Rotaract Club of Simpson College

Rotaract Club of Simpson College This organization is dedicated to promoting civic mindedness in the student body of Simpson College through community service on campus and in Indianola.
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We are an organization of Simpson students committed to the fulfillment of physical and social needs of our local communities, enhancing our professional and personal development, and building organizational and personal relationships worldwide through service and friendship.

Operating as usual

05/26/2021

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be highlighting our new exec team for the 2021-22 school year! Stay tuned.

05/15/2021

Members of the Rotary Club of West Des Moines volunteering to help clean the roadside on I-235 in Des Moines

Rotaract hosted its last service event of the year last Thursday! We gave back to our campus by helping pull weeds aroun...
04/20/2021

Rotaract hosted its last service event of the year last Thursday! We gave back to our campus by helping pull weeds around our residence halls.

Our final event of the semester this Thursday, April 15 from 4-6pm. It will be a come and go event, so please attend and...
04/11/2021
Rotaract Events 2020-2021

Our final event of the semester this Thursday, April 15 from 4-6pm. It will be a come and go event, so please attend and help out whenever you are available!! We will be helping with a mulch project on campus -- so be prepared to be outside!!

Please sign up using the link below and we will send you an email with the location for the event:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zEN0tqUcUpTjJfzNoiULVF1ue7MUM-tuZPo8Sw8NTkc/edit?usp=sharing

APRIL 15 Event Hello! This event is from 4-6pm on April 15. It is come and go, but please sign up here if you plan on attending at all so we can communicate where we will be and we know how much help to expect! YES I will attend the event,What time (approx) you will be there 1,Laura Nielsen,4-5pm 2

Our biggest event of the year was a great success! Check out the feature on Simpson College page.
04/02/2021

Our biggest event of the year was a great success! Check out the feature on Simpson College page.

03/31/2021

Are you interested in being on Rotaract Exec? President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Social Chair applications are now open. Message us for more information!

Check out the Rotaract event featured in the Simpsonian!
03/26/2021
Students package 30,000 meals for those in need

Check out the Rotaract event featured in the Simpsonian!

On Thursday, students gathered in Cowles Fieldhouse to make bags for Meals from the Heartland, a nonprofit organization that donates packaged meals to starving children in the country and abroad. The event was a success, with roughly 150 volunteers. In just two hours, students were able to prepare 3...

Meals from the Heartland was a major success! 150 volunteers were able to pack packed just over 30,000 meals in 2 hours!...
03/19/2021

Meals from the Heartland was a major success! 150 volunteers were able to pack packed just over 30,000 meals in 2 hours!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a great success🙂

Meals from the Heartland is in 10 days! Be sure to sign up to participate!
03/08/2021

Meals from the Heartland is in 10 days! Be sure to sign up to participate!

Meals from the Heartland is in 10 days! Be sure to sign up to participate!

03/02/2021

#WorldRotaractWeek is almost here! March 8-14, 2021!

The district Rotaract committee is hard at work planning a week filled with incredible events! Watch this space for more details coming soon!

What event are you most excited for!?

This month, Rotaract is hosting Meals from the Heartland! Be sure to check out the details below and sign up to voluntee...
03/01/2021

This month, Rotaract is hosting Meals from the Heartland! Be sure to check out the details below and sign up to volunteer.

This month, Rotaract is hosting Meals from the Heartland! Be sure to check out the details below and sign up to volunteer.

First event of the semester was successful! Random Acts of Kindness bags filled with goodies and placed around campus! T...
02/19/2021

First event of the semester was successful! Random Acts of Kindness bags filled with goodies and placed around campus! Thanks to all who volunteered and helped put them together.

Our first event of the semester is tomorrow night! We will be doing random acts of kindness goodie bags and placing them...
02/17/2021

Our first event of the semester is tomorrow night! We will be doing random acts of kindness goodie bags and placing them around campus!

Meet us at 6:30 to join this in-person event.
The event location has changed to Blackbox instead of Hubbell please take note of this change.

