Club Meeting Information

Our next meeting will be Friday (2/23) at Newcastle Place - 12600 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092.

Our program for Friday's meeting will feature a Rotary Birthday Party!!! (Our party M.C. Alice Sedgwick requests all Paul Harris recipients wear their pins or medals.)

For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world.

Grassroots at the core, Rotary links 1.2 million members to form an organization of international scope. It started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.

Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of its members.

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:

  • Chuck Zamora (2/23)
  • Errol Barnett (3/2)
  • Bob Blazich (3/9)
  • Bruce Carter (3/16)

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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A Rotary LOL Moment

Frank & Ernest by Thaves

Member Spotlight - Chuck Zamora

I was born in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1947.  Shortly afterwards my family moved to Tacoma Washington, seven year later we move to San Diego California where I did all of my schooling.  After high school I completed a degree in the social sciences where I studied Psychology and Sociology after that I did a degree in Education.  While working on my masters in education I had the opportunity to move to Australia to teach primary school.

After teaching for 7 years I was taken into head office to head up a consulting arm where we taught teacher co-operative teaching practices.  After doing that for 3 years I left the field of education and to pursue a career in the business world.  I joined the multinational multi-billion dollar company Dun & Bradstreet.  I began my career as a sales person then became the sales manager then was elevated to a position territory manager (in America we probably call it a Regional Vice President).  I was running the State of Queensland (a state 3 times the size of Texas). 

While at D&B I was then offered the position as the Asia Pacific Regional training director.  Trish said “if they think you’re that good why don’t you set up your own training company.  I quite the next day and for 31 years I have been writing and conducting workshops in: sales, Leadership, customer service and personal development.  For the last 20 years I have been working with high school students with a program called “THE TOOLS OF LIFE AND LEADERSHIP” and to date I have worked with just over 93,000 students on two continents and in 3 countries.

I enjoy going to the movies and prefer true stories or movies that are based on a true story.  I read mostly non-fiction though years ago I read a plethora fiction.  Hope to one day go back to that.

My biggest business decision was leaving the security of a big corporation and striking out on my own.  But without a doubt the best business decision I ever made.
Hardest decision was moving back to the USA……… took me 10 years to finally make the decision and return to the States.  The jury is out as to whether or not it was the right decision.

I am blessed to be married to Trish now going on 41 years.  We have two children Cory is 24 and lives with us, Cory as most of you know has multiple disabilities, Down Syndrome, he is legally blind, has a speech impediment and a hearing loss (his mother says it is not as bad as mine!!) We also have Bethany who is about to graduate with a double major is Spanish and Psychology and will continue on to grad school to get her PHD in Psychology.  So I sort of have both ends of the spectrum.

Best business lesson….. without a doubt was to never give up.

My biggest accomplishment is the work I do with high school students.

Favorite words and words I share with students is “when the WHY is big enough the facts don’t count”

One of the people that I would say has been an invaluable mentor is Dave Jackson others you would not know as they live in Australia.  But without a doubt the man that has the greatest influence on my life was my dad.  He was the best teacher, friend and confidante and when I had to choose a Best Man for my wedding there was never a doubt who that would be.  I miss him every day and would do anything to spend an afternoon with him.

A highlight of my college years was when I was president of my fraternity, as president I attended our national conclave, while at the conclave I was invited to have lunch with Astronaut Edgar Mitchell which was very cool and I found out that he carried  the Kappa Sigma badge of order on a flight to the moon.

My most memorable Rotary moment was serving Thanks Giving Dinner to all of the participants at Running Rebels and their families. 

Thought of the Week

"Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves. " - Paul Harris

Tri-Con 2018

Welcome to
Rotary Tri-Con 2018

May 4 - 6
Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness  
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Moving Toward a Sustainable Economy

April 11, 2018 and April 12, 2018

Milwaukee Area Technical College - Downtown Campus
700 W. State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

The 15th Annual Sustainability Summit & Exposition will highlight economic trends and business opportunities in energy, water, infrastructure, transportation and workforce development. We encompass a broad range of systems and practices that will sustain the Earth’s resources for future generations. Our goal is to raise awareness of the historic opportunities propelled by the new economic wave of sustainability systems and practices—for investment, development, education and employment. A special emphasis will be placed on examples of successful programs and initiatives.

How can you help?

  1. Assist with Exhibit Table focusing on Rotary and its support for Sustainability.   Contact:  DG Jeff Reed, 920.517.1250  or
  2. Attend the Sustainability Summit.  Register at:   Encourage peers (business leaders, organization leaders, Rotarians) and students to attend. 
  3. Become a Rotary Club Sponsor of the Sustainability Summit.

I have been working to ensure that Rotary will be involved in at least two breakout sessions –

  1. Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG).  Discussion of ways in which Rotarians work to support sustainability.  (Contact:  D6270 DG Tina Hall)
  2. Grant Guidelines.  Rotary global projects must ensure sustainability.  The new RI needs assessment strengthens the approach and assurance of long-term progress.   (Contact: DGN Steen Sanderhoff)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in Rotary Service,


Jeffrey G. Reed
District Governor

Want to learn more about the causes we support? Check out these videos:
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Upcoming Speakers
Mar 09, 2018
Blood Circulation, Essential Oils and Chiropractic
Blood Circulation, Essential Oils and Chiropractic

Dr. Fisher is originally from Kansas City. He attended Northern Michigan University while wrestling at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Marquette. Dr. Fisher enjoys helping others and has been treated by chiropractors since he was 3 days old. He understands the benefits of preventative chiropractic care to families and kids of all ages, which is why he became a Chiropractor. He is a graduate from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City. Dr. Fisher and his wife Kristen have relocated to Wisconsin to be closer to family.

Dr. Fisher utilizes a wide range of treatment techniques to help you get better. Manual tissue therapies, ultrasound and muscle stimulation are used when indicated to speed up healing times. Dr. Fisher is experienced in workers’ compensation injuries, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and spinal/extremity manipulation. (Just as the spine needs adjusting when misaligned – so do shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles.)

Dr. Fisher gets great results treating back pain, sciatica, neck pain, sprain/strains and headaches, also plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel along with many other conditions. Ask about Dr. Fisher’s community service opportunities such as health screenings/fairs, wellness classes, stress free lunch breaks, massage, repetitive lifting techniques and ergonomic instruction available to the public, local organizations and businesses.

Currently, Dr. Fisher is a volunteer wrestling coach at Homestead High School, a dedicated member of the Mequon-Thiensville Chamber and Sunrise Rotary. He is also on the leadership committee of the Grafton BNI.

Mar 16, 2018
Food Allergies, Nutrition and Hormone Imbalance
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