Grinnell Rotary met Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at West Side Family Restaurant.  A meal, business meeting, and a program were on the agenda.

    Most of the business meeting was spent organizing for the annual celebration, Kites Over Grinnell.  This year, Kites Over Grinnell will take place in late September.

    Mayor Dan Agnew was introduced as speaker for the evening.  He is a born and raised Grinnellian, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, and a former teacher and coach in the Newton School District.  He joined Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance and retired in 2010 after a 40 year career, which included 19 years as President and CEO. In 2009, Agnew was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame.  Dan is currently serving his first year as Mayor of Grinnell. Mayor Agnew reported that Grinnell is in good financial shape, as evidenced by the repairing of our city streets. He praised the employees of the city, and stated that they are a very dedicated group of employees.  He believes that Grinnell’s new, improved Central Park is a great addition to our downtown, and mentioned that there are many projects currently in progress throughout the city. Dan Agnew said that he is honored to serve as the Mayor of Grinnell.

    Rotary meets every Tuesday at West Side Family Restaurant.  


Dennis Conway