Speaker Date Topic
Cindy Shaffer - Owner Shaffer Development Inc. Oct 02, 2020
Running a Business During COVID
Running a Business During COVID

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in marketing and communications, Shaffer's experience includes working for S.C. Johnson and Sons, Marriott Corporation, The Mandel Group and Fiduciary Real Estate Development. She broke into real estate by converting duplexes into condos. Since then, Shaffer has co-developed the Mequon Town Center, developed the Grafton 1505 Apartments and is currently working on the 13.9-acre Spur 16 project. "She's just a go-getter, and willing to put in the time to get done what she needs to get done" says Glenn Stadler, Executive Vice President-Chief Lending Officer at Westbury Bank. 

Shaffer is a past president of the Mequon-Thiensville Rotary and is both a volunteer and sponsor of many community organizations. Cindy was recently announced as one of the 2018 Women of Influence. When asked about her business Shaffer says, "I am not in the property business, I am in the people business."

Tom Wachs - Meteorologist Fox6 Milwaukee Oct 16, 2020
MKE Weather
MKE Weather

I'm the weekday evening meteorologist here at FOX6. I joined the FOX6 Weather Team in June 2014. It’s great to be home again. Ever since age 3, I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist. I grew up in Mequon, watching and learning from former FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella. In high school, I was fortunate to intern with Vince. So, it’s a dream come true to work at FOX6.

After graduating from Homestead High School, I attended both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I dove into the business early, interning at many TV stations in both Milwaukee and Oklahoma City. I also interned at The Weather Channel in Atlanta. After college, I spent two years as Chief Meteorologist at KNOP-TV in North Platte, Nebraska before moving to WJHL-TV in northeast Tennessee. I met my beautiful wife in Tennessee and we headed for Kansas City, where I worked at KCTV for 6 years, doing TV weather and storm chasing for the station.

I was one of the first 200 people in the country to receive the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation (“CBM”) from the American Meteorological Society. I was also honored to receive the 2019 Best Weathercast Award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and traveling with my wife.

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Oct 23, 2020
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Will Jones - Mequon City Administrator Oct 30, 2020
Mequon Update
Mequon Update

Will Jones was appointed Mequon City Administrator in 2015. As City Administrator, Mr. Jones is responsible for managing, coordinating and expediting activities across all City departments, serves as the City’s spokesperson and representative to other units of government, outside organizations and the local business community, and oversees the City’s annual budget development process.

Will has earned designation as a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association and presently serves as Chair of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Advisory Committee on Economic Development & Capital Planning. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from Boston College and earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Nov 20, 2020
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Dec 18, 2020
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Jan 22, 2021
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Feb 26, 2021
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here