1 36 Years of Rotary Service They profit most who serve the best ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH SCOTT - BULLETIN Vol. 38 No July 21, 2010 FRIDAY AT THE STEEPLEGATE Save the date, August 21, 2010 for the first Quad Cities Paddlesports Festival and a sanctioned Guinness World Records attempt to amass the world's largest raft of canoes and kayaks Officially, the current record is 1,104 boats and Floatzilla 2010 is seeking to put together 2,010 kayaks and canoes. However, Pittsburgh's Paddle at the Point may have raised the bar to approximately 1,700 boats on June 5, If you care to see what a world record attempt looks like just check out this time lapse video of Paddle at the Point: In addition to the world record attempt [at 2 p.m. at Lake Potter], the festival will include group trips [launches start at 9 a.m.] on the new Quad Cities water trails, beginner-friendly paddling lessons and programs. If you're interested in Floatzilla but don't have a boat...no problem! Click Here to find outfitters who will be at Floatzilla with rentals. The registration fee is $10 per paddler or $20 for a premium package that includes discounts off hotel rooms, restaurants, and more. Registration includes one Floatzilla t-shirt per paddler, commemorative boat sticker, registration wrist bands, free music and rib fest at 'River Roots Live', free parking, and free shuttle to off-site parking for 'floats.' Your registration enters you in a drawing to win an Old Town kayak including paddle from Rutabaga, Madison, WI. Corn Boil July 29, 2010 SIGNUPS Member Adults Member Adults Kids Ashcraft Jeff 2 Maxwell John 2 Bainter Bob 2 McInnis Margo 2 Blazevic Julia 1 Morrow Mardy 1 1 Brandt Don 6 Patten James 2 1 Briegel Chuck 3 Paustian Leroy 2 Burt Brad 1 Peterson Dennis 4 3 Case Scott 4 Pheiffer John 2 Cole Dick 2 Puck Bill 2 Dywiak Rick 2 Reese Angela 1 2 Earnhardt Brock 3 Sager Elza 2 Fahrenkrog Steve 2 Scheibe Carolyn 2 Frederiksen Linda 2 Schinckel Jack 2 Glawe Nancy 2 Suiter Steve 2 Golinghorst Rich 3 Tank Ken 2 Kalainoff Paul 4 Thavenet Mike 2 Keppy Glen 2 Trimble Jan 4 Kerns Adam 2 Troje Rachelle 1 1 Koehler Jim 2 Tubbs Bill 2 Kuehl Tracey 1 Langan Eric Total 84 8
2 Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith, United States Governor, Rotary District 6000 Gary Welch, Ankeny Ass t Governor: Becky Eiting, Davenport Officers, Board of Directors July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 President Charlie Jones Vice President, President-Elect Becky Bray Vice President John Maxwell Secretary Steve Suiter Treasurer Steven C. Fahrenkrog Sergeant-At-Arms Gene Hoth Past President (Ex-Officio) - Chuck Briegel Executive Secretary Dennis Peterson DIRECTORS: (Term expires 6/30/11)... (Term expires 6/30/12) Eric Langan... Cody Allen Serge Pasheev... Dr Brad Burt Jan Trimble... Kellie Esters Kim Wilkins... James Patten Makeup's at nearby Rotary Clubs Monday, Noon... Clinton, Rastrelli s Restaurant, Lyons Monday, Noon... Davenport Outing Club, 2109 N. Brady St. Monday, 12:10 pm... Muscatine, Hotel Muscatine 101 W. Miss Dr Monday, Noon... Moline, Christ The King Church Monday, 6:00 pm... Quad Cities Illinois, th Ave, Moline RT s Italian Village Tuesday, 7:15 am... River Cities, Brothers Restaurant, Rapids City, IL Tuesday, noon... Rock Island, QC Botanical Center Wednesday Noon... Bettendorf, Fortune Garden Wednesday, Noon... Maquoketa, Eagle s Wednesday, Noon... Tipton, Cedar Lanes Red Pin Lounge Wednesday, 4:30 pm... Ridgecrest, 4134 Northwest Blvd, Davenport Wednesday 5:00 pm... Davenport Mini-Meet at Lunardi s Thursday, 7:00 am... Iowa Quad Cities, The Lodge, Bettendorf Thursday, 12:15 pm... East Moline, Christ United Methodist Church Thursday, Noon... Milan, Milan Community Center, Hwy. 67 Friday Noon... North Scott, Steeplegate Inn, Davenport.ROTARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS Friday, July 23: 11:00 A.M. Program Planning Committee Meeting, James Patten, Chair Friday, July 23: 11:00 A.M. Golf Outing Committee Meeting, Jeff Helms, Chair Friday, July 23: Program: Floatzilla, QC Paddlesports Festival, James Patten, Host. Installation of new member, Pete De Kock. Sign up to attend corn boil! Purchase baseball tickets! Thursday, July 29: 8:00 A.M. Corn Boil Committee and anyone who wants to help pick and husk sweet corn at Rich Golinghorst Farm. Dennis will out directions a few days in advance. Thursday, July 29: 6:00 P.M. Annual Corn Boil at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. John Maxwell, Chairman. Friday, July 30: No Meeting (Thursday Corn Boil) August 3 8: Mississippi Valley Fair: Volunteer to Work a shift and the money goes to the club. Wednesday, August 4: Quad City River Bandits vs. Clinton Lumber Kings. