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We had a great turnout at Pope Farm … family, friends, and even a visiting Rotarian from Oklahoma that tracked us down. Jim Olmsted worked hard to pull everything together. Even the weather cooperated (a rare thing these days). We learned about the Conservancy’s unique history, geology,   prairies, soils, glacial features and 20 different vegetative plots. And a lot about the fascinating plants that – with a lot of staff and volunteer help -- make the Farm their home. We also enjoyed the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of Lake Mendota, the Capitol, Black Earth Creek valley and the terminal moraine.
 
Last Week’s Speaker: At Pope Farm Conservancy 2019-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Friday’s speaker was our Rotary Exchange Student, Otun/Goodness from Nigeria. She is from Abeokuta, Ogun State, in the western part of the country. Goodness told us about her family, home country and schooling. Her presentation and response to audience questions revealed a confident young woman with a warm smile and an engaging sense of humor. Goodness, a 16-year-old sophomore at Madison Memorial High School, is living with her first host family, Jennifer and Jim Luedtke.
 
In Nigeria, Goodness attends a school with approximately 500 students, whereas her new school has about 2,000 pupils. The adjustment has been made easier by the many friendly smiles she encounters in Memorial’s hallways. Other than differences in school size and systems, she mentioned a couple of culinary differences. She can’t quite understand our fascination with “cheese, cheese, cheese!” If she should happen to cook for you, Goodness warned, we should expect the meal to be very spicy. Goodness told us about cooking for her host family and trying to tone down her own preference for tongue-searing dishes. Despite her more cautious approach, Goodness left host mother Jennifer gulping down lots of water. The funny story was accompanied by a mischievous smile, resulting in lots of chuckles from the audience.
 
Goodness is the fourth of six children. Her father is a past president of his club, and Goodness is a member of an Interact club.
 
Nigeria is made up of 36 states, and its national capital is Abuja. The commercial capital is Lagos State. The country has a coastline, where its southern border meets the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria has numerous ethnic groups, but the largest three are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. Goodness is a member of the Yoruba. The nation’s religious practices are dominated by Christians and Islamists, with a scattering of numerous indigenous faiths.
 
As to current events, Goodness told us she planned to go to Homecoming, on the weekend, with a group of girls. She hopes to take the Rotary-sponsored trip to the eastern part of the United States at the conclusion of her stay. Lastly, Goodness announced she will be appearing in a play at Memorial. Stay tuned for date and time of her performance.
[Thanks to Ed Fink for writing this up.]

 
Last Week’s Speaker: Goodness from Nigeria 2019-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
Michael Mucha of the Madison Metropolitan Sewer District will speak to us on the district’s efforts to recycle water and reclaim resources to concerns over how we can best maintain our infrastructure and prepare for future large storm events.
This Week’s Speaker: 2019-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
We have a replacement for the Meister Meter. Here's how the Pigskin Payoff works:
1) Members who opt in commit to paying $1 for each TD and $1 for each interception by the Badgers this season, not counting any Bowl games. Last year, they had 54 TDs and 22 interceptions.
2) Members who opt out pay $50.
3) Billing for both opt-ins and opt-outs will take place at the end of the season.
4) Just to Meister things up a bit ... when you sign up to participate, you get to make a guess on the total number of points scored by the Badgers in the regular season plus Big Ten. Last year, it was 473. Closest guess gets his/her contribution halved. 
5) Another Meisterization ... for each game the Badgers win by 20 points or more, participants bring in a non-perishable food item. We're not going to track participants on this ... we'll just guilt them a bit. But items will go to needy families. Last year the Badgers won 7 games by 20 points or more. These items will also be collected at the end of the year.
 
We had great signups last week, including a dozen or so members who opted to DOUBLE their pledge. The Pigskin Payoff crew will be making the rounds at this meeting to round up those who missed the last meeting.
 
Help us grow back the income we lost with the demise of the Meister Meter. Supply your own advanced mathematics!
Pigskin Payoff Club Fundraiser 2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
A quintet of members spoke to us last week. Ryan Seib talked about his family and his law practice. Bill Hinckley spoke of his Navy time and his California roots. Lynne Spielman told us of her financial background and her delight in handwork. Born in Rockford, Rich Cooper revealed his football background and his banking career. And Jim Wartinbee presented his journey in banking.
 
