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Madison, WI 57319
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We Were Here All Along
Nov 22, 2019 12:12 PM
Dick Wagner

 The first of two groundbreaking volumes on gay history in Wisconsin, We’ve Been Here All Along provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin’s gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969. Throughout these decades, gay Wisconsinites developed identities, created support networks, and found ways to thrive in their communities despite various forms of suppression—from the anti-vice crusades of the early twentieth century to the post-war labeling of homosexuality as an illness to the Lavender Scare of the 1950s.

No Meeting - Thanksgiving!
Nov 29, 2019 12:12 PM
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Club Committee Work Time
Dec 06, 2019 12:12 PM
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To schedule programs and/or speakers, please contact:
Jim Olmsted
        Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club
                         At Work in the World
                    The Orphan Train Project
                             Children of TLC Orphanage, South Africa
What is the Orphan Train Project?
The Orphan Train Project is made possible by the Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation, Inc.  It seeks to assist children living in foreign orphanages in a variety of ways, and has been doing so for twenty-two years.  Over the past two decades, more than fifty children’s homes, in ten different countries, have been helped. Some of the assistance has been for a number of years. However, help has sometimes been given once, with a single goal in mind.
Educating Guatemalan Birth Attendants
Area of Focus:  Saving mothers and children
Host Sponsor:  Las Americas Rotary Club of Guatemala City, Guatemala
Proposed Budget: $84,609 for a Vocational Training Team in October, 2019
  • The neonatal mortality rate in Guatemala is 15 babies per 1000 live births.
  • Seventy-five percent of those babies die within their first 24 hours of life.
  • The maternal mortality rate is approximately 120 women per 100,000 live births.
  • The maternal mortality rate is 3 times higher among indigenous Mayan women.

Established as a Rotary Structured Program in 1971, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA is being held this year from May 17-19 at Camp Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells. The Rotary District 6250 RYLA program is a camp designed to build future leaders and Rotarians who exemplify the four-way test. If you know a high school sophomore who would benefit from leadership training, please refer them to RYLA!!  Please contact Mary Van Hout at for more information.
Welcome Ludovica
          Our Newest Exchange
           Student Has Arrived
On August 8, Ludovica from Italy was greeted at Dane County airport by her host families and Youth Exchange Counselor Connie Smith and Youth Exchange Office Donna Brendmeuhl.