Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 10


REGULAR MEETING AT NOON, DECEMBER 13TH.

CHRISTMAS PARTY FROM 5 UNTIL 7  P.M. DECEMBER 14TH AT THE TIMBER  LANES NEW TIMBER CENTER.

CHECK BACK FRIDAY FOR PHOTOS.







Monday, December 4, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 9


TONY WERNKE TALKED TO ROTARY TODAY.    OUR FEDERAL COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY IS "OPERATION NEW VIEW" AND CONSISTS OF DUBUQUE,
DELAWARE AND JACKSON COUNTY.   TONY, WITH OFFICE IN DUBUQUE,
WORKS IN ALL 3 COUNTIES.   THE MAQUOKETA OFFICE (ALSO HOME OF
HEADSTART CLASSROOMS) IS ON EAST QUARRY STREET.     THIS FEDERAL
PROGRAM DEALS WITH POVERTY.     A FAMILY OF 4 WITH INCOME OF
$24,000 OR LESS A YEAR, IS IN POVERTY AND SEVERE POVERTY IS FOR
A FAMILY THAT ONLY HAS HALF THAT INCOME, REPRESENTING 40% OF
JACKSON COUNTY.    AND JACKSON COUNTY IS AN AVERAGE IOWA COUNTY.
"OPERATION NEW VIEW" THIS YEAR HAS HAD 921 APPLICATIONS FOR
ASSISTANCE UNDER AVAILABLE PROGRAMS  AND NOW, THE SIGN-UP IS ON FOR HEATING BILLS ASSISTANCE.   THOSE THAT QUALIFY WILL RECEIVE
FUEL HELP THAT AVERAGES AROUND $500.
FEDERAL HELP FOR THOSE IN POVERTY IMPROVES THEIR HEALTH, BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL.   THERE ARE EVEN WAYS THAT CAN HELP THE
POVERTY FAMILY ACHIEVE HOME OWNERSHIP.

BOB'S GRANDAUGHTER FROM AUSTRALIA, WAS HIS GUEST TODAY.
SHE WAS A ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT IN NEW ZEALAND.








 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 8

HEATHER SKIDMORE, THE JACKSON COUNTY GIS COORDINATOR  WITH AN OFFICE AT THE COURTHOUSE, WAS THE PROGRAM FOR TODAY AT
ROTARY.   GIS STANDS FOR GEORGRPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM.
SHE HAS BEEN AT THE JOB FOR 2 YEARS.   THE COUNTY HAS NEVER
HAD A GIS PERSON BEFORE.   IT IS A POSTION BROUGHT ON BY
COMPUTER TECHNOLIGY.    EVERY 3 YEARS, JACKSON COUNTY IS
PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE AIR AND SHE WORKS WITH THOSE PHOTOS
TO MAP ANY AREA OF THE COUNTY SHE WANTS TO, FOR  EVERY
OFFICE IN THE COURTHOUSE, SURVEYING ROADS, THE SOIL, NEW
BUILDINGS, ETC.   GOOGLE JACKSON COUNTY GIS ORDINATOR FOR
COMPLETE INFORMATION.

THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CHRISTMAS DINNER-PARTY WILL BE ON
THURSDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 14TH, AT TIMBER LANES NEW EVENT
CENTER, STARTING AT 5 P.M.   WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE.
WATCH FOR AN EMAIL FROM PRESIDENT BRIAN WITH MORE
INFORMATION.   IF YOU DO NOT GET HIS EMAILS, HE PROBABLY DOES
NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.




Monday, November 20, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 7


MATT OSTERHAUS GAVE THE PROGRAM AT ROTARY TODAY (11-22-17) ON
HEALTH AND WELLNESS AND THE NEED FOR A NEW HOSPITAL.  HE IS
ON THE HOSPITAL BOARD.    GOOD PROGRAM.








