Welcome to your Thursday Rotary Check-in!
 
As we go about our lives let's keep in mind The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
Thought: Visit our Facebook page Rotary Club of Council Bluffs: Noon Club and watch Carol Horner's video reminding us to BE THE GOOD.
Song: Peace Train, Cat Stevens
 
Next Rotary Zoom meeting: Thursday, June 18 at 12 PM.
Program: Student & Teacher Awards
Thought & Song: TBA
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 2781 0838
Password: 713584
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k17bl9zez
 
Announcements: 
 
We have some exciting news!! We heard back from College View Elementary and before they closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 5th graders were able to raise $1,127.31!!!! Now it's our turn to match it. Let Wendy know if you would like to make a donation to Polio Plus in honor of these generous young people. We will be collecting through June 20. Recognition of these students is in the works.
 
Rotary Board Zoom Meeting will be Mon., June 15 at 12:30 PM. Let Wendy know if you'd like to join.
 
Sorry for the repeats, we want to make sure you're informed:
 
Dues statements were emailed May 18 and are due June 18.  The club will accept monthly EFT payments. If you'd like to pay this way, please email Wendy to request the form.
 
The Club will align our in-person meetings with the policies and guidelines of the YMCA Healthy Living Center when it re-opens and allows groups like ours.
 
The end of the Rotary Year is quickly approaching - June 30. We are still working toward our goal of 100% member participation in donating to The Rotary Foundation. If you haven't given yet, please consider giving something. If you would like, call Wendy with your credit card information and she will help you make a donation on the Rotary.org website.
 
Member Donations to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) 2019-20
Goal: $9,800 - Actual: $10,825 - 110% of goal
Goal: 100% member participation - Actual: 72/91 - 79% of goal 
 
Thank you to the following members who have made contributions:
April-June - Sustaining ($100 or more): Donna Barry, Andy Brown, Steve Chamley, Bruce Chubick, John Cool, Kate Cutler, John Davis, Mark Hanwright, Lolli Haws, Jason James, Dan Kinney, Patricia LaBounty, Shalimar Mazetis, Vicki Murillo, Linda Primmer, Kathy Rieger, Samantha Roth, Dolores Silkworth, Tara Slevin, Ron Tekippe, Bill Wypyski; Other: Susan Enewold, Charlie Johnson, Barb Morrison, Jenny Schroeder
July: None
August (at District Conference): Ramon Calzada, Steve Chamley, Carol Horner, Kimberly Kolakowski, Mick McKinley, Brenda Moran, Carol Wood
September - Sustaining: Paul Bass
October - Sustaining: Donna Barry, Mark Hanwright, Justin James, Justin Schultz
November - Sustaining: Deb Bass, Chris Blum, Dick Christie, Nicole Fries, Stan Grote, Scott Hartman, Carl Heinrich, Carol Horner, Mike Hoy, Glennay Jundt, Cindi Keithley, Kimberly Kolakowski, Rick Killion, Kimberly Kolakowski, Phil Meyer, Donna Miller, Barb Murphy, Cindy Schmader, Jay Simms, Jeanie Waters, Sharon White, Tom Whitson; Other: Ramon Calzada, Nancy Schulze, Emmet Tinley
December - Sustaining: Rick Guill, Abby Jares, Chris LaFerla, Jill Orton, Marsha Williams; Other: Leo McIntosh
January - Sustaining: Donna Barry, Scott Belt, Doug Drummey, Tom Emmett, Rick Killion, Chris Olson, Donna Pritchard, Scott Reelfs, Pete Tulipana, Carol Wood; Other: Mark Eckman
February - Sustaining: Mitch Kay
March - Sustaining: Cara Cool-Trede
April: None.
May: Other: Marcia Antworth, Sheryl Garst, Tim German, Erin Johnson, Keith Jones, Mark Stanley
 
This week's clippings from The Daily Nonpareil:
  • Farmers Market Council Bluffs opens today (Sheryl Garst, 712 Initiative) 4:30-7:30 PM in Bayliss Park
  • NeighborWorks Home Solutions creating affordable housing in Bluffs (David Hazlewood) NeighborWorks Week is June 6-13. #NWWeek
  • Council Bluffs Public Library's "Chalk Your Walk" Challenge is running through June 14 (Kathy Rieger) Chalk pick-up can be arranged by calling the library at 712-323-7553 x114.
  • Local arts and culture organizations receive much needed grants (Tom Emmett, General Dodge House; Patricia LaBounty, UP Museum)
  • Pottawattamie County Community Foundation awards $54,750 in Community Impact Grants (Donna Dostal)
  • Iowa Western Community College ramps up presidential search (Dan Kinney) (Kathy Rieger, Presidential Search Committee)
  • (Blake) Johnson tapped as new Habitat for Humanity Director (Erin Johnson, Jenny Schroeder)
  • Summer fun: Union Pacific Railroad Museum to host virtual First Friday (Patricia LaBounty) Event was held 6/5/20.
* I apologize if I missed your clipping. If I did, let me know and I'll put it in next week.
 
Good News: 
 
The Salvation Army is having a retirement open house for Donna Miller on June 18, 4-6 PM at the Salvation Army, Lakin Campus. Congratulations Donna!!
 
Marsha Williams encourages you to show your commitment to ending Alzheimer's Disease during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month by showing the power of purple June 15-20.
  • Light your building purple during the month of June
  • Cut out and hang purple flowers in your windows
  • Wear purple
  • Share your purple activities on social media by tagging @alziowa and #endalz
 
That's it for this week!
 
I look forward to seeing all of your faces at next week's Zoom meeting - Student & Teacher Awards!
 
Wendy Chubick
​Executive Director
Rotary Club of Council Bluffs
​P.O. Box 673 
​Council Bluffs, IA 51502
​(712) 326-9368
cbrotaryclub@gmail.com