Rotary Environmental Days of Service

Posted by Kathy Roberg on Oct 05, 2022
Rotary Environmental Days of Service - focused on Environment and in partnership with the other two WI districts with whom we'll gather for Multi-District Conference (TriCon). Join us in a week of service and attention to our newest area of focus!
Some resources to get you going:
Rotary Environmental Days of Service Kathy Roberg 2022-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

Cost Increases to Members

Posted by Kathy Roberg

Budget - 2022-2023Our members recall that we previously held our meetings at the Zor Shrine building here in West Madison. However, that is no longer an option, and indeed, meeting spaces at this time are limited. Serendipity Labs has provided us a good space, good tech capabilities, great parking/location and potential for catering. So it works for us and we are committed to this space through at least June of 2023. However, reality is that Zor cost us $200/month; we were paying $300 for Serendipity labs last year but are now paying $400/month.

The board reviewed this financial obligation and felt it appropriate to add $5/month per member to cover our meeting room expenses starting Oct 1, 2022. That will be an additional total of $45/member for this year.

We will review this proposal with our annual budget for next year.

Cost Increases to Members Kathy Roberg 2022-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

Board of Directors Club and Foundation Meetings

, August 10, 2022

Posted by Jack Ferreri on Oct 05, 2022
Board of Directors Club and Foundation Meetings
August 10, 2022
FINAL MINUTES v 1
Note: THIS WAS A HYBRID MEETING
 
Board Members in Attendance: Jack Ferreri, Connie Fish, Kevin Hayden, Rod Nilles, Peter Overton, Paul Patenaude, Kathy Roberg
Members Absent: Jim Emerick, John Gerold
Guests: None 
 
CLUB MEETING
Called to order by President Kathy Roberg at 12:05pm. 
SECRETARY (Ferreri)
  • Consent agenda for minutes and Treasurer Overview. Motion by Overton, second by Nilles. Motion passes.
TREASURER (Loch)
  • No reports other than overview
PRESIDENT (Roberg)
  • Discussion re meals: We’ll have a sign-in that tracks attendance and whether attendees have the provided meal or not. Greeters will push attendees to sign in for both. We will not bill non-eaters for the meals. We’ll continue to track how many members eat the meal, since this is important to our vendor (TNT) and may impact future operations. We’ll charge attendee/eaters $16 for the meal -- $13 for the meal itself and $3 to cover room rental, etc.
  • We’ll need to add a line item in the budget for guest meals. A member that brings a guest must pay for that guest (or bring food). The Club pays for speakers, prospective members, and special guests (like the Rotarian exchange student heading overseas). For Treasurer: we should have a line item for $630 for these meals.
  • Roberg will solidify dark dates for the rest of the year (days on which we will not have a meeting because of holiday or other Rotary event). This should be communicated to venue, food vendor, activity chairs (through Avenue of Service chairs), and membership as a whole.
  • Roberg will be out travelling for two weeks.
PAST PRESIDENT (Fish) 
  • No report
CLUB SERVICE (Nilles)
  • We’ll reinitiate Club Raffles, with ticket sellers and prized.
Board of Directors Club and Foundation Meetings, August 10, 2022 Jack Ferreri 2022-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting  October 7, 2022

Posted on Oct 05, 2022

LAST WEEKS MEETING: 

September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society spoke about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, presented information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program was brought to us by Jim Olmsted

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

October 7 - "Hearing Loss- The Silent Epidemic" Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it. She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK. Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities. There will be time for lots of questions and good discussion. Program by Kathy Roberg.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 21 - President's discretion

October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was canceled on June 10, Bev is an author, chaplain, and anti-bullying expert has degrees in Master Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has spoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bullying from first-hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted

November 4  - "GETTING TO KNOW YOU PROGRAM". This time Greg Armstrong, Mike Weakman and Rick Schaller will have 10 minutes each to give a short talk about themselves, their livelihood, their family and their hobbies. More "GETTING TO KNOW YOU" programs to follow.

November 11 - Lunch will be served at Lussier Community Center at 555 Gammon Rd., just north of Jefferson Middle School where Diana Shinall, executive director of the Lussier Building Complex, will be our orator. Lussier Community Center has been an organization supported since the beginning by both Madison West Rotary and Madison West Town Middleton Rotary. Over the last 8 years we have made annual contributions to the Buffet Scholars program and for the last 4 years have made contributions to the K-12 after school program. In addition, we have annually made contributions to the Food Pantry in both cash and donated food items. We also contributed to their start up radio station. Program by John Gerold. 

November 18 - Judy Reed and Jane Scharer, founders of the (Liberian Assistance Program) in 2008 and have been chair and vice chair for all these years. They have spoken to the Madison West Rotary a number of times will bring us up to date for our NEW Madison West Middleton Rotary Club which provides scholarships for girls at the Obama School in Liberia. Program by Peter Overton.

November 25 - No meeting Thanksgiving

December 2 - TBD

December 9- TBD

December 16 - After a career in medicine, Dr. David Lonsdorf decided to run for local office during the pandemic. He was elected to the Town Board of Verona and quickly found out that things weren't what he expected. We will find out what he didn't expect during his presentation. Program by Jack Ferreri

December 23 - No meeting Christmas

December 30 - New Years Eve weekend- no meeting

 
Birthdays:
September 30: Paul Patenaude
October 16: Jeannine Desautels
 
Anniversaries:
September 30: Roxanne Brazeau
October 1: Cory Recknor
October 11: Doug Coerper
October 14: Bill Hinckley
October 15: Paul Patenaude
 
Join Date:
September 26: Nate Hedden, 8
October 1: Jack Ferreri, 37
October 1: James Graham, 27
October 1: Richard Rossmiller, 52
October 4: Robert Sorenson, 21
October 11: Kathy Robert, 3
 
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
Meeting ID: 665 622 324
Password: 589137
 
For several issues the ZOOM link had an omission which has been corrected. 
The above link is correct. Thanks to Jon Bake!
 
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HYBRID MEETING  SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

Posted on Sep 27, 2022
Picnic at the Pope Farm on September 9, 2022.
 
A wonderful program by UW Geologist/Professor Eric Carson. Eric spoke about the geological formation of the Pope Farm before and after glaciation. You could see it before your very eyes as you gazed out at Lake Mendota. 
 
The program was brought to us by Jim Olmsted.

LAST WEEKS MEETING - September 16, 2022

Dr. John Barnes, who served as president of Avian Pathologists, spoke about the work repopulating the Northern Bob White Quail to area farmlands whose numbers have dwindled because of changes in agriculture practices. Program by Ed Fink.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing. Gulley used his fame to engage in a series of efforts to achieve equal standing in Madison and the state. The story of his life provides examples of the persistent practice of segregation and exclusion that African Americans actively experienced in Wisconsin. His is an important part of the still untold story about African Americans in Madison.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted

October 7 - "Hearing Loss- The Silent Epidemic" Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it. She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK. Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities. There will be time for lots of questions and good discussion. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 21 - President's discretion

October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was canceled on June 10, Bev is an author, chaplain, and anti-bullying expert has degrees in Master Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has spoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bullying from first-hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted

Birthdays:
September 18: Melissa Markgraf
September 30: Paul Patenaude
October 16: Jeannine Desautels
 
Anniversaries:
September 23: Greg Blum
September 30: Roxanne Brazeau
October 1: Cory Recknor
October 11: Doug Coerper
October 14: Bill Hinckley
 
Join Date:
September 1: Dan Fose, 27
September 26: Nate Hedden, 8
October 1: Jack Ferreri, 37
October 1: James Graham, 27
October 1: Richard Rossmiller, 52
October 4: Robert Sorenson, 21
October 11: Kathy Robert, 3
 
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
Meeting ID: 665 622 324
Password: 589137
 
For several issues the ZOOM link had an omission which has been corrected. 
The above link is correct. Thanks to Jon Bake!
 
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 This is for all knitters/crocheters!

Posted by Connie Fish on Sep 27, 2022
Our club's new social group is ready to start meeting! This is for all knitters/crocheters! You don't have to be experienced or even know how!
 
We will be gathering for social time, snacks and drinks, and a lot of fun!
 
Perhaps your spouse/family member isn't a member of the club yet would enjoy this social time............. ALL ARE INVITED!
 
Our plan is to make items that could possibly touch all areas of service for our club. We can make scarfs, mittens, blankets, socks and, well  ask Deb Dieter about her idea ;)
 
We will donate to homeless shelters, MOM, schools and other like places. We can create a fundraiser to sell things we make to help fund our budget.
 
There is a lot more we can think of I'm sure.           
Nights and weekends would work best to meet so, we need to know who is interested in joining us!
 
Contact Connie Fish at fishcrotary@gmail.com with your interest and what time works best for you. We will figure out all the details after! Looking forward to seeing you at this fun new social!
 
This is for all knitters/crocheters! Connie Fish 2022-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Jefferson Middle School Garden Received a Donation Submitted by Matt Loch 2022-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

McAdow Miles Team Fundraiser

Posted by Jack Ferreri (significantly altered by Mary Dunn) on Sep 22, 2022
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. We are asking for pledges in the amount of $50, $100, or $250. This is your chance to give a boost to the Foundation’s coffers. We’re gonna ride no matter what!
Click logo for more information
 
 
Contact person for this event is Paul Patenaude ppaten98@gmail.com. Please take a look into your wallets and see what you can contribute to help support this event and our Club in general.
 
McAdow Miles Team Fundraiser Jack Ferreri (significantly altered by Mary Dunn) 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

   McAdow's Miles for Rotary Team

 
 
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 our Club’s Foundation. It’s an important Club fundraiser. We are asking for pledges in the amount of $50, $100, or $250. This is your chance to give a boost to the Foundation’s coffers. We’re gonna ride no matter what!
 
