Allison Piazza
Jan 31, 2023
Easter Seals
Evening Club Assembly
Jan 31, 2023 6:00 PM
Meet at Old Chicago (2732 SE Delaware Ave.)
Sherrie Colbert Museum Director
Feb 07, 2023
Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
Evening Club Community Service - ON SITE
Feb 07, 2023 6:00 PM
Helping Hands Food Boxes meet at Benchwarmers (705 S. Ankeny Blvd.)
Dayne Magneson - Saylorville’s Lake Manager
Feb 14, 2023
U.S Army Corps of Engineers Saylorville’s missions
Happy Hour Social - Noon & Evening Rotary Members
Feb 14, 2023 5:30 PM
Valentines Dinner with significant others - Portofino’s Italian Restaurant (711 S. Ankeny Blvd.)
Laura & Stacey
Feb 21, 2023
Club Assembly
Evening Club Community Service Off Site
Feb 21, 2023 5:15 PM
Iowa Wild Adaptive Sports meet at Wells Fargo (233 Center St. Des Moines)
Evening Club Community Service Off Site
Feb 21, 2023 5:30 PM
St. Joseph's Emergency Family Shelter serving a meal meet at (1535 11th St., Des Moines)
Leah Davenport
Feb 28, 2023
Ankeny Christian Academy
Evening Club Speaker TBD
Feb 28, 2023 6:00 PM
Sex Trafficking meet at OId Chicago (2732 SE Delaware Ave.)
Rich Leopold
Mar 07, 2023
Polk County Conservation
Evening Club Community Service - ON SITE
Mar 07, 2023 6:00 PM
Birthday Bags for the Ankeny Service Center meet at Benchwarmers ( 705 S. Ankeny Blvd.)
Mar 14, 2023
Des Moines Area Religious Council(DMARC)
Happy Hour Social Noon & Evening Rotary Members
Mar 14, 2023 5:30 PM
Meet at Sonny's Pizza Bistro (6594 NW 6th Dr. Des Moines - Saylorville)
Nate Lingren & Blake Cruikshank
Mar 21, 2023
Ankeny Centennial Activities Directors
Evening Club Community Service Off Site
Mar 22, 2023 6:00 PM
Meet at Food Bank of Iowa (2220 E. 17th St., Des Moines). Note this is a Wednesday
Evening Club Speaker Deb Dunkhase "Iowa Most"
Mar 28, 2023 6:00 PM
Meet at Benchwarmers (705 S. Ankeny Blvd.)
Darius Potts - Chief of Police
Apr 04, 2023
Ankeny Police Update
Jamie Pollard
Apr 11, 2023
Director of Athletics Iowa State University
Abby Bogaards
Apr 25, 2023
Ankeny School Foundation Update
May 02, 2023
Ankeny Schools Robotic Teams
May 09, 2023
Rich Job and the teams
Kevin Schneider
May 16, 2023
Polk County Sheriff
Amy Steenhoek
May 23, 2023
Ankeny Orbis
Mindy Williamson - Marketing Director
May 30, 2023
Iowa State Fair
Gregory Leeson
Jun 06, 2023
Life Chronicler Project
Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ankeny!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Ankeny Golf & Country Club
314 SW Irvinedale Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50023
United States of America
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The Board has approved an application for membership to the noon club from Hans Hoeksema.  Hans is Advancement Director for Ankeny Christian Academy and is being proposed for membership by Richard Bergez.  Prior to coming to ACA last year Hans was the Director of Philanthropy Projects at WesleyLife and before that was manager of Grant Writing at Lutheran Services in Iowa. 
Comments regarding these prospective new members may be forwarded to any Board member. 
The date for the Rotary Club of Ankeny's "Annual Meeting and Gavel Passing" has been set for Tuesday evening June 27th.   Save the date on your calendar and plan to attend to witness the passing of the gavel, perfect attendance awards, "Rotarian of the Year", "Outstanding New Member of the Year", and more.
