#879, Club Bulletin, Nov. 28, 2022
Recap from the Nov. 28, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by: President Naomi DeWinter
Invocation: Holly Peterson
Guests: Alex Lambert, Christine Conlon, Steve Snider, Deb Hueser; Ukrainian Guests- Stevia, Sergei Maria, and Jonna.
Online Participation: Thank you, Barth Donald, for joining the meeting virtually. We continue to offer a hybrid meeting each week. Members are invited to attend via zoom or watch the recorded presentation anytime.
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Walter Conlon- Walter is pleased to share information about the Ukrainian families today and wishes his guest and wife, Christine, a Happy Birthday. Erika Cox- Erika had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family gathered together. Friday is the Holiday Stroll downtown from 5:30-8:00 pm. Musco and MPW will be unveiling the New Bridge Holiday light show on Friday night. Frank Iliff- Stop by BougieDilla during the Holiday Stroll Friday night. Megan Francis- Two Week of Love starts today with Toy Time at Ed Morse Auto. Next week is Freezing for Food. All toys and food collected stay right here in Muscatine. Crossroads and Senior Resources will be at the Holiday Stroll on Friday. Stop by and say hi. Sending best wishes to Marc Hines and his wife for the upcoming birth of their first child.
Club News:
  • IBAT- Businesses Against Human Trafficking- https://ibat.iowa.gov/ibat-businesses/ Thank you to the businesses that have committed to “Learn Something and Do Something” to help combat human trafficking.  
  • We have 2 board positions available. Please see Naomi for more information.
  • Follow the Rotary Club of Muscatine’s Facebook page, @MuscatineRotaryClub.
Sponsoring Ukraine Refugees in Muscatine- Walter Conlon
Ukrainian Refugees are relocating to Muscatine. As they look to make Muscatine home, there is a need for jobs, housing resources, sponsors, and household supplies. Please get in touch with Deb Hueser at dhueser2@gmail.com or Walter Conlon at walterconlon@hotmail.com if you can help or share resources.
No recording is available.
Upcoming Meetings: Dec. 5- Stanley Center’s Living Building, Dec. 12- Riverbend Food Bank, Dec. 19- Muscatine Lock and Dam Overview, Dec. 26- No Meeting, Jan. 2- No Meeting.
Foundation Minute-
Welcome to the last week of RI’s Foundation Month.
“We should not live for ourselves alone, but for the joy in doing good for others.”
Arch Klumph, founder of The Rotary Foundation.
In this last week of The Rotary Foundation’s Month, let us remind ourselves of the main facts about this most charitable organization.
  • The Rotary Club of Kansas City, Mo, made the first contribution to TRF in the amount of $26.50 in 1917
  • In 1947, Rotarians contributed $1.3m in memory of Paul Harris.
  • In 1979, TRF began immunization of 6 million children in the Philippines against Polio.
  • In 1980, Rotary committed to eliminating Polio through immunization.
  • During the past 100 years, TRF has spent $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects worldwide.
  • TRF is Rotary’s own and only charity delivering our vision of a better world.
  • TRF is supported solely by contributions from the public, Rotary members, and friends of the Foundation.
  • Those contributions, gifts, and donations are transformed into service projects that change the lives of thousands of people across the world.
  • With 91% of funds spent on the programs and projects it delivers, TRF, based at the Rotary Headquarters in Illinois, USA, is globally recognized for its financial efficiency, accountability, and transparency.
  • Each year, TRF gives $70 million worth of grants to Rotary clubs worldwide for humanitarian projects, vocational training, and scholarships in Rotary’s cause areas.
  • Ranging from small-scale, short-term activities to large, international projects, Rotary grants strengthen global partnerships and provide sustainable and measurable community benefits.
  • Grants from TRF support over 1,000 projects every year.
Promoting peace, Fighting disease, Providing clean water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting education, Growing local economies, Protecting the environment…These are our noble causes.