Noon -- RYLA Attendees
Jul 27, 2021
RYLA Recap
Evening Club Guest Speaker @ Wig & Pen
Jul 27, 2021 6:00 PM
Engage Iowa Speaker
Noon -- Two Minute Tuesday
Aug 03, 2021
Learning more about other members
Evening Club Comm. Service Proj.@ Mistress Brewing
Aug 03, 2021 6:00 PM
Backpack Buddies
Picnic with Noon Club & Evening Club Members
Aug 10, 2021 5:30 PM
Picnic at Sunrise Park, 506 SE Peterson Dr.
Noon - Dr. Blessman - Rotary Presentation
Aug 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary International funding application for our EnviroLoo project
Evening Club Service Project
Aug 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Noon -- Megan Ihrkle -- On With Life
Aug 24, 2021
Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Evening Club Guest Speaker @ Wig & Pen
Aug 24, 2021 6:00 PM
Freedom Coffee
Noon -- Paul Hubbard
Aug 31, 2021
The House of Rogues
Evening Club Planning Session @ Wig & Pen
Aug 31, 2021 6:00 PM
Club Asembly/ Planning Session
Evening Club Comm. Service Proj.@ Mistress Brewing
Sep 07, 2021 6:00 PM
Assemble Literacy Kits
Happy Hour Social at Benchwarmers Party Room
Sep 14, 2021 5:00 PM
Social for Noon & Evening Rotary Members 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Evening Club Service Project Agape Garden
Sep 21, 2021 6:00 PM
Harvest/Gardening @ Agape Garden
Evening Club Guest Speaker @ Wig & Pen
Sep 28, 2021 6:00 PM
Guest Speaker from Kirkendall Public Library
District Governor Visit - Evening
Oct 12, 2021 6:00 PM
District Governor Visit
Oct 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ankeny!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Ankeny Golf & Country Club
314 SW Irvinedale Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50023
United States of America
Home Page Stories
The balls were dropped on July 11th after being rained out on the 10th.   In past several years, only one ball actually went in the hole but this year several balls found their way into the hole.   After determining the order in which the balls went in the hole, the winners were determined to be:
1st  - $1,000 – Tom Gates, sold by Todd Wehr
2nd - $375 – Teri Crist, sold by Teri Crist
3rd - $250 – Mike Prichard, sold by Tom Friedman
4th - $125 – Rachel Henze, sold by Rich Job
A total of 691 tickets were sold, the second most in the eight years the club has sponsored this event.  The club will receive 30% of the net proceeds which should be about $2,030 and the Ankeny Service Center will receive the remaining 70% which will be about $4,740.  Thank you to Ankeny Sanitation for donating the prize money, and Tim's Amoco and Cold Stone Creamery for being the coupon sponsors.  Also, thank you to Tom Friedman for coordinating the golf ball drop. 
The August Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
When:  Thursday, August 12th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
All members are welcome and it counts as a make-up!
The following Ankeny Rotarians will celebrate birthdays in August:
5th - Jeff Magner
5th - Jess Reynolds
5th - James Warner
6th - Renee Murphy
12th - Dale Port
16th - Mark Land
16th - Pat Timmons
18th - Gary Welch
22nd - Brian Tiernan
28th - Ben Digmann
The Rotary Club of Ankeny's summer picnic will be on Tuesday, August 10 at Sunrise Park, 506 SE Peterson Drive.  The evening will begin with social time at 5:30 PM and we will plan to eat at 6:30.   The club will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and table service.  Please bring a side dish to share and your own beverages and chairs.  
The Rotary Club of Ankeny will sponsor a free concert on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.  The concert will be performed by The Iowa Military Veterans Band at the Ankeny Band Shell.  Ankeny Rotarians are encouraged to attend and invite your family, friends, neighbors, and the general public. Feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, and coolers (beer and wine are acceptable).  All Ankeny Rotarians should share this announcement with anyone they feel may have interest in attending this concert.  The public will be asked to provide a free will donation.  Several volunteers will be needed.  If you can help, please contact Steve Wieneke at  swieneked6k@gmail.com or (515) 250-0507. 
