Recap from the April 4, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation: Megan Francis
If you are interested in getting on the list for invocation, Please reach out to Rick Gosney; at
Guests: Alan Mileage
3rd Reading for Ben Nietzel
1st Reading: Marc Hines, Barth Donald
Happy News/Announcements:  This is a reminder that Happy News funds go towards our scholarships.
Micah Colbert- Attended Bettendorf Rotary meeting last week. Rick Gosney- Family welcomed the first Grandchild born last week; mother and child are doing well. Rob Yant- Dog he and his wife were fostering, now their forever dog. John Kuhl- Had a procedure done on his ear last week, and he is thankful everything went well.
Club News:
Community Event:
  • We would love to get a few people together for Rebuild Together Day; please talk to Frank.
Club Announcement:
  • Rotary Club of Keokuk is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on 4/29.
  • We are happy to offer a Hybrid option for meetings allowing members who cannot join us in person to take part in the meeting.  Note that the Zoom Link remains the same each week; any past email will work if you can not find the most recent email containing the link.  Please reach out to John or a board member if you have trouble signing in online.
  • Presentation of $1005 for Rebuild Together Muscatine County, $505 from club members, and a match of $500 from Mike Ruby. 
What is Cyber-Crime & Ransomware, and Why Should We Care?
Barth Donald is a lifelong resident of Muscatine. Husband to wife Rachel, and proud father of four children: Anthony, Bentley, Isabelle, and Audrey. Barth has 15 years of IT experience in the banking industry and ten years of IT consulting experience and currently transitioning to owning and operating an IT consulting firm. Since 2020, Barth has held the certification of a Certified Banking Cybersecurity Manager (CBCM) from the SBS Institute.
Cyber-Crime: Criminal activities carried out using computers or the Internet.  Examples: Identity Fraud, Phishing Emails, Account Hacking, and RANSOMWARE
Ransomware: Cybercriminals breach a computer network and install malicious software on systems. Encrypt and block access to files and systems. Demand a ‘ransom’ payment to restore access to files and systems. Publish and destroy confidential data if payment isn’t made. Businesses affected by ransomware suffer from loss of income, loss of public trust, and potentially going out of business.
Attacks are made by hackers, organized crime, or insiders looking for financial gain, disrupting infrastructure, or revenge.
What can be done?  Educate employees, evaluate business continuity plans, Engage 3rd parties to test and evaluate, increase cybersecurity budget, talk to your insurance provider and strengthen backup and restore processes.
For questions or further discussions, please feel free to contact me.
Barth Donald
Owner & Trusted Technology Advisor
Phone: (563) 299-0732
Upcoming Meetings: April 11th- Heart Rate Monitor Project Update, April 18th- WQPT-PBS, April 25th- Junior Achievement
Missed Today’s Meeting? Enjoy the presentation reading listed below.  
Topic: Weekly Meeting
Date: Apr 4, 2022 11:39 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: Rotary#1