Speakers
Tony Condon
Mar 01, 2017
Iowa Lakes Community College
Brad Travis
Mar 08, 2017
Spirit Lake Coach & Teacher
 
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President
President Elect
Secretary
 
Iowa Great Lakes Rotary News
 
Join us this week as we welcome Tony Condon from Iowa Lakes Community College.  Tony is the Institutional Advancement Manager. Iowa Lakes Community College has Campuses in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake.
 
 
 
Official Time To Be Determined!  
 
ROTARY CAR HAS DROPPED 
On February 23, 2017 at approximately 4:43 in the afternoon our Rotary Fundraiser came to an end when the car sank below the icy waters of Smith's Bay. However, the official winner of $1,000 will be announced when the car is brought out of the lake to see when the clock stopped ticking. The warm temperatures and high winds the last few days accelerated the sinking to a record breaking day in February.  Last year was early on an afternoon of March 9th. 
Thanks to all who sold tickets and the different media outlets who helped promote the fundraiser.  A special thanks to the Dry Dock Lounge and The Hutt for also selling tickets! Our ticket sales and profit numbers will be reported soon! 

Pictured below is last year's car sinking and being retrieved:  March 9 & 11,2016

 

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Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Welcomes New Member On February 22nd
Tyron "Ty" Adams was inducted into the Iowa Great Lakes ROtary Club.  Ty is the Owner of Adams
 Realty located across fro m the Fish Hatchery in Spirit Lake. He grew up in Creighton, Nebraska  and attended Wayne State College. Ty is Married with three children and enjoys fishing,
hunting, hiking, and riding his bike on the trails. Pictured with Ty is his sponsor Jed Skogerboe and Membership Chair Paula Zenor.
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Thanks to our fellow Rotarian Andrew Fisher for a great program on our YMCA! 
As the new CEO, Andrew told us about his background and his passion for
the Y at a young age.  Andrew has been with the Bedell Family YMCA for 9 years.  The facility is 12 years old
 with 5,300 current members. Their biggest goal for 2016 was to refinance the debt through another bond to help take
better care of the organization. On March 17, the Bedell Family YMCA will have their Strong Kids Campaign
with a kick off at Rolling Oaks Barn. 
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Julie Scheib of Discovery House
Julie Scheib is the Executive Director of the Discovery House in Spirit lake. 
Founded in 1993, they are a non profit 9 member board funded by counties, cities, private donations, grants and fundraisers. 
The Discovery House helps homeless men and women in transition most often times recovering from addictions. 
There are 10 beds and  the residents pay $50 per week. There are also certain guidelines they have to follow in order to stay living there, however stays average 65 nights with some being only for a night or two.  91% of the people they serve are from Iowa.  From that 91% , 50% are from Dickinson County.  They are currently looking for "room sponsorhips" to help update the bedrooms.  If you would like more information please give Julie a call at 336-5340 or visit them at mydiscoveryhouse.com. 
Julie also extended an open invitation to tour the home anytime. 
Thanks to Julie for a great program. 
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Rylan Howe
We were pleased to have yet another interesting program last week during our weekly Rotary meeting. We welcomed Rylan Howe ofIowa Information which is based out of Sheldon.  The company publishes the NW Iowa Review and Okoboji Magazine. 
Rylan has been with the company for 10 years. He is originally from Omaha. 
He shoots photos and writes stories for Iowa Information products covering 17 school districts in five counties.
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Carol Hansen from the Okoboji Summer Theatre presented a program on Wednesday, February 1 at the Iowa Great Lakes Rotary club weekly meeting. The Okoboji Summer Threatre will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary this summer with an exciting lineup of shows. The schedule is shown below so plan now to support this wonderful gen of the Iowa Great Lakes!
 
Iowa Great Lakes Rotary presented a check for support to Patti Griffiths of The New Life Foundation at its regular meeting on Wednesday, February 1. With the donation, fellow Rotarian Patti will continue her service to the impoverished people of Tanzania. Thank you for all you do Patti!
 
Rotary Welcomes Jonalee DeNoble to its Membership 
  •                                                  Jonalee is the Director of Catering for Arrowwood/Minerva's She has been at her post for 2  1/2 years.  Born in Lemars, she  attended Morningside College and received a degree in Corporate Communication/Business.  She  and her husband Jared have been married for 2 years.  Jarad  works at Rembrandt Foods.  Jonalee  loves to travel, hike, fish, and spend time with family.  Please welcome Jonalee as our newest Iowa Great Lakes Rotarian! 
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Tanzanian & U.S. Board members: Patti, Laurence, Lyn & Lazarocerpts 
 
Fellow Rotarian Patti Griffiths continues her service to the impoverished people of Tanzania.  She recently sent an email home;  Here are a few excerpts and photo from her.
 Please keep Patti and her team in your thoughts and prayers!
 
Our time here in Tanzania has been more than what we could have imagined. We began working on Next Life Foundation, a vocational training center, a few years ago. Students started at the school this past May. We currently have 20 young ladies learning the skill of sewing. In the next week or two a carpenter course will began. Our expectation was to be in the village of Mbuguni and ask God to show us how to reach the large Muslim population in this community. Since Lyn & I arrived, Jan 5, we've visited two different communities and approached by the chairperson (mayor) from a third community, to locate a center in their village also! We ask for your prayers as we discern what God's intention for our organization should be. 
 
Additional prayer requests:
- Rain! It is SO dry. Many areas have not had rain for 3 years. Livestock are dying due to lack of foliage to eat!
- Communication & understanding despite the language barrier.
- Safety & health.
- Good weather Friday & Saturday as we travel home.
- Openness & willingness to his direction.
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Official Time To Be Determined!  
 
ROTARY CAR HAS DROPPED 
On February 23, 2017 at approximately 4:43 in the afternoon our Rotary Fundraiser came to an end when the car sank below the icy waters of Smith's Bay. However, the official winner of $1,000 will be announced when the car is brought out of the lake to see when the clock stopped ticking. The warm temperatures and high winds the last few days accelerated the sinking to a record breaking day in February.  Last year was early on an afternoon of March 9th. 
Thanks to all who sold tickets and the different media outlets who helped promote the fundraiser.  A special thanks to the Dry Dock Lounge and The Hutt for also selling tickets! Our ticket sales and profit numbers will be reported soon! 

Pictured below is last year's car sinking and being retrieved:  March 9 & 11,2016

 

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