This Week’s Meeting (May 28, 2019)
- On Tuesday, May 28, we will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. The family of Evren Sasmazer, our outbound exchange student, will tell us about their trip to Japan to visit their son, and meet Evren’s host families and Rotary club.
Last Meeting (May 21, 2019)
- Our service project on the Hoover trail was cancelled due to weather.
Sign up for Changeover Dinner
- Please RSVP to attend the Changeover Dinner on June 25! Enjoy food and fellowship, hear about the accomplishments of 2018-19, and witness the passing of the gavel from Tommie to Gretchen. The menu is grilled chicken, prime rib, cole slaw, cheesy potatoes, sweet potatoes and dessert; start time 5:45 p.m. Sign up at the following link: Changeover Dinner. You can also sign up by sending an email to Steve Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or calling or texting him (319-930-9827). Please RSVP by June 9!
- Click on the following link for the latest in anti-trafficking news: https://mailchi.mp/f56191ca88e3/governor-signs-two-more-anti-trafficking-bills-and-other-late-may-news?e=ef5fd0fca5
Fresh Salmon from Alaska
- Order fresh salmon to support Rotary District 6000’s annual cleft lip and palate surgical mission to Guatemala. Details and order form available at https://iowamost.org/order-salmon/.
Casa Hogar Challenge
- Our club board has voted to match donations to Casa Hogar (children’s home in Manzanillo, Mexico) in the month of May. You give $100, the club gives $100 — up to a total cap of $1000 for club contributions.
- A new message from D6000 Foundation Chair Chris Knapp:
Last April in response to emergency relief, The Rotary Foundation established a new support fund to receive contributions for disasters that strike around the world. Entitled the Rotary Disaster Response Fund, staff in Programs and Grants are now able to reach out to the affected areas and their districts to assess the need and desire for funding. Upon a qualified response – much like a district grant – the affected district will be awarded funding in increments of up to $25,000, consulting the TRF chair as needed. Only districts in the affected country may request a grant. To date four such grants have been issued and the fund is now depleted. The Foundation encourages donations to the fund so that when disasters occur, Rotary will be able to help. (The fund will accept DDF contributions and those in cash will be credited towards a club’s Annual Giving Goal and per capita giving calculations. However the donations will NOT apply to SHARE or the DDF calculation. ) Thank you for your help. To donate go to http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/1oVqJDR5Zg6SbQf1vBb090glmXrotary.org/donate. Thank you.
- Click on the following link for the latest polio eradication update: polio
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|
|May 28||6:00 p.m. The Sasmazer family will report on their trip to Japan to visit their son, Evren, our club’s outbound exchange student.|
|May 31||Deadline for 2019-20 D6000 Community Service Grant application|
|June 1-5||Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany|
|June 4||Deepak will arrange the speaker and lead the meeting.|
|June 11||Brief meeting followed by a board meeting.|
|June 18||No meeting. Your Own Service On Your Own Time (YOSOYOT).|
|June 25||Changeover Dinner and Meeting|