Program for October 19, 2015: RYLA Campers
Invocation:  Kelly Garvin
Guests Today: Daniel Wang, guest of Pam Collins
Rotary and Happy News: Ron Yohe is at the University of Iowa being treated for the removal of several brain tumors.  He is very hopeful that all will be removed successfully!! Reminder to nominate members for the Club Service Award. Kelly Garvin noted that next Sunday is the West Liberty Chicken Fry for the Rotary Fundraiser. Hours unknown but probably in the afternoon? Shane Orr indicated we are still a few dollars short of the goal for Operation Warm Coat. Larry Hetzler gave an update on the One Rotary Summit in West Liberty.  Rick Gosney reminded us to write our annual checks to the Rotary Foundation this month or next. 
Tony Joseph is happy that his new storefront is open and he is welcoming us all to the Business After Hours there in the future.  Nathan Mather is happy that Jefferson School is now open and so many attended the open house on Sunday!! Paul Fitzpatrick is happy that his father in law just celebrated his 90th birthday and that all of the family could come!!  Judy is happy that Chuck Moody balanced his checkbook and had enough left to make a contribution to the scholarship fund!!
Program: Dave Gobin, City of Muscatine Development Director provided a thought provoking and informative program on a Port for Muscatine.  The idea is to move what is being transported on highways to the Mississippi River. There are no ports between St. Louis and Muscatine. The city is the most viable leader for the project. The port could serve a market within 3 hours of Muscatine.
Barges can hold 55-58 semi truck loads worth or 15 rail cars worth.  Muscatine is logical because we are in the center of the country. Closest international ports are Houston and New Orleans.  Dave hopes to convert an underutilized port facility or build a new one,as well as, establish a Foreign Trade Zone.