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Newsletter - Current Feb 19, 2017
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It was a wonderful warm February 15th day outside as our Rotary volunteers participated in our service project of delivering box lunches to companies who had ordered lunches to support Meals On Wheels.  This is one of Horizons annual fundraisers that our club helps with.  Horizons was very appreciative of our Rotary volunteers assistance.  We would like to thank Janette Fiedler of our club for her hard work of organizing and coordinating and partnering our volunteers for times when we were to pick up and deliver as well as coordinating with the Horizon's staff to make this a very smooth process.  It is amazing to see this all come together so well. Sherita, from Horizons, said this is one of their busiest days of the fundraiser. We also want to thank our own club Secretary/Treasurer, Denny McGivern for being at Horizons to check our volunteers in and collect any money due for our own box lunches (it is not the warmest place to work back by the coolers!).  We would like to thank all of the Rotary volunteers for making this service project a success and helping out with Horizons fundraiser to continue to provide funds for meals to homebound seniors in need.

 

This week's program February 22, 2017:  "Mentor Me" 

Arica Mason, Director of Mentor Me, will present on how one on one mentoring programs in YFC can change the lives of at risk kids.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Board 2016/2017 pictures February 22, 2017 before or after Rotary meeting if all Board members can make it to the weekly Rotary meeting.

 

Gateway Rotary Annual Soup Supper - February 25th at the Ely Legion

"We are hosting a Bag Toss Tournament this year; we hope you can come out and join the fun!  Raffle prizes: TV, iPad, or $50 Casey's card.  We will also have silent auction items at the event."

 

Dean Sturtz will be at our Cedar Rapids West Rotary meeting February 22nd meeting to announce the event.

 

Our own Cedar Rapids West Rotary club's Annual Pancake Breakfast, March 25, 2017

We hope everyone of our members participates in our largest fundraiser and joins us in the fun of putting on this wonderful event.  Please sign up to one or more of the various committees to make this event be a great success.  Also, we appreciate all company sponsorships to help with our fundraising efforts for the educational needs in our local community.  Please take a sponsorship form(s) for your company and/or if you know someone working in a company please give the form to them to present to their company.  Auction items are also needed for the silent auction.  Please contact Penny or Kim for auction item ideas.

 

Our breakfast and raffle tickets are now ready and available for sale.  Please pick up your tickets to sell when you sign in and thank you in advance to everyone for participating.  We have great raffle ticket prizes and always have wonderful auction items.  Also, we have posters ready to post on your company, church, gas station, restaurants, etc. bulletin boards.  Please take as many as you need from the entry table.  If we need more posters we will get them printed for you.  We also want to thank our own Jane Schlegel for contacting KCRG and KCRG.com, Channel 9 ABC, for presenting our event on their "Show You Care" segment.

 

Thank you to everyone for working so hard and really stepping up and being active in our club in participating in some way to make this event a great success.

 

 

Rotary District Conference April 28 - April 29, 2017

All Rotarians are invited to attend the Rotary D-5970 District Conference to be held in Cedar Falls, IA on April 28 - April 29, 2017.  This is a great event with excellent speakers and concert. Please visit this site:  www.rotaryseminars.org to sign up for yourself and guests. 

 

Announcements:


Please consider being a candidate to fill our two (2) board positions and a 2nd Vice President position. Please contact Tom VanderVaart or Amy March if you are interested.  This will be a very rewarding experience for you.

 

You still have time to sign up to attend the Rotary International conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, - June 9 -14, 2017.  This will be a great experience to meet with fellow Rotarians not only across the US but also around the world.

 

Carol and Tom Narak invite you to the District 6000 Breakfast in Atlanta

This is a great way to begin your day at the Convention on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 160 Ted Turner Drive NW (previously 160 Spring Street NW), Atlanta, GA (404)688-8600.  Our breakfast, held in a separate room, begins at 7:30 and ends at 9:00 and includes a brief program.  The cost is $35 per person and we ask that you return the form below with your check by Monday, May 22, 2017.  Please send your check payable to Rotary D6000, PO Box 122, Pella, IA  50219.


 

See you at Rotary....

 

 

Jim Coller

President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary 

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

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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