February 17, 2021
5:30 PM at Tony's La Pizzeria
407 Main St
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Meeting ID: 843 9234 4580
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This Week: Tom Eachus with Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health
Tom Eachus, Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line for the Waterloo Region of UnityPoint Health and Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center, Inc. is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Iowa.  He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1980 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and worked at the Bremwood Lutheran Children’s Home before joining the staff at the State Mental Health Institute in Independence, working on the Cromwell Children’s Unit.  He was employed with the State of Iowa from 1980 to 1983 at which time he attended graduate school at the University of Iowa in Social Work.  He graduated in 1985 with his Master’s Degree in Social Work and returned to work at the Children’s Unit at MHI where he remained until 1988.  In August 1988, he began working at the Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center coordinating their Community Support Program while providing outpatient clinical services.  In 1993, he was appointed Executive Director.  In January 2015, he became an employee of Allen Health Systems, UnityPoint Health when the Mental Health Center became an affiliate of Allen Health Systems.  In 2019, he became the Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Service line for the Waterloo Region of UnityPoint Health.  In this position, he oversees the Mental Health Center, the inpatient Mental Health Unit and the Allen Employee Assistance Program.    He continues to provide a variety of clinical services to patients of the Center as well as serving on a number of local advisory boards and committees. 
February and March Service
House Of Hope
Thank you to all who donated items or money for the Valentine's gift bags.  You can still donate money to help cover the cost of the 20 bags that were delivered on Friday, February 12.  We are trying to collect $50.  If you have not donated yet and would like to, please contact Tom Marquez. 
March Vets Dinner
Every year we have the Vets Dinner but due to the pandemic we are having to rethink our efforts to add value to local veterans. Watch for details about a collection we will be hosting in March. Please contact Tom Marquez or Wendy Bowman with questions. 
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. 
Invite a friend, or co-worker to join us for our meetings.  They can join via Zoom, or in person. We like people!
What you missed last week:
Last Week Richard Prevert the Executive Director of the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony joined us with bonus guest Jason Weinburger the Creative Director. They gave us a look at all the innovative ways they have found to continue to create and perform music when they can't perform on stage with an audience including virtual online performances ,and online access to archived performances, a collaboration with the Youth Art Team, The Richer Experience (Behind the Scenes), the Musician's Beat ( interviews with WCF musicians), and Music Makes Me which is an education program for school age children. They plan to continue some of the modifications they have had to make as they go forward including being flexible about scheduling, planning differently, and having some free performances including one planned for this year's My Waterloo Days!
They also showed us some videos and let us hear some music. We thank them both for speaking to us and for all they bring to our community!
Upcoming Events
Service Committee Meeting
Tony's La Pizzeria/Zoom
Mar 03, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
New Member Orientation
Tony's La Pizzeria
Mar 03, 2021
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Board Meeting
Mar 10, 2021
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Service Committee Meeting
Tony's La Pizzeria/Zoom
Apr 07, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
New Member Orientation
Tony's La Pizzeria
Apr 07, 2021
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Alexander Demkiw
February 9
Chris Lilly
February 26
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July Meetings
2019-2020 Annual Dinner
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Rotary is not just a club you join. It is an invitation to endless opportunities. It opens opportunities to serve in a project as big and historic as End Polio Now and also in a small community project, where you just plant a tree. It opens opportunities for you to live a richer, more meaningful life, with friends around the world, based on our core values. Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.
The 2020-2021 theme is: Rotary Opens Opportunities.
Club Information
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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