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Local Community Service Project-Davenport Clean-Up

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 www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/cg.

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.

 

See Photos at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/cityofdavenportiowa/posts/1375444252519354

Local Community Service Project-Davenport Clean-Up 2017-03-28 05:00:00Z
Copy of Saying Good Bye-Junior Rotarians
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
Copy of Saying Good Bye-Junior Rotarians Anita Zemba-Schadt 2017-03-13 05:00:00Z
Paul Harris Award
Dennis Hoaglin presented Patt Englander with a Paul Harris Award!
Congrats Patt!
Paul Harris Award 2017-01-11 06:00:00Z
Make A Positive Impact-Volunteer
 
 
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: rollingerk@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us
 
Questions/Info/Sign-up: Contact Davenport Rotary Member, Jessi Lane at 563-343-7472 or Email: jessi@knilansfurniture.com
 
Your Impact:  Students will have reading assignments & materials – Just bring yourself and be ready to read, listen, & make a positive impact!
Make A Positive Impact-Volunteer 2016-07-29 05:00:00Z
Saying Good-Bye to our Junior Rotarians
Wishing the best of luck to another wonderful group of young people.  Thank you for participating as a Junior Rotarian.
 
 
Junior Rotarians with Davenport Rotary's President Tom Bowman
 
Assumption-Madeline Fer & Patrick Schwartehoff
Central-Joshua Janes & Emily Hummel
Mid-City-Almendra Marquez
North-Josh Voelkers & Nautica Tatum (not in photo)
West-Jim Heinricks & Tyler Pggenpohl
 
Saying Good-Bye to our Junior Rotarians 2016-03-17 05:00:00Z
2016 WingFest 2016 WingFest 2016-03-11 06:00:00Z
Rock Island Rotary Fund Raiser-"A Little Off Key"

“A Little Off Key” – Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Rock Island and the Twin Rivers Rotary After Hours Club.
 
-          March 3rd at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport
-          Doors Open and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres buffet starts at 6:00 pm
-          Show starts @7:30 – 2 full hours of piano music
-          Tickets are $45/each – include the buffet and the show
-          Cash Bar, although there will be a special drink to commemorate the event at a reduced price
-          Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com (search for A Little Off Key event)
-          Also call Sue Cassatt at (309) 644-0101 to purchase tickets.
-          Maximum of 250 tickets sold.  The only reserved seating is the VIP tables up front.  The rest of the seating is first come first serve in the hall.  The number of tickets sold will include standing room, so get there early.
 
See Flyer Below:
 

 
Rock Island Rotary Fund Raiser-"A Little Off Key" 2016-02-05 06:00:00Z
1st Multi Rotary Event-Service for Success
See the attached documents for the 1st Multi Rotary Event
Date: February 25, 2016
 
​MUST USE FOLLOWING LINK TO RSVP
 
Feel free to print and distribute.  We will have some printed versions at Monday, January 25th Meeting.
 
 
 
1st Multi Rotary Event-Service for Success 2016-01-15 06:00:00Z
Saying Good-Bye to our Junior Rotarians
This coming Monday, February 1st, we will say Good-Bye & Good Luck to a wonderful Group of Junior Rotarians.  Thank you for coming to our Rotary Group to learn more about how are group gives back to our community.
Tyraine Bostic-Mid City High
Tyalor Carstens & Kayla Gibson-West High
​Gabriel Behrendt & Hannah Hansen-Central High
Alex Belzer & Maggie Warner-North High
Allison Bouffard & Kyle Boldt-Assumption High
 
 
Saying Good-Bye to our Junior Rotarians 2016-01-15 06:00:00Z
Davenport Rotary Volunteer Reading Program
 
 
 
The Davenport Rotary has partnered with Davenport Schools for a reading program to help students at Madison Elementary (and possibly some other schools this year) who need our help.
 
To Participate Follow the Instructions:
1. Complete Davenport Community Schools volunteer application 
2. Available online at the DCS website or the Davenport Rotary club runner site
3. Application processing time is approximately 2 weeks
4. The application needs to be printed/completed and turned into Davenport Community Schools @ 1606 Brady Street, Davenport, IA or you can give it to Jim Wegener to deliver.
5. Identify times you are available to help (the teachers are flexible & appreciate any help they can get!
 
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: rollingerk@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us
 
Your Impact:  Students will have reading assignments & materials – Just bring yourself and be ready to read, listen, & make a positive impact!
 
 Questions/Info: Contact Jim Wegener 563-508-7412 or Email: jim.wegener@mcgladrey.com
Davenport Rotary Volunteer Reading Program Anita Zemba-Schadt 2015-09-11 05:00:00Z
Monday, June 29, 2015 - Gavel Passing Ceremony
The time has come to install the 2015-16 Rotary Club of Davenport Board of Directors and Officers.  Join us as we take time to recognize and thank the outgoing board members and welcome in the new Rotary year.
 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - Gavel Passing Ceremony 2015-06-24 05:00:00Z
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Joe Taylor, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
Here from one of the Quad Cities busiest promoters.  The Rotary Club of Davenport welcomes Joe Taylor from the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau to its Monday, June 22 meeting.
 
 
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Joe Taylor, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau 2015-06-17 05:00:00Z
Monday, June 15, 2015 - Vocational Service
We’re going back to the basics of vocational service.  Highlighting vocational service in the world of Rotary is a time for Rotarians to focus on their vocation and its importance to their local community and society at large. On Monday, we will spotlight one Rotarian and their vocation while learning more about how vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is truly what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations.
 
Monday, June 15, 2015 - Vocational Service 2015-06-10 05:00:00Z
Monday, June 8, 2015 - Clair Peterson, John Deere Classic
Clair Peterson was named Tournament Director for The John Deere Classic just prior to the 2002 PGA TOUR Event.  Clair came to the Tournament from Deere & Company where, during his 27-year tenure, he was one of the original group that helped launch John Deere’s Golf & Turf division in 1986, serving as Manager of Advertising and Promotion for 11 years.
 
 
Monday, June 8, 2015 - Clair Peterson, John Deere Classic 2015-06-03 05:00:00Z
Monday, June 1, 2015 - Sherry Ristau, Community Foundation of Great River Bend
On Monday, June 1 we will welcome Sherry Ristau, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Great River Bend.  Sherry will speak about her personal journey will also sharing information about the Community Foundation and its impact on the regional community while also giving us a glimpse into the future.

 
 
Monday, June 1, 2015 - Sherry Ristau, Community Foundation of Great River Bend Johanna Smith 2015-05-27 05:00:00Z
Monday, May 25, 2015 - NO ROTARY, Memorial Day
Rotary will not be held on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.  Meetings will resume on Monday, June 1 with speaker and Rotarian, Sherry Ristau, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Great River Bend.
 
Monday, May 25, 2015 - NO ROTARY, Memorial Day 2015-05-20 05:00:00Z
Monday, May 18, 2015 - Creative Arts Academy
In the Fall of 2014, Davenport Community Schools opened the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities, housed in community arts facilities throughout downtown Davenport and supported by arts partners from across the Quad Cities. The Creative Arts Academy offers experiences in five disciplines based on participants interests, including Communications and Media Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre and the Visual Arts. In its first year, the Creative Arts Academy served three audiences: 1) a first cohort of 6th graders; 2) Dream students (high school juniors and seniors aspiring to careers in the arts) and 3) the general community. Incoming 6th grade students and Dream students will be required to audition into the program, but community offerings and workshops will be open to all. In preparing for its second year, the Creative Arts Academy will expand to offering both 6th and 7th grade instruction, while continuing to offer the Dream program for high school juniors and seniors. The CAA will also continue to offer new and varied offerings and workshops for the surrounding community.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - Creative Arts Academy Johanna Smith 2015-05-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 11, 2015 - Comprehensive Community Fire Department
Generally, the term fire prevention brings to mind actions taken to be safe at home such as installing smoke detectors, practicing home exit drills, or maintaining clear storage around water heaters. These are great fire safety practices for individuals at home. But, everyone must also have confidence that when at work, shopping, or eating out, the buildings they are in will protect them from fire. Comprehensive community fire prevention has many facets including plans review, fire systems test observation, commercial inspections, and extinguisher training, as well as education for all ages. Davenport Fire Chief Lynn Washburn, Fire Marshal Mike Hayman, and Public Education Officer Mark Kakert will share the mission and resources of the Department to ensure comprehensive fire prevention for our community.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - Comprehensive Community Fire Department Johanna Smith 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z
2015 Scholarship Recipients
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)
 
2015 Scholarship Recipients 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 4, 2015 - USS The Sullivans
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.
 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - USS The Sullivans Johanna Smith 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 27, 2015 - Scholarship Awards Presentation
On Monday, the Club will award $58,500 in scholarships to six incredible high school seniors.  The committee reviewed more then 50 applications this year and worked hard to find the most deserving students from each of the five high schools.  Join us on Monday to meet the recipients.
 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - Scholarship Awards Presentation Johanna Smith 2015-04-23 00:00:00Z
In Memory of Rotarian Dr. F. Ross McFadden
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dr. F. Ross McFadden, 96, a resident of Davenport, will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, 316 E. Kirkwood Blvd., Davenport. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. Burial will be in the Columbarium at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Per his wish the rite of cremation will take place following the funeral. 
 
Dr. McFadden passed away peacefully Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf following a brief illness.
 
His full obituary can be viewed at http://www.hmdfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1561325
In Memory of Rotarian Dr. F. Ross McFadden 2015-04-15 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Major General Kevin O'Connell
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. 
 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Major General Kevin O'Connell Johanna Smith 2015-04-15 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 13, 2015 - Col. Joe Tirone (Ret.), Jason's Box & Patriot Place
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. 
 
Monday, April 13, 2015 - Col. Joe Tirone (Ret.), Jason's Box & Patriot Place 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z
Michael Angelo Caruso - Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30 PM
Join motivational speaker and lifetime Rotarian, Michael Angelo Caruso for a fun, professional development program on Mon., April 20th at Hotel Blackhawk See more about Michael here (https://youtu.be/BkewzrFU-Ds) and then click here (http://bit.ly/1FXwNeg) to order tickets by April 14th. Space is limited! Presented by the QCA Rotary Clubs, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Milan Chamber and Hotel Blackhawk.
 
 
 
 
Michael Angelo Caruso - Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30 PM Johanna Smith 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 6, 2015 - Mayor Bill Gluba
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.
 
Monday, April 6, 2015 - Mayor Bill Gluba Johanna Smith 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Dr. Jake Klipsch, Mid City High School
Mid City High School is the new alternative high school in the Davenport Community School District.  It opened in August of 2014.  What is different about Mid City High School?  What makes it “alternative”? 

Dr. Jake Klipsch, Principal of Mid City, will present information on the history of alternative education in Davenport, exciting things that are happening at the school right now, and the vision for the school in the coming years.  Dr. Klipsch is a graduate of Davenport West High School and taught elementary school on the south side of Chicago as a member of Teach For America.  Before beginning at Mid City High School, Dr. Klipsch has worked at JB Young
Intermediate, Hayes Elementary, and Eisenhower Elementary.  He is excited to share his passion for alternative education and the students at Mid City.
 
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Dr. Jake Klipsch, Mid City High School Johanna Smith 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 23, 2015 - Missy Sweeney, Girls Scouts of Eastern and Western Illinois
Missy Sweeney will join us on Monday to present an overview on the Girl Scouts of Eastern and Western Illinois including their current membership, cookie sales, program center, outreach and the new liberty camp.
 
Miss Sweeney is the Sr. Membership Outreach Manager for the Girl scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. She has been with the Girl scouts for four years and doing non-profit work for over 18 years. Missy is involved in several groups in the community as well as volunteers at her local church. 
 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - Missy Sweeney, Girls Scouts of Eastern and Western Illinois Johanna Smith 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 16, 2015 - Bill Brewer, Western Illinois University
Bill Brewer is Western Illinois University's architect and director of facilities - Quad Cities. Prior to relocating to the Quad Cities to manage the construction of the new riverfront campus, he served as the assistant director of the physical plant for facilities planning and construction on the Macomb campus. Bill is a registered architect in the State of Illinois and a LEED AP with more than 24 years experience in designing, constructing and operating higher education facilities.
 
Monday, March 16, 2015 - Bill Brewer, Western Illinois University 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 9, 2015 - Sally Mason, University of Iowa President
Sally Mason became the 20th President of the University of Iowa on August 1, 2007. Trained as a cell developmental biologist, she also holds a full professorship in the Department of Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
 
Currently, President Mason is overseeing a historic era of campus transformation, including rebuilding in the wake of the historic 2008 flooding, especially the renewal of an arts campus for the 21st century; the construction of a state-of-the-art children’s hospital and biomedical discovery research center; and the first new residence hall since 1968.  At Iowa, President Mason has also spearheaded a sustainable university initiative, making sustainability a central priority of all aspects of the university enterprise. Under President Mason’s leadership, the UI has successfully met current economic challenges through careful planning, strategic prioritization, and increased efficiency. 
 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - Sally Mason, University of Iowa President 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 2, 2015 - Doug Rick, I-74 Bridge Project
We’ve had a month of fun on the road, but it is time to return to The Outing Club.  Join us on Monday, March 2 as we welcome Doug Rick, the I-74 Project Manager for the Iowa DOT.  His presentation will include an overview of the I-74 corridor in the Quad Cities which includes a much needed replacement of the Mississippi River Bridge.  Doug will share some of the unique design elements of the bridge and will provide an update on the status of the project including work that will take place this year.  He will also discuss costs and proposed schedules for the project. 
 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - Doug Rick, I-74 Bridge Project 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 23, 2015 - Vocational Service Meeting
We have reached the end of “Field Trip February.”  We will finish the month with our quarterly evening meeting at Front Street Brewery’s Freight House Location.  Join us from 4:30—6:00 PM for a fun, light-hearted meeting.  Please RSVP to davenportrotary@gmail.com if you plan to attend.  Appetizers will be served and a cash bar available.  Guests are $13.  This is a great opportunity to network and fellowship with your fellow Rotarians.
 
Monday, February 23, 2015 - Vocational Service Meeting 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 16, 2015 - NO ROTARY
Rotary will not meet on Monday, February 16. Join us on Monday, February 23 for an evening meeting at Front Street Brewery's Freight House location. Networking begins at 4:30 PM.  
Monday, February 16, 2015 - NO ROTARY 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 9, 2015 - Valentine's Lunch
It’s time for the club’s annual Valentine’s lunch at the Rogalski Center.  Each of the high school’s have lined up entertainment for the lunch and Eloise has collected several donations for the raffle.  Tickets will be 1-$5 or 3-$10 so bring a little extra for the raffle. A buffet lunch will be catered by Sodexo. 
 
The parking officers have been instructed to relax ticketing from 11:00 - 1:30  during the event.  Disability parking spaces are available near the Rogalski Center.  Additional parking can be found on the corner of Gaines and Lombard Street. 
 
Monday, February 9, 2015 - Valentine's Lunch 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 2, 2015 - Kim Findlay, The Putnam Museum
The Outing Club is closed for the month of February so the Davenport Rotary is headed on the road with the Putnam Museum as our first destination.
 
“I had no idea!”  This is the statement we hear often from visitors to The Putnam these days.
 
Beginning as the Davenport Academy of Science in 1867 and becoming the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science when it opened on Museum Hill in 1963, it is now the Putnam Museum & Science Center.
 
Monday, February 2, 2015 - Kim Findlay, The Putnam Museum 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 26, 2015 - Dimy Doresca, International Inst. of International Business
Davenport Rotary will host Dimy Doresca, Director of the International Institute for International Business at the University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business, on Monday, January 26.

Dimy Doresca is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and an International Business Specialist and Consultant. He is also Lecturer in International Business, a Global Learning Faculty Lead, and the Director of the Institute for International Business, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa. 
Monday, January 26, 2015 - Dimy Doresca, International Inst. of International Business Johanna Smith 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 19, 2015 - NO Rotary

Rotary will not meet on Monday, January 19. Join us on Monday, January 26 for guest speaker, Dimy Doresca with the University of Iowa Institute for International Business.  

 

Monday, January 19, 2015 - NO Rotary Johanna Smith 2015-01-15 00:00:00Z
In Remembrance - Judge Jack Broderick, Rotarian and Past-President (1989-90)

ImageIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rotarian, Judge Jack Broderick.  Jack  was an active member of the Davenport Rotary Club for many years, joining in 1973. He was President of the club from 1989-90, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a role model for many on what Service Above Self really means.

Visitation will be Monday, January 12 from 3-6 p.m. at Weerts Funeral Home, with a vigil service beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan.13 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf.  

Jack's full obituary can be viewed at http://weertsfh.com/obituary.html?id=2948

In Remembrance - Judge Jack Broderick, Rotarian and Past-President (1989-90) Johanna Smith 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 12, 2015 - Don Doucette, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
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Rotarian and EICC Chancellor, Don Doucette, will provide an update on the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, including an update on the development of a full- service urban campus in Downtown Davenport to be located within several downtown Davenport buildings.  The new full-service urban campus will allow Scott Community College to more than double its capacity downtown to 1,500-plus students. In addition, EICC’s Continuing Education programs, currently serving more than 30,000 students annually, will be integrated into the new campus.  

 

Monday, January 12, 2015 - Don Doucette, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Johanna Smith 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 5, 2015 - Club Assembly

Happy New Year Rotarians….Rotary is back in session! Join us on Monday, January 5 as we kick off 2015 with our club assembly, a time for the membership to weigh on what is being done right, what could be done better and even what needs to change.  Topics on the survey include membership recruitment and retention, membership satisfaction, club social activities and foundation giving.  This is a great opportunity to make sure your opinion is heard.  It’s also a great time to sign up and serve on a committee in 2015.  Don’t miss it! 

