Week of July 18, 2022

Prayer: Keith Christensen

Quote of the Week: Pat Gebel


Secretary's Report: None
Treasurer's Report: None
Honors and Illnesses: 
  • Welcome to new member Cheryl Erb and Rev. Tom Barnard, a transfer from the Waverly Rotary Club! 

    We are pleased to have several new faces joining us at the Noon and Satellite Club meetings. Please be sure to introduce yourself and help our new members feel welcome!

  • RAGBRAI Photo Booth – Rotary has a FUNdraiser planned to create photo opps for riders and visitors. We have the first row of the parking lot north of the Courthouse reserved to set up. Dean Tjaden is providing a couple of tractors, and we have a variety of props lined up to create some photos suitable for social media. The photos will be a good-will donation to support club projects and the Ellen Bengtson scholarship. There also will be additional information to raise awareness of the scholarship fund. A few Rotrains are needed to staff the booth and take riders pictures. Sign up below!

    RAGBRAI Photo Booth Volunteers

  • Friends Garden Work Day - Tue. July 19 at 5pm  - It's time for the next work day at the Friends Garden trailhead! We will be cleaning up and weeding ahead of RAGBRAI's visit since this will be a main checkpoint for riders.  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

  • Parking Lot Clean Up - Thurs. July 21 at 5:15 pm It’s time to do a parking lot clean up before RAGBRAI. We will clean the parking lot at the Senior Center on Thursday, July 21 at 5:15pm.  Bring brooms and scoop shovels or leaf blowers if you have them. It shouldn’t take long!
  • Lion's Field Mulch - Mon. July 25 at 5:15 pm - The play area at Lion's Field is due to have fresh mulch. The City has provided mulch and Chris has generously taken time to move the piles with his equipment. We now just need a team with rakes to spread the mulch. Meet at 5:15pm and bring rakes.  Please signup so we have a headcount.

    Lion's Filed Much Signup Sheet

  • 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. 
  • Can't make the Noon meeting in person? Join us on Zoom or watch the recording

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

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

Fun & Frolic: Jessie called for a $1 fine for all members as a reminder to volunteer in some way to help with RAGBRAI - before, during or after the event
Program: This week's program was presented by Iowa author Linda Betsinger McCann. Linda writes books on Iowa history and her latest book is on prisoner of war camps in Iowa including at Wildwood in Charles City.
Linda will also be speaking at the Tellurian Brewery on Wednesday, August 10 at 6 pm about her book, Prohibition in Eastern Iowa, with info on what happened in the area.


Upcoming Programs
  • July 25 - Angie Perez, United Way Shoe Drive and National Night Out
New Week 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
Floyd County Medical Center
July 1
Alan Powell
July 5
Cathy Rottinghaus
July 9
Keith Starr
July 25
Gene Parson
Connie Parson
July 3
Veronica Litterer
Josh Litterer
July 3
Staci Ackerson
Stacy Ackerson
July 5
Mark Wicks
Lisa Wicks
July 17
Ralph Smith
Ruth Smith
July 26
Matt Bradley
Danielle Bradley
July 27
Sue Ayers
David Ayers
July 27
Join Date
Dennis Donovan
July 1, 1995
27 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
Jul 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Elks Lodge
Jul 18, 2022 11:00 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Jul 19, 2022 6:30 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Jul 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Aug 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Aug 02, 2022 6:30 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Aug 08, 2022 12:00 PM
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