Rotary Club of Indianola
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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 1912New Zoom Account Link Below
At the May Board meeting it was agreed that our club will need to continue using Zoom technology for our club meetings at least until the end of June.  A new Zoom account has been created for our club, which gives us control over multiple meetings and more individuals who can start the Zoom meeting for each occasion.  See the link below to copy the new Zoom Address for our meeting this week.
All members are encouraged to join in the video meetings each week.  To do so click on the link located beneath "This Week's Program".



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 was a scheduled Service Friday. Bring you ideas for future service projects and stories of past projects that were meaningful to you. 

Foundation Minute

Week 3 of Rotary’s Month of Youth Service.

Most of the activities that Rotary districts and their clubs worldwide are currently engaged in are centered on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Rotary International, in response to the ravaging impacts of this virus on the lives of the people world-wide, through its charitable agency, The Rotary Foundation, created the Disaster Response Fund.  This fund, with limited financing by TRF, is designed to help districts around the world respond to disasters.

Funds were made available and applications were accepted from many of the 535 Rotary districts as well as many of the nearly 35,000 clubs worldwide.  Shortly after the funds were made available the funds were exhausted.  Below are two great stories of how a district and some its clubs have made a difference.

The Rotary Club of La Crosse (WI), District 6250, received a $1,000 Disaster Relief Grant from TRF to be donated to the Hunger Task Force’s “Together We Can” Drive-thru Food Drive at the Valley View Mall. The district added a sum of $2,000 to the grant, which will be split among organizations catering to local needs. The New Horizon’s Food Pantry, Gateway Council Boys Scouts Camp Subsidies, YMCA Youth activities are among the beneficiaries.

The six Chippewa Valley Rotary Clubs, (WI) District 6250, also received a $4,200 Disaster Relief Grant from TRF. In addition to the grant from TRF, the clubs have donated $2,500 in relief funds which provides a total of $6,700. All funds will be donated to two different organizations providing Covid-19 relief in the Chippewa Valley.  Assistant Governor Michael Kloss stated that the clubs understand the difficulties and hardships caused by the pandemic, adding  “ I hope that our help, through the support of Rotary International (The Rotary Foundation), will ease the pain for some and foster others more fortunate to help in any way they can.”   

“We have to be open to new approaches and creating unique clubs for younger people is just part of the solution…We will not let rapid change defeat us. We will capture this moment to grow Rotary, making it stronger, more adaptable, and even more aligned with our core values.” 

Rotary International President-elect, Holger Knaack.

In Rotary,

Olabisi Gwamna Ph.D, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant, Editor, Foundation Minute

District Governor's Update


Please support our initiative to raise funds for fighting food insecurity in District 6000.   These funds will focus on the need to provide food and nutrition to the

thousands of Iowans in the District who have been blindsided by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Food Bank network in Iowa, supplies every food pantry in District 6000. The 3 food banks serving District 6000 territory have a coordinated formula which allows contributions to be distributed equitably throughout the Food Banks based in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids area, and Davenport. 

We are hoping for generous support from our 65 clubs and individually from our 3500+ members in District 6000. Together we can have a real impact and provide assistance in each of our communities.

We encourage you to make your contribution to the District 6000 Humanitarian and Educational Foundation ( D6000 HEF) with a notation in the memo line “Food Bank project” and mail it to District Governor Erna Morain’s home address.  She will tally donations and thank donors.  Thanks so much to all of you who have already contributed!

Warren County Helping Hand

Anyone who is interested in donating cash gifts to Helping Hand can do so online.  Click on the link below to access the Warren County Helping Hand site.  

Club Information
Video Chat Meeting
Friday Schedule
Each Friday   Noon  Indianola Country Club
Video Chat Meeting
Evening Schedule  6:30 p.m.
June 9, 2020 - Brickhouse
June 23, 2020 - Brickhouse
Duty Schedule

                     Noon Meeting Assignments

  May         Greeter                 Program
29-May      Michael K               Steve Rose
  5-Jun                                      Terry
12-Jun       Seth L                     Jeromy P
19-Jun        Ev L                       Jennifer M-P
26-Jun        Blair L                    Pass the Gavel
                Sergeant       Music         Invocation
May 29   Dave T          Kelly W        Terry P
June  5    Becky S        Joe W            Steve R
June 12   Joe S            Amy D           Dave T
June 19   Mckinley S  Arlen S          Sinikka W
    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
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.


Rotary Evening Club

The Rotary Evening Club's next scheduled meeting will be May 26th via Zoom.  Click the link below to join the meeting.

Rotary Club of Indianola
Foundation Dinner
Postponed until September
RD6000 Festival
 Prairie Meadows