Past Speakers:

Date:                 10-17-22

Speaker:            Ann McDonough - Supervisor

Organization:    Dubuque County

Topic:                 Question and Answer format

Web Site:          Board of Supervisors | Dubuque County, IA (

Date:                  09-07-22

Program Host:  Mike Campbell

Speaker:            Paul Scherner - East Region Zone #3 Chair

Organization:    Iowa Lions - Duuque Evening Lions

Topic:                Rezone Iowa Lions District & Membership

Web Site:           Iowa 9NE Lions District (

Date:                  08-24-22

Program Host:  Mike Campbell

Speaker:            Megan Ruiz - Executive Director

Organization:    Presentation Lantern Center

Location:           900 Jackson Street | Suite LL5-1 | Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Educational opportunities and advocacy to adult immigrants

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-557-7134


Flyer:                 PDF File

Date:                  08-17-22

Program Host:  Amy Hickey

Speaker:            Ray Kruse - Food Systems Program Coordinator

Organization:    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Location:          14858 West Ridge Lane, Suite 2

Topic:                Soil composition 101 & Best potting mix / potting soil for potted plaints.

Web Site:          Dubuque County Extension and Outreach (

Phone:              563-583-6496

Date:                  08-10-22

Program Host:  Edward Wagner

Speaker:            Randy Lyon

Organization:    Sons of American Revolution

Topic:                National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and teaching American history to future generations. Also whether or not your ancestor meets the criteria for your membership.

Web Site:          National Society Sons of the American Revolution


Date:                  07-27-22

Program Host:  Karin Stephenson

Speaker:            Vicki Bechen - Broker Associate

Organization:    Brissey Realty

Location:          3388 Kennedy Circle, Suite A * Dubuque, Liowa

Topic:                How COVID-19 affected the housing market

Web Site:          Property Search in Dubuque, Real Estate (

Phone:              563-590-2287


Date:                  07-20-22

Program Host:  Kate Noonan

Speaker:            Bob Schiel - Assistant City Engineer

Organization:    City of Dubuque

Location:           50W 13th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

Topic:                Why there is a repair project for the Northwest Arterial

Web Site:          Northwest Arterial State of Good Repair Project

Date:                  07-13-22

Program Host:  Kate Noonan

Speaker:            Shirley Templeton Vaughn - Project Coordinator

Organization:    Caregiver Resource Center / Community Foundation of Greater                                         Dubuque

Location:           700 Locust Street, Suite 195

Topic:                Who are we? / What is it?

PDF File:           Caregiver Resource Center

Web Site:          Caregiver Resource Center/Foundation of Great Dubuque

Phone:              P: 563-588-2700

                          C: 563-543-7121

Date:                  07-06-22

Program Host:  Mariene Casper

Speaker:            John Klastermann - Director

Organization:    Public Works

Location:           925 Kerper CT Dubuque, IA 52001

Topic:                Different departments within Public Works and their duties

PDF File:           Curbside Collection Carts

PDF File:           Construction Projects 2022

Web Site:          Public Works | Dubuque, IA - Official Website (

Phone:                563-589-4250

Date:                  06-15-22

Program Host:  Noon Lions Club

Speaker:            Marlene Woller / Board of Directors

Organization:    Multicultural Family Center

Location:           1157 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Topic:                What is Multicultural Family Center and what they offer

Web Site:          Homepage | Multicultural Family Center (

Phone:               563-582-3681 office

Date:                  05-25-22

Program Host:  Noon Lions Club

Speaker:            Julie Kronlage / Vice President of Sales

Organization:    Travel Dubuque

Location:           300 Main Street, Suite 120 - Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Leading tourism destination, promotion and development to                                                 enhance and expand the Dubuque area experience.            

