It is time again to join or to renew your membership with the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce! Please see the attached form to complete and return with your payment by January 31, 2013. Thank you for your current and past membership, and certainly let us know if you have any questions in regard to your membership or about the Chamber in general. Let’s have a Great 2013! After all – “It is all there….In LeClaire!”
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 01/11/2013
January 12th – Trivia Night - LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the LeClaire Community Library. Only 2 Tables Left! RESERVATIONS SO FAR: LeClaire Library Staff, Zane Nielsen, Bettendorf Library, Willaredt/Black, Graupmann, Weaver, Mediacom , Leiby, Marcus, Keck, Martin, Miller, Friends of the LeClaire Community Library. If you don't have enough for a full table, we always have a few people that would like to come and join a table that isn't full. Cost is $10 per person with tables up to 8 people each, $50 per table minimum. Everyone will be entered for door prizes. You may bring your own beer, wine and snacks, but soda, water and snacks will also be for sale. Doors open at 6:30, trivia starts at 7:00. 1st place: Entry Money Back; 2nd place 1/2 of Entry Money Back. Call 563-505-6703 or email
to reserve a table or for information. Join the fun!
January 13th - Family Day at Reusable Usables Creative Arts Center Family Yoga: 3:30-4:30 p.m. $20 per family up to four members/$5 additional per family member. Taught by yoga master Jennifer Vondracek. Family yoga will be held once a month for families with children ages 2 & up. No experience necessary. Bring a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat for each family member. Join us afterwards for a FREE Wildtree family tasting party 5:00-6:00 p.m. Kate Ramsdell along with Reusable Usables and Kiddie Karrasel Academy will host a Wildtree family tasting party. Taste different entrees as well as some desserts and appetizers. Wildtree products are made with the finest natural ingredients available. Instead of “good for you” foods with all the flavor of sawdust, Wildtree products are taste-tested winners. Wildtree offers the highest quality herbs, spices and culinary blends that are free of preservatives, additives, fillers and promote a healthier lifestyle. RSVP by January 11
or call 563-289-3946.
January 19th - LeClaire Lions Club Annual Blood Drive facilitated by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center - 7:00 to 11:00 AM in the Bridgeview Elementary School Cafeteria. Any first-time or long-time blood donors are welcome. Snacks and beverages will be provided to donors that morning. Please contact Tony Hiatt at 563-332-0215 to sign up for an appointment to donate.
January 26th - Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner – Steventon’s
1399 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire.
6:00-6:30 pm - Cocktails (Cash Bar)/Silent Auction
6:30 pm – Awards
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Live Auction
6:00-10:00 pm – Music by Keep Off the Grass
Please RSVP by January 18, 2012 to First Central Bank, 563-289-2265 or email
$30 per person paid in advance. Make checks payable to LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35 , LeClaire , IA 52753
January 28th – Economic Development Meeting (rescheduled due to holiday January 21st) 8:00 a.m.
Great River Financial Services office
Save the Date
February 8th – Reusable Usables NEW Freezer Meal Workshop 6:30 PM. Cooking is MUCH more fun with friends!! Let’s get together and make enough meals to fill our freezers! Bring your bags filled with designated “protein” and other groceries. You go home with 10 meals, each feeding a family of 4-6, ready to freeze (with leftover Wildtree products to make more freezer recipes or use on your own.) You’ll also go home with side dish recipes to either accompany your freezer meals or use with other meals…and the peace of mind of knowing that dinner is already DONE! Just thaw, cook and enjoy! $73 (includes all Wildtree products, recipes and shipping) To register, reserve your spot by 1/23/13 and Purchase the “Crockpot Meals” Workshop by 1/23/13 . Contact Kate Ramsdell •563-508-948•firstname.lastname@example.org•www.mywildtree.com/katewildtree/ (This is an “Adults Only” event.)
Please note – the Chamber has a new email address -
The folks at Buffalo Bill Museum hope to see you over the winter! It is a great place to take visiting family and friends and “free admission” is a benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place to pick up unique items as well as books about local history, “Buffalo Bill” sweatshirts and t-shirts, and other items you can’t find elsewhere! The museum is open daily 9am to 4pm, and Sundays 12noon to 4pm.
Reusable Usables Planet Green After School Classes for kids Ages 6-12 Tuesday's & Thursday's 4:00-5:30 p.m. Learn creative fun ways to respect our planet with hands on eco-friendly art and educational activities based on the Iowa DNR Planet Patrol Series. Limit 25 per class. Thanks to Iowa DNR SWAP Grant funding.
If you would like to share information about events, promotions, news, etc., with Tourism, please send an email to
. Your information will be shared with Shopkeepers, the Chamber and the Tourism Board and will be promoted on Facebook and in monthly emails.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.
Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center
2013 Trivia Nights:
January 12th - LeClaire Community Library
February 9th - Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship
March 9th – hosted by First Presbyterian Church to raise $$ for Hurricane Sandy victims
April 6th - LeClaire Little League
May 4th - LeClaire Lions
June 8th - Buffalo Bill Museum
LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!
LeClaire Park Board Special Events Calendar (clip and save)
Spring 2013 - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt ( Hollyhock Park )
Spring 2013 – Cinco de Mayo
French Market Days 2013 -May 18th, plant exchange, sale benefiting Parks Dept.
Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion ( Hollyhock Park )
Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating
Summer 2013 – Tug Fest
www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!