Annual Notara Farm Horse Driving Trial

 
Annual Notara Farm Horse Driving Trial, a gathering of Midwest horses, carriages, drivers, and spectators, will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Mary Ruth Marks’ Notara Farm north of Verona. The Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton Foundation is a beneficiary of this event.
 
Mary Ruth, maryruthmarks@gmail.com,  is looking forward to receiving your pledge of volunteer support on Friday, July 1, and/or Saturday, July 2, 2022.

 
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Silent Online AUCTION

Posted on May 05, 2022


Bidding will be open from
3 pm Monday, June 13
to 
8 pm Monday, June 20. 2022
 
The committee, headed up by Deb Dieter debragdieter@gmail.com, is accepting auction items NOW.
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JUNE 7, 2022 – END OF YEAR FIELD DAY

Posted by Mary Beth Growney Selene on May 05, 2022
JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL and WEST TOWNE-MIDDLETON ROTARY PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER
JUNE 7, 2022 – END OF YEAR FIELD DAY
                        
Students will participate in lunch, dunk tank, flavored ice cone treats, and events, to mark the end of the school year.  Parents will be invited to join for lunch.  
 
Some of our WT-M Rotary Club financial support will help fund this event.
 
This fun event for the kids is taking place for the first time after a two-year pause. Administrators, teachers, and students are all excited to be able to celebrate together.
 
Volunteers to assist as needed (~ 11:00-3:30 or shifts)
 
The first step is for anyone interested in volunteering at Jefferson is to complete the sign-up forms found here.  In addition to a background check, volunteers must also participate in both live and online trainings, and provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.  
JUNE 7, 2022 – END OF YEAR FIELD DAY Mary Beth Growney Selene 2022-05-05 05:00:00Z 0

Team McAdow Bike Ride

Posted by John Olsen on May 05, 2022
Our next bike ride for Team McAdow is scheduled for 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 7th, in Middleton. The weather should be mostly sunny, mid-50’s and a light breeze from the northeast.

This ride will start in the northeast corner of the Costco parking lot in Middleton. Nearly all of the trip will be on off-road bike paths – a combination of pavement, crushed limestone, boardwalks, and bridges. After heading north, we will take the newly-opened path along Graber Pond, across the north side of the City of Middleton to the Pheasant Branch Conservancy Loop (perhaps with a brief stop at Frederick Springs), and back on the Pheasant Branch Trail through the middle of the city. The total distance is about 11 miles; most of it is fairly level. There are multiple options for those who might like to ride a little farther.

Again, we welcome other family members and friends to join us on our Saturday rides.

Questions? Or for more information, email or call John Olsen, johno.olsen@gmail.com, 608-220-2826. We try to email a ride plan to our riders on Thursday or Friday each week.

 
Team McAdow Bike Ride John Olsen 2022-05-05 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting May 6, 2022

Posted on May 05, 2022

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

April 29 - Committee Meetings - Program by Kathy Roberg

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

4,000-mile Odyssey to Florida and BackOur own Jack and Judy Ferrari will present their 4,000-mile odyssey to Florida and back through the Appalachian Mountains.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

May 13 - Entrepreneur, Jay Goninen, will discuss the nationwide shortage of technicians and schools in the automotive, diesel, and collision businesses. His technical school called called "WrenchWay" and is located in Mt. Horeb. An article about Jay was recently published in "In Business Magazine" called "40 Under 40" and is geared for upcoming business people. Program by Ed Fink. 

May 20 - Co-owner and Verona H.S. baseball coach, Brad D'Orazio bought the last of the blacksmith shops in Verona from Ruth Domack and converted it into a one-of-a-kind wooden baseball bat company called DINGBAT. They are sold at the Madison Mallards games and used in numerous home talent leagues. Brad has a law degree and when he's not making bats or coaching baseball he and his wife co-own "Marriage & Family Solutions. He also has a B. A, in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. Don't miss this absolutely unique program.  Arranged by Jim Olmsted and Ed Fink.

May 27 - No meeting, Memorial Day weekend.

Jun 03 - Leanne Lippincot-Wuerthele will discuss her new book based on her true story "Surviving Life's Storms" where she lost her husband in an airplane crash, then found out she had breast cancer that spread to her lymph nodes and had to have a double mastectomy then followed by the news that she had a brain aneurism and had extensive brain surgery. Learn what Leanne did to survive these horrible storms by "Humor and Healing". Bret Favre encouraged her to write this book. It helped him too. By Jim Olmsted

Birthdays:

May 1: Cory Recknor

May 12: Mick Faulhaber

May 16: John Olsen

May 19: Jim Emerick

 

Anniversaries:

May 2: Matt Loch, 35 years

May 5: Mick Faulhaber, 49 years

May 6: Leo Edelstein, 43 years

 

Join Date:

April 25: Greg Blum, 19 years

May 3: Roxanne Brazeau, 20 years

May 8: Dawn Frank, 7 year

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ShelterBox HERO Level Recognition for Rotary Year 2021-2022

Posted on Apr 28, 2022
From: Bill Tobin <BTobin@shelterboxusa.org>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2022 5:02 PM
To: Connie Fish <Csmith@ward-brodt.com>; SAUNE@amfam.com
Cc: Karen Hebert <karenrotarian@gmail.com>; benjaminjbauer@outlook.com
Subject: Congratulations ShelterBox HERO
 
Dear President Connie and Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club,
 
Congratulations on receiving ShelterBox HERO level recognition for Rotary Year 2021-2022.
 
Your support is very much appreciated. Attached you will find a pdf of your certificate for printing and a .png digital award to use on your club website and share on your social media outlets. Please use #shelterboxhero with your post to help build awareness.
At the end of the Rotary Year, your club will be listed on our HERO page www.shelterboxusa.org/hero
ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2.2 million people since 2000, we could not have reached them without clubs like yours.
 
Going to the RI Convention? Join us for the ShelterBox Shindig on June 7th Info and registration https://shelterbox2022.eventbrite.com
 
Thank you for being a ShelterBox HERO!
 
Bill
 
Cc: DG Karen, DGE Ben

ShelterBox USA
Bill Tobin
Rotary Relations Manager


m: 916.616.6973
w: www.shelterboxusa.org

 
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Team McAdow Bike Rides

Posted by John Olsen on Apr 28, 2022
Our first Saturday morning bike ride of the season for Team McAdow happened last Saturday, April 23rd.
 
This ride, starting at the Odana Hills Golf Course, took us through the UW Arboretum, then on the Wingra Creek Path to Olin Park, around Monona Bay, and back on the Southwest Path – about 1-1/2 hours. Some extended the ride for a few extra miles.
 
Photo by Marsha Edelstein
 
Our Saturday rides are typically 10-to-15-mile loop rides (versus out-and-back), on off-road bike trails as much as possible, away from noisy highways, and often include, as the weather improves, outdoor coffee/bakery stops. We have a great selection of bike routes in Madison and Dane County (and sometimes beyond).

We welcome other family members and friends to join us on our Saturday rides. We are very sad to say that we will be missing Carol McAdow on our rides this year.

McAdow Miles has been a great fundraiser for our Rotary Foundation (with no expense) for many years. In recent years we haven’t been asking for per-mile pledges, but we encourage our riders, other Club members and non-Rotarians to make annual contributions to this event. Perhaps more than anything, it’s an opportunity for us to spend time to together doing what we enjoy.

If you would like to join us, or for more information, please email or call John Olsen, at johno.olsen@gmail.com, 608-220-2826. We try to email a ride plan to our riders on Thursday or Friday each week.

Team McAdow Bike Rides John Olsen 2022-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
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Hybrid Meeting April 29, 2022

Posted on Apr 28, 2022
LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
Program by Jim Emerick. Mike Davis, the Middleton City Administrator, will talk about the changes he's witnessed in the last 24 years. 
 
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
April 29 - Committee Meetings - Program by Kathy Roberg
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
April 29 - Committee Meetings - Program by Kathy Roberg
 
May 6 - Committee Meetings - Setting up her next year's administration. Program by Kathy Roberg
 
May 13 - Entrepreneur, Jay Goninen, will discuss the nationwide shortage of technicians and schools in the automotive, diesel, and collision businesses. His technical school called called "WrenchWay" and is located in Mt. Horeb. An article about Jay was recently published in "In Business Magazine" called "40 Under 40" and is geared for upcoming business people. Program by Ed Fink. 
 
May 20 - Co-owner and Verona H.S. baseball coach, Brad D'Orazio bought the last of the blacksmith shops in Verona from Ruth Domack and converted it into a one-of-a-kind wooden baseball bat company called DINGBAT. They are sold at the Madison Mallards games and used in numerous home talent leagues. Brad has a law degree and when he's not making bats or coaching baseball he and his wife co-own "Marriage & Family Solutions. He also has a B. A, in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. Don't miss this absolutely unique program.  Arranged by Jim Olmsted and Ed Fink.
 
May 27 - No meeting, Memorial Day weekend.
 
Jun 03 - Leanne Lippincot-Wuerthele will discuss her new book based on her true story "Surviving Life's Storms" where she lost her husband in an airplane crash, then found out she had breast cancer that spread to her lymph nodes and had to have a double mastectomy then followed by the news that she had a brain aneurism and had extensive brain surgery. Learn what Leanne did to survive these horrible storms by "Humor and Healing". Bret Favre encouraged her to write this book. It helped him too. By Jim Olmsted

Birthdays:
April 22: Mary Feldt
May 1: Cory Recknor
May 12: Mick Faulhaber
 
Anniversaries:
May 2: Matt Loch, 35 years
sMay 5: Mick Faulhaber, 49 years
May 6: Leo Edelstein, 43 years

Join Date:
April 25: Greg Blum, 19 years
May 3: Roxanne Brazeau, 20 years
May 8: Dawn Frank, 7 year
 
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Assorted Subs for Lunch

Posted by John Olsen on Apr 28, 2022
We are again planning to have assorted sub sandwiches (Tuna, Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey), chips, cookies, and sodas/water available for our lunch at the meeting this Friday.  See you there!
 
There is a $10 donation basket for lunch.
Assorted Subs for Lunch John Olsen 2022-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

Looking for Donations!

Posted by Debra Dieter on Apr 21, 2022
 
 
Your MWTM golf silent auction committee is looking for your donations for our 2022 golf outing. Please bring your donations to our club meeting any Friday. No donation is too small, we will package items together for the most impact.
 
THE AUCTION GOES LIVE ON JUNE 13,
SO PLAN YOUR DONATIONS TO ARRIVE BEFORE THEN. 
THANK YOU.
 
GOLF ITEMS: Foursomes with carts, golf balls, a gift certificate to a golf shop, golf umbrella, golf socks, golf gloves for cold weather ( a pair), distance finder, shirt to a large golf event, tickets to a golf event.
 
UW SPORTS: Tickets to a football, basketball, volleyball, or hockey game. UW apparel, bar glasses, serve ware, tailgate items, or autographed item.  Footballs, softballs, ball gloves, and sports-related items.
 
BOOZE:  A 75mL bottle of almost any type of booze will sell.  Whiskey is very popular as is Scotch, Rum, Vodka, Brandy, and all types of Wine. If you get the good, stuff, it does not have to be a giant bottle.  This always does well at auction. Other ideas: Restaurant Gift Certificates, Farm and Fleet Certificate, Menard’s or Home Depot Gift Certificate.
 
Vacation Rental, pontoon boat rides, Horse buggy rides, tickets to Noah’s Ark, gift certificates to Family-friendly restaurants like Culver’s or stores (Think TARGET). The sky’s the limit we need your donations. FOR the ladies: a massage gift certificate, Eno Vino gift certificate, Manni/Pedi gift certificate, Jewelry.
Looking for Donations! Debra Dieter 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - Lunch

Posted by Mary Van Hout on Apr 21, 2022

With the exception of two pandemic years, Madison West Towne Middleton Rotary has been highly involved in RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  The leadership training program for high school sophomores is designed to build future leaders.  For 2022, we are providing scholarships for five students to attend RYLA. 

Additionally, we are again providing lunch for the students and leaders on Saturday, May 21.  It’s a big effort to coordinate and implement the planning, shopping, preparing, and serving to approximately 150 people in three waves.  Your help in any of these areas makes this a fun project. Typically we leave Middleton/Madison around 8:30 am and finish around 1 pm. This year we are hoping for the optional opportunity to see a training session in action after lunch so you better understand the value of RYLA.

Please plan on being at our planning meeting on May 13, after our Club meeting to learn which part of the process you will want to sign up for. It’s a great opportunity for you and your family to enjoy fellowship with Rotary members.

Check out this video of Rotary District 6250 RYLA - 2019.t

Questions?  Contact Mary Van Hout at 608 575 7566, maryevanhout@gmail.com 


 
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - Lunch Mary Van Hout 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rod Nilles Has a New Email Address

Posted by Jack Ferreri on Apr 21, 2022
Rod's email is now rnilles38@gmail.com.
 
He's had a number of emails over the years, and your email program may still have those stored in memory. Please get rid of those and use the one above.
 
Thanks from Rod.
 
Rod Nilles Has a New Email Address Jack Ferreri 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

ClubRunner Training

 
We’re excited to announce our Changeover Training Series for 2022! To help better prepare you for this upcoming year, we're holding a series of free webinars to help you brush up on your ClubRunner skills and knowledge.
 
Join us for these in-depth webinars starting on May 5th and continuing until May 21st, 2022. New this year, we’re offering both beginner and advanced level webinars for certain modules. These training sessions are open to all ClubRunner users at no cost.
 
Hosted by our expert Product Specialists, we will be presenting webinars based on roles, club or district versions, and in-depth module deep dives. There will even be live Q&A available during and after the webinar!
 
Registration Details
Click below to view our schedule and to register for individual sessions, or visit 
 
Can't attend live? Not to worry, all sessions will be recorded and shared on our Community site after the series is complete.
 
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Sincerely,
ClubRunner Team 
support@clubrunner.ca 
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Hybrid Meeting April 22, 2022

Posted on Apr 21, 2022
LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:
No meeting last week, April 15, 2022.
 
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
Program by Jim Emerick. Mike Davis, the Middleton City Administrator, will talk about the changes he's witnessed in the last 24 years. 
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
April 22 - Program by Jim Emerick. Mike Davis, the Middleton City Administrator, will talk about the changes he's witnessed in the last 24 years. 
 
April 29 - Committee Meetings - Program by Kathy Roberg
 
May 6 - Committee Meetings - Setting up her next year's administration. Program by Kathy Roberg
 
May 13 - Entrepreneur, Jay Goninen, will discuss the nationwide shortage of technicians and schools in the automotive, diesel, and collision businesses. His technical school called called "WrenchWay" and is located in Mt. Horeb. An article about Jay was recently published in "In Business Magazine" called "40 Under 40" and is geared for upcoming business people. Program by Ed Fink. 
 
May 20 - Co-owner and Verona H.S. baseball coach, Brad D'Orazio bought the last of the blacksmith shops in Verona from Ruth Domack and converted it into a one-of-a-kind wooden baseball bat company called DINGBAT. They are sold at the Madison Mallards games and used in numerous home talent leagues. Brad has a law degree and when he's not making bats or coaching baseball he and his wife co-own "Marriage & Family Solutions. He also has a B. A, in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. Don't miss this absolutely unique program.  Arranged by Jim Olmsted and Ed Fink.
 
May 27 - No meeting, Memorial Day weekend.

Birthdays:
April 19: Roxanne Brazeau
April 20: Dean Ryerson
April 22: Mary Feldt
 
Anniversaries:

April 12: Rich Cooper, 36 years
May 2: Matt Loch, 35 years
 
Join Date:
April 20: Nancy Comello, 4 years
April 24: Lisa Humphery, 2 years
April 25: Greg Blum, 19 years
 
 
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Ukrainian Relief Fundraiser

Posted by John Gerold on Apr 21, 2022
On behalf of the Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club Foundation Board, I would like to thank all the members who made the Fund Drive so successful in the total amount of $12,420 which includes the Foundation’s match. A check will be sent to Rotary International’s Disaster Relief Fund, specifically for Ukrainian relief. A report listing the individual contributions will also be submitted to RI and each contributor will receive a receipt from RI for record and tax purposes.
 

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Annual Golf Outing 2022

Posted by Mary Dunn on Apr 14, 2022
 
Click on the Poster to find out all about the Annual Golf Outing.
Limited to 144 Golfers!
Do Not risk being left out.

 
Annual Golf Outing 2022 Mary Dunn 2022-04-14 05:00:00Z 0

District 6250 Grant:

Scholarship funding for training for 3 Community Health Workers

Posted on Apr 14, 2022
 
Kathy Kroberg, President-elect, introduced the scholarship recipients at the April 8th meeting.
Tisha ButlerBrandice HatcherNiki Cooper

The Madison West Town-Middleton Rotary club is partnering with the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness (ffbww.org) to pay the tuition for three women to enroll and complete the AHEC (WI Based Area Health Education Center) CHW Training. 

The Cost is $2500 per enrollee, and we wish to support 3 enrollees.  

Additional relevant background and details of the project.

PROJECT:  The three women have already been hired as full-time employees (with benefits) by the FFBWW as of January 2022.  The AHEC CHW training program is recognized by the Department of Workforce Development, which when/if reimbursement for CHWs happens, they will have the "correct" certification for Medicaid reimbursement.  The need for CHW in the Madison area has been well documented by the FFBWW in the needs assessment published report SAVING OUR BABIES. (https://www.ffbww.org/saving-our-babies#Download-Report) and a subsequently published policy blueprint for Black Women’s Health in Dane County (which they describe as “Nine years of listening to Black women and engaging them as thought leaders, co-creators, experts and partners in shaping the priorities, work, and broad agenda of our organization).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

This 7-week course includes a syllabus, books, materials and online education. Ongoing support to the individual CHW trainees is also provided for one year following the 7-week course by AHEC. This training program is designed to provide the core competencies needed for work in community-based and inpatient settings.                

These employees will be supervised by a recently hired Director of Community Health Initiatives who previously served with the Dane County United Way. (Gabe Doyle).                                                           

A Community Health Worker is an individual who contributes to improved health outcomes in the community where they reside and/or share ethnicity, language and life experiences.  They proactively serve as a liaison between communities and healthcare agencies, provide guidance and social assistance to community residents, advocate for individuals and community health, provide referrals and follow-up services for care and so much more.                                                                                                 

Throughout the past year, the MWT-M Rotary has conducted many meetings, speaking and collaborative sessions to discover ways in which we can support the FFBWW in their work.  Although the CHW Training for certification is a proscribed 7-week process, Rotarians will provide additional education (monthly)  throughout their first year of work for FFBWW.  This will include such topics as financial thriving, End of Life Care, Death Doula work, Health care system navigation and linking with educational and governmental systems.  This training will include at least 5-10 Rotarians providing the instruction.  

The three scholarship persons are already employed by the FFBWW and have been funded for two years under a current grant.  There is a Director of Community Health Initiatives (Gabe Doyle) who will serve as their supervisor.             

MWT-M Rotary, as indicated, has sought to work with the FFBWW in allyship in addressing the critical problem of Black Women and Family Wellness in Dane County.  This partnership will continue beyond these scholarships.   

 This is an inaugural effort of hiring outreach Community Health Workers – serving a previously unmet need as documented by the needs assessment cited above.

Completion of a recognized certification training for CHW and establishing credentials for reimbursement of their work from Medicaid/Medicare.  The AHEC CHW training program is recognized by the Department of Workforce Development, which when/if reimbursement for CHWs happens, they will have the "correct" certification for Medicaid reimbursement. 


 

 

 

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CLUB BANNER EXCHANGE

Posted on Apr 14, 2022
 
April 8, 2022 - Scott Cohen, Rotarian visiting from Big Rapids, MI exchanged a Club banner with Connie Fish, president of the MWT-M Rotary Club.
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HYBRID MEETING APRIL 15, 2022

Posted on Apr 14, 2022
LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

April 8 - Jim Olmsted's daughter-in-law, Diana Decker, (our 6th-floor hostess), will show us around the various offices on the 6th floor and then talk about her previous job in Madison's hotel industry where she was responsible for finding accommodations for visiting big 10 sports teams when they played the Badgers and what the Covid virus did to that industry.THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM: No meeting this week.
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

April 15 - NO MEETING
 
April 22 - Program by Jim Emerick. Mike Davis, the Middleton City Administrator, will talk about the changes he's witnessed in the last 24 years. 
 
April 29 - Committee Meetings - Kathy Robert
 
May 6 - Committee Meetings - Setting up her next year's administration. Program by Kathy Roberg

Birthdays:
 
April 19: Roxanne Brazeau
April 20: Dean Ryerson
April 22: Mary Feldt
 
Anniversaries:

April 12: Rich Cooper, 36 years
 
Join Date:

 
April 20: Nancy Comello
April 24: Lisa Humphery
April 25: Greg Blum
 
 
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ANNUAL GOLF OUTING 2022

Posted on Apr 12, 2022
 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

ONLINE - Click here to go to the Annual Golf Outing Reservation Form online.

ON PAPER Click here to download and print the paper Annual Golf Outing Reservation Form

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING 2022 Mary Dunn 2022-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

Save these Dates too!

Posted on Apr 07, 2022
 
 
Starts at 9:00 AM CDT
Monday, June 13, 2022
Ends at 8:00 PM CDT
Monday, June 20, 2022 
 
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Assorted Cousins Subs 

Posted on Apr 07, 2022
                                              
Not very creative, but assorted Cousins subs (Tuna, Roast Beef, Ham, chips, cookies, and sodas/water will be available for our lunch at the meeting Friday.  See you there!
 
There is a $10 donation jar for lunch.
Assorted Cousins Subs Dean Ryerson 2022-04-07 05:00:00Z 0

HYBRID MEETING APRIL 8, 2022

Posted on Apr 07, 2022
PAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
Blaine Hechimovich, Development Director, Our Lady of Hope Medical Clinic
 
 
April 1 - Our Lady of Hope Medical Clinic located at 6425 Odana Road, Madison, WI is a pro-life, pro-family clinic offering affordable personal health care solutions to everybody. Their motto is "people come before profits" and "life matters in all we do". The program was presented by Mary Feldt.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
April 8 - Jim Olmsted's daughter-in-law, Diana Decker, (our 6th-floor hostess), will show us around the various offices on the 6th floor and then talk about her previous job in Madison's hotel industry where she was responsible for finding accommodations for visiting big 10 sports teams when they played the Badgers and what the Covid virus did to that industry.
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

April 15 - NO MEETING
 
April 22 - Program by Jim Emerick. Mike Davis, the Middleton City Administrator, will talk about the changes he's witnessed in the last 24 years. 
 
April 29 - Committee Meetings - Kathy Robert
 
May 6 - Committee Meetings - Setting up her next year's administration. Program by Kathy Roberg

Birthdays:
 
April 5: Nancy Comello
April 11: Dick Murray
April 19: Roxanne Brazeau
April 20: Dean Ryerson
April 22: Mary Feldt
 
Anniversaries:

April 12: Rich Cooper, 36 years
 
Join Date:

 
April 1:Terry Siebert, 34 years
April 1: Leo Edelstein, 25 years
April 1: Dan Fose, 25 years
April 20: Nancy Comello
 
 
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Kitty Tyson is now a Member

Posted on Apr 07, 2022
             
          
 
April 1, 2022, Kathy, President-Elect, made it official. Kathy Tyson is now a member of our club. Let's all welcome Kitty!

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UKRAINE FUNDRAISER (Current Report)

Posted by John Gerold on Mar 31, 2022
We are at the end of week 3 of the Ukraine Fundraiser. As of the beginning of this week, we were more than halfway to raising the matching funds, which would trigger the Foundation contributing $5,000, so our total sent to the Rotary International’s Disaster Response Fund specifically designated for Ukrainian relief would be $10,000. We are accepting donations from both members and non-members.
 
 
Your check can be made out to the Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation (“MWTMRF”), with a notation on the check indicating “Ukraine” or “Ukraine Relief”.  Bring the check to a meeting or mail it to:
 
Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 620312
Middleton, WI 53562-0312.
 
The FundRaiser will run through April 10, 2022.
 