Web Site:          Travel Dubuque - What to Do, Taste, Explore in Dubuque, Iowa

Phone:               563-845-7698 office

                           563-599-1143 Cell

Date:                  05-11-22

Program Host:  Nelson Klavitter

Speaker:           Merle Santjer

Organization:    The Miracle League of Dubuque

Location:           Veteran’s Memorial Park (2970 Miracle League Drive) Dubuque

Topic:                Presented a $5,000 donation to Miracle League – Topic: 2022                                             Lineup

Web Site:           Miracle League Dubuque



Date:                  12-08-21

Program Host:  Ed Wagner

Speaker:           Becky Bodish - Program Manager

Organization:    Four Mounds - Dubuque

Location:           4900 Pedru Rd., Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Housing Education and Rehabilition Training Program

Web Site:           Home - Four Mounds Foundation

Phone:               563-557-7292

Date:                  08-19-20

Program Host:  Noon Lions Club

Speaker:            Rachel Dilling / Executive Director

Organization:    Habitat for Humanity

Location:           900 Jackson Street / Suite LL5-2E / Dubuque, Iowa

Topic:                Construct or Remodel homes for Habitat Homeownership.

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-556-2195

                   Date:                  12-04-19

Program Host:  Chris Stagel

Speaker:            Chris Stagel

Organization:    National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Location:           350 E. 3rd St. Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Can The River Count On You?

Web Site: 

Phone:               312-754-0402 (1 Mississippi Campaign Chicago)

                           563-557-9545 (National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium)

Date:                  10-30-19

Program Host:  Paul Lewis

Speaker:            Janathan Ismail & Wayne Bichholtz

Organization:    National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Location:           350 E. 3rd St. Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Programs and events that are offered at the Museum & Aquarium

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-557-9545

Date:                  09-25-19

Program Host:  Jim Trannel

Speaker:            John Pregler

Topic:                When, why and how Abraham Lincoln visited Dubuque

Date:                  09-11-19

Program Host:  Michelle Malone

Speaker:            Vicki Jensen - AENP, FNP-BC

Organization:    Unity Point Health - Finley Hospial

Location:           350 N. Grandview Avenue Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                 Wound Care Awareness

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-557-2701

Date:                  09-04-19

Program Host:  Ed Wagner

Speaker:            Carol McEllhiney

Organization:    Paws With A Cause

Location:           4646 S. Division, Wayland, MI 49348

Topic:                PAWS Service Dogs are custom-trained to assist people with physical disabilities

Web Site: 

Phone:               616-877-7297

Date:                  08-28-19

Program Host:  Lisa Kloft

Speaker:            Cindy Kohlmann - Coordinator

Organization:    Pathway of Hope (The Salvation Army)

Location:           1099 Iowa St. Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Helping families overcome challenges like unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-556-1573


Date:                  08-21-19

Program Host:  Nelson Klavitter

Speaker:            David Klavitter - Chief Marketing Officer

Organization:   Dupaco

Location:           3999 Pennsylvania Ave. Dubuque, IA 52002

Topic:                Dupaco Community aiming to acquire, renovate historic downtown building for new operations center

Web Site:

Phone:               563-557-7600

Date:                  08-14-19

Program Host:  Tony Kepler

Speaker:            Michaela Freiburger - Program Specialist

Organization:    Dubuque Main Street

Location:           1069 Main Street

Topic:                What is happening in Downtown Dubuque

Web Site:

Phone:               563-588-4400

Date:                  07-24-19

Program Host:  Dave Howe

Speaker:            Travis Schrobilgen - Planning Technician

                           John Pregler - Long Range Planning

Organization:    City of Dubuque

Location:           50 West 13th Street | Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                2017 Comprehensive Plan Executive Summary

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-589-4210


Date:                  06-26-19

Program Host:  Sara Garcia

Speaker:            Megan Ruiz - Executive Director

Organization:    Presentation Lantern Center

Location:           900 Jackson Street | Suite LL5-1 | Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Educational opportunities and advocacy to adult immigrants

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-557-7134


Date:                  06-05-19

Program Host:  Jack Frick

Speaker:            Wendy Runde - Vice President & General Manager

Organization:    Diamond Jo Casino

Location:           301 Bell Street - Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Diamond Jo

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-690-4965


Date:                  05-01-19

Program Host:  Jane Steele

Speaker:            Eric Stierman - Dubuque County Treasurer America Rivers Phase III & Kristin Hill - Bee Branch Communications Specialist

Organization:    Bee Branch Creek Restoration - City of Dubuque

Location:           50 W. 13th St. Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                America's River Phase III

