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
District Site
Venue Map


                  Best Western PLUS Steeplegate Inn, Davenport

Every Friday at Noon 






Home Page Stories

With Dennis Dietz, left, and PDG Susan Herrick, right.
Also left is PDG Bill Tubbs, and right DG John Ockenfels.
This award is presented by the recipient's club , and honored at the District Convention.

North Scott Rotarians at the District Convention, in Coralville. Iowa
Steve Suiter, Paul Seelau, President Steve Fahrenkrog, Bill Tubbs, Linda Tubbs, Glen Keppy, Jean Keppy,
Dennis Peterson, Deb Peterson, Charlie Jones, and Rita Jones.  Not pictured, Merle Anderson and Paul Kalainoff.

The new club will meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Bierstube, 417 5th St., Moline. They will have service projects and social events on the alternating weeks. The club's charter members are mostly young professionals.  

Mississippi Conference
Sportsmanship Awards Spring 2015
Awarded at Davenport West High School in which all area clubs participate to foster Sportsmanship
Left to right:
Burlington head boys' basketball coach: Jeff Bloomer.
Paul Johnson, Davenport Rotary president.
Clinton head wrestling coach: J.D. Lueders.
Hank Runge, North Scott Rotary.
Clinton head girls' basketball coach: Andy Eberhart.

North Scott Rotary members
Joe Stutting, Angie Reese, Marty O’Boyle, Bill Tubbs,
Back row: Loren Rickard, Charlie Jones, Kieran Connolly, Glen Eakes, Jeff Ashcraft, and Lonnie Behnke.
Not Pictured, Paul Holzworth, Kelly Meyer, and Pat DeLuca
Pat DeLuca and
Allen-Michael Rangel
200 meter dash
Superintendent Joe Stutting
Records the results of events
Mayor Marty O’Boyle and
Bobby Ragona High Five

Kim Wilkins arranged and directed the cleanup along LeClaire Rd in Eldridge  
Eight people showed up- a great turnout and got finished in 2 hours

             Jeff Ashcraft, Cody Allen and Patrick Olsen spoke of all the changes and improvements the auction committee is planning for this year’s function on November 20, 2015, at the Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose.  To date they have promises of $12,500 in sponsorships and the media spots are filled.  Many things are still being refined and additional committee members are welcome to help with the function.

Mary Jane Midgett joined North Scott Rotary on March 27, 2015.  She is sponsored by Charlie Jones.  Mary Jane is the new Director of Operations for the State of Iowa; with Iowa American Water Company.  Mary Jane is from Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University.

 Merle Anderson Rita and Charlie Jones and Mary Lou Anderson Where ever your go there are Rotarian friends.  It is even more special when the friends are friends from your own club.  Charlie and Rita Jones are on a trip to Phoenix AZ,  Merle and Mary Lou Anderson are wintering in Tucson AZ.  

Colby Lafrenz, North Scott High School
Rachel Fix and Joshua Voelkers
Davenport North High School
Lauren Frank and Alec Simpson,
Assumption High School

North Scott Rotary, President Elect Glen Keppy, with Rotary International President Elect, Ravindran (Ravi)from Sri Lanka and  Richard King
Keynote Speaker 2001-02 RI President

Keith was honored at our meeting for his 50 years of service to our club, our community, District 6000 and the world.
Keith stated that Rotary has been a major part in his life.  He was proud to be a member of North Scott Rotary and all the things we stand for.

North Scott Rotary’s annual hosting of these international students was held this past weekend. Over forty international students and Rotex students, returned from an exchange, and great help with chaperoning the students had a blast interacting with each other, visiting the river front, sky walk and Ferris wheel.  We then went ice skating.  The students prepared their presentation boards to be shown at the Our District Conference.  

  Four Rotarians attended the mandatory training to be eligible for District and International Grants in the coming year.  Shown are Deb and Dennis Peterson, Bill Tubbs, and next years President, Glen Keppy.  This training was held at  West Liberty and was hosted by the West Liberty Rotary Club.

 District 6000 Leadership were on hand to present thanks and congratulations to Bill and Linda Tubbs for their donations to the Rotary Foundation.  Donations included a $250,000 donation to the bequest Society and $25,000 to fund a Peace Scholar under the Rotary Peace Scholar program

Honorary Members North Scott Rotary has bestowed honorary membership on 3 new individuals.  Each has served with distinction and well deserve this honor
Linda Tubbs
Bill Puck
Jerry Hansen

Troy Pederson joined North Scott Rotary on Friday, February 20.  Troy comes to us from Willmar, MN, where he was a member of the Rotary Club. He is the new Branch Executive of the North and West, Scott County Family Y’s.
Troy has a B.S. in Physical Education from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN. Troy and his wife Bridget reside in Davenport and have two daughters.  His hobbies include golf, fishing, hunting and hockey.  Please take a minute to welcome Troy to Rotary.

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

North Scott Rotary had the honor of hosting two Youth Exchange Officers from Brazil.  We have had a long term working relationship with these two Districts from Brazil. Tina and Maria ( Front Row with Deb Peterson) came to the US to attend the NAYAN convention  in Little Rock, AR.   Present were Assistant District Governor, Doug and Lou Peterson, Glen and Jean Keppy, Paul and Susan Kalainoff, Robin and Julia members of Ia Quad Cities Rotary, and exchange student Giles from Belgium.   

We were very pleased to have the Interact Club sponsored by North Scott Rotary as our guests this past week.  Shown above: Superintendent Joe Stutting, Quinton Allison, Layne Hamann, Owen Fahrenkrog, Parker Seibert, and Principal John Hawley.  Center Back is North Scott Rotarian and Interact leader, Paul Seelau.  This club has held several fundraising events in support of needy causes in their community.  They have also become a sponsor for a child in Uganda as part of our program to help these Ugandan students to complete their education.  

