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



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This Week's Program

Michael's guest this week will be Karen Gale, a Victim Specialist for the FBI. 

RYLA 2020

Below is an excerpt from the latest District 6000 Newsletter.  Planning for the District's "RYLA 2020" is underway. 

By Wayne Steen/West Liberty Iowa RYLA 2020 Conference Chair

Some reasons for high school students to want to attend RYLA: 

  • Foster and develop leadership skills;
  • Establish a greater appreciation of ‘‘Service Above Self’’ and other values of Rotary;

  • Engage in activities to increase cultural competency;

  • Create close connections with other students from across Iowa. 

This year’s Iowa RYLA Conference Chair is Wayne Steen of the Rotary Club of West Liberty (District 6000) and the  Iowa RYLA chair elect is David Kutter of Cedar Rapids (District 5970).

Head counselors

RYLA will be headed by two outstanding Head Counselors, Ben Stutting and Ally O’Meara, both are students at the University of Iowa. They will lead this  year’s RYLA.

Ally O’Meara is a second-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in marketing and finance. She is a graduate of Indianola High School. When Ally is not studying, she stays active in AKPsi, tutoring at the writing center, working as a caterer and involved at the Newman Center. Ally has loved being a team leader at RYLA 2018 and 2019.

Ben Stutting is a second-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in History along with Ethics  and Public Policy. He is a a member of Dance Marathon at Iowa and a CAMBUS driver. Ben is a graduate of North Scott High School and is looking forward to making Iowa RYLA 2020 the best Iowa RYLA ever.

Their goals for Iowa RYLA 2020 are:

  • Having an emphasis on the creation and development of leadership skills.

  • Increasing our focus on the principles and values of Rotary as a whole.

  • Providing conferees with tangibles and resources for post conference success.

Please come and be a part of Iowa RYLA 2020 and be a part of RYLA magic!

To read the entire story please click on the link below.

The latest District Newsletter also highlights:

  • the Warren County Freedom Rock at Warrior Run Golf Course in Norwalk (page 22),
  • the "Brews for Stew" at The Groggy Dog in Indianola (page 26), and
  • The Little Free Library, Indianola (page 30)

District 6000 Club Anniversaries, 2019-20

December 2019  - Wellman 80 Years

December 2019  - Corning 75 Years
  February 2020  - Oskaloosa 100 Years
      March 2020  - Fairfield 100 Years
      March 2020  - Fort Madison 100 Years
        April 2020  - Atlantic 100 Years
        April 2020  - Knoxville 80 Years

Click on the link above to read more.


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