Program for June 10, 2013: Beacon of Hope Hospice with Ashley Scheckel

Invocation by: Norm Smith

Rotary News:  June 17, 2013 our meeting is at Weed Park at the Zoo Garden and Park Shelter.

New Venue Information: Keith Porter informed us of the options that we have in regard to our meeting location.  A handout gave the pros and cons of the two preferred locations, those being the RiverView Center and the Wesley Family Life Center.  David Stanley suggested that another discussion be held with Calvary regarding using our current meeting space.  A vote will be taken of the membership considering our choice of locations.  Information to follow.

Rotary Website information: Muscatine Rotary:, District 6000:, Rotary International:  Get more familiar with the work of Rotary at home and in the world by checking what is new!!

Happy News: Craig Utley is proud to share that 3 members of his family had successful school years with 4.0 gradepoint averages. Dave Utley followed Craig and he his happy that his granddaughter graduated from high school. Mary Wildermuth was happy that the new school superintendent has been selected and appreciated the work of the community in the decision, including several Rotarians.  She also was happy that her house has been sold. Paul Kraushaar was happy that his office in Columbus Junction will escape the flood. Gayle Roberts is a proud Mama noting that she and her daughter will be travelling to Virginia together to catch up and to get Lyndsey settled in Medical School. Doug Schnoebelen is happy that his daughter had a great high school graduation day! Dave Stanley a proud grandpa noted that 2 grandchildren had just graduated from high school and another had held a beautiful vocal recital. Sounds like many are off to a great summer!!

Program: Pam Collins, Musser Public Library Director provided an update on the library's many electronic resources including federated searching of the online card catalog and the leadership role the library has taken for the community in using social media including Facebook and Pinterest.  The library has 4350 fans liking them on Facebook. Rotarians were invited to sign up for the monthly electronic newsletter which currently is sent to over 3000 residents.

The Musser Public Library's webpage is the portal to the library including access to library resources and an online calendar of Library classes and events.  Pam also mentioned a variety of electronic resources: Reference USA that is an Iphone App, ValueLine, Learning Express which is a test prep tutorial, access to, Mango Languages etc. 

The Library has led the community in entering the online book world. The cost of an online book to a library is much more than the common person would pay ($80/$15) therefore, they are purchasing Nooks with books on them because the cost is much more reasonable.