#861, Club Bulletin, June 20, 2022
Recap from the June 20, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation: Ben Nietzel
If you are interested in getting on the list for invocation, Please reach out to Rick Gosney; at Rick.Gosney@cbibt.com
Guests: Matt Miller- Lee Insurance, Moriah Roeth- Community Foundation
Welcome to the Club: Kent Nelson- CBI
Happy News/Announcements:  This is a reminder that Happy News funds go towards our scholarships.
Micah Colbert- Micah is happy his grandmother is recovering from recent surgery. Happy to share that his presentation at EntreFEST went well. Mike Ruby- Happy to be back from a 3-week trip out west where he visited several National Parks. Heather Morrison- Heather is selling 50/50 raffle tickets for the Wapello Rodeo Queen Pageant. All funds raised will go towards scholarships. Rodeo Queen will be crowned on July 15th and 16th. Diana Gradert- The Hoover Presidential Foundation Annual Dinner is on Friday, October 7th, at the Double Tree in Cedar Rapids. Tables for the event are on sale now, and individual ticket sales will be available later. Please consider purchasing a table. Megan Francis- Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, is the Longest Day of the Year and a Day of Awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Please help us Paint the Town Purple by wearing purple or decorating your home or office in purple.
Club News:
Community Event:
  • We are looking for 2 more Volunteers for the 3:30-6:00 pm shift for Almost Friday Fest this Thursday, June 23. This summer, we are teaming up with HyVee as a food vendor for each Almost Friday Fest.  We will need 3-4 Volunteers to help at each event from 3:30-8:30 pm. We will split the event into two shifts- 3:30-6 and 6-8:30. The Rotary Club will share in the proceeds from food sales.
  • Check your calendar for availability to help serve as a Block Captain for the GMCCI 4th of July Parade. Block Captains assist in lining up parade floats from 2-5:30 pm.  
  • We have 2 board positions available on the 1st of July. Please see Naomi for more information.
Club Announcement:
  • In response to the war in Ukraine, our Rotary Club has decided to contribute $1000 toward Rotary International support efforts.  We ask club members to consider a donation to match this contribution. We cannot become complacent about the devastation that continues.
  • Presentation of Paul Harris +1 pin for Erika Cox. The Paul Harris Fellow recognizes contributions to the Rotary Foundation of $1000. By receiving her Paul Harris +1, Erika is recognized for her second donation of $1000. This is a prestigious recognition, and we Thank Erika for her commitment to Rotary.
            Brenda Christianson and Chris Boar- Keep Muscatine Beautiful
The mission of Keep Muscatine Beautiful is to engage Muscatine and surrounding county residents to take greater responsibility for improving their community environment and enhancing their community. Keep Muscatine Beautiful was started as a Leadership Muscatine project in 2008. From 2009 to 2012, the committee held community clean-up days and Earth Day celebrations to care for the Muscatine community. From 2014 to 2016, The group hosted the Healthy Living Festival, which included activities on the Riverfront and at Weed Park. The group took a hiatus from the festivals during the riverfront construction project and returned in 2019 with Almost Friday Fest. Like everything in 2020, the Almost Friday Fest events were put on hold and returned in late 2021. 
The current project focus for Keep Muscatine Beautiful is a riverfront Amphitheater. The Amphitheater renderings include a staging base with two areas, one geared towards smaller events or community shows like weddings and dance recitals and a second Main stage area for larger band productions. An artistic canopy modeled after the river waves provides stage cover. The area’s goal is to serve as an accessible facility anyone in the community can use and a larger venue to host events and attract visitors to Muscatine.
Upcoming Meetings: June 27th-YMCA Program/Big Brothers Big Sisters, July 4th- NO MEETING, July 11th- Gavel Passing
Missed Yesterday’s Meeting? Enjoy the presentation recording listed below. 
Topic: Weekly Meeting
Date: Jun 20, 2022, 11:43 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: Rotary#1