Rotary Club of North Scott (Davenport)
We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Steeple Gate Inn (Best Western),
100 W 76th St. (Brady St. Exit)Williamsburg RoomDavenport, IA 52806United States
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Best Western PLUS Steeplegate Inn, Davenport
Every Friday at Noon
David Gonzalez. Javiera Reyes, John Bolton team Leader, Luis Marchant, and Cecillia Espejo
North Scott Rotary has again nominated a special individual for this prestigious award. We have nominated Merle Anderson.
Twenty or more North Scott Members and family members arrived
at the Special Olympics to help and aid in any way possible with the
Special Olympians who are there to show all that they have
accomplished as a result of their hard work.
Thanks to The Rotary Club of North Scott, The Edward W. Knapper VFW Post 6174 Has made a great start on its goal to sponsor an Honor Flight to Washington DC.
Kim Wilkins presents a check for $1000 to Bob Stauffer and Duane Miller of The VFW. This is part of our semi annual givings, made to deserving needs in our community.
North Scott Rotary Member Lorraine Lynch, wife of Past President Gary Lynch, presents a $2000 check for the annual two scholarships to a non traditional student at Scott Community College. Lorraine presents this each year in memoriam of Gary’s Birthday on March 27th. Thank you Lorraine, and Gary.
Your memory lives on in these students.
Rotarian sponsor Rob White with Josh Cobie
Josh joined North Scott Rotary on Friday, March 8, 2013. He is a recent graduate of Drake University Law School and recently joined the Law firm of Brubaker, Flynn and Darland in Davenport. Josh is married to Lindsey and they live in Davenport. They are expecting their first child this fall. In his spare time, Josh enjoys, golf, skiing and helping on the family farm at Ackley, Iowa. He also enjoys following ISU athletics. Please take time to welcome Josh!
North Scott Rotary was proud to host all of the Inbound and outbound Rotary Youth Exchange students from District 6000, this past Saturday and Sunday at the Steeplegate Inn, Davenport, Iowa. This weekend is mostly a fun weekend for the students. They start out the day with social time, and time to become reacquainted. We started by visiting the Davenport airport to see and touch the bi-planes that Rotarian Jim Smith has built, or restored, along with his vintage model T Ford. We then went to the Mississippi River front. We viewed eagles fishing below Dam #25, the fantastic view from the Sky Bridge, and ended up at The John Deere Pavilion to Learn the History and present operations of this world leading agricultural business. We started the evening with ice skating at the Rivers Edge, indoor arena. More food, and viewing movies ended the night.
*More photos available in the Photo Album!
North High Students
Caroline Emory and Aaron Reynolds
Assoc Principal Tammy Conrad
North Scott High School Students
Hannah Kroeger and Taylor Myrick
Counselor Tracey Denahey
Assumption High School Students
Sarah Gorzney and Liam Baldwin
Along with President Andy Craig
More photos available in the photo album
Members of all ages enjoyed the bowling at the Blackhawk's Martini and Bowling Lounge
Ann Hanson was honored as an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of North Scott at our January 11, 2013 meeting. Ann has been our hostess for 23 years. She participates in many Service Projects with the club, participates in our Annual Auction, and joins us in our social events
One Hundred Sixteen North Scott Rotarians and guests enjoyed a festive night at the Putnam Museum
Rotarians, Mary Schmidt, Margo McInnis, Becky Bray, Marcia Brandt, Nancy Glawe, and Anita Wubbena (taking the photo) went shopping to buy clothes, toys and household items for a family from the domestic violence shelter from Family Resources. North Scott Rotary adopted this family to ensure they have a great Christmas!
Andy Craig (President)
Davenport North High School
Tammy Conrad (Assoc Principal)
North Scott High School
Tracy Denahy (Counselor)
Rotarians Lorraine Lynch and Christine Garrow shown presenting dictionaries to our adopted school
Rotary Club of North Scott District Grant 2012
Last Friday after our regular meeting several Rotarians helped to deliver
216 coats, purchased from Operation Warm for distribution to students.
This is part of our overall adopt a school project of Fillmore School in Davenport.
Other parts of this project include providing school supplies, awarding Dictionaries
Reading to the Students and have them read to us.
The DOGS project (Dads of great students),
Grounds beautification, and National Geographic series for used in classrooms
The infamous Rotary Boxer shorts once again brought over $1000.
They are modeled here by Rotarian Mike Thavenet
The working part of the Auction. Clerk is
Rotarian Tom Messer and Auctioneer Scott Bowman.
Tom is employed by Per Mar Security,is married with two daughters and moving to Davenport
Literacy Chair Christine Garrow organized the 240 Dictionaries that were given to 4th grade students
in the North Scott School District by Members of The Rotary Club of North Scott.
