Quad City Celiac Support Group

qcceliacs.org         qccsa79@gmail.com

We are a support group providing information and coping skills for people on the gluten-free diet. A gluten-free diet is the treatment for celiac disease, dermatitis herpetformis, gluten intolerance or a gluten sensitivity. People with a wheat allergy are welcome.

We offer friendship, support, help in locating gluten free food items, information on gluten free cooking, and pass along any new information on Celiac/DH.

Here is a cool 4 minute animated YouTube video called "The chemistry of cookies" by Stephanie Warren.

Radish magazine featured an article titled "RI woman marks 50 years of living with celiac disease" that was reprinted in the Argus-Dispatch.

The QC Celiac Support Group was organized in 1995 and is Chapter #79 of CSA/USA.  We are in the Quad Cities - Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Rock Island and Moline, Illinois.


Check out our brochure and newsletters. The newsletters contain many GF recipes. The latest issue of the newsletter is July 2016.

Here is a list of the Board Members.

Members of the QC Celiac Support Group receive a newsletter five times a year, email notices of upcoming events, and reviews of important GF news. If you wish to join, please use this membership form to pay your $15 annual dues.

Here are the recipes from the 2013 cookie exchange, the recipes from the 2011 annual picnic, the recipes from the 2010 Thanksgiving dinner, the recipes from the 2015 Thanksgiving dinner, and the recipes from the 2015 cookie exchange.

Currently qcceliacs.org points to this webpage. Soon it will point to this new website that is being developed on Google sites.

Meeting Schedule for 2016
For all meetings - please bring a gluten-free treat (with recipe) to share with the group.
Monday January 18 6:00 pm Dinner at Pizza Ranch, 880 Lincoln Road, Bettendorf (next to Burlington Coat Factory)
The gluten-free pizza is 10 inches and is about $11 + tax. Each person orders their own personal gluten-free pizza at the Register, you are given a number, and the pizza is brought to you in a special box. We will likely be in the room next to the drink machine. NOTE:  Do not eat the buffet since it has items containing wheat.  RSVP to Mike Averweg to tell him how many are coming.
Monday February 15 6:30 pm Regular meeting - Annunciata/Borromeo Room
Featured speaker - Ivan Streit, president of RISE North American. His company manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products online, including gluten-free items that are manufactured in a dedicated bakery. As always, GF refreshments will be served.
Monday March 21 6:00 pm  Mexican potluck, Hy-Vee, 2930 18th Ave, Rock Island, in the Club Room. Gluten-free pork carnitas (Mexican pulled pork) prepared by Chef Craig. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert. Drink and table service will be provided. $5 per person, advanced registration required, please pay at the door.  RSVP to Tom Huff by Thursday, March 17. Bring your recipe or email it to Betsy Romano.
Saturday April 16 10:00 am  Regular meeting - Annunciata/Borromeo Room
"Gluten Free on a Budget"
GF muffin/breakfast items taste test
Monday May 16 6:00 pm Moe's Burger & Brew,1524 4th Ave, Rock Island. Moe’s is very accommodating and knowledgeable about gluten-free issues. They have gluten-free rolls, ciabatta and brownies as well as a dedicated fryer for French fries. Connie recommends the burgers and ruebens. RSVP to Mike Averweg to tell him how many are coming.
Saturday June 18 11:00 am  Annual Picnic, Middle Park Lagoon Shelter, Parkway Dr and 18th St, Bettendorf
Setup and social time begins at 10 am with serving beginning at 11 am. Please bring a gluten-free dish to pass, a personal beverage, a place setting, and your recipe. Friends and family are always welcome!  Please RSVP to Betsy Romano if you plan to attend.
Monday July 18 6:00 pm Exotic Thai, 2303 E 53rd St, Davenport (near the corner of 53rd St and Jersey Ridge Road next to Triumph Community Bank). Exotic Thai has recently been completely renovated inside. The owner is a celiac and has put gluten free options on the menu. If you are requesting your food to be gluten free - you must tell your server to have it prepared that way. RSVP to Mike Averweg to tell him how many are coming.
Monday August 15 6:30 pm Regular meeting - Annunciata/Borromeo Room
Featured speakers: Dietitians Lauren Furgiuele and Veronica Skaradzinski. They will bring samples, speak on glycemic index and types of fats.
Monday September 19 6:00 pm

Pagalo's Pizzeria & Gelato Café, 119 1st Ave W, Milan, IL.  RSVP to Mike Averweg to tell him how many are coming.

Saturday September 24 7:30 am to
4:00 pm
2016 Iowa Celiac Conference
   The Centre Hall, Village Square Shopping Center, 1211 4th St SW, Waverly, Iowa
   Dr. Joseph Murray is one of the featured speakers.
Saturday October 15 10:00 am Regular meeting - Annunciata/Borromeo Room
Monday November 21 6:00 pm Thanksgiving potluck
Saturday December 10 10:00 am Cookie exchange

Location for all Quad City regular meetings:

Genesis West Medical Center
Pavilion 2, Conference Center
1351 W. Central Park, Davenport, Iowa

Enter at the North Entrance. Pavilion 2 is marked on the outside of the building. Enter Pavilion 2, turn left, go past the elevators, and turn right to the Conference Center.

  Meeting times and locations can be verified by contacting:

Donna Renneke - 309-786-5247

Last update: July 20, 2016

 Previous meetings:  2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015