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. Kids Zone Inflatable s free to Rotary families 5 to 5:30 P.M. Fund Raiser for Polio Plus. Charlie Jones, Chairman. Friday, August 6: No Meeting (Wednesday Ball Game) Thursday, August 12: Board Meeting 7:00 A.M. at the Steeplegate Friday, August 13: 10:30 A.M. All Officers, Board Members, Committee Chairs and anyone that is interested, meet with DG Gary previous to regular meeting. Friday, August 13: Program: New District 6000 Governor, Gary Welch and his wife Colleen from Ankeny, IA. August Birthdays celebrated. Saturday, August 14: Xstream Cleanup. Arrive 8 AM at Northwest Park, 3500 North Division St., Davenport. Clean up site is Duck Creek, Hickory Grove Road to Marquette. This is a light duty project and supplies are furnished. Contact Kim Wilkins at for more details. FREE t-shirt! Friday, August 20: Regular Meeting. Program: TBA Friday, August 27: Regular Meeting. Program: TBA Friday, September 3: NO Meeting; Holiday Saturday, September 4: Home Football Game. Hawkeyes vs. Eastern Illinois. Game Time 11:05 A.M. Volunteer to help! Leroy Paustian, Chair. Friday, September 10: Golf Outing at Springbrook Country Club, DeWitt, in place of regular meeting. Jeff Helms, Chair. Saturday, September 11: Home Football Game. Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones. Game Time 2:35 P.M. Volunteer to help! Leroy Paustian, Chair. MAKE-UPS TURNED IN June 7: Jim Smith: Davenport Rotary Club June 10: Glen Keppy: Rotary Eclub June 17: Glen Keppy: Rotary Eclub July 14: Hank Runge, Jim Smith, Rob White: Mini Meet at Ridgecrest July 17: Teresa Paper: Rotary Eclub July 18: Bill Tubbs: Past District Governors Gathering in Muscatine, IA ASSIGNMENTS July 23: Set up/tear Down: Dick Cole; Greeters: TBA; Invocation: Adam Kerns; Song Leader: Kelly Meyer; Sergeant: Gene Hoth July 29: CORN BOIL; Invocation: John Pheiffer August 13: Set up/tear Down: Lee Ittenbach; Greeters: TBA; Invocation: Jan Trimble; Song Leader: Mike Thavenet; Sergeant: Eric Langan August 20: Set up/tear Down: Glen Keppy; Greeters: TBA; Invocation: Jim Koehler; Song Leader: Angela Reese; Sergeant: Kelly Meyer August 27: Set up/tear Down: Steve Swisher; Greeters: TBA; Invocation: Adam Kerns; Song Leader: Kelly Meyer; Sergeant: Anita Wubbena
3 VOLUNTEER at the Mississippi Valley Fair August 3-8 Gene Hoth and Per Mar Security have given the club members the opportunity to work at the Fair and the Rotary Club will receive the income. The jobs are simple ticket selling and ticket taking. Limited shifts are available now. Dates to work are, Tuesday Sunday, August 3-8, Spouses are also welcome to work with you. Just send Dennis an or give a call ( ) when you are available and we will let Per Mar know. Please send in your first and second choice of work dates. Per Mar will schedule you, if shifts are still available, and Peterson s will let you know. these events served youth. These projects, under his leadership, not only brought joy to children; they provided a meaningful way for our members to meet Rotarians from other clubs, while providing a valuable community service. Jeremy was proposed into membership in North Scott Rotary by Scott Kurtz, and working with children comes naturally for him, as he is employed with the Scott County Juvenile Department. Jeremy is a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member and last year also served on the Corn Boil and New Ideas committees. THANK YOU S RECEIVED July 12, 2010 Dear North Scott Rotary Members: On behalf of the MEDIC EMS, please accept our sincere appreciation for your generous donation to the car seat program. The money will be used to purchase car seats for distribution to make children safer in Scott County. Sincerely, Linda Frederiksen Jeremy Kaiser President Charlie Jones JEREMY KAISER AWARDED 2010 WM F. TUBBS HONOR ROTARIAN AWARD The William F. Tubbs Honor Rotarian Award was created in 2004 to recognize the contributions of an outstanding newer member. Past recipients of this award include: Dr. Terry Sherer, Glen Keppy, Kim Wilkins, Rich Golinghorst, Paul Kalainoff and James Patten. A committee of past presidents, chaired by Scott Case, considered several new members for this award. Jeremy took to heart our theme of Service Above Self and his name has been inscribed on the plaque that is displayed at the entrance to our meeting room at the Steeplegate. Jeremy demonstrated his commitment to service and leadership in several ways. He took charge of the Harvest Party held at the Pride of the Wapsi Pumpkin Patch in October This spring he also worked again, with other Rotary Clubs in the area to provide the Putnam Museum Adventure. Both of July 14, 2010 Dear Charlie and members: We recently completed a community meeting at the Steeplegate Inn. Thank you for the use of your piano. A bit of music now and then does a wonder for the soul, especially if it s part of a prayer service. We appreciate your generosity. Sincerely, Sister Johanna Rickl, CHM Congregation of the Humility of Mary The 4 Way Test Of the things we THINK SAY or DO 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
