I have been a member of Rotary since 1987. I joined in Dubuque, Iowa. It is a wonderful service club and does remarkable things around the world. Since I started with my company 13 years ago I have been a member of the Maquoketa Rotary Club. It is a much different club then the one in Dubuque but all the clubs are about helping those less fortunate and promoting peace and equality for all.
We meet every Wednesday at the Eagle’s Club in Maquoketa. I have not been a very good member the last couple of years as I have been engaged in other projects in the community and have focused my efforts on those projects. Having said that my heart is still solidly with Rotary.
The Eagle’s Club is a good place for our club because there are no steps getting to the meeting room and it is a short walk from the parking lot. But the real attraction is the magnificent food prepared and served by the women of the Eagle’s Club. The lady in the middle is Deb Scanlon and she is in charge of the food preparation and perhaps the whole club. I’m ashamed to admit I do not know the names of the other women even though they are usually there every week. I have great respect and admiration for these individuals. They do a great job and get very little thanks. Deb always has a smile and a kind word.
I told them I wanted to take their picture for remembrance because so many times we take things for granted and then in the blink of an eye they are gone. Now I have a memory of the Rotary meetings on Wednesdays and the wonderful women who make it so tasty and enjoyable.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day, stay warm and as always please be careful.