Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 27


FELLOW ROTARIAN JOHN GILROY GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY ON HOW TO SAVE MORE MONEY REGARDING YOUR IRS TAXES.

OVER 300 PEOPLE WILL BE HEARING FELLOW ROTARIAN ASHER SCHROEDER
GIVE A SPEACH IN CEDAR RAPIDS.
PRESIDENT SALLY WILL DRIVE ASHER TO CEDAR RAPIDS MAY 22ND AND
THERE IS ROOM IN FOR ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

DENNIS VOY
















Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 26


ROTARY MEETING THIS WEEK AT  CAMP SHALOM, RUN BY FELLOW ROTARIAN TOM BLEY.
THE DINING ROOM AT CAMP SHALOM..
KITCHEN UP A COUPLE STEPS IN    BACK AND TO LEFT.  
TOM AT RIGHT AND TWO STAFF FULL-TIME MEMBERS.

    (ACROSS FROM  HIM AND BEHIND)
NICE CAMP, OFF CAVES ROAD JUST NORTHWEST OF MAQUOKETA, STARTED BY ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN 
CHURCH  AT DAVENPORT BUT NOW
RUN INDEPENDENTLY, NON DENOMINATIONAL, AND STILL WITH
SUPPORT OF ST. PAUL'S. TOM HAS
BEEN MANAGER FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
GUEST SPEAKER TODAY WAS ANN McGLYNN, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR ST. PAUL'S
LUTHERAN CHURCH IN DAVENPORT.
SHE TALKED ABOUT A REFUGE FAMILY ST. PAUL'S IS HELPING RESETTLE FROM UGANDA, THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD RELIEF OF MOLINE.   THE FAMILY INCLUDES A MOTHER (NOELA) AND SIX CHILDREN.
THEY ARE DOING WELL, LIVING IN A HOME OFFERED BY A ST. PAUL MEMBER.   NOELA IS WORKING AS DISHWASHER AT A BAKERY AND ATTENDING ENGLISH LESSON CLASS.   ALL OF THE CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL OR DAYCARE.    EMAIL TOM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMP SHALOM OR ST. PAUL'S REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT MINISTRY, AT TPBLEY@ME.COM










































Monday, April 3, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 25

SOME ROTARY MEMBERS MAY REMEMER "CITIZEN OF THE WEEK", DONE
BY ROTARIAN VOY.    FIRST ONE WAS NOV 17, 2003 AND FINAL ONE WAS
IN EARLY MARCH, 2005.   IT WAS A LOT OF WORK, BUT POPULAR.   THERE WAS ONE EVERY WEEK, NEVER MISSED.    COPIES ARE SOMEWHERE AT
KMAQ.    ABOVE IS LISTED ROTARY'S OLD WEB SITE.    DOROTHY JONES
AND DOLORES KLEIN ARE NO LONGER LIVING.

WENDY SCOTT GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY, APRIL 5TH AND TOLD ABOUT
HER BUSINESS, "RONANN'S FLORAL SHOP AND GARDEN CENTER" ON
WEST PLATT IN MAQUOKETA, AT THEIR NEW LOCATION AND BUILDING
NEXT TO TACO JOHNS.     THE BUSINESS IS 62 YEARS OLD,  AND WAS       STARTED BY  HER PARENTS, RON AND ANN MEADE.   SHE REALLY LIKES
HER NEW BUILDING AND GIFT SHOPPE AND HAS HAD MANY GREAT
COMMENTS FROM HER CUSTOMERS.    SHE HAS 5 FULLTIME EMPLOYEES
AND SEVERAL PART TIME AND SADLY MENTIONED THAT HER LONGTIME
EMPLOYEE, DUNES SCHROEDER, RECENTLY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH
PANCREATIC CANCER.     THEREFORE IS NOW WORKING JUST A COUPLE
HOURS A DAY WHILE RECEIVING TREATMENT.  

SCOTT, DID YOU REALLY EAT ALL OF IT?
THERE WAS DESSERT TOO! 

NEXT WEDNESDAY, WE MEET AT CAMP SHALOM.
11:45.
RSVP TO 309-230-4043 BY MONDAY, THE 10TH.








