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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 (11/12).

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 speaker is David Wiley. David will introduce us to The Student Union. (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:

  • Shawn Whalen (11/12)
  • Matt Wolf (11/19)
  • Errol Barnett (12/3)
  • Scott Bern (12/10)

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

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. - W. C. Fields

Lessons in disability inclusion: Does he take sugar?

Editor’s Note: Jeremy Opperman is a member of Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion taskforce and a regular contributor to this blog on issues related to disability inclusion.

By Jeremy Opperman, Rotary Club of Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

I had just finished keying in my pin number on the card reader at the supermarket checkout counter recently when the cashier turned to my friend and asked, “how does he know which buttons to press.”

Being completely inured to this sort of thing, I watched with interest to see how my friend would react. It is peculiar that when encountering a person with a disability, many people very often address the person accompanying them rather than addressing us directly.

As I expected, my friend, being worldly and level-headed, responded perfectly. She smiled (with her eyes, as her mask would have hidden her actual facial alteration) and said, “Why don’t you ask him, he is standing right in front of you.”

To her credit, the cashier did exactly that, although with some hesitation.

I enthusiastically explained the apparent magical mystery of how a blind person can key in their pin number into a card reader. The cashier was particularly fascinated to learn that every keypad has a raised dot on the 5 button allowing us to orientate to the other numbers on the keypad.


By Lucia Francis

Homestead High School Interact club collected over 700 pounds of food this past weekend in support of Family Sharing.   The high school members of the club under the leadership of Josie Campbell and Kassidy Hill, Co-Presidents, organized the drive and distributed flyers announcing the food drive. Dressed up in costumes, the Interactors went Trick or Treating for Hunger.  

This food drive is an annual tradition for the club and this year students toured the Family Sharing food pantry and thrift store. Julie Hoover, Executive Director of Family Sharing provided students with significant information about the needs of others and how the community works to support those in need. Congratulations to the Interact students, their effort will make a difference in the lives of many. 

The Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors the Homestead Interact club.  Their successful food drive was supported by the donations of Rotarians, visited neighborhoods, the Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville and club members.  

Thank you to all the donors. 

A Rotary LOL Moment

A very busy meeting

Top Photo: Jamie F. De Jesus Sr. and Natraj Shanker spoke to our club this morning on the Rotary Community Corp program on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Rehabilitation Services. Pictured from left are Jamie F. De Jesus Sr., Natraj Shanker and club President Matt Wolf. Photo by Bob Blazich.

Bottom Photo: We also inducted our newest member Matthew Wolak during this morning's meeting. Pictured from left are Stacy Wolak, Matthew Wolak and Brian Monroe. Photo by Bob Blazich.

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Nov 19, 2021
Clipper Round the World Race
Clipper Round the World Race

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other.

With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record-breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.

The brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, the event is now in its twelfth edition, the Clipper 2019-20 Race.

Divided into eight legs and between 13 and 16 individual races, you can choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. It is the only race in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of eleven identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper and first mate to safely guide the crew.

Normally the domain of seasoned pros, this supreme challenge is taken on by ordinary, everyday people. Having completed a rigorous training course, participants are suited and booted in the latest extreme protection gear to commence the race of their lives - an unparalleled challenge where taxi drivers rub shoulders with chief executives, vicars mix with housewives, students work alongside bankers, and engineers team up with rugby players.

The sea does not distinguish between Olympians or novices. There is nowhere to hide - if Mother Nature throws down the gauntlet, you must be ready to face the same challenges as the pro racer. Navigate the Doldrums en route to South America, endure epic Southern Ocean storms, experience South African sunsets, face the mountainous seas of the North Pacific - and bond with an international crew creating lifelong memories before returning victorious.

Seize the moment, unleash the adventure.

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