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.   































Monday, September 29, 2014

ROTARY WEEK - EARLY OCTOBER HOMECOMING WEEK

SILENT AUCTION ITEM FOR THE WEEK

A $34.99 GLAD LUNCH & SNACK TO-GO PACK
21 PIECES AND LIDS.......MINI ROUND CONTAINS...SMALL SNACK...SOUP & SALAD... AND ENTR'EE CONTAINERS.
ALL SEAL IN THE GOODNEWSS.     USE THEM IN THE MICROWAVE, DISHWASHER AND FREEZER.

OPENING BID   $    7.00   563-652-3803
                           $    8.00   563-210-2556
                               10.00   563-340-9123
                               12.00   563-210-2256
Final bid came in 1 minute before deadline!
 
Email your bid to kmaq@kmaq.com by no later than noon Monday.

OCTOBER 1 MEETING
SCOTT WARREN, PRESIDENT, OFFICIALLY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS SALLY DAVIES AND CHUCK CURRENT.

GUEST SPEAKER WAS TOM DEVINE,
CHAMBER DIRECTOR TO TELL ABOUT
UPCOMING MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS.


IT IS HOMECOMING 2014
BEAT MARION!
MAQUOKETA ROTARIANS ALL SAY...
GO CARDINALS!









Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 47


SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK......
VALUE $12.95

OPENING BID:    $5.00    563-340-9123

EMAIL YOUR BID TO kmaq@kmaq.com

WHO, ABOVE, IS THIS MAQUOKETA ROTARIAN??

TODAY'S WED.(9-24-'14) MEETING
THE 5970 DISTRICT GOVERNOR WAS OUR SPECIAL GUEST DAY.    SHE IS KATHY FAHY OF SPIRIT LAKE.     KATHY IS FROM THE SMALL NORTHWEST TOWN, BANCROFT AND WHILE IN COLLEGE, BECAME INVOLVED WITH ROTARY (17 YEARS AGO) WHEN SHE WAS SELECTED BY ROTARY TO
SPEND A  YEAR IN AUSTRALIA.   WHY THE LANTERN?   THE ROTARY THEME THIS YEAR IS "LIGHT UP ROTARY" AND SHE PASSED A LANGERN  AROUND FOR EACH MEMBER TO AUTOGRAPH.    AND SHE STRESSED THE IDEA OF
SIGNING UP A NEW MEMBER TO HELP LIGHT UP ROTARY.    SHE WAS A HIT WITH MAQUOKETA MEMBERS TODAY AND THE CLUB (NANCY'S IDEA) GAVE HER A ROTARY ROSE.     SHE LIKED IT...SAID IT WAS THE FIRST SHE HAS
RECEIVED AS SHE VISITS ALL OF THE CLUBS IN DISTRICT 5970.    LOOK FOR
AN  UPDATED WEB SITE FOR THE DISTRICT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

MAQUOKETA ROTARY NEWS:

SALLY DAVIES HAS JOINED THE CLUB.    SHE IS WITH CLOVER RIDGE
PLACE AND WAS INVITED INTO THE CLUB BY HER BOSS, ROTARIAN 
DIANE GIDDINGS.  

OUR CLUB WILL SELL TICKETS AT THE OCTOBER 24TH  FOOTBALL GAME.
ANY QUESTIONS, CALL ROTARIAN FLORIAN STEFFEN.

OUR CLUB NETTED OVER $2,500 IN THE REVERSE RAFFLE NIGHT EARLIER
THIS MONTH.    VERY GOOD FOR THE FIRST EVER!!   BIG THANK YOU TO
PRESIDENT SCOTT AS HE NOT ONLY URGED THE CLUB TO GIVE THE 
PROMOTION A TRY BUT ALSO HEADED UP THE COMMITEE AND DID A LOT OF
WORK MAKING THE FUN NIGHT A SUCCESS.

NANCY MOORE, PAST PRESIDENT, HAS BEEN A BOARD MEMBER THE SECOND TIME AROUND AND SUBMITTED HER RESIGNATION TO PRESIDENT SCOTT WITH THE MESSAGE FOR HIM TO GET  NEW MEMBERS INVOLVED ON THE BOARD.     AND HE RESPONDED BY ASKING DIANE GIDDINGS TO 
REPLACE NANCY ON THE BOARD, WHICH MEETS ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH
AT PERXACTLY BAR AND GRILL.     NANCY MAKES ALMOST EVERY REGULAR MEETING AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.     AND SHE WILL BE ENJOYING
HER 60TH CLASS REUNION THIS WEEKEND AT THE DECKER HOTEL AND
RESTAURANT.     AND DID YOU KNOW SHE WAS MAQUOKETA HOMECOMING QUEEN 60 YEARS AGO?   WONDER IF HER BROTHER, ROTARIAN ROGER
STEWART, REMEMBERS?   

GOOD ATTENDANCE AGAIN THIS WEEK.....SEE A FEW PHOTOS BELOW.....


THANKS FOR THE VISIT!
ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kma.com
ROTARY WEEK EDITOR

















 









Monday, September 15, 2014

ROTARY WEEK VOL 2 NO 46


THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED THE ROTARY DINNER AND REVERSE RAFFLE LAST THURSDAY NIGHT. 
HOPE YOU HAD FUN AND WON SOME CASH.

   SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK
 
OPENING BID  $5.00    563-689-5371

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