Recap from the March 20, 2023 Meeting.
Meeting Run by: President Naomi DeWinter
Invocation: John Kuhl
We welcome the members joining us on Zoom. Melanie Alexander, Erika Cox, and Gretchen Nollman.
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Keith Porter- $5 for the Iowa Hawkeye’s Women’s Basketball Team advancing to the sweet 16. Lindsey Phillips- Bowl for Kids’ Sake is this Saturday. A few lanes are still open in the 4:30 pm session if anyone would still like to register. Naomi DeWinter- During the City Council Meeting last Thursday, our Rotary Club donated $1750 to assist with the transportation of emergency vehicles to Ukraine. Carol Webb- $5; at the same Council Meeting, the City announced the donation of a Fire Engine to Ukraine relief. Carol is also exciting Spring is here and celebrating the wonderful things happening in Muscatine. Marc Hines- $20 The City of Muscatine will hold a public hearing on March 22nd at 3 pm to discuss the adoption of residential, building, and fire codes. Crossroads invites the community to join advocacy efforts to eliminate a section that states, A facility with five or fewer persons receiving custodial care shall be classified and require an automatic sprinkler system. THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO APRIL 5.  Ben Nietzel- During Lent, his daughters raised $1200 for local charities by making over 80 cheesecakes. Naomi DeWinter- Tuesday, March 21, 2023, the community is invited for a celebration to honor John Debeet at 4 pm.
Club News:  
  • The Rotary Club, in partnership with MCC, will host a Poster Contest to bring awareness about Human Trafficking to youth ages 16-22 years old. Contest information is posted on social media. A contest flyer is included below. Please share the information with the community.
  • Naomi and Megan were on the HyVee Today Show to discuss the poster contest and share the work Rotary is doing in the Muscatine community and membership information.
  • Follow the Rotary Club of Muscatine’s Facebook page, @MuscatineRotaryClub.
Muscatine Power and Water
Doug White
Muscatine Power Water continued operation of Unit 9, Units 7 & 8 operating as peaking units, South Fork Wind in-service; purchase power agreement ends in 2036, and Muscatine Solar 1 PPA is signed; projected online Q4 2025. MPW looks for balanced solutions, always considering four core values: Reliability, Affordability, Flexibility, and Sustainability. A Power Supply Study engaged Leidos engineering to evaluate the market, assets, and scenario forecasting. All scenarios, from business as usual to 100% renewable energy, were considered. Watch the entire community stakeholder presentation of findings and recommendations at
Upcoming Meetings- March 27- Amy Clove- World Marathon Challenge.
Missed Monday’s presentation? Use the link below to access the recording.
Passcode: Rotary#1