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2013 Pancake Breakfast Mar 23, 2013 The smiles of these Cedar Rapids West Rotarians says it all... service above self is fun and gratifying.
Installation of James Jun 27, 2012 Outgoing president Dana Nichols passes the gavel to incoming president James Nelson.
Congratulations to the 2012 Cedar Rapids West Rotary Service Above Self award winners.  From left to right, Marlyse Strait (Washington), Tara Troester (Metro), Lori Dostral (Marion), Sue May (Xavier), Steve Wampler (Linn Mar) and Deanne Thiede (Prairie).  Not pictured is Joe Benedict of Kennedyl. 2012 Educator Service Above Self Awards May 9, 2012 Rotary West recognized 7 local educators for the inspiration and contributions to our students and community.
Group photo of all the Cedar Rapids West Rotary Kirkwood Scholarships. 2012 Kirkwood Scholarship Winner May 2, 2012 Congratulation to all the winners of the Cedar Rapids West Rotary Kirkwood scholarships.
Joint Rotary West & Interact Meeting Apr 25, 2012 Cedar Rapids West Rotarians hold a joint meeting with the Washington High School Rotary Interact club sponsored by West.
2012 Business Exchange Apr 4, 2012 Penny Olson hosted one of the Cedar Rapids West Rotary Business Exchanges at the Skogman Commercial Realty at the Penthouse in downtown Cedar Rapids.
Dave making great pancakes 2012 Pancake Breakfast Mar 31, 2012 Cedar Rapids West Rotarians serve the community and raise funds for Kirkwood Community College Scholarships with the annual pancake breakfast held at Jefferson High School.
Cedar Rapids West Rotary President Dana Nichols, right, congratulates Cedar Rapids Police Officer Gabe Schaapveld and Officer Justin Wheatley for receipt of Service Above Self awards. The officers' quick actions this past summer saved the lives of two women whose car was caught in a flash flood. 2011/2012 Service Above Self Oct 26, 2011
Seed Saver at Indian Creek Nature Center Oct 8, 2011 Cedar Rapids West Rotarians help Indian Creek Nature Center to gather wild flower and grass seeds to be planted later along the Prairie Park Fishery 1.7 mile trail loop.
African Adventure Oct 4, 2011 Cedar Rapids West Rotary is helping to bring clean water to Ghana. This year's fund raiser was held at the African American Museum and Library of Iowa on Oct 4.
President Dana Nichols (left) and President Elect James Nelson (right) greet District 5970 District Governor Jim Patton to Cedar Rapids West Rotary District Governor Patton's Visit Sep 28, 2011 District 5970 District Governor Jim Patton visits Cedar Rapids West Rotary
Congratulations to Dr. John Thornton, Cedar Rapids West Rotary member and his daughter, Bonnie Thornton on receipt Paul Harris Fellow awards. Don Melichar, West Rotary member and Rotary Foundation co-chair on left and Dana Nichols, West Rotary member and President congratulate John and Bonnie. 2011/2012 Paul Harris Fellow awards Aug 26, 2011
President Dana officially thanks Lijun for her year as Cedar Rapids West Rotary president. Installation of President Dana Jul 6, 2011 Immediate past president, Lijun Chadima, welcomes Dana Nichols in a the Rotary West President of 2011/2012
Eastern Iowa Senior Olympics May 13, 2011 Aging Services has partnered with the Cedar Rapids Area Rotary Clubs and the Iowa Senior Olympics to bring the Senior Olympics to Eastern Iowa. More than 150 participants attended this two days event. Also to benefit seniors a Health & Wellness Fair with health information and some free health screenings was held concurrently at Coe College.
L to R: Lijun Chadima, West President, Rebecca Herman, Marion High, Cathie Harris, Linn-Mar High, Jaclyn Richmond, Xavier High, Sue Lala, Prairie High, Dick Norem, Cedar Valley Christian, Randy Ray, Washington High, Mary Gibney, Kennedy High and John Morris, Rotary West member Outstanding Educators Awards May 11, 2011 Cedar Rapids West honor the "best of the best" teachers in our community.
2011 Kirkwood Scholarship Winners May 4, 2011 Congratulations to the 9 seniors from local high schools who are the recipients of Cedar Rapids West Rotary scholarships to Kirkwood Community College for 2011.
2011 Joint Meeting Apr 27, 2011 Rotarians from Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids West join the Cedar Rapids West sponsored Washington High School Interact Club meeting.
