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As the chill in the air becomes more pronounced, the East Moline - Silvis Rotary Club is gearing up for another heartwarming season of their Coats for Kids program. It's that time of the year when we come together to support the young members of our community, ensuring that they stay warm and cozy during the winter months.

In the midst of collecting donations and procuring winter coats, our Rotary Club is committed to making a significant difference in the lives of children in the East Moline and Silvis schools.

This year, the need for warm coats has increased, and we're stepping up to meet that need head-on.

Get the program details here. 

 

Our very own Paul Jones celebrated quite a milestone. Sixty years with our Rotary club (61 if you ask him). Either way, it's amazing to see such an excellent Rotarian and we are so honored to have him at our club. A big thank you to Paul for ensuring that Rotary is here for the next generation and generations to come!
   In April, Rob't Greene received the District Governor's Citation of Rotarian of the Year for 2018 for his leadership in our club's Literacy Program. He continues to work hard to make sure children in East Moline-Silvis get the help they need in schools like iPads, books and mentors. Thank you Rob't for your hard work!
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Week, the Rotary Club of EM/Silvis donated new books to every PreK-1st grade student in the East Moline and Silvis school districts. 950 books were purchased and handed out to excited students. To join the fun, Rotarians read stories to several classrooms in the district. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PICTURES!
 
 
On November 28, coats were distributed to children in the East Moline, Silvis and Carbon Cliff elementary schools. Coats for Kids chairman, Roger Dolleslager, contacted six school administrators to help identify children in need of a warm coat. This is the seventh year for the Coats for Kids program and over 1000 coats have been distributed since the inception of the program. Thanks to the planning committee, Rotary members and generous local businesses that made this possible.

Twenty-five students from UTHS signed up to job shadow Career Professionals in East Moline and Silvis.  For the past 25 years, the Rotary Club of East Moline-Silvis organizes “Job Shadow Day” in which a High School Senior is paired with a Rotarian or another professional in their chosen career field. The premise behind job-shadowing, enables a student to spend some time observing a professional in the career they are considering for their future.  For students who are unsure of what field they want to go into, job shadowing may reveal some inside information about the culture of that field instead of waiting until they graduate.

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Veterans honored at Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day Celebration Luncheon.
Immediate Past President Jim Grafton stands next to one of the bikes that are available to anyone who chooses to use them in East Moline and Silvis.  The community is welcome to ride the refurbished bikes at their leisure and return them to their bike racks.  This "Rotary on Wheels" program was established during Jim's Presidency.  Some of the locations are Silvis City Hall, East Moline City Hall, Silvis Hy-Vee, and more.
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We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Christ Church East Moline
3801 7th Street
East Moline, IL 61244
United States of America
Meetings are 12:15 PM -1:15 PM
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