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Gabriel is an inbound high school student from central France attending classes at West High.
Jerry Nelson, District Manager of our local Social Security Office, will be here to talk about the Social Security programs and answer questions or concerns about Social Security.
MATTHEW PUTNEY Courier Photo Editor
We reported last month that public health officials in Nigeria reported a new case of polio after more than a year of being polio free.
An opportunity to see the best of Rotary without traveling overseas—you’ll be amazed.
Recruiting new members is the lifeblood of our club; who do you know?
Mr. Rudy Jones will be here to update us on the activity of the City of Waterloo Community Development Board.
Kristina is a native of Marion and a recent U of Iowa grad with degrees in political science and economics
District Scholarship Chair Harrison Cass and his committee interviewed Kristina this spring and nominated her for the scholarship. She is not related to Molly McLaughlin from Waterloo who is a youth exchange student this school year in Argentina.
Kristina will be studying for a masters degree in public history and cultural heritage at Dublin University. You can read her blog at www.petitederive.com
Alex Hildman from Waterloo Leisure Services joined us Monday to describe the impact our club has on almost 1,000 kids each year. The birthday table contributions are added to the Fred Adams Youth Activity Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Preschool through 1st grade-aged kids are introduced to the basics of baseball each summer and our support is critical to keeping kids active and engaged while school is out. Remember to submit $1 for each year of your age when your birthday month rolls around!
Have you seen good things happening at Rotary meetings, events, and projects lately? If so, capture an image and submit to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s Good Things Happening photo contest. The CFNEIA will be awarding ten $100 microgrants each week of the six-week contest, with individuals designating grants to organizations in Black Hawk County. Grand prizes of $2,000 and $5,000 will also be awarded in November. This would be an excellent addition to the Shoebox Project or Operation Warm.
You can follow her adventure as an outbound exchange student by linking to her blog which is http://www.mollyrye.weebly.com/
Program chair Phil Nash has arranged some very interesting programs between now and election day. That should make it easier to invite a guest to join us.
Chris Cox, Dean & Professor of Library and Information Services, gathered our input for their 5 year Strategic Plan. Our club provided great responses and we look forward to an update in a few months.
In October 2016, North American Rotarians will travel to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, for a life changing experience. Have you ever heard a Rotarian speak about their personal experience participating in a polio eradication exercise, a cleft lip/cleft palate mission, or work on a humanitarian grant? These trips have a profound effect upon the individual. For those of you who have gone on one of these trips you know, and for those of you who have yet to enjoy this experience, you should.
Posted on Aug 02, 2016
Molly McLaughlin, our outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student, spoke to our club about her upcoming adventure in Argentina.
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
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