RCWL will meet every Thursday at 5:30pm at the WL Community Center. This will be a hybrid style that Zoom will still be offered as well for those that cannot attend in person. The 1st and 3rd Thursdays will be a social style meeting of getting together with refreshments. Programs will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Board meetings will be on the 4th Thursday of the month following the normal club meeting.
THIS PAST WEEKS PROGRAM – was a HUGE success!!!! We shared information presented by the Rotary Gala committee as well as gave a short 10 minute presentation what our club has been up to over the past few years within the WL community and what is yet to come. Also a big shout out and Thank you to our guests that attended as well: Charles Brooke, Sam Morel, Kara Kruse, Allie Paarsmith, Brenda Arthur-Miller, Shaun Krueger, Julie Miles, Ashley Smith, Jessica Madsen and Marcie Goulette.
NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM IS – Dave Cook, Membership chair of D6000, coming to speak about our clubs 8% gain in membership this year and overall club growth, as well as how to gain more membership and retain current members
Meeting Link below here:
Our Zoom room has a new address. You can access our Zoom room by clicking on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8010716532?pwd=L2RkOGxiMWI0M1ZSclJhNnllNzFodz09 or by entering Meeting ID: 801 071 6532 and Passcode: tip0Fn [After the p is a “zero,” not the letter “O”].
Here is a link to our club calendar of meetings and events for 2021-22:
GALA UPDATE – contact Ken Brooks with any questions
- RAFFLE TICKETS/EVENT TICKETS should be starting to go out to public on sale April 1st, 2022 – we are waiting for the official iowa gambling license to be able to do this so please stay tuned!!!! Requirement for Rotairans will be selling 25 raffle tickets for this year’s Gala event.
- please see the presentation done on 3/24 by the WL FINE ARTS BOOSTERS at our Rotary meeting giving an update of what has been done so far.
- WE NEED ROTARIANS HELP with silent auction items, as well as LIVE AUCTION BIG TICKET ITEMS!
INTERACT FUNDRAISER :
Here is the link to the website where people can order. http://tpevents.org/school/2346
We are working with an organization called Tree-Plenish, whose goal is to offset paper use from school districts by planting tree saplings. We estimated the amount of paper used in a year to set our goal of 75, but it would be awesome to get even more than that planted around West Liberty. The goal is to help get community members involved as well by hosting a tree-planting event in the Spring (our date is set for April 30th).
update FROM PAST PRESIDENT Bill Koellner:
Our RCWL will be working with Nick from the Park and Rec department in purchasing benches and trash cans that will be put at Friendship park and Kimberly Park. Hoping for good weather in April as well for some walkways to be put in with concrete. more details to come!
OTHER LOCAL NEWS:
Special Edition: 2022 Iowa Anti-Trafficking Heroes LINK
Rotary D6000 News
District Leadership Directory for 2021-2022 at this LINK
April 2, 8:30am -4 pm: District Assembly and Annual Meeting, DMACC, Newton
Attention all members of District 6000:
This is your invitation for our District Education Assembly on Saturday, April 2 from 9-3. Presidents-Elect, President-Nominee and other incoming officers such as Membership, Foundation and Public Image Chairs are encouraged to attend this event to help your club during the upcoming year. All Rotarians are invited to learn more about Rotary. Topics are designed specifically in areas of Club Development. Our District Governor Elect, Steve Wieneke, will summarize the Rotary Theme and goals for next year. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments.
This is a great opportunity to learn with your fellow Rotarians from across our District. We want you to have the information you need!
DISTRICT FOUNDATION DINNER April 21st 5-8 pm: Foundation Dinner, Hyatt Regency, Coralville – FORM to sign up
DISTRICT CONFERENCE April 22nd and 23rd District Conference, Hyatt Regency, Coralville
Our Club will be donating a basket to the silent auction of the conference. The basket will include: a puppet from Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, a sign that says Hawkeye Fans Only, and a few more items; for more details please contact Ken Brooks and Gretchen Nollman.
RYLA update from D600 Chair Wayne Steen
The Iowa RYLA Board of Directors have announced Iowa RYLA will return to Grinnell College in 2022. Iowa RYLA 2022 will be held Sunday, July 17 through Friday, July 22.
ROTARY CLUB OF WEST LIBERTY will be sending 4 students to RYLA this year. Club is working with Erica Jennings, Interact advisor, in getting students selected and applications done along with the help of Wayne Steen.
Applications for high school students for Iowa RYLA 2022 will go online at the Iowa RYLA web site beginning February 1, 2022.
