Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M.

 
 
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Iowa City A.M.

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Kirkwood Room
515 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA  52240
United States
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Louis and Hannah Doerge gave a program on the film they produced and filmed in Iowa City and how the experience of filming an independent film in Iowa City compares to making films elsewhere.
 
Hannah and Louis Doerge
 
 
 
Today's program featured a panel lead by John Ockenfels of those who have attended at least one Rotary Leadership Institute session.
 
 
 
Today's meeting featured induction of two new members, Susie Poulton and Josh Brewster and a "What Jazzes You Up" moderated by Casey Cook to find out more about our newest members.
Pictured:  Deb Dunkhase (sponsor of Susie), Susie Poulton, Josh Brewster and Mike Messier (sponsor of Josh)
 
 
 
Deb Dunkhase was the May 3 presenter.  She discussed the Play to Read project.
 
 
 
Today's program was on Crisis Intervention Training and the speakers were Major Steve Dolezal, Johnson County Sheriff Department and Jessica Peckover, LISW, the Alternative Coordinator of the Program.
 
 
 
City Circle Acting Company, the resident company for the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts performed at the April 12th meeting.
 
 
 
About 24 players representing AM and Downtown Rotary Clubs putted their way to a great time at Colonial Lanes Mini-Golf Course in the First Annual AM Rotary Mini-Golf Tournament. This event substituted for our April Month Opener.
 
The Hat Lady Team: Nancy Pacha, Kris
Ockenfels, Amy Nicholson
 
 
 
We welcomed District Governor, Loring Miller and Past DG Terry Geiger and also prepared dictionaries to distribute to fourth graders.
 
Joan Garrity showing 4th Grade Dictionaries
 
 
 
Kris Ockenfels gave a presentation on "Fraudsters and Oldsters" based on her work in financial fraud detection at UICCU.
 
 
 
Today's speaker was Steven Beck, CEO and President of Santos Human, Inc. a company that specializes in digital human modeling.
 
 
 
Our speaker on Feb 9 was Doug Fern who talked about the Faith Academy located in SE Iowa City at 1030 Cross Park Ave.
 
 
 
The February 2 meeting featured a presentation by John Schultz about the history of the violin, or "400 Years of History in 20 Minutes or Less."  He and Lara Celeghin also started out by playing a violin duet.
 
 
 
Our speaker was Dr. Resiyme Oral, Director of the ACES 360 Program at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics who talked about how adverse experiences in childhood impact lifetime health and well-being.
 
 
 
The December 22 meeting featured an activity led by December Program Chair, Deb Pullen-VanAucken.
 
 
 
At the December 15 meeting the speaker was Nancy Keon, Vice President, Coaching Services, Advancement Resources who spoke on "The Gift of Gratitude."  Her introducer was Deb Pullen-Van Aucken.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                   Nancy Keon and Deb Pullen-VanAucken
 
 
 
December 8 speaker was Jane Dohrmann, Iowa City Hospice, who talked about the "Honoring Your Wishes" program.
 
  Deb Pullen-VanAucken and Jane Dohrmann
 
 
 
Today's meeting featured a presentation by Lara Celeghin, AM Rotary's exchange student from Udine, Italy.
 
 
 
This week the Speaker was Marty Lenss, Director of the Eastern Iowa Airport.  His presentation was on current trends in commercial aviation and at the Eastern Iowa Airport.
 
 
 
Casey Cook led a "What Jazzes You Up" session about Rotary Foundation with Jim Peterson and John Ockenfels for the Nov. 10 AM Rotary program.
 
Casey Cook, Jim Peterson and John Ockenfels
 
 
 
The Speaker for November 3 was Susan Craig, Iowa City Public Library Director who talked about ongoing library programs and some newer ventures for the Library.
 
 
 
District Governor Loring Miller sent the following letter to the AM Club following his visit on the morning of October 27, 2015.  Shown in the picture are Loring and Phyllis Miller:
 
 
 
 
Karla Earnest, Director of Iowa City Hospice presented at the October 20th meeting.
 
 
 
John and Rebecca Schultz presented a travel log of their 10 week bike and RV trip across America this past summer at the October 13 meeting. 
 
 
 
This week's speaker was Travis Weipert, Johnson County Auditor, who spoke mainly about the upcoming elections but also about the Auditor’s office in general.
 
 
 
Mike Stoffregan of the Johnson County Community Foundation was the speaker on Sept. 29.  He also introduced his successor as Executive Director of the Foundation, Sheila Boyd.
 
Mike Stoffregan, Sheila Boyd and Mike Messier
 
 
 
 
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Speakers
May 24, 2016
Louis Doerge, Independent Film-maker
Independent Film-making/Making Films in Iowa City
May 31, 2016
Jim Blessman
Water Projects in South Africa