The Rock Island Rotary Club honored the 41st Anniversary of the Bert Blood Rural-Urban scholarships on Tuesday, April 9. The event honors Rotarian Albert “Bert” M. Blood, a Rock Island businessman and former educator who served as the superintendent of two school districts. He passed away in 1973 at the age of 101 years old. [...]Read the rest of this entry »
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Quad City area Rotary Clubs are coming together to hold a memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy and show support for Newtown in its ongoing recovery from the horrific events of Dec. 14, 2012.
The memorial service will take place on January 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Modern Woodmen Park [...]
The Rock Island Rotary Club distributed three scholarships to area high school seniors during the annual Bert Blood Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 27. The scholarships are awarded annually to students who present their 4H projects to the club. The University of Illinois Extension office and the Rock Island County 4H Foundation assist Rock [...]Read the rest of this entry »
Rock Island Rotary member Rebecca Arnold travels to Bangladesh, finds a club to do a make-up and then brings back a banner to share!Read the rest of this entry »
The Rocky Interact Club is sponsoring a student vs. staff basketball fundraiser next Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. Admission is $3 and the club is raising funds for ShelterBox!Read the rest of this entry »
Rock Island Rotary Clubs exchange son Daniel Ortega is the newest Quad Cities YouTube sensation!
Daniel and Lauren VanSpeybroeck entered a contest sponsored by the Quad Cities Times, i-wireless Center, and YouTube. For the contest, they sang the song “Lucky.” Sheer talent and not luck made Daniel and Lauren 1st place winners. Daniel and Lauren had [...]
The Rock Island High School Interact Club presented a $500 check to the Red Cross of the Quad Cities Chapter on Friday, Sept 2 for their fundraising efforts toward ongoing earthquake relief efforts in Japan. The Interact Club sold red rubber wristbands that had “Lend a Hand to Japan” embossed on the side.
An anonymous Rock [...]
The Club got to see Felipe ONE MORE TIME before he left for his home in Chile. The club also had the chance to say goodbye to the Outbound Youth Exchange Students Sonia and Erica. As the busy week continues – the club welcomed in Diego, new Inbound Youth Exchange Student for 2010-11.
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Dr. Ralph Saintfort visited the club and talked about the needs of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake. There are still many needs and obstacles for the country to overcome. There’s one more week until Player-Friendly Trivia Night on April 17 at the Moose Lodge in Rock Island. Get table reservations in soon and [...]Read the rest of this entry »