March 12- 16, 2018

The Mason City Noon Rotary Club will be delivering Meals on Wheels this week.  If you signed up to help, please pick up your meals at 10:45am at the Cancer Center entrance of the Mercy Medical Center.


February 19, 2018

Today’s meeting is canceled due to bad weather.

Bad weather contingency plan

There is some bad weather predicted for Monday, January 22, 2018.   If the Mason City School District cancels school,  the Mason City Noon Rotary Club will NOT have our regular noon meeting.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Ann ringing the bell for the Mason City Noon Rotary Club.

Ann ringing the bell for the Mason City Noon Rotary Club.

The club will be ringing bells at Hy-Vee East on 12/8 and Hy-Vee West on 12/8, 12/9 & 12/15.   All club members are encouraged to sign up to help.

Rotary Readers

The Rotary Readers will meet at 11:15 am on Monday October 2, 2017 at the Prime ‘N Wine for orientation.

Friday Night Live

Friday night live

Volunteers are needed to sell popcorn, BBQ and 50/50 raffle tickets at the last Friday Night Live of the season.  September 15, 2017 from 6-10pm.  If you can help, please sign up at Mondays noon meeting.

Meals on Wheels

Shannon delivering meals in 2013

Shannon delivering Meals on Wheels

The Mason City Noon Rotary Club will be delivering Meals on Wheels the week of August 28, 2017.  Please come to Mondays meeting prepared to sign up and help.


North Iowa Fair

The North Iowa Fair is being held Wednesday July 19- Saturday July 22.  The Mason City Noon Rotary Club will help man the beer garden in the Olson Building from 2:30 am- 10:30 pm each day.  A sign up sheet will be going around at Mondays meeting.  Please sign up to help.  Friends and family are welcome to help.

Milkweed Ball Assembly

The Mason City Noon Rotary Club will be assembling Milkweed Balls for RAGBRAI riders to distribute along the ride this year.  Assembly will be at 5:30 pm on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at MacNider Art Museum.  Please email Edie Blanchard if you can attend.

Service Above Self Awards

Nominations are now being sought for the Service Above Self General and Service Above Self Government Employee Awards.  Some of the criteria for the Service Above Self Awards are;

  1.  Must be a citizen of Mason City or Cerro Gordo County.
  2. Must be a person of high moral character.
  3. Must be a person who has received local, state or national recognition.
  4. Must have provided special service to the community through the promotion of the Rotary goals and ideals.
  5. Must have followed the Rotary theme of “Service Above Self”.
  6. The award is open to all candidates excluding our own Rotary club members.


Be Like Bill Award

Nominations are now being sought for the 2017 “Be Like Bill” Award. The “Be Like Bill” Award is our clubs recognition of an outstanding participant from within our own Mason City Noon Rotary Club.  Some of the criteria for the “Be Like Bill” award are;

  1. Helps out when needed.
  2. Attends Rotary events
  3. Volunteers in the name of Rotary.
  4. Advocates for Rotary when the opportunity presents itself.
  5. Brings in new members.
  6. Most importantly, lives life by the Rotary Four Way Test, is proud to be a Rotarian and shows it.


RYLA students are wanted.  RYLA is July 16-21, 2017 at Grinnell College.

What is RYLA?   Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a global leadership program sponsored by Rotary.  Students experience seminars, camp and workshops that teach leadership skills and how to put those skills into practice in everyday life.  Application will begin being accepted starting February 1st.

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December 19, 2016 Meeting

Please let President Rick know if you will be bringing a guest to the December 19th meeting.  The cost is $10 per guest.  The Mason City High School Choir will be performing.

December 10, 2016

There will not be a board meeting in December

One Rotary Summit

The One Rotary Summit is Tuesday December 13, 2016 in Algona.  Click here for details.

November 14, 2016-Nicaragua

A Life Changing Trip to Nicaragua is scheduled for Jan. 4-11.  Rotarians and guests will have the opportunity to visit the projects that we have developed over the past eighteen years thanks to your generous contributions.  You will be able to see The School of the Children of the Dump, Santa Lucia (children’s house of the blind)  Refugio Belen (pregnant women’s shelter) Betania ( trade school), San Martin Hospital, The Village of Aldea Rotaria, and much more.  If you would to go and would like more information on this trip, please contact Margo Underwood.


November 14, 2016-Stategy Session

At our normal Monday noon meeting, we will hold a Rotary Membership Strategy Session.  Please come to the meeting with ideas regarding membership and the direction you would like to see the club move.