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 (10/15).

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 Alderman Andrew Nerbun. Alderman Nerbun will share what it is like serving in the role of alderman. (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:

  • Steve Taylor (10/15)
  • Jo Ann Vetter (10/22)
  • Ryan Walsh (10/29)
  • Bill Wandsnider (11/5)

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

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. - Albert Einstein

Member Spotlight - Steve Taylor

It is hard to believe that I have been a member of this club for four and a half years already, joining on June 16th, 2017. I was able to jump at the chance of joining when the timing and opportunity arose. I have had a relationship with Rotary my whole life, my father who was a small business owner and an active member in the 1980 often took us to events include my favorite which was the annual pancake supper. My stepfather was a district governor at one point as well. 

I was born and raised in Midland, MI, graduating from Midland High (The Chemics) in 1994. A highlight from high school was playing on the state runner up football team in the fall of 1993. I then attended and graduated from Concordia with a B.A. in History in 1998, a MS in Higher Education Administration in 2001 and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Concordia University Portland in 2019.

Since graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I have served at Concordia in many different capacities including Residence Hall Director, Director of Residence Life, Director of Financial Aid, and since July of 2015 the Vice President of Student Life. 

My wife Sonia and I live in West Bend with our 3 children, Nick (17), Hannah (15), and Josh (13). They are involved in many activities like sports that range from football and basketball to ice skating and horseback riding and some in between. They also participate in bands, choirs, clubs, and drama. People say we will miss all the running someday; we will see about that!

My hobbies and interests include traveling with my family and being outdoors. Some of our favorite trips include Disney, Yellowstone, and the UP. One of my favorite outdoor activities is fishing, which I am able to do often in local lakes and in Northern Wisconsin.

Family, Friends and Politics Workshop

Family, Friends and Politics Workshop:
How to talk with loved ones when you don’t always agree.
Monday, November 8th, 2021
11am – 2:00pm at Cedarburg Cultural Center

Just in time for the holidays! If you want to preserve important relationships while still being true to your values and political beliefs, this workshop is for you. Although the focus is on family relationships, you can use strategies in this workshop with any loved one. You’ll laugh and have some fun—it won’t be all serious. After all, we all come from quirky families!

The workshop will be co-facilitated by Susan Vergeront and Cameron Swallow, from Braver Angels, a national nonprofit with a mission to depolarize America. Susan Vergeront is a retired Presbyterian minister and a former Wisconsin Republican Assemblywoman who represented Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties for five terms. Cameron Swallow is a former teacher, bluegrass musician, and now Wisconsin state coordinator for Braver Angels.

The Ozaukee League of Women Voters endeavors to break down barriers and bring civility back to our community through open discussion and compassionate collaboration. In that spirit of cooperation, we are bringing Braver Angels to our community. Patriotic-empathy is our shared foundation--that our love for our country is shown by our concern for our fellow citizens.

Pre-registration is required. The $15 cost includes a box lunch. Masks are strongly encouraged, and tickets are limited due to COVID restrictions, so register early at

“If feelings about our political adversaries can be represented on a spectrum, our objective is to move Americans from hatred or disdain to respect and appreciation.” – Braver Angels

Support World Polio Day

"When Rotary courageously stepped up to pursue the dream of a polio-free world, we knew our dream wouldn't be easy.  But since 1988, working with our partners, we've brought worldwide case counts down by 99.9 percent.  However, it's not over until it's over.  It will take courage.  We're going to keep up the funding and keep on the pressure until this fight is finished and no child ever again has to experience the devastating effects of polio.” – John Germ, Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair 2021-22

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries: Pakistan & Afghanistan.

Rotary’s World-wide 2021-22 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match.

For more information contact Alice Sedgwick at

Bowl for Kids Sake

A message from Dave Kliber:

It's time to raise donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters Ozaukee. 

I'm looking for 5 bowlers to join me (Team Captain) to represent our Rotary Club, or you can be our team Sponsor for $75. Please email me at if interested. 

This year's theme is "Island Adventure", so our bowlers and cheerleaders can wear fun Hawaiian or Caribbean shirts or clothes!

A Rotary LOL Moment

Frank and Ernest by Thaves

Thank You Dave

Dave Schlageter receives well deserved standing ovation for all he did to make our Around the World fundraiser a success.

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