Recap from the June 3, 2024 Meeting.
                                                                                                                 
Meeting run by: President, Megan Francis
 
Thought of the day: Karen Cooney
 
Welcome Guests: None
Virtual Attendees: Carol Webb, Melanie Alexander, Lucas Gantner, Gretchen Nollman
 
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
 
Karen Cooney: $5 for a few things. One, is the dedication to the new softball diamond at 4:45 today. Denny Schuur will be honored with a press box dedication. Two, should mention the dedication of the baseball diamond to Bob Leech. Three, we are looking forward to a summer full of activities and sports. There is a lot to do in this town despite the echo of ‘there is nothing to do in this town’. 
Ben Nietzel: $5 It’s been about a year since he has been here, and in that time they have had another child, their 9th (8th girl). Quick story about student teaching in London, England. He was at a student council meeting and they couldn’t come up with a place for prom, they said ‘There is nowhere to do anything here’. So no matter where you are that statement will be heard. 
Chuck Moody- $5 for Ann and his 56th wedding anniversary. 
 
Club News:
  • Follow the Rotary Club of Muscatine’s 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 June 11. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmtNfi25shfn2S1LYG0e56iVwcMj2VA9X6FB5WU_vS4/edit
  • Everyone is invited to The Muscatine Kiwanis Club 100-year Celebration Open House on Thursday, June 13th from 5-7 pm at the Art Center.
 
Presentation- 
Mike Wedell
Muscatine County Genealogical Society
 
Family history research is the second-most popular hobby in the United States, according to articles in TIME and USA TODAY by author and former LA Times columnist Gregory Rodriguez. Researching family history gives a sense of purpose, deeper personal identity, mental stimulation, family connections, and medical knowledge.
The Muscatine County Geanology Society constitution was established on June 15, 1978 – 46  years ago. The purpose of this Society shall be to create and foster an interest in genealogy and family history.
“Genealogy” refers to a report on the ancestral lineage of a person.  “Family history” is broader, referring to the more holistic study of the people, places, objects, traditions, and stories associated with a family.
We have approximately 50 members. Annual Dues are $7.50 per individual and $15.00 per family. The membership includes monthly meetings, held on the third Saturday each month, January through November, and special learning opportunities. Beginning Genealogy Classes are held about every 18 months.
A great resource for research is www.IAGenweb.org/Muscatine/
 
Next Meetings: June 17th- UnityPoint Health- Lead Paint Warning, June 24th- Gavel Passing, July 1st- Junior Achievement