Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 7


GUEST TODAY AT ROTARY,  OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR JIM COLOFF
OF CEDAR FALLS.     THE GOVERNOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VISITING EVERY
CLUB IN HIS DISTRICT DURING HIS ONE YEAR OF OFFICE.    TODAY, WE
WERE CLUB #49 WITH FOUR CLUBS TO GO.     I HAVE HEARD A LOT OF
DISTRICT GOVERNORS OVER THE YEARS, AND HIS PRESENTATION WAS ONE
OF THE BEST EVER, IF NOT THE BEST.    HIS SIMPLE  ANSWER ON HOW TO
GET A NEW MEMBER...."ASK A PERSON TO JOIN!"    IF THAT PERSON IS ONE
WHO LIKES MEETING PEOPLE, WANTS TO DO THINGS TO BETTER THE COMMUNITY AND WANTS TO HAVE FUN TOO, HE (SHE) WILL JOIN.
DISTRICT GOVENOR COLOFF OWNS SEVERAL RADIO STATIONS, AND IS THE
FATHER OF 3, WITH THE OLDEST BEING A FRESHMAN AT IOWA.    

THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY NEXT COMMUNITY PROJECT.....RINGING THE
SALVATION ARMY BELL AT THE FAREWAY STORE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22ND.    AGAIN THIS YEAR, ROTARIANS TERRY AND KAREN SLATTERY ARE
AGAIN HEADING THIS UP FOR....NOT ONLY OUR CLUB....BUT FOR  THE
ENTIRE COMMUNITY.      QUITE A JOB!    AND THEY DO IT RIGHT!






















 

Monday, November 28, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 6



THE ROTARY WREATH THAT WAS ON DISPLAY AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER THROUGH  SUNDAY.

FELLOW ROTARIAN KEN WRIGHT WILL BE
WINTERING IN ARIZONA STARTING DECEMBER 11TH AND UNTIL APRIL.    IN THE PAST, BARB FOR
HEALTH REASONS, WINTERED THERE AND KEN 
WOULD VISIT HER A FEW TIMES.    NOT THIS YEAR..
HE WILL LEAVING THE OFFICE IN CHARGE OF HIS
ASSOCIATE AND STAYING WITH BARB FOR THE
ENTIRE WINTER.    KEN NEVER MISSES A ROTARY
MEETING AND WE'LL MISS HIM.   LUCKY GUY...
NO SNOW IN ARIZONA.    OH YES..THE PHOTO GOES BACK A FEW YEARS.

ANOTHER PHOTO OF THE PAST.    LOOK AT ALL
THAT BLACK HAIR AMD THE BIG BLACK GLASSES.
MISSED YOU WEDNESDAY AT THE MEETING TED...
COME BACK SOON.


























Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 5



NO ROTARY MEETING NOVEMBER 23

NO ROTARY MEETING DECEMBER 14
ROTARY CHRISTMAS DINNER-PARTY DECEMBER 14TH IN EVENING AT
THE EAGLES.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22...ROTARY
RINGS THE SALVATION ARMY BELL. 











Monday, November 14, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 4



THERE WILL BE NO MEETING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, THANKSGIVING EVE.

MAQUOKETA ROTARY WILL RING THE BELL FOR THE SALVATION ARMY ON
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22ND.


THE HOLIDAY SOCIAL IS FREE TO
MEMBERS AND THEIR SPOUSE
OR GUEST.

                                                                                                                                             HO HO HO                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
            
                                              

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 3


ROTARIANS PUTTING A PUZZLE TOGETHER?    NEVER BEFORE.      JACK, TERRY AND JOHN AND GUEST MARK GARMAN    MARK IS A CPA AND HAS
JOINED MINOR, GILROY AND MEADE CPA FIRM IN MAQUOKETA.   HE IS AN ALGONA NATIVE, UNI GRAD WITH MAJOR IN ACCOUNTING, AND HAS A FIANCE'

NORM, SCOTT, BOB AND KEN....MAKING PROGRESS.
ROGER,  DOUG AND MARK....ALMOST DONE.
ASHER, TED, NANCY AND MARLA....LAST PIECE IS IN.
THE "PUZZLE" PROGRAM WAS GIVEN BY SARA AND  HAD TO DO WITH
OUR CLUB AND HOW WE CAN PUT PIECES TOGETHER FOR A BETTER CLUB.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 2


LUNCH...VISIT...LAUGH...LEARN...
4 REASONS TO JOIN MAQUOKETA ROTARY
COMES AND VISIT A MEETING SOON....
MOST IMPORTANT....
WE DO GOOD THINGS FOR THE COMMUNITY!

