May 5, 2021
5:30-6:30 Tony's La Pizzeria
407 Main St
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This Week: Peter Komendowski, President of the Partnership for a Healthy Iowa/Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa/Face It Together

Peter Komendowski 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 youth he is a sought-after speaker as an expert in substance abuse prevention.

Peter serves as president of The Partnership for a Healthy Iowa, and co-director of the Iowa Digital Literacy Project. He succeeded Senator Grassley as Chair of Face It Together Coalition’s healthy communities’ initiative, which still stands to this day as the oldest statewide coalition of substance abuse prevention resources in Iowa.

Peter travels throughout Iowa coordinating projects including the Iowa Media Literacy ProjectTake5Iowa, the Drug-Free Workplace ProgramSpeak Out 4 Kids, the Blueprint for Healthy Communities (PDF), and the Iowa Caring Communities Tour.

He was invited by Mediacom to host the TV series, Children & Drugs: Secrets for Parents, which aired eight episodes in 2013. Building on that success he was invited back to host the TV show Surviving Bad which is still going strong.

He also speaks to children and adults, on topics ranging from “A Mindful Approach to the Media – Knowing the Tricks & Traps,” to “Rebuilding America from the Inside Out”. He has enjoyed a healthy dose of media exposure, has been a TEDx speaker, and is often aired on Iowa radio and TV stations as a subject matter expert on substance abuse, prevention and youth high risk behaviors.

Are you interested in leading our club into the future?
We are currently looking for Rotarians to take on leadership roles for the 2021-2022 Rotary year.  There are Board positions that will be opening up and you could be the right person for the job!  Please contact Tom Marquez or Cynthia Gitta if you are interested, or would like more details. 
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Service Committee Meeting
Tony's La Pizzeria/Zoom
May 05, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
New Member Orientation
Tony's La Pizzeria
May 05, 2021
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
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May 12, 2021
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Service Committee Meeting
Tony's La Pizzeria/Zoom
Jun 02, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
New Member Orientation
Tony's La Pizzeria
Jun 02, 2021
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
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We meet Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
Tony's LaPizzeria
407 Main St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
United States of America
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