August 8, 2022 - Here is a big update on recent Rotary activities - read all the way to the bottom & see you on Tuesday for lunch!

St Mark Youth Enrichment

On July 26, Beth McGorry, Development Director at St. Mark Youth Enrichment discussed their ambitious plans to provide several thousand elementary students with school supply bags for the upcoming school year.

If you would like to make a donation to St. Mark's "Fill Their Bags" school supply annual initiative or to volunteer to help, CLICK HERE
Beth McGorry, St. Mark Youth Enrichment

NAMI Dubuque

On August 2nd, we heard from Britni Farber, executive director at the Dubuque chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Britni Farber, NAMI Dubuque

Rotary After Hours (RAH)

The Rotary membership committee hosted an after work event on Thursday, July 28 at the Wicked Dame wine bar. It was a great success with many Rotarians stopping through to chat, relax, nosh, and have a good time. Even better, since the event was promoted in the community there were several people that showed up to learn more about Rotary and interested in coming to a club meeting. Welcome future Rotarians!
Rotarians Theresa Thielen (L) and John Donovan (R)
There were several business people that found out about RAH and stopped by. Hopefully we'll be seeing them soon at a Rotary club meeting. Welcome to our interested guests!
Rotarians showed their hospitality.
Rotarian Mary Ann Gassman

Rotary Guests

So in addition to several prospective Rotarians that attended the RAH meet up on July 28, there have been a number of guests that have attended recent Rotary club meetings.
Rotarian Joyce Connors introduced her guest Bridget Goldbeck, an attorney at Hughes & Trannel P.C. in Dubuque.
Bridget Goldbeck (L) and Joyce Connors (R)
H.R. Cook (Five Flags) introduced his guest Captain David Amick of the Salvation Army who is new to the Dubuque chapter.
H.R. Cook (L) and Capt. David Amick (R)
Rotarian Ed Raber introduced his guest Emily McCready of FEH Design. Emily was a Rotarian for several years and is looking to get involved again. Welcome back Emily!
Ed Raber (L) and Emily McCready (R)

Rotarians sell Beer/Wine at Grand Opera House

New Shows are online for the Grand Opera House! Just a reminder that one of Rotary's biggest ongoing fundraisers is partnering with the Grand Opera House to sell beer and wine at their shows. Last year we generated around $5k for the club!
There are upcoming shows that we'd like to schedule 1 or 2 Rotarians (and an adult friend) to sell beer & wine before the shows and at intermission.
To see all the show dates/times and to sign up online CLICK HERE!
Its fun, not too stressful, and you get to see the shows for FREE! Check out these Rotarians that enjoy volunteering at the Grand.
Rotarians Kyla McComas (health & wellness coach) and Chrystina Morteo (Gaia Waxing)


August 16 - Kristin Woodward, Two by Two Character Development
August 23 - John Gronen, Gronen Restoration