Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wellness Park and District 6000 Conference @ Honey Creek Resort

Thanks, Eric Turner for having Dave Mitchell come give us an update on the Wellness Park project.

Dave said that WEDG Board Directors heard about the Wellness Park project several years ago and felt that it was an important community and economic development initiative.

Dave said that a project steering committee of community volunteers has been working with landscape architect, Steve Ford through his Iowa City firm Confluence and partnering with Shoemaker and Haaland to do some planning.

Dave said that they have come up with a phased approach to developing the City's property north of West 5th St.

It was also great to have John Moenck's smiling face back at Rotary this week. Welcome back, John!

There was a great crowd of around 400+ at the Washington Community Center on Thursday night for Ballet Forklorico's performance. It was a great show, and many Rotarians and their families attended. During the day, they performed at Washington Middle School as well.

The District 6000 Conference was this weekend at Honey Creek Resort. The shoe donations poured in and they arranged them in the front of the lodge. It was impressive.

The conference is a fun time to meet people from around Southern Iowa, as well as from around the World. We got great updates on RYLA, MOST, a performance from Ballet Forklorico, presentations by the foreign exchange students, foreign Rotary Friendship Exchange professionals from Chile, and other good stuff.

Our own Past District Governor, Don Patterson, was given a number of nice accolades from District Governor, Terry Geiger at the Conference. Nice job, Don!

Jacque Andrew of Ames is our next District Governor, which among other things, means that the next District Conference in April 2014 will be in Ames.


We'll have Rotary this week, but I can't put my finger on the upcoming schedule. I think later this month is a Club Forum you won't want to miss, and Moenck has the program on May 2nd. Make time for Rotary!