Club Meeting Information

Our next meeting will be Friday (4/13) at Newcastle Place - 12600 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092.

Our program for Friday's meeting will be Cecile Duhnke - Executive Director COPE Services. Cecile will update us on COPE's mission and status.

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:

  • Lucia Francis (4/13)
  • Allyson Gerschke Kinney (4/20)
  • Tim Hamilton (4/27)
  • Doug Hansen (5/4)

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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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

A Rotary LOL Moment

Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

St. Marcus School

St. Marcus School is the education ministry of St. Marcus Ministries. It serves approximately 700 students in K4 through 8th grade at its Main Campus on Palmer Street, and 220 students in K3 through 3rd grade at its North Campus on Richards Street.

St. Marcus’ vision is to be the best, urban Christian school in America. Through expansion, partnership and collaboration, St. Marcus is boldly committed to pursuing opportunities to serve as a catalyst for school reform and community-wide transformation. Working to ensure that every family has access to high-quality education in the city of Milwaukee.

Students, parents and teachers sign a covenant in which they commit to "do everything in their power to ensure academic success." St. Marcus believes there is no excuse for failure, and through Christ, nothing is impossible. The mantra I AM THIRD pervades the halls and classrooms. It summarizes the belief that students and teachers put the needs of others before their own, serving the Lord first, others second and themselves last.

St. Marcus believes students who enter the school can and will earn the right to post-secondary education. The school’s philosophical and practical approaches to education make this possible.

Thought of the Week

“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Tri-Con 2018

Welcome to
Rotary Tri-Con 2018

May 4 - 6
Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness  
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

D6270: Presidential Peacebuilding Conference Saturday June 2

Rotarians & Community Leaders Program: Peacebuilding Through Education & Literacy

Rotary International President Ian Riseley is hosting six Presidential Peacebuilding Conferences around the world in 2018.  Chicago is the only site for the U.S. based Peacebuilding Conference focused on Peace through Education and Literacy.  The Peacebuilding Conference in Chicago will highlight the many opportunities we all have to build peace through education and literacy locally and globally.


Plenary and breakout session speakers include Ian Riseley, President, Rotary International, Robert Knuepfer, Rotary International Director, Mary Beth Growney Selene, Rotary Foundation Trustee and Past Rotary International Director, plus several Rotary Peace Fellows, Civil Rights and State Department representatives, and NGO leaders.

Cost for Rotarians and guests is $175 (until May 7); $195 (May 8 or later) and includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

If you would be interested in busing down with other District 6270 Rotarians, please contact Nancy Rhodes before May 1st at . (Cost for bus will depend on number of participants.)

​Or, make it a Rotary Weekend! On Friday, Chicago  Rotarians will host visits to RI Headquarters, the Paul Harris home, and other historic Rotary sites. For overnight guests, the Hilton Orrington Hotel is offering rooms at the reduced rate of $189 plus tax plus $13 for parking.

Gale Leonhardt accepts Paul Harris award

Gale Leonhardt receives a standing ovation during Friday's meeting as she accepts a Paul Harris award for her husband Bob Leonhardt who passed away in August of 2017. Photo by Bob Blazich.

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Presentation

Christine Bohn takes questions during her presentation on the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust's work at Pukaite Woods in Rotary Park. Photo by Bob Blazich.

Want to learn more about the causes we support? Check out these videos:
Online Version
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 20, 2018
The Y is Working Toward a Better Us
The Y is Working Toward a Better Us

Kate Hoffmann – Director of Donor Development at the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA.  I have lived in Ozaukee County all my life.  I was a teacher before coming to work for the Y in 2013.  My husband, Jerry, and I have five children.  We live in the Town of Saukville on a farm.  We are an avid 4-H family.
Kirsten Coenen – Branch Director for the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA.  Kirsten is originally from Illinois.  She has worked for the YMCA for 12 years.  She and her husband, Sean, live in Port Washington with their 2 year old son, Henry.  Kirsten is expecting a baby in August. 
Aaron Schmidt -  District Executive for the Kettle Moraine YMCA.  Aaron has worked for the YMCA for 17 years.  He is a member of the Port Washington Saukville Rotary Club.  Aaron and his wife, Kelly, are originally from Slinger.  They now live in the Town of Cedarburg with their two children. 
Our speech topic – “The Y is Working Toward a Better Us”.  The Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA is making a positive impact in Ozaukee County through programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  We will highlight a couple of programs that demonstrate how the Y delivers on our promise to strengthen community. 

May 04, 2018
Healthcare 2025: What now? What then?
May 11, 2018
State of Wisconsin’s Overcrowded Prisons
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