Iowa City Noon Rotary

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Ryan Bell
2022-23 Club President

 

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IC Noon Rotary Stories
Rotary Minutes 8.11.22
 
 
Our Meeting was called to order by President-Elect Margaret Reese
 
We began with an a cappella singing of “America the Beautiful” and “Smile”.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
President-elect Margaret reminded the assembly that only four more days remained to make a donation to the annual food drive.
Rtn. Kelli Drowne noted that next week’s meeting would feature this year’s RYLA/World Affairs Seminar participants who will discuss their respective experiences through both programs.  She also solicited sponsor memberships ($500) which are needed to fund student participants’ costs. Please contact KD for details.
Rtn. Usha Balakrishnan invited members to this Saturday’s (8/13) CARTHA-singing and facility tour at 11am at Rotary Music Park in Monticello, IA. 
 
Rtn. Vern Folkmann invited members to join him in the Polio Society annual membership program.  Membership is available for $100 per person, and qualifies for 2X matching funding from the Gates Fdn.Rotary Minutes 8.11.22
 
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Our Meeting was called to order by President-Elect Margaret Reese
 
We began with an a cappella singing of “America the Beautiful” and “Smile”.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
President-elect Margaret reminded the assembly that only four more days remained to make a donation to the annual food drive.
Rtn. Kelli Drowne noted that next week’s meeting would feature this year’s RYLA/World Affairs Seminar participants who will discuss their respective experiences through both programs.  She also solicited sponsor memberships ($500) which are needed to fund student participants’ costs. Please contact KD for details.
Rtn. Usha Balakrishnan invited members to this Saturday’s (8/13) CARTHA-singing and facility tour at 11am at Rotary Music Park in Monticello, IA. 
Rtn. Vern Folkmann invited members to join him in the Polio Society annual membership program.  Membership is available for $100 per person, and qualifies for 2X matching funding from the Gates Fdn.
Rotary Minutes 8.4.22
 
 
 
Our Meeting was called to order by President Ryan Bell
 
America the Beautiful was sung by Rtn. Bob Crane with Rtn. Devin van Holsteijn on the keyboard.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
President Ryan Bell introduced Caleb Davis, our AV tech. P. Ryno also announced the planned Board of Directors’ retreat scheduled for August 23 at 1030am-130pm.  Committee Chairs and up to four additional paid-up members are invited to attend.  Please contact Ryan for details.
Rtn. Usha Balakrishnan, recipient of the 2022 Herb Wilson Humanitarian Award, eulogized out late Club member and all-star Rotarian Herb Wilson, namesake of the award.
Rtn. Vern Folkman recognized Nancy Colley as a two-time Paul Harris Fellow.
Our Meeting was called to order by Past President Barb Thomas
 
America the Beautiful and Smile! was sung by Rtn. Bob Crane
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Past President Barb Thomas reminded the club that the July Food Fight continues. Help our club win the coveted Golden Turkey award by donating to the CommUnity food bank before August 14th. Please note on your gift that the contribution is for the “Iowa City Noon Rotary Club.” https://builtbycommunity.org/donate/
 
Rtn. Verne Folkmann provided an update from the Rotary Foundation. Polio cases are popping up again and there have been about 25 total cases. The District and Rotary International has encouraged members to give towards polio through the Polio Society – pledge commit $100 per year until Polio is eradicated. Please talk to Verne about joining.
 
Past President Barb Thomas recognized committee chairs and encouraged all club members to get involved by joining one or more of our club’s many diverse committees.
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Co-Secretary - Member Processing
Treasurer
Secretary for the Board of Directors
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2021-2024
Board Member 2021-2024
Board Member 2022-2025
Board Member 2022-2025
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Rotary Foundation (Chair)
Rotary Foundation (Co-Chair)
Sergeant-at-Arms
Grants Chair
Other Committee Chairs
See full listing:  Committees 
Speakers
RYLA and WAS Students
Aug 18, 2022 12:00 PM
World Affairs Seminar and RYLA Students
County Supervisor Royceann Porter
Aug 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Johnson County Government Update
Becky Schmooke
Sep 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Mindfulness in Action: The Kindness Key
Suzan Erem, Co-Founder-Sustainable Iowa Land Trust
Sep 08, 2022 12:00 PM
Circling Our Cities with Protected Food Farms - Is Iowa City Next?
John Engelbrecht and Travis Kraus
Sep 22, 2022 12:00 PM
20 Years of Public Space One
Coach Rick Heller
Sep 29, 2022 12:00 PM
Iowa Baseball: Updates and New Stadium
M. Miller, S. Keene, P. Keeler, and C. Evans
Oct 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Students Meet the Need: Disaster Relief for the People of Afghanistan
District Governor Steve Wieneke
Oct 27, 2022 12:00 PM
District 6000 Overview
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