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.

Monday, October 27, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 52


FOR THE SILENT AUCTION THIS WEEK.....
TWO ADVANCE TICKETS WORTH $22

OPENING BID:     $

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

MARLA, TED AND FLORIAN SELLING TICKETS (WITH ABOUT 8 OTHERS) AT LAST FRIDAY NIGHT'S FOOTBALL GAME AT GOODENOW FIELD.
MAQUOKETA LOST TO INDEPENDENCE 28 TO 0...ON A NICE-WEATHER NIGHT.
FLORIAN WAS CHAIRPERSON.... WE ALL OWE HIM THANKS.

A LITTLE ABOUT TED: 
HE WAS BORN IN CARROLL, IOWA.    PAT IS FROM EAGLE GROVE.
THERE WERE 8 BOYS AND 0 GIRLS IN HIS FAMILY.    GLEN, IOWA CITY, AGE 69....DICK, PHOENIX, 75....DONALD, MARSHALLTOWN, AGE 77....JOHNNY,
STEAM BOAT ROCK, AGE 79....TED, AGE 82....JIM DIED IN TEXAS AND
THE OLDEST, GEORGE, LIVES IN WEBSTER CITY AND IS 85.   IN 1951, TED STARTED WORKING FOR AL MEYER AT THE GREEN BAY LUMBER COMPANY (EAST PLATT STREET) IN MAQUOKETA.     IN 1953 HE WAS DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY FOR TWO  YEARS, TAKING BASIC AT FORT CHAFFEE, ARKANSAS.
SERVED MUCH OF HIS TIME IN GERMANY.   THEN BACK TO LUMBER YARDS
AFTER THE SERVICE,  IN CARROLL, CHARTER OAK, EAGLE GROVE (MET PAT THERE) AND BACK TO MAQUOKETA IN 1963 AND PURCHASED THE MAQUOKETA LUMBER COMPANY IN 1969.     HE SOLD A LOT OF 2 BY 4'S AND NAILS IN HIS LIFE.     HE HAS ALSO SERVED A LOT OF CAKE AND ICE CREAM
IN MAQUOKETA AT ABOUT 35 OR MORE ROTARY ICE CREAM SOCIALS.....
SERVING AS CHAIRMAN FOR ALL.   HE HARDLY EVER MISSES A MEETING OF ROTARY, EXCEPT WHEN WINTERING A LITTLE DOWN SOUTH.    HE'S BEEN A GREAT ROTARIAN, WHILE  LIVING LIFE ACCORDING TO THE 4-WAY TEST.

ROTARY PROGRAM TODAY, OCTOBER 
28TH
TRACY WALLER, A MEMBER OF THE MAQUOKETA SPORTS BOOSTERS CLUB FOR ABOUT 8 YEARS AND THE CURRENT PRESIDENT.    SHE TOLD THE GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE CLUB. 
THE CLUB PURCHASED THE GOODENOW FIELD
SCOREBOARD AT A COST OF $75,000.    AND
THEY BUY EQUIPMENT LIKE FOOTBALL HELMETS (OVER $400 EACH) AND SPONSOR YOUTH PROGRAMS AND HOLD OTHER FUND RAISERS. 
ROTARIAN SUPT. CHRIS HOOVER THANKED HER
AND THE CLUB FOR THE GREAT JOB THEY  HAVE DONE AND ARE STILL DOING FOR MAQUOKETA
ATHLETICS.      SOME TIME WAS ALSO SPENT
TALKING  ABOUT LOW ATTENDANCE  BY STUDENTS AND ADULTS AT SPORTING EVENTS.
THE CLUB IS WORKING ON IDEAS TO BUILD
ATTENDANCE AND WELCOMES COMMENTS.

     










 






Monday, October 20, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 51


THIS WEEK FOR THE ROTARY SILENT AUCTION....

THE COMPLETE SET OF 10 MAQUOKETA ROTARY PLATES!

THEY SOLD EACH YEAR FOR 10 YEARS AT $10 EACH.

THEY ARE NOW COLLECTOR PLATES WORTH  MAYBE MILLIONS.











SORRY THEY PLATES ARE A LITTLE OUT OF FOCUS.     THE CAMERA WAS TOO CLOSE TO PLATE WHEN PHOTO WAS TAKEN.