 
 

McAdow's Miles for Rotary Team 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

HYBRID MEETING - SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

Posted on Sep 22, 2022

LAST WEEKS MEETING - September 16, 2022

Dr. John Barnes, who served as president of Avian Pathologists, spoke about the work repopulating the Northern Bob White Quail to area farmlands whose numbers have dwindled because of changes in agriculture practices. Program by Ed Fink.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing. Gulley used his fame to engage in a series of efforts to achieve equal standing in Madison and the state. The story of his life provides examples of the persistent practice of segregation and exclusion that African Americans actively experienced in Wisconsin. His is an important part of the still untold story about African Americans in Madison.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted

October 7 - "Hearing Loss- The Silent Epidemic" Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it. She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK. Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities. There will be time for lots of questions and good discussion. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 21 - President's discretion

October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was canceled on June 10, Bev is an author, chaplain, and anti-bullying expert has degrees in Master Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has spoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bullying from first-hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted

Birthdays:
September 14: Mary Ruth Marks
September 18: Melissa Markgraf
September 30: Paul Patenaude
 
Anniversaries:
September 15: Jack Ferreri
September 15: Steve Anune
September 23: Greg Blum
September 30: Roxanne Brazeau
 
Join Date:
September 26: Nate Hedden, 8
 
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
Meeting ID: 665 622 324
Password: 589137

 
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Bulletin Publication Schedule

Posted by Kathy Roberg on Sep 22, 2022
Members use the newsletter to invite guests, keep up to date and prepare for the next meeting. That means it would be most advantageous if the newsletter is out by Wednesday noon --- I would post with this "announcement" that means anything that needs to be included in the newsletter - needs to get to the editor by Monday night.
Bulletin Publication Schedule Kathy Roberg 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

McAdow Team Ride, Saturday 24, 2022

Posted by Peter Hoff on Sep 22, 2022
 
Our next bike ride for Team McAdow is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2022. I have a tentative route that will take us along Lake Monona from Olin-Turville, along the Yahara River and up through Demetral Park. We’ll cross the Isthmus again on Hoard and Webb to end up over by Starkweather Park and Eastmorland Park. Then we wind back through the Near East Side, downtown and Monona Bay to our starting point. You’ll recognize this as a Dave Short ride, but I’m not sure when we last did it on a Saturday. If you are interested in joining this ride contact Peter Hoff for details hoffp@uww.edu
McAdow Team Ride, Saturday 24, 2022 Peter Hoff 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

Dinner with Friends is Back!

Posted by Jeannine Desautels on Sep 22, 2022

After two year hiatus, “Dinner With Friends”is back! For our new members who might not be familiar with fun event, let me explain. Sign up to have dinner with several of your fellow Rotarians at one of their homes. It’s a potluck thing. Once you sign up, I will assign you to a host. You are free to come alone, with a spouse, a significant other, etc. we just need to know how many will attend.

Please send me the following info in order to be in the mix:
  • Name,
  • E-mail,
  • Phone number,
  • Number of people attending including yourself
  • Are you willing to be a host or not
There is no pressure to host in your home if this does not work for you but we do want you to sign up and participate. I will try to mix both of our groups which will afford us an opportunity to get to know each other better. The fellowship is awesome! Just ask those who have participated in the past. I hope you will all sign up soon. E-mail me with any questions.
 
We will run this for several weeks.
 
Jeannine Desautels jeanninembd@gmail.com
Dinner with Friends is Back! Jeannine Desautels 2022-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

Thailand Update

Posted by Alex Seaborg, Rotary Youth Exchange on Sep 15, 2022
My host mom and I at a recent rotary meeting.
 
Greetings from the other side of the world. I have now been in Hat Yai for a month and a couple of days and things are continuing to go really well. Here are some recent updates and pictures.
 
Life has settled into a comfortable sort of rhythm in these past few weeks. My school days are spent taking one hour of normal class per day, helping to teach English and piano classes, taking fun classes like gym and Thai music, and studying Thai both by myself and with a teacher. I spend my free time at school either reading or grading listening tests for the English class I help out with. I am enjoying a nice balance between learning and teaching at school which keeps me busy and engaged.
 
On our way to Satun we visited a rural elementary school where we gave the students school supplies and snacks. Afterwards, I played with some of them at the playground.
 
 
Below: On our way to Satun we visited a rural elementary school where we gave the students school supplies and snacks. Afterwards, I played with some of them at the playground.
 
Right: Later that day we helped rotary give reading glasses to elderly people who couldn't afford them. Myself and 8 others helped the people who came find the right glasses strength.
Thailand Update Alex Seaborg, Rotary Youth Exchange 2022-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting September 16, 2022 

Posted on Sep 15, 2022

LAST WEEKS MEETING September 9, 2022

Picnic at the Pope Farm. UW Geologist/Professor Eric Carson (who has talked to us on numerous occasions and may become a member) spoke about the geological formation of the Pope Farm before and after glaciation.  Program by Jim Olmsted

This Week's Program:

September 16 - Dr. John Barnes, who served as president of Avian Pathologists, will speak about the work repopulating the Northern Bob White Quail to area farmlands whose numbers have dwindled because of changes in agriculture practices. Program by Ed Fink.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

September 23 - Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing. Gulley used his fame to engage in a series of efforts to achieve equal standing in Madison and the state. The story of his life provides examples of the persistent practice of segregation and exclusion that African Americans actively experienced in Wisconsin. His is an important part of the still untold story about African Americans in Madison.

September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted

October 7 - "Hearing Loss- The Silent Epidemic" Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it. She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK. Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities. There will be time for lots of questions and good discussion. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 21 - President's discretion

October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was canceled on June 10, Bev is an author, chaplain, and anti-bullying expert has degrees in Master Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has spoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bullying from first-hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted

Birthdays:
September 10: Dana Monogue
September 14: Mary Ruth Marks
September 18: Melissa Markgraf
September 30: Paul Patenaude
 
Anniversaries:
September 15: Jack Ferreri
September 15: Steve Anune
September 23: Greg Blum
September 30: Roxanne Brazeau
 
Join Date:
September 26: Nate Hedden, 8

 
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24 October 2022 is World Polio Day

Posted on Sep 15, 2022
 
As World Polio Day approaches, we’re getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

We’ve made tremendous progress so far, and now’s the time to intensify our fight to make polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated. In 2020, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus, showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances.

The wild poliovirus remains endemic in just two countries — Afghanistan and Pakistan— but as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere. So let’s use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to end polio in countries where children are still as risk.

Get involved
Take action this World Polio Day by hosting virtual and community events, creating fundraisers, and sharing posts about the importance of polio eradication on social media.
 
 
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Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time

Posted on Sep 13, 2022
Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
What are the benefits?
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
  • Develop lifelong leadership skills
  • Learn a new language and culture
  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world 
  • Become a global citizen
How long do exchanges last?
Long-term exchanges last a full academic year, and students attend local schools and live with multiple host families.
Short-term exchanges last from several days to three months and are often structured as camps, tours, or homestays that take place when school is not in session.
What are the costs?
Room and board are provided, as well as any school fees. Each program varies, but students are usually responsible for:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel documents (such as passports and visas)
  • Spending money and any additional travel or tours
How can I apply?
Candidates are ages 15-19 and are leaders in their schools and communities. Contact your local Rotary club to see what exchange opportunities are available and what the application process involves.
Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time 2022-09-13 05:00:00Z 0

B-I-N-G-O!

to the Players, Winners, & Volunteers

Posted on Sep 11, 2022

B-I-N-G-O ! to the Players, Winners, and Volunteers

Another BINGO Winner 2022 
One of our bingo winners - the family had fun!!
Bingo callers extraordinaire
All the BINGO players,
all the BINGO winners, and
all the BINGO volunteers  
 
THANK YOU!
 
for making Rotary BINGO 2022
a giant success!!
 
B-I-N-G-O!to the Players, Winners, & Volunteers 2022-09-11 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Madison West Middleton

Posted by Andrez Perez Associate Officer | Club and District Support, Americas
Greetings all,
 
The Board of Directors of Rotary International, the General Secretary acting on its behalf, in accordance with section 2.060. of the RI Bylaws, approves the merger of
the Rotary Club of Madison West, Wisconsin, USA and
the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton, Wisconsin, USA 
effective 30 June 2022.
 
 
August 5, 2022, members of Rotary Club of Madison West Middleton admiring the oak planted by Paul Harris in 1933, in the University of Wisconsin Arboretum
 
RI weighed in on the official name.
Here it is
The merged club’s name shall be the 
Rotary Club of Madison West Middleton, Wisconsin, USA, ...
Rotary Club of Madison West Middleton Andrez Perez Associate Officer | Club and District Support, Americas 2022-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary - Peace Corps Week

Posted on Sep 08, 2022
 
 
 
Mark your calendar for September 19-25, 2022 to participate in the second annual Rotary-Peace Corps Week. Sponsored by Partnering for Peace, this year's theme is "Peacebuilding on the Ground" and will feature discussions about the partnership between Rotary and Peace Corps that lends itself towards peacebuilding.
 
Read more about this year's plans and event organizer, Erica Brouillette, and check out last year's interview with Carol Spahn, Director of Peace Corps, and John Hewko, CEO and General Secretary of Rotary International.
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Seed Collection at Holy Wisdom Monastery

Posted by John Gerold on Sep 08, 2022
Seven Madison West Middleton Rotary members (John Olsen, Kevin & Linda Hayden, John Gerold, Kathy Roberg, Greg Armstrong, Rod Nilles, and Kevin Moran) joined other “Friends of the Prairie” at Holy Wisdom Monastery on Wednesday morning, August 31, 2022, to collect seeds from their prairie areas.
 
We worked under the direction of Amy Alstad, Director of Land Management & Environmental Education. The weather was great and a good time was had by all. If you have any interest in helping out collecting seeds, they will be doing it on the following dates: Sept. 14th, Sept. 16th, Sept. 21st, and Oct. 12th, starting at 9 am. An RSVP is appreciated but not required for anyone planning to attend. Holy Wisdom is located at 4200 County Road M, Middleton. Turn into the driveway and take the right fork in the driveway to the top of the hill parking lot. The volunteers gather at the kiosk just beyond the driveway at the top of the hill.
 
Amy’s number is 608-836-1631, X131 and her email is aalstad@holywisdommonastery.org
 
Recommended wear for working in the prairie are sturdy shoes, long pants, and long sleeves. Participants could also bring their own work gloves (any leather or gardening type gloves will work) and a water bottle, although she will have water and spare gloves available. She will also provide small pruning shears and collection bags for the seeds.
Top: Kathy Roberg
 
Kevin Moran, John Gerald, and Greg Cochran
Kevin Hayden and his wife Linda
Seed Collection at Holy Wisdom Monastery John Gerold 2022-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

Greeters & Ticket Sellers Here's Your Chance

Posted by Connie Fish on Sep 08, 2022
The Club Service Committee is once again looking for upcoming greeters and raffle ticket sellers.  I would like to invite you to volunteer to help keep our club meetings running smoothly.  We are in need of club greeters for the following dates: 
Please respond to the following:  
 
**Yes I will be a greeter on:  September 9 (off-site), September 16, September 23, or September 30.
**Yes I will sell raffle tickets on September: 16, September 23, or September 30.
**Sorry, I can't help with these dates and Yes, I would like to volunteer in the future so keep me on the list.
**No, I am not able to volunteer, please take me off the volunteer email greeters/raffle sales list for now.
 
