Speaker Date Topic
Amy Belice - Agile Aquatic Jun 20, 2024 11:30 AM
Find out about new technology in the swimming pool industry, residential and commercial

Amy Belice is an award-winning Marketing/Communications professional. A graduate of Illinois State University, she worked in the Public Relations unit at the University of Iowa, taught at Hawkeye Community College, and has been freelancing for the last 21 years. Amy has been working in the Pool Industry alongside her husband, Rick Whiteaker, for the past 16 years. 

Rick has put his Construction Management degree from Mankato State to use as a project manager for Ryan and Opus companies, and in the Pool Industry for the last 30 years. Rick is highly skilled in both residential and commercial pool projects, and also has a great deal of knowledge in water features, accessibility and historic renovation. 

Advocates for “Blue Mind,” Amy and Rick started Agile Aquatic in 2021, with a focus on high quality, emerging technologies, and total environment design for residential and commercial pools. They develop concrete pools, fiberglass pools, and Myrtha pools. 

Passing the Gavel Jun 27, 2024 11:30 AM
No Meeting Jul 04, 2024 11:30 AM
Pickle Palace Social at 3pm *No regular meeting* Jul 11, 2024 3:00 PM
Social at Pickle Palace
Charity Tyler, Executive Dir CR Public Library Jul 18, 2024 11:30 AM
*New* Westside Library
*New* Westside Library

Charity D. Tyler – Bio

Originally from Oklahoma City, Charity made Cedar Rapids, Iowa her home after graduating from Coe College.

She has been Executive Director for the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation since 2015.

In this role, Charity transitioned the Library Foundation from funding capital projects and book purchases to focus on funding innovative programs and services like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. She has grown community support through annual giving, advocacy, and planned giving. Today, Charity is leading the charge for the Inspiring Big Dreams Campaign to build a new Westside Library.

Charity is the Immediate Past President and Financial Officer for United for Libraries, the division of the American Library Association (ALA) that supports Trustees, Foundations, and Friends of Libraries.

She and her husband Chris live in Cedar Rapids with their children Callista, Samantha, and Jonathan and four-legged family members: Steve Tyler Cat and Kevin Tyler Dog.

JA Jul 25, 2024 11:30 AM
3DE - Three Dimensions of Education initiative

Junior Acheivement as new instructional model for project-based learning that they are launching this fall with College Community School District at the 9th grade level, and within the Alburnett High School (also 9th grade). 

Service Project - Fish-O-Rama Aug 01, 2024 11:30 AM
Robins Lake on Ellis Blvd

Join us at 11:30 at Robins Lake on Ellis Blvd for our August service project. We will be helping with Fish-O-Rama (one of the Boys and Girls clubs largest fundraisers of the year) with all proceeds from the event staying local and help the Boys and Girls club provide a safe place for 300 kids and teens to grow into productive, caring responsible citizens.

Rotarians will be finishing the set-up of the registration area and folding t-shirts. When registration opens at noon, our group will help people get registered or hand out registration bags for those who have pre-registered. 

If anyone is available to come out earlier or stay later, please feel free! Fish-O-Rama set up begins at 8:30 am and will be running until 6 pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah.

TBD Aug 08, 2024 11:30 AM
TBD Aug 15, 2024 11:30 AM
John Lohman Aug 22, 2024 11:30 AM
Corridor Business Journal

John Lohman is CEO, President, Founder, and Co-owner of the Corridor Media Group (CMG), Inc, which he founded in his basement with his wife, Aspen, in 2004. 

This independent, family-owned media business publishes the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) and the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal (QCBJ), biweekly business publications focused on providing local business news, information and events to business and community leaders in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City (Iowa) Corridor and the Quad Cities.

Mr. Lohman has worked in a variety of fields including: politics, public relations, and journalism. 

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Iowa. 

Mr. Lohman received the 2008 Iowa Small Business Person of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the 2008 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the State of Iowa from the Iowa Small Business Development Centers. 

Mr. Lohman has served and continues to serve on a number of civic, charitable and non-profit boards, committees and task forces. He previously served as the Board President of the Alliance of Area Business Publications (AABP), the trade group representing business journals across the world.

Additionally, Mr. Lohman is an active member of the (Downtown) Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow and former Rotary club board member. 

Mr. Lohman lives in North Liberty, Iowa with his wife, Aspen; son, Quincy, and daughter, Lucy. 

Hold - Social/Service Project Aug 29, 2024 11:30 AM
Clay Swanson Sep 05, 2024 11:30 AM
Cybersecurity and Safety Practices
TBD Sep 12, 2024 11:30 AM
Hold - Social/Service Project Sep 19, 2024 11:30 AM
Hold - Social/Service Project Oct 17, 2024 11:30 AM
Hold - Social/Service Project Nov 21, 2024 11:30 AM