THE PROGRAM TODAY WAS BY BRAD BOFFELI, OF
THE LAW PARTNERSHIP OF BOFFELI AND
SPANNAGEL, AT 114 W. PLATT STREET IN 
MAQUOKETA.    BRIAN SPANNAGEL IS A 
MEMBER OF OUR CLUB AND HE ARRANGED TO
HAVE HIS PARTNER SPEAK ABOUT MAJESTY
COURTS.     BRAD IS A PART TIME MAJESTY
JUDGE FOR (ALONG WITH JOHN KEYS, BELLEVUE ATTORNEY) JACKSON COUNTY.   HAS HELD
THE POSITION FOR NEARLY 4 YEARS, ABOUT
THE SAME TIME BOTH BRAD AND BRIAN OPENED
THEIR OFFICE IN MAQUOKETA.  THEY PURCHASED THE MARK LAWSON LAW FIRM AND BUILDING THAT
IS LOCATED ON WEST PLATT, A SHORT DISTANCE
FROM MAIN STREET, WHEN LAWSON OF BELLEVUE
BECAME A FULLTIME JUDGE.    BRAD CONDUCTS
MAJESTY COURT EVERY OTHER WEEK.   HE HAS
HAS AS FEW AS 2 APPEAR IN HIS COURT IN A WEEK, TO AS MANY AS 25.
THE PHOTO TAKEN OF  HIM WHEN GIVING HIS 
INTERESTING TALK TODAY, FOR SOME UNKNOWN
REASON, WAS NOT IN THE CAMERA.   THE DISC
HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT AND A NEW ONE IS NOW
IN THE ROTARY WEEK CAMERA.   

THINK ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY!    
IT WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT THE EAGLES, WITH SPOUSES AS GUESTS.   NO NOON MEETING THAT DAY.   A FUN NIGHT IS BEING PLANNED AND MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING.   RESERVE THAT NIGHT FROM 5:30 UNTIL 
8:30.












 
 














Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 1


PLEASE NOTE ABOVE...

THIS ROTARY WEEK  IS   VOL  4   NO 1     .....THE START OF THE 4TH YEAR FOR THIS WEEKLY REPORT.

I HAVE COMPLETED 156 REPORTS....WITHOUT SKIPPING A WEEK.

IT HAS OVER 51,000 HITS ON THE COUNTER.   THAT MEANS IN THE PAST 3 YEARS,  51,000 TIMES IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP AND LOOKED AT. 

COACH KEVIN BOWMAN WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER TODAY.   HE JUST FINISHED HIS 29TH YEAR AS A FOOTBALL COACH AT MAQUOKETA HIGH,
ABOUT HALF AS JV COACH AND OTHER AS VARSITY.     LAST YEAR, WAS A YEAR OF 7  WINS INCLUDING A PLAYOFF VICTORY.   THIS YEAR, JUST ONE WIN, BUT A GOOD ONE BECAUSE IT WAS OVER DEWITT.   
HE SAID NUMBERS ARE SHRINKING IN ALL SPORTS AND SAYS ONE OF THE
REASONS IS THAT KIDS (WITH PARENT BACKING) ARE SPECIALIZING
IN A SPORT.    THEY MAY  START OUT IN AAU IN GRADE SCHOOL IN A SPORT,
LIKE BASKETBALL, AND DECIDE THEY WANT TO DO THAT SPORT ONLY AND
BECOME GOOD IN IT, MAYBE GOOD ENOUGH TO GET A SCHOLARSHIP
FOR THE SPORT.    ALSO, HE SAID YEARS AGO WHEN HE STARTED COACHING, THERE WERE 5 SPORTS IN HIGH SCHOOL, NOW A DOZEN.    RESULT BEING.....NOT ENOUGH KIDS TO GO AROUND.

FELLOW ROTARIAN CLYDE HARPER HAS RETIRED AND HAS MOVED TO
DUBUQUE.    TODAY, HE ATTENDED HIS FINAL MEETING AS A MEMBER.
HE PLANS TO VISIT AS A GUEST NOW AND THEN.    HE HAS BEEN THE MEMBER GIVING THE "BLESSING"  EACH WEEK, A PRAYER JUST AFTER DINNER AND BEFORE THE START OF THE MEETING. .  HE WILL PROBABLY JOIN THE ROTARY CLUB IN DUBUQUE.    WE WILL MISS HIM!

ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY
ROTARY WEEK EDITOR