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HRC Volunteers Needed for Iowa City Pride! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Human Rights Campaign   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:27

Human Rights Campaign needs you to be a part of our efforts in support of LGBT equality! No experience is necessary - new and experienced volunteers are both welcome!

To volunteer at the HRC booth, you can sign up online and select the dates and times you prefer. For questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Iowa City Pride
Sunday, June 16
(various shifts available throughout the day)

Dowtown Iowa City on the Pedestrian Mall
Iowa City, IA

VFW Post 9128 Luau/Deck Party and Casino Night PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christian Popp   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:10

Last chance for 2nd Fiddle donations tonight PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO Association   
Monday, 11 June 2012 12:02
Volunteers for Symphony would love to take your donations of gently used items today from noon until 8:00 p.m., especially furniture and plants. The 2nd Fiddle Sale 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 address is 902 W. Kimberly Road in Davenport.
This Thusday Volunteers for Symphony hosts a Preview Party for the area's largest tag sale, all proceeds supporting the education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. The Preview Party is your first opportunity to buy from an enormous selection of gently used 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 and include admittance, food, and live music. Tickets are for sale can be purchased at the door and at Admittance on Friday and Saturday is free.

Community Foundation and United Way QCA announce Endowment Partnership PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Anderson   
Monday, 11 June 2012 08:38
The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend Welcomes a Strengthened Endowment Partnership with United Way of the Quad Cities Area

BETTENDORF, IA – The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend is pleased to announce their expanding partnership with United Way of the Quad Cities Area. As a result, the United Way of the Quad Cities Area is now the largest Endowment Partner at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. The United Way of the Quad Cities Area had a portion of its endowment funds at the Community Foundation, but recently transferred all remaining endowment to the Community Foundation.

In addition to the expanding partnership, the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program provides donors to the United Way Endowment a 25% income tax credit. This added benefit helps to raise endowment support.

“We look forward to working with the United Way of the Quad Cities Area to build upon an already strong partnership,” stated Susan Skora, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “The Community Foundation is now recognized as a trusted endowment expert in our region, and the United Way of the Quad Cities Area will benefit from this expertise.”

The Community Foundation and the United Way of the Quad Cities Area have enjoyed a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship marked by very successful joint efforts including: the Community Vitality Scan and Snapshot, Achieve Quad Cities (, and annual training for local non-profit board members.

The Community Foundation serves as a trustee of charitable trusts, manages an active charitable gift annuity program, and assists with donor stewardship. This expertise is fully available to organizations that commit to a 100% partnership to build  endowments. For more information about the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, visit:

The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend is a nonprofit organization that connects people who care with causes that matter. CFGRB meets the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations as established by the Council on Foundations.


Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
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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.

Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter

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