Karin Franklin introduced the speaker Michael Brogan speaking on The American Society-Road to Recovery. Michael graduated from Waterloo High School in 1971.  He has 40 years as a Tech experience.  He is a cancer survivor. There 1.9 Millon cases of cancer a year and 600,000 deaths.  Adults have a 70% survival rate, children 90% survival rate. There have been 27 grants with $27.6 million dollars in the state of Iowa. Michael was diagnosed with cancer in 2013.  He was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma.  He had 2 years of radiation. There are two things he is working on.  "Real Men wear Pink" raised $50 Million.  Hope Lodge serves 28 people.  Road to Recovery is a program that a person can be trained to be able to drive cancer patients to and from appointments. 
Past President Liz called the meeting to order at 7:05 am.  Mark Ruggeberg was on-line.  He gave a Food Fight report.  As of Monday morning, August 8th CommUnity Reports the following cash donations.  Noon $1,850, Downtown $1,265-per capita $58 per member.  AM $16,000-oer capita (based on 70 members) $1,142.86 per member 
The combination of these donations equates to 95,500 lbs. of food which is 4,500 lbs. short of 1000,000 goal.  
September 13th Houses into Homes work session off site. Deb Dunkase said there will be a work session to pack back packs at Open Heartland 11-1 on Wednesday.  The will fill 750 back packs. 
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 am/