Last Week’s Speaker: Five for Five 2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
Member Birthdays
Aug 23                                 Svein Morner
Aug 28                                 Lorelle Micklitz
 
Anniversaries
Aug 26                                 John & Barb Olsen
Aug 29                                 Svein & Cindi Sin Morner
Aug 31                                  Derek & Karyn Moehring
 
Join Date
Aug 28, 1998                     Derek Moehring, 20 years
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries 2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
Our Own MVH in The Rotarian Magazine! 2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker: At Pope Farm Conservancy 2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
  • October 17 (6-9pm). One Rotary Summit at Warner Community Center – October 17 (6-9:00 p.m.). This meeting will focus on membership, Rotary International Foundation and public relations. 
  • October 24. Pints for Polio fundraiser for Polio Plus. Details to come.
  • May 17-19 2019. RYLA at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells.
  • June 1-5. Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. www.riconvention.org/en
  • June 7-8. District 6250 Conference in La Crosse.
For Your Calendar 2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
Please take a moment to say hello to new member Kevin Moran. He joined the world’s coolest Rotary Club on August 10, 2018.
 
 
New Member 2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
Last Week’s Program: Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers in Tudor costume 2018-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome to 'Team Astrid' all our new Adopt-A-Cot supporters! To all our Adopt-A-Cot supporters, old and new, we would like to extend heartfelt thanks for championing our cause. We wish you a peaceful, blessed festive season from all of us at TLC Children's Home. To give you a bit more background into the Adopt-A-Cot program, you are part of a team of sponsors funding this cot. Together, your donations cover the costs of nappies, food, formula and medical expenses for this child in particular, and also contribute towards the other costs of running a children's home, such as electricity, water, education, salaries for permanent caregivers and petrol for lifts, to name a few. We are so incredibly grateful to have you on board. Because of you, Astrid is able to live in a loving environment, in spite of a difficult start.
 
Note this is a program in South Africa we’ve helped along with staff training and funding.

 
Adopt-A-Cot (from Ed Fink and Orphan Train) 2018-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
The Wonder of the Charitable Impulse 2018-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Next Meeting’s Speaker (Jan 4): 2018-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
  • Regular participants need to pay $56. We had 13 Club members opt to ‘double-commit’ their dollars, so they pay $112.
  • The closest guess to total points was Cherie Gon @ 375, so she’ll half her amount: $28.
  • No one will be billed: you have to pass along a check at the next meeting or mail it to our PO Box in Middleton (see the bottom of this Bulletin).
  • Assuming we ain’t got us no deadbeats or ne’er-do-wells, Pigskin Payoff will net the Club $3,332.
  • Finally, part of the PP was garnering some non-perishable foodstuffs for one of our food pantries.
  • For every game the Badgers won by 20, participants would bring in 1 item at the end of the season. The Badgers won two games by at least twenty, so each PP player should bring in two non-perishable items.  Bring them at the Dec 14 meeting!
  • Thanks to all the members that put their wallets on the line to raise money for the Club!
  • If you missed paying up (and bringing non-perishables) at the Dec 14 meeting, bring them to the next meeting. YOU WILL BE HUNTED DOWN!
Wrap up for Pigskin Payoff 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Applications are being accepted through February 1, 2019 for the upcoming Summer High School Exchange program. The Rotary Short Term Exchange Program, known as STEP, is a Family-to-Family exchange for students ages 15 to 18. This is a great program for students not interested in our one-year exchange program.
 
Students submit their application indicating their top 3 country choices and a match is established with an international family.  The U.S. student spends 3-5 weeks abroad with their host family. During the same summer, the U.S. student hosts his/her brother/sister in the U.S.  Exact dates are determined by the two families.  There is no academic component to this exchange. Some of the countries available in the Rotary STEP: Brazil, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. For more detailed information, go to  www.rotary6260.org/STEP or email: Rotary6250.summerexchange@gmail.com / 608-577-6395, coordinator Janine O’Rourke

