Our program last week was on Engage Iowa by Mayor Ron Corbett. Mayor Corbett is President of Engage Iowa which was formed as a think tank. Enage Iowa helps to address conflict between state wide policy and what is good for the state by brain storming; which is a better way to get ideas to move forward. Grass roots type of policy thinking are more sustainable. Education, environment and economy are 3 areas of concern. Since every town in Iowa is tied to argiculture in some way specifically addressing water quality is a top enviornmental concern for Engage Iowa. Finding solutioins for Iowa's complicated tax system, which is hurting the ability to attract people to live and work in Iowa is a major focus for the economy. The educational element will be addressed by reviewing the K-12 report due out this fall and planning ahead to keep our students well educated. For more information in how you can get involved visit: www.engageiowa.org
This weeks program:
David Osterberg, Professor from University of Iowa, will speak to us about global warming.
Our June 15th meeting will be at the Kernel's ball game. Thank you to everyone who quickly responded to the e-mail. We have about 30 members, friends and family attending. NO MEETING at the African American Museum that day. Prepay lunch members please let Denny know if you buy lunch at the ball game and he will credit you.
Please keep Janette Fiedler in your thoughts and prayers with the recent passing of her mother.
Congratulations to Marylin Patterson on her recent retirement!
You are invited to attend the installation of Jim Coloff as District Governor 2016-17 on Tuesday, June 21st from 5:30pm-8:00pm.
The Cedar Falls Rotary Club will host a picnic at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls for the event, including brats, burgers, sides, water, pop, beer and wine. There will also be kids activities so bring the kids and grandkids. Cost is just $10 for dinner. Pre-register at www.rotaryseminars.org now. You can pay for dinner on-line when you register or at the event when you arrive.
All district Rotarians and families are invited to attend.
See you at Rotary......
President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary
Rotary - It's a SMART thing to do!