418 underserved children from Davenport and North Scott were treated to Wagon Rides, walking tacos, roasted smores, picked out a pumpkin, got a chance to meet Scott County Sheriffs Deputys, Bettendorf Policeman, Long Grove Firemen, and Medics from Medic EMS.
Friday we enjoyed our annual golf outing at Spring Brook country club in Dewitt, IA Walt was the long time organizer of this event. He was a charter member of our club, and treasurer for most of this time. Walt is remembered by all and we were happy to have his family join us for lunch and golf.
For more photos, please check out the golf outing photo album
President, John Maxwell, chose Fillmore School adoption as a major project for the club to be involved with. We will be providing school supplies, dictionaries, coats, and many other items. We will also be involved in reading to classes at the school, having students read to us, grounds and gardens additions and spruce ups, farm information teachings, physical health involvement among many. These are pictures of School Supply items already delivered to the school and students.
Lee joined North Scott Rotary in June, 1996 and resigned in October, 2011, due to health issues. He had served on the classification and attendance committees
Rich Golinghorst, Glenn Eakes, Gene Meyer, Greg Schaapveld, and Kim Wilkins
Terrye Isbell-Kishiue joined North Scott Rotary on Friday, July 13. Her sponsor is Jody Johnston-Mohr. Terrye is currently a Realtor with Ruhl and Ruhl.
Our fourth annual fundraiser in cooperation with the River Bandits and all area Rotary Clubs was held Sunday July 8, 2012. It was great fun for all who attended.
In addition we raised $875 to be given to Rotary International Designated Funds for Polio Eradication in the world.
Paul Kalainoff has earned his membership in the Paul Harris Fellowship as he has contributed $1000 to this organization in support of all of Rotary’s work in the world.
John owns a multi faceted farming operation near Donahue, Iowa. He farms the land he grew up on, and has expanded into much larger crop land and farms over 4,000 acres, his Cinnamon Ridge Dairy operation, confinement hog operations, cattle operations, chicken & broiler operation, goat herd, and a successful farm tour and entertainment site. He hosts groups from all around the world which tour his operations, and are treated to Iowa Farm hospitality with a home cooked meal prepared in John’s Kitchen. Much of this is done in cooperation with John Deere. John is on the Scott County Extension Council, also the North Scott School Board, and member of the Iowa Jersey Cattle Club.
John has two Daughters, Amy and Kara. Amy graduated from Iowa State University, and worked literally from coast to coast, in Maine, and Seattle Washington. She was learning the operation of large automated dairy operations, so that she could convince her father this is the way to go. They are building a new, totally automated operation on their home site. Daughter Kara just graduated from North Scott High School in Eldridge, Ia. She was top in her class and is also attending Iowa State University this fall and plans to return home and join the family farming operation.
New Rotarian of the Year Award
Was presented to Lorraine Lynch by Charman of the Past Presidents Committee Charlie Jones. He reiterated the many ways in which Lorraine has contributed to the club,
Including accepting mid year chairs of two committees.
Lorraine said that her late husband, Past President Gary Lynch, was smiling. She was presented with a certificate and her name is engraved on the permanent plaque.
Chris Connolly continued a family tradition by awarding a Paul Harris Foundation Award to his son, Kieran Connolly upon his graduation from DeWitt High School.
The Gary Lynch Scott Community College Scholarship recipients, Brenda Thomas and Elunda Sanders. This is awarded by the generosity of the late Gary Lynch, by Lorraine Lynch each year. These are typically non traditional students.
North Scott Rotary Scholarship Winners Kerri Golinghorst, Kellen Moss was awarded the Dorothy White Performing Arts Scholarship. Not Pictured is Emily Fischer who is currently studying in France
Rich Golinghorst, Gene Meyer, and Kim Wilkins planted 22 trees in Northwest Park in Davenport. This is part of a county wide campaign in support of Trees forever
New member Todd Gullickson proposed by John Pheiffer
Paul Holzworth joined North Scott Rotary on Friday, April 20. He resides in Eldridge, Iowa with his wife Marguerite. Paul was sponsored is Bill Tubbs.
With the Charge read by Past President Jim Smith, Greg Schaapveld joined North Scott Rotary as its newest member His sponsor is Carolyn Scheibe and he is a civil engineer with Shive-Hattery.
President Becky Bray is shown at left with District Governor Don Patterson. Becky is accepting the award for Attendance at District Conference. North Scott has won this award four out of the last five years.
Keith Mattke represented North Scott Rotary as our nominee for the District honor of Guardian of Integrity Award.
The Retiring Assistant District Governors, Bill Tubbs, North Scott, Sherri Briegel for her late husband Chuck Briegel, District Governor Don Patterson, Jacque Andrew, and Norm Van Klompenburg
Dougal Nelson is our newest member . He was proposed by President Becky Bray.
