Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DG Knapp, BPA and Babies

On July 7th, we were honored to host District Governor Chris Knapp and Vernette from Iowa City, along with Assistant District Governor Bob Freeman of Wellman.

President Cheryl Kurtz presided over her first board meeting that morning with DG Knapp speaking encouraging words and conveying a message from RI President John Germ.
Washington Rotary Board Meeting
President Cheryl Kurtz slipped out momentarily after the board meeting while we snapped a pic with Rotary dignitaries highlighting Rotary's continued mission to End Polio Now.

Past Pres. Tsalika Rich, Assist DG Bob Freemen, DG Chris Knapp,
and Past DG Don Patterson "End Polio Now"
Past President, Tsalika Rich accepts the first of three  Rotarian In Training - Diaper Awards, on behalf of Colin Rich, from DG Chris Knapp and ADG Bob Freeman.

Tsalika Rich, Colin Rich, ADG Bob Freeman, and DG Chris Knapp


Before introducing his program, Steve Olson gave a riveting bio of his life. Grew up in Northwest Iowa, went to a now-defunct college, got in to banking in the 80s, couple of grown kids, married to retired dentist Heather Heddens, president at CBI Bank & Trust, is a Hawkeye fan.

Steve Olson
Steve Olson's program on July 14 was a quartet of Washington students that are members of the WHS chapter of Business Professionals of America. They spoke about the BPA Conference they recently attended, and the WHS BPA Chapter and their activities, fundraising, and competitions.

WHS BPA members: Peyton Cuddeback, Kylee Porter, Brenna Weidman, and Kinsey Duwa
Gary Murphy always smiles as he pays a fine. Maybe for bringing his son-in-law Jess Menzia, or maybe for the "Kiss Me I'm Iowish" shirt.

Jess Menzia and Gary Murphy
DG Chris Knapp left two additional Rotarian-In-Training - Diaper Awards for Rotary Secretary, Kierstan Peck and Anders, and President Elect Michelle Redlinger and her, well, future baby.

Kierstan Peck, Anders, and Michelle Redlinger


Michelle and Shawn Redlinger are pleased to announce the arrival of Cavan John Redlinger. He arrived Tuesday, July 19 over the lunch hour, and was 6lb 12oz, and 20".  All three are doing well.

In case anyone is keeping track, that is three baby boys born in to the club in 2016.


July 18-22: Fair Week - Rotarians work the Fair gates!
July 21: Sue Basten - Zach Hayworth
July 28: Gary Murphy - TBA
August 4: Ray Poe - TBA
August 11: Ryan Walker - TBA
September 12: (Monday) ROTARY TURKEY DINNER