If I don't hear from you I will assume you want to remain in the email group for greeters and raffle ticket sellers.  I would also like to remind you that if you want to help by donating a door prize on your birthday (or just to help us stockpile up for the time we have missed due to covid) you can bring your donation to any meeting.
 
Contact Connie Fish at fishcrotary@gmail.com
Greeters & Ticket Sellers Here's Your Chance Connie Fish 2022-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

MEETING SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 AT POPE FARM CONSERVANCY

Posted by John Gerold on Sep 08, 2022
1.4 MILES WEST OF THE CORNER OF OLD SAUK ROAD AND PLEASANT VIEW
Picnic at the Pope Farm Conservancy and enjoy an enlightening program by UW Geologist/Professor Eric Carson. Eric will talk about the geological formation of the Pope Farm before and after glaciation. You can see it before your very eyes as you gaze out at Lake Mendota.
 
There are two parking lots, a lower lot which then requires a short walk up the hill to our meeting site, and an upper parking lot that includes two handicapped parking spots, with a shorter, less steep walk to our meeting area. Jim Olmsted is making arrangements with Mil Pope for a golf cart to move those that have a  difficulty walking or moving over inclines, so we can transport them to the meeting location. For starters, they should drive to the top parking lot.
 
Since this is an outdoor event our lunch will consist of sub sandwiches, chips, apples, bananas, and water. To help plan for the number of sandwiches needed, please email Rod Nilles at: rnilles38@gmail.com with the number of attendees coming.  This event usually attracts a number of guests, so Rod needs to know that also. We are asking each person that requests a sandwich to “donate” $10 to a bowl/basket at the Pope Farm meeting much like we did prior to T n T Catering providing our lunches. 
 
Included with this are two photos – one showing the entrance off of Old Sauk Road on the north side of the road, and the second one showing the upper parking area and approximate place where we will be meeting.
 
Pope Farm Entrance - off of Old Sauk Road on the north side of the road
 
Pope Farm -upper parking area and approximate place where we will be meeting.
MEETING SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 AT POPE FARM CONSERVANCY John Gerold 2022-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

Application from Devalyn Rogers

Posted on Sep 08, 2022
We’ve received an application from Devalyn Rogers to become a member of our Club with Classification of Educator. She’s sponsored by Jeannine Desautels. The Board has provisionally approved her membership. Bylaws require the prospective member to appear in two issues of the Bulletin before he or she can be inducted.
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Take a Minute and Bag us a Speaker

Posted on Sep 02, 2022
We have openings in early winter we’d like to fill before too long. Interestingtopics make our Club a fun place to visit. Sit down with a notepad and a coffee or adult beverage and think of the people you know … neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc. Surely some of them have interesting hobbies, engaging volunteer work, professional careers, leisure adventures, deep knowledge in some fascinating corridor of human knowledge. Talk to them about the possibility of their speaking to us at MWM Rotary.
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Lussier Community Education Center Harvest Celebration 2022

Posted on Sep 01, 2022
 
 
 
Madison West Middleton is a long-time supporter as had Madison
West.  They are restarting their Annual Harvest Celebration and are looking for Sponsors.  If you are interested in being a Sponsor contact the person listed, i.e. Kayla.  To register for this free event you can do it online at:
 
Registration for Harvest Celebration 2022 is free for everyone and is open now! We will have more details posted as we get closer to the date so stay tuned to find out more about this time-honored Lussier tradition! We've made some changes to the original event, but kept the heart and soul of it the Harvest you know and love.
 
Click HEREto RSVP for the event!
 
Click HERE to sponsor or donate to the event!
 
If you have any questions, contact Kayla atkayla@LECmadison.org or 608.833.4979 X 208
 
Lussier Community Education Center Harvest Celebration 2022 John Gerold 2022-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Club Sponsors Lussier Community Harvest Celebration

Harvest Celebration 2022

Posted by John Gerold Photos submitted by Matt Loch on Sep 01, 2022
 
 
Madison West Middleton is a long-time supporter as had Madison West.  They are restarting their Annual Harvest Celebration and are looking for Sponsors.  If you are interested in being a Sponsor contact the person listed, i.e. Kayla.  To register for this free event you can do it online at:
 
Registration for Harvest Celebration 2022 is free for everyone and is open now! We will have more details posted as we get closer to the date so stay tuned to find out more about this time-honored Lussier tradition! We've made some changes to the original event, but kept the heart and soul of it the Harvest you know and love.
 
Click HERE to RSVP for the event!
 
Click HERE to sponsor or donate to the event!
 
If you have any questions, contact Kayla at kayla@LECmadison.org or 608.833.4979 X 208
 
Club Sponsors Lussier Community Harvest CelebrationHarvest Celebration 2022 John Gerold Photos submitted by Matt Loch 2022-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

NO Meeting This Week September 2, 2022

Posted on Sep 01, 2022

NO MEETING - NO PROGRAM LAST WEEK - September 2, 2022 Labor Day Weekend

This Week's Program:

September 9 - Picnic at the Pope Farm. Don't miss this wonderful program by UW Geologist/Professor Eric Carson (who has talked to us on numerous occasions and may become a member). Eric will talk about the geological formation of the Pope Farm before and after glaciation. You can see it before your very eyes as you gaze out at Lake Mendota. Program by Jim Olmsted

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

September 16 - Dr. John Barnes, who served as president of Avian Pathologists, will speak about the work repopulating the Northern Bob White Quail to area farmlands whose numbers have dwindled because of changes in agriculture practices. Program by Ed Fink.

September 23 - Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing. Gulley used his fame to engage in a series of efforts to achieve equal standing in Madison and the state. The story of his life provides examples of the persistent practice of segregation and exclusion that African Americans actively experienced in Wisconsin. His is an important part of the still untold story about African Americans in Madison.

September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted

October 7 - "Hearing Loss- The Silent Epidemic" Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it. She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK. Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities. There will be time for lots of questions and good discussion. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 21 - President's discretion

October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was cancelled on June10, Bev is an author, chaplain and anti-bulling expert has degrees in Master Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has spoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bulling from first hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted

Birthdays:
August 27: Lennart Backstorm
August 28: Andrew Seaborg
September 1: Barry Pace
September 2: Derek Moehring
September 6: Lynne Goldsmith
September 6: Michael Maas
September 10: Dana Monogue
September 14: Mary Ruth Marks
 
Anniversaries:
August 26: John Olsen, 55
August 29: Svein Morner, 18
August 31: Derek Moehring, 36
September 6: Jerry Smith
September 7: Ed Fink
September 7: John Gerold
September 15: Jack Ferreri
September 15: Steve Anune
September 15: Jack Ferreri
 
Join Date:
August 28: Derek Moehring, 24
September 1: Dan Fose, 27
September 1: Melissa Markgraf, 19
 
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Today's Hybrid Meeting

Posted on Sep 01, 2022
No meeting today: Labor Day Holiday
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
September 9 - Picnic at the Pope Farm. Don't miss this wonderful program by UW Geologist/Professor Eric Carson (who has talked to us on numerous occasions and may become a member). Eric will talk about the geological formation of the Pope Farm before and after glaciation. You can see it before your very eyes as you gaze out at Lake Mendota. Program by Jim Olmsted
September 16 - Dr. John Barnes, who served as president of Avian Pathologists, will speak about the work repopulating the Northern Bob White Quail to area farmlands whose numbers have dwindled because of changes in agriculture practices. Program by Ed Fink.
September 23 - Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinaryinstructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing. Gulley used his fame to engage in a series of efforts to achieve equal standing in Madison and the state. The story of his life provides examples of the persistent practice of segregation and exclusion that African Americans actively experienced in Wisconsin. His is an important part of the still untold story about African Americans in Madison.
September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research andhighlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted
October 7 - Hearing Loss - The Silent Epidemic. Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it. She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK. Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities. Program by Kathy Roberg.
October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System willdiscuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg.
October 21 - President's discretion
October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was cancelled on June 10. Bev is an author, chaplain and anti-bullying expert has degrees in Master Divinityfrom McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She hasspoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bulling from first-hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted
 
                       Birthdays:
September 1: Barry Pace
September 2: Derek Moehring
September 10: Dana Minogue
September 14: Mary RuthMarks
September 18: Melissa Markgraf
September 24: Jack Coe
September 30: Paul Patenaude
 
Anniversaries:
September 6: Jerry Smith, 64 years
September 7: John Gerold, 59 years
September 7: Ed Fink, 54 years
September 15: Jack Ferreri, 43 years
September 15 Steve Aune, 21 years
 
Join Date:
Sep 01: Dan Fose, 27 years
Sep 01: Melissa Markgraf, 19 years
Sep 26: Nate Hedden, 8 years
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO COLLECT PRAIRIE SEEDS

Posted by John Gerold on Aug 25, 2022
The Community Service Committee in conjunction with Holy Wisdom Monastery would like to have a group of Rotary Volunteers help with collecting prairie seeds on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 9:00AM to 11:30AM. Volunteers can include other family members or friends who would like to help and spend some time outside. According to Weather Underground the weather should be fine on that day.
 
If you would like to volunteer please send an affirmative email to John Gerold at: jagerold39@gmail.com, or leave a message on his cell at (608) 234-2253.
 
Holy Wisdom Monastery is located at 4200 County Road M, Middleton. Turn into the drive way and take the right fork in the driveway to the top of the hill parking lot, where we will meet. Our own member Greg Armstrong and his Successor Amy Alstad, Director of Land Management & Environmental Education, will lead us out into the prairie and provide the equipment that we will need to harvest the seeds.
Looking forward to an interesting morning, hope to see you there.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO COLLECT PRAIRIE SEEDS John Gerold 2022-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Thailand so far!

Posted by Alex Seaborg on Aug 25, 2022
I just wanted to check in from the other side of the world! I have been in Hat Yai, Thailand for 2.5 weeks and so far things are going really well. The food here is really yummy, I really love the town I am staying in, and the nature and temples are just stunning. But the highlight so far has definitely been the people. My host family has gone above and beyond to make me feel at home, and their kindness has made me less homesick and more comfortable than I thought I would be. They really enjoy having me try new foods and experiences, and boy have I enjoyed it too!
 
