Posted by Bobbie Holliday on Feb 25, 2019
Program:  Dr. Jerry Riibe - Exciting News and Changes at Muscatine Schools
Invocation:  Rich Dwyer
Recap of February 11, 2019 Club Meeting: 
Guests:  Jeff Wenger of Country Financial - prospective member.  Lisa Werner of Nepple Law - prospective member. 
Happy News:  Larry Hetzler reminded us of 'Romance in the Air' - Muscatine Symphony event on February 16.  See Larry for tickets.  Erika Cox was happy for the success of the cake auction at the Muscatine High School.  Jim Nepple was happy his 11 year old grandson's Lego League team won the Colorado State Championship and will go to Nationals.  Naomi DeWinter and Charla Schafer are busy planning the Legends event.  This year it will be honoring Roy Carver, Sr and Lucille Carver.  Sal LoBianco was happy he won the tickets to see Jersey Boys at the Hancher - he enjoyed the show.  Scott Ingstad was happy the Iowa Hawkeyes won and that his granddaughter won a free throw contest. 
Club Business:  Shane Orr reminded us that there will be a spot open on the Board on July 1st.  Let a board member know if you are interested. 
Program:  Krista Regennitter  - ISU Extension Outreach
The goal of the ISU Extension Outreach is to create a strong Iowa.  Iowa State is the Land Grant University in Iowa due to the Merrill Act that was passed in 1862.  The purpose of the Act is to make higher education available to everyone, teach practical subjects, and for the University to share knowledge with the people throughout the state.  The Muscatine Extension office opened in 1913.  Each county in Iowa has its own ISU Extension Office with elected board of officials.  The core areas of the ISU Extension Office are as follows:  Ag and Natural Resources, Human Sciences, and Economic Development.   4-H is also through the ISU Extension Office.  4-H supports healthy living, STEM, Citizen Leadership, and Communication and the Arts.  4-H has clubs, camps, after school programs and events.  Because of many donations the ISU Extension Office will be moving to a new location at 1601 Plaza Place.  They hope to be open in September 2019.   (they are currently located on Isett Ave across from Heinz).  Thank you Krista. 
There will not be a Rotary meeting on Monday, February 18 in observation of President's Day. 
Next meeting will be February 25, 2019 at the Rendezvous.