Light Up Rotary!
We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Outing Club
2109 N Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803
Posted by Johanna Smith on Dec 18, 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!
Posted by Johanna Smith on Dec 11, 2014
It’s time to reflect on the year and celebrate friendship, service and Rotary. Join us on Monday, December 15 from 5:00—7:00 PM at CASI for the 2014 Rotary Holiday Social. Appetizers will be served and a cash bar available. Guests are welcome and will be charged a fee of $13. Come early and stay late. Reminder, this will be our last membership meeting of 2014. We will not meet on Monday, December 22 or 29. We will kick off 2015 on Monday, January 5.
Posted by Johanna Smith on Dec 04, 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.
Posted by Johanna Smith on Nov 27, 2014
Amber Wood, new Executive Director of the Moline-based chapter of the American Red Cross will present “A Day in the Life of YOUR American Red Cross” on Monday, December 1. She will discuss the various efforts taken on by the American Red Cross to prevent and relieve suffering around the clock in our region and beyond.
Amber will serve a 19-county region, including the Quad-Cities area, west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri. She has a bachelor's degree in communications technology management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a master's degree in organizational management from Ashford University in Clinton.
She was most recently the executive director for the Clinton-based Red Cross chapter and has been active in a variety of community-based groups.
Posted by Johanna Smith on Nov 20, 2014
November is “Foundation Month” on the Rotary calendar. Rotarian Brock Earnhardt will talk about how our club, District 6000 and Rotary International are doing good in the world with Rotary Foundation Grants.
Brock Earnhardt retired in 2009 as President of Iowa American Water Company after a 42 year career in the public water utility business in eight states, the last 23 years in Iowa. Brock is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Davenport and a past assistant governor of District 6000. He presently serves the Rotary district as a member of the District Rotary Foundation Committee and as chair of its District Grants Subcommittee and Global Grants Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of District 6000 Humanitarian and Education Foundation. He serves his home community as a volunteer in several not-profit organizations.
Posted by Johanna Smith on Nov 13, 2014
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.”