Beyond just my host family though, pretty much every person I have met so far has been very kind and welcoming. At school this means I already have a great group of friends, and I have also made friends with many adults from the local rotary club. 
 
School is also good. I am taking a light course-load and am also having fun student-teaching some English and piano classes. When I have free periods at school I am studying Thai. It’s definitely not an easy language to learn but I’m making progress. Outside of school I’m either at Thai Kickboxing (I started lessons when I got here!), watching American football with my host dad, or hanging out with either rotary or school friends. I have gotten the Japanese encephalitis shot I needed to get here, and have a new SIM card. 
Thailand so far! Alex Seaborg 2022-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting August 26, 2022

Posted on Aug 25, 2022

LAST WEEK'S MEETING

Madison native and world class bridge player, Glenna Shannahan, will discuss her craft and has taught on several cruise ships including the Crystal, Royal Canadian and Princess ships and played in ports of Greece, Turkey, England and Ireland. Locally she teaches at the bridge club of Madison. A player needs 500 points to become a master bridge player and usually takes 3 to 10 years to accomplish. Glenna has a whopping 7,000 points and is the only master teacher in Wisconsin.

Program by Jim Olmsted (through Sharyn Alden). 

 

PROGRAM - TODAY AUGUST 26
 
County Executive, Joe Parisi, will bring us up to date on county government affairs regarding, cleaning up lakes, climate action, harmful gases made into natural vehicle fuel, to "Suck the Muck" from the Yahara River and renewable energy programs. There will be time for questions and answers.
 
Program by Jim Olmsted. 
 
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 

September 2 - No meeting Labor Day Weekend 

September 9 - Picnic at the Pope Farm. Don't miss this wonderful program by UW Geologist/Professor Eric Carson (who has talked to us on numerous occasions and may become a member). Eric will talk about the geological formation of the Pope Farm before and after glaciation. You can see it before your very eyes as you gaze out at Lake Mendota. 
Program by Jim Olmsted

September 16 - Dr. John Barnes, who served as president of Avian Pathologists, will speak about the work repopulating the Northern Bob White Quail to area farmlands whose numbers have dwindled because of changes in agriculture practices. 

Program by Ed Fink.

September 23 - Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing.  Gulley used his fame to engage in a series of efforts to achieve equal standing in Madison and the state. The story of his life provides examples of the persistent practice of segregation and exclusion that African Americans actively experienced in Wisconsin. His is an important part of the still untold story about African Americans in Madison. 

September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted 

October 7 - "Hearing Loss- The Silent Epidemic" Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it.  She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK.  Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities.  There will be time for lots of questions and good discussion. 
Program by Kathy Roberg. 

October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg. 

October 21 - President's discretion

October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was cancelled on June10, Bev is an author, chaplain and anti-bulling expert has degrees in Master Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has spoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bulling from first hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted 

Birthdays: 

August 23: Sein Morner

August 28: Andrew Seaborg

September 1: Barry Pace

September 2: Derek Moehring

September 6: Lynne Goldsmith

September 6: Michael Maas

Anniversaries: 

August 21: Rod Nilles, 57

August 23: Peder Moren, 19

August 26: John Olsen, 55

August 29: Svein Morner, 18

August 21: Derek Moehring, 36

September 6:  Jerry Smith

September 7: Ed Fink

September 15: Jack Ferreri

September 15 Steve Anune

Join Date: 

August 2o: James Greenwald, 36

August 28: Derek Moehring, 24

 

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Jack Ferreri Wants You to Respond

Posted on Aug 25, 2022
Jack Ferreri sent you  a list of members with name, email, and phone number. He will be ordering new badges, so also check your classification ... is that the one you want on your badge. Now's the time to change.
 
If you have a head shot of yourself you'd like me to attach to your ClubRunner profile, send that along and I'll take care of it. No head shots more than 30 years old, folks! Please your head shot (please not your, dog, or cat, or horse, or grandchild, or your fav superhero etc.).  The photo makes it easier to match names to members.
 
Send your update and photo to jack46ferreri@gmail.com
 
If Jack (MWM Club Secretary) doesn't hear from you by Friday, September 2, he'll assume there are no changes.
 
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Weekend Bike Ride for Fun & Money

Posted on Aug 25, 2022

For many years, the Madison West Towne – Middleton Rotary Club held an ongoing fundraiser called “McAdow Miles”, designed around Charter Member Jerry McAdow’s love for biking. In recent years it has evolved into “Team McAdow” to include participation by others who enjoy biking in a group. 

We try to schedule a group ride each Saturday morning, starting in March and continuing into November, as the weather permits. Our bike rides are typically 10-to-18-mile loop rides (versus out-and-back), on off-road bike trails (as much as possible) with interesting sites, away from noisy highways, and sometimes include coffee shop or bakery stops, preferably with outdoor seating. Madison and Dane County offer a great variety of bike routes. 

Now, with our expanded membership, we would like more members to join our group rides. We welcome other family members and friends to participate. This year, a number of riders are using their E-bikes. 

The fundraiser aspect of Team McAdow is very low-key. 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. We will provide additional information in the coming weeks. Perhaps more than anything, Team McAdow provides an opportunity for us to spend time together doing what we enjoy – camaraderie, exercise and fun! 

If you would like to join us, or for more information, please 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. 


 
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B-I-N-G-O ! starts today!

Posted by Mary Cobb Dunn on Aug 25, 2022
 
Are you a volunteer? Fantastic! Thanks!
 
Not a volunteer?
Come out to the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival support this Club fundraiser and have some fun playing
B-I-N-G-O ! 
B-I-N-G-O ! starts today! Mary Cobb Dunn 2022-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Lunches at our Weekly Club Meetings

Posted by John Olsen on Aug 25, 2022
We have now returned to having lunches at our weekly Club meetings provided by a caterer (TNT). Here are the procedures. When you arrive at the meeting, a Greeter will direct you to sign in on our Attendance Sheet at the Treasurer’s Assistant desk; at the same time, you will also check whether or not you are going to have the catered meal. If you select “Yes” for the meal, the $15 charge will appear on your next quarterly dues invoice (as we did pre-COVID).
 
If you bring a Guest, you have two options:
  1. You can pay $15 to the Treasurer’s Assistant at the time, either cash or check, or
  2. You can have the $15 charged to your account for payment with your next quarterly dues invoice.
All Guests will be asked to fill out a Guest Card and submit it to the Treasurer’s Assistant. Visiting Rotarians will fill out a Visiting Rotarian Card and submit it to the Treasurer’s Assistant.
 
For certain Guests (speakers, prospective members, RYE students, scholarship recipients, Rotary dignitaries, etc.) there will be no meal charge; the Club will cover the cost.
 
Visiting Rotarians will be asked to pay the $15 meal charge at the meeting, either cash or check.
 
Our Board of Directors has decided that only members and others who actually have a meal will pay for the meal (this is a change from past practice). Therefore, you have the option from week to week to choose whether or not you will take the meal. The same applies for Visiting Rotarians and Guests.
 
We need to accurately track the meals for two reasons:
  1. For billing members on their quarterly dues invoices, and
  2. For paying the charges from our caterer.
 
Our caterer needs to closely track how many people need to be served each week in order the have the appropriate amount of food available (not too little and not too much). To that end, if you know you will be bringing in a number of Guests for any reason, you should notify the Club Officers well in advance of the meeting.
 
 
Lunches at our Weekly Club Meetings John Olsen 2022-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Club Greeters Needed

Posted by Connie Fish on Aug 18, 2022
The Club Service Committee is once again looking for upcoming greeters and raffle ticket sellers.  I would like to invite you to volunteer to help keep our club meetings running smooth.  We are in need of club greeters for the following dates:
 
Please respond to the following:  
 
**Yes I will be a greeter on:  August 26, September 9 (off site), September 16, September 23, or September 30.
**Yes I will sell raffle tickets on:  August 26, September 16, September 23, or September 30.
**Sorry, I can't help with these dates and Yes, I would like to volunteer in the future so keep me on the list.
**No, I am not able to volunteer, please take me off the volunteer email greeters/raffle sales list for now.
 
If I don't hear from you I will assume you want to remain in the email group for greeters and raffle ticket sellers.  I would also like to remind you that if you want to help by donating a door prize on your birthday (or just to help us stock pile up for the time we have missed due to covid) you can bring your donation to any meeting.
 
Contact Connie Fish at fishcrotary@gmail.com

 
Club Greeters Needed Connie Fish 2022-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting August 19, 2022

Posted on Aug 18, 2022

Last Week's Meeting: 

Our own Terry Siebert reported on the wonderful variety of Wisconsin dinner clubs that he and his wife Kathy have enjoyed. Program was brought to us by Ed Fink. 

TODAY'S PROGRAM
Madison native and world class bridge player, Glenna Shannahan, will discuss her craft and has taught on several cruise ships including the Crystal, Royal Canadian and Princess ships and played in ports of Greece, Turkey, England and Ireland. Locally she teaches at the bridge club of Madison. A player needs 500 points to become a master bridge player and usually takes 3 to 10 years to accomplish. Glenna has a whopping 7,000 points and is the only master teacher in Wisconsin.
 
Program by Jim Olmsted (through Sharyn Alden). 
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 

August 26 - County Executive, Joe Parisi, will bring us up to date on county government affairs regarding, cleaning up lakes, climate action, harmful gases made into natural vehicle fuel, to "Suck the Muck" from the Yahara River and renewable energy programs. There will be time for questions and answers. Program by Jim Olmsted. 

September 2 - No meeting Labor Day Weekend 

September 9 - Picnic at the Pope Farm. Don't miss this wonderful program by UW Geologist/Professor Eric Carson (who has talked to us on numerous occasions and may become a member). Eric will talk about the geological formation of the Pope Farm before and after glaciation. You can see it before your very eyes as you gaze out at Lake Mendota. 
Program by Jim Olmsted

September 16 - Open

September 23 - Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing.  Gulley used his fame to engage in a series of efforts to achieve equal standing in Madison and the state. The story of his life provides examples of the persistent practice of segregation and exclusion that African Americans actively experienced in Wisconsin. His is an important part of the still untold story about African Americans in Madison. 

September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted 

October 7 - "Hearing Loss- The Silent Epidemic" Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it.  She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK.  Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities.  There will be time for lots of questions and good discussion. 
Program by Kathy Roberg. 

October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg. 