Monday, November 13, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 6


FELLOW ROTARIAN MARK GARMAN GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY AT
ROTARY.   HE IS WITH "MINER GILROY & MEADE" CPA FIRM IN DOWNTOWN
MAQUOKETA AND TALKED ABOUT THE NEW TAX BILL BEING DEBATED IN WASHINGTON.    IT WILL MAKE US ALL RICH, OR RICHER....OR POORER.









Monday, November 6, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 5

SANTA BRIAN SAYS...SHOULD WE HAVE A CHRISTMAS PARTY THIS YEAR?

YES OR NO?...IF YES...ANY IDEAS?




FELLOW ROTARIAN ASHER SCHROEDER WILL GIVE A VETERANS DAY TALK THIS SATURDAY, NOV 11TH AT 1 P.M. IN THE BASEMENT OF THE MAQUOKETA LIBRARY.   THE EVENT, SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

AT ROTARY TODAY...NOV 8...PRESIDENT BRIAN PRESENTED A  CHECK
FROM ROTARY TO THE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD.    ACCEPTING THE CHECK,
PASTOR JEFF DADISMAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE MAQUOKETA MINISTERIAL
ASSOCIATION THAT OVERSEES THE CUPBOARD.   ALSO ACCEPTING THE
CHECK, LONGTIME CUPBOARD VOLUNTEER BECKY SONSTEGARD, WHO
TAKES OVER AS MANAGER OF THE CUPBOARD JANUARY 1ST.    IN LOWER
RIGHT CORNER, ROTARIAN TED STRAIT.   
PHOTO BY JACOB BELLINGS

THE PROGRAM TODAY ON PRE-DIABETES GIVEN BY PAM SCHOENTHALER
(IN ORANGE) AND HOLLY ROMER...FROM THE HOSPITAL.  




















Monday, October 30, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 4

FELLOW ROTARIAN JACK WILLEY (AND PAST PRESIDENT A DOZEN YEARS
AGO) WON THE PRIZE AT THE SENIOR CENTER HALLOWEEN PARTY.
HE TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE CARVED DIVISION.   ONCE AGAIN, PROOF
THAT ROTARIANS ARE SOOO TALENTED.   NICE JOB JACK.













Monday, October 23, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 3



NEARLY A FULL  HOUSE TODAY....WE HAD ONE OF THEIR GREAT MEAT LOAF
DINNERS AND IT WAS LIKE EVERYONE KNEW THIS WEEK WAS THE WEEK
FOR MEAT LOAF.     ROTARIAN HOOVER, NICELY DRESSED IN RED TODAY.
SORRY FOR OUT OF FOCUS....REALLY SHOWS UP ON DR. TUBBS.
TED, KEN AND NORM DIGGING IN....KEN TOO WHEN HE GETS HIS GLASSES
ADJUSTED.     KEN REMINDED ALL MEMBERS THAT HIGHWAY CLEANUP DAY IS THIS SATURDAY STARTING AT 9 A.M. AT THE HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE
CENTER.    HELP IF YOU CAN.
JACK AND SALLY.   JACK EMPTY PLATE, SALLY STILL AT IT.   DID YOU KNOW THAT SALLY WAS BORN AND RAISED IN PRAIRIE du CHIEN, WISCONSIN?
HER MOM AND DAD STILL LIVE THERE.   YOU CAN DRIVE A GOLF CART ON
CITY STREETS AND THIS SUMMER HER MOM HAD AN ACCIDENT WITH HERS
AND HAS BEEN RECUPERATING FOR WEEKS  AND READY TO COME HOME.
SALLY HAS MADE SEVERAL TRIPS UP THERE.
TODAY, PREZ BRIAN PRESENTED A $3,700 CHECK TO GREG BOPES AT
RIGHT AND SAME SIZE CHECK TO SCOTT GENT AT LEFT.  PROCEEDS FROM
OUR REVERSE-RAFFLE EVENT.      GREG'S CHECK WILL GO FOR THE NEW
FFA-AG BUILDING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND SCOTT'S CHECK WILL GO FOR
THE EXTENSION AND 4-H BUILDING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.
GUEST SPEAKER WAS MATT NOTZ, CHAMBER DIRECTOR, WHO TALKED ABOUT THE ART PIECE THAT WILL GO IN THE GREEN SPACE IN DOWNTOWN
MAQUOKETA, COMING NEXT SUMMER.

















Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 2



GOOD PROGRAM THIS WEEK BY STEVE SCHROEDER OF SHERIFF'S OFFICE ABOUT THE NEW JAIL.









Monday, October 9, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 1

 ROTARY WEEK EDITOR:    MAQUOKETA ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY

EDITOR NOTE:   WEEK IS THE START OF YEAR FIVE FOR THIS WEEKLY

APIARY PROGRAM TODAY (10-11) BY
GUEST DAVE HAYES, GUEST OF ROTARIAN AL TUBBS...


















DAVE OPERATES "PRAIRIE CREEK HONEY" WITH 10 HIVES, UP FROM 7 LAST YEAR.
HE PRODUCED 500 POUNDS OF HONEY THIS SUMMER.   HE SHOWED
HOW HE COLLECTS THE  HONEY AND HE DISCUSSED THE SEX LIFE OF
BEES.    THE QUEEN LEAVES THE  HIVE EARLY IN THE YEAR, MATES WITH 6 OR 7 DRONES AND  GOES BACK TO HIVE AND PRODUCES 1500 EGGS A DAY FOR THE ENTIRE SUMMER.   TO GET STARTED IN THE BEE BUSINESS, YOU CAN BUY A BOX OF BEES TO POPULATE A HIVE.   THE BOX HAS 1 QUEEN AND
UP TO 10,000 WORKERS.   THE QUEEN HAS TO FLY OUT OF THE HIVE AND
MATE WITH DRONES FROM OTHER EXISTING HIVES.    DAVE EXPLAINED
HOW HE CARRIES THE BEES THROUGH WINTER.    HE SHOWED THE TOOLS
HE USES TO DEAL WITH THE ACTIVE HIVES AND HARVEST THE  HONEY.
HE BROUGHT SOME HONEY TO THE ROTARY MEETING AND ALL HAD A CHANCE TO TASTE IT.     HE DISCUSSED SOME OF THE CAUSES OF
"COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER" AND HOW HE ADDRESSES HIVE
HEALTH.    THIS STORY ABOUT DAVE BY ROTARIAN AL TUBBS FOR
ROTARY WEEK.
AL SAYS IT WAS A VERY INTERESTING PROGRAM.
DAVE, BY THE WAY, IS RETIRED, AND SPENT MANY YEARS WORKING FOR  CITY RECREATION DEPARTMENT.    HIS WIFE IS A MAQUOKETA NATIVE TOO,
DARLENE BRADY.

PHOTOS BY ROTARIANS NORM KENNEDY AND SCOTT WARREN.






















Sunday, October 1, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 52



GARY EGGERS WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY THIS WEEK,
THE MAN IN CHARGE OF THE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD ON WEST
PLATT STREET.   HE HAS DONE THE JOB FOR AROUND A DOZEN YEARS.
THE CUPBOARD  IS OPEN EVERY FRIDAY MORNING AND DISTRIBUTES FOOD TO ANYONE THAT NEEDS FOOD.       VOLUNTEER GARY AND MANY OTHER
VOUNTEERS DISTRIBUTE TO ANYWHERE FROM 100 TO 200 PEOPLE WEEKLY.
NO QUESTIONS ASKED, JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE AT THEIR PLACE.
GARY IS GOING TO END DOING THE JOB DECEMBER 31ST.    HE SAYS
SOME DRIVERS ALSO ARE GOING TO STOP WORKING SOON.     MOST VOLUNTEERS ARE RETIRED.     GARY SAYS MORE HELP IS NEEDED.
THEY WILL ALSO BE RELOCATING AS THE BUILDING HAS BEEN SOLD TO
BRAD DEERY.    THE FORMER  HARDEE'S BUILDING ACROSS FROM THE
FUNERAL  HOME IS GOING TO BE USED UNTIL THEY FIND A LARGER
LOCATION.    KMAQ WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN DISTRIBUTION WILL BE DONE THERE.    










Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 51


DARRELL PARKER, LONGTIME DIRECTOR OF JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION WAS THE SPEAKER AT ROTARY TODAY.    HE
SPOKE ABOUT THE PARKS TO PEOPLE PROGRAM WHICH HAS DONE
A LOT FOR JACKSON AND JONES COUNTIES, INCLUDING GETTING GRANTS.
TODAY, HE SPENT MUCH OF HIS TIME TALKING ABOUT PRAIRIE CREEK JUST EAST OF MAQUOKETA.    THE PARK PAVILLION IS NEARLY FINISHED AND THE LAKE HAS BEEN STOCKED WITH FISH.   ELSEWHERE, STILL AHEAD, THE TRAIL FROM MAQUOKETA (ACROSS THE RIVER) TO THE HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE
CENTER.   THE BRIDGE PART WILL OUT FOR BIDS LATE THIS YEAR.
DARRELL (THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON ON WILDLIFE AROUND)
DOES A WEEKLY PROGRAM ON KMAQ CALLED "IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS".
HAS BEEN DOING IT OVER 20  YEARS.    HE HAS DONE MUCH FOR  JACKSON COUNTY OVER THE YEARS.....THE COUNTY IS LUCKY TO HAVE HIM....
LIVES IN BELLEVUE.    ALSO, HE IS PRESIDENT OF THE JACKSON COUNTY TOURISM ASSOCIATION.










Monday, September 18, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 50


THIS WEEK AT OUR MEETING, WE WILL GET A REPORT ON LAST THURSDAY'S......
"REVERSE RAFFLE".
THE RAFFLE NETTED ABOUT $12,000, AND MORE
THAN LAST YEAR.    $3,500 WILL GO TO THE
BUILDING AT FAIRGROUNDS AND $3,500 TO 
BUILDING AT HIGH SCHOOL.   THE REMAINING WILL BE USED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER 
PROJECTS BY OUR CLUB.


THE NEW MAQUOKETA CITY MANAGER, GERALD SMITH, WAS THE  GUEST SPEAKER TODAY.   ONE OF HIS MAIN INTERESTS IS TO ESTABLISH A MODEL PLAN FOR THE CITY.    HE IS A FORMER ROTARIAN AND WILL CONSIDER JOINING OUR CLUB.

DAVE JOHNSON WAS RECENTLY  HONORED AT THE BANKERS CONVENTION FOR HIS 50 YEARS AS
A BANKER.    ROTARIANS AL TUBBS AND ROGER STEWART WERE BOTH THERE TO SEE HIM ACCEPT HIS CERTIFICATE.



















Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 49


THIS IS THE WEEK...

FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL REVERSE RAFFLE....

THURSDAY NIGHT, SEPT  14TH....

GUEST SPEAKER SEPT 14...
RICHARD HALL .. MANAGER/DIRECTOR/STAR OF OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER ON EAST PLATT IN MAQUOKETA.


THE 3RD ANNUAL REVERSE RAFFLE EVENT THURSDAY NIGHT WAS A
BIG SUCCESS.
THE FIVE THAT MADE IT TO NEAR THE END AND BECAME ELIGIBLE FOR THE $2,000 JACKPOT ARE ABOVE.
LEFT TO RIGHT, FELLOW ROTARIAN ALAN TUBBS, JOSH REICKS, MATT LANSING, STEVE PAUL, AND KARY BECKER.
IN THE BACK, MICHELLE ATIENZA.
THE FIVE GOT DOWN TO TWO, JOSH AND MATT..   JOSH WISHED TO DRAW AGAIN AND THEN IT WAS HIS NAME DRAWN, LEAVING MATT'S NAME
IN THE HAT AND HE BECAME THE FIRST $2,000 WINNER.     
MATT IS THE NEW AG TEACHER AND FFA ADVISOR AT MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL.
THE JACKPOT WENT TO THE FULL $2,000 AND NOT SPLIT..FOR THE FIRST TIME.    THE PAST TWO YEARS, THERE WERE TWO $1,000 WINNERS.   
MICHELLE WON THE $250 CONSOLATION JACKPOT AT THE END OF THE
EVENING.


