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REGISTRATION opens November 29; register early before the price increases.

P.E.T.S. (President Elect Training Seminar) is for incoming Rotary Club Presidents.  This is required training for Presidents-Elect, but also the very best way that Rotary leaders can help them become prepared.  It's a unique opportunity to network with other incoming Presidents from 4 Districts 6000, 5970, 5960 and 5950!  Presidents-Nominee are also invited to attend.

This year's Multi-District event is at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN; check in will be in the newly renovated Grand Lobby West.  There is a welcome reception with appetizers Thursday evening and the official training starts early Friday morning with breakfast and ends Saturday just before lunch.  Our sessions for just our District will be in Suite 106.  See attached Facility Map.  Dress is business/business casual.

Remember to book your Hotel room (the DoubleTree and Hilton Garden Inn are closest), information for hotels with negotiated PETS rates is at this link NC PETS under the register tab.  These hotels are connected to the Mayo Civic Center via Skywalk.

Mar 08, 2018 6:00 PM –
Mar 10, 2018 12:30 PM
 
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Jenni Venema Swanson has been a resident of the Quad Cities for over 32 years.

She is a certified fitness instructor licensed in both Illinois and Iowa. She teaches 6-8 classes per week in East Moline and Bettendorf.
During the past year, Jenni has looked at how the workplace affects worker wellness.  She has researched how employees work, their work postures and work productivity and discovered ways to improve all three.
Putting her knowledge of fitness and wellness together with workplace reality, she has discovered ways to improve workplace wellness in the daily work schedule.
Research is proving that sitting all day is not healthy.  “I used to sit at a desk all day long, that was not helping me, so I looked at how to improve my wellness at work”.
 
Simple fixes will make all the difference in your wellbeing and your productivity.
Jenni Swanson
Apr 02, 2018
 

A TOAST to Rotary District 6000

Each event starts with a social hour followed by a delicious buffet meal. The diverse program will feature Rotary International President's Representative, Lisa Herring from Texas, and Mary Beth Johnson from World Bicycle Relief.  Various clubs and young Rotarians will also be featured. There will be displays, awards, a great opportunity to meet Rotarians from other clubs, fun, fellowship and door prizes!  This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a district event that is close to home, short time commitment, and cost friendly in a business casual environment.  A special feature of the Toast in Ottumwa will be the attendance of all inbound and outbound Rotary Youth Exchange students. 

See pages 4-6 of the district newsletter, mailed to you in December, for more details.

TO REGISTER: To pay by check, preferred method, print the document to the left and mail it with your payment.  To pay by credit card, print the document and mail or call the District Office at 877-976-8279 with your credit card info.  We are not offering online registration for this event because of very high credit card processing fees.

Chairs for this location are:
Dennis and Deb Peterson

dennis.peterson1@gmail.com or 563-508-7581

dpeter8784@aol.com or 563-285-8784

File Link: https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000001635/en-ca/files/homepage/toast-event-2018/toast-promotional-flyer-4-way-test.pdf

 
Apr 12, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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Barry Donald has been the Financial Supervisor for the last two years at the One Eighty program. Prior to that time, he worked for twenty-five years in the banking and financial service industries. Barry has extensive knowledge and experience in grant writing and compliance. Barry is the father of three children, two of which are attending Augustana College and one attends Morton High School.

Barry Donald
Apr 16, 2018
 
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Learn more about the World Affairs Council of the QC does for the community and a briefing regarding the upcoming meeting between President Trump and N Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un in May.

Duk H. Kim received his Ph.D. from University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Kim is an associate professor of Political Science and Leadership Studies and the director of International Studies at St. Ambrose University, where he teaches courses on international politics, organization, and law. Dr. Kim is a native of South Korea and an expert on Korean politics, East Asian affairs, and UN peace operations. He has written extensively and given many talks on these topics. Among his works are Nurturing Peace: UN Peacebuiding in the Aftermath of Intrastate Conflicts, 1945-2002 and Two Koreas, Remembering One Nation. Dr. Kim currently serves the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities as the president. The World Affairs Council of the QC (WACQC) is non-partisan and a 501(c) (3) organization and affiliated with World Affairs Council of America. The WACQC holds free public month lecture series in the Bettendorf Public Library every last Tuesday of the month at 7pm from September to May.

He will be discussing the recent developments between Washington and Pyongyang and what might the implications be for South Korea, U.S. foreign policy, and Asian and world politics.

 

Duk Kim, St. Ambrose University
Apr 23, 2018
 
 
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James Moore has been a Rotarian since 2017 in New York. Originally from a small rural town in Canada, Jim now lives in New York City with his wife Erin, who is from the Quad Cities area. He runs a limited partnership based on the conservative investing principles of Warren Buffett. He has been a guest speaker on investing at NYU's Stern School of Business, Fordham University, Bowdoin College, and the CFA Society of New York. His research has been published in Bloomberg, Barron's, Fortune, CNNMoney, and MarketWatch. He’s been investing for 18 years, and has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Waterloo (Canada), and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California (USC).​

James Moore
Apr 30, 2018
 
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More details to come

Davenport Rotary Scholarship Presentation
May 07, 2018
 
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Dr. Art Tate was hired in August 2011 to serve as Superintendent in the Davenport Community School District.  He was formerly Superintendent in the Tempe, Arizona Schools through 2010-2011 school year.  He has also served as a superintendent in the Haverhill and Harvard, Massachusetts schools along with S.A.U. #34 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire and New York Military Academy in Cornwall on Hudson, New York.    He was the Director of Human Resources for T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island and began his education career as a teacher in the Broward County, Florida schools.  Mr. Tate was an U.S. Army officer with 9 years in Europe, 3 tours in Vietnam and taught mathematics at West Point.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Miami, M.A. from Boston University, M.S. from Texas Tech University, M.A. from the University of Rhode Island and an Ed.D. degree from Florida Atlantic University.

