Speaker Date Topic
Gregory Leeson Jun 06, 2023
Life Chronicler Project

Gregory, I will put you down as guest speaker on 6/6/23. We meet each Tuesday from 12-1 at Ankeny Golf and Country Club




Kent Patterson

Ankeny Rotary, PEN




Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 2:26:15 PM
Subject: My Visit to Des Moines


To: Tiernan, Brian [brian@shamrocktrans.com]
From: Gregory Leeson [1609GJL@gmail.com]

Hello Brian, My name is Gregory Leeson and I would like to be a guest speaker at your club on June 6. As part of my Life Chronicler Project, described below, I have spoken to Rotary Clubs before and have six speaking engagements lined up in the South (JAN 24 - MAR 21). My trek to your town is part of the Great Plains Journey that begins on April 23rd. I can send a brief bio and a presentation slide deck but was unable to do so via this forum. For the record; My project is entire self-funded and as such I am not seeking funding of any kind! My project consists of a four journey, 14 month, 53 city, 39 state, and eight province automobile odyssey of the continent. I am interviewing people I meet about their lives. I have an academically well-vetted interview protocol written by Dr. Dan McAdams of Northwestern University. He published it in his book, “the stories we live by,” and encourages people to use it. With interviewee permission, I post “mini biographies” that I write about their lives on my website and plan to write a book in 2023. The interviewee can opt for total anonymity. Why? Well, as we look around today, we see a country that is very divided. But when one actually talks with another and gets to know him/her, one finds that we have much more in common than that which is different. Right now, I think we could use more of that. So, since retiring from Pfizer in Illinois in October 2021, this has been my mission. Here are two clubs for you to contact should you be interested in their feedback about my presentation: Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles Joyce Kleifield joyce@kleifield.com Central East Portland Rotary Club Ron Gullberg atfun@aol.com I hope my email finds a warm reception and that I hear from you soon. My best regards, Greg (224) 323-3292 (c) 1609GJL@gmail.com www.thelifechronicler.com

Evening Club Community Service Off Site Jun 06, 2023 6:00 PM
Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library (1250 SW District Dr.) We will be cleaning various areas.
Paul Moritz, PE | Airport Manager Jun 13, 2023
Ankeny Regional Airport


Rotary District 6000 Night at the ICubs Jun 13, 2023 6:38 PM
Purchase tickets online, $1 hot dogs, Dog Night at the Park, Principal Park (1 Line Dr., Des Moines)

Steve Wieneke

Chris Koepplin, CEO Jun 20, 2023
Ellipsis - Our work: helps kids and families build healthy relationships so they can write


Evening Club Comm. Service Off Site Jun 20, 2023 6:00 PM
Neighborhood Food Drive, Location TBD

Kristofer Orth

Annual Recognition Banquet Jun 27, 2023 5:30 PM
Ankeny Golf & Country Club (314 SW Irvinedale Dr.)
NO MEETING Jul 04, 2023
Rob Sand Jul 11, 2023
State Auditor
Sheriff Kevin J. Schneider Jul 18, 2023
Polk County Sheriff
RYLA parents and student presentation Jul 25, 2023
Evening - DG Official visit Aug 29, 2023
District 6000 Governor: Dennis Drager Sep 19, 2023
District Governor Visit and Update

District 6000 Governor Dennis Drager will join us for our Rotary Luncheon.  He will be joined by his wife, Heidi, and they will have recently met with Rotary Internation President, Gordan McInally in August.