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Rotary Scores at ARC Games

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Centennial Minute

Considering all the wonderful things Rotary Club does in the community and the world, no wonder people in the community who want to make a difference join Rotary Club. This is a special sneak peak video and the first of several "Centennial Minutes" featuring members of Rotary Club telling how and why they joined Rotary Club. Produced by Sandi Helgerson and Gary Olsen.


Member Photos Directory

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Humanitarian Grant Recipients 2014-2015

The Rotary Club of Dubuque is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 Humanitarian Grants!

St. Luke's United
Methodist Church   
Opening Doors$3,000
Stonehill Benevolent
WI Badger Camp$1,000
Mary's Inn Maternity House$2,000
YMCA New Beginnings$2,000

Bylaws and Committee Guidelines / Procedures

The Dubuque Rotary is governed by Bylaws which have been approved by our membership. The link to the bylaws is below. In addition, you will find links to procedures/guidelines for some of the committees in our club. Additional guidelines/procedures will be added in the future as they are created.

Dubuque Rotary Bylaws
(adopted by club vote 12-2-14)

Fun & Frolic Guidelines

Fundraising Beneficiary Selection Guidelines

Invocation Guidelines

Member Minute Guidelines

Promotion of Events Guidelines

Recent Meeting News

The Rotary Rambler – June 30, 2015 Created and Submitted by Steve Davis, Club Secretary, and Eric Hilbun, Club President

Guests and Visiting and Rotarians:
Steve Davis hosted Jodi Faustlin, visiting from Marshalltown club and will be relocating to Dubuque as the new CEO of Dubuque Internal Medicine. She will also be transferring her membership to our club. Eric Hilbun was joined by his baby's mama – Jamie Hilbun. Mr. Bob Casper hosted his wife Zoe.

Member Welfare:

  • Bob Casper announced to the group that he was diagnosed with ALS. He shared some fond memories of Rotary and also treated us to an emotional performance of My Way by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Paul Hemmer on the piano.

Happy $5's:

  • Kim Adams gave $5 for Bob Casper because he sang at her wedding.

Club Announcements:

  • Food for the Soul – July 4th 4:30-6:30 volunteers needed. Talk to Glenn Lichti.

Jamie Covell with Project Concern presented the Fostering a Grandparent program. She was joined by Jan Johnson, a grandparent volunteer. Jamie mentioned that the foster grandparents take children into their hearts, not their homes. The program covers Delaware, Jackson & Dubuque Counties. The foster grandparents assist with reading and math skills, grade level reading campaign partner, work in schools and daycare centers. The criteria to become a foster grandparent through Project Concern are: - 55 and older, - fixed/limited income, - work at least 15 hours/week. The foster grandparents receive a volunteer stipend as well as improved reading & math skills, free annual physical, and travel reimbursement. The impact the foster grandparents are having on the students is improved reading scores by 70% and 97% of school experienced enhanced abilities as a result of the program. The following opportunities are available for the foster grandparent program:  - program advisory board (program management & development), - grant writing opportunities and - advertising. Foster grandparent Jan discussed her experience as a volunteer. She recalled a memory about a young child who had no desire to read and now Jan is his "great" grandmother.

Upcoming Events:

  • RYLA – To be held July 26-31 in Grinnell, IA. Attendance is up again this year so more Rotarian Volunteers are needed. Get more info about RYLA and volunteer via
  • District Golf Outing – the Rotary District 5970 golf outing is back! The event will be held in Mason City on Sunday, August 9th with the proceeds benefitting End Polio Now. Additional info at .

Next Week 's Program:
Ignite Dubuque - Sarah Warthan

Final Farewell as President:
Well that 's it folks. This is my last Rotary Rambler that I will be writing. I want to give much thanks to Steve Davis for taking "minutes/notes" during the meetings so I could have a basis for putting out the Rotary Rambler. Please pat him on the back. I also want to thank all the Committee Chairs, Board members, and those Rotarians who serve every is not an easy job and they do it because they LOVE the Rotary Club of Dubuque. I look forward to being a "normal" Rotarian and we are in great hands with Steve Geisz. Thank you all for letting me get the party started for the last year!

Yours in Rotary,
Eric Hilbun

Our fellow Rotarian, Gary Olsen, 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


The Dubuque Rotary's weekly meeting is:

Next Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Noon

Meetings are held at:
Dubuque Golf & Country Club
1800 Randall Place
Dubuque, IA 52003

Click Here for a calendar of upcoming Rotary Meetings.
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Rotary Club of Dubuque • PO Box 813 • Dubuque IA 52004-0813