Recap from the Jan. 10, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation:  Lindsey Phillips
Guests: Micah Colbert
Happy News/Announcements:  Megan Francis: Please consider purchasing raffle tickets to support Senior Resources and the Domestic Violence Shelter. A Valentine’s Weekend in Chicago or a Winter Escape to Las Vegas.  Flexibility in your schedule?  Double your chances and purchase tickets for both vacations!!!  Tickets are $25 each, 5 for $100, or 5 for each trip for $200. To Purchase Tickets: Tickets can be purchased in person at MCSA (312 Iowa Ave) Senior Resources (1808 Mulberry Ave) or Crossroads (1424 Houser St) Tickets can also be purchased as a one-time donation at (just note number of tickets and which trip you want in the notes section), Or at and select the trip and ticket bundle you are purchasing Tony Joseph:. Celebrating the Eagles Win. Naomi DeWinter: In observation of Martin Luther King Day, MCC is hosting a screening of the Movie Selma at the Palms Theater at 9:30am.  Please email to reserve a spot.  Keith Porter: Happy to have his son walked back in his door after active-duty deployment.
Club News: We are starting A Super Bowl Square Fundraiser. Squares are $20 each and can be purchased at club meetings, by mailing a check to Rotary Club of Muscatine, P.O. Box 1121, Muscatine, IA  52761, or contact Megan: for other payment options. Squares will be randomly generated following our February 7th Club Meeting and payouts awarded at the Feb 14th Club Meeting. * Payout for team scores at end of 1st (10%), 2nd (10%) & 3rd (10%) Quarters and Final Score (20%), 50% of the proceeds will benefit our Rotary Club.
Paul Harris Presentation: Tony Joseph received a Paul Harris +5 for his generous giving to the Rotary Foundation.  Tony has been a Rotarian for over 20 years. Tony originally joined to meet other business leaders in the area and has continued with the club as an important way to give back to the community.  Tony feels that locally and internationally the work of Rotary fits with the Vision of his vision for Joseph International Freight.
Presentation: Clint Christopher- Update of Muscatine Community School District
Clint Christopher has now been with the School District a year and a half.  Clint Grew up in Eldridge and went to North Scott, then went on to Luther College, was able to come back and teach and coach for a number of years at North Scott. Clint then worked in Moline for 10 years and Minnesota for 6 years before returning to Iowa. Clint has 3 daughters and observing their personalities and learning styles has really shaped his philosophy that everyone has an individual style of learning, and we need to be accommodating more than just one kind of learning instead of everyone learning the same thing, in the same way, at the same time.
Clint recommends reading: The End of Average by Todd Rose.
Some cool programs in the schools right now include:
  • Career Pathways/Academies
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Bilingual Pre-K/Dual Language program
  • Spark Summer Program
  • Student Center Partnership with HNI
  • Libraries – > Stem Centers
  • Freshman Academy
  • Student Agency – (student school board reps, student advisory, hiring committees)
Challenges the School District continues to work on:
  • Enrollment
  • Recruiting/Retaining Staff
  • District Perceptions
  • Maslows Needs Hierarchy- meeting each child’s needs.
  • Attendance
Upcoming Meetings: Jan 17th- Human Trafficking Prevention, Jan 24th- Ryan Streck, Line 106 Transmission Project
Enjoy a recording of Today’s meeting at
Topic: Weekly Meeting
Date: Jan 10, 2022 11:33 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: Rotary#1