 

Monday, January 5, 2015 - Club Assembly Johanna Smith 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z
NO ROTARY - Monday, December 22 and 29, 2014

Rotary will not meet on Monday, December 22 or December 29 in observance of the holidays.  Join us on Monday, January 5 as we kick off 2015 with our annual club assembly session.

Have a safe holiday and a very Happy New Year! 

 

NO ROTARY - Monday, December 22 and 29, 2014 Johanna Smith 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z
Regina Haddock, Dress for Success QC - Monday, December 8, 2014

Regina Haddock is the Executive Director of Dress for Success Quad Cities.  Join us on Monday to hear more about Dress for Success and their mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Regina is a social entrepreneur and longtime community advocate interested in creating social capital and improving civic engagement. She has extensive experience in Education, Health & Human Services, PR/Marketing, and Program Development. She holds a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on educating in a culturally diverse and pluralistic society. During the 20+ years Regina had school-age children, she served in a variety of volunteer roles related to school improvement and parental involvement, including PTA, the Local School Improvement Advisory Committee and the Davenport Schools Foundation.

 

 

Regina Haddock, Dress for Success QC - Monday, December 8, 2014 Johanna Smith 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 17, 2014 - Jane Schmidt, Iowa Teacher of the Year
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Jane Schmidt, Iowa Teacher of the Year will present “Iowa Core—The Game Changer,” at Rotary on Monday, November 17.

Schmidt is a 30+ year veteran teacher from Maquoketa Community School District where this past year she taught 8th grade literacy in the morning and served as Director of Professional Growth and Student Learning in the afternoon.  This school year she is traveling Iowa serving as an Ambassador of Education as Iowa Teacher of the Year.  Her work is dedicated to nurturing not only a love of reading and writing but also a deep understanding of their importance in today’s informational age. Her career began in special education in a variety of settings – self-contained, resource, co-teaching, and eventually full integration of services.  While earning a Master’s in Special Education and working with special learners, she developed a passion for literacy, earning certification in both Reading and Language Arts.  In 2004, she achieved National Board Certification in Early Adolescence/English Language Arts.  She has worked in Maquoketa for 25 years with most of those years teaching middle school students writing and most recently literacy.  In May 2013, she earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a desire to influence change within a system. As Iowa Teacher of the Year, she serves on the Iowa Outstanding Educators Advisory Council and the Department of Education Bureau of Educator Quality. Yeats wrote, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”  According to Jane, “As educators, it is this belief that we must light a fire that keeps us striving for continuous improvement for both our students and ourselves. Every year we have an opportunity for new journeys with students, and lifelong learning is the key for that journey to be meaningful.” 

 

Monday, November 17, 2014 - Jane Schmidt, Iowa Teacher of the Year Johanna Smith 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 10, 2014 - NO ROTARY

Rotary will not be held on Monday, November 10 in observance of Veteran’s Day.  We will return on Monday, November 17 with guest speaker and 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Jane Schmidt.  Jane is a longtime teacher known for her leadership, her ability to connect with students, and her commitment to improvement.  She is a 33-year teaching veteran from Delmar and is currently an eighth-grade literacy and language arts teacher at Maquoketa Middle School in the Maquoketa Community School District.

 

Monday, November 10, 2014 - NO ROTARY Johanna Smith 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6th Annual Chili Cook Off
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It’s time for the 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off.  It will be held from 6—9 PM at River Music Experience.  We have a variety of chili cooks lined up to share their cooking talents with the club.  There are also a number of other Rotarians who will be providing baked goods for the event.  PLEASE RSVP so food can be planned accordingly.  Plan on bringing your spouse/significant other, kids and friends for an evening of food, FUN and entertainment! 

RSVP to Johanna at davrotary@netexpress.net.

 

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6th Annual Chili Cook Off Johanna Smith 2014-10-30 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 27, 2014 - Tim Schiffer, Figge Art Museum

Rotarian and Figge Art Museum Executive Director, Tim Schiffer, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, October 27 membership meeting.  Tim will be presenting on the exhibition “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum,” which will open at the Figge on November 15 on its first stop outside New York City on a national tour. The works in the exhibition range from paintings to quilts to woodcarvings, furniture and weathervanes that were made from the 18th century to the 21st. The exhibit explores the idea of the “self-taught” as a uniquely American trait.

Tim Schiffer is the Executive Director of the Figge Art Museum. Prior to coming to the Quad Cities in 2012, he was Executive Director of the Museum of Ventura County in Southern California. He holds 

Monday, October 27, 2014 - Tim Schiffer, Figge Art Museum Johanna Smith 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 20, 2014 - University of Iowa Provost, Dr. Barry Butler
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P. Barry Butler was appointed provost of The University of Iowa in May of 2011, after serving as interim provost since October 2010. Prior to his appointment, Butler was dean of the UI College of Engineering, where he holds the rank of full professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.  He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979 and 1981, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 1984, also from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He joined the University of Iowa faculty in 1984.

Butler has worked as a visiting research fellow for the U.S. Navy and Sandia National Laboratories and as a visiting faculty member at Université de Provence in Marseille, France.  He is active in a number of aerospace-related instructional and research activities at UI.  He currently serves on the boards of several state and national technology-based organizations committed to economic growth and the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, including the American Wind Energy Association, for which he also serves as research committee co-chair.  He serves as the Governor's delegate to the Aerospace States Association.  Butler is an active participant in Iowa’s STEM Initiative, and has been a strong advocate for working with industry, community colleges, and Iowa’s K-12 educators to promote STEM education.  

Biography from the University of Iowa at http://provost.uiowa.edu/about/p-barry-butler

 

Monday, October 20, 2014 - University of Iowa Provost, Dr. Barry Butler Johanna Smith 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 13, 2014 - NO Rotary

Rotary will not be held on Monday, October 13 in observance of Columbus Day.   We return on Monday, October 20 with guest speaker, Barry Butler, University of IA Provost.  

 

Monday, October 13, 2014 - NO Rotary Johanna Smith 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 6, 2014 - Charitable Grant Presentation

On Monday, The Rotary Club of Davenport Charitable Giving Committee in partnership with the Davenport Rotary Board of Directors will award over $16,000 to fund projects and support organizations in the community and abroad that provide basic human services, serve youth, and meet community needs.  Proceeds generated from the 2nd Annual Rotary Club of Davenport WingFest presented by M.A. Ford this past June, funded the awards. 

 

Monday, October 6, 2014 - Charitable Grant Presentation Johanna Smith 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 29, 2014 - Candidate Dr. Mariannette Miller - Meeks

Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks is an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) who most recently served for three years as the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. During her tenure, she showed passion for improving the healthcare and quality of life for Iowans.  Dr. Miller-Meeks learned that a lot can be accomplished by putting partisanship aside for the greater good of the people of Iowa.

Mariannette enlisted in the United States Army at age 18 and retired honorably from the reserves as a Lt. Colonel. During those 24 years, active duty and reserve, she served as a private, nurse, and physician.

She and her husband, Curt, live in Ottumwa. They have two grown children, Jonathon and Taylor.

For more information about Dr. Mariannette Miller—Meeks, visit Miller-Meeks for Congress.

Statement from Miller Meeks for Congress at https://www.millermeeks.com/learn-more-about-mariannette-miller-meeks/

 

Monday, September 29, 2014 - Candidate Dr. Mariannette Miller - Meeks Johanna Smith 2014-09-25 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 15, 2014 - Chris McCormick Pries, Vera French

For almost 40 years, Chris McCormick Pries has worked at Vera French Community Mental Health Center and is currently a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and the Clinical Director. Chris is also a major provider of community services for individuals, educators, counselors, and care givers in the Quad Cities. She is involved with Jason’s Box, the Mental Health Legal Task Force, Eating Disorders Consortium, the Safety Net in Peril Committee, a trainer for the Davenport and Bettendorf police and a public speaker bringing awareness to eradicate the stigma of mental illness. Chris has dedicated her life to providing quality, accessible and comprehensive care to those suffering from mental illness and has worked compassionately to make their lives more complete.

In January, she was honored by the Vera French Community Mental Health Center with the Courage and Compassion in the Advocacy of Mental Health Award for her efforts and contributions to improving conditions for people with mental illness.

Join us on Monday to learn more about Vera French Community Mental Health Center and their work to enhance the mental health of all in our community by providing quality, accessible and comprehensive care.

 

Monday, September 15, 2014 - Chris McCormick Pries, Vera French Johanna Smith 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 8, 2014 - Ben Loeb, Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Benjamin Loeb

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra is turning 100!  Rotarian and Quad City Symphony Orchestra Executive Director, Ben Loeb, will be our guest speaker on Monday, September 8.  He will be sharing more on the 100 year history of the organization as well as what they have planned for the upcoming season.

Ben is an accomplished pianist and has performed in venues throughout the world.   He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Harvard University, a Master of Music degree in Accompanying from the Curtis Institute of Music, a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Accompanying from The Julliard School, and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory. In addition to the Greater Bridgeport (CT) Symphony Orchestra, Loeb was also the founder, executive director, and music director of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras. Ben has extensive teaching experience; he was one of the first piano faculty members of the El Paso Conservatory of Music and is the founder, administrator, and member of the conducting faculty of the International Conducting Workshop and Festival, which has presented master classes around the world for over 11 years.

 

Monday, September 8, 2014 - Ben Loeb, Quad City Symphony Orchestra Johanna Smith 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 1, 2014 - No Rotary

Rotary will not be held on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.  We will return with Rotarian and Quad City Symphony Orchestra Executive Director, Ben Loeb, on Monday, September 8.

Monday, September 1, 2014 - No Rotary Johanna Smith 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 25, 2015 - Jack Hatch, Iowa Governor Candidate

ImageJack served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1985 to 1993. In 1993, he accepted the position of State Director with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. He returned to the Iowa House after winning election in November of 2000 and then won his first term to the Iowa Senate in 2002.

Presently, Jack is chair of the Senate Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee. He also serves on the Economic Growth, Human Resources, State Government, Labor & Business Relations, and Appropriations committees.

 

 

Monday, August 25, 2015 - Jack Hatch, Iowa Governor Candidate Johanna Smith 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 18, 2014 - District Governor John Ockenfels

Image2014-2015 District 6000 Governor, John Ockenfels and his wife Deb will be traveling the district for the first six months of the year to visit all 64 clubs, and the Ankeny Evening Satellite.  They will be stopping by the Davenport club on Monday, August 18 to speak to the membership and visit with our club Board of Directors, Officers and Committee Chairs.  Members of the board, officers and committee chairs are invited to attend a special meeting with District Governor Ockenfels at 10:30 am on August 18.  We will be meeting in the lower level dining room at The Outing Club.

 

Monday, August 18, 2014 - District Governor John Ockenfels Johanna Smith 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 11, 2014 - Rusty Boruff, The 180 Zone

Rusty Boruff is the Founder and Executive Director of 180 Zone.  180 Zone Inc. is a faith based, non-profit ministry. It houses men, women, families, children, and youth while they are discipled in the local church. They have a 25 bed facility, Norma's Place, a men’s residential facility, and three outreach facilities around the Quad Cities Area. Many of those they reach are homeless, addicted, or poverty stricken.  The 180 Zone also has a faith-based program to help men and women overcome challenges in their life, no matter what the struggle. They provide many different facets of outreach such as helping move the elderly or less fortunate, furnish apartments and homes, provide counseling, tutoring, after school feedings, a food pantry, feed and clothe the homeless and needy, visit the nursing homes, and much more. 

The 180 Zone uses hundreds of volunteers on a monthly basis to serve thousands of people every week in the community.

 

Monday, August 11, 2014 - Rusty Boruff, The 180 Zone Johanna Smith 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 4, 2014 - Corn Boil

Your RSVP is requested for the annual Corn Boil on Monday, August 4 at Duck Creek Park Pavilion #2. The Corn Boil will replace the regular membership meeting.  We WILL NOT meet at noon on the 4th. To ensure we have enough food and beverages for all, PLEASE RSVP to davrotary@netexpress.net with your total guest count.  Guests are $13 and kids are FREE.   Food service begins at 6:00 PM.  Please join us for an enjoyable evening of great food, family and friends.  Let’s have another record crowd. 

 

Monday, August 4, 2014 - Corn Boil Johanna Smith 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 28, 2014 - Mississippi Valley Fair

ImageIt’s a Rotarian favorite….our meeting at the Mississippi Valley Fair.   Our longstanding Davenport Rotary tradition continues as we head to the Fair on preparation day, Monday, July 28th. We will meet in the Pavilion, right across from the horse barns on the West side of the grounds.  Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Guests are $13 and children are free.

To avoid delays ROTARIANS NEED TO ENTER THE FAIR THRU THE GATE OFF LOCUST STREET RIGHT ACROSS FROM McDONALDS.  Riefe's will cater lunch.

2014 will mark the 95th year for the Fair.  Far from its humble beginnings in the early 1900's it has grown from a small county fair into a grand regional event, attracting more than 300,000 people during fair week and over 600,000 people annually making it one of the largest fairs in Iowa.  The impressive grandstand line up for 2014 includes Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Craig Morgan, Cheap Trick, Alan Jackson, and Jerrod Niemman.

 

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Mississippi Valley Fair Johanna Smith 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z
Bill Ratzburg - QC Manufacturing Hub

Bill Ratzburg currently serves as the Director of Economic and Community Development  at Deere & Company.  He has served in this position since his appointment in 2008.  Ratzburg has worked for Deere since 1996, mostly in business development efforts for the company.  He also has experience as a chief financial officer and vice president at other companies and he holds an MBA and a BA in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  He has been a Quad City resident for over 40 years.

 

Bill Ratzburg - QC Manufacturing Hub Jason Gordon 2014-07-17 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 14, 2014 - Dee Breummer, Scott County Administrator

Scott County Administrator, Dee Bruemmer, will present her annual “State of the County” to the membership on Monday.  She will cover the current programs at the County and the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Ms. Breummer will also highlight a few of the services available and give an update on the impact of new laws being discussed.

 

Monday, July 14, 2014 - Dee Breummer, Scott County Administrator Johanna Smith 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 7, 2014 - NO ROTARY

Rotary will not meet on Monday, July 7 in observance of the 4th of July.  We will return on Monday, July 14 with guest speaker, Scott County Administrator, Dee Breummer.

Monday, July 7, 2014 - NO ROTARY Johanna Smith 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 30, 2014 - Installation of 2014-15 Club Officers and Directors

It’s time to pass the gavel to the 2014-15 Rotary Club of Davenport Board of Directors and Officers.  Join us as we take time to recognize and thank the outgoing board members and committee chairs as well as install the 2014-2015 Rotary Club of Davenport Board and Officers.

 

Monday, June 30, 2014 - Installation of 2014-15 Club Officers and Directors Johanna Smith 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 23, 2014 - Vocational Service

It's time for another vocational service round up.  Highlighting vocational service in the world of Rotary is a time for Rotarians to focus on their vocation and its importance to their local community and society at large. On Monday, we will focus on vocational service, spotlighting two Rotarians and their vocations.

Monday, June 23, 2014 - Vocational Service Johanna Smith 2014-06-20 00:00:00Z
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 2nd Annual Rotary WingFest Presented By MA Ford

ImageThe 2nd Annual Rotary WingFest Presented By MA Ford is Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 3-7 PM at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in the Pavilion.  Tickets are $25 at the door with kids 12 and under free.  Enjoy a two (2)wing sample from six (6) vendors.  Attendees will also be treated to performances by The Unidynes, Jim Ryan and the Grey Wolf Band and Dan Hubbard and the Humadors.  All proceeds benefit non-profit charities.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 2nd Annual Rotary WingFest Presented By MA Ford Johanna Smith 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 16, 2014 - Rotary Pavilion Dedication

ImageThe time has finally come to dedicate the Rotary Centennial Pavilion.  The members of the Rotary Club of Davenport will formally dedicate the Pavilion on Monday, June 16 in special ceremony at River Heritage Park at 4:30 PM.  The public is invited to attend this monumental celebration.

 

 

Monday, June 16, 2014 - Rotary Pavilion Dedication Johanna Smith 2014-06-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 9, 2014 - Gary Welch, RYLA

Gary Welch, Chair of the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy and Past District Governor, will be the guest speaker on Monday, June 9. He will give us an update on what Iowa Rotarians in Districts 6000 and 5970 are doing to develop leadership among the youth. Join us to learn more about RYLA and Rotary’s 6-day leadership conference for high school sophomores and juniors from throughout Iowa. The Rotary Club of Davenport will be sponsoring two students, one from North and one from West, at the 2014 conference taking place July 13-18 at Grinnell College

Monday, June 9, 2014 - Gary Welch, RYLA Johanna Smith 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 2, 2014 - Doug Cropper, Affordable Care Act

ImageJoin us on Monday, June 2 for guest speaker Doug Cropper as he discusses the Affordable Care Act.

Doug Cropper is the current President and CEO of Genesis Health Systems and is responsible for the operational and strategic plans for the health system and its entities.

Cropper grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his father was a dentist and volunteered at the local children's hospital. It made enough of an impression on him that he decided to pursue his own career in health care. His first job was an operating room orderly. Now, with more than 28 years of health care experience, he has fulfilled a life-long career goal to lead a health system. With a focus on safety and quality, Cropper is working to guide Genesis to national recognition for its patient care.

