Club Meeting Information

Our next ACTION PACKED meeting will be Friday (2/2) at Newcastle Place - 12600 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092.

Our program for Friday's meeting will feature our own Matt Wolf - Academic & Career Planning Coordinator at Homestead HS who will speak on Employment Opportunities for Students with Special Needs. Hint: Scroll ⬇︎ for details on current and upcoming programs.

In addition to Matt's presentation, we'll be delivering on our "action packed" promise with the following: 

  1. We will be inducting three new members ... Kimberly Metz, Geoffrey Morgan and Dick Kinney
  2. Past District Governor Julie Craig will be in the room and presenting Lucia Francis our club’s Presidential Citation that we earned last Rotary year.
  3. Assistant Governor Terry Schacht will be receiving another Paul Harris recognition for the next level of contributions to The Rotary Foundation.

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:

  • Matt Wolf (2/2)
  • Bill Wandsnider (2/9)
  • Chad Winterfield (2/16)
  • Chuck Zamora (2/23)

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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Member Spotlight - Matt Wolf

What did you want to be when you grew up? As I grew up, I always wanted to be a Veterinarian.  I worked for the local vet in West Bend for four years as I attended High School.  I still love animals to this day.  Our family pets currently include: 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 2 Chickens, 2 Hamsters, Fish and a Chinchilla.  Over the years, my wife and I have also had a Congo African Grey Parrot, a Hedgehog, Lizards, Sugar Gliders, an Alligator, Guinea Pigs, Mice, Toads and Turtles.

Family: My lovely wife Brandy works as the community involvement & engagement coordinator at Johnson Controls.  Together we have two children Brooklyn and Bryce, they are 10 & 8 years old and attend Oriole Lane in Mequon.  I have one sister that lives in Germantown with her husband.  My parents still live in West Bend and we see each other regularly.
Interests/hobbies/last book read/favorite movie/what’s playing in on your car’s stereo/pastimes: My interest largely falls into two categories: Sports & Travel.  My wife and I have been fortunate to travel to over 40 countries since 2010.  I believe the experiences I have had traveling have greatly shaped my opinions and personality.  I was a four sport athlete in high school and played college football.  I serve as Homestead high schools defensive coordinator and take a lot of pride in that.  Also, I am an avid Brewers fan. 
Career mentor/favorite words of wisdom/role model: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these” – George Washington Carver

Best business decision, or hardest business decision: Deciding to leave the classroom after 15 years of teaching was very difficult.  I was concerned about missing the daily interactions and relationships with the students.  Becoming the districts Academic & Career Planning Coordinator was a tough decision, but I am very happy I did.  I still have many student interactions regularly and more importantly am able to open some previously closed opportunities for our MTSD students.

A Rotary LOL Moment

Peanuts by Charles Schulz

People are asking to join, why are we ignoring them?

By Bob Wallace, Rotary Coordinator for Zone 24 East and a member of the Rotary Club of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

At our zone institute in Winnipeg, I saw a presentation about Rotary’s membership leads program and how districts are receiving many requests from the program but not following up on the leads.

Later, I was at Rotary headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, for training as a Rotary Coordinator, and Brian King, RI Director of Membership Development, pointed out to us how failing to follow up on these leads represented a major public image failure. Think about it. A person makes contact with you, and you totally ignore them? What does that say about your organization?  In the business world, companies often make cold calls to generate business, sometimes with no results. In this case, people are coming to us asking to join.

Thought of the Week

"When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn't doing the same thing." - Unknown

Servant Leader Roundtable

Do you feel a calling to serve others, but also lead through compassion and wisdom? Do you want to enrich lives, develop better organizations, and create a more positive world? You may be a servant-leader!

Join us to learn about and share your experiences servant leadership. Each month, in conjunction with Servant-Leader Milwaukee, Concordia University’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Office of Alumni Relations host the Concordia Servant Leader Roundtable. The meetings are held the second Thursday of the month,  from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Lakeshore Room at the Mequon Campus. While the topic changes each month, the enduring theme of the roundtable is "the wisdom is in the room."

Want to learn more about the causes we support? Check out these videos:
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Feb 09, 2018
Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet

Dan Kohl is a father, a husband, a non-profit leader and business executive, and a third-generation Wisconsinite who grew up and raised his family in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District.

Dan spent the majority of his professional career as an executive with the Milwaukee Bucks, ultimately serving as Assistant General Manager. In 2009, Dan joined J Street as Vice President of Political A airs, and oversaw the development of the nation’s largest pro-Israel political action committee. Dan has also represented the Children’s Hospital Association and Major League Baseball, where he worked extensively on MLB’s Welcome Back Veterans military mental health initiative.

Dan and wife, Stacey, have been married for 26 years and have three children, Samantha, Ben, and Adam. Dan grew up in a family that emphasized community service. His civic involvements have included serving on the boards of Columbia-St. Mary’s Foundation, the COA Youth and Family Center Board, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Foundation.

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Blood Circulation, Essential Oils and Chiropractic
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Food Allergies, Nutrition and Hormone Imbalance
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