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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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Jim 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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Davenport Rotary Scholarship Presentation
May 07, 2018
 
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Art Tate Bio

Dr. 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
 
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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
 
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No Noon Lunch Meeting

No Noon Lunch
May 28, 2018
 
Richard Whitaker
Jun 04, 2018
 
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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
 
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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
Jun 18, 2018
 
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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