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IC Noon Rotary Stories
Posted by Steve Schomberg
on May 21, 2015
Students Participating in Summer Rotary Programs.
Linda Farkas shared the picture below of the 23 area students participating in either the Rotary Leadership Award Program or the World Affairs Seminar; Noon Rotary is supporting 8 of the RYLA students and 5 of the World Affairs students
Community Accessibility for those with Disabilities
Jeffery Ford shared his story about the challenges that remain in our community for those with disabilities for access to restaurants, stores, housing, and public buildings around the Iowa City-Coralville area. Spouse and Rotarian Lynette Marshall introduced Ford. Ford experienced septic shock while visiting in the San Francisco area; as a result he lost both legs below the knees and most of the fingers to the fist knuckle. It was a huge eye-opener to how much our community still has to do to be accessible and he is the first to acknowledge that he was unaware of the extent of our challenge. Ford said that he has learned that the able bodied live in another world and discount the difficulty for the disabled.
June 26 -- World Clubfoot Day
May 31 -- FAMSCO workday is scheduled beginning at noon to sort and load supplies as the current warehouse space needs to be vacated.
June 8 – Ronald McDonald House Golf Outing
June 14 -- FAMSCO workday is scheduled beginning at noon to sort and load supplies as the current warehouse space needs to be vacated.
June 18 -- Salvation Army Bell-Ringers Committee will meet on June 18th at 10:45 prior to the Noon Rotary meeting
June 28 -- FAMSCO workday is scheduled beginning at noon to sort and load supplies as the current warehouse space needs to be vacated.
Nov. 5 – Noon Rotary Centennial Celebration at the Iowa Memorial Union
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