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Club Meeting Information

Our meetings are 7:00 AM on Friday at Newcastle Place, 12600 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon, WI 53092. Our next meeting is 8/20.

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.

There is a lot of good work being done in our world and in our community, and much of it is done by local Service Clubs. Our speaker on Friday, August 20th, will be Jim Doornek. Jim (scroll down for bio) is a member of the Thiensville-Mequon Lions Club which has served our community and the world for over 70 years. He will describe the club's many projects including fundraising, community support, and humanitarian services (see article below).

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:

  • Alice Sedgwick (8/20)
  • Lynn Streeter (8/27)
  • Cindy Shaffer (9/3)
  • Fr. Mike Shay (9/10)

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

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. - Laurence J. Peter

Member Spotlight - Alice Sedgwick

Being born on Leap Day is not so bad so I can honestly say I have had 21 birthdays! Guess I am just a little young for Sunrise Rotary but I enjoy meeting and working on projects with many of you and plan to stick around for a little while longer.

I am excited about some of our new directions with the Environmental Committee and our on-going projects at Rotary Park. I hope we can have a meeting there soon to introduce this "treasure" to all of our members.

Classification Talks

Dean Johnson, Doug Gole and Patrick Gilbertson treated us to three great classification talks during last week's club meeting.

A Rotary LOL Moment

F Minus by Tony Carrillo

Thiensville-Mequon Lions Club 2020 Donations Summary
Guyana Rotary club brings COVID-19 vaccines to remote communities

Members and government health officials use boats to reach villages deep in the rainforest

by Ryan Hyland

Members of the Rotary Club of Demerara, Guyana, are using their decades of experience in fighting disease while delivering COVID-19 vaccines and aid to a remote region of the South American country. The Indigenous communities there would not otherwise have access to the vaccine and would remain vulnerable to the virus.

The club’s members have conducted crucial medical expeditions that penetrate the densely forested interior of Guyana for nearly 30 years. In doing so, they’ve developed detailed knowledge of the area and the particular needs of the villages in it. The treks have earned the Demerara club a nickname among nearby Rotary clubs: “the bush club.”

When COVID-19 vaccines became available early this year, the club quickly took action, relying on members’ familiarity with the region to plan logistics and coordinate delivery efforts. Focusing on the primarily Indigenous villages of Muritaro and Malali, the club collaborated with the local Ministry of Health and the Civil Defence Commission to immunize villagers. The vaccination teams — made up of club members, doctors, and local nurses — reached the villages by boat, tracing an 8 km (5-mile) stretch of the Demerara River.

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