#863, Club Bulletin, July 11, 2022
Recap from the July 11, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation: Eric Thompson
Guests: Wayne Steen and Gretchen Nollman from Rotary Club of West Liberty
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
John Kuhl- Grateful for a beautiful year serving as president. Excited for the start of Naomi’s presidency. Mike Ruby- Mike was ordered to purge a few Rotary Shirts from his extensive selection. There are 2 Large Rotary Polos available for anyone interested. Frank Iliff- Frank contributed 100 pennies in recognition of his 70th Birthday this past weekend. Wayne Steen- Wayne services as District RYLA Board Chair. Wayne contributed $3 on behalf of the 3 students we sponsored for RYLA. Scott Ingstad- Scott got a hole-in-one on the 3rd hole at Muni when golfing with his brother.
Club News:
Community Event:
  • Sign up for Almost Friday Fest, July 21st. There are two shifts available. Please sign up for 4-6:30 pm or 6:30-8 pm.
  • Thank you to John Kuhl, Rich Dwyer, and Megan Francis, who served as block captains for the 4th of July Parade.
  • Thanksgiving in July, volunteer sign-up is available. Shifts for Friday, July 29th to collect food at businesses, Saturday, July 30th morning shifts at HyVee on Second Ave, or Food sorting and distribution on Monday, Aug. 1st at Crossroads. Please see Megan Francis to sign up.
  • 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.
  • Invoices for Dues were sent out this week. ACH is available for bill payment. See Lindsey for more information or to sign up.
            Gavel Passing
John Kuhl- (outgoing president)- John received the gavel from Rick Gosney right when we came out of Covid and just starting to meet in person again. Having lost members during the Covid year, John tasked the board and membership to help grow the club. This past year we enjoyed a consistent stream of new members adding to the vibrancy of our club. This past year the club was active in several service projects, including; planting trees, planting flags at MCC for Veteran’s day, the Rebuild Together project, and the new Foot Tent at Almost Friday Fest. The focus of the Rotary year was “Do more, Grow more,” and our club did just that.
Swearing in and gavel passing for new Rotary Club president Naomi DeWinter.
Naomi DeWinter- (Incoming President) Naomi is excited for the year ahead. For the first time, Rotary International has a female president. Her theme for the Rotary year is “Imagine Rotary” watch a link of President Jennifer Jones sharing her vision for the coming year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tWXp_NG3uE
FY 22-23          President:                    Naomi DeWinter
President Elect:           Megan Francis
Secretary:                    Megan Francis
Treasurer:                   Lindsey Phillips
Sargent at Arms:         Chuck Moody
Membership:              Rob Yant
Programs:                   Mike Wedell
Rotary Foundation:     Mark Roberts
Club Service:               Vacant
Youth:             Vacant
Membership and Engagement Goals-
Membership increased to 70 * Four off-site meetings * Explore satellite club * Membership satisfaction survey to inform club direction * Invite Leadership Muscatine class to join a meeting * Each Board member will facilitate one meeting * 2 members participate in District training
Please take a moment to fill out the Member Satisfaction Survey to help mold the activities for the coming year.
Club Service Goals-
4 service projects * 25 members participate * 2 members in a Rotary Action Group * Align one service project with community housing revitalization priority * Align one service project with food insecurity * Support a refugee relocating to Muscatine * Explore Rotary readers.
Rotary Foundation Giving-
$10,000 for Annual Fund * $1,500 to Polio Plus Fund
Club Public Image-
12 website/ social media updates * 4 media stories
Mark your Calendars for July 25th; District Governor Steve Wieneke and his Wife will be here to meet the club and share their vision for the coming year.