THE THREE SPECIAL  AUCTIONS WENT WELL....

THE MARRIOTT'S MOUNTAIN VALLEY LODGE VACATION IN BRECKENRIDGE
NEXT JUNE WAS PURCHASED BY KRISTI BECKER.
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VS BUFFALO BILLS NOVEMBER 26TH TICKETS WERE PURCHASED BY SCOTT WARREN.
AND THE TWO ST. LOUIS BASEBALL GAMES TICKETS WERE PURCHASED
BHY JACK HASKIN AND CHRIS CONNOLLY.

ALL THE SILENT AUCTION ITEMS WERE SOLD AND MOST AT GOOD PRICES.
SOME EVEN BROUGHT MORE THAN THEIR VALUE.

THE FOOD CATERED BY JERONNIMO'S IN SPRINGBROOK WAS VERY GOOD.

PROCEEDS WILL BE USED FOR THE TWO NEW BUILDINGS BEING PLANNED IN MAQUOKETA.....THE EXTENSION-4 H BUILDING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS AND
THE FFA-AG BUILDING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS BELOW:



















































ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 48



THIS WEEK'S GUEST (SEPTEMBER 6TH)  KERRY SCHEEPERS SPEAKING ON AN UPCOMING ALZHIMER'S WALK.












Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 47


LANNY SIMPSON, MANAGER OF THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION AND THE MANAGER OF THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR GAVE THE PROGRAM
TODAY.    SHE RECAPPED THE 2017 RECORD ATTENDANCE FAIR AND
TALKED ABOUT OTHER EVENTS COMING UP AT THE FAIRGROUNDS AND THE PEARSON CENTER.    SORRY FOR THE BRIGHT LIGHT ABOVE HER HEAD...
THERE IS A LIGHT FIXTURE THERE AND IT GOOFS-UP PHOTOS.
SHE GAVE CREDIT TO HER BOARD OF 9 AND THE HARD WORK THEY DO
AND TO THE ASSOCIATES BOARD OF 75, THAT EACH CONTRIBUTES A MINIMUM 5 HOURS WORKING AT THE FIVE-DAY JULY FAIR.  

AT TODAY'S MEETING, PRESIDENT BRIAN (ON LEFT) PRESENTED THE  PAUL HARRIS FELLOW CERTIFICATE AND PIN  TO FELLOW ROTARIAN KEN WRIGHT.    ROTARIANS BECOME A PAUL HARRIS (FOUNDER OF ROTARY) FELLOW AFTER CONTRIBUTING $1,000 TO THE  ROTARY
FOUNDATION.


   I STILL HAVE A TICKET FOR TWO HEAR AT KMAQ IF ANYONE NEEDS
ONE FOR SOMEBODY.

MR. AND MRS. OTTO SEEBERGER AND FAMILY IN THE 40'S.   OTTO WAS
AN AUCTIONEER AND CATTLE BUYER.    FIVE DAUGHTERS AND 3 SONS.
LOWER RIGHT, ED, NOW 96 AND LIVES ALONE IN HIS HOUSE ON
WEST SUMMIT AND IS OUT AND ABOUT DAILY...GOOD MIND AND FEELING GOOD.
PATTI IS HIS SISTER FAR LEFT AND STILL LIVING.    TALLEST IN BACK,
FIFTH FROM RIGHT, IS CATHERINE.    SHE MARRIED FELLOW ROTARIAN
ASHER SCHROEDER WHEN HE RETURNED FROM WWII.
AT ONE TIME, FIVE SEEBERGER'S TOGETHER ATTENDED THE HURSTVILLE COUNTRY SCHOOL, BELOW.









Monday, August 28, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 46


KERRY TALKED ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER'S WALK SEPT 30TH....AND TWO RAFFLES....