Note: if you are a person who has to take a Required Minimum Distribution (“RMD”) each year, you can have your donation sent directly from your retirement account to the MWTMRF and not have to pay income taxes on that amount.
MWTMRF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. The IRS requires that all Donors of $250 or more in donations have a receipt if they include the donation in their itemized deductions when filing their tax return, so for all those donating $250 or more, the Foundation will send them a Donor’s Receipt with the applicable information.  

 
UKRAINE FUNDRAISER (Current Report) John Gerold 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
SAVE THE DATE! 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting April 1, 2022

Posted on Mar 31, 2022
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
PAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
 
March 25 - Mary Beth Growney Selene discussed our upcoming and largest fundraising activity of the year, the golf outing.
 

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
April 1 - Our Lady of Hope Medical Clinic located at 6425 Odana Road is a pro-life, pro-family clinic offering affordable personal health care solutions to everybody. Their motto is "people come before profits" and "life matters in all we do". Program by Mary Feldt
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

 
April 8 - Jim Olmsted's daughter-in-law, Diana Decker, (our 6th-floor hostess), will show us around the various offices on the 6th floor and then talk about her previous job in Madison's hotel industry where she was responsible for finding accommodations for visiting big 10 sports teams when they played the Badgers and what the Covid virus did to that industry.
 
April 15 - Mary Van Hout will introduce Donna Gulley who is a representative of Shelter Box USA. Donna will do a Zoom meeting and bring us up to date on the issues concerning Shelter Box.
 
April 22 - Program by Jim Emerick. Mike Davis, the Middleton City Administrator, will talk about the changes he's witnessed in the last 24 years. 
 
Birthdays:
 
April 5: Nancy Comello
April 11: Dick Murray
April 19: Roxanne Brazeau
 
Anniversaries:

April 12: Rich Cooper, 36 years
 
Join Date:

 
April 1:Terry Siebert, 34 years
April 1: Leo Edelstein, 25 years
April 1: Dan Fose, 25 years
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
 
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$10 donation jar for lunch

Posted by Kathy Roberg on Mar 31, 2022
There will be pizza for lunch this Friday. / $10 donation jar for lunch.  Will have no meat option.  
 
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Carol Margaret McAdow

Posted by Submitted by Jack Ferreri on Mar 31, 2022

Carol Margaret McAdow, age 80, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Agrace Hospice.  She was born on October 18, 1941, in Baraboo, WI, the daughter of Helen and Arthur McLean.  She married Jerry E. McAdow on August 10, 1963, in the Merrimac Methodist Church.

Carol is survived by her husband, Jerry E. McAdow; daughter, Kathy (Leonard) Hatter; son Gary McAdow; 9 grandchildren; 4 grandchildren-in-law; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law; and one sister and one brother-in-law.  She is further survived by other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. 

There will be a visitation held on Wednesday, April 6, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison, from 10 am until the time of service at 12 pm (noon).    A private interment will be at Indian Farm Cemetery, in the Township of Caledonia, in Columbia County.    

Carol lived her life with an unbridled gusto that was often surprising. Although she was a tiny person in stature, she more than made up for this with her energetic zest for life and huge heart that pulled both humans and animals in to be loved.

Growing up on a farm in south-central Wisconsin with three brothers and two sisters, Carol had the kind of childhood that most people can only wish for. She developed a strong love for animals, enjoyed gardening, was an avid birdwatcher, and just loved spending time outdoors enjoying nature. Carol attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in education.

She met the love of her life, Jerry, during her final semester in college. Theirs was a whirlwind romance with their first date on March 8, their engagement on May 4, and their wedding on August 10, 1963. After Jerry graduated from UW Madison in 1964, they moved to Denver where Jerry attended law school at the University of Denver. Carol worked as a middle school math teacher to support their little family. Jerry graduated from law school in 1967, and they moved their growing family (now with newborn daughter Kathy in tow) back to Wisconsin to live permanently. In 1971 they added son Gary to the family, and they settled on the west side of Madison to raise their children.

Several years later, Carol decided to further her education at Madison Area Technical College, where she earned an associate degree in computer programming. She began working for Dane County as a computer programmer, where she stayed for the next 20 years.

After she and Jerry finished raising their children, she turned her energy to hobbies and activities that brought them both hours of fun and opportunities to form lasting friendships with so many people. Downhill skiing and bicycling were the two main activities that kept Carol and Jerry busy when they weren’t working.

Eventually Carol decided to retire from her position with Dane County to start her own long arm quilting business from their home. Carol was a gifted quilter whose talents were in great demand while her business was in operation. Carol also spent countless hours piecing and quilting heirloom quilts that she gifted to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and -nephews, and more. So many loved ones received quilts from Carol, handmade with love.

Carol also became an active volunteer with the Dane County Humane Society as a foster care provider for kittens. She would regularly receive one or more kittens into her care, where she spent countless hours, days, and weeks bottle feeding, caring for, and socializing them so they could be permanently adopted. She grew to love each kitten in her care, and she always followed their progress to know that they were adopted into new forever families.

Carol Margaret McAdow Submitted by Jack Ferreri 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating our partnership with ShelterBox

Posted by Submitted by Mary Van Hout on Mar 31, 2022
 
This year, Rotary and ShelterBox are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our official partnership — and more than 20 years of working together to support families whose lives have been devastated by disaster and conflict. We’ve combined our resources and provided emergency temporary housing and other vital equipment to help families immediately after a disaster — and to put them on a path to long-term recovery. To learn more about how your club or district can get involved or to request assistance, visit the Rotary-ShelterBox partnership page.

Celebrating our partnership with ShelterBox Submitted by Mary Van Hout 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Do you know how Rotarians bring peace to the world? You will if you attend TriCon 2022 in Elkhart Lake next month!

Posted on Mar 24, 2022

Together We Promote Peace

With all the unrest in the world, Rotarians can play an even greater role as advocates for conflict resolution-- and peace and understanding between countries. Hear about Rotary International’s Ukraine relief projects when three great Rotary districts in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan get together at TriConn 2022 April 29-30. (Did you know we have Rotary clubs in both Ukraine and Russia?)  Your club and your community will benefit from the information provided, the skills learned and the relationships built at this exciting conference, but only if you register soon at www.rotarytricon.com.   

Join Us at the Spectacular Osthoff Resort

After you register, be sure to reserve your room at the beautiful Osthoff Resort by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-876-3399.

Hurry! Discounted rates are only available through March 29. Be sure to identify yourself as a member of the TriCon 2022 group.


See you soon in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Spring—and peace—are in the air!

Register today.


NOTE: Conference organizers and hotel officials are planning a safe and healthy in-person conference April 29-30 and will announce appropriate COVID-19 precautions, if necessary, prior to the event.


 
Do you know how Rotarians bring peace to the world? You will if you attend TriCon 2022 in Elkhart Lake next month! 2022-03-24 05:00:00Z 0

Diapers Collected

Posted on Mar 24, 2022
"It takes a village.

Currently, 1 in 3 families in America struggles to afford diapers for their children. The Village Diaper Bank partners with local service organizations to provide free diapers to disadvantaged families while raising awareness of the basic health need for diapers." from The Village Diaper Bank website
 

 
Dean Ryerson headed up the baby diaper collection for the Village Diaper Bank.  The pile pictured above were the Child's Diapers collected at the March 18 meeting.

 
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Hybrid Meeting March 25, 2022

Posted on Mar 24, 2022
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
PAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
March 25 Mary Beth will discuss our upcoming and largest fundraising activity of the year, the golf outing.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
April 1 - Our Lady of Hope Medical Clinic located at 6425 Odana Road is a pro-life, pro-family clinic offering affordable personal health care solutions to everybody. Their motto is "people come before profits" and "life matters in all we do". Program by Mary Feldt
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
April 8 - Jim Olmsted's daughter-in-law, Diana Decker, (our 6th-floor hostess), will show us around the various offices on the 6th floor and then talk about her previous job in Madison's hotel industry where she was responsible for finding accommodations for visiting big 10 sports teams when they played the Badgers and what the Covid virus did to that industry.
 
April 15 - Mary Van Hout will introduce Donna Gulley who is a representative of Shelter Box USA. Donna will do a Zoom meeting and bring us up to date on the issues concerning Shelter Box.
 
April 22 - Program by Jim Emerick. Mike Davis, the Middleton City Administrator, will talk about the changes he's witnessed in the last 24 years. 
 
Birthdays:
 
March 17: Stuart Herro
April 1: Nancy Comello
April 1: Doug Coerper
April 11: Dick Murray
 
Anniversaries:

April 12: Rich Cooper, 36 years
 
Join Date:

 
April 1:Terry Siebert, 34 years
April 1: Leo Edelstein, 25 years
April 1: Dan Fose, 25 years
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
 
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Password: 589137
 
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Meeting Room Change

Posted by Dean Ryerson on Mar 24, 2022
We just heard from our hosts at Serendipity Labs that we will not be in the larger room tomorrow but in the room that we utilized several months ago.  It's on the same floor.  Our greeter will be at the elevator on the 6th floor to direct you to the room.  We're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for the sub lunch, a spirited meeting, and program.
Meeting Room Change Dean Ryerson 2022-03-24 05:00:00Z 0

Soft Lunch Program to Continue for Friday's Meeting

Posted by Dean Ryerson, Club Services Chair on Mar 24, 2022
No, soft lunch does not refer to poached eggs and jello. With the success of lunches over the last two weeks, the club will offer another this coming Friday.  Provided will be assorted sub sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drinks.  As with the last two meetings, a basket will be available for your donation for the food.  Thanks for the support the program is receiving. The Club Services Committee will still consider a caterer to provide lunches, but several questions continue as to the best way to do so. The Committee will keep you posted.
 
Thanks to Mary Van Hout and John Olsen for assisting with the previous lunches.

 
 
Soft Lunch Program to Continue for Friday's Meeting Dean Ryerson, Club Services Chair 2022-03-24 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference

Posted by Mary Van Hout on Mar 19, 2022

RYLA - Rotary District 6250 - RYLA is back to being LIVE! We’re so excited to see everyone back at Camp Upham Woods this year, and we're taking all the precautions to make RYLA a safe and fun experience!

Participants will attend the one-day event in May 2022:

May 21st, 2022, 9:30-6:00pm

Applications have been sent to local schools and to our Interact Club at Middleton High School.

We have been asked to provide lunch for the attendees.  This is a great opportunity to work with our Club members preparing, delivering, and serving lunch at RYLA!  It gives us a great way to interact with the students and staff and understand how RYLA works.  For many years we have enjoyed this vocational service experience and are so happy it is continuing!   Contact Mary Van Hout to be a part of this project.  maryevanhout@gmail.com


 

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference Mary Van Hout 2022-03-19 05:00:00Z 0

UKRAINE FUNDRAISER

Posted by John Gerold on Mar 17, 2022
The Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation Board of Directors has authorized a fundraising campaign to support relief to Ukraine in light of the catastrophe of the Russian invasion.  This will be a matching fundraiser, and the Foundation will match contributions from both members and non-members up to $5,000.

Initially, a check can be made out to the Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation, in the amount of your donation, with a notation on the check indicating “Ukraine” or “Ukraine Relief”. Bring the check to a meeting or mail it to
 
Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation
P.O Box 620312
Middleton, WI 53562-0312.   

We will have the fundraiser open for the next four weeks, ending on April 10th. We will send all collected funds to Rotary International’s Disaster Response Fund, specifically designated for Ukrainian relief. We'll keep the Club posted on the amount donated.

 
UKRAINE FUNDRAISER John Gerold 2022-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

Food! More Glorious Food!

Posted by John Olsen on Mar 17, 2022

At our meeting on Friday, March 18th, there will again be food available!

As a continuation of what hopefully will become a weekly event, we will have food for our meeting! This week, we will again have a variety of pizzas, sodas, and a dessert; as always, water will also be available.  There is no need to reply if you will be participating as we want to keep this simple.  It also means we are unsure of the correct amount of food to have available - hopefully, we won't run out! You will be asked to provide a small donation if you participate.  $10 or so should be about right. 

This "soft opening" will help us determine our members’ interest in sharing a meal together again. Please contact our Club Service Committee (Dean Ryerson ryerson@tds.net, Rod Nilles rcnilles@chorus.net, or Mary Van Hout maryevanhout@gmail.com) about your thoughts, including alternative vendors and menus. 

Our meeting time together is always a great way to connect, share ideas and continue to get to know one another.  That's made better by having lunch together!  See you Friday for another great meeting!


 
Food! More Glorious Food! John Olsen 2022-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

Madison West Towne-Middleton Board of Directors Club and Foundation Meetings February 16, 2022

Posted by Submitted byJack Ferreri on Mar 17, 2022
 
Draft MINUTES v 1
Note: THIS WAS A ZOOM MEETING, IN LIGHT OF COVID-19
 
Board Members in Attendance:, Roxanne Brazeau, Jim Emerick, Jack Ferreri, Connie Fish, Kevin Hayden, Matt Loch, Rod Nilles, Paul Patenaude, Kathy Roberg, Dean Ryerson,
Members Absent: Steve Aune, Abby Benbow, MC Dunn
 
CLUB MEETING
Called to order by President Connie Fish at 12:02pm.
PRESIDENT (Fish)
  • Consent agenda on Secretary report and Club financial report. Ryerson moves approval, with Roberg second. Motion passes.
  • Edelstein will take over membership chair from Tony Burns. Fish will meet with Edelstein, Hayden, and Roberg to get membership moving.
  • Nominations for next Board (2022-2023):
    • President Kathy Roberg
    • Incoming President Kevin Hayden
    • Secretary Jack Ferreri
    • Treasurer Matt Loch
    • International Paul Patenaude
    • Vocational Jim Emerick
    • Community John Gerold
    • Club Rod Nilles
  • Should the Club make a donation in honor of recently-departed Club member Ruth Domack? No indications of guidance for any donations received. How best to honor her memory? Perhaps a special mention at the Golf Outing, since she was always active in it.
  • Dane County is lifting mask mandate as of March 1. What should we do? RI in Evanston still needs proof of vaccination or a negative test. The Board resolves on the following policy:
    • Masks are not mandatory
    • Members may wear masks if they wish
    • Unvaccinated may attend meeting in person, although we prefer they attend via Zoom
    • We encourage unvaccinated attendees to wear masks
  • We’ll announce this policy at the next meeting, as well as in the Bulletin and via email.
 
Madison West Towne-Middleton Board of Directors Club and Foundation Meetings February 16, 2022 Submitted byJack Ferreri 2022-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting, March 18, 2022

Posted on Mar 17, 2022
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
PAST 2 WEEK'S PROGRAMS:
 
March 4 - Jim Emerick's son, Tyler, and his daughter-in-law Meredith, talked about adopting children in China. 
 
March 11 - Our own Mary Van Hout will present speaker Dave Schroeder who is an expert on the technology of cybersecurity in our military operations. Don't miss this informative and vital program.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
March 18 - After twenty years as Wisconsin's head football equipment manager, Mark Peeler was named UW's Director of Equipment Operations for ALL sports which include the department's 23 athletic programs and 26 support units.  Imagine having so much responsibility in so many areas!  Don't miss this exciting program brought to us by Leo Edelstein! 
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
  
March 25 - Mary Beth will discuss our upcoming and largest fundraising activity of the year, the golf outing.
 
April 1 - Bev Davis is a hospice chaplain and an author of books about kindness and then about bullying.
 
April 8 - Jim Olmsted's daughter-in-law, Diana Decker, (our 6th-floor hostess), will show us around the various offices on the 6th floor and then talk about her previous job in Madison's hotel industry where she was responsible for finding accommodations for visiting big 10 sports teams when they played the Badgers and what the Covid virus did to that industry.
 
April 15 - Open
 
April 22 - Leanne Lippincott-Wuerthele details to follow.
 
Birthdays:
 
March 17: Stuart Herro
April 1: Nancy Comello
April 1: Doug Coerper
April 11: Dick Murray
 
Anniversaries:

April 12: Rich Cooper, 36 years
 
Join Date:
 
April 1:Terry Siebert, 34 years
April 1: Leo Edelstein, 25 years
April 1: Dan Fose, 25 years
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
 
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Kitty Tyson was Approved

Posted on Mar 17, 2022
Kitty Tyson was approved by the Board for membership in the Club. Sponsored by Mary Van Hout. Classification: Architect.

Kitty Tyson was Approved Jack Ferreri 2022-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

Updates and Help Wanted

Posted on Mar 11, 2022
For those able to attend the meeting Friday, March 11th, there seemed to be great appreciation for Mary Van Hout's arranging the lunch.  She noted that other than picking up some sodas and cookies all that was needed was a call to the Middleton Roman Candle for the delivery of the pizzas.  She charged things on her card and then was able to be reimbursed by the funds in the basket, which added up to around $50 over expenses.  The overage will be placed in a club account so that we can cover in the event we have days when expenses are more than revenues.
 
John Olsen will handle things for next week. Mary Cobb Dunn, will you note so in the newsletter so people come prepared.  Also, a reminder that a correct change of 10 bucks is helpful.
 
Thanks, Mary Van Hout for handling this.
 
We need volunteers to help provide food in the future, so if you are willing to either have pizza delivered or perhaps sandwiches that will be great.  We need to develop a system for this.
 
The diaper drive is off to a great start.  Thanks to everyone for brainstorming the ideas for member engagement and also to celebrate the club's 50th.
 
Updates and Help Wanted Dean Ryerson 2022-03-11 06:00:00Z 0

New Mask Policy

Posted on Mar 10, 2022
Effective at 12:00 am on March 1, 2022, Public Health Madison & Dane County no longer requires face coverings in public indoor spaces in light of steadily decreasing COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations.

“Letting the face-covering order expire doesn’t mean that the pandemic is over. Rather, it signals that we have made it through the Omicron surge and are entering a new stage of the pandemic,” said Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County. “The most important thing you can do now is to stay up-to-date on our vaccines as they have proven to be highly effective in protecting you from becoming severely ill, ending up in the hospital, or dying from COVID-19.”

As stated at a previous meeting we are making a change to our attendance policy. We will no longer be requiring members and guests to wear a mask during our in-person meetings.  Please note that we will no longer be asking attendees to be vaccinated in order to attend in-person meetings.  We know that this is a very personal choice for all. 
 
 
New Mask Policy Connie Fish 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

Together We Transform

Posted on Mar 10, 2022
The magic of one Rotarian in action multiplied by hundreds creates a tsunami of hope, intention and action. Expand your personal Rotary experience, your contacts and your impact by joining us at TriCon 2022—April 29-30 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Several hundred Rotarians from Wisconsin and Upper Michigan have already signed up—but there’s still room for you! Find out more and register at www.rotarytricon.com
 
Listen, Discuss and Act
TriCon 2022 will provide you with plenty of information and ideas about how you can get more involved in Rotary and help those in need — in your community and around the world. Entertaining and informative speakers will share their Rotary success stories and inspire you to take action. Join us at TriCon 2022 as we transform wishes and hopes intro real-life programs that improve people’s lives.    
 
Learn all you need to know about TriCon 2022 at www.rotarytricon.com
Book your beautiful hotel suite by contacting the Osthoff Resort directly at 1-800-876-3399 for discounted room rates. Be sure to identify yourself as a member of the TriCon 2022 group. Choose from 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom suites with full kitchens and living areas. Bring the family for a Spring getaway!
NOTE: Conference organizers and hotel officials are planning a safe and healthy in-person conference April 29-30 and will announce appropriate COVID-19 precautions, if necessary, prior to the event.
 
Friday, April 29, 2022 10:30 AM
 
2022 Rotary TriCon
 
 
 
 
The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake
Wisconsin 53020 US
 

Together We Transform 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting, March 11, 2022

Posted on Mar 10, 2022
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
March 4 - Jim Emerick's son, Tyler, and his daughter-in-law Meredith, will talk about adopting children in China. 
 
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
March 11 - Our own Mary Van Hout will present speaker Dave Schroeder who is an expert on the technology of cybersecurity in our military operations. Don't miss this informative and vital program.
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
March 18 - After twenty years as Wisconsin's head football equipment manager, Mark Peeler was named UW's Director of Equipment Operations for ALL sports which include the department's 23 athletic programs and 26 support units.  Imagine having so much responsibility in so many areas!  Don't miss this exciting program brought to us by Leo Edelstein! 
 
March 25 - Mary Beth will discuss our upcoming and largest fundraising activity of the year, the golf outing.
 
April 1 - Bev Davis is a hospice chaplain and an author of books about kindness and then about bullying.
 
April 8 - Jim Olmsted's daughter-in-law, Diana Decker, (our 6th-floor hostess), will show us around the various offices on the 6th floor and then talk about her previous job in Madison's hotel industry where she was responsible for finding accommodations for visiting big 10 sports teams when they played the Badgers and what the Covid virus did to that industry.
 
April 15 - Open
 
April 22 - Leanne Lippincott-Wuerthele details to follow.

 
Birthdays:
 
February 26: Dawn Frank
March 17: Stuart Herro
 
Anniversaries:
...
 
Join Date:
 
March 1, 1981: Mick Faulhaber
March 1, 2002: Svein Morner
March 9, 1989: Deb Dieter
March 9, 2018: Jennifer Humphery
 
 
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Password: 589137
 
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Food! Glorious Food!

Posted on Mar 10, 2022
At our meeting on Friday, March 11 there will be food available!
 
As a beginning to what hopefully will become a weekly event, we will have food!   This week, we will have a variety of pizzas, cookies, and a small selection of soda.  This is a "soft open" to determine member interest in sharing a meal together again.  There is no need to reply if you will be participating as we want this to be as simple as possible.  It also means we are unsure of the correct amount of food to have available - hopefully, we won't run out!!
You will be asked to provide a small donation if you participate.  $10 ish should handle it.  
 
Our meeting time together is such a great way to connect, share ideas and continue to get to know one another.  That's made better by having lunch together!!  See you Friday for another great meeting!

 
Food! Glorious Food! Mary Van Hout 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

Ukraine is in Dire Need of Emergency Aid

Join Rotary as we come together to help districts affected by the worsening Ukrainian humanitarian crisis. 
 
 
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, Rotary has made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We are deeply concerned about the Ukraine crisis and need your help.

Rotary is made up of people of action, especially in difficult times. In response to the deepening refugee crisis, The Rotary Foundation Trustees have decided to prioritize contributions made to the Disaster Response Fund until 30 April 2022 to support disaster response grants for districts affected by these events. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to supply water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing.
 
Half a million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that the number of refugees could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced. Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work, some working on the ground to help displaced families.

With your donation to our Disaster Response Fund, we can support communities and help rebuild lives during this tragic time.


Sincerely,

John Germ
Trustee Chair, 2021-22
The Rotary Foundation

Ukraine is in Dire Need of Emergency Aid 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Funding for 3 Employees of The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Posted on Mar 10, 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton (MWT-M) is partnering with Rotary District 6250 to provide scholarship funding for three employees of The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness (FFBWW). These three women will be attending the Community Health Worker training and certification course conducted by Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) starting in April 2022. The MWT-M club and District 6250 have each contributed $3750 (for a total of $7000) to fully fund these scholarships. As Community Health Workers, these three positions will play a key role in energizing, mobilizing, and supporting Black women, enabling them to transform their lives through education, advocacy, and powerful partnerships.
 
FFBWW Community Health Workers serve as advocates and liaisons for Black women and families in securing vital health and community resources. They help them achieve optimal health and wellness in community and healthcare settings. They also build trust and promote engagement in the Foundation’s health promotion and prevention initiatives. Community members learn to navigate and access healthcare and other family-supporting resources to meet their health and wellness needs.
 
There’s a striking alignment of missions between FFBWW and Rotary. Both organizations educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases, as well as improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care. These are the ingredients for a unique and productive partnership.
 
In addition to the specific training provided by AHEC, the MWT-M Rotary Club looks forward to collaborating in an exchange of teaching and learning opportunities over the next year.
Scholarship Funding for 3 Employees of The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

RI Annual Convention 2022

Posted on Mar 03, 2022

WELCOME Y'ALL

Ready for Lift Off?!! We are ….  First stop – Register for the Convention

On behalf of the Host Organization Committee, we cannot wait to welcome Rotarians and guests to Houston and the great State of Texas for the 2022 Rotary International Convention.  The saying goes that everything is “Bigger”, “Better” and “Friendlier” in Texas, and the goal of the Houston Host Organization Committee is to have each of you feel that every moment as our guest while in Houston! From the humble beginnings of this great city, Houston has been led by “People of Action” who have taken this City to great heights including, to the moon and back. 

