This Week’s Meeting (June 18, 2019)
- On Tuesday, June 18, we will meet at 5:45 p.m. at Ron-de-Voo Park. We will separate into groups to go to various areas of the city to clean and beautify. Bring gloves and any tools you might use for gardening.
Last Meeting (June 11, 2019)
- After a short regular meeting, the club board met.
Garden Work and Food Pantry
- Our 2019-20 community service grant application is focused on reducing food insecurity and promoting healthy lifestyles. We will work in the community garden and food pantry, among other projects. To keep track of the number of hours of volunteer service, Gretchen has created a spreadsheet found at the following link: Volunteer Hours Record. Whenever you work at one of these events, please record your work in the appropriate worksheet.
Picnic in the Park
- 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.
Muscatine County Fair
- 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
- A new message from D6000 Foundation Chair Chris Knapp:
There are 33,000 people with albinism in Tanzania – albinism is a congenital absence of pigment in the skin and hair which appears white and the eyes that usually are pink. Over the years, superstitions have led to a wave of grisly albino killings, dismemberments and even grave robberies. At least 76 Tanzanian albinos have been murdered in the last decade; 72 others have survived attacks, often with severe mutilations.
In answer to this horrific circumstance, Tanzania-based Rotarians have partnered with local individuals and groups to dispel the myths that have led to so many murders through literature that has been distributed in primary schools across the country and have touched on nearly every aspect of the condition itself.
Club to club projects in several districts have supported albino students with mattresses, mosquito nets, vision aids, hats and sunscreen and financed livelihood-building projects in remote communities. A current grant, active since late 2015 has focused on education. It has supported more than seventy community outreach meetings and has focused on cancer prevention and treatment that affects the albino through training health workers and providing medical equipment. In five Tanzanian hospitals Rotary provided cryotherapy instruments and flasks of nitrogen, which are highly effective in removing precancerous lesions.
Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enables this to happen. Giving to the Foundation is much easier – just go to rotary.org/donate. Thank you.
2018-19 Club Activities and Projects
- Click on the following link to read about the projects and activities our club has undertaken, as well as the financial support we have provided in 2018-19: http://rotaryclubwestliberty.org/activities/.
|Programs & Events|
|June 11||Brief meeting followed by a board meeting.|
|June 18||Meet at Ron-de-Voo Park at 5:45 for beautification projects.|
|June 25||Changeover Dinner and Meeting|