Rock Island Rotary kicks off Centennial Year


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Posted Online: July 05, 2013, 9:20 am
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Press release submitted by Holly K Sparkman


Rock Island Rotary's new year began on July 1, 2013 and the club ushered in new leaders a new theme for 2013-2014: Engage Rotary | Change Lives. Anne McGlynn is serving as the 2013-2014 Rock Island Rotary President, Mike Locander is serving as 1st Vice President and John Phillips is serving as 2nd Vice President.

This is a landmark year for the Rock Island Rotary – 2014 will mark the 100th year that the club has been in existence. President McGlynn is excited to be at the helm during this banner year, which will culminate in May 2014 with the completion of the club's Centennial Project at the QC Botanical Center: members raised $104,000 to sponsor the Entry Plaza at the new Children's Garden. "It is going to be an exceptional year," said McGlynn. "We are here today because of our club's 100 year history of service to the community, and we plan to be in the community for the next 100 years."


2013-2014 Club Officers & Directors:
Anne McGlynn – President
Mike Locander – 1st VP
John Phillips – 2nd VP
Carrie Crossen – Treasurer
Tricia Barron – Secretary
Carl Creger – Sergeant at Arms
Chris Britton – Director
Katie Colbrese – Director
Bruce Peterson – Director
Vic Boblett – Director
Ted Kutsunis – Director
Mark Mayeski – Director
Beth Narske – Director
Scott VandeWoestyne – Director

The Rock Island Rotary Club, chartered in 1914, meets at noon every Tuesday at the Quad City Botanical Center. For more information visit www.rirotary.com












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1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
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1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
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