During the meeting on June 11th, the Rotary Club of Ankeny Board approved several donation requests.  They included:
Mid-Iowa Council BSA - $1,500 - Due to the pandemic, the Boy Scouts have had difficulty with their usual fundraising and are selling hand sanitizer to raise funds.  Each case contains 28 bottles and costs $150.  Ten cases will be purchased and one case donated to the each food bank and assisted living facilities in Ankeny and On-With-Life.  
Ankeny 2gether -  The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce started a campaign, Ankeny 2gether to support local businesses that may be experiencing hardships as a result of the pandemic.   The committee has raised over $11,000 through sales of t-shirts and private donations.  Fourteen businesses have received grants from this project but the need continues.  The Ankeny Chamber makes the award and determination of those eligible.  The Board approved a donation of $2,500 for this project and a separate donation to go specifically to On-With-Life.
ECD Sanitation - $1,000 - In South Africa there have been eight news reports in the past three years of a small child falling into a pit toilet and drowning in human waste.  The club agreed last month to be the US host for a Rotary Global Grant to construct about 40 new Enviro Loo waterless toilets to replace some of these old pit toilets at Early Childhood Development centers in the Limpopo province of South Africa.  Blessman International will do the site selection and oversee cthe construction of the toilets..  Most of the funds  for this project will be donated to the Rotary Club of Ankeny by a major donor and the club will in turn forward these funds to RI for this grant.  $23,288 will come from District 6000 Designated Funds and approximately $61,000 from Rotary International and $3,750 from the local host club, the Rotary Club of Polokwane, South Africa.  The total grant is in the amount of $200,000.