Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Habitat for Humanity, Kirkwood & Membership

On August 15...

Thanks to Ray Poe for having Mark Patton of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity visit with us about their future plans with Washington County. The Washington County chapter recently merged with the Iowa City based Iowa Valley chapter.

Mark Patton has been with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity for 22 years, and the last 7 as Executive Director.

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity is planning to begin a new home start on Washington's north side, in Highland subdivision. Previously, Washington County's Habitat had built 17 homes around the County.

On August 22nd...

Tera Pickens pleads with her hands for everyone (everyone) to think about taking a Kirkwood Continuing Education class. Would that kill you?

Tera also asked everyone (everyone) to please click here to take Kirkwood's quick (short) survey about what to offer on Continuing Education here in Washington County. Thank you in advance for your participation, Rotarians!

Keep in mind, Raber is probably keeping track of who clicks (or doesn't click) on the Survey link for Kirkwood...

Susan Wellington uses her hands to encourage everyone to grow the club membership by inviting someone to Rotary.


August 29:  Darwin Sherman - Sec of State, Matt Schultz
September 5:  Tsalika Drown - Things that bug me about you
September 12:  Ryan Walker
September 18:  Caleb Wilson

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Nancy Rash talks Turkey

Thanks to Nancy Rash for being so cheerful as she tells us our assignments for the September 9 Rotary Turkey Dinner at the United Methodist Church.

Remember, this is our Club's biggest fund raiser and how we provide student scholarships!

Thanks in advance to Bob Ruppert for selling well into 3 figures of tickets. Thanks to all the Rotarians for selling your allotment of 10+ tickets!  That is how we get to 600+ dinners.

Nancy Rash cheerfully tells us all what to do.

Here are things Nancy wants us to keep in mind:

  • Sell your allotment of tickets by Thursday, August 29th! That is what Susan needs to get a final meal count.
  • Bring your ticket money to Rotary on Aug 15, 22 or 29.
  • Click here to check the work assignments. If you cannot make your work assignment, contact Cheryl Kurtz (m 863-3132) if you have a morning or afternoon shift, or Craig Davis (w 653-5431) if your shift is 4pm or later.
  • Wear a Rotary shirt to work your shift, and to eat.  There are Rotary shirts in the Y's Men Room, and Don Patterson (m 461-6418) has t-shirts.

Everett Burham

We are all saddened by the passing of Everett Burham. Our condolences go out to his wife, Ione Burham, who has been a faithful volunteer and leader to Washington Rotary by assisting with the planning and implementation of our Turkey Dinner for many years. Rotary is planning to send flowers in support of Ione (although the board will formally vote on this Thursday morning).

Everett's memorial service will be at 11:00am on Sunday, August 18, in conjunction with the regular church service at the United Methodist Church. Click here to read his obituary.

Camera Angle

For anyone that was wondering about how much taller Sue and Kyle Basten seemed next to Becky Patterson in last weeks update, here is another view of Sue and Becky. It just goes to show that it is all about the camera angle.


August 15:  7:00am WCHC, Rotary Board Meeting!
August 15:  Ray Poe - Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
August 22:  Susan Wellington - Membership stuff
August 29:  Darwin Sherman - Sec of State, Matt Schultz
September 5:  Tsalika Drown - Things that bug me about you
September 12:  Ryan Walker

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Rotary Turkey Dinner Work Assignments

Rotary's annual Turkey Dinner is coming up on September 9, 2013. Chairperson Nancy Rash has made these work assignments. Take note.

Remember, the funds from feeding 600+ at the Turkey Dinner help us fund student scholarships next Spring! (Sell your tickets...)

