This week we heard from Jerry Bartruff, Director of the Department of Corrections. His presentation gave us insight to many of the numbers they work with, from budget to number of inmates. The current prison popluation is 8266 and the capacity is 7288.. The average cost to house one inmate for one day is $95.85 (nearly $35,000 per year).
Liz Durham requests that we provide her with any containers with either clear lids or clear sides for her butterfly project. She needs them this week.
Brandon Blankenship has accepted Janette Fiedlers' Over the Edge challenge. He is looking for $1000 in total sponsorships for when he repels down a side of a building in downtown Cedar Rapids. This is a fundraiser for Heartland Youth for Christ .
The club assembly usually held in late July will be held August 23rd. We urge you to attend as we will be addressing critcical club issues.
We will be having our District Governor visit on August 9th.
This weeks program
Helene McGee -Chair of OIL (Older Iowans Legislation). She will be discussing issues and priorities facing older Iowans and what legislation the Board is working on. Larry Kudej will do the introductions.
The next Board meeting will be help August 3rd at 4:15. Location TBD
Tom Vander Vaart
President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary
Rotary - Making a difference in our community and the world.