IC Noon Rotary Mtg Summary 11.1.18

Posted by Shawn Reineke on Nov 01, 2018
Our Meeting was called to order by President Steve Quigley.
 
Announcements:
 
Rtn. Anna Moyers Stone reminded everyone that the Joint Service Club Luncheon will be Thursday, December 6th at our regular meeting time and location.  To attend, you must purchase a $20 ticket from Anna.
 
Rtn. Jim Conard is recruiting an additional piano player to help at Rotary Club Meetings. There is an opening next week.
 
Rtn. Nancy Droll, Attendance Committee chairman, announced she has 2 new members to her committee. She thanks her new volunteers.
 
President Steve Quigley announced an invitation to all to attend the Rotary Leadership Institute, District 6000 along with Heartland Rotary Leadership Institute offers this training. Newer Rotarians are encouraged to participate but all are welcome that want to learn more about Rotary.  Parts 1,2 and 3 must be done in order.  The cost is $85 for each Part and includes breakfast and lunch.  Submit expense to Rtn. And treasurer, Neil Quelhorst and club will sponsor your $85 fee.
Upcoming Dates and Locations: March 2, 2019 District 6000, for more info: https://rotary6000.org/event/rotary-leadership-institute-r-l-i--ia
President Steve Quigley congratulated Rtn. Devin Van Holsteijn and his wife on welcoming their new son, Gabriel to their family.
 
Goat Rider: Weijing Wu
PROGRAM:
Rtn. Assata Caldwell introduced Linda Kahlbaugh, co-leader of the Iowa City Chapter of Days for Girls International. Linda started her career as a photo-journalist having worked for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Time Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune and other publications. Linda’s presentation today is titled, “Days for Girls, Connecting the Dots: Menstrual Hygiene, Health and Social change”. Days for Girls began in 2008 when Founder and CEO Celeste Mergens was working with a family foundation in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya where she began assisting an orphanage. In the wake of post-election violence, the population at the orphanage had swelled from 400 children to 1,400. She found girls were not able to go to school or go anywhere during menstruation, instead they were sitting at home on cardboard. The situation is described as Period Poverty. 23% of girls will drop out of school, because they don’t have products to manage their periods. 65% of Kenyan girls in the Kibera slum area report exchanging sex for menstrual pads. The solution: Kits + Health Education. Fabric that can be washed with little water. The products dry easily and without causing embarrassment. Each kit lasts for 3 years, designed to be culturally sensitive. Kits are assembled in 1100 teams with one in Iowa City. Kits are then shipped to where they are needed and distributed by a variety of groups; doctors without borders or other groups, such as Rotary Clubs. In Iowa City, the current needs are materials and supplies, places to sew, storage area, volunteers who wish to sew and share other talents, networking assistance, and distribution help. To help or donate: https://donatedaysforgirls.org/team/197002 or iowacity@daysforgirls.org, Coming soon on Facebook, Days for Girls Iowa City IA Team, 319-800-9428, www.daysforgirls.org
 
The meeting ended at 1:00 pm as President Steve led the assembly in reciting The Four Way Test.
 
The Club enjoyed singing America the Beautiful, Happy Birthday & Smile lead by Rtn. Bob Crane and Rtn. James Conard on piano.
 
MEETING:
 
Please forward any newsworthy items and/or photos to Jon Brown or Janice Baldes to include in the weekly slide decks emailed to members prior to each meeting and shown just before Rotary meetings at the Club. You can send information to: Janice Baldes janicebaldes@gmail.com or Jon Brown at mjonBrown@taxesplusiowacity.com
 
For questions related to Club administration, please contact us at secretary@iowacitynoonrotary.org.
 
It is our policy to have all members silence their cell phones before the meeting and refrain from answering their cell phones during the meeting out of respect to the speaker and fellow members.
 
Our Greeter, Ed Cranston announced the following no visiting Rotarians
Guests of Rotarians: Andrea Cohen, Jiyun Park, Linda Kahlbaugh (Assata Caldwell); Justin Burnell (Jody Braverman); Patty McCarthy, (Susan Craig)
 
Program: Tom Cilek; Attendance: Nancy Droll