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Ames

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Iowa State University Alumni Center
429 Alumni Lane
Reiman Ballroom on the 2nd Floor
Ames, IA 50011
United States of America
Phone:
(515) 450-8595
In - Person Twice a Month. Online Club Meetings Weekly. Please check the Speaker Schedule for dates when the club will meet for our In - Person Luncheons.
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It's graduation season and we celebrate college and high school students who are moving on and up.   May is Youth Service month in the Rotary world, and we would like to recognize two Rotary programs to engage area youth.   
 
First, Rotary Youth Exchange is a program where students, ages 15-19, may travel to another country and live with a host family during a full year.   Students are emersed in the culture of another country, where they will learn a new language, develop leaderships skills and build lasting friendships.   Information about the Youth Exchange program maybe found online through the Rotary District 6000 website: www.Rotary6000.org.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RLYA) is a week-long program at Grinnell College, July 17-22.   The Rotary Club of Ames sponsors four area students (high school sophomores and juniors) who participate in RYLA.  
 

The objectives of RYLA are:

  • To encourage and assist youth leaders and potential leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership by providing them with a training experience.
  • To encourage continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth
  • To publicly recognize the outstanding qualities of many young people who are rendering service to their schools and communities as leaders

The entire focus of RYLA is to provide foundational leadership skills for teenagers.  It has been said that leadership cannot be taught, but it must be learned.  At RYLA there are opportunities to learn leadership skills through experiential activities, incredible speakers, small group discussions, large group presentations, and in building life-long friendships.

Here are a couple of videos to learn more about each youth program. 

 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Ames and the Rotary Club of Same, Tanzania have been proud to sponsor four water, sanitation and hygiene global grants.   These four global grants have provided clean, reliable water to three villages and 12,000 villagers in the Same District of Tanzania, making an impact in their lives with better health and nutrition, economic development, improved education and peace.  
 
Of course, we could not do this alone.  Here are the partners who have helped to make these projects a success for those impacted:
 
 
 
 
We wish to Thank all of those who have partnered with us on these gobal grant projects.  If you would like to learn more about our next global grant projects in Same District, Tanzania, please email Jim Patton at jlpatton.rotary@gmail.com or Glen Rippke at rippkegs@gmail.com.
We believe that exemplifying and embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do.   
 
At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. 
 
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs. 
 
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive. 
 
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong. 
 
In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.
 
 
This Rotary year, we have made some significant changes to our meeting and membership structure.   We have adjusted our in - person club luncheon schedule to twice a month.   The club luncheons will be a hybrid meeting for those who cannot attend.   The other two Mondays of the the month are virtual meetings only.  We will offer the opportunity for a fellowship meeting for those who would like to meet together in a small group and watch the virtual club meeting together.    For those months where there is a fifth Monday, we will host a Day of Service in the Ames community.
 
We now offer several membership levels which will meet with your situation and schedule:  
 
Young Professional  (<40 years of age)
Individual
Household (2 persons in the same house)
Corporate (up to 4 members from the same company or organization)
Virtual Only 
 
Intrigued?   Learn more by emailing info@rotaryclubofames.org.
 
  • On average, each club member volunteers 275 hours annually within the community.
  • We have 210 active members.
  • That’s 57,750 volunteer hours club members give back to our community.
  • At $24.14 per hour, that is an impact of $1,394,085 annually.
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2022-23 President Jennifer Jones is eager to advance Rotary’s narrative

Jennifer Jones, Rotary International’s first female president, is the perfect leader to spread the word about the good Rotary does in the world, and inspire its members to keep going.

First woman takes office as president of Rotary International

First woman takes office as president of Rotary InternationalEVANSTON, Ill. (June 29, 2022) – Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will be the first woman to take office as

Rotary awards its highest recognition to HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

Rotary awards its highest recognition to HRH Prince Charles, Prince of WalesKIGALI, Rwanda (June 24, 2022) – Celebrate Community, a joint initiative of the four major volunteer service organizations, will launch this year

Melodies and memories

The nonprofit Music Mends Minds, launched by Rotary member Carol Rosenstein, provides people with memory loss an opportunity to reconnect through song.

Imagine Melbourne

Join us to Imagine What’s Next at the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Australia

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Speakers
In-Person Hybrid at ISU Alumni Center
Jul 11, 2022
Tammy Koolbeck, Series at Stephens
Online Only
Jul 18, 2022
Adam Schwartz, Director, Ames Laboratory
In-Person Hybrid at ISU Alumni Center
Jul 25, 2022
Mike Cox, Story County Conservation
In-Person Hybrid at ISU Alumni Center
Aug 01, 2022
District Governor Steve Wieneke
Online Only
Aug 08, 2022
Online Only
Aug 15, 2022
Online Only
Aug 29, 2022
Labor Day ~ No Meeting
Sep 05, 2022
In-Person Hybrid at ISU Alumni Center
Sep 12, 2022
United Way of Story County Kick-Off
Online Only
Sep 19, 2022
In-Person Hybrid at ISU Alumni Center
Oct 03, 2022
President Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University
In-Person Hybrid at ISU Alumni Center
Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Robert Brown, Brewing Beer
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