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Written by Quad Cities Interfaith   
Monday, 11 June 2012 08:27

Save the Date

Join Quad Cities Interfaith on October 5th, 2012 for QCI's 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center from 6-10pm. We'll keep you updated as the details unfold.

QCI in Action
Quad Cities Interfaith, LULAC, NAACP, Churches United and the Davenport Civil Rights Commission have been meeting with Davenport Chief of Police Donchez and various City Officials for the past two years regarding our concerns about racial profiling by local law enforcement. The goal of this group is to eliminate incidnets of racial profiling or the perception that law enforcement is profing in our community.  A St. Ambrose Professor and his Grad students have completed a base line study on racial profiling and have requested from the City $15,000.00 a year for four years, for a more detailed annual study. During this current base line study, the report shows  the police department have thusfar been very cooperative with St. Ambrose. It is expected that the city will commit the money for a more detailed study.  The organizations are pleased with the current cooperation between the organizations and the Davenport Police Department and hope to model this project so partnerships can be formed in other Quad Cities.

Leadership Assembly

QCI meets every month on the second Tuesday of the month. Next meeting is Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Parish Center (525 Fillmore, Dav.). Come and grow with us.

What's New

QCI is bringing toegther local clergy to work on an action calling for equitable acces to public works jobs. The next planning meeting for an August action will be at the QCI Religious Leaders Gathering in July, hosted by Reverend Rogers Kirk, Jr. Pastor, Third Missionary Baptist Church. We will meet at 222 W. 14th Street, Davenport. If your clergy or congregation would like more information , contact Leslie Kilgannon at 563.322.4910

Come visit QCI at the QC Juneteenth Festival on June 23rd, 2012 from 10am-9pm at LeClaire Park (downtown Davenport). For more info, visit

QCI would like to let all congregations know about local summer food programs:
Project NOW will conduct a Summer Food Service Program for children ages 0-18 years during the summer.  The addresses and dates of operation are below:

Colona Grade School                         June 4 to June 29
700 1st St. Colona, IL 61241

Eagle Ridge School                         June 4 to August 10
2002 Eagle Ridge Dr, Silvis, IL 61282

Moline Housing Authority, Springbrook                    June 4 to August 10
4141 11th Avenue A, Moline, IL 61265

Oak Grove                          June 4 to August 10
2215 Morton Dr, East Moline, IL 61241

The Summer Food Service Program is available to all eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you are interested in further information regarding this program, please contact Ron Lund at 309-793-6391.

The Davenport Community Schools will offer free meals to children from 1-18 years old at summer program site, and the city's parks department will provide activities. Adults may accompany children to the sites, but meals are provided only for the children. The Community Cafe sites will operate June 11 through July 13, expect July 4.

Outdoor sites (lunch only):

Goose Creek/Americana Park, West 60th and Scott streets, 10:50 a.m.-11:25 a.m.

Herrington Park, 1100 Gaines St., 12:15-12:35 p.m.

Roosevelt Center, 1220 Minnie Ave., 11:35-11:55 a.m.

Sister Concetta Park, 6th and Warren streets, 11:40 a.m. to noon

Van Buren Park, Lincoln and Elmwood avenues, 11-11:20 a.m.

Whalen Park, 2800 W. 72nd St., 11:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Emeis Park, 2000 Emeis Drive, 12:15-12:35 p.m.

Indoor sites

Buchanan Elementary, 4515 N. Fairmount St., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Garfield Elementary, 902 E. 29th St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. extended dates June 4-July 27

Hayes Elementary, 622 S. Concord St., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Madison Elementary, 116 E. Locust St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Monroe Elementary, 1926 W. 4th St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Truman Elementary, 5506 N. Pine St., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Washington Elementary, 1608 E. Locust St., breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. June 11-June 28 only, lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Davenport Parks and Recreation will offer free activities for children before and after lunch June 11 to July13. Parks staff and Youth Corps Volunteers will provide art, music, games, gardening, story time and more as an expansion of the mobile playground program. Before lunch activities will run from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Roosevelt Center, aTruman Elementary sites. After lunch activities will be held from 12:30-1 pm at the Hayes and Washington Elementary sites and 12-1:30 pm at Goose Creek/Americana Park. No registration is required.

