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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 (9/3).

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 program will feature Glenn Grothman - Wisconsin Congressman for the 6th District. (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:

  • Cindy Shaffer (9/3)
  • Fr. Mike Shay (9/10)
  • Kenneth Stelpflug (9/17)
  • Jennifer Sutherland (10/1)

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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Member Spotlight - Fr. Mike Shay

Many of you know about my “storied” past, but for newer members, some things, and an abbreviation I will use herein: LSSAM, which means, “Long Story Short; Ask Me Later if you are interested.”

I’m a Catholic priest; Tuesday was my 48th anniversary of ordination.  I have been high school teacher, and trained as a lithographic photographer, printer, and proofreader (LSSAM); had 10 years’ full-service hand bookkeeping experience; and attended college in Manitowoc as the only male student for four years. (LSSAM).

After Theology in Washington DC and ordination, wherever I have lived and ministered, I have been president of ministers’ alliances; was a civilian chaplain at the Redstone Arsenal (AL); and have been board member or president of organizations dealing with teen suicide, mental health, domestic violence, and hospice. I and one other professional brought the Elko County (NV) youth suicide rate from the highest in the country to zero in nine months (LSSAM).

As hobbies, I have enjoyed photography, electronics, and computers, and have assembled my own stereo system, digital grandfather clock, and my first radio transceiver as ham radio operator WA9FOE.  For eight years I taught and called square dance for three clubs in two states (LSSAM). One of my mom’s recipes I made won the blue ribbon at the Elko County Fair -- the same county in which I was named Citizen of the Year in 1986.

I joined Rotary in October 2000 and have been a member of Rotary clubs in three states as committees’ chair, President, Assistant District Governor and Foundation coordinator.  As a member of this club since 2016 I have been Secretary; and am starting my third year as Treasurer. It pleases me greatly to be part of Rotary, and associate with so many -- as I call you -- “first class human beings.”

Thought of the Week

A great man is always willing to be little. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ozaukee County resumes free COVID-19 testing

Conley Publishing Group

CEDARBURG — Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases attributable to the delta variant, the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department has resumed its testing partnership with Curative.

Curative testing will be offered at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds and Washington County Fair Park on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. and Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m.

According to the WOPHD dashboard, Ozaukee County active cases have risen from 28 on June 29 to 173 on July 30 and were at 740 as of Aug. 27, a level not seen since mid-December. Cumulative deaths have remained at 103 since July 30. The county saw 26 hospitalizations in the last 30 days.

Duration for testing is open-ended and will depend on demand.

Register at www.curative. com or call 1-888-7029042.

If you have further questions, call 262-2848170 or email

A Rotary LOL Moment

Introducing the MT Sunrise Rotary Raffle
African region marks one year since being certified wild polio-free

by Ryan Hyland

Rotary joined its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to mark the first anniversary of a historic public health milestone: the World Health Organization’s African region being certified free of wild polio.

The anniversary was celebrated on 25 August during a WHO Regional Committee for Africa meeting, which also addressed current challenges to eradicating polio and new tactics to achieve a polio-free world.

Africa’s milestone has already benefited children’s health and public health across the continent. The infrastructure and innovations that helped the African region become free of wild polio are playing an important role in the COVID-19 pandemic response and are available to use in future public health emergencies. Polio workers also now conduct other routine immunizations, deliver medicines, and provide other health care services.

The achievement in Africa is the result of a decades-long effort by millions of Rotary members, health workers, government officials, religious leaders, and parents. Since 1996, when wild polio paralyzed an estimated 75,000 children across Africa, health workers have administered more than 9 billion doses of oral vaccine, preventing 1.8 million wild polio cases.

MFD Swearing In Ceremony

From City of Mequon Facebook page.

The Mequon Fire Department held a swearing in ceremony last week and Christopher Ackley, Brandon Boettcher, and Matthew Schneider were sworn in as the first full-time Battalion Chiefs (BC) of the Department.

Each BC will oversee a specific Bureau within the organization and serve as a resource to the dedicated men and women who volunteer their availability to serve the community as EMT’s, Paramedics and Firefighters.

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