Recap from the Oct 17, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by: President Naomi DeWinter
Invocation: Micah Colbert
Membership: Welcome new members Lucas Gantner-Salvation Army and Taylor Thorpe- Addington Place
Online Participation: We continue to offer a hybrid meeting each week. Members are invited to attend via zoom or watch the recorded presentation anytime they need to.
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Happy news was suspended this week to allow more time for the speaker.
Club News:
  • Tree Planting Service Event- Rescheduled to October 20th at 9 am. We are looking for 8-10 volunteers to help with the project. Contact Megan Francis at to get involved.
  • We received 2 Hancher Tickets from the Community Foundation and the Dick and Mary Jo Stanley Fund to be used for fundraising purposes. The tickets are for The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas performance on Saturday, November 19th. We will be selling raffle tickets for an opportunity to win the tickets. Raffle Tickets are $20 each, or 6 tickets for $100. Tickets will be available at the 2 remaining meetings in October or contact Lindsey at for other payment options.
  • Monday, Nov. 7th, our Rotary Club will host an evening Literacy event, from 4:30-6 pm, for kids waiting on the waiting list for Big Brother Big Sister and current Big and Little matches. The event will include dinner, crafts, and reading activities. This event will replace our regular noon meeting for the day.
  • The District Dinner will be hosted in Muscatine for the first time on Friday, October 28th. Thank you, Carolyn Levine and Diana Gradert, for volunteering for the registration table.
  • We have 2 board positions available. Please see Naomi for more information.
  • Follow the Rotary Club of Muscatine’s Facebook page, @MuscatineRotaryClub.
Secretary of State- Paul D. Pate
Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking (IBat)
Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking is asking businesses to Learn Something, Do Something. Rotary has been a leader in this initiative. The Secretary of State looks to leverage interactions with the 260 thousand business connections.
The IBat program partners perfectly with the Safe at Home program, launched in 2016, to provide an alternate legal address for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, assault, and stalking.
IBat partners include the Statewide Coalition against human trafficking and the Iowa DOT- motor vehicle enforcement division. There are Over 590+ Businesses, Chambers of Commerce,
Counties and Organizations in 89/99 Iowa Counties registered for IBat. We continue to increase these connections. As an IBat business, you commit to Learn Something and Do something. Each business receives a window decal to designate them as an IBat business and a safe place for victims. Train staff to recognize the signs of trafficking and the international hand signal for help. Register your business today at
Meeting Recording:
Passcode: Rotary#1
Upcoming Meetings: Oct. 24 – Mental Health First Aid. Oct. 31 – Fellowship/Networking. Nov. 7 – Evening Children’s Literacy Event at the Y (No noon Meeting)