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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


Women's Clothing Retailer Builds Hope PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittney Hanson   
Monday, 04 June 2012 14:39
maurices Sells Hope Bracelet to Support Partnership With American Cancer Society

Duluth, Minn.National women’s fashion retailer maurices is inviting its customers and the community to join its efforts in supporting the world’s largest cancer-fighting fundraiser, The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life.

As part of the company's mission to help raise awareness and funds for the ACS’s ongoing research, education, advocacy and service programs, maurices is selling the 2012 version of its signature Hope Bracelet in all 800+ stores, as well as online now through June 30th, or while supplies last.

Designed exclusively for maurices by fashion designer and stylist Christopher Straub, from Season Six of Lifetime’s Project Runway, the Hope Bracelet features silver-tone charms engraved with the message “hope.” The bracelets retail for $6, and maurices will contribute a minimum of $3 from each sale toward its fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

This is the eighth year maurices has participated in Relay For Life, the ACS’s signature fundraising activity and the largest global cancer-fighting fundraising movement. In addition to its contributions through the sale of Hope Bracelets, maurices will also raise money through its associate and community involvement in Relay For Life events.

During Relay For Life events across the country this spring and summer, maurices associates, executives and customers will work in teams to raise funds and take turns walking or running for 24 hours. Uniting more than 3.5 million people throughout the United States and 20 other countries, these life-changing events celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and make a commitment to fight back against the disease.

"We’re grateful to have the continued support of maurices," said Terry Music, chief mission delivery officer for the American Cancer Society. "Through sales of the Hope Bracelet, the American Cancer Society will be able to continue the fight for a world with less cancer and more birthdays."

To learn more about maurices or shop online, visit

About maurices
, a division of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ – ASNA), is the leading hometown specialty store and authority for the savvy, fashion-conscious girl with a twenty-something attitude. Today, as maurices expands into the Canadian market, it operates more than 800 stores in 44 states. The retailer stands for fashion, quality, value and customer service. maurices’ styles are inspired by the girl in everyone, in every size.

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Written by Anne McVey   
Monday, 04 June 2012 14:27

The City of Davenport is requiring a $57,000 new fire sprinkler system for King’s Harvest Ministries.  King’s Harvest will need to raise the money for the new system or shut their doors. So King’s Harvest is starting a Capital Campaign called Saving King’s Harvest to raise the money. King’s Harvest serves the poor and homeless in the Quad Cities and is located at 824 W. 3rd Street in downtown Davenport.

Anne McVey, Fundraising Coordinator for King’s Harvest, stated “King’s Harvest is planning several special event fundraisers throughout the summer and early fall”. She feels this should be a community wide effort. “It would be a sad day if King’s Harvest was gone and could not help all the poor and less fortunate in our community, especially our new Shelter for Homeless Mothers with Children. Where will they go? I’ve seen the homeless children, will they go back into tents and cars?”.

The first big fundraiser is scheduled for June 16th at the Brady Street Stadium. The Wolfpack Semi-pro football team has their first game and King’s Harvest is their charity of choice. Just attending the football game with friends or family can help save King’s  Harvest. King’s Harvest will be receiving a portion of each ticket sold.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Anne McVey, Fundraising Coordinator for King’s Harvest Ministries, please call 563-508-4170.

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Father's Day Golf for Prostate Cancer Awareness PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Skip Lockwood   
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 14:51


Dear friend,

More than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, and more than 28,000 will die from the disease. By joining me and playing one round of golf on Father’s Day weekend, you can save the men that mean the most to you.

ZERO’s National Golf-A-Thon on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17, 2012.

The Golf-A-Thon is open to everyone, regardless of playing ability, gender or age, so register now and join in the fun! Teams and individuals are eligible to take part, and the grand prize for most money raised is a trip to one of ZERO's signature events - the Know Your Score Celebrity Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach.

All proceeds raised will go toward prostate cancer awareness, research and testing. Hope to see you on the links!


Skip Lockwood Signature




Skip Lockwood – CEO

ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer

The Moline Foundation To Announce a Major Gift to Assist Education In Three Illinois Quad City School Districts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Martin   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:56

Thenews conference will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:30 a.m. at Roosevelt Elementary School, 3530 23rd Avenue, Moline, Illinois to announce a major funding gift from a local community foundation, the Moline Foundation, to benefit over 600 students in Illinois Quad City elementary schools.

The funding gift is the result of a comprehensive review of needs conducted by the Moline Foundation called the Quad Cities Community Vitality Scan. Sandra Kramer, Chairman of the Moline Foundation, says, "For the first time in the 58-year history of the Moline Foundation, we, as a Board, studied the needs in the community and then embarked upon sessions in proactive grantmaking that has resulted in a major grant. We want to impact change through our community-needs funding."

Other invited guests at the announcement on May 23rd will include: members of the Moline Foundation Board, Moline School District No. 40 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cal Lee; Rock Island School District No. 41 Superintendent Mike Oberhaus; East Moline School District No. 37 Kristan Humphries; Moline Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Clint Christopher; East Moline Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction LaVonne Peterson; and Rock Island Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Bill Osborne.

As a Community Foundation, The Moline Foundation offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause such as education or the environment, support an individual organization, provide flexible support for community needs or recommend individual grants. The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a Community Foundation which provides funding to health, human services, education, community, workforce and economic

The Moline Foundation to Announce a Major Gift to Assist Education in Three Illinois Quad City School Districts development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, McDonough and Henderson counties in western Illinois. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts; has a current endowment of approximately $17 million; and handles additional funds to benefit donor wishes. The Moline Foundation also serves as a catalyst and convener to bring about solutions to problems affecting quality of life in our region.

Members of the Moline Foundation Board include:

  • Sandra Kramer, Board Chairman
  • Jim McLaughlin, Board Vice Chairman
  • Darcy Callas, Board Secretary
  • Jon Tunberg, Immediate Past Board Chairman
  • Peter Benson
  • Gene Blanc
  • Dennis Fox
  • Mary Lagerblade
  • Ann Millman
  • Dennis Schwartz


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