Assistant Governor, Mark Ruggeburg, introduced District Governor Dennis Drager.  Dennis was raised on a family farm outside of Tipton, Iowa.  He enlists4ed for four years in the US Airforce.  He attended Iowa State University graduating from Venenary School in 1985.  He practiced in Illinois and Wisconsin then moving to Marshalltown.  After 36 years he is semi-retired.  Dennis joined Rotary in 2000.  He has gone to Xicotepec 2 years and participated in a project fair in Africa where he administered polio vaccine.  Dennis and Heidi married in 2006.  Heidi joined Rotary in 2021 when Dennis was nominated to serve as District Governor.  Heidi is a charter representative for Allegiant Airlines.  Mark talked about the value of RLI and Dennis echoed the value to all Rotarians.  RLI will be held October 14 in Mt. Pleasant Iowa. 
The District Celebration will be held in Pella at the Pella Opera House.  There will be a 4-Way test contest.  More information will be coming out on how to proceed with the contest.  This evening 9/26 from 5:30 to 7:00 there will be a Foundation Social at Reunion Brewery downtown.  Dennis and Heidi developed a Rotary Action Group for Mental Health. You can join the RAG for Mental Health for $35.  Dennis told several storied about helping the homeless people.  The mission of Mental Health Initiatives Rotary District 6000 Chapter. 
Transforming Mental Illness to Mental Wellness One Life at a Time.  Mission:  To create and provide opportunities for all Rotarians in our District to improve their mental, emotional and behavior health in order to lead a healthy, happy and productive life.
To provide support for clubs in the implementation of mental health projects and initiatives in our district and beyond. 
To provide a variety of helpful mental health resources in our District that result in a measurable impact on the mental wellness of our club and committees. 
President Theresa called the meeting to order at 7:05 am.  Rotarians in the News.  John Ockenfels said that he and Peter's article is in the October issue of the Rotary Magazine. Tonight is The Foundation Social. 5:30-7:00 pm Reunion Brewery Downtown.  $40 to buy a Plushie.  $30 to Polio Plus and $10 for the animal.  DG Dennis continued telling the club about some more of her initiatives.  A Blood Drive, Clothing collection for Veteran's.  Consider donating $200 for a wheelchair.  Send Checks to D6000 HEF, P. O. Box 5774, Coralville, IA  52241. 
Chris and Vernette Knapp Presented DG Dennis and Heidi with a Gift Basket:  Item included:  A bottle of wine made by Jenny Seylar and bracelet and pamphlet on Glad you Stayed ", Book on "You are Not Alone" given by Liz Loeb and two T-Shirts with the 988 number on them, A bottle of salsa made by Lasca a locally made Salsa. Herky the Hawk.  Heidi works for Allegient Air and take the football teams by Charter to the games.  She took the Hawks to Penn State.  That game did not go so well.  Herky is 75 years old this year. 
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 am.