Posted by Bobbie Holliday on Oct 29, 2018
Program: Chris Knapp - Rotary Foundation
Invocation:  Sarah Lande
Recap of October 15, 2018 meeting: 
Guests:  Roger Lande was the guest of Sarah Lande
Happy NewsKaren Diercks was happy that her grandson made homecoming court at his high school.  She also reminded us of the Vintners Dinner on October 22, 2018 at the Merrill Hotel.  Marv Krieger was happy that Iowa and Iowa State won their games.  Erika Cox as happy that UNI won and that the Patriots won.  She also let us know that Sal LoBianco received the Individual Achievement Award from IMU in Des Moines.  Greg Jenkins reminded us of the Over the Edge event on Friday.  Kickoff for the event will be Thursday afternoon going into the evening.  Megan Francis let us know that Sunnybrook is offering spaghetti lunch on the 18th to raise money for their Over the Edge team.  They are also hosting an event on the 23th - Murder and Mayhem at the old Doom Mansion.  Sal LoBiano was happy that his dog has recovered from ACL surgery - he has his walking companion back.  He was also happy that Iowa State won their game.    Sarah Lande let us know that on October 28 from 5 to 7  - there will be a screening of "The Better Angel" - it is about China and U.S. relations.  Dana Miller was happy the L&M marching band won their competition at state - she has 2 children in the band.  Rick Gosney let us know of the Muscatine Pollinator Project fundraiser at Contrary Brewery on October 21 from 1 to 6. 
Club Business:   Hope Robbins - 3rd reading to become a new member.  Jim Hayes - 1st reading to become a new member.  Kelly Rushford - 1st reading to become a new member.  Angela Boelens - 1st reading to become a new member.  Frank Iliff - 1st reading to become a new member.  Carolyn Levine let us know that on November 15th, 6:00 at MCC  - there will be a showing of "Humans" -by the MCC Theatre group.  It is special showing for service clubs - Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions are invited.  Rick Gosney reminded us that there will NOT be a club meeting on Monday, October 22, 2018. Instead there will be a social meeting Thursday, October 25 at 5:00 at Contrary Brewery. 
Program:  Diana Broderson spoke to us about Child Abuse Prevention.  Diana is the Director of Family Programs at the Muscatine YMCA, as well as our Mayor.  Child abuse prevention in Muscatine County is a 3 tier approach.  1) Prevent Child abuse in Iowa.  2) Muscatine County CARES - Child Abuse Response and Education Systems.  3) Family Program Services at YMCA.    There are 5 factors that strengthen a child's environment.  They are nurturing and attachments, parenting knowledge, parental resilience, social connections, and concrete supports.   Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) shape a child.  They are - emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, mental health, and more...  12.9% of people in Muscatine have had 1 or more ACE's happen to them.  People who have had 4 or more ACE's tend to experience health problems.   She shared ways we can volunteer to help prevent child abuse.  Thank you Diana. 
There will not be a Club Meeting on October 22, 2018. Instead there will be a social meeting on Thursday, October 25 at 5:00 pm at Contrary Brewery.  Our next regular meeting will be October 29, 2019 at the Rendezvous.