4 Mary Agnoli Jaime Alfonso Rotary: Not Just Lunch with Leaders By: By: Mary Agnoli Every year at Assumption, seniors are selected to be Junior Rotarians. Despite this tradition at AHS, many students still ask their peers what Rotary is, and are met with the response that it s merely lunch with business leaders in the community. However, that is just one very small part of Rotary. In actuality, there are over 33,000 Rotary clubs worldwide, with over 1.2 million members who serve on a volunteer basis not only in their local communities, but worldwide. In fact, Rotary International was responsible for initiating a most-ambitious program PolioPlus, which has sought to eliminate polio throughout the world. In 1985, when the program began, there were 125 countries where polio outbreaks could be found, totaling over 350,000 cases worldwide. Now, only twenty five years later, polio has been eradicated in all but four countries Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Nigeria (P.A.I.N.). Rotary s work has helped bring the number of polio cases in the world to its lowest level in history. To fully eradicate polio from the world, Rotary now needs greater outside financial help. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation answered the call through the $200 Million Challenge. Gates has agreed to match every dollar donated towards the $200 million goal. One man, Finbar O Sullivan, took on the challenge by starting Peaks for Polio. He and six others climbed the 23,000 foot Mount Aconcagua in Argentina and raised $46,000 for Polio relief in just one journey. O Sullivan hopes to continue this tradition until the $200 million challenge has been conquered. Clearly, the narrow understanding of Rotary that many Assumption students possess falls short of reality. So, when the next person asks, What is Rotary? one can now hopefully respond with more than the typical lunch with leaders. For more information regarding Rotary and its fight to eradicate Polio, or to see how one can donate to the cause, please visit (This article is reprinted from the March 26, 2010 Knight Beacon, Volume 51, Edition 5, the official newspaper of Assumption High School. Mary Agnoli is the Editor in Chief and will represent North Scott Rotary in Italy this fall, as an Exchange Student.)
6 NOR SCOTTARIAN Periodical Postage Paid at Eldridge, Iowa ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH SCOTT PO Box 52 Eldridge, IA NorScottarian (USPS ) is published weekly except the weeks of July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year s, for $5 per year by the Rotary Club of North Scott, PO Box 52, Eldridge, IA Periodicals postage paid at Eldridge, IA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to NorScottarian, PO Box 52, Eldridge, IA MICHELE ALLISON: JUAN DIEZ RANCHEROS July 16, 2010 Michele first quoted the Bible Verse John 10:10. The thief s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. Michele is currently counseling children that are suffering from physical, sexual or emotional abuse. She uses 10 horses that have been given to her. They are usually unwanted and some have been abused. They vary in size, from very large to small, similar size of a dog. Michele has 30 years of experience with horses and keeps them in the now closed, Fejervary Park Zoo. The city does not charge her to use the grounds; she only has to maintain them. She uses the bison, elk and deer pens. Her therapy consists of feeling squares that contain hula hoops, noodles or similar objects. The areas are anger, happy, sad, etc. Her small horse is disappointment. Lately a young girl that she had in therapy connected with the small horse and braided her mane. She let herself have fun with the horse and is also improving at home. Michele does not charge for her services. She depends entirely on donations. She has received money from the RDA and holds fundraisers. She currently is selling pizza cards. The therapy sessions are very private and last from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the age of the child. Groups like Family Resources and Vera French refer clients to her. Mike Mickle is working on a video for her. Charlie Jones led his first meeting. Scott Case presented Jeremy with the W.F.Tubbs award, see previous article. Some more perfect attendance awards were handed out. Seventy members and guests were in attendance. Guests were Rotarians, Ardo Holmgram from Rock Island Club, Brock Earnhardt from Davenport Club and Mike Wernsman from Milan Club. Other guests were Rob Miltenberger, Mickel Alonso, Evan Kurtz, Maggie Patten and Erica Gilmore. There are MANY important club functions in the next few weeks, so watch the calendar and plan to participate and volunteer. Carolyn Scheibe gave $20 in honor of her son Mark receiving his professional engineer designation. Also Angela Reese gave $13 in honor of a very special boy who was 13 when he passed last week. He was Sergio and had been very important to the blood center. John Pheiffer gave $25 to each of the Dorothy White and Mel Helier funds. John Maxwell was the sergeant and collected $38. Bill Tubbs had to pay $5 because of his emphatic use of the quiet sign at the JDC. Cake collections were $20.