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


 “Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


Happy Valentine's Day to All Rotary Members and their loved ones.

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Russell Hampton
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This Week's Program

Todd has invited Seth Anderson from Simpson College's Culver Center.  Seth plans to bring 2-3 students who were involved in the latest Iowa Caucus to give their thoughts about the Caucus.

Halfway around the
world in 36 days


On 2 June 2019, Lee Harman and Bill Ward set off from the Great Wall of China outside Beijing. Their destination, the Place Vendôme in Paris, lay 9,779 bumpy, muddy, dusty miles away. Their vehicle: a car built before either of them was born. This was Day 1 of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, also known as P2P, a classic car rally that re-creates a 1907 race famed as one of the first automobile endurance events.

Harman and Ward’s P2P story began at a 2016 Christmas party of Morgan Owners Group Northwest — a club for enthusiasts of classic cars made by England’s Morgan Motor Co. After a couple of fellow “Morganeers” discussed their own experience doing P2P, Harman and Ward were captivated. Harman, a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Washington, suggested doing the rally to raise money for polio eradication. “I’m a physician, and I’ve been involved with PolioPlus since I was a brand-new Rotarian,” he says.

There was just one problem: “We didn’t have a car between us that was appropriate for that kind of exercise,” says Ward, a retired U.S. Army field artillery officer who worked for the Washington state government. After much searching, they found a beauty: a 1931 Ford Model A Victoria — which they dubbed “Miss Vicky” — that already had some of the safety upgrades necessary for their epic journey. But there was much more tinkering to come.

Over the next two years, Harman and Ward made 54 major modifications to Miss Vicky. “The car was pretty much totally rebuilt with new parts or new pieces, including auxiliary fuel tanks and fuel systems and on and on and on,” Harman says. The original suspension got extra attention and replacement parts.

Click on the link below to read about their journey.

Iowa Rotarians have been so successful in the past at answering the phones that IPTV has asked us to do it again this year and we agreed. We encourage you to wear your Rotary shirt ( white shirts do not reflect well on TV). Lots of food and refreshments will be provided to keep your energy and your spirits up while we help IPTV achieve their goals.

If you and your family/friends are interested in joining us to show support for Rotary and  IPTV please respond by return e mail to before February 16, 2020. We need at least 20 volunteers to man 17 lines, because someone will always be eating, drinking, or enjoying conversation.

Please let me know asap if you can join us.  


Erna Morain, Governor


Rotary +1

Every week during the Month of February - we are asking you to bring your +1 to Rotary by inviting a friend, colleague or business person to a meeting, and sharing with them why Rotary is important to you.

Invite someone who you believe could benefit from a Rotary Membership.

Rotary Evening Club

The Rotary Evening Club's next scheduled meeting will be February 25th 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
Mar. 10, 2020 - Brickhouse
Mar. 24, 2020 - Brickhouse
Duty Schedule

                     Noon Meeting Assignments

Feb            Greeter                 Program
28-Feb         Kelly W                Service Friday
  6-Mar         Joe W                    Dave T
13-Mar         Josh W                   Seth L
20-Mar         Bob W                   Ev L
27-Mar         Karl W                  Service Friday
                Sergeant          Music         Invocation
Feb. 28   Steve H         Arlen S            Dave T
Mar.  6    Scott G         Kelly W           Sinikka W
Mar. 13   Amy D          Joe W              Ev L
Mar. 20    ?                   Amy D           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.
Stephanie Erickson
Contact Terry for contact information
Missouri River Energy Services
Hydro Electric Generator at Red Rock
If you are in need of a program contact Dave Tanner to obtain contact information. 

Kevin McLaughlin, Rotary DMAM and McLaughlin Investment, would like to do a program on Social Security Reform.  Ron has Kevin's contact info.

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