Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Executive Secretary
Sergeant-At Arms
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
May 2017
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Thomas A. Sunderbruch
    May 2
  • Brian Nagle
    May 8
  • Melissa Hancock
    May 8
  • Dan A. Bovenmyer
    May 22
  • James C. Stopulos
    May 22
  • Mary Huebbe
    May 24
  • Stephen Gray
    May 26
  • Peter A. Peterson
    May 28
Join Date:
  • Michael L. Duffy
    May 2, 1983
    34 years
  • Christopher Townsend
    May 3, 2000
    17 years
  • K. Daniel DeVries
    May 5, 2000
    17 years
  • Jackie Holm
    May 9, 2016
    1 year
  • Bob Sharp
    May 12, 2008
    9 years
  • James W. O'Brien
    May 12, 1980
    37 years
  • Brian DeLaney
    May 19, 1997
    20 years
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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On May 1, 2017 (Davenport, IA) -The Rotary Club of Davenport awarded $58,500 in college scholarships; one $16,000 scholarship, four $10,000 scholarships and one $2,500 scholarship to six Davenport High School Students.  Students from Davenport Assumption, Central, North, West and Mid-City High Schools were eligible to apply.  Scholarships were presented to the recipients, along with their families, during the noon luncheon at The Outing Club.
“We received a talented pool of applicants for this year’s scholarship committee to review.  24 applicants from North, West, Central, Assumption, and Mid-City High Schools were interviewed. The following scholarship receipts were selected. (Special note the scholarship recipients found out their scholarship amount at the luncheon) The students selected represents the next generation of leaders and professionals.  As a Rotary club, it is extremely rewarding and truly an honor to support these students as they pursue their education and embark on various academic and career endeavors,” says Gary Loss, Rotary Club of Davenport President 2016-17.
Scholarship Recipients:
Lauren (Mickey) Sloat-Central High School-$16,000 Scholarship Awarded
Lexi Coiner-West High School--$10,000 Scholarship Awarded
Jalen Crawford-Mid-City High School--$2,500 Scholarship Awarded
Mackenzie Curran-North High School--$10,000 Scholarship Awarded
Anthony Smith-Central High School--$10,000 Scholarship Awarded
Caitlin Steimle-Assumption High School--$10,000 Scholarship Awarded
Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients.  The Rotary Club of Davenport wishes them only the best as they go forward in their educational journey.
The Rotary Club of Davenport Scholarship Program is one of the largest in the Quad Cities metro area providing over $58,500 annually.  Since its inception as the Rotary Memorial College Loan and Scholarship Fund in 1922, the Fund has awarded scholarships totaling over $1 million to seniors graduating from Davenport high schools. 
Link for the Scholarship Award Recipients’ Videos:
Today, The Rotary Club of Davenport was honored to throw a 100 Year Birthday Celebration for Mr. Jim Stopulos.  Jim's official birthday is May 22, 1917.
The noon meeting was filled with Jim's family and friends, along with his many Rotarians friends.  To celebrate 100 years of life, Larry Minard conducted a fun trivia game testing the knowledge of Rotarians of what happened in 1917.  The club learned tons about what was happening in the world, the U.S., and right here in Scott County back in 1917.
We are honored to be able to celebrate this amazing milestone with Jim and we wish him all the happiness in the world.
Happy Birthday Jim!
One of 10 in the world, Davenport Rotarian honored at conference
Davenport Rotarian William D. (Bill) Ashton was honored with one of the most important awards presented by The Rotary Foundation, one of only ten recipients in the world, the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World, in recognition of his significant contributions to the effort to eradicate polio.  The award was presented during the Rotary District 6000 annual conference held at the Coralville Marriott last Friday, May 5 by District Governor Chris Knapp of Iowa City. 
Ashton assembled, arranged all details and led the first district only National Immunization Day (NID) team to India for twelve adults and two high school students to immunize thousands of young children against polio in 2000.  The two -week mission included delivering immunizations to underserved remote villages where the team could also learn of other needs that could be addressed by partner Rotary clubs in India.  As the first such international service mission, it provided a major stimulus to the awareness and commitment of District 6000 Rotarians to humanitarian service through matching grants.
As a result of the needs identified by the team in India, District 6000 became the first district to develop matching grants with partner Rotary District 3060 in India to directly support polio immunization and complementary projects.  Over the 10 years following that NID, the Rotary Club of Davenport partnered with 29 different Indian Rotary clubs on grant projects and sponsored 61 humanitarian service projects in total in developing countries on four continents.
 Through its “PolioPlus” campaign, Rotary International has been a leader in the effort to eradicate polio since 1985 and India was declared polio free in 2014.  Only two countries in the world, Afghanistan and Pakistan, still have endemic polio and only five cases of the crippling disease have been identified this calendar year in those countries.  The complete eradication of the polio is “this close” which would make it only the second disease following smallpox to be eliminated from the world.
Since 1985, two billion children have been protected from polio; preventing 500,000 new cases annually.  Five million people who might otherwise have been paralyzed are living normal lives thanks to Rotary International and its partners in the polio eradication effort, the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, UNICEF and more recently the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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 May 8th at the Noon Meeting.  This was our last group of young people for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.
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:
Olivia Masterson & Alex Terrell
Central High School:
Kevin Kurth & Meredith Cox
Mid-City High School:
Christine Bein
North High School:
Destiny Ellingsworth & Amber Conger
West High School:
Diana Pham & Anna Arvanitis
Lori Elman
Jun 05, 2017
Mental Health Services in the Eastern Iowa Region
Club Outing-Davenport Fire Department-Central
Jun 12, 2017
Tour The New Central Fire Station
Gary Loss & Jim Wegener
Jun 19, 2017
Passing of the Gavel & New President Jim Wegener's Club Goals 2017-18
Aaron Howard, RN
Jun 26, 2017
Manalia Intergrative Medicine
Chief Lynn Washburn-Livingston & Others
Jul 17, 2017
Vocational Presentation
Monica Burchett
Jul 24, 2017
Project 15:12
Mariah Kauder-Market Outreach Specialist
Sep 11, 2017
MidAmerican Energy’s Commercial Energy Solutions
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