Week of Oct. 10, 2022

Prayer: Julie Taylor

Quote of the Week: Steve Diers


Secretary's Report: None

Treasurer's Report: 
Quarterly invoices have been sent via email. If you don't see your invoice, please contact Chuck.
Honors and Illnesses: 
  • Thank you note from Luke Paplow for support of his team at the Governor's Charity Steer Show at the State Fair. He raised $32,208 for Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa. The Steer Show overall raised more than $440,000!

  • Fall Family Picnic and Hayride - October 16 -  To wrap up summer and our scrap drive, the Club will meet for a traditional fall picnic with a hayride at Linda Klemesrud's cabin in Nashua. Details and RSVP below by October 13. All members from both groups welcome!

    Picnic and Hayride Signup

  • New Member Orientation Fireside Chat -  October 13 -  We will be hosting a Fireside Chat at the home of John Ebert (517 Sunset Place) on Thursday, October 13 beginning at 5:30. Beverages and appetizers will be served. This will be an opportunity to learn more about our club, how we operate and the projects we have been involved in, as well as more about Rotary in general. Please RSVP to to get an accurate count of who will be attending.
  • Servpro Fight Fire with Fire Challenge - Oct. is Fire Prevention Month and Servpro is raining money for United Way of North Central Iowa for assistance for fire victims. They are looking for sponsors and participants in taking the PAQUI One Chip Challenge on October 21. Contact Alicia Painter for more info!
  • Santa's Shining Lights Show 2022- You can now rent spaces in Central Park in Charles City to showcase your business/organization with Christmas or Holiday Light Displays. By clicking this link you will be able to see the spaces available on a first-come-first-served basis. You can rent up to three spaces per business. Prizes for the best lighting display will be awarded. Businesses will be responsible for putting up and taking down their decorations.

    See more event info here

  • Meal Signup - We are continuing to ask our members to sign up for meals each week to help us control food waste and membership costs.  The weekly menus are also shown.
  • Board Meeting - Oct. 24 at 11am
    Join us in person at the Elks or via Zoom

    Join Zoom Board Meeting
    Meeting ID: 899 4264 5402
    Passcode: Rotary5649

  • NEW ZOOM FORMAT - We are excited to finally have our new Owl meeting device along with a new projector, laptop and screen to take our in-person and virtual meetings to the next level.  We hope you will try out a virtual meeting with us and watch the new recordings!

    Remember we will start the Zoom meeting about 12:20pm to allow time for everyone to eat.

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

Fun & Frolic: Paul marked Fire Prevention Week and reminded everyone to take this opportunity to review their fire and emergency plans and equipment at their homes and businesses. 
Program: This week's program was presented by Community Development Director Mark Wicks on the Main Street Program. Mark shared the program's history, projects and services, and their involvement in the state and national Main Street Programs. He also explained some of the differences between the organizations that share office space at 401 N Main and the City.

Upcoming Programs
  • Oct. 17 - Patrick Lumley, EMS Tax Levy
  • Oct. 24 - District Governor's Visit
  • Oct. 31 - Satellite Club: Holiday Lights Project, Easter Egg Hunt and other happenings
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
Anne Lundquist
October 2
Thomas Barnard
October 6
Dean Stewart
October 8
Bill Feller
October 16
Tom Gaffey
October 19
Ron James
October 20
Larry Pump
October 31
Alan Powell
Linda Powell
October 5
Steven Diers
Beth Diers
October 15
Join Date
Linda Klemesrud
October 1, 2001
21 years
Patrick Gebel
October 1, 2006
16 years
Randy Heitz
October 1, 2009
13 years
Tammy Elthon
October 10, 2005
17 years
Staci Ackerson
October 21, 2013
9 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Term Ending 2023
Ann Troge
Jessie Sindlinger
Term Ending 2024
Matt Bradley
Term Ending 2025
Bill Feller

Upcoming Events
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Oct 03, 2022 12:00 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Oct 04, 2022 6:30 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Oct 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Oct 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Elks Lodge
Oct 17, 2022 11:00 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Oct 18, 2022 6:30 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Oct 24, 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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