This past week:
We were honored to have Bill Kreuger, Assistant Librarian at the Iowa Masonic Library and Museum. He presented many photos of the inside of the building and of the collection of treasures. His passion and knowledge were obvious. Some of the items he boasted about in the collection include: a piece of George Washington's hair, WW1 posters, a civil war flag sewn by the Women of Marengo and original written work by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.
The building is located at 835 1st Ave SE and is free to the public Monday thru Friday. He encourages all of to come visit and enjoy this little known Cedar Rapids gem.
No meeting this week. No meeting December 27th or January 3rd.
Thank you to all of our Salvation Army Bell ringers. We succcessfully filled 2 days at Theisens.
Thank you to all who contributed to the coat drive. Betty has announced she delivered 22 coats to Van Buren school.
District level announcement:
Rotary International announcement:
In a recent letter from Ian Risely, International President he reminds us that November is still Foundation Month. In 2016 $304M was contributed with $111M being gifted in District and Global grants.
Our next fundraiser is slated to be our Pancake breakfast. I am asking any and all who are involved to be at the next Board meeting so we can make critical decisions about that event. Thank you
The next Board Meeting will be held Thursday December 6th at Tallgrass Business Resources, 1239 1st Ave SE at 4:15.
This is directly across from Coe College.
Our next networking event will be held on December 6th. Location TBA
This week's program:
No meeting this week. Please join us November 29th as we will have an inhouse service program benefitting Matthew 25.
Tom Vander Vaart
President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary
Rotary - Making a difference in our community and the world.