Rotary Club announces April schedule

CLINTON — As actively engaged Rotarians, members offer to choose programs on a monthly basis. Programs for the month of April have been arranged by Rotarian Julie Dunn.

Residents are invited to attend any of these programs by contacting a Rotarian and joining as a guest. Luncheons are at the Tuscany Event Center from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday.

Rotary Club of Clinton April 2019 programs:

April 1: “Digital Responsibilities; What Families Need to Know.” The speaker will be Peter Komendowski, president of The Partnership for a Healthy Iowa and co-director of the Iowa Digital Literacy Project. He is one of Iowa’s leading advocates for healthy, drug-free communities. In the face of the opioid epidemic, a resurgence of meth use, and a marijuana industry targeting Iowa youths, he educates audiences on substance abuse prevention. He will discuss media issues and children.

April 8: District 6000 Review. The club will discuss the Rotary Club’s growth and opportunity for the future.

April 15: “Climate Change in the Midwest.” The speaker will be Ray Wolf, Science and Operations Manager, National Weather Service of the Quad-Cities. He will present the science behind trends we are seeing in Midwest weather patterns.

April 22: “Current Trends in Maternal Child Development.” The speaker will be Jessica Troyna, director of the MercyOne Birth Center. She will discuss the progress of MercyOne’s breastfeeding initiative and the newest design in maternal child care now in place at MercyOne, addressing an international focus that encourages breastfeeding for the proven health benefits to both the mother and baby.

April 29: Home Base Iowa – Veteran Relocation Incentive Program. The speaker will be Andy Sokolovich of the Clinton Regional Development Corp. He will discuss the Home Base Iowa Initiative, how it works and the benefits for veterans and for Clinton County.

Also, all Rotarians are welcome to attend the April board meeting. The next board meeting will be April 15, immediately following the club meeting, at the Tuscany Events Center at Rastrelli’s Restaurant. Contact a Rotarian for more detailed information about upcoming board meetings.

The Annual Rotary Auction is scheduled for April 26 at the Eagle Point Lodge. The theme this year is “Team up with Rotary!” Attendees can get into the spirit of the event by wearing their favorite team attire. Sponsorships are being solicited now. Contact Rotary Treasurer Dale Dalton at DDalton@wpf-cpa.com to register your sponsorship today.

The Rotary Club of Clinton is offering an opportunity for several local students to attend the nationally known leadership conferences: RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and YRYLA (Young Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), both scheduled to take place this summer at Grinnell College in Grinnell.

Interested students can learn more about this opportunity by visiting www.IowaRYLA.org. Application forms may be downloaded and completed via the website. The application deadline is April 30. For more information, call a Clinton Rotary Club member or Clinton Rotary Club RYLA representative Shannon Sander-Welzien, at YWCA Clinton, at 242-2110, Ext.101, or email her at ed@ywcaclinton.org.