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Thursday Bike Ride
Jul 26, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Jul 26, 2018
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Metro North Rotary Notes:
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Prayer & Pledge: Joel Miller
Guests & Visitors:  There were some and we welcomed them. :-)
  • Metro North committed to selling 20 baseballs at $500 each for Prospect Meadows. See last week's notes for details.
  • The Thirsty Thursday Bike Ride is rescheduled to July 26. The ride will start at the Boyson Road entrance to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. Please respond to Kayla's email if you plan to ride.
  • Rafael left us the book about his home. If you learn Portuguese, you can read it to all of us. But, if you want to look at it, ask Patti!
  • Patti gave the Club a flag in her, and Rotary's, theme for the year, Be the Inspiration.
  • The Rotary Pribyl Golf Tournament will take place on July 30-Aug 1. Is done by all Rotaries in CR area. There is an opportunity to volunteer. For more info,
  • Monday, January 8, Nicole Techau was named Cedar Rapids Youth of the Year at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids Youth of the Year competition at First Congregational Church in Cedar Rapids. Nicole then traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska in March to represent Cedar Rapids and compete at the state level competition where she won the title, State of Iowa Youth of the Year! Then she went to the Regional Competition, July 17th in Chicago, Illinois but didn’t win. As a state winner though she was invited to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Leadership Academy so she is leaving for Atlanta today.
  • Market After Dark is Saturday, August 25 – Mt. Vernon/Lisbon club organically organizing Rotarians on the Loose. Wear Rotarian gear to the event.
  • If you want to help with Fish-O-Rama, check out their website to sign up.
  • Rotary West is selling tickets to the Kernel’s game on Sunday, July 29 and doing a ping pong drop. Go to their website for more details
  • Joke of the day –  A woman had just returned from two weeks of vacation. She asked her boss for two more weeks off to get married. "What?" shouted the boss, "I can't give you more time now. Why didn't you get married while you were off?" "Are you nuts?" she replied. "That would have ruined my whole vacation."
Speaker: Meg Merckens, Iowa Theatre Artists

Meg gave us her story/journey of growing up in Cleveland, the indirect way she decided on theater, how she got to Iowa and how acting in Iowa is so much better in her opinion than NYC. #SheSang #SheDidASkit #SoFun #GreatSpeaker #AwesomeStoryteller

For more information about Iowa Theatre Artists, please visit their website:

Next week’s speaker: ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Brian Rosteck


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