Recap from the April 18, 2022 Meeting.
Meeting Run by President: John Kuhl
Invocation: Diana Gradert
If you are interested in getting on the list for invocation, Please reach out to Rick Gosney; at
Guests: Johnna Kerres- EICC, From Iowa Center of Economic Success-  Sierra Smith, TJ Daniels, Russel Dale, and Karla Evans
3rd and Final Reading: Marc Hines, Barth Donald
Happy News/Announcements:  This is a reminder that Happy News funds go towards our scholarships.
Frank Iliff- April 30th, National Rebuild Together Day, meet at the Rebuild Together building at 7 am. Micah Colbert- Shared a Birthday greeting from his mother. Mike Ruby- This weekend is the first All Iowa District Conference.  Friday and Saturday at the Hyatt in Coralville. Megan Francis-Senior Resources Community Cookout Fundraiser April 30th, 11 am-1 pm. Tickets are $10.  This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week; Thank you to all of our Rotarians who volunteer.  A new program through GMCCI offers a Welcome to Muscatine Orientation once a quarter.  The first Orientation is scheduled for May 4th at 12 pm.  To register, sign up at Marc Hines- Marc and his wife are expecting their first child in December.
Club News:
Community Event:
  • We would love to get a few people together for Rebuild Together Day; please talk to Frank.
Club Announcement:
  • Rotary Club of Keokuk is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on 4/29.
  • We are happy to offer a Hybrid option for meetings allowing members who cannot join us in person to take part in the meeting.  Note that the Zoom Link remains the same each week; any past email will work if you can not find the link’s most recent email.  Please reach out to John or a board member if you have trouble signing in online.
Brian Williams: WQPT-PBS
What makes us a public broadcasting station?
  • WQPT is licensed through Western Illinois University as a public broadcasting station by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Our public broadcasting license tasks us with:
    “Creating and distributing content for, by, and about Americans of all diverse backgrounds; and providing services that foster dialogue between the American people and the stations that serve them.”
What makes us a public broadcasting station?
  • We provide free high-quality, educational programming for children, arts, and current award-winning affairs programming
  • Public media stations provide life-saving emergency alert services
  • In a world where there are numerous outlets for information, public media continues to be America’s most trusted institution for news and educational programming
Providing Local Educational Outreach
  • This past year, WQPT is proud to have presented 2,271 hours of educational children’s programming
  • Despite the pandemic, we hosted or participated in 31 events, attended by a total of 2,734 people
WQPT is the only locally-owned TV station in the Quad Cities region  (Main webpage) (webpage to watch WQPT online)    (app to watch PBS)
If you have any questions: Contact Brian Williams
Brian Williams, Underwriting & Outreach Coordinator
309-764-2400, ext. 65016   |
3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265
Upcoming Meetings: April 25th- Joy Dobson- Junior Achievement,
Missed Today’s Meeting? Enjoy the presentation reading listed below. 
Topic: Weekly Meeting
Date: Apr 18, 2022 11:36 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: Rotary#1
Foundation Minute hopes everyone enjoyed a peaceful Easter as it welcomes Rotarians to
Week 3 of Rotary International’s Month of Maternal and Child Health.
In the midst of activities geared toward providing much needed relief to victims and their families in war-torn Ukraine, Rotary Clubs and Districts found themselves catering to the needs of other suffering regions of the globe. In a report posted by Bob Koncerak, a member of Rotary Club of Alpharetta (D6900), his club and Rotary Club Pelotas Oeste (D4680) recently celebrated the approval of a $70,000 Rotary International Global Grant to fund special education and training for Down Syndrome’s persons, their families and support groups in the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.   D6900 club partners, including Rotary Clubs of Peachtree City, Roswell, Stone Mountain, Dunwoody, Atlanta, contributed to the grant. In D7780, the Rotary Clubs of Bath and Yarmouth also participated. In Pelotas Oeste, five clubs joined in the effort making a grand total of 15 clubs and 3 districts.