Thought of the Week

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Club Meeting Information

In light of COVID-19 mandates, MT Sunrise Rotary will be hosting virtual meetings until further notice. Our next meeting will be 7:00 AM Friday (1/15).

Our program this week with feature Walter Lanier - Director of Student Resources at MATC. Walter's topic will be the legacy of Dr. Martin Luhther King. (Scroll down for bio.)

The virtual 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:

  • Matt Wolf (1/15)
  • Chuck Zamora (1/22)
  • Kurt Zellmann (1/29)
  • Errol Barnett (2/5)

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


While some are familiar with Zoom, there are others for which this will be an opportunity to experience something new

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Hope to see you Friday!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Leads the March on Washington

A Rotary LOL Moment

B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

Martin Luther King Jr. - Biographical

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.

M-T Gateway Sign Erected

By Samuel Azinger - TM Noon Club

It was approximately 4:17 PM and 33 degrees on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 when the large circular Mequon-Thiensville logo arrived at the scene of the Gateway Promenade feature on the corner of Mequon Road and Cedarburg Road. The large structure is the final piece to the project, with the exception of the donor wall on the interior which is to be added this spring.

By 8:15, this beauty was complete! Thank you to everyone who has put so much effort into this project. It is truly amazing seeing the hard work of Rotarians coming to fruition!

Telemedicine is expanding the reach of health care

For patients who lack options, a virtual visit can mean the difference between going with or without care

by Vanessa Glavinskas - This story originally appeared in the December 2020 issue of Rotary magazine.

“Right now, I can see all my patients through my mobile phone,” says Prakash Paudyal, a pulmonologist and member of the Rotary Club of Jawalakhel, Nepal. Paudyal uses a Kubi device to turn a tablet into a “mini-robot” for remote monitoring of his COVID-19 patients who are in isolation at Nepal National Hospital. Paudyal learned about the Kubi and other telehealth practices during a vocational training team trip to the San Francisco area last year. “I do one round with all my [protective] gear on, and then I see all my patients through this mini-robot,” he says, thankful that the Kubi helps protect him from exposure to the virus.

The use of telehealth has surged worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States, a study by McKinsey found that 46 percent of consumers are now using telehealth, up from 11 percent in 2019. Broadly defined, telehealth includes everything from virtual visits with a doctor to remote monitoring of a patient’s vitals to mobile health technologies.

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Upcoming Speakers
Jan 22, 2021
COVID and Day-to-Day Life in Peru
COVID and Day-to-Day Life in Peru

Carlos Rioja is a distinguished Rotarian who lives in Lima, Peru. Carlos is a member of the La Molina Vieja Rotary Club and is a Past District Governor for District 4455. Carlos has an MBA from the University of Seattle. Carlos lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for over 30 years where he was a member of the Rotary Club of Oshkosh and was employed as the General Manager of International Factories for Oshkosh and Kenworth trucks.

Carlos will share a presentation of Rotary projects in Peru including his extensive work with water projects and Shelter Box. He will also discuss the COVID situation in Peru, talk about day-to-day life, and outline current needs in his country.

  • Governor District 4455, 2014/15. Past President Rotary Club La Molina Vieja; Honorary member of RC Oshkosh, Wisconsin, More than 30 years of residence in the USA and 15 years back in Peru.
  • District leadership positions: President of the International Service Committees, LFR chair, IGE team leader, exchanges with Wisconsin and Seattle Washington. Current President of the District International Service Committee (CDSI), President of the Project Fair. General Coordinator of the ShelterBox Program coordinating donations to Peru on 4 occasions. Speaker at World Conventions: New Orleans on Biosand Water Filters, ShelterBox in Atlanta Georgia, invited to speak at Toronto 2018.
  • Participant in 6 world conventions: Centennial Chicago, Salt Lake City, Montreal. New Orleans, Sao Paulo Brazil and Atlanta Georgia. Rotary member CADRE, TRF consultant for international management
  • Matching Grants Manager: Biosand water filters for which Rotary sent a press team to film material, which is constantly used in conventions, magazines and international events.


  • Married to Blanca, two children Rick in Seattle with two girls: Juliana and Miranda and Patty with two college students in New Jersey: Viny and Bladley.
  • Leoncio Prado Military College XIII promotion. Federico Villarreal de Lima Universities, MBA at Unversity of Seattle Wa, specialized postgraduate degrees in Ohio, Oshkosh, Universities of Wis and Seattle Wa.
  • Honorary Ambassador of Wisconsin, Managing Director of USA based international factories: Kenworth Truck, Oshkosh Truck Corp and Volvo Trucks del Peru.
  • Travel experience around the world, establishing dealerships for the sale of the truck factories mentioned above.
  • Dual nationality Peru and USA, where every year we spend four months visiting relatives and Rotary clubs in North America in search of financial support for district projects in Peru.
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