Monday, September 15, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 46


THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED THE ROTARY DINNER AND REVERSE RAFFLE LAST THURSDAY NIGHT. 
HOPE YOU HAD FUN AND WON SOME CASH.

   SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK
 
OPENING BID  $5.00    563-689-5371

EMAIL YOUR BID TO kmaq@kmaq.com
BIDDING ENDS AT NOON MONDAY 











Friday, September 12, 2014

THE ROTARY REVERSE RAFFLE DINNER

             THE TWO $1,000 WINNERS
GARY EGGERS AND SANDY YODER.     GARY HEADS UP THE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD IN MAQUOKETA AND PURCHASED HIS TICKET TO THE DINNER
FROM ROTARIAN TERRY SLATTERY.    SANDY AND HUSBAND DALE GOT
THEIR TICKET AS AN ANNIVERSARY GIFT FROM THEIR KIDS.
THE OWNERS OF THE FINAL FIVE TICKETS DRAWN.      GARY EGGERS, CONNIE CONNOLLY, KAREN STEFFEN, SANDY YODER AND CHUCK CURRENT.    THEY COULD HAVE OPTED TO EACH TAKE $400.     IT TOOK ONLY ONE TO ASK TO DRAW ANOTHER TICKET AND THAT WAS DONE 3 TIMES AND SOMEONE DROPPED OUT EACH TIME, LEAVING GARY AND SANDY.    THEY DECIDED TO SPLIT THE JACKPOT.    HAD ONE OF THE TWO CALLED FOR
AOTHER DRAW, ONE OF THE TWO WOULD HAVE WON THE ENTIR $2,000.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, THIS PART OF THE EVENING WAS FUN AND EXCITING.

BELOW.... MY ROVING CAMERA PHOTOS AT THE EVENT LAST NIGHT ....
























MARY ANN MICHEL AND HER WORKERS DID AN EXCELLENT JOB FEEDING
AROUND 130 PEOPLE.  
THE JACKSON COUNTY CATTLEMEN DID THE STEAKS ON AN OUTSIDE GRILL.
THANKS TO THE MANY MERCHANTS THAT DONATED SOMETHING FOR THE
SILENT AUCTION.
IT WAS A FUN NIGHT.
THE ROTARY MADE SOME MONEY FOR THE TREASURY TO SUPPORT LOCAL
PROJECTS.
AND....THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND MADE IT A SUCCESS.
WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE A BIGGER AND BETTER REVERSE RAFFLE
DINNER NEXT YEAR.
JOHN GILROY, SCOTT WARREN(ROTARY PRESIDENT) AND I ENJOYED
RUNNING THE RAFFLE.
DENNIS VOY


Monday, September 8, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 45

BIG WEEK
FOR THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY!
THE  REVERSE RAFFLE THURSDAY NIGHT!
STILL TIME TO BID ON THE TICKET, COMPLIMENTS OF U.S. BANK

GO TO LAST WEEK'S ROTARY WEEK BELOW AND PLACE YOUR BID!

ABOVE, GUEST SPEAKER TODAY (SEPT 10) DARYL PARKER
DARYL  HAS BEEN DIRECTOR OF JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION FOR 22 YEARS.   HE TALKED TODAY ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE 
HURSTVILLE  INTERPRETIVE CENTER.
PLANNING STARTED FOR IT IN 2002,
IT OPENED IN 2004 AND JUST CELEBRATED THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY.
OPEN DAILY...WITH NO ADMISSION...
A PLACE TO VISIT SOON AND OFTEN! 
TAKE YOUR KIDS OR GRANDKIDS!!







 
 
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 44



 SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK!
U.S. BANK IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA AND HIGHWAY 64 WEST (MAQUOKETA'S OLDEST BANK) HAS PURCHASED THE ABOVE TICKET AND IS DONATING IT TO THE ROTARY FOR THIS WEEK'S SILENT AUCTION.
IT IS VALUED AT $75.
THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

BIDDING ENDS AT 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10TH.
   OPENING BID    $15.00     563-593-1944
                              25.00     563-590-8837

EMAIL YOUR BID TO kmaq@kmaq.com














Monday, August 25, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 43


NO SILENT AUCTION THIS WEEK

PROGRAM THIS WEEK...
TODAY'S (WEDNESDAY) ROTARY PROGRAM WAS GIVEN BY JULIE FURNE OF MAQUOKETA.      SHE WORKS OUT OF THE ASAC OFFICE IN THE SMILES ON MAIN DENTAL OFFICE BUILDING AND SINCE NOVEMBER,  HAS BEEN WORKING ON A  DRUG FREE COMMUNITY PROGRAM FUNDED WITH A FEDERAL GRANT.    INTERESTING PROGRAM ON THE DRUG PROBLEMS IN
JACKSON COUNTY.    HER WORK  DEALS MAINLY WITH MARIJUANA.  
SHE KNOWS HER SUBJECT WELL AND SHE WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE IS
A BIG PROBLEM WITH DRUGS IN THIS AREA.     HARD TO BELIEVE...THERE ARE TWO BUSINESS PLACES IN THE COUNTY WHERE DRUG PARAPHERNALIA  IS SOLD RIGHT OVER COUNTER.     SHE WILL BE GLAD TO GIVE A PROGRAM FOR YOUR CLUB.














































Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 42


    NO SILENT AUCTION THIS WEEK

    PROGRAM FOR ROTARY TODAY,      AUG 19.....

