Sunday, May 21, 2017

ROTARY NEWS VOL 4 NO 32


ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY IS CURRENT EDITOR OF "ROTARY NEWS".    NEARING THE END FOUR YEARS, WITHOUT MISSING A WEEK.     ROTARIAN VOY ALSO
EDITED A WEEKLY "ROTARY BULLETIN" AND ABOVE WAS BULLETIN NUMBER ONE.    NOTE, THEN IN 1980, AS PARAGRAPH TWO SAYS, THERE WERE
51 MEMBERS.    LATER IN 1988... ON CLUB'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY, RECORDS SHOW THERE WERE 58 MEMBERS.    THAT MAY BE TOP NUMBER EVER FOR THE CLUB.      TODAY, THERE ARE 34 MEMBERS.    CLICK-ON THE
ABOVE NEWSLETTER TO ENLARGE IT.


THIS IS THE WEEK (MONDAY, MAY 22ND THE DAY) FOR FELLOW
ROTARIAN ASHER'S BIG SPEACH IN CEDAR RAPIDS.

HOPE TO HAVE A PHOTO OR TWO LATER IN WEEK.







ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 31


EDITOR OUT OF TOWN TO MOVIE CONVENTION.

SO....NO NEWS OR PHOTOS THIS WEEK.

IF YOU HAVE ROTARY NEWS OR PHOTO, EMAIL IT TO kmaq@kmaq.com




Friday, May 12, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 30


MAQUOKETA NATIVE LINDA (O'BRIEN)  NUDD OF BELLEVUE WAS GUEST SPEAKER WEDNESDAY TO TALK ABOUT RYLA...A ROTARY CONFERENCE FOR YOUTH EVERY SUMMER AND HELD AT GRINNELLL COLLEGE.   LINDA
IS AGAIN IN CHARGE OF THE IT AND SHE NEEDS SOME ROTARY VOLUNTEERS
TO HELP.   IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION, BE SURE TO GIVE HER
A CALL IN BELLEVUE.    HER EMAIL ADDRESS:   lnudd@mac.com
LINDA IS A RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR AND PAST
ROTARY PRESIDENT AT BELLEVUE.  

NOTE:    PAST-PREZ SCOTT WARREN HAS CURLY HAIR. 

HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP DAY STARTS THIS  SATURDAY AT 9 A.M. AT HURSTVILLE
INTERPRETIVE CENTER.   ROTARIAN KEN WRIGHT CAN USE SOME HELP.


ROTARY BOARD AT THEIR MEETING THURSDAY AT PERXACTLY RESTAURANT
IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.   LUNCH FIRST AND THEN SERIOUS
DISCUSSION.

ROTARIAN ROGER STEWART WILL PRESENT OUR DEPLOMAS TO SENIORS
TUESDAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL ASSEMBLY.    WE WILL FIND OUT
FROM ROGER NEXT WEEK WHO THEY WENT TO.

ROGER WILL CONDUCT NEXT WEDNESDAY'S MEETING FILLING IN FOR
PREZ SALLY WHO WILL BE OUT OF TOWN.

ROTARIAN ASHER'S BIG SPEACH IN CEDAR RAPIDS TO AROUND 300 ROTARIANS IS MONDAY, THE 22ND AT NOON.    A DOZEN OR SO FROM OUR CLUB WILL BE GOING TOO.
ROTARIAN CHRIS  HOOVER HAS THE PROGRAM NEXT WEDNESDAY.









Monday, April 24, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 28

PRESIDENT SALLY HELD A NICE CEREMONY AT TODAY'S (4-26-17) MEETING
TO WELCOME 4 NEW MEMBERS AND PRESENT THEM WITH THEIR MEMBER
CERTIFICATE.    THEY ARE:  LEFT TO RIGHT:   NIC HOCKENBERRY, JACOB BELLINGS, TED STRAIGHT, AND MARK GARMAN.
SHE ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THERE ARE TWO MORE MEN THAT WILL BE
JOINING SOON AND THAT SARA PINION IS THINKING OF TRANSFERRING
HER MEMBERSHIP FROM THE MARION CLUB, TO MAQUOKETA ROTARY.
ENCOURAGE HER!
OUR MEMBERSHIP IS NOW 34 AND COULD GROW TO 37 SOON.
BRIAN SPANNAGEL HAS CONSENTED TO BE THE NEW MAQUOKETA PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, WHEN PRESIDENT SALLY ENDS ANOTHER
(HER 2ND) YEAR AT THE TOP.    SHE HAS DONE A VERY GOOD JOB!!
OH...CAN'T FORGET THAT JACOB BELLINGS IS OUR NEW TREASURER-ELECT,
BEING TRAINED NOW BY ASHER SCHROEDER (WHO HAS DONE A SUPER JOB FOR MANY YEARS AS TREASURER)  AND OFFICIALLY  TAKES OFFICE
JULY 1ST, WHEN OUR NEW PRESIDENT ASSUMES COMMAND.
NEW ROTARIAN NICK HOCKENBERRY WORKING SATURDAY AT PRAIRIE CREEK.
SATURDAY, ROTARIANS HELPING WITH FENCE REMOVAL AT PRAIRIE CREEK.  IN THE MIDDLE, CONSERVATION DIRECTOR DARYL PARKER.
ANOTHER PHOTO FROM SATURDAY...,.
ROTARIAN SCOTT WARREN (TWICE PAST PRESIDENT) AND...NOT A ROTARIAN,
RAY MARTIN, BUT ALSO HELPING SATURDAY AT PRAIRIE CREEK.

WE HAD A VERY GOOD PROGRAM TODAY BY PAM BAHR (WIFE OF FELLOW ROTARIAN JIM ENGLAND) ABOUT A GROUP OF WOMEN AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH (A COUPLE FROM OTHER CHURCHES) HELPING REFUGEE CAMPS IN TWO COUNTRIES.

THEY  VOLUNTEER FOR "LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF", A WORLD-WIDE
ORGANIZATION THAT HAS EFFECTED THE "LIVES" OF 500,000 REFUGEES
IN 18 COUNTRIES, DOING IT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.
IN 2016, MEETING ONCE A WEEK AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, THEY MADE 248 SIXTY-BY EIGHTY-INCH FULLSIZE QUILTS...153 SCHOOL KITS WITH
MANY ITEMS TO USE IN SCHOOL....125 BABY KITS FOR NEW MOMS WITH
BABIES FROM 6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS, INCLUDING A CUTE KNITTED BABY
SWEATER AND CAP.....311 PERSONAL KITS WITH MANY ADULT EVERY DAY NEEDS....AND 42 FABRIC KITS.     WHAT A JOB THESE LADIES DO, YEAR AFTER
YEAR.   PAM WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE A "PROGRAM" TO YOUR CHURCH OR
COMMUNITY CLUB.    AND THEY CAN ALWAYS USE MORE PEOPLE TO HELP
WITH THEIR VOLUNTEER WORK.
















































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