Iowa City Noon Rotary

About the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club

The Iowa City Noon Rotary Club was established in 1915 to bring the ideals of Rotary to our community.
Each week at our Thursday noontime meetings, Rotarians gather to connect with each other and to hear from an engaging array of speakers. Our programs provide insight and inspiration as we learn more about area organizations, community programming, and interesting individuals.
In the years since our inception, the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club has lived up to Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” Our impact has been felt, not only locally, but in communities around the world.
Annually, our club’s committees are dedicated to:
  • Providing discounted AEDs to area organizations and training individuals on how to use this life-saving equipment
  • Raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House through an annual golf tournament
  • Distributing dictionaries to all 4th graders in the Iowa City Community School District
  • Sending area high school students to summer leadership programs
  • Planting trees in area parks
  • Providing a scholarship to a nontraditional female college student
  • Raise funds for the Salvation Army by ringing the bells during their kettle campaign
  • Distributing literacy DVDs to area kindergarteners
  • Cleaning up a local roadway
Many projects launched by Iowa City Noon Rotarians have gone on to become larger, District-wide projects that have an international impact. The Iowa MOST project provides cleft lip palate surgeries for patients in Central America while other Rotarians have been instrumental in developing a number of school and healthcare projects in Xicotepec, Mexico. In addition, our club supports RAG4ClubFoot, a Rotary Action Group (RAG) focused on expanding the nonsurgical clubfoot treatment developed by university of Iowa Dr. Ignacio Ponseti.
In addition to this good work, Rotarians are actively involved in club operations by helping greet attendees, take meeting notes, coordinate weekly guest speakers, provide music, take attendance, manage our website, and more. The club is guided by a board of directors who are dedicated to the improvement of our club and the engagement of our members.
If you are interested in having an impact in both your local and global community, we encourage you to consider membership in the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club.

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