Club Meeting Information

Notice: Our club meeting for Friday, January 27 is cancelled. Pat Cronin who was scheduled as speaker will now speak at our Holiday Party (1/26).

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

Where: We meet at the Mequon Public Market, 6300 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092.

Program: Our next meeting will be Friday (2/3)

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:

  • Brian Kendzor (2/3)
  • Mike Kim (2/10)
  • Dick Kinney (2/17)
  • Dave Kliber (2/24)

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

Club Assemblies have been scheduled for the following date(s): 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19

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Thought of the Week

Life's most persistent, and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr.

Grants and Donations Committee Update

Submitted by: Lynn Streeter, Chairperson
January 2023

The Grants and Donations Committee, an advisory committee to our Board of Directors, is charged with reviewing requests for funds, ensuring a fit with our mission, and being good stewards of donated monies. This is a summary report to our members regarding the first half of our Rotary year.

Our “Around the World” fundraiser generated $8,350, though a fund-a-cause auction, for the MT Trails Foundation bike/pedestrian path project.

Written requests for grants and donations are reviewed on a biannual basis. Our fall cycle resulted in approval of funds for the following organizations:

  • Rotary Club of Milwaukee - water system project in the highlands northwest of Guatemala City ($2,500)
  • Family Promise of Ozaukee - bedding for the new permanent homeless shelter in Port Washington ($2,500)
  • The Adult Literacy Center - support for the English Language Learner tutoring program ($2,500)

Our Club is positioned to respond to urgent requests as they arise. Two such requests were received and funded during this timeframe:

  • Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation - support for a Mequon firefighter/paramedic severely injured while responding as a Good Samaritan to a motor vehicle accident($5,000)
  • Wisconsin Rotary Clubs support for Ukraine - contribution to a Wisconsin Rotary initiative to purchase generators for Ukraine to be used urgently for shelters, schools and hospitals ($5,000)

I wish to thank the following committee members for their time and thoughtful deliberation: Seth Duhnke, Cori Guerin, Steve Peterman, Connie Pukaite and Father Mike Shay.

Meeting Moments: 1/13/2023
You're Invited! 20th Annual Benefit for Advocates


Meme of the week
Valentine's Day is near

Our daughter, Cecilia Davis, is performing in two venues singing classical and not so classical songs. I bet you know some of the songs. Here is an opportunity for a Date Night! - Lucia E. Francis

Rotary projects around the globe - Fiji

Along with community volunteers, members of the Rotary Club of Lautoka planted more than 4,000 mangrove saplings in September along a nearly 2,000-square-foot stretch of beach at Taiperia. The area, home to low-income Fijians, is about 2.5 miles from central Lautoka, on the island of Viti Levu.

“For a small island nation such as Fiji, it is particularly important to protect our homes and livelihoods, as the vast population of the country lives near coastal areas,” says Club President Chirag Parmar. “The planting of mangroves helps protect these areas from coastal erosion and also rehabilitates the ecosystem of our shoreline.” The club teamed up with the Ministry of Forestry on the project and used $130 in donations to buy the plantings. “We used a small batch of funds from a much larger donation received from the International Fellowship of Rotarian Scuba Divers,” Parmar adds, illustrating the depth of Rotary partnerships.

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Upcoming Speakers
Jan 27, 2023
Guatemala Water Project
Guatemala Water Project

Pat Cronin is the founder and principal consultant of Anam Consulting, and International business advisory practice in Milwaukee. Pat has been involved in global business activities for 30+ years, both as a consultant and as a former executive at Johnson Controls. Prior to JCI, Pat spend ten years in the advertising agency industry. He holds a BA in Advertising and MBA, both from Marquette University.

Pat is also a member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, one of the oldest and largest Clubs in the world. He serves on the Club’s board of directors, is chairman of the Community Connections grant committee, and is a member of the World Community Service Committee which coordinates the Club’s extensive work in Guatemala.

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