"September 14 is the Annual Rotary Turkey Dinner. Most tickets have been distributed but please come to the meeting on August 20th to pick up your tickets or ask for more to sell! If each member sells/purchases 14 tickets we will meet our goal of serving 700 dinners. The final ticket sales count and money is due at the meeting September 3. The work assignments will be coming soon. Thanks to Terry Engelken and Ryan Walker for stepping up to assist with the grilling.
I visited Bob Ruppert after his hospital stay. With a strong belief and commitment to Rotary, Bob is wanting to help with ticket sales! Keep him in your thoughts as he gains his strength back."
WELCOME ANDRES BRAVO - ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT
Rotary exchange student, Andrés Bravo arrived on Sunday in Cedar Rapids and was met by Don and Becky Patterson. Andrés is from Ecuador and will be a student in the Washington School District.
Welcome to Washington, Andrés, and welcome to Rotary!
|Andrés Bravo and Don Patterson
Thanks to Ray Poe for inviting Bob Bartles, past president of the Burlington Rotary to speak. Bob is employed with Hope Haven, a nonprofit that helps persons with disabilities in southeast Iowa.
The focus of his talk was a Rotary project to purchase medical equipment for a hospital in Lebanon that serves refugees.
|Refugee Camp Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon
DICK GALLAGHER TALKS ABOUT THE AG ECONOMY
Thanks to Ryan Walker for inviting Dick Gallagher to speak to Rotary about the size and impact of the local and state agriculture economy.
|Ryan Walker and Dick Gallagher have a typical farmer conversation at Rotary
August 20: Larry Fishback - Alliant Energy
August 27: Nancy Rash - Turkey Dinner planning
September 3: Club Forum!
September 10: Michelle Redlinger - John Langhorne, Thoughts about Leading and Living
September 14: ROTARY TURKEY DINNER
September 17: Laura Bombei - TBD