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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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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

Untitled Document

The Rotary Rambler May 19th, 2015 Created and Submitted by Steve Davis, Club Secretary, and Eric Hilbun, Club President

Guests and Visiting and Rotarians:

Tim Moothart hosted Carrie Haas from ARC. Bill Skemp was joined by his daughter in law, Kathy Skemp, Branch Manager of DuTrac Community Credit Union’s Main office. We welcome all of our guests and hope everyone had a great time!

Member Welfare:

  • Tom Graham announced that his brother Joe is home now and thanked his fellow Rotarians for the prayers. He said Joe is up for calls and visits.

Happy $5s:

  • Erin Dragotto gave $5 to promote the Titanic Exhibit opening on Friday at the Dubuque River Museum and Aquarium
  • Mike Armstrong threw in $5 for his daughter graduating 5th in her class & captain on the track and basketball teams. We informed him that his daughter takes after her mother. We love ya Mike!

New Member Induction:

Bob Woodward inducted Matthew Klutzariz, Northeast Iowa Boy Scouts of America Executive, who was sponsored by Keith Cook.

Club Announcements:

  • Member Minute Chairperson: I recognized and thanked Les Oelke for his service as Member Minute Chairperson and made a call out to the membership asking for those who may be interested in taking over for Les. Please contact me if interested.
  • ARC Games: Tim Moothart explained that volunteers are needed for the June 18th event. You can sign up online or contact Tim Moothart.
  • Youth Exchange: Danita is still looking for a host family for the student from Italy for the first three month period.
  • Super Shot Saturday: Mike Loveless reported 65 kids were inoculated on Saturday and thanked the 12 Rotarians who volunteered.
  • Birdies for Charity: Mike also reminded us of the opportunity for the club to raise funds for the Dubuque Rotary Club Foundation through Birdies for Charity during the John Deere Classic in July. More info will follow but feel free to visit the Birdies for Charity tab on the John Deere Classic website for more information.
  • Ride for Silence: Ken Buesing announced a silent and slow-paced ride tomorrow at 5:45 pm starting at HyVee Asbury. The ride is to pay respects for fellow bikers who have been injured or died as a result of bicycle crashes.
  • Bob Rudzianski informed us that long time Dubuque Rotarian and Past President, Frank Zahn will be visiting a former Rotary Club of Dubuque Youth Exchange Student whom he hosted decades ago. The former Youth Exchange Student, Niels Fredericksen from Denmark, has become like a third son of Frank and Norma. Tragically, Niels has an aggressive form of cancer and is not expected to live past Christmas. Frank is traveling to Denmark to give encouragement and possibly pay his last respects to Neils. Frank and Norma have been in the mission field for decades and live on Social Security alone so the cost of the ticket to Denmark was only possible through a loan Frank obtained. If you are able to help Frank and Norma with the cost of the trip, they would be very appreciative. Frank was a very influential and loyal member of our club and did many things through Rotary to make our community better. Please let myself, Bob, or Guy Gard know if you can contribute towards Frank’s travel expenses.


ICMA International Fellows, Mr. Sreedaran Raman (Malaysia) & Mr. Jose Augustus Villano (Phillippines) discussed their thoughts on visiting the US and what they hoped to accomplish while here.

Jose explained his fellowship focus is on the empowerment of women, adolescent health, population advancement and youth development. He is hoping to learn best practices while visiting Dubuque. His takeaways so far are that he recognizes the impact of non-profit organizations in this community and specifically how they work with the government and not against the government.

Sreedaran ($ree) is a civil engineer with a focus on coastal management. He has been studying the work going on with the Bee Branch project. He is a Roteract past president. He is looking to understand the successful processes in the US to help drainage problems and erosion issues in his home country of Malaysia. Sree’s takeaways have been noting simple differences such as the use of basic words like "fun” and "exciting” in our culture and also time management & best practices that our culture uses.

Upcoming District 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 .
  • Installation of 2015-2016 District Governor Joe Gitta the event will take place on Saturday, June 27 at 6 pm in Cedar Falls and will be held in tandem with the annual Sturgis Falls celebration. All Rotarians are welcome to attend.
  • Next Week’s Program:
  • Paul Both-director for South Sudan Education Mission (SSEM)

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 clubs 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, May 26, 2015 at Noon

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

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