January 9, 2017
Volume 96, Issue No. 14
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 9th to order. 
This was a joint meeting with the Rock Island Rotary Club, for which we played hosts. 
The meeting was called to order, the opening segment of the meeting was given, and the chair was given to the Rotary President who went through their Club's announcements.
Following this, Tom gave just a few announcements, including food bank work next Wednesday, and roses which would soon be brought to the membership for sale. 
In fun and fellowship, Chuck Dyson won the $10.00 prize and Jeff Dismer won the wine prize. 

The Feature Attraction
The program for this meeting was the same as it has been for years on this particular occasion, this being the State of the City Address given by the current mayor.  This year, the presentation was made by Mayor Pauley.  He thanked both Clubs for what they have done over the years to improve the quality of life in the comminutes and making a positive difference.  He then went on to discuss the challenges that the city is facing from the retirements of a number of senior and more experienced employees and department heads.  He introduced those individuals who were in attendance.  He also commended all of those employees who did attend.  The Mayor pointed out the fiscal responsibility taken on by the city and restraint in taxation.  He also explained the functions and accomplishments of the various departments.  

Upcoming Programs

January 16th   Sara Holcomb, Lundgren Chiropractic,


January 23rd   Project Eliminate

January 30th   Mark Schwiebert, "The Template"

Thought for the Day

"Nonchalance is the ability to remain down-to-earth when everything else is up in the air."  ~ Earl Wilson