The City has plenty of activities to keep you entertained.  Visit Space Center Houston, the home of Johnson Space Center and the Astronauts.  Enjoy a night at the theater.  Houston features a world-class symphony, opera, ballet and permanent theater company.  World-class museums are within a short ride from the convention center.  Of course, you can watch the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park which is within walking distance from the Houston Convention Center. Second stop – Host Committee Events

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the world with a vast range of cultures.  Houston’s diversity has resulted in some of the world’s best cuisine.  Houston’s vast array of restaurants includes Creole, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, African, Caribbean, Argentinian and of course our very own Tex-Mex and world-famous BBQ, to name a few.

Stay tuned to this website for some exciting things to look forward to during your trip to Houston!

We look forward to welcoming each of you personally to Houston in June of 2022!!

PDG Rhonda Kennedy
Chair Host Organization Committee 2022


 
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DIAPERS

Posted on Mar 03, 2022
"It takes a village.

Currently, 1 in 3 families in America struggles to afford diapers for their children. The Village Diaper Bank partners with local service organizations to provide free diapers to disadvantaged families while raising awareness of the basic health need for diapers." from The Village Diaper Bank website
 
Dean Ryerson is heading up a baby diaper collection for the Village Diaper Bank.  Child's Diapers will be collected at the March 18 meeting.  Sizes large or extra-large are most needed.
 
Contact Dean for details at dryerson@tds.net

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Hybrid Meeting, March 4, 2022

Posted on Mar 03, 2022
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
February 25 - Our own Barry Pace had a huge tree removed from his property. Tree climber and author, Jesse Barry will present his book titled "Potty PT" which discusses how to do physical therapy for older adults without killing yourself. Jesse is 50 years old and must stay in shape to climb and hand-cut and drop 60-70 foot trees. WOW!
 
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
 
March 4 - Jim Emerick's son, Tyler, and his daughter-in-law Meredith, will talk about adopting children in China. 
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
March 11 - Our own Mary Van Hout will present speaker Dave Schroeder who is an expert on the technology of cybersecurity in our military operations. Don't miss this informative and vital program.
 
March 18 - After twenty years as Wisconsin's head football equipment manager, Mark Peeler was named UW's Director of Equipment Operations for ALL sports which include the department's 23 athletic programs and 26 support units.  Imagine having so much responsibility in so many areas!  Don't miss this exciting program brought to us by Leo Edelstein! 
 
March 25 - Mary Beth will discuss our upcoming and largest fundraising activity of the year, the golf outing.
 
April 1 - Bev Davis is a hospice chaplain and an author of books about kindness and then about bullying.
 
April 8 - Jim Olmsted's daughter-in-law, Diana Decker, (our 6th-floor hostess), will show us around the various offices on the 6th floor and then talk about her previous job in Madison's hotel industry where she was responsible for finding accommodations for visiting big 10 sports teams when they played the Badgers and what the Covid virus did to that industry.
 
April 15 - Open
 
April 22 - Leanne Lippincott-Wuerthele details to follow.

 
Birthdays:
 
February 26: Dawn Frank
March 17: Stuart Herro
 
Anniversaries:
...
 
Join Date:
 
March 1, 1981: Mick Faulhaber
March 1, 2002: Svein Morner
March 9, 1989: Deb Dieter
March 9, 2018: Jennifer Humphery
 
 
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Rotarians, here's the latest news from the TLC babies and kiddies!

Posted on Mar 03, 2022
 

There is a buzz of anticipation and energy in the air that we are all enjoying very much at TLC. Every day I pause in gratitude that I have the privilege to stand in a miracle. With the odds that were against us, where we are right now is truly a result of your many prayers and unwavering commitment to the TLC babies.
 
We are hard at work behind the scenes implementing the tangible elements of our newly minted 6-part strategy, from branding and collateral to water tanks and borehole preparations. This month, I am excited to announce that we are officially opening resident volunteer applications for the first two semesters of our new program!

Having followed the babies' & children's journeys, ...

Rotarians, here's the latest news from the TLC babies and kiddies! Submitted by Ed Fink 2022-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting February 25, 2022

Posted on Feb 24, 2022
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:
February 25 - Our own Barry Pace had a huge tree removed from his property. Tree climber and author, Jesse Barry will present his book titled "Potty PT" which discusses how to do physical therapy for older adults without killing yourself. Jesse is 50 years old and must stay in shape to climb and hand-cut and drop 60-70 foot trees. WOW!
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
March 4 - Jim Emerick's son, Tyler, and his daughter-in-law Meredith, will talk about adopting children in China. 
 
March 11 - Our own Mary Van Hout will present speaker Dave Schroeder who is an expert on the technology of cybersecurity in our military operations. Don't miss this informative and vital program.
 
March 18 - After twenty years as Wisconsin's head football equipment manager, Mark Peeler was named UW's Director of Equipment Operations for ALL sports which include the department's 23 athletic programs and 26 support units.  Imagine having so much responsibility in so many areas!  Don't miss this exciting program brought to us by Leo Edelstein! 
 
March 25 - Mary Beth will discuss our upcoming and largest fundraising activity of the year, the golf outing.
 
April 1 - Bev Davis is a hospice chaplain and an author of books about kindness and then about bullying.
 
April 8 - Jim Olmsted's daughter-in-law, Diana Decker, (our 6th-floor hostess), will show us around the various offices on the 6th floor and then talk about her previous job in Madison's hotel industry where she was responsible for finding accommodations for visiting big 10 sports teams when they played the Badgers and what the Covid virus did to that industry.
 
April 15 - Open
 
April 22 - Leanne Lippincott-Wuerthele details to follow.

 
Birthdays:
February 22: John Gerold
February 22: Jim Olmsted
February 26: Dawn Frank
March 17: Stuart Herro
 
Anniversaries:
...
 
Join Date:
February 12, 2011: Mary Ruth Marks
February 14, 2014:  Connie Fish
March 1, 1981: Mick Faulhaber
March 1, 2002: Svein Morner
 
 
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Budgets (Club and Financial)

Posted on Feb 24, 2022
Here are the budgets that currently govern Club Operations and Foundation grants. Foundation Budget was approved at May 19 Board Meeting; Club Budget approved at the August 18 Board Meeting.

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Board Composition Change

Posted on Feb 24, 2022
The Board voted prior to and at its 2/16 meeting to make the following changes to the Club's Bylaws:
 
Due to the negative impact of COVID on Club engagement and attendance, for the Rotary 2022-2023 year, the Board will consist of nine people, rather than thirteen. The Board for the 2022-2023 year will be President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, as well as Avenue Chairs of Club Service, Vocational Service, International Service, and Community Service. We will return to the full thirteen-person Board as soon as possible, but no later than July 2023.
 
A motion to accept the by-law change was made by Jeannine Desautels and seconded Barry Pace. The motion passed.
 
At our Club Annual Meeting, the members in attendance voted to accept the slate of new Board members:
President Kathy Roberg
Incoming President Kevin Hayden
Past President Connie Fish (ex officio)
Treasurer Matt Loch
Secretary Jack Ferreri
Club Service Chair Rod Nilles
Vocational Service Chair Jim Emerick
International Service Chair Paul Patenaude
Community Service Chair John Gerold
 
The motion to accept this slate was made by Mary Van Hout and seconded by  Peder Moren. The motion passed.
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Hybrid Meeting February 18, 2022

Posted on Feb 17, 2022
 
 
 
 
LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM
 
Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "getaway" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Program:
TBA 
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
February 18 Open
 
February 25 Our own Barry Pace had a huge tree removed from his property. Tree climber and author, Jesse Barry will present his book titled "Potty PT" which discusses how to do physical therapy for older adults without killing yourself. Jesse is 50 years old and must stay in shape to climb and hand-cut and drop 60-70 foot trees. WOW!
 
March 4 - Jim Emerick's son, Tyler, and his daughter-in-law Meredith, will talk about adopting children in China. 
 
March 11 Open
 
March 18   After twenty years as Wisconsin's head football equipment manager, Mark Peeler was named UW's Director of Equipment Operations for ALL sports which include the department's 23 athletic programs and 26 support units.  Imagine having so much responsibility in so many areas!  Don't miss this exciting program brought to us by Leo Edelstein! 
 
March 25  Open
 
April 1  Bev Davis is a hospice chaplain and an author of books about kindness and then about bullying.
 
April 8  Open
 
April 15 Open
 
April 22  Leanne Lippincott-Wuerthele details to follow.

 
Birthdays:
February 22: John Gerold
February 22: Jim Olmsted
February 26: Dawn Frank
March 17: Stuart Herro
 
Anniversaries:
...
 
Join Date:
February 12, 2011: Mary Ruth Marks
February 14, 2014:  Connie Fish
March 1, 1981: Mick Faulhaber
March 1, 2002: Svein Morner
 
 
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Rotary Visitor Friday

Posted on Feb 17, 2022
Marty Anderson reached out to us on FB.
 
He is new to Madison and a past Rotarian looking for a new club here.
 
He is visiting on Friday, so please give him a warm welcome!


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SOCKS

Posted on Feb 17, 2022
 
Over 200, yup, that's the pairs of socks that were taken to Beacon this week!  So, let's celebrate our 50 years by demonstrating that we can be a club of action, a club that works together to meet needs, and a club that searches for projects that will benefit others in our community and the world. 
 
Imagine!

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Early Bird Registration Now Open for Rotary’s TriCon 2022 District Conference

Posted on Feb 10, 2022
Together We Connect
Let’s get together this Spring, Rotarians, and Rotaractors, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin! Join your fellow Rotarians from Districts 6220, 6250 and 6270—for TriCon 2022--April 29-30 at the beautiful Osthoff Resort. Enjoy two days of amazing speakers, delicious cuisine, and frequent opportunities to reconnect with old friends and make new ones...
Everyone is welcome.
All Rotarians and Rotaractors from clubs throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are invited to participate. Learn more about Rotary and how you can enhance your membership experience by “Serving to Help Others.”.
 
Register before March 1 and enjoy a reduced Early Bird rate!
Save $30 and get a chance to win a $100 gift card by registering no later than March 1.
Find out more about accommodations and meals--and register today for the conference at www.rotarytricon.com
 
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SPEAKERS

Posted by Jim Olmsted on Feb 10, 2022
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Hybrid Meeting February 11, 2022

Posted on Feb 10, 2022
 
 
 
 
 
LAST WEEK'S PROGRAMS
Dr. Daniel Dickinson, a psychologist at UW Clinics, discussed and answered questions about sleep disorders.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Program:
 
Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "getaway" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
February 18 Open
 
February 25 Our own Barry Pace had a huge tree removed from his property. Tree climber and author, Jesse Barry will present his book titled "Potty PT" which discusses how to do physical therapy for older adults without killing yourself. Jesse is 50 years old and must stay in shape to climb and hand-cut and drop 60-70 foot trees. WOW!
 
March 4 - Jim Emerick's son, Tyler, and his daughter-in-law Meredith, will talk about adopting children in China. 
 
March 11 Open
 
March 18   After twenty years as Wisconsin's head football equipment manager, Mark Peeler was named UW's Director of Equipment Operations for ALL sports which include the department's 23 athletic programs and 26 support units.  Imagine having so much responsibility in so many areas!  Don't miss this exciting program brought to us by Leo Edelstein! 
 
March 25  Open
 
April 1  Bev Davis is a hospice chaplain and an author of books about kindness and then about bullying.
 
 
April 8  Open
 
April 15 Open
 
April 22  Leanne Lippincott-Wuerthele details to follow.

 
Birthdays:
February 10: Peder Moren
February 22: John Gerold
February 22: Jim Olmsted
February 26: Dawn Frank
 
Anniversaries:
...
 
Join Date:
February 1, 1987:  Rod Nilles
February 1, 1988:  John Olsen
February 12, 2011: Mary Ruth Marks
February 8, 2013:  Matt Loch
February 14, 2014:  Connie Fish
 
 
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Hybrid Meeting February 4, 2022

Posted on Feb 03, 2022
Last Week's Program:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Author and publisher David Benjamin talked about his craft. He is the winner of numerous literary awards and has written and published 12 books and over two thousand essays. One is called "Almost Killed by a Train of Thought.” Benjamin was graduated from LaFollette High School and lives part-time in Madison and part-time in Paris. 
 
 
 
This Week's Program:
Dr. Daniel Dickinson, a psychologist at UW Clinics, will discuss sleep disorders.
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
February 11 Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "getaway" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
February 18 Open
 
February 25 Our own Barry Pace had a huge tree removed from his property. Tree climber and author, Jesse Barry will present his book titled "Potty PT" which discusses how to do physical therapy for older adults without killing yourself. Jesse is 50 years old and must stay in shape to climb and hand-cut and drop 60-70 foot trees. WOW!
 
March 4 - Jim Emerick's son, Tyler, and his daughter-in-law Meredith, will talk about adopting children in China. 
 
March 11 Open
 
March 18   After twenty years as Wisconsin's head football equipment manager, Mark Peeler was named UW's Director of Equipment Operations for ALL sports which include the department's 23 athletic programs and 26 support units.  Imagine having so much responsibility in so many areas!  Don't miss this exciting program brought to us by Leo Edelstein! 
 
March 25  Open
 
April 1  Open
 
April 8  Open

 
Birthdays:
February 10: Peder Moren
February 22: John Gerold
February 22: Jim Olmsted
February 26: Dawn Frank
 
Anniversaries:
...
 
Join Date:
February 1, 1987:  Rod Nilles
February 1, 1988:  John Olsen
February 12, 2011: Mary Ruth Marks
February 8, 2013:  Matt Loch
February 14, 2014:  Connie Fish
 
 
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50 Pairs of Socks for the Homeless

Posted on Feb 03, 2022
To help note our Club's 50th year of service members are asked to participate in a "50 Pairs of Socks for the Homeless" drive. At the club meeting on January 28, member Barry Pace explained the need for winter socks for homeless adults. Barry will collect socks at the meeting of the club on February 11. Barry will then take the socks to the Beacon. The Beacon is a comprehensive day resource center for people experiencing homelessness in Dane County. The organization helps over 125 individuals a day, 365 days a year.  Let's support the Beacon by donating a minimum of 50 pairs of socks. The socks can be new or clean and in good condition pre-worn socks. Let's not just talk about our 50 years, let's join together and take action to serve others in our 50th year!
 
50 Pairs of Socks for the Homeless Dean Ryerson 2022-02-03 06:00:00Z 0
Unanticipated Funds ($650) arrived at TLC Ed Fink 2022-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

QUATERLY MEETING WITH JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Posted by Mary Beth Growney Selene on Jan 27, 2022
These are the water bottles that were donated by Madison Church.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School students show the water bottles that were donated by Madison Church.
 
As part of our Adopt a School partnership, we had our quarterly meeting with the Jefferson Middle School team on January 25th and hope we can share a few things of interest to our members:
 
Through the support of WT-M Rotary, Jefferson has been able to provide “incentives for students” (rather than detention). Of interest to our members might be:
  • A “School Store” will be opening in February
  • Offerings of prep for HS
  • Water Bottles (see photos) – we have permission from all parents to use images of their children
  • The GaGa Court that we provided funding for will be installed yet this year (waiting on MMSD carpenters to be on site-warmer weather)
  • Through MWT-M support, we provided gift cards at Thanksgiving and Christmas (through Lussier) that were distributed to Jefferson families
Additionally:
  • Jefferson is the recipient of funds from The Esser Program, par of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides funds to help school districts respond to changes in student needs due to COVID-19.
  • The school will be constructing new playground equipment by repurposing some of their outside space (to be completed by summer [hopefully])
  • Through the Teacher Support Network, every school has been allocated funding through the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools.  Jefferson was awarded $2,490, which can be used for:
  • School supplies
  • Art supplies
  • Snacks
  • Sporting Equipment and
  • Winter outerwear
Madison Metropolitan School District will be opening the schools to outside volunteers as soon as feasible.  Jefferson is looking for volunteers to:
  • Provide 1:1 reading tutors
  • After School Program volunteers 
Finally, one of the other partners with Jefferson, Madison Church, is hosting a BLOOD DRIVE on Monday, January 31, from 1-6 at Trinity United Methodist Church at 1123 Vilas Avenue.  Walk-ins are welcome.
 
On behalf of our Adopt a School team of Roxanne, Deb, Denny, and myself, thank you for considering sharing this information with our members.
 
 
QUATERLY MEETING WITH JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Mary Beth Growney Selene 2022-01-27 06:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting January 28, 2022

Posted on Jan 27, 2022
This Week's Program:
 
January 28 Author and publisher David Benjamin will talk about his craft. He is the winner of numerous literary awards and has written and published 12 books and over two thousand essays. One is called "Almost Killed by a Train of Thought.” Benjamin graduated from LaFollette High School and lives part-time in Madison and part-time in Paris. 
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
February 4 Dr. Daniel Dickinson, a psychologist at UW Clinics, will discuss sleep disorders.
 
February 11 Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "getaway" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
February 18 Open
 
February 25 Open
 
March 4 - Jim Emerick's son, Tyler, and his daughter-in-law Meredith, will talk about adopting children in China. 
 
March 18   After twenty years as Wisconsin's head football equipment manager, Mark Peeler was named UW's Director of Equipment Operations for ALL sports which includes the department's 23 athletic programs and 26 support units.  Imagine having so much responsibility in so many areas!  Don't miss this exciting program brought to us by Leo Edelstein! 
 
March 25  Open
 
April 1  Open
 
April 8  Open

 
Birthdays:
January 21: Jennifer Humphery
January 25: Steve Aune
 
Anniversaries:
...
 
Join Date:
February 8: Matt Loch, 35 years
 
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New Member Dana Monogue

Please take a moment to say hello to new member Dana Monogue. She joined the world’s coolest Rotary Club on January 19, 2022.
New Member Dana Monogue 2022-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting January 21, 2022

This Week's Program:
January 21 One of our two newest members, Kevin Hayden, will provide a program about St. John's Northwestern Academies. Joe Sevenz, Dean of Administration, will speak about the purpose of the academy which was built in 1884 on 110 acres of land in Delafield, Wis. Its goal is to prepare students for success in life by instilling solid work ethics, understanding the value of integrity and teamwork, the ability to think critically, communicate well and function on a diverse and ever-changing world.
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
January 28 Author and publisher David Benjamin will talk about his craft. He is the winner of numerous literary awards and has written and published 12 books and over two thousand essays. One is called "Almost Killed by a Train of Thought.” Benjamin graduated from LaFollette High School and lives part-time in Madison and part-time in Paris. 
 
February 4 Dr. Daniel Dickinson, a psychologist at UW Clinics, will discuss sleep disorders.
 
February 11 Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "getaway" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
Birthdays:
January 4: Nate Hedden
January 17: Mary Van Hout
 
Anniversaries:
...
 
Join Date:
January 9: Cory Recknor, 24
 
 
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Ruth Domack Obituary

Fitchburg - Ruth Domack passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 12, 2022, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg after a courageous battle with cancer.  Ruth was born on November 3, 1949 to Cecil and Harriet (Hogan) Phillips in Rockford, Illinois. Ruth is survived by her husband, Dennis and sons Paul (Jennifer), Brian (Alicia) and Tim (Caroline), grandsons Andrew, Jacob and Phillip and granddaughters Addison and Margaret. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Mike and Vic. Ruth graduated from Bishop Muldoon High, Rockford, in 1967, Edgewood College in 1971 and an EMBA from the University of Wisconsin in 2001. Ruth married Dennis Domack on June 19, 1971. 
 
Ruth’s 44-year professional career centered around real estate. She sold residential property, worked for Verex, a private mortgage insurance company, Heartland Properties, a Section 42 related company and Alliant Energy. For the last 10 years, Ruth sold residential property for First Weber with an emphasis on older adults. Ruth also felt volunteering was important. She stage managed the Edgefest Follies for 20 years followed by 10 years of light design and teaching stage management to the students of Edgewood High School. For the past 9 years Ruth volunteered weekly at the Fitchburg Senior Center and has been a member of the Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club since 2008.  
 
In addition to her husband and sons, Ruth is survived by her brother Tom (Karen) Phillips, sisters Sue (Bob) Garland and Mary (Curt) Thorell, sister-in-law Mary Jane Phillips as well as several nieces and nephews.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Our Lady Queen of Peace School Endowment, Fitchburg Senior Center, Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation, P.O Box 620312, Middleton, WI 53562. 
 
Ruth’s family would like to express eternal gratitude for the level of attention, comfort, and care that Ruth and family received while at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 401 S. Owen Dr, Madison, with Msgr. Larry Bakke presiding. A visitation was held on Thursday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until time of Mass. 
 
Please note that the church requires a mask for all attendees due to COVID.
To view the guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
 
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 
5701 Odana Road
608-274-1000
To send flowers to Ruth's family, please visit our floral store.
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This Week's Hybrid Meeting - Friday, January 14, 2022

Posted on Jan 12, 2022
This Week's Program:
Election of officers for the upcoming Rotary year and then Selected members will talk for a few minutes on why they joined Rotary and why they find it rewarding
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring. 
 
January 21 One of our two newest members, Kevin Hayden, will provide a program about St. John's Northwestern Academies. Joe Sevenz, Dean of Administration, will speak about the purpose of the academy which was built in 1884 on 110 acres of land in Delafield, Wis. Its goal is to prepare students for success in life by instilling solid work ethics, understanding the value of integrity and teamwork, the ability to think critically, communicate well and function on a diverse and ever-changing world.
 
January 28 Author and publisher David Benjamin will talk about his craft. He is the winner of numerous literary awards and has written and published 12 books and over two thousand essays. One is called "Almost Killed by a Train of Thought.” Benjamin graduated from LaFollette High School and lives part-time in Madison and part-time in Paris. 
 
February 4 Dr. Daniel Dickinson, a psychologist at UW Clinics, will discuss sleep disorders.
 
February 11 Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "getaway" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
Birthdays:
January 4: Nate Hedden
January 17: Mary Van Hout
 
Anniversaries:
 
Join Date:
January 9: Cory Recknor, 24
 
 
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Rotary Exchange Student (1993-1994) from Belgium

Posted by Ed Fink on Jan 12, 2022
 Sandrine Robin and Manon Arena
 
 
Libby Burmaster with Sandrine, principal of Madison West at the time of the photograph.
Host Family: Diane and Ed Fink
Host Family:
Mary Beth Growney and Daughter
 
Host Family: Jim and Jacque Schutz Family
 

Recently, I was in contact with Sandrine Robin, our former Rotary Exchange Student (1993-1994) from Belgium. She is pictured here in a recent photo with her daughter Manon Arena. While in Madison, Sandrine attended Madison West.


 

 

Rotary Exchange Student (1993-1994) from Belgium Ed Fink 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

New Social Club for Our Club Members

Posted by Connie Fish on Jan 12, 2022
We are starting a new social club for our club members.  But wait it can be so much more than just a social club!  
 
Who is for: 
Knitters and Crocheters or other yarn enthusiasts!  If you’re a beginner, knitting clubs are a great place to learn things, discover tips and tricks and build your confidence.  They can be a space to meet like-minded knitters who will get excited with you when you’ve discovered a new yarn or worked your first cable. For seasoned knitting veterans knitting groups are a place to share your passion, show off your makes and you won’t be annoying anyone with the clicking of your needles! (Although we all know that’s a beautiful sound.)
 
What do we make:
Hats, scarves, socks, mittens, baby blankets, knitted knockers, or anything else we want!
What is the purpose: 
1- Knitting groups are a great way to meet new people or just to get to know others better.  Going to a place where you’ve all got something in common and can use the excuse of fiddling with a few stitches while you relax enough to get your chat on, is ideal.
2- A great way to serve our community!  We can donate the things we make to women’s shelters, homeless shelters, breast cancer patients, mental health patients, schools or any place that could benefit from the things we make.
3- Possible fundraising event.  We can sell the item we make to raise money for other worthwhile causes our club is involved in. 
How to participate: 
We could use an organizer to get this started.  I would be happy to jump into that role after June!
Any club member (family member) can join in making items.
You can donate yarn.
Find needs in the community that we could focus our projects and energies on.
Club Benefits:
Club Service-engaging members of our club to get involved in fun worthwhile events.
Community Service-create items that will benefit multiple members and organizations in our community
Vocational-teach kids in school, boys and girls clubs, and other like groups.
International-is there a need for items we can send to the orphanages or international programs we support?
 
