Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 44


BOB GAVIN AND BUDDY ATIENZA GAVE THE PROGRAM ON RE-DOING GOODENOW FIELD,  BY FALL OF 2018.    THEY WERE THE GUESTS OF JEREMY BLAIR, AT RIGHT, RUNNING THE POWER-POINT COMPUTER.    FOR MORE..GOOGLE
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 43

BELOW...THE GUEST SPEAKERS AT TODAY'S MEETING...
PRESTON NATIVE ANDREA FELLER AT LEFT AND
CHRISTENE CAVES. 

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS A JOB...OR BETTER JOB...WITH FREE TRAINING, ANDREA CAN  HELP.     SHE IS AT THE CLINTON COMMUNITY
COLLEGE CAMPUS BUILDING NEXT TO MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY.    OR, SEE PAM ANY WEDNESDAY AT THE MAQUOKETA PUBLIC LIBRARY.





Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 42



PRESIDENT SALLY WAS NOT AT MEETING TODAY.   FILLING IN FOR HER AND DOING GOOD JOB WAS BOARD MEMBER JACK HASKEN.
HE REPORTED THE "REVERSE RAFFLE" IS  GOING WELL, WITH RECORD SPONSORS AND GOOD TICKET  SALES (ALMOST SOLD OUT) FOR THE EVENING DINNER AND RAFFLE....ON SEPTEMBER 9TH.

ROTARIAN DAVE UPDEGRAPH (LOOKING MEAN) 
ABOVE WAS ALSO GUEST SPEAKER TODAY, TALKING ABOUT HIS LONGTIME  HOBBY, PHOTOGRAPHY.    DURING "I'M HAPPY FOR"  PART OF MEETING, HE PRESENTED $21.00 FOR 16 YEARS WITH OHNWARD BANC SHARES AND 5 ROTARY PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIPS.    HE IS SEMI-RETIRED FROM OHNWARD (HOLDING COMPANY OF MAQUOKETA STATE BANK) WITH OFFICE  IN OHNWARD'S OWN OFFICE BUILDING JUST EAST OF THE OF M-S-B.       HE BROUGHT AS HIS GUEST TODAY, FRAN LUETT, UPPER RIGHT CORNER, WHO IS THE NEW OHNWARD PROJECTS MANAGER.    SHE HAS BEEN WITH OHNWARD A DOZEN YEARS OR MORE AND MOVED TO MAQUOKETA FOR THIS POSITION.
DAVE STILL LIVES WITH WIFE IN DUBUQUE (WHERE HE SHOOTS MOST OF HIS PHOTOS) AND HE HAS
A DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW AND 3 GRANDKIDS.
ABOVE IN LOWER LEFT CORNER, ROTARIAN ROGER
STEWART WHO THIS YEAR IS CELEBRATING HIS 50TH YEAR WITH MAQUOKETA STATE BANK,   MANY YEARS FULLTIME, NOW PART-TIME AND SPORTING
A BRAND NEW ANKLE.    HE DID NOT HAVE $50 FOR
HAPPY POT, BUT A COUPLE FELLOW ROTARIANS
KICKED IN A COUPLE DOLLARS AND THERE IS
REASON TO BELIEVE HE MAY GET A LOAN AND
KICK-IN THE FULL 50 AT A LATER TIME.
GOOD PROGRAM....DAVE IS AN EXCELLET
PHOTOGRAPHER, AND AN EX-PRESIDENT OF THE
MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB.

 
13 OF OUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP HAS SERVED
AS PRESIDENT AT LEAST ONE YEAR.





























Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 41


GUESTS AT TODAYS (8-2) MEETING:

REGULAR GUEST BILL TUBBS (NORTH SCOTT ROTARY) TODAY BROUGHT WITH HIM, RICH McCLIMON WHO GRADUATED WITH BILL AT ELWOOD HIGH
SCHOOL.  THE TWO ARE STARTING NOW TO HELP PLAN THIR 50TH CLASS
RE-UNION NEXT SUMMER.

FATHER HILAIRE OF FLORIDA, WHO CAME TO AMERICA FROM HAITTI
IN 2008 AND FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS, HAS BEEN WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WHERE FOLLOW ROTARIAN FLORIAN STEFFAN AND KAREN NOW "WINTER" IN FLORIDA.   HE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME VISITING THE STEFFANS
IN MAQUOKETA  AND BELLELVUE, WHERE KAREN AND FLORIAN NOW LIVE,
OVERLOOKING THE LOCK AND DAM ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI.

TWO MCHS STUDENTS WERE AT TODAY'S MEETING TO TELL ABOUT THEIR RECENT ATTENDANCE AT A SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUTH LEADERS, HOSTED
ANNUALLY BY IOWA ROTARY, AND THIS YEAR AT GRINNELL COLLEGE.
B. METH AND C. BECKER SAID THEY HAD A GOOD TIME, AND LEARNED A LOT.    THE CAMP IS SPONSORED EVERY SUMMER BY THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY.
JULIE FURNE WHO HEADS OUR LOCAL ASAC (ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE  ABUSE) TOLD OF THE GROWTH OF HEROIN USAGE IN MAQUOKETA AND
EASTERN IOWA.     EASTERN IOWA (WHERE USE IS THE HIGHEST IN IOWA) IS STARTING TO GET FEDERAL HELP TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM.    ASK HER TO GIVE  A PROGRAM FOR YOUR GROUP OR ORGANIZATION AND YOU WILL BE SHOCKED ABOUT THIS DRUG AND THE LOCAL PROBLEMS.

YOU RAH RAH....LOCAL FOOTBALL GAMES ARE GETTING CLOSE AND
THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY HAS BEEN ASKED TO AGAIN SELL TICKETS AT
ONE OF THE CARDINAL GAMES.     OUR NIGHT IS FRIDAY, OCT 7TH.   SIGN-UP
AND HELP.

