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On Monday, the Club will award $58,500 in scholarships to six incredible high school seniors. The committee reviewed more then 50 applications this year and worked hard to find the most deserving students from each of the five high schools. Join us on Monday to meet the recipients.
Major General Kevin O’Connell became the Commanding General, Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois on August 21, 2014. O’Connell is a native of Clinton, Maryland and a graduate of High Point College, North Carolina. He was commissioned through Army ROTC in 1982.
His Command assignments include the 289th General Supply Company, Fort Hood, Texas; 11th Armored Cavalry Regimental Support Squadron, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; 1st Infantry Division Support Command, Kitzingen, Germany; 1st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Taji, Iraq; and Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dr. F. Ross McFadden, 96, a resident of Davenport, will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, 316 E. Kirkwood Blvd., Davenport. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. Burial will be in the Columbarium at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Per his wish the rite of cremation will take place following the funeral.
Dr. McFadden passed away peacefully Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf following a brief illness.
His full obituary can be viewed at http://www.hmdfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1561325
Join motivational speaker and lifetime Rotarian, Michael Angelo Caruso for a fun, professional development program on Mon., April 20th at Hotel Blackhawk. See more about Michael here (https://youtu.be/BkewzrFU-Ds) and then click here (http://bit.ly/1FXwNeg) to order tickets by April 14th. Space is limited! Presented by the QCA Rotary Clubs, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Milan Chamber and Hotel Blackhawk.
Jason's Box is committed to improving the health and well-being of our military men and women. Jason’s Box was founded in honor of CPL Jason G. Pautsch, KIA 10 April 2009, Iraq. Among Teri’s most cherished possessions is a beautiful walnut chest filled with items from Jason’s military service. She simply calls it Jason’s Box. It was a gift given to her by an Army Lieutenant Colonel with a heart for God and for soldiers. The story behind Jason’s Box has inspired Teri to keep giving and to send special gifts from home to our troops deployed around the world. Col. Joe Tirone (Ret.) will join us on Monday to talk more about Jason’s Box and Patriot Place Veteran’s Resource Center and what they are doing to help QC area military personnel as well as help veterans as they transition from the service to civilian life.
Mayor Bill Gluba will deliver his eighth “State of the City” address at the Davenport Rotary Club at noon on Monday, April 6. The mayor said he is excited to share his message with our Rotary members. He will highlight the City’s strong growth, balanced budget, record spending on streets and the positive business climate that he has helped create through his relationship building with businesses of all kinds.
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...