May 24th 2022 - Rotary welcomed Colleen Pasnik, co-founder and director of Mary's Inn Maternity Home in Dubuque. 

Mary’s Inn is a maternity home dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of single pregnant mothers and their developing babies. It is a safe haven where they can stay while learning the skills they need to make a better life for themselves and their babies. Since its opening in 2015, Mary's Inn has served 46 clients.

Many of the client mothers have substance abuse and brain health issues, and most do not have a high school degree. As a trauma informed care home, Mary's Inn provides counseling and "shoulder to shoulder" skill building for parenting, budgeting and life skills. Thank you Colleen!

Colleen Pasnik
Rotarian Chrystina Mortea shared the news that products from her company, Gaia Bare Care will be featured in upcoming summer issues of British Vogue.
Chrystina also brought her brother and business partner Luis Mortea to Rotary. Welcome Luis!
Guest Luis Morteo, and Rotarians Kyla McComas and Chrystina Morteo
Rotarian Tony Calabrese (Dubuque YMCA) brought guest Gil Baca, CEO at Global One Defense, an anti-terrorism training firm based in New Mexico. Welcome Gil!
Tony Calabrese and guest Gil Baca

Board Nominations

AGAIN,  nominations are being taken for 2022-23 Vice President and three Director positions.  If you feel you know the right person to lead Rotary (it could be YOU!) please nominate that person by attending the meeting Tuesday or send an email to outgoing Pres. H.R. Cook with your nomination. Incoming Club President Scott Goins (State Farm) will need a great team for 2022-23.

Rotary Golf Outing - Monday June 20

The annual Rotary Golf Outing Scramble will be Monday June 20 at the Dubuque Golf & Country Club. Contact Rotarian Cody Burger (Exit Realty) if you want to play golf or to be a sponsor!

Grand Opera

Don't forget to sign up to sell beer and wine at an upcoming show at the Grand Opera House. Sling some beers and also catch the show! Rotary splits the proceeds on sales with the Grand which helps to fund our programs and donations back to the community. There are two upcoming shows:
  • Sound of Music, June 17-26
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, July 22-31