Speakers
Kenneth Gregersen
Oct 04, 2022
Alzheimer Care
Evening - Community Service - ON SITE
Oct 04, 2022 6:00 PM
Birthday Bags (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Sharon Winkel
Oct 11, 2022
Redesigned Mind, Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, & Mindset Coaching
Happy Hour/Social with Noon & Evening Club
Oct 11, 2022 5:30 PM
Speed Meeting (Benchwarmers, 705 S. Ankeny Blvd.)
Evening - Community Service Off Site
Oct 18, 2022 6:00 PM
TBD
Dan Holm
Oct 25, 2022
Ankeny Fanatic
Evening - Thomas Cook Guest Speaker
Oct 25, 2022 6:00 PM
"Freeing the World of Clubfood Disability" (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Evening - Community Service - ON SITE
Nov 01, 2022 6:00 PM
Veteran's Day Project (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Happy Hour Social Noon & Evening Rotary Members
Nov 08, 2022 5:30 PM
Bowling (B Roll Bowling @ B&B Theaters (1580 SW Market St.)
Evening - Community Service Off Site
Nov 15, 2022 6:00 PM
Meal Service TBD
Evening - Speaker Teresa Choi of Dress for Success
Nov 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Empowering Women to Achieve Economic Independence (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Evening - Club Assembly
Nov 29, 2022 6:00 PM
Planning Meeting (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Community Service - ON SITE
Dec 06, 2022 6:00 PM
Warm Hearts, Warm Blankets - Make tie blankets (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Special Community Service Off-site Project
Dec 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing at both North & South HyVee, Ankeny 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Christmas Party with noon club and evening group
Dec 13, 2022 5:30 PM
Briarwood Club of Ankeny (3405 NE Trilein Dr.)
Speaker Darius Potts (The Ankeny Police Foundation
Dec 20, 2022 6:00 PM
Ankeny Police Department (411 SW Ordnance Rd.)
 
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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The second Rotary/ISU tailgate this year will be Saturday, October 8th when the Cyclones play Kansas State at Jack Trice Stadium.  Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 PM and the tailgate will begin at 1:00 PM.  
 
Look for the blue Rotary tent in parking lot A4.  All Rotarians, family, and guests are welcome to attend.  Some snacks and beverages will be provided but you are welcome to bring your favorite drink and snack to share if you would like.  
 
Go Cyclones!!
The September Happy Hour for the Ankeny noon and evening groups was held at the Uptown Garage on September 13th.
 
   
 
Happy Hour socials for the noon and evening groups are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  The next Happy Hour will be on October 11th at Benchwarmer's (705 S. Ankeny Blvd.) beginning at 5:30 pm.  Cathy McDaniel will lead the group in a "Speed Meeting" activity. 
Tracey Frette a Senior Mortgage Lender with LSB. She was previously a member of the Club from 2018 to 2020 but resigned in 2020 due to the pandemic and her work load that did not allow her to attend meetings.  She was inducted back into the Club by President Tiernan at the noon meeting on September 27th.
 
Welcome back Tracy!!
In response to Rotary International’s focus on increasing its impact, and mobilizing networks in order to create lasting solutions, TRF created Programs of Scale to support Rotary member-led, evidence-based programs with demonstrated success.
 
Each year, Programs of Scale will support a competitive grant process resulting in one award of $2 million from TRF that is distributed over a three-to five-year period to a club -or district-sponsored program showing success and readiness to expand to help more people in more places. TRF $2,000,000 Programs of Scale Recipient for this year, is The Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria.  Aimed at reducing the maternal and neonatal mortality rates in four Nigerian states by 25%, the grant is a collaboration of the following entities: Rotary Districts 1860 (Germany); 9110, 9125, 9141 and 9142 (Nigeria); the Rotary Action Group for Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health; Nigerian Federal and State Ministries of Health; Medical Associations and Community Leaders.
 
The $2 million grant will enable the program to provide education and training for quality care, knowledge of healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies and full adoption of the national system for death surveillance and response. In addition, the grant will expand health education for families as well as access to quality clinical care for pregnant women, mothers and babies.
The Evening group completed a service project of packaging meals for Meals from the Heartland on the evening of September 20th.   President Magner presented a check to Meals From the Heartland in the amount of $500.  This will cover the cost of the ingredients for the 44 boxes with 36 meals in each for a total of 1584 meals. 
  
