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June is Foundation Month
Jun 30, 2019
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Aug 22, 2019 11:30 AM
Meeting to be at Cedar Rapids HIstory Center
Aug 29, 2019 11:30 AM
Voter ID, Registration, Polling Place Worker Needs
Sep 05, 2019 11:30 AM
Member Spotlight and Presentation on her trip to Nepal
Sep 12, 2019 4:00 PM
Come join us for a drink and social hour on the club!
Oct 10, 2019
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Metro North Rotary Notes:
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Prayer & Pledge: Ash Wagel
Guests & Visitors:  Michelle Owens and Barb Randall ( Both Downtown Rotary)
  • School Supply Drive for Boys and Girls Club:  We're asking members to bring school supplies to help fill the School Supply Bank for kids that need supplies throughout the year.  Please bring supplies to our normal meetings through September 20th.  Here's a link to the supply list:
  • Prospect Meadows:  Our club will be supporting the Rotary effort by seeking donations for the $500 baseball sponsorships.  Link to complete your donation online: 
  • Jon Brightwell is promoting a fundraiser for the Kennedy Booster Club.  See him for more info.
  • Josh Burgett, Ash Wagel, Justin Sloan, Selina Dorman, Sharon Anderson and Brad Holub all have September birthdays, please with them a happy birthday.
  • Scott Dix (1 year) and Tina Miller (5 years) are celebrating club anniversaries this month.
  • The Mt. Vernon/Lisbon club is selling Rotarians on the Loose t shirts.  You can purchase here, 
  • Micaela Davis has been officially approved in the club, please welcome her.
  • The communications committee is looking for note takers.  This is an easy way to get involved in the club.  Reply to this email if you are interested.

Speaker: Laura Seyfer & Amanda Zohrn from Iowa Big

Iowa BIG is a public school with no admissions requirements. Each partnering district has slots proportional to their financial commitment to the program. We currently serve an accurate cross section of our partner districts’ demographics.

Currently, Iowa BIG is a partnership of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, the College Community School District (Prairie) and the Linn-Mar Community School District. Students from these districts pay no tuition, and our teaching staff is employed by these three organizations. Currently, a number of students from Mt. Vernon Community School District pay tuition to attend, thus students from surrounding districts can participate in Iowa BIG.

The core design principles are:

  • Use student passion to drive deep learning and deliver core academic credits
  • Engage students in authentic community projects, problems, and opportunities
  • Connect students more deeply to the people and resources of their community (Cedar Rapids).

We believe that educational options are necessary for every student to be successful. We must provide students with as many contextually-rich experiences as possible so they not only develop basic skills, but, more importantly, they can competently use those skills to solve real problems and make new things happen.

Next week’s speaker:  Stacey Walker from SET Task Force

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Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Notes prepared by: T.J. Meiners