Prior to joining Genesis in 2008, he served as an executive vice president with Inova Health System, based in Falls Church, VA, and campus administrator of the 900-bed Inova Fairfax Hospital.  Between 1991 and 2003, Cropper held various leadership positions with HealthEast, based in St. Paul, MN. His last assignment with HealthEast was CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital and health system vice president. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Utah and holds a Master's degree in Health Care and Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota. Cropper and his wife, Lynne, have four children.

Monday, June 2, 2014 - Doug Cropper, Affordable Care Act Johanna Smith 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 26, 2014 - NO ROTARY

Rotary will not meet on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.  We will reconvene on Monday, June 2.

Monday, May 26, 2014 - NO ROTARY Johanna Smith 2014-05-20 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 19, 2014 - Tim Wilkinson, Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation

Tim Wilkinson will speak to the membership on Monday about the Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation (GDRC), and their task of managing the city’s industrial park, known as the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center (EIIC).  

Tim Wilkinson is the CEO of Corporate Community Consulting LLC.  He retired from Alcoa in August 2009 after 34 years where he was Vice President of the North American Public Strategy Group from 2002 to 2009 responsible for 26 operations in a 6 state Midwest region.  From 1983 to 2002, he served as Communications Vice President of Alcoa’s aluminum sheet and plate rolling business unit that had operations in 5 states, employing 5500 people and sales of $1 billion.

In the Iowa-Illinois Quad City region, he provided volunteer leadership as board chair or board member to over 40 local non-profits.  He served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Iowa Taxpayers Association for 25 years. He also served on the Executive Committee and board of The Iowa Association of Business and Industry for 25 years.  Currently, he serves on the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering Advisory Board and Bettendorf’s Human Rights Commission.

Monday, May 19, 2014 - Tim Wilkinson, Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation Johanna Smith 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 12, 2014 - Kathy Middleton "Protecting Your Identity"

Identity theft is taking the country by storm. Many feel a sense of security knowing that if they review their credit card and bank statements regularly they are pretty well protected. That is what people whose numbers were stolen in the Target debacle found. However, ID theft goes much deeper than credit/debit card numbers. Learn more about the five types of identity theft, and in so doing, learn which is the largest form; and believe it or not, it is not financial.

Kathy Middleton will be sharing information about Identity Theft and what you can do to protect yourself, your employees and your clients. She is a Regional Manager with LegalShield, specializing in the Small Business and Employee Benefits Divisions. A long-time resident of Davenport, Kathy holds BA and MS degrees in Education. She has combined the skills she gained as an educator plus her understanding of the needs and challenges of small business owners and is now helping her members protect themselves and their businesses. 

Monday, May 12, 2014 - Kathy Middleton "Protecting Your Identity" Johanna Smith 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 5, 2014 - Davenport West High School Robotics Team
Davenport West High School’s Falcon Fever is the 2014 Iowa State winner of the Real World Design Challenge. Teams from Clinton, Central Lee, Marshalltown and Davenport West competed in this year’s challenge.   The team from West High School will now represent Iowa in the national challenge which will be held in Washington D.C. in November. This is the third state title for Davenport West High School.  Team members include: Pardeep Saini (Senior), Derek Geiken (Senior), Nicole Kraft (Senior), Tuyen Nguyen (Junior) and Carina Grady (Junior).  Join us on Monday to meet a few of the team members and hear more about their project.

The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams are asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace.  This 2014 challenge was to increase corn crop yield by detecting the European Corn Borer through the use of a UAV.  


Monday, May 5, 2014 - Davenport West High School Robotics Team Johanna Smith 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z
2014 Rotary Scholarship Recipients
On Monday, the Club awarded $56,000 in scholarships to five incredible high school seniors.  The committee reviewed more then 30 applications this year and worked hard to find the most deserving students from each of the four high schools. 

Pictured from L to R: Austin Barton (Davenport West - $10,000 Winner); Aaron Reynolds (Davenport North - $10,000 Winner); Adam Kall (Davenport Central - $16,000 Overall Winner); Andrew Quested (Davenport Assumption - $10,000 Winner) and Madison Walker (Davenport West - $10,000 Winner)

Congratulations to the 2014 scholarship recipients!

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2014 Rotary Scholarship Recipients Johanna Smith 2014-04-28 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 21, 2014 - Brigadier General Kristin K. French
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(Information taken from Joint Munitions & Lethality (JM&L) LCMC website.

Brigadier General Kristin K. French is a native of Glen Rock, NJ. She graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1986 and was commissioned into the Regular Army as a Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. 

In 2011, she assumed command of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Fort Knox, KY, and in April 2012 deployed the unit to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She relinquished command in June 2013 to move to Rock Island Arsenal, IL, as Commanding General, Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command. 

Her command assignments include Alpha Company, 703rd Main Support Battalion, 3rd Inf Div (Mech), Kitzingen, Germany; Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd ACR, Fort Carson, CO; 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC and 3d Sustainment Cmd (Exp), Fort Knox, KY. 

 

Monday, April 21, 2014 - Brigadier General Kristin K. French Johanna Smith 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 14, 2014 - Don Wooten, Gensius Guild
Don Wooten came to the Quad Cities as a St. Ambrose seminarian in 1946.  He remained to make a career in radio and television, starting in 1949.You may remember him as a weatherman on channels 4 and 8, or for his public affairs programs, "Spectrum" and "At Issue."  He served eight years as an Illinois State Senator, before turning Augustana College's 10-watt student station, WVIK, into a major NPR affiliate in 1980. In 1986, he
began a Sunday newspaper column for the Argus & Dispatch.  Along the way, he took up some part-time duties, teaching at Alleman, writing music reviews, and, in 1956, founding the Genesius Guild, the subject for the Monday, April 14th meeting.

 

Monday, April 14, 2014 - Don Wooten, Gensius Guild Johanna Smith 2014-04-11 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 7, 2014 - Dave Heller, Quad City River Bandits
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Let’s Play Ball!  Quad Cities River Bandits Baseball is back.  Come meet Dave Heller, Managing Partner of the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League, Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. Under the leadership of Heller and his partner Bob Herrfeldt, the River Bandits have sparked a
stunning resurgence of baseball in the Quad Cities, winning two league championships in the past three seasons, setting new attendance records and capturing numerous awards for their innovative promotions.

Under Heller’s leadership, the River Bandits have added many fun new features to the ballpark, including a new outfield bar, a new picnic area, five concourse-level “loge boxes,” an 80-foot long high-definition ribbon-board, a huge new 20’ x 36’ tall HD videoboard, a new playground, birthday room, additional office and storage space, a new concessions stand and more than a dozen new portable food carts, a Hall of Fame autographed jersey display, an unmatched collection of bobbleheads from across the country and a (sponsored) corn field from which the players are introduced at the game’s outset (after all, it is Iowa)!  

Come learn what the River Bandits have in store for the 2014 Season!

 

 

 

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Dave Heller, Quad City River Bandits Johanna Smith 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z
Farewell to our Sixth Round of Jr. Rotarians
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We bid farewell to our sixth round of Jr. Rotarians.  Best of luck as you finish your senior year. 

Pictured from L to R: Kennedy King and Alexis Flynn (Assumption), Ellen Nelson and AJ Petersen (West), Jasmine Maddox and Kristina Seier (Central), Allison Berens and Alissa Calsyn (North)

 

Farewell to our Sixth Round of Jr. Rotarians Johanna Smith 2014-03-28 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 31, 2014 - Congressman Dave Loebsack
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Congressman Dave Loebsack will be our guest at the Monday, March 31 membership meeting.  Congressman Loebsack will be speaking on his life prior to Congress and his legislative priorities.  He will also give a quick overview on the committees he serves on and the work that he’s been doing this Congress. He will be opening the floor for questions.
Monday, March 31, 2014 - Congressman Dave Loebsack Johanna Smith 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 24, 2014 - Membership Survey & Rotary Youth Exchange
Two informative programs have been lined up for the Monday, March 24 meeting.  First order of business will be the annual membership satisfaction survey.  Don’t miss the opportunity to provide input on current club activities, programs, meeting content, dues structure, etc.  Suggestions and comments are always appreciated and the annual membership satisfaction survey is the easiest way for your voice to be heard.  Below is a summary from the 2013 Membership Satisfaction Survey.  Second, we will learn more about the Rotary International Youth Exchange program.  The Club will hear first hand from a youth exchange student and their host family. 

 

Monday, March 24, 2014 - Membership Survey & Rotary Youth Exchange Johanna Smith 2014-03-20 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 10, 2014 - Ben Loeb, Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Ben Loeb, Executive Director of Quad City Symphony Orchestra, will giving an update on the Symphony and his vision for its future.  Ben is an accomplished pianist and has performed in venues throughout the world.   

Loeb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Harvard University, a Master of Music degree in Accompanying from the Curtis Institute of Music, a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Accompanying from The Julliard School, and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory. In addition to the Greater Bridgeport (CT) Symphony Orchestra, Loeb was also the founder, executive director, and music director of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras. Ben has extensive teaching experience; he was one of the first piano faculty members of the El Paso Conservatory of Music and is the founder, administrator, and member of the conducting faculty of the International Conducting Workshop and Festival, which has presented master classes around the world for over 11 years.

Monday, March 10, 2014 - Ben Loeb, Quad City Symphony Orchestra Johanna Smith 2014-03-06 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 17, 2014 - Mayor Bill Gluba
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Join us on Monday for Mayor Bill Gluba and his “State of the City.” He will provide his yearly update on the condition of the city. 

Mayor Bill Glub Bio

Bill Gluba was born in Davenport, Iowa on October 7, 1942. He was a second-generation Irish-American, the son of hardworking parents of modest means. He would be the first of the Gluba family in America to go to college.

His education, first at St. Ambrose Academy [now Assumption High School], and later at St. Ambrose University, deeply influenced his thinking and started him on a life journey in pursuit of social justice, equality and civil rights. Bill went on to earn a BA from St. Ambrose and a Masters Degree in State and Local Government from the University of Iowa.

Bill was active in the civil rights movement. He took part in the historic march on Washington in 1963 and has campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment.

He was elected to the Iowa General Assembly in 1970. He then won a seat in the Iowa Senate in 1972 and was twice elected to the State Senate. Bill was the only Democrat elected to the all Republic Scott County Board of Supervisors in 1976. In 1978 he was elected its Chairman. In 2007, Bill was elected the sixty-fifth Mayor of Davenport, Iowa.

Bill Gluba and his wife Trish have been married 42 years, raised 5 children, 2 of whom make Davenport their home, and now are the proud grandparents of 3 grand children.

(Biography taken from Mayor's Office, City of Davenport website.) 

 

 

 

Monday, March 17, 2014 - Mayor Bill Gluba Johanna Smith 2014-03-06 00:00:00Z
Farewell Jr. Rotarians

We bid farewell to our 5th round of Jr. Rotarians.  We wish you continued success as you finish your senior year.  

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Pictured from L to R: Roy Schindler and Claire Honsey, Davenport Central; Parker Ewen and Rose Ripslinger, Assumption and Samuel Sierra and Kambridge Hayes, Davenport North.  Not pictured are Chi Dong and Dawn Vickers, Davenport West. 

 

Farewell Jr. Rotarians Johanna Smith 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Brian Wright, Making the Most of Charitable Giving

Every charity you support will gladly accept a check or cash, but there are other tools you can use to better support your favorite non-profits and provide additional benefits to you.  This presentation will introduce you to some planned charitable giving options and the benefits of these tools.  We will also share some illustrations of how these techniques can work for specific assets and some typical situations.

Brian Wright serves as Vice President & Trust Officer for American Bank & Trust.  He is responsible for assisting clients with the planning and administration of investment agencies, philanthropic gifts, personal trusts, estates, conservatorships and guardianships.  Brian has 29 years of experience in financial, charitable and estate planning.  He formerly served as Director of Planned Giving for Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and as Director of Planned and Major Gifts at Des Moines University.  Brian currently serves on the Board of the Humane Society of Scott County and is President of the Illowa Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.  He is a two time graduate of the University of Iowa with an undergraduate B.A. and a J.D. from the College of Law. 

 

Monday, March 3, 2014 - Brian Wright, Making the Most of Charitable Giving Johanna Smith 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 24, 2014 - Quarterly Evening Meeting
Rotary is heading to Rivals Sports Bar & Grill for our quarterly evening meeting.  Rivals was the winner of the 2013 "Rotary WingFest Best Wings."  Meeting begins at 4:30 PM.  Appetizers will be provided.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - Quarterly Evening Meeting Johanna Smith 2014-02-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 17, 2014 - No Rotary
Rotary will not be held on Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day.   
Monday, February 17, 2014 - No Rotary Johanna Smith 2014-02-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 10, 2014 - Valentine's Luncheon
It’s time for the Rotary Club of Davenport’s annual Valentine’s Day lunch at St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center.  The social committee has received 20 bottles of wine for the raffle.  Raffle tickets will be 1-$5 or 3-$10 so bring extra for the raffle.  Entertainment will also be provided by the high schools and we will once again enjoy Catering.  Guests are $12 per person.   
Monday, February 10, 2014 - Valentine's Luncheon Johanna Smith 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 3, 2014 - Family Resources
It’s field trip month for the Rotary Club of Davenport.  First stop is Family Resources located at 2800 Eastern Avenue in Davenport.  We will be meeting in the gymnasium on the south end of campus off Eastern Ave.  Parking is available in the lot behind the gym and in the lower parking lot. 

A Family Resources representative will be introducing the Club to their SafePath Survivor Resources which are a comprehensive domestic violence, comprehensive sexual assault and sheltering/housing services offered through Family Resources.  They are excited to be updating the Club on their expansion of these service; allowing them to serve more victims of violent crimes so that they can find the path to feeling like survivors and rebuilding their lives. 

 
Monday, February 3, 2014 - Family Resources Johanna Smith 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z
In Remembrance - Don Challed, Rotarian and Past-President (1981-82)

ImageIt is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Don Challed, an active member of the Davenport Rotary Club for many years, joining in 1958. He was President of our club in 1981-82, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a role model for many of us on what Service Above Self really means.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport at 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 28th.  Visitation will be on Monday, January 27 from 4-7 pm at Halligan McCabe DeVries.

Don's obituary can be viewed at http://www.hmdfuneralhome.com/.
In Remembrance - Don Challed, Rotarian and Past-President (1981-82) Johanna Smith 2014-01-25 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CANCELLED - Monday, January 27, 2014

Due to the extremely cold weather forecasted for Monday, January 27, the Rotary membership meeting has been cancelled.  Membership meetings will resume on Monday, February 5 when we meet at Family Resources. 

 
ROTARY CANCELLED - Monday, January 27, 2014 Johanna Smith 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 20, 2014 - NO ROTARY

Rotary will not meet on Monday,January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Membership meetings will resume on Monday,January 27 with the Club Assembly.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - NO ROTARY Johanna Smith 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z
Honorary Members Inducted
President Gary Loss formally recognized and inducted four former Davenport Rotarians as Honorary Members of the Rotary Club of Davenport at the Monday, January 13, 2014 membership meeting. Congratulations to Dan Foley, Sister Ludmilla Benda, Dr. Ed Rogalski and Paul Eckert. We hope you'll come back and visit often!Image
Honorary Members Inducted Johanna Smith 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 13, 2014 - KennethWayne Thompson
Join us on Monday, January 13 as we reconvene from a long three week break. Our guest speaker will be Rotarian and Davenport Public Libraries Director, KennethWayne Thompson. Thompson joined the Davenport Public Libraries from Ellenwood, GA, where he served as a branch manager in the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System. He replaced LaWanda Roudebush who led the Davenport Public Library system from 2003 until her retirement in December 2012.
Monday, January 13, 2014 - KennethWayne Thompson Johanna Smith 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z
Farewell Jr. Rotarians
Farewell Jr. Rotarians.  We wish you continued success as you finish your senior year. 

Pictured from L to R: Nicole Kraft, Davenport West; Troy Gipple, Davenport West; Samantha Dillon, Davenport Central; Elise Castro, Davenport Central; Julie Pham, Assumption; Sam Fer, Assumption; Jared DeFauw, Davenport North; Hannah Herington, Davenport North.

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Farewell Jr. Rotarians Johanna Smith 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Davenport S.O.A.P. Project
One of Davenport Rotary's goal is to stop human trafficking in Davenport, Iowa.  SOAP: Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution is an outreach campaign through FREE International.  The outreach effort will aim to distribute thousands of bars of soap with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number.  Additionally, free education will occur to hotel/motel employee's to raise awareness of human trafficking occurrences and to assist them with possible interventions.  This project has been made possible by funding through  Rotary District 6000 and Davenport Rotary.  For more questions, feel free to contact Cheryl Goodwin at 563-468-2244.
Rotary Club of Davenport S.O.A.P. Project Cheryl Goodwin 2014-01-08 22:57:48Z
ROTARY CANCELLED - Monday, January 6, 2014

Due to the weather, Rotary is cancelled and will not meet on Monday, January 6, 2014.  Membership meetings will resume on Monday, January 13, 2014. 

Happy New Year!

ROTARY CANCELLED - Monday, January 6, 2014 Johanna Smith 2014-01-04 00:00:00Z
Monday, December 23 and 30, 2013 - NO ROTARY
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Rotary will not meet on Monday, December 23 or December 30 in observance of the holidays. 

Join us on Monday, January 6 as we kick off 2014 with a presentation on the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.  We will hear from a Rotary foreign exchange student and the host family. 