OPENING BID:    $50.00     563-249-9761
                               61.00     Chris (waiting for phone #)
                               75.00     563-249-9761

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

MARK BECK, MAQUOKETA FIRE DEPARTMENT CHIEF, WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY TODAY, OCT 22ND.    HE TOLD ABOUT HOW HE
GOT STARTED WITH THE DEPARTMENT 32 YEARS AGO AND SOME INTERESTING THINGS FROM THEN UNTIL NOW.      THE DEPARTMENT IS AT 33 MEMBERS NOW AND HAS 2 OPENINGS.    FOR HIM, IT TAKES A NIGHT A WEEK FOR TRAINING AND MEETINGS.  

THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB HAS A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT THIS FRIDAY.
QUITE A FEW ROTARIANS WILL BE SELLING TICKETS AT GOODENOW FIELD FOR THE MAQUOKETA-INDEPENDENCE FOOTBALL GAME. 
ROTARIANS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS AT NO CHARGE FOR ONE FOOTBALL GAME A YEAR, FOR MANY YEARS.
GO CARDINALS.

THIS SATURDAY FROM 9 UNTIL 10 A.M. 6 - 8 ROTARIANS  AGAIN WILL PICK-UP TRASH ON THE DESIGNATED HIGHWAY.   ROTARY DOES THIS TWICE A YEAR AND ROTARIAN KEN WRIGHT
IS CHAIR PERSON FOR THIS JOB.
THANKS KEN!



















Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 50


      SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK
VALUE, $11.00

OPENING BID...     $4.00    563-689-5371

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

ROTARY PROGRAM OCTOBER 15TH.
THREE YMCA STAFF MEMBERS
CHANCE JENKENS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT THE Y....TOLD ABOUT
THE FALL PROGRAMS, INCLUDING BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL AND
A NEW GAME HE HEARD ABOUT FROM THE SENIORS AT BELLEVUE THAT HE THINKS WILL BE POPULAR HERE AND SO HE WILL START IT  UP
IN EARLY NOVEMBER.   IT'S A "CROSS" BETWEEN TENNIS AND PING PONG  AND USES THE GYM BUT IN A SMALLER AREA TO PLAY THAN REGULAR TENNIS.
ERICA BARKER, HEALTH AND WELLNESS DIRECTOR AT THE Y.
TOLD WAYS THE Y CAN HELP WITH  WITH YOUR HEALTH ESPECIALLY
PREVENTING DIABETES.    AND ALOS, A JANUARY WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM WILL START.
KIM CARR ABOVE IS LIFEGUARD AND SWIMMING POOL MANAGER AT THE Y.
SHE TALKED ABOUT SWIMMING LESSONS AT THE Y AND SWIM COMPETITION
WITH OTHER AREA Y'S AND CAN YOU BELIEVE IT...AFTER-SWIMMING FREE MOVIES IN THE Y GYM, WITH FREE POPCORN.    I REALLY GOT EXCITED HEARING ABOUT THAT!



























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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 49


THE SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK IS A 10-INCH COLLECTOR'S PLATE....BLACK WITH GOLD CIRCLE....THAT WAS SOLD DURING MAQUOKETA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WEEK.    THERE ARE  NOT MANY OF THESE AROUND AND THE VALUE IS UNKOWN BUT HIGH.    WE ARE HOPING FOR AN OPENING BID OF $10.00

OPENING BID:      $

EMAIL BID TO kmaq@kmaq.com

BIDDING DEADLINE,  NOON MONDAY

MEETING AND PROGRAM, OCTOBER 8TH
THE MEETING TODAY WAS HELD AT CLOVER RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING IN MAQUOKETA.     LAURA WAS ILL AND WE COULD NOT HAVE THE MEETING TODAY AT THE EAGLES CLUB.    THANKS TO FELLOW ROTARIANS DIANE GIDDINGS AND  SALLY DAVIES OF CLOVER RIDGE, WE HAS A PLACE TO MEET AND ENJOYED A DELICIOUS ROAST BEEF DINNER.
MICHELLE HUGHES (DAUGHTER OF FELLOW ROTARIAN TED MAZE) GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY ON THE HSE (FORMERLY KNOWN AS GED) PROGRAM
GIVEN AT THE CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE NEXT TO THE HIGHS SCHOOL
IN MAQUOKETA.   SHE TEACHES SOME OF THE CLASSES.    THERE ARE ABOUT 30 PER SEMISTER THAT COMPLETE THE PROGRAM TO GET THEIR
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.