Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rotary hears about the Dept of Public Health

In her first meeting as Club President, Becky Patterson pulled that microphone down to a reasonable level and read a thoughtful thank-you card from Kyle Basten. Basten was our student representative to RYLA, which was held at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He is the son of Rotarian Sue Basten and Tom Basten.

It was great to hear about all the ways that the Washington County Dept. of Public Health affects and impacts our lives. Thank you to Danielle Pettit-Majewski, the new Director, for her presentation. Please invite her back and encourage her to become a Rotarian!

Becky Patterson debuted a new tradition for the year. For a number of years, Rotary has thanked its speakers by donating a book in their name to the Washington Public Library. Becky is now getting the books ahead of time and asking our speakers to sign the book that the Club donates. Nice.

Last week was also Washington County Fair week. Rotarians John Moenck and Ed Lins ruled the gates with an iron first. "Maybe you'll get an ice cream cone at the end of your shift... and maybe you won't..."

Rotarians and friends huddle under a gate tent on Friday night during a rain storm. The Demolition Derby went on after the rain!


July 25:  Club Forum!!
Aug 1:  Sue Basten
Aug 8:  Nancy Rash - Turkey Dinner planning
Aug 15:  Ray Poe - Habitat for Humanity
Aug 22:  Susan Wellington

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

District Governor Jacque Andrew brings her message to Washington Rotary

It was a great pleasure to be one of the first clubs visited by new District Governor for 2013-14, Jacque Andrew. Andrew is a member of the Rotary Club of Jefferson, Iowa.

You can read Governor Andrew's biography here, and read her message to Rotarians here. Its great stuff. Here are the highlights:

  1. Engage Rotary Change Lives
  2. Get ready for District, Global, and Packaged Grants on July 1, 2013
  3. End Polio Now
  4. Attract and Engage Members
  5. Strengthen Rotary's Brand
  6. Enhance Rotary's Public Image
  7. Be an Effective Leader
  8. Nurture the New Generations
  9. Share your Rotary Moment
  10. Embrace the Family of Rotary

The District Gov. came with a pose of other Team Leaders that help her. Here she is with (left to right):
District Gov. Elect from Iowa City, John Ockenfels
Washington Club President, Becky Patterson
West Liberty club's Bill Koellner
Past Club President, Chris Marshall
and District Governor, Jacque Andrew from Jefferson.


Hey, Club President Becky Patterson has made assignments to Committees and has issued the program schedule for the year (which is a google calendar).
Check the Committee rosters
Check the Program Calendar

We've also updated a section on our Awards and Scholarships to include historical info (thanks to Dr. Ann Harris).


July 18:  Steve Olson - Danielle Pettit-Majewski, Washington Co Dept of Public Health
July 25:  Club Forum!
Aug 1:  Sue Basten
Aug 8:  Nancy Rash

Monday, September 9th - Rotary Turkey Dinner !!

May 1-3, 2014 - District 6000 Conference in Ames !!