Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 7



         NO SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK.

LAST THURSDAY, MAQUOKETA ROTARIANS COLLECTED OVER $300 RINGING THE BELL FOR THE SALVATION ARMY AT WAL MART.

 THIS WEDNESDAY, THE ANNUAL WHITE ELEPHANT CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE MEETING.     THIS MEETING, THE FINAL ONE FO  2014.  
AT TODAY'S MEETING (12-17-'14) .....ABOVE, THE TABLE WITH THE WHITE ELEPHANT PACKAGES....18.     EVERYTHING FROM HOME MADE CANDY, TO A SANTA RED PURSE.    ALL WENT WELL AND EVERYONE SEEMED TO
HAVE A GOOD TIME, WITH LOTS "STEALING".....OR SHOULD WE SAY "TRADING" OF GIFTS.     LOTS OF FUN AND LAUGHS.    


ABOVE, LURA DANIEL WITH PRESIDENT WARREN.    LURA IS OUR COOK AND A GOOD ONE.   AND  SCOTT ON BEHALF OF THE CLUB, HANDED HER
A CHRISTMAS CARD WITH SOME CHRISTMAS CASH IN IT FROM ALL MEMBERS.     SHE LIVES  AT RURAL MAQUOKETA-NORTH.
        NICE TIE PREZ!  

THERE WILL BE NO MEETING DECEMBER 24TH OR 31ST

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB.

















Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 6

                                   
                                     SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK...
                             
                                     A $10 VOY THEATRE GIFT CARD
                               
                                     OPEN BID $8.00 563-689-5371
                               
                                    EMAIL YOUR BID TO kmaq@kmaq.com
                                    DEADLINE TO BID, NOON MONDAY
                 
                                    ROTARY PROGRAM TODAY:
          
                                   
ROTARIAN DWAIN TRENKAMP TALKED
ABOUT THE CHRSITMAS STAR PROGRAM
THAT HE AND BARB MILLER HAVE RUN
FOR 28 YEARS....FIRST STARTED IN 1987.
SINCE THEN, 16,000 THOUSAND CHILDREN AND
SENIORS HAVE BEEN GIVEN PRESENTS OFF
THE TREES AT M-S-B BANK AND US BANK.
THIS YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE 
NUMBERS ARE DOWN A LITTLE.   LAST
YEAR, 450 KIDS WERE SIGNED UP AND THIS
YEAR, 397.   THE SENIORS TREE IS ABOUT
THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, 125.   THIS IS A 
PROJECT OF MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY
SERVICES WHICH ALSO RUNS THE USED
CLOTHING STORE AT DAC ON WEST PLATT.

NEW MEMBER
                               ADRIENNE WILLIAMSON, AN ATTORNEY WITH
                           THE PILLERS & RICHMAN LAW OFFICE JUST NORTH
                            OF THE HURST HOTEL IS THE NEW MEMBER THAT
                           RECEIVED HER OFFICIAL WELCOME TODAY.   SHE
                           AND HUSBAND ERICK JUST CELEBRATED THEIR
                           5TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY  AND HAVE PURCHSED
                           A HOME ON WEST QUARRY STREET.  THEY  HAVE
                           NO CHILDREN.   SHE IS AT THE MAQUOKETA FULL
                           TIME AND THE OWNERS OF THE FIRM COME TO
                           MAQUOKETA TO ASSIST HER WHEN NEEDED.  
                           ROTARIAN JOHN GILROY GETS CREDIT FOR BRINGING
                           HER TO ROTARY MEMBERSHIP.   JOHN AT RIGHT, AND
                           PRESIDENT SCOTT WARREN TO LEFT.    NICE TO HAVE
                           ADRIENNE AS A NEW MEMBER.   SHE IS NOW THE 7TH
                           WOMAN IN THE CLUB.     AND  WE WELCOME MORE!

                                           ROTARY NEWS                     

                                   ROTARIAN KIM HUCKSTADT INFORMED
                                   THE CLUB TODAY THAT HE  HAS A NEW
                                   JOB, AS AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT THE
                                   UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA IN   
                                   CEDAR FALLS.    IF THEY MOVE TO CEDAR
                                    FALLS, WE WILL LOOSE HIM AS A MEMBER.
                                    THAT WOULD NOT BE GOOD.

