January 23, 2017
Volume 96, Issue No. 18
2016-17 Officers


  Tom Hanson


  Jeff Condit


  Julie Derrer


  Chris Elsberg


  Mike Bell


  Daryl Empen
2016-17 Board of Directors
   Steve Tollenaer
   Marla Andich
   Steve Fitzsimmons
   Kevin Peterson
   Tarre Kroft
   Sheila Guse

   Ruth Sanders
   Kevin Murphy




  Chuck Dyson
  Joe Robb

  Jerry Upchurch

  Liz Loveless

  Tom Hanson



  Steve Schroder

  Tom Hanson



  Jonathan Turner



  Bill Cleaver

   Sheila Guse,Chair



Jennifer Von Kaenel



   Sheila Guse, Chair


Membership Roster
A full listing of our membership roster is available in the Members Only area of our website.

Upcoming Events, Fundraisers, Dates
We have out famous Kiwanis Bags Tournament T-Shirts for Sale!  We have various sizes in this year's black and yellow versions, and previous year's green and gray.  Only $5!!!  Great work or workout shirts, or cheap gifts for Christmas!  Call or email Daryl if interested or to make arrangements to purchase.

Dining Tour Books are in. Our goal is to sell 80 books, and we have sold less than 30 to date.  These makes great gifts.  Cost is $35, with $10 coming back to the club, and this can be billed to your account.
   L ike us on Facebook!  Make sure to check out our Facebook page. Search for Rock Island Kiwanis Club, and like us!  Make sure to tell your friends and colleagues to like our page also. It's a great way to get the word out about all the good work we do!

The Opening Act
Club President Tom Hanson called the meeting of January 23rd to order. 
Once again entertainment was provided by Johnathan Turner and his Living Legends Chorus.
The first announcement was our pleasure at welcoming our Lieutenant Governor for the second meeting in a row. 
Guests included interclubs from Kewanee, East Moline and Moline, besides the group that came with the Lieutenant Governor.  Representatives of all the Clubs brought us up-to-date concerning activities being planned by these Clubs.  It was good to see the house full again.
Liz Loveless announced that the bowl-a-thon would be held on March 11.  There is still plenty of time to wax your bowling shoes and shake the wrinkles out of your polyester bowling shirts. 
In Fun and Fellowship, the Kartel won the first prize of $7.00.  And then, showing us that voo-doo he does so well, Gary Miner also accepted on behalf of the Kartel, a fine bottle of merlot. 

The Feature Attraction
The program was given by John and Roxanne Vanderheyden, District Coordinators for Project Eliminate.  They belong to the Alpine Club in the Rockford area. 
They passed on a number of informational points, including that this Project Eliminate is operated in partnership with Unicef.  The goal of the project is to eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus, and has taken on a world-wide status.  John and Roxanne showed the progress and accumulating funds in eradication and success of the program, and gave examples of how eradication would benefit the youngsters.  Their program was supplemented by a screen presentation. 
As a wrap-up to the program, our longtime member, Mike Swartz received a special recognition for his support of the project.  

Upcoming Programs

January 30th    Mark Schwiebert, his book "The Template" a parable of the Environment"
February 6th    Anton Taylor and Chris Spencer, the Elephant Club
February 13th  Julie Derrer, Kiwanis Service Projects
February 20th  TBA
February 27th  Anthony Peoples, WHBF, Channel 4 TV

Thought for the Day

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." 
              ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.