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Newsletter - Current Jan 21, 2018
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This past week:

 

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre's Daniel Kleinknecht, Artistic Director and Conductor and Jennifer Schulte, Executive Director and three young opera artists singing three pieces provided us we a wonderful and entertaining program.  Also, Daniel presented us with greater understanding of the history of the Cedar Rapids Opera and the many areas that opera covers including, but not limited to, symphony, chorus, dancers, behind the scene workings, etc. The Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre was founded in 1998 with what Daniel said started with a meeting with Lijun's father-in-law Robert Chadima.  From that original meeting it has grown and become one (1) of two (2) opera companies in the state of Iowa.  We hope many were able to attend the performance Friday, January 19th at 7:30 p.m.  or Sunday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m. of the performance of "Turandot" at the Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. 

 

 

Club Notes:

Our January 31st meeting, Brandon, Betsy and Dave are in charge of the meal.  It will be an in house service project discussing and planning for our newest fundraiser.  Please attend that day and be a part of this new venture.  Thank you.

 

We have been invvited back to participate in teh BluesFest Beer Tent.  Last year we raised close to $2,000.  Please mark your calendars for August 11th to participate.  Thank you.

 

District level announcement:

Seeking District Governor Candidates

Apply by January 22 (extended deadline).

Respond to Past DG Jim Coloff.By email: jim@coloffmedia.com  By phone: 319-231-5003


District 5970 is seeking candidates for District Governor to serve during the 2021-2022 Rotary Year. The district governor serves as official role as an officer of Rotary International and is charged with leading D-5970 during their term.

Qualifications include:

•Must have served a term as President of a Rotary Club

•Completed 7 years of Rotary membership prior to taking office

•Be a current member in good standing•Good leadership skills

•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others

•Public speaking ability and the desire to promote the good work of Rotary on a local and international level

We hope you, or a Rotarian you know, will consider this leadership position for our District!  Refer someone you think is qualified, to this information.

 

Read and Download the complete Position Description

Read and Download the Application Form 

  


 

Rotary International announcement:

 

Toronto International Rotary Convention:  June 23-27, 2018.  

 

RI Conference Information at www.riconvention.org/en

 

 

 

Fundraiser Update:

 

Our January 31st meeting, Brandon, Betsy and Dave are in charge of the meal.  It will be an in house service project discussing and planning for our newest fundraiser.  Please attend that day and be a part of this new venture.  Thank you.

 

 

Board Meeting:

 

 

 

Monthly Networking:

 

 

 

This week's program:

 

  Will the Real Sherlock Holmes Stand Up?
   
  The character of Sherlock Holmes is known to us all, but most of the features we associate with the master detective don't appear in the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So, who exactly is Sherlock Holmes?  Sherlockian Monica Schmidt explores where the literature ends and the pop culture begins.


 

 

 

Tom Vander Vaart

President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary 

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

 

 

 

   

 

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