Speakers
Rich Job
Sep 27, 2022 12:00 PM
New Book
Evening Group Guest Speaker
Sep 27, 2022 6:00 PM
Greg Probst Rotary Youth Exchange (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Evening - Community Service - ON SITE
Oct 04, 2022 6:00 PM
Birthday Bags (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Sharon Winkel
Oct 11, 2022
Redesigned Mind, Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, & Mindset Coaching
Happy Hour/Social with Noon & Evening Club
Oct 11, 2022 5:30 PM
Speed Meeting (Benchwarmers, 705 S. Ankeny Blvd.)
Evening - Community Service Off Site
Oct 18, 2022 6:00 PM
TBD
Evening - Thomas Cook Guest Speaker
Oct 25, 2022 6:00 PM
"Freeing the World of Clubfood Disability" (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Evening - Community Service - ON SITE
Nov 01, 2022 6:00 PM
Veteran's Day Project (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Happy Hour Social Noon & Evening Rotary Members
Nov 08, 2022 5:30 PM
Bowling (B Roll Bowling @ B&B Theaters (1580 SW Market St.)
Evening - Community Service Off Site
Nov 15, 2022 6:00 PM
Meal Service TBD
Evening - Speaker Teresa Choi of Dress for Success
Nov 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Empowering Women to Achieve Economic Independence (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Evening - Club Assembly
Nov 29, 2022 6:00 PM
Planning Meeting (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Community Service - ON SITE
Dec 06, 2022 6:00 PM
Warm Hearts, Warm Blankets - Make tie blankets (Mistress Brewing, 1802 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Special Community Service Off-site Project
Dec 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing at both North & South HyVee, Ankeny 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Christmas Party with noon club and evening group
Dec 13, 2022 5:30 PM
Briarwood Club of Ankeny (3405 NE Trilein Dr.)
Speaker Darius Potts (The Ankeny Police Foundation
Dec 20, 2022 6:00 PM
Ankeny Police Department (411 SW Ordnance Rd.)
 
Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ankeny!
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
Home Page Stories
The Evening group completed a service project of packaging meals for Meals from the Heartland on the evening of September 20th.   President Magner presented a check to Meals From the Heartland in the amount of $500.  This will cover the cost of the ingredients for the 44 boxes with 36 meals in each for a total of 1584 meals. 
  
The Rotary Club of Ankeny is now 3 months from completing 50 years of service to the Ankeny Community and will be celebrating with a gala on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the FFA Enrichment Center.  Here is a moment from the Rotary Club of Ankeny:
 
Attendance at Rotary meetings was very important when the club was first chartered.  At a Board meeting on December 15, 1975, the Board adopted a policy to strictly enforce the following two attendance rules: "Membership will be terminated if a member has four consecutive unexcused absences which are not made up." and "Membership will be terminated if attendance, including make-ups and excused absences, falls below 60% for any 6-month period."  Any member who missed three consecutive meetings were to receive a letter or telephone call reminding them of the four-meeting rule.  The Board was also concerned about too many "early birds" - members not staying for the whole meeting.  They raised the fine for leaving a meeting early, not staying for at least 2/3 of the meeting, from 25 cents to $1.00 and agreed to a limit of one early bird per member per month. 
 
Another sign of the significance the Club put on attendance was in each weekly newsletter the percentage of members attending meetings year to date was published as well as a section called "We Missed You!" that named the members that were not at the previous week's meeting and another section that listed the members with "100% Attendance" for the year.
The following Ankeny Rotarians will celebrate birthdays in October:
 
5th - Mary Cochran
12th - Marie Kline
20th - Kristofer Orth
22nd - Melisa Cox
24th - Shar Dunlap
24th - Brenda Wieneke
27th - Mark Densmore
29th - Renee Potts
30th - John Foster
 
Happy Birthday Rotarians!!
The October Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
 
When:  Thursday, October 13th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
 
All members are welcome, and it counts as a make-up!
The Board has approved an application to add Tracy Frette to the Corporate Membership of Lincoln Savings BankTracey is a Senior Mortgage Lender with LSB and was previously a member of the Club from 2018 to 2020.  She resigned in 2020 due to the pandemic and her work that did not allow her to attend meetings.  
 
Comments regarding this prospective new member may be forwarded to any Board member. 
The Rotary Club of Ankeny Noon and Evening Satellite Group met on Tuesday evening, August 9, 2022, for their annual picnic at Sunrise Park.   There was a great turnout of approximately 60 members and guests on a beautiful evening! Brian Tiernan, President of the Rotary Club of Ankeny, welcomed the members and guests.  The picnic was a potluck with the club providing hamburgers and hot dogs.  Entertainment included the smashing of a pinata by the kids.
  
 
 
The Club's Literacy Committee is working on several projects.  They helped the Kirkendall Library kick off their summer reading program, several members are putting books in book boxes around town, and they are supplying free books to the Ankeny Service Center for their clients as shown in this picture.
 