2011 Pancake Breakfast Apr 2, 2011 Annual Pancake Breakfast attracted more than 650 guests to enjoy a pancake breakfast at Jefferson High School. Proceeds are used to provide scholarships for graduating high school students attending Kirkwood Community College.
Club President Lijun Chadima (Left), Club Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Don Melichar (Right), Chris Lindell Paul Harris Fellow Feb 16, 2011 Club President Lijun Chadima and Club Rotary Foundation Committee Chair Don Melichar presented immediate past President, Chris Lindell a Paul Harris Fellow in memory of his father, Dr. Sherman E. Lindell.
Michael Klappholz (left), Club President Lijun Chadima (second from left), Greg Buelow (second from right), Fire Chief Stephen Reid (right) 2010/2011 Service Above Self Award Jan 26, 2011 Continuing Rotary International's tradition of recognizing public service, Greg Buelow was recently recognized by our club with a Rotary “Service Above Self” award. Greg is the special projects coordinator/public information officer for the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.
DG Roger's Visit Sep 22, 2010 DG Roger visited Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids West on September 22, 2010.
Wine Into Water Sep 21, 2010 'Wine Into Water' Fundraising event for Cedar Rapids West's Ghana water project was held at Lowe Park in Marion on September 21, 2010. It was a sold-out event with about 75 Club members and guests attended.
Rotary Gear Up for Senior Demonstration Aug 11, 2010 Gear Up For Senior Committee sent out survey about items fellow Rotarian would like to have for this event. Committee members also held a fun demonstration during the meeting. We also had 'Ma and Pa' visited us from New Orleans to promote 2011 Rotary International Convention.
Rotary Night At The Kernels Jul 14, 2010 Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids West joined Metro area Rotary Clubs at the Kernels for a fun Rotary night at the ball park. Club members brought their spouses, kids and friends to enjoy the beautiful summer night at the game.
Presidential Transfer of Power 2010 Jul 7, 2010 Presidential Transfer of Power from Chris Lindell to Lijun Chadima.
2010 Kirkwood Scholarship Winners May 5, 2010 Cedar Rapids West Rotary awarded 14 Kirkwood Community College scholarships.
President Chris and President Elect Lijun at the Rotary on the River district conference 2010 District Conference May 1, 2010 President Chris, President elect Lijun, Liz Durham, John Mack, Peter Teahen, Jessica Schamberger and past district govenor Bill Jacobson attended the conference in Dubuque.
2010 Joint Interact - Cedar Rapids West Apr 28, 2010 Cedar Rapids West Rotarians join the West sponsored Washington High School Interactors.
2010 Pancake Breakfast Apr 3, 2010 Over 600 people attended West Rotary's annual pancake breakfast at Jefferson High School. The proceeds will benefits students to attend Kirkwood and local non-profits.
Retired fire chief Havlik honors Captain Ripley, Firefighter Johnson and Firefighter Johnstone with service above self awards for their heroics that saved the life of a child. Service above Self Awards Mar 24, 2010 Service Above Self awards were given to Captain Ripley, firefighter Brian Johnson and firefighter Skip Johnstone for their heroic efforts which saved the life of a child rescued from a fire.
Dennis Green, Lijun Chadima and Jim Sauter proudly display their Paul Harris Fellow certificates 2009/2010 Paul Harris Fellows Nov 4, 2009 Congratulations to this year's Paul Harris Fellows: Chris Lindell, Dennis Green, Lijun Chadima and Jim Sauter
Michael Kwame Adrie from Ghana, Rotary District 9100, explains the need for clean water and how Cedar Rapids West Rotary is helping improve the lives of others. Wine into Water - Ghana Water Project Jun 17, 2009 Working with Rotary District 9100, Cedar Rapids West Rotary held a social event that was also a fundraiser for the Ghana Water Project.
Dennis Green presents the awards to Henry Davison for the Youth Center, Bob Carlson of the YMCA, Beulah Dvoark of the Young Parents Network and Stephanie Filer of Junior Achievement. 2009 Community Non-Profit Recepients May 27, 2009 Every year Cedar Rapids Rotary West uses funds raised by the annual pancake breakfast to support the work of local non-profits. Congratulations to this year's recepients.
Bailey Barry and Andrew Chupp of Washington High School. 2009 Kirkwood Scholarship Winners May 6, 2009 Congratulations to the 12 seniors from local high schools who are the recipients of Cedar Rapids West Rotary scholarships to Kirkwood Community College for 2009.