IF WE CAN IMAGINE IT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH IT!  GET INVOLVED TODAY!
Interest or comments to me at fishcrotary@gmail.com
 
New Social Club for Our Club Members Connie Fish 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

Errata

Posted by Mary Cobb Dunn on Jan 07, 2022
Kevin Moran was the Greeter at the January 7th meeting.
Mary Beth Growney Selene and her husband Alan celebrated their 21st (not their 13th) wedding anniversary on January 1, 2022. 
Errata Mary Cobb Dunn 2022-01-07 06:00:00Z 0

Greeters Needed

Posted by Connie Fish on Jan 06, 2022
 
We are in need of club greeters.  Please click on the link, find a day that you can serve the club by greeting members and guests, and sign up. 
 
Thanks for all you do to serve our club, each other, and our community here and around the globe!
 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CACAF2DAAF4C43-club
 
 
Greeters Needed Connie Fish 2022-01-06 06:00:00Z 0

Do you head up a club project/committee?

Posted by Mary Cobb Dunn on Jan 06, 2022
Do you want to get the word out?
Do you need some volunteers?
Let the club know the who the what the when the where and the why.
 
Send a notice and/or an article and/or some photos to the Bulletin Editor at mcobdun@gmail.com
 
Do you head up a club project/committee? Mary Cobb Dunn 2022-01-06 06:00:00Z 0

My Last Bulletin

Posted by Jack Ferreri on Dec 16, 2021
Your faithful editor will be passing on the Bulletin to Mary Cobb Dunn with this issue (given there are no Bulletins through the end of the year). I’ve enjoyed the work for the years I’ve done it (four?). MCD will doubtless improve the look (and possibly the humor) of the Bulletin. If you have events you want to promote to the Club as a whole, reach out to her. 
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Today's Hybrid Meeting

Posted on Dec 16, 2021
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
 
December 24 No Meeting
December 31 No Meeting
 
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring.
January 7 Veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer will talk about her drive-thru pet clinic. She and her husband, also a vet, own three animal clinics in Wisconsin but their newest clinic, Checkout Veterinary in Sun Prairie, is a drive-through wellness pet clinic and the only one in the U.S. -- the concept is patented. Pet owners love this no waiting room, of not having to fend off bigger dogs.
 
January 14 Jim Emerick's son Tyler and daughter-in-law Meredith Emerick will talk about Adopting Children in China.  
 
January 21 Open
 
January 28 Author and publisher David Benjamin will talk about his craft. He is the winner of numerous literary awards and has written and published 12 books and over two thousand essays. One is called "Almost Killed by a Train of Thought.” Benjamin graduated from LaFollette High School and lives part-time in Madison and part-time in Paris. 
 
February 4 Dr. Daniel Dickinson, a psychologist at UW Clinics, will discuss sleep disorders.
 
February 11 Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "getaway" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
Birthdays:
Dec 17: Jack Ferreri Dec 31: Jerry Smith
 
Anniversaries:
Dec 20: Jim Emerick, 52 years
 
Join Date:
Dec 06: Abby Benbow, 2 years
Dec 20: Jennie Humphrey, 2 years
Dec 22: Mary Van Hout, 20 years
 Dec 29: Dean Ryerson, 26 years
 
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
Meeting ID: 665 622 324
Password: 589137
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Rotarians Give Blood

Posted on Dec 16, 2021
From Leo Edelstein: Holiday Blood Drive is Thursday, December 23 at the Alliant Energy Center. Register to donate and make a Dec 23 appointment at redcrossblood.org. I'm donating at 8:30 am, so if your slot is near mine, let's meet to hoist a donut and cup of coffee.  We'll toast Matt Loch, who's donating blood this week!

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Board Meeting on Wednesday, Dec 15 at Noon 2021-12-09 06:00:00Z 0

Member Updates for December 10, 2021

Posted on Dec 09, 2021
Kevin Hayden & Aaron Kiefert were inducted at the Dec 03 meeting
Todd Wiegand’s work schedule as a commercial airline pilot has forced him to resign from his role on the Board. He will remain a member of the Club.
Tony Burns has told the Board he’ll be resigning from Club at the end of December.
 
New Rotarians
 
Aaron Kiefert (left) and Kevin Hayden (right)
with member Mary Beth Growney-Selene in the middle.
 
Objects in the photo are happier than they appear.

 
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Appreciation for Our Presentation of Gift Cards

Posted on Dec 09, 2021
Chris Dahlke, Principal at Sauk Trail Elementary School in Middleton was delighted with the receipt of 20 $25 gift cards to Goodwill to distribute to families in need.  That day, she was meeting with a family who just moved to Middleton from Louisiana and had very little household and cold-weather necessities.  These gift cards would be a great help for them in their adjustment.  A big thanks to The Rotary Club of Madison West Towne Middleton!!!

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Today's Hybrid Meeting, December 10, 2021

Posted on Dec 09, 2021
December 10 Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue. The presentation will take place after our Ugly Sweater Contest.  
 
Birthdays:
December 17: Jack Ferreri Dec 31: Jerry Smith
 
Anniversaries:
December 20: Jim Emerick, 52 years
 
Join Date:
December 06: Abby Benbow, 2 years
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
December 17   White Elephant Sale
December 24   No Meeting
December 31   No Meeting
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring.
January 7   Veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer will talk about her drive-thru pet clinic. She and her husband, also a vet, own three animal clinics in Wisconsin but their newest clinic, Checkout Veterinary in Sun Prairie, is a drive-through wellness pet clinic and the only one in the U.S. -- the concept is patented. Pet owners love this no waiting room, of not having to fend off bigger dogs.
January 14   Jim Emerick's son Tyler and daughter-in-law Meredith Emerick will talk about Adopting Children in China.  
January 21   Open
January 28   Author and publisher David Benjamin will talk about his craft. He is the winner of numerous literary awards and has written and published 12 books and over two thousand essays. One is called "Almost Killed by a Train of Thought.” Benjamin graduated from LaFollette High School and lives part-time in Madison and part-time in Paris. 
February 4   Dr. Daniel Dickinson, a psychologist at UW Clinics, will discuss sleep disorders.
February 11  Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "get away" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
 
 
Meeting ID: 665 622 324
 
Password: 589137
 
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Today’s Hybrid Meeting:

 December 3, 2021 

Posted on Dec 02, 2021
Today, December 03 Our own Kathy Roberg as a member of "Walking Each Other Home" will talk about the conversation none of us wants to have, Death and Dying.
 
Birthdays:
Dec 06: Deb Dieter
Dec 17: Jack Ferreri
Dec 31: Jerry Smith
 
Anniversaries:
Dec 20: Jim Emerick, 52 years
 
Join Date:
Dec 04: Barry Pace, 6 years
Dec 06: Abby Benbow, 2 years
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
December 10   Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue 
December 17   Open
December 24   No Meeting
December 31   No Meeting
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring.
January 7   Veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer will talk about her drive-thru pet clinic. She and her husband, also a vet, own three animal clinics in Wisconsin but their newest clinic, Checkout Veterinary in Sun Prairie, is a drive-through wellness pet clinic and the only one in the U.S. -- the concept is patented. Pet owners love this no waiting room, of not having to fend off bigger dogs.
January 14   Jim Emerick's son Tyler and daughter-in-law Meredith Emerick will talk about Adopting Children in China.  
January 21   Open
January 28   Author and publisher David Benjamin will talk about his craft. He is the winner of numerous literary awards and has written and published 12 books and over two thousand essays. One is called "Almost Killed by a Train of Thought.” Benjamin graduated from LaFollette High School and lives part-time in Madison and part-time in Paris. 
February 4   Dr. Daniel Dickinson, a psychologist at UW Clinics, will discuss sleep disorders.
February 11  Anne Goodwin will tell us how to relax and let go of everyday stress via her real-life experiences of a "get away" place called "Come to the Lake." 
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
 
 
Meeting ID: 665 622 324
 
Password: 589137
 
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Today’s Hybrid Meeting: December 3, 2021 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

More on McAdow Miles

Posted on Dec 02, 2021
For years, led on by the powerful calves of Jerry McAdow, several riders have been bicycling together on Saturday mornings for exercise, for companionship, and for the sense of adventure. We’ve asked Club members to support our efforts by pledging dollars to the Rotary Foundation. It’s an important Club fundraiser. In the past, we’ve talked about cents per mile, but this year we’re going to simplify things by asking for pledges in the amount of $50, $100, or $250. Because several of our other fundraisers may be in some jeopardy because of the coronavirus, this is your chance to give a boost to the Foundation’s coffers. We’re gonna ride no matter what!
 
John Olsen writes …
With the nice weather this week, we had an impromptu gathering of seven riders on Tuesday. As this was “Giving Tuesday” we had a discussion about donations to our Club’s Foundation for the McAdow Miles fundraiser. We haven’t given it a lot of publicity this year, but we have had a lot of participation (probably over 15,000 miles by the participants), and several of us have already made monetary donations. I plan to make an announcement about it at our Club meeting on Friday. This was our eleventh year!
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OUR MASK POLICY

Posted on Dec 02, 2021
  • All in-person attendees must be vaccinated and masked. We're not going to ask for proof of vaccination. We'll let the four-way test handle that.  
  • Unvaccinated people attend via Zoom, & we genuinely wish they do so.
  • If you eat or drink at the meeting, you'll see two special tables set aside for you. Most of the room will be for people not eating or drinking, and they'll be wearing masks all the time. You'll have your mask off while eating/drinking, obviously, but put it back on when you're done. The meeting runner and Board members in attendance will lovingly poke members who've let their masks slip.
  • People may remove their mask at the microphone. No removal of masks when talking from the floor ...  just go to the microphone and remove your mask.
  • Relatedly, we're aware that our usage of Zoom has been too often problematic. We know this is an issue and we're working on it.  
The Board hopes this revised policy encourages more members to attend the meetings in person. We want the safest, healthiest environment for members to enjoy what they primarily come to the Club FOR: fellowship. We want to re-establish the importance of regular attendance in our members' lives. We can't do the good we do without engaged members. We think many have just gotten out of the habit of attending meetings regularly, especially in light of Covid. We want to change that. We NEED to change that.
 
We will review this policy regularly. We hope that Covid continues its downward trend. We'll follow Dane County on refining our mask policy. We have moved our Fiftieth Anniversary event from January to the spring in the hope that the Covid situation is better, and that we can hold part of the event outdoors.
 
Finally, please, please make a hearty effort to attend meetings in person. Venue directions are in the Bulletin. Your Club needs you.
 
If you have questions about this new policy, please reach out to President-Elect Kathy Roberg (kar8525@gmail.com )
 
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A SPECIAL NOTICE ON OUR MASK POLICY

Your Board met on Monday to cover the usual business and to take a look at the way we're dealing with masks and Covid in general ... and how this has affected our Club. 
 
You all know attendance has been sorely impacted: Friday's meeting had nine physical attendees and ten via Zoom (not counting the speaker). Our Club currently has 52 active members (this doesn't include 4 honorary members). We're averaging about 40% of our pre-Covid attendance.  
 
Starting with this Friday's meeting
All in-person attendees must be vaccinated and masked. We're not going to ask for proof of vaccination. We'll let the four-way test handle that.  
Unvaccinated people attend via Zoom, & we genuinely wish they do so. 
  • If you eat or drink at the meeting, you'll see two special tables set aside for you. Most of the room will be for people not eating or drinking, and they'll be wearing masks all the time. You'll have your mask off while eating/drinking, obviously, but put it back on when you're done. The meeting runner and Board members in attendance will lovingly poke members who've let their masks slip. 

  • People at the microphone may remove their mask while they're there. No removal of masks when talking from the floor ...  just go to the microphone and remove your mask. 

  • We want the safest, healthiest environment for members to enjoy what they primarily come to the Club FOR: fellowship. We want to re-establish the importance of regular attendance in our members' lives. We can't do the good we do without engaged members. We think many have just gotten out of the habit of attending meetings regularly, especially in light of Covid. We want to change that. We NEED to change thatThe Board hopes this revised policy encourages more members to attend the meetings in-person. elatedly, we're aware that our usage of Zoom has been too-often problematic. We know this is an issue and we're working on it.  R
We'll do this in the context of RI's having spent over two billion dollars over the years promoting and delivering polio vaccines around the world as part of its life-affirming commitment. RI headquarters in Evanston admits no one without proof of vaccination. And our policy puts us in line with Dane County's mandate, as well as the guidance provided by our District Governor
We will review this policy regularly. We hope that Covid continues its downward trend. We'll follow Dane County on refining our mask policy. We have moved our Fiftieth Anniversary event from January to the spring in the hope that the Covid situation is better, and that we can hold part of the event outdoors. 
 
Finally, please, please make a hearty effort to attend meetings in person. Venue directions are in the Bulletin. Your Club needs you. 
 

If you have questions about this new policy, please reach out to President-Elect Kathy Roberg at kar8525@gmail.com 

A SPECIAL NOTICE ON OUR MASK POLICY 2021-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

Live Club Meetings are Here

The meeting place is Serendipity Labs, a co-working facility on the sixth floor of the Johnson Bank Building at 525 Junction Road Madison, WI 53717 (right next to Panera Bread). We’re in the SOUTH TOWER. Parking is easy and undercover. We’re doing this on a month-to-month basis right now, but it may lead to a long-term arrangement. 
 
Our meeting place is circled in red on this map. 6th floor. For parking, follow the blue arrow on the map to underground parking. Go left once you enter the ramp. Parking is free; park in any unassigned spot. Go to the covered walkway to enter the building and grab the elevator to the sixth floor.

 
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A SPECIAL NOTICE ON OUR MASK POLICY

Posted on Nov 18, 2021
Your Board met on Monday, Oct 25 to cover the usual business and to take a look at the way we're dealing with masks and Covid in general ... and how this has affected our Club. You all know attendance has been sorely impacted.
 
Starting with October 29 meeting:

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Winter District Grant Applications Being Accepted

Our District 6250 Grant Committee is pleased to offer matching grants through a one-time pilot project through the rest of 2021-22. $33,453 is available on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are granted. There is no change to the criteria used to review and approve applications. Project reports are due by May 15, 2022.
 
According to Liz Evans, District Grant Committee Chair, “This pilot project is intended to give our clubs the ability to apply for a grant at any time a project is identified as long as funds are available. We hope this gives Rotarians more flexibility to consider projects that might be difficult to fund with short-term notice. It can also help to provide more timely responses due to the shortened time available to complete projects.”
 
This pilot project will be evaluated at the end of the year to determine if there is a positive impact for District 6250 Clubs. If this process works well for our clubs, we will consider using it in years that District Designated Funds are available after the June review period.
 
Qualified clubs can submit an application at any time to D6250Grants@gmail.com.
Applications materials and supporting information are available on the District 6250 website under the Foundation header. Questions about the application process can also be sent to the email above.
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ZOOM Meeting Improvements

Posted on Nov 18, 2021
At our 11/05 meeting, Mike Dillis, Assistant District Governor and Chair of the District 6250 Hybrid Meeting Task Force, sat in and observed. He followed that up with comments, suggestions, and resources to selected Board members. He saw ways for us to improve the user experience for our Zoomers. We’re digesting these suggestions, and you can expect to see changes in the coming weeks. Thanks, everyone for your patience with our hybrid meetings. Please feel free to send Club Service Chair Dean Ryerson (dryerson@tds.net) any suggestions regarding your virtual attendance at our meetings. Thanks.
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Pints for Polio

Posted on Nov 18, 2021
 
Our members are willing to do darn anything for our Club and its good causes … including quaffing a beer or two. Headquarters Pub in Oregon hosted a Pints for Polio event on Monday, donating a dollar for every pint sold to go to PolioPlus. We were well represented; in the middle in purple is the Assistant District Governor Erin Luken. Salute to Mary Van Hout for organizing!

 
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Rotary, USAID Partner on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Needs

Posted on Nov 18, 2021
More than one-third of the global population lacks basic sanitation. About 10 percent of people worldwide do not have clean water. Rotary and USAID share a commitment to providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene through sustainable projects that are built on local needs. The unique partnership pairs the technical expertise of USAID professionals with Rotary members, who are leaders in their communities, and who build the capacity of local governments and residents to plan and implement solutions. The partnership has committed $18 million through 2025 and has improved the lives of an estimated 450,000 people since 2007. Learn more about the partnership and share with your members how it’s making a difference in countries like the Dominican Republic, Ghana, the Philippines, and Uganda.

 
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Treasurer Matt Loch’s Talk on Club Financial Structure

Posted on Nov 18, 2021
Accounts
  • BMO Harris o Club checking account o Foundation checking account o Foundation bingo checking account
  • Charles Schwab o Legacy account 
    • Investments
    • Cash balance

Overview of Club Day-to-Day Operations

  • Income - $18K o Member dues o Meeting meals
  • Expenses - $18K o Club administration o Room rental & meals o Club Service activities o Dues – RI & District 6250
  • Financial objective o Was – generate income o Is – breakeven & user friendly
  • Cash balance – $25K

Summary of Foundation Income

  • Objective o Sustainable o Predictable o Prior fiscal year income
  • Sources - $51K o Golf outing o McAdow Miles o Good Neighbor Fest o Legacy Fund transfers o Raffle & Happy/Sad Dollars o Rotary District & Global Grants
o Other donations & special bequests

Summary of Foundation Expenses

  • Objective o Breakeven o Boots on the ground o Balanced across committees o Retain for needs during the fiscal year
  • Uses - $53K o Community Service projects o International Service projects o Vocational Service projects o Administration
  • Balance - $50K
Special Events Finances
  • Foundation Bingo Account - $5K o Separate BMO Harris account o Required by State of Wisconsin
    • Balance to be transferred to Foundation checking account
  • Golf Outing - $0K o Ad Hoc operation o John Olsen, Treasurer
    • Operated within Foundation checking account

Schwab Account

  • Origin o Was – an “endowment” o Is – Legacy Fund
  • Objective o Sustainable o Supporting our causes o Encourage future bequests
  • Management Goals o Fund investments o Balanced profile
o Fully invested
o Annual payout – 5% of prior 12 quarter balance ($14K)
  • Balance - $349K

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Rotary’s Reach is Wide and Enduring

Posted on Nov 18, 2021
One of the "Happy Bucks," offered last Friday was for the birth of former Rotary Exchange Student Rumi Matsukata Hige's baby girl. Rumi was our exchange student, at the time we were sponsoring a new club in Reedsburg. We placed Rumi with three families in the Reedsburg School District. The following is a brief excerpt from a recent e-mail we received. The birth of this baby is extra special because Rumi is 47 years old. This is the couple's first child.
 
"... I returned home from the hospital yesterday (in Japan, we stay at least 5 days at the hospital and I stayed 9 days at the hospital) and I can now write you back! The baby was born on Nov 2nd, weighed 7.63 pounds and 19.68 inches.  We are both well. Haven’t finalized the name yet … but more likely to be Yui Hige (Yui is the first name)."

 
Rotary’s Reach is Wide and Enduring Ed Fink reports... 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

Today's Hybrid Meeting, November 19, 2021

Posted on Nov 18, 2021
November 19  District Governor Karen Hebert will talk about the state of affairs in our District and beyond. Karen noted that it is our 50th anniversary.
Birthdays:
November 25: Joe Valenta
November 30: Tony Burns
December 06: Deb Dieter
December 17: Jack Ferreri
December 31: Jerry Smith
 
Anniversaries:
November 27: Joe Valenta, 21 years
December 20: Jim Emerick, 52 years
 
Join Date:
November 14: Deb Dieter, 24 years
November 15: Todd Wiegand, 5 years
December 04: Barry Pace, 6 years
December 06: Abby Benbow, 2 years
 
               
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
 
November 26  No meeting (Thanksgiving)
December 03  Our own Kathy Roberg as a member of "Walking Each Other Home" will talk on the conversation none of us wants to have, Death and Dying.
December 10  Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue 
December 17  Open
December 24  No Meeting
December 31  No Meeting
Our January 50th anniversary meeting is postponed until spring.
January 7  Veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer will talk about her drive-thru pet clinic. She and her husband, also a vet, own three animal clinics in Wisconsin but their newest clinic, Checkout Veterinary in Sun Prairie, is a drive-through wellness pet clinic and the only one in the U.S. -- the concept is patented. Pet owners love this no waiting room, of not having to fend off bigger dogs.
January 14  Jim Emerick's son Tyler and daughter-in-law Meredith Emerick will talk about Adopting Children in China.  
January 21  Open
January 28  Author David Benjamin will talk about publishing books -- he has written 16 of them 
February 4  Dr. Daniel Dickinson will discuss sleep disorders.
 
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Meeting ID: 665 622 324
 
Password: 589137
 
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McAdow Miles Team for PolioPlus

Posted on Nov 11, 2021
Here is a photo of (most of) our nine-person McAdow Miles Team at the Epic Campus on our 14-mile ride today around Verona for Polio Plus. A big thanks to Paul Patenaude for organizing it, and also to Mary Ruth Marks for her wonderfully narrated tour of Epic.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Pints for Polio

Posted on Nov 11, 2021
The Headquarters Bar and Grill is proudly supporting Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio by contributing a
dollar for each pint sold on November 15 starting at 11 am. Let's join together to support Rotary, spend a little time with Rotary friends and quench our thirst and hunger!  
 
We can carpool there so if interested, let's meet at my home at 6812 Maywood Avenue in Middleton at 1 pm and we'll drive together.  Additional vehicles to drive there will be available as needed so let me know if you'll be there!  It will be wonderful to spend some time together and support this great cause!
 
Mary Van Hout 608 575 7566 maryevanhout@gmail.com 
 
 

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Member Updates - November 12, 2021

Posted on Nov 11, 2021
  • Lizzy Gietman has resigned from the Club due to an imminent move to Green Bay for work.
  • We have a new member application from Kevin Hayden, sponsored by Mary Beth Growney-Selene. Classification is Healthcare, Retired. This is his second mention in the Bulletin  
  • We have another new member in the works.

     
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    Todays Hybrid Meeting, November 12, 2021

    Posted on Nov 11, 2021
    TODAY
    November 12 UW professor and decorated geologist, Eric Carson will discuss 2.5 million Years of Glaciers on Earth and in Wisconsin.  Eric has talked to us at the Pope Farm. Don’t miss this informative and historic presentation.
     
     
    Birthdays:
    November 03: Ruth Domack
    November 16: Mary Cobb Dunn
    November 25: Joe Valenta
    November 30: Tony Burns
     
    Anniversaries:
    November 27: Joe Valenta,21 years
     
    Join Date:
    November 01: John Gerold, 50 years
    November 01: Mary Beth Growney-Selene, 34 years
    November 01: Jerry McAdow, 50 years
    November 01: Peder Moren, 46 years
    November 14: Deb Dieter, 24 years
    November 15: Todd Wiegand, 5 years
     
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
     
    November 19  District Governor Karen Hebert will talk about the state of affairs in our District and beyond. Karen noted that it is our 50th anniversary.
     
    November 26  No meeting (Thanksgiving)
     
    December 03  Our own Kathy Roberg as a member of "Walking Each Other Home" will talk on the conversation none of us wants to have, Death and Dying.
     
    December 10  Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue
     
    December 24 and 31 No Meeting
     
    January 7  Veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer will talk about her drive-thru pet clinic. She and her husband, also a vet, own three animal clinics in Wisconsin but their newest clinic, Checkout Veterinary in Sun Prairie, is a drive-through wellness pet clinic and the only one of its kind in the U.S. -- the concept is patented. Pet owners love this concept of no waiting room, of not having to fend off bigger dogs.
     
    January 14  Jim Emerick's son Tyler and daughter-in-law Meredith Emerick will talk about Adopting Children in China
     
    January 21  Open
     
    January 28  Author David Benjamin will talk about publishing books --, he has written 16 of them 
     
    February 4  Dr. Daniel Dickinson will discuss sleep disorders
     
     
    JOIN ZOOM MEETING
     
    Meeting ID: 665 622 324
    Password: 589137
     
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    The Wisconsin Academic Decathlon

    Posted on Nov 04, 2021
     
    The Wisconsin Academic Decathlon 
    The State Competition takes place 
    Thursday-Friday, February 24-25, 2022
    at the Wilderness Resort/Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells.
     
