Posted by Vernette Knapp on Jul 02, 2019
Speaker:  President Hazel Seaba talked about her background and vision for 2019-2020 year.
July-New Leadership Month.   To Improve is to Change; to be perfect is to change often "Winston Churchill"
Our club was chartered in 1989.
Kate Sojka congratulated members with club anniversary from July 1-8.  Nancy Johnson 13 years, Deb Dunkhase 8 years, Jean Knepper 5 years, Kris Ockenfels 5 years, and Ann Romanowski 5 years.
Deb Ockenfels announced that she was accepting checks and food for the Strike Out Hunger for the CommUnity Food Fight.  We want the turkey back.
President Hazel had A Rotarian's Reflection from Roger Christian, Charter Member.  Roger talked about how the club began with 6 people sitting at a table at the Holiday Inn.  John Koza, Jack Kolberg and Pete Knapp were some of the starters.    Charter members present today were Roger Christian, Dave Parson, John Ockenfels, Chris Knapp.  The club met at the Holiday Inn for awhile, then moved to the Masonic Lodge-problem of parking, then moved to the Kirkwood Room. Roger said what makes us so great as a club is money, talent and dedication.
Hazel said there would be more reflections through out the year.
Speaker today was President Hazel Seaba.  She spoke about growing up in Michigan and then moving to Iowa.  She was used to the lovely beaches in Michigan.  She worked in the College of Pharmacy and her last 15 years was Associate Dean.  She thanked Jim Peterson for getting her involved in Xicotepec.  She realized in 2006 how this  program changes the world by getting Pharmacy students involved.  She joined Rotary in 2014.
Goals for 2019-2020
1.  Visioning and strategic planning
2.  Explore new fundraising.   Main Fund Raiser Can Do Project     There will be one Trivia night.
3.  Refocus of Board of Directors Duties
She explained her proposed budget that will go before the board.  She also spoke on the distribution of Club Dues.
Hazel had Pam Ely explain the speaker book program.  A book will go to Lincoln Elementary for every speaker.  The books will focus on service.
She said it was an honor to be President of the club.