EAST ALTON ROTARY CLUB
 

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
JULIA'S BANQUET CENTER
101 Eastgate Shopping Center
East Alton, IL  62024
United States of America
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Speakers
Annette McClellan - VP Programs Junior Achievement
Sep 26, 2019
Program Host - Brad Pulaski
Joshua Weidner-Magician!
Oct 10, 2019
Program Host - Wendell Ross
Rotary Family Cookout
Oct 17, 2019
***NO NOON MEETING***
 
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These lads constitute our official fire watchers brigade
East Alton-Wood River High School graduate Vivian (top) and Roxana High School graduates Brendan and Sawyer display their names on the scholarship plaques.
 

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CLUB PRESIDENTS

2019-Brad Lavite*
2018-Patty Wooff*
2017-Bill Pyatt*
2016-Sherry Tite*
2015-Roger Werts
2015-Brad Lavite*
2013-Rhonda Breslin*
2012-Eric Barger
2011-Dave Miller*
2010-Chris Herzog*
2009-Kevin Stuby
2008-Roger Werts
2007-Brad Pulaski*
2006-Debbie Brazier
2005-Joe Silkwood*
2004-Bob Dannenberg
2003-Gregg Kirkland
2002-Joe Silkwood*
2001-Rosemary Sebastian
2000-Mark Vaughn*
1999-Rick Hooks*
1998-Larry Lacher
1997-Matt Maberry
1996-Brad Pulaski*
1995-Greg McCalley
1994-Rod Croxford*
1993-Tom Coles
1992-Mike Gray
1991-Mike Peterson
1990-Marvin Littleton
1989-John Millican
1988-Mark Speciale*
1987-Mark Kratschmer
1986-Paul Hoover*
1985-Neil Weidner
1984-Pat Boyle*
1983-Jim Kodros
1982-Allen Hale*
1981-Dick Thompson*
1980-Bob Angleton
1979-Jim Morrison
1978-Dave Hopkins
1977-Wes Tucker
1976-John Kleeman
1975-Harry Windland
1974-Lovel Williams
1973-Cecil Neunaber
1971/72-Sam Zangori
* current member
 

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
 
Home Page Stories
Leadership SWIL representative Rachel Lopez (along with Gary Hoelscher and Chuck Etwert) explains the value of levee community preparedness 

Mustard Seed Project representatives Allen Oertel and Terri Cranmer made a presentation about the good work of this program
 
President Brad (L) and member Allen (R) provide the induction ceremony for new member Rodney. 

Rotarian Alex St. Peters describes the duel roles of the Riverbend Growth Association, economic development  and as the area's chamber of commerce.

Rotarian Matt Johnson talks about some of the more interesting and difficult computer infrastructure installs he has been involved with.

Madison County (Illinois) Deputy Treasurer Patrick McRae tells us about the tax collection and delinquent tax sales system. 

East Alton Code Enforcement Officer Gary Cranmer tells us about the rollout of the Crime Free Multi House program in the village.

Wood River, IL Mayor (and Rotarian) Cheryl Maguire shares all the good things happening in her community.

Abundant Life Church (Alton, IL) Youth Minister David Anderson talks about the church's annual missionary trip to Panama.

Amare, NFP Executive director Ty Bechel describes the drug recovery support services that his organization provides for the community. Additional information can be found at http://www.amarenfp.org

Alton, Illinois K-9 officer Michael Manelli talks about some of the ways his dog Jax assists him in policing. 
University of Illinois Extension Service Master Gardeners Kim Schoenfeld and Nancy Orrill share information about the Village Garden in Godfrey, Il and the value of planting native plant species.
Jim Folsom speaks about the Serving Our Streets program that features volunteers and groups helping the homeless of downtown St. Louis, Missouri on a weekly basis. Additional information can be found on the organizations Facebook page.
Roxana (IL) Parks and Rec Director Debbie Ferry tells us about the variety of activities offered in the two parks that are part of the district.
 
Project Read Program Coordinator Shella Vaughn talks about the volunteer driven program. Tutoring is offered for reading, math and english as a second language. If you would like additional information call 618.468.4144 or link here https://bit.ly/2HM4KHW
East Alton schools Superintendent Emily (r) and Curriculum Director Alyssa (l) make a presentation about "Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress" among elementary aged students.
Julia's Banquet Center building owner Todd Kennedy gives us a tour of the newly remodeled facility. Well done!

Wood River, IL based Operation Blessing Executive Director Karen Wilson talks about her organization and the 6,000 local residents served in 2018.

Madison County (IL) Circuit Judge David Dugan shares his thoughts and concerns about judicial independence and the diminishing rating of the U.S. judiciary in the view of the American public.

Oasis Women's Center Client Services Coordinator Marcy Jacobs describes the services offered and the clients served by the Alton, Illinois agency.
Rotary District Governor Brian Barstead shares some thoughts (and his theme pin belt) during his annual club visit.

Bellefontaine Cemetery (St. Louis, MO) Event and Volunteer Coordinator Daniel Fuller talks about the history of the cemetery and some of the famous people that call it their final resting place. More information can be found by linking here http://bellefontainecemetery.org/

Lindsey presents a scholarship check to Allison for $1450. She will be attending Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL). We wish Allison great success.

