FYI...Since 1972, Iowa has kicked off the presidential primary process by holding the nation's first caucuses.  When a largely unknown Jimmy Carter became the front-runner in the 1976 Democratic caucus, the national attention he received ultimately helped him to win the presidency - and solidified the importance of the Iowa caucuses.



January 15, 2020 at CR WEST ROTARY - This is what you missed

  • Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre founder/artistic director/conductor Daniel Kleinknecht and a cast member of "Madama Butterfly"


Club Notes: 

Metro-Wide Food Drive for HACAP........contribute kid friendly food items for 3 weeks beginning February 17 OR dollars to be used to stuff backpacks.  (no, not stuffing backpacks w/dollars)  Kids take home food items for their weekends or school vacations.  Each week will have a theme.  (There is a trophy at stake!) 



Board Notes: 

Big Drop fundraiser planning beginning now....




  • Speaker - Myron McReynolds, new director of the Orchestra Iowa School
  • Join us and bring a friend!


Penny Olson

President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary 


People of Action

President penny