According to Merle Anderson, a critical part of communications is being a good listener. Most of us think we are good listeners. But, are we really? Has anyone in your home ever said, “You don’t listen to me.” Would you like to improve communications between you and your spouse, or you and your supervisor, or you and those that report to you? If you are in marketing, would you like to increase your sales? We will learn ways to improve communication skills.

This year’s Rotary theme is, “Imagine Rotary.” How can you be more creative and stretch your imagination? Merle addresses those skills too.

Merle L. Anderson
Born & raised near Galva, Illinois
Infantry Drill Sergeant in USAR
Thirty-Seven-Year Career in Farm Supply and Grain Marketing Cooperatives in IL & IA
Rotary Member for 33 Years
Member of Paul Harris Fellow Society-Major Donor
Past President of Rotary Club of North Scott in Davenport, Iowa
Perfect Attendance for 25 Years
Rotary D-6000 Guardian of Integrity Recipient 2013
The Rotary Foundation District Service Award 2015
Rotary International Vocational Service Award 2017
Member of District 6000 Friendship Exchange Committee
Lived in Iowa Quad-Cities Area for 30 years
Retired from River Valley Cooperative as Manager in 2000
Did Business Consulting as a Rotary Volunteer in Ukraine, Moldova and Uganda, Africa for 15 years
Married 53 years to Mary Lou
Three adult children in Panama City Beach, FL; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX
Four grandchildren

Some pics from our February 17 meeting.