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Recent Meeting News
The Rotary Rambler – August 19th, 2014 Submitted by Eric Hilbun – Rotary Club of Dubuque Rotary President – 2014/2015
Visiting Guests and Rotarians: Reza “Salvation Army Bell Ring Leader” Ehtessabian brought is son, Jared, a pharmacist here in Dubuque. Maybe we have a second generation Rotarian in the works.
Membership Welfare: Kent Renier announced that Vicki Bechen was getting back on her feet. She was seen doing some light volunteer work around town. We hope to see you back soon Vicki! We gave our condolences and shared sorrow with Mary Ann Gassman regarding the passing of her ex husband Robert Gassman.
- Bob Woodward and Angie Herting gave us a Fall Golf Outing report and let us know that they are working steadily towards their three main goals of having 36 foursomes, over 200 attendees for the dinner and silent AND live auction, and over $50 billion dollars raised. The last one may be difficult but let’s all help them reach their other two goals. Please contribute in any way you can, specifically by getting a foursome together for golf, sponsoring a hole, planning on eating dinner that evening, donating or bidding on a LIVE and silent auction item, or all of the above. Please go to www.dubuquerotary.org for more details. We hope to see many Rotarians and guests at this extremely fun event!
- Terri Raymond and Wendy Scardino have suggested a beneficiary for Santa Cash to the board and should have word back from the board shortly. They are still in need of Red, Blue, and any color badgers to jump in and help Santa Cash pick up steam. Regardless of your badge color or status, I would encourage all Rotarians to help out with this very important fundraiser for our club. If you have not been able to help in other events, this could be your chance. Please contact Wendy or Terri for more details.
- Jeff Nagle is spearheading the Rotary Roadside again this year. The clean up date will be Saturday, September 27th at 9am on Hwy 52 near Lombardi’s. With many hands the cleanup can be done in about an hour. More information will follow soon but please email Jeff at email@example.com if you have questions.
Paid Announcements ($5 Happy Dollar Shameless Self Promotion):
Jessica Pape reminded us that her organization, St Mark Youth Enrichment, would be holding its LEGACY OF LEARNING ANNUAL DINNER-SEPTEMBER 11TH at the Hotel Julien. She encouraged us to save our spot today for this fun, glamorous and entertaining night to support the programs at St. Mark Youth Enrichment.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be mailed or dropped off at 1201 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA 52001, c/o Jessica Pape. You can also sponsor a table for $400. She asked anyone interested to please RSVP by August 22nd!
Program: We welcomed Mark Warner, UI Director of Student Financial Aid, who discussed the University of Iowa's commitment to Access to Education and Affordability. He gave some very enlightening statistics on current college education costs and how students and parents are getting access to the funds for paying for a college education at the University of Iowa. Please check out the audio of his presentation, as well as the Q&A, on dubuquerotary.org.
Next Week’s Program: Pat Carmack will talk about the Guatemala Literacy Project and her trip to Guatemala in August 2013.
Gary Olsen, our fellow Rotarian, does a phenomenal job of recording audio and capturing on film all the fun we have at the weekly meetings. He works closely with Kevin Lynch’s firm, Net Smart, to keep our club’s website as a clear leader across all Rotary websites. If you missed the meeting or want to reminisce, I encourage you to check out the audio, and sometimes video, of the weekly meetings on www.dubuquerotary.org.
One Last Word: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. – Mark Twain
Yours in Rotary, Eric Hilbun