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Member Birthdays
Stuart Herro
March 17
Join Date
Mick Faulhaber
March 1, 1981
33 years
Otto Cordero
March 1, 1985
29 years
Svein Morner
March 1, 2002
12 years
Terry Siebert
March 9, 1989
25 years
John Baker
March 23, 2012
2 years
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International Service Update

Our Club excels in the International Avenue of Service!  Our signature project is "The Orphan Train" through which we facilitate relationship building and financial aid for 50+ orphanages on 5 continents.  We match donors with orphanages and in-country intermediaries who insure that funds sent to an orphanage are used for the purpose intended by the donor.

We also have regular commitments to Rotary Youth Exchange, Haiti's Children and Shelter Box.  This year for our Youth Exchange, we have a delightful German high school student, Sophie.  And our engaging Ambassadorial Scholar, Urban, has just returned home to Switzerland. 

Each year we send cash to a program for children in Haiti.  The project was a pet of former member, the late Rev. Richard Williams.  Lastly, we also budget money for buying "Shelter Boxes", to provide temporary housing and supplies to victims of natural or civil disasters.

We are actively searching for a new YEC (Youth Exchange Counselor).  Toni Pabon is the current YEC and she will be stepping down in July to take on the role of Vice President / President Elect of our club.  The YEC will work closely with Dan Fose who is the YEO (Youth Exchange Officer) for our club.  If you are interested or want more information about this role, contact Toni Pabon.

Memorial High School Business Plan Vocational Project
We will need 15 Rotary members to participate in this project.
Memorial Student Business Plans arrive to Tony on Jan. 15th. 
Your student plan can be delivered to you or pick up your business plan at the Rotary meeting on Jan. 17th.
Memorial High School....Meet Your Student & Business Review January 21, Tuesday  2014
8:20 am coffee & muffins
8: 30 am  meeting your student and review business plan
9:30 /10:00 am  review is completed
The Memorial High School " start your own business " Plan Project is one of our clubs longest running programs. To volunteer, you do not have to have an extensive business background just be able to ask good questions. In the past, Rotary members have found the students to be very creative and innovative, with their business plans.
Thank You for Volunteering,
Susan Titus, , (608) 332-1265
Tony Burns,

Jim Langdon Update
I just found out Jim Langdon had a heart attack the day before Christmas.  He called to tell me it would be a while before he got to my clock !  He had a stent put in they have him on blood thinners and are waiting to decide what else is needed.  Seems it happened while he was asleep, he woke up called a neighbor to come over and comfort Joan.  He called 911 and was on his way to the hospital before she woke up! 

The Friendship Committee, Bill Mowbray, sent a plant and our well wishes to Jim last week.
Pray for a speedy recovery for Jim Langdon. 
Dean McHugh to be District Governor in 2016-2017

Dean McHugh, of the Rotary Club of Holmen, was selected by the District’s Nominating Committee to serve as District Governor Nominee-Designate.  As such, Dean will become the Governor of District 6250 on July 1, 2016.

Dean has served his club as President, Vice-President, and International Service Committee Chairman.  He currently serves as Foundation Annual Programs Chair for District 6250.  He has been active in helping his club establish a clean water project in Lima, Peru.

President of McHugh Excavating and Plumbing in Onalaska, Dean is active on a number of area boards.  Dean also serves as an adjunct professor at Globe University teaching courses in management, supervision, accounting, and general business.

District 6250 welcomes Dean to its leadership team.




Contact: Howard Chang, 847 866 3408, 

EVANSTON, Ill., USA (Dec. 23, 2013) — K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, a business leader from Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be the 105th president of Rotary International – a global network of 1.2 million volunteers dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.

, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, will begin his one-year term on 1 July 2015 as the first Sri Lankan to hold Rotary’s highest office. Ravindran says a top priority will be to strengthen clubs by attracting men and women committed to improving communities worldwide through volunteer service.

From supporting local food pantries to providing clean water in remote villages, Rotary clubs join forces to carry out impactful and sustainable projects at home and abroad.  And Rotary members often are both first-responders and re-builders when major disasters strike, because Rotary clubs are present in every corner of the world. 

