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We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Outing Club
2109 N Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803
Posted by Johanna Smith on Apr 11, 2014
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.
Posted by Johanna Smith on Apr 03, 2014
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!
Posted by Johanna Smith on Mar 28, 2014
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)
Posted by Johanna Smith on Mar 27, 2014
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.
Posted by Johanna Smith on Mar 20, 2014
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.
Posted by Johanna Smith on Mar 06, 2014
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.)