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Rotary Club of Greater Des Moines is a local chapter of Rotary International, an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and advance goodwill and peace around the world. Interested in getting involved?! All are welcome at our regular club meetings and volunteer events! Join us!



Urbandale Golf and Country Club

4000 86th Street

Urbandale, Iowa 50322


5:30-6pm Happy 1/2 Hour 

6-7pm Club Meeting

Upcoming Events:

October 2nd- Club Meeting at UGCC

6pm - Guest Speaker: Mary Mendenhall-Core, Area Director for the Pinky Swear Foundation


October 5th - Old School Baseball at the Iowa Living History Farms! VOLUNTEER PLAYERS NEEDED!

October 9th- Board Meeting at UGCC

5:30-7pm - All are welcome! Please let Keshia know if you plan to attend.

October 12th- 2nd Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament!

11:30am-1:30pm at The Hall in Valley Junction!

October 16th- Club Meeting at UGCC

6pm - Guest Speaker: Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa


Making a difference in Central Iowa and around the world

Loosen up those fingers & get your game face ready for the Rock Paper Scissors Showdown!

Do you think you're the best rock, paper, scissors player in central Iowa? Test your skills at the world's (presumably) largest rock, paper, scissors tournament!

There will be a $500 cash prize for this event! Register online, or at the door from 11am-12pm.

The Showdown begins at 12:30pm and will go until 1:30pm.

$10 entry fee for adults.
$5 entry fee for kids. All ages welcome!Tickets available at the door or via Eventbrite.

All the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Justice League of Food and the Rotary Club of Greater Des Moines - Evening Meetings



Join us October 12th at The Hall in Valley Junction!


Eli Rodgers-Melnick is a research scientist for Corteva Agriscience, formerly DuPont Pioneer. There, he splits his time between running corn genetics projects and concocting Lord of the Rings-themed acronyms for said projects. Originally hailing from the hills surrounding Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eli obtained a degree in Forensic Biology before deciding that plants were more interesting than people to him. He received his Ph.D in the evolutionary biology of poplars and willows before heading to Cornell University for a postdoc in maize genetics. He moved to Johnston, Iowa in 2016 with his wife, Sarah, and 2 cats.

Welcome, Eli!

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