Photo courtesy of Chuck Parr
(From left) Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson, Rotary of the Riverbend President Karen Jackson, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, Alton Mayor Brant Walker and Godfrey Mike McCormick.
ALTON — The Rotary of the Riverbend welcomed U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-12th District) at its meeting Thursday in Alton.
Bost discussed the need for common sense rule-making when federal agencies define “navigable waterways,” the need for federal agencies and departments to report on their rule-making decisions to Congress, the need to reform the Affordable Care Act, his work on veterans issues, and the importance of transportation infrastructure in Southern Illinois. He also discussed the importance of Scott Air Force Base and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to the region’s economy.
In addition to Rotary members, many of whom are local business owners and managers, several members of the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club and local mayors Brant Walker of Alton, Mike McCormick of Godfrey and Tom Thompson of Grafton also attended.
Originally elected to Congress in 2014, Bost represents portions of 12 Southern Illinois counties in Washington, D.C.
The Rotary of the Riverbend meets the first, second, fourth and fifth Thursday of the month at Mac’s in downtown Alton and does service projects on the third Thursday of the month throughout the community during the year. People interested in joining Rotary are invited to attend the club’s meetings.
For information, visit rotaryriverbend.org.