Have you checked out our rotary website lately?  Look yourself (or a friend) up at 

Please update your information, upload a photo and find other club contacts.  If you have troubles or questions contact Al Cross.


The bike project has a few upcoming handouts, talk to Harold Hulleman for more information.


This fall we will be hosing a boy exchange student and are still looking for host families.  If you are in the WDM school district district and have a high school age boy you would be the perfect candidate!


Sgt. at Arms

Norman Pogemiller shared with us some words he shared at a recent event.  He is a 51 year member of the West Des Moines club.  He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan, and served in the Army.  He holds several distinctions, including the 2004 West Des Moines Citizen of the Year.  He was the first 1st assistant principal at Valley High School and retired after 50 years in education.  He has worked extensively with dollars for scholars, and the West Des Moines public library. 


This week's program

Matt Schultz Secretary of State

Matt is a 1997 Valley graduate, and the current secretary of state.  His office oversees all of the business filings in the state, totaling about $4-6 million dollars in fees.  The largest fee they collect is around $50.  In addition, they regulate all of the state's notaries, and have recently undertaken the task of beginning a mechanic's lein registry.  Mr. Schultz is the chief election consultant for the state.

One thing his office has begun to work on is smart phone applications to make the voting process easier for people using smart phones. In addition, his office is working with Rock the Vote on encouraging young people to vote.  One of Mr. Schult'z main goals is to better streamline business filings and provide all services online.