Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M.


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Iowa City A.M.

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We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Kirkwood Room
515 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA  52240
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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.
This week's speaker was Matt Degner, the new Director of Secondary Education for the Iowa City Community School District.
Mark Patton provided the topic and led the discussion on affordable housing during the Sept. 1 meeting.
Lee Holmes from RC of Waukee talked about the impact of District 6000 Rotarians in South Africa. 
         Information has been posted about how you can participate in the Iowa MOST mission to Huehuetenango, Guatemala, in February 2016. Applications are due mid-September.
Today's speakers were Cassandra Eltin and Braeden Jones from the Antelope Lending Library.
The August 11 meeting featured students from the City High Interact Club who participated in the 2015 Xicotepec work week.
The August 4 meeting featured young people from City and West High Schools who attended RYLA or the World Affairs Seminar in July.
Gregorio Sanchez, visiting scholar from Xicotepec, Mexico, read the following letter of thanks to AM Rotary at the July 28 meeting.
Erin Probst talked about her Youth Exchange year in Chile and the Mustons from the IC Noon club video taped our club members wishing the Noon Club a happy 100th birthday.  Gregorio Sanchez said goodbye to the members of AM Rotary as he is headed back to Mexico.
Speaker for July 21 meeting was Kris Ockenfels who gave tips and tricks of traveling successfully around the world.
  Tom Novak introduces Nicole Novak and Misty Rebik for program on the new Johnson County ID program and the work of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa.
President, Myrene Hoover led a business meeting to discuss results of a member survey done in May and to get feedback on some areas of concern.
The AM Rotary Club met at North Ridge Pavilion in Coralville for an evening meeting to celebrate our Year Ender.  Mark Patton, gave his farewell presentation as the Club's President and then turned the gavel over to Myrene Hoover.
The June 23 speakers were John and Deb Ockenfels who described their trip to the RI Conference in Sao Paulo and their tour of parts of Brazil and Argentina.
The June 16 speaker was John Funderburk, Director of Advocacy Alzheimer's for the Alzheimer's Association, Washington DC.

Peggy Doerge Dawn Wiand and Jean Knepper

The Speaker was Dawn Oliver Wiand, Executive Director of the Iowa Women's Foundation.

Our speaker was our own Dave Parsons who discussed his cultural exchange trip to Cuba last January.



Aria Widyanto and Tom Markus

The speakers at the May 26th meeting were Tom Markus and Aria Widyanto talking about the Young Southeast Asian ambassadorial fellow program sponsored by the International City/County Management Association and the White House and Mr. Widyanto's experiences with this program.  Mr. Widyanto is from Jakarta, Indonesia.


This meeting featured presentations by our exchange student, Sophie Horstmann, from Germany and the student hosted by IC Noon Club, Eleonora Cherubini.


The May 5th meeting featured a number of Rotaractors from the Iowa City area who spoke about what is going on in the newly reconstituted Rotaract Club in Iowa City.  The session was moderated by Usha Balakrishnan, the District 6000 Rotaract chair and a member of the Iowa City Noon Club.


This week's meeting featured a presentation by independent agronomist, John McGillicuddy, on the Ukraine.


Speaker for the week was Jason Egli, Epo Energy, speaking about use of solar energy in Iowa.


The Speaker at this Rotary meeting was Janet Schlapkohl, a local playwright and director of a non-profit theater called Combined Efforts Theater.



Rotary and ShelterBox support Syrian refugees
In Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011, more than 6,000 people flee the country every day. As of September, more than 4.1 million people have become refugees, and 7.6 million more have been internally displaced. “The plight of Syria’s refugees is a litmus test for the world's compassion,” says Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko. “Rotary members worldwide are profoundly disheartened by the refugee crisis now unfolding in Syria and other parts of the world,” which the United Nations has described as the worst in decades. “Rotary is following the situation closely...
Ravindran declares Riseley president-nominee
RI President K.R. Ravindran officially declared Ian H.S. Riseley Rotary International’s president-nominee on 1 October. The nominating Committee for President of RI selected Riseley, of the Rotary club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, in August. He will be formally elected at the 2016 RI Convention in Seoul, Korea, and will become president on 1 July 2017.  Read more about Riseley
Attend one of five presidential conferences
Find new and innovative ways to improve your community by attending one of five presidential conferences this year, hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. The conferences, to be held around the world between January and March, will highlight Rotary’s areas of focus. Use these links to learn about each of the programs and to register to attend: Peace and Conflict Resolution, 15-16 January in Ontario, California, USA Disease Prevention and Treatment, 19-20 February in Cannes, France Economic Development, 27 February in Cape Town, South Africa...
Under One Sky lights the way to a better world
Rotary and ONE, an international advocacy organization, joined other event partners in downtown Chicago on 24 September to demonstrate a commitment to ending extreme poverty and inequality and to promoting action on climate change on the eve of the United Nations launch of its Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ambitious goals constitute a road map for finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and dovetail with Rotary members’ work to create positive change in their communities and around the world. As dusk fell over Chicago, participants in the Under One Sky event held up...
Nigeria declared polio-free, removed from endemic list
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there. With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there. Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. The continent celebrated its own first full year without the disease on 11 August. Once...


Oct 13, 2015
Rebecca and John Schultz
Biking Across the USA
Oct 20, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
Loring Miller, District Governor
District 6000 Update
Nov 03, 2015
Susan Craig, Director, Iowa City Public Library
Public Library Youth Programming
Nov 10, 2015
Casey Cook, John Ockenfels, Jim Petersen
What Jazzes You Up About Rotary Foundation
Nov 17, 2015
Marty Lenss, Director, Eastern Iowa Airport
Current Trends in Aviation
Nov 24, 2015
Carmelita Pickett, Assoc. Univ. of Iowa Librarian
Building a Research Library for the 21st Century