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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ty Bechel
    December 8
  • Chris Herzog
    December 10
  • David Ayres
    December 10
  • Paul Dowdy
    December 27
  • Jim Herndon
    December 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Brenda Pyatt
    December 17
Join Date:
  • George Moore
    December 7, 1998
    24 years
  • Joe Silkwood
    December 9, 1999
    23 years
  • Randy Nelson
    December 17, 2015
    7 years
  • Bill Pyatt
    December 19, 2013
    9 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
Upcoming Events
Home Page Stories
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).
Rotarian Randy Nelson is presented with his Paul Harris Fellowship award by fellow Rotarian Joe Silkwood.
Outgoing club president Lindsey Herron presents member Leonard Berg his PHF+7 award.
Riverbend East Rotary club Secretary Lori Palmer presents a $500 donation to East Alton Parks & Rec Director Robin Carlton. The donation will be used for the annual Back to School Giveaway program sponsored by the park district.
Brother Jorge Sanches OMV spent a few minutes talking about his current assignment at  St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton,IL.

         Riverbend East Rotary Club Foundation

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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
Lindsey Herron
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