Festival of Cinco de Mayo
Club Meeting Information

When: We meet Friday mornings from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Where: Our next meeting is Friday (5/6) will be at the Mequon Public Market, 6300 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092.

Program: TBD

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 (5/6)
  • Dick Kinney (5/13)
  • Tom Martin (5/20)
  • Steve Peterman (5/27)
  • Kay Newell (6/3)

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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Thought of the Week

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory. - Paul Fix

Celebrating Arbor Day
Mequon students No. 1 at prestigious international math competition

By Conley Publishing Group

MEQUON — They are National Merit Scholarship finalists and were already one of the top competitive math teams in the country last week, when four Homestead High School students recently took the top spot in a prestigious international math competition. Adam Garsha, Jacob Schmidman, Eric Wan and Ethan Wang were among nearly 2,700 students working in 612 teams, who participated in this year’s MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3 Challenge), a prestigious competition that demonstrates the importance of math in everyday life.

The team of four 11th- and 12th-graders took home the top prize of $20,000 in college scholarships, out of the total $100,000-plus being awarded, after being chosen as winners during the final event in New York City April 25.

Thousands of high school juniors and seniors across the U.S. and six students from the U.K. vied for distinction in this year’s MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. The competition was judged by an international panel of Ph.D.-level mathematicians.

The 2022 M3 Challenge saw students spend 14 consecutive hours in late February using mathematical modeling to solve a real-world problem by collecting data and creating models, developing insight on the problem and submitting their solutions online.

This year’s competition asked students to use math modeling to predict the future of remote work, analyzing the percent of jobs that are remote-ready and whether workers in those jobs will be willing or able to work remotely, then determining the percentage of workers who will go remote in a given city or metro area.

A Rotary LOL Moment

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Staff Corner: John Hewko

General Secretary and CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation

Photo Credit Monika Lozinska

In this monthly column, we introduce readers to the talented staff members at Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, many of whom work behind the scenes at RI headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, and in six offices outside the United States. This month, we feature John Hewko, General Secretary and CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

  • Holds a law degree from Harvard University, a master’s in modern history from the University of Oxford (where he studied as a Marshall Scholar), and a bachelor’s in government and Soviet studies from Hamilton College in New York
  • Speaks five languages — English, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian
  • Served as the vice president for operations and compact development at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency, where he negotiated foreign assistance agreements totaling $6.3 billion for 18 countries in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture, water and sanitation, health, and education
  • He and his wife, Marga, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin have opened a community hospital in Mequon

By Eddie Morales - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network opened a community hospital in Mequon on May 2.

The new hospital, across the street from the Froedtert & MCW Mequon Health Center, at 11421 N. Port Washington Road, will aim to provide “high quality care in an inviting, streamlined setting close to home when sudden needs arise,” according to a news release from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.

“We are proud to announce the opening of our fourth community hospital within our health network which expands our ability to provide access to care in more communities with an easy to navigate footprint,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health, in a statement.

“Our newest community hospital in Mequon supports our mission by providing access to academic medicine for the diverse communities we serve,” Jacobson added.

Mequon joins New Berlin, Oak Creek and Pewaukee in having its own small-scale Froedtert & MCW hospital.

The 17,000-square-foot Mequon hospital is open 24 hours a day and features a seven-bed emergency department with eight inpatient beds and includes laboratory, pharmacy and imaging services.

“The addition of a new community hospital in Mequon also supports our continued growth in the North Shore area and beyond and supports our focus of adding specialty care within the region and complements our expansion of primary care access across the health network,” Jacobson said.

Froedtert Health Center Urgent Care in Mequon closed indefinitely Feb. 1, citing staffing issues related to COVID-19. About 40 full-and part-time emergency physicians and registered nurses staff the community hospitals.

“We are extremely grateful to our providers and staff whose tireless work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has enabled us to open four new hospitals during these challenging times which has allowed us to provide access to safe, high-quality care close to home,” said Jacobson.

Kenneth Ginlack Sr. featured speaker

MT Sunrise Rotary club was blessed to have Kenneth Ginlack Sr. speak at our weekly meeting this morning. Ken is the Executive Director of Serenity Inns, a holistic residential program offering hope to men who choose recovery over addiction and alcoholism.

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Upcoming Speakers
May 13, 2022


Heidi Rose is WAVE Educational Fund's Program Director. She has more than 20 years of experience advocating for gun violence prevention public policies. She works collaboratively with organizational partners from across the state to raise awareness about gun violence, educate the public about the solutions to gun violence, and empower Wisconsinites to advocate for safer communities. 

Program Description

Gun violence is an uncontrolled epidemic raging across Wisconsin and the United States, harming all of us in one way or another. It does not have to be this way; gun violence is preventable.

Heidi will explore the scope and impact of gun violence and the potential solutions arising from personal, community, and societal choices. She will discuss WAVE's efforts to prevent gun deaths through advocacy, education, and community partnerships.

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