Have a safe holiday and a very Happy New Year!  See you in 2014!

 
Monday, December 23 and 30, 2013 - NO ROTARY Johanna Smith 2013-12-19 00:00:00Z
Monday, December 16, 2013 - Tom and Jerry Social
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The annual Tom and Jerry Social will be this Monday, December 16 from 4:30—6:00 PM at The Outing Club.  As tradition, Tom and Jerry cocktails will be served to those looking to explore and enjoy a classic winter cocktail.  A cash bar will also be available.  In addition, Jack and Gayle Broderick have planned a great trivia contest that is sure to provide a friendly round of competition among the members.  Come early and stay late.  Reminder, this will be our last membership meeting of 2013.  We will not meet on Monday, December 23 or 30.  We will kick off 2014 on Monday, January 6.  Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

 

Monday, December 16, 2013 - Tom and Jerry Social Johanna Smith 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, December 9, 2013 - Melissa Mohr, PechaKucha Nights

Melissa Mohr, Director of Education at the Figge, will be our guest speaker on Monday.  She will present on PechaKucha Nights (PKN), a worldwide event hosted at the Figge every month.

PKN began as a fun, informal way to share creative projects and ideas in Tokyo over 10 years ago and has spread to over 700 cities.  Organized by the Figge, PKN reaches the entire Quad City Community and has experienced great success in its first year. 

How it works!  Each PKN features 8-10 presenters from the community that speak on a topic of their interest - not necessarily something about visual art, just something they love.  Topics range from recent travels to scholarly research, from funny pet stories to newly composed songs. Accompanying each presentation are 20 images.  The catch is that each image is only projected for 20 seconds, making an entire presentation less than 7 minutes. Members will have an opportunity to experience two PKN presentations on Monday.

Melissa Mohr has been the Director of Education at the Figge since June, 2012. Prior to her role as Director of Education, she served as the Outreach Coordinator, providing educational arts-integration lessons to over 50,000 students and residents in the Quad City Area. Mohr received her BA in Classics from Knox College and her MA in Art History from the University of Iowa. In addition to working for the Figge, Mohr volunteers on numerous community committees and teachers a graduate level course on museum education through Western Illinois University’s Museum Studies program.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - Melissa Mohr, PechaKucha Nights Johanna Smith 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z
Monday, December 2, 2013 - Merle Anderson, God's Mercy Orphanage
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North Scott Rotarian, Merle Anderson, will be speaking about an international grant opportunity for God’s Mercy Orphanage Center (GMOC) in Kisoro, Uganda, Africa. 

The vision of God’s Mercy Orphanage Center is to envision a society where all orphans and vulnerable children live meaningful lives and effectively contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development of their communities and nation at large.  Their mission is to reach out to more orphans and vulnerable children, by providing educational, physical and spiritual needs and by empowering them to be able to live meaningful lives.                                      
Please take a few minutes before the meeting to get better acquainted with God’s Mercy Orphanage Center by reviewing their website at http://mercyorphanageug.org. Be sure to click on "History" and meet some of the beautiful orphans that depend upon GMOC.
 

 


Monday, December 2, 2013 - Merle Anderson, God's Mercy Orphanage Johanna Smith 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z
Farewell Jr. Rotarians
We bid farewell to our third round of Jr. Rotarians and wish them continued success throughout their senior year.

Pictured from L to R: Adam Kall, Davenport Central; Mitchell Diamond, Davenport Central; Haley Bugos, Assumption; Andrew Quested, Assumption; Austin Barton, Davenport West; Libby Burken, Davenport West; William Greer, Davenport North; and Sophia Daniel, Davenport North. 

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Farewell Jr. Rotarians Johanna Smith 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 25, 2013 - IA Secretary of State, Matt Schultz
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The Rotary Club of Davenport will welcome Iowa Secretary of State, Matt Schultz to the Monday, November 25 membership meeting.  Secretary Schultz will speak to the club about the business services division of the Secretary of State's office.  Specifically, he will discuss the services being offered that have a positive impact on local companies and the various enhancements being made to help make Iowa's business climate more efficient.

From the Secretary's website:

Matt Schultz was elected to office in 2010 as the youngest secretary of state in the country, and is currently serving his first term as Iowa Secretary of State. He was first elected to public office in 2005 as a city councilman in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he was re-elected and served for a total of five years. 

Monday, November 25, 2013 - IA Secretary of State, Matt Schultz Johanna Smith 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 18, 2013 - Cal Litwiller, Rotary Grant Projects
Rotarian Cal Litwiller will speak to the membership on Monday, November 18 about international global grant service projects.  

Calvin “Cal” Litwiller “Cal” has been a member of the Mt Pleasant Evening Rotary Club since l991, serving as Club President, Assistant Gov., Matching Grant Committee Chair and as District Governor (2009-10).  Both Cal and his wife, Rachel, are multiple Paul Harris Fellows, making their family be a Paul Harris family, and are both Rotary
Benefactors.

Cal grew up on a farm in southeast Iowa. He has his Masters Degree in education from the University of Iowa, and has spent his career prior his retirement in 2008, in science education in the Public Secondary schools of Iowa, most recently Mt. Pleasant High School. The Litwiller’s spent some time in Holland where Cal taught in the American International School. This initiated the Litwiller’s enjoyment of adventure travel, which has taken them to 5 continents.  The Litwiller’s have two children, Cherie, currently an administrator with The Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar, and Tony who is the VP of sales for a medical device company in Philadelphia, PA.  Cal’s hobbies are photography, taking care of his honey bees and Rotary. In the last two years Cal had ridden his bike/trike across the US and 1000 miles north from the Gulf of Mexico, both with the support of Rachel in their SUV.

Monday, November 18, 2013 - Cal Litwiller, Rotary Grant Projects Johanna Smith 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 11, 2013 - No Rotary, Veteran's Day

Rotary will not be held on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.  We will return on Monday, November 18 with guest speaker Cal Litwiller.  Cal will present on international global grant service projects.  

 

Monday, November 11, 2013 - No Rotary, Veteran's Day Johanna Smith 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 5th Annual Chili Cook Off
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The time has come for the 5th Annual Chili Cook Off!  Join us on Monday, November 4 from 6:00—9:00 PM at the River Music Experience.  It will be an evening of fellowship, family, chili and Monday night football. Chili will be flowing and the Bears vs. Packers will be on the big screens.  The following 12 Rotarians will be competing for “Best Taste” and “Best Presentation”

Bill Ashton 
Tom Bowman
Mike Dau 
Dan DeVries
Sean Eckhardt 
Brad Fugate
Annette Horvath 
Kathy Kraft
Gary Loss 
Jack Rosenberg
Chris Townsend 
Brian Wright

The competition will be fierce! Bring your spouse/significant other, kids and friends for a FREE evening of food, FUN and football!  Find out who will be crowned the 2013 champion.

 

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 5th Annual Chili Cook Off Johanna Smith 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 28, 2013 - Vocational Service

October is Vocational Service Month in the world of Rotary, a time for Rotarians to focus on their vocation and its importance to their local community and society at large. The Monday, October 28 meeting will focus on vocational service, spotlighting two Rotarians and their vocations. 

The concept of vocational service

  • The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
Monday, October 28, 2013 - Vocational Service Johanna Smith 2013-10-24 00:00:00Z
October 24, 2013 - World Polio Day
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Every year on October 24, people around the world shine a
spotlight on the importance of global eradication.
 

We are indeed “this close!”  The United States has been polio free for many years, but this evil crippling disease doesn't stop coming back at us, even though we have diminished polio cases in the three endemic countries (Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) by 40% this year.  It continues to spread back into countries that have been polio-free for years!  The number of polio cases for this year already exceeds the number of cases from 2012.  This includes cases in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and most recently in the Sudan. 

Rotary's commitment is to protect EVERY CHILD from this crippling disease. We can be extremely proud as Rotarians to state that by the time the world is certified polio-free, Rotary's contributions to the global polio eradication effort will exceed $1.2 Billion.  In addition, millions of dollars of 'in-kind' and personal contributions have been made by and through local Rotary clubs and districts for polio eradication activities.  More than one million Rotarians worldwide have contributed toward the success of the polio eradication effort to date.

 

 

October 24, 2013 - World Polio Day Johanna Smith 2013-10-18 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 21, 2013 - Farewell Junior Rotarians
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It is already time to bid farewell to our second round of Jr. Rotarians.  We hope they enjoyed their time at Rotary and wish them continued success throughout their senior year.

Pictured from L to R: Kenny Thach and Isabella Koranda, Davenport North, Malik Salsberry and Madison Walker, Davenport West, Sarah Gorzney and Ben Pashon, Davenport Assumption, and Tillie Sitz and Danielle Nauman, Davenport Central.

 

 

Monday, October 21, 2013 - Farewell Junior Rotarians Johanna Smith 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 21, 2013 - Mara Sovey, John Deere Foundation
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Mara Sovey, President of the John Deere Foundation will be the guest speaker on Monday, October 21.  Mara will provide an update on the John Deere Foundation and Deere’s corporate citizenship efforts.    

Mara Sovey is the President of the John Deere Foundation and Director of Global Citizenship at John Deere.  In this capacity Mara is responsible for further developing and executing John Deere’s strategy for corporate citizenship, philanthropy and volunteerism on a global basis.  She serves as the company’s primary representative to many key economic development and non-profit organizations in the company’s worldwide headquarters area.  Working with the Chairman of the John Deere Foundation and its board of  directors, Mara determines the most effective ways of supporting key programs in education, community development and solutions for world hunger.   

Monday, October 21, 2013 - Mara Sovey, John Deere Foundation Johanna Smith 2013-10-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 14, 2013 - No Rotary, Columbus Day
Rotary will not be held on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.  We will return on Monday, October 21 with Mara Sovey, President of the John Deere Foundation.
Monday, October 14, 2013 - No Rotary, Columbus Day Johanna Smith 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 7, 2013 - Tony Singh, The Appalachian Trail
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This year Tony Singh reached a milestone: he has now hiked over two thousand five hundred miles of wilderness trails around the world.

In 1988 Tony set out to hike the world’s longest continuously marked trail, the Appalachian Trail which covers 2,184 miles spanning from Georgia to Maine. Having a young family and a business in the Quad Cities, it took him 23 years of section-hiking to complete the AT.

This summer he solo-hiked, 240 miles through the California wilderness. This trek, which took him three weeks to complete, is better known as the John Muir trail. This epic trail spans from Yosemite to Mount Whitney - the highest point in the continental United States.

Despite his love for hiking and the mountains, he always returns to the Quad Cities area where he calls home. He and his wife, Joyce, have raised three children together in this area over the last 25 years. They are both passionate about ecological conservation, spending the last 18 years developing a prairie and woodland preserve in LeClaire where they reside.

Through his determination and efforts Tony has also developed a successful business. The Singh Group at Merrill Lynch, which includes Tony’s daughter and business partner Aleeza Singh, has been providing wealth management, advice and guidance to a select number of families in the Quad Cities for over 25 years.

Tony is a great supporter of public radio and television, area arts and conservation. His family participates in the Scott County Adopt a Road program. He serves on the board of directors for Nahant Marsh Conservatory – a Quad Cities environmental treasure. In addition, the Singh Group at Merrill Lynch has supported WQPT Iowa Public Television, WVIK Augustana Public Radio and the Figge Art Museum consistently over the years.

Next year Tony plans to travel to South America where he will continue his lifelong hiking journey.

Monday, October 7, 2013 - Tony Singh, The Appalachian Trail Johanna Smith 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 30, 2013 - Bruce Rastetter, IA Board of Regents
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Bruce Rastetter from the IA Board of Regents will speak to the club on Monday, September 30.  He will speak on the challenges American agriculture faces in feeding a global population of nine billion people by 2050. Bruce stresses that the key to meeting those challenges lies within agriculture education programs at U.S. colleges and universities.  As president of the Iowa Board of Regents and the CEO of a diversified, international agribusiness company based in Alden, Iowa, Bruce provides a unique perspective that will be interesting and informative to the membership.

 

Monday, September 30, 2013 - Bruce Rastetter, IA Board of Regents Johanna Smith 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 23, 2013 - Ray Wolfe, National Weather Service
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Ray Wolfe from the National Weather Service will join us on Monday, September 23 to speak on the science of Climate Change.  What is being observed around the globe and locally, and why is it happening?  What are projections for the future and what could that mean for our area?  He will discuss exactly what is the greenhouse effect, how has CO2 changed through the past and what are future projections, how do we know warming has a human connection, and what impacts are possible to Midwest agriculture. 
Monday, September 23, 2013 - Ray Wolfe, National Weather Service Johanna Smith 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 16, 2013 - Farewell Jr. Rotarians Round #1
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It is already time to bid farewell to our first round of Jr. Rotarians.  We hope they enjoyed their time at Rotary and wish them continued success throughout their senior year.

Pictured from L to R: Carolina Roa, Assumption; Sydney Verdi, Assumption; Gabby Hoeksema, Davenport Central; Jacob Behrendt Davenport Central; Caroline Emery, Davenport North; Aaron Reynolds, Davenport North; Brooke Garnica, Davenport West; and Alex Reed, Davenport West. 

 
Monday, September 16, 2013 - Farewell Jr. Rotarians Round #1 Johanna Smith 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 16, 2013 - Dougal Nelson, Habitat for Humanity
Dougal Nelson, Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity, will join us on Monday, September 16.  He will be discussing Habitat’s family selection process and the impact of homeownership on a family and the community. Dougal will also touch on the strategic direction the organization is taking. 

Dougal and his wife Pam of 31 years, are both lifelong residents of the Quad Cities.  After graduating from Western Illinois University, Dougal went on to become Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Isabel Bloom for many years.  Driven by memories of his childhood years, his passion for the community, and wanting to give back, Dougal decided in late 2011 to leave Isabel Bloom and pursue a career in helping those less fortunate.  Dougal had previously volunteered at the Red Cross, Junior Achievement and for Habitat for Humanity.  Having witnessed what a community can do for those in need, it seemed like a natural fit for him to be closer to the missions he so believed in.  In November 2011, Dougal accepted the position as Director of Development with Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities.  His goals are widespread; however, eliminating generational poverty is most important to Dougal.

When he is not working, Dougal is an avid golfer, and also enjoys carpentry, cooking and working on vintage cars.  He is a current member of the North Scott Rotary.

 

Monday, September 16, 2013 - Dougal Nelson, Habitat for Humanity Johanna Smith 2013-09-10 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 9, 2013 - Rotary Charitable Giving Fund Presentation

The clubs fundraising efforts through WingFest and ROTO Bucks raised over $15,000 last year for the charitable giving fund.  On Monday we will meet the recipients of the funds and hear how they plan to use the support to further their mission.  The membership will also have an opportunity to hear about initiatives our club financially supports on an annual basis including FAMSCO, M.O.S.T. and Youth Harvest.  Finally, hear from Davenport Central student, Erika Allen, on her experience at RYLA this past July at Wartburg College. 

 

Monday, September 9, 2013 - Rotary Charitable Giving Fund Presentation Johanna Smith 2013-09-05 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 26, 2013 - Dr. Art Tate, Davenport Community Schools Superintendent
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Join us on Monday for guest speaker Dr. Art Tate.  He will give an update on the State and District, including the District of Distinction project for the school system.

Dr. Tate has served in the role as Davenport Community Schools Superintendent since July 1, 2011.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami; three master’s degrees from Boston University, Texas Tech University and the University of Rhode Island; and an education doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University. 
Monday, August 26, 2013 - Dr. Art Tate, Davenport Community Schools Superintendent Johanna Smith 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 19, 2013 - District Governor Jacque Andrew
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2013-2014 District 6000 Governor, Jacque Andrew and her husband Jim will be traveling throughout the district for the first five months of the Rotary year to visit all 64 clubs, and the Ankeny Evening Satellite-Provisional club.  They will be stopping in Davenport on Monday to speak to our membership and visit with our club board of directors, officers and committee chairs.  Following the meeting, the District Governor will visit the Rotary Centennial Pavilion site.   
Monday, August 19, 2013 - District Governor Jacque Andrew Johanna Smith 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 12, 2013 - Maggie Tinsman "Rotary Friendship Exchange"
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Rotarian Maggie Tinsman had the opportunity to join the Rotary Friendship Exchange to beautiful South Africa from April 17-May 8, 2013.  She traveled with 10 Iowa Rotarians from District 6000, staying in the homes of South African Rotarians and representing the Davenport Rotary to people in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, George, and Kruger National Park. 

 

Monday, August 12, 2013 - Maggie Tinsman "Rotary Friendship Exchange" Johanna Smith 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 5, 2013 - Rotary Corn Boil
The Rotary Club of Davenport Annual Corn Boil will be held on Monday, August 5 at the Duck Creek Pavilion.  Don’t miss out!  Join us for an enjoyable evening of great food, family and friends.  For those that are available, the festivities will kick off around 3:00 PM with corn shucking and boiling.  Dinner will be served around 5:30PM.  Please RSVP to Johanna Smith at davrotary@netexpress.net  with your guest count if you have not done so already.  Guests are $12 per person and kids are free.

 

Monday, August 5, 2013 - Rotary Corn Boil Johanna Smith 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 29, 2013 - Mississippi Valley Fair
It’s time to head to the Fair!  Our longstanding Davenport Rotary Tradition will continue on Monday, July 29th as we head to the Mississippi Valley Fair on Preparation Day.  We will meet in the Pavilion, right across from the horse barns on the West side of the grounds.  To avoid delays ROTARIANS NEED TO ENTER THE FAIR THRU THE GATE OFF LOCUST STREET RIGHT ACROSS FROM McDONALDS.  Riefe's will cater lunch.  

