At the April 3 Waukee City Council Meeting, Mayor Bill Peard joined members of the Rotary Club of Waukee and proclaimed Tuesday, April 11 as Rotary Foundation Day in Waukee. The designation encourages residents to recognize the Rotary Foundation for its 100 years of service and dedication to improving the human condition in local communities and around the world. Through the Rotary International Foundation, members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace and provide basic education. They are also a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.
That mission is very alive in Waukee, as the 70-member organization is very active in fundraising and contributing to progress in the Waukee community. The group has provided assistance for such initiatives as the Waukee Public Library Reading Programs, Waukee Area Christian Services Food Pantry, Waukee Leadership Institute projects and much more.
On Waukee Foundation Day on April 11, feel free to visit the Rotary's website to learn more about the work the foundation does here and beyond.
Pictured above (L-R): Waukee Rotarians Chad Leonard, John Quinn, Dan Dutcher, Joyce Wheeler, Erna Morain, Mayor Bill Peard, Anna Bergman and Tim Moerman.