Sunday, December 16, 2012

UI Provost updates Rotarians

Rotary was pleased to host UI Provost, Barry Butler on Thursday. Butler gave a presentation about how the University of Iowa is reaching out to Iowa, and Washington County.

Some of the factoids that Butler related about Washington County and the University of Iowa.
  • 171 students from Washington County
  • 1026 UI alumni live in Washington County (almost 5% of the total population)
  • $46 Million in payroll to Washington County residents
  • Washington County residents also made 36,000 clinic visits to the UI Hospital & Clinics last year (including to the new clinic in Riverside)

Christmas Shopping

It was great to hear that Lil Perry, Ann Harris and the rest of the crew had completed their shopping for 5 families that Rotary adopted through HACAP. Kudo's go out to Rotarian and WalMart Store manager, Dennis Purcell, for all of his help making shopping enjoyable and focused.
Dennis: "Shucks"


Welcome new Rotary Associate Member, Grace Hunger!

She has a little apprehension about a 2 month commitment to explore Rotary, but I think that is mostly because her total life experience so far is, like 3 weeks. 

Grace Hunger


Thanks to Don and Becky Patterson for hosting a planning meeting for the upcoming Rotary Alive After 5 event on Tuesday, January 15 at Cafe Dodici. Its great to see all the hard work from Don and Becky, Kiersten Peck, Michelle Peiffer, Shawn Redlinger, and (photographer) Denise Erpelding.

It should be a great event. Apparently, several more planning meetings are being scheduled.


Don't forgot that we still have a club meeting on December 20 and on the 27th.

December 20 - Matt Miller: Amy Martin from the WCHC
December 27 - Ed LinsSamantha Ellingson on the WWII Vets recent Honor Flight to D.C.