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Newsletter - Current Jun 14, 2019
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Club Notes:



Please plan to attend the June 26th meeting if at all possible.  We do have a program that day but ahead of that I will be passing the gavel to Penny.  Penny will give her short speech on her thoughts for the upcoming year and it would be awesome to be there for her!!!!


                                       No meeting July 3rd.  Happy 4th of July


This past week:


Thank you to Lori Sundberg on her candid presentation on why she left a lifetime position to accept the Kirkwood Presidency. She has a very specific vision for Kirkwood starting with a strategic plan. 


Kirkwood has 11 locations, 20,000 students and has nearly a $1B economic impact in our community. She called out differentiators like KCCK radio and also having the biggest Agricultural program for community colleges in the nation.  





District Level Announcements:  







Fundraiser Update:


Ball Sales have officially started.  We have a batch of tickets for each member to pick up.  Please plan on attending a meeting soon to pick up your tickets. Our goal is 5000 balls which is about 100 per member.    Sponsorships are close top $11,000 so we are off to a great start.  


We will also have a sign up for working our booth at the July 6th Farmers Market as well as the Drop Day.  


Thank you again Wayne for handling the Tshirts. A sign up sheet went around this past week so we can get a good count on how many and what size.  It looks as if high resolution yellow will be the color this year.   please email Wayne at iahbi@aol.com  to let him know your Tshirt size .  They will likely be $10 like last year. 


The Czech Village Blues Fest is Aug 10th.  Thank you Kirk Leiffert for volunteering to co chair this event with me.  Pencil that in your calendar for assisting in the beverage tent.  



Board Notes:


 May board minutes are posted on the website



Monthly Networking:


Next up, July networking. Stay tuned



This weeks  program:


June 19     Road to Waubeek- Discovering Jay Sigmund
  Local author Barbara Feller pulls back the curtain on a man who had a huge, and up until now, largely unknown influence on art and literature of the 20th Century. What did Jay Sigmund say to Grant Wood that totally changed the artists approach? Who was his paperboy? You’ll learn how a man born in a tiny town on the Wapsipinicon has had a major impact on our culture.
  12:00 PM
June 26     Program is “It’s All About the Words.” - plus - Passing the Gavel ceremony
  Steve Semken founded Ice Cube Press n the early 1990’s to provide an opportunity for Iowans to tell their stories. He’ll talk about the challenges of being a small press entrepreneur in today’s Amazon world and also share tips on how to punch up our own writing in our business newsletters and brochures. Dennis Green will make the introductions. Passing the gavel ceremony. Tom will be passing the gavel to our new President Penny Olson.





Tom Vander Vaart

President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary 

Rotary - Making a difference in our community and the world.