Walker Betterment Club

The website promoting the City of Walker, Iowa.

Have your community event or club details posted here.  E-mail your information to: informwbc@yahoo.com

ASAC February 2013 Newsletter

Open this link to view ASAC's February 2013 Newsletter.

http://www.walkeriowa.com/RC RAIL/February Newsletter.pdf

Please contact the project coordinator, Erin Foster, as listed in this pamphlet if you are interested in helping out with the RC-RAIL Project: Rural Communities Rising Above the Influence in Linn.

http://www.walkeriowa.com/RC RAIL/RC RAIL.pdf

Visit them on Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/rcrail

Visit their website at:  www.rcrail.org


Watch this 10 minute documentary about the deadly consequences of distracted driving... 



WBC is proud to play a part in improving the health of our community.


Linn County, Iowa,-  Linn County Public Health is offering a free two week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Linn County residents as part of the “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” Tobacco Prevention grant.


Residents of Linn County can call Quitline Iowa (1-800-QUIT NOW) to receive tobacco cessation support (residents must say they are from Linn County) and instructions on receiving Nicotine Replacement Therapy patches.  Quitline Iowa has everything a person needs to start the next quit attempt. Coaches will help you start a plan and give you tips for along the way.


14% of Linn County adult residents smoke on a daily basis, 14% of Linn County youth also report using tobacco on a daily basis.  Smoking, smokeless tobacco, and second hand smoke are the leading causing of many chronic diseases, including lung cancer, heart disease, and COPD.

  • Almost 60% of U.S. children aged 3-11 years-or almost 22 million children-are exposed to secondhand smoke.
  • Each year in the United States, secondhand smoke exposure is responsible for 150,000-300,000 new cases of bronchitis and pneumonia in children aged less than 18 months. This results in 7,500-15,000 hospitalizations, annually.
  • Babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant or who are exposed to secondhand smoke after birth have weaker lungs than other babies, which increases the risk for many health problems.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure causes acute lower respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia in infants and young children.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure causes children who already have asthma to experience more frequent and severe attacks.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure causes respiratory symptoms, including cough, phlegm, wheeze, and breathlessness, among school-aged children
  • Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for ear infections and are more likely to need an operation to insert ear tubes for drainage.

We all know that tobacco use is bad for your health, but do you know that it can take 10-14 years off of your life? Fortunately, it is never too late to quit. Even quitting at age 65 can add 3 years of life expectancy and make your remaining years healthier.

For more information please call Linn County Public Health Healthy Behaviors branch at (319) 892-6913.







Dedicated to Community Service

Since 1898





  • for your personal growth and development
  • to improve your communities way of life
  • to network with other women
  • in leadership training
  • to form friendships
  • for a voice in legislative affairs
  • to develop and enhance skills that can be used in the work place
  • to broaden your scope of information and understanding of today’s issues through programs in the six Community Service Program areas.


Local Projects 

Walker Elementary School support of reading projects

Walker Historical Society

Camp Courageous

University Children’s Hospital

Ronald Mc Donald House

Loving Lynx support for gifts for needy at Christmas and supplies when school starts.

North Linn H.S. Speech Program

Contributions to Waypoint and

Catherine McAuley Center

Christmas goody bags to Shut-ins


Statewide / National Projects….. 

Contributes to scholarship funds

Iowa’s Friend Program – 3 members read to local children

Clipping coupons sent to the military overseas


Major fund-Raising Project…

Selling several kinds of nuts in the community to support our local projects.


Contact Us…

The GFWC/Iowa R.A.R.E. Club of Walker, Iowa meets the third Tuesday of every

month in the evenings, August through June.  Most meetings are held in our homes.


For additional information,

please contact:


Ann Zlabek-President

 GFWC/Iowa R.A.R.E. Club

705 Buffalo Ct., P O Box 6

Walker, IA 52352


GFWC/Iowa Headquarters

3839 Merle Hay Road – Suite 201

Des Moines, IA 50310

E-mail – gfwciowa@aol.com






President – Carma J. Bisinger

704 Buffalo Ct., P O Box 111

Walker, IA 52352


President Elect – Karen Martinek

2267 Sugar Bottom Rd. N.E.

Solon, IA 52333


First Vice- President – Kay Basham

19476 – 258th Ave.

Bettendorf, IA  52722


Second Vice-President – Karon Keefe-Dunbar

1012 Park Lane

Osceola, IA 50213


Secretary – Joy Young

7 Hackett Drive

Oakland, IA 51560


Treasurer – Mary Magill

5624 -  30th Ave.

Vinton, IA 52349


Parliamentarian – Carolyn Blaue

1085 – 400th St.

Royal, IA 51357






If you have a non-profit, community-based event you would like us to post on our site, please e-mail your information to informwbc@yahoo.com.  Please remember we are a volunteer organization and will do our best to post the info in a timely manner.  Not responsible for errors.

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