Program:  Susan Orvis - Muscatine High School Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach. 
Recap from the January 13, 2020 club meeting: 
Visitor:  Roger Lande was the guest of Sarah Lande.
Happy News:  Alan Ostergren was happy that his daughter got accepted into the University of Chicago.  Alan was also happy to let us know that a case that he worked on in the past will be aired on Dateline NBC this Friday.  Greg Bock updated us on the successful red kettle campaign - goal was $180,000.  $100,000 has been donated through the red kettles and another $40,000 through mail.  Sarah Lande let us know that on January 30th the Chinese Orchestra and Opera will be in Muscatine performing at the High School.  Naomi DeWinter let us know that Muscatine is invited to Des Moines for the Governor's Position of the State Address -  Muscatine was awarded a grant to fund the Fueling the Future pilot project. 
Cowbell Ringing:  Jessica Wittman rand the bell for Erika Cox.  Erika and Jessica were at Hy-Vee live Friday morning promoting Rotary Club of Muscatine.  See it on our Facebook page. 
Club Business:  Jessica Wittman auctioned off 2 tickets to The Color Purple at the Hancher for $110 towards our club goals.  Mary Wildermuth will be talking about the Rotary Mural at the Muskie Early Learning Center at the school board meeting this week.  Jessica Wittman will be on air with the Mayor tomorrow promoting our Rotary Club.  Don't forget to sign up for our 100 year Celebration Dinner - deadline is January 17th. 
Program:  Our program was Allen Marshall from the US Army Corps of Engineers out of Rock Island, IL.  Allen is the District spokesperson, he has been in civil service for 25 years.  The Rock Island District is one of six districts in the Mississippi Valley Division.   The Rock Island District was established in 1866 with its first office in Keokuk, IL and is responsible for 78,000 square miles.  Allen works out of the historic clock tower in Rock Island.  Allen shared the different areas the Corps addresses.  They are responsible for 20 lock and dam sites and 582 miles of navigation channels.  They maintain levees and reservoirs as part of their flood risk management.  They maintain habitats and fisheries through environmental stewardship.  For recreation they oversee campsites, boat ramps, swim beaches and visitor centers.  They also support military programs.    Thank you Allen Marshall. 
 Our next meeting will be January 20, 2020 at noon at the Rendezvous.