2013 will mark the 94th year for the Fair.  Far from its humble beginnings in the early 1900's it has grown from a small county fair into a grand regional event, attracting more than 300,000 people during fair week and over 600,000 people annually making it one of the largest fairs in Iowa.  The impressive grandstand line up for 2013 includes Toby Keith, Josh Turner, Dwight Yoakam, Lynyrd, Skynyrd, Diamond Rio and Jake Owen.

 
Monday, July 29, 2013 - Mississippi Valley Fair Johanna Smith 2013-07-25 00:00:00Z
Rotary Evening Meeting at Front Street Brewery - Monday, July 22, 2013

Rotarians and guests, join us after work on Monday, July 22 from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Freight House location of Front Street Brewery for a light hearted meeting, hors d’ouerves and beverages.  Rotarians Monica Forret and Brian Nagle will be highlighted as our vocational spotlights Please note, the evening meeting will replace our regular noon meeting on the 22nd.  RSVP to davrotary@netexpress.net.  Guests will be charged a fee of $12.

 

Rotary Evening Meeting at Front Street Brewery - Monday, July 22, 2013 Johanna Smith 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z
Gary Loss Becomes Davenport Rotary’s 102nd President
On Monday, July 15, 2013, The Rotary Club of Davenport installed its 102nd President with President Gary Loss taking the oath of office from outgoing President Cheryl Goodwin (see attached photo). Fresh from the Rotary International Convention held in Lisbon, Portugal, President Loss summarized his convention experiences as well as presented his goals for the upcoming 2013‐2014 fiscal year. Gary also took the opportunity to introduce the board of directors, officers and committee chairs who will be working alongside him during his Presidency.
Other officers inducted at the meeting were: Paul Johnson, President-elect; Betsy Pratt, Vice-President; Steve Gray, Secretary; Bob Sharp, Treasurer; Brian Wright, Sergeant-at-Arms; Cheryl Goodwin, Past President.
Also elected to the board were Gene Meeker, Rick Best, Mark Zimmerman, Eloise Graham, Bob Morrison and Rob Scott.
Throughout the year, President Loss will continue to build on the momentum of his predecessors, primarily striving to increase the vitality of Davenport Rotary through membership engagement, increased meeting attendance, additional networking opportunities, and increased visibility of Rotary. 
Led by Rotary International President, Ron Burton from Norman, OK, “Engage Rotary Change Lives” is the guiding theme for the 2013‐3014 Rotary International year. President Loss is challenging each member to engage and help change lives.
Rotary offers wonderful opportunities to serve our fellow human beings in our vocations, community, country and world. The club currently has 17 active committees, including scholarships, local community service, and world community service.
For more information, go to www.davenportrotary.org.

Gary Loss Becomes Davenport Rotary’s 102nd President Johanna Smith 2013-07-15 00:00:00Z
2013-14 Rotary Club of Davenport Board of Directors and Officers Installation - Monday, July 15, 2013
It’s time to pass the gavel to the 2013-14 Rotary Club of Davenport Board of Directors and Officers.  Join us as we take time to recognize and thank the outgoing board members and committee chairs as well as install the 2013-2014 Rotary Club of Davenport Board and Officers and meet the 2013-14 Committee Chairs.  The following will be installed: 

Club Officers:

  • President: Gary Loss
  • President—Elect: Paul Johnson
  • Vice President—Betsy Pratt
  • Secretary—Steve Gray
  • Treasurer—Bob Sharp
  • Sergeant-At-Arms—Brian Wright

Board of Directors:

  • Rick Best
  • Cheryl Goodwin
  • Eloise Graham
  • Gene Meeker
  • Bob Morrison
  • Rob Scott
  • Mark Zimmerman

Thank You 2012-2013 Club Officers, Board of Directors and Committee Chairs!  We appreciate your time, talent and commitment to the Rotary Club of Davenport. You exemplify “Service Above Self.”

 

2013-14 Rotary Club of Davenport Board of Directors and Officers Installation - Monday, July 15, 2013 Johanna Smith 2013-07-10 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 1, 2013 - Mike Clarke "Davenport Sewers Under Siege"
Davenport’s Public Works Director and Davenport Rotarian Mike Clarke will present some history of how Davenport’s sewer system was developed and events that have brought us to our current condition.  Mike will talk about the impacts of the West Side Diversion Tunnel, ongoing maintenance programs, how the IDNR and EPA influence our maintenance program, why the recent back-up’s occurred and what financial obligations lay ahead for the city in the next 20 years. 
Monday, July 1, 2013 - Mike Clarke "Davenport Sewers Under Siege" Johanna Smith 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 24, 2013 - "The Battle of Credit Island"
Due to a scheduling conflict Mike Clarke will not be able to present on Monday, June 24.  Instead, Rotarian Larry Minard will present the story of “The Battle of Credit Island" which took place on September 14-15, 1814. Next year is the bicentennial of one of the most western battles of the War of 1812.  It was fought between the British/Indian combined forces and the American armies.  This battle shaped the future development of this area even to the present day.  Join us to learn more about this historical event.
Monday, June 24, 2013 - "The Battle of Credit Island" Johanna Smith 2013-06-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 17, 2012 - Lindsay Deckert "Parenting Inside Out"
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Parenting Inside Out (PIO) is a parent management training program for fathers involved in the criminal justice system that live in Scott County and have at least one child age zero to five. It is intended to equip parents with cognitive and behavioral skills they can use to solve problems in their daily lives as well as with their children and families. Join us on Monday, June 17 to hear from PIO facilitator Lindsay Deckert and hear more about the program and how it works to support the transfer of skills learned in the program to everyday life outside of incarceration.

Lindsay facilitates “Parenting Inside Out” through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  The program is a partnership between the Extension and County Sheriff’s Office and is funded by Scott County Kids.  She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa and her Masters in School Counseling from Western Illinois University. She has spent the past two years working as the Parenting Inside Out Coach and Educator.

 
Monday, June 17, 2012 - Lindsay Deckert "Parenting Inside Out" Johanna Smith 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 24, 2013 - Bruce Carter, Quad City Airport
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Bruce Carter started his aviation career in 1975 as an FBO fueler and later became a charter pilot in Mankato, Minnesota.  In 1978, he was hired as an air traffic controller until the PATCO strike in 1981. Bruce owned and operated an FBO before becoming involved in the airport management field in 1984 when he became the Operations Manager at the Waterloo Airport. In 1986,  he became the Airport Director at Waterloo Airport and has held similar positions at Springfield, Illinois for three years and  Peoria, Illinois for five years.  Since 1999, Mr. Carter has served as the  Director of Aviation at the Quad City International Airport.  Mr. Carter is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) and has served as President of the Great Lakes Chapter of AAAE, chaired the NAC and the Airport Ground Handling Association (AGSA). He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Airport Executives as Chair, as well as serving on the International Association of Airport Executives.   Mr. Carter is also a commercial pilot, holding an instrument and multi-engine rating, and was previously a certified flight instructor logging over 2800 hours.

Bruce is married to Faith Carter and they have two grown sons and two grandchildren.

 
Monday, June 24, 2013 - Bruce Carter, Quad City Airport Johanna Smith 2013-06-06 00:00:00Z
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Rotary Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony

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ROTARY IS BREAKING GROUND!

The funds have been raised, the design is complete and the contracts are signed.  The Rotary Club of Davenport is ready to begin construction of the new Rotary Pavilion in River Heritage Park.  A special ground breaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 5 @ 11:00AM.  Parking will be limited but if your schedule permits, please join us for this monumental day. 

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Rotary Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony Johanna Smith 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 3, 2013 - David Daily, Federal Security Director, QC Airport
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David Dailey is the Federal Security Director (FSD) at the Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, Illinois. As FSD, He is responsible for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) federal security oversight of eight airports and TSA surface transportation security operations in Downstate Illinois.   
Monday, June 3, 2013 - David Daily, Federal Security Director, QC Airport Johanna Smith 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Davenport Inducts Seven Members into Club

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On Monday, May 20, President Cheryl Goodwin and President-Elect Gary Loss, inducted seven new members into the Rotary Club of Davenport.  The new members include Dan Cosner, WalMart; Ken Freedman, KWQC; Kathy Halter, Russell Construction; Brad Martell, Scott County Family YMCA; Michelle Magyer, Mid-American Glass; Ed Rivers, Scott County Health Department; and Jim Wegener, Thrivent Financial. Welcome to Davenport Rotary!

Rotary Club of Davenport Inducts Seven Members into Club Johanna Smith 2013-05-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 27, 2013 - NO ROTARY
Rotary will not be held on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
Monday, May 27, 2013 - NO ROTARY Johanna Smith 2013-05-21 00:00:00Z
Davenport Rotarian Doug Garner—Paul Harris Major Donor
<v:imagedata o:title="SAM_0932" src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\chris\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\07\clip_image001.jpg"><v:path o:extrusionok="f"><o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t">Rotarian Doug Garner reached a milestone in giving and was recognized as a major donor by Rotary International and Foundation Chair, Dennis Hoaglin. Major donors are individuals whose combined personal or cumulative giving has reached $10,000.  Contributions to Rotary Foundation funds enable Rotarians to carry out humanitarian and
educational projects. 
 
Davenport Rotarian Doug Garner—Paul Harris Major Donor Johanna Smith 2013-05-17 13:53:07Z
Monday, May 20, 2013 - Pam Arndt, Humane Society of Scott County
Monday is being turned over to the dogs and cats!  Join us for guest speaker, Pam Arndt, Executive Director for the Humane Society of Scott County.  She will discuss the Humane Society’s mission, adoptions, animal control services and various other programs that are offered at the shelter. 
Monday, May 20, 2013 - Pam Arndt, Humane Society of Scott County Johanna Smith 2013-05-17 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 13, 2013 - President Steven Leath, Iowa State University
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Steven Leath is Iowa State University's 15th president. He assumed leadership of the university on Jan. 16, 2012.

Trained as a plant scientist, Leath served at three universities in teaching, research and economic development posts en route to the ISU presidency.

  
Monday, May 13, 2013 - President Steven Leath, Iowa State University Johanna Smith 2013-05-08 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 6, 2013 - Juan Diez Rancheros
Join us on Monday, May 6 to hear from Juan Diez Rancheros co-founder, Michelle Allison.  Located on the grounds of the former zoo area at Fejervary Park, Juan Diez Rancheros (JDR) is a non-profit program offering opportunities for potential breakthroughs for kids and young adults that have been abused or traumatized emotionally. Sessions are structured with the use of rescued horses, and are free of charge to those already receiving counseling due to their situation. The unique qualities of the horse allow kids to get more in touch with those tender areas in their emotions, without the guarded walls they sometimes hide behind when talking with people.  Sessions are provided free of charge.  Come learn more about a program that is benefiting kids and adults throughout the Quad Cities.

 

Monday, May 6, 2013 - Juan Diez Rancheros Johanna Smith 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z
Congratulations 2013 Rotary Scholarship Recipients
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Congratulations to the Davenport high school students who received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Davenport! From left: Daphne Cornish, $10,000 (Central); Claire Rayburn, $10,000 (Central); Danielle Moore, $16,000 (Assumption); Kristopher Burney, $10,000 (West); Dylan Beyhl, $10,000 (North).
Congratulations 2013 Rotary Scholarship Recipients Johanna Smith 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 29, 2013 - Rotary Scholarship Presentation

On Monday, the Club will award $56,000 in scholarships to five incredible high school seniors. The committee reviewed more than forty applications this year and has worked hard to find the most deserving students from each of the four high schools. Join us on Monday to meet the recipients.

Monday, April 29, 2013 - Rotary Scholarship Presentation Johanna Smith 2013-04-25 00:00:00Z
Rotary Welcomes Final Round of Jr. Rotarians for 2012-2013 School Year
The Rotary Club of Davenport is honored to welcome their eighth and final group of outstanding Jr. Rotarians from the local high schools for the 2012-2013 school year.  A warm Rotary welcome to:

Emma Simmons (Davenport Assumption)
Katelyn Youngerman (Davenport Assumption)
Anne Delleman (Davenport Central)
Kylie Hamerlinck (Davenport Central)
Ryan Atchley (Davenport North)
Emily Doxsie (Davenport North) 
Seth Stoube (Davenport West)
Kaitlyn Critchfield (Davenport West)
Rotary Welcomes Final Round of Jr. Rotarians for 2012-2013 School Year Johanna Smith 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 22, 2013 - “Servant Leadership—A Transformative Approach”
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Join us on Monday, April 22 for an interactive presentation by guest speaker, Dr. Dan Ebener of St. Ambrose University.  Dr. Ebener will answer What is leadership? How does it work?  What is servant leadership?  How does it enhance our understanding and practice of leadership?

 

Monday, April 22, 2013 - “Servant Leadership—A Transformative Approach” Johanna Smith 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z
Fire Safety Project Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Davenport, American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area and the Davenport Fire Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 9, 2013 (Davenport, IA) – The Rotary Club of Davenport is partnering with the American Red Cross and the Davenport Fire Department to distribute educational materials for fire prevention and safety and emergency procedures in the home.

 

Rotary volunteers will work in conjunction with Red Cross volunteers and the Fire Department this Saturday,  April 13 from 9 am to noon to hand out materials in three Davenport neighborhoods. Volunteers will meet at a designated spot to park and then the Red Cross will provide vehicles and volunteers to transport everyone around the community.

 

Davenport Rotarian Eloise Graham is coordinating the project with two other Davenport Rotarians, Betsy Pratt, CEO of the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area, and Davenport Fire Chief Lynn Washburn.  The Rotary club has been collecting funds that the Red Cross uses to provide supplies to families that have experienced a fire. Through this new partnership project, we hope to prevent those tragedies by providing information about fire safety to Davenport residents.

“Fire safety is an important part of the mission of the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area. We’re honored that the Davenport Rotary has chosen this project that can help us save lives in our community,” said Betsy Pratt.

Additional volunteers are needed, and they do not need to be Rotary members.  To volunteer, contact Eloise Graham at grahamjg64@gmail.com, or call 563-359-8696.

For interviews, photos or video during the event, reporters should meet at 9 am at the KWQC parking lot, Perry Street entrance.

 

Rotary International Mission Statement

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

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Fire Safety Project Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Davenport, American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area and the Davenport Fire Department Johanna Smith 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 15, 2013 - Dee Bruemmer "Condition of the County"
Join us on Monday, April 15 as Scott County Administrator, Dee Bruemmer presents the “Condition of the County.”  She will discuss current programs at the County and the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Ms. Breummer will also highlight a few of the services available at the County and give an update on the impact of new laws being discussed at the State legislature. 

 

Monday, April 15, 2013 - Dee Bruemmer "Condition of the County" Johanna Smith 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 8, 2013 - Affordable Care Act: How Will It Impact You?
Roger Schemmel will be providing us with an update on the current issues surrounding this legislation. A great deal has happened since "Obama Care" was ruled constitutional in June of 2012 and there will be many more media reports in the coming months as it is fully implemented. You'll learn about the big changes effective January 2014 and how the advance premium tax credits offered in the exchanges will reduce the cost of coverage for qualifying individuals. 

Roger has been a Davenport Rotarian since 1996 and has served two tours of duty as a Board member of our club. He is President of Molyneaux Insurance and holds the professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Employee Benefit Specialist. He is very active in the community and has held leadership positions on many local non profit organizations and professional association Boards. He has three children and lives in Blue Grass with his wife, Lori.

 

Monday, April 8, 2013 - Affordable Care Act: How Will It Impact You? Johanna Smith 2013-04-04 00:00:00Z
Rotary Evening Meeting - Monday, April 1, 2013

Rotarians and guests, join us after work on Monday, April 1 at Front Street Brewery’s new Freight House location from 5:00—6:00 PM for a light hearted meeting, hors d’ouerves and beverages.  Please note, the evening meeting will replace our regular noon meeting at the Rotary Club on the 1st.



Rotary Evening Meeting - Monday, April 1, 2013 Johanna Smith 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 25, 2013 - Mayor Bill Gluba
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 Join us on Monday, March 25 as Mayor Bill Gluba presents the “State of the City.”  He will provide his yearly update on the condition of the city.  Guests are welcome and will be charged $12 per person.



Monday, March 25, 2013 - Mayor Bill Gluba Johanna Smith 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 18, 2013 - Don Grensing "The MAC Conference at 35”

Former Davenport Central Hall of Famer and local sports historian, Don Grensing will be the guest speaker on Monday, March 18.  Don was head basketball coach at Davenport Central from 1960-1984 and coached the Blue Devils to the state championship in 1970.  He is a native of Muscatine, served in the U. S. Army, graduated from Iowa Wesleyan in 1952, and coached at Le Claire and Wilton high schools before coming to Davenport.   He has been active in sports his entire life, playing, coaching and managing the semi-pro Muscatine Red Sox baseball team from 1945-2005.  He was athletic director and activities manager at Davenport Central from 1985-1999 and was Executive Secretary of MAC Conference from 1999 until last year.  In 2010 Don was inducted into the QC Times Sports Hall of Fame. 



Monday, March 18, 2013 - Don Grensing "The MAC Conference at 35” Johanna Smith 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 4, 2013 - Lori Elam, Mental Health Redesign

After a month of touring the community, we are returning to The Outing Club on Monday, March 4.  Our guest speaker is Lori Elam, Director of Scott County Community Services.  She will speak to the club about Iowa’s Mental Health Redesign giving a brief overview of what the county’s responsibility is regarding mental health services and funding and about mental health redesign at the state level.   