Sue Basten              4-7 PM Window Server

Dick Colby              4-7  PM  Window Server 
Kent Dallmeyer        4-7 Dining Room
Craig Davis              4-7 PM Shift Captain/Chair, Coffee at 3PM
Tsalika Drown          4-7 PM Window Server
Jim Dunn                8-10 AM Set-up
Terry Engelkin         4-7 PM Window Server, Pick –up & Order Pies @ bakery
Denise Erpelding      7-10 AM Beans, 3 PM pies, 4-7 PM Dessert Manager
Larry Fishback          4-7  PM Carry out
Jim Gorham             4-7 PM Dining Room
Myron Graber           8-11 AM Set –Up, Pick-up Pies from Ione
Becky Harkema         2-5 PM Pies
Ann Harris                1 PM Start Beans, 2-5 PM Coleslaw, Friday Groceries
Brent Hinson             8-11 AM Set-up
Harvey Holden          2-5 PM Coleslaw
Paul Horak                7-10 AM Beans
Dennis Hunger           6-9 PM Clean-up
Mike Jorgensen         4-7 PM Dining Room
Mark Kendall             5-8 PM Kitchen Clean-up
Bob Kennedy             5-8 PM Kitchen Clean-up
Kenneth Kitchen        5-8 PM Kitchen Clean-up
Cheryl Kurtz              7-10 AM BBQ Sauce, Day Shift Captain/Chair,
Ed Lins                     4-7 PM Shift Captain with Craig Davis
Chris Marshall           2-5 PM Pies, Pie Chair
Matt Miller               5-8 PM Kitchen Clean-up
John Moenck            4-7 PM Dining Room Director
Jim Mostek               5-8 PM Kitchen Clean-up
Gary Murphy             2-5 PM Coleslaw
Rob Negrete             6-9 PM Final Clean-up
Steve Olson              4-7 PM Dining Room
Becky Patterson        2-5 PM Pies, 4-7 PM Dessert Manager
Don Patterson           8-11 AM Set-up, evening as needed
Kierstan Peck           4-7 PM Carry-out
Michelle Peiffer       2-5 PM Pies     
Lil Perry                  2-5 PM Pies
Ray Poe                   8-11 AM Set-up
Dennis Purcell         6-9 PM Final Clean-up, Deliver Groceries Monday AM
Ed Raber                 4-7 PM Dining Room;  Meredith  4-7 PM Carry-out
Nancy Rash              Chair
Bob Ruppert            4-7 PM Dining Room
Kathy Salazar           4-7 PM Carry-out  
Darwin Sherman      4-7 PM Dining Room
Steve Slaubaugh      4-7 PM Carry-out
Jon Thompson         6-9 PM Final Clean-up
Eric Turner              6-9 PM Final Clean-up
Emory VanGerpen     2-5 PM Coleslaw
Don Vitttetoe           4-7 PM Dining Room
Ryan Walker             6-9 PM Final Clean-up
Susan Wellington      4-7 PM Tickets, Final Ticket Count
Caleb Wilson            6-9 PM Final Clean-up
John Winga              8-11 AM Set-up
Bob Wollenberg       5-8 PM Kitchen Clean-up Description: https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8183342755759917328-8857360848488189818?l=www.washingtonrotary.org

Exchange Student    4-7 PM Dessert Manager

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rotary hears about RYLA from Kyle Basten

It was great to hear about Kyle Basten's experience at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) this year at Wartburg College in Waverly. This is the first year of District 6000 (our Rotary District in Southern Iowa) joining with District 5970 in Northern Iowa to sponsor a week-long experience for young people.

It was great to hear Kyle's impressions and experiences. He said that he hoped to return as a councilor next year.

Sue Basten and Kyle Basten make a sandwich of Club President, Becky Patterson.

This is the inside cover page of the book Rotary will donate to the Washington Library in August in honor of our speakers. Note the Rotary "book plate" and Kyle's signature in the book! The book is called "When Crayons Stop Working."


August 8:  Nancy Rash - Turkey Dinner Planning
August 15:  Ray Poe - Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
August 22:  Susan Wellington
August 29:  Darwin Sherman - Sec. of State Matt Schultz
Sept. 5:  Tsalika Drown - Things that Bug Me About You