mini primary health center.  Eight locations in Ogun and Lagos states will benefit from this project co-sponsored by District 2430 in Turkey; District 6910 in Georgia, USA, District 4420 Brazil and the local Rotary Club of Gbagada, Nigeria. Speaking at the event a few days ago, the PDG, District 9110, Dr. Deinde Shoga explained that Idi Araba was among five underserved communities that suffer from poor healthcare. He expressed his district's gratitude to TRF for providing the matching funds. There are plans to site similar health facilities in no less than five locations in Lagos state.

In Rotary,

Olabisi Gwamna Ph.D, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant

Editor, Foundation Minute

Rotary's Six Areas of Focus

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

  1. Promoting Peace
  2. Fighting Disease
  3. Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
  4. Saving mothers and children
  5. Supporting education and 
  6. Growing local economies
Click the link below to read about each focus.
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 30 years, and our goal of ridding the earth of this disease is in sight. We started in 1979 with vaccinations for 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic.
Rotary Evening Club

The Rotary Evening Club's next scheduled meeting will be March 10th at The Brickhouse.  

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

Club Information
Friday Schedule
Each Friday   Noon  Indianola Country Club
Evening Schedule  6:30 p.m.
Mar. 24, 2020 - Brickhouse
Apr. 14, 2020 - Brickhouse
Duty Schedule

                     Noon Meeting Assignments

  Mar         Greeter                 Program
13-Mar         Josh W                   Seth L
20-Mar         Bob W                   Ev L
27-Mar         Karl W                  Service Friday
  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
Mar. 13   Amy D          Joe W              Ev L
Mar. 20    ?                   Amy D           Terry P
Mar. 27   Paul D          Arlen S           Steve R
Apr.  3    Karl W         Kelly W          Dave T
    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.
April 11, 2020
Rotary Club of Indianola
Foundation Dinner
April 24, 2020
RD6000 Festival
 Prairie Meadows
    June 25-27, 2020