October 21 - President's discretion

October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was cancelled on June10, Bev is an author, chaplain and anti-bulling expert has degrees in Master Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has spoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bulling from first hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted 

Birthdays: 

August 23: Sein Morner

August 28: Andrew Seaborg

September 1: Barry Pace

September 2: Derek Moehring

September 6: Lynne Goldsmith

September 6: Michael Maas

 

Anniversaries: 

August 21: Rod Nilles, 57

August 23: Peder Moren, 19

August 26: John Olsen, 55

August 29: Svein Morner, 18

August 21: Derek Moehring, 36

September 6:  Jerry Smith

September 7: Ed Fink

September 15: Jack Ferreri

September 15 Steve Anune

Join Date: 

August 2o: James Greenwald, 36

August 28: Derek Moehring, 24

 

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B I N G O !

Posted by Matt Loch and Mary Cobb Dunn on Aug 18, 2022

Yes, we’re just 1 week away from Middleton’s Good Neighbor Fest.

Our bingo concession generates FUN, FELLOWSHIP & FUNDS! We have had a great initial sign up!

Just 3 slots left fill!

Your Rotary Club needs your help to make our fall fundraiser a success. Here is what we need: 

        Saturday 8-27-22 1:00-4:00 pm       

3 Cashier/Runner 

Player's field resource and general merrymaker. Promote the game, sell cards, collect money and confirm winner.

EMAIL debragdieter@gmail.com and I will sign you up. Let's go make some money!!


 
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Hybrid Meeting August 12, 2022

Posted on Aug 11, 2022

Last Week's Meeting: 

August 5, 2022, members of the Rotary Club of Madison West Middleton gathered at the Arboretum.
 
Our very own member (and previous Arboretum Director, Greg Armstrong) along with current director, Karen Oberhauser, conducted a short tour ending up at the oak Paul Harris planted on May 4, 1933.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 

August 12 - Our own Terry Siebert will report on the wonderful variety of Wisconsin dinner clubs that he and his wife Kathy have enjoyed. Program by Ed Fink. 

August 19 - Madison native and world class bridge player, Glenna Shannahan, will discuss her craft and has taught on several cruise ships including the Crystal, Royal Canadian and Princess ships and played in ports of Greece, Turkey, England and Ireland. Locally she teaches at the bridge club of Madison. A player needs 500 points to become a master bridge player and usually takes 3 to 10 years to accomplish. Glenna has a whopping 7,000 points and is the only master teacher in Wisconsin. Program by Jim Olmsted (through Sharyn Alden). 

August 26 - County Executive, Joe Parisi, will bring us up to date on county government affairs regarding, cleaning up lakes, climate action, harmful gases made into natural vehicle fuel, to "Suck the Muck" from the Yahara River and renewable energy programs. There will be time for questions and answers. Program by Jim Olmsted. 

September 2 - No meeting Labor Day Weekend 

September 9 - Picnic at the Pope Farm. Don't miss this wonderful program by UW Geologist/Professor Eric Carson (who has talked to us on numerous occasions and may become a member). Eric will talk about the geological formation of the Pope Farm before and after glaciation. You can see it before your very eyes as you gaze out at Lake Mendota. 
Program by Jim Olmsted

September 16 - Open

September 23 - Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing.  Gulley used his fame to engage in a series of efforts to achieve equal standing in Madison and the state. The story of his life provides examples of the persistent practice of segregation and exclusion that African Americans actively experienced in Wisconsin. His is an important part of the still untold story about African Americans in Madison. 

September 30 - Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted 

October 7 - "Hearing Loss- The Silent Epidemic" Monique Hammond, a hospital pharmacist who lost her hearing in her left ear, wrote a book called "What Did You Say?" will discuss various aspects of hearing and the stresses that hearing loss creates. She also discusses on how to prevent hearing loss and better ways to cope with it.  She has spoken to over 240 Rotary Clubs and had 130 Zoom calls to clubs in the US, Canada, Australia, Scotland and the UK.  Many of us in our Rotary Club have hearing disabilities.  There will be time for lots of questions and good discussion. 
Program by Kathy Roberg. 

October 14 - Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg. 

October 21 - President's discretion

October 28 - Bev Davis will attempt to present her program again which was cancelled on June10, Bev is an author, chaplain and anti-bulling expert has degrees in Master Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and is a certified Dementia Practitioner. She has spoken to audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest about anti-bulling from first hand experience being bullied as a young person growing up in Chicago. Program by Jim Olmsted 

Birthdays: 

August 08: Rod Nilles 

August 08: William Zarnstorff 

August 15: Aaron Kiefert

August 23: Sein Morner

August 28: Andrew Seaborg

Anniversaries: 

August 06: Nancy Comello, 45 years

August 10: Jerry McAdow, 13

August 12: Bill Mowbray, 44

August 12: Stuart Herro, 48

August 12: Jeannine Desautels, 61

August 21: Rod Nilles, 57

August 23: Peder Moren, 19

August 26: John Olsen, 55

August 29: Svein Morner, 18

August 21: Derek Moehring, 36

Join Date: 

August 1: William Zarnstorff, 32

August 1: Mary Feldt, 35

August 1: Joe Valenta, 47

August 2o: James Greenwald, 36

August 28: Derek Moehring, 24

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Ed Fink Shared 2 Items

Posted by Ed Fink on Aug 11, 2022
These are a couple pictures I took, on the changing of the guard. I anticipate you may see these, along with an article by John Gerald for the Middleton paper. Thought you might like to have them.
Connie Fish outgoing president 2021-2022 Rotary Club of Madison West Towne Middleton and Mike Wenkman outgoing president 2021-2022 Rotary Club of Madison West cross gavels June 24 2022Connie Fish 2021-2022 past president and Kathy Roberg incoming president 2022-2023 try to edit the name on the club  meeting banner June 24 2022

 
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QUESTION for the Bulletin Editor

Posted by Mary Dunn on Aug 11, 2022
Hi Mary, 
 
Thank you for the bulletin. Glad to be on the list. 
 
Is there a roster for the West Towne Middleton club membership? This would help me get acquainted. 
 
Dear Member,
 
I think this video may be helpful. 
 
An introduction video to our ClubRunner Mobile App for Clubs

 

Click to: Download on iTunes App Store (free)

Click to: Download on Android App Store (free)

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Team McAdow Bike Rides

Posted on Aug 04, 2022

For many years, the Madison West Towne – Middleton Rotary Club held an ongoing fundraiser called “McAdow Miles”, designed around Charter Member Jerry McAdow’s love for biking. In recent years it has evolved into “Team McAdow” to include participation by others who enjoy biking in a group. 

We try to schedule a group ride each Saturday morning, starting in March and continuing into November, as the weather permits. Our bike rides are typically 10-to-18-mile loop rides (versus out-and-back), on off-road bike trails (as much as possible) with interesting sites, away from noisy highways, and sometimes include coffee shop or bakery stops, preferably with outdoor seating. Madison and Dane County offer a great variety of bike routes. 

Now, with our expanded membership, we would like more members to join our group rides. We welcome other family members and friends to participate. This year, a number of riders are using their E-bikes. 

The fundraiser aspect of Team McAdow is very low-key. 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. We will provide additional information in the coming weeks. Perhaps more than anything, Team McAdow provides an opportunity for us to spend time together doing what we enjoy – camaraderie, exercise and fun! 

If you would like to join us, or for more information, please 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. 

We will meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot in East Verona where East Verona Avenue intersects with Hwy PB (southwest quadrant - enter off PB). We’ll make a clockwise loop around Verona, starting west on the Military Ridge Trail, past Verona Beach, Verona High School and Epic, back east along PD, north along M, and back on the Ice Age Junction Trail. Most of this ride will be on off-road bike paths. There will be a couple hills to make it interesting, but we will have a nice long downhill glide at the end. The total distance should be about 12 miles. 

 
We will meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot in East Verona where East Verona Avenue intersects with Hwy PB (southwest quadrant - enter off PB). We’ll make a clockwise loop around Verona, starting west on the Military Ridge Trail, past Verona Beach, Verona High School and Epic, back east along PD, north along M, and back on the Ice Age Junction Trail. Most of this ride will be on off-road bike paths. There will be a couple hills to make it interesting, but we will have a nice long downhill glide at the end. The total distance should be about 12 miles. 

 
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Take a Minute and Bag Us a Speaker

Posted on Aug 04, 2022

We have openings in the fall we’d like to fill before too long. Interesting topics make our Club a fun place to visit. Sit down with a ​​​​​​​notepad and a coffee or adult beverage and think of the people you know … neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc. Surely some of them have interesting hobbies, engaging volunteer work, professional careers, leisure adventures, deep knowledge in some fascinating corridor of human knowledge. Talk to them about the possibility of their speaking to us at MWM Rotary.


 
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Board Meeting

Posted on Aug 04, 2022

Our normal Board meeting is on the third Wednesday of the month at noon. This month, for scheduling reasons, it’s on August tenth at noon. All members are welcome to attend to see how the Club operates. If you let the Secretary (jack46ferreri@gmail.com) know ahead of time, he can send you an agenda. These days, we’re meeting at Kathy Roberg’s Presidential Cabana at (Harbor House Condominium) 802 Harbor House Drive (which is right off Watts Road).


 
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Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 5, 2022

Posted on Aug 04, 2022

 Today’s Hybrid Meeting: 

Aug 05 We will meet at the Arboretum near the visitors center for lunch. Our very own member (and previous Arboretum Director, Greg Armstrong) along with current director, Karen Oberhauser, will conduct a short tour ending up where Paul Harris planted an oak tree in 1933. We’ll have a box lunch at the Arb. NO ZOOM FOR THIS MEETING. 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 

August 12 Our own Terry Siebert will report on the wonderful variety of Wisconsin dinner clubs that he and his wife Kathy have enjoyed. Program by Ed Fink. 

August 19 Madison native and world class bridge player, Glenna Shannahan, will discuss her craft and has taught on several cruise ships including the Crystal, Royal Canadian and Princess ships and played in ports of Greece, Turkey, England and Ireland. Locally she teaches at the bridge club of Madison. A player needs 500 points to become a master bridge player and usually takes 3 to 10 years to accomplish. Glenna has a whopping 7,000 points and is the only master teacher in Wisconsin. Program by Jim Olmsted (through Sharyn Alden). 

