In our 5th Wednesday Service project we worked with Eden Youngberg of Matthew 25 stuffing, folding, labeling and stamping mailings. We want to thank all our club members for participating and helping out with this service project. A special thanks to Betsy and Dave Kutter and Betty and Cliff Ehlinger for providing our meal for our service meeting. It was a great meal enjoyed by all.
This week's program: "West Side Rising" by Gary Hinzman
Gary Hinzman will be talking about a new project for Cedar Rapids called West Side Rising.
Dues - It's time for dues if you did not pick up your invoice on Wednesday it will be sent to you. Thank you to all our members. Remember to invite a friend to Rotary!
The Rotary Foundation Giving - We are making good progress towards our goals for the Foundation. We still have a way to go so if you have not given yet please consider doing so as the Foundation does tremendous work at the Global, District and our local club level. Thank you.
Salvation Army Bell Ringer
Liz Durham still had openings to fill for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing at the Johnson Avenue HyVee. Liz needed someone to cover December 6, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and December 6, 2016 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Please contact Liz at 319-310-1300 or email@example.com if you are able to volunteer. Thank you.
Invitation to Cedar Rapids Community School District - State of the District event
Thank you for continuing support of the Cedar Rapids Community School District. I am pleased to invite you to the 2016 State of the District event, celebrating the diversity of our school district. The program will be a great opportunity for us to recognize the many businesses and organizations that partner with our schools - including you! I look forward to seeing you on Dec. 20th and encourage you to forward/share this invitation with anyone else in your organization who may wish to join us! No RSVP is necessary. This event is Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at the Educational Leadership and Support Center - 2500 Edgewood Road NW - Cedar Rapids, IA.
Rotary at the Rink 2017
The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Hockey Team invite your to join them Friday, January 13, 2017 vs Dubuque Fighting Saints for our 1st Annual Rotary at the Rink Night. the purpose of Rotary at the Rink is to raise money for the eradication of Polio. A portion of each ticket sold through Rotary Clubs will go back to Polio. Be sure to include your friends, families, coworkers, etc. and inform them of the event - the more tickets sold, the more money will be raised! Ordering tickets for this event is simple... Go to https://secure.ridertownusa.com/tickets/fundraiser/ and enter the password rotary2017. Tickets are $12.75 and $2.00 back from each ticket will be donated. Order as many tickets as you like. Tickets will be at Will Call the night of the game under the name which the order was placed under. Please have a photo ID.
Kristina McLaughin, our Global Grant Scholar, is keeping us up to date on her year through blog links. Those blog links are http:/petitederive.com/2016/11/02/you-are-welcome/#comments and a second blog is http://petitederive.com/blog/.
See you at Rotary...
President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary
Rotary - Making a difference in our community and the world.