 







 






















Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 24

BELOW, KIDS HAVE JUST PLANTED A TREE
THE ROTARY PROGRAM MARCH 29TH WAS ON "TREES AND TREE PLANTING"
EMILY SWIHART IS THE FIELD COORDINATOR FOR "TREES FOREVER", A PAID POSITION FOR THE IOWA-ILLINOIS ORGANIZATION.   SHE LIVES IN SABULA.
MAQUOKETA IS KNOWN AS "THE TIMBER CITY" SO IT WAS A VERY APPROPRIATE PROGRAM FOR ROTARY.    SHE LIVES IN SABULA.    I'M SURE SHE WOULD BE GLAD TO GIVE HER PROGRAM TO YOUR
CLUB.   HER CELL PHONE:  563-260-1000









 

Monday, March 27, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 23



          AUGUST 17, 1988 MEETING
       55 MEMBERS THEN....30 NOW






















Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 22

FRANK ELLENZ, MAQUOKETA PUBLIC WORKS DIRETOR, TALKED TO ROTARY
TODAY (MARCH 22ND) AND DID A GOOD JOB SPEAKING ABOUT LAST YEAR'S
BIG "STREETSCAPE" PROJECT AND TOLD WHAT IS COMING UP THIS  YEAR.
FOR ONE THING, HE MENTIONED THE LITTLE SNOW PLOWING HIS DEPARTMENT HAS HAD TO DO THIS WINTER.   NEXT YEAR'S ORDER FOR  SALT WILL BE A COUPLE TON LESS THAN THIS YEAR.   THE CLUB THANKED
HIM WITH APPLAUSE FOR THE EXTRA WORK HE HAD TO DO REGARDING
THE DOWNTOWN PROJECT.

FELLOW ROTARIAN TOM BLEY WILL BE HOSTING THE CLUB AT CAMP SHALOM
NORTHWEST OF MAQUOKETA ON APRIL 17TH AND WILL HAVE AN INTERESTING PROGRAM.   IT WILL BE AN ALL-SERVICE MEETING WITH
MEMBERS OF OTHER CLUBS ALSO PRESENT.

THE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DINNER (FOR TOP 20 MCHS SENIORS) WILL
AGAIN BE HELD AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ON
THE NIGHT OF MAY 17TH.























































Monday, March 13, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 21



GUESTS SPEAK AT ROTARY MARCH 15TH, A NATIVE OF MILES, LAUREL
ERICKSON ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND REYNOLD.    SHE'S A RETIRED  TEACHER AND HAS PREPARED A PROGRAM ABOUT HER FATHER, ERICK, WHO WAS IN THE 30TH INFANTRY DIVISION DURING WORLD WAR II.   HE RETIRED AS A MAJOR.   SHE HAS DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH ABOUT HIM
AND HIS DIVISION AND IT WAS AN INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE PROGRAM.
IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, BELIEVE HER MOTHER WAS JAN GRUHN AND SHE
HAD A SISTER THAT DIED LAST YEAR.

GUEST AT ROTARY WAS FRED HAHN, MAQUOKETA GRAD IN THE 50'S AND
NOW A MEMBER OF THE JEFFERSON CITY (HARRY TRUMAN'S HOME TOWN NEXT TO K.C.) ROTARY CLUB.

ALSO AT THIS WEEK'S MEETING THE (KARL) SCHROEDERS WHO HAVE  MOVED BACK TO MAQUOKETA FROM ARIZONA.   HE IS ASHER'S LITTLE
BROTHER AND FORMER LONGTIME MANAGER OF OUR HOSPITAL, NOW
RETIRED.

AT LEFT, MAQUOKETA'S LONGEST MEMBER OF ROTARY (1950) AND OLDEST
MEMBER TOO,  DR. BUD BERNARD, NOW A RESIDENT OF CLOVER RIDGE.
AT RIGHT, TED STRAIT, ONE OF OUR NEWEST MEMBERS, RETIRED AND
KNOWN AROUND TOWN FOR BEING THE MANAGER OF THE MAQUOKETA
FARMER'S MARKET.    LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE PRAYING, BUT NOT.   AS
YOU CAN SEE IN BACKGROUND, CLYDE HARPER IS CHECKING IS TICKET
FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE DRAWING.    CLYDE DOES GIVE THE
TABLE PRAYER EVERY WEEK THOUGH.

CLYDE HARPER RETIRED FROM EDWARD JONES IN MAQUOKETA AND
MOVED TO DUBUQUE AND LEFT ROTARY.   HE MISSED ROTARY HERE AND
DECIDED TO JOIN AGAIN AND TO DRIVE DOWN EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR THE
MEETING.   WELCOME BACK LUCKY CLYDE.   LUCKY BECAUSE HE HAS
WON THE WEEKLY RAFFLE FAR MORE  TIMES THAN ANY OTHER MEMBER.

A GUEST OF ROTARIAN JIM ENGLAND THIS WEEK WAS MARK LYON OF
MAQUOKETA.       ROTARIANS ARE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED TO BRING
A GUEST AND MAYBE NOW AND THEN A GUEST WILL  JOIN THE CLUB.

