Wednesday, January 22, 2020

ROTARY WEEK VOL 7 NO 7


GUEST SPEAKER TODAY(1-22-20) WAS MALLORY SMITH (WORKS FOR THE CITY
AS NEW INSPECTOR) BUT TODAY TALKING ABOUT THE MAQUOKETA LIBRARY
HOMETOWN PRIDE NEW READING CLUB.       IT IS A  NEW COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY.   EACH MONTH FOR 6 MONTHS THE HOMETOWN
PRIDE READS BOOK CLUB WILL READ A DIFFERENT COMMUNITY-THEMED BOOK.
QUESTIONS:   CALL 652-3874 AND TALK TO HER OR STEPHANIE SAGERS.

REMINDER:    THE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE JAN. 29TH MEETING WILL BE
THE MAYOR.
THERE WILL  NOT BE A MEETING ON FEBRUARY 5TH, BUT INSTEAD, ALL
ROTARIANS ARE  URGED TO ATTEND THE THURSDAT FEBRUARY 6TH LUNCH AT THE
KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.    ROTARIANS WILL
ENJOY THE BEEF LUNCH (PREPARED ON GRILL BY CATTLEMEN) AND THEN WATCH
THE  ANNUAL 3 FARMER AWARDS PRESENTED, BY THE ROTARY AND AG COMMITTEE OF THE MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.    THE CLUB WILL PAY FOR THE
LUNCH BY ROTARIANS THAT DAY.




Tuesday, January 14, 2020

ROTARY WEEK VOL 7 NO 6




PRESIDEN JACOB INVITES ROTARIANS TO COME FRIDAY

JAN KAHLER AND BRUCE FISHER SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY, JAN 15TH, ABOUT JACKSON COUNTY'S NEWEST NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND ONE OF A 
FEW DISTRICTS IN IOWA. 
THE JACKSON COUNTY ENERGY DISTRICT   MISSION ...
CLEANER AND CHEAPER ENERGY.

THINK SOLAR, THINK LED
JAN WORKS FOR MAQUOKETA STATE BANK.    BRUCE'S CAREER WAS IN CHICAGO.    TWO YEARS AGO HE RETIRED AND MOVED BACK TO MAQUOKETA.
THE NATIVE OF MAQUOKETA WAS A 1975 MCHS GRADUATE.
WHAT HE HAD TO SAY MAKES GOOD SENSE(CENTS)!





Wednesday, January 8, 2020

ROTARY WEEK VOL 7 NO 5


THIS WEEK, THE FIRST MEETING (JAN 8TH) OF THE NEW YEAR 2020.    THERE
WERE NO MEETINGS ON DEC 25TH AND JAN 1ST.
ABSENSE MAKES A DIFFERENCE.    SONG LEADER ROTARIAN VOY DID HORRIBLE
JOB OF LEADING EVERYONE IN "MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE" AND CONSIDERATION
SHOULD BE GIVEN TO REPLACE HIM.


BUT, HIS PHOTO ABOVE CAME OUT PRETTY GOOD.   ROTARIAN DOUG MELVOLD
HOLDING THE 2ND PIN AND GETTING CERTIFICATE FROM PRESIDENT JACOB....FOR ADDING TO HIS PAUL HARRIS FELLOW, MEANING HE HAS CONTRIBUTED OVER THE YEARS, ANOTHER $1,000 TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION.

THE PROGRAM TODAY WAS PRESENTED BY ABBY STRATHMAN (ABOVE) AND
LESLIE CONNALLY, BOTH OF MAQUOKETA AND BOTH SENIORS AT MCHS.
LAST JULY, THEY ATTENDED THE ROTARY SUMMER EVENT KNOWN AS
RYLA....ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS.   IT WAS HELD FOR 4 DAYS
AT GRINNELL COLLEGE AND BOTH RAVED ABOUT IT AND HOPE MORE CAN
ATTEND FROM THIS AREA IN FUTURE YEARS.   IT WAS RYLA #8 FOR IOWA
LAST SUMMER.   IT WAS SPONSORED BY THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB.
ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE GIRLS ABOVE OR ROTARIAN SCOTT WARREN
AT THE MAQUOKETA YMCA.



Monday, December 30, 2019

ROTARY WEEK VOL 7 NO 4



THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF 2019.     2020 STARTS WEDNESDAY.

NEW YEAR'S DAY WEDNESDAY, THERE WILL BE NO MEETING.





Tuesday, December 24, 2019

ROTARY WEEK VOL 7 NO 3

IT IS ..
CHRISTMAS WEEK !

MERRY CHRISTMAS

FROM THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF  THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB...
OUR 75TH YEAR IN MAQUOKETA.



Monday, December 16, 2019

RORTARY WEEK VOL 7 NO 2

WINTER STARTS THIS WEEK (SATURDAY)


GUEST SPEAKER (12-18-19) WAS TIFFANY
HARRIS OF THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE OFFICE.   MAIN POINT SHE MADE WAS NOT
TO GIVE LOTTERY TICKETS FOR CHRISTMAS OR ANYTIME,  LET KIDS GET
INVOLVED WITH THEM, AS THIS CAN BE
THE START IN THEIR LIFE OF MORE OF
THE SAME.
EDITOR SAYS..SORRY FOR BAD PHOTO..
DISCOVERED LATER THAT THE LENS 
NEEDED CLEANING.





Tuesday, December 10, 2019

ROTARY WEEK VOL 7 NO 1




ABOVE IS CHRISTIAN BUTLER, FORMERLY OF ENGLAND AND NOW A
RESIDENT OF THE QUAD CITIES.   HE WAS GUEST TODAY OF ROTARIAN
TOM BLEY OF  CAMP SHALOM.    HE IS PLANNING TO CYCLE FROM SAN DIEGO TO ST. AUGUSTINE NEXT MARCH AND APRIL TO RAISE CAMPING FUNDS
TO SEND 100 UNDERPRIVILEDGE KIDS TO CAMP SHALOM OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS.    HIS WEB SITE TO MAKE A DONATION...WWW.CYCLINGKIDSTOCAMP.COM
HIS GOAL IS TO RAISE $25,000.

THIS BEGINS THE 7TH YEAR OF THIS WEEKLY ..
NOT A WEEK MISSED IN 6 YEARS..
EDITOR,  ROTARIAN DENNIS VOY

DECEMBER 12TH OUR CLUB
 RINGS THE SALVATION ARMY
BELL AT WALMART.

DECEMBER 12TH IS ALSO THE CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY FROM 5 UNTI 7 AT
FORMERLY COSTELLO'S JUST EAST OF MAQUOKETA.
PHOTOS FROM THE PARTY...
GOOD FOOD CATERED BY KALMES IN ST. DONATUS.  GIFT EXCHANGE FUN.
TOO BAD LESS  THAN HALF THE
MEMBERS ATTENDED.   THEY MISSED
OUT ON A FUN CHRISTMAS PARTY.

EXCELLENT PHOTOS BY FELLOW ROTARIAN JESSICA JOHNSON