Recap from the April 29, 2024 Meeting.
Meeting run by: President, Megan Francis
Thought of the day: Diana Gradert
Welcome Guests: Gretchen Nollman
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Carlin Lawhead- $5 Carlin was invited to celebrate a friend's birthday on a gold trip to North Carolina, where they host the US Open. Carlin made two birdies. Rob Yant- $5 to make up for absences. His surgeries went well. Rob is thankful for technology and doctors. Melanie Alexander- Japanese Garden ribbon cutting Thursday at 5 pm. Stay for the performance afterward. May 11 is the Friends of the Art Center tea. Tickets are almost sold out. Mike Ruby- Returned Sunday after two weeks in Amsterdam. It took 9 hours to get from Amsterdam to Chicago, but 12 hours to go from Chicago to Moline due to weather conditions. Happy to be home safe.
Marc Hines- Marc enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas to see Phish in concert at the Sphere. He highly recommends the experience. Friday, his wife is getting her doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
Mark Roberts- Mark has a home in Nebraska near the tornado damage. The Rotary Foundation is assisting those affected. Please consider donating to support the victims.
Club News:
  • Follow the Rotary Club of Muscatine‚Äôs Facebook page, @MuscatineRotaryClub.
  • ACH forms are available for easy dues payment.
  • Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunity: Use the link below to sign up for the next Mobile Food Pantry on May 7.
  • The tree planting event is scheduled for Friday, May 3, at 9 am at Lucas Park. Many hands make light work. Please help recruit volunteers to plant trees in our beautiful park. Email Barth to get involved at
  • Barth is still seeking a final donor to contribute $500 to the tree grant shared with The City, Rotary, Donald Consulting, and CBI.  
  • Garage sale fundraiser, May 11th, 8am- 3pm. All proceeds will support Rotary projects. Donations can be dropped off at Crossroads next week.  We will have a pricing event on May 10. Email Steve and Lindsey at to let them know how you will participate.
  • Please consider offering aid to those affected by tornado damage in any way you can, whether with time, talent, or treasure. If you can, consider contacting GoServGlobal at or call 515-448-3131 to see how you can help them as they mobilize to assist within these communities. Please consider donating in support of TORNADO RECOVERY for these communities. Please send checks to HEF at Rotary District 6000 H.E.F. PO Box 5774 Coralville, IA 52241-5774
In meeting service project. We made and delivered 75 literacy kits to kindergarten classes at Jefferson.
Next Meetings: May 6- Flickinger Center; May 13- Chemo Riders; May 20- Xicotepec Project; May 27- No Meeting.