11th Annual

Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest

Presented By


Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion - Bettendorf, IA
5:30 - 10:00 PM

The 10th Annual Bettendorf Rotary Lobsterfest Presented by Abbey Carpet Gallery and Triumph Community Bank took place on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 raising over $52,000 for scholarships, grant funds and regional and international community service efforts.  

Proceeds from the 2016 Lobsterfest funded grants totaling $20,500 - to 12 not-for-profit organizations serving the Quad Cities. Grant recipients included:

  • Big Brother's Big Sister's of the Mississippi Valley - Job Readiness Program ($1,500)
  • Camp Shalom - Human Foosball ($1,500)
  • Churches United of the Quad City Area - Winnie's Place Emergency Shelter ($2,000)
  • Family Museum of Arts and Science Foundation ($2,000)
  • Family Resources - Crisis Intervention for At-Risk Youth ($2,000)
  • Hand-In-Hand - Facility and Program Improvements ($2,000)
  • Handicapped Development Center - Sensory Path Musical Improvements ($1,500)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center - Metropolitan Youth Program ($2,000)
  • NormaLeah Foundation - Sisterly Advice Tea Chats ($1,000)
  • Quad City Arts - Visiting Artist Series in Quad City Area Schools ($2,000)
  • Rebuilding Together Quad Cities - Home Repair and Rehabilitation ($2,000)
  • YouthHope - Girls Softball Team ($1,000)

For a description of each project funded, click here.

"Lobster" Chef 2017: 
Chef James Preslar will take over as "lobster" chef and has been tasked with cooking a delicious Maine lobster dinner for over 300 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.

2017 Sponsors (As of March 1, 2017)

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



                           SILVER Sponsors


 Kevin Kraft/UBS Financial Services





                                             BRONZE Sponsors




MEDIA Sponsors

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


Meeting Details

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

Amber Wood, American Red Cross >>  more

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