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Newsletter - Current Oct 21, 2018
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This past week:


We love to hear about people that help kids. We had that this week with Mark Sigel talking about Camp Bangarang.


Camp Director Mark has been working in camps in the non-profit sector since 2002. He has worked as a Camp Counselor, Medication Aid, Program Specialist, Residential Life Coordinator, Assistant Director, and Camp Director. Over the years, Mark has worked with, Chicago area Park Districts, the YMCA, Camp Courageous of Iowa, and the Serious Fun Children’s Network. He has also served as a volunteer with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Make-a- Wish and The ARC of East Central Iowa. Mark and his wife Krista live in Cedar Rapids, IA


Camp Bangarang provides a fun, empowering,and completely free camp experience for children with life-threatening illnesses and
their families, all across the Midwest.


Please visit https://campbangarang.org/ to learn more.


Club Notes:


We are still searching for someone to join the board!!!!


No meeting on November 21st (Thanksgiving week).

No meeting on November 28thas we are being encouraged to attend Downtown Rotary on Monday for a Foundation presentation. 


No meeting on December 26th 

No meeting  on January 2nd



District Level Announcements:  


The One Rotary Summit is Oct 24 at Indian Creek CC.  5:30 - 8pm.   $15.00.   Leaders or aspiring leaders are to be encouraged to attend.




Rotary International announcement:


Have you been to the Rotary International website??   I recommend doing so frequently to see/learn more about this organization we all committ to.  





Fundraiser Update:


WE NEED YOU.  Our social and Bid for Education event is this Thursday. We need your participation in numerous ways.  We need donated items and your attendance at this fun event.   Please plan on purchasing your ticket this week and bringing family/friends,  Contact Betty for donated items.  



Board Notes:



Our next Board meeting is November 1st at 1239 1st Ave SE (previously Tallgrass Business Resources)  All are welcome. 




Monthly Networking:


Stay tuned for November time/place but I hope that we can use our Bid for Education event as a networking event




Remaining October programs:


October 24     CR Public Library with Charity Tyler
  Charity Tyler of the Cedar Rapids Public Library will be speaking on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
October 25     Bid for Education Fundraiser
  Please join us for our annual Fall Fundraiser. Besides being a great cause, it is so much fun!
  6:00 PM
October 31     Horizons with Kay Fisk
  Please join us as we hear from our own Kay Fisk on what is new at Horizons.


Tom Vander Vaart

President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary 

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