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Newsletter - Current Apr 17, 2014
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“MOvMNT Dance Company” – Lovar Davis Kidd






April 30 – “District Improvements--Vision Cedar Rapids Downtown Framework Plan (the JLG Plan) – Sarika Bhakta, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

May 7 – “Mount Mercy University” – Laurie Hamen, J.D., President

May 14 – “Kirkwood Scholarship Presentations” Marcia Hughes/Mary Schneekloth



RYLA logoThis was a day of many announcements!  Dave Kutter, District chair for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference, told us that interested high school sophomores and juniors need to apply now and that adult volunteers are also needed for this mid-July week-long event.  Jenn Winter from HR Green asked people to complete an online survey about land development around the Highway 100 corridor.  In an update on the gifts received in memory of Don Melichar, I shared that the board approved that $1,955 to be divided in thirds between our Interact club which Don started when he was club president, the Shoes Project at Marion East which Don suggested to that club when he was District Governor, and the Rotary Foundation for which Don was a strong advocate for many years.  I was at Wash last Friday to present the check to Interact, and on Tuesday Bill Jacobson and I were at Marion East’s meeting to present the check to them.


Announcements about next week included reminding membeNewBo City Marketrs that Marion East will not meet on April 22.  On Thursday, April 24, Van Buren will recognize volunteers, including members of our club.  Also on Thursday,  DISTRICT CONFERENCE events will begin with a reception 5-7pm at the NewBo Market for all District Rotarians (no signup needed).   The conference begins at 8am Friday at the Convention Center through noon Saturday in various downtown venues.  This will be followed by the “100 Years of Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary” celebration dinner at the Double Tree on Saturday evening, April 27.  Please click here for conference info!


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And then our speakers, Kristy Staker and Alicia Aguiar from Hy-Vee, talked about the Blue Zones Project in our community, including the “Blue Zones Power 9”. 








In a week we’ll be in the midst of our District Conference; I hope to see many of you there!


Have a great weekend, and we'll see you next Wednesday!



Rochelle Naylor

President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary 

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