Last week Vince Vella updated us further on the Cedar Amateur Astronomers (CAA) club. He had pictures of the Palisades-Dows Observatory and presented how some of the stars orbit the earth and how they change position over time. As well as being a member of the Astronomical League, the CAA is a member of NASA's Night Sky Network, a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy societies committed to sharing their time, their telescopes, and their enthusiasm for astronomy with their local communities. The Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center at Palisades-Dows Preserve is jointly operated by the Cedar Amateur Astronomers and the Linn County Conservation Board.
This weeks program: Club Roundtables - Our annual club Roundtables meeting. Make sure to attend this fun meeting as everyone gets a chance to decide where their talents and interests lie in order to fulfill our club's mission. You will be able to listen to the committee chairs describe what their committee does and their goals and then decide how many committee(s) you would like to join and have fun particapting in. Only by all of us participating in our club will we continue to stay vibrant.
Upcoming Events: Rotary Pribyl Golf Tournament help needed! We need Volunteers from all clubs and golfers from all Metro schools. Go to this website for details and register today! Open Division: Ages 15 to 17 and Novice Division: Ages 12 to 14. Dates: Aug 1, 2, 3, 5.?
Kernel’s Game! Rotary is joining the Isle of Iowa Parrott Head Club at the Kernel’s game Aug 6. You are all welcome to join. See details and register here. Payment is due by July 28. Unlimited food, fireworks, a party, a band, … and a baseball game?.
District Foundation Golf Outing! For the 100 Year Foundation Birthday Party Celebration - Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Dubuque Golf & Country Club 1800 Randall Place, Dubuque, IA. Register at rotaryseminars.org.
Upcoming Programs: Heritage Agency on Aging - Please join us to hear Eugenia Kendall fill us in on the important work Heritage does to protect our seniors. She will also give us an update on the Elder Justice Task Force.
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