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Posted by Steve Grasso on Feb 25, 2014
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Posted by Greg Baker on Feb 14, 2014
Thanks to the generosity of nine central Iowa Rotary Clubs (Des Moines A.M., Des Moines, Northwest Des Moines, West Polk County, Waukee, West Des Moines, Johnston, East Polk County and Adel), the Rotary Riverwalk Park will become reality in 2014. It is anticipated that the City of Des Moines will grant final approval to our plans on or before March 24, 2014. In order to obtain final approval, we are now soliciting bids for the project.
As a way of saying “Thank you” to the many Rotarians who have donated to the project, we are giving Rotarians the first opportunity to be one of the subcontractors on the project. Listed below are the products and services that will be used. If you or your company are interested in submitting a bid to assist in the construction of the Rotary Riverwalk Park, please contact Rob Schwarzenbach at Graham Construction (email@example.com or 515-669-7162) for details. All bids must be received by the close of business on February 28, 2014.
Thank you in advance for your continued generosity and support.
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO BE USED
Earthwork equipment & contractor
Concrete and limestone bench etching
Concrete unit pavers (to match existing walk)
Colored stamped concrete material
Rubberized play surfacing
Fishing Pole and Bobber material, fabrication & installation
Landscaping products & services (topsoil, seeding, 9-1.5” caliper trees)
Limestone benches material & installation
Child handicap swing seat & typical swings
Electrical material (lights, wire, conduit, boxes)
Temporary construction fencing
Posted by Steve Grasso on Jan 28, 2014
Posted by Steve Grasso on Jan 21, 2014
Posted by Greg Baker on Jan 22, 2014
The Muscatine Rotary Club is offering the opportunity to hear Rotary International President, Gary Huang at a special meeting in Muscatine on February 17th. If you are interested to attend this event, please go to the District 6000 web site for more information.
Posted by Greg Baker on Jan 22, 2014
The following story was provided by Mark Bowden for the Rotary web site. Taking into consideration all the work that we have done as Rotarians to eradicate polio, it is important to remember the risks that are being taken on our behalf to make this happen.
Polio vaccination workers targeted in Pakistan attacks
Published: Jan. 22, 2014 at 7:43 AM
KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Seven people were killed and nine others injured Wednesday in the latest in a string of attacks in Pakistan against polio vaccination teams.The dead included six policemen and one child, Dawn.com reported.
A van was on its way to provide security to polio immunization workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district at the time of the attack when a four- to five-kilogram device planted on a bicycle near the van was remotely detonated, the website said. The explosion destroyed the van.
The injured were taken to District Hospital Charsadda for treatment.
Meanwhile, in Punjab province's Bhakkar district, a polio vaccination team was attacked while traveling in a vehicle. The driver and one of the health workers were injured, Dawn.com reported.
On Tuesday, three health workers were killed in an attack on a polio vaccination team in Karachi. The provincial polio workers' association said it was halting operations in the Sindh province in response to the attacks.
Vaccination teams have become targets because the United States used one to help gather intelligence leading to the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.
Posted by Greg Baker on May 20, 2013
A group of Johnston Rotarians installed new benches and picnic tables at Youth Homes of Iowa in Johnston on Saturday May 11th. The outdoor items were purchases with funds raised through the 2012 Rotary BBQ and with a matching grant from Rotary District 6000. The Rotarians that assisted in the installation were: Ken Andresen, Bob Bisenius, Mark Zirkelbach, Jack Gray, Steve Grasso, Dennis Dietz, Allen Meyer.
These guys were also assisted by some of the Youth Home residence who pitched in to help assembly the outdoor furniture. The project included concrete pads which were constructed by a former resident of the Youth Homes who now has a concrete construction business. Ace Hardware of Johnston provided use of an emergency generator. furnished concrete anchors and drill bits to complete the installation.
Annually the Johnston Rotary Club conducts the BBQ to raise funds to be used on locate projects. In the past proceeds from this annual fundraiser have gone to support the Teddy Bear Project for youth of deployed Iowa National Guard Troops and the Gold Star Museum.
For more picture, go the the Photo Album on this web site.
Posted by Greg Baker on Jan 26, 2013
On Jan 22nd, John Bouslog & Phil Hodgin of the Des Moines Noon Rotary club presented to the Johnston Rotary Club plans for the Rotary Riverwalk Park. During the 100 year anniversary of Rotary, the International President of Rotary asked each club to step out of its comfort zone and do a project fitting for the occasion. The Des Moines Club landed on the idea of creating a Rotary Park as part of the Des Moines River Walk.
They’ve continued to shepherd the idea over the years working through the many levels of private and public interests affiliated with the River Walk. After reviewing many sites, they’ve landed on the west end of the pedestrian bridge next to Wells Fargo Arena. The estimated cost of the project is $500,000. The project would consist of an oversized bobber and fishing pole. The bobber is roughly 12 feet in diameter and the fishing pole is roughly 84 feet long.
The park would be owned and maintained by the City of Des Moines. In exchange for its fund raising efforts and stewardship of the project, the Rotary would have naming rights for 20 years. The cost to renew the naming rights is estimated to be 5 to 10% of the project cost. The Des Moines Club is visiting metro area clubs and asking for their support for the project. They are hoping to begin construction this year.
Posted by Greg Baker on Aug 06, 2012
There are several places in the Des Moines area to make up a missed Rotary Club meeting. Click on the story tab to see the complete list. Also, if you are traveling out of town, go to the District 6000 link for locations through out Iowa or to Rotary.org for a listing anywhere in the world. Try it, make ups are FUN!!!
Posted by Greg Baker
The Rotary Foundation does so many things in our own communities and throughout the World. Be part of it!!!
Below in the Download Section of the home page is a form to start or increase your current contribution to the Rotary Foundation. If you have questions about how to get started or make the change, contact Bob Wiley, Johnston Rotary Club Foundation Chair.
For information on the Rotary Foundation, go to http://www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/TheRotaryFoundation
Posted by Greg Baker on Jul 19, 2010
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