Club Information
Welcome to the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:45 AM
ShinyTop Brewing
520 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
United States of America
Speakers
Terry Lutz
Dec 05, 2022
Overview of Development in Webster County
Out of Shiny Top at Starlight Best Western
Dec 12, 2022
Special Boys Scout Presentation by Captain Phillips
Corey Moody
Dec 19, 2022
Bridges Program
Christmas Holiday
Dec 26, 2022
New Years Holiday
Jan 02, 2023
Invocation Leaders
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Rotary Foundation
Board Member to June 31, 2024
Board member to June 31, 2023
Treasurer Alternate
Board Member to June 31, 2025
Youth Protection Officer
Board Member to June 31, 2023
Immediate Past President
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Rotary Club of Fort Dodge
Teresa Naughton, President
 
Home Page Stories
Brandon Hansel, Chief Financial Officer for Fort Dodge School, spoke to our group about the finances of the Fort Dodge Community School District.  He reported that the district received approximately $13.5 Million in pandemic relief funding.  The district was able to utilize existing plans and take a more pragmatic approach to the utilization of the funds provided to the district.  It was spent in the following ways: 
  • Temporary internet connectivity for students through hotspots.
  • Tablets for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students for virtual learning.
  • Chromebook devices for virtual learning.
  • HVAC at Senior High (section C, Gym, Cafeteria), Cooper Elementary and control upgrades.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Classroom tables, desks and chairs at Feelhaver, Cooper and Butler.
  • Laptop computers for staff.
  • Upgraded servers.
  • Projectors at Senior High and elementaries.
  • Computer lab updates.
  • Classroom document cameras.
  • Professional development resources for staff.
  • Summer school program.
  • Literacy associates and instructors.
  • ELL teachers and tutors.
  • Additional nursing and counseling services.
  • Support for non-public schools.
 
Don Meyer is serving as District Governor of District 5970 for the 2022-23 Rotary year. He is a member of the Waverly Rotary Club where he is a Past President, and he’s also Past President of the Forest City Rotary Club where he first joined Rotary in 1985. Don served District 5970 as District Foundation Chair from 2017-2020.
Don is retired after working as an architect for 12 years, and in the fundraising profession for 35 years at Waldorf University and Wartburg College. He currently serves as Executive Director for the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School Foundation. Don has also served his community of Waverly as the Chamber of Commerce Board Chair and as a member and Past President of the Historic Preservation Commission.
 
The Rotary Conference is coming up on April 21-22 in Waverly this year.  
 
An update, our lifetime giving to the Rotary Foundation is $386,082. Meyer explained that gifts to the annual fund are held for 3 years and comes back to clubs in the form of grants in which clubs can apply.  On the Polio front, there are 2 countries, Pakastan and Afganistan, that still have cases of polio (approximately 12 cases).  Both countries are especially difficult to get into, but progress has been made with the Taliban.
 
The Rotary International theme this year is Imagine Rotary.  Meyer stated that it is important to have a culture of belonging in your club. This is manifested through recognizing people for their accomplishments and efforts, saying thank you for service, caring and make people feel welcome and wanted.  
Secretary Elizabeth Stanek has been uploading Minutes and Financial Reports for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year to the members only section of the Website (Found under Folder Organization and then Subfolder Documents) and are available for viewing by accessing the Members Only Section.  Please contact Steve if you need to refresh your password.
 
The following are identified as the key person each month that will schedule club meetings for that month.  Please contact the appropriate person to ask for a program to be scheduled.
 
July - Cameron Nelson
August - Cheryl O'Hern
September - Volunteer Needed
October - Volunteer Needed
November - Jim Knight
December - Casey Johnson
January -  David Fierke
February - Kraig Barber
March - Randy Kuhlman
April - Elizabeth Stanek
May - Teresa Naughton
June - Cameron Nelson
 
Your Rotary Club provides an easy way for you to contribute to the Rotary Foundation, the major financial arm of Rotary that does Polio Plus and Foundation Grants.   The program permits you to ask the Treasurer to add an amount each quarter to your quarterly dues statement as a contribution to the R.I. Foundation.  The Treasurer then collects these amounts and writes a joint check to the Foundation for all funds contributed by members.  If you are interested please complete the following form and provide to Treasurer John Nielsen.