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East Alton, IL 62024
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These lads constitute our official fire watchers brigade
East Alton-Wood River High School graduate Vivian (top) and Roxana High School graduates Brendan and Sawyer display their names on the scholarship plaques.

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2019-Brad Lavite*
2018-Patty Wooff*
2017-Bill Pyatt*
2016-Sherry Tite*
2015-Roger Werts
2015-Brad Lavite*
2013-Rhonda Breslin*
2012-Eric Barger
2011-Dave Miller*
2010-Chris Herzog*
2009-Kevin Stuby
2008-Roger Werts
2007-Brad Pulaski*
2006-Debbie Brazier
2005-Joe Silkwood*
2004-Bob Dannenberg
2003-Gregg Kirkland
2002-Joe Silkwood*
2001-Rosemary Sebastian
2000-Mark Vaughn*
1999-Rick Hooks*
1998-Larry Lacher
1997-Matt Maberry
1996-Brad Pulaski*
1995-Greg McCalley
1994-Rod Croxford*
1993-Tom Coles
1992-Mike Gray
1991-Mike Peterson
1990-Marvin Littleton
1989-John Millican
1988-Mark Speciale*
1987-Mark Kratschmer
1986-Paul Hoover*
1985-Neil Weidner
1984-Pat Boyle*
1983-Jim Kodros
1982-Allen Hale*
1981-Dick Thompson*
1980-Bob Angleton
1979-Jim Morrison
1978-Dave Hopkins
1977-Wes Tucker
1976-John Kleeman
1975-Harry Windland
1974-Lovel Williams
1973-Cecil Neunaber
1971/72-Sam Zangori
* current member


2019-Advanced Wiring Solutions
2018-Eastgate Plaza LLC
2017-B & R Auto Body
2016-Airliner Bar & Grill
2015-Bright Insurance Agency
2014-West Star Aviation
2013-Federal Steel
2011-Chef Bob's
2010-Julia's Banquet Center
2009-Abert Siding
2008-Neon works
2007-Sever's Market
2005-Community Feed & Seed
2004-Alton Equipment Rental
2002-C R Systems
2001-Fischer Lumber
2000-East Alton Ice Arena
1999-Olin Corp
Home Page Stories
President Brad made a presentation about some of the myths and facts surrounding COVID19. He suggested that the Madison County (IL) Health Department site is a good resource for solid and dependable information. Here's the link https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php .  He made a point to note that the Health Department Director, whose surname name is "Corona" has no connection with the virus.

Riverbend Family Ministries (RFM) founder and Executive Director Tammy Iskarous (R) and Refuge Executive Director Erin Bickle  (L) tell us about  the Refuge program which serves children who have experienced emotional trauma and the exciting move by RFM across the street. That move will more than triple their available space to serve their current clients and provide space for new programs. For more information, link here http://www.riverbendfamilyministries.com

Phillips 66 refinery Government and Community Relations Director, Melissa Erker, talks about employee recruitment efforts and community outreach. The local refinery is somewhere between 10 and 12 in domestic refining capacity and has an estimated $7 billion area impact. For additional information check out the Facebook page @WoodRiverRefinery or http://action.phillips66.com/join

Joel Halvorsen and Greg Klote of the Missouri based Halvorsen & Klote Law Firm made a presentation about the services offered to their clients and a brief review of important automobile insure coverages.

American Cancer Society representative Claire Sharp provides an overview of the organization. She pointed out that there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. In 2018 1.7 million new cancer cases were diagnosed. Since 1946 the ACS has provided $4.6 billion in research funding, second only to the U.S. government. Locally, they provide lodging and transportation to cancer patients. In fact, their biggest need is for volunteers to provide rides to/from treatment sessions. Call 800.227.2345 or visit www.cancer.org for additional information

 Annette McClellan, the Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis Vice-President of Program and District Operations describes the K-12 programing offered by JA, focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The in-school programs are all presented by volunteers. JA currently serves about 20,000 students on both sides of the Mississippi.  For additional information or to volunteer link to http://www.jastl.org

Leadership SWIL representative Rachel Lopez (along with Gary Hoelscher and Chuck Etwert) explains the value of levee community preparedness 

Mustard Seed Project representatives Allen Oertel and Terri Cranmer made a presentation about the good work of this program
President Brad (L) and member Allen (R) provide the induction ceremony for new member Rodney. 

Rotarian Alex St. Peters describes the duel roles of the Riverbend Growth Association, economic development  and as the area's chamber of commerce.

Rotarian Matt Johnson talks about some of the more interesting and difficult computer infrastructure installs he has been involved with.

Madison County (Illinois) Deputy Treasurer Patrick McRae tells us about the tax collection and delinquent tax sales system. 

East Alton Code Enforcement Officer Gary Cranmer tells us about the rollout of the Crime Free Multi House program in the village.

Wood River, IL Mayor (and Rotarian) Cheryl Maguire shares all the good things happening in her community.

Abundant Life Church (Alton, IL) Youth Minister David Anderson talks about the church's annual missionary trip to Panama.

