Posted by Liz Nichols on Dec 20, 2017
Members shared early memories of Christmas, especially things that happened with pets.  Those AM Rotarians who wore ugly Christmas sweaters or ties got the prize of being photographed.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Tom Robinson-- Iowa City Noon
Geri Schaefer-- Guest of Amy Nicholson
Plenty of people have signed up for gift wrapping duty on Christmas Eve at the Food Court in the Coral Ridge Mall.  It was suggested that people who are going to volunteer bring boxes to use for presents.  The money collected from this activity will go to the playground project.
Amanda reminded everyone to sign up in teams or individuals for Trivia Night.  There are four-plus teams signed up, but we have room for 38 tables at the Clarion Highlander.
Deb and John Ockenfels are in charge of the Friday, April 13 District Conference event in Coralville.  They are currently looking for door prizes.
Vernette Knapp thanked Brian Adamec and Dick Huber for participating in the End Polio Ride.  Throughout the US Rotary raised $90,000 with this activity.  District 6000 was the top district to raise funds with $8140 contributed.  AM Rotary raised $1060.  The District will be recognized on a trophy that will reside at RI in Evanston.
John Ockenfels noted the second publication of the district newsletter.  Be sure to bring in your copies so they can be distributed to Interact groups and to prospective members.
Carolyn Wanat thanked everyone who contributed coats toward the City Interact coat drive.
Brad Langguth honored both Nancy Stensvaag and Mark Patton for being the two leaders of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, both members of our Club.
Roger Christian announced that as of last Friday University Camera has closed and, once they wrap up some paperwork, he will be officially retired.  Congrats to Roger, though many of us will miss the store!
Mentions were made of the fun time had by those who delivered dictionaries to Lucas and to Borlaug schools.
We then went around the room and most people chimed in with a Christmas memory of one kind or another.  Many of them featured the antics of animals, including at least two Christmas trees that fell along with climbing cats.