Iowa City Noon Rotary

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Ryan Bell
2022-23 Club President



Every Thursday at Big Grove from noon-1pm

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IC Noon Rotary Stories
Our Meeting was called to order by Past President Barb Thomas
America the Beautiful and Smile! were sung by Rtn. Bob Crane with Rtn. Devin van Holsteijn on the keyboard
Past-President Barb Thomas reminded the Club that we will have another tree planting on October 15th right outside of Big Grove at 9am. Please sign up here:
Rtn. Linda Farkas shared photos of the students our Club sent to World Affairs Seminar (WAS) from West, City, and Liberty High Schools. Please consider a donation of any amount to support scholarships for these deserving students.
Rtn. Brianna Wills shared that her son’s experience at WAS and RYLA was key to him being selected as a finalist for the Salute to Youth award and receiving a scholarship. The interview skills he gained from these programs really helped him shine and stand out.
Rtn. Tara Minetos thanked the Club for already donating generously to UAY’s Young Parent Program. The in-person supply drive is this Saturday, September 24th from 9am to noon at the North Dodge HyVee. Please join volunteers from the Rotarians Supporting Women committee and help ask shoppers to pick up a few baby items. We can usually pack an entire van in a few hours and help a large of local parents in need.
Rtn. Anna Moyers Stone reminded the Club that October 13th is the Joint Service Club Luncheon here at Big Grove. Tickets must be purchased in advance online: Please contact Anna with any questions at
Rtns. LaDonna Wicklund reminded the Club that Thursday, September 29th at 5:30PM, Patty and Dale Roberts are hosting the Literacy Champions Party. The party will help support the I Can Read Program. Kindergarten teachers from 19 schools have requested over 1,000 books. LaDonna shared a heart-felt thank you note from a Kindergarten teacher at Twain. Please purchase a $25 ticket from LaDonna.
Rtn. Chris Peters announced that last weekend’s rain delayed his Rotary service day to help clean Veteran’s headstones (even longer than the Hawkeyes). The cleaning event will now be Saturday, the 24th at Oakland Cemetery at 9am. Reach out to Chris if you’re interested in volunteering.
Rtn. Christy Fehlberg shared that a CareBridge site was created to keep Rtn. Charlie Funk’s friends and social network connected with his progress. Emily Funk posted an update today. Please check it out:
New Member Induction: Julia Winter (Sponsor: Patty McCarthy)
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Board Member 2022-2025
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Membership Chair
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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
University of Iowa President Dr. Barbara Wilson
Oct 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Annual Joint Service Club Luncheon; Updates From The University President
Linda Kerber
Oct 20, 2022 12:00 PM
The Dick Kerber You Didn't Know
District Governor Steve Wieneke
Oct 27, 2022 12:00 PM
District 6000 Overview
Dr. Liz Tovar
Nov 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Embracing a Disruptive Mindset
NO MEETING - Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 24, 2022 12:00 PM
NO MEETING - Happy Thanksgiving!
Karyl Bohnsack
Dec 08, 2022 12:00 PM
Workforce Development Updates With the Greater Iowa City Area HBA
NO MEETING - Merry Christmas!
Dec 22, 2022 12:00 PM
NO MEETING - Merry Christmas!

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