    Our Club has participated – and for years funded the meal – for many years. It’s an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Here’s a link to the Volunteer section of their website.
     
    Get involved in helping shape the next generation: 
    https://sites.google.com/cesa7.org/wiad/volunteers  


     
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    The Wisconsin Academic Decathlon

    Posted on Nov 04, 2021
    The State Competition takes place
    Thursday-Friday, February 24-25, 2022
    at the Wilderness Resort/Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells.
     
     
    Our Club has participated – and for years funded the meal – for many years. It’s an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Here’s a link to the Volunteer section of their website.
     
    Get involved in helping shape the next generation:
     
    The State
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    ZOOM Meetings

    Posted on Nov 04, 2021

    At our last meeting, Mike Dillis, Assistant to the District Governor and Chair of the District 6250 Hybrid Meeting Task Force, sat in and observed. He followed that up with comments, suggestions, and resources to selected Board members. He saw ways for us to improve the user experience for our Zoomers. We’re digesting these suggestions, and you can expect to see changes in the coming weeks. 


     
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    Todays Hybrid Meeting, November 5, 2021

    Posted on Nov 04, 2021
    TODAY
    Rick Raemisch is a former Dane County Sheriff and top corrections official for both Wisconsin and Colorado. He’ll speak on Rethinking Corrections in America. He’s an authority on the subject, consulting widely in the U.S. and overseas and speaking at many conferences.
     
     
    Birthdays:
    November 03: Ruth Domack
    November 16: Mary Cobb Dunn
    November 25: Joe Valenta
    November 30: Tony Burns
     
    Anniversaries:
    November 27: Joe Valenta,21 years
     
    Join Date:
    November 01: John Gerold, 50 years
    November 01: Mary Beth Growney-Selene, 34 years
    November 01: Jerry McAdow, 50 years
    November 01: Peder Moren, 46 years
    November 14: Deb Dieter, 24 years
    November : Todd Wiegand, 5 years
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
     
    November 12  UW professor and decorated geologist, Eric Carson will discuss 2.5 million Years of Glaciers on Earth and in Wisconsin.  Eric has talked to us at the Pope Farm. Don’t miss this informative and historic presentation.
     
    November 19  District Governor Karen Hebert will talk about the state of affairs in our District and beyond. Karen noted that it is our 50th anniversary.
     
    November 26  No meeting (Thanksgiving)
     
    December 03  Our own Kathy Roberg as a member of "Walking Each Other Home" will talk on the conversation none of us wants to have, Death and Dying.
     
    December 10  Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue
     
    December 24 and 31 No Meeting
     
    January 7  Veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer will talk about her drive-thru pet clinic. She and her husband, also a vet, own three animal clinics in Wisconsin but their newest clinic, Checkout Veterinary in Sun Prairie, is a drive-through wellness pet clinic and the only one of its kind in the U.S. -- the concept is patented. Pet owners love this concept of no waiting room, of not having to fend off bigger dogs.
     
    January 14  Jim Emerick's son Tyler and daughter-in-law Meredith Emerick will talk about Adopting Children in China.  
     
     
    JOIN ZOOM MEETING
     
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    Password: 589137
     
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    A SPECIAL NOTICE ON OUR MASK POLICY

    Posted on Nov 04, 2021
    Your Board met on Monday to cover the usual business and to take a look at the way we're dealing with masks and Covid in general ... and how this has affected our Club. 
     
    You all know attendance has been sorely impacted: Friday's meeting had nine physical attendees and ten via Zoom (not counting the speaker). Our Club currently has 52 active members (this doesn't include 4 honorary members). We're averaging about 40% of our pre-Covid attendance.  
     
    Starting with this Friday's meeting
    All in-person attendees must be vaccinated and masked. We're not going to ask for proof of vaccination. We'll let the four-way test handle that.  
    Unvaccinated people attend via Zoom, & we genuinely wish they do so. 
    • If you eat or drink at the meeting, you'll see two special tables set aside for you. Most of the room will be for people not eating or drinking, and they'll be wearing masks all the time. You'll have your mask off while eating/drinking, obviously, but put it back on when you're done. The meeting runner and Board members in attendance will lovingly poke members who've let their masks slip. 

    • People at the microphone may remove their mask while they're there. No removal of masks when talking from the floor ...  just go to the microphone and remove your mask. 

    • We want the safest, healthiest environment for members to enjoy what they primarily come to the Club FOR: fellowship. We want to re-establish the importance of regular attendance in our members' lives. We can't do the good we do without engaged members. We think many have just gotten out of the habit of attending meetings regularly, especially in light of Covid. We want to change that. We NEED to change that the Board hopes this revised policy encourages more members to attend the meetings in person. elatedly, we're aware that our usage of Zoom has been too often problematic. We know this is an issue and we're working on it.  R
    We'll do this in the context of RI's having spent over two billion dollars over the years promoting and delivering polio vaccines around the world as part of its life-affirming commitment. RI headquarters in Evanston admit no one without proof of vaccination. And our policy puts us in line with Dane County's mandate, as well as the guidance provided by our District Governor
    We will review this policy regularly. We hope that Covid continues its downward trend. We'll follow Dane County on refining our mask policy. We have moved our Fiftieth Anniversary event from January to the spring in the hope that the Covid situation is better, and that we can hold part of the event outdoors. 
     
    Finally, please, please make a hearty effort to attend meetings in person. Venue directions are in the Bulletin. Your Club needs you. 
     

    If you have questions about this new policy, please reach out to President-Elect Kathy Roberg at kar8525@gmail.com 

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    Today's Hybrid Meeting - October 22, 2021

    Posted on Oct 21, 2021
    TODAY
    Recovering Marketing Guy Attempts Second Act as a Gigging Musician … Bob Hoot on how I got into marketing & music, and the economics of being a performing musician in a small-to-medium size market.
     
     
    Birthdays:
    October 16: Jeannine Desautels
    October 26: Matt Loch
    November 03: Ruth Domack
     
    Anniversaries:
    October 20: Carl Bolstad, 37 years
    November 03: Lizzy Gietman
     
    Join Date:
    October 23: Mary Cobb Dunn, 6 years ++
    November 01: John Gerold, 50 years
    November 01: Mary Beth Growney-Selene, 34 years
    November 01: Jerry McAdow, 50 years
    November 01: Peder Moren, 46 years
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
     
    October 29   Treasurer Matt Loch will present the financial state of affairs of our club. This scintillating presentation will cover club financial structure, current budgets, balances, policies, processes, and the basics of how things work. 
     
    November 5  Rick Raemisch is a former Dane County Sheriff and top corrections official for both Wisconsin and Colorado. He’ll tell us about the issues surrounding solitary confinement. He’s an authority on the subject, consulting widely in the U.S. and overseas and speaking at many conferences.
     
    November 12  UW professor and decorated geologist, Eric Carson will discuss 2.5 million Years of Glaciers on Earth and in Wisconsin.  Eric has talked to us at the Pope Farm. Don’t miss this informative and historic presentation.
     
    November 19  District Governor Karen Hebert will talk about the state of affairs in our District and beyond. Karen noted that it is our 50th anniversary.
     
    November 26  No meeting (Thanksgiving)
     
    December 03  Our own Kathy Roberg as a member of "Walking Each Other Home" will talk on the conversation none of us wants to have, Death and Dying.
     
    December 10  Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue 
     
    JOIN ZOOM MEETING
     
    Meeting ID: 665 622 324
    Password: 589137
     
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    Former Member George Warren Has Passed

    Posted on Oct 21, 2021
    George Elliott Warren unexpectedly passed away on Oct. 16, 2021, after an unsurvivable stroke. George was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 19, 1943, to Anita Olivotti Warren and Wilbur Wesley Warren Jr. At the age of 16 he met a cute blonde in chemistry class at Washington High School -- they graduated together in1961. Working his way through college at UW-Milwaukee, George cracked a tooth while delivering Coca-Cola and, fascinated by the repair process, chose to attend Marquette Dental School. After graduating in 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Julianne, and served as an Air Force Captain in Goose Bay Labrador, Canada. Two years later they returned to Wisconsin, newborn in tow, and shortly thereafter they started his dental practice in Madison. In 1982, UW Athletic Director Elroy Hirsch asked George to take the helm as UW Athletics Team Dentist, a position he held for more than 20 years before passing the torch to his son and fellow dentist, Robb. George quietly retired from dentistry in 2015.
     
    Always one to live by his motto "Work hard, play hard," George had a wonderfully successful career, as well as a host of adventures with his wife, children, grandkids, siblings, nieces, nephews, and many close friends.
    Anyone who met him could see how George was a beacon of happiness and light. He gave everything he had and then some, and somehow brought out the best in everyone. The world will never be the same without our steadfast, generous-to-a-fault Giving Tree.
    George was preceded in death by his infant son, Scott Randolph Warren; his parents; his in-laws, James and Elizabeth Harty; sister-in-law, Gail Warren; and several dear friends. He is survived by Julianne, his wife of 55 years; daughter, Wendy Warren Grapentine (Mark); daughter, Meghan Warren McKinney (Scott); son, Robb Andrew Warren (Erin); his grandchildren, Jordan, Alexandra, Quinlan, Padraig, Maeve, Emma, and Claire; as well as his brother, Wilbur Wesley Warren III; sister, Sandy Warren Sironi (Rick); and cherished nieces and nephews, who have all been forever blessed by the extra 19 years with this incredible man in their lives.
     
    As some may remember, George, collapsed during the CrazyLegs run in 2002. Resuscitation was started by a few medical professionals who were also running the race, and he was defibrillated by UW police. In appreciation of the fortuitous availability of that defibrillator, the family started the George Warren Defibrillator Fund which donates AEDs to locations in need.
     
    In lieu of flowers and to celebrate George, we invite you to donate to the fund via Venmo @George-WarrenAEDFund or via mail to George Warren Defibrillator Fund c/o Wilbur Warren, Administrator 1610 30th Court, Kenosha, WI 53144.
    A celebration of life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 at BISHOPS BAY COUNTRY CLUB, 3500 Bishops Bay Drive, Middleton, WI 53562. Several opportunities to share thoughts and memories will be made available throughout the open house remembrance.

     
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    Thanks to MWTM Rotary from Oliveros Scholarship Program

    Posted on Oct 14, 2021

    Oliveros scholarship program / Enrique Gándara 

    It is my pleasure to be able to address you to inform you that on Thursday, October 7, 2021 I received my title of Professor of Secondary Education in Pedagogy and Technician in Educational Administration from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, which fills me of great joy.

    I greatly thank each of you for the support you have given me throughout my studies, not only at the upper level but also at the intermediate level through the Aldea Oliveros scholarship program. 

    Currently, I am studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Pedagogy and Educational Administration, at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, and with the help of God and of you I will close the Pensum at the end of this year 2021, God knows how to reward you greatly for the support you provide to each one of the beneficiaries of the program. 

    PEM. EDVIN EUGENIO GONZÁLEZ GÓMEZ


     
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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting - October 8, 2021

    Posted on Oct 07, 2021
    TODAY - Leo brings us, speaker, Pam Jahnke in person, a girl who was raised on her family’s dairy farm of 200 acres in Northeastern Wis. Getting up at 2:00 a.m. is nothing new to Pam. Her whole life has been dedicated to farming in Wisconsin, being actively involved in 4-H and FFA. She has been a dairy exhibitor at county fairs and even reigned as Oconto County’s Dairy Queen. She studied broadcast journalism at UW-River Falls and started the campus's first-ever “Farm Show” and received the top national scholarship from (NAFB) the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. She will enlighten us on today’s farming trends and future.
     
    Birthdays:
    September 30: Paul Patenaude
    October 01: Barry Pace
    October 02: Derek Moehring
    October 03: LizzyGietman
     
    Anniversaries:
    October 01: Cory Recknor, 27 years
    October 07: Ed Fink, 53 years
     
    Join Date
    October 01: Jack Ferreri, 36 years
     
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
     
    October 15   Speaker Mariana Marques de Almeida on Marketing Sheep Milk and Cheese in the Land of the Cows. Mariana is a Senior Animal Scientist, Breeding Advisor and Cheese Specialist at Ms. J & Co in Monroe, Wisconsin.
    Originally from Portugal, she’s spent decades in the industry here and in Europe.
     
    October 22    Recovering Marketing Guy Attempts Second Act as a Gigging Musician … how I got into marketing and music, as well as the economics of being a performing musician in a small-to-medium size market.
     
    October 29   Treasurer Matt Loch will present the financial state of affairs of our club. This scintillating presentation will cover club financial structure, current budgets, balances, policies, processes, and the basics of how things work. 
     
    November 5  Rick Raemisch is a former Dane County Sheriff and top corrections official for both Wisconsin and Colorado. He’ll tell us about the issues surrounding solitary confinement. He’s an authority on the subject, consulting widely in the U.S. and overseas and speaking at many conferences.
     
    November 12  UW professor and decorated geologist, Eric Carson will discuss 2.5 million Years of Glaciers on Earth and in Wisconsin.  Eric has talked to us at the Pope Farm. Don’t miss this informative and historic presentation.
     
    November 19  District Governor Karen Hebert will talk about the state of affairs in our District and beyond. Karen noted that it is our 50th anniversary.
     
    November 26  No meeting (Thanksgiving)
     
    December 03  Open
     
    December 10  Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue 
     
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    Password: 589137
     
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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: October 1, 2021

    Posted on Sep 30, 2021
    TODAY  Gary Knowles on “Wisconsin: A Box of Chocolates!” He’ll talk about Wisconsin travel gems and curiosities not to miss. Gary’s the president of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and author of the “Gary’s Getaways” feature for Journal & Topics Newspapers.  He also consults with travel businesses and has written of “The Great Wisconsin Touring Book: 30 Spectacular Auto Tours.” He also spent years with the State Department of Tourism. For 27 years, he’s led OpenAir Tours where convertible enthusiasts travel (“topless”) to interesting parts of the state. 
     
    Birthdays:
    September 30: Paul Patenaude
    October 01: Barry Pace
    October 02: Derek Moehring
    October 03: Lizzy Gietman
     
    Anniversaries:
    October 01: Cory Recknor, 27 years
    October 07: Ed Fink, 53 years
    October 07: John Gerold, 58 years
    October 07: Jerry McAdow, 58 years
     
    Join Date:
    October 01: Jack Ferreri, 36 years
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
     
    October 8 - Leo brings us, speaker, Pam Jahnke in person, a girl who was raised on her family’s dairy farm of 200 acres in Northeastern Wis. Getting up at 2:00 a.m. is nothing new to Pam. Her whole life has been dedicated to farming in Wisconsin, being actively involved in 4-H and FFA. She has been a dairy exhibitor at county fairs and even reigned as Oconto County’s Dairy Queen. She studied broadcast journalism at UW-River Falls and started the campus's first-ever ”Farm Show” and received the top national scholarship from (NAFB) the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. She will enlighten us on today’s farming trends and future. 
     
    October 15 - Speaker Mariana Marques de Almeida on Marketing Sheep Milk and Cheese in the Land of the Cows. Mariana is a Senior Animal Scientist, Breeding Advisor and Cheese Specialist at Ms. J & Co in Monroe, Wisconsin.
    Originally from Portugal, she’s spent decades in the industry here and in Europe.
     
    October 22 - Recovering Marketing Guy Attempts Second Act as a Gigging Musician … how I got into marketing and music, as well as the economics of being a performing musician in a small-to-medium size market.
     
    October 29 - Treasurer Matt Loch will present the financial state of affairs of our club. This scintillating presentation will cover club financial structure, current budgets, balances, policies, processes, and the basics of how things work. 
     
    November 5 - Rick Raemisch is a former Dane County Sheriff and top corrections official for both Wisconsin and Colorado. He’ll tell us about the issues surrounding solitary confinement. He’s an authority on the subject, consulting widely in the U.S. and overseas and speaking at many conferences.
     
    November 12 - UW professor and decorated geologist, Eric Carson will discuss 2.5 million Years of Glaciers on Earth and in Wisconsin.  Eric has talked to us at the Pope Farm. Don’t miss this informative and historic presentation.
     
    November 19 - District Governor Karen Hebert will talk about the state of affairs in our District and beyond. Karen noted that it is our 50th anniversary.
     
    November 26 - No meeting (Thanksgiving)
     
    December 10 - Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue 
     
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    Password: 589137
     
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    Say Farewell to Paul Terranova THIS Saturday

    Posted on Sep 30, 2021
    Many have asked when you'll have a chance to thank Paul Terranova for his 21 years as the LCEC's executive director. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! We're popping up the tents THIS Saturday afternoon, October 2, for an informal outside gathering. Come as you are. Enjoy good food and good neighbors. Share memories, ask questions, and meet the LCEC's interim director, Diana Shinall. (You can find more info at the FACEBOOK EVENT. If you want to help with setup, take-down, or other support, find the VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP here.)
     
    Farewell Party for Paul
    * THIS Sat Oct 2 * 2:00-4:30 pm
    Outside the LCEC at 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, WI
     

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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting - September 24, 2021

    Posted on Sep 23, 2021
    TODAY: Msgr. Donn Heiar will discuss Service as Chaplain of the Wisconsin Air National Guard. 
     
    Birthdays:
    Sep 24: Jack Coe
    Sep 30: Paul Patenaude
    Anniversaries:
    Sep 23: Greg Blum, 26 years
    Sep 26: Roxanne Brazeau, 26 years
    Join Date:
    Sep 26: Nate Hedden, 7 years
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    October 1 - Gary Knowles will talk about Wisconsin travel gems and curiosities not to miss. Gary He’s the president of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and author of the “Gary’s Getaways” feature for Journal & Topics Newspapers.  He also consults with travel businesses and is the author of “The Great Wisconsin Touring Book: 30 Spectacular Auto Tours. For 27 years, he’s led OpenAir Tours where convertible enthusiasts travel to interesting parts of the state. 
     
    October 8 - Leo brings us, speaker, Pam Jahnke in person, a girl who was raised on her family’s dairy farm of 200 acres in Northeastern Wis. Getting up at 2:00 a.m. is nothing new to Pam. Her whole life has been dedicated to farming in Wisconsin, being actively involved in 4-H and FFA. She has been a dairy exhibitor at county fairs and even reigned as Oconto County’s Dairy Queen. She studied broadcast journalism at UW-River Falls and started the campus's first-ever ”Farm Show” and received the top national scholarship from (NAFB) the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. She will enlighten us on today’s farming trends and future. 
     
    October 15 - Speaker Mariana Marques de Almeida on Marketing Sheep Milk and Cheese in the Land of the Cows. Mariana is a Senior Animal Scientist, Breeding Advisor and Cheese Specialist at Ms. J & Co in Monroe, Wisconsin.
    Originally from Portugal, she’s spent decades in the industry here and in Europe.
     
    October 22 - Recovering Marketing Guy Attempts Second Act as a Gigging Musician … how I got into marketing and music, as well as the economics of being a performing musician in a small-to-medium size market.
     
    October 29 - Treasurer Matt Loch will present the financial state of affairs of our club. This scintillating presentation will cover club financial structure, current budgets, balances, policies, processes, and the basics of how things work. 
     
    November 5 - Rick Raemisch is a former Dane County Sheriff and top corrections official for both Wisconsin and Colorado. He’ll tell us about the issues surrounding solitary confinement. He’s an authority on the subject, consulting widely in the U.S. and overseas and speaking at many conferences.
     
    November 12 - UW professor and decorated geologist, Eric Carson will discuss 2.5 million Years of Glaciers on Earth and in Wisconsin.  Eric has talked to us at the Pope Farm. Don’t miss this informative and historic presentation.
     
    November 19 - District Governor Karen Hebert will talk about the state of affairs in our District and beyond. Karen noted that it is our 50th anniversary.
     
    November 26 - No meeting (Thanksgiving)
     
    December 10 - Middleton School Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue 
     
    JOIN ZOOM MEETING
     
    Meeting ID: 665 622 324
    Password: 589137
     
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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting - September 24, 2021 2021-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

    Thanks to Club from TLC in South Africa

    Posted on Sep 16, 2021
    Ed Fink forwards a thank you note from Pippa Jarvis for Adopt-a-Cot funding.
    Peder Moren was a major contributor.
    Learn more about TLC at www.tlc.org.za:
     
    What an incredible blessing at this time! There is so much on the go as we start packing up to move on the 24th and this gift is a huge relief in helping make sure our babies keep getting excellent care throughout this time! 
    We are so blessed and send you all much love and gratitude. I will definitely confirm once the money arrives!
     
    Huge hugs to you all!
    Pippa Jarvis Managing Director
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    Today's Hybrid Meeting - September 17, 2021

    Posted on Sep 16, 2021
    Things I Wish Someone Told Me about Investing. Adam Sweet of Jacobson and Schmidt Investment Advisors will discuss managing a $2B portfolio as part of the U.S. Equity Team. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and has an MBA specializing in investing from the UW. 
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    September 24 - Msgr. Donn Heiar will discuss Service as Chaplain of the Wisconsin Air National Guard. 
     
    October 1 - Gary Knowles will talk about Wisconsin travel gems and curiosities not to miss. Gary He’s the president of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and author of the “Gary’s Getaways” feature for Journal & Topics Newspapers.  He also consults with travel businesses and is the author of “The Great Wisconsin Touring Book: 30 Spectacular Auto Tours. For 27 years, he’s led OpenAir Tours where convertible enthusiasts travel to interesting parts of the state. 
     
    October 8 - Leo brings us, speaker, Pam Jahnke in person, a girl who was raised on her family’s dairy farm of 200 acres in Northeastern Wis. Getting up at 2:00 a.m. is nothing new to Pam. Her whole life has been dedicated to farming in Wisconsin, being actively involved in 4-H and FFA. She has been a dairy exhibitor at county fairs and even reigned as Oconto County’s Dairy Queen. She studied broadcast journalism at UW-River Falls and started the campus's first-ever ”Farm Show” and received the top national scholarship from (NAFB) the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. She will enlighten us on today’s farming trends and future. 
     
    October 15 - Speaker Mariana Marques de Almeida on Marketing Sheep Milk and Cheese in the Land of the Cows. Mariana is a Senior Animal Scientist, Breeding Advisor and Cheese Specialist at Ms. J & Co in Monroe, Wisconsin.
    Originally from Portugal, she’s spent decades in the industry here and in Europe.
     
    October 22 - Recovering Marketing Guy Attempts Second Act as a Gigging Musician … how I got into marketing and music, as well as the economics of being a performing musician in a small-to-medium size market.
     
    October 29 - Treasurer Matt Loch will present the financial state of affairs of our club. This scintillating presentation will cover club financial structure, current budgets, balances, policies, processes, and the basics of how things work. 
     
    November 5 - Rick Raemisch is a former Dane County Sheriff and top corrections official for both Wisconsin and Colorado. He’ll tell us about the issues surrounding solitary confinement. He’s an authority on the subject, consulting widely in the U.S. and overseas and speaking at many conferences.
     
    November 12 - UW professor and decorated geologist, Eric Carson will discuss 2.5 million Years of Glaciers on Earth and in Wisconsin.  Eric has talked to us at the Pope Farm. Don’t miss this informative and historic presentation.
     
    November 19 - District Governor Karen Hebert will talk about the state of affairs in our District and beyond. Karen noted that it is our 50th anniversary, YEA!
     
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    Password: 589137
     
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    Bingo Results from Matt Loch

    Posted on Sep 09, 2021

    I would like to start by providing my special thanks to those club members who volunteered to operate our bingo concession August 27-29, 2021. It was a hot time in the old town this year, but our volunteers kept their cool and kept the balls rolling. Here is a list of the bingo tent volunteers (multiple shifts):

    John Gerold (3), Kevin Moran (3), Jack Ferreri (2), Mary Feldt (2), Leo Edelstein (2), Peder & Jean Moren plus two, Ed & Diane Fink, Kathy Roberg, Jim Emerick, Rod Nilles, Ruth Domack, Nancy Comello, Mary Van Hout, Jeannine Desautels, Connie Fish, Steve Aune, Dean Ryerson, Mary Beth Growney Selene, Jim Olmsted, and special guest Ed Futa.