 
High School Summer Exchange 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Save the Date: Our Club Social is February 23rd 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Jan 11              Madison Newspaper Reporter Barry Adams on Traveling the State
Jan 18             Peggy Halloran on Housing Programs at Road Home Dane County
Jan 25             Susan Lampert Smith: Cancer Research
Feb 1                Hydrologist Jim Bachhuber on stormwater
Feb 8               Jess Charles: Bringing the Stones Home – Restoring Gravestones to the Old
                          Dane County Asylum and Poor Farm
Feb 15             Randy Sproule with Jerry Apps’ Limping Through Life video about his life with polio
Feb 22            Terry Lickel from Middleton Travel Agency on Dream Vacations
Mar 1              Tom Gross & Lou Ann Novak on The Ice Age Trail
Mar 8              Dr. Zorba Pastor on tuberculosis in Tibet
Mar 15             Larry Graves on Veterans’ Benefits

Future weeks 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Jim Wartinbee received his seventh Paul Harris Fellow Recognition at our Nov 16 meeting.
  • If anyone has current emails for Jerry Smith and Dick Meister, please pass them along to me. My Bulletin emails to them are not getting through.
  • The Board approved (via emails) a $200 donation to The Beacon, a comprehensive day resource center for people who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County. The onset of cold weather has caught their clients short of socks and other items. Our donation (spearheaded by member Barry Pace) will go toward the purchase of socks and small Target gift cards.
 
Other Items 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
The Club and Foundation Boards will be meeting on Dec 17 at 7 am. We meet at the TDS Corporate Building on Junction Road. Park in the food mall south of the building and enter through the nearest TDS entrance. Then turn left. We’ll be looking for you. Meetings typically run until 900.
Board Meeting on the 20th 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
If you’re unable to make a Club meeting, but want to keep your attendance up, there are several easy ways to do this:
Simply go a meeting at another Club within two weeks (before or after) your missed meeting at our Club. Fill out the paperwork when you attend that meeting, and then send our Secretary an email … or enter it yourself in ClubRunner. Here’s a list of area Clubs and meeting times:
Go online to rotaryeclubone.org and spend an hour or so reviewing articles or watching videos about Rotary programs. You can then click a few buttons to submit that as a makeup for your missed meeting.
 
Take on a volunteer commitment or attend a Club meeting other than the normal Friday meeting. Working Oakwood Bingo, sitting in a Board or committee meeting, helping out at a food pantry, pitching in with Middleton HS Interact Club, getting dirty with Adopt-a-Highway – all those efforts count as a makeup. You can enter the makeup online or send the Secretary an email.

 
Doing Rotary Makeups 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
At our November foundation board of directors meeting we reviewed our funding and commitments. For fiscal year 2018-2019, we funded all approved projects and still had a total of $5,635 available. In one instance we did not receive a district matching grant for Jefferson Middle School.  Further, we did not have approved projects to use all the community service funding.  Due to high demand, all district matching grant funds have been committed already.  In keeping with our mission, we would like to find a way to best utilize these undesignated funds.
 
We will accept applications for such undesignated funds no later than December 31, 2018.  If anyone from the club has a project that requires funding, they should complete the Undesignated Funds Request (available on Club Runner) and submit it to the appropriate Avenue of Service Chair as follows:
  • Community – Kevin Welton
  • International – Steve Aune
  • Vocational – Roxanne Brazeau
All funding requests will be reviewed by the chair, who will make final recommendations to the board of directors.  The board will review all recommended projects and vote to approve any such projects at the regularly scheduled board meeting January 15, 2019.  Applicants will be notified of the board decision shortly thereafter.  If you have any questions, contact Matt Loch at matthew.loch@tdsmetro.com.

Calling All Projects: Undesignated Funds 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
The election of new officers for 2019-2020 took place. Cory Recknor moved to accept the slate, seconded by John Gerold:
  • President Dawn Frank
  • President-Elect Steve Aune
  • President-Elect Nominee Ruth Domack
  • Secretary Jack Ferreri
  • Treasurer Rich Cooper
  • Sergeant-at-Arms Jeannine Desautels
  • Club Service Year 2 Mary Ruth Marks
  • Club Service Year 1 Kevin Moran
  • Community Service Year 2 Patrick Rees
  • Community Service Year 1 Barry Pace
  • International Service Year 2 Dick Murray
  • International Service Year 1 Sundar Baladhandapani
  • Vocational Service Year 2 Deb Dieter
  • Vocational Service Year 1 Dennis Zitnak
President Matt Loch also moved the approval of Club by-laws out of this meeting; we’ll review those in January.
 
