Old School Baseball at Iowa Living History Farms - PLAYERS NEEDED!!


On Oct. 5th our club is signed up to play historic baseball at Iowa Living History Farms and we need a few more volunteers. Please email Tyler if you wish to participate! Phelps.Tyler@principal.com


Players need to check in with the team manager at the Visitor Center about 12:30 p.m. and the game starts at 1:30 p.m. Each person will receive a one day comp pass as a thank you and which may be used the same day to let in a friend or relative to watch them play for free.



Our 2nd Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Showdown!


Dave Price from WHO has agreed to be our MC. We need volunteers. Let Tyler know if you plan to volunteer or if you will be buying a ticket to participate. Phelps.Tyler@principal.com


Check out the Facebook event here:  



Get tickets here:


Please help to spread the word about this event!



Graduation Walk for Des Moines Public Schools


This event will take place on Saturday, October 19. Research shows that poor attendance in the first month of school can predict chronic absence for the entire school year. During this event, volunteers will visit the homes of DMPS students that have missed 5 or more days since school started in August. We believe that this focus will help us intervene early in the school year to support students towards improved attendance in school so they thrive academically.


There is still a huge need for volunteers. Please find the attached flyer or you can read more information and sign-up online: https://www.unitedwaydm.org/graduation-walk


Volunteers are also needed for the Book Buddy program. Book Buddy is a weekly (or bi-weekly) commitment to one-on-one reading with four-year-old students at our partnering preschools around the metro. We have opportunities for available on Tuesdays or Thursdays in Perry, Wednesdays or Thursdays at Conmigo (828 Scott Ave.), and Fridays at Capitol Park (800 E. 12th St.).


To sign up or learn more, please visit: https://www.unitedwaydm.org/book-buddy


The Xicotepec Project


Registration for the March 2020 Rotary District 6000 trip to Xicotepec, Mexico is now open!


Trip Facts:

•          Trip dates are March 14 - 22, 2020

•          Apply online by going to https://xicoproject.org and clicking Apply. Read instructions, apply, and pay $200 deposit online.

•          Deadline for applications:  November 3, 2019

•          The cost of the 2020 trip varies from $1850 to $2100. The cost includes all ground and air transportation, lodging, and nearly all meals.

Our team of Rotarians, youth, University students, and faculty members will work with the Rotary Club of Xicotepec on projects that address a variety of community needs. Examples of past projects include construction of school classrooms and libraries, screenings for diabetes, dental outreach, landscaping, water projects, and more.


If you have questions, contact us at any time. You may also forward this to your friends and colleagues who may be interested.


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