The Le Mars Club is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year!  Our main event will be a banquet on Tuesday evening, April 9th, 2019 at the Le Mars Willow Creek Clubhouse.  Our keynote speaker will be Gregg Podd, past Rotary International Director.  In addition to our local members,  we hope to invite all past presidents, former members who live in the neighborhood to attend and all District 5610 Rotarians.
In honor of our centennial, we already have donated a bicycle to Josh’s Ride in Le Mars which was provided to a child in the Le Mars community.   This was partially funded by a District Grant.  We also purchased a banner which we displayed at Pioneer Village at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.  We also, had a goal of collecting 100 pairs of gloves and mittens to be displayed on our Christmas tree at the village to be given to children in the area.  Our goal was exceeded by collecting over 250 items!  Our club will have a display at the Plymouth County Museum and will host the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee there on June 5th, one day before the actual anniversary date.
We are planning to have a service project of making improvements at O’Toole Park in Le Mars.  The park was named after long time Rotarian and local doctor, Larry O’Toole.  We plan to plant additional trees and help with the translocation of the skate board park to that location.  Rotarian Loretta Meyers has taken on the daunting task of updating our history book.  Coincidentally, the City of Le Mars is celebrating its Sesquicentennial this year, also.