Our first event of the semester is tomorrow night! We will be doing random acts of kindness goodie bags and placing them around campus!

Meet us at 6:30 to join this in-person event.
The event location has changed to Blackbox instead of Hubbell please take note of this change.

Looking for a service opportunity to do over break? Check out Lasagna Love.  They are a non-profit organization helping ...
12/11/2020
Lasagna Love

Looking for a service opportunity to do over break? Check out Lasagna Love.

They are a non-profit organization helping families in Des Moines and the surrounding area. A whole bunch of awesome people are making and delivering home-cooked lasagna for families who are struggling as a result of the pandemic. Lost childcare, lost income, lost sanity… whatever the situation may be. One meal isn’t going to change the world, but it may change a day.

Request a meal. Donate a meal or donate money! Donations can be cash, Venmo, PayPal or grocery gift cards. Check out the link below for more information.

Give kindness this holiday season. Our mission: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities. Donate today Nominate a friend Request a lasagna Feeling helpless? Lasagna Love has made it easy for you to help your community. Become a Lasagna Mama If you love to cook and have been...

Rotary Club of San Francisco West
11/30/2020

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‪Rotary vignettes from A to Z. H is for Happy to Help. That's what Rotarians do.‬

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wondering how we made Christmas ornaments? Check out the new pictures we received of the starting supplies to finish pro...
11/21/2020

Wondering how we made Christmas ornaments? Check out the new pictures we received of the starting supplies to finish products!

Message us for instructions on these DIY ornaments 🙂

‘Tis the season! Fellow Rotaract members made 70 Christmas ornaments. We will be donating them to a local senior center ...
11/20/2020

‘Tis the season! Fellow Rotaract members made 70 Christmas ornaments. We will be donating them to a local senior center for the holidays.

Check out the final product in the pictures sent in by some of the volunteers 🎄🎁

Some Rotaracts have already begun making Christmas ornaments for this months service opportunity. Thanks Heaven Lynch fo...
11/17/2020

Some Rotaracts have already begun making Christmas ornaments for this months service opportunity.

Thanks Heaven Lynch for the pictures!

Remember to continue sending us pictures to be shared with the Rotaract community over the next few days!

11/16/2020

Hello Rotaracts!

Our last meeting will be a service opportunity for you to do on your own instead of in-person due to Covid precautions!

Here's how:

Pick up a service packet in Student Development at the front desk starting RIGHT NOW! This envelope contains all the materials you need to make some fun holiday ornaments. We have a limited number of packets, so be sure to grab yours soon! Student Development is open M-F 8:30-4:30.

Send a picture of you working on the ornaments to us on Facebook to be featured on our page!

Return completed ornaments to Student Development by this FRIDAY, November 20 at 4:30pm where they will be donated to decorate a senior center here in Indianola.

Our last event, making tie-blankets, was mentioned in the Simpsonian. Check it out!
11/04/2020
Tying blankets for change

Our last event, making tie-blankets, was mentioned in the Simpsonian. Check it out!

Rotaract Club, a service-based organization at Simpson, held a tie blanket event on Oct. 22 in Hubbell Hall to make blankets for local service organizations. The event was held entirely in-person and included 30 participants. “We do a service project once a month for people on campus. We try and d...

how it started....               how it’s going...
10/23/2020

how it started.... how it’s going...

10/22/2020

Tonight is our Tie Blanket Event from 6:30-9:30. Feel free to stop on by we have slots open at every hour!

Check out this HUGE stack of motivational cards our members made at our meeting last week! These notes will go in backpa...
09/29/2020

Check out this HUGE stack of motivational cards our members made at our meeting last week! These notes will go in backpack program sacks through the Food Bank of Iowa! Thanks to everyone who participated!!😊👏

We are kicking off our first event of the year tonight, Cards of Kindness! Participates will be making cards that go in ...
09/24/2020

We are kicking off our first event of the year tonight, Cards of Kindness! Participates will be making cards that go in backpacks at the Food Bank of Iowa. Contact that email below to be provided with the zoom link to the meeting or you can make your own cards on 3x5 index cards and contact us for information about where to drop them off!

