Taylor Wherheim, Program Coordinator, for December introduced today's speaker:   Jeff Capps, Director for the Iowa's Children Museum.  Jeff worked for Habitat for Humanity beginning in 2009 then joining the Children's Museum when Deb Dunkhase retired.   The Children's Museum has been in its current location since 1999 serving over 2 million children with active learning experience.  The museum has s strong foundation and leadership.  "It's a happy talent to know How to Play", Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Jeff asked?  What is a childhood experience that you still hold dear?  Answers ranged from laugher, joy, dolls, ice skating, bubbles, planting corn, and spending days at the lake. Iowa Children's Museum has five key education initiatives:  Literacy Financials, Arts and Culture, Science Technology Education and Math:  STEM, Life and social skills, and Healthy Kids School Readers.
During the pandemic, the staff at the museum developed virtual learning, ICM to go, Play Parks for hands on learning at home.  The Iowa Children's Museum is a very important part of the Corridor community. 
President Liz called the meeting to order at 7:08 am.  Gift wrapping will be December 24,2021 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Jack's son Jackson will be in charge.  Treasurer Chris Knapp will pick the money up around 6:15pm. PDG John Ockenfels said that the nominating committee will be interviewing a DG candidate for 2024-2025.  
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 am