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
Paul Militzer - Community Hope Center
Jun 08, 2023
Program Host - Robin Karpan
Installation Dinner
Jun 22, 2023
John Winkler-Honor Flights
Jun 29, 2023
Program Host - Mike Kelly
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Mark Allison
    June 5
  • Mark Vaughn
    June 5
  • Patrick Anderson
    June 9
  • George Moore
    June 23
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Denny Yount
    June 15
  • Rhonda Breslin
    June 18
Join Date:
  • Barb Overton
    June 1, 2018
    5 years
  • Darren Carlton
    June 1, 2006
    17 years
  • Mark Speciale
    June 1, 1974
    49 years
  • Scott Levan
    June 1, 1991
    32 years
  • Ty Bechel
    June 1, 2017
    6 years
  • Allen Hale
    June 5, 1975
    48 years
  • Erin Phillips
    June 14, 2007
    16 years
  • Patrick Anderson
    June 18, 2018
    5 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
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.
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.

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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