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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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Speakers
Marion Safe and Drug Free Schools Recognition
May 01, 2018
Recognize Student Leaders
Brandon Whyte, Marion Safe Routes to School Plan
May 08, 2018
Overview of the SRTSP approved by the Marion City Council
Michelle Bell, Rotary Foundation
May 22, 2018
Rotary Pignon Sustainable Clean Water Access Project
Family Magician Show
Jun 19, 2018
 
Upcoming Events
 
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.
 
Community Events and Information
 
 
 

Welcome to Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary

 
Welcome our newest member, Cheryl Wheeler (in the center in this picture). Cheryl was inducted by Past President, Jeff Selfridge (left) and joined by current President Tom Barnes (right). Cheryl was introduced to the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club by sponsor Brent Harstad.  Together with Cheryl, we will work and enjoy our relationships as we provide service.
 
At the April 10th Marion East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club meeting Past District Governor, Jim Coloff was in attendance to  present Past Club President, Bob Mollman with a 2016-2017 Presidential Citation that recognizes the Club for meeting goals that strengthen Rotary. The Marion East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club is part of 11 percent of Rotary clubs within the district to receive this citation for the 2016-2017 year.
 
Together we strengthen Rotary!
 
We are having our Spring Highway Clean up on Wednesday, May 9th from 5:30 PM until 7:30.  This will be a joint venture with the Evening Club.  We’ve had requests for doing an evening highway cleanup we have just never tried it before. 
 
Sign-up sheets and emails will go out soon.
Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary 
    50th Anniversary Pole Clock
 
To celebrate the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the Club will locate a pole town clock in a prominent location in the City of Marion. Funds from a District Grant from Rotary District 5970 will match funds raised by the Club. This new city landmark will provide citizens and visitors a place making location as well as recognize the Club's service to Marion as well as projects throughout the globe. If you would like to donate to the project, you can mail a check to:
 
MECR Rotary
PO Box 1183
Marion, IA 52302 
 
A donation of $500 will place your name on a bronze plaque on a side of the clock. This project will help make people aware of the support the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club provides our community.
 
    
 
The Clock is being fabricated
 
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 January 2, 2018, 5949 shoe cards have been turned in for shoes since 2004 to assist those kids and their families. 2017 was the second most active year for shoe cards being used with 759 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!
          
 
Together we let the community know about the work of the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary. One way we do this is at parades and Saturday, March 17 was St. Patrick's Day. We built the float at Tom Barnes' garage which was a a great opportunity for the evening Club to work along side Tuesday noon members.  The second is to walk or ride in the parade on Saturday. Erin go bragh. 
 
      
 
Jacob Wittrock is an exemplary supporter of The Rotary Foundation. At the Club's February 27 meeting Michelle Bell presents Jacob with his Paul Harris Fellowship +4. Congratulations Jacob!
 
Together we support the good works of the Rotary Foundation. Club Member and District Governor Nominee, Michelle Bell Presents Kesha Billings with her first Paul Harris Fellowship. Kesha's generosity and dedication to Rotary, exemplify "Service Above Self." Congratulations Kesha. 
 
Marion-East CR Rotary is working with the City of Marion to place a town clock at a place yet to be finally determined. This project has been approved to received District Grant Funds to be matched by the Club for this project. By happen-stance, President Tom Barnes ran into the clock company's booth at the State Fair.
 
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, May 2.  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.
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President-elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Foundation Chair
President-elect Nominee
Public Relations Chair
Sergeant-at-Arms
Fund Raising Chair
Past President
Administration Chair
Service Chair