Posted on Apr 29, 2021
April 30 -- Many of you remember the Dane County Sanitarium/Asylum and Poor Farm located in Verona as you came in from Madison on Verona Road, but did Verona also have a Leper Colony? You'll find out when the president of the Verona Historical Society, Jesse Charles, presents the program.


May 7 – Jacob Burks will tell us all about Wisconsin High School Rodeo Contests. Yes, a program where high school boys and girls compete in a real live sanctioned rodeo. These high schoolers compete in bucking bronco riding, calf roping contests, queen of the rodeo pageant, belt buckle prizes, parades, college scholarships and more. It's big. The Wisconsin rodeo has been held for many years in Richland Center. Don't miss this unique program that many of us didn't even know existed.

May 14 – Mary Beth will tell us about our largest annual charitable fund-raising event, The MWT-M Rotary Golf Outing. We set a record last year and maybe we can even raise more money this year. Everybody needs to chip in. Mary Beth and the committee will enlighten us.

May 21 -- Michelle Grindle from Waste Management (WM) will tell us what her company does for our community, our country and beyond. Find out what is trash and what is not trash and how this giant company makes recyclables into useful products. Ever wonder what happens to the garbage that you put out on the street, where it goes and how you can help? You'll find out on May 21.

May 28 – No Meeting. Memorial Day.

June 4 – Awarding of High School Scholarships, funded by the Club

June 11 -- Our own Dennis Zitnak will present a program on SPAM--- that's right SPAM. Everybody makes fun about SPAM including Monte Python skits. Even the name SPAM has morphed into computer language meaning trash or junk. But SPAM was an essential food product for our US and Allied troops in World War II. The product was created in 1937 and is sold in 41 countries on 6 continents. Hormel, who makes this canned pork meat concoction, has its headquarters in Austin, Minnesota (Dennis's hometown). Dennis even worked there while going through school. The narrator of our program today is employee Jeff Johnson who will tell us about the fascinating SPAM museum.

June 18 -- Judy Levine from Madison Breakfast Rotary Group 7 Assistant Governor highly recommended this local speaker, Mike Gomoll who will talk about the scourge of epilepsy. Epilepsy affects 1 person out of every 26. Wisconsin has 65,000 people who have epilepsy. That is more that Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, and Cerebral Palsy combined, yet epilepsy remains a mystery to the general public and misunderstood by and large. Mike's mission is to raise awareness and funds in the battle against epilepsy. His topic is entitled "Joey's Song" who lost his life of this disease at the age of 5.

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