In our Five for Five: Ruth Domack, Bill Hodgkins, Kevin Moran, and Mick Faulhaber gave us some insights into their lives.
Last Week’s Speaker: Club Annual Meeting & 5 for 5. 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker, er, Singers: Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers in Tudor costume. 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Jim Olmsted has taken over scheduling speakers for our Club. If you have some specific program suggestions or topics you’d like to hear about, contact Jim at jolmsted7562@gmail.com.
Club Programs 2018-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
  • Lynne Spielman has resigned from the Club effective 11/30. Too many things on her plate. She sends a fond farewell.
  • We received a thank you letter from the Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham for our $2,500 gift to Jefferson Middle School for teacher supplies and field trips. Be thanked!
Other Items 2018-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 6-9 pm at the Jefferson Area Business Center/Woolen Mills. The Jefferson Rotary Club is having its Annual Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Craft Beers, Area Wineries, Heavy Appetizers, DJ, Photo Booth and LOTS of GREAT Silent Auction items for you to bid on (including signed Green Bay Packer 2017 Football, autographed Bears photo, tickets to area sports and more to come!) Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Tix: Deb McCool-Cloute at  dmccool-coloute@badgerbank.bank.
  • February 23, 2019. Club Social, Details to come.
  • March 7, 2019. Academic Decathlon, Wisconsin Dells.
  • May 17-19 2019. RYLA at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells
  • June 1-5. Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.  www.riconvention.org/en
  • June 7-8. District 6250 Conference in La Crosse
For Your Calendar 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Birthdays
Jan 4                    Nate Hedden
Jan 17                   Mary Van Hout
Jan 25                   Steve Aune
Anniversaries
Jan 1                       Mary Beth and Alan Growney-Selene, 18 years
Jan 5                       Kico and Terry Gandara, 40 years
Jan 6                       Terry and Kathy Siebert, 23 years
 
Join Date
Jan 1                       Jack Coe, 41 years
Jan 1                       Doug Coerper, 44 years
Jan 1                       Kico Gandara, 30 years
Jan 1                        Dick Meister, 47 years
Jan 1                        Kevin Moran, 13 years
Jan 9                       Cory Recknor, 21 years

Birthdays, Anniversaries & Join Dates 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
As of Saturday, November 24, the McAdow Miles Bike team has ridden 15,044 miles. Thanks to the riders.

Jerry McAdow      Tony Burns
John Olson            Todd Weigand
Leo Edelstein        Paul Patenaude
Svein Morner        Peter Hoff
Mary Ruth Marks
 
There are some who will still ride through the end of the year but this is the figure we'll use to wrap up the fundraiser. If you've pledged and paid, thank you so much for your support!
• If you've pledged and have yet to pay -- now is your time!
• Don't be left behind.  
If you haven't pledged yet, you can still do it.  Help make the McAdow Miles Bike Team fundraiser a success.
 
Paul will send out donation receipt letters for tax purposes after the end of the year. If you have questions about your pledge status, contact Paul at  ppaten98@gmail.com.
 


 
15,044 Miles! 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
The Jefferson PTO is having a cookie exchange as a thank you for their teachers. They are asking our Rotary Club if any Rotarians would be willing to bake 2 dozen cookies for this event.  If so, let Deb Dieter know what you are making (debragdieter@gmail.com)
 
Exchange date is Dec. 11 at the school.  Please get your cookies in a non-returnable container to Deb Dieter by Dec. 10 and she will drop them off at 7:30 am on Dec. 11. Thank you for your continued support of our Adopt a School Partner-Jefferson Middle School.

