Nenu Piragine was the greeter for this morning.  President Cook called the meeting to order at 7:05 am.

Guests and Visiting Rotarians:  BJ and Hannah Langenfeld, Interact; Rebecca Shcultz, Iowa City Noon; Christine Catney, Iowa City Noon.

Chris Knapp led us in singing America and Smile.

Two member from the Interact club were present today.  They announced the Dance for Humanity would be held February 22 from 7:30-10:00PM at Old Brick Church in IC.  The cost is $10 for Adults and $5 for Students.  Nancy Pacha also stated that the band Fireside would be there in addition to live music form the UI Latin Jazz Ensemble.   President Cook asked that the last 5 minutes of the meeting be allocated for the opportunity to sell to club members.

Announcements: Greeters are needed.  President Cook encouraged all new members to sign up. Dish washers are need for several weeks in the near future.

Chris Knapp announced that Tae Sun would be moving in with Vernette and him on February 15. We need 6 host families for the upcoming year and we need every club members help by going to their churches and place of employment to find host families. We appreciate any help that members can give the youth exchange committee.

Many people were happy today and contributed to Happy Bucks.

President Cook announced that we would have a Fireside Chat Panel today.

The Panel members were:  Tom Langenfeld, Valerie Martin, Margy Winkler, Vernette Knapp, and Rebecca Schultz from the Noon club.   The panel were asked four questions:  What got you interested in Rotary?  What would you like to learn from Rotary?  What can the club do to help you meet these goals? What obstacles do you have in meeting these goals?

One of the major question coming out of the panel discussion was the need for more information on the website.  Dick Huber, Rebecca Schultz, and Valerie said they may be interested in helping with the website.  President Cook stated that he would take the information to the board to talk about the possibility of having a website task force.  Other topics of mention was how GSE , Youth Exchange, learning about Grants, attending Foundation meetings, and District conference can help enhance the level of learning about Rotary.

The next Grant Seminar is in West Liberty on February 22, 2014 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  Check out the District Website to sign up for this seminar.  

President Cook adjourned the meeting at 7:55 am.

Respectively Submitted

Vernette Knapp, Scribe