Club Meeting Information

When: We meet Friday mornings from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Where: Our meeting this Friday (2/4) will be a Zoom meeting.

Program: Lisa Jones - Community Organizer MICAH who will speak on MKE Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope.

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 (2/4)
  • Seth Duhnke (2/11)
  • Patrick Gilbertson (2/18)
  • Douglas Gole (2/25)

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

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

"You Can't Make This Stuff Up"

The Story of Mel's Charities

This documentary video, by award-winning director Glenn Aveni, traces the history of Mel's Charities from its humble beginnings to its current position as one of the largest independent charitable organization in Ozaukee County.

A Rotary LOL Moment

A Road Trip to Concordia University

Dr. Erik Jorvig (inset), Dean of Concordia University's School of Pharmacy was the featured speaker at our meeting last week. A tour of the School of Pharmacy followed the meeting. (Photo by Bob Blazich)


Bobby is sorry that he has been absent from our meetings this last year. Here is one of the reasons. Bobby and Kristin welcomed Dominic just before Christmas. Their newest angel and Kristin are both doing well. They are all overjoyed with this new addition to the Fisher family.

Drawing Connections

Rotary Club pairs students with celebrity and CEO mentors

Snow is falling in St. Joseph, Michigan. On this December day, the overcast sky, swirling flakes, and twinkling bulbs of holiday decorations have created a festive, almost Capraesque atmosphere along the brick-paved streets of this community, which sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Across the street from the Boulevard Inn, stairs lead down to Silver Beach, a 1,600-foot-long expanse of sand that is the town’s main attraction in warmer months.  

Inside the inn’s restaurant, Jackie Huie sits at a corner table explaining the student mentoring program that the Rotary Club of St. Joseph & Benton Harbor started a decade ago – a program that has helped more than 400 local high school students learn more about their dream careers by connecting them with professionals in those fields.

The exposure to community service that the program provides has led students to start Interact clubs at six local schools, including one at St. Joseph High School that has about 150 members. As the Rotarians work their connections to find mentors for students, they have strengthened the bonds between the 140-member Rotary club and its community. And in small ways, the program is even building bridges between St. Joseph and its “twin city” across the St. Joseph River – Benton Harbor, a once-affluent manufacturing town fallen on hard times.

Pete Bosch to be District Governor for Rotary Year 2024-25

The Rotary International District 6270 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Pete Bosch from the Rotary Club of Waukesha to serve as the District Governor for the 2024-2025 Rotary year, subject to ratification by the District at the annual business meeting in the spring of 2022, and approval by Rotary International.

Pete has held a number of roles within his club and the District, most recently as Rotary Club of Waukesha President 2019-2020, Assistant District Governor for Area M (Hartland-Lake Country, Waukesha, and Waukesha Sunrise), and as a member of the District Technology Committee. 

Please join us in congratulating Pete and supporting him in his new role.

Rotary Projects Around the Globe - United Kingdom

Editors Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting Rotary projects around the world.

In a Rotary-supported initiative, thousands of tents that help provide protection from the elements have been distributed to people in the UK who are homeless. The lightweight one-person tents, which cost about $40 each, are intended as a short-term solution for vulnerable people in cold and wet weather. “The very first time we showed the Sleep Pod to anyone outside our small circle was when we showed it to Rotarians,” says Justin Devereux, who co-founded the Sleep Pod charity with two friends.

The Rotary Club of Erdington and other District 1060 clubs provide financial support, and hundreds of Rotarians and other volunteers joined a push during the pandemic to assemble pods at home to increase the available stock. “While people still die on our streets and in our fields from hypothermia and exposure, Sleep Pod will do all we can to support people as they sleep underneath the stars,” says Devereux, “for whatever reason they find themselves there.”

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MKE Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope
MKE Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope

Founded in 1988, MICAH is a multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to the justice issues of greatest impact on our communities. Our membership includes 39 congregations. Of many religious traditions, we work in unity to fulfill MICAH’s primary goal: To empower people to act together in pursuit of justice.

In addressing a wide range of issues, MICAH broadens our sphere of influence through affiliations with other like-minded groups.

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