Welcome to our club web site. I'm Robin Karpan, Club President for the 2022-23 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
Larry Thatcher-East Alton Ice Arena
Mar 23, 2023
Program Host-Allen Hale
Club Assembly
Mar 30, 2023
Eric Fields, what is the TRRA
Apr 13, 2023
Program Host-Rick Hooks
David Newton, Exec Dir-Mountains to Molehills
Apr 27, 2023
Program Host-Tammy Iskarous
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Rodney Durr
    March 11
  • Jean Kainz
    March 17
  • Rick Hooks
    Betsy Hooks
    March 31
Join Date:
  • Tommie Myers
    March 1, 1995
    28 years
  • Mark Allison
    March 10, 2011
    12 years
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
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
Home Page Stories
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.
Riverbend Family Ministries Executive Director Tammy Iskarous catches us up on the recovery from the flood damage (things are back to normal this week) and shares how the eight affiliated agencies are serving their clients.
Newly appointed East Alton (IL) Park & Rec Superintendent Tyler Lafferty joined us to share his plans to expand and improve park district programs.
Rotarians Mark Speciale, Mark Vaughn and Rhonda Breslin talk about the history of our club's foundation and the new scholarship mentoring program.
Wm DeBell ARC school principal Jessica Walters was on hand to tell us about the school and accept our $2,700 check to help upgrade the Sensory Room. The check was presented by club member Lindsey Herron (L).

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Club Officers
President Elect
Community Service
Club Service
Sergeant Arms
Club Foundation President
Club Foundation Treasurer
Intrernational Service
Newsletter Editor
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Youth Services Co-Chair

Active Paul Harris Fellows

Mark Allison
Patti Anderson
David Ayers
Leonard Berg
Pat Boyle
Rhonda Breslin
Rod Croxford
Steve Dowdy
Rodney Durr
Cory Gallivan
Paul Guccione
Allen Hale
Jim Herndon
Chris Herzog
Rick Hooks
Paul Hoover
Jean Kainz
Donna Karpan
Michael Kelly
Brad Lavite
Scott Levan
George Moore
Virgil Moore
Tommie Myers
Randy Nelson
Lori Palmer
John Pearson
Erin Phillips
Brad Pulaski
Bill Pyatt
Wendell Ross
Joe Silkwood
Mark Speciale
Henry Studnicki
George Tyler
Mark Vaughn
Alana Yount