Karin Franklin introduced Kate Gfeller speaker for today.  Kate grew up on a farm in central Iowa.  She works with Cochlear Implants and research department.  She is in the Department of Otolaryngology, and head and neck surgery.  Kate has lectured in 28 International Countries.  She focuses on music perception enjoyment.  Music is commonly head in daily life.  She played several music videos. She showed how music can bring back many memories and take you back in time. 
She talked about how music can be too loud and ruin your hearing.  Football games, loud receptions, concerts can all be damaging to you hearing.  Take breaks, walk away if necessary. 
She showed how the word MUSIC can help
M-Turn your MP3 down.
U-use regular breaks
S-Stand back from the speaker
I-Invest noise control
C-Carry ear plugs
There are the inexpensive foam plugs, not very good.  Customer fit museum ear Plugs$120-$200, and filtered ear plug $20-$60.
Hearing aids are not the silver bullet. 
President Liz called the meeting to order at 7:10 am.  The Downtown club will be celebrating the life of Bob Hardy at the Vue June 11 from 2-5.  They will also have the month opener the following Monday to celebrate as well.
There is a volunteer opportunity at the Beer Garden at Arts Fest Jue 4 8-11.  
Vernette talked about signing up for the Polio Society.  We have 15 members. 
She will still be taking signups next week. You will receive a certificate and a pin from Polio Chair Susan Herrick. 
Karin Franklin said she needs MOW help on Tuesday and Fridays. 
Program Chairs are needed for August, September, and October. 
Can Do 15 Volunteers, 42 bags and $425.20 job completed in 1 1/2 hours. 
The Community Gold outing went very well.  Casey said everyone was very happy. 
Nancy and Margy Walked to the River with the Interact students. 
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 am.