The Rotary Club of the Riverbend,
Alton-Godfrey & Surrounding Area

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Congressman Mike Bost Speaks at Rotary of the Riverbend Meeting
Bost Mayors Pic

Left to right are Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson, Rotary of the Riverbend President Karen Jackson, Congressman Mike Bost, Alton Mayor Brant Walker, and Godfrey Mike McCormick. 

Trivia Night 2015

Rotary of the Riverbend Volunteers at Rock Spring Park

Rock Spring Pic for Press Release

Military and Veterans Appreciation Day- Saturday September 13th

\NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER - Thursday, May 1st at Alton Square Mall

Rotary of the Riverbend and Amarillo Tex’s
Steakhouse to Host Halloween Breakfast Fundraiser
October 16, 2013 – The Rotary of the Riverbend and Amarillo Tex’s Steakhouse will be hosting a Star Wars Halloween Breakfast at Amarillo Tex’s Steakhouse, 180 E. Center Drive, in front of Alton Square Mall, on October 26th.
Godfrey resident Norma Glazebrook purchased the performance of Star Wars characters at an auction for the Make A Wish Foundation and graciously donated to the Rotary of the Riverbend. The characters will pose for photos and ask for a donation to benefit Make a Wish Foundation.
The breakfast will be on October 26th, from 8 AM - 10 AM. Children aged 2-12 will be $3 (under age 2 is free). Adults will be $6. 
Pancakes, juice, milk, and coffee will be served. 
Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character, or Halloween costume of choice.
Proceeds from the event will go to Rotary of the Riverbend's Scholarship Fund for High School students.
The Rotary of the Riverbend meets the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of the month at Mac’s in downtown Alton and does service projects throughout the community during the year.

(ALTON, IL) - - The Rotary of the Riverbend is teaming up with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, September 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Alton Square Mall to raise money for the childhood cancer research.

Volunteers are needed to get their heads shaved to show solidarity with children with cancer, sponsor someone who is getting their head shaved and donate funds to the event. The general public is invited to come out and support the brave people who are shaving their heads.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. They fund more in childhood research grants than any other organization except the government. Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers

For more information visit or call Reid Mortensen at 618.806.8361 or

(ALTON, IL) - - In preparation for the fall and winter months, The Rotary of the Riverbend will be collecting food for the Food Crisis Center and the Community Hope Center.

The Rotary of the Riverbend is asking for food donations from the community. There will be collection boxes located at the following locations:

  • Andy’s Auto Body and Car Care - 3444 East Broadway, Alton
  • Woodman Collision Center – 4515 North Alby Road, Godfrey

A car wash will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both Andy’s Auto Body and Car Care and Woodman Collision Center. Anyone donating food will receive a free car wash.

In addition to the car washes, each member of the group will be bringing canned food items to the weekly Rotary meetings, held each Thursday at noon at Mac’s Time Out.

For more information on the food drive and other service projects being done by the Rotary of the Riverbend, please go to

April 25, 2013
CONTACT: Lori Ehlers, President
Rotary of the Riverbend
Phone: (618) 465-5502

Riverbend Rotary Club Hosts National Day of Prayer
Alton, Illinois……The Rotary Club of The Riverbend will host the annual National
Day of Prayer in Alton on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:15am at Alton Square Mall (JC Penney
court). This is the third year that the club has hosted the annual event that will coincide
with other events throughout the country.
Ron Wenzel, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Rosewood Heights, will serve as
this year’s Master of Ceremonies. The Alton High School Air Force ROTC Color Guard
will present the flag as the audience is invited to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
Proclamations will be read by the mayors of Alton and Godfrey (Mayor-elect Brant
Walker and Mayor Mike McCormick).
The following will be participating by praying for specific subjects: Cadet First
Lieutenant Hannah Fry (Current Events), Army Sergeant First Class Lonnie Slone
(Government & Military), Pastor Larry Lacher (Media), Sister M. Mikela (Sanctity of Life),
Larry Thompson (Education), Joshua Schuette (Business), Pastor David Goins (the
Church), and Bill Kessler (the Family).
Rotary is the world’s premier international humanitarian service organization. It is
a diverse global network of community, business and professional leaders who address
relevant social causes to change lives and build goodwill and peace at home and aroad.


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