Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M.

 
 
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Iowa City A.M.

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Kirkwood Room
515 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA  52240
United States
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The speaker was David Goodner, volunteer with Iowa City Catholic Worker.
 
 
 
Jack Tank introduced the speaker for the Sept. 6 meeting, John McGillicuddy, who talked about the agricultural and socio-political environment in the Ukraine.
 
 
 
The Sept. 13 speaker was Thomas D. Farnsworth, attorney with Kinnamon, Kinnamon, Russo, Meyer, KIeegan and Farnsworth.  His topic was about criminal sentencing and the criminal justice system in Johnson County.
Mark Patton and Thomas Farnsworth
 
 
 
Casey Cook conducted a "What Jazzes You Up" with District Governor Elect, Mike Ruby and his partner Joanne.
 
 
 
Today's meeting was a club assembly to discuss how the club is doing and how it can improve.
 
 
 
Pam Ries, Program Director for UI's REACH Program was the speaker on August 16.
 
 
 
RYLA and World Affairs Seminar participants were speakers on August 9.
 
 
 
Liz Ford, Director, Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center was the speaker.
 
 
 
 
Casey Cook introduced Andree Schmidt as the week's speaker, who is an Acquatic Rehab specialist working at the North Dodge pool.
 
Andree Schmidt and Casey Cook
 
 
 
The speakers were Stephanie Fieckenster and Sara Klemuk from the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center
 
 
 
Deb Galbraith led "What Jazzes You Up" to interview new members Roxie Mitchell, Phil Jordan and Cole Lavarias.
 
Deb Galbraith with Roxie Mitchell, Phil Jordan and Cole Lavarias
 
 
 
Casey Cook led a panel discussion on the topic of preparing for retirement.  Panel members included Mike O'Leary, Pam Ehly and Ann Romanowski.
 
 
 
Mike Messier gave the presentation on June 28 on Medicare and related health insurance issues.
 
Mike Messier
 
 
 
Speakers for the June 21 meeting were West High Interactors, Kasey and Kelsey Baller, who spoke about their experience in Xicotepec this spring.  They were introduced by Nancy Pacha.
 
 
 
Jody Braverman and his step-daughter, Rachel Gomez, spoke at the June 14 meeting concerning their trip last February to participate in the India NID.
Jody Braverman and Rachel Gomez draped in India NID banner.
 
 
 
Deb Dunkhase presented a report about "Next Year" for AM Rotary.
 
 
 
Our May 31 speaker was Jim Blessman of Blessman Ministries who talked about his South African ministries and various projects including a water project that was done partially with a Rotary Global Grant. Picture:  Sarah Aikin, Jim Blessman, Beth Blessman all of Blessman Ministries
 
 
 
 
Louis and Hannah Doerge gave a program on the film they produced and filmed in Iowa City and how the experience of filming an independent film in Iowa City compares to making films elsewhere.
 
Hannah and Louis Doerge
 
 
 
Today's program featured a panel lead by John Ockenfels of those who have attended at least one Rotary Leadership Institute session.
 
 
 
Today's meeting featured induction of two new members, Susie Poulton and Josh Brewster and a "What Jazzes You Up" moderated by Casey Cook to find out more about our newest members.
Pictured:  Deb Dunkhase (sponsor of Susie), Susie Poulton, Josh Brewster and Mike Messier (sponsor of Josh)
 
 
 
Deb Dunkhase was the May 3 presenter.  She discussed the Play to Read project.
 
 
 
Today's program was on Crisis Intervention Training and the speakers were Major Steve Dolezal, Johnson County Sheriff Department and Jessica Peckover, LISW, the Alternative Coordinator of the Program.
 
 
 
City Circle Acting Company, the resident company for the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts performed at the April 12th meeting.
 
 
 
About 24 players representing AM and Downtown Rotary Clubs putted their way to a great time at Colonial Lanes Mini-Golf Course in the First Annual AM Rotary Mini-Golf Tournament. This event substituted for our April Month Opener.
 
The Hat Lady Team: Nancy Pacha, Kris
Ockenfels, Amy Nicholson
 
 
 
We welcomed District Governor, Loring Miller and Past DG Terry Geiger and also prepared dictionaries to distribute to fourth graders.
 
Joan Garrity showing 4th Grade Dictionaries
 
 
 
 
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Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
 
Speakers
Oct 04, 2016
Brian Greer
Iowa City Fire Department, Fire Prevention
Oct 11, 2016
Mark Patton
Affordable Housing
Oct 18, 2016
Mark Patton, Casey Cook and Brad Langguth
1st Leg of Mark Patton's Lewis and Clark Bicycle Tour
Oct 25, 2016