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Newsletter - Current Aug 19, 2018
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This past week:

Is is too much to say everyweek is that we had the best meeting ever!!!!  Well, I'm going to.  Neil Fell our District Governor was in to update us and inspire us as well.  But he gladly relinquished a bit of his time for to us handle the business of awarded three $4,000 checks to the Salvation Army, HD Youth Center and Van Buren.  We had representatives from each there to accept, thank the club and also take a moment to share what this means.  Of course Jan from Van Buren was a bit overwhelmed.  It was truly a great moment to experience why we go thru the effort of selling ping pong balls, working the beer tent and participating in our Bid for Education. 


I wish everyone could have been there. 


Club Notes:


Team West, I am pleased to announce that Larry Kudej has accepted the position of 2nd VP, which commits him to be president of the club on 2020-2021.  Larry loves the momentum our club has!  Please thank Larry next time you see him and pledge your support to him as I did.  

 Now, who wants to president in 2021-2022 ?????   



District Level Announcements:  


Thank you Neil Fell for visting our club this week, meeting with our board and presenting. 


Rotary International announcement:






Fundraiser Update:


I sent our an email this week but the final numbers on the Czech Village Blues Fest are in.. We had 20 members and roughly 10 friends/family provide 100 man hours which raised $2400 for our club.  


This means we raised over $18,000 with that and The Big Drop.   WOW



Board Notes:





The board has recently approved the purchase of a new computer for the club. Very soon, you will see a Windows based computer that will hopefully relieve some of the stress of preparing for a meeting when we wak in the room.  The three things I have to say to the board for that approval is ....Thank you, thank you, thank you




The board has also approved participating in the metro project, Prospect Meadows.   Our level of committment will be the same as it has been for previous projects which is $25/member/year for 2 years.   This will include the name of West Rotary on the large sign. 



Our next Board meeting is September 6th  at 4;00 at Tallgrass Business Resources




Monthly Networking:


Stay tuned for where and when we will be in September




Next weeks program:


  Jenny Schulz on Kids First Law Center
  Please join us to hear Jenny Schultz talk about this important program to help kids.



Tom Vander Vaart

President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary 

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