The Board has approved an application for membership to the Evening Group of the Rotary Club of Ankeny from Nicole Matter.  Nicole is a Chiropractor with Family Matters Chiropractic in Ankeny.  She has attended both the noon and evening meetings and the recent prospective new member orientation. 
Comments regarding her proposed membership may be forwarded to any Board member.
The Rotary Club of Ankeny's 2021 "Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet" was held on the evening of June 22nd.  Those recognized included:
Perfect Attendance Awards:
One Year - Laura Luetje, Patty Munguia & Brian Tiernan
Two Years - Juan Arias, Jeff Magner & Brenda Wieneke
Three Years - Todd Eipperle
Four Years - Jacquelyn Duke
Seven Years - Rich Job
Eight Years - Kristofer Orth & Steve Wieneke
Nine Years - Jim Ramsey, Steve SchraderBachar, & Todd Wehr
Ten Years - Damon Miller
Eleven Years - Kathy Sibbel
Twelve Years - Mary Cochran
Thirteen Years - Sally Schroeder
Seventeen Years - Nate Burnham & Tom Friedman
Thirty One Years - Sharlene Dunlap
Thirty Two Years - Mike Lydon 
Dave Mercer, the "2020 Rotarian of the Year" introduced  Todd Eipperle as the "2021 Ankeny Rotarian of the Year".
Juan Arias, the "2020 Outstanding New Member", introduced Brenda Wieneke and Brian Tiernan as the co-winners of the "2021 Outstanding New Members". 
Todd Wehr, the outgoing President passed the gavel to Todd Eipperle, the incoming president for the noon club and Juan Arias, the outgoing President, passed the gavel to Jacquelyn Duke, the incoming President of the Evening Club.
The Rotary Club of Ankeny provided a scholarship to Tyler Baumgarten for him to attend the Ankeny Leadership Institute for the 2020-2021 year.  He is employed by the GTG Companies.  The following thank you note has been received from Tyler:
Ankeny Rotary Club:  I would like to thank you for the sponsorship & opportunity to be part of the Ankeny Leadership Institute for 2020-2021.  Thank you as well for including min in the club emails to see the great events & fundraisers for Rotary.  Tyler 
Below are thank yous received from two of the winners of the Rotary Dollars for Scholars winners:
"Thank you so much for the scholarship.  I am very grateful for your support and very proud that you view me worthy for a scholarship.  In high school I participated in soccer, tennis, plays, musicals, and tennis.  Some clubs were FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), French Club, National Honor Society, and French National Honor Society.  Outside of school, I am also involved in Girl Scouts.  Over the years I took a lot of AP classes: AP Lit, AP Language, and AP microeconomics.  I also volunteer a lot in my free time.  I spend my summer working in the barn at Hidden Acres Summer Camp.  I also worked at Drake University at the concessions for men's and women's basketball volleyball and track.  This fall I will attend Iowa State University and double major in Entrepreneurship and Business Management.  My dream job is to own my own pie bakery with my sister.  Thanks again for your generosity.  Katylyn Carlson"
"Thank you so much for the scholarship.  I am grateful that I was chosen and recognized to get the scholarship I did.  I know this money will help advance me in my learning at Iowa State University.  During high school I have been involved in so many activities, clubs and AP classes.  Some of the activities I participated in were school plays (Get Smart), school musicals (Sister act, Mamma Mia, The Ant and the Grasshopper), show choir, tennis, and soccer (for only 2 out of 4 years).  Some of the clubs I was involved in were Future Business Leaders (FBLF), National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, and French Club.  The AP classes I took throughout high school are AP Lit, AP Lang, AP Microeconomics, and more college classes that aren't AP.  I plan to go to Iowa State University to major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.   I would really like to work for myself after college using my majors, but future is unknown.  I just plan to enjoy every part of college that I can.  Thanks again.   Sincerely Jaclyn Carlson"
Jim Ramsey, Senior Vice President with Northwest Bank, has been a member of the Rotary Club of Ankeny for several years.  He will now become the Primary Designee for a corporate membership to the club for Northwest Bank.  On June 29th, two Secondary Designees, were introduced and inducted into membership of the club.   They are Richard Bergez, President and Amber Weger, Vice President who both work out of Northwest's Ankeny office on Oralabor.  Welcome Richard and Amber!