August 26 County Executive, Joe Parisi, will bring us up to date on county government affairs regarding, cleaning up lakes, climate action, harmful gases made into natural vehicle fuel, to "Suck the Muck" from the Yahara River and 

renewable energy programs. There will be time for questions and answers. Program by Jim Olmsted. 

September 2 No meeting Labor Day 

September 9 Open 

September 16 Open 

September 23 President's discretion 

September 30 Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations and reference to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Program by Jim Olmsted 

October 7 Open 

October 14 Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand-new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg. 

October 21 President's discretion 

Birthdays: 

Aug 02: Jerry McAdow 

Aug 04: Mary Beth Growney-Selene 

Aug 05: William Adams 

Aug 08: Rod Nilles 

Aug 08: William Zarnstorff 

Anniversaries: 

Aug 06: Nancy Comello, 45 years 

Join Date: 

Aug 01: Carl Bolstad, 29 years 

Aug 01: Mary Feldt, 35 years 

Aug 01: Joe Valenta, 47 years 

Aug 01: William Zarnstorff, 32 years


 
Today’s Hybrid Meeting: August 5, 2022 2022-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

BINGO at the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival 

Posted by Matt Loch on Jul 28, 2022

Yes, we’re just weeks away from Middleton’s Good Neighbor Fest. Our bingo concession generates FUN, FELLOWSHIP & FUNDS! We have had a great initial sign up and have many spots filled already. 

Your Rotary Club needs your help to make our fall fundraiser a success. We NEED volunteers, ask your friends, neighbors, spouse and kids to see if they can help us run this event. We are in trouble with volunteers on Saturday night and Sunday. Here is what we need: 

Friday 8-26-22 6:00-9:00 pm
1 cashier runner
Saturday 8-27-22. 6:00-9:00 pm
1 bingo caller 5 cashier runners 
Saturday 8-27-22 1:00-4:00 pm
3 cashier runners 
Sunday 8-28-22. 1:00- 4:00 pm
1 bingo caller 5 cashier runners 

EMAIL debragdieter@gmail.com and I will sign you up. Let's go make some money!!


 
BINGO at the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival Matt Loch 2022-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Service Project & Fundraiser 

Posted by Kathy Roberg on Jul 28, 2022

The MWM ROTARY – (Madison West Middleton Rotary) has applied for a $500 grant that we will receive if we have 10 (now I hear 15 – bring your family) people volunteer for the IRONMAN OF WISCONSIN. No, not a lot of money – but a lot of fun at a huge community event … that is all good and fun!! 

Jenny Aune (yes, wife of Steve) is in charge of the Run Personal Needs area on the Capitol Square Sunday, September 11th 2022. She describes this job in this way: “This is at the halfway point (13.1miles) of the marathon portion of the race. The athletes drop their bags to us before the race. (04:30–06:30 am) There are opportunities to volunteer early or in the afternoon. In the afternoon we hand them their bag as they run by our station. It’s really fun and inspiring.” 

Here is what you need to do to register yourself: 

1. Go to https://ironman.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=61147 

2. Scroll down to RUN PERSONAL NEEDS (SUNDAY) CAPITOL SQUARE (or any job – we don’t need to register for same thing) 

3. PICK YOUR TIME 

4. BE SURE TO REGISTER AS Madison West Middleton Rotary 

If you would like me to register you – send me your name. 

Kathy Pres kar8525@gmail.com


 
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Today’s Hybrid Meeting

Posted on Jul 21, 2022

LAST WEEKS MEETING:

July 22 - MICHAEL WENKMAN, IMMEDIATE PAST (and previous) PRESIDENT OF MADISON WEST Rotary Club. 
Mike will summarize the 75 year history of the Madison West Club.  He along with selected long time members of the club will talk about the service projects and activities that made the club important to our community and to fellowship within and among the community.

 

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM

LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE AND TRAINING. Dr. Howard Ketover of Irongate Equine Veterinary will discuss rescue and training of police and other responders’ horses.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

August 5: We will meet at the Arboretum near the visitors center for lunch. Our very own member (and previous Arboretum Director, Greg Armstrong) along with current director, Karen Oberhauser, will conduct a short tour ending up where Paul Harris planted an oak tree in 1933. Don't miss this one. Program by Kathy Roberg.

August 12: Our own Terry Siebert will report on the wonderful variety of Wisconsin dinner clubs that he and his wife Kathy have enjoyed. Program by Ed Fink.

August 19: Madison native and world-class bridge player, Glenna Shannahan, will discuss her craft and has taught on several cruise ships including the Crystal, Royal Canadian, and Princess ships, and played in ports of Greece, Turkey, England, and Ireland. Locally she teaches at the bridge club of Madison. A player needs 500 points to become a master bridge player and usually takes 3 to 10 years to accomplish. Glenna has a whopping 7,000 points and is the only master's teacher in Wisconsin. Program by Jim Olmsted (through Sharyn Alden).

August 26: County Executive, Joe Parisi, will bring us up to date on county government affairs regarding, cleaning up lakes, climate action, and harmful gases made into natural vehicle fuel, "Suck the Muck" from the Yahara River, and renewable energy programs. There will be time for questions and answers. Program by Jim Olmsted.

September 2: No meeting - Labor Day Weekend

September 9: Open

September 16: Open

September 23: President's discretion

September 30: Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society will talk about the top 5 genealogical collections in the United States and Canada. The staff brings together Services that include workshops, consultations, and references to assist researchers of all levels. Lori, Reference Librarian, will present information on the basics of genealogical research and highlight the amazing collection you will find at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Don't miss this one, bring a guest. Program by Jim Olmsted

October 7: Open

October 14: Our own Dana Monogue, Superintendent of the Middleton School System will discuss the upcoming referendum. This will be an on-site luncheon at the brand new Pope Elementary School, next door to the Pope Farm where we often picnic. Program by Kathy Roberg.

October 21: President's discretion

Birthdays: 

Jul 17: Kitty Tyson 

Jul 31: Bill Mowbray 

Aug 02: Jerry McAdow 

Aug 04: Mary Beth Growney-Selene 

Aug 05: William Adams 

Aug 08: Rod Nilles 

Aug 08: William Zarnstorff 

Anniversaries: 

Aug 06: Nancy Comello, 45 years 

Join Date: 

Jul 28: Jeannine Desautels, 20 years 

Jul 31: Corday Feith, 17 years 

Aug 01: Carl Bolstad, 29 years 

Aug 01: Mary Feldt, 35 years 

Aug 01: Joe Valenta, 47 years 

Aug 01: William Zarnstorff, 32 years

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Arboretum Visitor Center

Posted by Kathy Roberg on Jul 21, 2022
The Arboretum has made the auditorium in the Arboretum Visitor Center, 2880 Longenecker Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, available for our lunch and socializing.  Greg Armstrong (our speaker) would suggest that you drive to the parking lot near the Visitor Center and enter the building through the main entrance, which I think is fairly obvious.  
 
Greg looks forward to giving MWM Rotary an introduction to the Arboretum, a tour through the Native Wisconsin Garden and some of the Longenecker Garden ending up at the Paul Harris Oak.
  
Arboretum Visitor Center Kathy Roberg 2022-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

BINGO!

Posted by Matt Loch on Jul 18, 2022

Yes, we’ll be hosting bingo at this year’s Middleton Good Neighbor Fest.  What a great way to build goodwill, promote our club, reach potential members, share our good works, enjoy fellowship and make a few bucks in the process.  Our success depends upon our members joining in the fun.  The festival will be held August 26-28, 2022 at Firemen’s Park, 7400 Lee Street, Middleton, Wisconsin, next to Middleton High School.   

Please mark you calendars and get ready to volunteer. Questions about volunteering contact Deb Dieter debragdieter@gmail.com


 

BINGO! Matt Loch 2022-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting July 22, 2022

Posted on Jul 18, 2022

LAST WEEKS MEETING:

July 15 - NO MEETING - Recovery after the 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton celebration Wednesday, July 13, 2022

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM

July 22 - MICHAEL WENKMAN, IMMEDIATE PAST (and previous) PRESIDENT OF MADISON WEST Rotary Club. 
Mike will summarize the 75 year history of the Madison West Club.  He along with selected long time members of the club will talk about the service projects and activities that made the club important to our community and to fellowship within and among the community.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
 
July 29 - Mary Feldt Program: Dr. Topic: LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE AND TRAINING. Dr. Howard Ketover of Irongate Equine Veterinary will discuss rescue ad training of police and other responders horses. 
 
August 5 - Madison West Middleton meeting will be held at the Arboretum - at noon.  Lunch will be available.  Info and short tour will be included in this Outing and Social event.Speaker Greg Armstrong (our member - former Arboretum Director ) and Karen Oberhauser (current Director) Intro and (Greg Said)

August 12 - Our own Terry Siebert will report on the wonderful variety of Wisconsin dinner clubs that he and his wife Kathy have enjoyed. Program by Ed Fink.
 
August 19 - President's discretion
 
August 26 - County Executive, Joe Parisi, will bring us up to date on county government affairs regarding, cleaning up lakes, climate action, harmful greenhouse gases made into natural vehicle fuel, to "Suck the Muck" from the Yahara River and renewable energy programs. There will be time for question and answers. 

Birthdays:

July 31: Bill Mowbray

Jerry McAdow: August 2

Mary beth Growney Selene: August 4

Rod Nilles: August 8

Anniversaries:

July 7: Deb Dieter, 43 years

August 6: Nancy Comello, 45 years

August 10: Jerry McAdow, 13 years

 

Join Date:

July 28: Jeannine Desautels, 22 years

August 1: Mary Feldt, 35 years

August 1: Joe Valenta, 47 years

August 2: Rich Cooper, 20 years

 

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Jon Bake Induction as Member of Madison West Middleton Rotary Leo Edelstein 2022-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Outgoing Exchange Student

Posted by Leo Edelstein on Jul 14, 2022
Alex Seaborg, Middleton High School, our outgoing exchange student, is going to Thailand. 
 
 
Outgoing Exchange Student Leo Edelstein 2022-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions

Posted on Jul 14, 2022
Left to right - First time Paul Harris honoree Jim Olmsted, 2004 honoree Bill Mowbray, 2006 honoree John Olsen.
John Gerold (left) presents Paul Harris Paul Harris recognition pin to Madison West Middleton Rotary's John Olsen.
 
