FORE! New golf course clubhouse coming soon

Guest speaker today was Jason Haas, manager of the Jefferson Golf Club.  Jason gave us an update on the golf course — most importantly, it is in great shape.  They hope to start construction of a new clubhouse in the coming weeks.  He indicated the clubhouse will be open year round and have a sports bar atmosphere with room to accommodate receptions, parties, etc.

The Jefferson Golf Club will also be having a July 3rd Five Person Scramble.  Anyone interested should contact Jason at the golf course:  920-674-2783.

Also on July 3rd the City is sponsoring the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at the Jefferson Golf Club.  There will be music and entertainment from 3 pm to 11 pm.  The food stand will be operated by the Jefferson Athletic Booster Club.  There will be a dunk tank and kid’s activities sponsored by the Council for Performing Arts. The beer tent will be open from 3 to 12 am.  The Variations will play from about 3-6 and the Rabid Aardvarks will play from about 7-11 with a break for the fireworks show.

Annual Banquet is right around the corner: Wednesday June 27 at Fairview Sports Bar’s Banquet Room.  Social gathering at 6:00, Dinner 6:45, Awards presentation at 7:30.  Please rsvp to Prez Pat asap.  No lunch meeting that day.

Family Fun Float is this Saturday.  Still looking for volunteers, especially with the sign-up and helping boaters out of the water.  Questions? Please contact Steve Canoeist Lewis.

Next Wednesday we will have the board meeting at 11:00 and Edwin Bos of the Fort Atkinson Rotary Club will be the speaker telling us about his Rotary experience in India.

Be forewarned, once the bandshell is completed at Rotary Waterfront Park there will be a clean-up day scheduled.

The more you drink, the better they sound, says Prez Pat, who paid a Happy Buck for concerts in the park tonight where the VanEskes will be playing.  Other Happy Bucks today included:

  • Shirley Dempsey for Ron Michaelis who came over and helped with the landscaping at Rotary Park.
  • Craig Carmichael-Stoner for daughter (and guest today) who is in town from Philly while Nancy is Up North.
  • Ron Michaelis who enjoyed landscaping with Shirley and has CPA tickets available for the CPA’s annual raffle.  This year tickets are a little cheaper when you bundle them.
  • Fine ‘em Moore who brought home the trophy for the Brothers Classic, an annual 36 hole family golf tournament. Tom won shooting a 90 and an 84.
  • Judge Joann who can’t wait for her fishing trip to Canada next week.
  • Canoeist Lewis who enjoying the weather and biking, and was happy about some black and yellow t-shirt he was wearing…and duly paid his fine right away.
  • The Chamber Maid paid a buck because Joann and Ron helped her up after a fall at Rotary Park clean-up. She’s also happy that the VanEske’s are playing at concerts in the park Wednesday night.
  • CPADel who is heading to Brazil with some flags for a Rotary exchange and happy to see the club still practicing good old-fashioned camaraderie.

Fines: T2 and Mr. Potter for extra deserts and the Canoeist for the UofIowa t-shirt.  Look out next week as the fine master is looking to fill Prez Pat’s quota for fines this year!

A Tip of the Hat to T2 for filling in during Spoke Ed’s absence and taking the Spoke notes this week.

Wise word of Rotary insight overheard at today’s meeting: If you can’t fix it with a hammer, you’ve got an electrical problem.

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