This Week’s Meeting (July 2, 2019)
- On Tuesday, July 2, there will be no regular club meeting. The board, however, will meet at 6:00 p.m. at First Church United. Any club member who would like to attend is welcome.
Last Meeting (June 25, 2019)
- We enjoyed a fun Changeover Dinner, review of 2018-19, preview of 2019-20, and the passing of the gavel from Tommie to Gretchen. Guests included PDG Mike Ruby and wife JoAnn, PDG Chris Knapp and wife Vernette, PDG Bill Tubbs, Index Editor Tim Evans, Superintendent Dr. Diego Giraldo, WL Parks & Rec Director Nick Heath, and spouses and family of various club members. Katalina Kutsch and Tom Barr received awards from President Tommie.
Picnic in the Park and Muscatine County Fair
- Picnic in the Park is scheduled for Sunday, July 14. If you can help, please sign up at the following link: Picnic in the Park. The Muscatine County Fair will be held July 17-21. If you can work at our Rotary stand, please sign up at the following link: Fair Stand Sign-Up.
District 6000 News
- Click the following link to see a recent newsletter sent to district leaders: Inspiration_June2019.
- A new message from D6000 Foundation Chair Chris Knapp:
To ensure strong grant projects that encompass sustainability, The Rotary Foundation has a network of Rotarian volunteers available to provide expertise and advice. They are called the Cadre of Technical Advisers. With a database of 700 experts in Rotary’s six areas of focus as well as other specialties – mediators, diplomats, obstetricians, engineers, bankers, and agronomists, for example – there is sure to be someone who can help if an obstacle comes up.
Cadre members play an important role in ensuring that donors’ funds make a long-term impact. On behalf of The Rotary Foundation, cadre members do a technical review of the feasibility of larger grants before they are awarded and perform site visits to evaluate how the grants are being carried out. “Rotarians want to know if something is not working out or if they can do something better,” says Francis “Tusu” Tusubira, a member of the cadre from the Rotary Club of Kampala-North, Uganda. “The cadre is there to give as much support as possible.”
Cadre members also perform random financial audits to help the Foundation ensure that grant funding is being used as approved. They provide accountability and quality assurance in general, and protect investors i.e. the people who donate – and also the beneficiaries. In doing that,they also protect the Rotary brand.
This is one of the ways in which your donation to The Rotary Foundation is guaranteed to be used responsibly. To donate go to Rotary.org/Give. Thank you.
- Click on the following link for the latest polio eradication update: polio.
|Programs and Events|
|July 2||No regular club meeting. Brief board meeting at 6:00 p.m. at First Church United (FCU). All are welcome.|
|July 9||Clean fair stands. Meet at fairgrounds at 5:45 p.m. Members of the Iowa City Downtown Rotary Club will join us.|
|July 16||Finish cleaning and organizing fair stands (5:45). Light meal and dessert will be served. Members of the Iowa City Downtown Rotary Club will join us.|
|July 23||Social at 6:00 p.m. at Tom and Nancy’s house (on Country Heights Lane, next to Lawrence McNaul)|
|July 30||Stacy Voelliger, from Junior Achievement (JA) will speak about the work of JA volunteers in the WL schools. For more info about JA, go to jaheartland.org.|