Here is Rock Island and Moline meal/activity site info:
Broadway Presbyterian Church
June 11th - July 20th
12 - 12:30 Lunch
4 - 4:30 Dinner
15th Avenue Christian Church
June 4th - June 29th
12 - 12:30 Lunch
Church of Peace
June 4th - August 2nd
9 - 9:30 Breakfast
12 - 12:30 Lunch
Rausch Park
June 4th - August 2nd
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
4 - 4:30 Dinner
Truth Temple
June 4th - August 2nd
4 - 4:30 Dinner
Rock Island Academy
June 11th - July 20th
10 - 10:30 Breakfast
12 - 12:30 Lunch
Academy for Math and Science
June 11th - July 20th
10 - 10:30 Breakfast
12 - 12:30 Lunch
Ridgewood Elementary School
June 11th - July 20th
10 - 10:30 Breakfast
12 - 12:30 Lunch
Frances Willard School
June 11th - July 20th
9 - 9:30 Breakfast
12 - 12:30 Lunch
Martin Luther King Center
June 11th - July 20th
9 - 9:30 Breakfast
12 - 12:30 Lunch
The Place 2B
June 4th - August 2nd
5 - 5:30 Dinner
Union Congregational Church
June 8th - July 27th
Fridays only
5 - 6 Dinner
Longfellow Elementary School
June 5th - July 20th
7:50 - 8:15 Breakfast
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch
Casa Guanajuato
June 4th - August 10th
8 - 9 Breakfast
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
4 - 5:00 Dinner
Valley View Apartments
June 4th - August 10th
8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
Pheasant Ridge Apartments
June 4th - August 10th
9 - 9:30 Breakfast
12 - 12:30 Lunch
Immanuel Lutheran Church
June 11th - July 20th
8:30 - 9 Breakfast
12 - 12:30 Lunch
Most, but not all, sites have enrichment activities besides meals.  All is free.  For more information, call Nora at Church of Peace 788-6357.

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 June 8st, 2012
The Fundraising Committee is currently working on QCI's 25th Anniversary Fundraising Celebration to be held October 5th, 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. We are currently working on a Taco Tuesday Fundraising event to be held  in July.  And will keep you posted as we work out the details. We are very excited about all the FUN we are having this year!

Transportation Equity and Jobs Coalition
The Transportation Equity Task Force is hosting a meeting with officials from the Iowa Department of Transportation on Wedensday, June 27th at 3rd Missionary Baptist Church in Davenport.The goal of this meeting is to build a relationship between our leaders and the Iowa DOT Officials and to see if there are ways to partner in our common interest of extending the rail line from the Illinois to the Iowa Quad Cities.  The next regular task force meeting is Wednesday June 20th at 10 am at Church of Peace, Rock Island to plan a local leadership training.

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, June 12th, 2012.
Health Equity Task Force
The Health Equity Task Force continues to learn about the issues involved in medical interpretation and translation and how they affect equitible access to medical services in the Quad Cities.  We are currently working primarily with Genesis Health System.  We have also been networking with Broadway Presbyterian Church in order to see how our work and theirs on this issue might be mutually supportive.  Our next Task Force meeting will be Monday, June 18, 3:00 PM in the conference room (Pavilion 1,Suite 490) at Genesis West Campus. We will be meeting with representatives of Genesis Health System to continue our dialogue.The Task Force is committed to finding solutions that will 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.
Upcoming Events:

QCI monthly Leadership Assembly -- Tuesday, June 12th at St Mary's Church - 912 Fillmore, Davenport
Gamaliel of Illinois National LeadershipTraining July 8th-July 14th,2012  Mundelein, IL
Gamaliel of Illinios Week Long Training August 5th-August 11th, 2012 Chicago, IL
International Leadership Training December 6th-8th, 2012 (site TBD)

Coming Soon- Back by Popular Demand! QCI Taco Night Fundraisier coming this July 2012! Watch this space for more info!

Community Events

Broadway Church (710 23rd Street, Rock Island, IL) invites everyone to our FREE Annual Concerts on the Lawn this summer.  
All of our concerts are free, and we invite you to join us!
  • Our first concert on June 17 featured Christopher Sheridan, a local solo artist, with a blend of acoustic rock and folk.
  • July 15 brings the Just 4 Fun Band - five ladies from the Quad Cities performing old-time string music.
  • For our final concert of the summer on August 19, we welcome Rose 'n' Thorns, with their mix of music from the '50's through the '90's.
All three concerts will be from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on our lawn.  (In case of rain or other inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors as scheduled.)  
Refreshments will be available for a donation during each concert.  So bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy great FREE music and fellowship!

Crrection: In last month's newsletter we miss identified Illinios Supreme Cout Justice Tom Kilbride. We regret our error.

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Written by QCSO Association   
Friday, 08 June 2012 12:35

Barnes & Noble Bookfair continues online

If you weren't able to stop by Barnes & Noble recently during the bookfair, you can still make a purchase at At check out you can indicate that your purchase in a Bookfair Order. Enter the number 10774149 and 10% of your purchase price will be donated to the QCSO.

2nd Fiddle Sale Preview Party on June 14

The 2nd Fiddle Sale opens with a "first chance to buy" Preview Party on Thursday, June 14, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with refreshments and live music. The sale continues with free admission on Friday, June 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tickets for the Preview Party are $10; admittance to the sale on Friday and Saturday is free. Tickets are for sale at the door or at

Only 4 drop-offs days left for 2nd Fiddle Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Friday, 08 June 2012 11:47
Volunteers for Symphony would love to take your donations of gently used items. 2nd Fiddle is in the same location this year as last, the Village Shopping Center on Kimberly Road between Shoe Carnival and Godfather's Pizza. The most direct entrance is the stop light on Kimberly Road by the Family Restaurant.
The days remaining to accept to make donations to this fundraiser are:
Wednesday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 11, from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

For 29 years, Volunteers for Symphony has been hosting the area's largest sale of gently used items to support the education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association. This is your opportunity to buy from an enormous selection of furniture, home furnishings, antiques, jewelry, furs, clothing, books, toys, games, sports equipment, collectibles art pieces, and more.


