January 2023
This monthly newsletter is a wonderful, fun resource for all information related to our club! 
President's Message
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Happy New Year! 

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the awesome things we accomplished as a club in 2022, as well as a peek at what's in store for 2023.
Last year, we:
  • Donated and planted $10,000 worth of trees throughout Palo and Marion
  • Built and stocked a Little Free Food Pantry in Marion
  • Retrofitted a trailer into a movable can/bottle recycling center
  • Picked up bottles for deposit each month at two local bar/restaurants
  • Collected bottles/cans at Marion community events
  • Partnered with No Regrets Running on a clothing drive for refugees
  • Welcomed and launched Rotary Exchange youth 
  • Collated ESL packet materials at Catherine McAuley Center
  • Represented our club at a Cornell College clubs and orgs fair, with the hope of reigniting Rotaract there
  • Welcomed several new members, including Steve Towe, Jen McKiness, Nick Hassinger, and Michael Nelson
Katie, Nick, John G., John S., Steve Todd, Rebecca, Shari, Gene, Erin, Steve Towe, and several others have been putting in hours at various community organizations, from Linn County Trails Association and Catherine McAuley Center to Sleep in Heavenly Peace and Rotary Youth Exchange. We see you :-) Thank you for taking care of the community.
Looking ahead, we have big plans for the club, such as potentially partnering with Linn County Trails Association and the Metro Rotary Clubs for a trails project in 2023/24 and taking our can trailer on a parking lot tour to raise more awareness of the service.
It's going to be a busy and fulfilling spring! I couldn't think of better people to spend it with. Happy New Year - thank you for all you do.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Cody Crawford
January 16
Join Date
Theodora Jones
January 6, 2020
3 years
Denny Dietrich
January 7, 1998
25 years
Susan Pfeiler-Todd
January 18, 2018
5 years
Michael Nelson
January 19, 2022
1 year
Upcoming Events
Speaker: Linn County Trails Association
Shores Event Center
Jan 11, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Speaker: His Hands Free Clinic
Shores Event Center
Jan 25, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Free Community CPR Class - Mt Vernon & Lisbon
Thomas Commons
Jan 28, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Speaker: Brad Reiners
Shores Event Center
Feb 08, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Free CPR Training - Marion
Marion Fire Department
Feb 18, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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December Club Projects
We are an active club! Read more about some of our recent events and service projects. 
Donations for Little Free Pantry
Thank you so much for your generous donations and those who have been saving their bottles and cans!
Here’s a Rotary New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Save a Life
I don’t normally watch Monday Night Football, but I happened to be watching this week when a tragedy unfolded on the field in Cincinnati. 
RAGBRAI, Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is more than just a bike ride, it is an epic eight-day rolling festival of bicycles, music, food, camaraderie, and community. It is the oldest (50 YEARS!), largest, and longest multi-day bicycle touring event in the world. For the second year, Linn County Rotary Club is sponsoring the Rotary RAGBRAI team! 
Free CPR Classes in Mount Vernon & Marion
Join us for free CPR training in the Corridor community! All club members are encouraged to attend.
How to Pay Dues
How to Pay Your Dues
Are you looking for how to pay dues or donate to the club?  You are in the right place.
Bulletin Editor
Katie Wilford
"Service Above Self"
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