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 (10/8).

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: TBA

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:

  • Lee Szymborski (10/8)
  • Steve Taylor (10/15)
  • Jo Ann Vetter (10/22)
  • Ryan Walsh (10/29)

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

A great man is always willing to be little. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Assistance to Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy

In coordination with the Port Washington State Bank in Thiensville, the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, Mequon Rotary Noon Club, Mequon Thiensville Sunrise Rotary, and Cedarburg Grafton Rotary we will be participating in a clothing drive to assist the 12,000 Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy. The refugees at Fort McCoy have tremendous and urgent needs, as most fled with only the clothes they were wearing. 


Afghan Refugee NEW Clothing Drive. New winter clothing, jackets, sweaters, blouses, shirts, pants, long skirts, shoes, socks, underwear, toiletries, for adults and children all sizes. Hijab and mens tunics are also needed!


Will take place on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Village Park in Thiensville located at 250 Elm Street. Please drop off new clothing only. If unavailable on October 23rd, please bring to our Friday morning club meetings and deliver to Bruce Carter. 

We need Rotary Volunteers from our club to cover shifts. 2-3 members per shift. Please let Bruce Carter know what shift you would like to cover ( Shifts are 10-1pm, 10-11am, 11-12pm, 12-1pm. 

In Memoriam
Flu vaccines are now available in Wisconsin

Conley Publishing Group

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) this fall.
In a press release sent out Friday, DHS explained that the flu vaccine is another layer of protection to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from a preventable disease.

“In the last year, we’ve learned some valuable lessons about respiratory viruses,” said Tom Haupt, DHS influenza surveillance coordinator. “It’s critical that we do everything we can to prevent influenza — like getting your flu vaccine. When Wisconsinites work together on good public health behaviors, like vaccination, physical distancing, and hand washing, we can stop the spread of respiratory viruses like influenza.”

Haupt recommends children and adults get the vaccine now to be protected before flu season gets into full swing.

People can get the flu vaccine at the same time as other vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, whether it’s their first or second dose, or a booster.

“This fall and winter, the flu is likely to make a comeback, and I encourage all Wisconsinites to protect themselves by getting vaccinated,” said Paula Tran, state health officer and administrator of the DHS Division of Public Health. “When you do, you’re also protecting the most vulnerable people in your life.

While the flu vaccine is safe and effective, and strongly recommended for those 6 months old and older, there are people who are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill if they get the flu. Those include: Children under 6 months old Pregnant people People 65 and older, especially those in congregate living settings People with chronic health conditions, such as asthma or heart disease Visit www.dhs.wisconsin. gov/influenza/prevention.htm for information on how to get your flu vaccine.

A Rotary LOL Moment

Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams

When COVID-19 gripped the world, Rotary members took action. Now we’re looking ahead

Eighteen months ago, the world ground to a halt, and for one brief moment, Rotary paused along with it. In March 2020, the magazine stopped the presses on its May issue in order to include a newly written message from 2019-20 RI President Mark Maloney.

“Throughout early March, the news about COVID-19 became increasingly serious throughout the world,” he explained. “We asked all Rotary districts and clubs to curb face-to-face meetings until further notice and to hold virtual meetings instead.” Then Maloney kicked things back into gear: “The world is changing rapidly,” he wrote, “and so must Rotary. Our adaptability and strength will help us navigate this experience.”

Rotarians everywhere responded to Maloney’s call to action. In some cases, they had even anticipated it. By the time that May issue landed in mailboxes, many clubs had already shifted to virtual meetings, and members worldwide were providing on-the-ground support for health care workers, communities in need, and the people most susceptible to the pandemic’s reach.

In June 2020, we published our first roundup of COVID-related projects, and in July, 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack noted in his first magazine message that “every great challenge is an opportunity for renewal and growth.” In that same issue, we showed how Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative had been drawing on their experience to respond to the pandemic, and in August, we told personal stories from 10 frontline workers around the world — nine Rotarians and one Rotaractor who, despite the grave risk to their own health, stepped forward to offer assistance, comfort, and inspiration.

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Upcoming Speakers
Oct 15, 2021
Serving in the role of alderman
Serving in the role of alderman

Andrew Nerbun was appointed to serve as the Alderman for District 8 in April of 2017 and elected in 2018. Andrew served as the Alderman for District 7 from April of 2012 to March of 2017. Andrew currently serves on the Public Safety Committee and Public Works Committee. Andrew serves as alternate to the Planning Commission. Additionally, Andrew is a Den Leader and Pinewood Derby Chair for Boy Scout Pack 3865 and participated in the Mequon Community Conversation Task Force. 

Andrew currently works at Leonardo DRS, at which he was promoted from the position of Principal Mechanical Engineer to Mechanical Engineering Manager and ultimately to his current position as Director of Engineering for Surface Navy Power Conversion Products. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University. 

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