Sunday, May 21, 2017

ROTARY NEWS VOL 4 NO 32


ASHER SCHROEDER WAS NOT A MEMBER IN 1980.    AFTER RETIRING AND
MOVING  BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN, HE JOINED ROTARY AND HAS HARDLY MISSED A MEETING SINCE.

ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY IS CURRENT EDITOR OF "ROTARY NEWS".    NEARING THE END FOUR YEARS, WITHOUT MISSING A WEEK.     ROTARIAN VOY ALSO
EDITED A WEEKLY "ROTARY BULLETIN" AND ABOVE WAS BULLETIN NUMBER ONE.    NOTE, THEN IN 1980, AS PARAGRAPH TWO SAYS, THERE WERE
51 MEMBERS.    LATER IN 1988... ON CLUB'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY, RECORDS SHOW THERE WERE 58 MEMBERS.    THAT MAY BE TOP NUMBER EVER FOR THE CLUB.      TODAY, THERE ARE 34 MEMBERS.    CLICK-ON THE
ABOVE NEWSLETTER TO ENLARGE IT.


DALE CARAWAY WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER TODAY, TELLING ABOUT THE
BOOK HE WROTE, HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, STARTING WITH GROWING UP ON A
JACKSON COUNTY FARM.. AND COVERING THE YEARS TO  HIS RETIREMENT.    AFTER GRADUATING FROM MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE, HE WAS PARTNER WITH HIS DAD, GLEN, IN THE PURINA FARM STORE IN MAQUOKETA.   AFTER QUITE A FEW YEARS, HE LEFT THE PURINA STORE, AND WITH DAD'S BLESSING, WENT FARMING.   EVENTUALLY HE LOST THE FARM DURING THE  FARM CRISIS IN THE 80'S.   THEN INTO REAL ESTATE, BUYING THE VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS LOCATED IN THE BUILDING ON THE CORNER ACROSS FROM THE LIBRARY.
HE SOLD THAT AGENCY AND RETIRED.   HE NEVER MENTIONED WHERE ONE
CAN BUY THE BOOK, BUT I'M SURE IT IS AVAILABLE OR YOU CAN SIGN OUT
A LIBRARY COPY.

FELLOW ROTARIAN  ASHER SCHROEDER SPOKE TO  AROUND 300
(FROM 7 ROTARY CLUBS) AT NOON MONDAY IN CEDAR RAPIDS.    A TABLE OF MAQUOKETA ROTARIANS WAS THERE TO EAT AND LISTEN.  ABOVE....
THE FRONT OF THE PROGRAM.    THREE OTHER PROGRAM PAGES BELOW.
BILL TUBBS IS A FREQUENT VISITOR AT MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS.   HIS LATE FATHER, ED, WAS ONE OF OUR LONGTIME MEMBERS AND HIS BROTHER AL IS A MEMBER AND  HAS BEEN A MEMBER ALSO FOR A LONG TIME.   BILL ATTENDED THE MEETING MONDAY IN CEDAR RAPIDS, AND SENT PRESIDENT SALLY AND ME THE BELOW EMAIL.
ASHER GIVE HIS TALK ON HIS POW DAYS A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND I RECORDED IT.    GO TO THIS WEB SITE TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE SPEACH.
www.maquoketavfw.webs.com    
ASHER TURNED 92 ON MAY 12TH.    HE LIVES ALONE (WIFE CATHERINE DECEASED)  IN HIS NICE HOME AT 810 NILES STREET IN MAQUOKETA. 


THE BELOW PHOTO CAME TODAY, MAY 25TH.....

 THE ABOVE WENT TO CEDAR RAPIDS MONDAY   TO....
A/   GIFT SUPPORT TO ASHER
B/   FOR THE FREE MEAL

FELLOW ROTARIAN TED STRAIT, IN CHARGE OF THE FARMERS MARKET IN MAQUOKETA, PURCHASED A STRAWBERY-RUBARB PIE YESTERDAY AT THE
MARKET AND DONATED IT TO ROTARY TODAY TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION.
AMATEUR AUCTIONEER VOY SOLD IT FOR..$25..TO ROTARIAN NANCY JO (PAST PRESIDENT) MOORE.   THE CLUB IS $25 RICHER...THANKS NANCY...
AND SOMEONE ELSE WILL BE CALORIE RICHER BY THOUSANDS.
WONDER WHO?





WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS.   COME VISIT THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB SOME WEDNESDAY NOON AT THE EAGLES CLUB ON EAST PLATT.




















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ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 31


EDITOR OUT OF TOWN TO MOVIE CONVENTION.

SO....NO NEWS OR PHOTOS THIS WEEK.

IF YOU HAVE ROTARY NEWS OR PHOTO, EMAIL IT TO kmaq@kmaq.com




Friday, May 12, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 30


MAQUOKETA NATIVE LINDA (O'BRIEN)  NUDD OF BELLEVUE WAS GUEST SPEAKER WEDNESDAY TO TALK ABOUT RYLA...A ROTARY CONFERENCE FOR YOUTH EVERY SUMMER AND HELD AT GRINNELLL COLLEGE.   LINDA
IS AGAIN IN CHARGE OF THE IT AND SHE NEEDS SOME ROTARY VOLUNTEERS
TO HELP.   IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION, BE SURE TO GIVE HER
A CALL IN BELLEVUE.    HER EMAIL ADDRESS:   lnudd@mac.com
LINDA IS A RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR AND PAST
ROTARY PRESIDENT AT BELLEVUE.  

NOTE:    PAST-PREZ SCOTT WARREN HAS CURLY HAIR. 

HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP DAY STARTS THIS  SATURDAY AT 9 A.M. AT HURSTVILLE
INTERPRETIVE CENTER.   ROTARIAN KEN WRIGHT CAN USE SOME HELP.


ROTARY BOARD AT THEIR MEETING THURSDAY AT PERXACTLY RESTAURANT
IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.   LUNCH FIRST AND THEN SERIOUS
DISCUSSION.

ROTARIAN ROGER STEWART WILL PRESENT OUR DEPLOMAS TO SENIORS
TUESDAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL ASSEMBLY.    WE WILL FIND OUT
FROM ROGER NEXT WEEK WHO THEY WENT TO.

ROGER WILL CONDUCT NEXT WEDNESDAY'S MEETING FILLING IN FOR
PREZ SALLY WHO WILL BE OUT OF TOWN.

ROTARIAN ASHER'S BIG SPEACH IN CEDAR RAPIDS TO AROUND 300 ROTARIANS IS MONDAY, THE 22ND AT NOON.    A DOZEN OR SO FROM OUR CLUB WILL BE GOING TOO.
ROTARIAN CHRIS  HOOVER HAS THE PROGRAM NEXT WEDNESDAY.









Monday, April 24, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 28

PRESIDENT SALLY HELD A NICE CEREMONY AT TODAY'S (4-26-17) MEETING
TO WELCOME 4 NEW MEMBERS AND PRESENT THEM WITH THEIR MEMBER
CERTIFICATE.    THEY ARE:  LEFT TO RIGHT:   NIC HOCKENBERRY, JACOB BELLINGS, TED STRAIGHT, AND MARK GARMAN.
SHE ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THERE ARE TWO MORE MEN THAT WILL BE
JOINING SOON AND THAT SARA PINION IS THINKING OF TRANSFERRING
HER MEMBERSHIP FROM THE MARION CLUB, TO MAQUOKETA ROTARY.
ENCOURAGE HER!
OUR MEMBERSHIP IS NOW 34 AND COULD GROW TO 37 SOON.
BRIAN SPANNAGEL HAS CONSENTED TO BE THE NEW MAQUOKETA PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, WHEN PRESIDENT SALLY ENDS ANOTHER
(HER 2ND) YEAR AT THE TOP.    SHE HAS DONE A VERY GOOD JOB!!
OH...CAN'T FORGET THAT JACOB BELLINGS IS OUR NEW TREASURER-ELECT,
BEING TRAINED NOW BY ASHER SCHROEDER (WHO HAS DONE A SUPER JOB FOR MANY YEARS AS TREASURER)  AND OFFICIALLY  TAKES OFFICE
JULY 1ST, WHEN OUR NEW PRESIDENT ASSUMES COMMAND.
NEW ROTARIAN NICK HOCKENBERRY WORKING SATURDAY AT PRAIRIE CREEK.
SATURDAY, ROTARIANS HELPING WITH FENCE REMOVAL AT PRAIRIE CREEK.  IN THE MIDDLE, CONSERVATION DIRECTOR DARYL PARKER.
ANOTHER PHOTO FROM SATURDAY...,.
ROTARIAN SCOTT WARREN (TWICE PAST PRESIDENT) AND...NOT A ROTARIAN,
RAY MARTIN, BUT ALSO HELPING SATURDAY AT PRAIRIE CREEK.

WE HAD A VERY GOOD PROGRAM TODAY BY PAM BAHR (WIFE OF FELLOW ROTARIAN JIM ENGLAND) ABOUT A GROUP OF WOMEN AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH (A COUPLE FROM OTHER CHURCHES) HELPING REFUGEE CAMPS IN TWO COUNTRIES.

THEY  VOLUNTEER FOR "LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF", A WORLD-WIDE
ORGANIZATION THAT HAS EFFECTED THE "LIVES" OF 500,000 REFUGEES
IN 18 COUNTRIES, DOING IT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.
IN 2016, MEETING ONCE A WEEK AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, THEY MADE 248 SIXTY-BY EIGHTY-INCH FULLSIZE QUILTS...153 SCHOOL KITS WITH
MANY ITEMS TO USE IN SCHOOL....125 BABY KITS FOR NEW MOMS WITH
BABIES FROM 6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS, INCLUDING A CUTE KNITTED BABY
SWEATER AND CAP.....311 PERSONAL KITS WITH MANY ADULT EVERY DAY NEEDS....AND 42 FABRIC KITS.     WHAT A JOB THESE LADIES DO, YEAR AFTER
YEAR.   PAM WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE A "PROGRAM" TO YOUR CHURCH OR
COMMUNITY CLUB.    AND THEY CAN ALWAYS USE MORE PEOPLE TO HELP
WITH THEIR VOLUNTEER WORK.
















































Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 27


FELLOW ROTARIAN JOHN GILROY GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY ON HOW TO SAVE MORE MONEY REGARDING YOUR IRS TAXES.

OVER 300 PEOPLE WILL BE HEARING FELLOW ROTARIAN ASHER SCHROEDER
GIVE A SPEACH IN CEDAR RAPIDS.
PRESIDENT SALLY WILL DRIVE ASHER TO CEDAR RAPIDS MAY 22ND AND
THERE IS ROOM IN FOR ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

DENNIS VOY
















Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 26


ROTARY MEETING THIS WEEK AT  CAMP SHALOM, RUN BY FELLOW ROTARIAN TOM BLEY.
THE DINING ROOM AT CAMP SHALOM..
KITCHEN UP A COUPLE STEPS IN    BACK AND TO LEFT.  
TOM AT RIGHT AND TWO STAFF FULL-TIME MEMBERS.

    (ACROSS FROM  HIM AND BEHIND)
NICE CAMP, OFF CAVES ROAD JUST NORTHWEST OF MAQUOKETA, STARTED BY ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN 
CHURCH  AT DAVENPORT BUT NOW
RUN INDEPENDENTLY, NON DENOMINATIONAL, AND STILL WITH
SUPPORT OF ST. PAUL'S. TOM HAS
BEEN MANAGER FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
GUEST SPEAKER TODAY WAS ANN McGLYNN, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR ST. PAUL'S
LUTHERAN CHURCH IN DAVENPORT.
SHE TALKED ABOUT A REFUGE FAMILY ST. PAUL'S IS HELPING RESETTLE FROM UGANDA, THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD RELIEF OF MOLINE.   THE FAMILY INCLUDES A MOTHER (NOELA) AND SIX CHILDREN.
THEY ARE DOING WELL, LIVING IN A HOME OFFERED BY A ST. PAUL MEMBER.   NOELA IS WORKING AS DISHWASHER AT A BAKERY AND ATTENDING ENGLISH LESSON CLASS.   ALL OF THE CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL OR DAYCARE.    EMAIL TOM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMP SHALOM OR ST. PAUL'S REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT MINISTRY, AT TPBLEY@ME.COM