Foundation Chair Steve SchraderBachar recognized Tim Hawkins for his contributions to the Rotary Foundation reaching the level of Paul Harris Fellow + 5.  Tim was presented with a pin with five sapphire stones in it.  Thank you for your support of the Rotary Foundation and congratulations Tim!
DuWayne McDaniel is the owner of Bryant Iowa Heating & Cooling and has been a Corporate member of the Rotary Club of Ankeny since April, 2020.  He would now like to add, his wife, Cathy McDaniel, and Doug Thompson, Sales, to the Corporate membership.  Cathy has interest in attending evening meetings and Doug plans to attend the noon meetings.   
Comments regarding these proposed additions to the Corporate membership of Bryant Iowa Heating & Cooling may be forwarded to any Board member.
Ankeny Rotarians:
I am writing my last e-mail as Rotary club of Ankeny 2020-2021 president. I have enjoyed some aspects of this past year and dealt with many challenges this year. We have an amazing club and I am very proud of what we stand for , what we do and how we do it.  Steve shared last week how we have set our club apart from most clubs in the district, we give generously of our time, talents and treasures.
Thanks for the opportunity to serve our club this past year. Thanks for the support of our board, elected officials and committee chairs, you have all been wonderful to work with. Thanks to the leaders of the evening club for what you do and offer members, you continue to grow because of the meaningful engagement you offer. Thanks Juan for being such a great leader. 
I also want to recognize Nate for all the things he does behind the curtain to make our club run. Nate truly puts service above self. I want to also thank Sally for nominating me for president.
As I conduct my last official task today running the meeting at noon on June 29th, I will know that the club will continue to be strong under the leadership of Todd and Jacquelyn.
I am honored to have served in this position. Thanks
Todd Wehr
The July Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held in-person at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
When:  Thursday, July 8th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
All members are welcome and it counts as a make-up!
The Rotary Club of Ankeny has submitted a "Community Service Grant" to District 6000 to benefit new Horizons Adult Day Center.  The total grant request will be in the amount of $8,600.  It is proposed the club will contribute $4,300 which will then be matched by funds form District 6000.  The funds will be used to purchase equipment needed by New Horizons for their operation due to their relocation of their operations.
The Board has approved a new corporate membership application from Northwest Bank.   Jim Ramsey's membership will change to the Primary Designee.   Richard Bergez, President and Amber Weger, Vice President will become new members of the club and "Secondary Designees".  They both work out of the Ankeny office.
Comments regarding these proposed new members may be referred to any board member. 
The following Ankeny Rotarians will celebrate birthdays in July:
           1st - Justin Morgan
           3rd - Brad Botos
           9th - James Ramsey
         10th - Allison Ver Steegt
         18th - Rachel Panzi
         19th - Jason Gassman
         22nd - Gerry Bair
         23rd - Timothy Burns
Happy Birthday Rotarians!
In his current commentary on The Rotary Foundation, Foundation Trustee Chair, K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran assures Rotarians that the future is bright.  "In a year when people were unable to meet, families stayed secluded, and businesses struggled to flourish, we still managed to go forward together in many areas through Rotary Grants, clubs and districts brought creative solutions to their pandemic-hit communities.  Since March 2020, the Foundation has awarded over $34,000,000 in grants to initiates related to COVID-19."
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