Thanks to Paul Horak for spearheading the annual Blood Drive for Rotary. This years Blood Drive is on Thursday, February 21st at the UP Church's Fellowship Hall. Horak reminded us that it is important that we work to get a good turnout for the blood drive because the Kiwanis event last month got canceled due to weather.
Volunteer callers need to get their calls done in the next few days.
The Rotary Blood Drive begins a little earlier than usual at 12:30 and ends at 5:30.
|Paul Horak - friendly blood drive coordinator|
It is also great to hear every year from Chris Ciasto from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
|Chris Ciasto - Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center|
Ciasto gave us some info about how we work with the Blood Center.
- The Washington community annually collects about 1,000 units of blood each year. Our Rotary blood drive is an important part of that effort.
- The Washington County Hospital uses about 145 units each year.
- The University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics gets about 11,000 units each year from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which is about half of its annual usage.
February 14: Gary Murphy - Brent Hinson on What's Up at the City
February 21: Denise Erpelding - Carol TeBockhorst on Make A Wish Foundation
February 28: Craig Davis - TBA
March 7: Cheryl Kurtz - TBA
March 14: Don Vittetoe - AGRICULTURE APPRECIATION DAY
REGISTER FOR THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE! - and bring some shoes
Remember that District 6000 Governor Terry Geiger is encouraging all Rotarians to donate a good pair of shoes for the District Conference from April 11-13 at Honey Creek Resort. Registration is open now!