Two new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Ankeny on January 24th. Preston Williams, Jedi Wizard, was added as an additional member to noon corporate member Jul's Design and Al Martine joined the evening club.  Al is an IT Consultant/Project Manager with Central Scribe in Ankeny. 
Ankeny Mayor, Mark Holm, recognized the Rotary Club of Ankeny on their 50 years of service to the Ankeny Community prior to the City Council's meeting on January 17th.  Mayor Holm then attended the Club's 50th anniversary gala on January 21st and read the proclamation to the club.  Congratulations, to the Rotary Club of Ankeny!!
District Governor Steve Wieneke received a certificate from Rotary International President Jennifer Jones honoring the Rotary Club of Ankeny for "50 Years of Membership".   Steve read the certificate during the Club's 50 Year Gala on January 21st and then presented it to Club President Brian Tiernan.
The February Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
When:  Thursday, February 9th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
All members are welcome, and it counts as a make-up!
The following Ankeny Rotarians will celebrate birthdays in February:
2nd - Mike Goedeke
4th - Jim Blessman
6th - Doug Parker
8th - Terry Peter
10th - Zeb Goen
12th - Chris Baker
17th - Cathy McDaniel
17th - Andy Schnurr
26th - Steve SchraderBachar
The Board has approved two new applications for membership.
Juhl's Design has applied to add Preston Williams to their Corporate Membership.  Preston's title is Jedi Wizard.
Al Martine is applying to join the Evening Satellite Club.  He is an IT Consultant/Project Manager with Central Scribe in Ankeny. 
Comments regarding these prospective new members may be forwarded to any Board member. 
The Club's "50th Anniversary Gala" will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the FFA Enrichment Center.  Invitations have gone out and RSVP's are due!  Please return your RSVP this week.  Put yours in the mail or bring it to the Tuesday meeting with your check.
Also, there will be a Gala committee meeting at 11:00 AM at the AG&CC prior to the meeting on January 10th.
The annual PolioPlus night at the Iowa Wolves will be Saturday, February 4th at 7:00 PM at Wells Fargo Arena.  The Wolves will be playing the Austin Spurs and promos that night include Country Night with a post-game concert and $2 Beer night with a koozie giveaway.  The tickets are discounted to $20 each with $10 from each refunded to the Club to be donated to PolioPlus. Tickets may be purchased online at https://fevo.me/polioplus23 or use the signup sheet to indicate how many tickets you would like, and the Club will place a group order and charge the tickets on your April quarterly invoice.  Use the signup sheet if you would like to purchase tickets to be donated.  If ordering your tickets on-line, be sure, when checking out, to indicate you are with the Rotary Club of Ankeny. 
Alex Barker, Iowa Wolves Account Manager, plans to attend our noon meeting and Ed Arnold, NW Des Moines Rotary Club, the Evening meeting on January 3rd to provide more details and answer any questions. 
Each dollar donated will be matched 2 for 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation resulting in each ticket purchased providing 50 children with the polio vaccination.
The January Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
When:  Thursday, Janaury 12th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
All members are welcome, and it counts as a make-up!
Ankeny Rotarians rang the bell for the Salvation Army at both HyVees in Ankeny on Saturday December 10th from 10 AM to 8 PM.  At the Ankeny Blvd. HyVee, $929.04 was collected and $761.92 was collected at the Oralabor HyVee for a total of $1,690.96.  In addition, the club had agreed to match the amount collected up to $1,000 making the total raised $2,690.96.   Major Butch Frost attended the Club's noon meeting on December 20th to accept the Club's check and thank the Club for helping to ring the bell.   Thank you to each member and family that helped ring the bell and a special thank you to Anne Porter for organizing this service project. 
Approximately 75 Rotarians and guests attended the Club's holiday social at Briarwood Golf Club on the evening of December 13th.  Entertainment included a brass choir from the Ankeny Community Band, an appearance by "Bad Santa", and everyone playing "JEPROTARY".    Thank you to everyone that helped plan the social and especially to Marie Kline, Cathy McDaniel, Cathy Maher, and Shannon Maher.  Also, thank you to Jeff Dammam for arranging the brass choir.
