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

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We've been around for 15 years! Come celebrate and because we hit our membership goal this year, the first $500 in drinks are on the exec committee! Here are the details,

June 21, 2018
4:30 to 6:30 PM
The “Program” portion will run from 5:15 – 5:45. It will include:
Where we’ve been
Where we’re going
Recognition and Awards

Shores Event Center
700 16th Street NE, Suite L100
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402

LJ's will be catering a picnic style Tropical Patio Luau!

Kick off your summer by savoring some of the best local and regional craft beers at the annual Lager ‘Lympics, presented by the members of Metro North Rotary (MNR).

This outdoor beer tasting event takes place in the heart of Cedar Rapids’ trendy and bustling NewBo district. With 4 hours to sip on a variety of craft beers poured directly from the brewers, enjoy your favorites while discovering new and seasonal brews. Featuring DJ Commando, pretzels, a 5 oz. souvenir mug and jumbo yard games add to the fun.  Plus, where there is beer, there must be food. Select NewBo City Market food merchants will have local fare available for purchase.

  • Advance Ticket Price:  $25 (before May 31)
  • General Admission Ticket Price:  $30
  • DD Ticket Price:  $5 (Perfect for those not interested in sampling the beer. Does not include pretzel necklace or souvenir mug.)

Besides great beer, you also don’t want to miss the MNR Lager 'Lympics Raffle featuring the Luxury Suite for the Rough Riders, and other great prizes! Additional prizes will be given for 2nd and 3rd place. The drop will be held onsite at 3:30pm. You don't need to be present to win.

Raffle ticket pricing is as follows and can be purchased through Metro North Rotary members or up until 3:00pm at the event:

  • 1 raffle ticket = $5
  • A Six Pack:  $20 (6 raffle tickets)
  • A Case: $50 (24 raffle tickets)

Craft Brews for a Cause!

All proceeds from event and raffle help support Metro North Rotary’s local service projects including Metro High School and the Boys & Girls Club. Please consider helping us reach our goal of $27,000.

What’s Brewing?


Wilson's Orchard

Iowa Brewing Company

Lion Bridge

Toppling Goliath

Single Speed

No Coast

Beer Nuts




Quarter Barrel

More to come!!!

*Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to redeem. All sales final. Unused ticket may not be returned or redeemed for cash back.

Thank you to that helped shop and wrap for the Metro High School students! It was another huge success! Along with the presents the Club shopped for they will also have access to necessities and food for a Christmas meal! Thank you to the Giacolleto Foundation for the grant to make this happen and all the Members that pulled together this year in short notice to make this a success. The kids so appreciate it!
Please enjoy this update from our outbound exchange student, Chloe:
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,

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. 
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