Amare, NFP Executive director Ty Bechel describes the drug recovery support services that his organization provides for the community. Additional information can be found at http://www.amarenfp.org

Alton, Illinois K-9 officer Michael Manelli talks about some of the ways his dog Jax assists him in policing. 
University of Illinois Extension Service Master Gardeners Kim Schoenfeld and Nancy Orrill share information about the Village Garden in Godfrey, Il and the value of planting native plant species.
Jim Folsom speaks about the Serving Our Streets program that features volunteers and groups helping the homeless of downtown St. Louis, Missouri on a weekly basis. Additional information can be found on the organizations Facebook page.
Roxana (IL) Parks and Rec Director Debbie Ferry tells us about the variety of activities offered in the two parks that are part of the district.
Project Read Program Coordinator Shella Vaughn talks about the volunteer driven program. Tutoring is offered for reading, math and english as a second language. If you would like additional information call 618.468.4144 or link here https://bit.ly/2HM4KHW
East Alton schools Superintendent Emily (r) and Curriculum Director Alyssa (l) make a presentation about "Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress" among elementary aged students.
Julia's Banquet Center building owner Todd Kennedy gives us a tour of the newly remodeled facility. Well done!

Wood River, IL based Operation Blessing Executive Director Karen Wilson talks about her organization and the 6,000 local residents served in 2018.

Madison County (IL) Circuit Judge David Dugan shares his thoughts and concerns about judicial independence and the diminishing rating of the U.S. judiciary in the view of the American public.

Oasis Women's Center Client Services Coordinator Marcy Jacobs describes the services offered and the clients served by the Alton, Illinois agency.
Rotary District Governor Brian Barstead shares some thoughts (and his theme pin belt) during his annual club visit.

Bellefontaine Cemetery (St. Louis, MO) Event and Volunteer Coordinator Daniel Fuller talks about the history of the cemetery and some of the famous people that call it their final resting place. More information can be found by linking here http://bellefontainecemetery.org/

Lindsey presents a scholarship check to Allison for $1450. She will be attending Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL). We wish Allison great success.

Mayor Marty Reynolds talks about all the great things that are happening in Roxana, Illinois.

Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau President Brett Stawar shares what's new with area tourism.

Rotarian Tim Gutknecht talks about the Rotary District 6510 sponsored program, the Belize Children's Project, now in its 41st year.  For additional information about hosting a child contact Chris Lashley (618.691.9523) or Charlene Brennan (618.691.9120).

Phillips 66 refinery Director of Government and Community Relation, Melissa Erker, talked explained the use of "flairing" in  the oil refining process.

Refuge Executive Director Erin Bickle provides an overview of her agency that serves the needs of children in Madison County (Illinois) who have experienced the trauma of violence, neglect and abuse. More information can be found ahttp://www.refuge4kids.org
Tyler Elbrecht talks about the new hockey training facility that will open in early June adjacent to the Ice Arena in East Alton, Illinois.
Volunteers Kathy Hunt and Lynn Wuebbels describe the English as a Second Language program
Columbians Deisy and Claribelle are joined by Panamanian Ana to perform a Columbian folk dance.
The Riverbender's (Alton, IL)  Dan Brannan talks about the book he coauthored with his good friend Andy Yakstis, You Can't Kill the Dream.  Here's an Amazon link to the book https://amzn.to/2jOzFoS
East Alton (IL)  School District Superintendent Virgil Moore explains the new Illinois school funding formula and it's impact on the area school districts. He is assisted by incoming district Superintendent Emily Warnecke.
Rotarian Dave Miller describes several  knots that are useful while on a boat (land too).
Mustard Seed Peace Project representative Allen Oertel describes the good work that the organization is doing in Guatemala
Illinois Attorney General Military & Veterans Rights Bureau Chief Tom Banning describes the services offered by his office.
Chris wins the $160 50-50 jackpot. Lindsey approves.
Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL) Director of Institutional Research & Library Services, Dennis Krieb, describes the economic impact that the college has on the local economy.
Madison County (IL) Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Sheriff, Major Jeff Connor, provides an overview of the St. Louis Major Case Squad operations.

East Alton Rotary Club Foundation


Welcome to our club's website.  Feel free to browse our newsletters, photo albums and other content you may find of interest. The club also sponsors a Facebook page. You may link to those sites below and to the right. Our club is located on the Illinois side of the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area. When you are in the area, please feel free to attend one of our meetings. 

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Immediate Past President


2019-Bill Pyatt*
2018-Virgil Moore*
2017-Brad Lavite*
2016-Paul Hoover*
2015-Rhonda Breslin *
2014-Chris Herzog*
2013-Erin Phillips*
2012-Wendell Ross*
         Cory Gallivan*
         Cora Miller
2011-Kevin Stuby
2010-Roger Werts
2009-Brad Pulaski*
2008-Larry Lacher
          Mark Allison*
2007-Lori Palmer*
2006-Bob Dannenberg
2005-Joe Silkwood*
         Dave Miller*
2004-Rose Sebastian
2003-John Simmons
2002-Mark Vaughn*
2001-Rick Hooks*
2000-Rod Croxford*
1999-John Millican
1998-Pat Boyle*
1997-Dick Thompson*
1996-Mike Peterson
1995-Ed Keller
1994-Allen Hale*
1993-Charlie Kunz
1992-Bob Angleton
1991-Jim Kodros
1990-Mark Speciale*
         Mark Kratschmer
1989-Marvin Littleton
1988-Paul Hoover*
1987-Dick Hogan
1986-Don Brandt
1985-Cecil Neunaber
1982-Lovel William
* current member