Club Meeting Information

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

Where: Our meeting this Friday (2/11) will be at the Mequon Public Market, 6300 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092.

Program: Our program will feature Mike Gies - Parks and Forestry Superintendent. Mike will provide us with a Mequon Parks and Forestry Program Update

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:

  • Seth Duhnke (2/11)
  • Patrick Gilbertson (2/18)
  • Douglas Gole (2/25)
  • Corinne Guerin (3/1)

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

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken. - H. Kyle Seale

Inside the Big Game

By Conley Publishing Group

The No. 4 seed Los Angeles Rams (12-5) take on the No. 4 seed Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) in the 56th edition of the Super Bowl.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford pulled off late-game wins in each of the Rams’ last two playoff games to reach the big game, giving him an astounding 34 career fourth-quarter comebacks.

(That’s No. 5 in NFL history.) He brings a pair of talented receivers in Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. to the game against Cincinnati. But Rams coach Sean McVay will have to be a better game manager than he was in his previous NFL championship appearance, as Los Angeles fell to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

Meanwhile, the Bengals had the worst record in football in 2019, earning a first-round draft pick that they spent on rising star Joe Burrow. No other top NFL pick has led his team to a Super Bowl so quickly. He also showed he could find receivers beyond favorite target Ja’Marr Chase in the AFC championship game, connecting with Tee Higgins six times for 103 yards.

Cincinnati was nimble on defense in that win over the Kansas City Chiefs, making key adjustments at half-time, which paved the way.

The Rams win Super Bowl LVI if a defensive front four, led by Aaron Donald and Von Miller, takes advantage of mismatches with Cincinnati’s spotty offensive line. Still, Burrow showed he could withstand a furious rush in the Bengals’ earlier playoff win against the Tennessee Titans, and they ultimately emerged victorious. He then completed 7-of-12 passes while under pressure against the Chiefs in the conference title win to advance to the Super Bowl, and converted a trio of third downs by scrambling.

The question of who wins might just come down to momentum: The league’s best teams don’t always win the Super Bowl. Some don’t even advance for a chance to claim the Lombardi Trophy. More often, teams with the most confidence end up as the last ones standing. In this instance, the inexperienced but extraordinarily upbeat Bengals have a distinct edge over the Rams, who are still trying to overcome the sense that they can’t win the big one.

Save the Date

Save the Date for Candlelight Walk-In-The-Woods on February 19 from 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club and the City are excited to again partner for the second year offering a Luminary “Walk-In-The-Woods” at Pukaite Woods in Mequon’s Rotary Park. The event offers a unique opportunity for residents to experience the solitude of a candle-lit walk in the winter, a time of year when residents do not typically frequent the Parks.

The event is free to the public, masks are optional. The public restrooms will be open, and volunteers from the Rotary Club will be serving hot cocoa, cider, and coffee with bonfire stations positioned throughout the park. Dogs are allowed but must always be leashed.

A Rotary LOL Moment

Frank and Ernest by Thaves

Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club Receives ShelterBox HERO Recognition

Congratulations to the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club for receiving the ShelterBox HERO recognition for their support during the 2021/22 Rotary Year.

Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2.1 million people worldwide. Covid-19 has not stopped their efforts. With the financial support of clubs like Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise, ShelterBox provided aid to over 33,000 household in 2020 and over 28,000 households in 2022.

Rotary Projects Around the Globe - India

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

More than 250 youths from schools and Interact clubs across several Indian states put paint and crayons to paper in a poster competition sponsored by the all-female Rotary Club of Ahmednagar Priyadarshini.

The Freedom from Polio art contest stressed the “importance of taking polio drops to help our world get freedom from polio forever,” says Bindu Shirsath, a club member who was among the five judges. The club recruited district PolioPlus committee chairs and tapped Facebook and WhatsApp groups to publicize the inaugural project. “Since it was an online competition, the club did not incur costs except for making the e-certificate for winners and publicizing the results in local newspapers,” Shirsath adds, resulting in an affordable way to conjure creativity with a message.

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Will Jones was appointed Mequon City Administrator in 2014. As City Administrator, Mr. Jones is responsible for managing, coordinating and expediting activities across all City departments, serves as the City’s spokesperson and representative to other units of government, outside organizations and the local business community, and oversees the City’s annual budget development process.

Will has earned designation as a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association and presently serves on the Executive Board for the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from Boston College and earned a Master's Degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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