    All year long I was assisted by Kevin Moran and he was there with Steve Aune for the festival set up and tear down. I also want to recognize Paul Patenaude and Peter Hoff who represented our club at the parade this year.

    I was expecting to see a huge turnout for Good Neighbor Fest, especially after last year’s cancellation, but our receipts were actually down 25% from 2019. As a result, our final net proceeds plus donations totaled $1,595. However, we may receive a distribution from the festival when everything is tallied. We shortened our hours of operation, which reduced our total volunteer hours. Our average rate per volunteer hour was $14.11 compared to $15.85 in 2019.

    Our goal was to raise funds and have fun. Both goals were accomplished. I want to thank my fellow Rotarians for living the “Service Above Self” motto. I would truly appreciate any and all feedback related to this event. If you liked something or have any ideas for improving our bingo concession or Good

    Neighbor Fest, please share your thoughts with me

    (matthewloch26@gmail.com) & Kevin Moran (kevin.moran45@gmail.com).

    Thanks! 


       

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    Let’s Finish This!

    Posted on Sep 09, 2021
    There were a few auction items, including a gift card and certificates, that were not purchased at the Silent Auction in June. The Silent Auction Committee discussed various options for final disposition of these items. We have 6 items that we’d like to “auction” again at our September 10 meeting. Jeannine Desautels will be our auctioneer during her regular duties as sergeant-at-arms. Please make an effort to attend the meeting, either in person or via Zoom, to give these items a home. 
     
    Thank you. Your Silent Auction Committee. Abby Benbow, Jeannine Desautels, Deb Dieter, Ruth Domack, Leo Edelstein. 
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    Today's Hybrid Meeting - September 10, 2021

    Posted on Sep 09, 2021
    NOTE: We’re now required to wear masks at meetings, per Dane County.
     
    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: 
    Sept 10 
    Brad Moore, Director of Procurement for Aprilaire, will speak on Supply Chain Dynamics of Sourcing – Indoor Healthy Air.
     
    After Brad’s presentation, Jeannine Desautels will be selling a few items remaining from the Golf Outing Silent Auction. And Dean Ryerson will give a brief report on plans for our Fiftieth Anniversary Event (on Jan 22).
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    September 17 - “Things I wish someone told me about investing.” Adam Sweet of Jacobson and Schmidt Investment Advisors will discuss managing a $2B portfolio as part of the U.S. Equity Team. Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder and has an MBA specializing in investing from the UW. 
     
    September 24  - Msgr. Donn Heiar will discuss the “Service as Chaplain of the Wisconsin Air National Guard” 
     
    October 1 - Gary Knowles will talk about Wisconsin travel gems and curiosities not to miss. Gary He’s the president of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and author of the “Gary’s Getaways” feature for Journal & Topics Newspapers.  He also consults with travel businesses and the author of “The Great Wisconsin Touring Book: 30 Spectacular Auto Tours. For 27 years, he’s led OpenAir Tours where convertible enthusiasts travel to interesting parts of the state. 
     
    October 8 - Leo brings us speaker Pam Jahnke. Details to follow.
     
    October 15 - Speaker Mariana Marques de Almeida on “Marketing Sheep Milk and Cheese in the Land of the Cows.” Mariana is a Senior Animal Scientist, Breeding Advisor and Cheese Specialist at Ms. J & Co in Monroe, Wisconsin.
    Originally from Portugal, she’s spent decades in the industry here and in Europe.
     
    October 22 - Bob Hoot will present a market overview of the Madison live music market and the joys and challenges of gigging musicians. What’s does it pay? How do you schedule gigs? How have things been with COVID?
     
    October 29 - Treasurer Matt Loch will present the financial state of affairs of our club. This scintillating presentation will cover club financial structure, current budgets, balances, policies, processes and the basics of how things work. 
     
    November 5 - Rick Raemisch is a former Dane County Sheriff and top corrections official for both Wisconsin and Colorado. He’ll tell us about the issues surrounding solitary confinement. He’s an authority on the subject, consulting widely in the U.S. and overseas and speaking at many conferences.
     
    November 12 - UW professor and decorated geologist will discuss the geological formation of Wisconsin and more specifically Dane County. Eric has talked to us at the Pope Farm. Don’t miss this informative and historic presentation. 
     

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    Today's Hybrid Meeting - September 10, 2021 2021-09-09 05:00:00Z 0

    Meeting Auction of Unsold Items on September 10th

    Posted on Sep 02, 2021
    There are a few items that didn’t sell at this year’s Silent Auction in June. We’d like to try one more time to raise funds for the MWT-M Foundation by auctioning these items at the September 10th meeting. Perhaps the item would fit a family member or friend’s birthday or Christmas present.
     
    1. A 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle of fish called “Fish Frenzy”.  (Boring winter days ahead!)
    2. Know anyone who has a cabin or vacations in Minocqua? We have a summer spirit blanket featuring Minocqua.
    3. A framed print of golf days gone by. Suitable for one’s office or rec room.
    4. A wood plank clock approximately 24”x24”.
    5. Wood carving of “older” cigar-smoking golfer
    6. One $50 Food Fight gift card
    7. Two Culver gift basket certificates and Three Culver’s Turtle Sundae certificates
    8. A one-month Princeton Club membership certificate
    We urge you to attend the September 10th meeting in person or via Zoom and place your bid(s). If you cannot attend, please send your bid to one of the Silent Auction Committee members who will submit it for you at the meeting.
     
    Thank you in advance for your continued support of Rotary.  Your Silent Auction Committee, Abby Benbow (262-573-1479), Jeannine Desautels (608-332-1410), Deb Dieter (608-235-4030), Ruth Domack (608-444-6060), Leo Edelstein (608-333-5731)
     
    Meeting Auction of Unsold Items on September 10th 2021-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

    NO MEETING SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

    Posted on Sep 02, 2021
    There will be no hybrid Club meeting tomorrow because of the Labor Day weekend. Below is an item of interest ...
    NO MEETING SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 2021-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 27, 2021

    Posted on Aug 26, 2021
    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 27, 2021
    Steve Busalacchi will talk on Wacky News Names: Monikers That Make You Smirk. Steve Busalacchi is an award-winning journalist, author, and speaker. He is the principal of his own health communications consulting firm. In addition, and for the past 7+ years, Steve has worked as a Marketing Communications Specialist for Dean Health Plans. Previously, Steve was a medical reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio for 15+ years and was a frequent contributor to National Public Radio. For more than 9 years, Steve was the Director of Public Relations for the Wisconsin Medical Society.
     
     

    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

    Nov 3; No meeting, Labor Day

    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague) with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.

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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 27, 2021 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0

    We Need Bingo Volunteers!!!!

    Your Rotary Club is running BINGO at the Good Neighbor Fest from August 27-29.  We need more workers. Please look at your calendar and see if you can help.  Email Deb Dieter at debragdieter@gmail.com to sign up. Here is what we need:
    • Friday, 8-27-21 6-9 pm: 2 cashier runners
    • Saturday 8-28-21 1-4 pm: 1 treasurer, 3 cashier/runners
    • Saturday 2-28-21 6-9 pm: 1 Shift leader, 1 treasurer, 4 cashier/runners
    • Sunday 8-29-21 1-4 pm: 3 cashier/runners​​​​​​​

     
    We Need Bingo Volunteers!!!! 2021-08-20 05:00:00Z 0

    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 20, 2021

    Posted on Aug 19, 2021
    August 20 Fellow Rotarian and attorney Nikki Yang will talk about her journey with the law from China to the USA. Program by Ed Fink.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague) with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    NOTE: We’re now required to wear masks at meetings, per Dane County.

     
    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 20, 2021 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

    Let’s Finish This!

    Posted by Ruth Domack on Aug 19, 2021
    There were a few auction items, including a gift card and certificates, that were not purchased at the Silent Auction in June. The Silent Auction Committee discussed various options for the final disposition of these items. We have 6 items that we’d like to “auction” again at our September 10 meeting. Jeannine Desautels will be our auctioneer during her regular duties as sergeant-at-arms.
     
    Please make an effort to attend the meeting, either in person or via Zoom, to give these items a home.  
     
    Thank you.  Your Silent Auction Committee.  Abby Benbow, Jeannine Desautels, Deb Dieter, Ruth Domack, Leo Edelstein. 
     
    Let’s Finish This! Ruth Domack 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

    Fiftieth Anniversary Planning Has Begun

    Posted on Aug 19, 2021

    Planning is underway for our 50th Year Club Anniversary event in January.

    If you have a membership list from the early years, please send it to John Olsen or Mary Van Hout so that we can invite all who have added to the success of our Club!


     
    Fiftieth Anniversary Planning Has Begun 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

    Fiftieth Anniversary Planning

    Posted on Aug 12, 2021

    Planning is underway for our 50th Year Club Anniversary event in January 2022.
    If you have a membership list from the early years, please send it to John Olsen or Mary Van Hout so that we can invite all who have added to the success of our Club!
    Fiftieth Anniversary Planning 2021-08-12 05:00:00Z 0

    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 13, 2021 

    Posted on Aug 12, 2021
     
    August 13 - Kevin Moran brings us a speaker about the dreaded disease, dementia. Everybody knows someone who has it or who has had it. Stacy AustinLi will introduce us to an organization called DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY COALITION, which deals with what to do and how to act with people who have the disease.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    August 20 Fellow Rotarian and attorney Nikki Yang will talk about her journey with the law from China to the USA. Program by Ed Fink. 
     
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague) with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 13, 2021 2021-08-12 05:00:00Z 0

    Live Meetings Are HERE

    Posted on Aug 05, 2021
    The meeting place is Serendipity Labs, a co-working facility on the sixth floor of the Johnson Bank Building at 525 Junction Road (right next to Panera Bread). We’re in the SOUTH TOWER. Parking is easy and undercover. We’re doing this on a month-to-month basis right now, but it may lead to a long-term arrangement. The space is ample.
     
     
    Our meeting place is circled in red on this map. 6th floor. For parking, follow the blue arrow on the map to underground parking. Go left once you enter the ramp. Parking is free; park in any unassigned spot. Go to the covered walkway to enter the building and grab the elevator to the sixth floor.
    Live Meetings Are HERE 2021-08-05 05:00:00Z 0

    Bingo is calling!

    Posted on Aug 05, 2021
     
    Yes, we will be hosting bingo at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest on August 27-29. This is a great opportunity to volunteer, showcase our club and have some fun. Deb Dieter sent all members a link to a volunteer site that includes dates, times, and a brief description of the role. It is quick and easy to use.     
     
    Our goal is to raise $3,000 which is the second-largest source of funding from the general public. It is big deal for us and we are expecting a great turnout for the event. Entertainment will include The Jimmys, Red Hot Horn Dawgs, The Love Monkeys, and Pacific Coast Highway.
     
    Plan to be there and post it on your social media. We’ve been cooped up too long and this will be a great way to celebrate summer and make some money!

     
    Bingo is calling! 2021-08-05 05:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Swag

    Posted by Matt Loch on Aug 05, 2021
    Kevin Moran and I were scouring the storage unit and came upon some clothing treasures that will make any Rotarian look sharp. They aren’t doing much good in storage, so we need to get them on our club members to promote the club and look like “The Coolest Rotary Club in the World”.
    • Men’s club logo long-sleeve shirt (grey) – 1 size XL
    • Men’s club logo long-sleeve polo (blue) – 4 size XL, 1 size 2XL
    • Men’s club logo short-sleeve tee shirt (red) – 2 size Med, 2 size L, 5 size XL, 2 size 2XL
    • Women’s club logo short-sleeve tee shirt (red) – 1 size Small, 3 size Med, 4 size L, 4 size XL

    This is an inventory clearance.  Prices are $10 each or 3 for $25.  Get ‘em while they are hot.
    ​​​​​​​
    Rotary Swag Matt Loch 2021-08-05 05:00:00Z 0

    Today’s Hybrid Meeting:

     

     August 6, 2021

    Posted on Aug 05, 2021
    Mary Ruth brings us a wonderful program from one of her horse-riding buddies, Tim Lawhern. Tim is a retired Game (Conservation) Warden who will enlighten us on the do's and don't’s of Hunting, Firearms, Shooting Ranges, Fishing, Archery, Boating, Snowmobiling, ATV's UTV's and other cherished outdoor Wisconsin activities. Tim is an expert witness in court cases. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, gardening, woodworking, gunsmithing, horses, horse training, cooking, farming, working out, and especially helping others in personal development. Don't miss this one.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    August 13 - Kevin Moran brings us a speaker about the dreaded disease, dementia. Everybody knows someone who has it or who has had it. Stacy Austin Li will present an organization called DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY COALITION which deals with what to do and how to act with people who have the disease. 
     
    August 20 - Fellow Rotarian and attorney Nikki Yang will talk about her journey with the law from China to the USA.
    Program by Ed Fink. 
     
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague) with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Meeting Information

    Posted on Jul 29, 2021
    Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton, PO Box 620312, Middleton WI 53562
     
    We’re currently holding Hybrid/Zoom meetings during this COVID time. The Zoom link is above in this Bulletin. The in-person meeting site is the Johnson Bank building at 525 Junction Road. Park in the ramp to the east of the building, then go to the 6th floor to Serendipity Labs.
    You can’t miss us.

    Fridays at 12:12 PM

    The meetings combine a live, in-person element with the capability to join via Zoom.

    We are the self-anointed ‘Coolest Rotary Club in the World.’

    Our website is mwt-mrotaryclub.org

     
    Executives
    President  Connie Fish
    President-Elect  Kathy Roberg
    Secretary 
     Jack Ferreri
    Treasurer  Matt Loch
    Club Service  Dean Ryerson & Rod Nilles
    Community Service  Abby Benbow
                        International Service  Paul Patenaude
    Vocational Service  Roxanne Brazeau & Jim Emerick
     
    Meeting Information 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Live Meetings Are HERE with some ZOOM

    Posted on Jul 29, 2021
    The meeting place is Serendipity Labs, a co-working facility on the sixth floor of the Johnson Bank Building at 525 Junction Road (right next to Panera Bread). We’re in the SOUTH TOWER. Parking is easy and under cover. We’re doing this on a month-to-month basis right now, but it may lead to a long-term arrangement. The space will be ample. We’re going to do the first two in-person meetings without food, just to make sure we have the basic logistics in place. Feel free to bring something to eat on your own.
     
    Our meeting place is circled in red on this map. 6th floor. For parking, follow the blue arrow on the map to underground parking. Go left once you enter the ramp. Parking is free; park in any unassigned spot. Go to the covered walkway to enter the building and grab the elevator to the sixth floor.
    Live Meetings Are HERE with some ZOOM 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Today’s Hybrid Meeting:  July 30, 2021

    Posted on Jul 29, 2021
    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: 
    July 30 --  Dr. Reba Luiken, will discuss the experiential learning and community involvement in the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW campus. Reba has her Ph.D. in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, a B.S in Plant Biology and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota. Reba also brings experience in museums and public gardens from Longwood Gardens, the Minnesota Historical Society and the Landscape Arboretum where she worked in public programs.   
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    August 6 - Mary Ruth brings us a wonderful program from one of her horse-riding buddy's, Tim Lawhern. Tim is a retired Game (Conservation) Warden who will enlighten us on the do's and don't’s of Hunting, Firearms, Shooting Ranges, Fishing, Archery, Boating, Snowmobiling, ATV's UTV's and other cherished outdoor Wisconsin activities. Tim is an expert witness in court cases. His hobbies include: hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, gardening, woodworking, gunsmithing, horses, horse training, cooking, farming, working out, and especially helping others in personal development. Don't miss this one. 
     
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague) with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: July 30, 2021 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Today's Hybrid Meeting, July 23, 2021

    Posted on Jul 22, 2021
    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: 
    July 23 Speaker Mackenzie McBride, will talk about the Educational Program of the international Crane foundation. Don't miss this wonderful organization's involvement in the saving of the Whooping Crane and other endangered species.  
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    July 30   Dr. Reba Luiken, will discuss the experiential learning and community involvement in the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW campus. Beba has her Ph. D in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, a B.S in Plant Biology, and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota. Reba also brings experience in museums and public gardens from Longwood Gardens, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Landscape Arboretum where she worked in public programs. WOW!
     
    The program is brought to us by Ed Fink. 
     
    August 6 Mary Ruth brings us a wonderful program from one of her horse riding buddies, Tim Lawhern. Tim is a retired Game  (Conservation) Warden who will enlighten us on the do's and don'ts of Hunting, Firearms, Shooting Ranges, Fishing, Archery, Boating, Snowmobiling, ATV's UTV's and other cherished outdoor Wisconsin activities. Tim is an expert witness in court cases. His hobbies include: hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, gardening, woodworking, gunsmithing, horses, horse training, cooking, farming, working out, and especially helping others in personal development. don't miss this one. 
     
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague) with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Today's Hybrid Meeting, July 23, 2021 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

    Golf Outing 2021 Fundraising Event 

    Posted on Jul 15, 2021

    Here's How Customer Success Teams Can Strive To Deliver Great Results For  Clients…

    Thanks to each and every one of YOU, our COOLEST Rotary Club members, the Golf Outing 2021 Fundraising Event was a great success. A special thank you to Pleasant View Golf Course, Jeremy Cabalka, Golf Pro, and his great team. 
     
    Committee Members:  
    Vice-Chair Deb Dieter 
    Golf Team Greg Blum, Doug Coerper 
    Event Treasurer John Olsen 
    Sponsors Roxanne Brazeau 
    Silent Auction Ruth Domack, Jeannine Desautels, Abby Benbow, Leo Edelstein,  Deb Dieter 
    Volunteers Mary Van Hout 
    Promotion Denny Zitnak, Barry Pace 
    Food Steve Aune 
    Marketing Mary Cobb Dunn, Jim Emerick 
    ShelterBox Rod Nilles, Todd Wiegand 
     
    Because of each of you, we had:
    100 Golfers 
    38 Hole Sponsors + 3 In-kind sponsors 
    72 Silent Auction Items 
    20 Volunteers 
     
    THANK YOU•THANK YOU•THANK YOU•THANK YOU•THANK YOU
     
    We are still waiting on a few final invoices and payments. The net total income, to support all of our Club’s worthy projects and programs, will be available very soon.
    It looks to be north of $27,000!!!!!
    Mary Beth Growney Selene, General Chair

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    Today's Hybrid Meeting: July 16, 2021

    Posted on Jul 15, 2021
    Dr. Louis Bernhardt is a retired Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon who has been volunteering for the BSP Free Clinic for over 17 years. Our Rotary Club donates to this cause. He will update us on its amazing history and what  BSP is doing now.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague) with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Today's Hybrid Meeting: July 16, 2021 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WAS A GRAND SUCCESS

    Posted on Jul 15, 2021
    A BIG Thanks to the volunteers that participated in the July 10th Habitat Workday! John Benson, Habitat’s Construction site supervisor, did a splendid job in welcoming us and explaining the tasks he had for us.  He inspired us to test our limits and to appreciate our efforts to help the hard-working people who will soon own their own home. The volunteers left at the end of the day, tired, dirty, and with a sense of accomplishment.  Those fortunate volunteers were Matt and Sue Loch, Kevin Moran, Dean Ryerson, and Rod Nilles.
    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WAS A GRAND SUCCESS 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: 

    Posted on Jul 08, 2021
    LaMothe Lorimer, Director of Operation Hummingbird Environmental Center in Haiti will discuss this remarkable program for Haitians to grow their own food and resources to thrive and evolve into the future.  Our Rotary Club has proposed a district grant that will fund the purchase of materials for two Biodigester systems.  LaMothe has a law degree with emphasis on Environmental Law.  He has previously worked with Kathy Roberg and Paul Patenaude as an interpreter for their work in Haiti. We are excited to hear personally from LaMothe. Dr. Louis Bernhardt is a retired Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon who has been volunteering for the BSP Free Clinic for over 17 years. Our Rotary Club donates to this cause. He will update us on its amazing history and what BSP is doing now.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:   
    July 16 - Dr. Louis Bernhardt is a retired Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon who has been volunteering for the BSP Free Clinic for over 17 years. Our Rotary Club donates to this cause. He will update us on its amazing history and what  BSP is doing now.  
     
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague) with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: June 25, 2021

    Posted on Jun 24, 2021
    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: 
    Steve Aune will recap his year as president and incoming president, Connie Fish, will highlight her ideas for her turn at the helm.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    July 2 – No Meeting … Fourth of July
     
    July 9 -- Dr. Louis Bernhardt is a retired Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon who has been volunteering for the BSP Free Clinic for over 17 years. Our Rotary Club donates to this cause. He will update us of its amazing history and what  BSP is doing now.
     
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague)with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Today’s Hybrid Meeting: June 25, 2021 2021-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

    Today’s Zoom Meeting: June 18, 2021

    Posted on Jun 17, 2021
    Today’s Zoom Meeting: 
    Mike Gomoll will talk about the scourge of epilepsy. Epilepsy effects 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. This will likely be our first LIVE meeting post-COVID!
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    June 25 -- Steve Aune will recap his year as president and incoming president, Connie Fish, will highlight her ideas for her turn at the helm.
     
    July 2 – No Meeting … Fourth of July
     
    July 9 -- Dr. Louis Bernhardt is a retired Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon who has been volunteering for the BSP Free Clinic for over 17 years. Our Rotary Club donates to this cause. He will update us of its amazing history and what  BSP is doing now.
     
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague)with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Today’s Zoom Meeting: June 18, 2021 2021-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

    Live Meetings Are HERE

    Posted on Jun 17, 2021
    The meeting place is Serendipity Labs, a co-working facility on the sixth floor of the Johnson Bank Building at 525 Junction Road (right next to Panera Bread). We’re in the SOUTH TOWER. Parking is easy and undercover. We’re doing this on a month-to-month basis right now, but it may lead to a long-term arrangement. The space will be ample. We’re going to do the first two in-person meetings without food, just to make sure we have the basic logistics in place. Feel free to bring something to eat on your own.
     
     
    Our meeting place is circled in red on this map. 6th floor. For parking, follow the blue arrow on the map to underground parking. Go left once you enter the ramp. Parking is free; park in any unassigned spot. Go to the covered walkway to enter the building and grab the elevator to the sixth floor.
     
    See Steve’s emails from last week about how these meetings will go mask-wise and how we’re dealing with unvaccinated issues.

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    Golf Outing Silent Auction

    Posted on Jun 10, 2021
     
    June 21-28, 2021
     
    The 2021 MWT-M Silent Auction begins June 21 at 3 pm and runs until June 28 at 8 pm. June 21 is only a week away! The committee has been busy creating displays and pictures for each item and uploading the pictures and descriptions for each item online. We have received enough donations to put 70 items in the auction this year!  Well done and thank you to each of you who have responded to our requests.  
     
    You may go to the auction website (https://www.32auctions.com/MWTMRotaryFoundation2021) to view the auction items but you won’t be able to bid until 3 pm on June 21. If you have any positive comments or edits, please let Ruth Domack know at ruthdomack@gmail.com
     
    Thank you in advance for your generosity – Your Silent Auction Committee: Abby Benbow, Deb Dieter, Jeannine Desautels, Ruth Domack, Leo Edelstein
     
    Thank you to the following MWT-M generous Silent Auction donors:
     
    Roxanne Brazeau                                             Annette Smith (Alaska Rotary)
    Cory Recknor                                                    Jack Ferreri
    Stuart Herro                                                      Ruth Domack
    Greg Blum                                                         Steve Aune
    Leo Edelstein                                                    Jim Olmsted
    Kevin Moran                                                     Peder Moren
    Mary Beth Growney-Selene                           Dennis Zitnak
    Matt (and Sue) Loch                                        Mary Van Hout
    Abby Benbow                                                    Jeannine Desautels
    Doug Coerper                                                    Deb and  Ward Dieter
    Rich Cooper                                                       John Olsen                                             
    Mary Feldt                                                         Lizzy Gietman
    Ed Fink                                                               Bill Mowbray
    John Gerold                                                       Cherie Gon
     
    My sincerest apologies if I left anyone off the above list. Let me know asap so I can correct it. 
                 
     
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    Today’s Zoom Meeting:

      Presentation of High School Scholarships, funded by the Club 2021

    Posted on Jun 10, 2021
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
     
    June 18 -- Mike Gomoll 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 than 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. This will likely be our first LIVE meeting post-COVID!
     
