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Dan and Jennifer will speak about their lives with 2 different forms of Multiple Sclerosis. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlie Becker   
Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:51

 

 

Dan, son of Nancy(library director) and Roger Digmann, and his wife Jennifer will be here to talk about their lives with 2 different forms of MS (multiple sclerosis).

In 2011, Dan and Jennifer published the book "Despite MS, to spite MS" a compilation of their heartfelt essays, accented by haiku-style poems by Judy Williams.

Jennifer and Dan both have Multiple Sclerosis, and combined, they have taken on this chronic disease of the central nervous system for nearly 25 years. Jennifer was diagnosed in 1997; Dan was diagnosed in 2000. She has secondary-progressive MS. His is relapsing-remitting. Through their writing, public speaking and advocacy work, the Digmanns have inspired countless friends, colleagues and perfect strangers with their amazing love story and passion for life.

Join us for some readings from their book and a question and answer session with Dan and Jennifer.  They will sign copies of their book and will have copies available for purchase that day.  Portions of the book proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Camp Courageous.

 

 

 

 

What
  • FEATURED SPEAKER
When Apr 07, 2012 from 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Where Monticello Renaissance Center - Council Chambers
Contact Name Nancy Digmann
Contact Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Contact Phone 319-465-3354

 
INTRODUCING EASTER CARE PACKAGES FOR THE TROOPS! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Move America Forward   
Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:14
Don’t let our troops be forgotten! With the media's willful ignorance and Easter on its way we must remind our troops overseas that we still remember why they are there and everything they are doing for our nation!

Look at the latest headlines - the media is obsessed with election coverage, football teams trading players, and which football team Peyton Manning is going to. There is no coverage about the looming fight coming in Afghanistan.

Every spring, the "down-season" of winter melts away with the snow of the Afghan mountain ranges. When spring and summer arrive, the Taliban come out of their caves and face our troops. We can't let our brave military men and women be forgotten!

"They are going to come out at us very hard in the east," predicts US Marine Gen. John Allen, the commander of US-led coalition troops in Afghanistan.
- Wall Street Journal (03/19/2012)

We've finally made Easter Care Packages for the Troops available for you to sponsor. Give our troops some much deserved support and offer a message of gratitude.

Your personal message will be sent in a care package packed by our volunteers and sent along with a box full of goodies including special Easter treats! The Easter Holiday is coming up quickly, so get your orders in now!

Don’t Forget! We’re On the Lookout for Troops!

Soldier Registration is easy! If you have the address of someone on active military duty, such as a spouse, child or sibling, you can click here for our Soldier Sign Up to register each one with the program, or copy this link:

http://www.moveamericaforward.org/apply-servicing.php

e-mail it to them so they can register themselves. Once registered, they will be eligible to receive a package and messages of support from caring fellow Americans.

 
AUTISM AWARENESS WALK PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laurie Lomba   
Monday, 19 March 2012 15:02
Sponsored by

Autism Society of the Quad Cities & Friends

When:  Saturday, April 28, 2012

Where:  PepsiCo Recreation Center,
Augustana College
610 35th Street, Rock Island, IL

Registration: 8:30 am / Walk 9:30 am
Guaranteed T-shirt if mail registration by April 14th!

Visit website autismqc.org for more info or call Laurie @ 309-757-2020

Fun games and activities for the whole family! Come Rain or Shine!

 
Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Quad Cities Interfaith   
Monday, 19 March 2012 14:44

Come join us for a night of FUN & Fundraising!

QCI hosts Trivia Night at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church (916 E Rusholme, Dav.) Saturday, March 24th at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.
$10 a person
(8 people to fill a table).
Bring your friends, snacks & BYOB. Soda, Popcorn, & Water for sale. 50/50 Raffle and Basket Raffle.
Call Beth to reserve you table at 563-322-4910


Leadership Assembly

QCI meets every month on the second tuesday of the month. Next meeting is April 10th, 2012 At St. Mary's Parish Center
(525 Fillmore, Dav.)
Come and grow with us.


QCI Monthly Committees

Fundraising meets March19, 2012
The Fundraising Committee is currently working on our Trivia Night scheduled for March 24. We are also putting together a 25th Year Celebration for QCI to be held in June . With details to follow later. 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. Pleas contact the office for the next date. 

Immigration Tasks Force meets March 21st, 2012 (Village Inn At Harrison & Locust)

The Immigration Task Force is working on a few items for 2012.
TheTask Force is working with partners to provide Voter Registrar Training and Certification for committee members and others in QCI. We will so that leaders can help elegible voters register to vote.
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.
In 2011 the task force made a commitment to members of St. Mary’s parish in Moline for a meeting with law enforcement to build a relationship between the police and the immigrant community, and to make sure the concerns of the immigrant community are heard. It is essential that immigrants have access to law enforcement services without  undue suspicion or harassment. The task force will fulfill this commitment in 2012.
Lastly, the task force has been discussing the problem of human trafficking along Interstate 80 in Iowa. It is unclear how QCI might constructively engage the powers in the community that need to respond to this serious problem. The task force will continue to explore this issue.

Healthcare Equity
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 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, QCI Conference Room, 111 E. 3rd St (4th floor), Davenport.

Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter


Hi, we are hoping you have enjoyed our first (offical) of many newsletters. We'd  love to hear any feedback from all of you about our newsletter. Also, we would welcome information to post on our newsletter. Be patient with us as we grow in using the newsletter. Have a blessed day!

 
MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES DEADLINE FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Martin   
Monday, 19 March 2012 12:06
A grants submission deadline has been announced by the Moline Community
Foundation. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply if they serve the citizens of
Moline and the surrounding region, including the Quad Cities.
All materials necessary to receive funds are due in The Moline Foundation offices
by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2012 or must be postmarked by or on Friday, April 13,
2012.
Any non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, including those who have never received
Moline Foundation funding in the past, is welcome to apply.

An application should consist of eleven copies of a written request stating the
name and address of the organization, its mission, names and addresses of Board
members, income and expense statement, balance sheet, and the specific purpose for
which any money received would be used including a project budget. The name,
telephone number, and email of a contact person must also be included. The requested
materials should be mailed according to the above deadline. Other important information
about grant submission is available on The Moline Foundation’s web site at
www.molinefoundation.org.
The Moline Foundation offices are located at the Deere-Wiman House, 817 11th
Avenue, Moline.
The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which
provides grants to health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts
and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the
surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois. The Moline
Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and works with citizens to achieve
their dreams to improve the community.
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