Posted by Bobbie Holliday on Aug 19, 2019
Program:  Jean Pfeifer - Muscatine Legal Services
Recap of the August 12, 2019 club meeting: 
Visitors:  Odysseus Orr and Lauren Lettington were the guests of Shane Orr.  John Krieger was the guest of Marv Krieger.  KC and Meena Senan were guests of Mike Ruby, KC is the past District Governor from India.  KC brought us greetings from India, he was past District Governor from district 3160, there are over 2000 Rotarians in district 3160 and 37 districts in India with an average of 65 members per club.   Kiran and Alka Khanolkar were guests of Mike Ruby, Alka is our District Governor Nominee and Kiran is the current club president in Keokuk, IA.  Alka thanked everyone for supporting her becoming our District Governor in 2021-2022.  Please reach out to Alka if you have and ideas or questions about our district.   JoAnne Ruby was also the guest of Mike Ruby. 
Happy News:  Alan Ostergren wanted to remind us that on September 10th the Iowa Supreme court will be holding oral arguments at the Muscatine High School at 7:00, this is open to the public.  Megan Francis was happy she made it through last week - Sunnybrook hosted business afterhours and Saturday was the Alzheimer's walk. 
Cow Bell Ringing: Jessica Wittman rang the bell for our Rotary Koozies making an appearance in Las Vegas courtesy of Lisa Werner.  Jessica also rang the bell for Megan Francis heading up our membership committee - August is GROW Rotary month.   
Club Business:  We had the 3rd reading today for new members:  Scott Dahlke, Greg Bock and Michael Janecek.
Program:  Jake Mueller - the head coach of the Muscatine High School Muskies Football Team.  This is Coach Mueller's 10th season as head coach for the Muskies, he has been a counselor at the high school for 15 years.  Today marked the 1st official day of practice for the football team, only helmets today.  This Saturday is the 1st day they can practice wearing full pads - they practice at midnight Friday night traditionally for the 1st practice with full pads.  Coach Mueller shared with us what happens in the off season:  January there is a team meeting where 10 team leaders are voted on, then the players are split into 5 different teams each with 2 team leaders.  The teams compete from February to July for points, they get points by tracking their workouts, study tables, 2nd semester grades and volunteering.  During the summer the players are on the practice field Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. doing skills and drills and then they lift weights until 9:00 a.m.  There are over 100 players between the freshmen, sophomore and varsity teams.  50 of our players attended Team Camp at Central College in Pella this summer, where they learned leadership skills and scrimmaged other teams in full pads over the course of 3 days.  Coach Mueller also has a book study for each team - they read leadership books as a group and learn.  Right now the players are fundraising by selling discount cards and there is a fundraiser at Boonies on Tuesday for the football team.  Fundraising helps pay for the leadership books for the players, offset costs for the players to attend Team Camp, and there are 10 volunteers that help out the teams, and much more.  Coach Mueller is excited for this season - he feels really good about players.  August 30th is the 1st home game against Davenport Central.  Good Luck Muskies!  Have a great season. 
Our next meeting will be August 19, 2019 at the Rendezvous at noon.