This Week’s Meeting (Mar 19, 2019)
- On Tuesday, March 19, there is no meeting. This is an opportunity for Your Own Service On Your Own Time (YOSOYOT).
Last Meeting (Mar 12, 2019)
- Last Tuesday we had a regular club meeting until 6:35. Among items discussed were the pilot chicken barbecue, visioning exercise, the public forum on health, and other events/issues. At 6:40 we convened the board meeting.
Next Meeting: Noon on March 26
- Take note: the next club meeting is scheduled for March 26. It will be held in the Middle School parking lot on Columbus St. We will tour the Iowa Corn Mobile Education Trailer.
National Honor Society
- Last Thursday, some members of our club attended the National Honor Society induction ceremony at WLHS. Ten new members were inducted; there are now 49 NHS members at WLHS. Rotary President Tommie Petersen and Lions Club President Ed Moreno were among the presenters on the stage.
- Here is a link to a wonderful article about Dr. Ponseti, Dr. Morcuende and the Ponseti International Association: Best feet forward.
Newsletter from DG Tom Narak
- DG Tom Narak’s March message to district leaders: Inspiration
Visioning Session: RSVP
- Please sign up for the March 30 club visioning session: open the document at the following link, place your cursor in one of the cells and type your name: visioning signup. Or, if you prefer, contact Steve Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-930-9827) and he will sign you up.
- Registration is now open for the D6000 Conference, May 2-4. To register, click the following link: https://rotary6000.org/event/district-conference-2019/.
- A new message from D6000 Foundation Chair Chris Knapp:
Nearly 800 million people live on less that $1.90 a day! Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty. Rotarians and its foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women in impoverished communities. It provides training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions. It creates opportunities to help individuals and communities thrive financially and socially.
In Guatemala the Rotary Club of Guatemala de la Ermita helped 400 local women complete financial literacy courses, so they could pool their money and fund their own microlending program. In Esmeraldas, Ecuador Rotary members helped grant more than 250 microloans, and train more the 270 community members in sewing, baking, plumbing, microcredit, business management and leadership.
And in West Cameroon, Rotary members gave farmers skills to improve soil fertility, control soil erosion, and market their produce resulting in increased crop yields and profits.
Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation enabled this to happen. Thank you.
- Click on the following link for the latest polio eradication update: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i0gBqSAiBcQK1GzAU_xAnPqn9H8RAOpSuSTc2XFhT40/edit?usp=sharing
|Programs & Events|
|Mar 19||No meeting. Your Own Service On Your Own Time.|
|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, 8:00-11:00 a.m.|
|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.|