 
It’s Cookie Time, Bakers 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
  • President Dawn Frank
  • President-Elect Steve Aune
  • President-Elect Nominee Ruth Domack
  • Secretary Jack Ferreri
  • Treasurer Rich Cooper
  • Sergeant-at-Arms Jeannine Desautels
  • Club Service Year 2 Mary Ruth Marks
  • Club Service Year 1 Kevin Moran
  • Community Service Year 2 Patrick Rees
  • Community Service Year 1 Barry Pace
  • International Service Year 2 Dick Murray
  • International Service Year 1 Sundar Baladhandapani
  • Vocational Service Year 2 Deb Dieter
  • Vocational Service Year 1 Dennis Zitnak

The Club will be voting on this slate of candidates at our Dec 7 Annual Meeting. Next time you see one of these folks, thank them for their willingness to serve our Club.
Nominated Officers and Board to Start July 1 2019 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Twas an early end to the season for the Badgers this year. They still have a bowl game in front of them, but the stats are closed for the Pigskin Payoff (PP).
  • Total Touchdowns – 46 (54 last year)
  • Total Interceptions – 10 (22 last year)
  • Total Points – 351 (473 last year)
  • Note: last year’s numbers incl Big Ten Tournament.
  • So … regular participants will be billed $56 (TD and picks). We had 13 Club members opt to ‘double- commit’ their dollars, so they’ll be billed $112.
  • The closest guess to total points was Cherie Gon @ 375, so she’ll be billed half her amount: $28.
  • Assuming we ain’t got us no deadbeats or ne’er-do-wells, Pigskin Payoff will net the Club $3,332.
  • Finally, part of the PP was garnering some non-perishable foodstuffs for one of our food pantries. For every game the Badgers won by 20, participants would bring in 1 item at the end of the season. The Badgers won two games by at least twenty, so each PP player should bring in two non-perishable items.  Bring them at the Dec 14 meeting!
  • Thanks to all the members that put their wallets on the line to raise money for the Club!


 
Wrap up for Pigskin Payoff 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Janesville Noon Rotary Club will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. As Rotarians, we always have a lot to celebrate within our clubs, our district and throughout the Rotary world but an event like this only happens once every 100 years!  We would be honored to have you join us for this special centennial celebration dinner and presentation.  Our featured speaker is Past Rotary International General Secretary Ed Futa.
 
As the second oldest club in District 6250 and the only one chartered in 1918, we are excited to share our history and plans for the future with all our Rotary Friends.  If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to me. David Warren, PDG, Janesville Noon Rotary Club, dave@davesace.com

 
Janesville Rotary Club – 100 Years 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
The current Rotarian Magazine has a lengthy article on The Art of Reading, stressing the mind- expanding value of encountering new ideas & beautiful prose. We have two reading groups in our Club. One has about nine members and meets every other month. Here are the last six books discussed:
  • The Great Bridge, McCullough
  • Empty Mansions, Dedman
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Sullivan
  • 12 Rules for Life, Peterson
  • Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald
  • A Gentleman in Moscow, Towles
A second group meets monthly, with five members.
Recent books they’ve read:
  • The Sun Does Shine, Hinton
  • Destiny of a Republic, Millard
  • A Gentleman in Moscow, Towles
  • The Nightingale, Hannah
  • The River of Doubt, Millard
  • Alone, Hannah
  • The Amistad Rebellion, Rediker
If you’re interested in joining, drop me an email, and I’ll pass you along to the group.

 
Our Club’s Reading Groups 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
The Orphan Train Project received good news a few weeks ago from Joanna Jones of TLC, the children's home we sponsor in South Africa.  Joanna, a recent "Glenn Koepp Scholar," reported Elen Ambraal, who works with young learners in TLC's pre-school program, has completed the third and final phase of the online Montessori course. The scholarship for this educational opportunity was provided by the generosity of Peder & Jeanne Moren and Mary Beth Barnett, who donated to the Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation, Inc., with their suggested use being the Orphan Train Project. Elen took full advantage of our donors' generosity, scoring all A's in every one of her courses. In her e-mail, Joanna writes: " I am so happy to be able to tell you that Elen has passed the Montessori course with flying colors! Every day I watch the huge impact she is having on the lives of our little ones and I am proud of her. Thank you for making it possible "
 
News from the Orphan Train 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Dr. Eileen M Isom is a Chiropractic Specialist who’s been in practice in Monona for 43 years. Opioid issues make non-drug interventions more important. She works with a ‘lighter force’ technique. We learned how we’re looking at our smartphones all wrong …back for the neck and back. She also suggested we use our weak hand for our computer mouse. Lots of little tips to avoid strain on our bodies.
 
