Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 27


ROTARY WILL BE HELPING WITH THE CITY-WIDE CLEAN UP APRIL 28TH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT , MAY 2ND, THE ROTARY TOP-TWENTY-SENIORS BANQUET AT THE METHODIST CHURCH.    NO NOON MEETING THAT DAY.


STATE TROOPER DAN LOUSSAERT WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY WEDNESDAY.    HE COVERS
A 6-COUNTY AREA SHOWING A VIDEO AND TELLING
ABOUT TEENAGE TRAFFICKING.  IT'S A GROWING
PROBLEM.    IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT HIM, YOU
CAN CALL ROTARIAN JEREMY VENEGA, WHO 
INVITED THE TROOPER TO SPEAK TO ROTARY.

NEXT WEEK'S MEETING (APRIL 25TH) WILL BE HELD
AT CLOVER RIDGE AND ROTARIAN SALLY HAS PROMISED THAT THEIR FAMOUS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE WILL BE ON THE MENU.







Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 26























































HEATHER MOORE GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY (4-11) AT ROTARY.    SHE AND HER HUSBAND BRANDON HAVE A REGISTERED HOLSTEIN BEEF AND DAIRY FARM  NORTH OF MAQUOKETA AND LAST FALL OPENED....
 "THE KITCHEN AT MOORE FAMILY FARM",
A BUSINESS IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, ACROSS FROM THE THEATRE AND
NEXT TO BOB THE BARBER.   IT IS OPEN WEEKENDS AND FEATURES ALL KINDS
OF CHEESE AND OTHER HOME GROWN OR HOME MADE FOOD, INCLUDING BRATS,
BREAD, AND PINT OR CONE ICE CREAM.    SHE SAID BUSINESS HAS BEEN GOOD
AND THEY WILL OPEN FULL TIME STARTING ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, AND
EVENTUALLY MAY MOVE TO A BIGGER PLACE.   THIS IS MAINLY A CARRY-OUT STORE, BUT THERE IS ONE TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS TO EAT IN.
HEATHER, HUSBAND BRANDON AND 3 KIDS ARE BUSY BUSY BUSY.    HEATHER MILKS THE 50 COWS.
GOOGLE THE MOORE FAMILY FARM FOR THEIR MENU, PHOTOS AND MORE.







Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 25


NICE TURN OUT FOR ROTARY TODAY, APRIL 4TH.      



















CITY MANAGER GERALD SMITH AND HIS WIFE FLORENCE WERE GUESTS TODAY, TO HEAR THE ECIA PROGRAM ON A "POCKET" NEIGHBORHOOD, BEING PROPOSED FOR MAQUOKETA.



THE "POCKET" HOMES WILL BE ON COUNTY LAND
NORTH AND ACROSS THE STREET FROM SUNSHINE AND
ON THE CORNER.    ALL 10 HOMES WOULD FACE A CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD COURTYARD.    THE BACK OF HOMES, (MAINLY THE GARAGE) WOULD FACE THE STREET.     THREE HOMES WOULD BE BUILDT FIRST AND ALL 10 COMPLETED IN 3 YEARS.    THERE ARE FOUR
HOME DESIGNS TO CHOOSE FROM, ALL NARROW HOMES.    THE COUNTY WILL SELL THE LAND AT A LOW PRICE TO THE DEVELOPERS AND THE CITY WILL PUT IN FUNDS FOR STREETS AND UTILITIES.    THE PAYBACK WILL BE NEW TAX REVENUE FROM THE "POCKET" NEIGHBORHOOD.






Monday, March 26, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 24



THIS IS HOLY WEEK, 2018



MANDY LEYTEM FROM BRIGGS SCHOOL AND SANDY McLAUGHLIN  FROM CARDINAL CARDINAL SCHOOL GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY AT ROTARY,
ON THE BACKBACK CLUB THAT THEY TAKE CARE OF WITH DONATED CASH
AND VOLUNTEER HELP.    IT STARTED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WITH A DONATION
OF BACKPACKS AND MONEY FROM THEISEN'S FARM/HOME STORES.    SANDY
GOT IT STARTED AND MANDY HAS BEEN DOING IT WITH SANDY FOR TWO
YEARS.     EACH FRIDAY, 41 BACKPACKS (CURRENTLY) GO HOME WITH 41 KIDS, 13 FROM BRIGGS AND THE OTHERS, CARDINAL    EACH HAS $10 WORTH OF FOOD FOR
THE BOY OR GIRL TO SHARE AT HOME WITH FAMILY.    IF YOU WANT TO HELP,
DROP OFF YOUR DONATION TO EITHER SCHOOL AND MARK IT FOR BACKPACK.

