Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 31


HAVE A HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
THE MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM WILL
BE MONDAY AT 10:30 A.M. AT THE
MAQUOKETA MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM.















Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 30


SALLY DAVIES WAS PRESENT TODAY FOR MAY 18TH MEETING.
SHE WILL NOT BE PRESENT AT THE NEXT TWO MEETINGS.
SHE WILL BE ON VACATION IN ALASKA, VISITING A FRIEND.
IN THE MEANTIME, ROTARY WILL SURVIVE. 

THE PROGRAM TODAY WAS ABOUT THE MAQUOKETA HOSPITAL, DONE BY
PRESIDENT OF THE HOSPITAL BOARD, KEVIN BURNS....
THINGS TALKED ABOUT...,.
THE HOSPITAL IS OLD, SINCE 1950, AND NEEDS REMODELING.
IT IS  NOW TOO BIG, OVER 150,000 SQUARE FEET.
IT WAS IN EARLY YEARS, AN IN-PATIENT HOSPITAL WITH MANY BEDS.
NOW AN OUT-PATIENT HOSPITAL, WITH FEW BEDS AND FEW OVERNIGHT
PATIENTS.    
IT IS BUSY AND MAKING MONEY.
THE TWO MAJOR QUESTIONS!
REMODEL EXISTING?
BUILD NEW?
A NEW COULD BE HALF THE SIZE.
THERE IS OVER $15-MILLION ON RESERVE FOR A NEW HOSPITAL.
A NEW ONE WOULD PROBABLY COST TWICE THAT...MORE OR LESS.
A NEW ONE, DOING EVEN MORE BUSINESS THAN NOW, MIGHT EVENTUALLY
LOWER OR END THE NEARLY $1,000,000 SUBSIDY FROM THE COUNTY.
THE OLD ONE COULD BE SOLD AND USED FOR?  APARTMENTS?   OR 
MIGHT HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN?
A NEW ONE WOULD REQUIRE LAND AT A NEW LOCATION.
WHERE?   WOULD PROBABLY REQUIRE A STUDY BY THE BOARD AND
COMMUNITY.
THE OLD, OR A NEW ONE, COULD BE SOLD.
MAYBE LEASED.
AND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS WILL PRESENT PROS AND CONS TO BE
CONSIDERED.
WHATEVER...DECISIONS SOON, THIS YEAR,  WOULD BE GOOD.
FACT:  ANAMOSA BUILDT A NEW HOSPITAL A FEW YEARS AGO AND
IS DOING VERY WELL, GROWING, AND JUST THIS SPRING HAD A  GRAND OPENING OF A NEW ADDITION.       
KEVIN HAS BEEN ON BOARD SINCE 2001.    FELLOW ROTARIAN DWAIN
TRENKAMP HAS BEEN ON EVEN LONGER.    THEY WILL WELCOME 
IDEAS FROM THE ROTARY MEMBERS.     
FACT:   THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY PURCHASED THE LAND THE PRESENT
HOSPITAL STANDS ON, BACK IN THE  LATE 40'S.    THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY
HAS HAD AN INTEREST IN A LOCAL HOSPITAL A LONG TIME.



THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY PRESENTED AT THE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY THIS
MORNING, FOUR  SCHOLARSHIPS.      REPRESENTING ROTARY WERE
ROGER STEWART IN SUIT AND BEHIND HIM, PARTIALLY HIDDEN, PRESIDENT SALLY DAVIES.    THE STUDENTS, LEFT TO RIGHT:    TAYLOR FISHWILD,
($500 SCHOLARSHIP)...BAILY LENZ ($500)....JACKSON ROLLING ($1,000) AND
BROOKE LAPKE ($1,000).
OVER $400,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS WERE PESENTED TODAY.

KEN WRIGHT, SALLY DAVIES, AND JIM ENGLAND (NOT SURE WHO ELSE) 
DID ANOTHER  HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP LAST SATURDAY, ON BEHALF OF
ROTARY.    

THE ANNUAL ROTARY SENIOR CITIZENS ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND BAND CONCERT IS SCHEDULED FOR THE LAST WEDNESDAY IN JUNE.  
THE FIRST ONE WAS IN 1976 AND WE HAVE NEVER MISSED A YEAR.

















Tuesday, May 10, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 29


IT WAS ANOTHER GOOD SCHOLARSHIP DINNER MAY 4TH.....

THE ROTARY PROGRAM FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 18TH  (GUEST OF NANCY MOORE) WILL BE GIVEN BY KEVIN BURNS, PRESIDENT OF THE MAQUOKETA STATE BANK AND PRESIDENT OF THE MAQUOKETA HOSPITAL BOARD.   HE WILL TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE HOSPITAL.   WILL WE REMODEL OR
BUILD NEW?    SOME MEMBERS MAY NOT REALIZE THAT THE GROUND WHERE THE CURRENT HOSPITAL STANDS WAS PURCHASED AND GIVEN
BY THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB TO THE COUNTY BACK IN 1948 OR 1949 TO USE FOR THE NEW HOSPITAL WHICH OPENED IN 1950.

