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Final Election Procedure Metrocom NAACP #4019 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet L. Woods-Bragg   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:23

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will take place at United Neighbors, Inc., 808 N. Harrison St., Davenport, Iowa.

Polls will open from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In order to vote in a Branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30 days prior (October 18th) to the election.  A form of identification is required.

Nominating Slate/Candidates for Offices:

Vera L. Kelly - President

Larry L. Robinson - Vice-President

Joseph Obleton - Treasurer

Janet L. Woods-Bragg - Secretary

Vernell Compton - Assistant Secretary

We look forward to your participation.

 
LeClaire Civic Club Establishes Emergency Fund PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jackie Stepaniak   
Monday, 03 November 2014 14:21

The LeClaire Civic Club has established an emergency assistance fund for low-income residents in the greater LeClaire area whose immediate need is not fully met through local food banks, clothing closets, and individual churches. It will be operated by the “Christmas in LeClaire” subcommittee which will insure that ALL funds received for the project will directly assist individuals and family in need.

Does the need exist? “We thought so,” said organizers, “but were overwhelmed by the support we received from business owners when announcing the project during a LeClaire Marketing Alliance meeting. We received our first donation before the meeting adjourned!”

The November 2014 “Trivia Night in LeClaire” proceeds have been designated for the benevolent fund, and grant applications have been submitted, as well.

“We're off and running, and excited by the support already received!” they added. Referral arrangements are being finalized with local churches and other likely referral sources. “We don't want to duplicate efforts, we want to provide additional help when existing resources cannot meet the need.”

Members of the club said it is exactly the sort of project the Civic Club non-profit status promotes, “... the promotion of social welfare (with) primary activities (that) are engaged in promoting the common good and general welfare of the community.”

Direct donations to the fund can be made by check payable to “Christmas in LeClaire,” adding “Emergency Fund” on the notation line. Mail to: LeClaire Civic Club PO Box 562, LeClaire IA 52753.

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More information: Joyce Kuehl (H) 563-289-4205

 
Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Rock Falls Community Health Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Friday, 31 October 2014 15:25

Investment Will Help Meet Healthcare Demand in Whiteside County

ROCK FALLS – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment to help expand Community Health Center services in Whiteside County. The funds, included in Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, will allow the state to reduce healthcare spending and save taxpayers money. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all people have access to quality healthcare and improve the health and well-being of people throughout Illinois.

“An investment in this community health center is an investment in the health and wellness of the people of Whiteside County,” Governor Quinn said. “It is also an important step in ensuring that the people in the Rock Falls and Sterling communities have access to the healthcare they deserve.”

The Whiteside County Health Department will receive $1 million to construct a 5,000-square-foot facility for the Whiteside County Community Health Clinic in Rock Falls. This will allow the department to provide additional healthcare services to the residents of Whiteside County.

“I am thrilled that we will be able to expand our clinic to facilitate more behavioral health services to the community,” Whiteside County Community Health Clinic CEO Beth Fiorini said. “Presently staff is overcrowded and the ability to spread out will enable a more productive and efficient clinic.”

The Community Health Center Construction Act, signed by Governor Quinn in 2009, provides funding to repair outdated buildings, convert vacant commercial space, build new health center facilities and purchase new equipment for additional services such as OB/GYN and dental care. The funds are administered through the state’s Capital Development Board. In addition to providing needed healthcare facilities, the investments are expected to create about 215 construction jobs.

Community health centers are not-for-profit entities created by Congress to meet the healthcare needs of underserved communities and high-risk patients. These centers fill a void by providing care for those whom other providers often do not serve, including the low-income, uninsured or homeless; or those with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse problems or special medical needs.

The Community Health Center project is part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.

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Governor Quinn Announces Investments for Colona and Geneseo Park Projects PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:21

New Developments Will Create Jobs and Improve Recreational Facilities

COLONA – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of $5 million for park development and improvement projects in Colona and Geneseo. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to increase opportunities for recreation, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“It’s important that everyone in Illinois has a place to be active and take on a healthy lifestyle,” Governor Quinn said. “These investments will give these Henry County communities upgraded facilities to be enjoyed for years to come. The Colona Community Center and the Geneseo pool projects will help improve the health of the people of Illinois and create new jobs for hardworking local residents.”

The Colona Park District will receive $2.5 million to construct a fitness center on Colona Road with a swimming pool, indoor walking/jogging track and multi-purpose rooms. The total estimated cost is $4.5 million.

The Geneseo Park District will also receive $2.5 million to construct an outdoor aquatic center on East North Street. The project includes a new activity pool with a zero depth entry, a four lane lap pool with slides and a new bathhouse. The total estimated cost is $5 million.

“I commend Governor Quinn for this announcement of capital investment for the Geneseo Park District. This grant was made possible because of the Governor’s leadership in passing a capital bill. This is an excellent example of positive things that can happen when we have a partnership between local and state government,” State Representative Don Moffitt (R-Galesburg) said. “A project like this is a win-win for Illinois as it creates jobs for the construction of this project and improves quality of life and recreational opportunities for the Geneseo area residents. We strengthen our economy with job creation and have the opportunity for healthier, active lifestyles. Healthier lifestyles are one of the ways to reduce healthcare costs. Grants from the Illinois Jobs Now! program are funded with their own dedicated revenue stream, not general fund revenues.”

“Investment in local park districts is an investment in the future of Illinois communities,” Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller said. “These new facilities in Colona and Geneseo will help maintain a high quality of life that is vital for attracting young families.”

The park projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.

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K.I.S.S (Keep It Supported for Seniors) Presents The Case for Hope Creek PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Baker   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:16
Why Preserving Hope Creek Care Center as a Public Institution is the Best Option for Rock Island County Taxpayers.

Join us for a town hall meeting concerning Hope Creek Care Center and the November 4th Referendum.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: George O. Barr, Elementary School – Gym
1305 – 5 Ave, Silvis IL

In attendance to answer questions:
Brian Vyncke, Rock Island County Board, District 8 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (309) 737-6896
Virgil Dueysen, Rock Island County Board, District 5 – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Patrick Moreno, Rock Island County Board – District 4
Ken “Moose” Maranda, Rock Island County Board – District 23
Joshua Schipp, K.I.S.S. Committee Member - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Chris Baker, K.I.S.S. Committee President - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (309) 721-6241

Please bring a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker!  Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be available.

Call Chris Baker (309) 721-6241 with any questions about the event.

 
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