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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 (9/17).

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 Matt Wolf will lead a discussion on initiating a mentoring program at Homestead High School.

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:

  • Kenneth Stelpflug (9/17)
  • Jennifer Sutherland (10/1)
  • Lee Szymborski (10/8)
  • Steve Taylor (10/15)

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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The word abbreviation sure is long for what it means. - Zach Galifianakis

Oktoberfest - October 7th

We hope that you'll be able to join us at our Oktoberfest celebration. To be held at the new Foxtown Annex, we'll have food, beer, polka music, best costume contest and more!


Thursday, October 7, 2021
A fundraiser to benefit the Gathering on the Green Music Together and Scholarship Program
5:00 pm - 8:00pm
Polka Music by The Tom Brusky Band
Costume Contest

Ticket package options:

The Sampler - $50 (plus fees and sales tax):  4 tasting pours, appetizers, and a commemorative 5oz Tasting Glass 

The Full Glass - $65 (plus fees and sales tax):  the sampler package PLUS 2 full pour beers, and a cave tour of Foxtown Brewing beer caves (tours limited in size and will require time reservation)

Foxtown Brewing, 6411 W Mequon Road, Mequon, WI 54092

Gathering on the Green - a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation

A Rotary LOL Moment

Happy Birthday Mike 🎶

Rene serenades Mike "Birthday Boy" Kim. Photo by Bob Blazich.

Words for the future

Rotary is forging a path to full literacy in India

by Vanessa Glavinskas

Long before he became Rotary International’s president, Shekhar Mehta was known for setting ambitious goals.

His reputation for successfully tackling difficult problems is why, in 2014, former RI president Kalyan Banerjee asked him to lead an effort to make India fully literate — a goal that has eluded the Indian government as well as many NGOs.

“I realized making a country literate is no easy task,” says Mehta, who defines full literacy as an overall rate of 95 percent or above for those aged 7 and up. (The government of India estimates India’s current literacy rate among that group at 78 percent.) “But I strongly believe in Gandhi’s view that if you find the goal, the means will follow.’”

An accountant and real estate developer, Mehta didn’t enter the endeavor with any experience in education. “I had no clue, no background in education at all,” he says. He spent about nine months learning from experts before founding the Rotary India Literacy Mission (RILM), a nonprofit that aims to strengthen and standardize Rotary clubs’ literacy initiatives across India.

Gateway Sign Ribbon Cutting 

Photo by Dean Johnson

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