OUR MEETING ROOM WAS ABOUT FULL TODAY, WITH AROUND 30 PRESENT.
THE CLUB WAS GLAD TO SEE ROTARIAN ROGER STEWART BACK.   HE COULD NOT ATTEND THE LAST 6 WEEKS  AFTER  HE HAD AN ANKLE REPLACEMENT...
YES ANKLE AND ALL WENT WELL.



















































Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 40


GUEST SPEAKER TODAY AT ROTARY WAS FRANK ELLENZ, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR FOR CITY OF MAQUOKETA.
HE IS HAVING AN EXTREMELY BUSY YEAR BECAUSE OF HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE.
HE AND HIS MEN ARE ALWAYS BUSY,
EVERY YEAR, DOING MULTIPLE TASKS IN THE CITY, FROM STREET SWEEPING TO LAWN MOWING....AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. 
HE GAVE AN UPDATE ON WHAT IS COMING UP YET
THIS YEAR... AND BEYOND...AND THE LIST IS QUITE  LONG.     
AND IN THE WINTER, HE AND HIS  CREW IS BUSY WITH SNOW.    LAST YEAR FRANK SAYS THEY WERE CALLED OUT TO PLOW ONLY 5 TIMES...A VERY LOW NUMBER.    SO, TODAY HE PREDICTED A HARDER WINTER AHEAD AS THERE WILL NOT BE THE  LOW 5 CALLS TWO YEARS (OR LESS) IN A ROW.   AND THAT MEANS, MORE SNOW COMING THIS WINTER.
AND HE ALREADY HAS MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR MORE SALT FOR THIS COMING WINTER.

 
THE CITY OF PRESTON HAS A NEW VETERANS MEMORIAL IN THE CITY DOWNTOWN PARK, ALONG HIGHWAY 64.   IT IS VERY NICE!    THE CITY CAN BE PROUD!    I (ROTARIAN VOY) TOOK THESE PHOTOS LAST WEEK:

WE SHOULD HELP START A ROTARY CLUB  IN
THAT CITY!!














































Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 39


SCOTT WARREN ORDERED A NEW BANNER FOR THE CLUB AND EVERYONE
GOT TO SEE IT AT TODAY'S MEETING.    NICE.     YOU CAN SEE HE IS HAPPY ABOUT IT.    PRESIDENT SALLY LIKED IT TOO.   IT WILL BE USED "ON
LOCATION" AT CLUB-SPONSORED EVENTS, LIKE THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL,
SCHLOLARSHIP DINNER, REVERSE RAFFLE NIGHT, ETC.   MAYBE IN
A FAIR PARADE SOMEDAY?

SETH ARCHER GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY, INVITED BY ROTARIAN CHUCK CURRENT.    HE JUST COMPLETED HIS THIRD YEAR WITH THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL DISTRICT.    AT THE SCHOLARSHIP DINNER,  WHEN STUDENTS WERE ASKED TO TELL WHO THEIR FAVORITE OR MOST INFLUENTIAL TEACHER WAS, HIS NAME WAS MENTIONED THE MOST.    SO, CHUCK INVITED HIM TO COME TO ROTARY AND EXPLAIN HIS TEACHING STYLE.     I TRIED TO GET INFO ON THE WEB SITE TO FIND OFFICIALLY WHAT CLASS(ES) HE TEACHES BUT COULD NOT FIND HIS NAME.    AS FOR HIS PRESENTATION...
I WAS TIRED AND HE LOST ME.

CHUCK CURRENT HAPPY NEWS TODAY...WAS THAT HIS WIFE AND FAMILY, AFTER 2 YEARS, MOVES TO MAQUOKETA  NEXT WEEK.   





































Monday, July 11, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 38


LENAE SIEBERDING SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY.    SHE LIVES SOUTH OF
BELLEVUE WITH FAMILY AND HAS BEEN WITH DAC, INC. (ESTABLISHED IN MAQUOKETA IN 1973) FOR OVER 25 YEARS, STARTING AS A TEENAGER.   SHE CURRENTLY IS SECOND IN CHARGE AT DAC.   DURING THE PAST 15 YEARS, SHE HEADED UP DAC'S RECYCLING PROGRAM.    CHANGES HAVE BEEN HAPPENING WITH DAC AND MORE ARE COMING.    SEVERAL YEARS AGO, DAC TOOK OVER COMMUNITY CARE IN DEWITT AND AS OF JULY 1ST, HAS  GROWN LARGER.    OSKLOOSA, CRESCENT AND CORNING HAVE JOINED WHAT SOMEDAY MAYBE BE A STATEWIDE ORGANIZATION, WITH THE SAME MISSION:   EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS VALUE AND DIGNITY.   DAC  EXISTS TO ENHANCE THIS DIGNITY, SELF-ESTEEM, AND WORTH OF EACH INDIVIDUAL.     THIS LARGER GROUP NOW HAS 600 EMPLOYEES AND A $25-MILLION BUDGET.     MANAGED CARE (JOBS FOR CLIENTS) AND RECYCLING HAVE
BEEN AN IMPORTANT  PART OF DAC'S MISSION IN MAQUOKETA.   BUT THIS
MAY CHANGE.     JOBS FOR DISABLED ARE SCARCE AND MAQUOKETA IS
A TOUGH TOWN FOR RECYCLING AS ANYONE CAN DO IT AND THERE IS NO
MANDATE BY THE CITY TO RECYCLE. 
AS WITH ANY ORGANIZATION, MONEY (LACK OF ENOUGH) IS ALWAYS A CONCERN.   THEREFORE, THERE WILL BE MORE FUNDRAISING, LIKE THE ONE
BELOW.