Phone: (563) 289-9970  
​Address: P.O. Box 35 LeClaire, Iowa 52753  Email: Info@LeClaireChamber.com

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Chamber News

LECLAIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD ELECTION AND ADDITIONS

The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Board of Director positions are coming up for re-election and addition for 2018. If you are a current member of the LeClaire Chamber and have an interest in joining the Board of Directors, please submit your letter of interest by Friday, November 24, 2017, 5:00p.m.  Your name will be added to the ballot that will go out to all Chamber Members in early December to be voted upon by Chamber members. Newly elected and all members of the Board will be introduced at the Annual Awards Dinner, January 27, 2018, at Davenport Country Club. 

The LeClaire Chamber Board of Directors meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at City Hall, LeClaire, 8:00a.m. Terms are two years, and Board Members are required to attend the monthly meetings. Board Members also attend Ribbon Cuttings, welcome and invite new businesses to join the Chamber, and attend Chamber Networking and other events. 

Thank you, and please submit your letter of interest to the Chamber at LeClaireChamber@gmail.com 

Let us know if you have questions or need additional information.
LeClaire Chamber of Commerce
563-289-9970
www.LeClaireChamber.com
 

THE DECEMBER LECLAIRE CHAMBER QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER WILL GO OUT THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING - BIGGEST ISSUE OF THE YEAR!

Deadline for ads, Monday, November 6, 5:00 p.m.! The December LeClaire Chamber Quarterly Newsletter will go out Thanksgiving Week, before Christmas In LeClaire! It will be printed and delivered to Every Business and Home within the 52753 zipcode area!! Advertising rates remain: 1/8 page: $75; ¼ page: $100; ½ page: $125; full page: $250. If you commit to all 4 quarterly issues, receive a 10% discount off each ad! Ads can be modified per issue. Just send your ad information to LeClaireChamber@gmail.com and we will forward it on to Davenport Printing for you. Chamber Members - Get the word out about your business or events and be ready for The Holidays!!
 

3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST!
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Holiday Decorating Contest for all Businesses in LeClaire! All businesses are invited to decorate and be judged. If you are not in the immediate downtown area and would like to be judged, please email leclairechamber@gmail.com  Judging will be Small Business Saturday, November 25th, and prizes will be Chamber Bucks in the amounts of $100, $70, $30 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Have fun decorating, and good luck!
 

STROLLING SANTAS NEEDED!
Christmas in LeClaire will be here before we know it, and Strolling Santas are needed! On Friday Dec. 1, hours will be 3pm till 6pm. Saturday Dec. 2 will be 10 am till 12pm and 2pm till 4pm, Volunteer Santas will also be needed for the race route in the am, and on Sunday from 1pm until 3pm. May also need a Santa for pictures.  Call and leave a message at 563-289-5699 and email  kimberleedewall@gmail.com


SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

Twice monthly, the first and third Sundays of the month, the First Presbyterian Church of LeClaire is holding 
"The Sunday Dinner Senior Club". Seniors and, really anyone, who prefers not to eat alone, can join us for Sunday dinner at11:45, in our fellowship hall. Dinner is dutch treat; the group decides whether to order take-out, bring a sack lunch or potluck. Join us and bring a friend.

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
The Ascentra Credit Union volunteer board of directors and senior leadership team have been busy paying it forward this summer to 36 different charities and organizations, donating $17,000 in Leadership Grants from the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation. In 2015, the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation successfully established its Leadership Grants to stay true to Ascentra’s People-Helping-People philosophy and support giving back to the community.  Each of Ascentra’s volunteer board of directors and senior leadership team were given $1,000 to support causes that are meaningful to them.  Since then, the Leadership Grants have continued to make a positive impact and have awarded a total of $51,000.

First Presbyterian Church, Le Claire at 200 South 12th Street, across from Bridgeview Elementary School:   Adult Sunday School at 9 am and Worship at 10 am Every Sunday!! Join us!!

First Presbyterian Church, Le Claire at 200 South 12th Street, across from Bridgeview Elementary School:  Let's continue to learn – God has much to teach us. Here are some times for classes you are invited to attend:

1. DO DROP IN - Twice a month, 2nd and 4th Sundays, a drop in class for 30 minutes about church topics: Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed, other Creeds, Advent, Lent, Baptism, Communion, etc.  Come when you can, 11:10-11:40 am, beginning August 27.

2. COVENANT Bible Study – Mondays, 1-2:30 pm, 3+ weeks: learn about creating, living and trusting the covenant we have with God; begins 9-11-17.

3.COVENANT II Bible Study – Mondays, 6:30-8 pm; same as above, only in the evening;

3+ weeks: learn about creating, living and trusting the covenant we have with God; begins  9-11-17.