Twenty Four Outbound students from Iowa, and Inbound Students from around the world were at Newton for this training.

 Two teams our club members put together to support, Big Brothers, Big Sisters.  This is an organization we are proud to support.  Many of our club members participate in this program of providing an adult role model to children and teens that need it in our community.  Shown below is one of the teams Ryan Varner, Seth Porter, Josh Cobie, and Ryan Davis

David Brian Williams II (Brian) (Left) joined North Scott Rotary on January 9, 2015.  He is employed by the North Scott Press as a Sales Representative and is sponsored by Bill Tubbs. Brian is a Graphic Artist and a high school soccer referee. Brian resides in Moline, where his wife, Lisa, is the Head of the Reference Department of the Moline Library. He has one daughter that attends St. Ambrose University.
Lawrence Behnke (Lonnie) ( Above Right) joined North Scott Rotary on January 16, 2015.  He is an agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services, Eldridge, and is sponsored by Dr. Anita Wubbena.  Lonnie enjoys gardening, singing, and volleyball and is owner of Behnke Poultry. He resides in Eldridge and has 5 children. Lonnie is engaged to Leah and enjoys Community Theater, where we just might see him on stage this summer.
Not only did Dr. Anita Wubbena recruit our newest member.  She introduced him, and gave his charge as a new Rotarian.
Once again these members are not only joining Rotary, they are joining a FAMILY of caring individuals who will support and care for them and all of you.  Welcome to both of the newest members, and all North Scott Rotarians.

Becky Bray and the Membership Committee created a fun and informative program for all of us.  Trivia questions were given to the team members of Steve’s (Fahrenkrogs)Stooges, and Glen’s (Keppy) Groupies.  Without the help from the rest of the membership, many of the questions would not have been answered.
It was fun for all.

Assumption High School
Emma Nagle is involved in Key Club and Students against destructive decisions.
Julia Field is involved in Key Club, on the student council and plays golf.
Davenport North High School
Jenna Hartman is on the student council, active in show choir, All-State and Orchestra. Jenna also writes for a small publication in Rock Island.
Gregory Middleton is in four sports.  He also finds time for Choir and Orchestra.
North Scott High School
Lee Meier is an accomplished equestrian rider.  At school she is a cheerleader and a FFA member.  She also participates in Speech and Lancer Productions.
Kyle Apple plays baseball and sings in three choirs at school.  He is in mock trial and hopes to become a lawyer.



Council on Legislation dues increase begins in July
An increase to the Council on Legislation dues goes into effect in July, and it will be reflected on the July club invoice. The Rotary International Board of Directors approved the increase from $1 to $1.50 in October 2014. The Council, which meets every three years, will meet 10-15 April in Chicago. The Council considers proposals to change RI's constitutional documents and resolutions that express an opinion or make a recommendation to the Board. RI's Bylaws, which govern the relationship between Rotary International and Rotary clubs, can be changed only by legislation by the Council. The...
The talent around the table: Mitty Chang
When it comes to Rotary, Mitty Chang is practically a lifer – and he's only 26. Chang joined Interact 10 years ago in Fremont, Calif., where almost a quarter of the 2,000 students at his high school were Interactors. He went on to organize two Rotaract clubs. Now an entrepreneur who works with small businesses and nonprofits to build their online identity and brand, he plans to become a Rotarian within the next few years. "I expect to have a long life in Rotary," he says. We caught up with Chang at the 2014 Rotary convention in Sydney, Australia, to find out what being a member of the Rotary...
Rotary, Shelterbox organizing aid for quake victims in Nepal
Rescue missions and emergency aid continue to arrive in Nepal after a massive earthquake hit the country on 25 April, killing at least 5,200 people and injuring thousands more. The 7.8-magnitude quake, the worst to hit Nepal in more than 80 years, has affected 8 million people in the country's 39 districts, including 1.4 million needing food assistance, according to government officials. "Rotarians worldwide stand together in expressing a profound sadness at the devastation resulting from this weekend's deadly earthquake in Nepal," says RI President Gary C.K. Huang. "As we mourn the thousands...
Simplified billing process gets positive reviews from club leaders
The single-page invoice that Rotary clubs received in January, which replaces a complex document they'd previously had to complete, is being cheered by many club officers. In the past, club secretaries had to fill out an eight-part semiannual report to calculate the amount their club owed Rotary International for membership dues, subscriptions, and outstanding balances. New members were written in, old members were crossed out, and many calculations were required before the club treasurer could pay the invoice. "Nobody wanted to do the semiannual report; it was confusing," says Gail...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...


May 08, 2015
Jennifer Blakeslee; U.S. Navy
Commanding officer of the USS "The Sullivans"
May 15, 2015
Youth Day
Scholarship winners; RYLA attendees; JR. Rotarians & Graduates will be honored
May 22, 2015
NO meeting
May 29, 2015
Foundation Program
New Paul Harris Awards given
Jun 25, 2015
Installation of Glen Keppy
Eldridge Community Center
Jun 26, 2015
NO Meeting
Event on Thursday evening
Jul 03, 2015
NO Meeting
Jul 30, 2015
Corn Boil
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
Jul 31, 2015
NO Meeting
Event on Thursday evening
Sep 04, 2015
NO meeting
Sep 18, 2015
Golf Outing
Springbrook Country Club, DeWitt
Oct 09, 2015
DG Loring Miller
Goals for the Year
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