Last Week’s Speaker: Chiropractic Exercises 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker: Club Annual Meeting & 3 for 3 2018-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Nov 16          Club Assembly
Nov 23            No Meeting (Thanksgiving) Nov 30    Chiropractic Exercises
Dec 7               Five for Five
Dec 14             Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers
Dec 7               Five for Five
Dec 14             Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers

 
Future Weeks 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, December 6, 2018 the Janesville Noon Rotary Club will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. As Rotarians, we always have a lot to celebrate within our clubs, our district and throughout the Rotary world but an event like this only happens once every 100 years!  We would be honored to have you join us for this special centennial celebration dinner and presentation.  Our featured speaker is Past Rotary International General Secretary Ed Futa. 
 
As the second oldest club in District 6250 and the only one chartered in 1918, we are excited to share our history and plans for the future with all our Rotary Friends.  If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to me.
 
David Warren, PDG Janesville Noon Rotary Club dave@davesace.com
Janesville Rotary Club – 100 Years 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
The current Rotarian Magazine has a lengthy article on The Art of Reading, stressing the mind-expanding value of encountering new ideas and beautiful prose. We have two reading groups in our Club. One has about nine members and meets every other month. Here are the last six books they’ve discussed:
  • The Great Bridge, McCullough
  • Empty Mansions, Dedman
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Sullivan
  • 12 Rules for Life, Peterson
  • Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald
  • A Gentleman in Moscow, Towles
A second group meets monthly, with five members.
Recent books they’ve read:
  • The Sun Does Shine, Hinton
  • Destiny of a Republic, Millard
  • A Gentleman in Moscow, Towles
  • The Nightingale, Hannah
  • The River of Doubt, Millard
  • Alone, Hannah
  • The Amistad Rebellion, Rediker
If you’re interested in joining, drop me an email, and I’ll pass you along to the group.

 
Our Club’s Reading Groups 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
At our November foundation board of directors meeting we reviewed our funding and commitments. For fiscal year 2018-2019 we funded all approved projects and still had a total of $5,635 available. In one instance we did not receive a district matching grant for Jefferson Middle School.  Further, we did not have approved projects to use all the community service funding.  Due to high demand all district matching grant funds have been committed already.  In keeping with our mission, we would like to find a way to best utilize these undesignated funds.
 
We will accept applications for such undesignated funds no later than December 31, 2018.  If anyone from the club has a project that requires funding, they should complete the Undesignated Funds Request (available on Club Runner) and submit it to the appropriate Avenue of Service Chair as follows:
  • Community – Kevin Welton
  • International – Steve Aune
  • Vocational – Roxanne Brazeau
All funding requests will be reviewed by the chair, who will make final recommendations to the board of directors.  The board will review all recommended projects and vote to approve any such projects at the regularly scheduled board meeting January 15, 2019.  Applicants will be notified of the board decision shortly thereafter.  If you have any questions, contact Matt Loch at matthew.loch@tdsmetro.com


Calling All Projects 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
  • President Dawn Frank
  • President-Elect Steve Aune
  • President-Elect Nominee TBD
  • Secretary Jack Ferreri
  • Treasurer Rich Cooper
  • Sergeant-at-Arms Jeannine Desautels
  • Club Service Year 2 Mary Ruth Marks
  • Club Service Year 1 Kevin Moran
  • Community Service Year 2 Patrick Rees
  • Community Service Year 1 Barry Pace
  • International Service Year 2 Dick Murray
  • International Service Year 1 Sundar Baladhandapani
  • Vocational Service Year 2 Deb Dieter
  • Vocational Service Year 1 Dennis Zitnak
The Club will be voting on this slate of candidates at our Dec 7 Annual Meeting. Next time you see one of these folks, thank them for their willingness to serve our Club.
Officers and Board Starting July 1 2019 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Dr. Eileen M Isom is a Chiropractic Specialist in Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated with honors from Palmer College Chiropractic - Davenport in 1974. Having more than 44 years of diverse experiences, especially in CHIROPRACTIC, Dr. Eileen M Isom affiliates with no hospital and cooperates with other doctors and specialists without joining any medical groups.
This Week’s Speaker: Chiropractic Exercises 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
As of Saturday November 24, the McAdow Miles Bike team has ridden 15,044 miles.
Thanks to the riders.
Jerry McAdow    Tony Burns John Olson    Todd Weigand Leo Edelstein    Paul Patenaude Svein Morner    Peter Hoff
Mary Ruth Marks
There are some who will still ride through the end of the year but this is the figure we'll use to wrap up the fund raiser.
If you've pledged and paid, thank you so much for your support!
  • Don't be left behind.  If you haven't pledged yet, you can still do it.  Help make the McAdow Miles Bike Team
  • If you've pledged and have yet to pay -- now is your time! fundraiser a success.
Paul will send out donation receipt letters for tax purposes after the end of the year. If you have questions about your pledge status, contact Paul at  ppaten98@gmail.com.
 

