Posted by Vernette Knapp on Feb 19, 2019
President Dick announced  very sad news  that Randy Wilman's son had passed away on February 18, 2019.
A moment of silence was observed.
Speaker-Dan Kolander    Topic:  Water to Thrive
The Iowa Most Team was welcomed back. This week is National Engineer Week, Act of Kindness Week and Today is Best Friends Day.  Casey Cook was welcomed back!
The 30 Anniversary Celebration will be held Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 at the Kirkwood Room form 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.  April 1, 2019 will be the annual miniature golf tournament fundraiser. Shelter House Book Sale March 30th.
Karen Franklin will be collecting books at the club the next several Tuesdays.
Hazel ask for suggestions for a grant that can be written for the 2019-2020 year.
Casey and Kate are moving to a condo.  Next Tuesday will be a volunteer effort to help pack books at their home. Casey announced that the Community Foundation Gold Tournament is May 20.
Happy Bucks:  Tom Novak shared that the Iowa Most Team worked to solve and problems that arise.
Mark Patton is happy to be in Bowl for Kids Sake Bowl Athon.  He would greatly accept pledges.
Chris Knapp spoke about 
the GMS at West Liberty and how we are dealing with losing membership and lack of funds. There are aprx. 13 clubs not giving to the Foundation.  Jim Peterson reminded everyone that the deadline for District Grants is June1, 2019.  The grants should be turned in sooner, in case there needs to be additional information added to the application.
The speaker today was Dan Kolander.  Dan is a retired Lutheran pastor. He was an interim pastor for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City. In  2016, Dan was honored to havea water well in Ethiopia dedicated to him by the congregations he served in Texas. Since 2016 Dan has  been an ambassador for Water to Thrive, a non-proft 501(c)3 cooperation building wells in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The Blessing of Clean, Safe, Water.  700 Millions are without clean water. Half of these people live in Africa.  There was a challenge to raise money for one well $5,000.  $60,000 was raised enough for 12 wells.
The model to provide water is :Direct, efficient, transparent, and most of all sustainable.
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