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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Indian Creek Country Club
2401 Indian Creek Road
Marion, IA  52302
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
Ann Kopf
May 21, 2019
Four Oaks Family Connection
Larry and Kim Kudej and Dave and Betsy Kutter
May 28, 2019
RYLA Panel Discussion
Marion Fire Chief Deb Krebil
Jun 04, 2019
Status of the Marion Fire Department and Plans for Future Fire Stations
Cole Norton
Jun 11, 2019
Marion Airport Update
Scout Troops 560
Jun 18, 2019
Update on Troop 560 Chartered by our Club
Mike Gannon, Hydrologist, Iowa Geological Survey
Jun 25, 2019
Groundwater Modeling Results
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

Aaron Brecht representing the Cedar Rapids Kernels is the winner of the first Waffle Eating Contest at the Club’s Waffle Breakfast. His trophy was presented by Master of Ceremonies Bob Mollman and Mr. Waffle himself, Jeff Selfridge. Hopefully this link will let you see the contest and the great participants. Here are some more pictures.
An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting is scheduled for Thursday at 4:00 PM at the new Prospect Meadows baseball facility. Our Club and the other metro clubs have donated to the project to provide a "Rotary Wall" which welcomes visitors and provides a backdrop for pictures of  winners and other participants in games. Following the ceremony the ballpark will have and open house with exhibition games at 5:30. Rotarians are encouraged to attend the ribbon cutting.  
Our May 7 meeting recognized outstanding students, along with the Marion Safe and Drug Free Schools Coalition, who have proven to be leaders and mentors at Linn-Mar and Marion Independent High Schools. City and school officials as well as parents joined us at our meeting. Mayor Nick AbouAssaly addressed the students encouraging them and inviting them to think about fulfilling their careers near home.  
The Cedar Rapids Jaycees represented by Ariel Moore and Sarah Buehler presented the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary with a check for $2300 toward the Club's signature project, "Shoes for Kids." The Jaycees raise funds at its "Festival of Trees" event where Christmas trees are decorated and auctioned to support worthy projects in the area. Receiving the check at its April 23 meeting was former MECR President Jeff Selfridge. 
On Monday, March 25th a number of MECR Rotarians served patrons at Ramsey's Wine Bistro (and a number of other Rotarians enjoyed being their customers) to raise funds for the local veterans being served by the VA hospital in Iowa City. The MECR Club was able to raise over $400 to be used towards gas/food cards for those veterans in need of assistance getting to and from their appointments at the VA. Much thanks to all who volunteered, attended, invited others, or shared the story on Facebook. Together we can make a difference. 
5 Members of the Marion- East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club (evening and daytime) attended the North Central Presidents-elect Training Seminar (NCPETS) in Ames from March 14th to the 16th. (Pictured left to right: Jill Olsen, Kesha Billings, Jacob Wittrock, Tracey Koenig, Michelle Bell ). Jill Olsen was the Chair of the event, with countless hours of behind the scenes work before the event even began and was a familiar face throughout the event. Michelle Bell, as the incoming 5970 District Governor, lead the District Presidents-elect through some resourceful training and Club planning activities as they plan their year as President of their Club and was also a familiar face throughout the Seminar. Jacob Wittrock serves as one of 12 Assistant Governors in our district and oversees and coordinates efforts in our Metro area. Tracey Koenig is the President-elect for Marion-East Cedar Rapids CLub so this Seminar helped ready her for the transition to Presidency and gain insight to how she wants to lead the Club during her term in 2019-2020. Kesha Billings was also in attendance as the President-elect Nominee for the Club and gained insight as to what it is to lead a club and how to start preparing ones self for that role. In all, hundreds of Rotarians joined together for two days of fellowship and understanding that our Clubs may all be different, but we are united together as Rotarians to do good in the World. 
The Marion East-Cedar Rapids Club will be collecting any receipts you may have from any HyVee, HyVee Drug, or HyVee Gas Station in Linn County. Please bring your receipts to the regular Tuesday meetings where we will collect them and pass them on to HyVee. For every $200 in receipts, HyVee will donate $1 to LinnMar or Marion Independent Schools, we will have the money split evenly between the two.
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 February 4, 2018, 6468 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. 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!
When the sirens sound be reminded it is Siren Wednesday. This is a time for fellowship at Cibo's.   Join fellow Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotarians and friends on June 5, 2019 for a beverage and visiting starting around 5:00 PM.  If you chose, please stay for dinner as the evening continues. This counts as a meeting make-up and is an enjoyable way to relax and pass some time.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
President Nominee
Immediate Past President