Recap from the Aug 16, 2021 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation:  Kayla Bartling
Membership Update: 2nd Reading for Dan Nitzel for prospective membership.
Guest: Michelle Kelman
Happy News/Announcements:  Megan Francis: Crossroads Carnival Saturday August 28th 11-3pm at the Crossroads Parking Lot.  Meals on Wheels Volunteers- encouraging companies to sign up for a regular delivery spot for their company and then send a representative for the 1 hour commitment. Contact Megan or Senior Resources.  Walk to End Alzheimer’s Friday September 24th: Start a team, Donate or Volunteer.  If not available during the walk or not participating in group activities, ALZ Walk App allows you to participate at anytime, anywhere. Scott Ingstad: Had a nice visit with Grandchildren for Baptism.  Rebecca Paulson: New Issue of Muscatine Magazine is out and special All About the Bridge Edition. (Digital edition available at  Free Shred Day Wednesday at Calvary Church- Crossroads will provide FREE secure shredding.   Drive Through Job Fair August 26th.  
Club Business:  Please take a moment to fill out the Programming and Invocation Survey (paper survey available or use the link provided)
Speaker Introduction: R M.J. (Mike) Dunlap
Mike spent 10 years in the Golf industry managing country clubs which took him to Ottumwa where he lived for the last 6 years.  While in Ottumwa Mike entered the non-profit world working with individuals with disabilities as Greenhouse Operations director before becoming the Foundation Director for the organization.  This shift in professional paths was one of the best life decisions he ever made.  It has led him back to his hometown of Muscatine to work as the Executive Directors Assistant/ Community Development Coordinator for Crossroads Inc.  Mike also claims to be a rock star in a former life, or at least continues to dream to be…
Programs of Crossroads:
Many are familiar with sub minimum wage workshop of the past but Collaboration 1 at Crossroads is an updated integrated production floor specializing in packaging, distribution, sorting, and small part or hand assembly. For over 50 years we have partnered with local business, including HNI and Bridgestone/Bandag, proving that the individuals we work with can provide the production needs to sustain and grow your business. A walk through Collaboration 1 you will see the same equipment as any work floor and all employees start at the same wage. Supported Employment program allows clients to work in variety of positions in the community with the support of a Job Coach.  Current placements include: Kitchen assistant at Butchers Vegetables, Assistant at Live, Love, Laugh Child Care. Other Supported employment opportunities with enclave groups: 3-5 employees working at one site with one job coach.  We invite any community members to come out for a tour to see the production floor and see the programs in action
Upcoming Programs: August 23rd- Brian Stineman- Muscatine Construction Updates, August 30th - Tibe VanderLinden- Elections in Muscatine County, Sept. 6- No Meeting 
Zoom recording from Today's meeting:
Topic: Weekly Meeting
Start Time : Aug 16, 2021 11:34 AM
Access Passcode: Rotary#1