Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M.

 
 
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Welcome to our club!

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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Christine Nebiss, a member of an indigenous people of Saskatchewan, Canada who is currently a resident of Williamsburg, IA, talked about environmental and native sovreignty issues having to do with the Dakota Access Pipeline.
David Hensley, Director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center was the speaker on Feb. 28.
Lynn Allendorf, Director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, was the speaker on Feb 21.
Dan Clay, UI Dean of the College of Education, was the Jan 31 speaker.
The speaker for January 17 was Greg Prickman, UI Director of Special Collections.
 
Pam Ehly and Greg Prickman
David Gier, Director of the University of Iowa School of Music spoke on January 24 about the School of Music programs and the new Voxman Music Building.
The Jan. 10 speaker was Liz Kiscaden, Director, Greater Midwest Region for National Network of Libraries of Medicine based at Hardin Library.
What Jazzes You Up with Casey Cook interviewing Amy Nicholson was the subject of the January 3 meeting.
We did a hands-on service project during the meeting time on December 27.
This week the speakers were all members in attendance.  Phil Peterson presided over the meeting and Deb Pullin-VanAucken was program chair.
Casey Cook interviewed our three newest club members, Rachel Marquardt, Kade Hammes and Kathy Bowers with "What Jazzes You Up?"
Amanda McFadden led an interactive session on defining our Rotary elevator speech and determining what jazzes each of us up about Rotary and the AM Club. 
Jaime Nevins or Back Together Massage was the speaker who was introduced by Cassi Elton, the November program chair.
Mallory Hellman, Director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) presented the weekly program.
Bob Oppliger was the guest speaker; his topic was biking (or walking) as a form of exercise
Mark Patton shared his bike trip with the club.
The District 6000 Youth Exchange Committee is looking for outbound exchange students for the 2017-18 year.
 
2016-17 District 6000 Outbound Exchange Students
The speaker for October 4 was Brian Greer, Fire Marshal, Iowa City Fire Department.
District Governor Chris Knapp, Deb Dunkhase, Vernette Knapp
 
The Sept. 27th presenter was District Governor, Chris Knapp.
The speaker was David Goodner, volunteer with Iowa City Catholic Worker.
Jack Tank introduced the speaker for the Sept. 6 meeting, John McGillicuddy, who talked about the agricultural and socio-political environment in the Ukraine.
The Sept. 13 speaker was Thomas D. Farnsworth, attorney with Kinnamon, Kinnamon, Russo, Meyer, KIeegan and Farnsworth.  His topic was about criminal sentencing and the criminal justice system in Johnson County.
Mark Patton and Thomas Farnsworth
Casey Cook conducted a "What Jazzes You Up" with District Governor Elect, Mike Ruby and his partner Joanne.
Today's meeting was a club assembly to discuss how the club is doing and how it can improve.
Pam Ries, Program Director for UI's REACH Program was the speaker on August 16.
 
 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
Speakers
Casey Cook
Apr 25, 2017
What Jazzes You Up
Community Grants Recipients
May 02, 2017
Community Grants Reception, 6 pm meeting
Deb Dunkhase
May 09, 2017
IA MOST Update
Kara Logsden, Iowa City Public Library
May 16, 2017
New ICPL Bookmobile Service and Tour
Pat Schnack
May 23, 2017
Table Discussions: Share Your Favorite Books
Casey Cook
May 30, 2017
What Jazzes You Up
Year Ender
May 30, 2017
Steve Murley, Superintendent, ICCSD
Jun 06, 2017
$192 Million General Obligation Bond and Facilities Master Plan
Scott Kibby, Principal, Liberty HS
Jun 13, 2017
Opening the New High School
Phil Peterson
Jun 20, 2017
The Year Ahead