Rotary Board 2024-2025 Katie Wilford 2024-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
January Club Activities Katie Wilford 2024-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
HACAP Volunteer Opportunities Katie Wilford 2024-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
Little Free Food Pantry Donations Mariah Obiedzinski 2024-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
Free Community CPR Class in Marion on Sat, Feb 17, 2024 Gene Johnston 2024-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
December Club Activities Katie Wilford 2024-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
Washington HS Interact Hygiene Kit Fundraiser Katie Wilford 2024-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
Shakespeare Garden Brick Purchase Katie Wilford 2023-12-06 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rush 

Posted on Dec 06, 2023
Many members are taking advantage of this opportunity to earn a Paul Harris Fellow for the first time (or multiple PHFs). A PHF signifies donating $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation, which funds projects around the world. 
Rotary Rush  Katie Wilford 2023-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Free Community CPR Class at Cornell College on Sat, Jan 27, 2024 Gene Johnston 2023-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Project Proposal Katie Wilford 2023-12-06 06:00:00Z 0

In Memory of Greg Hapgood

Posted on Dec 06, 2023
In November, Rotary Club of Linn County placed a tree plaque at the recently constructed Marion Stadium in memory of Greg Hapgood.
 
 
 
In Memory of Greg Hapgood Erin Steffen 2023-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
November Club Activities Katie Wilford 2023-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Board Election Candidates 2024-2025 Katie Wilford 2023-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
October Club Activities Katie Wilford 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

10 Items to Put in the Little Free Food Pantry - and 5 to Avoid

Posted on Nov 01, 2023
With the holidays coming up, giving is top of mind. But as a Rotarian, you know we give year-round! Our Little Free Food Pantry in Marion is one of our long-running projects. It’s three little shelves seem simple enough, but what we and other donors put inside means someone in our community isn’t going hungry for the night.
 

 
10 Items to Put in the Little Free Food Pantry - and 5 to Avoid Mariah Obiedzinski 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteer Opportunities Katie Wilford 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

November is Rotary Foundation Month

Posted on Nov 01, 2023
Each year, Rotary International highlights November as Rotary Foundation Month to emphasize the importance of and need for Rotarian support of The Rotary Foundation.
 
 

 
November is Rotary Foundation Month Katie Wilford 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Vote for PE & By-Laws Katie Wilford 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Centenary Celebration Katie Wilford 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Scouting for Food

Posted on Oct 04, 2023
Join Katie by voluteering at the Scouting for Food event on Saturday, October 28th from 10am-2pm. Sign-up TODAY before all the spots are filled!
 

 
Scouting for Food Katie Wilford 2023-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
What's Going on in the Metro? Katie Wilford 2023-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

Special Program

Posted on Oct 04, 2023
You are invited to visit Sunrise Rotary at Matthew 25 on Thurs, Oct 5 at 7am at Matthew 25 Groundswell Cafe for a very special program with Rotarian Joe Wiegand of North Dakota reprising Theodore Roosevelt. 
 
 

 
Special Program Katie Wilford 2023-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Washington Interact Katie Wilford 2023-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Banner Presentation Katie Wilford 2023-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
September Club Activities Katie Wilford 2023-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rebecca's Story

Posted on Sep 06, 2023
As I prepare for the start of my senior year this Wednesday, I am reminded of doing the same only a year ago in Spain.
 
(This is a MUST READ!) 
Rebecca's Story Rebecca Conrad 2023-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

Settling In

Posted on Sep 06, 2023
Our club is hosting two inbound students, supporting another one financially with Daybreak and Metro North, and sponsoring an outbound student.
Settling In Katie Wilford 2023-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
August Club Activities Katie Wilford 2023-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteer Opportunities Katie Wilford 2023-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
National Council on Youth Leadership Katie Wilford 2023-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

RAGBRAI L

Posted on Aug 02, 2023
Members of our Rotary club rode RAGBRAI, which doubled as a club fundraiser. 
RAGBRAI L Katie Wilford 2023-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
July Club Activities Katie Wilford 2023-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention Katie Wilford 2023-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
June Club Activities Katie Wilford 2023-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Rode the Rockies Katie Wilford 2023-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Our Club was Featured in an Annual Report 2023-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
June Club Activities Jennifer McKiness 2023-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Who is going to RYLA? Katie Wilford 2023-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
April Club Activities Jennifer McKiness 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Monthly Theme

Posted on May 03, 2023
Did you know that Rotary International created monthly themes to reflect the Areas of Focus?
Monthly Theme Jennifer McKiness 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
May Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
District Conference at Wartburg College Jennifer McKiness 2023-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
April Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2023-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
March Club Projects Jennifer McKiness 2023-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Nicholas is a Father! Katie Wilford 2023-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Furniture Delivery for Central Furniture Rescue Jennifer McKiness 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

