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Mike McKay
2017-18 Club President

We meet Thursdays at 12:00pm

University Club
1360 Melrose Ave.
Iowa City, IA 52246

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Nichole Daufeldt has been proposed for Club membership.
Classification: Office Supplies: Consulting
Sponsor: Rtn. Mike McKay
Please express concerns by December 18, 2017
Frank Attere has been proposed for Club membership.
Classification: Finance: Financial Advisor
Sponsor: Rtn. Ryan Bell
Please express concerns by December 18, 2017
Andrew Namanny has been proposed for Club membership.
Classification: Education: Foundation
Sponsor: Rtn. Herb Wilson
Please express concerns by December 18, 2017
Karla Kamal has been proposed for Club membership.
Classification: Health Care: Hospice
Sponsor: Rtn. Margaret Reese
Please express concerns by December 26, 2017
John Schneider has been proposed for Club membership.
Classification: Business Services: Strategy Management
Sponsor: Rtn. Tom Cilek
Please express concerns by December 26, 2017
Our final Meeting of the year was called to order by President Mike
Kecia Boysen, Transfer from Cedar Rapids, Downtown
            Classification: Non-Profit: Fundraising
Sponsor: Rtn. Sara Sedlacek
Ethan Domke, Classification: Construction: Electrical
Sponsor: Rtn. Jerry Waddilove
President Mike welcomed Kecia and Ethan to the Club and encouraged them to make their experience meaningful by being involved and engaged members. Welcome!
Goat Riders: Rtn. Gregs Thompulos & Rtn. John Courtney
President Mike expressed how proud we are to have Gregs and John as members, we feel enriched by your membership!
Announcements from the following Rotarians were made:
  • Rtn. Casey Cook presented the Club with an opportunity to help support RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and WAS (World Affairs Seminar) by purchasing coffee beans available at each table. The Holiday Blend is available for 4 weeks and is $20 per bag, of this $8.50 will help support the organizations.
  • Rtn. Phil Peterson announced an upcoming event. Cabin Fever Team Trivia Night will be Friday, January 12, 2018 starting 7p. The event will take place at the Clarion Highlander Hotel & Conference Center (2525 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City) Teams may be up to 8 players. Sign up one team or reserve a seat at an open table. Team registration is $105, Individual registration is $15. Cash bar and light refreshments will be provided. Reserve your seat by mailing your completed form and check no later than Friday, January 5, 2018. If you have questions, please contact the Iowa City AM Rotary Club: The event sponsors are the Iowa City AM Rotary Club and the University of Iowa Community Credit Union. Proceeds will benefit the 2018 community organizations: DVIP and Table To Table.
  • Rtn. John Gross announced that he is collecting donations to serve the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots program. He will be collecting donations at the door again after today’s meeting. He thanked the club for their contributions of $600 so far and encourages us to, “Give until it feels good!”
  • Rtn. Christina Kimerle announced that Free microchipping is available at the Iowa City Animal Center throughout the month of December.
  • Rtn. Art Nowak thanked his committee and all volunteers and Rtn. Susan Brennan who worked to distribute and made possible 400 student dictionaries for the following elementary schools: Horn, Van Allen, Weber, Wickham and Kirkwood.
Announcements from President Mike:
  • Rtn. LaDonna Wicklund has been awarded an exhibition table at the next International Conference to promote the “I Can Read Program”.
Rtn. John Buchanan introduced David Hensley, executive director of the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC).  John described the world class center as committed to delivering creative entrepreneurial education to students, faculty, and community members, all aimed at accelerating innovation, preparing entrepreneurial leaders, and fostering economic development.   
David Hensley encouraged the club to get involved with JPEC. He indicated that the center will benefit from mentors or speakers as students develop into the next generation of leaders. David indicated that 60 local companies have received hours worked by University of Iowa Entrepreneurial students this year. David acknowledged the work of Rtn. Jeff Nock, Strategic Leader, Corridor Start-Ups and Lecturer, JPEC.
David mentioned that 4 University of Iowa students have been acknowledged in Forbes’ 30 Under 30. David introduced 4 students who shared their work and status with our club. We heard from Amanda Gustafson and Aunica Havey who will be opening a dance studio. We also heard from Shamus Roeder and Logan Grote who have developed a program and company to accomplish Autism Interventions.
David shared his excitement and enthusiasm for the future of JPEC. He looks forward to 20x the current innovation, and research which he expects will unleash the power to change the world. “This will significantly change the way we do business. We are working to make it easier for local businesses and the University to work together.” We want easier access to research labs and students, we want to leverage our assets. We encourage ALL to engage in a bigger conversation to help solve big problems. We are working to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region, state, nation and world.” David acknowledged University of Iowa President Harreld for his vision. For more information, you may go to
President Mike thanked John and David for their engaging and informative presentation.
The meeting ended at 1:00 pm as President Mike led the assembly in reciting The Four Way Test.
Reminder: No Meetings on December 21, 2017 nor December 28, 2017
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