Speakers
Evening Group - Club Assembly
Nov 30, 2021 6:00 PM
Planning Session at Mistress Brewing (1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Evening Group - Community Service - ON SITE
Dec 07, 2021 6:00 PM
Warm Hearts, Warm Blankets at Mistress Brewing (1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Noon -- No Meeting
Dec 14, 2021
Christmas Social
Christmas Social - Noon & Evening
Dec 14, 2021 5:30 PM
Briarwood Club of Ankeny (3405 NE Trilein Dr.)
Noon -- Rotarian Responsible Todd Wehr
Dec 21, 2021
Workplace Design Post Covid
Noon -- No Meeting
Dec 28, 2021
Backpack Buddies (DMPS Oak Park Elem.)
Jan 04, 2022 6:00 PM
Community Service On -Site at Mistress Brewing (1802 N. Ankeny Blvd)
Noon -- Kellie Markey
Jan 11, 2022
Dorothy's House
Happy Hour Social at
Jan 11, 2022 5:30 PM
Social for Noon & Evening Rotary Members 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Noon - Club Assembly
Jan 18, 2022
Fundraiser 2022
Meals from the Heartland
Jan 18, 2022 6:00 PM
Community Service Project Meals from the Heartland, (357 Lincoln St., West Des Moines, IA)
Guest Speaker ORBIS - Jill Urich
Jan 25, 2022 6:00 PM
Work-based learning program for students
Helping Hand Food Boxes (Books, too)
Feb 01, 2022 6:00 PM
Community Service Project On - Site at Mistress Brewing (1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Noon — Matt Hague, Polk County Housing Trust Fund
Feb 08, 2022
Affordable Housing
Happy Hour Social Noon & Evening Rotary Members
Feb 08, 2022 5:30 PM
Social 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Trailside Tap (710 SW Third St.)
Noon ~ Rob Denson
Feb 15, 2022
DMACC
Food Bank of Iowa
Feb 15, 2022 6:00 PM
Community Service Project
Guest Speaker Patricia Rogness
Feb 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Cornerstone Counseling Center/VP of Behavioral Health Services for Children and Family of Iowa
Personal Hygiene Kits for VA
Mar 01, 2022 6:00 PM
Community Service On-Site at Mistress Brewing (1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Happy Hour Social Noon & Evening Rotary Members
Mar 08, 2022 5:30 PM
The Chicken Coop Sports Bar & Grill (1325 SW Oralabor Rd., Suite 212)
VA Volunteering/YESS YHMA Maintenance Project
Mar 15, 2022 6:00 PM
Community Service Project
Guest Speaker Ray Morey “ Fish Ankeny”
Mar 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Learn about fishing in Ankeny ponds
Club Assembly
Mar 29, 2022 6:00 PM
Planning Session at
 
Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ankeny!
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
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Rotary International will have a float in the Rose Bowl Parade for the 42nd consecutive year.  The theme for the 2022 Rose Parade is "Dream, Believe, Achieve" with a focus on celebrating education.  The theme for Rotary's float is "Rotary - Changing Lives Through Education" and will highlight the progress of Rotary and its partners in our quest to help educate people around the world.  
The annual Rotary Christmas social will be held on Tuesday, December 14th at Briarwood Golf Club, 3405 NE Trilien Drive.  There will be a social hour beginning at 5:30 with dinner to be served at 6:30.   Each member may bring one guest.  The cost per person is $20 that will be charged to the member on the club's January invoice.
 
A final meal count must be submitted to Briarwood the week before our social.  If you plan to attend but have not registered yet, please do so by Monday December 6th.   To register, respond to the email invitation you should have received, go to our web site, or contact Nate Burnham at nfburnham@gmail.com.
The December Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
 
When:  Thursday, December 9th
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 December:
 
1st - Patty Munguia
2nd - Chuck Stewart
3rd - Scott Port
12th - Rich Job
14th - Tim Cox
15th - Dylan Dyer
16th - Doug Ripley
19th - Richard Bergez
21st - Doug Beech
The following applications for membership to the Rotary Club of Ankeny have been received:
 
Neil Fell is currently a member of the Garner Rotary Club and has requested to transfer his membership since he has moved to Ankeny.  He is a past Assistant District Governor and a Past District Governor.  He is a retired banker and is being proposed for membership by Tom.  He is requesting to be admitted as a Senior Active member.
 
