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Newsletter - Current Dec 9, 2018
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This past week:


Tom Milligan gave us an unbelievable program as he presented a 40 minute narrative as Ding Darling. It was both entertaining and educational.   

Thank you Dennis Green for posting this on social media as well as the Gazette. We had 10-12 guests show up that day. 


Club Notes:


There us still time to donate to Van Buren and help with Christmas for lesser fortunate families. Make checks out to Van Buren and send them direct or bring to the club



Jan Hanks

Enrichment/Family Resource Coordinator

Van Buren Elementary

2525 29th St. SW



No meeting December 26th or January 2 for the Holidays.


January 16th we will be having a trial meeting at the NewBo City Market.  We will have our meal  delivered to the market so its business as usual as far as meals.. This is one of the locations we are considering moving to.  If you need more info or want to be involved in the conversation the board would welcome that. 


January 30th will be GUEST DAY.  We are asking all members to attend and bring a guest or two.  Our program that day will be a celebration of the clubs successes over 2018.   It will be a fun day.  



Fundraiser Update:



I announced this past week the ballpark totals of all 3 fundraisers.  CONGRATULATIONS to all of us.   We raised more than $22,000 with our 3 fundraisers.  The amazing Big Drop did more than $16,000, the crazy fun BluesFest beer tent did $2,400 and our entertaining Bid for Education social did just over $4,000.    The best part also was the majority of the funds came from outside the club.    Truly an exceptional performance by our club.  Are we a little smaller than before - yes but we are mighty and we are making a difference.   Thank you all.  


Reminder to all to please bring in your HyVee receipts, used batteries and old cell phones.   We donate all these items to Van Buren. 



Board Notes:



Our next Board meeting is Thursday , January 3rd at 1233 First Ave at 4:00



Monthly Networking:


Thank you Cliff and Betty for hosting us in your home.  


Next program :


  Barbara Feller on The Road to Waubeek
  Barbara Feller will be speaking on The Road to Waubeek and discovering Jay Sigmund. Dennis Green will be making the introductions.



Tom Vander Vaart

President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary 

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