Mount Horeb Rotary Club
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Mount Horeb Rotary Meeting
August 26, 2020
Johnson, Pakkala, Wallitch, Christian, Kopras, Fritz, Helwig, McNall, Zalucha, Steinhauer
Happy Bucks; Steinhauer, Wallitsch, Kopras, Christian, Fritz
Garage Sale to benefit HOOO raised $4645.53. 
Tyler guessed $4657He wins a HOOO mask, HOOO tote and Rotary mask
Mount Horeb Village entry sign is up.  Our Rotary insignia is included.
District Governor visit is September 9, virtual visit only, ZOOM
Request for help from IOWA Rotary Clubs…see attached.
Brief description of Christmas Tree Proposal.  A questionnaire will be sent out soon.  Please respond.  (see info in Special Board Meeting minutes below)
Speaker: Don Hartman, Veterans Memorial Project.  He’s been working on it for over 3 years.
Raised $600,000 in the last 3 years.  He thanked the Club for the Community Grant they received this year.  They hoped to get it done before Ralph Beuchner passed away.  The footings have been poured.  Things are slowed down because of the pandemic.   They won’t get it done this year.  They thought they would sell 4 benches and ended up selling 18!  Agreement with the village is that the Veterans will do the maintenance.  They hope to start an endowment fund for future care.  There are 329  engraved pavers and more to come.  Parking lot will be done last.  Landscaping plan is in flux as more donations are coming in.  “ It’s so much more than the physical part…the stories are so emotional”.  They are hoping to compile all the stories and get them into a book.  The number of names of veterans will be over 500 and they are expecting more.   ”It will be a beacon for Mount Horeb.”
Minutes of Special Board meeting
11:00   August 26, 2020
Fundraiser Concept
Christmas Tree Sales
            4K to 5K potential fund raiser
            Set up after Thanksgiving, limited hours,  
            Selling for about $50 - $59 per tree
            Fundraiser for Scholarship Obligation
            Pre-Sales starting in November
            Three or four weekends
            Add a coffee, apple cider and hot chocolate stand
            Add garlands, wreaths, poinsettias
            Only 2 shifts per member
Need to make a decision asap.
Discussion of Rotary Guidelines for Clubs
            How to implement?
            Todd says 3 goals:
                        develop reorganizational plan and steps required
                        Strategic plan for 3 years out
                        Put into place in 2021
Next Board Meeting. 7 am, September 2nd, Grundahl Park
Plea for Assistance for Iowa from District Governor
Dear District 6250 Rotarians: 
On August 10th, widespread, destructive, straight-line winds blew across central Iowa. The most extreme winds, estimated to be at 110-140 miles-per-hour, destroyed or damaged numerous outbuildings, barns, grain bins, homes, mobile homes, apartment buildings, trees and power poles in parts of Benton, Linn, Jones, Cedar and Clinton Counties. The Cedar Rapids area was particularly hard hit. As #PeopleOfAction, we would like to do what we can to help our neighbors to the west & south.
  • The Rotary Club of Linn County has set up a donation site for monetary contributions to donate to help Cedar Rapids area disaster relief efforts. If you personally or your club collectively would like to donate, please visit There is a 2020 Derecho Relief section.
  • The Rotary Club of Linn County is also collecting several items that are needed in the community, everything from toiletries to chain saw oil. For a delivery address, please contact Michelle Bell, at (319) 431-2755. Needed items are:
    • Drinking water,
    • Chain saw oil,
    • Two-cycle oil,
    • Chainsaw chains,
    • Diapers,
    • Baby wipes,
    • Formula,
    • Peanut butter,
    • Shelf stable food,
    • Tarps,
    • Coolers,
    • Flashlights,
    • Extension cords,
    • Toiletries,
    • Large trash bags,
    • Paper towels,
    • Batteries and
    • Feminine products.
  • There is a specific interest in roofers and tree removal experts that are willing to travel to the area. There is both volunteer and paid work available. Currently, tree removal companies are quoting 90-120 days for removals. If you have connections to any roofing companies or tree removal companies, your help would be greatly needed!
Any help is appreciated. Our Rotary family in Iowa needs support.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Bill Pritchard
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