The Rotary Club of Ankeny is now 3 months from completing 50 years of service to the Ankeny Community and will be celebrating with a gala on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the FFA Enrichment Center.  Here is a moment from the Rotary Club of Ankeny:
 
Attendance at Rotary meetings was very important when the club was first chartered.  At a Board meeting on December 15, 1975, the Board adopted a policy to strictly enforce the following two attendance rules: "Membership will be terminated if a member has four consecutive unexcused absences which are not made up." and "Membership will be terminated if attendance, including make-ups and excused absences, falls below 60% for any 6-month period."  Any member who missed three consecutive meetings were to receive a letter or telephone call reminding them of the four-meeting rule.  The Board was also concerned about too many "early birds" - members not staying for the whole meeting.  They raised the fine for leaving a meeting early, not staying for at least 2/3 of the meeting, from 25 cents to $1.00 and agreed to a limit of one early bird per member per month. 
 
Another sign of the significance the Club put on attendance was in each weekly newsletter the percentage of members attending meetings year to date was published as well as a section called "We Missed You!" that named the members that were not at the previous week's meeting and another section that listed the members with "100% Attendance" for the year.
The following Ankeny Rotarians will celebrate birthdays in October:
 
5th - Mary Cochran
12th - Marie Kline
20th - Kristofer Orth
22nd - Melisa Cox
24th - Shar Dunlap
24th - Brenda Wieneke
27th - Mark Densmore
29th - Renee Potts
30th - John Foster
 
Happy Birthday Rotarians!!
The October Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
 
When:  Thursday, October 13th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
 
All members are welcome, and it counts as a make-up!
The Board has approved an application to add Tracy Frette to the Corporate Membership of Lincoln Savings BankTracey is a Senior Mortgage Lender with LSB and was previously a member of the Club from 2018 to 2020.  She resigned in 2020 due to the pandemic and her work that did not allow her to attend meetings.  
 
Comments regarding this prospective new member may be forwarded to any Board member. 
The Rotary Club of Ankeny Noon and Evening Satellite Group met on Tuesday evening, August 9, 2022, for their annual picnic at Sunrise Park.   There was a great turnout of approximately 60 members and guests on a beautiful evening! Brian Tiernan, President of the Rotary Club of Ankeny, welcomed the members and guests.  The picnic was a potluck with the club providing hamburgers and hot dogs.  Entertainment included the smashing of a pinata by the kids.
  
 
 
The Club's Literacy Committee is working on several projects.  They helped the Kirkendall Library kick off their summer reading program, several members are putting books in book boxes around town, and they are supplying free books to the Ankeny Service Center for their clients as shown in this picture.
 
Donated books are always appreciated as they keep sharing with children and families around town.  If any member has a book box in their neighborhood, they are encouraged to add books to them.  This helps fit in to the Club's literacy goal that is part of Rotary international.  If any member has books in good condition they would like to donate to this project, they can bring them to a meeting and give them to Kathy Sibbel.
The Board has approved an application for membership into the Evening Group of the Rotary Club of Ankeny from Brendan Maher.   Brendan is a Senior Account Manager with FuFeng USA.  His responsibility is business development in the upper Midwest.  Brendan works out of his home in Ankeny and his primary states are Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.  FuFeng USA is a global leading bio-fermentation company manufacturing products that serve the animal nutrition market.  Fufeng USA is a subsidiary of Fufeng Group Limited which is based in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. They are in the process of establishing their headquarters in Grand Forks, N.D. and have offices in the Chicago metro area.
 
Comments regarding this prospective new member may be forwarded to any Board member.  
The September Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
 
When:  Thursday, September 8th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
 
All members are welcome, and it counts as a make-up!
Several members of the Rotary Club of Ankeny Evening Satellite Group met on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Agape Garden for a community service project.  It was a small group, but a mighty group.  They harvested 345 pounds of potatoes, 85 pounds of pears, and picked peppers and squash.  The total was 588 pounds!  Great job, Rotarians!
   

District 6000's Fall education event, One Summit Educational Session, is to energize and boost a club's growth, service and public interaction.  Rotarians are Leaders!  Engage fresh new thinking and take away tools to strengthen membership, public image and involvement in Rotary Foundation programs. This learning experience is available for all Rotarians!  This year ONE SUMMIT will be held virtually from 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, September 29th.

Advanced registration is required.  To register click this link:  https://rotary6000.org/event/one-rotary-summit-1/

Ankeny's Evening group is planning to have a watch party at Juan & Patty's home.  Please let Juan or Patty know if you would like to join in the watch.

Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25.  Since current President, Jennifer Jones is the first women to serve as Presidnet of Rotary International, Stephanie will be just the second woman to hold that position.  She will be declared the president-nominee on October 1st, if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
The Board has approved an application for membership into the Evening Group of the Rotary Club of Ankeny from Sharon Winkel.   Sharon is a Certified Hypnotherapist with Redesign Mind in Ankeny.  She is proposed for membership by Steve Wieneke.
 
Comments regarding this prospective new member may be forwarded to any Board member.  
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