Club Meeting Information

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

Where: We meet at the Mequon Public Market, 6300 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092.

Program: This week's meeting will feature our own Matthew Wolak who will share with us the work of the Crisis Prevention Institute.

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:

  • Clarene Mitchell (3/3)
  • Matt Monaco (3/10)
  • Andy Moss (3/17)
  • Kay Newell (3/24)
  • Dan O'Connor (3/31)
  • Mika Frank (4/7)
  • Brain Monroe (4/21)

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

Club Assemblies have been scheduled for the following date(s): 3/17, 4/21, 5/19

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Thought of the Week

It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters. - Paul "Bear" Bryant

Member Spotlight - Clarene Mitchell

I developed a fondness for news at a young age. This led to me aspiring to be a broadcast journalist. During college, I was an intern at WISN New Channel 12. I absolutely loved the hustle and bustle of the newsroom. My life circumstances didn’t allow me the opportunity to pursue my dream job. Instead, my first job out of college was as a health educator for a Milwaukee nonprofit organization.  This led me to many years of working in the non-profit sector. I also worked on the executive team of a Mayor and as the first communications officer for the local health department. 

My career path always included me utilizing my communications degree and expertise. I’m still a self-proclaimed news junkie, I believe that having factual and updated information allows us to make well-informed decisions. It is interesting how we have full-circle moments in our lives. I wasn’t able to become a broadcast journalist, but now I host LinkedIn Live shows. I enjoy the process of doing the research for each episode as well as all of the pre and post-production work. I’m not actually in a news studio or at a fancy news desk, but I’m able to empower my viewers with timely information. I guess dreams do come true! 

Partnering with parks department yields Miracle Field

Editor’s Note: In 2010, the Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Foundation, which is supported by five Rotary clubs in the Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, USA, area, raised 100 percent of the funds needed to build a Miracle Field in Moorhead. Keith Brokke shares how they were able to make an impact with their project.

By Keith Brokke, past governor of District 5580 (Minnesota, North Dakota, USA) and a member of the Rotary Club of Fargo-Moorhead AM

In the spring of 2010, a Rotary member came to us with the idea to build a Miracle Field, a special field with a rubberized, barrier-free turf that allows children with disabilities to play baseball safely. We had previously built a universal playground five years before in Fargo to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Rotary. We felt a Miracle Field was a good fit for our Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Foundation.

Since we had worked successfully with the Fargo Park District in the earlier project, we decided to approach the Moorhead Parks & Recreation department for the Miracle Field. We knew that it is important early in the planning process to design a project for results. Part of a well-planned project is working closely with partners who also have a stake in the outcome. We learned that the Moorhead Parks and Recreation department had already done a needs assessment and wanted to build a Miracle Field, but faced budget constraints. They were ecstatic when the Fargo-Moorhead Foundation offered to build the field.

Part of a well-planned project is working closely with partners who also have a stake in the outcome.

Back in 2005, the Fargo park district had promised to finance our universal playground interest-free and provide maintenance if we raised all the funds to build it. We got a similar agreement with Moorhead. We were able to raise 90 percent of the $254,000 total needed by June 2010.

2023 Candlelight Walk in the Woods Photo Gallery
Meeting Moments:  2/24/2023
Meme of the week
Rotary projects around the globe - United Kingdom

To foster connection among older adults who may have felt isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Kings Lynn Priory worked with a local cinema to offer discounted screenings through a Silver Mondays Cinema Club. Nearly 60 moviegoers turned out in November to watch Matilda the Musical. 

Club members served as greeters, ticket takers, and ushers, says Phil Davies, the club’s immediate past president and main organizer of the screenings. “The benefit to the cinemagoers is probably 70 percent the opportunity to socialize and 30 percent the film itself,” Davies says.

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Adult Literacy Center
Adult Literacy Center

Amy became the Executive Director of the ALC in August 2022. She had previously worked as the Education Coordinator and the Program Director at the ALC. Her background is in education. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Miami University (Ohio) and her Master’s in History from Cardinal Stritch University. Amy taught history at John Long Middle School in Grafton and online for the University of Phoenix. She also worked as a Training Specialist for Ranch Community Services in Menomonee Falls. Amy oversees the administration, educational programs, and strategic plan of the Adult Literacy Center.

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