Sunday, January 3, 2016

HACAP food reservoir and Rotary Christmas

Back in December, Rotary heard a fascinating presentation about how HACAP distributes over 4.3 million pounds (4,300,000 lbs) annually to people and families in need in Washington County and their 7-county region. 40% of that went to veterans and their families.

Because of their buying power and partnerships with Feeding America, HACAP can actually purchase more food with cash that you donate rather than if you purchase food and then donate it to HACAP.

HACAP also coordinates 56 "Backpack Programs" at schools around their region, including several in Washington County. Washington Rotary has helped to support this program as it got started at Lincoln Elementary.

Thanks to HACAP's Anissa Bourgeacq and Angie Albright for the information. If you were wondering, HACAP stands for "Hawkeye Area Community Action Program." HACAP is a 501c(3) charitable non-profit corporation.

HACAP's Anissa Bourgeacq  and Angie Albright

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Welcome Dani Kane

Dani Kane visited Rotary as a prospective new member as Tsalika Rich's guest. She is the marketing coordinator at Scott Lujan's State Farm Insurance office, and previously worked at the Washington Chamber. Dani is on the Washington Betterment Foundation board and the Washington County Historical Society board.
Dani Kane

Rotary Christmas with YMCA

Washington Rotary has partnered again with the YMCA to provide Christmas gifts and a party for kids that wouldn't have any without our help.

After shopping locally, Rotarians wrapped gifts at Lebowski's Rock N' Bowl on December 10th.

Becky Harkema and Amber Scott

At the December 16th party at the YMCA, the kids were very appreciative of the gifts.

Santa is a little tired at the end of the party, but the kids keep on playing with their gifts.


January 7: Surprise program!
January 14: Lynn Koch - TBA
January 21: Amber Scott - TBA
January 28: Club Forum!!