Recap from the Aug. 1, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: Naomi DeWinter
Invocation: Jim Stein
Guests: Margaret Hurlbert from Discover Muscatine.
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Happy News from 7/25/22- Lindsey Phillips- Spent the weekend at the State Baseball tournament. Lindsey’s son brought in 3 runs to tie the game and move on to the final game. The team took home 2nd place in the 10U division. Diana Gradert-Contributed $5 in honor of welcoming her 5th great-grandchild into the world. Heather Morrison- Lutheran Living has a cottage apartment opening. If you know anyone looking, please have them contact Heather.
Happy News from 8/1/22- Naomi DeWinter- We have had some exciting events in Muscatine. Ballet Des Moines gave a community performance on the Riverfront last night. Naomi enjoyed her vacation with her family over the previous week. Finally, the American Queen Voyages docked 2 boats from their fleet this past week as a test for Muscatine to become a regular port stop in 2023. Rich Dwyer- Survived and even enjoyed RAGBRIA last week. The event was blessed with perfect weather. John Kuhl- John enjoyed a family vacation to Europe. This is the first time in 4 years John has not sat at the front table. Micah Colbert- contributed to the scholarship fund with another entertaining joke. Mike Wedell- Mike made contributions from his daughters, who insisted on celebrating the 15th anniversary of Mikes near death experience close to the I-35 bridge collapse. Mike’s daughters are grateful Mike is still here to tell us about the experience.
Club News:
  • Thank you to everyone who helped welcome District Governor Steve Wieneke and his wife Brenda last week. Please find a letter from Steve and Brenda about their visit attached.
  • We have 2 board positions available. Please see Naomi for more information.
            Please get to know our Scholarship Award winners
The Rotary Club of Muscatine awarded 5 scholarships this year. Four students are attending Iowa-based Colleges and Universities, and 1 student is continuing his education at MCC. Mike Wedell, Mike Morgan, and Shane Orr served on the scholarship review committee, evaluating 41 applications. Looked for students with multiple high peaks in their applications, including academics, teacher feedback, student engagement, and perseverance.  The committee also looked for students that live the Rotary way, Service above self. Two students could not attend our meeting today: Indiana Stephens and Paige Mathias. Both students will attend the University of Iowa in the fall, and we wish them well in their studies. The other three recipients introduced themselves, brought guests, and shared their plans for the coming school year.
Silas Hoffman- Silas was joined by his mother, Heidi Hoffman. Silas will study Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in the fall. Silas is currently working for HNI as a product development engineer. He looks forward to continuing his studies at Iowa State University.
Emilio Bobay- Emilio was joined by his mother and father, Elaina and Michael. Emilio will also be going to Iowa State University to study Mechanical Engineering. Emilio has been working as a Product Development Engineer with HNI and looks forward to this next step in his educational career.
Fernando Carrillo- Fernando will start his college career at MCC, where he will complete his AA. After that, Fernando plans to transfer to UNI to major in Construction Management. This summer, Fernando had an internship with a small construction company in West Liberty that kept him busy.
Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients. We wish them well in the coming year.
Missed Monday’s Meeting? Une the information below to access a recording of the meeting. Topic: Weekly Meeting
Date: Aug 1, 2022, 11:39 AM Central Time (the US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: Rotary#1