2020-21 ROTARY YEAR THEME

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
JULIA'S BANQUET CENTER
101 Eastgate Shopping Center
East Alton, IL 62024
United States of America

Welcome to our club web site. I'm Chris Logan, club President for the 2020-21 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 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. 

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Home Page Stories
After 49 years the East Alton club "meets" for the last time and anticipates the merger with the Wood River club to become the Riverbend East on January 1st. What a year 2020 has been. Happy new Year to all!

In spite of Covid we were safely out in the community. Helping at the Christmas Wonderland in Rock Springs Park in Alton and ringing bells for the Salvation Army

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

 

         Riverbend East Rotary Club Foundation

Upcoming Programs
No speaker
Jan 28, 2021
Leadership Council Southwestern IL
Apr 29, 2021
Program Host - Mike Kelly
Upcoming Events
Club Officers
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Community Service
Club Service
Intrernational Service
Club Foundation
Club Foundation Treassurer
Youth Service
Vocational Service
Newsletter Editor
Sergeant Arms
Immediate Past President

Paul Harris Fellows

Mark Allison
Patti Anderson
David Ayers
Leonard Berg
Pat Boyle
Rhonda Breslin
Samuel Brinkley
Rod Croxford
Paul 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
Dave Miller
George Moore
Virgil Moore
Tommie Myers
Lori Palmer
John Pearson
Erin Phillips
Brad Pulaski
Bill Pyatt
Wendell Ross
Joe Silkwood
Mark Speciale
Henry Studnicki
George Tyler
Mark Vaughn
Alana Yount
 

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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
2012-Walgreens
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