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....









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.

SAMI CLASEN GAVE PROGRAM TODAY ON THE NEW EVENTS CENTER ADDED
TO TIMBER LANES IN MAQUOKETA.    SHE IS MANAGER OF THE CENTER, OWNED BY HER  DAD,  LOUIE.    IT IS OPEN NOW AND AS OF YESTERDAY, ALREADY 8 WEDDINGS HAVE BEEN BOOKED FOR IT, WHICH SEATS 500.










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.