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

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. - Dale Carnegie

Former NBA player to speak for the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center

This is an online Zoom event.

Join us on February 6 at 2 pm with Author Dan Grunfeld, a former professional basketball player and a proud graduate of Stanford University as he discusses his book By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream, which details what his family endured during the Holocaust, how basketball transformed his father, Ernie Grunfeld, from an immigrant outcast to an Olympic gold medalist for the United States and an NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks.

The story traverses the spectrum of the human experience to detail how perseverance, love, and legacy can survive through generations, carried on the shoulders of a simple and beautiful game.

This program is hosted by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation in partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks. Generously sponsored by: Kari and Michael Altman

2022 Rotary Ride

Saturday, May 21, 2022

All riding abilities are encouraged to participate.  

Along with a virtual option, four (4) fully-supported routes are planned; a 10-mile trail ride, and the 25, 45, and 65-mile scenic road rides.

Tune-up your bike and get your family and friends together for this fun-filled event!

Participants roll out at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 or 10:30 am from Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg WI.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Foundation's vocational & technical scholarship fund.

A Rotary LOL Moment

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 14th consecutive year

For the 14th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

The Foundation earned the recognition for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient way, demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 14 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

“We are honored to have been recognized and to be among the top 1% of charities evaluated,” said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Germ. “Our donors can feel proud knowing that their gifts will allow them to make an impact in their communities and the world for years to come.”

The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.

People and connections – the logo of the 2022-23 presidential theme

By Gundula Miethke, Specialist, Regional Content and Communication • Europe/Africa at RI Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA

“Imagine Rotary” is the 2022-23 presidential theme that RI President-elect Jennifer Jones revealed on 20 January. She is asking Rotary members to dream big and take action: “We all have dreams but acting on them is a choice. Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.” 

The logo for the theme was designed by Riki Salam, an Australian artist and graphic designer specializing in contemporary Indigenous art, design, and communications. He also created the 2023 Rotary International Convention logo which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, thus connecting the two by a shared visual language.

Meaning of the design elements

There is, of course, a deeper meaning behind each element of the design. The circle in aboriginal culture for instance, signifies our connections to one another. The dots around it represent people and there are seven because of Rotary´s areas of focus.

The circle and the dots together become a navigation star – our guiding light. The solid line underneath is what is referred to as a digging stick and it is used when doing hard work. And since Rotary members are people of action – it represents a tool for getting things done.

The colors

The colors green, purple, and white are not necessarily connected to aboriginal culture. President-elect Jennifer Jones asked the new crew of Governors to use one, two, or all three when dressing for official events instead of using a theme jacket. “As we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, I wanted all of us to be able to express ourselves differently in what we wear, but still have connection”, Jones explained.

There are several ways to interpret the colors: Purple for example stands for polio eradication, green for the environment, the newest addition to our areas of focus, and white for peace, our core mission. Together, they are the colors of the women’s movement, the Suffragette – a subtle nod to this history as Jones pointed out, since she will be the first female RI president.

“Great Times for Great Causes”

Spectrum Investment Advisors hosted our meeting last Friday which featured Tom "Mel" Stanton (inset) Executive Director Mel's Charities. (Photo: Bob Blazich)

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Feb 11, 2022
Mequon Parks and Forestry Program Update
Mequon Parks and Forestry Program Update

Mike Gies serves the City of Mequon as the Parks and Forestry Superintendent. In his position, his responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the City parks, the City nursery, maintaining the urban forest in Mequon, reviewing proposed street tree plans in the road right-of-way, and coordinating Parks Division employees and rentals.  

Mr. Gies provides community education and guidance for the community on all components of parks, arboriculture, and landscape. Additionally, Mr. Gies is the staff liaison for the River Advisory Committee, Tree Board, and Parks and Open Space Board.  Mr. Gies holds an Associate Degrees in Arboriculture and Landscape Design, as well as being a certified Arborist in the State of Wisconsin since 2006.

Feb 18, 2022
City of Mequon Update
Feb 25, 2022
Gathering on the Green
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