Rotary Youth Exchange
We are looking for high school students interested in studying abroad over the 2016-2017 school year.
More information regarding the Rotary Youth Exchange program can be found at www.scrye.org.
Submit applications to Danita Grant - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are accepting applications through October 17th with interviews to follow on October 24th.
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.
Latest Press Releases
- September 3, 2015 -- Ride N Roll
- December 22, 2014 -- Santa Cash 2014 Winners
- November 21, 2014 -- Humanitarian and Philanthropic Grants 2014
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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)
Recent Meeting News
The Rotary Rambler – October 6, 2015 Created and Submitted by Steve Davis, Club Secretary, and Steve Geisz, Club President
- Paul Hemmer updated us Jerry Kopischke's status. Unfortunately his status deteriorated and he is now back in Iowa City. Please keep Jerry in your thoughts and prayers.
- Erin Dragotto's Achilles injury is healed, but a chest cold is keeping her away from the meeting today. Looking forward to having you back soon, Erin.
- Ride N Roll for the Vets: What a great day and a great event! It was a huge success with the weather, attendance and the generosity of everyone involved. Final tallies will be announced in the next week or two. President Geisz thanks the committee and the volunteers for their dedicated service.
- Humanitarian Grant Committee: John thanked the committee for their efforts in identifying nine recipients of the humanitarian grants this year. The committee is Craig Beytien, Paul Kronlage, Barbara Barker, Al Vincent and Sandi Halgerson. The grants will be issued in various amounts to: Luther Manor, Dubuque Packers Special Olympics team, Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, Multicultural Family Center, Mt. Pleasant Home, Dubuque Soccer Alliance, ARK Advocates, Manasseh House and Epworth United Methodist Church. A representative from each organization will visit an upcoming Rotary meeting to talk about their gifts. Great job, John, and the committee for your efforts and commitment to a very well-designed process.
- ICMA: The City of Dubuque will be hosting four ambassadors from Malaysia, Indonesia and Laos from October 10th through November 7th. Hosts are needed to fill their social time during the evening. Joyce White can provide more information if you're interested in being a host for a night.
- Food for the Soul: we have an opportunity to serve food on Saturday, October 24th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Contact Glenn Lichti to volunteer.
- Outbound Exchange Program: Danita Grant announced that applications will soon be accepted for high school students ages 14-18 to study abroad for a year. Our club expects to send 2 or 3 students again next year so they are encouraged to get their applications submitted. Applications and details can be found at www.SCRYE.org or by linking to that page from our website www.dubuquerotary.org. The October 17th deadline to submit the applications is quickly approaching so please help Danita recruit applicants
- Grand volunteers: two people are needed for the Texas Tenors performance on Monday, December 7th. This should be a very popular event so a couple of extra hands are being requested. Get in touch with Andrea Beacham if you're available.
- Red Badges – Craig Beytien wants to help you get rid of your red badge as much as you want to get your "real" badge. Follow-up with Craig to get that accomplished!
- Roadside Cleanup – Chuck Andracchio is organizing the volunteers and would like to get something scheduled for a Saturday morning yet in October. Please contact Chuck ASAP to commit to this. Jon Luckstead has graciously agreed to host any volunteers with coffee and doughnuts again.
- Geri Shafer donated $20 today to remind everyone to encourage all women, old and young, to get their breast cancer screenings in conjunction with October being breast cancer awareness month.
- Craig Beytien chipped in $5 to promote An Evening of Magic, Mirth & Mystery – a magic performance on Friday, October 30th, 8pm at the Five Flags Bijou Theater. Get your tickets early as a very limited number will be sold.
We were joined today by Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO) music conductor (maestro?), William Intrilligator. William talked about some of the highlights of the upcoming Concert Series including Giselle with the Heartland Ballet and a fabulous opportunity to see Midori perform in May. Welcoming Midori to Dubuque is a unique opportunity which allows her to spend five days helping students in the schools and performing with over 100 kids in the three youth symphonies.
In addition to the annual concert series, the DSO has kept itself fresh and alive be expanding to other venues such as the Arboretum and with other artists for events like the Ultimate Rock Hits program in January at the Mississippi Moon Bar. There has also been a significant focus on the young musicians recently by partnering with the schools to provide advance musical programming to over 4500 this past year. It's never too early to start learning the art of music.
William also specifically thanked participating Rotarians for supporting the symphony in Dubuque. From financial contributions to board and leadership roles, the DSO is appreciative of the support it receives from the community.
Next Week's Program:
Bob Schiesl – Southwest Arterial Update.
Yours in Rotary,
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.
The Dubuque Rotary's weekly meeting is:
Today at Noon
Meetings are held at:
Dubuque Golf & Country Club
1800 Randall Place
Dubuque, IA 52003