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Anamosa Eagles to Hold Charity Steak Fry May 5 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Zach Timmons   
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 14:40

Event held in honor of Eagles member Rick Meeks who passed away from cancer in 2011

Anamosa, Iowa – The Anamosa Fraternal Order of Eagles #4512 invites the community to come out to Fawn Creek Country Club Saturday, May 5 for a Spring Thaw Steak Fry event in honor of member Rick Meeks, who passed away in 2011 after a battle with cancer.

The event begins with a social hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner is $18 and includes a 12 oz. angus rib eye steak cooked by the Jones County Cattleman, twice baked potato, corn, coleslaw, drink and dessert.

The Eagles will also be holding raffles, live and silent auction and giving out door prizes. Proceeds from the event will be collected and dispersed to various Anamosa community efforts.

The Anamosa Eagles has maintained a presence in the community since 2007 and currently hosts 100 members.

For information or to purchase advance tickets contact Don Herman at 319-480-1421.

About the Fraternal Order of Eagles
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international non-profit organization, unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. Founded in 1898, the Eagles fund research in areas such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and cancer, and raise money for neglected and abused children and the aged, as well as work for social and civic change

Volunteer to give a cancer patient the ride of their life. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by American Cancer Society   
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 13:16
About Road to Recovery

Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. You can help!

How can you be a Road to Recovery Driver? You need:
  • A current, valid driver’s license
  • A good driving record
  • Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
  • Sufficient limits of automobile liability insurance
  • To be in good health
  • Complete volunteer driver’s application and attend training
The American Cancer Society coordinates the Road to Recovery program, from recruitment, screening and training of these volunteers, to scheduling transportation pickups.

Can you give someone who needs it a ride? Click here for more info.

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Written by Charlie Becker   
Friday, 20 April 2012 14:52
MONTICELLO, IA --The annual Camp Courageous Omelet Breakfast and Open House will be Sunday, April 29, 2012. A breakfast of made-to-order omelets served with sausage, toast, coffee, juice, and milk will be served from 7AM to 1PM. Thirty trained omelet cooks will make an omelet with choices like ham, cheese, green peppers, and onions. It is recommended to come early for this wonderful breakfast. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12.

During the breakfast and open house guided tours will be provided of Camp Courageous, or one can go on their own. The Dixie-Notes-Plus will perform live in Sill Barn. They play a varied of 20's, 30's, and 40's big band music. Sets begin at 10 AM, 11 AM, and Noon.

There will be a live reenactment of a train robbery, performed by the Red Cedar Regulators – an old west reenactment group at the Train Depot at 9:00 AM, 9:45 AM, 10:45 AM, and 11:45 AM.

On the front lawn of the camp will be displayed the 50th Anniversary RV donated to Camp Courageous by Ketelsen's RV were those attending can buy raffle tickets.

This year's Open House will feature construction-in-progress on the new Lake Todd, the Lake Todd Train Depot, and expansion of the base camp Lions Train Depot.

An inspiring video presentation about the camp as well as new camp merchandise can be found in the camp's main office.

Camp Courageous is a year round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with special needs. It is run on donations, without government support, without paid fund raisers, and without formal sponsorship. Camp Courageous began serving individuals with special needs during the summer of 1974 with 211 campers served. Today the camp is open year-round and the campers number over 6,000!

The camp is located five miles southeast of Monticello off Highways 152, Exit 65 or 38

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Announcing The Salvation Army Davenport Corps Community Center’s A Taste of the Caribbean Night PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:21
Davenport, IA – The Salvation Army Davenport Corps Community Center located at 3400 W. Central Park Avenue will be hosting the 2nd Annual ”A Taste of the Caribbean” Night on Thursday, April 19th 2012, 5:00pm through 7:00pm.

As the dinner’s theme suggests, there will be authentic Jamaican food including Jerk Chicken and Rice & Peas; also Barbeque Chicken and Salad. Delicious homemade desserts will be on sale.

Come enjoy the great food, fun, festivities and music!

There is a $6.00 charge per ticket at the door ($5.00 in advance); and a $2.00 charge for children 2-4 years old. The proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army’s World Missions efforts around the world.

Please call The Salvation Army at 563-391-5325 with any questions.


Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Leslie Kilgannon   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 13:44

Rev. Ron Stewart Saying Good Bye

QCI leaders and staff attended Rev. Ron Stewart's last church service on March 11th. Photographed is Leslie Kilgannon, Rev. Ron Stewart, & Rev. David Geenen. His message to us and his congregation is saying “YES to Change“. Yes for him in retirement, including a new chapter of life (moving out of state and getting married) and yes for his congregation accepting a new pastor. QCI and Board members attended his last sermon and gave him a gift to a weekend getaway at Starved Rock Lodge. Rev. Ron worked with QCI for 9 plus years serving at QCI president for 6 of those years. Rev. Ron feels that his work with QCI allowed him to grow and pass that growth on to his own congregation. Good Luck. We will miss you!

Leadership Assembly

QCI meets every month on the second Tuesday of the month. Next meeting is Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Parish Center (525 Fillmore, Dav.). Come and grow with us.

