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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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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!

On Saturday, September 24th 2016, Waukee Rotarians and friends picked up litter along the roadside of Ashworth Road from Maple Church to L.A. Grant Parkway. “Roadside Clean-ups” are scheduled twice a year (spring and fall) early on Saturday mornings . It is great fellowship and a great service to our community. Overall the ditches were fairly clean except for the number of cigarette butts and empty liquor bottles.  A big thanks to ALL the Rotarians and friends who showed up to make Waukee a “cleaner” place.

Just a reminder that we will not have our regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 13th.    Instead, the Rotary Club invites you to attend the Multi-Club meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Johnston, at 7:30.    The event will focus on water quality and sustainability.    Please RSVP to Devin Boyer if you plan on attending.     Thank you!!

On September 22, Keshia Meissner, Executive Director of Beacon of Life, spoke to the Rotary Club.   Beacon of Life's mission is to create an environment that empowers women in crisis to achieve long-term change.   Beacon of Life began in 1980.  They have a 34 bed facility that provides support and housing for woman 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.    Thank you Keshia for stopping by!

On Thursday, September 22nd, James King is going to be visiting the Waukee Rotary Club.    James is a candidate for the District 6000 Peace Fellowship.   He is originally from Liberia and currently lives in Des Moines.   He is a leader in the Iowa Liberians organization.    Please join us in welcoming James on Thursday!

On September 15, Rich Willis joined the Waukee Rotary Club.     Mr. Willis told us his fascinating story on how he came to Iowa from Delaware, where his father had a Chevrolet dealership and how he came to work at Betts Cadillac and later purchased the dealership.    Thank you Rich for stopping by!

On September 8th, Tim Shanahan with Hawthorn Hill spoke to the Rotary Club.   Hawthorn Hill's mission is to establish and operate housing programs for homeless families with children that help them obtain permanent housing and to provide services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.   For more information on Hawthorn Hill, please go to their website at www.hawthorn-hill.org.      Thanks Tim for stopping by!!

On September 1st, Ted Schiere with JETT PHC spoke to the Club.   Ted's focus is to help people understand, prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.   He said that 33% of Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes by 2050.   He also said that 50% of Americans are either diabetic or pre-diabetic and 90% of the people that are pre-diabetic, don't know they are pre-diabetic.  To learn more about type 2 diabetes, visit his website at www.jettphc.com.    Thanks Ted for stopping by!!