Posted by Steve Lettau on Aug 17, 2017

When DG Jeff visits our club next week he’ll be talking about a some of RI President Ian Riseley’s goals for this Rotary year 2017-2018 and how our district 6270 can participate and contribute to achieving them. I feel that these goals will be easy for our members to embrace, especially the “One Tree Planted for Every Rotarian”. Many clubs and districts are planning on exceeding that goal.

This tree planting goal is one that I feel hits home with our club’s enthusiasm for greening our Mequon-Thiensville communities. We continue to do restoration work in Pukaite Woods and we are now enjoying the benefits of our successful Redbud Project. So for this tree planting goal to be completed by Earth Day 22 April, we’ll need to decide on a specific plan. Good news w’ve already been approached to partner with another Rotary club to plant trees in the Mequon Nature Preserve this October. There will be more to share as additional information becomes available.

Yes there are many reasons to plant trees; for positive environmental impacts, for sustainability, for beauty, for the future and for friends and family. I was unable to come back for Bob Leonardt’s funeral, but there is now a visual reminder of Bob’s friendship on a small farm in northern Michigan. Seven of my favorite trees, one for each of Bob’s decades now stand together.

Peace, Brian Monroe
D6270 Tree Planting Coordinator