The speaker was David Goodner, volunteer with Iowa City Catholic Worker.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Morten Wulff and Soerwelr Andreesen-- Guests of Jack Cameron
Dale Simon-- Guest of Jack Cameron
David Goodner-- Speaker
Bob Walker-- Guest of Phil Jordan
The Iowa City area Rotary clubs are combining for a special Polio Awareness event on October 10 from 5:30 to 9 pm at the Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood Park.  The suggested donation is a minimum of $25 and the clubs are trying to raise $5000 toward Polio Plus.  Make checks to District 6000 HEF and add AM Rotary to the memo line.
Ron Logsden is hosting a Fireside Chat on September 28 at his home.
Gather your usable goods (not adult clothing) for the fleamarket fund-raiser to be held the morning of Oct 8 at Sycamore Mall.  A sign up is going around for people to staff the sale from 9 to noon.
Nut sales will continue until October 11.
While AM Rotary is not directly participating in the coat project this year, please let Deb Ockenfels know if there are other service clubs or groups in the area that would like to contribute.
Roger Christian will be out of town next week and will need an assistant for Jack Cameron.  Arrive at 5:45 am if you feel you can help with set-up.
Here are a few of the many happy bucks announcements:  Margy Winkler enjoyed visiting the Von Trapp lodge in Vermont.  Sue Cronin celebrated that her grandson has started walking.  Dick Huber has only 5 more days of work before retirement.  Several people celebrated the wonderful new Hancher Theater.  Jack Cameron celebrated having guests from Denmark/
Pam Ehly introduced David Goodner, who is a former neighbor and a former student of both Pam and Pat Schnack.  David is a volunteer organizer for the new Catholic Worker guest house in Iowa City.  It is located at Sycamore St. and Lower Muscatine.  There is a big renovation in progress which once done will open the house up to serve more meals and to distribute clothing to the poor and homeless.  It can hold around 17 guests who are in need of shelter but for various reasons are not being served by Shelter House or other organizations.  Stays are allowed up to 30 days.  There is always a need for furniture, food and dollars.  Donations can be received through a GoFundMe page:
Like other Catholic Worker groups around the country the Iowa City group is purposely not a 501(c)(3) so it can remain classified as a residential property and save on a number of limitations that would be required of the house and services if it were classed as commercial.
Catholic Worker began in New York City in 1933.  It is a volunteer-based lay religious order, although it is non-denominational in the work that it does among the poor and homeless and the volunteers who serve the movement.
The first