Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Harvey Holden, SIFT, Salvation Army, and YMCA Christmas

Dennis Hunger brought new WCHC Clinic Manager, Brent Antczak to Rotary again. Welcome, Brent!

Club President, Tsalika Rich welcomes Kurt Sorensen as a new Rotary member! Kurt works at Hills Bank & Trust in Washington.

Tsalika Rich also welcomed Wally Wolanin as a new Rotary member! Wally works at the Hawkeye Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Harvey Holden honored as a Lifetime Member

Rotary celebrated Harvey Holden by honoring him as a Lifetime Member of the Rotary Club of Washington. Harvey first joined Rotary in 1971. He also spent several terms as the Mayor of Washington in the 1990s, as well as serving on the City Council before that.

Harvey also celebrated his 98th birthday earlier this year in May at Rotary. This summer, Harvey resigned him membership in Rotary International due to other time obligations on Thursdays.

Harvey Holden tells it like it is
Thank you Harvey for your service!

Rotary rings bells for the Salvation Army

Thanks to the 10 Rotarians that volunteered to help ring bells for the Salvation Army on Sunday, December 5th at HyVee.


Thanks to Emily Johnson for inviting Suzan Erem to speak about the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT).

(L-R) Suzan Erem, Emily Johnson, and Amy Adrian Green

Bob & Millie Youngquist
Millie Youngquist and Bob Youngquist from the Washington County Community Foundation

Thank you John Winga for reminding the club that you went to Michigan State...

John Winga


Rotary Christmas this year is $500 donated to the Mentor Kids Program through the YMCA.  We will be wrapping 12 presents for 6 boys and 6 girls on Thursday, December 10th at Hoodwink’s Bowling Alley at 5:30 pm.  Come join us for a beverage!  If you are interested, Rotary is handing out the presents on Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00 pm at the YMCA third floor in the room we meet for Rotary lunch.  You can personally hand out the presents and make a child’s Christmas bright!!  Please come join Becky Harkema and myself for a couple of fun filled evenings! 
-Denise Erpelding 


December 10: Bob Wollenberg - Renella Crawford from HACAP
December 10: 5:30pm at Hoodwink's Bowling Alley for gift wrapping
December 16: 6:00pm Christmas party for Rotary and the YMCA
December 17: Matt Miller - TBA
December 24: NO ROTARY - enjoy Christmas Eve!
December 31: NO ROTARY - enjoy New Year's Eve!