Week of May 16, 2022

Prayer: Ken Sheckler

Quote of the Week: Randy Heitz

Guests: Mayor Dean Andrews
Secretary's Report: 
We are continuing to ask our members to sign up for meals each week to help us control food waste and membership costs.  
Tabs are available at the bottom of the spreadsheet for the upcoming months. The weekly menus are also shown. Many members have found it easy to sign up for all of the weeks they plan to attend and then remove themselves by Friday if they find their schedule has changed. 
Treasurer's Report: 
Honors and Illnesses: 
  • Prayers for Jim Smith who is still in the hospital this week.
  • Ongoing prayers and support for Rotain Sue Ayers as she continues her cancer treatments. Follow her updates on her Caring Bridge Site here.
  • Congratulations to First Security Bank on earning two Iowa Motion Picture Awards
  • Safe travels to Kay Winkelman. Kay will be visiting Portsmouth, England, in May and plans to attend their Rotary Club. She will take a Club flag and some Charles City gifts

  • Friends Garden Work Day - Tue. May 24 at 6pm - It's time for the next work day at the Friends Garden trailhead! We will be spreading mulch, cleaning out weeds and leaves and getting the plants ready for summer.  Volunteers should meet at the park located next to the Legion Hall at Highway 14. Signup here so we have a headcount:

    Friends Garden Cleanup
  • Satellite Club RAGBRAI Photo Opps - The Satelilttle Club is working on a fundraiser to create photo opps for riders and participants. Join the Satellite meeting Tue. at 6:30pm or contact Tami Vetter of Chris Garden if you're interested in helping with this project.
  • Award Nominations - Each year our Rotary Club honors its members and members of the community during our annual Pass the Buck Night. Review the categories below and submit your nominations by May 26, 2022. The awards are:
    Sam Soifer Community Service Award
    Awarded to the citizen who has contributed "Over and Beyond the Call of Duty" in their community life.
    Leo Lidd Vocational Service Award
    Awarded to the citizen whose business life best exemplifies the Four Way Test.
    Paul Garthwaite Memorial Award   Rotarian of the Year
    ** See the past award winners at  **
    Please submit your nominations to Linda Klemesrud ( or Veronica Litterer (  prior to 5pm on May 26.


  • Street Banners - Any members interested in helping design and plan new street banners see Mark.  They will report to the board next week in order to try to get an order in by RAGBRAI in July.

  • Weekly Meeting Zoom Link - Remember we will start the meeting about 12:15pm to allow time for everyone to eat.

    Join Noon Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID:876 0955 2142
    Passcode: Rotary5649

Fun & Frolic: Dean lead a Rock, Paper, Scissors competition with Matt Bradley earning champion and winning some Charles City Cash
Program: This week's program was presented by Brian Roelfs with Pure Prairie Farms sharing insights on their business model and plans for the plant.  Learn more about their business on their website.
Upcoming Programs
  • May 30 - No Meeting - Memorial Day
Next Week's Meeting Assignments:
* Reminder: If you are not able to attend, please find someone to fill in for your assignment. *



Charles City Rotary Club
P.O. Box 761
Charles City, IA 50616


Charles City Rotary (Noon) Group
(private group for members & family)
Charles City Satellite Rotary Club Group
(private group for members & family)

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dennis Donovan
May 15
John Ebert
May 25
Chuck Souder
May 26
Kay Winkelman
Bruce Winkelman
May 12
Larry Pump
Sue Pump
May 22
Chris Garden
Lisa Garden
May 23
Join Date
Cathy Rottinghaus
May 1, 1996
26 years
Keith Starr
May 8, 1991
31 years
Sam Gintz
May 17, 2021
1 year
Steven Diers
May 17, 2010
12 years
Julie Taylor
May 20, 2019
3 years
Sue Ayers
May 21, 2018
4 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
President Nominee
Term Ending 2021
Ralph Smith
Linda Klemesrud
Term Ending 2022
Chuck Souder
Marcie Andrews
Term Ending 2023
Ann Troge
Jessie Sindlinger
Upcoming Events
Satellite Club Meeting
May 17, 2022 6:30 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
May 23, 2022 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
May 30, 2022 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Jun 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Jun 07, 2022 6:30 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Jun 13, 2022 12:00 PM
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Club Website
For Members - Helpful Links
Rotary International
District 5970
Rotary Foundation
Our Paul Harris Fellows
Our Past Presidents
Our Past Secretaries
Club News
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