Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fire station, blood drive, Sen. Grassley

It was a treat to have longtime Washington Firefighter, Joe Redlinger at two consecutive Rotary meetings. Welcome back, Joe!

Joe Redlinger
Rotarian Dick Gallagher told the club that many years ago, they hosted a Thai foreign exchange student. He wore this Thai silk necktie to remind him of his student's birthday. Get it, a tie for a Thai...
Dick Colby and his Thai tie

Fire Station Addition & City Hall Remodel

Thanks to Brent Hinson for inviting himself to give the club a presentation on the City's nearly final plans to build a new fire station, and remodeling of the existing City Hall. Brent said that the City had been saving up money, plus budgeting for expenditures currently, and would not need to raise property taxes to pay for the project.

Brent Hinson
The is a sketch of the remodeled City Hall, actually Phase 2 of the total project. The project is a total remodel of the current City Hall, police station, and fire station. It is about 9,400 s.f. and is projected to cost $1.2 million.

The City is planning to build a new Fire Station with training classrooms, and more space for equipment and vehicles. It is 14,200 s.f. and $2.5 million.

Blood Drive

Thanks to everyone for helping make calls and to assist the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to run a successful blood drive last Thursday. We met our goal by having 87 units of blood donated.


Our Daffodil fundraiser is coming to a close for Relay for Life and American Cancer Society, and for the 3 Washington County Rotary clubs.
Please bring your Daffodil sales sheets to Rotary on Thursday.  The very very last day we can accept orders is next Thursday, March 1st.

Sen. Chuck Grassley 99 County Tour - February 22

Senator Chuck Grassley is going to visit Washington Rotary this Thursday as his stop in Washington County on his annual 99 County Tour. This isn't a campaign stop (Grassley's term isn't up until 2022).

This is a great opportunity to hear from one of the most central figures in national political life. Plus, you'll have an opportunity to ask questions of the Senator.

** If you plan to bring a guest, you must contact Michelle Redlinger on Wednesday, Feb. 21st with your info. 319-653-3272, michelle@washingtoniowa.org

Senator Charles Grassley


February 22:  Rotary Board Meeting, 11am, Jones Eden Funeral Home
February 22:  Sen. Chuck Grassley 99 County Tour  ** Daffodil Sales due
March 1:  Lynn Koch & Michelle Redlinger - Club Update and Membership 
March 8:  Brandi Hemsley - Park Dir. Nick Pacha on the Wellness Park
March 15: Craig Davis - TBA