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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.


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

Fun & Frolic Guidelines

Invocation Guidelines

Member Minute Guidelines

Promotion of Events Guidelines

Recent Meeting News

The Rotary Rambler - April 18, 2017 Created and Submitted by Teri Fairchild, President


  • by Don Sanders

Guests and Visiting Rotarians:

  • Keith Cook hosted Charles Layton
  • Stuart Hoover hosted Ry Meyer


  • Tom Jaeger led us in the Pledge of Allegiance


  • Thank you to Mary Ann Gassman for conducting the raffle and raising $83 for RYLA.

Club Announcements:

  • Veteran's Freedom Center Raffle: Thank you to everyone who signed up to sell raffle tickets at local grocery stores. All the dates are filled except May 6 and 20. Please sign up for the last few remaining shifts. Click here to add your name!

  • Golf Outing: Start gathering your foursome for the golf outing on Monday, June 5, 2017. Registration details to come next week. Be a hole sponsor for $100. Contact Steve Davis at or 563-584-4876. Or donate a small prize for the golf outing. For your convenience, click on this link to add your prize. or contact Ellen Dettmer at or 563-557-4743 to donate a prize.
  • Veteran's Freedom Center: Proceeds from the raffle and golf outing will go to support the Veterans Mental Health Blue Bird Project: Improving Wellness and Education. VFC has partnered with the Dubuque Conservation Board to build almost 20 bluebird houses and to literally track the reproductive biology of bluebirds, while removing any predatory birds. As a result, they have given VFC members access to Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area where veterans will work on the recovery needs of blue birds. It's a beautiful location for veterans to get into touch with nature.

    The complex nature of PTSD is what makes the disorder so hard to manage, and alternative therapies provide a broader number of options which may be effective, according to VA National Center for PTSD studies. Nature-focused activities provide a safe space and a sense of belonging.

    The current challenge with managing the blue bird project is getting veterans to the bird houses, as well as down to the Maquoketa River. Given the age of veterans who take part in this program, most have multiple physical limitations including poor backs, necks, knees, hips, heart disease, blood pressure, cancer, Parkinson's, TBI and COPD. In addition, most also have mental and social difficulties including PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Spending time working on the bird project, clearing brush, and pruning trees for the county Conservation group will provide something productive for veterans to do, as well as a peaceful atmosphere to retreat to. A 4-seater crossover utility vehicle, like the John Deere XUV590i S4, would provide the transportation necessary to manage the bird project, the brush/trees, as well as the recreational benefits to veterans. Please support this worthy project!

  • Roadside Clean-up: Thank you to Chuck Andracchio and all the Rotarians who picked up trash at the Roadside cleanup event on April 15. Great job!
  • Million Pennies Campaign: Please remember to bring your piggy banks full of pennies and your M&M candy containers with quarters to an upcoming meeting. We're almost at our goal!
  • Super Shot Saturday: We need a remainder of 8 volunteers to fill the volunteer slots for Super Shot Saturday, the vaccination day in conjunction with the VNA (Visiting Nurses Association) on Saturday, May 20. Red Badgers, this is a great opportunity to participate in a service project. Please contact Mike Loveless at 563-584-9235 or email to sign up.
  • Fun & Frolic: Al Vincent provided Rotarians with information about famous costumes and movie characters along with the stories behind them. Thanks Al!


Sharon Covey, President & CEO, Dubuque Community Y, along with Casey Breitbach and Tonya Millard gave an update on the vast community resources available at the YMCA/YWCA in the form of wellness, domestic violence, social justice and mentoring programs.

In Rotary Club of Dubuque Service,
Teri Fairchild

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, April 25, 2017 at Noon

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

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Steve Geisz (upper left) was at Hempstead High School visiting their Dubuque Rotary affiliated Interact Club. The students are holding backpacks full of school supplies for one of their many community service projects. Attachments area
Rotary Club of Dubuque • PO Box 813 • Dubuque IA 52004-0813