 
 
15,044 Miles! 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker: No Meeting this week. Enjoy your turkey and your friends and family. 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
This is a new club, and they are getting to work...about 35 members, they have raised about $3,000 towards a goal of $3,500 for a well in Liberia.  They have plans for another well fundraiser.
 
Todd Wiegand (twiegs2@gmail.com) is Club liaison to the Middleton HS Interact Club that we co-sponsor with the Madison West Club.
 
Our Middleton High School Interact Club has a fundraiser Monday, Nov. 26, 4 - 8 pm at the Middleton Culvers on Parmenter.  The student club members will be 'working' at Culvers, carrying out food to the tables and cars at the drive-through.  In return, Culvers makes a generous donation from all sales during that period to the Club's fundraising effort, which is to fund a well in Liberia.


 
Middleton High School Interact Club 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Madison East-Monona Rotary Club is hosting its annual Cheese Box sale. They’re offering two different boxes: The Assorted Gift Box includes 8oz each of 1 yr sharp and 2 yr cheddar, 8 oz sharp cheese spread and 7 oz summer sausage. The Aged Cheddar Sampler includes 8 oz each of 1 yr, 3 yr, and 5year cheddar. Each box is $40.
 
You can go to the  Club’s Facebook page and order there.  Or email Harry Ripp at hripp@frontier.com. Orders close November 27th. Delivery date is December 14 at our Club meeting -- bring cash.

 
Cheese Time 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Future weeks
Nov 30                               Chiropractic Exercises
Dec 7                                   Five for Five
Dec 14                                Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers
Dec 21                                No Meeting
Dec 28                                No Meeting
Jan 4                                  Mitch Henck: Stump Him on Political/Sports Trivia
Jan 11                                Madison Newspaper Reporter Barry Adams on Traveling the State
Jan 18                                Peggy Halloran on Housing Programs at Road Home Dane County
Jan 25                                Susan Lampert Smith: Cancer Research
Feb 1                                   Club Assembly
Feb 8                                   Jess Charles: Bringing the Stones Home – Restoring Gravestones to the Old
Dane County Asylum and Poor Farm
Feb 15                                Randy Sproule: Limping Through Life
Last Week’s Speaker: Club Assembly: President Matt Loch on Member Engagement 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Tony Burns headed up our effort in serving one of The River’s Thanksgiving meals. We bussed tables, helped in the food pantry, and served turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and desserts. About fourteen of us served about 200 guests. A rewarding time was had by all.

 
Thanksgiving Week Volunteering: Tuesday, Nov 20 at The River Food Pantry 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
•    Nov 26, 4-8pm. Interact Fundraiser at Culvers. See above.
•    May 17-19 2019. RYLA at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells
•    June 1-5. Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.  www.riconvention.org/en
•    June 7-8. District 6250 Conference in La Crosse
For Your Calendar 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
If you’d like to be included on the roster for Rotary Reflection, send your editor an email and you’ll be added to the list.
Rotary Reflection 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Jim Olmsted has taken over scheduling speakers for our Club. If you have some specific program suggestions or topics you’d like to hear about, contact Jim at jolmsted7562@gmail.com.
Club Programs 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Birthdays
Nov 16                               Mary Cobb Dunn
Nov 25                               Joe Valenta
Nov 30                               Tony Burns
 