House of Hope

Posted on Apr 03, 2023
Our March 22nd meeting was held on-site at House of Hope. Group members were given a brief overview of House of Hope's services and then given a tour of their facilities.
House of Hope Jen Mckiness 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
March Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2023-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
RAGBRAI 2023 - Support Driver & Host Homes John Schultz 2023-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Our Group Pepared Crockpot Freezer Meals Served by Marion Cares

Posted by Jen Mckiness on Mar 01, 2023
Tonight we made three crockpot freezer meals for local families served by Marion Cares. These meals will feed lots of hungry people in our community!
Want to get involved? DM us, come in for a meeting, or catch us at our next service project! We'd love to meet you!
Our Group Pepared Crockpot Freezer Meals Served by Marion Cares Jen Mckiness 2023-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
February Club Projects Katie Wilford 2023-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

2023-2024 Rotary Theme

"The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves."
2023-2024 Rotary Theme Katie Wilford 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Why People Come to our Community CPR Classes Gene Johnston 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

RAGBRAI 2023 - ROUTE ANNOUNCED!

RAGBRAI, Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is more than just a bike ride, it's an epic eight-day rolling festival of bicycles, music, food, camaraderie, and community. For the second year, Linn County Rotary Club is sponsoring the Rotary RAGBRAI team! The route has been announced! 
RAGBRAI 2023 - ROUTE ANNOUNCED! John Schultz 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rush

Many members are taking advantage of this opportunity to earn a Paul Harris Fellow for the first time (or multiple PHFs). A PHF signifies donating $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation, which funds projects around the world. 
Rotary Rush Katie Wilford 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
January Club Projects Katie Wilford 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
February Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Donations for Little Free Pantry Katie Wilford 2023-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
Here’s a Rotary New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Save a Life Gene Johnston 2023-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

RAGBRAI 2023

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! 
RAGBRAI 2023 John Schultz 2023-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
December Club Projects Katie Wilford 2023-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

December Foundation

Posted on Dec 07, 2022
As we approach the halfway point of the Rotary year, we have some ground to make up in the next six months in order to reach our goals.
December Foundation Cody Crawford 2022-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
November Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Tedde Got Hitched! Katie Wilford 2022-12-07 06:00:00Z 0

Adopt-a-Family

Posted on Dec 07, 2022
Our Club has "adopted" two families this year through the Marion Holiday Giving Project, each a single parent with 4 kids.
Adopt-a-Family Katie Wilford 2022-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
5970 District Conference Katie Wilford 2022-12-07 06:00:00Z 0

RICON 2023

Posted on Dec 07, 2022
If you'd like to attend the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia, act fast to secure your spot before the rate increase! 
RICON 2023 Katie Wilford 2022-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Free CPR Classes in Mount Vernon & Marion Gene Johnston 2022-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

RYE Update

Posted on Nov 02, 2022
Rebecca Conrad, RYE outbound student, made it to Dénai, Spain back in September. Katie has been in contact with her.
RYE Update Katie Wilford 2022-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
Winter Supply List for Little Free Pantry Katie Wilford 2022-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
October Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
November Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2022-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
September Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
October Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2022-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
August Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
September Membership Moment John Schultz 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0

September Foundation

Posted on Sep 07, 2022
As we roll into Fall, the Rotary Foundation continues to do great work around the world, the country, and our communities.
September Foundation Cody Crawford 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
July Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
June Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
July Foundation Cody Crawford 2022-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
June Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

June Foundation

Posted on Jun 01, 2022
As the Rotary year draws to a close, we have some great achievements to recognize! 
June Foundation Cody Crawford 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Convention

Posted on Jun 01, 2022
If you're attending the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, USA, click on the 'Read More' link to be sure you're ready to attend! 
Rotary International Convention Katie Wilford 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
May Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

April Club Projects

Posted on May 04, 2022
We are an active club! Read more about some of our recent events and service projects. April was a BUSY month! 
 
(Make sure you read about Michelle's Service Above Self Award in this section!)
April Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

May Foundation

Posted on May 04, 2022
With two months still remaining in the Rotary year, we have reached a great milestone.
May Foundation Cody Crawford 2022-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Biking Help Needs

Posted on May 04, 2022
Our club is hosting the Rotary RAGBRAI team! It could end up being a great fundraiser for our club. Also, John Schultz is riding his bike to the International Convention in Houston, TX. He needs your help!!!
Biking Help Needs John Schultz 2022-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
May Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2022-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
April Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2022-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
March Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

All Iowa District Conference

Posted on Apr 06, 2022
Plan to attend the Iowa Rotary District Conference April 22-23, 2022 at the Coralville Hyatt Hotel. Register today at IowaRotary.com. Let's get a higher percentage of members registered than any other club! You don't want to miss this!
 