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50 Years of Service Above Self Leo Edelstein 2022-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

JULY 15, 2022 - NO MEETING

Posted on Jul 11, 2022

LAST WEEKS MEETING:

July 8 - Introduction and short bios of  "New" members of Madison West and our own new members. ALLLL the folks present virtual and room  

  • introduceD themselves
  • their classification
  • when they joined Rotary
  • why they joined Rotary
  • why they still belong to Rotary
  • and/or their fondest experience in Rotary 
 July 8 meeting "Rotary Minute" WAS A a short video (click on the link below)
 
RI President Jenn Jones

 

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM

July 15 - NO MEETING - Recovery after the 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton celebration Wednesday, July 13, 2022

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

July 22 - History of the club, accomplishments and goals from the merger.
 
July 29 - Mary Feldt Program: Dr. Topic: LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE AND TRAINING. Dr. Howard Ketover of Irongate Equine Veterinary will discuss rescue ad training of police and other responders horses. 
 
August 5 -
Madison West Middleton meeting will be held at the Arboretum - at noon.  Lunch will be available.  Info and short tour will be included in this Outing and Social event.Speaker Greg Armstrong (our member - former Arboretum Director ) and Karen Oberhauser (current Director) Intro and (Greg Said)


August 12 - Our own Terry Siebert will report on the wonderful variety of Wisconsin dinner clubs that he and his wife Kathy have enjoyed. Program by Ed Fink.
 
August 19 - President's discretion
 
August 26 - County Executive, Joe Parisi, will bring us up to date on county government affairs regarding, cleaning up lakes, climate action, harmful greenhouse gases made into natural vehicle fuel, to "Suck the Muck" from the Yahara River and renewable energy programs. There will be time for question and answers. 

Birthdays:

July 5: Patric Rees

July 31: Bill Mowbray

Anniversaries:

July 7: Deb Dieter, 43 years

Join Date:

July 1: Bill Hinckley, 55 years

July 28: Jeannine Desautels, 22 years

 
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Rotarians, here's the latest news from the TLC babies and kiddies!

Posted by courtesy Ed Fink on Jun 30, 2022

One of the things that makes working for TLC so special is the undeniably divine flow of GRACE that we periodically receive. We have been on the brink of closing, or of unrecoverable debt, more times than I can count since I took up the mantle of MD in 2016. Each time, our prayers have been answered in miraculous ways, with generous gifts from our community of supporters whether in large donations or a deluge of small crowd-funded pledges.

At the beginning of June, we faced one of our most harrowing weeks this year. In true TLC fashion, two of our supporters gifted us in the most incredible way, alleviating the debt that continues to pile up as the DSD draws out our application process for government funding. My team and I were literally in tears of gratitude at this gift that helped us tackle our debt a little more. 

Rotarians, here's the latest news from the TLC babies and kiddies! courtesy Ed Fink 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Thank You from Matt Statz 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

NO MEETING JULY 1, 2022

Posted on Jun 24, 2022

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

June 24, 2022 - Changing of the Guard & Madison West Rotary merger.
We are now called (MWM) Madison West Middleton Rotary.
Peter Overton presents a Paul Harris gavel to the incoming president of the now called (MWM) Madison West Middleton Rotary Club, Kathy Roberg at the June 24, 2022 meeting.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMUPCOMING PROGRAMS:

July 1 - NO MEETING - Independence Day weekend

July 8 - Introduction and short bios of  "New" members of Madison West and our own new members. ALLLL the folks present virtual and room will 

  • introduce themselves
  • their classification
  • when they joined Rotary
  • why they joined Rotary
  • why they still belong to Rotary
  • and/or their fondest experience in Rotary 
 July 8 meeting "Rotary Minute" will a short video (click on the link below)
 
 
RI President Jenn Jones Can we do two - one is her talking - one is inspirational music (click on the link below)
 
 
July 13 - 50 Years of Service Above Self  - at Holy Wisdom Monastery

July 15 - NO MEETING - 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton celebration Wednesday, July 13, 2022

 

Birthdays:

June 22: Connie Fish

June 28: Kevin Hayden

July 5: Patric Rees

July 31: Bill Mowbray

 

Anniversaries:

June 22: Mary Feldt, 48 years

July 7: Deb Dieter, 43 years

 

Join Date:

June 29: Jim Olmsted, 15 years

July 1: Bill Hinckley, 55 years

July 28: Jeannine Desautels, 22 years

 

 
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HYBRID MEETING JUNE 24, 2022

Posted on Jun 23, 2022

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

June 17 - NO MEETING THIS WEEK - Preparing for Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 20, 2022.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

June 24 - Changing of the Guard & Madison West Rotary merger. We are now called (MWM) Madison West Middleton Rotary.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

June 20 - Annual Golf Outing

June 24 - Changing of the Guard & Madison West Rotary merger. We are now called (MWM) Madison West Middleton Rotary.

July 1 - NO MEETING - Independence Day weekend

July 8 - Introduction and short bios of  "New" members of Madison West and our own new members.

July 13 - 50 Years of Service Above Self  - at Holy Wisdom Monastery

July 15 - NO MEETING - 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton celebration Wednesday, July 13, 2022

 

Birthdays:

June 22: Connie Fish

June 28: Kevin Hayden

 

Anniversaries:

June 22: Mary Feldt, 48 years

 

Join Date:

June 29: Jim Olmsted, 15 years

 
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Now Available: 2022 Changeover Training Webinar Recordings

Posted on Jun 23, 2022
Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our 2022 ClubRunner Changeover Training Series! Each webinar was recorded, so if you weren't able to attend or simply want to make reference to them again, we've made them available to you.
 
 
 
Access the Recorded Videos and Q&A
 
You can now catch up on all the recorded sessions by clicking here. We hope that you will gain great insight into what you can achieve through ClubRunner to get closer to your goals.
 
Stay in touch and share your feedback

Keep the conversation going on www.ClubRunnerCommunity.com. Connect with other Rotarians, share your own best tips and tricks and learn from others!
To access help resources or contact our support team, visit our knowledgebase at www.ClubRunnerSupport.com
 
Sincerely,

- The ClubRunner Team
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 RYLA Camp Director Offers Thanks

Posted on Jun 16, 2022
 
 
This year's RYLA while unique, was a great way to start heading back toward 'normal" and Madison West Towne Middleton played such a huge role. Thank you for your continued support from sending delegates to feeding the entire camp! Certainly, without your club, RYLA would not be the event that is.
 
It's always a pleasure to have your club assist us with feeding the camp AND I always enjoy catching up with some familiar faces. As we begin moving towards the development of the RYLACT(thank you for the idea) I look forward to running into everyone a little more than one time a year. 
 
Once again, on behalf of RYLA staff and delegates, thank you!  
 
Sincerely, 
 
Zach Zellner
RYLA Camp Director
 
 
 
 
 
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Silent AUCTION Online

Posted on Jun 16, 2022
 
BIDDING IS NOW OPEN!
 
you have until 
 
8 pm CDT Monday, June 20, 2022
 
to make the Auction successful
 
The committee, headed up by Deb Dieter debragdieter@gmail.com, is accepting auction items NOW.
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ANNUAL GOLF OUTING 2022-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting June 17, 2022

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

Mary Van Hout introduced Bill Tobin who is a representative of Shelter Box USA. Bill brought us up to date on the issues concerning Shelter Box.

 

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

June 17 - NO MEETING THIS WEEK - Preparing for Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 20, 2022.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

June 20 - Annual Golf Outing

June 24 - Changing of the Guard & Madison West Rotary merger. We are now called (MWM) Madison West Middleton Rotary.

July 1 - NO MEETING - Independence Day weekend

July 8 - Introduction and short bios of  "New" members of Madison West and our own new members.

July 15 - NO MEETING - 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton celebration Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Birthdays:

June 7: Kathy Robert

June 9: Bill Hinckley

June 11: Greg Blum

June 19: Abby Bonbon

June 20: Leo Edelstein

June 22: Connie Fish

June 28: Kevin Hayden

 

Anniversaries:

June 10: Kevin Moran, 35 years

June 13: Connie Fish, 2 years

June 22: Mary Feldt, 48 years

 

Join Date:

June 1: Bill Mowbray, 32 years

June 1: Leo Edelstein, 19 years

June 29: Jim Olmsted, 15 years

 
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Rotary Club of MWT-M 50th Anniversary Invitation

Posted on Jun 16, 2022

You and your guest are cordially invited to celebrate

50 Years of Service Above Self.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at 5:30 p.m

Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Celebration & Paul Harris Recognitions 7:30 to 8:30

Holy Wisdom Monastery

4200 County Road M

Middleton Wisconsin 53562

$30 per person

R.S.V.P. by June 27, 2022


Please, click any place on the blue logo to make your reservations as soon as possible as payment must be received no later than June 27, 2022.

Questions?  •  Contact Mary Van Hout  •  rotarysecretary2700@gmail.com


 

 
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Re: Rotary: Request for Club Merger Approved

Posted on Jun 16, 2022
On Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 11:42 Andrez Perez <Andrez.Perez@rotary.org> wrote:
Greetings all,
 
The Board of Directors of Rotary International, the General Secretary acting on its behalf, in accordance with section 2.060. of the RI Bylaws, approves the merger of the Rotary Club of Madison West, Wisconsin, USA and the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton, Wisconsin, USA effective 30 June 2022
RI weighed in on the official name.   Here it is   
The merged club’s name shall be the Rotary Club of Madison West Middleton, Wisconsin, USA, its charter date will be recognized as 1 September 1971, and its Club ID is 2700.
 
For your records, I’ve attached the approved application and membership list.
 
Please take note of the following information regarding the status of Rotary Foundation recognition points post-merger:
 
  • For individuals, the Paul Harris Fellow points follow the individual to the merged club.
  • For clubs, the Paul Harris Fellow points will remain in the name of the old club until they are used. When the merged club wants to use the points of the former club, they should contact Rotary Foundation staff (+1.866.976.8279 or rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org) with the name and club number of the former club. TRF staff will locate the points and apply them as requested. For future reference, the recognized name and club numbers for the former club is listed below:
    • Rotary Club of Madison West, WI, USA [2699]
  • It is recommended that you (the merged club) use the previously accrued points credited to each former club sooner rather than later, however as long as you can provide the name and number of the former club, access to those points will not be lost.
  • Please contact the Rotary Support Center with any specific questions you may have regarding Rotary Foundation recognition points: +1.866.976.8279 or rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.
 
Please also note that on the date of your merger, some online tools (like Rotary Club Central) may need an additional 24 hours to reflect the updates and might also require you to log off and back on to your account before navigating to those tools. Additionally, some reports have varying refresh schedules and it may take 2-3 business days before they collectively catch up to this change.
 
