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The club congratulates Wendy Scardino, who's white paper on Three Essential Components for a Strong Nonprofit Website was published and shared with over 30,000 members worldwide of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Information Exchange.

Have a SHOUT OUT you wish to share?
Send submissions to Craig Beytien at Photos are requested if possible!

Humanitarian Grant Applications

Dear Community Friends: The application for Humanitarian Grants is now available! We will accept applications until Friday, August 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

The Humanitarian Committee awards funds to deserving entitles who demonstrate a specific need. These funds are not for general operations, but rather designed to accomplish a specific goal or project that serves your intended audience. Funds are limited and we ask that your request not exceed $3,000.

We appreciate your interest in Dubuque Rotary and look forward to hearing from you at that time.

Sincere regards, Matt Strelo - Humanitarian Grant Chair

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Dubuque Rotary Bylaws

The Dubuque Rotary is governed by Bylaws which has been approved by our membership. Please click here to view them.

Dubuque Rotary Bylaws
(adopted by club vote 05-20-14)

Attention Past Presidents!

There will be a Past Presidents dinner held on Tuesday August 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 in Salon Room A at the Grand Harbor. The agenda will be as follows:

5:00-5:30Cocktails and snacks. Each attendee will receive two free drink tickets compliments of Steve Geisz and the Grand Harbor. Additional drinks will be cash bar.
5:30-6:00Dinner catered by Tony Roma’s. Steak, baked potato and salad.
6:00-6:10Opening comments by Mike Loveless and Kevin Lynch
6:10-6:30Remarks by Club President Eric Hilbun
6:30-7:00Open discussion by attendees. This is intended to be a constructive and positive dialog between our Club President Eric and the Past Presidents

RSVP’s must be submitted by Friday August 15th by emailing Kevin Lynch at

Craig Beytien's Pass the Gavel Roast

Watch the short movie "Super Shot Saturday," and learn how Rotary Club promotes childhood immunization in our community and partnering with the Visiting Nurses Association and Unity Point Health - Finley Hospital.

Dubuque, Iowa's Annual ARC Games (previously known variously as the "Corporate Games, Business Olympics, etc.") has grown to become an all out festival of silly fun but all for a good cause, Area Residential Care. This hilarious 4 minute video highlights the Rotary Club of Dubuque's involvement in this fund-raising event.

Two musical performers in one meeting: Gareth Johnson, the spectacularly talented concert violinist performing on behalf of the Dubuque Arts Council, and the Dubuque Chorale performing selections from their concert celebrating the legacy of the British Isles and the people from which had a significant hand in settling the Dubuque area.


The Dubuque Rotary's weekly meeting is:

Next Tuesday, July 29, 2014 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.
Click Here for a calendar of upcoming Rotary Events.

Recent Meeting News

The Rotary Rambler - July 22, 2014 Submitted by Eric Hilbun – Rotary Club of Dubuque Rotary President – 2014/2015

Visiting Guests and Rotarians:  Kirstin Pope brought Cally Burkk, who was so impressed with the group that she donated a prize for the golf outing.  Loras Bliele introduced to the newer members of our club, David Moessner, who is an extremely missed former member of our club.  Finally, Tim Moothart brought his son Tom Moothart who is currently looking for employment after graduating college.  Tom comes from good genes so if your hiring, keep Tom in mind.

Membership Welfare:  Bob Woodward informed us that Bill Skemp had a stent put in his heart and also angioplasty on Monday  of this week and believe it or not, Bill showed up to the meeting today!  Subsequently, Bill gave money for happy dollars for being at the meeting.  We all wish a continued speedy recovery to Bill.     

Weekly Raffle:  Thank you to Pat Udzielak for running the raffle today.  She was able to encourage the members to give $53.  Kirstin Pope won $3, Chuck “Weebles” Weber received $2, and Andy Blankenbaker got the infamous $1.  All prizes were paid in pirate gold.  Remember these dollars go to fund the RYLA scholarships we give out each year so please toss a buck in the bowl for a good cause.  Thank you all for your support.

Shout Outs:  Please send them to Craig Beytien so that your great accomplishments or good news can be spread around the world.


  1. ALL Past Presidents are invited to the Past Presidents Dinner on Tuesday, August 19th at the Grand Harbor Hotel, Platinum A.  Drinks and snacks will start at 5 pm, followed by dinner and discussion.  The meeting should end by 7pm.  More details are on 
  2. Please remember to encourage all of your favorite 501c3 organizations to apply for a Humanitarian Grant through our website.  Applications are due by 8/1/14 at 4pm.  Matt said he has about 8 applications so far.  We are giving away $15,000 so we have plenty to go around..until we’re out. \
  3. Bob Woodward reminded us that the committee is actively planning the Fall Golf Outing set for September 4th at the Dubuque Golf & Country Club.  Please contribute in anyway 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 for more details.

Fun and Frolic:  Thank you very much to Paul Hemmer for arranging to have Aaron Gonner and Austin Rea to perform “We Can Do It” from the play The Producers.  It was a great performance!.  If you can, try to catch a showing of this production at the Grand Theater in the next few days. 
Program:  A special thank you to Alvin Nash from the City of Dubuque.  We are all delighted that we have someone with his passion and experience to lead the Housing and Community Development department of our city.  For more information, you can go to 
Next Week:  We are excited to have Nadia Loeppke as our guest.  She will be giving telling us about her time in Paraguay as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
One Last Word:  Whatever the mind of a person can conceive and believe, they can achieve – Napoleon Hill.   

Yours in Rotary, Eric Hilbun

Rotary Club of Dubuque • PO Box 813 • Dubuque IA 52004-0813