November 14, 2016
Volume 96, Issue No. 5
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 November 14 to order.  Johnathan Turner provided the entertainment, along with his Veterans Chorus. 
    Reports were kept to a minimum, to devote as much time as possible to our special guest and speaker. 
    Guests included representatives of the Rock Island High School Key Club and the Kiwanis Clubs of Geneseo, East Moline/Silvis, Bettendorf and Moline.
    We were reminded that the Salvation Army bell ringing would occur this Saturday, and that on November 23 would be our day to work Coats for Kids.
    We were also saddened to hear the report that long time member and past President, Duncan Reid had passed away this past Sunday.  Visitation is to be held between 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Rock Island High School Field House, with a funeral scheduled Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
    In fun and fellowship, representatives of the Geneseo Club cleaned the deck for prizes, winning the preliminary prize which was donated back to our Club, and the two grand prizes to other members of the Geneseo Club. 
The Feature Attraction
   The program was given by Paul Polazzolo, a past Kiwanis International President.  Paul gave an excellent presentation on winning and success in Kiwanis.  He began by giving a brief history of his involvement with Kiwanis, from his days of high school membership in Key Club to his International Presidency.  His roll now, is to visit various Clubs and help them to improve.  To this end, he cited 5 key-notes.  The first was Service, identifying what the community perceived its needs to be, and involving ourselves in an investment in time, not just money.  The second category was Fun, and keeping the Club meetings fresh and enjoyable to attend.  The third subject was Development, making sure that Club leadership is able to attend conferences and meetings where success stories of other Clubs can be passed on.  The fourth category was Notoriety. This is in the sense of publicizing the Club and its activities, and essentially letting the community know that the Kiwanis Club is present, active and vibrant.  The fifth category was Sponsorship, where each group would help each other, involving all the sub-organizations of Kiwanis, from school age to adulthood.

Upcoming Programs

November 21st    Tom Sigel and Pat Rangel, Rock Island

                              and Alleman Boys BB Coaches

November 28th    Semi-Annual Grant Awards Luncheon


Thought for the Day

"If you're strong enough, there are no precedence." 
             -- F. Scott Fitzgerald