Week of Jan. 13, 2020

Prayer: Ken Scheckler
Quote of the Week: Jane Larson
Guests: None
Secretary's Report: 28 members present
Treasurer's Report:   Bill are due!
Honors and Illnesses:  
  • Alex and Roshni Heitz, son and daughter-in-law of Randy and Marilyn Heitz, are expecting their first child. Cograts!
  • Steve Dier's mother had a hip replacement and all is going well.
  • Keith Starr has honored our Club with a donation to support our club projects. Keith's work schedule makes it challenging for him to attend meetings, but he sends his best and continues to support Rotary.  Thanks Keith for your support and dedication!

  • Soup Supper - Jan. 18 -  Tickets are now available! See Kay to get your tickets.

    Here is the volunteer schedule. Note there are two shift times.  Please let Linda or Kay know if you will not be at the event. 

    Remember to wear your Rotary or a Thrivent shirt and plan to park in the farrows at the Elks to save the other spots for our guests.
  • Radio Auction - Feb. 1 - We have some really great items to sell! Be sure to let Tammy and Veronica know who you are calling on and pick up a poster for your business or businesses you've called on.  Items can be turned into Tammy at Circle K.

    Don't forget to like and share the event on Facebook to help spread the word. 

    The auction list is also online on our Club website.
  • Satellite Club -  Tue. Jan. 21 at The Pub on the Cedar starting at 5:30pm. Come check it out and bring friends! 
  • Kayak Race Fundraiser - The Fundraising Committee is looking into doing a 'duck race' style kayak race on the Cedar River next summer.  See Chris Garden if you would be interested in helping plan this new fundraiser.

Fun & Frolic:  None

Program: This week's program was presented by Gayle Opp, the new director of the Hope for Life Pregnancy Center in Charles City.  Gayle shared some of the services they offer including: free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, prenatal counseling, parenting classes, and their baby boutique where families can purchase baby and toddler items with points earned by participating in programs.  Their programing is privately funded and supported by a team of trained volunteers. Donations of baby and toddle items and funds are always welcome.  A volunteer training is also coming up if you would like to get involved.  Learn more and help spread the word through their Hope for Life Facebook Page.

Next Week's Assignments 
* Reminder: If you are not able to attend, please find someone to fill in for your assignment. *
Next Week's Meal
Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Corn, Spring Salad, Dinner Roll, and Lemon Bars
Menu - January through June 2020

Meal Opt-Out Form

Remember meals are billed a quarter ahead


Did You Know?

District 5970 “Rotary Rush” is on again!  For the months of February and March 2020, the District is offering a significant incentive to all Rotarians who give to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund. 
A generous Rotarian Donor has offered their points as an incentive to help Rotarians easily reach their first or multiple Paul Harris Fellow level.  The Donor is offering a 1 for 1 points to dollars match if a Rotarian contributes a minimum of $100 cash toward their first or next Paul Harris Fellow level.  For example, you may have accumulated $500 in contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  Then, if you add $250 in cash in February or March, our Donor will match 250 points to your giving account which allows you to receive your first or multiple PHF award.  The match is up to a maximum of 500 points.
If you choose to participate in this challenge, you will need to fill out Form 123-EN which is available at the Foundation tab on the District’s website at , or click the link below.  Please email the completed form to or mail the completed form to John Wasta, 221 Kent Ct. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA  52402.  If you are paying by check, please make it payable to “The Rotary Foundation”, please include the check with the form. 
You may also make your gift online at www.rotary.orgIf you do, please make a note of the amount of your gift on the form and send the form to John to receive your match.  Please do not send credit card information via email. 
Wondering how close you are to your next PHF level?  Just email John Wasta or Don Meyer, DRFCC Chair,  at or call him at 641-251-4655. 
This match is only available to a limited number of Rotarians that submit their requests. 
District 5970 News

Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Term Ending 2020
Paul Burnham
Ann Troge
Term Ending 2021
Ralph Smith
Linda Klemesrud
Term Ending 2020
Ryan Parker
Julie Versluis
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Steven Diers
January 7
Tami Vetter
January 24
Mark Wicks
January 29
Randy Heitz
January 29
Upcoming Events
Soup Supper
Jan 18, 2020
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Weekly Meeting
Charles City Elks Lodge
Jan 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Elks Lodge
Jan 20, 2020 11:00 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Jan 21, 2020 5:30 PM
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