Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 48


THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB WILL SELL TICKETS AT BOTH GATES FOR THE DEWITT GAME.    SHOULD BE THE BIGGEST CROWD OF THE SEASON AND SHOULD BE A  GOOD GAME.

THE PROGRAM TODAY, SEPT 21, WAS GIVE BY
FORMER MAQUOKETA ROTARY PRESIDENT, BRAD
MILLER. 
HE IS STILL A ROTARIAN, MEMBER OF EAST POLK
ROTARY NEAR DES MOINES.   THE FAMILY LEFT
MAQUOKETA IN 2004.   WHILE HERE, HIS WIFE PAM SCHROEDER WAS ASSOCIATE PASTOR AT 1ST. LUTHERAN CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA AND HE FOR A TIME WAS PASTOR AT BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN IN LOST NATION.    HE NOW HAS A DOCTOR'S DEGREE IN CHURCH GROWTH AND TRAVELS THE WORLD.
HAS SPENT SOME TIME IN IRAQ AND TALKED MUCH ABOUT IT AND ISIS.    HE WAS THE GUEST OF JIM ENGLAND (1ST. LUTHERAN MEMBER) AND
ANYONE WANTING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
DR. MILLER MIGHT CALL JIM.   BRAD GAVE AN
INTERESTING PROGRAM.
















































Monday, September 12, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 47

THE  REVERSE RAFFLE  EVENT LAST FRIDAY NIGHT WAS A BIG SUCCESS AND FUN!


SCOTT GOT THIS GAME STARTED A COUPLE YEARS AGO....HE TOOK CHARGE OF GAME 2 AND OUR 3RD ANNUAL ....FRIDAY ...WAS HIS BABY ALSO.    THANKS SCOTT!     WELL DONE!     LOTS OF WORK.   AT THIS WEDNESDAY'S MEETING WE WILL GET A REPORT ON MONEY RAISED FRIDAY NIGHT FOR COMMUNITY PROJECT.



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH MEETING
GUEST SPEAKER WAS SALLY SCHROEDER, DAUGHER-IN-LAW OF FELLOW
ROTARIAN ASHER SCHROEDER.    SALLY AND HER HUSBAND BILL, IN JULY,
WHEN ON A GROUP TOUR TO CUBA.     HOT WEATHER.   BUT THEY HAD
A GOOD TRIP AND ARE GLAD THEY WENT.   SHE SHOWED LOTS OF
PHOTOGRAPHS.     BILL   ALSO WAS AT THE TODAY'S MEETING.

AND ASHER'S BROTHER AND BRIDE WERE AT THE MEETING.    I SAY
"BRIDE" BECAUSE TOMORROW (15TH) IS THEIR 60TH WEDDING
ANNIVERSARY.   I TOOK THE PHOTO BELOW SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT
THE "ROCK THE PARK" CONCERT IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.
KARL GRADUATED FROM MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL IN 1949...WAS IN THE
AIR FORCE...GOT HIS BA AT IOWA AND WAS THE ADMINISTRATOR OF
THE JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL IN THE MID 80'S AND EARLY 90'S.
ELENOR GRADUATED FROM DELMAR HIGH SCHOOL AND WAS A TEACHER.
THEY HAVE 5 CHILDREN AND NOW LIVE IN ARIZONA.

NO FINAL FIGURES YET ON PROFIT FROM THE "REVERSE RAFFLE".   BUT
WORD IS...IT WILL HAVE A "NET" LARGER THAN THE FIRST TWO.   THE
3RD ANNUAL WILL BE WELL OVER $5,000.    WE WILL GET FINAL FIGURES
NEXT WEDNESDAY.


























































Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 46

THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR FOR JACKSON
COUNTY CONSERVATION, JESSICA WAGENER,  SPOKE TO ROTARY WEDNESDAY ABOUT THE NEW PRAIRIE CREEK RECREATIONAL AREA.      THE 273 ACRE PARK IS AT THE EAST EDGE OF MAQUOKETA AND WAS GIVEN
(IN HIS WILL) TO THE COUNTY, BY BOB MARTIN, LONGTIME AUTO DEALER
WITH HIS DAD, AND A PAST MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT.











Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 45


ROTARIAN TOM BLEY HAD THE PROGRAM TODAY AND BROUGHT
BEN CARLSON, ABOVE.   TOM IS DIRECTOR OF CAMP SHALOM
NORTHWEST OF MAQUOKETA OFF THE CAVES ROAD, A LONGTIME
POPULAR CHRISTIAN CAMP FOR KIDS.   BEN, A NATIVE OF MINNESOTA, HAS BEEN COMING TO THE CAMP FOR ABOUT A DOZEN YEARS.    AND
HE HAS GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA AND DURING
SUMMERS, HAS HELPED OUT AT THE CAMP.    HE WAS THINKING
OF TEACHING, BUT LATE LAST SUMMER, TOM TALKED HIM INTO
BEING THE CAMP'S FULL TIME PAID PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND HE ACCEPTED
AND IS JUST FINISHING UP HIS FIRST SUMMER IN THE POSITION.
HE LOVES HIS JOB.    AND TOM HAS NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR
HIM.    THIS SUMMER, DURING THE 9 WEEKS OF ONE-WEEK
CAMPS, THEY HAD SOMETHING NEW...AN AHDD CAMP FOR KIDS (WITH DISABILITIES) IN  7TH 8TH AND 9TH GRADE.   IT WAS WELL LIKED BY THE KIDS AND PARENTS.     TOM RECENTLY MET AND HAD A GOOD DISCUSSION WITH CHARLIE BECKER OF CAMP CURAGEOUS NEAR MONTICELLO.   CHARLIE SUGGESTED THEY ESTABLISH AN "ADULT WITH DISABILITIES" CAMP
AND SO ....PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS.    TOM ALSO  HAS HAD A REQUEST FOR ANOTHER AHD CAMP NEXT YEAR FOR YOUNGER KIDS AND HE AND
BEN ARE GOING AHEAD WITH THAT IDEA.    YES, THERE IS SOME
DAILY BIBLE STUDY AND BEN HAS NUMBEROUS STORIES ABOUT
KIDS COMING TO CAMP WHO NEVER WENT TO CHURCH, BUT AFTER
CAMP SHALOM...ARE STARTING TO GO... AND BUILD FAITH. 
THE CAMP OPERATES YEAR AROUND.   TOURS ARE WELCOME,
BUT YOU MUST CALL AHEAD AND SCHEDULE A TIME.   TOM OR BEN
WOULD ALSO BE HAPPY TO GIVE A TALK TO YOUR CLUB...JUST CALL.
MAQUOKETA IS LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH A NICE CAMP ONLY MINUTES
FROM TOWN.     GREAT BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES!   THEY USE THE MAQUOKETA YMCA POOL TOO.   AND THE CAMP IS GROWING IN POPULARITY.

PRESIDENT SALLY ....PRESENTING FELLOW ROTARIAN TED MAZE WITH
HIS PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP TIMES-2 PIN.    THIS MEANS
HE HAS CONTRIBUTED....NOW RECEIVED A 2ND PAUL HARRIS
FELLOWSHIP.    EACH $1,000 CONTRIBUTION TO THE LONGTIME
LION'S FOUNDATION IS REGISTERED AS FIRST TIME, THEN TIMES-2,
TIMES-3, ETC.



































Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 44


BOB GAVIN AND BUDDY ATIENZA GAVE THE PROGRAM ON RE-DOING GOODENOW FIELD,  BY FALL OF 2018.    THEY WERE THE GUESTS OF JEREMY BLAIR, AT RIGHT, RUNNING THE POWER-POINT COMPUTER.    FOR MORE..GOOGLE
FRIENDS OF GOODENOW FIELD ON FACEBOOK






















Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 43

BELOW...THE GUEST SPEAKERS AT TODAY'S MEETING...
PRESTON NATIVE ANDREA FELLER AT LEFT AND
CHRISTENE CAVES. 

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS A JOB...OR BETTER JOB...WITH FREE TRAINING, ANDREA CAN  HELP.     SHE IS AT THE CLINTON COMMUNITY
COLLEGE CAMPUS BUILDING NEXT TO MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY.    OR, SEE PAM ANY WEDNESDAY AT THE MAQUOKETA PUBLIC LIBRARY.





Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 42



PRESIDENT SALLY WAS NOT AT MEETING TODAY.   FILLING IN FOR HER AND DOING GOOD JOB WAS BOARD MEMBER JACK HASKEN.
HE REPORTED THE "REVERSE RAFFLE" IS  GOING WELL, WITH RECORD SPONSORS AND GOOD TICKET  SALES (ALMOST SOLD OUT) FOR THE EVENING DINNER AND RAFFLE....ON SEPTEMBER 9TH.

ROTARIAN DAVE UPDEGRAPH (LOOKING MEAN) 
ABOVE WAS ALSO GUEST SPEAKER TODAY, TALKING ABOUT HIS LONGTIME  HOBBY, PHOTOGRAPHY.    DURING "I'M HAPPY FOR"  PART OF MEETING, HE PRESENTED $21.00 FOR 16 YEARS WITH OHNWARD BANC SHARES AND 5 ROTARY PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIPS.    HE IS SEMI-RETIRED FROM OHNWARD (HOLDING COMPANY OF MAQUOKETA STATE BANK) WITH OFFICE  IN OHNWARD'S OWN OFFICE BUILDING JUST EAST OF THE OF M-S-B.       HE BROUGHT AS HIS GUEST TODAY, FRAN LUETT, UPPER RIGHT CORNER, WHO IS THE NEW OHNWARD PROJECTS MANAGER.    SHE HAS BEEN WITH OHNWARD A DOZEN YEARS OR MORE AND MOVED TO MAQUOKETA FOR THIS POSITION.
DAVE STILL LIVES WITH WIFE IN DUBUQUE (WHERE HE SHOOTS MOST OF HIS PHOTOS) AND HE HAS
A DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW AND 3 GRANDKIDS.
ABOVE IN LOWER LEFT CORNER, ROTARIAN ROGER
STEWART WHO THIS YEAR IS CELEBRATING HIS 50TH YEAR WITH MAQUOKETA STATE BANK,   MANY YEARS FULLTIME, NOW PART-TIME AND SPORTING
A BRAND NEW ANKLE.    HE DID NOT HAVE $50 FOR
HAPPY POT, BUT A COUPLE FELLOW ROTARIANS
KICKED IN A COUPLE DOLLARS AND THERE IS
REASON TO BELIEVE HE MAY GET A LOAN AND
KICK-IN THE FULL 50 AT A LATER TIME.
GOOD PROGRAM....DAVE IS AN EXCELLET
PHOTOGRAPHER, AND AN EX-PRESIDENT OF THE
MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB.

 
13 OF OUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP HAS SERVED
AS PRESIDENT AT LEAST ONE YEAR.