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---URGENT APPEAL FOR XICOTEPEC AREA DISASTER RELIEF---
Tropical Storm Earl left at least 29 dead on its way through the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Destruction to roads and housing has been enormous. Landslides have caused a large portion of the damages. Huauchinango seems to be the hardest hit, but there is also a lot of damage in Xicotepec and in Tlaola. The Xicotepec Rotaract Club is using the Cruz Roja as a donation center. There is no municipal water in Xicotepec; the water main was damaged by a landslide. Please be generous during this hour of need faced by many many friends in the Xicotepec area. You can contribute by writing a check to:
"Rotary District 6000 HEF - Xicotepec Project Sub-account” and mailing the check to:
Phil Peterson, Treasurer
Rotary District 6000 HEF
330 Butternut Lane
Iowa City, IA 52246
Online donations can be made at www.xicoproject.org/donate/ Funds donated in the next 30 days will be considered to be intended for disaster relief.
The Orientation/Information Committee has met with the following prospective members.
Members have ten days to express any concerns in writing to the Club President.
David Bright – is employed by Simmons Perrine Meyer Bergman in Coralville. His sponsor is Jody Braverman. Classification - Law: General Practice.
Christopher Loftus - is employed by Simmons-Perrine in Cedar Rapids. His sponsor is Jody Braverman. Classification - Law: Banking & Finance.
Assata Caldwell – self employed as a technical illustrator in the STEM fields. Her sponsor is Usha Balakrishnan. Classification - Business Services: Technical Illustration
Kathryn Moreland – is employed by ICAD (Iowa City Area Development Group). Her sponsor is Tom Cilek. Classification - Business Services: Economic Development
Ryan Bell – Franchise Owner of Locals Love Us-Iowa City. He is a Transfer from Bettendorf and is being sponsored by Verne Folkmann. Classification - Business Services: Marketing.
Richard Campagna – retired lawyer. His sponsor is Joseph Dobrian. Classification - Attorney: Law Professor (Retired)
Rotarian Joe Hughes made the following announcement: The Salvation Army Committee is looking for 5 volunteers to serve an evening meal and clean up afterwards: On Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4:15 to 6:30 pm at Salvation Army, 1116 S. Gilbert Court, Iowa City.
President Usha made the following announcements:
This month—which is Rotary Membership Month—is going to be quite momentous for our Club since we are poised to become the largest Club in the State of Iowa in terms of its membership size when we hit the magic number of 340 later this month!
President Usha acknowledged the special role of our physical space and the hospitality accorded to each of us by the staff of the University Club. Bobbi Houselog (the manager of the University Club) and her staff Krasi Tsonev, and Johanna Roberto have been most diligent and consistently pleasant in their interactions about so many scheduling details for our Club gatherings here. Thank you, Bobbi, Krasi, Johanna, and all the University Club staff for your dedication to making our Rotary experience routinely special!!!
President Usha acknowledged and recognized the significant volunteer leadership roles of many Club Rotarians, past and present—whose contributions, compassion, and wisdom have shaped our 101-year-old Club. Engaged members continue to tirelessly help advance our Rotary Club, our Rotary organization, and our Rotary Foundation. Thank you, Rotarians, for your service and contributions to our community!
District 6000 Governor Chris Knapp and his wife, First Lady Vernette: District Governor Knapp acknowledged that our club is where he was introduced to Rotary, where his father belonged. He commended our super human efforts to complete the projects we do year after year, leading the charge in District 6000. Past President Thais Winkleblack was presented with a Presidential Citation (Bronze level) award. As The Rotary Foundation celebrates the 100th Anniversary, The Foundation will be challenged to meet the needs of all upcoming grant requests. DG, Chris reminded us that our service to humanity is our gift to the world. He encouraged all Rotarians to attend the International Convention held in Atlanta June 10-14, 2017. The International Convention is an opportunity to learn and see what Paul Harris started in 1905. “Do Attend!” District Governor Knapp covered the 6 Goals for the coming year.
- Polio Eradication. There have been 2 cases of polio found in Nigeria just last week and this must be stamped out. With known cases in Pakistan and Afganistan and now Africa, we must have the will and gather resources to eradicate Polio: As Rotarians, we must live up to our promise and pledge!
- Foundation. This is the engine that allows Rotarians to do their work. Give to the Foundation and give to the world. District Governor Knapp and his wife, Vernette, will be hosting a Legacy Dinner on May 24th, and will recognize individuals for their legacy gift of $10,000 to the Foundation.
- Vision. We must have the long term vision to plan and know where we are going.
- Leadership Succession. Like any business we have a product and a cucstomer. Our product is service and our customer is humanity. We must bring young people into services and provide leadership opportunity.
- Engagement. Members must be engaged and we must work to engage our members.
- Service to Youth. The District Governor thanked Linda Farkas for her work with Interact, Rotaract and youth exchange programs. He encouraged us to focus our membership efforts on the parents of participating youth.
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