For more than 30 years, the Iowa Quad Cities Rotary Club has been true to Rotary’s mission of Service Above Self by helping children in the area.
Locally, they are proud of our financial and volunteer commitment to Challenger Little League, a league for boys and girls with physical and mental disabilities which our club helped establish in 1989.
In 2016, for the fourth year, the Rotary Club proudly provided bicycle safety training and a free bicycle helmet to 2nd graders at seven elementary schools in Bettendorf and Davenport through our Lids For Kids Program.
Through the club's local Endowment Fund, they are committed to a College Scholarship Program that currently provides an annual scholarship for selected students at Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools and have made the financial commitment necessary to expand that program to include all Quad City high schools.
Internationally, along with other Rotary Clubs in the area, they have embarked on a massive Clean Water Project at the God’s Mercy Orphanage Center in Uganda. In addition, many club members have financially “adopted” children at the orphanage to try to ensure a future for them.
Again in 2016, they partnered financially with other organizations in our community who share the commitment to helping needy and at-risk kids. Those partnerships included Rick’s House of Hope, Flu Free Quad Cities, Project Renewal, St. Ambrose University Dance Marathon and the YMCA Fairmount Pines Summer Program.
Ribs for Kids
This year’s Ribs for Kids event, presented by Ascentra Credit Union, will be held August 19, 2016 at Kelly’s Irish Pub and Eatery and is sure to be bigger and better than ever with a full rib dinner, live music, raffles, door prizes and more.
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Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated human rights purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide. 1.2 million individuals called Rotarians have joined these clubs.
Rotarians usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships as an opportunity for service. The Rotarian's primary motto is "Service Above Self"; its secondary motto is "One profits most who serves best."
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