Seth Talbot, February Program Coordinator introduced speaker Judy Joyce director of TAKO (Take a Kid Outdoors). 
Judy gave an update on the TAKO program.  TAKO was founded in 2006 by Dick Jensen.  He brought together like minded people to form this a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting unstructured play in other words, old fashion "free time"   TAKO mission is to immerse  participants in enjoyable activities to develop an attitude of joy, wonder, love and respect for our natural world.
Rotarians Seth Talbot and Judy Joyce, Director of TAKO
President Seaba called the meeting to order at 7:05 am.
Announcements:  Randy Willman has back surgery.  Ann Romanowski will have surgery for her foot leg problems. on Valentines Day.  Trivia 2/21.  We need more teams.  GMS West Liberty 2/22.  The online GMS Webinar will be April  11, 2020.  IPTV needs volunteers to man the phones on March 1, 2020.  Chris Atchinson and Mary Ellen Lewis introduced a program the Rotary Club of Iowa City is putting together.
CPR/AED.  They will want to do a presentation to the club.  They are hoping that the Rotary Club of Iowa City AM will participate in learning CPR. Mary Ellen Lewis also is on a committee:  Rotarian's Supporting Women.  She was looking for sponsors for $1,0000 for a woman high school student to pursue post education.
President Seaba had a letter from Mike O'Leary.  He is attending Rotary clubs in Thailand and enjoying his time there.  The club works on making sure that each student learns swimming.
Speaker, Judy Joyce continue her talk presentation on TAKO.  She spoke on the benefits of  the outdoors:  Nurtures creativity, 24/7 anywhere, reduces stress and anxiety, fosters relationships.  Why are kids not going outside.  FEAR of nature, fear they get hurt, fall,.  If you travel you might get sick.
They have events in the Rotary Camp Park along Camp Cardinal Road.  Motto:  Be Free, Be Wild, Be Fearless.
There are several levels of sponsorships available from $100 to $5,0000.  For more information follow on Facebook and visit
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 am.