09/01/2020

We are excited to be back on campus, however this semester things will look a little different! Stay tuned for first meeting updates that will be happening later this month and how to get involved in the service projects:)

Stawell Rotary Club elects youngest president in history
07/18/2020
Stawell Rotary Club elects youngest president in history

Stawell Rotary Club elects youngest president in history

Taia Hayter has been elected as Stawell Rotary Club's youngest president in history. Taking the reigns in 2020-21, the 18-year-old has her sights set on makin...

06/15/2020

Are you skilled in video recording and looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? The noon Indianola Rotary Club is looking for a video coordinator to help with a couple of projects including a Youtube video that shows what they have been working on over the past decade! Contact Todd Kielkopf at [email protected] for more information.

05/26/2020
Homelessness Empowerment and Love - HEAL House of Iowa

Check out this volunteering opportunity this weekend and help out a local community partner!

Sat 5/30...We are looking for volunteers to help clean out some sheds, move out office furniture, plant flowers and pick up trash. Someone from HEAL House will be there 9-Noon and 1-3pm. Thank you in advance! We couldn't do this without your help 💗

Our final executive is Susmita Wagley, Service ChairShe will be a sophomore majoring in Biology. She is involved in TRIO...
05/16/2020

Our final executive is Susmita Wagley, Service Chair

She will be a sophomore majoring in Biology.
She is involved in TRIO, Student Ambassador, Pre-Health Society, Wesley Service Scholar, SAA and Kappa Kappa Gamma.
She was just a member this year so she does not know what to expect but cannot wait to be back on campus and work with others!

Congrats Susmita!

Our next executive is Courtney Reyna, Treasurer Courtney will be a junior this fall at Simpson! She is majoring in Eleme...
05/13/2020

Our next executive is Courtney Reyna, Treasurer

Courtney will be a junior this fall at Simpson!
She is majoring in Elementary Education and is getting endorsements in special education, early childhood, reading, and language arts!
On-campus she is currently the Vice President of CAB, Vice President of Education Club, member of best buddies, WSS, and Rotaract!
She looking forward to being a Rotaract exec member for many reasons. She wants to be able to increase herknowledge of the club and is looking forward to being more involved and spreading awareness to the Simpson community on what Rotaract does in hopes of increasing members.

Congrats Courtney!

Next up is Hannah Spencer, Secretary Hannah will be going into her junior year and majoring in forensic science. Outside...
05/10/2020

Next up is Hannah Spencer, Secretary

Hannah will be going into her junior year and majoring in forensic science.
Outside of Rotaract, she is involved in WSS, Iowa History Center, and she is a CA.
She was the secretary last year so she is just excited to continue my experience with that and be able to get more people involved with Rotaract!

Congrats Hannah!

Our next executive to highlight is Alyssa Pingel, Vice-PresidentAlyssa will be a junior and she majors in computer infor...
05/07/2020

Our next executive to highlight is Alyssa Pingel, Vice-President

Alyssa will be a junior and she majors in computer information systems and minors in management info systems and interactive media.
On-campus, she is involved in Rotaract, WSS, VP Finance & Housing for Pi Beta Phi.
She is looking forward to being involved in a new position on exec and planning Meals from the Heartland!

Congrats Alyssa!

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing the new executive team for 2020-21! First up is Laura Nielsen, Pre...
05/04/2020

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing the new executive team for 2020-21! First up is Laura Nielsen, President

Laura will be a junior studying mathematics and Spanish.
On-campus, she is involved in Rotaract, Greek Life, choir, Wesley Service Scholar, the Honors Program, and Simpson Admissions.
As an exec member, she is looking forward to implementing some fun new service events and meeting new people!

Congrats Laura!

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603 N Buxton St
Indianola, IA
50125

Telephone

(712) 263-7957

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