Iowa City Noon Rotary

New Member Induction –
Katie Knight
Classification: Associations: Management
(Sponsor Jeff Disterhoft)
Kristie Fortmann-Doser, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP).
Fellow Rotarian Mike McKay introduced Kristie Fortmann-Doser for today’s program on DVIP.
The mission of DVIP is to provide comprehensive support and advocacy services to victim/survivors, focusing on immediate long-term safety, empowerment, dignity, and hope. In collaboration with the community and 4,000 annual volunteer hours, DVIP strives to end domestic abuse through education, accountability, and social justice. In one year, they answer approximately 18,000 crisis phone calls and provide more than 8,000 nights of safe shelter.
In 2013, Iowa went through a significant transition in funding for services for victims of violent crime. With the support of the Iowa Legislature and state level victims services coalitions, six regions were developed in Iowa and funding was shifted to focus equally on sexual assault services, domestic abuse comprehensive services and emergency sheltering, DVIP was awarded funds and their service area expanded from four to eight counties. Currently, DVIP serves Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Van Buren & Washington counties with a staff of 35.  
The question posed to our members was “what would you need to do to keep yourself safe from that one person who knows everything about you?” A person who has access to your home, your kids, your income, your place of employment, mistakes you have made, information about you and your resources, and continually berates you with emotional and/or physical abuse. These are the barriers that victims encounter on a daily basis. The staff consider themselves “problem solvers” as they attempt to help battered individuals feel safe and secure thru a variety of services.
For more information and a donation wish list, please visit: or call 1-800-373-1043.
Singing:  Bob Crane led singing of America the Beautiful and Smile with Jim Conard on the piano.
Ride the Goat: The club heard from a goat rider, Mary Westbrook.
New applications for the 2016-2017 Outbound Rotary Scholarship are now available at  Our club will award two scholarships of $2,500 each for international study during the 2016-17 academic year.  If the recipient is enrolled at the University of Iowa, additional funds may be available through the Allin Dakin fund.  Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2016.
Questions regarding the Outbound Scholarships may be directed to Gene Wandling  at
Effective immediately, we have a new Member Proposal Form to complete for all new members being proposed.  You will find it on the information table prior to the meeting and it is available on our website at: If you have any questions regarding the new form, please contact
Casey Kidwell has graciously taken over the pre-meeting PowerPoint for our club. Please forward any newsworthy items and/or photos to him to include in the weekly presentation. You can send information to: or to: The pre-meeting PowerPoint is a great way to reach fellow Rotarians who may not be at the weekly meeting. 
Please remember that all members need to go into the ClubRunner system and update their own records in the membership directory as they have changes. We want to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information on all of our members.  Please use this link: and follow information directly from ClubRunner on how to update your individual record.
For questions related to Club administration, please contact us at
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
Ryan Heiar introduced Visiting Rotarian Brian Adamec (Iowa City AM) as well as guests Reid Wilson (Verne Folkmann) and Mitch Peck (Joe Vens).
Program: Tom Cilek; Attendance: Nancy Droll; February 18 – Steve Conklin and Steven Lamer,
February 25 – Steve Quigley and Erica Hach, and March 3 – Pat Collins and Jerald Forrester.