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Davenport Rotary will host Dimy Doresca, Director of the International Institute for International Business at the University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business, on Monday, January 26.

Dimy Doresca is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and an International Business Specialist and Consultant. He is also Lecturer in International Business, a Global Learning Faculty Lead, and the Director of the Institute for International Business, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa. 

Rotary will not meet on Monday, January 19. Join us on Monday, January 26 for guest speaker, Dimy Doresca with the University of Iowa Institute for International Business.  




ImageIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rotarian, Judge Jack Broderick.  Jack  was an active member of the Davenport Rotary Club for many years, joining in 1973. He was President of the club from 1989-90, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a role model for many on what Service Above Self really means.

Visitation will be Monday, January 12 from 3-6 p.m. at Weerts Funeral Home, with a vigil service beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan.13 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf.  

Jack's full obituary can be viewed at



Rotarian and EICC Chancellor, Don Doucette, will provide an update on the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, including an update on the development of a full- service urban campus in Downtown Davenport to be located within several downtown Davenport buildings.  The new full-service urban campus will allow Scott Community College to more than double its capacity downtown to 1,500-plus students. In addition, EICC’s Continuing Education programs, currently serving more than 30,000 students annually, will be integrated into the new campus.  




Happy New Year Rotarians….Rotary is back in session! Join us on Monday, January 5 as we kick off 2015 with our club assembly, a time for the membership to weigh on what is being done right, what could be done better and even what needs to change.  Topics on the survey include membership recruitment and retention, membership satisfaction, club social activities and foundation giving.  This is a great opportunity to make sure your opinion is heard.  It’s also a great time to sign up and serve on a committee in 2015.  Don’t miss it! 





Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...
Man in iron lung discovers Rotary
One might think a man living with polio in an iron lung would know about Rotary. But it wasn't until Paul Alexander had a business meeting with a member in Duncanville, Texas, earlier this year that he learned Rotary fights to eradicate the very disease that left him almost completely paralyzed. "I was completely blown away by the idea. For all these years, I didn't know the work they were doing," says Alexander, a practicing attorney in Dallas. "It's such a perfect fit for me." Alexander contracted polio during a major U.S. outbreak of the disease in the late 1950s when he was six years old...
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