Chase Netusil has submitted an application for membership to the Evening Rotary Group.   Chase was proposed for membership by Marie Kading (Bryant Heating & Cooling).  He is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James in Ankeny.
 
Amanda Fontana Real Estate LLC - Amanda Fontana will be the Primary Designee and Heather Schmidt, Cara Kelly, and Katie Johnson will be the Secondary Designees for this new corporate member.  They are all part of the Amanda Fontana Real Estate Team with RE/MAX.  They are proposed for membership by Laura Luetje.
 
Catherine Maher is a Senior Underwriter with Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines.  She is the wife of Shannon Maher, currently a member of the noon Ankeny Rotary group.  He is proposing her for membership.  Since Cathy is unable to attend the noon meetings she plans to join the Evening Group and Shannon will be transferring his membership to the Evening Group effective January 1, 2022.

Comments regarding these proposed members may be submitted to any Board member.

The annual Rotary Christmas social will be held on Tuesday, December 14th at Briarwood Golf Club, 3405 NE Trilien Drive.  There will be a social hour beginning at 5:30 with dinner to be served at 6:30.  Each member may bring one guest.  The cost per person attending is $20 that will be charged to the member on the club's January invoices.   
 
The Rotary Club of Ankeny's 2021 fundraiser, "Raise the Stakes for Community", was another great success!!  This was all made possible due to the involvement of many members for ticket sales, obtaining auction items, and volunteering.  Of course, this would not have been possible without the ideas, leadership, and many hours of service by our co-chairs, Laura Luetje and Stacey Koeppen.   We cannot thank them enough.
 
The Board has not decided when the club should hold it's next fundraiser except that it will not in the spring of 2022.  The committee would ask that each member send a thank you note to each of their guests and anyone that they obtained an auction item from.   Also, if you feel any of your guests have a passion for serving, and you believe they would make a good Rotarian, invite them to attend a meeting as your guest.   
 
There are still a couple bills to be received, but it appears our net income will be over $75,000 and about $3,500 more than the net income realized from our casino night in 2019.  Here is an estimate of our final numbers compared to 2019.
 
                                                    2019                     2021                 
Ticket Sales & Sponsorships          $32,430                $38,530        
Donations                                       1,425                       600
Net 50/50 Raffle                              2,500                    3,750
Chips & Photo Sales                            410             '             0
Silent Auction                                18,947                  19,650
Desserts                                         6,425                    5,175
Food Left Over                                       0                   1,160
Live Auction                                   25,350                 29,350
Paddle Raisers                                19,635                 19,520
Total income                             $107,122            $117,735
 
Total Expenses                                34,852                 42,010
Net Income                                 $72,270              $75,860
 
2021 Paddle Raisers
                Ankeny Service Center                         $4,840
                Timothy Yates Heggen Foundation           5,380
                Family Cancer Center                             9,300
                              Total                                  $19,520
 
 
Shannon Maher had his 50/50 ticket drawn at the meeting on October 12th and then proceeded to cut the Jocker from the deck of cards.  This made him the winner of the pot which was valued at $250.   Shannon asked that his winnings be donated to the Rotary Foundation.   Congratulations Shannon!!  
District Governor Alka Khanolkar and her husband Karin made their official visit to both the Noon and Evening groups in October.   She visited the Noon group on October 19th and then visited the Evening group on October 26th.  Alka is very passionate about Empowering Girls and Human Trafficking Awareness and would like to add 2-5 new clubs in District 6000 during her term.   Her other goals for the 2021-2022 year are: 
 
1.  Impact - each member bring one new member and retain all members
2.  Expand our Reach - Do more, grow more
3.  Engage - Services and Leadership
4.  Adaptability and Flexibility - Adjust to the new normal  
 
 
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at the North Ankeny Hy-Vee on December 4, 2021 from 10:00 Am to 8:00 PM.   A sign up sheet to work hourly shifts will be available at meetings in early November.  Contact Anne Porter, Anne@aplushomecareservices.com, with any questions or to sign up.
In honor of Renee Murphy, Evening Group President, Jacquelyn Duke, gave a yellow rose to each person in attendance at the evening meeting on October 26th.  Trent Murphy had given a yellow rose to Renee on their first date and on every anniversary since.  As requested in Renee's obituary, Jacquelyn asked everyone to give the rose to someone they love.
 
