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Trinity appoints new foundation President PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:31

Trinity Regional Health System has appointed Marika Jones as its new President of the Trinity Health Foundation, effective May 7.

Jones comes to Trinity with more than 17 years of experience in fund raising and foundation development. Most recently, Jones served in key development and coordination roles at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Prior to that, she held fundraising positions at the University of Michigan and Iowa State University. Jones also has provided fundraising consulting services to non-profit organizations including universities, health systems, museums and human services organizations.

“I am excited to work with Jones and know her broad experience in fundraising development along with her management background will be a great asset to our dedicated team of health care professionals,” Trinity President and CEO Rick Seidler said.

Jones earned her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Jones and her family reside in Bettendorf.

Former Trinity Health Foundation President Berlinda Tyler-Jamison will transition to her new role as Trinity’s Vice President of Community Impact and Advocacy.

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Genesis Raffle For The Golf Trip Of Your Dreams PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 13:49
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- May 4, 2012 -- Steve Kuttler only needed to buy one raffle ticket to experience the golf trip of the lifetime at the 2011 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship at Pebble Beach.

Kuttler had previously only driven past the famed Pebble Beach Golf Resorts along the coast of California.

"That was enough. It wasn't even on my 'Bucket List' of things I wanted to do. I thought it was out of my range,'' said the Davenport Central High School teacher and golf coach. "It wasn't even my dream.''

A lucky draw at the 2011 Genesis Pro-Am Challenge changed all of that.

Kuttler purchased one $50 ticket for the raffle to play in the Lexus Champions For Charity National Championship tournament. The trip was donated by Lujack Lexus of Quad Cities, a tournament sponsor of the Genesis Pro-Am Challenge. Kuttler didn't think much about winning; not with just one ticket.

"Our daughter, Anne, is a nursing student at Luther College and she was one of the recipients of a $10,000 grant through the Genesis nursing scholarship program,'' Steve explained. "Everyone had been so kind to our daughter, and it was fun having her speak at the reception.

"We thought that we should spend $50 on a ticket for the raffle and we had the $50 that day.''

The one raffle ticket the Kuttlers had purchased was drawn as the winner. Steve and his son, Ben, a former high school golfer at Davenport West High School, played the Pebble Beach courses in the Lexus event last December.

Lujack Lexus of Quad Cities is again sponsoring the raffle to win the all-expenses paid 54-hole tournament. Only 300 tickets will be sold at $50 each or 3 tickets for $100 for the chance at the golf package valued at more than $8,000.

The ticket drawing for the package will be held on Aug. 20 at the annual Genesis Pro-Am Challenge. The Pro-Am will be held on three courses - Crow Valley Golf Club, Oakwood Country Club and Short Hills Country Club. Lujack Lexus of Quad Cities and Quad City Bank & Trust are tournament sponsors.

There will be a 11:30 a.m. shotgun start at each course and a $250 entry fee to play, which includes lunch, course refreshments, cart and greens fees, an entry gift and heavy hors d'oeuvres during the Awards Reception at each course. There will be a golf professional playing in each foursome.

Proceeds from the raffle and tournament help provide nursing scholarships for future and current Genesis nurses. For information, or to purchase tickets for the raffle, call (563) 421-6861.

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Mississippi Valley Blues Society Fundraiser Features Silent Auction, Beale Street Theme PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MVBS   
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:58

Saturday, May 12th at Martinis on the Rock

 

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents its annual Fundraiser on Saturday May 12 at Martinis on the Rock (4619 - 34th Street, Rock Island, just south of Blackhawk Road). Admission is $20, which includes food and entry into drawings for door prizes.  The party, which includes a silent auction, begins at 6:00 p.m., with the music starting at 7:00 p.m.  All proceeds will benefit the 2012 Blues Festival, to be held June 29-July 1 at Davenport’s LeClaire Park.

Music will be provided by three bands who have won the Iowa Blues Challenge and represented the state of Iowa at the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN.  The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band, The Candymakers, and The Mercury Brothers will each take the stage in Martinis’ brand new outdoor music pavilion, situated in back with a stunning view of the scenic Rock River.  After the three sets, the MVBS will host a jam session.

The theme for this Fundraiser is Beale Street, the storied avenue in Memphis where the blues was born and raised, and where Iowa Blues Challenge winners have pursued blues fame and fortune at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge.  It’s fitting that the MVBS bring Beale Street to the Quad-Cities, considering that since 2000, 10 of the 12 Iowa Blues Challenge winners have been from the Quad-Cities.

On May 12, MVBS will be featuring prize drawings, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction of valuable merchandise and gift baskets donated by area businesses and organizations, as well as rare blues memorabilia from the MVBS archives.

Along with our sponsors, donors, volunteers, members and supporters, the non-profit MVBS depends heavily on fundraisers such as this to keep our musical standards as high, and our Festival admission prices as ridiculously low, as they’ve been in the past.

 

  • Fundraiser Raffle and Silent Auction Items Include
  • Lifetime free admission to ALL shows at The Muddy Waters in Bettendorf
  • Two original 1985 1st annual BluesFest posters, professionally matted and framed, very rare (1 to be raffled, 1 to be auctioned)
  • Two past fest posters, signed by performing artists, framed
  • Fest VIP passes
  • 3-day Fest tickets
  • Signed guitar
  • MVBS merch (t-shirts, fest posters, CDs, etc.)
  • MUCH MORE!


Fundraiser Entertainment Lineup (A Night on Beale Street):

Steady Rollin’ Blues Band, The Candymakers, and The Mercury Brothers (All Iowa Blues Challenge winners and IBC Memphis semi-finalists), Jam featuring members of four more Iowa Blues Challenge winning bands and IBC Memphis semi-finalists, plus other local blues talent

 
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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