Iowa City Noon Rotary

President Starcevich’s Update on Kirkwood Community College
Eric Weiler introduced Cedar Rapids Rotarian Mick Starcevich, President of Kirkwood Community College.  President Starcevich started by promoting the soon to open regional center in the U of I Research Park.  One of the first programs will serve high schools students seeking college-level instruction.  He continued to share current enrollment, program and services information about the college.
April 15 -- Outbound Rotary Scholarships applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are
        due April 15th. Applications and additional information may be obtained at or by contacting Gene Wandling (319-351-1776 Ext 301).
April 16-18 – Rotary District 6000 100th Conferences: Celebrating Youth
June 8 – Ronald McDonald House Golf Outing
Nov. 5 – Noon Rotary Centennial Celebration at the Iowa Memorial Union
Singing:  Bob Crane with Jim Conard on the piano led the singing of America the Beautiful and Smiles.
Moment of Silence:  President Bruce reported the death of Hass Machlab’s father and offered the club’s condolence to Hass and family.
  • Deb Pullin-Van Auken from the Iowa City AM Club urged Rotarians to act now and register for District 6000100th Conferences: Celebrating Youth to be held at the Coralville Marriot and Conference Center, April 16 – 18. Registration materials can be reached from the district website:  She also was selling tickets for the raffle for 3 exciting prizes to support the District's Youth Services Fund.
  • The Iowa City Booster Club holds an annual Pancake Day fundraiser for the purpose of supporting the athletic programs at North Central Junior High, Northwest Junior High, South East Junior High, City High, and West High Schools.  All money raised by the Booster Club helps to purchase or improve athletic training equipment, uniforms, and facilities for all sports at each of the schools.  This year’s date is Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 6:30 AM- 3:00 PM  at the West High School cafeteria.
  • President Bruce reminded Rotarians that two of the three strains of polio have been eliminated and only 3 countries still report cases: Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  However, no cases were reported this week and only Pakistan has reported cases this calendar year.
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Anna Moyers Stone introduced Visiting Rotarians Deb Pullin-Van Auken (Iowa City AM) Kathy Hall (Cedar Rapids Downtown) and Mick Starcevich (Cedar Rapids Downtown) as well as guests Christina Kimerlen (Vern Folkmann, Paul Weller (Linda Farkas and Usha Balakrishnan), Shelia Williams (Brianna Wills), Jeff Dancer (Brenda LaMarche), Sarah Young and Nate Kaeding (Tom Cilek), Casey Kidwell (Steve Quigley), Janice Townsend (Arthur Nowak), Susan Ovel and Ann Valentine (Eric Weiler), LaShonda Kennedy (Bruce Kout), and Aaron Gott (David)
Herb Wilson, Tom Cook, Usha Balakrishnan, and Jose Morcuende (End Clubfoot Now meeting), Jody Braverman, Linda Farkas, and Josh Schamberger (100 Anniversary raffle committee), Thais Winkleblack, Usha Balakrishnan, and Jody Braverman (Iowa City area Rotary Club presidents)
Program: Tom Cilek; Attendance: Nancy Droll; Greeters: April 16 -- Tom Markus and Aaron Schaefer, April 23 -- Mark Nolte and Kristin Reynolds, April 30 -- Russ Schmeiser and Chuck Traw, May 7 – Bryan Lawler and Shawn Reineke, May 14 – HD Hoover and Josh Schamberger, May 21 – Carlin Parish and Kathleen Jacobs, May 28 – Don Koch and Adam Pretorius