There will be three paddle raisers for the 2020 annual fundraiser, "Raise the Stakes for Community".   It was decided two will be local organizations and one will be international.   A total of 12 organizations were proposed by club members and all members had the opportunity to vote on their favorites.  The votes have been counted and the paddle raisers for the 2020 fundraiser will be:
Ankeny Service Center/TAKE - The ASC which includes The Ankeny Klothing Exchange, TAKE, provides assistance to underserved people in the Ankeny area for support for food, clothing, and transportation.  Holiday gift baskets for Thanksgiving and family support at Christmas has given hundreds of individuals comfort.  They provide referral to human services agencies to put people in contact with appropriate resources. 
Family Cancer Network (Formerly Blood, Sweat, & Beers of Iowa) - This organization was started in 2016 by two men with their own family blood cancer stories.  Their goal is to raise funds to help offset the extra costs that Iowa families incur when dealing with blood cancer treatments. 
Timothy Heggen Yates Humanitarian Foundation - This foundation was founded in 2002 after Tim lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 18.  The Foundation continues his legacy of caring and compassion for others facing life adversities locally, nationally and globally.  At the international level, THY has partnered for 14 years with the Save the Rain, to provide Tanzanian children with a sustainable water source by building rain collection systems at primary schools.  THY is one of three organizations chosen by Save the Rain and Rotary International to participate in the Food Farming and Forestation Project which will secure midday meals for 90,000 primary students a year, help 70 primary schools create gardens and also build rain collection systems to free these communities of hunger ad inevitable poverty.  Rotary International will provide a 5.8 to 1 match for contributions through the THY Foundation.