Monday, November 19, 2012

Consumer & Market Profile of Washington

It was great to have Jim Thompson from Main Street Iowa (part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority) talk to us about the Consumer Profile and Retail Sales trends around Washington.

Jim Thompson & unidentified vegan Rotarian head
The data Jim presented were centered on downtown Washington, and five, ten and twenty minute drive times from downtown. The data painted a picture of a growing community that is a hub for retail, commercial and services. The state purchases these data sets from ESRI, a GIS company that marries data with geospatial maps.

If you'd like to take a closer look at the data and information that Jim presented, download it HERE or more from the WEDG website datasource page.

It was great to hear that Jim was a longtime Rotarian too!

Jim was a guest speaker hosted by Main Street Washington's Business Improvement committee. Don't forget new Main Street director Sarah Sadrakula is a potential Rotarian!...

Bring food items for HACAP

Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item(s) to Rotary on Nov. 29, Dec 6 and Dec 13. The food items will be donated to HACAP which supplies emergency food boxes directly and through a number of food pantries around the county.

Things that they could really use are proteins - think peanut butter or canned tuna.

Upcoming Rotary Programs

November 29—Sue Basten, speaker will be Pasoari Widiastuti speaking about her native Indonesia. She a current foreign exchange student at WHS.
December 6 - Brent Hinson, program will be Brent talking about what's up with the City. Bring your awkward questions.

Rotarians helping with Hurricane Sandy Relief

November 2012

To all District 6000 Rotarians,
Home: 641-446-6576 Cell: 641-442-5559 Email:

Our friends on the east coast are suffering greatly from the effects of Hurricane Sandy and now more recently, another storm that has complicated the matter. I have been in touch with some of the District Governors in the areas affected by the Hurricane Sandy disaster and there are many things they need.

For now, we are appealing for financial help that will be distributed among about six Rotary Districts in the affected area. When Iowa suffered from our devastating floods in 2008, our Rotary friends from around the world supported us with a lot of financial assistance so let's do the same for them.

Individual and Club donations can be made to the District 6000 Humanitarian and Educational Foundation. These donations will be transferred to a special fund set up for the specific needs associated with this hurricane. Individuals who make contributions to the District 6000 Humanitarian and Educational Foundation will be eligible to receive tax credit for their donation as this is our 501 3C account.

Make checks payable to:
District 6000 H.E.F. and indicate on the subject line of the check – "Hurricane Sandy Relief"

Send to:
Sandy Pickup, Treasurer 818 Third Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone) 319-337-9727 Email)

I would like to thank you in advance for your support to help the people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Terry Geiger
Terry L. Geiger
District Governor 2012-13 Service Above Self