                                    NEXT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE PROJECT      
                                    RINGING THE SALVATION ARMY
                                    CHRISTMAS BELL.....























Monday, December 1, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 5


        NO SILENT AUCTION THIS WEEK


THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM....
ROTARIAN NORM KENNEDY WAS IN CHARGE OF THE PROGRAM TODAY AND
INVITED SCOTT HANSEN OF THE MAQUOKETA POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE MEETING TO TELL ABOUT HIS JOB AS SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER FOR THE
MAQUOKETA SCHOOL DISTRICT.     SCOTT HAS BEEN WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OVER 10 YEARS AND  HAS BEEN RESOURCE OFFICER FOR THREE.   HE SPENDS MOST OF HIS WEEKLY TIME AT THE MIDDLE AND
HIGH SCHOOLS WITH SOME TIME EACH WEEK ALSO AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.    HE IS ALSO NEARING 20 YEARS IN THE ARMY RESERVES AND
HAS BEEN TWICE CALLED TO DUTY OVERSEAS, INCLUDING A TOUR IN
AFGANISTAN.

ROTARIAN JOHN GILROY THIS WEEK MADE THE MEMBERSHIP ROUND ASKING IF ANYONE HAD GOOD NEWS TO SHARE, AND IF SO,  TO DONATE SOME MONEY TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND, ALONG WITH THE NEWS.    JOHN, LEFT,ACCEPTS A $10 BILL FROM ROTARIAN DENNIS HASENBANK.   NORMALLY......THE DONATION IS A DOLLAR OR TWO, BUT DENNIS HAD SPECIAL GOOD NEWS AND WANTED TO GIVE $10.   EARLIER THIS WEEK, WHILE ON A VISIT TO CEDAR RAPIDS, HIS WIFE FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL AND THE CAR WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND....SHE WAS LUCKY AND NOT A SCRATCH.
DENNIS SAID HE VISITED THE SCENE AFTER (SHE WAS DRIVING ALONE) AND FROM WHAT HE COULD SEE, SHE WAS  LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.

PRESIDENT SCOTT WAS ABSENT TODAY AND SO  CLYDE HARPER FILLED IN.

MEATLOAF, GREEN BEANS, MASHED POTATOES AND PEA SALAD....GAVE EVERYONE ENERGY FOR THE REST OF THE  WORK DAY... AND THE MEETING WAS OVER AT 1 P.M.

MAQUOKETA ROTARY PAST PRESIDENTS......














































Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 4



SILENT AUCTION ITEM:

LAST WEEK, WE DID NOT SELL THE OHNWARD TICKET FOR BRANSON SHOW THIS SATURDAY.

IT IS STILL FOR SALE...SO PLACE YOUR BID .. EMAIL IT TO

kmaq@kmaq.com

OPENING BID:    $ 5.00   563-689-5371
                                9.00   563-652-3803

BIDDING STOPS AT NOON SATURDAY



             FROM THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB

HO HO HO....AGAIN THIS YEAR, SEVERAL CLUB
MEMBERS WILL BE "RINGING THE CHRISTMAS
BELL" FOR THE SALVATION ARMY.


































Monday, November 17, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 3



SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK....
A TICKET TO THE BRANSON SHOW IN MAQUOKETA
VALUED AT $22.00

OPENING BID     $

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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
 FROM THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB

















Monday, November 10, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 2


SILENT AUCTION THIS WEEK....

IN A CLEAR PLASTIC ZIPPER CARRYING BAG....