The Rotary Club of Ankeny hosted a tailgate prior to the ISU vs. Oklahoma State football game on October 23rd.  Todd Eipperle grilled pork burgers and brats and snacks and drinks were shared by all. 
 
The Club will be hosting another tailgate at the Iowa State vs. Texas football game at Jack Trice Stadium on November 6th.   The tailgate will be again be located in parking lot A4, hopefully on the grass on the south side of the lot.   Look for the blue Rotary tent which should be set up by noon.   Todd Eipperle will be bringing a large pot of Iowa State Chili and his famous Apple Pie whiskey punch.  Other snacks and beverages will be provided but you are welcome to bring your favorite drink or snack to share.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome to attend Kickoff is 6:30 PM.  Go Cyclones!!
Last year, the Rotary Club of Ankeny participated in a Rotary Global grant totaling over $200,000 to construct Enviro Loo toilets in South Africa through Blessman International.   Our club donated towards this project and also acted as the US host which included receiving $100,000 from Allen Anderson and forwarding it on to Rotary International for this grant.
 
Blessman International is now working on another Rotary grant to construct and install an additional 45 Enviro Loo waterless toilet systems at a cost of $5,500 each.  Each toilet will serve 20 children.  Their goal is to raise $250,000.  Mr. Anderson has already committed another $50,000 towards this project and another individual in Iowa has committed $45,000.   Several other rotary clubs in the US and in SA will also be participating.  
 
At their October Board meeting, our club committed to donate $2,000 towards this project   The Board also agreed to match additional contributions from members up to an additional $1,000.  As of November 1st, members have committed to donate $2,150 towards this project.  With the club's match, the total to be contributed from the Rotary Club of Ankeny and its members will be at least $5,150.  All of these contributions will then receive an additional match from Rotary International. 
 
If you would like to contribute towards this project, send Nate Burnham an email, at nfburnham@gmail.com, to let him know how much you would like to contribute.  Your contribution will be submitted to Rotary International in your name upon final approval of the grant and the amount of your contribution will be included in your next quarterly invoice.  You will receive Paul Harris recognition for your contribution.
 
Here is a link to a video if you would like to learn more about this project and others being led by Blessman International in South Africa:
 
Tim Hawkins presented Allison Ver Steegt with a pin and certificate during the noon Rotary meeting on October 19th to signify that she has become a Paul Harris Fellow.  Allison just joined the club in April, 2021 but made the commitment to contribute to the Rotary Foundation and take advantage of the club's match to become a Paul Harris Fellow.  She is now one of 69 members of the club that are Paul Harris Fellows.  Congratulations Allison!   
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Ankeny Rotarian Renee Murphy, who passed away on October 21st.  Renee joined the Rotary Club of Ankeny in January, 2016 and immediately became an active member of the club.  She set up and was the administer of the club's Face Book page and served on the Club Board of Directors as the Chair of the Public Relations Committee.   She also served on numerous community, civic, and volunteer boards and was passionate about serving others and was committed to making the world a better place.  Please keep Trent and Renee's family in your prayers.
The following Ankeny Rotarians will celebrate birthdays in November:
 
3rd - Steve Wieneke
4th - Nate Burnham
11th - Laura Luetje
12th - Jim Foreman
25th - Jan Franck
25th - Del Mohler
26th - Kathy Sibbel
29th - Darius Potts
The November Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
 
When:  Thursday, November11th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
 
All members are welcome and it counts as a make-up!
With some changes taking place at corporate member CJM Financial, Brian Tiernan will no longer be a Secondary Designee for them.   Brian will now be the owner of Shamrock Advanced Transport LLC and is applying for this company to be a new corporate member of the Rotary Club of Ankeny and he will be the Primary Designee.  He plans to add some Secondary Designees at a later date.
 
The Board has approved this change in Brian's membership.  Should any member have and questions or comments on this change, they may contact any Board member.
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