Club Meeting Information

Our next meeting will be Friday (5/18) at Newcastle Place, 12600 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092.

Our program for Friday's meeting will be Amanda Didier MS, CSW - Exec Director The Child Advocacy Center for Ozaukee County who will update us on the work her organization is doing.

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:

  • Will Jones (5/18)
  • Andrea Jorgensen (5/25)
  • Brian Kendzor (6/1)
  • Jeff Kim (6/8)

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

Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Member Spotlight - Will Jones

Where were you born and raised? I was born in Evanston, Illinois. After a year, my family moved up to Northbrook, where we lived for 5 years before settling over in Glencoe, where I lived until leaving for college.

Where did you go to school? I attended Boston College, where I majored in both History and Political Science. I also have a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs (MPA) from Indiana University’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA). 

What about your family? My wife Kathy and I will be celebrating twenty years of wedded bliss next month. We have four kids: Hugh, 18, a freshman at Miami (Ohio); Gretchen, 17, a junior at Homestead; Mary Bridget, 14, an 8th grader at Lakeshore; and Doug, 9, a 3rd grader at Donges Bay. 

What was your first job? When I turned 16, I began working for the local park district as a lifeguard at Glencoe Beach, along the shores of Lake Michigan. It was a lot of responsibility at a relatively young age. I continued to work with the park district in a variety of positions through high school, college and graduate school, and this early exposure to working on behalf of the community, combined with my academic interests in history and government, profoundly influenced my decision to pursue a career in public service.

What are your hobbies? In my spare time, I enjoy reading, exercising, scouting, playing hockey and visiting Door County. I wish I had the time to play more golf, but with four active kids, that’ll have to wait.

Final parting thoughts: Life is a gift, and it does move fast. I try to make each day count, and to give my best to others - be it family, friends, co-workers, the community or those who are less fortunate. 

Curve your enthusiasm - The joy of steering your interests toward something completely different

By James Petersen

“When was the last time you did something for the first time? When was the first time you did something for the last time?” Those questions are tacked to the wall of my office. I have, at certain times in my life, received odd bits of wisdom; they all end up on the wall. A cartoon acquired at my first job depicts a sign on a muddy road warning: “Choose your rut carefully. You’ll be in it for the next 18 miles.” My editor had given it to me. When I would complain about a certain task, he would say: “How you deal with boredom may be the most defining of character traits.”

That became one of my core principles: One should always be on a learning curve. It helped that my job demanded discovery. As a writer, I explored new topics every month. The rut I chose lasted 40 years.

And then it disappeared.

Thought of the Week

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato

Welcome to MT Sunrise Rotary!

Dr. Alexandra Solano and Beth Bauer welcomed as new members at our weekly meeting. From left: JoAnne Vetter, Lucia Francis, Dr. Alexandra Solano, Beth Bauer, Brian Monroe, Cindy Shaffer (club President) and Terry Schacht.

Want to learn more about the causes we support? Check out these videos:
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Upcoming Speakers
May 25, 2018
Special Olympics Wisconsin
Special Olympics Wisconsin

Claire is the Director of Individual Giving for Special Olympics Wisconsin.

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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