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Indian Creek Country Club
2401 Indian Creek Road
Marion, IA  52302
United States
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Club Assembly
Jan 23, 2018
Mayor Nicolas Abou-Assaly
Jan 30, 2018
Marion State of the City Redux
Chad Gorgen & Nolan Freymark
Feb 06, 2018
RYLA/MHS student presentation
Jill Ackerman, President of Marion Chamber
Feb 13, 2018
Marion Leadership in Action, imagiNEXT
Kristina McLaughlin, Global Scholarship Recipient
Feb 27, 2018
A Year In Dublin, Ireland
Community Events and Information

Welcome to Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary

Together we are assisting the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) to provide food to those needing help, specially these winter months. The Evening Rotary service project this month is at HACAP. If you would like to help, here are the details.
When:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: HACAP Food Resevoir: 1515 Hawkeye Drive in Hiawatha (by UPS off Boyson Road)
Why: Food insufficiency is one of our priority areas for this year. It is estimated that 1 in 8 individuals in HACAP's service area go to bed hungry.  
Activity: Following our brief meeting, Linda Gorkow, Food Resevoir Director, will give us a tour. Then we will begin our service project activity. We will be assisting with one of the following:
  • Operation Backpack: Assembling food items in backpacks for local school children
  • Emergency Food Packets: Assembling food items given to people during a crisis
The Cedar Rapids Jaycees supports The Marion Rotary's Shoes for Kids program.  Shawn DeVries on behalf of the Marion East Cedar Rapids Rotary club accepted a donation of $2,000 from their Festival of Trees fundraiser. Many thanks to the Jaycees as together we hope to make kids' more successful as they grow up.
Together the Marion-East CR Rotary Club and our Linn-Mar Interact  Club rang bells for the Salvation Army at the Marion Fareway, on Saturday, November 18th, and at the Marion Hy-Vee, Saturday, December 2nd. The patrons of these stores were very generous making Christmas and the work of the Salvation Army possible especially considering the natural disaster faced from huricanes this year. The weather cooperated. Hy-Vee customers also received a Mollman special harmonica fanfare when they donated. 
The Salvation Army is hosting its 2nd annual Red Kettle Competition for the Rotary Clubs of Linn County.  The Rotary Club that brings in the most money while bell ringing will receive a traveling award.  Our Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club won this award last year!  So far this year, Rotary West, Sunrise Rotary, and our club are signed up to participate in the contest.   

Together we are solving inadequate shoe problems for students. The Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary received a $1500 grant from "Theisen's More for Your Community Corporate Giving Grant Program." A presentation took place Tuesday, November 14 at 11:30 at Theisen's NE side store, 1800 51st St. NE, Cedar Rapids. Thanks to Erin Steffen for writing the successful application and President Tom Barnes for bringing it to our attention. Erin and Brenda Neuendorf were on hand to receive the check from store Manager Jon Avenius. $20,000 in grants were provided through the northeast Cedar Rapids store this year with Theisens providing $300,000 company-wide. Thanks to Theisens for their support of communities they serve.
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 August 27, 2017, 5589 shoe cards have been turned in for shoes since 2004 to assist those kids and their families. 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!
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, February 7.  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
Foundation Chair
President-elect Nominee
Public Relations Chair
Fund Raising Chair
Past President
Administration Chair
Service Chair