CLICK HERE to check the DISTRICT SCHEDULE for open dates / times; then contact the District office to reserve it.
Carol and I will travel all across our district during the first 5 months of this Rotary year to visit all 65 clubs.  We look forward to meeting you and working with you to
District Governor Tom Narak tom.carol@msn.com C) 515-229-9846

Our 6th Rotary Foundation Dinner is on Saturday, November 3 and it would be wonderful to have a great turnout!  It will be held at the West Des Moines Sheraton starting at 6:00 with a Social Hour, Dinner at 7:00 with the evening ending around 9:00 PM.  Our keynote speaker will be Carl Chinnery, Polio Survivor and Past District Governor of District 6040.  We will join in Rotary fellowship and "Be the Inspiration" through the The Rotary Foundation!

Click HERE to download the Registration form. 
Registration deadline: October 29

The Warm Coats for Kids is up and running for the 5th year!  Clubs have begun to turn in orders, so we'll have more happy kids soon. Prices are $96 for a box of 6 children's coats and $108 for a box of adult sizes; that spins down to $16 for kids' coats and $18 each for adult sizes. Prices include shipping to your designated address, with a minimum of 6 boxes.  Here's the link to order coats:
This link will connect you to our order form & will give you our quantity discount.  Please contact Deb "Crabby" Ockenfels @ crabbyo@hotmail.com with questions.
How to record Service Activities is a helpful publication from Rotary International.  According to John, our R.I. representative “Though there was a big push by President Ian to track volunteer and service hours last Rotary Year, this information has been something that Rotary’s been collecting for quite some time. A club can still record information about their projects and the number of volunteers, hours, resources involved, through Rotary Club Central. On the left column, there is a link for Service Activities, and you are encouraged to record there!”

I checked with Dennis Drager, our Assistant Governor in Marshalltown, inquiring about the possibility of other Rotary clubs helping the Rotary Club of Marshalltown in the aftermath of the recent tornado.  Here is what he shared with me. - DG Tom Narak
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As we continue to work through the needs of Marshalltown, two very clear needs are cleanup of storm debris and money for rebuilding and help through this difficult time.

Financial donations can be directed to the Community Foundation of Marshalltown at http://www.desmoinesfoundation.org/rebuildmarshalltown

If you would like to help the Rotary Club of Marshalltown with clean up efforts, contact Dennis DragerIf you want to financially help the people of Marshalltown affected by the July 19 tornado, you can give using the link above or mail a donation to the Marshalltown Rotary Club and they will distribute the funds where needed in their community.  Click here for the details.  Thank you!

To see events our clubs are holding CLICK HERE and you can promote your Rotary event on this Club Events Calendar!  To add your event click HERE or contact the district office with details.  This calendar is updated around the 1st & 15th each month.  There is also a web Calendar of all ClubRunner posted events which includes the District's and those clubs that have a ClubRunner website.

Call the Rotary International Contact Center at 866-9ROTARY (866-976-8279) or email contact.center@rotary.org to check deadlines, forms, Foundation giving and recognition points.
Presidents and Secretaries: Click here to find who assists you and all of the clubs in our district.

You need to login to update your profile and to register for some District Events.  If you've never logged in, click Member Login, top right of this page, then click New user? to the right above the Login box. Need help? Call 877-976-8279.

Looking for Rotary information to share with a prospective or new member, something that explains the organizational structure, the programs, international projects and fellowship? Use the great brochure HERE!
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