Iowa City Noon Rotary

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Our Meeting was called to order by President Barbara Thomas.
President Barbara Thomas reminded everyone that it is time to pay dues. She also announced that on August 25, 2020, Africa was declared polio free!
Rtn. Bill Easton announced that we are partnering with Shelter House on September 11th, there will be opportunities to volunteer and donate. An email will be coming soon with more information. 
Rtn. Dimy Doresca introduced Lemi Tilahun, Community School Director at Hoover in Cedar Rapids, who expressed appreciation from the community for the support and donations received from Rotary during Derecho. Due to damages from the storm, 252 families were displaced. They have been able to place families in shelters and hotels as well as collect home good items and culturally specific food.  Out of those families, 40 families remain in need of shelter.  They are asking for donations to stage their eventual long-term housing situations. You can reach Lemi at
Rtn Gary Pacha announced that as of today, the local rotary clubs have donated a total of $14,442 towards food for CommUnity, our club has donated $3686,. To make a donation you can do so online at: or by sending a check (make sure that you write Iowa City Noon Rotary on the memo line) and send to them with this donation form
President Barb Thomas announced on behalf of United Way that tonight at 6:30 pm all local new stations will air a special show raising support for Derecho support funds.
Rtn. Kim Casko announced that governor. Reynolds signed a new public health disaster proclamation in response to increasing COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days. The new proclamation goes in effect at 5 p.m. today and remains in effect until Sept. 20.You can find more details here:
Goat Rider: Rtn: Todd Becker
Moment of Gratitude and Positivity:
Rtn: Jerry Waddilove shared his family’s new tradition that has developed during Covid-19. As a family, they ride their bikes together on Fridays and stop at a local restaurant. 
PROGRAM: The Journey to Rising Strong: Coaching, Volleyball and Leadership at Iowa
Guest Speaker: Iowa’s Head Volleyball Coach Vicki Brown shared updates from the Iowa volleyball and how they have worked to overcome adversity of all kinds over the last 5+ months. A tool that has been key to overcoming adversity is the book, Recommended Rising Strong by Dr. Brene Brown.  Coach Vicki uses the 3 R’s from her book, Reckoning, Rumble and Revolution, with her team when presented with Adversity. Watch today’s video to learn more!
The meeting ended with Barbara Thomas leading the assembly in reciting The Four Way Test.
Visiting Rotarians included: District Governor Elect Alka Khanolkar
Guests of Rotarians: T’Shailyn Harrington, Vicki Brown (Barb Thomas) ; Chelle Lehman (Ann Parker) ; Jan Finlayson (Dimy Doresca)
Program: Devin van Holsteijn ; Attendance: Nancy Droll
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