Posted by Bobbie Holliday on Aug 03, 2018
Program:  August 6, 2018 is our District Governor, Tom Narak.
Visitor: Nisha Ladlee  - Family Resource
Rotary Moment:  Erika Cox shared an article out the Rotarian Magazine, Top 10 tips to increase membership.  Jessica Wittman, our President Elect, promised to wear a pink gorilla suit to the rotary meeting when our club gets its next new member. 
Happy NewsCharla Schafer shared with us her admiration towards Judi Holdorf for all she has done at the Community Foundation.  Diana Gradert reminded us of the Arts Council fundraiser on August 5th.  Melanie Alexander let us know of the new exhibit at the Muscatine Are Center, Gerberich's Gadgetry.  Megan Francis is surviving moving and also has her house for sale if anyone is interested or knows of anyone looking.  She is also happy that the State Fair is starting.  Jim Nepple announced that he successfully finished Ragbrai and was happy with the weather.  He was also happy that the route went through his home town.  Holly Thomas-Koehler is happy that her cross fit team finished 14th out of 35 at competition, considering they were up against younger teams.  Harvey Allbee was happy to have been at the 'Allbee' reunion in Clear Lake. 
Program:  Our program was Christy Roby Williams - Director of Public Health at Unity Point Muscatine.  She spoke to us about school based 'Resource Navigators' that have been placed in the schools to connect with students and families in the school districts.  Right now the resource navigators are in elementary and middle schools.  This fall they plan to have one at the high school as well.  The resource navigators receive referrals from administrators, counselors and nurses.  There are many reasons for referrals:  housing crisis, school attendance, food insecurity, health insurance and mental health.  Between October of 2017 and June of 2018, 199 students were served, 172 homes visited, 4315 contacts on behalf of student or family, 92% success rate and 76% referred to mental health support.  Christy shared some success stories with us.  Thank you Christy!