Week of Oct. 3, 2022

Prayer: Keith Christensen

Quote of the Week: Staci Ackerson


Secretary's Report: None

Treasurer's Report: None
Honors and Illnesses: 
  • Congratulations to Steve Diers on being named City Manager of the Year!
  • Congratulations to Matt Bradley on taking over as the new Chair of Main Street Charles City! And Jessing Shultz will be the new Vice Chair.
  • The Rotary Foundation has established a donor-advised fund for hurricane relief. If you would like more info or to make a give, see Dennis or visit

  • 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. 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.
  • Support for Ukrainian Families -
    There are many ways to give and support families in need right now.

    Alan Powell shared an opportunity to support a Ukrainian family. See this GoFundMe Page for more.

    Larry Johnson's GoFundMe Site

    Marlyn Buttjer is also seeking a rental opportunity for a local family. See Kay or reach out to Marlyn

    Tom Barnard also shared his nephew's experience helping distribute food in Ukraine with Samaritan's Purse.
  • 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.
  • 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: Chuck is out at sea somewhere in the Mediterrane. He requested all members pay $1 in his absence. 
Program: This week's program was presented by Dan Caffrey and students with Project RISE. Their student-led program provides leadership and mentoring opportunities and projects including a student food pantry and clothes closet. Check out their inspiring program on their Facebook page and in the video link.

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
Cheryl Fuller
September 24
Gene Parson
September 30
Join Date
Gene Parson
September 1, 1981
41 years
John Ebert
September 1, 1995
27 years
Tom Gaffey
September 22, 2014
8 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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