  

FROM ALL THE MEMBERS OF MAQUOKETA ROTARY.









































Monday, March 19, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 23
















































SARA DAVENPORT,  JACKSON COUNTY
ATTORNEY, WAS GUEST SPEAKER TODAY
AT ROTARY.

MAY 2ND...THE DATE FOR THE
ANNUAL MAQUOKETA ROTAR
TOP TWENTY SENIORS RECOGNITION 
DINNER AT THE METHODIST CHURCH.  




Tuesday, March 13, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 22




























WHEN YOU HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA TIME, YOU MIGHT LIKE TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT SOME OLD ROTARY WEEKS     ALL WEEKLY REPORTS DATING BACK OVER 5 YEARS, CAN BE BROUGHT UP ON THE LEFT.

HERE WAS OUR MEMBERSHIP LIST IN OCTOBER OF 2013....4 1/2 YEARS AGO....
NOTE, THERE WERE 29 MEMBERS.      17 ARE STILL A MEMBER.













Monday, March 5, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 21


RESIDENT PHARMACIST JESSIE JOHNSON SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY.    SHE IS
THE 21ST TO START OFF AT OSTERHAUS PHARMACY.    A NATIVE OF SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS, SHE FINISHES HER TIME HERE AND HOPES TO JOIN ANOTHER
SMALL TOWN PHARMACY.    AND IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY TODAY.

CLUB NEWS TODAY....FELLOW MEMBER MARK  LYON ANNOUNCED HE IS RETIRING
IN 3 WEEKS.






Wednesday, February 28, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 20



THE PROGRAM AT ROTARY FEB 28TH WAS MARY JO GOTHARD, WHO IS THE
DIRECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JACKSON COUNTY.     HER OFFICE
IS IN THE U.S. BANK BUILDING (UPSTAIRS) IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.    THE FOUNDATION IS UP TO AROUND $9 MILLION DOLLARS AND GIVES GRANTS ANNUALLY AROUND $350.000.   HER JOB IS RAISING DOLLARS AND DISTRIBUTING
DOLLARS TO NON-PROFITS....AND SHE KEEPS BUSY AND DOES IT WELL.
SHE HAS BEEN AT THE  JOB OVER 4 YEARS AND THE JACKSON COUNTY FOUNDATION
IS AFFILIATED WITH THE DUBUQUE FOUNDATION.

TOOK A FEW PHOTOS AROUND THE ROOM WHILE SHE WAS GIVING HER
PRESENTATION...
KEPT EATING AND LISTENING...SLOW EATER....VERY SLOW.    AND GOOD FOR  HIM,
HE  DRINKS MILK.
























































Monday, February 19, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 19


MARIE ROSSMAN IS CO-LEADER FOR THE "RELAY FOR LIFE" FUNDRAISER
THIS JUNE 22ND AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA.   THE OTHER
LEADER IS VERNA FLAGEL OF MAQUOKETA STATE BANK.   MARIE WORKS
FOR OSTERHAUS PHARMACY.    JUNE 22ND....CIRCLE ON YOUR CALENDAR.
OVER 2,000 PEOPLE WILL ATTEND AND HELP REACH A GOAL AGAIN OF
AROUND $50,000 DURING THE 6-HOUR EVENT.    THE MONEY GOES TO
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AND THE SOCIETY GIVES BACK TO
JACKSON COUNTY FOR LOCAL NEEDS.
 AGAIN THIS YEAR, THERE WILL BE A BUTTERFLY GARDEN JUNE 22ND.

PURPLE IS THE COLOR OF HOPE

JACKSON COUNTY "RELAY FOR LIFE" IS ALSO SPONSORING A MARCH 3RD EVENT AT TIMBER LANES.   THERE WILL BE AN OPEN HOUSE, COMMUNITY VENDOR FAIR, AND "BOWLING FOR HOPE" THAT DAY FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 2 P.M.       THE RELAY OPEN HOUSE WILL BE HELD FROM 12 TO 1 AND THE BOWLING TOURNAMENT WILL BEGIN AT 1 P.M.

