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Quad Cities Interfaith

August 17, 2018

Quad Cities Interfaith still has openings in several leadership training programs: The Mottet Institute: N'tosake (leadership training for and by women); National Leadership Institute. Strong leaders make strong communities and strong communities need strong leaders. Funding is available to those who are interested, but might not have the financial resources.

Also, QCI will be holding a Monarch Butterfly Release and Immigration Celebration on Sunday, September 23rd at VanderVeer Park in Davenport. We invite you to join us in this unique event. Details can be found below.

We also are offering individuals the chance to release a tagged monarch to symbolically represent loved ones, hopes, dreams, experiences. Butterflies will be released September 1st through mid-to-late October and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Order forms can be found below.

Finally, we want to stress the importance of attending our Task Force Assembly on Monday, August 20th. All current--and future--task force members and interested community members are invited. We hope you can join us.

Quad Cities Interfaith is working to unify the member organizations affiliated with our work of "Creating a More Just Society." Below you can find articles and events of interest to members of our community. Also, please note the schedule of Task Force Meetings. You are welcome to join us at any.

If you would like more information or would like to get more involved, call 563-322-4910 or email

In this newsletter:
Community Events and Fundraisers
Task Force Assembly
Monarch Release and Immigration Celebration--JOIN US!
Dedicate a migrating monarch. Download an order form.
Mottet Leadership Institute offered in QCA
N’tosake Leadership Training
Sept 20-22
Village of Clarkston, Michigan

This is a women’s leadership training program conducted by and for women. It is designed to present ideas and concepts for becoming effective and powerful leaders. It also provides a support network for women. The program is
designed to help women overcome the internal and external obstacles faced on the journey to becoming powerful and effective leaders. For more information, follow this link:
N'tosakeTraining. Or contact QCI 563-322-4910.

A great group of Quad City women are going--join us!!!
National Voter Registration Day event for both Iowans and Illinoisans
CROP WALK to be held Sunday, October 7. REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Find more information, make donations, and register
Save the date for QCI's Annual Breakfast.
Support QCI--purchase an Ad for our Annual Report!
National Leadership Training!

 First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa has been caring for people affected by the immigration raid. While many household and grocery items are needed, the greatest need right now is funds. Rents are due. Utilities need to be paid. And legal assistance costs money. And for most, it was the breadwinner of the family that has been taken into custody or deported.
Quad City residents can drop donations off at the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
3707 Eastern Avenue
Please call the church 563-359-0816 before you drop off items, as staff presence varies slightly from day-to-day.
For more information: 
Tammy Shull
Iowa WINs (Iowa Welcomes Immigrant Neighbors)
A Commission of the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant
902 S. Walnut
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 750-0439 Cell
Due to vacation schedules, the QCI office will be operating on limited hours from August 20-31. Emails and phone messages will only be checked sporadically. If you need information during this period, you can contact President Marcy Doyle, 309-912-6266 
Meeting Schedule: 
Task Force Assembly
Monday, August 20
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Parish House
516 Fillmore Street, Davenport

Monarch Butterfly Release begins
Sept. 1 through mid- to late-October 

Reserve your monarch

Friday, Sept. 7
QCI Office

Mottet Leadership Institute begins
Friday, Sept. 14
Register now.
N’tosake Leadership Training
Sept 20-22
Village of Clarkston, Michigan

Monarch Release and Immigration Celebration
Sunday, September 23
3 p.m.
VanderVeer Park (near the big fountain)

Quad Cities Crop Walk
Sunday, October 7
2 p.m.

QCI Fundraiser Breakfast
Thursday, Nov. 8
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.)
Rogalski Center Ballroom, St. Ambrose University
Gamaliel National Leadership Training III
11/11 – 11/17
Carlinville, IL

For more information, contact 563-322-4910
Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge by Bridge, Volumes 1 + 2  by Mary Charlotte Aubry Costello are being sold as a fundraiser for Quad Cities Interfaith. You can purchase both volumes--with lovely illustrations and stories of the bridges that span the Mississippi River--at the Davenport Farmers' Market on the following Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

September 8
September 15
October 13

Copies can also be purchased at the QCI office, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. 

One of our supporters dropped off some audiobooks at Stuff. When these sell, Quad Cities Interfaith will receive 40% of the selling price! Isn't this a marvelous thing? And--assuming you have unwanted/unneeded treasures--you can help our QCI by doing the same. When you drop off your items, tell Stuff that you are donating in honor of QCI #132858

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