Sunday, November 6, 2016

How to become a US Citizen


Allen and Merridy Leichty from Wellman Rotary visited Washington Rotary last week.
Allen and Merridy Leichty

It's always nice to have Assistant District Gov. Bob Freeman pop in to Washington Rotary from Wellman.
Robert Freeman
Susan Wellington brought her daughter, Katy, who is a pharmacist student at Drake University.
Katy and Susan Wellington

Tsalika Rich brought Cathy Rich from Lloyd McConnell Davis & Lujan LLP. Cathy may be Tsalika's mother-in-law, and is a former Rotarian herself.
Tsalika Rich and Cathy Rich

Ray Poe had today's program, and he invited Alex Scipioni and Lorraine Williams from Cafe Dodici to speak about Alex' 14-year saga about getting a "green card" and pursuing US citizenship.

Alex Scipioni and Lorraine Williams

Sue Basten had Marde McConnell as her guest. Marde has taught in the Washington Home School program for many years.

Marde McConnell


Ray Poe, our clubs Foundation director, helped Cheryl Kurtz award 3 (three) Paul Harris Fellow awards. Congratulations to Terry Engelken, Tsalika Rich, and Bob Wollenberg for your commitment to Rotary.

This is also Bob Wollenberg's last club meeting in Washington. He and wife Jean are moving to Decatur IL where they will be co-pastors at First Presbyterian Church. Sad to see you leave, Bob, and thanks for your 10 years of service in our club.


Rotary anniversaries were noted this week. Remarkably, Dick Colby is celebrating 55 years, and Bob Kennedy is celebrating 50 years as a part of Rotary Club of Washington, Iowa. Pretty amazing. That is about 2,750 club meetings for Dick and 2,500 for Bob.

Dick Colby

Robert Kennedy


Matt Greiner feels a little more at home at #Rotary after Cheryl Kurtz presented him with his official name badge. Great to have you as a part of the club, Matt from Greiner Buildings Inc.!

Matt Greiner and Cheryl Kurtz


Alex Scipioni (and wife Lorraine Williams) from Cafe Dodici gave a colorful program about Alex' 14-year saga of getting a #greencard and working toward US Citizenship this year. He just received word that he passed and will become a US Citizen later this month in Des Moines!

Alex Scipioni
Do you have what it takes to pass a US Naturalized Citizen test? Click here to take the practice, multiple choice test.


November 10 - Jim Gorham: TBA
November 17 - 7am Rotary Board Meeting, WCHC
November 17 - Dennis Hunger: TBA

Emory and Colin