Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bettendorf

Rotary Tidbit: Those wishing to submit a grant application for the 2020 year may download the form. If you have any questions, please email Jeff Hassel at hassel14@gmail.com.

Bettendorf Rotary Grant Application

Chapter News

Next meeting: Tanglewood Pavilion and ZOOM Sept. 30, 2020

United for Equity and an end to racism in the QC

Our own Gwen Tombergs, the vice president of development for the United Way of the QC, will report on United Way's equity initiative, which strives to end inequity and racism in the QC. Gwen describes United for Equity this way: "Our goal is to increase awareness of local racial inequities and build community and political will to address them. We are giving our Quad Citizens the tools to learn more about racism and then come together and talk about the issues and how we can solve them." As part of her presentation, Gwen will share more about the United Way's Oct. 15 Equity Summit – "how we can get involved and be part of the change."

Lobsterfest - COVID-19 Announcement

We are each uniquely impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. With all that is happening today, Bettendorf Rotary officials have decided that Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest 2020 cannot take place. While we look forward to coming together again soon as a community, we must put safety at the forefront.  The generous sponsors and supporters of this great community tradition and our friends and neighbors are facing unprecedented times. Out of respect for all involved,  we thought it best to put a PAUSE TO THE CLAWS.

But don't despair!  We are looking forward to rallying the community together again soon - watch for our announcement in the coming days with some exciting news.  In the meantime, while practicing Social Distancing, please consider supporting the organizations that have made Lobsterfest the great tradition that we have come to enjoy.

Please join us in thanking and supporting the local businesses that helped us raise $100,000 at last year's event. Thank you to all the generous donors, attendees, and especially the 2019 sponsors:

Abbey Carpet Gallery

Build to Suit
Coca Cola ~ Atlantic Bottling
Doland Jewelers
Duck Creek Tire
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

Ascentra Credit Union
Central Scott Telephone
Courtesy Ford/Kimberly Car City
Edward Jones ~ Tim Lane
Iowa American Water
Locals Love Us
RJS & Associates
Steve's Mirror and Glass
The Boeye Real Estate Team
UBS Financial Services ~ Kevin Kraft
Weerts Funeral Home
Werner Restoration Services

State Farm ~ Tracy Wachel Naab
State Farm ~ Larry Thein
Swiss Valley Farms
Parker Audiology
Senior Star at Elmore Place
Shive Hattery
Thomas W Olson, DDS Family Dentistry
Windmiller Design and Development Co.
Dimitri Wine & Spirits
Faithful Pilot
Blaze Restoration
Califf & Harper, Attorneys at Law
David Franks, Attorney at Law
Gallagher, Millage & Gallagher
The Great Midwest Seafood Company
Legat Architects
McGinnis Chambers Funeral Home
Mechanical Sales
Mosquito Joe
Hy Vee Foods

On a lighter note, Bettendorf Rotary just saved the lives of 400 lobsters. Again, we look forward to sharing another big announcement with you soon!

Tim Lane and Ann Kappeler, BRC Fundraising volunteers
Rick Bormann, Bettendorf Rotary President