ALSO RYLA is looking and in need of Rotarians to volunteer during that week of RYLA, if interested please contact Wayne Steen.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022 see link
2022-2023 theme announced… click link here
Disaster Relief Efforts in Iowa and Ukraine – ATTACHED info
Rotary R.I.S.E. (v38)
Dear District 6000 Rotarian
On Monday mornings you will receive a R.I.S.E. email from me, to inspire you for your Rotary week. The R.I.S.E. Action Team will provide Resources for Inspiration and Special Events throughout this new Rotary year. Co-Chairs Joyce Taylor, Rotary Club of Keokuk and Sara Simon, Rotary Club of Winterset are working together to bring this effort to you.
Two things to remember in life. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone and take care of your words when you are with others.
IN ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Alka K Khanolkar | District Governor 2021-22 Rotary District 6000
Rotary Foundation Minute – Week of Mar 21
|Welcome to Week 3 of Rotary International’s Month of Water & Sanitation This past week, Rotary Clubs around the world have been organizing fundraising events in their efforts to help alleviate suffering in countries experiencing wars and the resulting internal displacements of victims including babies, women and men, especially in Ukraine and other places around the world. While the tragedy in Ukraine drags on, water and sanitation continue to occupy the attention of TRF, especially as we observe World Water Day on Tuesday. In keeping with this month’s theme of WASH, The Chair of TRF Trustees, John Germ calls on Rotarians to double up efforts in providing clean water to regions of the world ravaged by diseases caused by poor and unhygienic sanitation. Addressing Rotarians in the current issue of The Rotarian, Germ reminds Rotarians that, “The theme of World Water Day, 22 March, is Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible. This is an opportune time for clubs to learn more about WASH issues and take action collectively to create and sustain momentum for expanding access to universal WASH services. Rotary members can bring attention to the WASH challenges that impact us locally by sharing the stories, experiences, and WASH needs of those we serve globally. We can be proud of the work that Rotary clubs and our Foundation continue to do to provide communities with clean water and working sanitation and hygiene systems. But let’s not stop there. This month, let’s look out for our neighbors around the world whose wells are running dry or who lack toilets or soap. Rotary has the resources, partnerships, and passion to improve WASH services for millions in need worldwide. And most important, we have the people who can make it work — you and me. In Rotary,Olabisi Gwamna, Club SecretaryMount Pleasant Rotary,Editor, Foundation Minute|
POLIO UPDATE AS OF MARCH 18th, 2022
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. See attached report.
What is that Polio Picture? Amin Tudun-Wada, a polio survivor, founder of the Polio Survivors Group (PSG) in Kano State,Nigeria, and founder of a tricycle company dedicated to ensuring mobility for polio survivors. ©Amin Tudun-Wada
Ukraine – All Rotarians are asked and encouraged to donate to The Rotary Foundation’s Ukraine Disaster Response Fund between now and April 30, 2022. Donate at https://my.rotary.org/en/disaster-response-fund
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 9 DR Congo – 3
(26 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Nigeria – 3
(415 in 2021), Somalia – 1 (1 in 2021).
2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 638 Afghanistan
– 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 3 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire –
0 (64 in 2020), DR Congo – 28 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 10 (36 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 6 (44 in 2020), Guinea Bissau
– 3 (0 on 2020), Liberia – 3 (0 in 2020),Madagascar – 13 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020), Mozambique – 2, Niger
– 15 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 415 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal – 17 (0 in 2020) ,Sierra Leone – 5 (10 in 2020), Somalia – 1 (14 in 2020), South Sudan – 9 (50 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020), Tajikistan – 32 (1 in 2020), Togo –
0 (9 in 2020), Ukraine – 2 (0 in 2020), and Yemen – 13 (33 in 2020).
New This Week – DR Congo – 3 vCVDP2 Cases (1 in 2021, 2 in 2022), Nigeria – 1 cVDPV2 Case (2022).
A total of 1,110 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.
Quote of the Day
“Never underestimate the power you have as a Rotarian to make a difference in the lives of others. ” Anonymous
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.One Wild Polio case reported in 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/27/21. Pakistan reported 84 Wild Polio cases in 2020. No WPV1 or
cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. One Wild Polio Case reported in 2022 . Four Wild Polio cases reported in 2021 The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22. Afghanistan reported 56 Wild Polio cases in 2020. No WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!
Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36
Rotary Magazine Update
Rotary Magazine can be delivered right to your E-Mail box if you choose, follow this link to sign up . https://my.rotary.org/en/node/18361
Also note that if your spouse/partner are both members of our club, you are getting 2 copies of the Rotary Magazine, that will change effective January 1, 2021 to where your household will only receive 1 copy now.
Anyone wanting something posted in the weekly ringer news please email Gretchen by Friday EOD weekly.