Thursday, June 21, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 36



NO MEETING JUNE 20TH... 'EAGLES'  CLOSED FOR VACATION.

NO MEETING JUNE 27TH...DAY OF OUR ICE CREAM SOCIAL.

NO MEETING JULY 4TH...HOLIDAY.

NEXT MEETING JULY 11TH.




Monday, June 11, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 35



THE ROTARY ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS GETTING CLOSE.

FROM THE JUNE 29, 1981 MAQUOKETA ROTARY BULLETIN, DENNIS VOY EDITOR.

THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL WAS HELD A THE FIRST WARD PARK FROM 6 UNTIL 8 ON
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 17TH.   IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND OVER 250 SENIOR
CITIZENS CAME TO ENJOY HOME MADE CAKE AND ICE CREAM AND THE BAND
CONCERT BY THE AUSTIN AVENUE BAND.   CONGRATULATIONS TO TED MAZE
AND ALL OF THE COMMITTEE-HEADS FOR ANOTHER GREAT JOB.   THANKS TO ALL
THE WIVES THAT BAKED CAKES.   AND THANKS TO THOSE THAT BROUGHT
ICE CREAM MAKERS.   THE 6TH ANNUAL SOCIAL WAS A SUCCESS.

SAME BULLETIN:   NEW OFFICERS FOR THE COMING YEAR....FLORIAN STEFFEN
PRESIDENT....BILL BRADY 1ST VP....,CRAIG BENTROTT 2ND VP....DUD YOCUM
CARRIES ON AS SECRETARY-TREASURER AND THE NEW DIRECTORS ARE BILL
HUNT....TOM PECKOSH....AND CORLIS BATY.
AND..THE ROTARY WAS GETTING READY TO RUN THE  BINGO STAND AT THE
1981 JACKSON COUNTY FAIR.   JOHN FAGERLAND CHAIRMAN.

TODAY, 2018, ROTARIANS ARE GETTING READY FOR FATHER'S DAY THIS SUNDAY...
AND THE ASHER SCHROEDER BOOK SIGNING SUNDAY (SEE LAST WEEK'S
ROTARY WEEK FOR DETAILS) AND THEN THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL SOON.

MAY BE MORE FOR THIS WEEKS EDITION, SO CHECK BACK AFTER
OUR WEDNESDAY MEETING...ON THURSDAY.































































Monday, June 4, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 34




























THIS IS ELECTION WEEK....TUESDAY NOV 5TH.

THE WOODCARVERS ARRIVE IN MAQUOKETA THIS WEEK.
WELCOME THEM!

























Monday, May 28, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 33




SCOTT DKYSTRA WAS GUEST SPEAKER THIS WEEK, OUR CAVES PARK RANGER, WITH AN UPDATE ON THE WORK BEING DONE  AT THE PARK.

ROTARIAN CLYDE WON THE RAFFLE FOR THE 182ND TIME.

WE ALL SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SCOTT.

ROTARIAN TED WAS PRESENT WITHOUT HIS BUZZER.

ROTARIANS NORM AND SALLY LEFT EARLY.

CLUB GOT A NICE CHECK FROM THE BUD BERNARD MEMORIAL, TO BE USED
FOR CLUB'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

CHICKEN NUGGETS DINNER.



















Monday, May 21, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 32


SEEN HAVING LUNCH MONDAY AT FLAPJACKS, FORMER MAQUOKETA ROTARIANS CHUCK CURRENT OF DES MOINES AND DAVE UPDEGRAPH OF DUBUQUE.
HOPEFULLY, THEY ARE NOT PLANNING TO FORM A NEW NIGHT ROTARY CLUB IN MAQUOKETA.   OR MAYBE THEY ARE THINKING OF BUYING THE GREEN SPACE AND DEVELOP IT.      MAYBE JUST HAVING LUNCH TO TALK OVER OLD TIMES.
BOTH WERE GOOD MAQUOKETA ROTARIANS AND WE MISS THEM.


COMING SOON 

COUNTY AUDITOR BRIAN MOORE WAS
GUEST SPEAKER TODAY.     ONLY 9 MEMBERS PRESENT PLUS ONE GUEST.  

















Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 31



FELLOW ROTARIAN SCOTT WARREN'S BIRTHDAY IS COMING UP MAY 29TH!       RESEARCH TOLD YOUR EDITOR THAT HE WAS A CRY BABY.....THAT IS.....A BABY THAT CRIED A LOT.   WHEN ASKED....HIS REPLY...YESMECRYALOT

YOUR EDITOR DID NOT MAKE MEETING.
IT WAS A SMALL TURNOUT.

PRESIDENT ABSENT SO SCOTT WARREN CONDUCTED
THE MEETING.  

NO PROGRAM.    MEMBERS DISCUSSED PROS AND
CONS OF  PROPOSED NEW JAIL AND HOSPITAL.
















Tuesday, May 8, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 30



THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY ..."REVERSE RAFFLE" ... WILL BE SEPTEMBER 13TH.

MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR AND RESERVE THAT NIGHT...A NIGHT THAT MIGHT
WIN YOU AS MUCH AS $1,000
AT ROTARY TODAY (5-9) ... GUESTS
WERE HOSPITAL CEO CURT COLEMAN
AND HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBER 
LEIGHTON HEPKER, BEHIND PODIUM.
THEY TALKED ABOUT HOW BOARD 
IS FORMED, THE MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH GENESIS AND THE
PLANS FOR THE NEW JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER.












Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 29




























NO NOON MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 2ND.

TOP-TWENTY MCHS SENIORS AT 63RD ANNUAL SCHOLARS DINNER WEDNESDAY NIGHT ...AT METHODIST CHURCH. 


YOU CAN CLICK-ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.

A GREAT HOME-COOKED DINNER BY LADIES OF THE METHODIST CHURCH AND
THEN WE HONORED THESE SENIORS.    SEVENTEEN WERE PRESENT, THREE
COULDN'T MAKE IT.

LEFT TO RIGHT, FRONT ROW:    ALYSSA HOVEY, ADALYN DOSTAL, BROOKLYN WALLER, CHLOE FIELDS, BRITTNEY TEBBE AND LUCAS SPAIN.
SECOND ROAD:  NARYAH MOORE, RACHEL BORMAN, SYDNEY PAULS, KACIE VARNER,  CAMRYN BERG, KARYSA RICHARDS   AND XAVIER PESTANA.

BACK ROW:   ANDREW PROSHUTO, NATHAN STEINES, MAXWELL BECKER AND
HARVIN NETH.

CLICK-ON ABOVE TO ENLARGE FOR EASIER READING.





























ROTARIANS ALAN TUBBS AND JOHN GILROY WERE EMCEES LAST NIGHT.
BOTH DID SUPER JOB.



























THIS IS THE CERTIFICATE THE SCHOLARS RECEIVED.     EACH ROTARIAN  HOSTED
A GRADUATE.



























AN OVERALL PHOTO LAST NIGHT...SORRY IF I DIDN'T GET EVERYONE.   AGAIN,
CLICK-ON  PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.














Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ROTARY WEEK VOL 5 NO 28


THIS WEEK, THE MEETING AT NOON WILL BE AT
CLOVER RIDGE PLACE.

NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 2ND,  NO NOON MEETING AS THE AWARDS DINNER  FOR MCHS 2018 TOP TWENTY GRADUATES WILL BE HELD AT THE FIRST
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH....STARTING AT 6 P.M.

DINNER AT CLOVER RIDGE WAS VERY GOOD...THANKS TO SALLY FOR 
ARRANGING AND SERVING!
THERE WERE 19 PRESENT....SEEN BELOW...
TAKING IN THE CLOVER RIDGE GREAT
ROOM.

THE PROGRAM WAS BY KEN WRIGHT, A VISIT TO THE NARROW GUAGE RAILROAD DEPOT AND TO BOYER HALL WHERE VOLUNTEERS ARE REBUILDING A NARROW GUAGE RAIL CAR TO BE PLACED ADJACENT TO THE DEPOT.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN CLICK-ON ANY PHOTO AND
ENLARGE IT TO FILL YOUR SCREEN.












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.