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Welcome to our club!

Ames

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
U.S. Highway 30 & University Blvd
Ames, IA 50014
United States of America
Phone:
(515) 450-8595
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We are finally experiencing some spring like weather in Iowa!  Iowans are blessed to get to experience the good and the bad of all four seasons.  When we start to feel warmer weather and observe snow changing to rain, and brown changing to green, we can also rest assured that Rotary is working to equip and prepare our future leaders. 

Spring brings Rotary training assemblies, district conferences and the always important, President Elect training.  As you are probably aware, we team up with several other Rotary districts geographically, and utilize our combined efforts to form a North Central President Elect Training Seminar (NCPETS).  While this year’s training was virtual, it is such a great way to highlight the importance of our club’s leadership succession commitment.  It is so important for any organization to have a leadership succession strategy, but for a volunteer service organization, it is even more important.  Time and focus can be maintained when you have a three year presidential succession strategy.  We even keep our past president on our board, thank you Jean Kresse! 

I was fortunate to participate in NCPETS for two consecutive years leading up to the beginning of my term as club president, and this year we were blessed to have Kelsey Carper, President Elect, and Kent Frankenfeld, President Elect Designee, both participate.  This past year has presented challenges beyond what was anticipated for club meetings, fellowship, services and our finances. In addition to current pandemic challenges, we face ongoing challenges regarding decreasing membership numbers locally and globally.  Our club is not alone, but we are not planning to keep doing the same things and expect different results.  Your board of directors, led by the past, present, and future presidents continue to meet and discuss ways to innovate and thrive.  

What an awesome job the Centennial Celebration committee, led by Jeff Johnson, did with our virtual centennial celebration on March 1st.  Again, a reminder that we hope and plan to celebrate together in person in September.  Celebrating the past and now welcoming the future.  What a great time to be a member of the Rotary Club of Ames.  The future is bright and it is in April upon the conclusion of our formal Rotary trainings, that I am reminded of that.  

Happy Spring!   

Chad Copley

Club President 2020 - 2021

  • On average, each club member volunteers 275 hours annually within the community.
  • We have 210 active members.
  • That’s 57,750 volunteer hours club members give back to our community.
  • At $24.14 per hour, that is an impact of $1,394,085 annually.
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$15.5 million gift will fund new Rotary Peace Center in Middle East or North Africa

The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.

11 eco-friendly service projects around the world

Through the years, Rotary has carried out thousands of projects to protect the environment.

Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy's fight against COVID-19

Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy’s fight against COVID-19 US$5

Sri Lanka Rotary uses ingenuity, invention to protect communities against COVID-19

Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors worked together in a nationwide project that promoted behavior change and initiated safety standards for businesses.

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Speakers
Debra Marquart
Apr 19, 2021
Iowa Poet Laureate
Lucy J. Martin
Apr 26, 2021
Story County Auditor
Ursula Rudenberg
May 03, 2021
KHOI Radio
Jennifer Brockpahler
May 10, 2021
Ames Community Arts Council
Dr. Jacob Meyer, Director
May 17, 2021
ISU Wellbeing and Exercise Laboratory
Paul Tauke
May 24, 2021
Ames City Forester
Memorial Day
May 31, 2021
No Club Meeting
Rotary Day at Reiman Gardens
Jun 07, 2021
Tour of Reiman Gardens
Roger Esser, Cyclone Liquor
Jun 14, 2021
Summer Wines
Jerri Heid
Jun 21, 2021
Ames Public Library Youth Services
Passing of the Gavel
Jun 28, 2021
No Meeting
Jul 05, 2021
July 4th Holiday weekend
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