Iowa City Noon Rotary

Jim Conard & Marv Cook, University of Iowa Homecoming and Football Program
Tom Cilek introduced Jim Conard, President of West Bank and a huge Hawkeye fan. Jim reminded our members that the I-club is now hosting luncheons and pep rallies every Friday before home games. Please consider joining Jim and other Hawkey fans at these events. Our members were also treated to a trivia game with Hayden Fry bobble heads as prizes. Here is a sample of the questions:
What is the average weight of Hawkeye football players? …….232 lbs.
What Iowa City Noon Rotarian was an All American at Michigan in 1947? ……. Bump Elliott
Jim Conard introduced Marv Cook, Des Moines Register High School Player of the Year at West Branch, Des Moines Register High School Coach of the Year at Regina, and one of the greatest Hawkeyes of all times. After Iowa, Marv played seven seasons in the NFL and was selected to the Pro Bowl twice. He has won 77 of 78 games and five straight state championshiops during his tenure at Regina.
Marv credits Coach Hayden Fry (and his 3rd grade teacher & 8th grade teacher/coach) for helping to make him a better person, man, coach, husband and father. His passion for Hawkeye football continues as he enjoys seeing his son, Drew, #18, suit up as a freshman for Iowa games. 
Here are some of Marv’s words of wisdom:
*No matter what the final score is and what is in the record books – you will never lose as long as you give it everything you have.
*Coaches are smart. We steal from everyone.
*Don’t let the win define you. Go on and do greater things!
Nov. 5 – Noon Rotary Centennial Celebration at the Iowa Memorial Union at 6 p.m.
Singing:  Bob Crane led the singing of America the Beautiful and Smile with Jim Conard on the piano.
President Thais had the following announcements:
Moment of Silence: for fellow Iowa City Noon Rotarian, Paul Anderson, who passed away on October 1.
Noon Rotary Centennial Celebration: Members should have received an invitation from Ann Parker for the 100th celebration in the mail. Please remember to RSVP for this very special event. We will have an opportunity to tell our story and present what we have done for others for over 100 years! Questions? Please contact Ann Parker at
RYLA: Brian Adamec from the Iowa City AM Club is here to remind members that their club’s fundraising efforts through Select Fundraising to send more high school students to RYLA is continuing with the sale of gourmet nuts, chocolates and popcorn. Brian had samples and order forms on hand after the meeting.
Raffle Corner: Please buy or help sell Raffle Tickets. The net proceeds support our Club’s projects as well as the three public libraries in our area. The raffle corner will be at the back bar after every meeting if members have questions, need to turn in money or require additional tickets. There are a lot of outstanding tickets so please remember to finish selling your tickets and turn them in at a Rotary meeting before November 5.
Rotary Club Flags: Our club was presented a flag from Chet Woodman who is a member of the Chagrin Valley Ohio District 6630 club and has recently moved to Iowa City. We have started the process of imaging all of our flags and archiving them for easier access.
Jody Braverman had the following announcements:
Raffle Ticket Update: We are in the home stretch with one month to go. So far, the club has sold 1,376 tickets and collected $28,650 for local projects and the three libraries.There are a lot of outstanding tickets so please remember to finish selling your tickets and turn them in at a Rotary meeting before November 5.
World Polio Online Event – Viewing in Iowa City: Rotarians and guests are are encouraged to join an online live streaming event on Friday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the McAuley 1 room at Mercy Medical Plaza, 540 Jefferson St. Please RSVP to Margaret Reese at:
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Membership and Every Rotarian Every Year dues need to be paid as soon as possible. Payments were due July 1st – we want all members in good standing. Contact Steve Quigley with questions at: .
For questions related to Club administration, please contact us at
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
John Bay introduced Visiting Rotarians Brian Adamec (Iowa City AM) and Chet Woodman (Chagrin Valley District 6630), as well as guests Chris Nicknish (Thais Winkleblack), Amy Boelk (Joe Hughes), Dale & Patty Roberts, Mindi Hamann, Brooke Lozano (Tom Cilek), Shaun Hargrave (Anne Hargrave), Jim Sheets (Dick Kennedy), Taylor Artz (Casey Kidwell), Jody Thomas (Sherry McKay), Gordon Fischer (Brenda LaMarche), Katie Knight (Jeff Disterhoft).
Program: Tom Cilek; Attendance: Nancy Droll; Greeters: October 15- Renda Greene-Fishman and Susan Brennan, October 22 – Karen DeGroot and Cindy Crider, October 29 – Joseph Dobrian and Scott Enyart.