Recap from the Jan. 17, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation:  Jim Stein
Guests: Holly Oppelt, Margaret Hurlbert- Discover Muscatine, Mayor Brad Bark, guest of the speaker Mary L. Roth
Happy News/Announcements:  A Reminder the funds from Happy News go towards out scholarships.
John Kuhl: Not so happy news, Herb Wilson who served as club president in 1977 and gave of his time and talents to Rotary for many years, passed. Micah Colbert- Happy to be here and starting membership with the Rotary Club, and excited for his sister who had a baby. Naomi DeWinter: In Recognition of Martin Luther King Day. Megan Francis: Excited for the 49er Win.
Club News: Membership: First Reading for Micah Colbert for membership to the Club.
Fundraising: We are starting A Super Bowl Square Fundraiser. Squares are $20 each and can be purchased at club meetings, by mailing a check to Rotary Club of Muscatine, P.O. Box 1121, Muscatine, IA  52761, or contact Megan: for other payment options. Squares will be randomly generated following our February 7th Club Meeting and payouts awarded at the Feb 14th Club Meeting. * Payout for team scores at end of 1st (10%), 2nd (10%) & 3rd (10%) Quarters and Final Score (20%), 50% of the proceeds will benefit our Rotary Club.
Presentation: Maggie Tinsman- Human Trafficking
Maggie Tinsman served as the first women official for the Scott County board of Supervisors, then went on to serve as an Iowa State Senator for 18 years. One of Maggie’s major accomplishments during public service was the introduction of legislation to make Human Trafficking a felony. After leaving legislature Maggie formed Braking Trafik an organization dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking in Iowa and focusing on education and law enforcement. Maggie has become a speaker and continues to be an advocate for Human Trafficking awareness and survivor rights. Maggie services on local and state boards and formed and operates Maggie Tinsman LLC specializing in early childhood development, lobbying for health and human services issues, and promoting public service for women.
Did you know that more people are enslaved today through human trafficking than any other time in the world history. Trafficking in person is Modern Day Slavery. Estimated that 40 million slaves exist worldwide. 95% of sex trafficking victims being females, with an average age of 13. Recently heard 400 people being trafficked in Iowa with only 4% of traffickers being prosecuted. Many are being trafficked by relatives, teachers or other people they know. Covid 19 pandemic has made the problem worse, social distancing has removed kids from community and school supports. Yes it is even here in Iowa and in Muscatine. 
Common places for recruitment are schools, bus stations, homeless shelters, shopping centers, and the  internet. Law took effect Jan 2022 to help stop trafficking in hotels and motels- Law requires employees to have education about Human Trafficking and how to identify, intervene and report. Our club will continue to work as part of the community education and solution to Human Trafficking.  
Enjoy a recording of Today’s meeting at
Topic: Weekly Meeting
Date: Jan 17, 2022 11:35 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: Rotary1#