Recap from the Oct. 23, 2023 Meeting.
Meeting Run by: President- Megan Francis
Thought of the Day: Mike Ruby
New Member: Final Reading for potential membership Reading for Robert (Bobbie) Fiedler from Musser Public Library.
Please use the Amazon wish list for Sleep in Heavenly Peace to donate supplies to further the mission to provide a bed for every child in Muscatine.
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Megan Francis- Megan will attend the World Polio Day Gala tonight at the Quad Cities Botanical Center to represent our club and introduce DG Drager. Frank Iliff- Is happy to be back at Rotary after a fall off the bed of his truck. Frank is grateful for the support of the Muscatine community as he recovers. Karen Cooney- Karen enjoyed cheering on the Hawkeyes Women’s Basketball team in their exhibition game this weekend. She had courtside seats and even walked home with a T-shirt as a souvenir. Mike Ruby- Happy to see Lucas Gantner and the youngest Rotarian recruit, Jace Gantner (4-month-old son of Lucas and Macy Gantner). Rich Dwyer- Rich is looking forward to a return visit from the Rotary exchange student he and his wife hosted. Lindsey Phillips- Youth Sports Foundation finished the football season with a Muskie 5th grade vs. 6th grade fundraiser game to support childhood cancer. All funds raised will be donated to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital. You can catch a game replay on Discover Muscatine’s Facebook page.
Club News:
Tour of Muscatine Community College Career Advancement Center
The Career Advancement Center was created to meet the needs of our community. One hundred fourteen students jump-started their careers in Auto Mechanics, HVAC, Medical Assistant and Nursing, and Criminal Justice. The center serves students from Muscatine, Louisa- Muscatine, West Liberty, Wilton, and Durant with hands-on practical training for successful careers in our community.
A grant from the Carver Trust for interactive mannequins and guidance from local business partners helped create a training facility that resembles actual work environments.
Upcoming Meetings- October 30- Rotary Foundation, November 6- Sister Cities Students, November 13- Salvation Army