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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Waukee!

We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Des Moines Golf & Country Club
1600 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA  50266
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Home Page Stories
A big shout out to Erna, Anna, Jim, Kim and Drew for setting up the Waukee Rotary's tree for the Waukee Public Library's fesitval of trees this year.    Special thanks to Jim Strauss for housing, delivering and setting up the tree.    Also, special thanks to Joyce Wheeler for personally purchasing the majority of the items that were hung on the tree and later will be donated to the Waukee Food Pantry.   
 
 
On December 1st, Kyle Davy with the Iowa Energy and Ed Arnold with the Northwest Des Moines Rotary club spoke to the Waukee Rotary Club about the Polio Plus night at the Iowa Energy.   The Rotary Polio Plus night at the Iowa Energy game is Saturday, January 28th at 7PM.    The partnership between Rotary and the Iowa Energy began in 2008 and since then, almost $82,000 has been raised to eradicate Polio.    Please mark your calendars for this date!    Thank you Kyle and Ed for joining us!
 
 
Please save the date!!!    The Waukee Rotary Club's annual auction will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017.     More details to come soon!!!
 
 
Congratulations to Erna Morain for being nominated as the future Governor of District 6000 of Rotary International for the year 2019-2020.   This will be the first member of the Rotary Club of Waukee to be nominated as District 6000 Governor.   Congratulations again Erna!!
 
It was an honor to have Simon Estes join the Rotary Club on November 17th.     Simon grew up in Centerville, Iowa and told us a little about his upbringing.   He also went into how he is raising money for Malaria nets for children in Africa.    Thank you Simon for speaking to the club!
 
John Bergman and Micki Sandquist talked about the Fight for Air Climb. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb the stairs of a skyscraper, stadium, or other landmark building. By joining the Fight For Air Climb, you are helping to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Jessica McLean and Mark Westergaard talked about  their team, To the TOP for POPS, and encouraged Rotarians to think about participating for the April 9th, 2017 FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB in Des Moines. 
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On October 27, Pete De Kock with the Des Moines Social Club spoke with the Rotary Club.   Pete talked about the different activities that are held at the Social Club.   In 2015, they had 313,000 visitors, held over 200 classes with 5,000 students and supported over 1,000 artists.  You can learn more about the Social Club at desmoinessocialclub.org.     Thanks Pete for stopping by!
 
On October 20, 2016, Jodi Selby with Bankers Trust joined the Rotary Club to talk about identity theft and other financial related crimes.    She talked about the different forms of identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself.    Thank you Jodi for stopping by!
 
On October 6th, past District 6000 District Governor Terry Geiger presented Lee Holmes a certificate of completion for participating in the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).  RLI is a 3 day class that helps Rotarians be more effective leaders and more knowledgeable Rotarians.   Congratulations Lee for your completion of RLI!
 
   
On October 6th, Eric Kinman with the Solidarity Foundation spoke with the Rotary Club.   The Solidarity Foundation is an organization aimed to create pathways out of poverty through access to affordable savings-based financial solutions.    They currently have savings groups based in Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and in Des Moines.   For more information on the Solidarity Foundation, please visit their website at www.solidarityfoundation.org.     Thank you Eric for stopping by!