October 11, 2010 Program

Iowans for Fair & Impartial Courts


October 4th Guests

Jeremy Heinesch, Rotary Exchange Student from Belgium


October 4th Happy News

Kip Fischer cheered another Cyclones win and a Hawkeyes win.

Scott Ingstad cheered all of the above and added the Muskies win.


October 4th Announcements

The meeting was led by Mike Ruby for President, Tom Ward, who was vacationing in Rome.


The invocation was given by Tim Nelson and the songs were led by Ann Meeker.


Rotary Informational Moment:  Mike shared statistics for the 63 clubs in District 6000.  He talked about the seven largest clubs and the seven smallest clubs ranging from the largest in Des Moines having around 300 members to the smallest in Loringo having around 13 members.


Marilyn Smith talked about guest night on October 16th at the Rendezvous.  Watch your email for additional information!  There will be no meeting on the 18th because of the guest night event.


Mike reminded everyone of the District 6000 training sessions that will be held on Wednesday, 10/13, in West Liberty from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Anyone interested in attending please see Mike.


Jim Nepple announced that there would be a Vocational Awareness committee meeting right after the meeting on the 4th.


October 4th Program

Curbside Recycling Program by Laura Liegois


Laura is the Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine.   Laura spoke about the recycling program that is going to be implemented in the spring.


The goal is for curbside recycling to begin on April 4, 2010.  A recommendation will be given to the City Council on October 21st.  After that, watch the news for how the program will work.  At this point the proposed plan looks like this - a single sort 65 gallon recycling tote will be given to Muscatine and Fruitland residents.  All recyclable material will go in the tote and will be picked up every other week on trash day by an independent private company.   Use of a private company will save costs to the program and allow the city to offer this with only a minimal increase in monthly fees to customers.  The balance of the cost will be dealt with through the rearrangement of the City's internal budget. 


In recognition of today's presentation, the Muscatine Rotary Club will donate a children's book to the Musser public library with the presenters name inscribed in the front of the book.