We welcomed our Rotary District Foundation Chairperson Michelle Bell. She joined the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club in 2009 and is a Past President.  Currently Michelle serves as District Governor Nominee (2019-2020) and has previously served as District Service Project Chair in 2010-2011, District Governor Installation Chair 2012 and co-Chair of the 2013 District Conference. She has had the opportunity to attend four Rotary International Conventions in Bangkok Thailand, Sydney Australia, San Paulo Brazil, and Atlanta Georgia in 2016. Michelle is a member of the Bequest Society, Paul Harris Society and holds Multiple Paul Harris Fellows.
Her philanthropic career began at the age of 12 as a candy striper for the local hospital, St. Luke’s and collecting donations door to door for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.  Michelle is the current President of Friends of Czech Village and she has been a volunteer and served on many boards and committees over the years including: Ronald McDonald House, Jane Boyd Community House, Junior Achievement, Foundation II, Leadership for Five Seasons, KIVA, Operation Write Home, Marion Cares, Feed Iowa First and the Czech Village Association.