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?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Thought for the week: "Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend." - The Beatles, We Can Work It Out, Rubber Soul, 1965
Song for the week: Bruce and I watched the movie "Yesterday," yesterday.  ;-) 
In the movie a struggling singer/songwriter is in a freak accident during a global blackout and wakes up to discover that the Beatles have never existed. He becomes an overnight sensation performing Beatles songs to a world that's never heard of them. I'm not a big Beatles fan but they have some fantastic songs! So... The song for the week is all of the Beatles songs. Pick your favorites, listen to them, and have a dance party in your living room!!  Or, chill on the sofa in your comfy clothes with a glass of wine. Kinda depends on the song.
Next Rotary Zoom meeting: Thursday, May 21 at 12 PM.
Program: Self-Care by Ilona Holland from Life Dimensions
Thought & Song: Rick Killion
Meeting ID: 857 2685 0777
Password: 666892
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbd48NQ5SD
Thank you to the following Rotarians who volunteered for CleanSweep:
Deb Bass
Wendy & Milla Chubick
Tim German
Carol Horner
Keith Jones
Mick McKinley
Kathy Rieger
Jenny Schroeder
Tom Whitson
We picked up 20 pounds of litter and the recycling center said the area looks great! 
District Grant Applications for the 2020-21 Rotary year are due May 31. Carol Wood and Nancy Schulze have attended the Grant Management Seminar and are ready to work through the process. The Board would like to know:
  1. What need do you see in our community that our club could help with for $5,000.
  2. What type of hands-on project would make you want to get involved?
Please contact Wendy or Jenny with your responses. The Club Board will meet via Zoom on Monday, May 18 at noon.
This week's clippings from The Daily Nonpareil:
  • May 4-8 was Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. If you haven't yet, be sure to thank teachers, admin., cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, etc. They go above and beyond to take care of our kids! Thank you John Cool, Chris LaFerla, Dan Kinney, Lolli Haws,Vickie Murillo, and Mark Stanley! We usually have Student and Teacher Awards during May. We are in communication with the schools on what our celebration will look like this year. We'll get back to you.
  • This week, May 10-16, is National Police Week. Please be sure to thank a public safety officer. They keep us all safe! Thank you Andy Brown & Justin James! We usually have Police, Fire & Sheriff Awards during May. At the request of the public safety departments, we are postponing this until we can meet in person again because it will be more meaningful to the recipients. We will keep you advised.
  • Schools adjust schedules, plans to fit circumstances - CBCSD will end its year May 28. District officials are working on a Return to Learn plan. The district will provide an update by the end of June. (Vicki Murillo)
  • Pott. County expects higher-than-normal primary vote totals - In late April, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate sent requests for absentee ballots to every active registered voter in Iowa. Residents need to send in their request for an absentee ballot by May 22 to ensure they'll receive their ballot in time to send it back to have their vote counted. (Andy Brown & Mitch Kay)
  • Dodge Connection - Celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage: Amelia Jenks Bloomer fought for the women's vote - Great article by club member Tom Emmett!
  • Axne speaks with 3rd District mayors about COVID-19 relief  (Matt Walsh - color photo - no charge) ;-)
  • Purple flock will again raise money for Alzheimer's - Bethany Lutheran Health Services' (Samantha Roth) purple flamingos are ready to flock the city to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer's (Marsha Williams). Those interested in "flocking" someone, please use the attached form and mail check and form to Bethany Lutheran Home, 11 Elliott St. Council Bluffs, IA 51503; or visit: Team Bethany Lutheran Health Services
* I apologize if I missed your clipping. If I did, let me know and I'll put it in next week's clippings.
Good News:  No one sent me any. That's sad. I'm sure there's something good going on out there. Don't be shy. Please have your good news ready for our Zoom meeting next Thursday. We want to celebrate with you!
That's it for this week!
I look forward to seeing all of your faces at next week's Zoom meeting!

Wendy Chubick
​Executive Director
Rotary Club of Council Bluffs
​P.O. Box 673 
​Council Bluffs, IA 51502
​(712) 326-9368