Monday, August 21, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 45


IT IS GETTING CLOSE!
A BIG FUN NIGHT OF THE YEAR!
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ANY MAQUOKETA ROTARIAN INCLUDING ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY AT KMAQ.







Monday, August 14, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 44


RYLA......
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

NATIVE MAQUOKETAN LINDA NUDD, OF BELLEVUE,
AND MEMBER OF THE BELLEVUE ROTARY CLUB, 
HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE WITH RYLA FOR YEARS.
BIG EVENT EVERY SUMMER, IS THE RYLA SUMMER
CAMP AT GRINNELL, COLLEGE, ATTENDED BY
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FAR AND WIDE AND AGAIN THIS YEAR BY TWO FROM MHS.
THE TWO GAVE TODAY'S PROGRAM, TELLING ABOUT THE SUMMER EVENT THEY ATTENDED.
LEFT IS XAVIER PESTANA, SON OF JULIE AND STEPHEN "STEVEN" DODSON AND A SENIOR THIS
YEAR AT MAQUOKETA HIGH.   AT RIGHT, SIDNEY
MICHEL, DAUGHTER OF TARA AND MITCH MICHEL AND A JUNIOR THIS YEAR AT MCHS.   BOTH ENJOYED THE SUMMER CAMP AND ARE GOING TO
BE BIG SUPPORTERS OF RYLA. 

GUEST TODAY, KATHY PEZLEY, ROTARIAN AT ELDRIDGE AND WITH EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE.    SHE LIVES IN DAVENPORT.

ANOTHER GUEST TODAY, ST. REP. ANDY McKEAN
OF ANAMOSA 

Monday, August 7, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 43



BONNIE MITCHELL GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY (AUG 9) ON THE DEPOT.

SUNDAY, SEPT 10....THE GRAND OPENING OF THE DEPOT.
PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR.



















Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 42


JACKSON MANUFACTURING IS OWNED BY JACK HASKINS, A RESIDENT OF DUBUQUE, AND A MEMBER OF THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB.    HE
PURCHASED THE PLASTIC MOLDING COMPANY FROM DAC (NOW KNOWN AS,  "IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES") IN 2013.   THE COMPANY UP ON THE CORNER HILL ON JACOBSEN DRIVE WAS ESTABLSHING IN 1981.    IN EARLY YEARS,
IT HAD AS MANY AS 85 EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY WERE DOING SOME CONTRACT WORK FOR A VERY LARGE COMPANY.    NOW, THERE ARE AROUND 15-20 EMPLOYEES.    TODAY, ROTARY TOURED THE FACTORY.   
JACK'S OFFICE, BUT HE WAS NOT PRESENT TODAY AS HE HAD A PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT.   THANKFULLY, MARY RUPP WAS THERE AND GAVE THE TOUR.
SHE HAS BEEN WITH THE COMPANY FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND IS JACK'S RIGHT HAND (WO)MAN.
THAT'S MARY, POINTING OUT THE PLASTIC ITEMS THEY MAKE, INCLUDING MANY KNOBS AND STORM DOOR ROLLER ASSEMBLIES.      
FOR THE DOORS, SEVERAL PARTS MAKE UP THE ASSEMBLY AND THESE PARTS ARE ASSEMBLED BY EMPLOYEES FROM "IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES".
REMEMBER, YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON IT.
ABOVE, WORKERS AT THE  ROTATING TABLE.    EACH PERSON ADDS A PART TO THE ASSEMBLY AS IT TURNS IN FRONT OF THEM.
BIG BUILDING

OFFICE AREA
EMPLOYEES WORK MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND CAN WORK 20 TO 40 HOURS A WEEK.   MARY
AND JACK ALSO WORK FRIDAY MORNINGS.
BY PURCHASING THE FACTORY, JACK (WITH MARY'S HELP) SAVED PLANT FROM CLOSING SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND IT IS NOW DOING WELL.

MEETING ADJOURNED AFTER AN ICECREAM TREAT
FOR ALL 17 ROTARIANS ON THE TOUR.




