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2018 - 2019 Committees

Administration/ Public Relations Committee

Chairs: Kesha Billings and Craig Novak

Members: Al Beach, Erik Miles, Christa Nelson

Service/ Fundraising Committee

Chairs: Cindy Preussner and Roger Flink

Members: Bob Mollman, Tom Barnes

Foundation Committee

Chair: Jeff Selfridge

Members: Jacob Wittrock, Cindy Shipley

Membership Committee

Chair: Tracey Koenig

Members: Michelle Bell, Erin Steffen

All other members of the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary take part on events and projects of the Club.





2017-2018 Committees

Service Committee

Service Committee provides centrally coordinated effort to oversee multiple club projects with goal to identify a funding strategy for each project and coordinates the many service projects that the club chooses to undertake. Participation by club members make these projects successful. Projects include local and international.

Chairperson: Roger Flink

Brian Doyle                                             Rich Loy


Sarah Netolicky                                     Shawn DeVries


Tom Padley                                            Mike Hodson


Mark Ahlers                                           Dan Rosteck


RaeAnn Barnhart                                  Don Zierath


Club Administration Committee


Manages the operations and membership aspects of the club. This includes member meeting logistics though selection of the weekly meeting site and optimizing the members dining and meeting experience. The committee also ensures Club records and finances are faithfully administered and memorialized for the sustainability of Club activities, procedures and processes. 

New Member Growth, bringing the opportunities of Rotary membership to vital members of our community and making new members feel welcome at club meetings, including developing new-member packets.  Member recruiting is done in close cooperation with the Public Relations Committee. 

Existing Member Retention, developing programs that encouraging members to stay active and involved in the club, including seeking out informative and entertaining guest speakers, hosting Member Minutes that highlight club members’ personal and professional history, hosting quarterly club assemblies, offering Rotary polo shirts for sale and submitting information for the “Wheel” to the Clubrunner website.  Existing Member Retention is done in close cooperation with the Public Relations Committee.

Chairperson:  Rick McAllister


Rick Dusil                                                 Chris Dyer


Frank Fowler                                           Spencer Stephens


Greg Hapgood                                         Craig Novak


Tom Wilkinson                                         Michelle Bell


John Bender                                              Jill Olsen


Sarah Mentzer                                         Cindy Shipley


Jacob Wittrock                                          Erin Steffen

Rotary Foundation Committee

The Rotary Foundation supports the good works of Rotary clubs locally, District-wide and internationally. It relies on the support of Rotary members and friends of Rotary. The Rotary Foundation Committee ensures the Marion - East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club is an active participant and supporter of the foundation. Additionally, this committee manages our youth programs such as Interact and RYLA.

Chairperson: Tracey Koenig

Jeff Selfridge                                           Jim Affeldt     


Shaun Barry                                           Barry Buchholz

Bob Butschi                                            Joe Lenz

Brent Harstad                                        Ben Blackstock 


Roger Carlson                                        Richard Drager


Jan Boland                                                            


Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee works to develop special events that promote a positive image of Rotary and the club while raising funds to sustain important projects of the club, both locally and internationally.  By leading all of club members, this committee will work to produce the annual waffle breakfast and other special events. 

Chairperson: Sarah Hughes


Sarah Pinion                                           Cole Norton


Cindy Preussner                                    Bob Mollman


Pat Quinn                                               Heather Morris


Jeff Selfridge                                           Lisa Sparrow



Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee works to communicate the activities of the Club, the District, Rotary International, other Rotary Clubs and groups Marion-East Cedar Rapids supports to its members and various audiences. It ensures that communications are consistent and provide the greater community with information that may impact the community and makes them aware of the good works of the Club and Rotary.
Chairperson: Kesha Billings
Erik Miles                                             Christa Nelson                                     
Endowment Committee
Jim Affeldt, Bob M. Butschi and Mark Ahlers