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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Indian Creek Country Club
2401 Indian Creek Road
Marion, IA  52302
United States
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Evening Rotary
Rotarians in the Cedar Rapids/Marion metropolitan area can find it difficult to express their "Service Above Self" during day time hours. Together with other metro Clubs, the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary established Cedar Rapids - Marion Evening Rotary as a Satellite Club which meets two times a month on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at various locations. The first meeting of the month focuses on fellowship and social activities. The second meeting of the month identifies a service project. Both meetings welcome any Rotarian to join them in fellowship and service. You can see where Evening Rotary is meeting on the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary's Home Page  Calendar or the Facebook page of Evening Rotary.
 
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Welcome to Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary

 
  
In full glory at the Fly-In Breakfast, the Rotary grill trailer made its debute to cook up the full menu. The grill involves four grilling surfaces with a center storage area, all with the mobility of a trailer. This project was the invention and work of Tom Barnes and son Bob, now complete with a storage cover too! Looks great, we can't wait for next year. 
District Governor Neil Fell at August 14 Meeting
 
District Governor Neil Fell will be visiting our Club on Tuesday, August 14 as he meets with clubs all over District 5970. He will be bringing his thoughts about Rotary and goals for this Rotary Year. The Board will be meeting with him beginning at 11:30 to update him on activities Marion-East Cedar Rapids has accomplished and plans to accomplish this year. Following is a message from District Governor Neil.
 
 

Greetings,

Each year the incoming President of Rotary International selects a theme to guide the 1,200,000 plus Rotarian's in 35,000 plus local Clubs, located in over 180 countries throughout the world.


This year, incoming Rotary International President Barry Rassin, selected “Be the Inspiration” as our Rotary Theme. What an appropriate choice!
  
This group of past and present people, called Rotary, has inspired their communities and the world since its start in 1905 by our founder, Paul Harris, a University of Iowa Law School graduate. We have inspired the world to take on the challenge of eradicating polio, preventing disease & treatment, improving water & sanitation in developing countries...the list goes on and on.
  
We have inspired and bettered our communities through all of our volunteer service projects and living up to the ethical standards of the 4-Way Test.
 
Most importantly….we inspire each other.  Thanks to all of you for the inspiration you provide and giving me the opportunity to help support, strengthen and maybe even inspire the Clubs of District 5970.
 
Roll up your sleeves Rotarians!
We're coming together to help save lives! Our next blood drive challenge is timed to help support the local blood supply before the long Labor Day weekend. Sign up with Lisa Sparrow lsparrow@mvbrc.org or click the link below. 
 
Rotary Blood Drive Challenge
Thursday, 08/30/2018  
2:00 - 6:00pm
Cedar Rapids Lindale Crossing Donor Center 
4828 1st Ave. NE
 
Our blood drive will provide a critical resource that helps save lives at hospitals in Linn County. All donors will get a shirt of their choice, so we will look good when we beat Metro North Rotary!
 
Thank you for your support, and I hope to see you at the blood drive.
Lisa Sparrow
MVRBC
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Mark your calendars for a chance to strengthen and grow Rotary. On Wednesday, October 24th. One Rotary Summit will be coming to the Indian Creek Country Club with dinner beginning at 5:30pm and program beginning at 6pm ($15/person). If you are interested in changing Rotary for the better, please RSVP DES@district5970.org. 
  
The Rotary Clock has been installed. Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotarians, joined by the Chamber Ambassadors, City Officials and community members, dedicated the clock with a ribbon cutting celebration and blessing.  The Clock commemorates the Clubs 50th Anniversary in 2019. The ribbon cutting took place on Tuesday July 17th on the south side of City Square Park in Uptown Marion.
 
   
 
With the beginning of a new Rotary year, Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotarian, Michelle Bell is one year closer to her term as District Governor (2019-2020). Michelle has been busy with District business as Foundation Chair for several years and will soon take the helm as District Governor. Please support Michelle as she prepares and serves the District in this important role.  
 
Kids go to school every day with footwear that is failing them, no longer fits or that their family cannot afford. That is the reason the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary has been providing shoe cards since to families, primarily through school nurses in Linn County. Through June 4, 2018, 6083 shoe cards have been turned in for shoes since 2004 to assist those kids and their families. 2017-2018 Rotary Year was the most active year for shoe cards being used with 893 cards redeemed. With a discount provided by Payless ShoeSource, the Marion Club has raised money directly or through fundraisers to provide this needed service. Many of us in Linn County do not realize the need locally, however reports from school nurses emphasize that need. Many thanks to everyone who has donated or worked to make this project possible!
Just a reminder that beginning May 8th we will be having a 'Lighter Lunch' on the second and fourth Tuesdays during the summer, transitioning to one Tuesday a month the rest of the year. 
 
When the sirens sound be reminded it is Siren Wednesday. This is a time for fellowship at Cibo's.  Join fellow Rotarians and friends for a beverage and visiting starting around 5:00 on Wednesday, September 5.  Many stay for dinner that evening if your schedule allows. This counts as a meeting make-up and is an enjoyable way to pass some time.
 
 
 
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