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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

Invocation Guidelines

Member Minute Guidelines

Promotion of Events Guidelines


Recent Meeting News

The Rotary Rambler - April 25, 2017 Created and Submitted by Teri Fairchild, President

Invocation

  • by Geri Shafer

Guests and Visiting Rotarians:

  • Tony Zelinskas hosted his coworker at WHKS

Pledge:

  • Teri Fairchild led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

Raffle:

  • Thank you to Andrea Beacham for conducting the raffle and raising $83 for RYLA scholarships.

Club Announcements:

  • Memorial for Bob Casper: The Rotary Club of Dubuque remembered a great friend and leader in Bob Casper. A moment of silence was offered. In recognition for Bob's long-time membership and service Don Sanders is organizing an effort to fund a Paul Harris Fellow in Bob's name. If you would like to contribute, please bring a check written to "The Rotary Foundation" for the amount you wish to contribute and give it to Don Sanders. Don can be reached at 563-582-7346 or dwsanders69@msn.com.
  • 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! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IvSN9eJ-zU2H3aMux3iZpyxrPypnwaLib8Rr0nXUE0c/edit?usp=sharing

  • Golf Outing: Register your foursome for the golf outing on Monday, June 5, 2017 at www.dubuquerotary.org Be a hole sponsor for $100. Contact Steve Davis at sdavis@mahealthcare.com or 563-584-4876. Or donate a small prize for the golf outing. For your convenience, click on this link to add your prize. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JsJ-Qfd9CoaZUJ0fdCb0WpmTqGTQm6-iKQN3AkybX4g/edit?ts=58daaf20 or contact Ellen Dettmer at ellenreiss33@gmail.com 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!

  • Million Pennies Campaign: Pat Udzielak asked members 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: Please volunteer 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 mloveless@lovelessins.com to sign up.
  • Membership Survey: Steve Davis reported that he has received good participation in the member survey seeking information on how to make our club even better. He distributed paper copies of the survey and will send out one more email reminder to gather your input.
  • New Member Induction: Craig Beytien inducted Chuck Layton and Angie Mozena as new members into the Rotary Club of Dubuque. Keith Cook sponsored Chuck and Guy Gard sponsored Angie. Welcome Chuck and Angie!
  • Member Minute: Mary Jo Jean-Francois updated us about her position with Rotary International in Evanston, IL and her new life in Dubuque as a wife and mother or two compared to her previous life as a Loras College student. Thanks Mary Jo!

Program:

Chief Mark Dalsing gave the group an update on the City of Dubuque law enforcement process and addressed safety issues in Dubuque.

In Rotary Club of Dubuque Service,
Teri Fairchild
teri@fairchildbusinesscoaching.com

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 www.dubuquerotary.org.



Calendar

The Dubuque Rotary's weekly meeting is:

Next Tuesday, May 2, 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
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