Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 27


ROTARY WILL BE HELPING WITH THE CITY-WIDE CLEAN UP APRIL 28TH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT , MAY 2ND, THE ROTARY TOP-TWENTY-SENIORS BANQUET AT THE METHODIST CHURCH.    NO NOON MEETING THAT DAY.


STATE TROOPER DAN LOUSSAERT WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY WEDNESDAY.    HE COVERS
A 6-COUNTY AREA SHOWING A VIDEO AND TELLING
ABOUT TEENAGE TRAFFICKING.  IT'S A GROWING
PROBLEM.    IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT HIM, YOU
CAN CALL ROTARIAN JEREMY VENEGA, WHO 
INVITED THE TROOPER TO SPEAK TO ROTARY.

NEXT WEEK'S MEETING (APRIL 25TH) WILL BE HELD
AT CLOVER RIDGE AND ROTARIAN SALLY HAS PROMISED THAT THEIR FAMOUS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE WILL BE ON THE MENU.







Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 26























































HEATHER MOORE GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY (4-11) AT ROTARY.    SHE AND HER HUSBAND BRANDON HAVE A REGISTERED HOLSTEIN BEEF AND DAIRY FARM  NORTH OF MAQUOKETA AND LAST FALL OPENED....
 "THE KITCHEN AT MOORE FAMILY FARM",
A BUSINESS IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, ACROSS FROM THE THEATRE AND
NEXT TO BOB THE BARBER.   IT IS OPEN WEEKENDS AND FEATURES ALL KINDS
OF CHEESE AND OTHER HOME GROWN OR HOME MADE FOOD, INCLUDING BRATS,
BREAD, AND PINT OR CONE ICE CREAM.    SHE SAID BUSINESS HAS BEEN GOOD
AND THEY WILL OPEN FULL TIME STARTING ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, AND
EVENTUALLY MAY MOVE TO A BIGGER PLACE.   THIS IS MAINLY A CARRY-OUT STORE, BUT THERE IS ONE TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS TO EAT IN.
HEATHER, HUSBAND BRANDON AND 3 KIDS ARE BUSY BUSY BUSY.    HEATHER MILKS THE 50 COWS.
GOOGLE THE MOORE FAMILY FARM FOR THEIR MENU, PHOTOS AND MORE.







Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 25


NICE TURN OUT FOR ROTARY TODAY, APRIL 4TH.      



















CITY MANAGER GERALD SMITH AND HIS WIFE FLORENCE WERE GUESTS TODAY, TO HEAR THE ECIA PROGRAM ON A "POCKET" NEIGHBORHOOD, BEING PROPOSED FOR MAQUOKETA.



THE "POCKET" HOMES WILL BE ON COUNTY LAND
NORTH AND ACROSS THE STREET FROM SUNSHINE AND
ON THE CORNER.    ALL 10 HOMES WOULD FACE A CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD COURTYARD.    THE BACK OF HOMES, (MAINLY THE GARAGE) WOULD FACE THE STREET.     THREE HOMES WOULD BE BUILDT FIRST AND ALL 10 COMPLETED IN 3 YEARS.    THERE ARE FOUR
HOME DESIGNS TO CHOOSE FROM, ALL NARROW HOMES.    THE COUNTY WILL SELL THE LAND AT A LOW PRICE TO THE DEVELOPERS AND THE CITY WILL PUT IN FUNDS FOR STREETS AND UTILITIES.    THE PAYBACK WILL BE NEW TAX REVENUE FROM THE "POCKET" NEIGHBORHOOD.






Monday, March 26, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 24



THIS IS HOLY WEEK, 2018



MANDY LEYTEM FROM BRIGGS SCHOOL AND SANDY McLAUGHLIN  FROM CARDINAL CARDINAL SCHOOL GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY AT ROTARY,
ON THE BACKBACK CLUB THAT THEY TAKE CARE OF WITH DONATED CASH
AND VOLUNTEER HELP.    IT STARTED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WITH A DONATION
OF BACKPACKS AND MONEY FROM THEISEN'S FARM/HOME STORES.    SANDY
GOT IT STARTED AND MANDY HAS BEEN DOING IT WITH SANDY FOR TWO
YEARS.     EACH FRIDAY, 41 BACKPACKS (CURRENTLY) GO HOME WITH 41 KIDS, 13 FROM BRIGGS AND THE OTHERS, CARDINAL    EACH HAS $10 WORTH OF FOOD FOR
THE BOY OR GIRL TO SHARE AT HOME WITH FAMILY.    IF YOU WANT TO HELP,
DROP OFF YOUR DONATION TO EITHER SCHOOL AND MARK IT FOR BACKPACK.

  

FROM ALL THE MEMBERS OF MAQUOKETA ROTARY.









































Monday, March 19, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 23
















































SARA DAVENPORT,  JACKSON COUNTY
ATTORNEY, WAS GUEST SPEAKER TODAY
AT ROTARY.

MAY 2ND...THE DATE FOR THE
ANNUAL MAQUOKETA ROTAR
TOP TWENTY SENIORS RECOGNITION 
DINNER AT THE METHODIST CHURCH.  




Tuesday, March 13, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 22




























WHEN YOU HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA TIME, YOU MIGHT LIKE TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT SOME OLD ROTARY WEEKS     ALL WEEKLY REPORTS DATING BACK OVER 5 YEARS, CAN BE BROUGHT UP ON THE LEFT.

HERE WAS OUR MEMBERSHIP LIST IN OCTOBER OF 2013....4 1/2 YEARS AGO....
NOTE, THERE WERE 29 MEMBERS.      17 ARE STILL A MEMBER.













Monday, March 5, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 21


RESIDENT PHARMACIST JESSIE JOHNSON SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY.    SHE IS
THE 21ST TO START OFF AT OSTERHAUS PHARMACY.    A NATIVE OF SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS, SHE FINISHES HER TIME HERE AND HOPES TO JOIN ANOTHER
SMALL TOWN PHARMACY.    AND IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY TODAY.

CLUB NEWS TODAY....FELLOW MEMBER MARK  LYON ANNOUNCED HE IS RETIRING
IN 3 WEEKS.