Club Meeting Information

We meet Friday mornings from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM at Newcastle Place, 12600 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon WI 53092. Our next meeting is 7:00 AM on Friday (11/5).

Note: Masks are not required in our dining area, but we are asked to wear masks from the front door to the dining room and back.

This week's program will feature Jamie F. De Jesus Sr. and Natraj Shanker. Jamie and Natraj will be speaking on the Rotary Community Corp program on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Rehabilitation Services. (Scroll down for bio)

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:

  • Carol Wessels (11/5)
  • Shawn Whalen (11/12)
  • Matt Wolf (11/19)
  • Chuck Zamora (12/3)

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

If your parents never had children, chances are… neither will you. - Dick Cavett

International Peace Institute

Anna Sattler (inset photo) was the featured speaker at this morning's meeting (10/29). Anna is the current Editorial Intern at the International Peace Institute (IPI), based in New York City.

RI President-elect Jennifer Jones announces Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects during Global Citizen Live

Photo: RI President-elect Jennifer Jones, right, announces Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects during the Global Citizen Live event on 25 September in Paris, France. She’s joined on stage with British actress Carmen Ejogo.

The star-studded global event rallied people to take action on some of the world’s most urgent problems

by Ryan Hyland

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones took the stage at the Global Citizen Live concert on 25 September in Paris, France, and pledged $97 million in grant funding from the organization next year for sustainable, Rotary club-led projects.

Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour broadcast with events and performances across six continents, aimed to unite people to take action to defend the planet, end the COVID-19 pandemic, defeat poverty, provide education for all children, and promote equity and justice for all. Some of the world’s top artists, celebrities, activists, and government leaders participated in this year’s event to raise awareness and support in cities including Paris; Lagos, Nigeria; London, UK; Los Angeles, USA; New York City, USA; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Seoul, Korea; and Sydney, Australia.

In Paris, where Jones pledged Rotary’s support, thousands of people gathered at the iconic Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower to see performances from Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Black Eyed Peas, Christine and the Queens, Doja Cat, Angélique Kidjo, and more. Other leaders pledging support included European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. 

“Every day millions of girls walk miles to fetch clean water, and millions of boys are on the streets instead of going to school. Every day moms and dads struggle to find ways to feed their children,” Jones said from the main stage in Paris. “And every day, members of Rotary and Global Citizen start our days knowing that we can make a difference.” 

“This year we’re putting a special focus on empowering girls worldwide, opening doors for young women to build brighter futures,” Jones said. “Today Rotary is committed to helping end poverty globally and protecting the planet by pledging $97 million in grant funding during 2022 for sustainable, member-led projects.”

She added: “We stand together with Global Citizen as people of purpose, people of action.”

Rotary has worked with Global Citizen for a more than decade, primarily regarding the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. At the 2012 Global Citizen event in New York City, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and celebrity ambassador Archie Panjabi announced Rotary’s $75 million commitment to polio eradication. Rotary and Global Citizen have also connected at Rotary International Conventions, the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meetings, polio advocacy events, and polio funding announcements. 

In total, more than $1.1 billion in commitments, 157 million trees to be planted, and 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be donated to developing countries were announced in conjunction with the 25 September event.

A Rotary LOL Moment

Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Rotary projects around the globe - New Zealand

Editors Note: This is the first of five articles highlighting Rotary projects around the world.

Many low-income residents of Porirua, a suburb of Wellington, struggle to connect with agencies that assist with food, housing, employment, and matters related to family and finances. In the eastern part of the town, “the communities have large populations of Maori and Pacific families, and many are unable to access the information because of lack of computers, or language barriers,” says June Murugan, immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Porirua. “Families find themselves left behind, often frustrated and unable to fully participate in society.” 

To remedy that, in March the club helped open a satellite branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau, a national service network, to serve that population on a one-on-one basis. The club’s $3,000 outlay for the initiative was matched by a grant from District 9940.

Support World Polio Day

"When Rotary courageously stepped up to pursue the dream of a polio-free world, we knew our dream wouldn't be easy.  But since 1988, working with our partners, we've brought worldwide case counts down by 99.9 percent.  However, it's not over until it's over.  It will take courage.  We're going to keep up the funding and keep on the pressure until this fight is finished and no child ever again has to experience the devastating effects of polio.” – John Germ, Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair 2021-22

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries: Pakistan & Afghanistan.

Rotary’s World-wide 2021-22 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match.

For more information contact Alice Sedgwick at

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Introducing The Student Union
Introducing The Student Union

The Student Union is a student focused community service center and cafe. We provide free academic support, workshops, volunteer trips, and programming designed to “Empower the next generation to boldly impact their community”. We are a non-profit organization affiliated with Alliance Bible Church of Mequon and welcome everyone in the area to join our efforts to transform students' lives as they learn to serve our community.


David is currently the Administrative Pastor at Alliance Bible Church and provides leadership to The Student Union.  David began attending Alliance Bible Church over 30 years ago. He is delighted to serve his church family. Here he utilizes both his occupational and educational experience. David holds a M.A. in education from Alverno College and a B.A. in pastoral studies from Moody Bible Institute. He has experience as a state licensed teacher and in the construction industry as a small business owner for over 15 years.  At Alliance Bible Church, his primary responsibilities include the management of administrative, building, and financial matters. David and his wife Aimee have been married for over 20 years, and they have five children: Judah, Phinehas, Elijah, Autumn, and Skyler. In his free time, David enjoys family outings, volunteer work, and sports.

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