Full Conference - Includes meetings and Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Does not include meet and greet reception at Big Grove)
Price after March 22 - $189
Walk ins will be charged $199
All Iowa District Conference Katie Wilford 2022-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

Treats for Hospice Workers

Posted on Apr 06, 2022
We will be putting together treat bags for 65 hospice workers at our April 13, 2022 Rotary club meeting at Stewart Baxter.
 
Help us show appreciation for these workers in our community by donating snacks. Sign-up to bring snacks here.
Treats for Hospice Workers Katie Wilford 2022-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

HACAP Sign-Up

Posted on Apr 06, 2022
Sign-up HERE to help sort and pack food for our neighbors in need on May 25, 2022 from 5:30-7pm. Maximum 10 people.
HACAP Sign-Up Katie Wilford 2022-04-06 05:00:00Z 0

April Foundation

Posted on Apr 06, 2022
With World Immunization Week this month, April 24-30, now is the time to show our support for vaccinations around the world.
April Foundation Cody Crawford 2022-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
March Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2022-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
February Foundation Katie Wilford 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

Free CPR Class in Marion

Posted on Feb 02, 2022
Join us for free CPR training in the Corridor community! All club members are encouraged to attend to help out.

Registration is full for the Marion event.
Free CPR Class in Marion 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

2022-2023 Rotary Theme

Posted on Feb 02, 2022
"Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference."
 
 
2022-2023 Rotary Theme Katie Wilford 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
February Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

Remembering a Rotary Servant

Posted by Gene Johnston on Feb 02, 2022
We lost a good Rotarian recently with the passing of Bill Rider of rural Mount Vernon. Bill had been a member of the MVL Rotary Club for a number of years, starting in the 1990s. 
Remembering a Rotary Servant Gene Johnston 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
January Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
January Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2022-01-03 06:00:00Z 0

January Foundation

Posted on Jan 03, 2022
Now that we’ve reached the midway point of the Rotary year, it’s a good time to take a look at where we are in achieving our Rotary Foundation goals for the 2021-2022 year. 
January Foundation Cody Crawford 2022-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
December Club Projects Katie Wilford 2022-01-03 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary New Year's Resolutions

Posted on Jan 03, 2022
Is it too late to talk about New Year’s resolutions? I mean it’s January 3rd as I write this, so we’ve kind of already skipped into the new calendar year. Yes, I know we are halfway through the Rotary fiscal year but...you can always start NOW!
Rotary New Year's Resolutions Katie Wilford 2022-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
January Membership Moment John Schultz 2022-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
Free CPR Classes in Marion and Mount Vernon 2021-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
December Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

December Foundation

Posted on Dec 01, 2021
Our club's Foundation Chair, Cody Crawford, challenged us to raise $350 during the month of November toward PolioPlus.
December Foundation Cody Crawford 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
November Club Projects Katie Wilford 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Holiday Giving Project Katie Wilford 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Winter Clothing Drive with No Regrets Running Katie Wilford 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

November Foundation

Posted on Nov 03, 2021
In the October edition of Rotary magazine, an interview with Aidan O’Leary, Polio Eradication Director for the World Health Organization, was published talking about the current opportunity we have to eradicate polio. 
November Foundation Cody Crawford 2021-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
November Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2021-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
Service T-Shirts Katie Wilford 2021-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
October Club Projects Katie Wilford 2021-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
October Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2021-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
September Club Projects Katie Wilford 2021-10-06 05:00:00Z 0

Basic Education & Literacy - BBBS

Posted on Sep 28, 2021
For Basic Education and Literacy Month (August), we have a special, heartwarming story from one of our own members. Tedde and Hunter's Little, Trae, just turned 8 and loves school, especially reading. 
Basic Education & Literacy - BBBS Theodora Jones 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
October Membership Moment John Schultz 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

October Foundation

Posted on Sep 28, 2021
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
October Foundation Katie Wilford 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Global Scholar Katie Wilford 2021-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
August Club Projects Katie Wilford 2021-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
August Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2021-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
September Rotarian Spotlight Katie Wilford 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Needed: Can Collection for Service Project Money! Katie Wilford 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Ordering Rotary Badges & Apparel

Posted on Jul 30, 2021
If you would like to purchase a customized Rotary name badge or apparel, Russell Hampton has been the premier supplier of Rotary Club Supplies since 1920 and is Rotary's original licensed vendor. It is the most complete source of Rotary merchandise in the world. You will be responsible for covering this personal expense. 
Ordering Rotary Badges & Apparel Katie Wilford 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

How to Pay Dues

Posted on Jul 28, 2021
How to Pay Your Dues
Are you looking for how to pay dues or donate to the club?  You are in the right place.
 
How to Pay Dues Rebecca Schultz 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0