Posted by Mary Wildermuth on Feb 26, 2018
Program for February 26, 2018: Club Meeting
Happy News: Guests today were Shelley Sides guest of Greg Jenkins and Roger Lande guest of Sarah. Harvey Allbee shared a Rotary moment.  Erika noted that we have 2 openings on our Board.  Rick Gosney's son is getting engaged on WQAD TV on Valentine's Day...the gig includes the diamond ring and the proposal. Kim Warren's son finished first in the 25 and 50 yard backstroke and is headed to state!!  Erika is happy that the sun is out. Erika also reminded members to sign up for the Toast of Rotary in April on either the 12th or 13th.  You can sign up online or Kim will send your payment in. RYLA sign up is available until April 30th.
Program: Glad Cheng of the China Window Group provided an informative program on the work of the China Window Group in Muscatine and in China.  Glad has 3 goals:  People to People exchanges, entrepreneurial work and the new port.  Glad first came to Muscatine in May of 2013. Since then he has purchased the Friendship House where XI Jinping stayed, the Marie Lindsay Building, invested in the Merrill Hotel , and purchased Muscatine Travel.  He has also supported several musical cultural events including the Voice of Friendship Spring Concert, sponsored the MHS Choir to Bejing and sponsored 3 Chinese Orchestra Events in Muscatine.  The goal for the Marie Lindsay Building or the Sino American Center is to  be a place of friendship, showcase pingpong and host a Friendship Hall of Fame. Glad would like to host a China Window Muscatine Forum annually to exchange ideas among business persons.  He owns two Muscatine Centers in China that showcase Muscatine products and history.   The Sino American Center is being remodeled and will open sometime this Spring,r