Posted by Denny Conway on Apr 24, 2018

Grinnell Rotary met Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at West Side Family Restaurant.  On the agenda were a meal, meeting, and program.

    During the short business meeting, Rotarians thanked club member Frank Shults, for the work that he and his group, Shults and Company, put in preparing for the wonderful musical program that they presented to the public.  Upcoming events are the scholarship program in May and the Annual Chicken Barbecue in early June.

    Mike Olson introduced the speaker for the evening.  David Hyatt, President of Iowa Speedway, was named to that position in February 2018.  Iowa Speedway is wholly owned by NASCAR, the premier sanctioning body (league) for stock car racing in the United States.  Hyatt is a native of southern West Virginia, and has 30 years experience in broadcasting/auto racing. Prior to his current position, he served as President and Executive Producer of the Motor Racing Network.  He has received numerous awards in broadcasting involving the racing industry. Hyatt and MRN received the prestigious “Best Coverage” award from the American Auto Writers and Broadcasters Association for the team’s production of a broadcast of the Daytona 500, marking the first time in history that the Motor Racing Network and/or a NASCAR race was chosen for the honor.  David Hyatt and his family currently live in Concord, North Carolina, however, they have plans to move to Central Iowa in the near future. He ended his talk with the statement “Remember racecar spelled backwards is racecar”.

    Rotary meets every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.  


Dennis Conway