We had our meeting on Zoom.
Recap from the September 21, 2020 Club Meeting:
Invocation:  Paul Fitzpatrick created and presented a video invocation.  
Visitors:  District Governor Steve Dakin and his wife.  Joanne Ruby and Carol Webb.  
Happy News and Announcements:  John Kuhl was delighted to note that Carol Webb, new city administrator was in attendance.  Paul Fitzpatrick was proud of his nephew, a police lieutenant, who had shot a 430 pound bear.  Greg bock shared an update for the 2020 red kettle campaign, this year being called Operation Rescue Christmas.  Diana Broderson will once again present Our City as of October 1, 2020.  Rick Gosney updated the club on the virtual visit with District Governor Steve Dakin and the board.  Rotary masks have been  mailed to members.  Still time to volunteer for the United Way Day of Caring.  
Program:  Rotary District 6000 Governor - Steve Dakin was our presenter today.  The International President is Holger Knaack for 2020-2021.  The theme for this year is Rotary Opens Opportunities.  Governor Steve colored his beard  purple to note his interest in ending polio in the world.  He also mentioned President Holger's interest in youth exchange and his time as a Rotary International director.  New club models/formats were suggested and being encouraged -  including E-Clubs, Satellites and Interest based, meeting at different times and having fewer meetings.  Do what works for your club.  Invite non-rotarians to your community activities.   Paul Harris long ago stated "If Rotary is to realize its proper destiny it mush be evolutionary and at times revolutionary on occasion".  Steve noted that since 2009, District 6000 has lost 800 members.  It is important to just ask someone to become a member.  We will have a woman International President in 2022-2023 - Jennifer Jones.  Steve encouraged Rotarians to let others know by wearing your Rotary pin, hats, shirts, masks, etc.  Steve encouraged support of a grain bin home that has been built in Iowa and has helped Haitians have a new safe home.  Total cost is $7000.   The District conference will be help on two weekends April 16/17 and 23/24.  A brief format will be 3 hours long with opportunity for networking and talking about being asked to join Rotary.  Steve concluded by talking about the Boone Rotary Welcome Train.  Think Big and Be Rotary Happy!
Reminders:  Our next Zoom meeting will be Monday, September 28, 2020 at noon.  Our presenter will be Kelsie Stafford, Program Supervisor at Muscatine Parks and Recreation.  Keep a look our for meeting details/link from Rick Gosney.  
Have a great week!