Rotary Club of North Scott (Davenport)


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Welcome to North Scott Rotary

North Scott (Davenport)

The future of Rotary is in your HANDS

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Steeple Gate Inn (Best Western),
100 W 76th St. (Brady St. Exit)
Williamsburg Room
Davenport, IA  52806
United States
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                  Best Western PLUS Steeplegate Inn, Davenport

Every Friday at Noon 






Home Page Stories

216 Children were able to experience a Fall Harvest, Free Pumpkins, Walking Taco’s, And Som’ores
Many of these children had never been to the country side before this experience.  They also were able to feed and pet the goats.

Joe lives in Eldridge with his wife, Kara and young sons, William and Benjamin.  He originates from Ottawa, IL and graduated from St. Ambrose University. Joe works for I. H. Mississippi Valley Credit Union and likes to spend time outdoors with family, fishing and attending sporting events.  
Joseph DePaoli      
Michael Donahue
Mike lives in Davenport with his wife, Dianna and teenage daughters, Victoria and Aeyre. Lorraine Lynch proposed Mike, as he has been an employee at Mid States since he did work study there in High School.  Mike is on the board for Davenport Girls Softball and coaches a team for Davenport Central’s feeder program. He enjoys Hawkeye sports and softball.   

15 inbound students, their Host Families, Counselors, and District 6000 Committee
Members gathered for the annual event in Iowa City.
The emphasis of the training was to integrate the 15 new inbound students from around the world, into American culture.  They and their Host Families were given insight into what to expect as the year progresses.
Counselors were trained in dealing with the situations that can arise in a year long exchange.
   Present from North Scott Rotary were #1 our inbound student, Manuela Huscher, and one of her host families, John and Joan Maxwell.  Also very prominent in the training was Paul Kalainoff, Outbound Coordinator for District 6000, all students going out into the world.  Dennis and Deb Peterson were there as District 6000 Committee members, and training team.. 
Rotary District 6000 Inbound Exchange Students from the world, to Iowa and our local Rotary Clubs
These young students have taken on a great challenge in coming here for an entire year, away from their families, and to learn about our culture
Outbound students to the World, Now Rebound Students that have returned to the United States
Paul Kalainoff poses with his prodigies from last year.  These students have just returned from their year abroad, away from their families.
This group is now part of our training support team know as Rotex.  This team provides a vital link between the District Committee and the youth.
Quite frankly the students will listen to them and not us old people.

Past President Steve Suiter Reads the Charge as North Scott Rotary inducts its two newest members
Tricia Kane, Library Director at Scott County Library System.  Tricia took over as Director replacing our own Paul Seelau when he retired
Deb Peterson, Property Manager and Asst Executive Secretary North Scott Rotary

Our own Genevieve Gaston.
Dressed in her uniform for attending school in Quito, Ecuador
Genevieve reports that she is having a great time, learning to fit in, and learning the Spanish language.  With her blond hair and tall figure, she might find it a little hard to blend in, but she will do great at fitting in to the Ecuadoran

After a great lunch served buffet style, those who were brave enough ventured out into the wet and cold golf course.  All but one group showed how tough they were by braving the elements. The group played the back nine holes of the course.  After a short while, one smart couple decided they had had enough and came back to the club house.  I will have to admit that this is the first year in my memory that the weather has not been beautiful for this event

Our latest William Tubbs Honor Rotarian was awarded on Friday.
 Christine Garrow was honored for all of her work in the Literacy and Education area.  She organized our District Grant work of funding and working at the Scott County Library Summer Reading program. 
This encompassed all of the Branches in Scott County.

It seems the Lions knew.  It must have been lost at our recent Niabi Zoo outing.
At least a clue showed up last meeting in the form of a picture of the bell in the Lions cage.  How did it get there?  A few of the members seem to have known.
The Lion tamer arrived with a package for President Steve Fahrenkrog, and a rope around her waist.   Steve verified that it was indeed the bell.

Manuela is from Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil.  Deb Peterson is her Counselor and she will be staying with first: Lorraine Lynch, and second: John and Joan Maxwell. Manu, as she wishes to be called will be attending several of our meetings to tell about herself and her country.

Kelly Meyer writes from Ragbrai
Friday July 25th on RAGBRAI was Carter LeBeau Day.  RAGBRAI sold socks to riders in honor of Carter with the money going to the Rotary Foundation.  We met up with a Rotarian from Kansas City who rode with Carter for years.  There were at least 1000 socks sold at $10 each.  Great money for The Rotary Foundation.  That day I also visited the Oelwein Rotary Club booth and took my picture with them.  They loved me and the Carter Le Beau socks for the Rotary Foundation. 
Carter’s memory lives on at RAGBRAI and in Rotary.

165 People Joined in our Zoo Party.  The Kids, and the kid in all of us loved the Food, the Train, the Merry Go Round, and, of course, the ANIMALS  


 Fizz Boom Read
What is this?  This was our District Grant project for this year. 
North Scott Rotary sponsored the summer reading program for the Scott County Library system which includes 8 branches.  This program keeps kids learning during the summer, and gives them something additional to do this summer.
The culmination of this program was a rewards night for the 1500 kids enrolled in the program.  They received extra tickets for reading more books.  These tickets could be used for prizes and other activities like a dunk tank 

North Scott President Steve Fahrenkrog
Throws out the first pitch at the Quad Cities River Bandits baseball game on Sunday July 20th.   This annual event is used by our club in our efforts to raise money for Polio Eradication in our world.

Students from our District 6000
Are going to 16 countries as ambassadors from
Our Rotary clubs, Iowa, Our Country, and Rotary in the World
Genevieve Gaston, our student from Davenport West,
is 4th from the right

North Scott Rotary sponsored 3 students to this intensive Leadership and self awareness program.
Cody Birely from our club was also one of the counselors.  This program is gaining national recognition.
Shown in this picture are the students.
 Anna Denger, Alex Bare, counselor Cody Birely, Kat Birtell


Two former North Scott Rotarians have come back to rejoin the club.  Jeff Ashcraft is now a leader at the Handicapped Development Center in Davenport.  Jeff lives in Eldridge, is married to Crista and has three grown children.   
           Dr. Pascal DeLuca, past President of North Scott Rotary and retired superintendent of North Scott Schools, has returned to Eldridge to build his retirement home.  He retired in the Rockford, IL area two years ago.  Pat is married to Mary Ann and they have 4 grown children

Rotarians showed off their new North Scott Rotarians at work T’Shirts.   Keith Mattke greatly appreciated the help at his recent farm sale.  We helped organize, did traffic control, and helped with security.
               Jack Schinckel & Paul Kalainoff                             Gene Meyer controls traffic                  
                                                     Paul Holzworth organized the entire event

A new President at North Scott Rotary Steve Fahrenkrog was installed on Tuesday June 24th at
SpringBrook Country Club
Tammy & Steve Fahrenkrog, Jan Fahrenkrog  Steve’s Family was on hand to help him celebrate. Sisters: Audrey Blair, Sandy VenHorst, Debbie Hughes, Jan wife of our past President Walt Fahrenkrog..


Charter Night on Oct. 19, 1973 





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