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.
LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM WAS– 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
Next Week’s Program is: WL FFA group coming in to showcase their State FFA contest event. Meeting will start at 5:30pm and their presentation will start at 5:40pm. There will be pizza and refreshments provided at meeting as well.
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:
New Members Proposed for the Rotary Club of West Liberty
Greetings, Members of the Rotary Club of West Liberty.
Wednesday March 30th,, our Rotary club board voted to approve Gretchen Nollman/Bill Koellner/Tom Brooke/Sara Sedlacek proposal(s) that we accept the following people as a new member(s) of our club:
If anyone has an objection to Charles, Samuel, Shaun and/or Julie membership in our club, please communicate with President Cliff McFerren. If no written objection is received within 7 days,Charles, Samuel, Shaun and Julie will be considered as having been elected to membership.
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 – Ken Brooks will be handing out tickets at the April 7th meeting, if you would like them before please contact Ken 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!
Rotary D6000 News
District Leadership Directory for 2021-2022 at this LINK
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. (v39)
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.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
For those of you that also like a joke.
“I hate when I go to the kitchen looking for food and all I find is ingredients.”
IN ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Alka K Khanolkar | District Governor 2021-22 Rotary District 6000
Rotary Foundation Minute – Week of Mar 28
Welcome to Week 4 of Rotary International’s Month of Water and Sanitation
Not a lot has been reported about my home district; consequently, since charity begins at home, the focus this week is on District 6000’s contributions to TRF’s Global Grants so far. This excerpt is from the District’s Foundation page:
Jennifer Jones, in her Presidential Theme announcement, asks us to “Imagine, a world that deserves our best where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.” In the seven years since Rotary adopted the current grants model, 50 District 6000 clubs – 3/4 of our clubs – have participated in Global Grants for 53 projects in 23 countries. Because of District 6000 Rotarians, more than 418,000 poor people in need are enjoying better health, have experienced economic improvement, are realizing educational opportunities, are drawing water from new wells, or have had their disabilities lessened so they can earn a living. With donations of our time and about $200 per D6000 Rotarian, we leveraged almost $6.3 million in humanitarian benefits. Imagine the difference our Rotary Foundation global grants have made for 418,000 people. With global grants we have the power to change lives – even save lives. The Foundation Chair of D6000, Chris Knapp, reiterates the joy and appreciation of people whose lives have been changed by one such joint project initiated by the Rotary Clubs of Mt Pleasant and Fairfield in a rural village in Nepal, “We were there to celebrate completion of a community water supply project financed by a Rotary Foundation Global Grant. Until you have that experience, you cannot fully understand the power of Rotary to do good in the world. This project was so successful – so well received by the beneficiaries, so well managed by the Rotary Club of Narayani Mid Town, Nepal and such strong friendships developed between Rotary clubs – that the Rotary Club of Fairfield has undertaken and completed two more community water supply projects with the same Nepali club. Today, the three projects are providing clean, disease-free water piped to the homes of more than 25,000 people.”
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.