Best regards,
Andrez
...................................
Andrez Perez
Associate Officer | Club and District Support, Americas
Tel 1.847.424.5368
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL | One Rotary Center | 1560 Sherman Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201 USA
 
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Hybrid Meeting June 10, 2022

Posted on Jun 09, 2022

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

    
Leanne Lippincot-Wuerthele discussed 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. 
 
We learned what Leanne did to survive these horrible storms by "Humor and Healing". Bret Favre encouraged her to write this book. It helped him too.
 
Program was made possible by Jim Olmsted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

June 10 - Mary Van Hout will introduce Bill Tobin who is a representative of ShelterBox USA. Bill will do a zoom meeting and bring us up to date on the issues concerning Shelter Box.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

June 20 - Annual Golf Outing

June 24 - Changing of the Guard. 

July 8 - Bev Davis is an author, chaplain, and anti-bullying expert and has been affiliated with Meriter Hospital in Madison as well as hospice and hospital centers in Door County and other areas in Wisconsin. Program by Sharon Alden Downtown Rotary. 

Birthdays:

June 5: Ed Fink

June 6: Kevin Moran

June 9: Bill Hinckley

June 11: Greg Blum

 

Anniversaries:

June 10: Kevin Moran, 35 years

June 13: Connie Fish, 2 years

June 22: Mary Feldt, 48 years

 

Join Date:

June 1: Bill Mowbray, 32 years

June 1: Leo Edelstein, 19 years

June 29: Jim Olmsted, 15 years

 
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Golf Outing Volunteers

Posted by Mary Van Hout on Jun 09, 2022

You are the most amazing group of Rotarians ever!!

Our Golf Fundraiser is sure to be a resounding success because of your willingness to help!  The volunteer roster is nearly full - two weeks before our event!  (Applause!)  A few spots remain to be filled and often there are complications which occur at the last moment keeping folks from helping out so please, don't hesitate to add your name to the list of volunteers!
 
Please contact me to sign on for a day of fun and service!  
 
Mary Van Hout  •  maryevanhout@gmail.com  •  608 575 7566
 

 
 
Golf Outing Volunteers Mary Van Hout 2022-06-09 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Meister Scholarship

Posted on Jun 09, 2022
Emma Hellen is the 2022 Meister Scholarship recipient. Emma thanked the Club at the June 3rd meeting. 

 
2022 Meister Scholarship 2022-06-09 05:00:00Z 0

The Planned Merger of 

Madison West Rotary and Madison West Towne-Middle Rotary

Posted by Kathy Roberg on Jun 02, 2022
June 1 2022
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Madison West chartered about 75 years ag0, and it has gradually faced the fact that they can’t get members to take on leadership positions. Their attendance at weekly meetings has also been significantly affected. All this, of course, has been worsened by the COVID situation. They approached our Club (and several others) about the possibility of merging or becoming a satellite Club. They want to remain Rotarians, but they don’t think they can make it as a standalone Club.
 
Madison West currently has 28 members. Typically, a weekly meeting doesn’t include more than a dozen attendees. They have also been conducting hybrid meetings.
 
Incoming President Kathy Roberg has been talking to leadership at Madison West for several months. Kathy, Dean Ryerson, and Jack Ferreri met with their Club on April 28th at their regular Thursday meeting at Vintage Brewing on Whitney Way. We talked through things our two Clubs were interested and active in. We discussed what a merger would look like, how it might work in the context of Rotary International.
 
THE MERGED CLUB:
 
The proposed name of the merged Club NEEDS TO BE DETERMINED (typically a merger results in a name change for the “new” club.). See proposed names below.
 
We would continue to meet at Serendipity Labs for the time being. The merger would take place at the very end of June, so we would start as a new Club on the first of July, the start of the Rotary year. Yes, there is significant paperwork to file with RI. 
 
Effective July 1, both Clubs will disappear and a new Club with the new name will appear, combining our members and their members. They will begin to attend our meetings (we’ve had a few of their members as visitors already). Because Madison West is merging into our club, the charter date of the ‘new’ Club will be MWTM’s charter date: November 1, 1971.
 
For Rotary year 2022-2023, it is proposed that Madison West would have a seat on the Board of the merged Club.   Peter Overton from Madison West (and their current PE) is the proposed “Board Member at Large.” After that one year, nominations for Club Board seats would be handled in the regular manner. 
 
Rotary West has a Foundation over which they want to maintain some control for one year. Their Board seat is meant to support this. They have $11,000 in a Club checking account, $37,000 in a Foundation account, and $17,000 in a Madison Community Foundation (MCF) account. The first two would come into our accounts immediately upon the merger. The MCF account is more complicated, and we’re checking on the best way to handle that. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Clubs will lay out all the details so there are no surprises. Both Clubs are reviewing their bylaws to make sure everything is solid. We are also working closely with Rotary International so that everything’s done right.  Madison West is currently working out “Request for Fund” forms and the MWT-M Board will consider the full budget approval at the June meeting. 
 
MOVING FORWARD:
 
The MWTM Board has informally approved the merger. We’re sending this email out to MWTM membership to share all the details and to get members in both email and newsletter. 
 
There are considerable details to work out, but the major issues are positive for both Clubs. We’ll gain new members; they’ll have a comfortable, welcoming Rotary home. 
 
The three questions are the following:
  1. Should MWT-M Rotary approve the proposed merger of Madison West Rotary?
  2. What should be the name of this combined club?
    1. Madison West – Middleton Rotary
    2. West Madison Middleton Rotary
    3. Others?
  3. Should we increase our BOD membership by one person for 2022-2023 who is currently serving as PE for the MW club?
 
These votes will take place at our June 3 meeting. If you can’t make that meeting, send your votes via email to the Club Secretary jack46ferreri@gmail.com. We need your response by 5pm on Friday June 3. 
 
 
Kathy Roberg

 
The Planned Merger of Madison West Rotary and Madison West Towne-Middle Rotary Kathy Roberg 2022-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting May 27, 2022

Posted on Jun 02, 2022

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

NO MEETING LAST WEEK - Memorial Day weekend.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

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

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

June 10 - Mary Van Hout will introduce Bill Tobin who is a representative of ShelterBox USA. Bill will do a zoom meeting and bring us up to date on the issues concerning Shelter Box.

June 20 - Annual Golf Outing

June 24 - Changing of the Guard.  

Birthdays:

June 3: Terry Siebert

June 5: Ed Fink

June 6: Kevin Moran

 

Anniversaries:

June 10: Kevin Moran, 35 years

June 13: Connie Fish, 2 years

 

Join Date:

June 1: Bill Mowbray, 32 years

June 1: Leo Edelstein, 19 years

 
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Two Prospective Members

Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jun 02, 2022

Please welcome these prospective members that have been tentatively approved by the Board.

Jon Bake, Computer-Software, sponsored by Dean Ryerson

and

Amy Ryan, Monastery Administration, sponsored by Steve Aune

 
 
 
Two Prospective Members Jack Ferreri 2022-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

SATURDAY RIDES

Posted on May 26, 2022
We welcome 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.
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Lunch for RYLA  Saturday, May 21, 2022

Posted on May 26, 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. 

We again provided lunch for the students and leaders on Saturday, May 21, 2022.  It was a big effort to coordinate and implement the planning, shopping, preparing, and serving to approximately 150 people in three waves.  
 

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

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


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Rotary International Thanks Our Club 2022-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
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No Meeting May 27, 2022 

Posted on May 26, 2022

PROGRAM THE WEEK BEFORE LAST

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

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

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.

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

NO MEETING TODAY - Memorial Day weekend.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

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

June 10 - Mary Van Hout will introduce Bill Tobin who is a representative of ShelterBox USA. Bill will do a zoom meeting and bring us up to date on the issues concerning Shelter Box.

June 24 - Changing of the Guard.  

Birthdays:

June 3: Terry Siebert

June 5: Ed Fink

June 6: Kevin Moran

 

Anniversaries:

June 10: Kevin Moran, 35 years

 

Join Date:

June 1: Bill Mowbray, 32 years

June 1: Leo Edelstein, 19 years


 

No Meeting May 27, 2022 2022-05-26 05:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting May 20, 2022

LAST WEEK'S PROGRAM:

May 13 - Committee Meetings - Program by Kathy Roberg

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM:

4,000-mile Odyssey to Florida and Back - Our 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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Silent Online AUCTION

Posted on May 05, 2022


Bidding will be open from
 
9 am CDT Monday, June 13
to 
8 pm CDT Monday, June 20, 2022
 
The committee, headed up by Deb Dieter debragdieter@gmail.com, is accepting auction items NOW.
 
To preview the items available in the 2022 Online Silent Auction scan the QR code below.
 
 
Not a smart phone user? No problem. Just click on the above QR code! 

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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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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
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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.
 

Ukrainian Relief Fundraiser John Gerold 2022-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

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 
 
Save these Dates too! 2022-04-07 05:00:00Z 0

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
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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
 
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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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2021 Golf Outing Sponsors Mary Beth Growney Selene 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

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.


 
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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
 
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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
 
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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.

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
 

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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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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

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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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Annual Golf Outing 2022-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

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

DIAPERS 2022-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

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.

Budgets (Club and Financial) Jack Ferreri 2022-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
6250 TRICON 2022-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

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.
Board Composition Change Jack Ferreri 2022-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

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!


Rotary Visitor Friday Steve Aune 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

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!

SOCKS Dean Ryerson 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

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
 
Early Bird Registration Now Open for Rotary’s TriCon 2022 District Conference 2022-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

SPEAKERS

Posted by Jim Olmsted on Feb 10, 2022
SPEAKERS Jim Olmsted 2022-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

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
 
 
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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. 
My Last Bulletin Jack Ferreri 2021-12-16 06:00:00Z 0

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
 
One tap mobile
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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 6th 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. 
 
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:

A SPECIAL NOTICE ON OUR MASK POLICY 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

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

Treasurer Matt Loch’s Talk on Club Financial Structure 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

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.
 
JOIN ZOOM MEETING
 
 
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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Cheese from Madison East-Monona Rotary 2021-11-11 06:00:00Z 0

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
     
    One tap mobile
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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.  
     
     
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    Todays Hybrid Meeting, November 5, 2021 2021-11-04 05:00:00Z 0

    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 
     
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    Today's Hybrid Meeting - October 22, 2021 2021-10-21 05:00:00Z 0

    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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