Donated books are always appreciated as they keep sharing with children and families around town.  If any member has a book box in their neighborhood, they are encouraged to add books to them.  This helps fit in to the Club's literacy goal that is part of Rotary international.  If any member has books in good condition they would like to donate to this project, they can bring them to a meeting and give them to Kathy Sibbel.
The Board has approved an application for membership into the Evening Group of the Rotary Club of Ankeny from Brendan Maher.   Brendan is a Senior Account Manager with FuFeng USA.  His responsibility is business development in the upper Midwest.  Brendan works out of his home in Ankeny and his primary states are Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.  FuFeng USA is a global leading bio-fermentation company manufacturing products that serve the animal nutrition market.  Fufeng USA is a subsidiary of Fufeng Group Limited which is based in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. They are in the process of establishing their headquarters in Grand Forks, N.D. and have offices in the Chicago metro area.
 
Comments regarding this prospective new member may be forwarded to any Board member.  
The September Board meeting for the Rotary Club of Ankeny will be held at Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.   
 
When:  Thursday, September 8th
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  Wig & Pen, 2005 South Ankeny Blvd.
 
All members are welcome, and it counts as a make-up!
Several members of the Rotary Club of Ankeny Evening Satellite Group met on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Agape Garden for a community service project.  It was a small group, but a mighty group.  They harvested 345 pounds of potatoes, 85 pounds of pears, and picked peppers and squash.  The total was 588 pounds!  Great job, Rotarians!
   

District 6000's Fall education event, One Summit Educational Session, is to energize and boost a club's growth, service and public interaction.  Rotarians are Leaders!  Engage fresh new thinking and take away tools to strengthen membership, public image and involvement in Rotary Foundation programs. This learning experience is available for all Rotarians!  This year ONE SUMMIT will be held virtually from 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, September 29th.

Advanced registration is required.  To register click this link:  https://rotary6000.org/event/one-rotary-summit-1/

Ankeny's Evening group is planning to have a watch party at Juan & Patty's home.  Please let Juan or Patty know if you would like to join in the watch.

Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25.  Since current President, Jennifer Jones is the first women to serve as Presidnet of Rotary International, Stephanie will be just the second woman to hold that position.  She will be declared the president-nominee on October 1st, if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
The Board has approved an application for membership into the Evening Group of the Rotary Club of Ankeny from Sharon Winkel.   Sharon is a Certified Hypnotherapist with Redesign Mind in Ankeny.  She is proposed for membership by Steve Wieneke.
 
Comments regarding this prospective new member may be forwarded to any Board member.  
The Rotary Club of Ankeny is now 4 months from completing 50 years of service to the Ankeny Community and will be celebrating with a gala on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the FFA Enrichment Center.  Here is a moment from the history of Rotary and the Rotary Club of Ankeny:
 
The first meetings of the Rotary Club of Ankeny were held at the "Trader's Inn" (Later Elwell's and now where The Attic is located.) on Highway 69.   The Club then met at the Best Western Inn from 1983 until moving to Elwell's in June, 1986.   In June 1993, the Club moved to The Boulevard and then met for year from 1995-1996 at Wallaby's Down Under before moving to Duffy's.  In December 2001, the Board discussed changing meeting locations and decided it needed to be a Club decision.  They decided to be "Roving Rotarians" for the month of January, 2002, as they moved each week from the Best Western, Golden Correl, Happy Chef, and Pintasse.  An evaluation form was developed to rate each restaurant on the quality of food, acoustics and accommodations, parking, service and accessibility.  The Pintasse received the highest rating, but a final decision was tabled until the Club had a chance to meet at Benchwarmers. The Pintasse received the highest rating, and it was decided to move the weekly meetings to this location beginning in March, 2002.   Subsequently, Pintasse decided not to host Rotary meetings and the Ankeny Golf & Country Club offered to accommodate Rotary Club meetings but on Tuesdays instead of Monday.  The first noon meeting for the club at the AG&CC was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2002, and the Club has been meeting there ever since.          
"Save the Date", April 29 for the 2023 District 6000 Conference.  Ankeny Rotarian and the 2022-2023 District Governor Steve Wieneke and First Lady Brenda Wieneke are planning to hold three one-day sessions instead of one three-day conference.  This will reduce travel time, cost, and the time commitment for Rotarians from across the District to attend one of the sessions and join in "A Celebration of Your Accomplishments".  The sessions will be on April 15th in Carroll, April 22 in Coralville, and April 29th in West Des Moines.  Rotarians are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions, but it is assumed Ankeny Rotarians will want to attend the session on April 29th.  Here are ten exciting reasons to attend one of the conferences:
Volunteers will be needed for several committees to assist with the conferences.  If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact Steve at swieneked6k@gmail.com.
Lisa Noble was a guest of Terry Peter's at the noon Rotary meeting on August 2nd.  She was introduced as the new Executive Director of New Horizon Adult Day Center.  The Club will be a sponsor for New Horizons' annual golf outing and presented Lisa with a check for $1,000 for this sponsorship.  Dave Mercer also presented her with a plaque recognizing the support the Club has given New Horizons for the past several years including a District Community Service grant this past year to assist them with their relocation into their new facility.
    
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