Club Meeting Information

Our next meeting will be Friday (4/20) at Newcastle Place - 12600 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092.

Our program for Friday's meeting will be Kate Hoffmann from the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA who will speak on the topic "The Y is Working Toward a Better Us".

Important! Our weekly meeting on Friday, April 27 will be at St. Marcus School 2215 North Palmer Street, Milwaukee WI 53212. See articles below for details. Questions? Contact Danielle Deller at

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:

  • Allyson Gerschke Kinney (4/20)
  • Tim Hamilton (4/27)
  • Doug Hansen (5/4)
  • John Haut (5/11)

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

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A Rotary LOL Moment

Frank and Ernest by Thaves

Member Spotlight - Allie Gerschke Kinney

Where were you born, education/degrees or associations/board seats? I was born in Chicago, but moved to Wisconsin when I was two- so I am a Packers fan, but have a soft spot for the Bears. I earned a BA in Biological Psychology from CU-Boulder and an MBA in Product and Brand Management from UWM.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Sports Medicine physician.

Name of company & position, or your very first job: Advanced Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists (ADVENT), Provider & Community Outreach Coordinator.

Family: My husband, Mike, owns his own electrical contracting business. My son, Harrison, is 11, has developed a fantastic appreciation of sarcasm, and loves playing just about any and every sport, but is most passionate about soccer- he wants to be the next Lionel Messi. My daughter, Emme, is 9.5 and the sweetest, smartest, sparkle and tutu-loving old soul you’ll ever meet- she’s informed NASA that she will be working there as an astrogeologist. My daughter, McKenna (known as Smoosh to most), is 8, impossibly loving, and easily the funniest person I’ve ever met- she’s still planning to be a “hair doer,” but I can only see her on Second City.

Interests/hobbies/last book read/favorite movie/what’s playing in on your car’s stereo/pastimes: Event planning is part of my role within ADVENT and last night was our second annual State of the Union meeting. One item I was tasked with for the event was creating an upbeat playlist which turned out really well and is presently being played in my car. And may lead to some dancing while driving…

Biggest career accomplishment/highlight to date, or what do you like best about your job? The biggest career highlight for me was last summer when ADVENT was recognized as the second fastest growing business in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Business Journal and I was asked to not only accept the award on ADVENT’s behalf, but also represent ADVENT in the brief interview they do with the top two businesses.

Thought of the Week

“Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.” ~ Spanish Proverb

Unexpected lessons from my disaster relief experience

By Yannis Comino

Over my summer break at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, I decided to trade in the warmer weather of Australia for an English winter. Why, you might ask, would I do such a thing? Well, the only way I can explain it is — I was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. During my New Generations Service Exchange at the headquarters of ShelterBox International in Truro, Cornwall, I gained priceless insight and first-hand experience in disaster relief management.

Both my mother and father are members of the Rotary Club of Morisset, and their club’s constant promotion of ShelterBox gave me the idea to seek the exchange. I am currently working on a bachelor’s in Development Studies with the hope of pursuing a career in the aid sector through either community development or disaster management, so I was thrilled when my exchange was approved.

Road Trip!

Our weekly meeting on Friday, April 27 will be at St. Marcus School 2215 North Palmer Street, Milwaukee WI 53212.

Our meeting will run from our regular time of 7-8am. A tour of the school will be given shortly after our meeting concludes by Superintendent Henry Tyson. School starts around that time so we should be able to stop in the classrooms and see the students in action.

Transportation: Those wishing to car pool should meet at Newcastle Place around 6:00 AM and plan to leave at 6:15 AM.

Parking: Ample street parking is available surrounding the school. There is also a small parking lot situated at the northwest corner of 1st Street and Garfield Avenue.

School Access: Enter the school at Door #17, located at 2210 N. 1st Street. Cecilia Davis will be stationed at this entrance to welcome and direct Sunrise members to the meeting room.

Questions? Contact Danielle Deller at

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Senior leader with extensive experience in the healthcare and non-profit environments. Responsible for system strategic planning, ongoing integration with corporate financial plans and implementation of action plans to achieve strategic goals and measurable outcomes. Mission driven, accountable, known for successful outcomes. Builds engaged, high-performing teams. Collaborative relationship builder with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated performance in:

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  • Operations Management/Leadership
  • Quality Measurement and Process Improvement
  • Clinical Program Growth and Development/Project Management
  • Community Needs Assessment and Development of Action Plans to Address Findings
  • Ongoing Analysis of Environmental and Healthcare Trends
  • Joint Venture Development with Physicians and Community Organizations
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