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.





 

Monday, July 3, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 38


SUNDAY, IN THE DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH HERALD, THERE WAS A NICE
COLOR PHOTO OF FELLOW ROTARIAN ASHER SCHROEDER AND A STORY
ABOUT HIM ALSO.....THE FRONT PAGE.   BELOW, THE PHOTO AND THE
PART OF STORY ON FRONT

TODAY, JULY 5TH, WAS SALLY'S LAST DAY AS PRESIDENT.   ABOUT TIME!!
JUST KIDDING.    SHE BROUGHT UP HER BOARD TO GIVE EACH A  GOODIE
BAG AND THANK THEM.   NOT IN PHOTO, TREASURER ASHER SCHROEDER WHO ELECTED TO STAY AT HIS CHAIR.   
LEFT TO RIGHT, JACK HASKIN, SALLY, CLYDE HARPER, NEW PRESIDENT
BRIAN SPANNAGEL, AND MARLA FRANZEN.
BACK TO THE CAMERA, TOM BLEY.
PRESIDENT SALLY SWEARING IN NEW PRESIDENT BRIAN.    SALLY LOOKS LIKE SHE IS PRAYING.    BRIAN LOOKS LIKE HE IS THINKING HE MAY NEED
HER PRAYERS IN HIS NEW JOB.   
SALLY TOOK OVER AS PRESIDENT TWO YEARS AGO, AFTER BEING A
ROTARIAN JUST 2 MONTHS.   A PRESIDENT DOES NOT HAVE TO SERVE TWO YEARS.....ONLY ONE IS THE NORM.
EARLIER IN MEETING, TREASURER ASHER SCHROEDER TURNED OVER
THE BOOKS TO NEW TREASURER JACOB BELLINGS.    ASHER HAS HAD THAT
JOB A LONG, LONG TIME.    MAINLY BECAUSE HE DID  SUCH A GREAT JOB.





















Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 37


THE LAST MEETING FOR PRESIDENT 
SALLY IS THIS WEDNESDAY....
ENDING TWO BIG YEARS
OF FUN AND GROWTH
THANK YOU
SALLY!

SALLY GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY ON DEMENTIA AND AFTER, THE CLUB PRESENTED HER WITH A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS AND A DESK PEN HOLDER AND ENGRAVED CLOCK.    NEXT WEEK, SHE WILL OPEN THE MEETING AND PRESENT THE GAVEL TO NEW PRESIDENT BRIAN SPANNAGEL.

ICE CREAM AT THE MEETING TODAY, LEFT OVER
  FROM THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL LAST WEDNESDAY.





















Thursday, June 22, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 36


THE ICE CREAM AND CAKE SOCIAL AND BAND CONCERT WAS 
HELD AS SCHEDULED AT THE FAIRGROUNDS, LAST NIGHT.
BECAUSE OF THREATENING WEATHER, ATTENDANCE WAS DOWN
QUITE A BIT....NO MORE THAN 75.   BUT I'M SURE THEY ENJOYED THEMSELVES...THE HOME MADE CAKE AND THE MUSIC.
FIRST TIME WE HAD CAKES LEFT OVER.
THANKS AGAIN TO TED MAZE FOR HEADING IT UP.   
A LOT OF PHOTOS WERE TAKEN THERE AND CAN BE SEEN ON
THE KMAQ JUNE 22ND DAILY REPORT.   GO TO KMAQ HOME PAGE..
WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE DAILY REPORT. 







Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 35


   YOU HOT THESE DAYS?

  IT'S COOL TO BE A ROTARIAN!


TAYLOR REED.......
PHARMACIST AT OSTERHAUS PHARMACY.   HE SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY AND TAYLOR, WITH A "DOCTORS" DEGREE, IS HERE IN MAQUOKETA FOR A YEAR, TO LEARN MORE.   AN INTERESTING PROGRAM ON PHARMACY BUSINESS AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.














Monday, June 5, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 34

ROTARIANS...BE THERE AT 5...SENIORS ARRIVE AT 5:30...WE START SERVING THEM IMMEDIATELY AND THE TIMBER CITY BAND DIRECTED BY JAY KAHN STARTS PLAYING AT 6 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.    IN CHARGE , ROTARIAN TED MAZE. 
THE GUEST SPEAKER TODAY (6-7-17) WAS JEREMY VENENGA, A NEW 
MEMBER OF MAQUOKETA ROTARY.
HE HAS THE EDWARD JONES OFFICE
AT 807 W. PLATT AND ASSUMED 
HIS POSITION WHEN FELLOW ROTARIAN CLYDE HARPER RETIRED.
JEREMY WAS IN INDUSTRY BEFORE 
GOING WITH EDWARD JONES ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO.    HE IS A FINANCIAL
ADVISOR FOCUSING ON INVESTORS SAVINGS FOR RETIREMENT OR FOR
THOSE ALREADY RETIRED.   ALSO
HAS COLLEGE SAVER PLANS, INSURANCE NEEDS FOR INDIVIDUALS
AND FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ESTATE
NEEDS.    HE JOINED ROTARY BECAUSE HE LIKES THE WAY ROTARY
DOES THINGS FOR THE COMMUNITY.






















Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ROTARY WEEK VOL 4 NO 33


MAY 31 MEETING...FELLOW ROTARIAN SCOTT WARREN GAVE PROGRAM
ON THE YMCA....TWO DAYS AFTER HIS BIRTHDAY.     




Sunday, May 21, 2017

ROTARY NEWS VOL 4 NO 32


ASHER SCHROEDER WAS NOT A MEMBER IN 1980.    AFTER RETIRING AND
MOVING  BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN, HE JOINED ROTARY AND HAS HARDLY MISSED A MEETING SINCE.

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.


DALE CARAWAY WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER TODAY, TELLING ABOUT THE
BOOK HE WROTE, HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, STARTING WITH GROWING UP ON A
JACKSON COUNTY FARM.. AND COVERING THE YEARS TO  HIS RETIREMENT.    AFTER GRADUATING FROM MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE, HE WAS PARTNER WITH HIS DAD, GLEN, IN THE PURINA FARM STORE IN MAQUOKETA.   AFTER QUITE A FEW YEARS, HE LEFT THE PURINA STORE, AND WITH DAD'S BLESSING, WENT FARMING.   EVENTUALLY HE LOST THE FARM DURING THE  FARM CRISIS IN THE 80'S.   THEN INTO REAL ESTATE, BUYING THE VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS LOCATED IN THE BUILDING ON THE CORNER ACROSS FROM THE LIBRARY.
HE SOLD THAT AGENCY AND RETIRED.   HE NEVER MENTIONED WHERE ONE
CAN BUY THE BOOK, BUT I'M SURE IT IS AVAILABLE OR YOU CAN SIGN OUT
A LIBRARY COPY.

FELLOW ROTARIAN  ASHER SCHROEDER SPOKE TO  AROUND 300
(FROM 7 ROTARY CLUBS) AT NOON MONDAY IN CEDAR RAPIDS.    A TABLE OF MAQUOKETA ROTARIANS WAS THERE TO EAT AND LISTEN.  ABOVE....
THE FRONT OF THE PROGRAM.    THREE OTHER PROGRAM PAGES BELOW.
BILL TUBBS IS A FREQUENT VISITOR AT MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS.   HIS LATE FATHER, ED, WAS ONE OF OUR LONGTIME MEMBERS AND HIS BROTHER AL IS A MEMBER AND  HAS BEEN A MEMBER ALSO FOR A LONG TIME.   BILL ATTENDED THE MEETING MONDAY IN CEDAR RAPIDS, AND SENT PRESIDENT SALLY AND ME THE BELOW EMAIL.
ASHER GIVE HIS TALK ON HIS POW DAYS A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND I RECORDED IT.    GO TO THIS WEB SITE TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE SPEACH.
www.maquoketavfw.webs.com    
ASHER TURNED 92 ON MAY 12TH.    HE LIVES ALONE (WIFE CATHERINE DECEASED)  IN HIS NICE HOME AT 810 NILES STREET IN MAQUOKETA. 


THE BELOW PHOTO CAME TODAY, MAY 25TH.....

 THE ABOVE WENT TO CEDAR RAPIDS MONDAY   TO....
A/   GIFT SUPPORT TO ASHER
B/   FOR THE FREE MEAL

FELLOW ROTARIAN TED STRAIT, IN CHARGE OF THE FARMERS MARKET IN MAQUOKETA, PURCHASED A STRAWBERY-RUBARB PIE YESTERDAY AT THE
MARKET AND DONATED IT TO ROTARY TODAY TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION.
AMATEUR AUCTIONEER VOY SOLD IT FOR..$25..TO ROTARIAN NANCY JO (PAST PRESIDENT) MOORE.   THE CLUB IS $25 RICHER...THANKS NANCY...
AND SOMEONE ELSE WILL BE CALORIE RICHER BY THOUSANDS.
WONDER WHO?





WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS.   COME VISIT THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB SOME WEDNESDAY NOON AT THE EAGLES CLUB ON EAST PLATT.




















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