Kiran and I visited our 66 District Rotary Clubs in person and via zoom over the first part of this Rotary Year.  We look forward to continuing to work with all of the Rotarians in our great district and show together how with Rotary we all...
Alka Khanolkar, District Governor 2021-22
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To encourage Rotarians and clubs to focus on Rotary’s core value of integrity, and to honor the memory of the late Boone Rotarian, District Governor 1954-55 Judge Paul E. Hellwege, Clubs are invited to nominate one member for the annual District 6000 “Paul E. Hellwege Guardian of Integrity” awards. A nomination form is at this link. The Vocational Service Team will review the nominations and nominees will be recognized at District Conference.

Des Moines area Rotary clubs have been partnering with the Iowa Wolves Basketball team to help raise funds for the eradication of Polio since 2008! Iowa Wolves tickets are $20 with $10 dollars of each ticket going directly to Polio Eradication. The Iowa Wolves game is February 5 at Wells Fargo Arena. Come and enjoy a fun night of basketball and ROTARY fellowship! Contact Ed Arnold

The Heartland Division of Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Offers In Person Training Sessions
RLI is intended for all members, new and experienced alike.
Engage and empower members
Energize and strengthen your Rotary Club
Provide Leadership Development for Members
Learn more about the Rotary organization, have fun!
That is the Rotary Leadership Institute experience!
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a facilitated program, not lecturing, that engages members to actively participate to learn and grow in their understanding of Rotary fundamentals. By participating in RLI members will become more effective and knowledgeable leaders in their Rotary Clubs.
Upcoming Date and Location
Sat., April 9, 2022 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.), Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
REGISTER click ( for Rotary Leadership Institute’s website
Conference will be Fri., April 22 - Sat., April 23 at the Hyatt in Coralville.  It will be different from other years in at least one way because it is an ALL IOWA Conference together with District 5970 which is located to the north.  There is an early bird discount for early registration and there are registration options so you can choose the one that works best for your schedule.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE!

To see club events and know what's happening so you can support their efforts, CLICK HERE. You can promote your Rotary event here too!  To add your event click HERE or contact via email the district office or call with details.  This calendar is updated around the 1st & 15th each month.


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