Rotary check presentation

Rotary Club of Knoxville Rotarians surround Maureen Nichols, holding the check given to Southern Iowa Honor Flight with President Tyler Christian to her right, and Rotary 6000 District Governor Erna Morain to his right.

On August 28, the Rotary Club of Knoxville presented a check to Maureen Nichols, Member of the Southern Iowa Honor Flights Board of Directors.

Southern Iowa Honor Flights is working to send World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans from southern Iowa to Washington D.C. to see the World War II memorial. The Rotary Club of Knoxville donated $500, and also presented the idea to its members at a regular Wednesday luncheon meeting hoping that others would help raise the total to $1,000.

Albia Rotary member, Kathy Wauson and owner of Kness Industries, was the presenter that day and donated in honor of her father and uncle. In total, an additional fourteen Rotarians added to the club’s donation, totaling $1,187. Many gave in honor of fathers, uncles, cousins and just simply to honor those who defended the USA and other countries during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

The Rotary’s District Governor (DG), Erna Morain and her husband, Steve Morain, also joined in the presentation. DG Morain reminded members that Rotary Connects the World, which is Rotary’s 2019-2020 theme. Rotarians reach out and connect to the world, which is why members think this donation is thanking those who brought the world together to defend not only the USA, but also Europe, Asia and the South Pacific against invaders.

If you would like to learn more about Southern Iowa Honor Flight’s work please connect with Maureen Nichols by email:, by phone at (641) 891-7095 or send a donation to Southern Iowa Honor Flights, C/O Maureen Nichols, PO Box 592, Knoxville, IA 50138.

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