Phil Wasta, Executive Director of the MedQuarter, informed us of what the MedQuarter is, how it got started and the future plans. The MedQuarter (short for MedQuarter Regional Medical District) is a revitalization partnership committed to promoting a dynamic urban medical community to improve quality of life and an advocate for new businesses and jobs in a defined medical district.
Established in 2011 they support a 55-square-block area in downtown that makes getting healthcare less of a chore and more of a destination. From Mercy Medical Center to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's and everything in between. Please visit their website at www.themedquarter.com to review and learn more.
This week's program March 29, 2017: Gems of Hope
Gems of Hope, Executive Director, Mrs. Norah Hammond, will be facilitating our 5th Wednesday service event meeting. Please invite a guest(s), spouse, or significant other to our meeting so they can see first hand how our club, not only has our own service projects, but how we partner with other organizations to provide help and service in our local community. It is a fun and rewarding experience to help and uplift people in our community.
All Rotarians are invited to attend the Rotary D-5970 District Conference to be held a the Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls, Iowa. This is a great event with excellent speakers, fellowship with Rotarians from clubs throughout our district and concluding with a concert. Please visit this site: www.rotaryseminars.org to sign up for yourself and guests.
Please keep our club member, Dan Wiese, in your thoughts and prayers as he is recovering. We look forward to seeing Dan back again soon in our weekly Rotary meetings. If you would like to send him a card or letter his address is: 2108 Greenwood Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Please keep a past member of our club, John Morris, in your thoughts and prayers as he is recovering. If you would like to send him a card or letter his address is: 4275 Paper Birch Lane,
Traverse City, MI 49686
Kristina McLaughlin, our club sponsored Global Scholar, has a new blog and it can be found at http://petitederive.com/2017/03/24/cooking-abroad/ .These are very interesting to read about her experiences and studies. Thank you to Lijun for making us aware of the new blog.
We want to thank everyone for all the hard work and contributions to our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser last Saturday, March 25th. We are so very thankful to all our members, other Rotary club members, sponsors, media, and everyone involved in any way that helped us have a successful event to invest in our children in our local community.
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President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary
Rotary - Making a difference in our community and the world.