Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 15



NO WEDNESDAY (FEB 3) MEETING THIS WEEK...
INSTEAD...
THE CLUB WILL ATTEND THE THURSDAY KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.

THE ANNUAL FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE WILL BE AWARDED DURING THE NOON HOUR THURSDAY, SPONSORED BY THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY
CLUB.













Tuesday, January 26, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 14


AGAIN THIS YEAR, THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB WILL BE A SPONSOR OF THE FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE AWARDS.     THE 3 AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW ON THURSDAY NOON, FEBRUARY 4TH.    THAT MEANS, AGAIN THIS YEAR, THE REGULAR WEEKLY ROTARY CLUB MEETING WILL  NOT BE ON WEDNESDAY BUT  WILL  INSTEAD BE ON THURSDAY...AT THE FARM SHOW ON THE FAIRGROUNDS.    THE CLUB WILL PAY FOR THE BEEF DAY LUNCH.   
THE ROTARY PROGRAM JAN. 27TH WAS DONE
BY THE MAN ABOVE.    HE IS FELLOW ROTARIAN
CHUCK CURRENT, AN EMPLOYEE OF OHNWARD BANKS, A NEW CITY COUNCILMAN AND THE 
PRESIDENT OF THE MAQUOKETA BETTERMENT
CORPORATION.   HE IS A "DRIVING" FORCE IN
THE STREETSCAPE AND DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA DEVELOPMENT.   HE BROUGHT EVERYONE UP TO
DATE ON  PLANS FOR DOWNTOWN....QUITE A FEW.
NEW P.A. SYSTEM...NEW BANNERS...NEW LIGHT
POLES...NEW STORE FRONTS.    HE ANNOUNCED THAT ANOTHER MAQUOKETA ROTARIAN (OUR NEXT
PRESIDENT) ATTORNEY ADRIENNE WILLIAMSON
(BORN ON JAN 28) IS A NEW MEMBER OF THE
MAQUOKETA BETTERMENT BOARD.




















Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 12




 DR. MELVIN "BUD" BERNARD (RETIRED OPTOMITRIST) CELEBRATES HIS 93RD BIRTHDAY THIS SATURDAY (16TH) AT CLOVER RIDGE WHERE HE LIVES.   HE STILL COMES TO ROTARY EVERY MONDAY AND TODAY THE CLUB SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM.   HE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE CLUB FOR 66 YEARS, JOINING IN 1950 AND IS THE OLDEST MEMBER OF THE CLUB AND LONGEST RUNNING MEMBER.   HE WAS A BIG DUCK HUNTER A GOOD PART OF HIS LIFE.


THERE WAS NO PROGRAM TODAY
 (JAN 13TH)...SOMEONE FORGOT.

ROTARIAN SCOTT WARREN BROUGHT A GUEST, HIS NEWEST EMPLOYEE AT THE YMCA.    BELOW IS SCOTTIE MOLER, THE NEW YMCA PROGRAM DIRECTOR.   HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BURLINGTON AND GOT HIS COLLEGE EDUCATION IN TEXAS, INCLUDING A BACHELOR'S AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN RECREATION AND FITNESS.   HE IS SINGLE.  HE IS NOW
RUNNING ALL YOUTH SPORTS AT THE Y.

THE DUBUQUE ROTARY CLUB IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS.   
THERE WAS A SPECIAL SECTION IN THE JAN 15TH T.H.
INCLUDING A PHOTO OF ALL 186 MEMBERS.
CONGRATULATIONS DUBUQUE ROTARIANS FROM
YOUR FELLOW ROTARIANS IN MAQUOKETA.
DUBUQUE STARTED OUT IN 1916.
MAQUOKETA 1938
SEE THE WATER GLASS EACH MEMBER RECEIVED AT THE
50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.
THE GLASS WAS KEPT BY ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY WHO WAS
CHAIRMAN OF THE 1988 CELEBRATION.

AGAIN THIS YEAR, THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB ALONG WITH THE AG COMMITTEE OF THE MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL
SPONSOR THE 3 FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE AWARDS AT THE KMAQ
ANNUAL FARM AND HOME SHOW ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH.
THE TWO DAY FREE SHOW STARTS FEBRUARY 3RD.
THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY WILL NOT HAVE THE REGULAR WEDNESDAY MEETING ON FEBRUARY 3RD BUT INSTEAD ALL MEMBERS ARE URGED
TO ATTEND THE  FARM SHOW THURSDAY, WHEN THE  SECRET ROTARY AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUCED ON STAGE DURING THE NOON HOUR.
ROTARIANS WILL EAT LUNCH THAT DAY AT THE FARM SHOW AND IT WILL BE PAID-FOR BY THE CLUB.






































Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 11


THE GUEST SPEAKER WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016, AT THE ROTARY MEETING WAS DALE KILBURG....
DALE, RETIRED FROM THE MAQUOKETA POST OFFICE, HAS AN INTEREST IN ARCHEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY AND TALKED ABOUT BOTH AND
A RECENT MAJOR DISCOVERY OF THE RISING STAR
CAVE IN SOUTH AFRICA. 


















 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

VOL 3 NO 9 AND NO 10



THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB IS ON A HOLIDAY BREAK AND WILL  NOT HAVE A MEETING ON DECEMBER 23RD OR DECEMBER 30TH.

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON JANUARY 6TH.

FROM ALL 39 MEMBERS OF THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB....

MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND
















Monday, December 14, 2015

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 8


STILL TIME TO BID ON THE NEW YEARS EVE TICKET TO OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.
THE BIDING ENDS AT 12 NOON MONDAY, DECEMBER 21ST.


BELOW....NEW MEMBER JIM ENGLAND!   WHAT YOU SEE BELOW IS A SHORT MOVIE THAT WAS TAKEN BY MISTAKE .....INSTEAD OF A STILL PHOTO.    IT SHOWS PRESIDENT SALLY GIVING JIM THE STORY ABOUT ROTARY AND THE WELCOME TO THE CLUB ON 12-16-2015.   FELLOW ROTARIAN ROGER STEWART IS AT LEFT AND WAS THE PERSON TO
INVITE JIM TO JOIN THE CLUB.    YOU MIGHT SAY
ROGER IS JIM'S "SPONSOR".   JIM AND HIS
WIFE PAM BAHR OWN AND OPERATE THE WOOD
PRODUCTS INDUSTRY IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK,
AND THEIR WOOD PRODUCTS FOR THE HOME HAVE BEEN MADE HERE IN MAQUOKETA FOR MANY YEARS AND ARE SOLD ALL OVER THE 
WORLD.       DON'T PUSH THE ARROW BELOW...IT 
WILL JUST MAKE THE IMAGE SMALLER.


THE ANNUAL MAQUOKETA ROTARY "WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE"  WAS HELD AFTER
WEDNESDAY'S (DEC 16TH) REGULAR MEETING.
ROTARIAN "ROTARY WEEK" EDITOR DENNIS VOY
TOOK SOME PHOTOS, A COUPLE A LITTLE OUT
OF FOCUS, BUT YOU GET THE PICTURE THAT 
ALL HAD A NICE TIME.   
JOHN WITH SANTA SHORTS

A SERIOUS MOMENT AND BOB WAS NOT REALLY SLEEPING, JUST DREAMING ABOUT A HAWKEYE
ROSE BOWL WIN.     LOOK CLOSELY AND YOU WILL 
SEE THAT JACK IN UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER
IS SMILING.

JUDY HOLDING LOTTERY TICKETS...WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE MOST POPULAR GIFT OF THE DAY, EXCHANGING  HANDS SEVERAL TIMES.     SEE...BOB IS WIDE AWAKE NOW.

THE GENTLEMAN ON THE FAR RIGHT IS A RELATIVE OF DR. PETE ATIENZA, AND IS FROM THE PHILLIPINES AND HAS BEEN VISITING THE CLUB OFTEN WITH PETE, BELOW.
  

JUDY LOST HER LOTTERY TICKETS TO SOMEONE ELSE, AND SO GOT TO OPEN ANOTHER GIFT, A
FIGURE MADE OF FORKS AND SPOONS.

NEW MEMBER JIM ENGLAND GOT A GIANT CANDY BAR.   

HE LOST THE CANDY BAR LATER AND GOT A 
HAWKEYE CARRY BAG INSTEAD.

MARK WAS IN CHARGE OF THE GIFT EXCHANGE
AND GOT A BOB UECKER BOBBLE-HEAD.

JUST LIKE MARK WAS NOT HAPPY WITH HIS GIFT, SCOTT ALSO DID NOT LIKE WHAT HE CALLED
A HAWKEYE PURSE.   

THE PREZ LOOKS HAPPY WITH THE GIFT CERTIFICATE.

I GOT A $10 BILL AND WAS ABLE TO  KEEP IT...
NANCY GOT A LANTERN AWAY FROM SOMEONE.
SORRY TO SAY, THERE WERE 14 "SCROOGE" 
MEMBERS THAT DID NOT COME TO THE PARTY.
THEY GET A BAG OF COAL LATER.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SANTA SALLY AND HER
BUNCH OF ROTARY ELVES.