Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Executive Secretary
Sergeant-At Arms
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Public Relations
March 2017
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • K. Daniel DeVries
    March 5
  • Larry Minard
    March 7
  • Ralph H. Heninger
    March 7
  • Benjamin Loeb
    March 9
  • Wesley W. Rostenbach
    March 11
  • Dana Wilkinson
    March 17
  • Glen Hummel
    March 17
  • James R. Havercamp
    March 17
  • Michael L. Duffy
    March 17
  • Kevin Koellner
    March 31
Join Date:
  • Drew Dasso
    March 7, 2016
    1 year
  • Joshua Lederman
    March 11, 2005
    12 years
  • Kenneth F. Conlon
    March 12, 1979
    38 years
  • Regina Matheson
    March 12, 2009
    8 years
  • Brian Nagle
    March 18, 1997
    20 years
  • Paul Eckert
    March 18, 1963
    54 years
  • Roger Schemmel Jr.
    March 18, 1997
    20 years
  • John Pavelka
    March 21, 2010
    7 years
  • Mary Huebbe
    March 21, 2016
    1 year
  • Frank Klipsch
    March 23, 1988
    29 years
  • R. William Rider
    March 23, 1982
    35 years
  • Don Luethje
    March 24, 1980
    37 years
  • Eric Dresing
    March 29, 2010
    7 years
Club Information

Welcome to our club!



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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This morning volunteers persevered the weather to make a difference in our community by picking up litter and other debris from area roadways and the Central Community Circle Neighborhood.

As site coordinators prepared to cancel, approximately 45 volunteers came out and decided to forge ahead despite the conditions. Volunteers were able to remove over 30 bags of litter and other debris, including a sign, from portions of N Brady, Welcome Way and W Kimberly Rd. Their efforts were much appreciated.

With rain hampering some of the cleanup efforts, a rain date of April 29th to clean up area roadways has been scheduled. While many volunteers will be returning for the rain date, additional volunteers are still needed and welcome. Sign-up to join us in making our community’s corridors more inviting and preventing litter from making it to our waterways at

While volunteers cleared area roadways, a cleanup of another kind was also taking place in Davenport’s Central Community Circle Neighborhood. A little over 40 individuals from the neighborhood group removed another 30+ bags of litter and other debris and 2 cubic yards of illegally dumped material between 4th and 10th Streets between Warren and Marquette.

What a great spirit of community shared by all involved today. Volunteers in today’s events are sure to have stories to tell in years to come. Smiles, comradery, fun and laughter were a common thread among volunteers, and at least one volunteer profited by finding a $5 bill.

Among those who turned out to volunteer today were volunteers from: the Davenport Rotary Club, the Quad City Lodging Association, Davenport’s West High School, Davenport’s Fire, Police and Public Works Departments, the Central Community Circle Neighborhood Group, Jefferson Elementary, One Eighty, 1st Ward Alderman, Rick Dunn, 8th Ward Alderwoman Kerri Tompkins, and few especially dedicated individuals.

Thank you for making a difference in our Community.


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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 March 13th 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 President Gary Loss
Assumption High School:
Shannon McGuire & Luke Fennelly
Central High School:
Kayleigh Bolick & Mimi Duong
Mid-City High School:
Jonathan Brady
North High School:
Joshua Reid & Bailey Tuttle
West High School:
Lexi Coiner & Adam McKown
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!
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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