MARIE ALSO TOLD ABOUT TWO "HOPE LODGE CARING  HOUSES" 
IN IOWA CITY, NEAR CARVER-HAWKEYE  ARENA  AND ANOHER NEAR
THE HOSPITAL.   THESE ROOMS ARE USED FOR FREE BY CANCER PATIENTS AT THE HOSPITAL WHO CAN NOT DAILY DRIVE BACK AND FORTH FROM HOME
TO HOSPITAL OR  AFFORD TO STAY AT A MOTEL.

PHOTOS BY SALLY DAVIES




THERE WAS NO "ROTARY WEEK" FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12, 2018








































Monday, February 5, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 18


THIS IS THE WEEK OF THE 21st ANNUAL KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW.

NO REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY.

ROTARIANS ARE  URGED TO ATTEND SHOW THURSDAY NOON FOR LUNCH
(PAID BY CLUB) AND WATCH THE ROTARY AG AWARDS PRESENTATION.

AMBER MATHIESEN OF MAQUOKETA, COUNTY EXTENSION DIRECTOR,
WAS NAMED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD WINNER AND INTRODUCED BY
DEAN ENGEL, OF MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AG COMMITTEE, ALSO A SPONSOR OF THE AWARDS.
THE AGRI-BUSINESS AWARD WENT TO TREVIS AND NANCY MAYFIELD,
OWNERS OF THE NEWSPAPERS IN MAQUOKETA, DEWITT AND BELLEVUE,
SALLY DAVIES MADE THE PRESENTATION.
THE FARMER OF YEAR AWARD WENT TO THE GRAVERT APPLE ORCHARD
FARM NEAR GREEN ISLAND/SABULA.    THEY FARM APPLES FROM  AROUND
600 TREES.    OWNERS DIANE GRAVERT AND HER DAUGHTER LAURA     LARABEE ABOVE AND AT LEFT, AMBER MATHIESEN PRESENTED THE
AWARD.
ALL WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A PLAQUE,    THIS WAS THE 29TH
YEAR FOR THE AWARDS, STARTED BY THE LATE BILL STEWART, WHO
WAS THE ROTARY SECRETARY BACK IN 1990.



















Monday, January 29, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 17

THERE WAS NO VOL 5  NO 16  ROTARY WEEK.
THERE WAS A MEETING...
BUT THERE  ALSO WAS NO GUEST SPEAKER, BUT FELLOW ROTARIAN
NICK HOCKENBERRY GAVE AN UPDATE ON HIS WORK IN HIS OFFICE.

CHECK BACK LATER THIS WEEK, WEEK OF JANUARY 28TH.

BACK....

PROGRAM TODAY WAS BY FELLOW ROTARIAN DOUG MELVOLD AND WIFE
MARY, ABOUT THEIR DECEMBER TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND WITH VISITS
TO ISRAEL, JORDAN AND EGYPT.
GOOD PROGRAM.   THEY HAD A GREAT TRIP. 


BOB OSTERHAUS STANDS TO THANK EVERYONE FOR SINGING HAPPY
BIRTHDAY TO HIM (BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY) AND TO INTRODUCE HIS
GUEST, A PHARMACIST AT OSTERHAUS PHARMACY AND OUR PRESIDENT'S
WIFE, DR. ANGELLA SPANNAGEL.

NO MEETING AT NOON NEXT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018  BECAUSE OF THE KMAQ FARM AND HOME.     MEMBERS WERE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
THE FARM SHOW THURSDAY, THE 8TH, THE DAY ROTARY PRESENTS THE
FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE 3 ANNUAL AWARDS.    ROTARY WILL PAY FOR
THE MEMBER'S LUNCHEON OF BURGERS-PLUS.    IT WILL BE BEEF DAY
THURSDAY.

















