Metro North Rotary
We meet Thursdays at 11:30 AM               
Butcher Block Steakhouse
568 Boyson Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

 
 
Home Page Stories
Please enjoy this update from our outbound exchange student, Chloe:
 
Hello!
 
I first want to start off by saying thank you! Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity! I have been loving a single second of my exchange so far! I am so happy to be in Turin, Italy! 
 
I first want to start off by saying that I love Turin! It has been very interesting living in a bigger city, there are about one million people living in Turin. It is very easy to get around with public transportation like buses and the subway. There are so many things to do here, whether shopping, going to museums, or going to see different monuments around the city! 
 
School has been going very well! It's starting to become easier to understand the teachers in class. I am also taking Italian as a Second Language at school, which has helped me a lot with grammar and speaking Italian correctly. All of the students are all really nice at my school too! They make me feel very welcomed and they are patient with me when I try to speak Italian but also correct me when I make mistakes to help me learn! I have also gotten involved in a couple of clubs at school!
 
I love my host family! They are so kind to me and I have felt loved since the moment they picked me up from the airport! I help out around the house as much as I can, but my favourite things to do are cook and help my younger host siblings with English. It is interesting seeing students here learn English and and how the foreign language classes are structured differently in the United States and Italy. I also love learning how to cook Italian food! It's really fun to help my host mom cook dinner every night so I can learn new recipes! My favourite foods here are pasta alla pesto (pesto pasta), risotto giallo (literally "Yellow Risotto" but its a rice dish with saffron, onions, and zucchini), gelato, and coffee! 
 
I am thankful because I have gotten to travel a lot! Last month I went down to Calabria, a region in southern Italy, for Orientation. I have been all around Piedmont (my region in Italy), and to Liguria, the region south of Piedmont. Next weekend I am so excited because my host Rotary District is taking all of the Inbound students to Geneva, Switzerland for Rotary Day at the United Nations. We are going to discuss the importance of cross-cultural education opportunities (like exchange years and study abroad programs in college) and how they contribute to international peace and cooperation! 
 
Again, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity! I am so thankful that I get to spend the next year of my life here! 
 
Chloe Clemenson 
Need to do some rotary makeups, here is a opportunity!  Be sure to let Don Homan know you did a makeup.
 

Rotary Open Coffee started in 2016 as a way to get Rotarians together with new or prospective Rotarians to discuss community engagement and ways to get involved.

We will meet monthly in 2017 and all are welcome. 

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Rotary Open Coffee is a way to get this conversation happening more often in our communities. 

Join us.  More information here, https://www.meetup.com/IowaCoffee/events/240991830/

Our first Lager Lympics was a success. This years raffle "bottle cap Drop" winners were 1st. place, Don Homan, 2nd place, Keith Hindman, 3rd place, Tricia Schutterly  A fun time was had by all. 
 
 

  
 
 
 
Did you know there's a mobile app version of our ClubRunner?  The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website anytime, anywhere!
 
Completely free to download and use, this app will allow you to access the key info you need while you're on-the-go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile App allows you to to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, and even learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, right from your smartphone or tablet! 
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. The app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with versions of Anrdoid that are 4.0.3 or newer. 
 
 
 
Speakers
Music Performance
Dec 14, 2017
Madrigal Singers
Metro North Rotary Club Assembly
Dec 21, 2017
Will meet this week
No meeting
Dec 28, 2017
Holiday
Cliff Rudzki
Jan 04, 2018
Fitness Farm - Small Business Leader
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Pres-Elect
Secretary
Foundation Chair
Treasurer
President Nominee
Past Pres.
 
 
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