Monday, January 14, 2019

ROTARY WEEK VOL 6 NO 11


THIS IS WEEK OF JANUARY 13TH.

LONGTIME KMAQ EMPLOYEE (44 YEARS)  LEIGHTON HEPKER DIED LAST
FRIDAY AND HIS FUNERAL WILL BE THIS THURSDAY AT FIRST LUTHERAN
CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.    MORE ABOUT HIM ON THE KMAQ WEB SITE.
HE WAS 65 AND WAS HIRED BY FELLOW ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY IN 1975 AS
NEWS AND SPORTS DIRECTOR AND WAS NAMED STATION MANAGER OF
KMAQ IN 1981.


ROTARY WEEK VOL 6 NO 10


NO EVENTS TO PROMOTE  THIS WEEK.

GUEST SPEAKER WAS LORI SCHNOOR FROM 
THE USDA OFFICE IN MAQUOKETA.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

ROTARY WEEK VOL 6 NO 9


IT IS THE FIRST WEEK OF THE NEW YEAR OF 2019

JUST 6 MORE MONTHS OF LEADERSHIP BY PRESIDENT BRIAN   lol

THERE WILL BE  A MEETING TODAY,  WEDNESDAY,
JANUARY 2ND

THE PROGRAM HOST TODAY WAS ROTARIAN
NICK HOCKENBERRY.
BESIDES BEING JACKSON COUNTY'S HEAD OF
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, NICK AND HIS WIFE
ARE PARTNERS IN A MICRO-BREWERY IN BELLEVUE.
THERE ARE TWO OTHER BELLEVUE COUPLES THE 
RUN THE WEEKEND BUSINESS, INCLUDING KELLY HUENEKE, SHOWN HERE.   THE MEETING WENT OVER IN TIME AND THERE WERE MORE QUESTIONS THAN 
GENERATED BY ANY OTHER RECENT PROGRAM.
GUESS IT IS PROOF....MAQUOKETA ROTARIANS
LIKE BEER.
KELLY SAID...FREE SAMPLES AT RIVER RIDGE.


Thursday, December 27, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 6 NO 8



NO MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH.

THERE WILL BE  A MEETING, NEXT WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2ND.






Friday, December 21, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 6 NO 7


OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY WAS HELD...

THIS PAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT,  DECEMBER 19TH...


AT THE HOME OF MR. AND MRS. SCOTT WARREN!

GREAT PARTY...  OUR THANKS TO THE WARREN'S.

SOME PHOTOS TAKEN BY JACOB BILLINGS...

IN THE GIFT EXCHANGE, NANCY GOT THE HOME
BAKED COOKES...BAKED BY FELLOW ROTARIAN
TED STRAIT.


MERRY CHRISTMAS





Sunday, December 9, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 6 NO 6



THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY,
DECEMBER 19TH AT 5:30 P.M. AT THE HOME OF FELLOW ROTARIAN SCOTT
WARREN, 1000 N. ANGUS COURT.     DINNER SHORTLY AFTER 6 WILL BE POTLUCK.   BRING YOUR SPOUSE OR A GUEST.    A WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE WILL BE HELD.    ANYONE, INCLUDING SPOUSE OR GUEST  CAN PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING
A WRAPPED GIFT...SOMETHING AROUND THE HOUSE YOU NO LONGER NEED OR WANT, WITH A VALUE AROUND $10.  
THERE WILL NOT BE A REGULAR NOON MEETING DECEMBER 19TH.

AT THE DECEMBER 12TH MEETING THIS WEEK, A COLLECTION WILL BE TAKEN FOR THE ANNUAL TIP FOR THE COOKS/SERVERS.




Tuesday, December 4, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 6 NO 5



FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER...

FELLOW ROTARIAN DOUG MELVOLD GAVE THE PROGRAM THIS WEEK AND TALKED ABOUT THE LST 325. THAT'S CLYDE HARPER LISTENING CLOSELY.
THE LST SHIPS WERE WORKHORSES IN WORLD WAR 2.
THOUSANDS WERE MADE, AND THEY WERE USED TO
TRANSPORT TANKS, TRUCKS AND TROOPS.   EACH HAD
ABOUT 8 OFFICERS AND A CREW OF 100 AND THEY
COULD TAKE 150 SOLDIERS TO THEIR DESTINATION.
A LST 325 THIS AUGUST CAME ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FOR TOURS AT BOTH DUBUQUE AND DAVENPORT. BIG CROWDS EVERY DAY.   DOUG WAS A VOLUNTEER
GREETING VISITORS WHEN IT WAS AT DUBUQUE A COUPLE DAYS.    HE HAD GOOD REASON TO VOLUNTEER.    HIS FATHER, THE LATE ROBERT MELVOLD (A FELLOW MAQUOKETA ROTARIAN ALSO)
SERVED ON ONE OF THESE SHIPS ABOUT 1 YEAR
DURING THE WAR.   IN FACT HE WAS CAPTION....KNOWN
AS THE "SKIPPER" TO HIS CREW.