July 31 – Kelly Hayworth, Eagle Scout at the Rotary Camp Project
August 7 – District Governor John Ockenfels
August 14 – RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards report
August 21 – Chuck Long, former UI quarterback
The meeting was convened by Rotarian Tom Cilek who filled in for President Bruce who was on vacation. Bob Crane and Jim Conard led in singing America the Beautiful and in Smile.
Condolences to the family of William Richard Young, 64, who died Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was the son of Rotarian Richard and Grace Young. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23, at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City. Arrangements can be viewed at www.lensingfuneral.com.
Announcements: Herb Wilson reported that Mace Braverman had recent surgery and is doing well.
Rotarians are urged to get involved in the effort to eliminated nuclear weapons
Dorothy Paul introduced Dr. Maureen McCue, M.D., Ph.D. to speak on the topic of Humanitarian Impacts Nuclear Weapons: A Lot to Lose or Gain? McCue spoke about her involvement with the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), which is working to eliminate the use of nuclear weapons. She urged Rotarians to join with PSR in its work to start negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. McCue also urged Rotarians to join the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, which is devoted to working for the purpose of advancing peace and preventing conflict through the education and activities of peace-building, peacekeeping, peacemaking.
(Rotarian Action Groups are groups of Rotarians, family members of Rotarians, and Rotaractors who join together to assist and support clubs and districts in planning and implementing service projects in their respective areas of expertise. To learn more go to: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/new-rotarian-action-groups-target-child-slavery-and-peace.)
Guests and Visiting Rotarians were introduced by Carlin Parish: Phil Peterson (IC A.M.), Linda Dasher (Ames Noon), John Dasher (Ames Noon), and guests Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Bill Bywater), Greg Bell (John Gross), Jeroen Corver (Maggie Mowery), Neil Quellhorst (Herb Wilson),