Mayor Marty Reynolds talks about all the great things that are happening in Roxana, Illinois.

Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau President Brett Stawar shares what's new with area tourism.

Rotarian Tim Gutknecht talks about the Rotary District 6510 sponsored program, the Belize Children's Project, now in its 41st year.  For additional information about hosting a child contact Chris Lashley (618.691.9523) or Charlene Brennan (618.691.9120).

Phillips 66 refinery Director of Government and Community Relation, Melissa Erker, talked explained the use of "flairing" in  the oil refining process.

Refuge Executive Director Erin Bickle provides an overview of her agency that serves the needs of children in Madison County (Illinois) who have experienced the trauma of violence, neglect and abuse. More information can be found ahttp://www.refuge4kids.org
Tyler Elbrecht talks about the new hockey training facility that will open in early June adjacent to the Ice Arena in East Alton, Illinois.
Volunteers Kathy Hunt and Lynn Wuebbels describe the English as a Second Language program
Columbians Deisy and Claribelle are joined by Panamanian Ana to perform a Columbian folk dance.
The Riverbender's (Alton, IL)  Dan Brannan talks about the book he coauthored with his good friend Andy Yakstis, You Can't Kill the Dream.  Here's an Amazon link to the book https://amzn.to/2jOzFoS
East Alton (IL)  School District Superintendent Virgil Moore explains the new Illinois school funding formula and it's impact on the area school districts. He is assisted by incoming district Superintendent Emily Warnecke.
 
 
Rotarian Dave Miller describes several  knots that are useful while on a boat (land too).
Mustard Seed Peace Project representative Allen Oertel describes the good work that the organization is doing in Guatemala
Illinois Attorney General Military & Veterans Rights Bureau Chief Tom Banning describes the services offered by his office.
Chris wins the $160 50-50 jackpot. Lindsey approves.
Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL) Director of Institutional Research & Library Services, Dennis Krieb, describes the economic impact that the college has on the local economy.
Madison County (IL) Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Sheriff, Major Jeff Connor, provides an overview of the St. Louis Major Case Squad operations.
Alton (IL) Memorial Hospital Development Specialist Jeanne Truckey offers an insight into the hospital's history via a series of trivia questions.
Alton Family Martial Arts & Fitness owner Adam Marburger and instructor Cort Wahle describe the variety of family friendly options available at their Alton, Illinois center. Additional information can be found by following this link http://www.martialartsalton.com
Madison County Sheriff Department Lt. James Goeken talks about "situational awareness" and shares some tips on how to be aware.
Alton, Illinois Parks and Rec Director Michael Haynes talks about recent Gordon Moore Park upgrades and future plans.
Lewis and Clark Community College (IL) President Dale Chapman and welding program director Travis Jumper talk about campus programs and the new Weber Workforce Center.
Madison County (IL) Judge Barbara Crowder shares highlights of the Elder Justice Initiative providing improved access to the court system for citizens age 60 and above.
Long time club secretary Lori Palmer accepts her "Difference Maker" award from Rotary district governor Doug Huff.
Bethalto (Illinois) Cedarhurst Assisted Living Community Outreach Coordinator, Eliza Pautz, provides an overview of the company and the new Bethalto assisted living/memory care facility. Additional information can be found at their Facebook page or by linking  here http://www.cedarhurstliving.com
 
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Managing Attorney, Clarissa Gaff, describes the variety of services that her agency offers to lower income and older citizens. Her office is located in Alton, Illinois. Additional information can be found at the Land of Lincoln web site http://www.lollif.org
 
Long time East Alton, Illinois resident Judy Richie shares some East Alton historical highlights and her recently published East Alton pictorial book.
President Bill presents the Business of the Year award to Rick Wooley of B & R Auto Body
Zeke Jabasch and Benjamin Godfrey make a presentation about the Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail and share a bit of Godfrey's historical impact in the Alton, Illinois area.
 
While East Alton Rotarian Brad Lavite was station in Iraq he had the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Ur. He shares his memories.
 
 
 

East Alton Rotary Club Foundation

 

Welcome to our club's website.  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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PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS

2019-Bill Pyatt*
2018-Virgil Moore*
2017-Brad Lavite*
2016-Paul Hoover*
2015-Rhonda Breslin *
2014-Chris Herzog*
2013-Erin Phillips*
2012-Wendell Ross*
         Cory Gallivan*
         Cora Miller
2011-Kevin Stuby
2010-Roger Werts
2009-Brad Pulaski*
2008-Larry Lacher
          Mark Allison*
2007-Lori Palmer*
2006-Bob Dannenberg
2005-Joe Silkwood*
         Dave Miller*
2004-Rose Sebastian
2003-John Simmons
2002-Mark Vaughn*
2001-Rick Hooks*
2000-Rod Croxford*
1999-John Millican
1998-Pat Boyle*
1997-Dick Thompson*
1996-Mike Peterson
1995-Ed Keller
1994-Allen Hale*
1993-Charlie Kunz
1992-Bob Angleton
1991-Jim Kodros
1990-Mark Speciale*
         Mark Kratschmer
1989-Marvin Littleton
1988-Paul Hoover*
1987-Dick Hogan
1986-Don Brandt
1985-Cecil Neunaber
1982-Lovel William
* current member