Tickets for the Preview Party on Thursday, June 14, are $10. Admittance on Friday and Saturday is free. Tickets are for sale at the door or at

By USDA Undersecretary Kevin Concannon Fresh fruits and vegetables? Key elements of a healthy diet, for sure. But many people of modest means, including those served by USDA’s nutrition assistance programs, wonder if they can afford to buy healthy foo PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenna Mushro   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:35

DES MOINES, IA (06/01/2012)(readMedia)-- The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are once again in search of ten outstanding Iowans from across the state. The 15th annual Iowan of the Day program honors Iowa's most radiating volunteers each year and will take place August 9-19 at the Iowa State Fair.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is looking for community members that have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the state of Iowa. These shining Iowa stars must have a strong work ethic, loyalty to helping others and an outstanding sense of Iowa pride. With your nomination, the Blue Ribbon Foundation can recognize and show the deserving Iowans how much they are appreciated.

Iowan of the Day winners will receive their own day of recognition during the 2012 Iowa State Fair complete with an introduction on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage, VIP parking, gate admission, use of the Iowan of the Day golf cart and Grandstand show tickets for the evening of their award day. In addition, all winners will receive $200 in cash, accommodations at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott Hotel and one-year subscriptions to Iowan and Iowa Gardening magazines.

Help us thank the people that make Iowa such an amazing place to live. Nomination forms are available online from or by calling the Blue Ribbon Foundation at 1-800-450-3732. Note that all nominees must currently be Iowa residents. All nominations must also be received by July 1, 2012.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Since 1993, the Foundation has generated more than $80 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds.


News Releases - Not-for-Profit News
Written by Camp Courageous   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:03

MONTICELLO, IOWA. -The Camp Courageous of Iowa Board of Directors announced the election of the following officers and members for the 2012-2013 term. The President of the Board of Directors is Winnie Williams of Monticello, IA.

President: Winnie Williams, of Monticello, Retired Fawn Creek Homes, Anamos, IA
President-Elect: Margo Ahrendsen, Farmer, Camper Parent, and Advocate, Olin, IA
Secretary: Mary Van Houten, Banquet Manager, Kirkwood Hotel, Cedar Rapids IA
Treasurer: Randy Faulkner, Pres. Hawkeye Dry Ice/Owner The Firehouse, Cedar Rapids, IA

Those re-elected to a three-year term included:
Dr. John Bailey, Retired Medical Doctor, Anamosa, IA
Randy Faulkner, Pres. Hawkeye Dry Ice & Owner The Firehouse, Cedar Rapids, IA
Brian Gay, Executive Director, Midwest Free Community Papers, Coralville, IA
Bill Northup, Wells Fargo Bank, Regional Manager for Private Client Services, Des Moines, IA
Kay Pitlik, Retired Special Educator/Advocate/ Cedar Rapids, IA
Mag Welter, Retired Special Educator, Monticello, IA
Winnie Williams, Monticello, Retired Fawn Creek Homes, Anamos, IA
Jim Zimmerman, Principal Sacred Heart, Monticello, IA

Other board members include:
Aaron Cook, Farmer, Winthrop, IA
Jim Foels, Farmer, Brooklyn, IA
Larry Greco, Retired Cedar Rapids Police Department, Solon, IA
Merlin Hulse, Farmer, Clarence, IA
Mary Johnson, Rockwell, Marion, IA
Jim Klinger, Retired, Cedar Memorial Funeral Homes, Cedar Rapids, IA
Phil Martin, Retired United Airlines, Anamosa, IA
Steve Supple, Farmer, Cascade, IA
Bob Thoeni, Retired owner of Bob's Pioneer Seed, Monticello, IA
Dan Vorhies, Newton Sales, Monticello, IA
Chris Wiese, VP Sales LimoLink, Cedar Rapids, IA

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. In its 38th year of serving those with special needs, a volunteer board of directors governs the camp. This year Camp Courageous will serve over 6,000 campers with special needs. The camp is run on donations, without government assistance, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. What this means is everything that is donated to the camp goes directly to benefit the campers. Camp Courageous is available 24-hours a day, 365-days a year to meet the emergency needs of families with a special needs family member living at home.

Tours of the camp and programs about this unique facility are available by contacting the camp at 319/465-5916 or going to

Past Board President, Aaron Cook, hands the President's gavel over to new President Winnie
Williams. (Back Row-Left-Right) Merlin Hulse, Randy Faulkner, Steve Supple, Bob Thoeni,
Dan Vorhies, Brian Gay, Dr. John Bailey, Jim Klinger, Jim Zimmerman, and Larry Greco.
Front Row-Left-Right) Mary Van Houten, Mary Johnson, Mag Welter, Margo Ahrendsen, Chris
Wiese, Jim Foels, Kay Pitlik, and Phil Martin. Not present, Bill Northup.

For More Information Contact: Charlie This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -319/465-5916 ext 2100


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