The 2016 Lobsterfest was another HUGE success raising over $52,000 for charitable grants, scholarships and local community service projects.  Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and community members who came out to support the event.


10th Annual

Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest

Presented By


The 10th Annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest Presented by Abbey Carpet Gallery and Triumph Community Bank will take place on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 from 5:30pm-10:00pm at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, IA. The 2015 event garnered nearly $60,000 through generous sponsorships and auction donations!

Proceeds from the 2015 Lobsterfest funded grants totaling $22,500 - to 12 not-for-profit organizations serving the Quad Cities. Grant recipients included:

  • Asbury Methodist Church - Garden Ministry ($2,500)
  • Bettendorf Public Library – Outdoor Chess at the Library ($2,500)
  • Boy Scouts of America - Kittan (Scott County) Day Camp ($1,500)
  • Child Abuse Council – Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention ($1,500)
  • Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ – Blessings in a Backpack ($2,500)
  • FROG: Fluent Reading Our Goal – Expansion of kindergarten resources ($500)
  • From Cover to Cover – Snuggle Up and Read Campaign ($2,000)
  • GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities, LLC – GiGi’s Playhouse Literacy Tutoring Program ($2,500)
  • Hope at the BRICK House, Inc. – BRICK House after school program ($2,000)
  • Scott County Family YMCA – YMCA Fairmont Pines Summer Fun Club Program ($2,500)
  • One Eighty (The 180 Zone) – Sports Camp Equipment ($1,000)
  • The Center – Skate Shop ($1,500)

To read more about the 2015 grant recipients and their projects, click here.

Major Supporting Sponsor: Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Culinary Arts Program
Without the Scott Community College Culinary Arts Program, we would not be able to offer the caliber of event that we have. It is because of Chef Brad Scott and Diane Stanley that we are able to offer a delicious Maine lobster dinner for over 300 people. The students in this program have been instrumental in the success of the event, and we thank them for taking time out of their summer to come and put on such a wonderful event. To learn more about the culinary arts program at Scott Community College, please visit

2016 Sponsors

These are the businesses that make all of the grants possible!

                                  GOLD Sponsors



                           SILVER Sponsors


              Kevin Kraft/UBS Financial Services

Thein Insurance and Financial Services




                                             BRONZE Sponsors





David J. Franks, Attorney

Rich & Dee James

Brad & Sharon 

Sponsorship Information

Would you like to join forces with the Bettendorf Rotary to help local organizations in need? Sponsoring our annual Lobsterfest event is a great way to give back to the community, and help organizations that are in need of funding.
Click here to learn about how you can sponsor this event


Meeting Details

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

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