What's New

Help support QCI through the Birdies For Chartity (John Deere Classic). The Birdies for Chartity organization has been around for years and has given out millions of dollars to non-profit organizations in the Quad Cities Area. On the average, if you donate just $.01 you will give $15 - $20. You may also give a one time gift of your choice for a dollar amount that you chose. This program also gives QCI a bonus of 5 to 10 % of the dollar amount donated in our name. Our Birdies for Chartity # 1065 is what you want to use so QCI will get your donation. We will pledge cards at the QCI office or you should be able to download a pledge card from the birdies for chartiy website All donations are tax deductible.

QCI Monthly Committees

Fundraising meets April 20th, 2012
The Fundraising Committee is currently working on QCI's 25th Anniversary Fundraising Celebration to be held in the fall of 2012. We are very excited about this event and will give you more details as our event details unfold. Please save this date. We hope to have all of you there. Our Trivia Night Fundraiser was a success. We raised $2200. We had a great time and enjoyed having all of you there. Thanks for all your support. As we grow with each event we hope our profits grow too. We have decided to have hold at least two more fundraising event for this year. We are very excited about all the FUN we are having this year!

Transportation Equity and Jobs Coalition
The Transportation Equity and Jobs Coalition has been working hard to ensure minority hiring on the jobs created by the Chicago to Moline Passenger Rail is a priority. The Coalition continues to grow and has participation from the US Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, Youth Build Quad Cities, NAACP Davenport and NAACP Rock Island County, as well as many people of faith. We are continuing to meet with local stakeholders for the passenger rail and are holding true to our strategic campaign. One of our leaders participated in the Transportation Equity Network (TEN) annual conference in Washington D.C. to connect with others who are working on similar projects across the US and also met with our legislators to tell them about what the Quad Cities is doing and seeking their support. Our next meeting is April 25th at 10 AM at Church of Peace in Rock Island. 

SAVE THE DATE! QCI's Fire of Faith Prayer Vigil for Economic and Racial Justice on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 . As part of the Transportation Equity Network, (TEN) QCI will be hosting a prayer vigil to join in a nationwide movement April 29 through May 6, as we take our faith into action around our values of Love Thy Neighbor and The Common Good. More information to come! 

During this time, Congress will be home to hear from you before they decide on the Federal Budget priorities for 2013. As the budget is moral document laying out the direction of our nation, we will remind our leaders that our faith instructs us to TAKE ACTION in the name of our values of LOVE THY NEIGHBOR and THE COMMON GOOD!  For more information about TEN's Fire Of Faith Movement, visit

On April 5th, 2012, QCI Transportation leaders joined leaders from Chicago, E. St. Louis, & Springfield for a meeting with IL Dept of Transportation Chief Counsel, Ellen Haskins to discuss implementation of the state wide Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). Pictured from the QC is Vera Kelly, President of Davenport NAACP, Kent Ferris, Director of Social Action, Diocese of Davenport, Rev. David Geenen, QCI Vice President and Pastor at 15th Ave. Christian Church, Rock Island, and Leslie Kilgannon, Executive Director of QCI.

Immigration Task Force  
The Immigration Task Force is focusing on voter registration, making sure eligible voters are registered. Friday April 20th, QCI leaders will join a national webinar training on GOTV, voter registration. Task force is also focusing on know your rights sessions for the immigrant communities in the Quad Cities. A broader concern is that each immigrant understands the rights and challenges pertinent to his or her immigration status. The task force is looking at ways to work with other entities in the community to make this information available. Training will  be provided to task force members so they will have a fuller understanding of immigration legal issues. Lastly, the task force has been discussing the problem of human trafficking along Interstate 80 in Iowa.  The task force will continue to explore this issue. Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 24th, 2012at 5:30pm at Village Inn (Harrison Street).

Health Equity Task Force
The Health Equity Task Force is looking at health care issues that arise when patients are not fluent in written and spoken English.  We know that clear communication is often a challenge in health care encounters, especially those that are stressful, but a whole level of complexity is added when a third party translator is involved.  Finding ways to help these situations locally will help reduce certain disparities in health care, improve equity in health care services, and ultimately, we hope, improve the health of a significant number of members of our community.  Please join us at our next meeting:  5:30 PM, Monday, April 30th, 2012, QCI Conference Room, 111 E. 3rd St (4th floor), Davenport.
Hear Us Now Youth Leaders
Yvonne Villagomez has organized and is leading a group of 10 or so Latino youths from St. Mary’s Davenport parish.  The youth have made it clear that they’re interested in tackling the issues of immigration/discrimination and bullying.  The leader are planning their meeting with our elected congress persons to discuss the need for humane immigration reform that keeps families together. If your youth groups wants to get involved, please call QCI office.
Upcoming Events:

QCI monthly Leadership Assembly -- Tuesday, May 8th at St Mary's Church - 912 Fillmore, Davenport 

Gamaliel of Illinois Advocacy Day in Springifeld Illinois - 10 am - 3pm, Springfield, Illinois

Community Events

Open House for The Muslim Community of the Quad Cities, Saturday, May 5th, 2012 from 2-5 pm, at 2115 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722. For more information please call Talia Alvi (563) 505-0708 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter

Hi, we are hoping you are enjoying our newsletter. Please take some time and check out our new website. It's the same web address, but a whole new look. Bare with us as we get all our information moved. We'd  love to hear any feedback from all of you about our newsletter and our website. Also, we would welcome information about faith-based activities to post on our newsletter. We reserve the right to edit for space and content.  Be patient with us as we grow in using the newsletter.  If you like this, please forward to your friends. Have a Blessed Day!

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