This Week’s Meeting (Mar 5, 2019)
- On Tuesday, March 5, we will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the community center. The executive director of Simpson Memorial Home will discuss plans for the new facility, Medicare & Medicaid.
Last Meeting (Feb 26, 2019)
- Principal Jeni Laughlin spoke about literacy projects.
Visioning Session: RSVP
- On Saturday, March 30, our club will gather from 8:00-11:00 a.m. for a visioning session, conducted by Corinne Lambert (D6000 Visioning Team). This exercise will help us determine the direction of our club for the next five years. We need the participation of all members: whether you attend every meeting or whether you attend rarely, we need you! We will have breakfast; we will have fun. If child care is an issue, please let us know and we will enlist the help of the WLHS Interact club. For planning purposes, we need to know how many will attend. Please confirm your attendance by contacting Steve Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-930-9827. Thank you very much!
- Registration is now open for the D6000 Conference, May 2-4. To register, click the following link: https://rotary6000.org/event/district-conference-2019/.
- The food pantry is in need of the following items: soup, dried pinto beans, sugar, cooking oil, detergent (laundry & dish), toilet paper, tissues, sanitary napkins, deodorant.
- Link to a report sent by Tom Barr: http://www.dps.state.ia.us/intell/ht/ht_2018_annual_report.pdf
Council on Legislation
- If you have any feedback regarding proposed legislation, please contact Susan Herrick by April 1. See link for details: legislation.
- A new message from D6000 Foundation Chair Chris Knapp:
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. It expands access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care and poor sanitation – all of which can be prevented.
In Haiti where maternal and infant mortality is the highest in the world, Rotary provided a fully equipped medical Jeep for midwives and volunteers to reach mothers and children in remote areas.
In Chennai, India, Rotarians provided a mobile cancer screening unit and awareness training where there is a high mortality rate of women with breast and cervical cancer due to late diagnosis.
And in Nigeria, Rotarians launched a three million dollar, five-year pilot program to save lives of mothers and children during home deliveries, and since 2005 they have repaired 1,500 obstetric fistulas restoring dignity and hope to vulnerable mothers.
Your contribution to TRF enables this to happen – Thank you.
|Programs & Events|
|Feb 26||Noon meeting. Jeni Laughlin presenting about school literacy activities. Marian Hart leading meeting.|
|Mar 5||The executive director of Simpson Memorial Home will discuss plans for the new facility and also discuss Medicare & Medicaid.|
|Mar 12||Brief club meeting. Board meeting follows.|
|Mar 14||WLHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony|
|Mar 19||No meeting. Your Own Service On Your Own Time|
|Mar 26||Noon meeting. Iowa Corn Mobile Education Trailer. Gretchen leading meeting.|
|Mar 30||Visioning Activity at WLCC, 8:00-11:00 a.m.|
|Mar 30||District Training Assembly DMACC Campus Newton 9am – 1:30pm|
|Apr 2||Public Health Forum? Gretchen and Bill K coordinating forum.|
|Apr 9||One Rotary Summit Video with small group discussions. Board meeting follows.|
|Apr 16||No Meeting. Your Own Service On Your Own Time|