24 International Exchange Students both Inbound and Outbound, gathered at the Steeplegate Motel for our annual Friendship Exchange. Paul Kalainoff and Dennis & Deb Peterson hosted the event. They were greatly supported by out District 6000 Rotex Students. These are students who were outbound to another country in a previous year. They have continued their involvement with Rotary while in college as a organizing and support group for District 6000 Exchange Student events. They are ( in order) Amber Hoffman, Exchange to Germany, Lucas Asbury, Exchange to Spain, Shari Bender, Exchange to Germany, and Nathan Snell, Exchange to Brazil. These Rotex saved the “old” people Chaperones by staying up with the students all night. They also organize and participate in a state wide Pony Express to bring all of the students to the Quad Cities. We provide lunch, (Tacos) and breakfast at the Steeplegate.
The Iowa Quad Cities Rotary Club also participates in providing the evening meal of Pizza. Their President Doug Petersen and wife Lou are also members of the District 6000 Youth Exchange Committee, and are active in the Retreat Event. This event is totally a fun event for these students. They need this after many District training session in other cities. We arrange for the students to visit the Mississippi river water front via the Bridge to nowhere and Eagle Viewing. We visited the John Deere Expo center, and then we went ice skating at the QC Sports Complex.
Junior Rotarians join us for four weeks so they can learn about Rotary and join our fellowship.
New Member Patrick Olsen is welcomed by his sponsor Seth Porter
North Scott Rotary has four new recipients of Paul Harris Fellowships. Fellowships are earned when someone donates a total of $1000 to the Paul Harris Foundation. They can also be awarded by a present member awarding the points they accumulate each time they make a contribution to the foundation.
Adam Kerns Marcia Brandt Nancy Case Angela Reese
North Scott Rotary’s nominee for District 6000, Paul Hellwege Guardian of Integrity AwardKeith Mattke
Richard Golinghorst sponsored Gene Meyer
Mike Thavenet sponsored Abbie Timmerman
Charter member, George R. White, passed away on December 30, 2011.
Honorary member and long time pianist, Dorothy White passed January 2, 2012.
Let us introduce our two new members
Nathan Kessler with sponsor Pete Wislander and Christine Garrow with sponsor Paul Seelau
Junior Rotarians and their counselors Counselors: Dr Betsy Fair (North) Tracy Denahy (North Scott) and Nancy Glawe (Youth Chair) top photo
Gabriela Magalhaes, Dylan Beyhl, Katie Swoboda, Cody Birely (lower photo)
Charles Ivan Briegel
November 18, 1953 - November 17, 2011
Once again Rotarians and guests enjoyed an evening of laughter and fellowship as funds were raised for projects locally and internationally
Underserved children from Davenport and North Scott were treated to an afternoon at the Pride of the Wapsi. The kids enjoyed a hayrack ride to pick out their own pumpkin and visit the farm animals. They had the opportunity to check out the Firetruck supplied by Long Grove Fire Department and an ambulance supplied by Medic EMS. They were treated to walking tacos and toasted marshmallows on an open fire for homemade smores.
Exchange Students: Nate Gaston outbound to Ecuador and Mikel Ursua from Spain, hosted by Scott & Dixie Kurtz
Nate Gaston outbound to Ecuador and Mikel Ursua from Spain, hosted by Scott & Dixie Kurtz
John Maxwell and his hard working corn boil committee did a wonderful job of preparing and serving grilled chops, sweet corn, assorted salads, drinks & desserts for approximately 210 Rotarians and guests.
The talented “Golinghorst” Scott County Pork Producer grilling team cooked the chops perfectly. John had a few tense moments trying to get all the corn cooked fast enough. The propane cookers decided to go on break and only put out minimal heat. This was remedied, and other methods of cooking were used to create fantastic tasting corn which was enjoyed by all. The sweet corn was donated by Golinghorst Farms, Inc. Rich and his son and son in law timed the growing perfectly.
Eldridge Moonlight Chase
Dr Anita Wubbena Organized this event, arranged the workers and coordinated with Carolyn Scheibe of North Scott Rotary and Eldridge North Scott Chamber of Commerce .
The Chamber coordinates the entire Eldridge Days event.
Becky Bray will be installed as The new President of North Scott Rotary this Friday at the Steeplegate Inn. Becky will present her goals and ambitions for the new year.
She grew up on a Hampshire hog farm in central Iowa, attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar rapids, and the University of Northern Illinois. She has degrees in social work and adult education.
Becky and her husband Mark reside in Bettendorf. They have two daughters, Steph and Julie. They just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a cruise starting in New Orleans, and traveling the Caribbean.
Becky is Scott County Extension Director with Iowa State University. She joined Rotary in 1998.