Welcome to our club web site. I'm Rodney Durr, Club President for the 2023-24 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 Guccione & Rob LaMarsh-Wood River History
Feb 29, 2024
Program Host - Mark Smith
Misti Johnson-Big Brothers/Big Sisters of SWIL
Mar 07, 2024
Program Host - Lori Palmer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Patti Anderson
    February 3
  • Mark Speciale
    February 4
  • Virgil Moore
    February 8
  • Bianca Lowenstein
    February 24
  • Scott Levan
    February 24
  • Erin Phillips
    February 25
  • Kansas McLain
    February 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Christine Hoover
    February 5
Join Date:
  • Jean Kainz
    February 2, 2009
    15 years
  • George Tyler
    February 7, 1972
    52 years
  • Sandy Shaw
    February 20, 2014
    10 years
  • Sherry Tite
    February 20, 2014
    10 years
  • Chris Herzog
    February 22, 2007
    17 years
  • Robin Karpan
    February 25, 2019
    5 years
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
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
Oasis Women's Center Director of Client Services Tara Holland joined us to tell us about the shelter and support services offered to women who are victims of domestic violence.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources agent Randy Holbrook spoke to us about Pere Marquette State Park.
Wood River Fire Chief Wade Stahlhut was on hand to share his thoughts about the fire department.
Wood River Chief of Police Brad Wells was on hand to brief us on recent Wood River happenings. 
Riverbend Family Ministries Fund Development Director Rachael Craddick talks about their new facility and the nine organizations based there that provide free services to Madison County families in need.
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East Alton Parks and Recreation Director Tyler Lafferty joined us to talk about youth activities, including sports.
Lindsey Timmins joined us to talk about the Tyler Timmins Memorial Foundation, named after her husband who was a police officer killed in the line of duty in October 2021. 
Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. Peyton Douglas joined us to talk about the ASVAB (Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery) testing program for potential recruits. 135 questions are spread over nine different test segments. 
Playwright Eugene Baldwin was on hand to talk about the book he co-edited "A Black Soldier's Letters From Home" and share some troubling history about segregation within our military. 
Machinist Union District 9 Business Representative Roy Collins was in the house to give us an overview of the Machinist Union history and share some of the union benifits that are afforded their 700,000 members.
Dream Home program founder Sherry Gilleland joined us to tell us how the program has grown and prospered as it begins its 14th  year of bringing joy to the less fortunate in our area. Sherry can be reached at gilleland@sbcglobal.com.
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Rachelle Crowe, joined us to share some criminal prosecution success stories.
Roxana school district employees Ryan Peters and Bethany Martin tell us about the new Family Outreach Center and the services it makes available for students district wide.
Rotarian John Pearson introduces the East Alton-Wood River High School Alumni Hall of Fame class of 2023.
Wood River Mayor, and club member, Tom Stalcup shared with us all the good things that are happening in the city,

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Active Paul Harris Fellows

Mark Allison
Patti Anderson
David Ayers
Leonard Berg
Pat Boyle
Rod Croxford
Rodney Durr
Cory Gallivan
Paul Guccione
Allen Hale
Chris Herzog
Rick Hooks
Paul Hoover
Jean Kainz
Donna Karpan
Michael Kelly
Brad Lavite
Scott Levan
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