SORRY TO REPORT, MAQUOKETA ROTARY HAS LOST 4 MEMBERS, ALL FOR
GOOD REASON.   THEY ARE, LONGTIME MEMBER AND FORMER PRESIDENT,
DAVE UPDEGRAPH,  JUDY TUCKER AND TERRY AND KAREN SLATTERY.
WE NOW HAVE 30 MEMBERS.  















































Monday, March 6, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 20


THREE NEW MEMBERS OF ROTARY,
TED STRAIT, RETIRED, AND HEAD OF THE MAQUOKETA FARMERS MARKET.
AND
JACOB BELLINGS, BRANCH MANAGER AT DUTRAC COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION ON WEST PLATT, MAQUOKETA.
AND
AND JOHN GARMAN, NEW CPA AT JOHN GILROY'S CPA FIRM IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA,.

 
TODAY'S PROGRAM AT ROTARY WAS
LANNY SIMPSON, MANAGER OF THE
JACKSON COUNTY FAIR, TELLING
THE PLANS OF THIS YEARS LATE JULY
EVENT IN MAQUOKETA.
PHOTO BY ROTARIAN NORM KENNEDY





























Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 19


KIM (MRS. TOM) CALLAHAN OF MAQUOKETA WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER
TODAY AT ROTARY AND TOLD ABOUT "HOSPICE OF JACKSON COUNTY".
GOOD PROGRAM BY KIM.    GOOD ORGANIZATION.   SHE HAD TWO PASS-OUTS THAT TELL ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HOSPICE.    IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY THAT MAY BE NEEDING HOSPICE, STOP AT THE OFFICE ON WEST QUARRY STREET,  ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE HOSPITAL, AND PICK-UP THESE TWO SHEETS.
















Monday, February 20, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 18



MAYOR DON WILL GAVE THE PROGRAM THIS WEDNESDAY.
THERE WERE SEVERAL GUESTS THAT MAY JOIN
ROTARY.











Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 17


AMBER MATHEISEN, JACKSON COUNTY EXTENSION DIRECTOR WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER THIS WEEK AT ROTARY.     SHE TOLD ABOUT THE "TOGETHER WE BUILD" ENDEAVOR IN JACKSON COUNTY....TO BUILD A NEW
BUILDING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA FOR THE EXTENSION
OFFICE, LONG LOCATED IN THE COURTHOUSE BASEMENT.    IT IS
CROWDED THERE, NOT VISABLE TO THE PUBLIC, NOT EASY TO GET TO FROM A PARKING SPACE OUTSIDE AND THROUGH JUST ONE DOOR AT THE COURTHOUSE.   IT HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED WHERE THE NEW BUILDING WOULD BE LOCATED ON THE FAIRGROUNDS.     THE FAIRBOARD AND THE
SUPERVISORS ARE IN FAVOR OF THE BUILDING.      ESTIMATED COST, OVER
A $MILLION DOLLARS.   MUCH MORE WILL BE COMING REGARDING THIS
ENDEAVOR.








Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 16


NO MEETING ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK.

THIS WEEK'S MEETING WILL BE AT NOON THURSDAY, AT THE KMAQ
FARM AND  HOME SHOW AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.

OUR "FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE" AWARD WINNERS BELOW:
ETTA AND GREG CULVER AT GREEN ISLAND.
FARMERS OF YEAR.    THEY HAVE FAMOUS "SCHLEHT HATCHERY" ON THEIR FARM.

PUBLIC SERVICE WINNER KELLY GERLACH OF
MAQUKETA SENTINEL-PRESS.   FOR YEARS SHE
HAS TAKEN PHOTOS OF OUR WINNERS AND 
PUT THEM AND STORY IN THE NEWSPAPER.
ANYONE KNOW THE GRANDFATHER ON LEFT?

AGRI-BUSINESS OF THE YEAR,  "TANDEM TIRE"
AND THEIR LONGTIME TIRE MAN (30 YEARS)...
FIXING THOSE BIG FARM TIRES.

OUR PREZ SALLY, INTRODUCED THE "PRESENTERS" AND DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB.
DARN...DIDN'T GET HER PICTURE THERE.




















Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 15



JACK HASKEN (OUR PRESIDENT-ELECT) HAD THE PROGRAM THIS WEEK
AT ROTARY.     PICTURED WITH HIM, PAM BISBEE WITH IOWA WORKS AND
ANDREA FELLER WITH IOWA WORKS/CCC.    PAM, TALLER, IS TO JACK'S RIGHT AND ON PAM'S RIGHT IS ANDREA.      PHOTO BY FELLOW ROTARIAN
NORM KENNEDY.