MEET TOM GRUENWALD....WHO IS THE NEW
ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR FOR GRADES 7-12
IN MAQUOKETA.   THE LOST NATION NATIVE
STARTED HIS CAREER AT NORTHEAST AT
GOOSELAKE, THEN TO THE TIPTON SCHOOL DISTRICT AND NOW MAQUOKETA.    HE SAID
HE IS IMPRESSED WITH THE FACILITIES IN
OUR DISTRICT.   HE IS STARTING A NEW
STUDENT ATHLETIC COUNCIL TO FIND WAYS
TO GET BETTER STUDENT ATTENDANCE AT
ATHLETIC EVENTS.    HE HAS A DAUGHTER
THAT IS A SENIOR AT MIDLAND HIGH SCHOOL AND A MIDDLE SCHOOL SON THAT WILL
ATTEND SCHOOL HERE.   HE'S A BASKETBALL
PLAYER.

GUEST  AT ROTARY TODAY
SALLY DAVIES THE NEW PR DIRECTOR AT
CLOVER RIDGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN MAQUOKETA.
BECAUSE TODAY IS NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY, SHE PRESENTED A BOTTLE TO EACH ROTARIAN.   THE FIRST LEMONADE DAY WAS IN  HOUSTON, TEXAS IN 2007.     NATIONWIDE, KIDS ARE HAVING LEMONADE STANDS (WITH THE HELP OF A PARENT MENTOR) TO LEARN THE  UPS AND DOWNS OF OPERATING THEIR OWN BUSINESS.    AND THERE IS A KID'S CONTEST TOO.    CHECK WITH SALLY FOR MORE ON KIDS AND LEMONADE, INCLUDING A FREE KIT FOR OPENING
A  LEMONADE STAND.

TICKETS FOR THE BIG EVENT BELOW ARE AVAILABLE FROM ANY MEMBER OF THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB....



















































Monday, August 11, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 41


NO SILENT AUCTION THIS WEEK

NEW MEMBER..

CHRIS HOOVER,  NEW SUPT. OF MAQUOKETA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WAS
WELCOMED OFFICIALLY TODAY BY ROTARY PRESIDENT SCOTT WARREN.
AT RIGHT, THE MAN  HE SUCCEEDED, KIM HUCKSTADT.    KIM WAS HIS
SPONSOR INTO ROTARY, IN OTHER WORDS, THE ROTARIAN THAT ASKED
HIM TO JOIN THE CLUB.       IN A FEW YEARS, CHRIS ALSO WILL HAVE A FEW
GRAY HAIRS.

GUEST AT TODAY'S MEETING:
AT LEFT, CHUCK CURRENT, WHO HAS COME BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN TO
JOIN OHNWARD BANK CORP.     OHNWARD OWNS MAQUOKETA STATE BANK
AND MANY OTHERS.    IN HIGH SCHOOL AT MAQUOKETA, CHUCK WAS AN
MOC STUDENT EMPLOYEE.  

PROGRAM AT ROTARY TODAY
TWO STUDENTS FROM MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL THIS PAST JULY 13-18 ATTENDED THE ROTARY RYLA WEEK-LONG ANNUAL EVENT FOR
STUDENTS.    RYLA STANDS FOR ROTARY YOUTH LEADER AWARDS.   THE
TWO GIRLS WERE NOMINATED BY HIGH SCHOOL CLUB hHope ADVISOR
MINDY ORRIS AND THEIR EXPENSES PAID FOR BY THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY
CLUB.     THE CAMP WAS HELD ON THE CAMPUS OF GRINNELL COLLEGE.
ABOVE, MADISON LAPKE, DAUGHTER OF BONNIE LAPKE AND TOM LAPKE.
SHE WILL BE A SENIOR THIS YEAR AT MCHS.  
ABOVE, JULIA DILTZ, DAUGHTER OF JANET AND KENT DILTZ.     SHE WILL BE
A JUNIOR STARTING THIS MONTH.
BOTH GIRLS TOLD MAQUOKETA ROTARIANS THEY ENJOYED THEIR WEEK
VERY MUCH AND LEARNED A LOT.

ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY (ROTARY NEWS EDITOR) TOOK SOME CANDID
SHOTS AT THE MEETING TODAY.