    June 25 -- Steve Aune will recap his year as president and incoming president, Connie Fish, will highlight her ideas for her turn at the helm.
     
    July 2 – No Meeting … Fourth of July
     
    July 9 -- Dr. Louis Bernhardt is a retired Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon who has been volunteering for the BSP Free Clinic for over 17 years. Our Rotary Club donates to this cause. He will update us on its amazing history and what  BSP is doing now.
     
    Jim Olmsted has done a fine job getting us speakers for the last few years. But he needs your help moving forward. Reach out to Jim (jolmsted7562.gmail.com) with your ideas for potential future speakers. Who do you know (neighbor, friend, colleague)with something interesting they can talk to us about? Serious or amusing, earth-shaking or just quirky. Let Jim know.
     
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    Live Meetings Are Coming June 18 (NOTE: NOT this week!)

    Posted on Jun 10, 2021
    At its meeting on Wednesday, the Board approved moving forward with live meetings effective June 18. The member survey showed the vast majority of members are eager to meet again. The meetings will combine a live, in-person element with the capability to join via Zoom. We’re working out the details and buying some equipment to make the process a smooth one. Kevin Moran and Dean Ryerson have been doing the heavy lifting on this, guided by an informational handout from Rotary International. 
     
    The meeting place is Serendipity Labs, a co-working facility on the sixth floor of the Johnson Bank Building at 525 Junction Road (right next to Panera Bread). We’re in the SOUTH TOWER. Parking is easy and undercover. We’re doing this on a month-to-month basis right now, but it may lead to a long-term arrangement. The space will be ample. We’re going to do the first two in-person meetings without food, just to make sure we have the basic logistics in place. Feel free to bring something to eat on your own.
     
     
    Our meeting place is circled in red on this map. 6th floor. For parking, follow the blue arrow on the map to underground parking. Go left once you enter the ramp. Parking is free; park in any unassigned spot. Go to the covered walkway to enter the building and grab the elevator to the sixth floor.
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    Today’s Zoom Meeting: Presentation of High School Scholarships, funded by the Club

    Posted on Jun 03, 2021
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
     
    June 11 -- Our own Dennis Zitnak will present a program on SPAM--- that's right SPAM. Everybody makes fun of 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 -- Mike Gomoll 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 than 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. This will likely be our first LIVE meeting post-COVID!
     
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    Subject: Madison West Towne-Middleton Golf Outing 2021 Fundraising Event - June 28, 2021

    Posted on Jun 03, 2021
    Dear COOLEST Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotarians;
     
    Now that we are in June, our Golf Event 2021 Fundraiser is just around the corner.  Our committee is so excited and hope you feel the same.  Please see the attached message for more information and great updates.
     
    Let any of us know if you have questions or if you need any additional information.  Contact information for all committee members is included in the attachment.
     
    Thank you all for your efforts to make this our best golf event ever.
     
    Best Regards,
     
    MB
     
    Mary Beth Growney Selene
    Madison West Towne Middleton Golf Outing 2021 Fundraising Event, General Chair
     
    608-271-7979 (w)
    608-444-2386 (c)
    mbgrowneyselene@ryansigns.net 
    Subject: Madison West Towne-Middleton Golf Outing 2021 Fundraising Event - June 28, 2021 2021-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
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    Calling All Rotarians!

    Posted on Jun 03, 2021
    Our biggest fundraiser is on June 28th and there are still a few volunteer positions to be filled!  Please mark your calendar to be at Pleasant View and email Mary Van Hout right now to let her know you want to be a part of the action!!
     
    WE NEED YOU!!       
     
    ENJOY A GREAT DAY WITH ROTARY FRIENDS!!!
     
    Contact Mary Van Hout at maryevanhout@gmail.com
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    MWT-M Silent Auction – June 21-28, 2021

     
    Our MWT-M Golf Outing Silent Auction will begin at 3 pm on Monday, June 21, and go until 8 pm on Monday, June 28. It will again be an online auction giving you and your friends ample opportunity to bid high and bid often. The online link is: https://www.32auctions.com/MWTMRotaryFoundation2021. 
     
    The 2021 MWT-M Silent Auction begins June 21 at 3 pm and runs until June 28 at 8 pm. June 21 is only a few weeks away. However, it takes a lot of time for the committee to create displays and pictures for each item and enter the picture and description for each item online. We are, therefore, asking (begging really) that if you have pledged an auction item, that you get that item to Ruth Domack (608-444-6060) asap (or no later than June 11th if possible). If you have not pledged an item, please consider a $50 gas card or $50 gift card to your favorite grocery store (or the item you have in mind but not quite verbalized as yet).  
     
    Thank you in advance for your generosity – Your Silent Auction Committee: Abby Benbow, Deb Dieter, Jeannine Desautels, Ruth Domack, Leo Edelstein
     
    Thank you to the following MWT-M generous Silent Auction donors:
    Roxanne Brazeau                                            Annette Smith (Alaska Rotary)
    Cory Recknor                                                  Jack Ferreri
    Stuart Herro                                                    Ruth Domack
    Greg Blum                                                       Steve Aune
    Leo Edelstein                                                  Jim Olmsted
    Kevin Moran                                                   Peder Moren
    Mary Beth Growney-Selene                         Dennis Zitnak
    Matt (and Sue) Loch                                      Mary Van Hout
    Abby Benbow                                                  Jeannine Desautels
    Doug Coerper                                                  Deb (and Ward) Dieter
     
    MWT-M Silent Auction – June 21-28, 2021 2021-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

    NO MEETING THIS WEEK May 28, 2021

    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    June 4 – Presentation 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 -- Mike Gomoll 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 than 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. This will likely be our first LIVE meeting post-COVID!
     

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    More About Middleton Good Neighbor Fest BINGO

    Posted on May 20, 2021
    Yes, Middleton’s Good Neighbor Fest is back along with Rotary Bingo!  That’s great news after a very long time of being cooped up.  We plan to run bingo throughout the festival that will be held August 27-29, 2021.  Make sure to mark your calendars and start talking up this community event.  Along with our fundraising, we have had a great opportunity to showcase Rotary to the Middleton market.
     
    A highlight of the festival is entertainment.  This year attendees will be able to roam freely from all venues including the beer tents, entertainment stage and of course, BINGO!  
     
    We are looking for any ideas to add some talent to fill a couple of spots (Friday 5-7 and Saturday 4-7).  Contact either Matt Loch or Kevin Moran with any suggestions.
    More About Middleton Good Neighbor Fest BINGO 2021-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. May 21, 2021

    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.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    May 28 – No Meeting. Memorial Day.
     
    June 4 – Presentation 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 of 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 -- Mike Gomoll 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 than 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. This will likely be our first LIVE meeting post-COVID!
     

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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. May 21, 2021 2021-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

    Live Meetings Are Coming June 18

    Posted on May 20, 2021
    At its meeting on Wednesday, the Board approved moving forward with live meetings effective June 18. The member survey showed the vast majority of members are eager to meet again. The meetings will combine a live, in-person element with the capability to join via Zoom. We’re working out the details and buying some equipment to make the process a smooth one. Kevin Moran and Dean Ryerson have been doing the heavy lifting on this, guided by an informational handout from Rotary International.
     
    The meeting place is Serendipity Labs, a co-working facility on the sixth floor of the Johnson Bank Building at 525 Junction Road, Madison, WI 53717 (right next to Panera Bread). Parking is easy and undercover. We’re doing this on a month-to-month basis right now, but it may lead to a long-term arrangement. Space will be ample, especially with Dane County due to relaxing its mask requirement on June 2. 
     
     
    We’re working out the details on meals, but we’ll likely start out with box lunches, a la the Golf Outing. We’re talking to our caterer about that right now. 
     
    We’ll have more details to come on parking, on food, on technology, and on any lingering COVID issues. The team in charge of this will be conducting mock meetings to fine-tune the operation. But the light at the end of the tunnel is getting bigger and brighter. 
     
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    Notara Farm Driving Trial 2021 - July 3, 2021 2021-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

    Middleton Good Neighbor Fest BINGO Aug. 27-29, 2021

    Yes, Middleton’s Good Neighbor Fest is back along with Rotary Bingo!  That’s great news after a very long time of being cooped up.  We plan to run bingo throughout the festival that will be held August 27-29, 2021.  Make sure to mark your calendars and start talking up this community event.  Along with our fundraising, we have had a great opportunity to showcase Rotary to the Middleton market.
     
    A highlight of the festival is entertainment.  This year attendees will be able to roam freely from all venues including the beer tents, entertainment stage, and of course, BINGO!  Get ready for a wide variety of the best entertainment in the area including:
    • Friday night – The Jimmies
    • Saturday afternoon – Red Hot Horn Dogs
    • Saturday night – Love Monkeys
    • Sunday afternoon – Pacific Coast Highway
    We are looking for any ideas to add some talent to fill a couple of spots (Friday, August 5-7 and Saturday, August 4-7).  Contact either Matt Loch or Kevin Moran with any suggestions.

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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. April 14, 2021

     
     

    Posted on May 13, 2021
    May 14, 2021 – 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 raise even more money this year. Everybody needs to chip in. Rounding up foursomes and sponsorships, as well as Silent Auction items will make this a success. Mary Beth will enlighten us.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    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 – Presentation 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 of 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 -- Mike Gomoll 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 than 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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    Save the Date Monday, June 28, 2021

    Posted on Apr 29, 2021
    As our Club's major fundraising event,  this is an all-in and FUN, event
    Volunteer Opportunities include:
    Recruiting golfers
    • Recruiting sponsors
    • Securing online silent auction items
    Day of event:
    • Registration
    • Selling string
    • Selling mulligans
    • Selling 50-50 raffle tickets
    • Promoting Shelter Box (TBD)

     

     

    Save the Date Monday, June 28, 2021 2021-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Bike Ride Event

    Posted on Apr 29, 2021

    Rotary riders,

    Join our MWT-M Rotary Boys & Girls Club bike ride Saturday, July 17, 2021. I registered our team at www.bgcdc.org/move4bgc. To join the team, choose Rotary Club of Madison West Towne - Middleton, register for $35 before May 1, the price goes up after May 1. To skip the ride, but donate, choose to DONATE below "join a team." Choose amount. Below see "Would you like to credit this donation to a specific fundraiser or team?" Thanks, Leo 608 333-5731


     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. April 30, 2021

    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.
     
     

    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

    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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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. April 30, 2021 2021-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Highway Cleanup is Scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2021

     
    We need volunteers for our Adopt-A-HWY project. Our section of HWY clean-up is the south right-of-way of the Beltline between Whitney Way and Gammon Road. This is approximately 1.3 miles long. It usually takes 2 hours to pick up the trash.
     
    Volunteers are to meet at the Vitense's parking lot between 4 and 4;30 pm. Any latecomers will need to catch up with the crew on the right-of-way.
     
    Transport cars will be parked at the Gammon Road end to ferry the crew back to Vitense. Yellow safety vests and trash bags will be provided bring good footwear and work gloves. Family members snd friends are welcome.
    Contact Rod Nilles at rcnilles@chorus.net or 836-5562 to answer questions
     
    To sign up for this exciting community project, email your Name, Phone, and Email address to Rod Nilles rcnilles@chorus.net
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    Golf Outing Silent Auction

    Our MWT-M Golf Outing is scheduled for June 28, 2021. However, the Silent Auction will begin at 3 pm on Monday, June 21, and go until 8 pm on Monday, June 28. It will again be an online auction giving you and your friends ample opportunity to bid high and bid often. The online link will be sent to everyone in a short while. The Silent Auction Committee is asking MWT-M members to donate to the auction. The success of the auction truly depends on your participation. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
     
    GIFT CARDS TO LOCAL BUSINESSES!  Very popular and avoids any pain in thought or shopping! Last year we had gift cards to grocery stores, restaurants, jewelry stores, Target, Kohls, Nevada Bob’s. Other gift card ideas include REI, Madison Children’s Museum, Noah’s Ark, Brew Pubs, your favorite bakery or bakeries, movie theatres. Everyone enjoys state parks and a one-year membership is a low cost or the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. 
     
    Thank you to those members who have stepped up already with their donations:
     
    Roxanne Brazeau/BMO    4 Tickets to Overture’s “Come From Away”
    Cory Recknor/Aprilaire    Air Purifier
    Stuart Herro                       3 Foursome’s to Blackhawk Country Club
    Doug Coerper                     Foursome to Lake Wisconsin Country Club plus 4 Fish Fry Dinners
    Matt & Sue Loch                Florida Condo
    Greg Blum                          Weekend Getaway in Wisconsin Dells
    Peder Moren                      Food Fight Gift Cards
    Leo Edelstein                     Wine from Total Wine
     
    Thank you for your generous donations! The Silent Auction Committee: Abby Benbow, Deb Dieter, Jeannine Desautels, Ruth Domack, Leo Edelstein

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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. April 16, 2021

    April 16 - Matthew Gross from the DNR will talk about Wisconsin's Elk Herd.

     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS
    April 23No Meeting. District Conference.
     
    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 28No 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 of 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. 
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. March 26, 2021

    Posted on Mar 27, 2021
    March 26 – The Why, What, How, When of a Cancer Clinical Trial. Speaker, Rob Gooze is a member of the Madison South Rotary Club and will discuss the science and objectives of a trial and the issues and perspectives of a real-life patient as Rob Gooze's wife, Mary, who has just started on a clinical trial at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    April 2 – Good Friday, no meeting
     
    April 9 -- Juneau Alaskan Rotarian and ship captain of the "Gastineau Guiding", Annette Smith, will present us with breath taking under water scuba diving photography of ship wrecks and colorful marine life in Alaskan frigid waters. Annette also runs commercial fishing and charter fishing and whale watching ships in Sitka, Ketchikan and Juneau waters. Don't miss this one. 
     
    April 16 -- Matthew Gross from the DNR will talk about Wisconsin's Elk Herd. 
     
    April 23 – No Meeting. District Conference.
     
    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. 
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. March 26, 2021 2021-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

    Notara Farm Driving Trial 2021 - July 3, 2021

    Posted on Mar 25, 2021
    This is a significant Club fundraiser and a carriage full of fun. 7732 Riverside Rd, Verona, WI 53593 with Training, Preliminary and Intermediate level divisions with an added Tandem Class this year!
     
    Our show is a go! Judge Keith Angstadt from Massachusetts, our Technical Delegate Rebecca Jones Gutierrez from South Carolina and a learner judge this year Stephanie Van Den Hurk from Florida. 
     
    We will have an expanded marathon track, great dressage and cones and fun for everyone. Volunteers have been Rotary club members from the “coolest” Rotary club in the world - Madison West Town Middleton Rotary Club along with horsey supporters and friends. 
     
    Marathon course designer we hope to have Dr. Jennifer Thompson of Lodi, WI (USA National Advanced Level CDE Champion) back along with cones designer Leslye Sandberg of Paris, Kentucky. Nancy Nelson of Westfield, WI will be show secretary. We are honored to have these wonderful people support our show. 
    Come compete, watch or volunteer. We guarantee a fun day!
     
    Mary Ruth Marks, Organizer
    608-513-7490
    Notara Farm Driving Trial 2021 - July 3, 2021 2021-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. March 19, 2021

    Posted on Mar 18, 2021
     
    March 19, 2021 – Paul Harris Recognition Program
     
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
     
    March 26 – The Why, What, How, When of a Cancer Clinical Trial. Speaker, Rob Gooze is a member of the Madison South Rotary Club and will discuss the science and objectives of a trial and the issues and perspectives of a real-life patient as Rob Gooze's wife, Mary, who has just started on a clinical trial at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
     
    April 2 – Good Friday, no meeting
     
    April 9 -- Juneau Alaskan Rotarian and ship captain of the "Gastineau Guiding", Annette Smith, will present us with breath-taking underwater scuba diving photography of shipwrecks and colorful marine life in Alaskan frigid waters. Annette also runs commercial fishing and charter fishing and whale watching ships in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau waters. Don't miss this one. 
     
    April 16 -- Matthew Gross from the DNR will talk about Wisconsin's Elk Herd. 
     
    April 23 – No Meeting. District Conference.
     
    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 this historical 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.
     
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. March 19, 2021 2021-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. March 12, 2021

    Posted on Mar 11, 2021
     
    March 12, 2021 -- Five Members Each will tell us about themselves in five minutes or less. The stories are always interesting, inspiring, and informative.
     
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
     
    March 19 – Paul Harris Recognition Program
     
    March 26 – The Why, What, How, When of a Cancer Clinical Trial. Speaker, Rob Gooze is a member of the Madison South Rotary Club and will discuss the science and objectives of a trial and the issues and perspectives of a real-life patient as Rob Gooze's wife, Mary, who has just started on a clinical trial at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
     
    April 2 – Good Friday, no meeting
     
    April 9 -- Juneau Alaskan Rotarian and ship captain of the "Gastineau Guiding", Annette Smith, will present us with breath-taking underwater scuba diving photography of shipwrecks and colorful marine life in Alaskan frigid waters. Annette also runs commercial fishing and charter fishing and whale watching ships in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau waters. Don't miss this one. 
     
    April 16 -- Matthew Gross from the DNR will talk about Wisconsin's Elk Herd. 
     
    April 23 – No Meeting. District Conference.
     
    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 this historical program. 
     
    May 7 – Open
     
    May 14 – Open
     
    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.
     
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. March 12, 2021 2021-03-11 06:00:00Z 0

    An Idea to Help the Lussier Center, from John Gerold

    Posted on Mar 11, 2021
    We don't often write with breaking news, and with Congress poised to take action on coronavirus relief this week, we wanted to answer some of your questions right away.
     
    Is Pledge My Check still active?
    Yes! Since last spring you have shared more than $87,000 with 73 families from the LCEC and Centro Hispano. Dozens more are eligible. The impact of your contribution is real and important. 
     
    May I redirect my new COVID relief check?
    Yes! Here’s how it works:
     
    Donate all or part of your check on the special Pledge My Check giving page.
    Together the LCEC and Centro will randomly draw from among eligible families.
    Together we’ll give those families the money with no limitations, just as it was given to us.
    What if I'm not eligible for a relief check?
    You are still welcome to give. Many Pledge My Check donors note that they aren't eligible for relief but want to make a direct impact in a family's life. Simply use the Pledge My Check giving page to direct your contribution this way.
     
    As you know, there are still plenty of families for whom this kind of timely financial boost would make a very big difference. For some of us, this is a relatively painless way to live out our values. If this is not a way you can give, please know that all of the other ways you contribute to this community are deeply appreciated.
     
    We will send more stories and photos from the Center early next week.
     
    For now, THANK YOU!
     
    An Idea to Help the Lussier Center, from John Gerold 2021-03-11 06:00:00Z 0
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    Former Member Dan Hake back in town

    Posted on Mar 04, 2021
    Dan left for sunny Florida a number of years ago but has returned to our sunny climes. He’s living in Middleton and will be joining one of our upcoming Zoom meetings.
    Former Member Dan Hake back in town 2021-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. March 5, 2021

    March 5, 2021 -- Geologist Eric Carson will tell the fascinating story of how the last glaciation in the Baraboo Hills came to be and formed a colossal glacial lake which created Devils Lake and caused a catastrophic flood as the glacier retreated. Ever wonder how those behemoth obelisk stones surrounding Devils Lake developed? You'll find out. Remember Eric met us at the Pope Farm and explained the geographic structure there.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    March 12 – 5 on 5
     
    March 19 – Paul Harris Recognition Program
     
    March 26 – The Why, What, How, When of a Cancer Clinical Trial. Speaker, Rob Gooze is a member of the Madison South Rotary Club and will discuss the science and objectives of a trial and the issues and perspectives of a real-life patient as Rob Gooze's wife, Mary, who has just started on a clinical trial at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
     
    April 2 – Good Friday, no meeting
     
    April 9 -- Juneau Alaskan Rotarian and ship captain of the "Gastineau Guiding", Annette Smith, will present us with breath-taking underwater scuba diving photography of shipwrecks and colorful marine life in Alaskan frigid waters. Annette also runs commercial fishing and charter fishing and whale watching ships in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau waters. Don't miss this one. 
     
    April 16 -- Matthew Gross from the DNR will talk about Wisconsin's Elk Herd. 
     
    April 23 – No Meeting. District Conference.
     
    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 this historical program. 
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. February 26, 2021

    Posted on Feb 25, 2021
    February 26, 2021 – Past International Director, Noel Trevaskis, topic ALL SERVICE CLUBS ARE LOSING MEMBERS INCLUDING ROTARY CLUBS. WHAT DO WE DO? Noel will discuss how we can be more dynamic and powerful than before. 
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    March 5 -- Geologist Eric Carson will tell the fascinating story of how the last glaciation in the Baraboo Hills came to be and formed a colossal glacial lake which created Devils Lake and caused a catastrophic flood as the glacier retreated. Ever wonder how those behemoth obelisk stones surrounding Devils Lake developed? You'll find out. Remember Eric met us at the Pope Farm and explained the geographic structure there. 
     
    March 12 – 5 on 5
     
    March 19 – Paul Harris Recognition Program
     
    March 26 – The Why, What, How, When of a Cancer Clinical Trial. Speaker, Rob Gooze is a member of the Madison South Rotary Club will discuss the science and objectives of a trial and the issues and perspectives of a real-life patient as Rob Gooze's wife, Mary, who has just started on a clinical trial at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
     
    April 2 – Good Friday, no meeting
     
    April 9 -- Juneau Alaskan Rotarian and ship captain of the "Gastineau Guiding", Annette Smith, will present us with breath-taking underwater scuba diving photography of shipwrecks and colorful marine life in Alaskan frigid waters. Annette also runs commercial fishing and charter fishing and whale watching ships in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau waters. Don't miss this one. 
     
    April 16 -- Matthew Gross from the DNR will talk about Wisconsin's Elk Herd. 
     
    April 23 – No Meeting. District Conference.
     
    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 this historical pictorial PowerPoint program. 
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. February 26, 2021 2021-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

    Board Meetings Now at Noon

    Posted on Feb 25, 2021
    For decades, the Club’s Board Meetings have been held at 7 am on the third Tuesday of the month. Of course, since last spring, they’ve been virtual Zoom meetings. But El Presidente Steve Aune has led the push to move them to a friendlier time. So starting with April’s meeting, they’ll be held at noon on the third Wednesday of the month. If you’re not on the Board, you’re still welcome to stop in and see how the Club operates. Drop me an email and I’ll send you the link.
    Board Meetings Now at Noon 2021-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

    New Member

    Posted on Feb 25, 2021
    Lizzie Gietman has joined our Club. She’s a realtor with Spencer Real Estate Group and is already getting herself involved in activities. Give her a Zoom wave at our next meeting.
    New Member 2021-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. February 19, 2021

    Posted on Feb 18, 2021
    February 19, 2021 – Gregory Renz, a Rotarian in Lake Mills will discuss his book "BENEATH THE FLAMES" in which he will tell of his experiences as a fireman in a small community, then moving to Milwaukee where he experienced a totally different and sometimes terrifying experiences.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    February 26 -- Past international director, Noel Trevaskis, topic ALL SERVICE CLUBS ARE LOSING
    MEMBERS INCLUDING ROTARY CLUBS. WHAT DO WE DO? Noel will discuss how we can be more dynamic and powerful than before. 
     
    March 5 -- Geologist Eric Carson will tell the fascinating story of how the last glaciation in the Baraboo Hills came to be and formed a colossal glacial lake which created Devils Lake and caused a catastrophic flood as the glacier retreated. Ever wonder how those behemoth obelisk stones surrounding Devils Lake developed? You'll find out. Remember Eric met us at the Pope Farm and explained the geographic structure there. 
     
    March 12 – 5 on 5
     
    March 19 – Paul Harris Recognition Program
     
    March 26 – The Why, What, How, When of a Cancer Clinical Trial. Speaker, Rob Gooze is a member of the Madison South Rotary Club will discuss the science and objectives of a trial and the issues and perspectives of a real-life patient as Rob Gooze's wife, Mary, who has just started on a clinical trial at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
     
    April 2 – Good Friday, no meeting
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. February 19, 2021 2021-02-18 06:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. February 12, 2021
     

    Posted on Feb 11, 2021
    February 12, 2021 – Pete Smerick will talk about his experiences working for the FBI In Washington DC at its headquarters. Pete currently lives in Gurley, Alabama and will present his program from there. His presentation is "Inside the Minds of Criminal Profilers."
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    February 19 -- Gregory Renz, a Rotarian in Lake Mills will discuss his book "BENEATH THE FLAMES" in which he will tell of his experiences as a fireman in a small community, then moving to Milwaukee where he experienced a totally different and sometimes terrifying experiences. 
     