The following Ankeny Rotarians will celebrate birthdays in January:
6th - Pennington, Jack
15th - Lanning, Jenna
19th - THE ROTARY CLUB OF ANKENY - 50th Anniversary! 
20th - Schroeder, Sally
21st - Matter, Nicole
27th - Damman, Jeff
28th - Spahr, Roger
31st - Gocke, Jim
Todd Eipperle departed Ankeny on December 5th to meet up with the 143d Sustainment Command Expeditionary (ESC) in Orlando Florida.   The unit consists of Soldiers representing 32 states including California, New York, Iowa and Puerto Rico.  The143d ESC Soldiers will provide mission command, combat support, and combat service support in supply, maintenance, transportation, and field services while coordinating the tactical operations of the rotational, functional, and sustainment brigades.  Additionally, they will serve as the forward operational command post for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command and be critical to supporting three named operations in the U.S. Army Central Command Area of Responsibility: Spartan Shield, Inherent Resolve, and Enduring Sentinel.  
Then on December 8th, the 143rd got a flight on a plane donated by the New England Patriots, to Fort Hood, Texas mobilezation base camp.  They then deployed and arrived in Kuwait in late December.   Looks like they had quite a feast for Christmas.  You can follow Todd on his Facebook page.  His address in Kuwait is:
SGM Eipperle, Todd
1 TSC / 143 ESC / G6
APO, AE 09366
United States
Nearly 70 members and guests have registered for the Rotary Club of Ankeny's annual Rotary Holiday social to be held on Tuesday, December 13th at Briarwood Golf Club.  Each member may bring one guest.  The cost per person attending is $25 that will be charged to the member on the club's January invoices.  If you you have not register yet, contact Nate at nfburnham@gmail.com, for assistance.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, December 6th.  
The following is the meeting schedule for both the Noon & Evening Rotary Clubs during the holiday season:
December 6th - Regular meetings 
December 13th - "Oh What Fun! Jingle & Mingle with Ankeny Rotary" at Briarwood Golf Club, 5:45 PM social, dinner at 6:30 PM
December 20th -Regular meetings
December 27th - No Meetings
January 3rd - Regular Meetings
The Rotary Club of Ankeny’s 2023 fundraiser “Raise the Stakes for Community” will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023.  It will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the campus of DMACC in Ankeny.  The evening will begin with appetizers and professional Las Vegas style gaming tables open for action at 5:00 PM.  Everyone purchasing a ticket will receive chips to play the games which will include Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, Three Card Poker and Let It Ride.  Complimentary wine and beer will be available throughout the evening and a buffet dinner will be available beginning at 6:30 PM.  In addition to a silent auction, there will be a program that will begin at 8:00 PM which will include, "Heads or Tails", dessert auction, paddle raisers, "100 for 100 Raffle" and a live auction.  
A highlight of the evening will be the Brazilian Twins performing in the atrium as you play at the tables.  They came from a reality in which some days it was hard to smile.  Now their desire is to positively impact the world and bring a smile to everyone they encounter.  There will also be "Caricature By Steph" available to create a hilarious drawing of your face. Steph loves to make people smile and enjoys the laughter that each drawing brings as it is revealed. And magician, Jonathan May will be strolling to amaze you with close up magical moments.
All members are encouraged to purchase tickets, attend this event, donate bottles of wine for the Wall of Wine, and help obtain auction items.  Tickets will be $75 each or a table of 8 is $550 and will be available for purchase on-line in a couple weeks..  
Invitations have gone out for the Club's "50th Anniversary Gala" to be held Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the FFA Enrichment Center.  All current members, past presidents, several District 6000 and City of Ankeny dignitaries have been invited.   The dress for this event will be semi-formal.   Members should have received their invitation by email and need to use the RSVP card to provide the name of their guest, if any, and their meal preference, and return it with your check.  They can also bring their checkbook to a Rotary meeting and turn in their RSVP and check there!!  
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