Club Meeting Information

Our next meeting will be Friday (4/6) at Newcastle Place - 12600 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092.

Our program for Friday's meeting is unknown to this editor as of the publication of this newsletter.  But whatever it is, it'll be great.

Important! Our weekly meeting on Friday, April 27 will be at St. Marcus School 2215 North Palmer Street, Milwaukee WI 53212. See article below for details. Questions? Contact Danielle Deller at

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:

  • Bobby Fisher (4/6)
  • Lucia Francis (4/13)
  • Allyson Gerschke Kinney (4/20)
  • Tim Hamilton (4/27)

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 and Ernest By Thaves

Member Spotlight - Bobby Fisher

I was born in Georgia, lived in Arizona, Washington State, Kansas City, Marquette, MI, and now Sussex. I went to Northern Michigan University in Marquette to train for the Olympics in Greco-Roman Wrestling while going to school. I have a bachelor’s degree in human biology, Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City and a Nutritional counseling certification for Wisconsin.

I wanted to be a professional soccer player when I grew up, but excelled at wrestling, which took me a different course. I was able to wrestle at junior worlds in Istanbul, Turkey, trained in Varna Bulgaria and wrestled in a regional tournament in Bourdeax France when I was 20.  

My amazing wife Kristen is from Two Rivers, WI and now we have Alessandra and are enjoying every moment we can with her. I just read “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss and liked it so much I am reading it again. 

I love my job because of the results we see in our office and we just had a record week and month which included me spending a week in Florida. 

The most important lesson I have learned in business is sharing your goals with your employees, taking care of your employees so they take care of your customers/patients, but most important of all, let them shine without interfering every day.

My favorite words of wisdom would be “eagles fly with eagles and chickens scratch with chickens”

Instead of most memorable rotary moment, I would say the most important rotary moment of my life was Brian Monroe asking me to come to a meeting. Had that never happened, I would not be where I am today.

Thought of the Week

"Risk is the price you pay for opportunity." ~ Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck on Blue Bloods)

Mixed-use, but still Mequon

By by Corrinne Hess (BizTimes)

Last summer, Bartolotta Restaurant Group LLC wanted to add a sign on the north side of its Mr. B’s-A Bartolotta Steakhouse in Mequon.

Doing so would have given the restaurant, at 11120 N. Cedarburg Road, more visibility and, according to Bartolotta, a level playing field with Café Hollander, located kitty-corner at Mequon Town Center.

However, the application did not meet the requirements of Mequon’s multiple-page signage ordinance and was denied by the city’s plan commission. So was the appeal that followed in the fall.

Instead, Bartolotta was allowed to put the “Mr. B’s” name on the sign for Riversite shopping center, where the restaurant is located.

Mequon has long been known for its strict development rules (like its signage ordinance), large homes and modest-sized commercial buildings. But now, the city has slowly begun to embrace the concept of mixed-use developments. 

The city’s first mixed-use, urban-style development, Mequon Town Center, was completed about two years ago in a district, also called Mequon Town Center, that city officials had planned for several years. Now, two more projects are planned to complete the town center district: Spur 16 and Foxtown.

Mequon offers unique challenges and opportunities for real estate developers. Maintaining some of the strictest design and development rules in the region, Mequon has earned a reputation as one of the most difficult places in the area to do business. But at the same time, Mequon is also one of the most affluent communities in the state, making it a desirable location for both residential and commercial developers.

Road Trip!

Our weekly meeting on Friday, April 27 will be at St. Marcus School 2215 North Palmer Street, Milwaukee WI 53212.

Our meeting will run from our regular time of 7-8am. A tour of the school will be given shortly after our meeting concludes around 8:15am by Superintendent Henry Tyson. School starts around that time so we should be able to stop in the classrooms and see the students in action.

Questions? Contact Danielle Deller at

St. Marcus School

St. Marcus School is the education ministry of St. Marcus Ministries. It serves approximately 700 students in K4 through 8th grade at its Main Campus on Palmer Street, and 220 students in K3 through 3rd grade at its North Campus on Richards Street.

St. Marcus’ vision is to be the best, urban Christian school in America. Through expansion, partnership and collaboration, St. Marcus is boldly committed to pursuing opportunities to serve as a catalyst for school reform and community-wide transformation. Working to ensure that every family has access to high-quality education in the city of Milwaukee.

Students, parents and teachers sign a covenant in which they commit to "do everything in their power to ensure academic success." St. Marcus believes there is no excuse for failure, and through Christ, nothing is impossible. The mantra I AM THIRD pervades the halls and classrooms. It summarizes the belief that students and teachers put the needs of others before their own, serving the Lord first, others second and themselves last.

St. Marcus believes students who enter the school can and will earn the right to post-secondary education. The school’s philosophical and practical approaches to education make this possible.

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

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