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Dec 13, 2018 11:30 AM
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Dec 20, 2018 11:30 AM
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Dec 27, 2018
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Jan 03, 2019 11:30 AM
Kirkwood Community College Update
Jan 10, 2019 11:30 AM
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Metro North Rotary Notes:
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Prayer & Pledge: Sandi Lafferty
Guests & Visitors:  Barb Randall from Downtown Rotary and Pam Goedken (guest)
  • Joke of the day: Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates. 'In honour of this holy season' Saint Peter said, 'You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven.'
The Englishman fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter.  He flicked it on.  'It's a candle', he said. 'You may pass through the pearly gates' Saint Peter said. 
The Scotsman reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys.  He shook them and said, 'They're bells.'  Saint Peter said 'You may pass through the pearly gates'.
The Irishman started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.  St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, 'And just what do those symbolize?'  The Irishman replied, 'These are Carols.'  And So The Christmas Season Begins......
  • Birthdays:
    • Nancy Owen - December 15
    • Dave Carlson - December 29
    • Will Schwickerath - December 29
    • Sandi Lafferty
  • Anniversaries:
    • Sarah Hoeger - 7 years
    • Patti Kunz - 7 years
    • Amy Miller - 5 years
    • Scott Kruger - 1 year
    • Josh Burgett - 2 years
    • Nate Vriezelaar - 2 years
    • Brad Holub - 13 years
    • Joel Miller - 13 years
  • Thank you to everyone that helped with Thanksgiving meals with both Metro High School and the Boys & Girls Club.  You are all making a difference to so many.  So thanks for stepping up!
  • Reminder that November was Foundation month.  Please make your donation if you haven't already.
  • New Member - 2nd reading for Al Buck of Solum Lang Architects.
  • Upcoming meetings:
    • 12/13/2018 - Pat Airy & Star Rupe Goodwill
    • 12/20/2018 - Cedar Rapids Washington Madrigal Singers
    • 01/03/2019 - Dr. Lori Sundberg New President of Kirkwood CC
  • Ingrid asked for our help shopping for the Metro High School Christmas.  We have about 50 envelopes with Christmas lists in each for the students.  Each comes with a $50 gift card for purchasing the items.  Please keep receipts and return along with the wrapped presents at the December 13th meeting. Contact Ingrid if you can't make it next week to arrange a pickup for the gifts.
  • Scott Johnson presented a Paul Harris Fellow Plus 5 to Joe Schmitt.  Congratulations, Joe and thanks for your commitment!


No speaker.  Joe Schmitt lead us through speed networking.  We had a great time getting to know our fellow Rotarians.  Look for more to come from Joe on "slow networking" opportunities.  This will be smaller groups getting together for coffee or adult beverages.

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Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Notes prepared by: Steve Dolezal