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-690-6068 (Kristin Hill)

Date:                  04-17-19

Program Host:  Marie Trannel

Speaker:            Mike Lenstra

Organization:    Trivingo - is a product of Alexxus Entertainment

Topic:                Trivia+Bingo=Trivingo / How this is the ideal solution for parties and fundraisers

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-275-6501

Date:                  04-10-19

Program Host:  Jim Trannel

Speaker:            Bruce Howes

Organization:    St. Vincent de Paul

Location:           1351 Iowa St. Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Services that St. Vincent de Paul provides

Web Site: 

Phone:               563-584-2225

Date:                  12-12-18

Program Host:  Rick Kizer

Speaker:            Darlene Bolsinger

Organization:    Hillcrest

Location:           2005 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Reflections in the Park

Web Site:

Park Location:  Louis Murphy Park, 1700 South Grandview Av., Dubuque, IA.

Phone:               563-583-7357

Date:                  12-05-18

Program Host:  Ed Wagner

Speaker:            Cathy Goodman - Director

Organization:    Mystery Dinner Theater

Location:           Stone Cliff Winery - (Historic Star Brewery, 600 Star Brewery Dr., Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Topic:                Up coming plays, Dates, Four course meal and Overview of cast and play preformances 

Web Site:  

Reservations:   (563)583-6100

Date:                  11-28-18

Program Host:  Mary Trannel

Speaker:            Wally Wernimont - Asistant Planner

Organization:    The City of Dubuque

Topic:                Researching A Historic Property

Web Site:

Location:           50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Date:                  11-14-18

Program Host:  Jane Steele

Speaker:            Nicole Breitbach - Executive Director

Organization:    American Red Cross of Northeast Iowa Chapter

Topic:                The mission / values and services that the Redcross offers.

Web Site: 

Phone:                (563)564-4564

Location:           2400 Asbury Rd. Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Date:                  11-07-18

Program Host:  Jim Trannel

Speaker:            Matt Klutzaritz - Scout Executive / CEO

Organization:    Boy Scouts Of America

Topic:                What is happening in the Northeast Iowa Council in the present and in the future.

Web Site: 

Phone                (563)556-4343

Toll Free            (800)866-2721

Location:           10601 Military Rd. P.O. Box 732 Dubuque, Iowa

Date:                  10-31-18

Program Host:  Geranda Keppler

Speaker:            Mary Jo Kluesner - Personal Trainer

Organization:    YMCA

Topic:                Stay on track, meet your personal goals and live a healthier life.

Web Site: 

YMCA/YWCA Phone: (563)556-3371

Personal Phone:        (563)590-7875

Location:           35 North Booth Street Dubuque, Iowa

Date:                  10-24-18

Program Host:  Nelson Klavitter

Speaker:            Kristina Ann Beytien - Proprietor

Organization:    Upcycle Dubuque

Topic:                Creative reuse center - turning unusable materials into new and creative items.


Phone:                (563)213-4465

Location:            1838 Central Ave. Dubuque, Iowa

Date:                  10-17-18

Program Host:  Gene Noonan

Speaker:           Richard Congdon - 1st Vice District Governor

Organization:    Iowa 9NE Lions District

Topic:                Membership, Leadership and Lions Clubs in 9NE District

Web Site:

Date:                  10-10-18

Program Host:  Tony Keppler

Speaker:            Geranda Keppler

Organization:    Northeast Iowa Community College

Topic:                Self motivation for self-esteem

Date:                  10-03-18

Program Host:  Dave Howe

Speaker:            Wendy Mihm-Herold - Ph D Vice President Business & Community Solutions

Organization:    Northeast Iowa Community College

Topic:                NICC helps high school students and non traditional students and how to save on college loans by attending NICC 

Web Site: 

Phone:               (563)556-5110

Date:                  09-26-18

Program Host:  Josh Hickey

Speaker:            Dick Bridges - Past Connander, Flag Sales

Organization:    The American Legion of Iowa Post 6

Topic:                 Purpose of the American Legion, programs within the American Legion and Veterans that are eligibilty to join

Web Site:  

Phone:               (563)583-0306


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