12th Annual

Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest

Presented By


Saturday, June 9, 2018
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion - Bettendorf, IA
5:30 - 10:00 PM

The 11th Annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest Presented by Abbey Carpet Gallery and Triumph Community Bank took place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 raising over $70,000 for scholarships, grant funds and regional and international community service efforts.  

Proceeds from the 2017 Lobsterfest funded grants totaling $25,000 - to 15 not-for-profit organizations serving the Quad Cities. Grant recipients included:

  • 41st Iowa Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol - Youth cyber-security and public affairs project ($500) 
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley – New Vans for Transportation of At-Risk Youth ($2,000)
  • Center for Active Seniors, Inc. – Reception Improvement ($2,000)
  • Child Abuse Council – Shaken Baby Simulator Doll for Basic Training for New Dads Classes ($1,100)
  • Christian Care – Caring for Our Community Project ($1,200)
  • Dress for Success Quad Cities – Professional Attire and Shoes for Low-Income Women ($2,000)
  • From Cover to Cover – Snuggle Up and Read Campaign ($2,000)
  • Great Bettendorf Community Foundation – The Agape Center ($2,000)
  • Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities – Technology Upgrades for Classroom ($2,000)
  • Hope at the BRICK House – Expansion of HBH After School Program Space ($1,500)
  • Junior Achievement of the Heartland – JA BizTown: Developing Our Future Workforce ( $1,500)
  • River Music Experience – Laptops for Outreach ($1,500)
  • St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation – Family Burn Group ($2,000)
  • Supplemental Emergency Assistance Program– Emergency Assistance to clients of member agencies ($2,500)
  • The Sparkle Effect - Providing training to 3 local Sparkle Effect Teams ($1,200)

For a description of each project funded, click here.

"Lobster" Chef 2018: 
Chef James Preszler took the helm as "lobster" chef in 2017 and has been tasked again with cooking a delicious Maine lobster dinner for over 400 people.

To learn more about Bettendorf Rotary and Lobsterfest and the variety of organizations it has supported over the years, check out a video produced by Mickle Communications.

Sponsorship Information

Would you like to partner with Bettendorf Rotary to help local organizations in need?  Linking arms with us for our annual Lobsterfest is a great way to give back to the community and help organizations in need of funding.  

Click here to learn about how you can sponsor this event


Individual tickets are $75/each or purchase a table for $520.  Click here to purchase tickets for the event.

2017 Sponsors 

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


                          GOLD Sponsors




                           SILVER Sponsors


 Kevin Kraft/UBS Financial Services

Edward Jones Investments -
Tim Lane




                                       BRONZE Sponsors


Tracy Wachal Naab/State Farm Insurance

Rich and Dee James

Sharon and Brad Sarver


MEDIA Sponsors


Meeting Details

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion
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