Ms. Elam is a native of Scott County.  She graduated from Cornell College and attended Western Illinois University.  Ms. Elam has worked with disabled individuals in various capacities for over 28 years at Vera French Pine Knoll Residential Programs, the Handicapped Development Center and Scott County Community Services.   Currently she is the Scott County Community Services Director and oversees the mental health budget for the county, as well as the General Assistance program and the Protective Payee program.  She also serves as public guardian and conservator for several individuals who have no family and need assistance in making decisions.  Ms. Elam is passionate about helping others so they may become productive members of the community or at least live peacefully and safely in the community. 



Monday, March 4, 2013 - Lori Elam, Mental Health Redesign Johanna Smith 2013-02-28 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 25, 2013 - Tim Schiffer, Figge Art Museum
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Rotary is heading to the Figge! It is our last meeting before returning to The Outing Club in March.  Join us on February 25 at the Figge Art Museum located at 225 W 2nd Street.  Our speaker will be Executive Director,  Tim Schiffer.  Tim has been the Executive Director of the Figge since August 1, 2012. Prior to coming to Davenport, he spent 12 years as the Executive Director at the Museum of Ventura County, a history and art museum in Southern California.  Tim will speak about the history of the Figge and its plans for the future.  Rotarians will also have an opportunity to visit the galleries after lunch.



Monday, February 25, 2013 - Tim Schiffer, Figge Art Museum Johanna Smith 2013-02-13 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 18, 2013 - No Rotary

Rotary will not be held on Monday, February 18 in observance of President’s Day.  However, the Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 pm in the garage conference room at Trissel, Graham & Toole. 



Monday, February 18, 2013 - No Rotary Johanna Smith 2013-02-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 11, 2013 - Valentine's Luncheon
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The Rotary Club of Davenport will be holding theis annual Valentine’s Day luncheon on Monday, February 11 at The Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose. Entertainment will be provided by the local high schools.  Guests will be billed $12.



Monday, February 11, 2013 - Valentine's Luncheon Johanna Smith 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Davenport Community Grant Applications Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 5, 2013 (Davenport, IA) – Community non-profits are encouraged to apply for grants from the Rotary Club of Davenport.  The club will award individual grants of as much as $2,500 to any qualified non-profit organization in the Quad Cities. The application deadline is June 1st. Applications are available to download at www.davenportrotary.org.  Completed requests must be postmarked by June 1st and sent to: Rotary Club of Davenport, 1910 E. Kimberly Road, Ste. 310, Davenport, IA  52807. 

Grants are not awarded to groups for annual fundraising, organizational endowment funds, deficit financing, grants to individuals, scholarship funds, political groups or activities, Rotarians and their families or for sectarian purposes. Organizations that received funds last year are not eligible for the 2013 funding cycle.

Applications are reviewed and awarded by the Rotary Club of Davenport Board of Directors.

For more information, contact Johanna Smith at 563-322-3567 or via email at davrotary@netexpress.net

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Rotary Club of Davenport Community Grant Applications Now Available Johanna Smith 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Davenport Scholarship Applications Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 5, 2013 (Davenport, IA) – Scholarship applications are now be accepted by the Rotary Club of Davenport.   In 2103, $56,000 in scholarships will be awarded (four $10,000 scholarships and one $16,000 scholarship) to five students graduating from the four high schools in Davenport. At least one student from each of Assumption, Central, North and West will be awarded a scholarship. Selection is based upon GPA, test scores, community service, interview, and recommendations.

The application deadline is March 1st. Applications are available to download at www.davenportrotary.org.  Completed requests must be postmarked by March 1st and sent to: Rotary Club of Davenport, 1910 E. Kimberly Road, Ste. 310, Davenport, IA  52807.  Applications are reviewed and awarded by the Rotary Club of Davenport Scholarship Committee.

The Rotary Club of Davenport Scholarship Program is one of the largest in the Quad Cities metro area, awarding over $1,000,000 in scholarships since its inception as the Rotary Memorial College Loan and Scholarship Fund in 1922.

For more information, contact Johanna Smith at 563-322-3567 or via email at davrotary@netexpress.net

Rotary Club of Davenport Scholarship Applications Now Available Johanna Smith 2013-02-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Welcomes Sixth Round of Jr. Rotarians
The Rotary Club of Davenport is honored to welcome their sixth group of outstanding Jr. Rotarians from the local high schools.  A warm Rotary welcome to:

Thomas Bush (Davenport Assumption)
Mary Kate Phillips (Davenport Assumption)
Emily Roebuck (Davenport Central)
Kaja Roelle (Davenport Central)
Zach Fries (Davenport North)
Rachel Jones (Davenport North) 
Freya Greene (Davenport West)
Jacob Stewart (Davenport West)
Rotary Welcomes Sixth Round of Jr. Rotarians Johanna Smith 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z
Monday, February 4, 2013 - Davenport Police Department

It’s time for our month of touring the community.  Join us on Monday, February 4 for a presentation and tour of the
Davenport Police Department located in the 97,700 sq/ft. state of the art facility at 416 N. Harrison Street. Parking is available in the small lot on the northeast side of the building and on the streets Harrison and Fourth next to the building.

The Davenport Police Department has an authorized strength of 163 Police Officers and 28 civilian employees. The Department handles over 140,000 calls for service annually and has an advanced computer dispatch system, integrated in-car computers and an enhanced 911 service, supported by an outstanding, professional and dedicated group of men and women.

The Davenport Police Department is also very proud to state that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) awarded the Davenport Police Department accreditation status in July, 2003 and two subsequent reaccreditations in 2006 and 2010. The national accreditation process included an examination of all
aspects of the Department's policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.



Monday, February 4, 2013 - Davenport Police Department Johanna Smith 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 28, 2013 - Becky Eiting, Davenport City Assessor

Rotarian and Davenport City Assessor, Becky Eiting will present a program at the Monday, January 28 meeting.  She will give an update on the state of the Davenport City Assessment jurisdiction and an overview of the assessment process in the Iowa.

Becky Eiting has been with the Davenport City Assessor’s office since October of 1980 after she relocated from the Dubuque County Assessor’s Office, where she was the Supervisor of Assessments and Personal Property Appraiser.  Eiting received her MRA from Lincoln Graduate in Chicago.  She attended numerous IAAO courses in various appraisal methodologies such as Income Approach, Principles, Standards, Fundamentals, Development and Analysis of the Assessment Ratio Study and numerous appraisal and management courses. 

Monday, January 28, 2013 - Becky Eiting, Davenport City Assessor Johanna Smith 2013-01-16 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 21 - No Rotary
Rotary will not meet on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  We will return to the Outing Club on Monday, January 28 with a program by Rotarian and Davenport City Assessor, Becky Eiting.  She will give an update on the state of the Davenport City Assessment jurisdiction and an overview of the assessment process in the Iowa.
Monday, January 21 - No Rotary Johanna Smith 2013-01-16 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 14, 2013 - Craig Malin, City of Davenport

CHANGE IN PROGRAM. . . Craig Malin, Davenport’s City Administrator, will speak at Davenport Rotary on Monday, replacing Bruce Carter, who was called out of town for a meeting.  Mr. Malin will speak to the CASINO issue that is at this time before the City Council.   

Also, Rotary will be meeting on the main level of The Outing Club and not in the ballroom. 




Monday, January 14, 2013 - Craig Malin, City of Davenport Johanna Smith 2013-01-09 00:00:00Z
Monday, January 7, 2013 - "Engaging Rotarians"

Happy New Year Rotarians….Rotary is back in session!  Join us on Monday, January 7 at The Outing Club as we kick off 2013 with a presentation on the direction of the Club in the new year.  Topics to include membership, foundation giving, fundraising and membership satisfaction.  Don’t miss it! 



Monday, January 7, 2013 - "Engaging Rotarians" Johanna Smith 2013-01-02 00:00:00Z
Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31, 2012

Rotary will not meet on Monday, December 24 or Monday, December 31 in observance of the holiday.  Join us at The Outing Club on Monday, January 7 as we kick off 2013.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31, 2012 Johanna Smith 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Davenport Welcomes Fifth Round of Jr. Rotarians
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The Rotary Club of Davenport is honored to welcome their fifth group of outstanding Jr. Rotarians from the local high schools.  A warm Rotary welcome to:

Billy Daniel (Davenport Assumption)
Hannah McAfoos (Davenport Assumption)
Josie Mumm (Davenport Central)
Sarah Sitz (Davenport Central)
Alexandra Kirby (Davenport North)
Anthony Khounlo (Davenport North) 
Romana Isic (Davenport West)
Brandon Wheeler (Davenport West)
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Monday, December 17 - Tom and Jerry Party
The annual Tom and Jerry Party will be this Monday, December 17.  As tradition, Tom and Jerry cocktails will be served to those looking to explore and enjoy a classic winter cocktail.  A cash bar will also be available.  In addition, Jack and Gayle Broderick have planned a great trivia contest for the afternoon that is sure to provide a friendly round of competition among the members.  Come early and stay late.  Reminder, this will be our last membership meeting of 2012.  We will not meet on Monday, December 24 or 31.  We will kick off 2013 on Monday, January 7.
Monday, December 17 - Tom and Jerry Party Johanna Smith 2012-12-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, December 12, 2012 - Brian Ritter, Nahant Marsh

Brian Ritter is the Facilitator for the Nahant Marsh Education Center and the Department Coordinator for Conservation Technology for the Eastern Iowa Community College District.  He is responsible for the overall operations of the Center including staffing, research, fundraising, events, recruitment and organization of volunteers, public relations, partnership development, educational programming and the development of  EICCD Conservation Technology Program.  Mr. Ritter also teaches college courses that focus on Fisheries Management, Field Ecology, Conservation, Wildlife Habitat Management and Wilderness Experience.

Prior to his work with Nahant Marsh, Brian worked as an adjunct professor for the EICCD and for Kirkwood Community College.  Mr. Ritter received his Psychology degree with a Biology minor from St. Ambrose University (B.S.) in Davenport and his Community Health degree from Western Illinois University (M.S.) in Macomb.  He has also taken graduate course work in Biology at Western Illinois. 



Monday, December 12, 2012 - Brian Ritter, Nahant Marsh Johanna Smith 2012-12-05 00:00:00Z
Monday, December 3, 2012 - Bill Stoermer, Exelon Corporation

Bill Stoermer is the Senior Communications Manager at Exelon Nuclear.  He is responsible for internal and external communications and public affairs for the Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova, IL.  Mr. Stoermer has over 30 years of nuclear plant experience working for Exelon Nuclear and has held several leadership positions within the company in Maintenance, Human Resources, Government Affairs, and Communications.

Monday, December 3, 2012 - Bill Stoermer, Exelon Corporation Johanna Smith 2012-11-28 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Rotary Youth Exchange

Assistant District Governor , Doug Peterson, will join us on Monday, November 26 to discuss the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  Rotary Youth Exchange students spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country.  Whether they participate in a long-term or short-term exchange program, they learn a new way of living, a great deal about themselves, and maybe even a new language. They are also ambassadors, teaching people about their country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.
 
For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Join us and learn more about how Rotary Youth Exchange works.



Monday, November 26, 2012 - Rotary Youth Exchange Johanna Smith 2012-11-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 19, 2012 - Rotay Committee Updates

Great things are happening in the club!  Join us on Monday, November 19 as five committee chairs update the club on their progress and future plans.  Updates will be given by the membership committee, world and local community service committees, foundation committee and fundraising committee.

Haven’t joined a committee, it’s never to late to sign up! Don’t miss Monday and the opportunity to here from the committee chairs and get on board. 



Monday, November 19, 2012 - Rotay Committee Updates Johanna Smith 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 12, 2012 - Dr. J.B. Penn, Deere & Company
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Dr. J. B. Penn is the chief economist of Deere & Company, a position he has held since 2006.  He is responsible for heading the office which helps guide the company’s policy development and corporate growth initiatives worldwide, through the analysis of global trends in economics, business conditions, and governmental policies. 

 

Monday, November 12, 2012 - Dr. J.B. Penn, Deere & Company Johanna Smith 2012-11-08 00:00:00Z
Monday, November 5, 2012 - Chili Cook Off at River Music Experience
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The Rotary Club of Davenport 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off will be held Monday, November 5, from 6:00—9:00 PM at the River Music Experience located at 129 N. Main Street in Davenport.  Twelve Rotarians will compete for the title of “Best Chili” and “Best Presentation.”  Plan on bringing your spouse/significant other, kids and friends for a FREE evening of food and FUN!  We will also be doing a 50/50 raffle in conjunction with the cook-off.  Tickets are $50 for one or $100 for three.  To RSVP or purchase 50/50 raffle tickets, please email davrotary@netexpress.net.  See you on Monday!

Reminder, the chili cook off will be in lieu of our regular membership meeting.  We will return to The Outing Club on Monday, November 12.



Monday, November 5, 2012 - Chili Cook Off at River Music Experience Johanna Smith 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 29, 2012 - Maggie Tinsman, Braking Traffik
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Join us on Monday, October 29 as Davenport Rotarian Maggie Tinsman, Founder and Chairman of Braking Traffik, and Cathy O’Keeffe, Executive Director of Braking Traffik, present on human trafficking and how it is affecting our society.  In addition to discussing the various forms of  human trafficking and the laws in place to stop it, Maggie and Cathy will give a voice to victims through sharing their stories from cases prosecuted in our own state of Iowa.  Davenport Rotarians will learn what Braking Traffik is doing in Iowa to combat this horrific crime, as well as how Rotary can get involved to make lasting change in our community.



Monday, October 29, 2012 - Maggie Tinsman, Braking Traffik Johanna Smith 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 22, 2012 - Kim Findlay, President & CEO, Putnam Museum
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Join us on Monday, October 22 as President/CEO of the Putnam Museum, Kim Findlay, updates us on the latest developments at the museum.

Prior to joining the Putnam, Kim worked with United Way of the Quad Cities Area from 1990 to 2004, where she served as President for the last nine years. She was instrumental in increasing annual funds raised by 30% as well as launching many successful community initiatives, including Contributor Choice; Outcomes Measurement for funded programs; the Community Partnership Grant Fund and the nationally-recognized Success By 6 initiative.


 

Monday, October 22, 2012 - Kim Findlay, President & CEO, Putnam Museum Johanna Smith 2012-10-18 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Davenport Welcomes Third Round of Jr. Rotarians
The Rotary Club of Davenport is honored to welcome their third group of outstanding Jr. Rotarians from the local high schools.  A warm Rotary welcome to:

Kate Fennelly (Davenport Assumption)
Casey Greufe (Davenport Assumption)
Claire Rayburn (Davenport Central)
Jessica Welser (Davenport Central)
Brandon Menke (Davenport North)
Hope Scheffert (Davenport North) 
Tracy Vo (Davenport West)
Adrian Ortega (Davenport West)
Rotary Club of Davenport Welcomes Third Round of Jr. Rotarians Johanna Smith 2012-10-17 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 15, 2012 - Terry Geiger, District 6000 Governor, 2012-2013
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Terry grew up in Ulysses, NE and after graduating from Aquinas High School in David City, he attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH for one year. He received his BA in Economics from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and also received his advanced banking degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Terry began his banking career in the small town of Beaver Crossing, NE. His career spanned over 35 years having served in bank management in five other communities in Iowa and Nebraska. In 2008, Terry retired from Great Western Bank in Leon, Iowa.




Monday, October 15, 2012 - Terry Geiger, District 6000 Governor, 2012-2013 Johanna Smith 2012-10-11 00:00:00Z
Monday, October 1, 2012 - Congressional Candidate, John Archer
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Join us on Monday, October 1 as our guest speaker is Congressional Candidate, John Archer. 

John has spent the last eleven years as Senior Counsel at Deere & Company. During that time, he has worked with factory, marketing and supply management personnel and completed an international assignment in Germany. Additionally, he is part owner of The Schebler Company, a Bettendorf, Iowa based manufacturer. 

Monday, October 1, 2012 - Congressional Candidate, John Archer Johanna Smith 2012-09-26 00:00:00Z
Davenport Rotary Welcomes Second Group of Jr. Rotarians
The Rotary Club of Davenport is honored to welcome their seconrd group of outstanding Jr. Rotarians from the local high schools.  A warm Rotary welcome to:

Alyssa Daniel (Davenport Assumption)
Danielle Moore (Davenport Assumption)
Daphne Cornish (Davenport Central)
Jocelyn Jackson (Davenport Central)
Gabriela Magalhaes (Davenport North)
Caleb Redman (Davenport North)
Nickolas Meeks (Davenport West)
Shelby Tracey (Davenport West)
Davenport Rotary Welcomes Second Group of Jr. Rotarians Johanna Smith 2012-09-20 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 24, 2012 - Bill Tubbs, Polio Eradication and Rotary International
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Join us on Monday, September 24 as our guest speaker is Bill Tubbs.  Bill will speak on his most recent trip to India during which 172 million
children received the oral polio vaccine in one three-day sweep. The trip coincided with the historic declaration that India was removed from the list of "polio endemic countries," but, as he will explain, the wild polio virus is alive and well in three other countries, and the battle against this crippling disease is not over!  Bill has had the privilege of traveling the globe in Rotary service, including nine International Conventions, and has been a champion for Rotary's No. 1 goal of global polio eradication, including participation in National Immunization Days in Nigeria in 2007 and India in February 2012.