 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 41


NEW DIST. GOVERNOR RALPH SMITH VISITED US TODAY.     HE IS FROM
CHARLES CITY.     A NICE ATTENDANCE FOR HIS VISIT.

EVEN FLORIAN STEFFEN WAS WITH US TODAY.
AND VISITING THE AREA, CONNIE TJARKS WITH HUSBAND JOHN.   SHE WAS OUR PRESIDENT TWO YEARS IN ROW, AND THEN LEFT FOR TENNESSEE,
WHERE THEY HAVE LIVED FOR 4 YEARS IN SMITHVILLE.    SHE STILL IS
INVOLVED IN THE FOOD PREPARATION BUSINESS AND JOHN HAS A
BIG BUILDING FOR HIS WOODWORKING SHOP.     NICE SEEING THEM.
SHE IS IN ROTARY IN SMITHVILLE...TUESDAY NOON CLUB.   TOWN OF 3,994.

















Monday, July 17, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 40


THE  ROTARY PROGRAM  (JULY 19) WAS GIVEN BY LUKE BENTLEY, THE
NEW VARSITY VOLLEYBALL COACH AT MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL.
HE IS A NATIVE OF CHICAGO.   HE ATTENDED COLLEGE IN INDIANA AND MISSOURI.
HE HAS COACHED IN MISSOURI AND WILL CONTINUE AS THE COACH OF THE CLARK UNIVERSITY VARSITY MEN'S TEAM.    HE LIVES IN DUBUQUE.   THE OFFICIAL VOLLEYBALL SEASON IN MAQUOKETA GETS UNDERWAY IN AUGUST.
THE SEASON FOR CLARK UNIVERSITY IS IN THE SPRING WHICH ALLOWS
HIM TO COACH BOTH MAQUOKETA AND CLARK TEAMS.


GUESTS AT ROTARY JULY 19TH, SALLY AND BILL SCHROEDER.
BILL IS OLDEST SON OF ASHER AND SALLY IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE
ANKENY, IOWA ROTARY CLUB, A LARGE AND ACTIVE CLUB IN A POPULAR
AND GROWING CITY.    BILL IS A CPA AND SALLY AN RN AND THEY HAVE
TWO CHILDREN.      RECOGNIZE THE TWO HEADS NOT FACING CAMERA?
FELLOW ROTARIANS KEN WRIGHT ON LEFT AND TED MAZE ON RIGHT.


THIS YOUNG LADY (WAS A GUEST OF ROTARY) IS A CAMP COUNSELOR
AT CAMP SHALOM NORTHEWEST OF MAQUOKETA.   HAD BEEN THERE
ABOUT  FIVE  YEARS AND SAYS THEY ARE HAVING A VERY GOOD
SUMMER AT THE CAMP.  HER BOSS IS FELLOW ROTARIAN TOM BLEY.

SIGN-UP IS GONG WELL FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL MAQUOKETA ROTARY
CLUB   "REVERSE RAFFLE"  NIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, ACCORDING
TO CHAIRMAN JACK HASKEN.    IT WILL AGAIN BE HELD AT THE
CENTERSTONE INN AND SUITES AT THE SOUTH EDGE OF MAQUOKETA AND
THIS YEAR WILL BE HELD ON A THURSDAY NIGHT, INSTEAD OF FRIDAY.
IT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND THE COST FOR THE GREAT MEAL AND
REVERSE RAFFLE TICKET IS $50.   SOMEONE MIGHT GO HOME WITH $2,000.
A FUN NIGHT, EXPECTED TO BE A NEAR SELL OUT AGAIN.    THE
MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR.
PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS THE NEW EXTENSION BUILDING ON THE
FAIRGROUNDS AND THE NEW AG BUILDING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND
FOR ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS.       IT WILL AGAIN BE AN EXCITING AND
FUN NIGHT.
CALL JACK HASKEN FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TICKETS (YOU CAN
PURCHASE A TABLE OF 8 IF YOU LIKE)...AT HIS COMPANY, JACKSON
MANUFACTURING IN MAQUOKETA....563-652-2222.










































Monday, July 10, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 39


THE NEW DISTRICT GOVERNOR WILL   BE VISITING US AT OUR NOON
MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH.