IC Noon Rotary Mtg Summary 2.28.19

Posted by Shawn Reineke on Feb 28, 2019
Our Meeting was called to order by President Steve Quigley.
Rtn. Mark Pries, encouraged the club to attend the West High School SEIBA Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.
Rtn. Doris Preucil announced an upcoming event to support Habitat for Humanity Women Build. There is a 5k fundraising event on May 4th at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. Register from 7a-815a, the race starts at 8:30 AM.  All proceeds benefit the Doris Preucil Women Build. Construction will take place April-November of 2019 and fundraising helps to cover the costs of building the home. Please support and thank you!
Goat Rider: Ruthann Papke was the club’s goat rider today.
Rtn. Brad Baldes introduced David Schwindt, Iowa City Police Officer. David introduced the data-driven justice program, a program to disrupt the cycle of mass incarceration & positively impact public service expenses.  Officer David Schwindt of ICPD served 5 years of his 18 years with the police department as the Downtown Liaison Officer. In 2017, David moved to a position where he focused more heavily on data-driven justice. David started in his new role with a goal to help agencies be part of the data-driven justice to get their data into the online platform. This platform allows different organizations such as hospitals, jails, and shelters to look at each other’s data and find patterns with people who are high-utilizers of these services. The data justified the need for housing with no restrictions. Cross Park Place is a demonstration project for the state of Iowa formed by the Collaboration Committee of the Johnson County Local Homeless Coordinating Board —a permanent housing intervention proven to save both money and lives—and will be targeted for the chronically homeless of our community demonstrating high cross-system service utilization. David’s work helped to qualify grants for this type of housing. Cross Park Place, includes 24 1-bedroom apartments with 24/7 staff providing psychiatry and medical care on site. Programs are in place to ensure there are better interactions and outcomes for those in crisis. Another aspect of David’s work provides a way for officers to transfer information. This information is critical when working for those in crisis.
The meeting ended at 1:00 pm as President Steve led the assembly in reciting The Four Way Test.
The Club enjoyed singing America the Beautiful & Viva le Rotary, led by Rtn. Bob Crane with Rtn. James Conard on piano.
Please forward any newsworthy items and/or photos to Jon Brown or Janice Baldes to include in the weekly slide decks emailed to members prior to each meeting and shown just before Rotary meetings at the Club. You can send information to: Janice Baldes janicebaldes@gmail.com or Jon Brown at mjonBrown@taxesplusiowacity.com
For questions related to Club administration, please contact us at secretary@iowacitynoonrotary.org.
It is our policy to have all members silence their cell phones before the meeting and refrain from answering their cell phones during the meeting out of respect to the speaker and fellow members.
Our Greeter, Gene Fischer announced no visiting Rotarians today.
Guests of Rotarians: Joe Velasquez, (Barb Thomas); Meghan Polk (Margaret Reese); Rebecca Neades (Steve Quigley)
Program: Tom Cilek; Attendance: Nancy Droll