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Mega Interclub luncheon is August 20th August 8, 2015

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2015 KIWANIS MEGA INTERCLUB of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District

Hosted by the Bettendorf Kiwanis Club

Thursday, August 20th, 11:30am-1:00 pm

especially for Divisions 15, 16, and 17

Hilton Garden Inn

959 Middle Road

Bettendorf, IA 52722

Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon, followed by a welcome from Bettendorf Mayor, Bob Gallagher, and our Keynote Speakers, from Loyola University, Colleen Bechtel and Caitlin Murray. Colleen and Caitlin are assisting Dr. Grayson Holmbeck on his work with Camp Independence. They will be speaking about their research and how the program they have helped develop at the camp helps children deal with spina bifida.

Thanks for all Kiwanians who attended to make this event a success!

Miss Iowa visits Kiwanis March 30, 2015

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Current Miss Iowa, Aly Olson, stopped by the club on Tuesday, March 24th to discuss her reign as Miss Iowa, her home-state pride and her platform of diversity.  Thank you Aly for representing the state of Iowa so well!  Good luck!

Miss Iowa, Aly Olson, visits the club

Miss Iowa, Aly Olson, visits the club

 

Scholarship applications March 5, 2015

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Bettendorf Kiwanis are now accepting applications for a one-time scholarship to a school of the applicant’s choice. Scholarships will be awarded to a graduating senior who resides in either the Bettendorf or Pleasant Valley School District (regardless of where they attend) and who will be entering college or vocational school in the fall of 2015. The award’s criterion is primarily based on leadership and community involvement. Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 each.

Update: The deadline for consideration was April 3, 2015.  Please check back next year!

The roses fundraiser February 10, 2015

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Update:  The deadline for orders has passed.  Thank you for your generous support of Kiwanis.  We hope these fresh blooming roses brighten your day!

Previous post:  Our annual roses fundraiser is now underway!  Our Kiwanis club is seeking community support through the purchase of one dozen roses for $16 each in recognition of Administrative Professional’s Day.  You are free to choose the beautiful color of this bouquet upon pickup!

We support the Garden Ministry October 14, 2014

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Thanks to all of the countless volunteers who helped make this a record harvest for the Asbury Garden Ministry.  This ministry features an ecumenical garden that plants and harvests produce for 25 food pantries, food serving centers, and for people who may not have access to fresh produce.   Wow, what great gifts this Earth can yield!

QC Dining Tour Books August 21, 2014

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The Quad City Dining Tour coupon books are now available!

Our club has received its shipment of these very valuable coupon books. They are full of buy one meal, get one free coupons at local restaurants. If you support us with your purchase, you assist local charities at the same time! More information is here!

Update:  Our fundraiser has now concluded.  Thanks for your support of our club!

We support QC Pickleball April 26, 2014

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The Bettendorf Kiwanis Club will be proud to volunteer their time to assist the Quad City Pickleball Club during their Pickleball tournament on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at Kiwanis Park.  Come see the new pickleball courts dedicated to this new sport at 4223 Greenbriar Ave. in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Times:

9 a.m. – Check-in and warm-up begins

10 a.m. – Morning play begins

12 Noon – Break for potluck lunch

1 p.m. – Afternoon play begins

Come out and watch the fast paced games!  Bring your own lawn chairs and umbrellas!

Bettendorf Kiwanis in the news! April 12, 2014

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In 2013, the Bettendorf Kiwanis Club awarded a grant to Edison Academy, which allowed their students to write and publish books.  The Edison Academy then took the books and read them to young students at Riverdale Heights Elementary school.

Click here for the story in the Bettendorf News.

Some of the Edison Academy students discussed their new literary piece, with their teacher Shawn Rice, and gave us an update on the project in March.  What great people!  We particularly liked the fact that while the students apparently initially thought they couldn’t write a book, they ended loving their books and wanting to do more writing.  What an inspiration!

Roses fundraiser has begun! March 16, 2014

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Our annual roses fundraiser is now underway!  Our club is seeking community support through the purchase of one dozen roses for $16 each.  You choose the beautiful color of this bouquet!  See this page for more details.

Update:  Our fundraiser is now closed.  Thank you to all our cherished and dedicated customers!

2014 Literacy Grant applications March 16, 2014

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Bettendorf Kiwanis is now taking grant applications for local literacy projects.  Our service club is seeking to fund high-quality and high-impact projects with the theme of literacy in the Quad Cities.  These grant applications are due April 15, 2014.  Requests can be for a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1500.  Fill out the application and send it to us by April 15, 2014 to:

Bettendorf Kiwanis
P.O. Box 1314
Bettendorf IA  52722

Applications can also be submitted via e-mail to: bettendorfkiwanis@gmail.com

The application link in Microsoft Word format (DOCX) is here.

An alternate link to view and print the form from Google Docs is provided here.

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