Rotary Club of Alton-Godfrey Photo Gallery

Bucket Brigade 2018
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On Saturday, May 12, 2018, 20 members of the Rotary Club of Alton-Godfrey gathered at 3117 Ray Street in Alton to paint the house as part of this year's Bucket Brigade.
Literacy Project 2017-18
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Our club received a grant from the District to help fund the purchase of books for students in the Alton Unit School District #11
Alton-Godfrey Rotary Projects
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These are photos of projects conducted in the Alton and Godfrey communities.
Alton-Godfrey Community Christmas Tree 2017
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The Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club annually constructs the Community Christmas Tree at Lincoln Douglas Square in Alton, IL. The tree lighting ceremony will be held on Friday at 6:00 to begin the Christmas season in the Riverbend area.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing 2018
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The Alton Godfrey Rotary Club annually turns out to ring bells the Saturday before Christmas. Club members ring bells at three locations in the community and traditionally the club brings in the largest daily donation for the Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign.
Pocket Park at 3rd and Market
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In 1966 the Rotary Club of Alton created a small park in the area of 3rd & Market to enhance the appearance of Alton. A plaque was placed to read: WE LOOK WITH PRIDE UPON OUR CITY Rotary Seal THE ROTARY CLUB ALTON, ILLINOIS 1966
All God's Children Need Shoes
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On December 5, several Rotarians and friends assisted school children from the Alton School District and the Southwestern School District in getting new shoes.
Bicycle Trail
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These photos show progress on the construction of the missing part of the connector bike trail through Riverfront Park in Alton, IL.
Lincoln-Douglas Square Construction
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At the site of the Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate held on the steps of the Alton City Hall October 15, 1858, the Rotary Club of Alton-Godfrey proposed a project, raised funding, and supervised the construction of the present Lincoln Douglas Square. This photo essay describes the construction.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
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December 23, 2017
Chili Chowdown 2018
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The Rotary Club of Alton Godfrey conducts this fund raiser each year to provide scholarships for our annual student of the year program. Each year the board of directors may choose special projects and use income from all of the club fund raisers to pay project expenses.
Club Leaders
RI Convention 2023

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Lincoln-Douglas Square Construction
Bicycle Trail
Message from the Club President
Dear members,

We will be choosing our Student of the year next week as our student banquet will be June 6th at Gentelin’s.  Our schedule thru 6/30 will be

May 16- Gentelin’s. Speaker-Al Womack
May 23-social meeting-TB
May 30- Off- Memorial Day
June 6- Student of year Banquet
June 13- Board Meeting-Quarterly Assessment- Gentelin’s
June 20-TBD
June 27- Installation Banquet Premier Hotel

I would like to bring attention to an issue we have with weekly meals, so I ask for help to all members. Recently, we have increased the cost of meals that Gentelin’s serve because of the increase in food costs and our Club’s request to have a larger protein portion served with our meal. We also guarantee Gentelin’s a minimum of 25 meals per week.  

Katie emails all members on every Tuesday requesting members to RSVP to her they wish to reserve a meal.  I in turn must report those numbers to Ryan Gentelin by noon on Saturday as he requires the count to make preparations for Monday.  

It is not unusual that we have members coming to our meetings without making a reservation. In the past, we have accommodated those members, which results in smaller portions for those members who made reservations along with making issues for Gentelin’s staff. 
We can no longer accommodate those that do not respond to Katie.  All are welcome and we want to serve everyone, but if you do not respond to Katie you might not get a meal at our meeting.  

So PLEASE RESPOND and make that reservation to Katie so we do not have to inconvenience anyone. 

Thank you

Steve Schwartz
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Students of the Month
Students of the Month 2021-22
  • September 2021: Monica Kerkemeyer, Alton High School and Sophia Kumagai, Alton High School
  • October 2021: Connor Mathus, Alton High School and Preston Stork, Marquette Catholic
  • November 2021: Paige Ontis, Alton High School and Clancy Maag, Marquette Catholic
  • December 2021: Josie Giertz, Alton High School and Emma Bohannon, Marquette Catholic
  • January 2022: Savannah Scheffel, Alton High School and McKinzie Wright, Mississippi Valley
  • February 2022: Kamren Mason-el, Alton High School and Isabelle Droste, Marquette Catholic High School
  • March 2022: Abigail Hasty, Alton High School and Elizabeth Guenther, Marquette Catholic
  • April 2022: Taylor Freer, Alton High School and Abbigail Jarnagin, Alton High School
  • May 2022: Anna Kane, Alton High School and Emma Barham, Alton High School 
  • June 2022: The 2021-22 Student of the Year is Abigail Hasty from Alton High School 
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