Recap from the March 21st, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation: Rick Gosney
If you are interested in getting on the list for invocation, Please reach out to Rick Gosney;
Guests: Rachel Pohl, Theresa Fix, Pam Askew, Brandi Olson, Gage Huston, Carrie Cole, Gretchen Nollman, Jamie Leza, Lynsey Krusie, Johnnie Jindrich
1st Reading for Ben Nietzel
Happy News/Announcements:  A Reminder the funds from Happy News go towards our scholarships.
Keith Porter: Happy to welcome Granddaughter #2 on 3/9/22. Lindsey Phillips: Bowl for Kids Sake this Saturday at 2pm.  Excited to volunteer with Muscatine Diabetes Project working with 3rd grade classes on Diabetes Buster education activity. Frank Iliff: Proud of his grandson who was born 8 ½ weeks early and diagnosed early with Aspergers, and is now succeeding in college. He once told his mom “I have Aspergers but it doesn’t have me.” Naomi DeWinter- MCC is hosting the traveling exhibit "Anne Frank - Let Me Be Myself" this week in Strahan Hall from 9-3 pm each day. The event is free and open to the community! And 3/31 excited for the return of MCC’s Legends event: this year honoring Jeff Armstrong. Megan Francis- Had a nice visit with Family in California last week, Thank you to Lindsey for running the Hybrid show in her absence.
Club News:
Community Event:
  • Rotary will be participating at Bowl for Kid’s Sake on March 26th at 2pm.  John Kuhl, Megan Francis, Mark Roberts, and Micah Colbert have committed to bowling so we will need 2 more players to fill the team.  You do not have to be a good bowler to participate.  We encourage everyone to attend the event even if you are not bowling it will be a great afternoon of fellowship. Contact Megan to join our team-
Club Announcement:
  • Board will be meeting after the regular meeting today.
  • We received Thank you letters from Abrose and Augie who attended our meeting on Presidents Day.  Thank you notes can be found below.
  • We are happy to offer a Hybrid option for meetings allowing members who are not able to join us in person to take part in the meeting.  Note the Zoom Link remains the same each week, if you can not find the most recent email containing the link any past email will work.  Please reach out to John or a board member if you ever have trouble signing in online.
  • A few months ago Mike Ruby extended a challenge to match up to $500 in donations made to Rebuild Together Muscatine County.  We are just $150 from reaching the matching fund amount.  You can make a donation to Rebuild Together through our club or report an individual donation to the club, we will track the donations and report when the match is met. Two week’s remain for this match, funds will be presented the first week in April.
Mulberry Clinic Project-
             The original Health Clinic on Mulberry was built in 1975. The project was innovative and a foundation to maintaining a vibrant community. Muscatine Health Support Foundation was created with this project, and they own the original building. Also, at this time the Muscatine Community Health Association and Muscatine Health Center were created. In 1984 Muscatine Community Health Association changed its name to Muscatine Health Support Foundation. As the Muscatine Health Support Foundation formalized, they began granting a substantial amount of the annual leases back out into the community in support of healthcare related projects and needs. Muscatine Health Support Foundation transferred assets to Community Foundation in 2017. Over $6 Million has been granted back to community through this fund.
            Current Mulberry is 47 years old. Provides Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Gynecology, and Surgical Services and averages 50,000 visits a year. The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine in conjunction with the Muscatine Health Support Fund is leading a $14 million project to build a new, three floor, 42,000 square foot, health clinic facility that is operated by UnityPoint Health and connected to the UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine Hospital.
Project Timeline- 18-month construction period with project completion in October 2023.
  • Current - Completing design development
  • July 2022 - Construction sitework begins
  • August 2023 - UnityPoint Health occupies new clinic
  • September 2023 - Demolition of existing clinic
  • October 2023 - Overall project substantial completion
Committed Revenue sources include Unity Point Health, KENT Corp, Muscatine Health Support Fund, Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, and Muscatine County.
Kent Corporation announced they will be contributing a $4,000,000 match to the Philanthropic Community Campaign.  KENT urges community leaders to get involved.
Upcoming Meetings: March 28th- Senior Resources Programs and Services, April 4th- What is Cyber Crime & Ransomware? April 11th- Heart Rate Monitor Project Update, April 18th- WQPT-PBS
Missed Monday’s meeting?  Check out the program recording-
Topic: Weekly Meeting
Date: Mar 21, 2022 11:44 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: Rotary#1