Program for August 22, 2016:  Kristine Bullock with SE Iowa STEM
Invocation: Don Timmerman
Club News and Happy News:  Judy issued a challenge to the Scholarship Committee to consider how to raise more money for student scholarships!!  Thinking caps are on!  Naomi DeWinter is happy about the stellar athletes in the Olympics. Karen Diercks is proud of her granddaughter who performed in the State Fair Talent Show!! Craig Utley, Janet Morrow, and Rick Dwyer are all sending children off to college... watch out Iowa, Iowa State and Iowa!! Bobbie Holliday lived through a vacation with her nieces and nephews and yes a wedding is in the offing!! Shane Orr reminded us of the upcoming Day of Caring on September 14th!! How about a Rotary team? Jessica Wittman is happy to have a fun committee joining her!! Caitlyn Ryan is working on an Alzheimer's Walk!! Todd Poci is looking for a Rotary Program Chair!! and yes he is glad everyone in his family is safe from their travels to Japan and Kansas City!!  Harvey Allbee is proud to have been married for 61 years yesterday!!  Mike Ruby is making the rounds as Asst. District Governor. Tony Joseph is happy to be back in town!!  Scott Ingstad is happy to be celebrating his 44th year of marriage!!   
Judi read a thank you for the "Share a Smile" roses that were delivered to the hospital last week! We will also have a Rotary Board meeting next week!!
Program:  Darin Person gave an informative program on the VA Suicide Prevention Program which serves 55 counties. A crisis line was mandated by Congress in 2007. The name has been changed to Veterans Crisis Line with text messaging service available too.  The goal is to get persons to the service prior to a real crisis!!  Homeless outreach is a part of their mission, as is mental health care.  82-83% of the referrals just need someone to talk to. 7-8% are for medical concerns, perhaps for medication doseage adjustment. 8-9% are for immediate crisis requiring an Emergency Rescue Team.  In Darin's experience the younger vets are the individuals with more combat exposure.  He indicated that most vets adjust very well when they return home.