Monday, September 24, 2012 - Bill Tubbs, Polio Eradication and Rotary International Johanna Smith 2012-09-19 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 17, 2012 - Dr. Alec Scranton, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa
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Join us on Monday, September 17 as our guest speaker is Dr. Alec Scranton, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa.  

A graduate of the College of Engineering at the University, Dr. Scranton has successfully lead the college's academic side through a multitude of initiatives, including completion of a critical ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation review, major strides in K-12 outreach and engagement, and innovative living/learning programs. Previously he served as departmental executive officer of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

Dr. Scranton is also director of the National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (NSF/IUCRC) Photopolymerization Center at the UI. The center represents a collaboration of scientists from the UI and the University of Colorado, as well as industrial representatives.

He received a Regents Award for Faculty Excellence in 2007. In addition, he is a researcher at the UI Optical Science and Technology Center.



Monday, September 17, 2012 - Dr. Alec Scranton, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa Johanna Smith 2012-09-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 10, 2012 - Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent, Davenport Community Schools
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Join us on Monday, September 10 as our guest speaker is Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent, Davenport Community School District.  Dr. Tate assumed the role of superintendent of the District on July 1, 2011.  Immediately prior to his term in Davenport, he served as the Superintendent for the Tempe School District in Arizona during the 2011-2012 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.  Dr. Tate was the director of human resources for T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I., and began his education career as a teacher in the Broward County, Florida schools.

He served as a U.S. Army officer for nine years in Europe, three tours in Vietnam, and  taught math at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami; three master’s degrees from Boston University, Texas Tech University and the University of Rhode Island; and an education doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University.



Monday, September 10, 2012 - Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent, Davenport Community Schools Johanna Smith 2012-09-06 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 3, 2012

Rotary WILL NOT be held on Monday, September 3, 2012 in observance of Labor Day.  Join us back at The Outing Club on Monday, September 10 and hear from guest speaker Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent, Davenport Community School District.



Monday, September 3, 2012 Johanna Smith 2012-08-29 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Davenport Welcomes First Round of Jr. Rotarians
The 2012-2013 is underway and the Rotary Club of Davenport welcomed its first round of Jr. Rotarians for the school year.  A warm Rotary welcome to:

Allison Hanser (Davenport Assumption)
Kristin Ketelaar (Davenport Assumption)
Caroline Saveraid (Davenport Central)
Amanda Taylor (Davenport Central)
Mackenzie Garlock (Davenport North)
Dylan Beyhl (Davenport North)
Clara Loter (Davenport West)
Andy Snawerdt (Davenport West)
Rotary Club of Davenport Welcomes First Round of Jr. Rotarians Johanna Smith 2012-08-23 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 27, 2012 - Sam Giganti, City of Davenport Public Works

The Rotary Club of Davenport will welcome Sam Giganti, Project Director for the City of Davenport Public Works Department to The Outing Club on Monday, August 27 to present on the new $7.1 million rail spur that will serve the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center. Upon completion in 2014, the $9.7 million transload facility located in the industrial park north of Davenport, is expected to bring additional jobs to the Quad Cities area.  The rail spur will be used for shipping goods and raw materials. It will connect with a Canadian Pacific Railroad line. Join us on Monday and hear more about the project and its impact on the community.  Guests and visiting Rotarians will be charged $12 to attend.



Monday, August 27, 2012 - Sam Giganti, City of Davenport Public Works Johanna Smith 2012-08-23 00:00:00Z
Monday, August 20, 2012 - Lieutenant General J. Michael Bednarek, Commanding General, First Army
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In 2011, First Army relocated its headquarters from Fort Gillem, GA to the Rock Island Arsenal.  Join us on Monday, August 20 as Lieutenant General J. Michael Bednarek, Commanding General, First Army, explains more on "who" the First Army is and "what" they do for the Department of the Army.  

Lieutenant General Mick Bednarek assumed command of First Army, April 6, 2011.

Lieutenant General Mick Bednarek was born in London, England. He graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and later completed a Masters Degree in Personnel Management. Lieutenant General Bednarek's military education includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Underwater Operations (SCUBA) Course, Military Free Fall Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.
Monday, August 20, 2012 - Lieutenant General J. Michael Bednarek, Commanding General, First Army Johanna Smith 2012-08-14 00:00:00Z
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - Corn Boil
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Our annual corn boil will be held at the Duck Creek Pavilion on Wednesday, August 8 from 5:30 pm—8:00 pm.  Plan on attending and bring the family for an evening of good food and fun among family and friends.  Tickets are $15 and include food and beverages.  Kids are free. 

Please note, the corn boil will be held in lieu of our Monday, August 6 meeting.



Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - Corn Boil Johanna Smith 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 30, 2012 - Mississippi Valley Fair
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Our Davenport Rotary tradition continues on Monday, July 30th as we head to the Mississippi Valley Fair.  We will meet in the Pavilion, on the West side of the grounds across from the horse barns.  To avoid delays ENTER THE FAIR THRU THE LOCUST STREET GATES ACROSS FROM McDONALDS.  Riefe's will cater lunch.

The fair has recently completed a new, state of the art, $1.4 million livestock building. Fair board member Rich Coussens, will discuss the project and take us on a tour of the facility.  In addition, the Evans United Shows will have a ride up and running for interested attendees.  Fair Manager, Bob Fox, will give a brief presentation, always filled with a few surprises.  And, we will also be given information on the tremendous positive economic impact the fair has on our community.  According to the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor Bureau the fair has an impact of over $23,400,000 to our local economy.  

The 2012 fair has all the great Open Class and 4-H competitions, plus many other features like the National Belgian Horse Show. The impressive grandstand line up includes Rodney Atkins, The Band Perry, Billy Currington, Brantley Gilbert, REO Speedwagon, Hank Williams Jr., and Montgomery Gentry. 



Monday, July 30, 2012 - Mississippi Valley Fair Johanna Smith 2012-07-25 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 23, 2012 - Community Health Care, Inc.
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On Monday, June 30, Davenport Rotarian and Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC) CEO, Tom Bowman, will speak about CHC and their growing primary care practice serving the underserved populations in the Quad Cities Area.

CHC’s mission is to provide high quality, affordable medical and dental care to all those in the Quad Cities Area regardless of their ability to pay. In the last five years CHC has grown by nearly 12,000 patients showing a great need for the services they provide.

CHC’s services include Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OBGYN, Lab, Radiology with Mammography and Pharmacy services for the medical patients. CHC also has a ten dentist practice with offices in Davenport and Rock Island offering general and preventative services for dental patients. With nine service sites throughout the Quad Cities, CHC strives to make access to care the top priority.

Davenport Rotarian, Tom Bowman, serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC), providing vision and leadership for this Federally Qualified Health Center serving 36,000 patients in the Quad Cities area.

Prior to being named CEO in March of 2010, Mr. Bowman acted as the Chief Operating Officer for CHC.  From 2007 through early 2010, Mr. Bowman was responsible for the day-to-day operations of all CHC medical, dental and satellite facilities.  Additional responsibilities included physician recruitment, budget development, program expansion and establishing business partnerships.

Mr. Bowman also serves on several local and state boards including the Iowa Primary Care Association, Rotary Club of Davenport, Ecumenical Housing and Development Group and the Quad Cities Health Initiative.

Prior to relocating to the Quad Cities, Mr. Bowman spent five years as the Family Practice Clinic Manager for Cherokee Regional Medical Associates in Cherokee, Iowa. 

Mr. Bowman is a 1999 graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with emphasis in Management and Marketing and completed his MBA at the University of Iowa in May 2012.



Monday, July 23, 2012 - Community Health Care, Inc. Johanna Smith 2012-07-19 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 16, 2012 - Scott Community College West Center
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Join us on Monday, July 16 at the West Center of Scott Community College located directly south of the city of Davenport’s Fairmount Street Library at 2950 North Fairmount Street.  Davenport Rotarians, Dr. Don Doucette (EICC Chancellor), Greg Larrison (architect), and LaWanda Roudebush (Director, Davenport Public Library) along with Nancy Kothenbeutel (EICC Vice Chancellor) will discuss the partnership that resulted in the establishment of a new West Davenport Center for Scott Community College.  The team will talk about the newly opened campus and the programs and services it will provide to the West Davenport community beginning this Fall.  Greg will also describe the innovative design and construction of this state-of-the-art “green” facility, and will offer tours of its most interesting features.



Monday, July 16, 2012 - Scott Community College West Center Johanna Smith 2012-07-12 00:00:00Z
Monday, July 9, 2012 - Rock Island Arsenal 150 Years of Service
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Join us on Monday, July 9 as the guest speaker is Army Sustainment Command Historian, George Eaton.  Mr. Eaton will speak about the 150 year history of Rock Island Arsenal including the Army's western expansion in the 19th century, the establishment of Fort Armstrong, the building of the Government Bridge, and the construction of the limestone shops, warehouses on the Arsenal. He will also discuss the wide variety of equipment and weapons produced on the installation that have supported our military forces through the years.

An event commemorating the 150th Anniversary will be held on Saturday, July 7.  It is free and open to the public.  Event includes a parade, a USO show at 12, 2, & 4 p.m., a narrated bus tour of Arsenal Island and tours of Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, Locks and Dam 15, the Navy Operational Support Center, COL Davenport House, and Quarters One.  It is free and open to the public.  Gates open at 9 a.m.

Driver's license or state IDs will be required for those over the age of 16. Potential access limits to foreign nationals. No animals allowed except for a service animal.



Monday, July 9, 2012 - Rock Island Arsenal 150 Years of Service Johanna Smith 2012-07-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Night at The River Bandits —July 8, 2012

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Sunday, July 8 is Rotary Night at the ballpark as the Quad Cities River Bandits are teaming up with Rotary International and the Clinton LumberKings to turn the evening into a fundraiser to support the fight against Polio.  Game time is 5pm.

Tickets are $7 with $3 from every ticket purchased being donated towards the fight against Polio.  Bandits Bucks are also available for purchase at $1 each with 25 cents going back to club.  Bandits Bucks are good until August 2012 and can be used anywhere in the ballpark!  So even if you cannot attend the game, grab some Bandits Bucks and enjoy them (just like cash) at another game this season!

Submit ticket requests to davrotary@netexpress.net.   We will submit a list with your purchase to the Bandits and your tickets and Bandits Bucks will be waiting for you at the "Will Call" window the day of the game.  Make checks payable to DAVENPORT ROTARY and mail them to the office at 1910 E. Kimberly Road, Ste 310, Davenport, IA. 52807.
  

Rotary Night at The River Bandits —July 8, 2012 Johanna Smith 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z
Spring 2012 Habitat for Humanity Service Project

Rotarians joined together on Saturday, June 23 at 828 Charlotte in Davenport for the Spring 2012 Habitat for Humanity Work Day.  They helped with grading and landscaping, framing, installing trusses and other miscellaneous tasks as a house was built from the ground up. 

Thank you to all who volunteered:

 - Dan Solchenberger
 - Kirk Metzger
 - Patt Englander
 - Jack Rosenberg
 - Tom Bowman
 - Roger Killion
 - Glen Hummel
 - Dennis Hoaglin
 - Melissa Van Ert Traman
 - Mike Hamann
 - A J Loss

Also a big thank you to Mark Zimmerman for sponsoring lunch and Barb Howe for making the arrangements.   

Service Above Self!

Spring 2012 Habitat for Humanity Service Project Johanna Smith 2012-06-27 00:00:00Z
Welcome President Goodwin!
President Mike Hamann will pass the gavel to President-Elect Cheryl Goodwin on Monday, June 25, 2012.  The 2012-2013 club officers and board of directors will officially be installed at the meeting.  The following will take the helm on Monday:

Club Officers

  • President: Cheryl Goodwin
  • President—Elect: Gary Loss
  • Vice President—Paul Johnson
  • Secretary—Steve Gray
  • Treasurer—Bob Sharp
  • Sergeant-At-Arms—Sean Eckhardt

Board of Directors

  • Betsy Pratt
  • Gene Meeker
  • Kerry Skinner
  • Dan DeVries
  • Mike Hamann
  • R. Jay Teats
  • Rob Scott

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Club Officers and Directors as you complete a successful year.  Thank you for your service!

Welcome President Goodwin! Johanna Smith 2012-06-22 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 18, 2012 - Summer Social

The Rotary Club of Davenport will be hosting a summer social on Monday, June 18 at 4:30 pm.  We will be meeting on the patio of Van's Pizza, Pub & Grill located at 3333 N. Harrison St., Davenport, Iowa 52806.  Food and beverages will be provided.  Bring a guest and enjoy an opportunity to take the rush out of the normal Monday meeting while spending time among friends. Guests will be charged $12 per person. Hope to see you there!



Monday, June 18, 2012 - Summer Social Johanna Smith 2012-06-07 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 11, 2012 - Genesis Health Systems and "Wellness"

Sugar Consumption—The Perils of Consuming too Much

Guest speaker, Deni McCarter, will be will be presenting on sugar consumption and the perils of consuming too much.   Sugar is hidden everywhere in the food we eat and is the leading contributor to many health issues - specifically Obesity and Diabetes.   Learn how making small changes can create big results! 

For the past twenty years, Deni McCarter has served as the Manager for Genesis Occupational Health  -   the premier Occupational Health provider in the Quad City area.  She has over thirty years of experience in medical clinic management.  In addition she spent five years with Von Maur in store management as Corporate Director of Operations.  This unique combination of experience in both retail and health care provides a perfect background to understand the unique challenges employers face in facilitating work related Health and Wellness  to their employee workforce.   She is certified in Occupational Health Practice Management.
 
She is a member of the Rotary Club of Moline and is a Paul Harris Fellow.



Monday, June 11, 2012 - Genesis Health Systems and "Wellness" Johanna Smith 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z
Monday, June 4, 2012 - Quad City River Bandits
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The Rotary Club of Davenport will host Stefanie Brown, General Manager of the Quad City River Bandits, at the Monday, June 4 meeting. 

Stefanie was promoted to General Manager at the end of the 2011 season. Prior to that, she spent three seasons as the Assistant General Manager responsible for overseeing the Modern Woodmen Park suite level, special events, promotions and merchandise. She initially joined the organization in November of 2007 and spent her first season with the club as Director of Community and Client Relations. A graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, Brown spent the 2007 season with the Jacksonville Suns following stints with the Erie Seawolves, Altoona Curve and State College Spikes. Since moving to the Quad Cities Stefanie has become very active in the community, participating in Junior Achievement and the Big Brother Big Sister lunch buddy program. She is also on the board of directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.



Monday, June 4, 2012 - Quad City River Bandits Johanna Smith 2012-05-23 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 28, 2012
In observance of Memorial Day, the Rotary Club of Davenport will not be holding its noon meeting on Monday, May 28. 
Monday, May 28, 2012 Johanna Smith 2012-05-23 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 21, 2012 - Scott County Veteran's Affairs

Scott County Community Services—Department of Veteran’s Affairs
 
Join us on Monday, May 21 as our guest speaker is David Woods, Director of Veteran’s Affairs for Scott County.  David will present a general overview on the Department and the programs and services currently in the works  including the VA Hospital, Clinic and Center and Homeless Outreach.  He will also discuss how the Department is currently working to get the word out to the community.  Currently, more then 16,000 veterans are being served through the Scott County office. 

Mr. Woods has worked with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs for over five years.  Prior to his work with the Department, he spent over 28 years with Alcoa.  Mr. Woods served in the infantry during Vietnam (1969-1970).  He is married and has two children.



Monday, May 21, 2012 - Scott County Veteran's Affairs Johanna Smith 2012-05-17 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 14, 2012 - Health Care Reform Update
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Fellow Rotarian Roger Schemmel will give an update on the healthcare reform legislation.  His goal is to educate members on how the legislation will impact individuals and employers.

Roger is President of Molyneaux Insurance and has been a Rotarian since 1996. He started his career in the insurance business in 1980 and has served on many professional and community Boards. He is a Davenport native and lives in Blue Grass.



Monday, May 14, 2012 - Health Care Reform Update Johanna Smith 2012-05-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Davenport Announces 2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients
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On Monday, April 30 the Rotary Club of Davenport awarded five scholarships totaling $56,000 (one $16,000 scholarship and four $10,000 scholarships)  to five outstanding Davenport high school seniors.The winners were chosen based on GPA, test scores, community service, interview and recommendations. Congratulations the 2012-2013 Rotary Club of Davenport Scholarship Recipients.  From left to right in the photo; Christina Laubenthal (Overall Winner), Brianna Fisher (West), Alyssa Kendell (North), David Mampre (Central) and Patrick Smith(Assumption)
Rotary Club of Davenport Announces 2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients Johanna Smith 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z
Monday, May 7, 2012 - Rock Island Arsenal Development Group
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Join us on Monday as our guest speaker is Tim Frye, Site Manager for the Rock Island Arsenal Development Group.  Tim will be giving an update on the current activities taking place at the Rock Island Arsenal.  Rock Island Arsenal Development Group (RIADG) was formed in 2003 to help match appropriate tenants with available commercial space on beautiful, secure Arsenal Island.

Mr. Frye made his way to the Quad Cities by way of Alaska (where he managed a chain of retail outlets), to Motorola, Inc., (where he served in organizational development, training and service). Tim brings broad experience to his position with RIADG. Most recently, his work has focused on the sales, marketing and business development areas of commercial real estate.