After the devastation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ravindran led Rotary’s recovery efforts by helping to raise US$12 million to rebuild 22  schools, enabling nearly 15,000 children to resume their studies.  “The tsunami could take away schools, homes, possessions, and even loved-ones, but it would never be allowed to take away the spirit of children,” said Ravindran. 

Ravindran was also involved in many other tsunami-related projects in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, and Thailand that were supported by Rotary’s Solidarity in South Asia Fund for long term recovery. Rotary clubs around the world contributed nearly US$6 million to the fund. The projects include housing developments, orphanages, water and sanitation systems, solar oven technology, community-based credit unions, health centers, and the replacement of destroyed fishing trawlers.

As president, Ravindran will oversee Rotary’s top humanitarian goal of eradicating the paralyzing infectious disease polio. In 1988, Rotary helped launch the  with the WHO, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since then, Rotary club members worldwide have contributed more than $1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to the polio eradication effort.

Overall, the annual number of new polio cases has plummeted by more than 99 percent since the 1980s, when polio infected about 350,000 children a year. Only 223 new cases were recorded for all of 2012. More than two billion children have been immunized in 122 countries, preventing five million cases of paralysis and 250,000 deaths. Polio today remains endemic in only three countries, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan, although "imported" cases in previously polio-free areas – such as the Horn of Africa -- will continue to occur until the virus is finally stopped in the endemic countries.

As Sri Lanka’s chair of Rotary’s polio eradication efforts, Ravindran led efforts to eradicate polio from Sri Lanka. His country became one of the first in Asia to become polio-free in Asia. The PolioPlus task force which he headed consisted of representatives from Rotary, UNICEF and the Sri Lankan government.  The partnership successfully negotiated a ceasefire with the northern militants to allow polio immunizations to continue during scheduled National Immunization Days.

Ravindran is founder and CEO of Printcare PLC, a publicly listed company and global leader in the tea packaging industry. He also serves on the board of several other companies and charitable trusts. He is the founding president of the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association, the largest antinarcotics organization in Sri Lanka.

A Rotarian since 1974, Ravindran has served Rotary as a director and treasurer of Rotary International and as a trustee of The Rotary Foundation. He has been awarded The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award and the Service Award for a Polio-Free World.

Membership Update
Recent Changes to our Membership
New Members +5
Adam E. Schaller, Investments
Dick H. Murray, Insurance
Laurie Ellis-McLeod, Investments
Susan R. Prest, Administrative Medicine
Allen R.Sherwood, University Administration
Members Resigned -3
12/31 Michelle Havron, Marketing
12/17 Ann Kale, Business Insurance
07/01 Michael Maguire, Fundraising & Development
Our current membership is 69 Active Members, 4 Honorary Members for a total of 73 Members
Kico Gandara is on a Leave of Absence July 1 - December 31, 2013
Winter Social Date Change
The Date of the Winter Social has been changed from March 8, 2014 to
March 15, 2014
Please note!
Kwik Trip & PDQ Gift Cards

A reminder for all members that we have Kwik Trip and PDQ gift cards for sale

Our Rotary club makes money from the sale of every card sold!  Cards can be used for gasoline and in-store purchases. We all need to purchase gasoline, and in-store convenience items such as bananas, bread, coffee, milk, etc. are competitively priced.

Gasoline gift cards make great holiday gifts!

The holidays will be here soon, so stock up now for gifts for family, friends, and charitable donations. They also make great "Thank You" gifts for someone who has done something nice for you.  Cards can be purchased at club meetings in denominations of $25, $50, and $100.  Don't forget to ask your friends if they would like to buy cards from you.

Kwik trip locations can be found at and PDQ locations can be found at

We accept cash or checks made payable to the Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation, Inc.

Charlene Breunig

Club Assignments
Date  Treasurer's Assistant  Greeter 1  Greeter 2  Reflection
10-Jan Rich Cooper William Hodgkins Doug Coerper Lynne Spielman
17-Jan Cory Recknor Paul Patenaude Nathan Considine Marie Udulutch
24-Jan Carl Bolstad Rich Cooper Otto Cordero James Wartinbee
31-Jan Daniel Fose Ruth Domack Leo Edelstein Jim Langdon
The Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton
P.O. Box 620312
Middleton, WI 53562