4. FPC BOOK CLUB – meet once a month at someone’s home for dessert, coffee, tea and discussion on book; first Tuesday of the month; 6:30 -8:30 pm. Begins 9-5-17; Book: In His Steps, by Charles Monroe Sheldon; meet at Pastor Melody’s house.

Call 563-381-7777 for more information.

First Presbyterian Church, Le Claire at 200 South 12th Street, across from Bridgeview Elementary School: Beginning September 13, Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7 pm dinner, games and Bible Lesson:
Half-Time!  for K-4th grade
R-Time! for 5-8th grade
My Time! for 9-12th grade
 
SO MUCH GOING ON AT THE LECLAIRE COMMUNITY LIBRARY!

Friday, October 27th, 2:00pm: LeClaire Community Library - Drop-In Tech Help. Bring in any device and we will give it a shot! Please arrive with passwords needed to access your device or accounts.

Saturday, October 28th at 11:00am: LeClaire Community Library - DIY Holiday Gift Glass Blocks. Jenn will teach us how to make “gifts” out of glass blocks! Adults Only. Class size limited to 12.

Wednesday, November 1st, 3:00pm: LeClaire Community Library – Crafternoon. Come get crafty at the library! This drop-in program is fun for all ages.

Thursday, November 2nd, 10:30am: LeClaire Community Library - Mini Makers. Sensory play encourages toddlers to explore and get to know the world around them. Come to the library to make a mess, have fun, and experience new things on the first Thursday of every month. This program is best for ages 10 months to 3 years.

Thursday, November 2nd, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library -Tinker Lab (Sphero Robots). Sphero is a small, round robot that can be controlled with mobile devices. Use the library’s iPads to explore coding, obstacle courses, and more robot fun! Best for ages 10+.

Saturday, November 4th, 11:00am: LeClaire Community Library - Card-Making with Donna Banta. Join us in making homemade greeting cards! Each participant will make 3 different cards. Class size limited to 15. Adults only.

Thursday, November 9th, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library -Mostly True Tales with Spinsby & Wales—Series Kickoff. Come to the first in an ongoing series of LeClaire history talks hosted by local history keepers, Dick Wales and Marie Spinsby, and moderated by library director Ellen Miller. The series will focus on 20th century LeClaire, feature special guests, and will be treated as a community dialogue—so bring your memories, photographs, and any questions you might have about LeClaire in the past! Join us for the kickoff (which will focus on Cody Road and the business district) on Thursday, November 9th at 6:30pm, in the library’s Community Room.

Thursday, November 13th, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Mug Meals. Learn how to make a delicious meal using just a mug and a microwave! Follow two mouthwatering recipes to get a main course and dessert. Please bring 1-2 mugs with you. This program is best for ages 8+ and limited to 15 participants (first come, first serve). Please call ahead if you have any allergy concerns.

Tuesday, November 14th, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library – Biblioteens. Come to the library on the second Tuesday of every month to share what you’ve been reading (whether you loved it or hated it), learn about new books, hang out, and have some free pizza! This program is best for ages 12-18.

Thursday, Novemebr 16th, 4:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Help plan cool events, request new library materials, eat snacks, and get the inside scoop on what’s happening at the library! Don’t forget—your attendance earns you service learning hours and looks great on college/job applications! For 7th grade & up.

Saturday, November 18th, 11:00am: LeClaire Community Library - Beginner’s Knitting with Bambi Suits. Class limited to SIX adults. Call (563) 289-4242 ext. 4 to reserve your spot. Must bring your own yarn and needles.

Tuesday, November 21st, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Junior Explorers. Explore a new science theme each month at the library—November’s theme is Farming! Come in for a fun storytime and hands-on exploratory stations. This program will take the place of Family Storytime and is best for children aged 3-7. Join us on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:30pm: LeClaire Community Library - Adult Book Club. This month we’ll be reading Faithful by Alice Hoffman.  Books are available at the library’s circulation counter free of cost AND are now available as an eBook through our RiverShare Digital Library Catalog.


If you would like to attend a Chamber Board Meeting in order to present a topic, please contact the Board in advance at LeClaireChamber@gmail.com in order to be included an upcoming agenda. You will be contacted with confirmation of being included in the agenda. Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month, 8a.m. at LeClaire City Hall.

Pick up the LeClaire information guide at the LeClaire Information Center. It has many photos and great information for everyone including residents, potential residents, visitors, realtors, relocation personnel, schools, and more! Summer hours have started: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 1-4pm. 122 N. Cody Road. LIC Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at info@visitleclaire.com or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.

LeClaire Information Center Volunteers Needed! Contact Cindy Bruhn at info@visitleclaire.com or 563-650-7963 to volunteer.

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It's All There, In LeClaire!
​​LeClaire, Iowa is located at the intersection of the Mississippi 
River and Interstate 80, Exit 306.