This Week’s Meeting (Apr 2, 2019)
- On Tuesday, April 2, we are sponsoring a health forum at 6:00 p.m. at the community center. Nine health specialists are coming. Bill Koellner and Gretchen are organizing this event. They will need help on Tuesday handing out 3×5 cards and pens, serving as floor hosts, serving water, translating Spanish to English, etc.
Last Meeting (Mar 26, 2019)
- Club members gathered in the middle school parking lot to tour the Iowa Corn Association mobile education trailer.
- Don’t forget: we have our visioning session tomorrow morning (Saturday, March 30) at 8:00 a.m. at the community center.
Trial Chicken Barbecue
- We will have a social event (chicken barbecue) with the Iowa City Downtown Rotary Club on Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the activities center at the fairgrounds. We will cook the chicken with Jeremy’s grill to find out the best way to prepare the chicken for our barbecue in October. We are also inviting Interactors from Mid-Prairie HS and WLHS. Each Rotarian is invited to bring a guest. We ask each Rotarian to bring a side dish that can feed eight people. Please sign up using the sheet at this link: April 13 sign-up sheet.
District Governor Visit
- Erna Morain will become district governor on July 1. She will visit our club on October 15.
- A new message from D6000 Foundation Chair Chris Knapp:
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotarians mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change. Rotary has partnered with the US Agency for International Development in Ghana, Madagascar, and Uganda to implement such programs. It has done the same in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Kenya. Since 2013 the Foundation has invested in more than 1000 such programs in more than 100 countries.
2030 is the year Rotary hopes to finish providing everyone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen. Thank you for your generosity.
- Click on the following link for the latest polio eradication update: polio.
|Programs & Events|
|Mar 26||Noon meeting: Iowa Corn Mobile Education Trailer. Gretchen leading meeting. Meeting will be held in the middle school parking lot on Columbus St.|
|Mar 30||Visioning Activity at WLCC, 8:00-noon|
|Mar 30||District Training Assembly: DMACC Campus Newton 9:00-1:30.|
|Apr 2||Public Forum on Health. Bill Koellner and Gretchen are coordinating this event.|
|Apr 9||One Rotary Summit video with small group discussions. Board meeting follows.|
|Apr 13||Trial Chicken BBQ at Fairgrounds|
|Apr 16||No meeting. Your Own Service On Your Own Time.|
|Apr 23||SOCIAL at the WL Country Club. Each member pays for own meal. Spouse/significant other welcome.|
|Apr 30||Meeting at 6:00 p.m. (not noon). Katalina Kutsch presenting about hydrocephalus and the awareness walk planned for September 2019.|
|May 2 – 4||District Conference at West Des Moines Sheraton|
|May 7||Visit FFA Greenhouse at the WLHS. Board meeting at 7:00 p.m.|
|May 14||Attend Senior Awards Night at 6:30 at WLHS.|
|May 21||Your Own Service On Your Own Time|
|May 28||6:00 p.m. Jim Keele coordinating the program speaker.|