Iowa City Noon Rotary

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Eric Weiler
2021-22 Club President


Hybrid meetings, in-person every Thursday at noon at the Highlander Hotel (2525 Highlander Place, Iowa City) and on Zoom at If Zoom asks you for a password it's ROTARY. 


IC Noon Rotary Stories
Watch today's meeting here:
Our Meeting was called to order by President Eric Weiler.
Rtn. Bill Oglesby was drawn as the winner of the door prize provided by Angela Harrington, owner of The Highlander, for a stay in the hotel and dinner and drinks for a party of six. She plans to give out more door door prizes in the coming weeks, with prizes becoming better and better.
Rtn. HD Hoover introduced visiting Rotarians, and Rotarians introduced their guests (see section below).
Rtn. Dan Kuenzi announced that our Rotary Club will have a booth at the Rock the Chalk festival in downtown Iowa City on Friday Aug 6, from 5-8 p.m. He is looking for volunteers, so please contact him at 319.350.2792 or
Rtn. Barb Thomas is cheering on our club to raise money for the food fight. She wants President Eric to win the golden turkey trophy, which is awarded to the local club that raises the most amount of money per member. The funds go to CommUnity Food Bank, which is a local food pantry.
Rtn. Gary Pacha encouraged everyone to support the Iowa Most fundraiser by purchasing salmon at The end date is this Friday, July 23.
Rtn. Jerry Fleagle shared a moment of gratitude and positivity. The Herbert Hoover Library was closed for 16 months during the pandemic. During that period, they took the time to call 800 members and donors. It was a good opportunity to connect. They also began branching out and connecting with other libraries. They now have virtual material in multiple locations that will continue to be shared after the pandemic.
Watch today's meeting at:
Our Meeting was called to order by Past President Barbara Thomas
Past President Barbara Thomas reminded everyone to look at the Rotary District newsletter, asked for volunteers to help with the meetings and to open her email she sent earlier about July is food fight month and to consider contributing.
Rtn. Thais Winkleblack announced Iowa Most (annual fundraiser) is underway.  Selling fresh cut Alaska salmon delivered right to your doorstep. 
Rtn. Gary Pacha is vacationing in Steamboat Springs, CO and found a Rotary that has a river walk that highlights a wetland area with information all along the way about Rotary.
The Rotary moment of positivity and gratitude was given by Rtn. Tricia Smith.
Goat Rider: Rtn. Brent Carstensen
Watch today's meeting here:
Our Meeting was called to order by President Eric Weiler, who announced that this is our first in-person meeting since March of 2020. It’s actually our first hybrid meeting, where Rotarians can join in-person or via Zoom. He then led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the first verse of America the Beautiful.
Rtn. Sean McIntyre introduced guests. See guests of Rotarians section.
President Eric Weiler announced we are looking for a Sergeant at Arms, someone to help set-up each week before meetings. We also need tech volunteers and greeters. Please continue to be diligent about RSVP’ing for lunches in advance.
President Eric had new members since our last in-person meeting stand.
Rtn. Susan Brennan introduced Rtn. Matt Degner, ICCSD Superintendent, who was inducted into our club.
Rtn. Bob Downer shared a Rotary Moment of Gratitude and Positivity. Bob celebrated that it’s good to be back! Bob had a heart attack while on vacation in February 2020. He was able to rehab in the new rehab facility in Coralville. He is immensely grateful for his friends, family and medical personnel that helped him through this health scare to get him back to where he is now.
Rtn. Devin van Holsteijn introduced Rtn. Chuck Swanson.
Watch today's meeting here:
Our Meeting was called to order by President Barb Thomas
Rtn. Kelley Drowne provided Zoom reminders.
President Barb Thomas asked the club to keep Rtn. Devin van Holsteijn in our thoughts, as his grandfather is going into hospice care.
President-Elect Eric Weiler announced that we will meet next week in person at the newly remodeled Highlander Hotel.  The Zoom option will continue to be available.  The piano has been tuned and is ready to go. The hotel, like many establishments, has staffing challenges, so please exercise patience.  All members need to order and pay in advance.  It will be a boxed lunch at first, with the hope to move to a buffet soon.  The cost will be $15 and will include a drink, sandwich, sides, and will also have a vegetarian option.  We are recruiting Rotarians for our technology team – please reach out to Eric if you are interested in helping facilitate hybrid meetings.  An email will come early next week with a link to order lunch and a new Zoom link for the meeting.  
District Governor Elect Alka Khanolkar thanked President Barb Thomas for her exceptional service and encouraged her to join the District team.  Alka also reminded the club that everyone is invited to the gavel passing from District Governor Steve Dakin to her.  It will take place on June 27th at the Keokuk Club from 1 to 3PM.
Goat Rider: Rtn. Jeffery Dancer
The Rotary Moment of Gratitude and Positivity was delivered by President Barb Thomas.  She is so proud of everything our club has accomplished during this pandemic year.  In addition to all our projects and incredible donations to worthy community partners, we inducted 7 new members – all virtually.  Barb thanked the Board for their service, Past Presidents, committee chairs, the notetakers, and those who handled Zoom logistics to make this year happen. 
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