Happy Fourth of July
Club Meeting Information

No meeting this week as we celebrate the 4th of July. 

Our next meeting will be July 9. Our meetings are held on Fridays at 7:00 AM.

Our in person meetings are held at Newcastle Place, 12600 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon, WI 53092.

To join a virtual Zoom meeting: Click Here 

  • Meeting ID: 819 2807 9639
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Our "Meaningful Conversations" guest this Friday will be last year's PHF Erica Turner from Bridge the Divide. Erica will be sharing her experiences living in Ozaukee County since the murder of George Floyd. (Scroll down for details) 

The greeter will provide either the thought, a Rotary minute, share a family moment or a cultural tradition ... anything they would like to start off the day positive.

Upcoming "It's your Rotary moment" assignees:

  • Dan O'Connor (7/9)
  • Lance Parve (7/16)
  • Steve Peterman (7/23)
  • Connie Pukaite (7/30)

Note: If you are unable to act as "It's your Rotary moment" assignee when scheduled please arrange for your replacement.

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July 4 Events in the Area

By Conley Publishing Group


4th of July Parade & Hometown Celebration: Parade steps off at 11 a.m. July 4, from Fireman’s Park in Cedarburg to Wurthmann Street; all-day picnic in Cedar Creek; fireworks at dusk in Adlai Horn Park.


Holidaze: Independence Day Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, beginning at 9th and Wisconsin at 11 a.m. and ending in the Paramount Plaza with a 5th quarter performance by members of the UW Marching Band. Festival in Lime Kiln Park beginning at 5 p.m. for music, food and a beer tent, a cornhole tournament, a Rock, Paper Scissors Contest for kids; fireworks at dusk;


Freistadt Fourth: Annual Independence Day celebration, Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of Freistadt, 10729 W. Freistadt Road, Mequon. Outdoor church service at 10 a.m. July 4, followed by music, historic building tours, 1 p.m. parade, more. 262-242-0724 or www.trinityfreistadt. com.

Port Washington

Independence Day Celebration: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. family picnic, children’s bike decorating contest at 11 a.m., other activities; fireworks at dusk, Veterans Park, 410 N. Lake St., Port Washington.


4th of July Parade, 1 p.m.; festivities at Grady Park, 100 E. Dekora St., until 5 p.m. and at Peninsula Park beginning at 5 p.m; fireworks at dusk, Saukville.

Thought of the Week

My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right. - Ashleigh Brilliant

Goats eat buckthorn to help the environment - Fox 6 MKE
A Rotary LOL Moment

Frank and Ernest by Thaves

Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary

In October 2015, in response to a community-based sanctuary nomination, NOAA announced its intent to designate a new national marine sanctuary in Lake Michigan to conserve a collection of nationally-significant shipwrecks. In June 2020, with input from the public, industry stakeholders, and in close consultation with the state of Wisconsin, NOAA published a final environmental impact statement and final management plan for the proposed Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA has now published a final rule designating the sanctuary.

The 962-square-mile Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary will protect 36 shipwrecks that possess exceptional historic, archaeological, and recreational value. Historical research suggests that nearly 60 shipwrecks are yet to be discovered in the sanctuary.

Co-managed with the state of Wisconsin, the sanctuary will expand on the state's 30-year stewardship of these historic sites, bringing new opportunities for research, resource protection, educational programming, and community engagement. In partnership with local communities, the sanctuary will provide a national stage for promoting heritage tourism and recreation.

Philippines Rotary clubs ‘adopt’ vaccination site

By Carlito “Tolitz” Villanueva, Rotary Club of Baguio Summer Capitol, Philippines

We heal as one. Our communities were brought to a standstill by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now that vaccine is becoming available in the Philippines, we are slowly regaining our strength, confidence, and mobility to carry on our daily tasks.

Rotary members from nine clubs in our city partnered with the Baguio City Health Services to participate in the “Adopt a Vaccination Site” program, which encourages civic groups to provide the necessary support for these centers to keep the vaccination campaign running smoothly.

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Upcoming Speakers
Jul 09, 2021
The Borgen Project
The Borgen Project

Hello! My name is Brian Hamilton, and I am a college student studying political science and philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. This summer, I am interning with The Borgen Project, a nonprofit and nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to make global poverty reduction a key focus of the United States’ foreign policy, as well as raise awareness about global poverty in general.

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