Monday, May 7, 2012 - Rock Island Arsenal Development Group Johanna Smith 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z
New Jr. Rotarians Welcomed to Rotary Club of Davenport of Monday, April 30
The Rotary Club of Davenport will welcome its final round of Jr. Rotarians for the 2011-2012 school year.  Six students will represent Davenport Central, Davenport North and Davenport West.  The Junior Rotarians will join us for a month to learn more about Rotary and its members.  The students are nominated by their school counselors and exemplify excellence in academics, extracurricular involvement and volunteer activities.  The following will represent their schools as the next Jr. Rotarians:

- Kathryn Classon, Davenport Central
- Max Lipnick, Davenport Central
- Mitchel Boever, Davenport North
- Rachel Neece, Davenport North
- Darren Stringfellow, Jr., Davenport West
- Emily Thompson, Davenport West

Congratulations on your accomplishments and welcome to the Rotary Club of Davenport!
New Jr. Rotarians Welcomed to Rotary Club of Davenport of Monday, April 30 Johanna Smith 2012-04-26 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 30, 2012 - Cobham Mission Systems
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The Rotary Club of Davenport will welcome Ken Eaton, Director of Business Development at Cobham on Monday, April 30.  Ken will be giving a presentation on Cobham, the world leader in the application of air separation technology for aviation applications; and the design and manufacture of miniature stirling cycle cryogenic coolers. Cobham specializes in meeting demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth in defense, security and commercial environments. Employing more than 10,000 people on five continents, the company has customers and partners in more than 100 countries.  The Davenport plant employs more than 500.

Mr. Eaton has 15 years of Aerospace Business Development Experience, with over four years at Cobham.  He was part of the transition team from California.  Ken resides in Bettendorf with his wife and two children.



Monday, April 30, 2012 - Cobham Mission Systems Johanna Smith 2012-04-26 00:00:00Z
Davenport Rotarian, Brock Earnhardt, Receives "Service Above Self Award"
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Davenport Rotarian, Brock Earnhardt, was awarded the “Service Above Self Award” at the Rotary 6000 District Conference.  It is Rotary’s highest honor for individual Rotarians, recognizing up to 150 annually who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.
Davenport Rotarian, Brock Earnhardt, Receives "Service Above Self Award" Johanna Smith 2012-04-19 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 16, 2012 - Dee Bruemmer, Scott County Administrator
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Join us on Monday, April 16 as Scott County Administrator, Dee Bruemmer presents the “Condition of the County.”  She will discuss current programs at the County and the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Ms. Breummer will also highlight a few of the services available at the County and give an update on the impact of new laws being discussed at the State legislature.  Guests are welcome and will be charged $12 per person.



Monday, April 16, 2012 - Dee Bruemmer, Scott County Administrator Johanna Smith 2012-04-11 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 9, 2012 - FAMSCO
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Brock Earnhardt and Bill Burreess, FAMSCO

Join us on Monday, April 9 as fellow Rotarians Brock Earnhardt and Bill Burress discuss FAMSCO (Fire and Medical Supply Company) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 1990 by the Rotarians of District 6000 (Iowa) for humanitarian purposes.  FAMSCO acquires fire engines, ambulances and medical equipment and supplies and facilitates their delivery to poor communities in developing countries, mostly in Central America.

Burress and Earnhardt are both Past Presidents of Davenport Rotary and directors of FAMSCO.  Earnhardt is the organization’s president.  Guests are welcome to attend at $12 per person.

To learn more about FAMSCO and how you can help, please visit www.famsco.org.

Monday, April 9, 2012 - FAMSCO Johanna Smith 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z
Monday, April 2, 2012 - New Zealand Group Study Exchange from District 9910

The Rotary Club of Davenport will welcome a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from District 9910 in New Zealand.  GSE is a program of The Rotary Foundation whose objective is to further international understanding, friendship, goodwill and peace. The team arrived in Iowa on March 16 and will be traveling to several other clubs throughout District 6000 over the next month.

Members of the team are led by team leader, Rotarian Warren Patterson, a mobile learning facilitator at the University of Aukland.  Non-Rotarian team members (ages 25-40) are:

  • Pip Bolton, architect and engineer from Kerikeri (sponsored by Bay of Islands Rotary Club);
  • Duane Wells, horticultural manager from Whangarei (sponsored by Whangarei Rotary Club);
  • Damian Dixon, dairy farmer from One Tree Point (sponsored by Whangarei South Rotary Club);
  • Laura McKenzie, year 12 dean and teacher from Auckland (sponsored by North Harbour
  • Rotary Club);
  • Nirav Shah, cash funds investor from Auckland (sponsored by East Coast Bays Rotary).
Join us on Monday, April 2 to hear more from the team.  Guests are $12 per plate.
Monday, April 2, 2012 - New Zealand Group Study Exchange from District 9910 Johanna Smith 2012-03-29 00:00:00Z
New Jr. Rotarians Welcomed to Rotary Club of Davenport of Monday, March 26
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The Rotary Club of Davenport will welcome nine new high school students from the four area high schools including Davenport Assumption, Davenport Central, Davenport North and Davenport West.  The Junior Rotarians will join us for a month to learn more about Rotary and its members.  The students are nominated by their school counselors and exemplify excellence in academics, extracurricular involvement and volunteer activities.  The following will represent their schools as the next Jr. Rotarians:

- Sarah Moon, Davenport Assumption
- Matt Rohlf, Davenport Assumption
- Patrick Smith, Davenport Assumption
- Steven Dominguez, Jr., Davenport Central
- Sienna Klauer, Davenport Central
- Mickaela Curry, Davenport North
- Najha Reed, Davenport North
- Anna Wessling, Davenport West
- Austin Wulf, Davenport West

Congratulations on your accomplishments and welcome to the Rotary Club of Davenport!
New Jr. Rotarians Welcomed to Rotary Club of Davenport of Monday, March 26 Johanna Smith 2012-03-22 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 26, 2012 - Blue Zones Project: Let's Make Iowa #1 in Well-Being
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The Blue Zones Project is a collaboration of Wellmark and Healthways to ignite a
community-by-community movement to improve the well-being of Iowa communities. Specifically this will be done by applying the learnings and research from Blue Zones, Healthways, and Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®.

Ten Iowa communities will be selected to participate in a community transformation effort to make permanent environment and policy changes to improve the emotional, physical, and social health of their residents. This should result in lower health care cost trends, higher productivity, and increased economic viability.

Join us on Monday, March 26 as fellow Rotarian, Jason Gordon, discusses the Blue Zone Project and Iowa’s quest to become the healthiest state in the nation by 2016.  Guests will be billed at a rate of $12 per person.



Monday, March 26, 2012 - Blue Zones Project: Let's Make Iowa #1 in Well-Being Johanna Smith 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z
Monday, March 12, 2012 - QC Wild Places
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QC Wild Places - Fostering ecotourism in the region
Presented by Kathy Wine, Executive Director, River Action

Nature thrives in the Midwest and the Quad Cities region is no exception. From the Mississippi River and its tributaries, to their floodplain wetlands and backwaters, to the wooded bluffs and upland plains, more than 16,000 acres of publicly accessible natural areas lie within an hour’s drive of the Quad Cities metro area.

Join us on Monday, March 12 as Ms. Wine introduces “QC Wild Places” an effort to bring attention to the Quad Cities’ natural areas and to foster ecotourism. Learn how you can become a QC Wild Places Explorer and help foster ecotourism in our region.

For more information on QC Wild Places, visit http://qcwildplaces.com/



Monday, March 12, 2012 - QC Wild Places Johanna Smith 2012-03-09 00:00:00Z
Monday, September 22, 2014 - Vocational Service Meeting

It’s time to take a break from our regularly scheduled noon lunch meeting and head to Rivals for an after work social.  Join us on Monday, September 22 for a vocational service program.  We will meet from 4:30—6:00 pm at Rivals Sports Bar & Grill located at 1720 Kimberly Road in Davenport.  Rivals won the 2013 & 2014 “Rotary WingFest Best Wings” contest.  Guests are $13.

 

Monday, September 22, 2014 - Vocational Service Meeting Johanna Smith
Monday, September 2, 2013 - No Rotary - Labor Day
Rotary will not be held on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.  Join us on Monday, September 9 as we meet the recipients of our fundraising efforts from WingFest and ROTO Bucks last year and hear how they plan to use the funds to further their missions in the community.   
Monday, September 2, 2013 - No Rotary - Labor Day Johanna Smith
Monday, November 28, 2011 - Scott Tunnicliff, Hilltop Campus Village
The Davenport Rotarians will welcome Scott Tunnicliff from the Hilltop Campus Village to their meeting on Monday, November 28.  Scott will be speaking about the Hilltop Campus Village, a Main Street Iowa Program working to redevelop and revitalize Main Street.  He will update us on the progress of the program as well as let us know about what the volunteers in this group are trying to achieve, how they are going about it, and how interested parties can get involved.
Monday, November 28, 2011 - Scott Tunnicliff, Hilltop Campus Village Chris Lunardi
Angela Hunt, German American Heritage
Angela Hunt, German American Heritage Chris Lunardi
Chief Frank Donchez - NETS Crime Prevention
Chief Frank Donchez - NETS Crime Prevention Chris Lunardi
David Vaudt, State of Iowa Auditor Report
David Vaudt, State of Iowa Auditor Report Chris Lunardi
Greg R. Veon, Lee Enterprises
Greg R. Veon, Lee Enterprises Chris Lunardi
Alan Asay and Scott Scharr "MUGZ"
Alan Asay and Scott Scharr "MUGZ" Chris Lunardi
Genesis Systems Group - Tour
Genesis Systems Group - Tour Chris Lunardi
Dr. Mahadevia, Sleep Study
Dr. Mahadevia, Sleep Study Chris Lunardi
Sean O'Harrow, Figge Art Museum

WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE FIGGE ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 7. 

Sean O'Harrow, Figge Art Museum Chris Lunardi
Susan Hess, Scott Community College
Susan Hess, Scott Community College Chris Lunardi
Liz McDermott, Medical Mission: Haiti
Liz McDermott, Medical Mission: Haiti Chris Lunardi
Gary Barta, University of Iowa Athletic Director
Gary Barta, University of Iowa Athletic Director Chris Lunardi
ISU President, Dr. Gregory Geoffroy
ISU President, Dr. Gregory Geoffroy Chris Lunardi
Davenport Community Schools
Davenport Community Schools Chris Lunardi
Pork Industry-More Than Just the Other White Meat
Pork Industry-More Than Just the Other White Meat Chris Lunardi
Dr. Steve Kopp, Genesis Psychology Associates
Dr. Steve Kopp, Genesis Psychology Associates Chris Lunardi
Bruce Carter, Quad City International Airport
Bruce Carter, Quad City International Airport Chris Lunardi
Quad Cities First
Quad Cities First Chris Lunardi
Frank Klipsch, Umpiring/Baseball Rules
Frank Klipsch, Umpiring/Baseball Rules Chris Lunardi
Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter
Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter Chris Lunardi
Becky Clark, The Boys and Girls Club
Becky Clark, The Boys and Girls Club Chris Lunardi
End of Year - Bill Burress and Brian DeLaney
End of Year - Bill Burress and Brian DeLaney Chris Lunardi
Human Trafficking - Panel of Speakers
Human Trafficking - Panel of Speakers Chris Lunardi
Kathy Wine, River Action
Kathy Wine, River Action Chris Lunardi
Sabrina Duley, Dystonia
Sabrina Duley, Dystonia Chris Lunardi
Wallace D. Loh, University of Iowa
Wallace D. Loh, University of Iowa Chris Lunardi
Iowa Legislative Review
Iowa Legislative Review Chris Lunardi
Ron Quay, Churches United
Ron Quay, Churches United Chris Lunardi
Past, Present, & Future of Your American Red Cross
Past, Present, & Future of Your American Red Cross Chris Lunardi
Pure Water For All
Pure Water For All Chris Lunardi
Rotary Foundation and Guatemala
Rotary Foundation and Guatemala Chris Lunardi
Arsenal Manufacturing Tour

We will meet at the Rock Island Arsenal on Monday.  A box lunch will be served at the Arsenal Club, Building 60.  After lunch we will be taking a tour of the manufacturing facility.  Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes (ladies, no open toes or heels).  Attendance is by reservation only, if you would like to attend please let Chris know by Friday at noon, via email davrotary@netexpress.net

Directions Driving (from Iowa) To the Moline Entrance: take Interstate 74 to the River Drive exit and turn left. Go two blocks and just before the overpass turn right and follow the ramp up to Moline Bridge to the Arsenal.

Directions Driving (from Illinois using I-74) To access the Rock Island Arsenal Garrison from Illinois using I-74 take I-74 West to the 7th Avenue exit. Turn left onto 7th Avenue and follow to 14th Street. Turn right and go straight down the street and up the ramp to the Moline Bridge to the Arsenal.

The speed limit on Arsenal Island is 25 mph. Watch for signs. The Illinois seat belt law is enforced on Arsenal Island.

Arsenal Manufacturing Tour Chris Lunardi
QC Visiting Artist Series - Craicmore
QC Visiting Artist Series - Craicmore Chris Lunardi
Scott Crane, President, United Way of the QC
Scott Crane, President, United Way of the QC Chris Lunardi
William C. Renk, Jumer's Casino
Our meeting on Monday, February 23, will be at the new Jumer's Hotel and Casino in Rock Island.  From Iowa take I-280 East to Hwy 92 West. Take exit 11A toward Andalusia.
William C. Renk, Jumer's Casino Chris Lunardi
Rock Island Arsenal Development Group

MEETING ON ARSENAL ISLAND ON MONDAY!!
Our meeting on Monday will be held at the Club House on Arsenal Island.  Enter the Arsenal from the bridge. Must show your drivers license at the gate. Go on Rodeman Drive to Gillespie Ave. (stop light) and turn left. The Club House is on the left side.

Rock Island Arsenal Development Group Chris Lunardi
Corporations Helping Communities
Corporations Helping Communities Chris Lunardi
Ellis Kell, The River Music Experience
Ellis Kell, The River Music Experience Chris Lunardi
Bob Morrison, Honor Flight of the Quad Cities
Bob Morrison, Honor Flight of the Quad Cities Chris Lunardi
Brock Earnhardt and Jon Honsey, FAMSCO
Brock Earnhardt and Jon Honsey, FAMSCO Chris Lunardi
Frank Klipsch, Davenport Promise
Frank Klipsch, Davenport Promise Chris Lunardi
Don Goering, District 6000 Rotary Foundation Committee
Don Goering, District 6000 Rotary Foundation Committee Chris Lunardi
Eastern Avenue Library Update - What's It All About?
Eastern Avenue Library Update - What's It All About? Chris Lunardi
Gary Carter, New Ventures Inc.
Gary Carter, New Ventures Inc. Chris Lunardi
Dave Roederer
Dave Roederer Chris Lunardi
Mark Russell Smith, Conductor
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Mark Russell Smith, Conductor Chris Lunardi
Carolyn K. Ross, Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc.
Carolyn K. Ross, Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc. Chris Lunardi
Cal Litwiller, District Governor
Cal Litwiller, District Governor Chris Lunardi
Francis R. Donchez Jr., Chief of Police
Francis R. Donchez Jr., Chief of Police Chris Lunardi
Tara Barney, Quad Cities Chamber
Tara Barney, Quad Cities Chamber Chris Lunardi
Ross Bergen, Coordinator Scott County Emergency Management
Ross Bergen, Coordinator Scott County Emergency Management Chris Lunardi
Alicia Clancy, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Alicia Clancy, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Chris Lunardi
Nancy Mulcahey, Quad City Development Group
Nancy Mulcahey, Quad City Development Group Chris Lunardi
All Aboard Amtrak Update!
All Aboard Amtrak Update! Chris Lunardi
The Race Across the Sky
The Race Across the Sky Chris Lunardi
1-74 Bridge and Iowa QC Highway Projects
1-74 Bridge and Iowa QC Highway Projects Chris Lunardi
Promoting Summer Fun...Even When Gas Is $4 Per Gallon
Promoting Summer Fun...Even When Gas Is $4 Per Gallon Chris Lunardi
Wes Hall, Assistant RAGBRAI Director
Wes Hall, Assistant RAGBRAI Director Chris Lunardi
Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainablility Program

The Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program is a $3.9 billion, 25 year program that will improve the navigation and efficiency and restore the ecosystem on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.Ã'  The program was authorized forÃ' construction last year in the Water Resource Development Act of 2007.

Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainablility Program Chris Lunardi
Michael Ralston - IA Assoc. of Bus. and Industry
Michael Ralston - IA Assoc. of Bus. and Industry Chris Lunardi
Iowa's Workforce Challenges

Will Iowa have the human capital to be ready to compete economically in the next few decades and beyond?        

Iowa's Projected Worker Shortage - and our "Brain Drain"               
The Skill Gap - are we preparing our workers to help us compete globally? 
What should we do?

Iowa's Workforce Challenges Chris Lunardi
Rick Palmer and The Adler Theater

Monday's meeting will be held in the RiverCenter on the north side of 3rd street on the 1st floor banquet hall.  Rick Palmer will be leading us on a tour of the Adler Theater.

Rick Palmer and The Adler Theater Chris Lunardi
Major General Robert M. Radin
Major General Robert M. Radin Chris Lunardi
Dee James - CASI Life Options
Who will you be when you don't have a business card? What will get you out of bed in the morning when your employment does not? When you've played golf 4 days in the week, what will fill your time the other 3 days?
Dee James - CASI Life Options Chris Lunardi
Julie Bobitt - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Iowa
The University of Iowa Center on Aging (COA) was awarded funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation in July 2006, to establish the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Iowa (OLLI at Iowa).
Julie Bobitt - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Iowa Chris Lunardi