Monday, January 15, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 15


THE 2018 KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW IS FEB 7TH AND 8TH.
THE FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED OVER
THE NOON HOUR THURSDAY, THE 8TH, AND  PRESENTED BY ROTARY
AS WE HAVE DONE THE PAST 20-PLUS YEARS.    MAQUOKETA ROTARY
GET LOTS OF GOOD PUBLICITY FROM THIS.
AS IN PAST YEARS, THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR MEETING ON WEDNESDAY,
FEB 7TH BUT ROTARIANS ARE URGED TO GO TO THE FARM SHOW
ON THURSDAY WHEN THE ROTARY PLAQUES ARE PRESENTED.
ALL WHO ATTEND THE LUNCH THURSDAY WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR
LUNCH AS THE CLUB WILL PAY THE BILL FOR ALL WHO ATTEND.
ROTARY TURN-OUT FOR THE LUNCH IS GENERALLY LOW.    PUT IT ON
YOUR CALENDAR FOR FEB 8TH, AND MAYBE INSTEAD OF JUST 10 OR
SO ATTENDING, WE CAN LOOK FOR AROUND 20 ROTARY MEMBERS  ATTENDING.

ALAINA LANZ WAS THE SPEAKER TODAY (1-17-18) AT ROTARY....THE MAQUOKETA PUBLIC LIBRARY LIBRARIAN THE PAST 7-8 YEARS.
SHE IS LEAVING IN MARCH AND SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE MOVING
TO ONE OF THEIR FAVORITE PLACES, FRANCE, IN A SMALL RURAL TOWN,
NOT FAR FROM A FISHING POND.    SHE HAS DONE A GOOD JOB AND
ROTARY WISHES THEM WELL.   A SEARCH IS UNDERWAY FOR HER
REPLACEMENT. 





Sunday, January 7, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 14


2000 DUCKS OWNED BY THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY MAY BE MOVED FROM
THE KMAQ GARAGE TO A KMAQ STORAGE BUILDING.    BUT ROTARIAN
NANCY MOORE THINGS WE SHOULD BRING BACK THE DUCK RACE
FOR JUST ONE YEAR, WITH PROCEEDS FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL.
THEN MOVE THE DUCKS BACK TO STORAGE.    ANY OTHER THOUGHTS?
SELL THE DUCKS FOR 3 DUCKS FOR  $10 WITH A CHANCE TO WIN $1,000 AND
THERE COULD BE A MINIMUM PROFIT OF $5,000.    LIKE IN PAST....THE
RACE WOULD BE THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER IN JUNE.

AT ROTARY TODAY (1-10-18) NO ONE MENTIONED THE DUCKS.   SO, NO
ONE READ THE ABOVE OR IF THEY DID, HAVE NO INTEREST.  


TODAY'S PROGRAM AT ROTARY, WAS PRESENTED BY BRADY WHITNEY, (DELMAR NATIVE) A RECENT ENGINEERING GRADUATE OF IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY.... HE IS VERY SMART.    SHOWN WITH HIM, HIS HOMEMADE 7 PAGE WOODEN BOOK PUZZLE THAT IS NOW OF INTEREST TO WEB PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD.   MANY WILL SOLVE THE PUZZLE.    MANY WILL TRY.
HIS LINCOLN LOGS TO RICHES STORY IS BEYOND MOST.    YOUR ROTARY WEEK EDITOR WOULD LIKE TO TELL MORE, BUT TOO PUZZLED TO DO SO.





Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 13


DR. JACOB HAYWARD SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY (1-3-18).    IN AUGUST,
HE OPENED MAQUOKETA EYE CARE, AT THE CORNER OF MAIN AND
PLATT STREETS, WHERE U.S. CELLULAR WAS LOCATED.    HE ALSO HAS
DEWITT EYE CARE WITH TWO OPTOMITRISTS THERE.   HE HAS PRACTICED
GOING ON 4 YEARS.    THE MAQUOKETA OFFICE FOR NOW IS OPEN TUESDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY, AND HE SEES MOST OF THE PATIENTS HERE.
HE IS A NATIVE OF MAQUOKETA AND HIS PARENTS ARE TOO.   HIS DAD
IS ON THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL BOARD.    JACOB AND HIS  WIFE HAVE
A 10-MONTH OLD AND LIVE IN DEWITT.   ALL 3 ARE HAWKEYE FANS, AS JACOB ATTENDED IOWA FOR SEVERAL YEARS.