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 1912
We plan to continue our Noon and PM Club meetings via Zoom technology.  A link to the Zoom meeting is available by clicking on the link located below "This Week's Program".

You will be able to join the meeting via Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop or Desktop Computer. Select an audio style, then listen in and  join in the discussions.

Find the mute button in the lower left of the Zoom screen. Please be considerate of others and mute yourself when not speaking.  PS: Turn off the video portion if your internet connection does not respond well.


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

Ron has located a short video that describes the Rotary Peace Centers.  Join us as we gather to greet each other through technology.

What are Other Clubs doing?

Rotary clubs help fight the COVID-19 pandemic

Members use ingenuity, flexibility to help people affected by coronavirus and to stay connected.

Fighting disease is one of Rotary’s main causes, so members already support efforts to promote proper hand washing techniques, teach people other ways to stay healthy, and supply training and vital medical equipment to health care providers. Now they’re helping health authorities communicate lifesaving information about COVID-19 and donating protective gear and other supplies to clinics and hospitals that are under strain because of the pandemic. 

Click the link below to review the ideas of Clubs around the world and how they are staying connected while helping to keep others safe. 

Club Information
The Circular Economy

The circular economy provides a framework to solve the plastic problem.   
Business can take the lead.

In 2018, as the recipient of an Eisenhower Fellowship, Matt Kopac spent five weeks traveling in South America and Europe. During that time, he met with leaders in government and business, as well as leaders at universities and nonprofits, discussing, as he puts it, “the future of our economy.” When he returned home, he told his fellow members of the Rotary Club of Durham, North Carolina, what he had learned.

“We take a lot for granted,” he explained in a July 2018 presentation to his club. “We imagine that the economy we have is the one we were always meant to have, and the one that we will always have. As in prior eras, we have difficulty perceiving when we are amidst great changes.”

One of those changes was the potential shift from the wasteful linear economy of the last 200 or so years to the more sustainable circular economy he had encountered during his travels. A feature of the latter was its approach to plastic, which was once celebrated for its disposability. “Collecting and reusing consumer plastic waste is a circular practice,” he said.


You’ve finished your bottle of water, your container of laundry detergent, your milk jug. For you, that’s the end of the story. But for your bottle, it’s only the beginning. After your recyclables are collected, they’re sorted by glass, metal, and type of plastic, then sold to intermediaries that grind the plastics into flakes or pellets the size of rice grains. The pellets, called “nurdles,” are then sold to producers that melt them and turn them into new products.

There are seven codes on the bottom of plastic containers, signifying, among other things, the temperature at which they will melt. But only two are routinely recycled. Soda and water bottles — No. 1 plastics — may eventually become carpet or fleece clothing. Milk, juice, and detergent containers — No. 2 plastics — find new lives as decks, buckets, and Frisbees. Technology exists to convert plastic into crude oil and other fuels. But globally, recycling rates hover around 14 percent.

Click here to learn more and read the entire story about the Circular Economy of today.

Illustrations by Studio Warburton

• This story originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of The Rotarian magazine.

Video Chat Meeting
Friday Schedule
Each Friday   Noon  Indianola Country Club
Video Chat Meeting
Evening Schedule  6:30 p.m.
May 12, 2020 - Brickhouse
May 26, 2020 - Brickhouse
Duty Schedule

                     Noon Meeting Assignments

  May         Greeter                 Program
  1-May      Ron H                    Tim Mc
  8-May      Janet H                   Jennifer Mc
15-May      Chuck K                 Pat O
22-May      Todd K                   Service Friday
29-May      Michael K               Steve Rose
                Sergeant       Music         Invocation
Apr.24    Joe W             Arlen S         Terry P
May  1    Kelly W         Kelly W        Steve R
May  8    Sinikka W     Joe W            Dave T
May 15   Steve W        Amy D           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
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.


Rotary Evening Club

The Rotary Evening Club's next scheduled meeting will be April 28th via Zoom Meeting. 

Collections for Health Care PPE and Helping Hand are underway at several locations.
Rotary Club of Indianola
Foundation Dinner
Postponed until September
RD6000 Festival
 Prairie Meadows
    June 25-27, 2020