Welcome to our club web site. I'm Rodney Durr, Club President for the 2023-24 Rotary year. Our club was created on January 1, 2021 when the former Wood River and East Alton clubs merged to become the Riverbend East Rotary club. 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. 

Upcoming Programs
Lindsey Timmins-Tyler Timmins Memorial Foundation
Dec 07, 2023
Program Host-John Pearson
EAWRCHS - E-Sports Team
Dec 14, 2023
Program Host-John Pearson
Tammy Iskarous/Rachael Craddick-RFM
Jan 18, 2024
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ty Bechel
    December 8
  • Chris Herzog
    December 10
  • David Ayres
    December 10
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Brenda Pyatt
    December 17
Join Date:
  • George Moore
    December 7, 1998
    25 years
  • Joe Silkwood
    December 9, 1999
    24 years
  • Bill Pyatt
    December 19, 2013
    10 years
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
101 Eastgate Shopping Center
East Alton, IL 62024
United States of America
(618) 259-7522
(618) 259-7614
Our Mailing address:
POB 56
East Alton,IL 62024-0056
Upcoming Events
Home Page Stories
Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. Peyton Douglas joined us to talk about the ASVAB (Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery) testing program for potential recruits. 135 questions are spread over nine different test segments. 
Playwright Eugene Baldwin was on hand to talk about the book he co-edited "A Black Soldier's Letters From Home" and share some troubling history about segregation within our military. 
Machinist Union District 9 Business Representative Roy Collins was in the house to give us an overview of the Machinist Union history and share some of the union benifits that are afforded their 700,000 members.
Dream Home program founder Sherry Gilleland joined us to tell us how the program has grown and prospered as it begins its 14th  year of bringing joy to the less fortunate in our area. Sherry can be reached at gilleland@sbcglobal.com.
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Rachelle Crowe, joined us to share some criminal prosecution success stories.
Roxana school district employees Ryan Peters and Bethany Martin tell us about the new Family Outreach Center and the services it makes available for students district wide.
Rotarian John Pearson introduces the East Alton-Wood River High School Alumni Hall of Fame class of 2023.
Wood River Mayor, and club member, Tom Stalcup shared with us all the good things that are happening in the city,
Rotarian Scott Levan shared some of his experiences with trying to discern the burial wishes of a deceased person without specific instructions. He urged everyone to provide written instructions to the person(s) who will be responsible for your funeral arrangements.
Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) Chief Engineer Eric Fields was on hand to share some of the long history of the company and the future of railroading in the St. Louis metro area
Police Officer Lee Brousseau shares information about the Tyler Timmins Memorial Foundation that was established to honor the officer who was killed in the line of duty in October 2021. Additional information can be found on their Facebook page.

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