A SEARS ROSE SILK KING DUVET COVER SET....BOTTOM SHEET  AND  COVER SHEET AND 2 PILLOW CASES ... SEARS  "BED IN BAG BEDDING"...
VALUE, $39.99

OPENING BID     $10.00    563-689-5371

EMAIL YOUR BID TO kmaq@kmaq.com
BIDDING DEADLINER, NOON MONDAY

THE GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY TODAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, WAS GINGER SCHOOP OF ANDREW, AND THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE
  ANNA B. LAWTHER ACADEMY IN MAQUOKETA.
THE ACADEMY IS LOCATED  IN THE ROSENBERG BUILDING JUST NORTH OF OLD CITY HALL.    THE ACADEMY WAS FORMERLY NAMED, THE HILLCREST SCHOOL.     IT WAS THEN, AND IS NOW,  A DIVISION OF HILLCREST FAMILY SERVICES AND IT HAS PRE-SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES  FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS OF ALL AGES FROM THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL DISTRICT AND SURROUNDING DISTRICTS.     IT GETS LOTS OF  HELP FROM THE ANDREW AMVETS, THE  MAQUOKETA YMCA, AND METHODIST AND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES. IT GENERALLY HAS FROM 25 TO 30 STUDENTS EACH YEAR AND IT HAS A STAFF OF 17 AND HAS A NECESSARY HIGH TEACHER TO STUDENT  RATIO.
GINGER IS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE ACADEMY AND BROUGHT ALONG
SEVERAL STUDENTS WHO YOU COULD TELL, LIKE THE SCHOOL AND GINGER.
HER ACADEMY IS  A REAL ASSET TO MAQUOKETA WITH SO MANY ONE-OF-A-KIND PERSONS AND PLACES.    THANKS TO ROTARIAN ASHER SCHROEDER
FOR SCHEDULING THE PROGRAM ABOUT MAQUOKETA'S ACADEMY.





Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 3 NO 1

SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK.....
THIS CASSEROLE DISH WORTH $13.98

OPENING BID...    $4.00     563-689-4971
                               $10.00   319-480-4266

EMAIL YOUR BID TO  kmaq@kmaq.com
BIDDING DEADLINE, NOON MONDAY

TWICE A  YEAR...ROTARY HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP...
ROTARY OCTOBER COMMUNITY PROJECT:    ROTARIANS KEN WRIGHT, TERRY SLATTERY, AND TED MAZE.   NOT IN PICTURE, BUT ALSO HELPING, DOUG MELVOLD AND FLORIAN STEFFAN.     NOT A BIG A HAUL THIS TIME....WHICH IS GOOD NEWS.
PHOTO BY DOUG MELVOLD

AT ROTARY TODAY:
THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY VOTED TO CONTRIBUTE $500 TO THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CUPBOARD.    ON LEFT, GARY EGGERS, MANAGER OF THE CUPBOARD AND AT RIGHT, PASTOR ERIC SWANSON OF THE MAQUOKETA MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATON, SPONSOR OF THE CUPBOARD.  PASTOR ERIC
SAID MONEY CONTRIBUTED IS USED TO BUY FOOD FROM ST. STEPHEN'S FOOD BANK IN DUBUQUE AT 1/10 OF THE RETAIL VALUE.     THE $500 FROM THE ROTARY WILL BUY $5,000 WORTH OF FOOD.    IN SEPTEMBER, THE CUPBOARD GAVE FOOD TO AN AVERAGE OF 154 FAMILIES (431 INDIVIDUALS) A WEEK.    OVER THE TIME OF ONE MONTH, EACH INDIVIDUAL IS GIVEN ABOUT $5 TO $10 OF FOOD ASSISTANCE.    IF YOU WISH TO DONATE FOOD ITEMS (INSTEAD OF CASH), THESE CANNOT BE PURCHASED IN BULK AND WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AT HE CUPBOARD IN THE DAC BUILDING ON WEST PLATT STREET:     CHICK-N-NODLE SOUP, ANY CREAMY SOUP, TOMATO SOUP, PASTA(SPAGHETTI AND MACARONI), CANNED VEGETABLES, AND TOILET PAPER.

GUEST SPEAKER TODAY WAS ANN BURNS OF JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATON AND SHE TOLD ABOUT THE PRAIRIE CREEK RECREATION AREA AT THE EAST EDGE OF MAQUOKETA, GIVEN TO THE COUNTY BY
THE LATE MAQUOKETA  AUTO DEALER, BOB MARTIN.    TRAILS AND PARKING LOTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED BY VOLUNTEERS AND WORK WILL CONTINUE NEXT SPRING MAKING EVERY PART OF THE 250 ACRES A
SITE FOR ALL AGES TO LEARN AND ENJOY NATURE.