Recap from the Feb. 27, 2023 Meeting.
 
Meeting Run by: President Naomi DeWinter
 
Invocation: Ben Nietzel
 
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Jessica Wittman- Jessica welcomed her friend and co-worker, Sheronza Teed, to the meeting. Melanie Alexander- Melanie welcomed Dan Clark, Kent Sissel, and Rebecca McCarley to the meeting. Marc Hines- During the United Way Volunteer Luncheon last week, the Muscatine Day Habilitation program was recognized by a medium size program or business for outstanding volunteerism. Jessica Wittman- Jessica gave $9 in honor of her KCRG Nine Who Care recognition. Mike Ruby- The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign surpassed its goal of $190K, with a final total of $225K. Congratulation to the Iowa Hawkeye’s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams for thrilling wins this past weekend.
 
Paul Harris Recognition- Bobbie Holliday was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for her outstanding contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Club News:  
 
  • We continue our game of 5 card stud in March. Everyone in attendance on Monday, March 6th, will receive one final card. The best 5-card poker hand will win a prize.
  • The board nominates Barth Donald to fill the final open Board position. Motion to accept Barth Donald to the board by Mike Ruby, seconded by Carlin Lawhead- motion carried with all ayes.
  • Follow the Rotary Club of Muscatine’s Facebook page, @MuscatineRotaryClub.
 
Presentation-
Paul Finkelman- Alexander Clark: The Mississippi Valley's Most Important Civil Rights Leader
 
Paul Finkelman is a U. S. historian specializing in American legal history, U. S. Constitutional law, American Jewish history, the First Amendment, religious liberty, African American history, the Second Amendment, the American Civil War, and baseball and the law.
 
Alexander Clark was an African-American businessman and activist who served as United States Ambassador to Liberia. Clark is recognized for the first successful desegregation school lawsuit in the US. It was decided that every child in Iowa is entitled to a free public education. He created the first colored infantry and was a prominent leader in winning a state constitutional amendment granting African Americans the right to vote in Iowa.
 
 
Additional Recordings of Paul Finkelman speaking about Alexander Clark-
Presentation at MCC- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2s5CHemFg
 BS Special Presentation- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLkPwL5h7Hc
 
Upcoming Meetings- March 6- Parks and Recreation, March 13- Special Olympics and Hall of Fame. March 20- MPW Power Supply Enhancements.
 
Missed Monday’s presentation? Use the link below to access the recording.
 
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/mOnMd-LBkKTyVnfE33FxHBJdxsy2pch1ri5MHsEh0bc8iYBknrCtowYl_eC6tidG.5znBJ9uwd92U_dN5
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