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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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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

The Rotary Rambler - June 21, 2016 Created and Submitted by Steve Davis, Club Secretary, and Steve Geisz, President

Member Welfare:

  • Joyce Connors had a stint placed recently and is recovering quickly.
  • The club also observed a moment of silence for the passing of Ed Babka.

Happy Dollars

  • Paul Hemmer - Attend the Get the Lead Out performance by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra at the Arboretum on Sunday.
  • Steve Geisz - Shenanigan's Ride this Saturday to benefit VFC. BBQ Judges are needed.

Club Announcements:

  • Million Pennies Campaign - Pat Udzielak reminds us of the new fundraiser getting underway. Save your change and bring it to future meetings. A can collection will also take place at the meeting on July 5th - bring your empty cans from the holiday weekend and the club will cash them in with proceeds going towards the campaign. Finally, a special thank you to Liberty Bank and Kim Adams for their part in becoming a Gold Sponsor of this fundraiser!
  • ARC Games - A few more volunteers are welcome to join us on Friday, June 24th to help serve beverages at the Area Residential Care Corporate and Community Games. Contact Tim Moothart or signup online. ARC is also in need of volunteers to help organize the games and for setup/tear down.
  • Board Meeting update - President Geisz thanks the board and the club for a great year. The large majority of the original goals for the year have been met including the Golf Outing which netted the club more than $8000!
  • Congrats to the new members who retired their red badges as of today!
  • Rotarian of the Year voting is open. Vote on the website through Monday:

Member Minute:

Glenn Lichti was born in Ohio and lived in Illinois before moving to Iowa. He is proud of the progress that Rotary has made towards the eradication of polio over the past 30 years. Has Retired from John Deere after 33 years and has been a Rotarian for about five years. Glenn and his wife, Diane, have two boys who are each partners in separate tech companies and a daughter who was just married at their home this past weekend.


Gus Psihoyos and Nate Kieffer from the Dubuque Engineering Department joined us to discuss what the public needs to know about the new roundabout at the intersection of Grandview, Delhi and Grace streets.

Nate explained the benefits of roundabouts: safest type of at-graded intersection, simplified decision making, very high capacity, suitable for high and low flow intersections, better turning radii for trucks and aesthetics.

Why the roundabout is this being constructed: funding through Traffic Safety Fund Grant ($500,000 of $750,000 project), safer and more efficient intersection, updates were needed to the intersection.

Pedestrians should never enter the roundabout area - marked crossings are one car-length away from the roundabout. The design creates simplified decision-making for pedestrians as well.

Construction is scheduled throughout the summer. Although traffic will be limited throughout the duration of the project, all businesses are open.

Thanks to Nate and Gus for the presentation to our club.

Yours in Rotary,
Steve Geisz

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

ARC Games Volunteer


The Dubuque Rotary's weekly meeting is:

Next Tuesday, June 28, 2016 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.

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