President Amy introduced Dawn Oliver Wiand our speaker today.  Dawn is President of The Iowa Women's Foundation.   She joined the foundation in 2013.  There are many barriers to economic  sustainability for Iowa women and girls.   70% of females lack affordable health care.  Employers could help is they would provide health care.  The Iowa Women's Foundation works for Child Care Availability, Affordability and sustainability.  They help provide for 35 communities across the state for child care.  Some areas"  Building community child care solutions collective.  Economic issues:  Businesses coming together to provide child care. Elected officials are willing to get child care legislation on the books that would support working families. 
Economic recovery and child care:  Goals:  Expand the network, increase awareness, increase public and private partnerships.
We must:  Get the facts, educate, assess, develop, and invest in child care for employers.
Call for action:  Share the information from today with three people.  Support the local child care coalition with time and expertise.  Encourage companies to offer child care.
For more information:  Dawn's email:  Phone # 319-774-3814.
President Amy called the meeting to order at 7:05 am.
Gratitude and Joy was share by Carolyn Wanat:  She share about the joy of her 39 year old son that just had a birthday.  He has brought much joy to her life with his playfulness and helpfulness.  Her gratitude is that he has great devotion to his family.   He had odd jobs during high school, painting and gardening. 
Announcements:  Elaine Shalla's , husband Dennis died.  
Karin Franklin is looking for program coordinators for next year:  July 2021-June 2022.  
Deb Ockenfels announced that the District Grant has been submitted, reviewed by Norlan Hincke, now ready for the grant committee.
John Ockenfels said that we now have a Can Do trailer.  The trailer cost $1,000.  He needs a welder to cut a hole in the trailer.  Signage will be completed by Dick Huber.   
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 am.