 

Dr. Art Tate
May 14, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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May 17, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Emily Tinsman, a junior music education major at Drake University, is proud to represent this part of the state as Miss Eastern Iowa 2018. Through her year of service, she will travel, perform, and volunteer for a variety of organizations and charities. Emily is especially proud of her connection with Children’s Miracle Network in which she has raised thousands of dollars for. She is proud to represent future and current fine arts teachers as an advocate for a platform known as TEMPOS: Teaching and Encouraging Music Participation in Our Schools. TEMPOS is a movement she created to advocate and fundraise for arts programs in our schools. She’s all about providing musical and artistic opportunities for students and showing them the power of being involved in the arts. She is thrilled to be here and share with you a bit about her journey to Miss Iowa and her passion for arts education. 

Emily Tinsman
May 21, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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May 25, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
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No Noon Meeting on Monday, May 28, 2018.

NO NOON MEETING
May 28, 2018
 
May 28, 2018
 

The Rotary Club of Davenport Fundraising Committee will be giving a presentation on an upcoming Fundraising Event.

Fundraising Committee
Jun 04, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Mary Mosiman has been serving as Iowa’s Auditor of State since May 13, 2013.  Initially appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to fill the unexpired term of her predecessor, she was elected to a full term in the November 2014 general election.

Mary serves the State as the “Taxpayer’s Watchdog” and her Office is responsible for the audits of state agencies, counties, cities, school districts and other governmental subdivisions.  The Office is also required to provide guidelines to CPA firms performing governmental audits, and plays a major role in fraud investigations around the State.

Previously, Mary served for 2 years as a Deputy in the Secretary of State’s Office and 10 years as the elected Story County Auditor.  Mary graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.  She is a member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT), the Ames Morning Rotary, and the Ames Chamber of Commerce.

A native of Hubbard, Iowa, Mary values her farm-family background.  She and her husband Dan reside in Ames.  They are the proud parents of four daughters.

Auditor of State Mary Mosiman, CPA
Jun 11, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Ben Keith, Director of Key Accounts at MidAmerican Energy, will share a presentation on "Solar Energy."

Ben Keith was born and raised in the Quad Cities (IL) Area. He currently resides in Davenport, IA, with his wife Kelly and their three year old son, Kaden. Their family is extremely active and enjoy being outside, going out to eat and spending time with friends. Ben has many hobbies and spends most of his free time participating in recreational sports leagues including basketball, soccer, golf, kickball and ski-ball. He is also a member of the Bettendorf, IA Rotary and the Quad Cities Young Professionals Organization.

From a professional perspective, Ben’s current position is the Director of Key Accounts for MidAmerican Energy. He is responsible for a customer service organization designed to assist MidAmerican’s large industrial and commercial customers in Illinois and Iowa. Previously, he was an operations supervisor in Electric Distribution in the Quad City Area. Prior to operations, Ben started his career as a Project Manager and Engineer in High Voltage Engineering where he was responsible for the replacement of existing and development of new transmission lines across MidAmerican’s service territory. Ben graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2008 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in Illinois.

 

 

Ben Keith
Jun 25, 2018 12:00 PM
 

No Noon Meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018.

NO NOON MEETING
Jul 02, 2018
 
Jul 02, 2018
 
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Annette Horvath will share her goals, as President, for the 2018-19 Rotary year.  Plus, properly thank Jim Wegener for his fantastic year as President.

 

Annette Horvath & Jim Wegener
Jul 09, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Chris Knapp is the current Vice Governor and has served as the Rotary International District 6000 Governor for 2016-2017.  Mr. Knapp will give a presentation reviewing the Rotary Club of Davenport's historical giving to The Rotary Foundation and how the club has used its giving to make the world a better place. The presentation will also have a report on the club's PolioPlus engagement.

Chris Knapp, District Rotary Foundation Chair
Jul 30, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Dr. Richard Whitaker began his career in the Quad Cities 24 years ago as a doctoral intern at the historic Marriage and Family Counseling Service in Rock Island, Illinois prior to receiving his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University in 1995. Since that pivotal year, Dr. Whitaker has pursued a career in community mental health, providing therapy services, supervision, and executive administration at community mental health centers in Grand Island, Nebraska (9 years) and Jasper, Indiana (12 years as CFO).  Since January, 2017, Rich has served as the CEO of Vera French Community Mental Health Center in Davenport, Iowa.  Dr. Whitaker also serves as a Governor-appointed  commissioner for the Iowa MHDS Commission, as a board member for the Iowa Association of Community Providers, and as a member of the Eastern Iowa MHDS Regional Advisory Committee.  Rich and Miriam, his wife of 28 years, are the parents of 3 daughters and 1 son and the proud grandparents of 2 highly intelligent and multi-talented granddaughters.  In his spare time, Rich enjoys family time at home, exercising, ultimate Frisbee, vocal performance, and service in the church and community.

Dr. Richard Whitaker
Aug 20, 2018
 

No Noon Meeting on Monday, September 3, 2018.

NO NOON MEETING
Sep 03, 2018