Casey Cook, Program Coordinator, for February introduced Carolyn Brown speaking on Literacy.  She is the found of Foundation in Learning.  She talked about teaching children how to read   Carolyn said that children struggle with dsylexia, limited language skills, difficulty spelling, high frustration and low self-esteem, difficulty retaining and retrieving information, cannot generalize across words or content.  If is important to focus on the capacity of learning. How do we measure it and how is it best learned?  It is important to vary tasks, content, and provide lots of practice. 
President Liz called the meeting to order at 7:05 am.  Amy Nicholson showed pictures of the can do trailer at the Riverside Drive Recycling Center.  Thanks to John Ockenfels for delivering the trailer to its new home.  It was suggested that the 1st can sorting will be on March 5, 2022.  Grant Management Seminars are February 26, 2022 in West Liberty and March 5, 2022 in Newton. The first week of March Peggy Doerge will begin developing the Opportunity Fund Team.  Chris Knapp mentioned the speaker for District Conference.
Aaron Putze and Chuck Long Friday Luncheon, David Forward Doing Good in the world-Saturday Breakfast, Rachel Fischer-Human Trafficking survivor, and Dr. Todd Jenkins speaking on Diversity Saturday Banquet.
Deb Ockenfels said that 67 pairs of shoes money to purchase at least three more boxes.  There are now shoes size 5.  She is going to focus on larger kids. She will be checking with the school district, DVIP, and Open Heartland.
There is an opportunity to donate sewing machines for Afghans in the Des Moines Area.  If you are interested in donating, PDG Steve Daikin will collect them at District Conference.
Chris Knapp talked about the billing statements that just went out $140.00 or $70.00 plus if you wish $25 for Paull Harris.
Nenu said that the VTT for Ponseti training would be going in March to train doctors in Argentina.
We should have some applications for the satellite club by the February or March board meeting.   They meet online the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings. 
Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 am.