Last week we met at the Kernels ball park and enjoyed the Kernels ballgame. It was a beautiful day. Good friendships, good food, and we were behind home plate sitting in the shade rooting the home team to a 2-1 victory. It was good to see so many members and spouses attend. A special thanks to Denny McGivern and his wife for coming early to greet and make sure everyone received their baseball tickets.
This weeks program: Justin Lightfoot, Assistant United States Attorney, will give us a fascinating presentation on federal gun and drug crimes in eastern Iowa.
Dues: It's time for dues if you did not pick up your invoice on Wednesday it will be sent to you. A gentle reminder that if you are thinking of making membership changes let us know before Juy 1st. Remember to invite a friend to Rotary!
John Thornton's mother passed away recently. Cedar Rapids West sends our sympathies to John and his family during this difficult time.
Upcoming Events: District Governor (Jim Coloff) Installation
You are encouraged to attend the installation of Jim Coloff as District Governor 2016-2017 on Tuesday, June 21st from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.
The Cedar Falls Rotary Club will host a picnic at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls for the event, including brats, burgers, sides, water, pop, beer and wine. There will also be kids activities so bring the kids and grand kids. Cost is just $10 for dinner. Pre-register at www.rotaryseminars.org now. You can pay for dinner on-line when you register or at the event when you arrive?
All district Rotarians and families are invited to attend. We will have a balloon artist for the kids. And, there is a play area in the park that kids love. We are charging five dollars for kids if they are eating. If you bring very young kids there will be no charge for age five and under.
Metro Rotary News:
Due to a delay in the application of the signage, the dedication of the CR Municipal Band Shell will not take place this Wednesday. A date for the dedication has not been scheduled. We will let you all know as soon as we know.
See you at Rotary....
President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary
Rotary - It's a SMART thing to do!