Club Information

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We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Outing Club
2109 N Brady St.
Davenport, IA  52803
United States

(563) 594-9473
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Congrats to the Winning Trivia Team!  We had tons of fun learning all about our country's history.
A special thanks to Larry Minard (OUR HOST) & Gene Meeker (OUR Sergeant-At-Arms) for a wonderful job and all their hard work planning and putting the evening together!
Winning Team:
Ben Loeb
Brock Earnhardt
Tim Schiffer
Roger Killion
Way to Go!
The selected group of students from area Davenport High Schools joined The Davenport Rotary Club over the past couple of weeks to be introduced to Rotary and how Rotary is involved in the community as a service organization. 
We said Good Bye & Good Luck to this wonderful and talented group of Young Rotarians on January 30th at the Noon Meeting.
Thank you Junior Rotarians for joining us and we hope you enjoyed getting an introduction to Rotary and the service Rotary provides in  communities all over the world.
Junior Rotarians with Vice President Jim Wegener
Assumption High School:
Joy Ripslinger & Tom Schebler
Central High School:
 Jasmine Kargbo & Ben Florence
Mid-City High School:
Michaela Klatt (not present) 
North High School:
Nikolas LaMaack & Taylor Robbins
West High School:
Dotieon Combs & Abigail Malone
How would you like to make a difference in the life of a child?  The Davenport Rotary will, again this year, partner with Davenport Schools for a reading program to help students at Madison Elementary who need our help. Thank you so much to the Rotary members who already participate in this very worthwhile program!  We would love to increase our presence at the school and help even more kids! 
To Participate Follow the Instructions:
1. Complete Davenport Community Schools volunteer application and attach a copy of your driver’s license.  
2. Forms are available from Jessi Lane or the Rotary website:
3. Identify times you are available to help (the teachers are flexible & appreciate any help they can get!)
4. The copy of your driver’s license and application needs to be printed/completed and turned into Davenport Community Schools at 1606 Brady Street, Davenport, IA or you can give it to Jessi Lane at a Rotary Meeting to deliver.
5. You will be notified once your application has been approved….processing normally takes a few weeks. Contact Jessi if you haven’t heard back from anyone.
Special Note: Kim Rollinger is the Reading Specialist at Madison Elementary & will be our primary contact in scheduling times with teachers and students. Kim’s contact information Phone: 563-320-6152  Email:
Questions/Info/Sign-up: Contact Davenport Rotary Member, Jessi Lane at 563-343-7472 or Email:
Your Impact:  Students will have reading assignments & materials – Just bring yourself and be ready to read, listen, & make a positive impact!
Judge Marlita Greve-Chief Judge 7th District
Mar 06, 2017
Challenges facing the current court systems
Carol Earnhardt and Others
Mar 13, 2017
Condition of Scott County
Michael Ralston
Mar 20, 2017
Iowa Association of Business & Industry
Jean-Romain Pourin & Doug Petersen
Mar 27, 2017
Youth Exchange
Dr. Steven Leath-Iowa State University President
Apr 10, 2017
Current & Future of Iowa State University
Apr 17, 2017
Evening Meeting Scheduled for 4-19-16 RME
Apr 19, 2017
Evening Meeting-RME
Jim Noord & Joshua Drake
Apr 24, 2017
EON Reality AR/VR-Eastern Iowa Community College
Decker Ploehn
May 08, 2017
Emergency Planning Committee
Club Outing-Davenport Fire Department-Central
May 22, 2017
Tour The New Central Fire Station
May 29, 2017
In Observance of Memorial Day
Chief Lynn Washburn-Livingston & Others
Jun 12, 2017
Vocational Presentation
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