THE PROGRAM TODAY, MAY 11TH, WAS JACKSON
COUNTY DEPUTY CHAD GRUVER FROM PRESTON,
THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT K-9 OFFICER.   
HE STARTED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WHEN 19....BEEN IN IT FOR OVER 25 YEARS.   IN THE PAST,
WAS ON SABULA AND PRESTON POLICE DEPARTMENTS, AND WORKED FOR A TIME AT THE
LAW CENTER IN CLINTON AND  HAS BEEN A 

JACKSON COUNTY DEPUTY FOR 8 YEARS.  THIS
IS THE 2ND TIME HE IS A K-9 OFFICER.
HIS K-9 DOG IS HONDO, AND UNABLE TO COME TO
THE MEETING TODAY BECAUSE OF AN ACL INJURY.
HIS VET SAYS HE HAS TO STAY HOME FOR 3 WEEKS.    HE IS 7 YEARS OLD AND CAME FROM
A K-9 SCHOOL IN HUMBOLDT.   HE IS NEEDED FOR AN ASSIGMENT AN AVERAGE OF ONCE A WEEK.
GRUVER IS THE ONLY DEPUTY HE WILL WORK 
FOR.   HE LIVES IN HIS ON KENNELL IN GRUVER'S
YARD.

 ROTARY DUCK RACE....SOUND FAMILIAR?































Tuesday, May 3, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 28


MAY 4TH    NO REGULR MEETING TODAY.

MAY 4TH    ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DINNER AT           NIGHT



NO ONE BID ON THE TWO COUNTRY MUSIC TICKETS FOR MAY 7TH AT
OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.











Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 27


GUEST SPEAKER AT APRIL 27TH MEETING:
JESS WAGNER OF JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION.     BEEN THERE ABOUT 8 YEARS.
JESS AND LESS THAN 10 EMPLOYEES HAVE 23-HUNDRED ACRES OWNED BY JACKSON COUNTY.....TO MANAGE AND MAKE EXCITING FOR VISITORS YEAR AROUND......ALL WITH AN OFFICE AT THE HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER.    LOW  COST, MANY TIMES FREE, THINGS FOR ALL THE FAMILY ARE TOLD AND SHOWN IN BROCHURES LIKE ABOVE....SO STOP AT HURSTVILLE AND PICK THEM UP.    OR "GOOGLE" JACKSON COUNTY CONVERVATION FOR ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT COUNTY ORGANIZATION. 



FOR OUR SILENT AUCTION THIS WEEK, TWO TICKETS TO THE ABOVE SHOW,   VALUED AT $44.
EMAIL YOUR BID TO kmaq@kmaq.com    

OPENING BID:   $

BID DEADLINE... NOON TUESDAY MAY 3RD.

NO ROTARY MEETING MAY 4TH AS THAT NIGHT
WILL BE THE CLUB'S ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
BANQUET AT THE METHODIST CHURCH.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.



























Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ROTARY WEEK COL 3 NO 26


THE TWO TICKETS TO THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER (FOR THE ALL GIRL BAND SHOW) DID NOT GET A BID.

GUEST SPEAKER APRIL 20TH....MAQUOKETA ARTIST ROSE FRANTZEN,
WHO SPOKE ON WHO (MANY) CAN BECOME AN ARTIST AND USED THE
WIND TO ILLUSTRATE.    HER MOTHER AND DAD WERE ALSO AT THE MEETING
AND WAYNE ESPECIALLY LIKED THE FOOD FOR DINNER.     HE HAS A DELICIOUS OPTIMIST BREAKFAST AT THE EAGLES WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
AND WIFE ELLEN THEREFORE WAS ENJOYING  A COOKING BREAK TODAY.   THE THREE IN THE PHOTO BELOW.
LAST WEEK ROSE WAS IN A WORLD-WIDE PORTRAIT ARTIST EVENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THAT FEATURED OVER 25-HUNDRED PORTRAIT ARTISTS.
IN COMPETITION SHE FINISHED IN 4TH PLACE AND WAS THE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD AND SHE AND ANOTHER ARTIST WERE SELECTED TO
PAINT A PORTRAIT ON STAGE IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS, AS  YOU SEE HER DO IN ABOVE PHOTO.     ANOTHER GOOD WEEK LAST WEEK FOR ROSE AND
ANOTHER WEEK WHEN PEOPLE GOT TO HEAR ABOUT THE LITTLE TOWN
IN IOWA PRONOUNCED MA-COKE-EH-TA.

ROTARY HAS LOST TWO MEMBERS BECAUSE BOTH HAVE MOVED FROM
MAQUOKETA.   STEVE FLYNN (AN ACTIVE MEMBER FOR MANY YEARS) NOW
LIVING IN ARIZONA AND BLAIRE FRANCIS, NO LONGER WORKING FOR
DUTRAC.   NOTE SURE WHERE SHE NOW LIVES.    SHE WAS A MEMBER OF
OUR CLUB LESS THAN A YEAR.   WE WILL MISS BOTH.
AND WE WERE TOLD TODAY THAT DENNIS HASENBANK WILL BE LEAVING
ROTARY BECAUSE OF HEALTH REASONS.     AND YES, WE WILL MISS HIM
TOO, ESPECIALLY HIS FUNNY STORY NOW AND THEN.    

NO NOON REGULAR  MEETING MAY 4TH BECAUSE THE SCHOLARSHIP DINNER WILL BE  HELD THAT NIGHT AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STARTING AT 6 P.M.     CHRIS HOOVER IS CHAIR PERSON OF THE
EVENT. 






































Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 25


SILENT AUCTION ITEM...
TWO TICKETS TO THIS SHOW, VALUED AT $44

EMAIL YOUR BID TO kmaq@kmaq.com

OPENING BID:  $   

BIDDING ENDS AT 12 NOON ON MONDAY APRIL 18TH.