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Davenport

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We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Outing Club
2109 N Brady St.
Davenport, IA  52803
United States
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THE SULLIVANS (DDG-68) is named to honor five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa who served together on the USS JUNEAU during World War II. The Sullivan brothers: George, 28; Francis, 27; Joseph, 24; Madison, 23; and Albert, 20; lost their lives during the Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942. They were adamant about serving together in spite of the Navy wartime policy to separate family members. Surviving the brothers were their parents, Thomas and Alleta, their sister Genevieve, and the youngest brothers wife, Katherine, and their son, James. The family today includes two grandchildren of Albert Sullivan: Kelly Ann Sullivan Loughren and John Sullivan.
 
 

 
On Monday, April 27th the Club held its annual scholarship presentation, awarding $58,500 in scholarships to six incredible high school seniors. The scholarship committee reviewed 54 applications and the following six were chosen to receive scholarships.  Congratulations to the 2015 Rotary Club of Davenport Scholarship Recipients (From L to R):
 
Guadalupe Chavez ($10,000 Recipient, Davenport West); Letha Wallace ($10,000 Recipient, Davenport Central); Bennett Robertson ($10,000 Recipient, Davenport North); Joyclyn Behren ($2,500 Recipient, Mid City High); Riley Behan ($10,000 Recipient, Davenport Assumption);
Carina Grady ($16,000 Overall Recipient, Davenport 
West)
 
 

 
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. 
 
 
 
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.
 
 

 
 
 

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