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We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM

Hyperion Field Club

7390 NW Beaver Dr.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1034
Johnston, IA 50131
United States

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Posted by Steve Grasso on Apr 15, 2014

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Posted by Greg Baker on Apr 09, 2014

The Johnston Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Iowa State University Director of Athletics, Mr. Jamie Pollard, will be the featured guest at our April 15, 2014 Club Meeting.

Please join us as our guest at the Hyperion Field Club,

7390 NW Beaver Drive in Johnston at 7 AM on April 15th.

A full complimentary breakfast will be served along with great company and a great speaker. Mr. Pollard will provide updates on ISU Athletics, including the upcoming stadium expansion, the Sweet 16 men’s basketball team, and the 2014 football season.

To RSVP please call or email – Johnston Rotary President, Jon Kallen 515-343-6492 or

Posted by Greg Baker on Apr 04, 2014


Come for the lunch and speaker…stay for the learning and fun!

We invite you to join us for the All Club Luncheon on Friday, May 2 when our Rotary International Vice President Anne Matthews will be the keynote speaker!  Encourage your club members to attend the luncheon and sign them up on THIS FORM.  The afternoon is filled with learning as we host our “engaged learning tables” where you share and learn about topics of interest to you.  The evening includes the conference auction fundraiser, dinner and the entertaining piano duo Pianopalooza, featuring Tony Bohnenkamp and Megan Hill.  Lots of fun in store!

Visit our "One-Stop Shop" for District Conference Information :

  • Clubs are invited to share information about their projects on a "one-page" information sheet. Tell us the who, what, when, where, why and how of your club's project and bring about 75 copies to share. The sheets will be displayed on a table and others at the conference can take the ones of interest.
  • Register for conference online or print and submit the registration form
  • See the conference schedule highlights
  • Sign up for the Bunny Harper Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Find out how to be involved in the conference auction
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 ( 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.



Earthwork equipment & contractor

Concrete material

Concrete and limestone bench etching

Reinforcing material

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

Metal signage

Electrical material (lights, wire, conduit, boxes)

Temporary construction fencing

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, 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, 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 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 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
Posted by Greg Baker on Jul 19, 2010



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Posted by Gregory Baker

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Jul 19, 2010
by Greg Baker

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Mar 08, 2011
by Greg Baker

Johnston Rotary Bulletin

Please remember to forward all items for the Club Bulletin including scribe notes to Steve Grasso at so they can be included in the next issue.  Thank you!

Mar 03, 2008
by Greg Baker

Information to be posted on the web site for the Johnston Rotary Club can be forwarded to Greg Baker by clicking on his name on the right-hand side of the Home Page for the Johnston Rotary Club. 

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