Karin Franklin, Program Coordinator, for March introduced Tom Cook. Tom is the author of a children's book "Happy Feet" about a young man in Africa with Club Foot. Tom is Professor Emeritus in Public Health and Physical Therapy Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa.  Tom Spoke on Dr. Ignacio Ponseti who was born in Menorca Spain. in 1914 and died in 2009.  Tom also wrote the book "RAG for Club Foot" "The Life and Global Impact of Dr. Ignacio Ponseti.  Tom talked about the impact of 1918 flu epidemic.  Dr. Ponseti was 4 years at the time. During his adolescence from 1920-1930 he lived in Barcelona.  In 1930 he attended the University of Barcelon where he was lucky to finish an exam two weeks before the Spanish Civil War.  In 1938 the city of Barcelona was bombed.  Dr. Ponseti had the opportunity to escape to Mexico City from July 14, 1939 arriving July 27, 1939.
President Liz called the meeting to order at 7:05 am. She announced that can sorting on March 6th was a hugh success there were 14 volunteers. PDG John Ockenfels announced that we raised over $600.  Nancy Pacha said that the Ia MOST fundraiser will be Coralvillle Performing Arts April 4, 2022.  Tickets are on the Ia MOST website or you can let Nancy know send her a check and she will have tickets for you.  Tickets are $12.00.  District conference the Interact and some Rotartactors/Rotex will be joining the conference. 
Karin Franklin announced that the DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Workshop put on by The League of Women's Voters on March 24, will be the Priv. Walk on Zoom
April 14, a session and final session April 28.   These sessions will be held Thursdays at 7:00 am. This audience will be the PM Club, Interactors, Rotaractors, 
Tom Cook continued the presentation on Dr. Ponseti.   D0r. Ponseti need $1,000 in 1940 to go to the U of I.  He traveled on three grey hound buses and was fascinated by what he saw.  All you can eat buffets in Oklahoma Green and lush land He arrive in Iowa City in 1941.  Dr. Steindler was used to operating for Club Foot.  By 1950 Dr. Ponseti had figured out how to do non-surgical surgery for Club Foot.   
In 1998 Dr.  Ponseti got medical attention from the medical field.  In 2006 He had International Association at the University of Iowa.  Through Rotary Gobal grants used for Vocational Training Teams countries have gained knowledge by teams going to counties and train Doctors in Club Foot manipulation.   VTT's have been in the following countries:
Argentina, Brazil, Boliva, Columbia, Mexico, Nigeria, Cambodia and South Africa.  
Ignacio Ponseti is Iowa's Gift to the Children of the World.  It takes four to six weeks for the club foot manipulation.   There 4,444 children in the United States annually with Club Foot. 
Metting adjourned at 8:15am.