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Steve Quigley
2018-19 Club President

We meet Thursdays at 12:00pm

Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center
2525 N Dodge St
Iowa City, IA  52245
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The following have been proposed for membership:
 
Ruthann Papke (Proposed by Rtn. Patricia Roberts) and her classification is Nursing: Appraiser
 
Duane Grenier (Proposed by Rtn. Steve Hedlund) and his classification is Insurance: Broker
 
Please express concerns by September 27, 2018.
 
The following new member was inducted:
 
David Spanier (Rtn. Verne Folkmann) Financial Consulting: Investments
 
Rtn. Rangaswamy “Raj” Rajagopal rode the goat.
 
Announcements:
 
Rtn. LaDonna Wicklund was very proud of how much the club supports literacy and said our club really champion the District Governor’s literacy goals. Reminded the club of the Buchanan’s Literacy Champions party (which happened last Thursday). 
 
Rtn. Chris Catney, presented a flag from the Rotary Club of Lebanon, MO.
 
Rtn. Jim Scott, presented a flag from a Rotary Club in Denmark, where he recently attended a medical conference.
 
President Quigley announced that President Elect and Board Member elections will happen Sept. 27th. Two Board Members term will end in 2019. New term 2019-2022. Rtns. Sean McIntyre and Anna Moyers Stones' terms are ending and they may choose to reapply. Rotarians interested in board service should send an email to Rtns. Brenda LaMarche, Madeline Windauer or Eric Weiler by Sept 13, 2018.
 
Our Meeting was called to order by President Steve Quigley
 
Announcements:
Rtn. LaDonna Wicklund, chair of the I Can Read - early literacy project with Sing-a-Long books, CDs and DVDs gifted to local schools shared a thank you note from an excited teacher and child who enjoyed the experience of reading. LaDonna announced the Literacy Champions party at the Buchanans, if not able to attend, please consider making a donation to support this program.
Rtn. Doris Preucil, announced the Musicians Union has a scholarship fundraiser event with Music on Sunday from 2p-7p.  The classical event is at 4p, tickets $10. At the Mill.
Rtn. Barb Thomas, Tippie School of Business is fundraising for  Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and World Affairs Seminar. Sponsorship is $500 per student, will accept any amount.
Barb also announced that she had the opportunity to host Rtn. Don Caltman, of Rotary Club Columbia Northwest while he was participating in Ragbrai. Barb presented Don a flag from our Club and today she presented us with a flag from his club.
Rtn. Jon Brown announced the details for the Club picnic and asked that we RSVP.
Rtn. Verne Folkmann announced for anyone who wants to save a life by giving blood to the Mississippi Valley Blood Center next Tuesday from 11a-2p at the IC Library, no appointment necessary. Expect 20 of us.
The Rotary Foundation recognizes Rtn. Brenda LaMarche as a Paul Harris Fellow (giving at a level of $1000+3). Rtn. John Fraser was acknowledged as a Paul Harris Fellow (giving at a level of $1000+4).
Our Program speaker from last week, John Lohman provided copies of his book, Corridor Rising. Additional copies have been made available for those who did not receive one.
President Elect Board Member elections will happen Sept. 27th. Two Board Members term will end in 2019. New term 2019-2022. Sean McIntyre and Anna Moyers Stone, who may choose to reapply.
Interested Rotarians should send an email to Rtns. Brenda LaMarche or Eric Weiler by Sept 13, 2018.
Rtn. Eric Weiler announced our Rotary District reviewed 4 proposed ideas for the grant program. The project chose was The Bird House – Hospice Home of Johnson County. Carol Tippe, home coordinator, expressed gratitude to the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club and the Rotary District Match for granting $5000 from the Community Service grant funds for their outdoor projects at The Bird House. We will be finishing many outdoor projects with these funds and the volunteers that will come from Rotary and our community to help.
 
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