2009 Pancake Breakfast Apr 4, 2009 Great food, great fellowship and great fun all for a great cause, Kirkwood Community College Scholarships. Thanks to all who planned, worked or attended the 2009 Rotary West Pancake Breakfast.
The Pastor vs. The Choir Director Mar 18, 2009 Kim Kudej, Brent Debth & Perry Fruhling act out the old joke for Fun & Frolic.
Representatives from the 7 Rotary Clubs' Appliance Project present an Appliance Voucher to the Abernathy family. Appliance Vouchers Mar 11, 2009 Three appliance vouchers were given out to flood-affected families getting ready to return to their homes. The Appliance Project fund currently has enough money to give out 160 vouchers.
Taft Lego League Mar 4, 2009 The students from the Lego League at Taft Middle School demonstrate their creations.
President Dennis & Captain Mark hold a couple of the food pouches, each containing enough food to feed 6 people 35,000 meals donated Feb 6, 2009 The Rotary Clubs of Rock County Wisconsin in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids West Rotary Club donated 5 pallets of meals to the Cedar Rapids Salvation Army.
2008 Holiday Meeting Dec 10, 2008 The Kennedy Chamber Choir brings Christmas Cheer to our December meeting
Stephanie Bredman and Liz Durham Bell Ringing Dec 8, 2008 Rotary West members brave a cold and windy day to ring bells for the 2008 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign.
Interact Meetings Nov 19, 2008 Washington High School Interactors meet to plan their next service activities
Mary Schneekloth, Terry Wendler, Steve Bowman, Everett Krug, James Nelson and Kirk Leiffert Paul Harris Fellows Nov 1, 2008 Paul Harris Fellows in 2008-2009
Halloween 2008 Oct 29, 2008 Special visitors to Cedar Rapids West
Master Gardener Becki Lynch gives a tour of her garden. Garden Walk Sep 7, 2008 Former Rotary West Member and Master Gardener Becki Lynch hosted a Garden Walk to benefit Rotary West's Flood relief efforts.
Nicaragua Sep 6, 2008 Layettes & sewing machine sent from Cedar Rapids West Rotary to Nicaragua
Rotarians Help Clean Homes Jul 26, 2008 Thanks to Helen Saunders, Brian Watters and Dennis Green who joined members from two other clubs in helping to clean out the home of a flood-affected family on Saturday. It was hot, dirty, smelly work, but the gratitude of the family we helped made it worth it. And, there's nothing like vigorous labor to make a turkey sandwich taste like filet mignon!
The pallet contains meals for 7,128 people.  Each box on the pallet contains 33 boxes of 36 bags. Rock County Rotary contribution for flood victims Jul 21, 2008 Thanks to the generous contribution of food from the Rotary Clubs of Rock County Wisconsin, Janesville noon, Beloit noon, Edgerton noon and Janesville morning.
Food was put into boxes on pallets to be used by local food pantries and furniture was immediately given to those in need 2008 Flood Relief Jul 12, 2008 The 7 Metro Rotary clubs receive a semi load of flood donations from the Rotary Club of Greenbelt, Maryland in District 7620
on left, past District Governor Moeller, District Governor Jacobson and on right, Dennis Green, Cedar Rapids West Rotary President 2008-2009 District Governor Installation Jul 2, 2008 Bill Jacobson was installed on 7-2-08 as Rotary District 5970 District Governor with over 200 Rotarians and friends attending.
Rotary Share 2008 Jun 11, 2008 Rotary West holds an open house to Share Rotary with members and others interested in finding out how Rotary serves people throughout the community and internationally.
2008 Pancake Breakfast 2008 Pancake Breakfast Mar 15, 2008 Each year the Cedar Rapids West Rotary Club holds a pancake breakfast at Jefferson High School raising nearly $10,000 that is used for scholarships to deserving youth who will attend Kirkwood Community College.
John presents Rotary flag from Ghana Africa Cedar Rapids West Rotary Reaches Out Jan 15, 2008 President Kathy Kaiser accepts a Rotary flag from a Ghana Rotary club Jack Mack attended and worked with on a project to bring water to those in need.
Front Table 2007-2008 President's Inaugural Meeting Jul 1, 2007 Pictures from the 2007-2008 President's Inaugural Meeting
Linda Sommer with President Larry Johnson

Linda was an exchange student from Lauscha, Germany that stayed with host families, Theresa Anderson, and Tony Schubert. Our History in Pictures Jan 1, 2007 These are just a few of the photos from the rich history of Cedar Rapids West. Rotary is vital to serving others. Rotary is fun and a great way to build new relationships with others in the community.
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