    February 26 -- Past international director, Noel Trevaskis, topic ALL SERVICE CLUBS ARE LOSING
    MEMBERS INCLUDING ROTARY CLUBS. WHAT DO WE DO? Noel will discuss how we can be more dynamic and powerful than before. 
     
    March 5 -- Geologist Eric Carson will tell the fascinating story of how the last glaciation in the Baraboo
    Hills came to be and formed a colossal glacial lake which created Devils Lake and caused a catastrophic flood as the glacier retreated. Ever wonder how those behemoth obelisk stones surrounding Devils Lake developed? You'll find out. Remember Eric met us at the Pope Farm and explained the geographic structure there. 
     
    March 12 – 5 on 5
     
    March 19 – Paul Harris Recognition Program
     
    March 26The Why, What, How, When of a Cancer Clinical Trial. Speaker, Rob Gooze is a member of the Madison South Rotary Club will discuss the science and objectives of a trial and the issues and perspectives of a real-life patient as Rob Gooze's wife, Mary, who has just started on a clinical trial at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
     
    April 2 – Good Friday, no meeting
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. February 5, 2021

    Posted on Feb 04, 2021
    February 5, 2021 – Journalist, author, editor and columnist Doug Moe. Doug recently wrote a biography about Tommy Thompson, Kit Saunders-Nordeen and is currently collaborating with Fred Risser. Doug's topic will be Q & A, questions from us. Write your questions to Leo Edelstein in advance so that Leo can organize and read them to Doug. Don't miss this program and bring a guest.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    February 12 -- Pete Smerick will talk about his experiences working for the FBI In Washington DC at its headquarters. Pete currently lives in Gurley, Alabama and will present his program from there. His presentation is "Inside the Minds of Criminal Profilers".
     
    February 19 -- Gregory Renz, a Rotarian in Lake Mills will discuss his book "BENEATH THE FLAMES" in which he will tell of his experiences as a fireman in a small community, then moving to Milwaukee where he experienced a totally different and sometimes terrifying experiences. 
     
    February 26 -- Past international director, Noel Trevaskis, topic ALL SERVICE CLUBS ARE LOSING
    MEMBERS INCLUDING ROTARY CLUBS. WHAT DO WE DO? Noel will discuss how we can be more dynamic and powerful than before. 
     
    March 5 -- Geologist Eric Carson will tell the fascinating story of how the last glaciation in the Baraboo
    Hills came to be and formed a colossal glacial lake which created Devils Lake and caused a catastrophic flood as the glacier retreated. Ever wonder how those behemoth obelisk stones surrounding Devils Lake developed? You'll find out. Remember Eric met us at the Pope Farm and explained the geographic structure there. 
     
    March 12 – 5 on 5
     
    March 19 – Open
     
    March 26 – Open
     
    April 2 -- The Why, What, How, When of a Cancer Clinical Trial. Speaker, Rob Gooze is a member of the Madison South Rotary Club will discuss the science and objectives of a trial and the issues and perspectives of a real-life patient as Rob Gooze's wife, Mary, who has just started on a clinical trial at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
     
    JOIN ZOOM MEETING
     
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. February 5, 2021 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. January 29, 2021

    Posted on Jan 28, 2021
    January 29, 2021 – Five on Five (or a lesser number). Members share a bit of themselves with us.
     
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    February 5 -- Journalist, author, editor, and columnist Doug Moe. Doug recently wrote a biography about Tommy Thompson, Kit Saunders-Nordeen and is currently collaborating with Fred Risser. Doug's topic will be Q & A, questions from us. Write your questions to Leo Edelstein in advance so that Leo can organize and read them to Doug. Don't miss this program and bring a guest. 
     
    February 12 -- Pete Smerick will talk about his experiences working for the FBI In Washington DC at its headquarters. Pete currently lives in Gurley, Alabama and will present his program from there. His presentation is "Inside the Minds of Criminal Profilers".
     
    February 19  -- Gregory Renz, a Rotarian in Lake Mills will discuss his book "BENEATH THE FLAMES" in which he will tell of his experiences as a fireman in a small community, then moving to Milwaukee where he experienced a totally different and sometimes terrifying experiences. 
     
    February 26 -- Past international director, Noel Trevaskis, topic ALL SERVICE CLUBS ARE LOSING
    MEMBERS INCLUDING ROTARY CLUBS. WHAT DO WE DO? Noel will discuss how we can be more dynamic and powerful than before.
     
    March 6 -- Geologist Eric Carson will tell the fascinating story of how the last glaciation in the Baraboo Hills came to be and formed a colossal glacial lake which created Devils Lake and caused a catastrophic flood as the glacier retreated. Ever wonder how those behemoth obelisk stones surrounding Devils Lake developed? You'll find out. Remember Eric met us at the Pope Farm and explained the geographic structure there. 
     
    March 12 – 5 on 5
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. January 29, 2021 2021-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

    Job Opening: Third Posting

    Posted on Jan 28, 2021
    I’ll be finishing up my fourth year as Club Secretary at the end of June. I’m willing to continue with the newsletter, but I’ll need a replacement for Secretary. The job will deliver to you immense power and the respect and fear of all members. Mostly a paperwork job … tracking attendance (once we escape COVID); prepping, attending and taking minutes at monthly Board meetings; and being the go-to person for inquiries of all sorts. It’s a great way to get engaged in the nitty-gritty of how the Club actually works. Salary negotiable, although non-existent. We won’t check references. If you’re at all interested, drop me an email and we can talk. I got a $15 Panera gift card for Christmas, and I’m willing to throw that in to sweeten the deal.
    Job Opening: Third Posting 2021-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

    Paul Harris Fellow Selection

    Posted on Jan 21, 2021
    From Mary Van Hout … Our Club tradition is to recognize members with an honorary Paul Harris each year.
    The recipients are chosen by those who have been honored by our Club in the past. Even in these unusual times, that tradition will continue!!
     
    Please mark your calendar for February 5th at 11:30 AM for a virtual meeting to determine who will be honored. I will email meeting details closer to that date. There is some thought to having this recognition occur at our next evening dinner social, based on the success of our previous event. This would occur in March. Again, further details to follow!
     

     
    Paul Harris Fellow Selection 2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

    Job Opening: Second Posting

    Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jan 21, 2021
    I’ll be finishing up my fourth year as Club Secretary at the end of June. I’m willing to continue with the newsletter, but I’ll need a replacement for Secretary. The job will deliver to you immense power and the respect and fear of all members. Mostly a paperwork job … tracking attendance (once we escape COVID); prepping, attending and taking minutes at monthly Board meetings; and being the go-to person for inquiries of all sorts. It’s a great way to get engaged in the nitty-gritty of how the Club actually works. Salary negotiable, although non-existent. We won’t check references. If you’re at all interested, drop me an email and we can talk. I got a $15 Panera gift card for Christmas, and I’m willing to throw that in to sweeten the deal.
    Job Opening: Second Posting Jack Ferreri 2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

    Thank You to the Club from the UW Odyssey Project

    Posted on Jan 21, 2021
    Thank you so much for your generous gift of $1,000 to the multi-generational UW Odyssey Project. In the attached photo, you will see five of our beautiful alumni. Two have master’s degrees in social work from UW, one serves on the UW Board of Regents, one went from homelessness to a UW bachelor’s degree and business of her own, and one directs plays in Chicago. All five say their participation in Odyssey inspired their transformational journeys and encouraged their children to view themselves as college-bound as well. These five represent just a small sampling of the nearly 500 amazing graduates of our program. Gifts like yours truly do change lives. 
    As we begin the 18th year of the award-winning UW Odyssey Project, we are filled with a mixture of sadness and excitement. We made the difficult decision to move the entire fall semester online for Odyssey, Odyssey Junior, Onward Odyssey, and Odyssey Beyond Bars, and this means we must work extra hard to get our low-income families the technology and resources they need to succeed. We are exploring creative ways to provide lively, engaging, and life-altering education online, but we sure miss the hugs and shared community meals!  
     
    We know that Odyssey will continue to empower families to break a cycle of generational poverty by providing them with a free jumpstart course in the humanities, enrichment for their children, wraparound support, and continued course work following graduation. The pandemic has made it especially difficult for students already struggling to put food on the table, pay their bills, fight depression, and take care of their families. Since March, many have lost jobs, childcare, transportation options, and other basics. We continue to help our new students and alumni earn college credits through our Odyssey Project Fund while also using our Odyssey Family Fund for emergencies such as groceries, gas, household supplies, and medications. Facing centuries of racial and economic injustice, our students also need assistance with obtaining laptops and internet access. We are so grateful for your financial support, as it is needed now more than ever. 
     
    Thank you again for your generous gift. Please let me know if you have ideas for me (individuals and organizations you know, for instance) as we seek new sources of funding for our future. Our website has programmatic updates, videos, student newsletters, and various ways to help us. Best wishes to you and your loved ones in staying safe during these troubling times. odyssey.wisc.edu 
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Emily Auerbach
    Professor of English; Co-Director/Founder, UW Odyssey Project
     
    Thank You to the Club from the UW Odyssey Project 2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

    Super Bowl Squares from Madison South Rotary

    Posted on Jan 21, 2021
    The cost for each square is $50. There are 100 total grid positions and I will randomly assign you a location. 60 spots currently taken.
    You will be assigned one number from the AFC Team and one number from the NFC Team. The numbers will be drawn via randomgenerator.org once the entire grid is filled. I will create a ZOOM meeting for the number drawing. Tentatively I will plan on Friday, 2/5 around 2:00.
     
    At the end of the 1st quarter, 2nd quarter, 3rd quarter, and final score there will be a winner. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter will be $500. Final score will be $1000.
     
    In order to win you must match up BOTH of your numbers in the ones column of the score.
    • Hypothetically let’s say the Chiefs and Packers are playing
    • If the score is 6-3 at the end of the first quarter with the Chiefs winning you would need 6 for
    Chiefs and 3 for Packers to win o If the score at the end of the game is 35-28 with the Packers winning you would need 8 Chiefs and 5 for the Packers to win
     
    50% of the money will go to Madison South Rotary Foundation with the other 50% going to the winners
    Payment can be done a few different ways. If paying with the first 3 please note “Rotary Squares.” There is No Limit to how many squares one person/family can purchase:
    • You can Venmo @adam-peck-14
    • You can Paypal to apss14@yahoo.com. Use friends and family option o You can Zelle to apss14@yahoo.com. Last 4 of phone is 1200 if needed o You can mail Cash or Check to:
    Adam Peck
    6202 Canyon Parkway
    McFarland, WI 53558
    815 540 1200
     
    If you are looking for a tax deduction still send the check payment to Adam Peck but fill the check out to MSRF. I will collect and pay out the winners and the club the week after the game.

    Super Bowl Squares from Madison South Rotary 2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week, January 22, 2021

    Posted on Jan 21, 2021
    January 22, 2021 Presentation
    Our own Jennie Humphrey from LSM Chiropractic will talk about healthy winter activities.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    January 29 -- 5 on 5
     
    February 5 -- Journalist, author, editor, and columnist Doug Moe. Doug recently wrote a biography about Tommy Thompson, Kit Saunders-Nordeen and is currently collaborating with Fred Risser. Doug's topic will be Q & A, questions from us. Write your questions to Leo Edelstein in advance so that Leo can organize and read them to Doug. Don't miss this program and bring a guest. 
     
    February 12 -- Pete Smerick will talk about his experiences working for the FBI In Washington DC at its headquarters. Pete currently lives in Gurley, Alabama, and will present his program from there. His presentation is "Inside the Minds of Criminal Profilers".
     
    February 19  -- Gregory Renz, a Rotarian in Lake Mills will discuss his book "BENEATH THE FLAMES" in which he will tell of his experiences as a fireman in a small community, then moving to Milwaukee where he experienced totally different and sometimes terrifying experiences. 
     
    February 26 -- Past international director, Noel Trevaskis, topic ALL SERVICE CLUBS ARE LOSING MEMBERS INCLUDING ROTARY CLUBS. WHAT DO WE DO? Noel will discuss how we can be more dynamic and powerful than before. 
     
    March 6 -- Geologist Eric Carson will tell the fascinating story of how the last glaciation in the Baraboo Hills came to be and formed a colossal glacial lake which created Devils Lake and caused a catastrophic flood as the glacier retreated. Ever wonder how those behemoth obelisk stones surrounding Devils Lake developed? You'll find out. Remember Eric met us at the Pope Farm and explained the geographic structure there. 
     
    March 12 – 5 on 5
     
    JOIN ZOOM MEETING
     
     
    Meeting ID: 665 622 324
     
    Password: 589137
     
    One tap mobile
    +13126266799,,665622324#,,1#,589137# US (Chicago)
    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week, January 22, 2021 2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

    A Letter from Goodness in Nigeria

    Posted on Jan 13, 2021
    Hello my Favorite Americans!
     
    Merry Late Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. 2020 was surely a crazy year but it did teach me to value lots of things; be it family, friends, pets, food, and even people I don’t know.
     
    You are all people I value a lot and some days I just sit on my bed looking at pictures or reminiscing on my exchange year with a huge grin plastered on my face. I really do miss you all a lot. 
     
    Well, update on my life: I have been having health issues for months now but I am taking medications now and it is getting better. I would always have stomach pains in which I would sometimes curl up and cry a lot. Lost lots of weight, cried about it a lot cuz I was getting skinnier each time, even has my bones sticking out at a point. It was terrible because people would always comment about it and some would say nasty stuffs which clearly made me feel worse. Stomach pains got worse also the weight loss hence had to leave college and take the first flight home.  Went to the hospital and turns out that I have peptic ulcer which is a sore in my stomach. Taking medication
    and now I am getting better, it was crazy December for me cuz I was on a low bar in every aspect of my life. 
     
    Good news is that I am now a junior in college, almost done and would soon bag that law degree. 
     
    How are you doing?
     
    How was Christmas and New Year? 
     
    How are the state affairs? 
     
      Love, 
      Goodness
     

    A Letter from Goodness in Nigeria 2021-01-13 06:00:00Z 0

    Job Opening: First Posting

    Posted on Jan 13, 2021
    I’ll be finishing up my fourth year as Club Secretary at the end of June. I’m willing to continue with the newsletter, but I’ll need a replacement for Secretary. The job will deliver to you immense power and the respect and fear of all members. Mostly a paperwork job … tracking attendance (once we escape COVID); prepping, attending, and taking minutes at monthly Board meetings; and being the go-to person for inquiries of all sorts. It’s a great way to get engaged in the nitty-gritty of how the Club actually works. Salary negotiable, although non-existent. We won’t check references. If you’re at all interested, drop me an email and we can talk. I got a $15 Panera gift card for Christmas, and I’m willing to throw that in to sweeten the deal.
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    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week January 15, 2021

    Posted on Jan 13, 2021
    January 15 - Mike Strigel executive director of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona will talk about the success of that sanctuary which specializes in children's education of Wisconsin nature with numerous exhibits and walking trails. Some of you may remember that we had a road lunch there a few years back.
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
     
    January 22 -- Our own Jennie Humphrey from LSM Chiropractic will talk about healthy winter activities.
     
    January 29 -- 5 on 5
     
    February 5 -- Journalist, author, editor, and columnist Doug Moe. Doug recently wrote a biography about Tommy Thompson, Kit Saunders-Nordeen and is currently collaborating with Fred Risser. Doug's topic will be Q & A, questions from us. Write your questions to Leo Edelstein in advance so that Leo can organize and read them to Doug. Don't miss this program and bring a guest. 
     
    February 12 -- Pete Smerick will talk about his experiences working for the FBI In Washington DC at its headquarters. Pete currently lives in Gurley, Alabama, and will present his program from there. His presentation is "Inside the Minds of Criminal Profilers".
     
    February 19  -- Gregory Renz, a Rotarian in Lake Mills will discuss his book "BENEATH THE FLAMES" in which he will tell of his experiences as a fireman in a small community, then moving to Milwaukee where he experienced totally different and sometimes terrifying experiences. 
     
    February 26 -- Past international director, Noel Trevaskis, topic ALL SERVICE CLUBS ARE LOSING
    MEMBERS INCLUDING ROTARY CLUBS. WHAT DO WE DO? Noel will discuss how we can be more dynamic and powerful than before. 
     
    March 6 -- Geologist Eric Carson will tell the fascinating story of how the last glaciation in the Baraboo
    Hills came to be and formed a colossal glacial lake which created Devils Lake and caused a
    catastrophic flood as the glacier retreated. Ever wonder how those behemoth obelisk stones surrounding Devils Lake developed? You'll find out. Remember Eric met us at the Pope Farm and explained the geographic structure there. 
     
    March 12 – 5 on 5
     
    JOIN ZOOM MEETING
     
     
    Meeting ID: 665 622 324
     
    Password: 589137
     
    One tap mobile
    +13126266799,,665622324#,,1#,589137# US (Chicago)

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week January 15, 2021 2021-01-13 06:00:00Z 0

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. December 18, 2020 

    Posted on Dec 17, 2020
     
    December 18th - Captain Tim Patton of the Madison Police Department will discuss current conditions and issues of our community. His topic is titled "Coffee with a Cop". Program brought to you from Ed Fink.
     
     
    UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
    December 25th – No Meeting
     
    January 1st – No Meeting
     
    January 8th – Special Zoom Club Dinner!
     
    January 15th -- Mike Strigel executive director of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona will talk about the success of that sanctuary which specializes in children's education of Wisconsin nature with numerous exhibits and walking trails. Some of you may remember that we had a road lunch there a few years back. 
     
    January 22nd -- Our own Jennie Humphrey from LSM Chiropractic will talk about healthy winter activities.
     
    January 29th -- 5 on 5
     
    February 5th -- Journalist, author, editor and columnist Doug Moe. Doug recently wrote a biography about Tommy Thompson, Kit Saunders-Nordeen and is currently collaborating with Fred Risser. Doug's topic will be Q & A, questions from us. Write your questions to Leo Edelstein in advance so that Leo can organize and read them to Doug. Don't miss this program and bring a guest. 
     
    February 12th -- Pete Smerick will talk about his experiences working for the FBI In Washington DC at it's headquarters. Pete currently lives in Gurley, Alabama and will present his program from there. 
     
     
    JOIN ZOOM MEETING
     
    Meeting ID: 665 622 324
     
    Password: 589137
     
    One tap mobile
    +13126266799,,665622324#,,1#,589137# US (Chicago)
     

    Another virtual meeting via Zoom this week. December 18, 2020 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

    Abby Benbow on Thea’s Table Volunteer Opportunity

    Posted on Dec 17, 2020
    Over the summer, Rotary partnered with Thea's Table, a local non-profit that provides food for families struggling with homelessness. We put together 30 emergency food bags, each of which provided 6 shelf stable meals (two days' worth of breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to a local family of four. 120 tummies full and 720 meals! Since June, the need for these bags has tripled.  With COVID still in full force and evictions continuing to rise, there is now a waitlist of families who are looking for help as they struggle with food scarcity. 
     
    As I sit here slurping my fresh coffee and wiping the egg and toast crumbs from my sweater, I know that I'm in a great position to help. If we all step up, we can provide a weekend's worth of food to another 30 families. The biggest task involved is gathering/purchasing all of the food because some are best purchased at Costco, Hy-Vee, Amazon.com, etc, depending on price and items available. I can share the food lists and previous receipts for whoever is interested in helping so that you are able to see where I purchased what and get a sense of the cost.  If each member wants to commit to providing one of the items needed in each of the food bags, I could pick up the items from your house or you could drop them off at my house, and then I would assemble the bags. The breakdown works out to be about $35-$40 per bag, but some of the individual items are a lot more costly than others.
     
    Let me know your thoughts! I look forward to working with everyone, in a COVID-safe fashion, to make this happen again!
    Abby Benbow on Thea’s Table Volunteer Opportunity 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

    Barry Pace on The Beacon

    Posted on Dec 17, 2020
    The Beacon is located on E Washington Ave and provides daycare services for men, women, children, and families that are homeless. Services include a warm, safe building to spend the day, two meals daily, showers, healthcare referral information, a computer room, laundry services, books, TV and magazines, and job referral information. The Beacon does not offer sleeping quarters and “guests” need to depart the facility by 5 pm each day. The building is owned by Dane County and the center is operated by Catholic Charities.  Each day, about 150 homeless guests use the facility. My wife and I have volunteered there throughout 2019 and for the first 2 months of 2020, prior to COVID.  Typically, I would supervise and clean the showers, or do laundry service, or supervise the computer room.  
     
    Sally, my wife, would be there 2 or 3 days weekly and devote her time to the family room and the children. It is quite eye-opening when you hear a 5 or 6-year-old say “mommy, where will we sleep tonight”. Heartbreaking, really, but it let us know that our time there was well spent. Because of COVID, we now purchase needed clothing items like socks or underwear and deliver them to The Beacon. Hopefully, post virus, we will be back there helping the homeless in our city.   
      
    Barry Pace on The Beacon 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

    Reserve the Evening of Friday, January 8, 2021

    Posted on Dec 10, 2020
     
    The Club Service committee has got something really special in the works … with a group meal over Zoom. We’re working with a restaurant or two to provide us meals and committee members will deliver them to you in the comfort of your own home at a set time. Spouses and significant others are invited. We’ll then meet on Zoom, dine together, and join in some special activities. We’re still in the planning stages and working out budget/charges, but reserve that date and expect an RSVP shortly.
     
    We need another 4-5 members to help us deliver the food orders on Jan 8th. Help us out by contacting Kevin Moran at kevin.moran45@gmail.com
    Reserve the Evening of Friday, January 8, 2021 2020-12-10 06:00:00Z 0

    For Your Reading Pleasure

    Posted on Dec 10, 2020
    With many us with some free time because of COVID, it’s a great time to catch up on some recreational reading. Our two has two reading groups. You can join one of them (Jeannine Desautels & Ruth Domack). The groups range widely in their reading, they DO conduct their meetings via Zoom during COVID. Consider joining up! But if you’re just looking for some books to read on your own, here are the books these two groups have read over the last 6-7 years. Enjoy!
     

    Reading Group #1

    Reading Group #2
    Apeirogon, McCann
    The Rainbow, Lawrence
    The Giver of Stars, Moyes
    Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Simonson
    Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens
    Madame Fourcade's Secret War, Olson
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain
    Citizens of London, Olson
    The Nightingale, Hannah
    Educated, Westover
    The Great Bridge, McCullough
    Empty Mansions, Dedman
    Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Sullivan
    The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald
    A Gentleman in Moscow, Towles
    All Over But the Shoutin', Bragg
    A Beautiful Place to Die, Nunn
    News of the World, Jiles
    In the Kingdom of Ice, Sides
    In the Garden of the Beasts, Larson
    Devil in the White City, Larson
    The Warmth of Other Suns, Wilkerson
    Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck
    The Boy Who Harvested the Wind, Kamkwamba
    They Are All My Family, Riordan
    Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexis
    Just Mercy, Stevenson
    The Light Between Oceans, Stedman
    Admirable Evasions, Dalrymple
    So Long, See You Tomorrow, Maxwell
    The Sympathizer, Nguyen
    The Boys in the Boat, Brown
    Lila, Robinson
    Madame Bovary, Flaubert  
    No Ordinary Time, Kearns
    Up from Slavery, Washington
    Daughters of Mars, Keneally
    The Sea Runners, Doig
    Steve Jobs, Isaacson  
    State Of Wonder, Patchett
    Unbroken, Hillanbrand
    Lost In Shangri-La, Zuckoff
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lackes, Skloot
    Zeitown, Eggers
    River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, Hessler
    Wait Till Next Year, Goodwin
    In Sunlight and Shadow, Helprin
    All The Light You Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
    The Book Thief, Zusak
    The River of Doubt, Mallard
    The Nightingale, Hannah
    Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, McNeal
    A Gentleman in Moscow, Towles