Iowa City Noon Rotary

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Barbara Thomas 
2020-21 Club President

We meet Thursdays at 12:00pm

Meeting through Zoom
(until further notice) 

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IC Noon Rotary Stories
Our Meeting was called to order by President Barbara Thomas
President Barbara Thomas took a moment to share that Rtn. Jesus Garcia welcomed to the world Felix Marcus Garcia born within the last week.
Rtn. Ryan Bell – Ride to End Polio is coming up April 10.  It is a virtual event this year and easy to participate. Between now and April 10 please exercise for 30 minutes and pledge $30 to the End Polio committee.
Rtn. Brad Baldes – Save the date for the 20th annual golf tournament, Monday, June 7, at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City.  This is a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House. More details:
Rtn. Dave Brown – Rotary Clubs of Iowa City Tree Planting on Saturday, April 24, at 9:00 a.m. at Court Hill Park and the Adopt a Highway is at 10:00 a.m.
Rtn. Mark Pries - Rotary Kerber Community HeartSafe Initiative is delivering an AED this afternoon. The AED is being delivered to GuideLink (a new support service for people in dangerous situations (chemical, alcohol, emotional) – an EMS program.
Rtn. Chris Atchison – Reminder that District grants are open for application.
Rtn. Eric Weiler – Saturday, April 24 is the District Annual Conference. More information at
Rtn. Verne Folkmann – Recognized Rtn. Margaret Reese for her donations to Rotary International making her a Paul Harris +2.
The Rotary moment of positivity and gratitude was given by Rtn. Carlin Parish.
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Our Meeting was called to order by President Barb Thomas
Rtn. Kelley Drowne welcomed Club members and guests and provided Zoom tips.
District Governor Steve Dakin announced that his first grandchild will arrive on July 1st.  He also announced that Rotary Magazine mentioned District 6000 (again!) in its April issue for its Ride to End Polio.  Whoever raises the most funds will get to give Steve a pie in the face at the District Conference on April 24th.
President Barb Thomas reminded everyone that our Club is a member of the Iowa City Area Business Partnership.  All members are welcome to attend all Business Parntership events.
Rtn. Ryan Bell reminded the Club of the Ride to End Polio, which ends April 10th.  This weekend will be a great time to get outside for a bike, walk, run, or other activity.  Please pledge $30 or more to the District for our polio eradication efforts.  Please make checks payable to Rotary District 6000 put “Iowa City Noon Rotary” in the memo line so our Club gets credit.  Mail checks to: Susan Herrrick, 703 14th St., Boone, IA 50036.
Rtn. Chris Atchison announced that our Club is seeking applications for good community projects, which can receive up to $10,000 of funding from District 6000 Community Service Grants.  Please contact Chris or Rtn. Tracy Tritle with any questions.
Rtn John Culshaw is a member of the LGBT Fellowship of Rotary.  John announced that yesterday, March 31st was International Transgender Day of Visibility.  John thanked all the Rotarians in the community who are supporting transgender individuals.  Please check out: for additional information.
Rtn. Dave Brown reminded the Club that we have two Earth Day events on Saturday, April 24th.  A tree planting will take place at Court Hill Park at 9AM.  Please bring a shovel if you can.  At 10AM, we will be doing a clean up along our adopted highway, just south of Terry Trueblood. Please bring gloves if you have them.  Please email Dave if you plan on attending either or both event at
Rtn. Eric Weiler reminded the Club that our District Conference will take place on April 24th.  Our Rotary Board will pay for up to 20 members to attend virtually.  Please register at and forward your receipt to Treasurer Neil Quellhorst for reimbursement.
President Barb Thomas announced that today is Dine Out for Education today.  Please consider ordering from a participating restaurant – 10% of the proceeds will support Iowa City Public schools.  Rtn. Susan Brennan shared the list of restaurant partners:
The Rotary Moment of Gratitude and Positivity was delivered by Rtn. John Kenyon.  Thinking over the past 12 months, he highlighted some of the experiences he has been most grateful for.  He’s healthier than he’s been in years – exercising and eating better.  His children are reaching middle school age and they’ve been forced to spend time with their parents.  He hopes their bond remains strong as they continue to grow up.  His neighbors are looking out for each other more.  John believes that community and society has in many ways changed for the better.
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