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Stories of Service and Impact from Our Rotary Club

Michelle Wittman - Riverbend Rotary Member Spotlight

Michelle Wittman - Riverbend Rotary Member Spotlight

This month’s Rotarian Spotlight is Michelle Wittman, an experienced Human Resource professional with ABB OPTICAL GROUP. Michelle is actively involved in community volunteering and lives in Godfrey wit... ...more

Volunteer

March 18, 20242 min read

Eric McRoy - Riverbend Rotary Member Spotlight

Eric McRoy - Riverbend Rotary Member Spotlight

This month’s Rotarian Spotlight is Eric McRoy, recently retired (sort of!) after he sold his family business in 2021, AdVantage News. After a brief retirement, Eric is once again helping small busines... ...more

Volunteer

February 12, 20242 min read

Kotzamanis - Riverbend Rotary Member Spotlight

Kotzamanis - Riverbend Rotary Member Spotlight

My position gives me the opportunity to help individuals with their financial needs. Besides my 25 years of banking experience, I have owned rental property for the past 10 years as well as a small bu... ...more

Volunteer

January 17, 20241 min read

Sleep Safe Kits from Riverbend Rotary

Sleep Safe Kits from Riverbend Rotary

Members of the Riverbend Rotary Club proudly stand alongside Riverbend Headstart personnel receiving 20 Safe Sleep kits paid for by Riverbend Rotary fundraising and grant from Rotary District 6460. ...more

Volunteer

January 15, 20242 min read

Riverbend Rotary Awards Scholarships

Riverbend Rotary Awards Scholarships

(ALTON, IL) – The Riverbend Rotary Club recently awarded $3,000 scholarships each to two 2023 graduates of Alton High School: Madison Ingram and Rebekah Blackmon. ...more

Volunteer ,Presentation

October 03, 20231 min read

Trash-ing Our Way to a Cleaner Alton!

Trash-ing Our Way to a Cleaner Alton!

Members of the Riverbend Rotary Club proudly stand alongside Milton Road, with bags of collected trash testament to their community cleanup efforts. The camaraderie didn't end with the cleanup – the t... ...more

Volunteer

September 09, 20232 min read

GIVE 30: Nurturing the Next Generation

GIVE 30: Nurturing the Next Generation

Tammy Kruse from GIVE 30, presenting the mentoring program at the Riverbend Rotary meeting. She is passionately explaining the significance of mentorship for middle and high school students ...more

Presentation

September 07, 20231 min read

Effective Communication in Healthcare

Effective Communication in Healthcare

Retired Pediatric Nurse, Donna Dixon,has extensive knowledge, based on years of experience training nurses and communicating with families of hospitalized patients. ...more

Presentation

August 03, 20232 min read

Heartland Conservancy

Heartland Conservancy

Mary Vandervord, CEO of Heartland Conservancy, and Monica Bristow, President of Riverbend Rotary Club, at Rotary meeting discussing environmental conservation and community engagement ...more

Presentation

July 27, 20232 min read