Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Student trip to Xicotepec & 175th

Thanks to Dick Colby for inviting Katy Wellington and Ashtin Walker to talk about their recent Rotary District 6000 trip to Xicotepec, Mexico. Our club helped to send these high school students to Xicotepec for a trip to deliver medical services and other community development projects.

Ashtin Walker (L) and Katy Wellington (R)

Don't forget to "like" the Xicotepec Project FaceBook page. This is a project of the Rotary Club of Xicotepec de Ju├írez (Puebla, Mexico) and Rotary District 6000.

WASHINGTON 175th CELEBRATION - June 1-8, 2014

Thanks to Erin Rugg of JET Physical Therapy for encouraging us all to participate in the upcoming Washington 175th celebration week. Erin is particularly encouraging us to participate in "Family Health & Fitness Day" on Friday, June 6th.  Click the link to check it out!

This day includes family fun activities, free swimming, a throwback uniform baseball game vs. Keokuk, a Southeast Iowa Symphony concert at the Fairgrounds, and fireworks!
Erin Rugg (L) and Michelle Redlinger (tilted head taking a pic) 
For more bone crushing action, remember to get your tickets before June 6th for the Alumni Football Game vs. Mt. Pleasant. If you buy them in advance, the School District gets a cut of the ticket price! Get your $10 tickets at the Chamber, Jet Physical Therapy, or Washington High School.

The best place to keep up with the planned events is on FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/175thWashingtonIowa


Thanks to these Rotarians for making Rotary an important part of each week in April!

Dick Colby,Terry Engelken, Jim Gorham, Bob Kennedy, Cheryl Kurtz, Jim Mostek, Gary Murphy, Don Patterson, Becky Patterson, Kierstan Peck, Ray Poe, Nancy Rash, John Thorne, Don Vittetoe


The Rotary District 6000 conference was May 1-3. Becky Patterson and the other attendees were thrilled that our club received several awards for our work and focus on Rotary and district initiatives!

For a great overview and perspective of the conference, check out exchange student Hannah Purner's blog post.

Membership Growth Award - we had 13%!

Presidential Citation - for actively working to Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Club Builder Award to President, Becky Patterson!

Presidential Citation! (Only about 5 were awarded in District 6000)


May 29: Bob Ruppert
June 5: Some Program
June 12: Dennis Purcell
June 19: Hannah Purner!
June 25: WEDNESDAY - ROTARY AWARDS DINNER @ Marr Park, 6-8pm