Anniversaries
Nov 27                               Joe & Margaret Valenta, 18 years
 
Join Date
Nov 14, 1997                   Deb Dieter, 20 years
Nov 15, 2016                   Todd Wiegand, 2 years
Birthdays, Anniversaries & Join Dates 2018-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Veridian was founded 15-16 years ago with the merger of Don Simon & Midland Construction. It has 17-18 different communities in Dane County. 1000 Oaks is a new development at Mineral Point Rd and South Point. In this market, under $300K has the greatest demand, with $290-450K being the ‘sweet spot.’ Permits continue to climb, but Veridian expects a hiccup before too long as interest rates look to rise. The company offers a range of customization options, with a 146 contract-to-completion timeframe.
 
Last Week’s Speaker: Todd Pierce, Veridian Construction 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker: Club Assembly: President Matt Loch onMember Engagement 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
We are Rotary Jim Emerick 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
The Badgers have had a challenging season so far this year. Here’s where we stand for the Pigskin Payoff
stats:
Last year (after 13 games):  54 TDs, 473 points, 20 INTs This year (after 10 games):  38 TDs, 289 points, 10 INTs This year to last year pace: -3.5 TDs, -110 points, -5 INTs
 
Pigskin Payoff Update 2018-11-14 06:00:00Z 0
Tony Burns is heading up a 4:15-7:00 pm Nov 20 volunteer gig at The River Food Pantry (2201 Darwin Rd, Madison). This will be one of our 12 x 12 events – trying to get a volunteer event with 12 Rotarians every month of the year. Tony will be making an announcement this Friday and passing around a signup sheet. We’ll also be presenting the Pantry with our $1,000 annual check. Note this is two days before Thanksgiving, so it will not conflict with your own bird activities.
 

 
 
 
Thanksgiving Week Volunteering: Tuesday, Nov 20 at The River Food Pantry 2018-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker: Veridian Construction: 2018-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Reflection 2018-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
Dr. Stacey Bean founded and runs Indigo Trails as a holistic wellness center that offers retreats, workshops, small group and one on one private coaching sessions in the areas of human empowerment, mindfulness, and healthy living practices. She tells a compelling personal story of loss and triumph. We learned the importance of ‘following our TUG.’ That’s a hard or sudden pull in our lives driven by our subconscious. She studied three years with a shaman, has a Masters in Exercise Physiology, as well as a medical degree. She was inspired by a Joseph Campbell quotation:
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” She works with the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method, finding that horses relate to and heal people in a special way. Her approach relies on four pillars: physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual.

Photobomb of Svein Morner included at no extra charge.

 
Last Week’s Speaker: Horse Therapy, Indigo Trails 2018-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
Madison East-Monona Rotary Club is hosting its annual Cheese Box sale. They’re offering two different boxes: The Assorted Gift Box includes 8oz each of 1 yr sharp and 2 yr cheddar, 8 oz sharp cheese spread and 7 oz summer sausage. The Aged Cheddar Sampler includes 8 oz each of 1 yr, 3 yr, and 5 year cheddar. Harry Ripp from that Club will be visiting us on Nov 16th to help with order. You can also go to the Club’s Facebook page and order there. Orders close November 27th.

 
Cheese Time 2018-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Reflection 2018-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
The Club and Foundation Boards will be meeting on Nov 20th at 7am. We meet at the TDS Corporate Building on Junction Road. Park in the food mall south of the building and enter through the nearest TDS entrance. Then turn left. We’ll be looking for you. Meetings typically run until 930.
 
Board Meeting on the 20th 2018-11-08 06:00:00Z 0

BJ Chrisler gave us an overview of how best to deal with funerals and
funeral preparations. Comparing the personal loss of a friend or family member with the nation’s loss on 9/11, he walked us through a series of stages … when and how did we hear of the loss, how do you gather together with other mourners, building a celebration of the life of the 
deceased. The guiding principle is what’s easiest for the surviving family. Putting an intentional plan in place is always better than being forced to make decisions while still in shock or in mourning.

 
Last Week’s Speaker: Pre-Planning for Your Funeral: BJ Chrisler, Cress Funeral Home 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
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The High School’s Fall Play is 40 Plays in 80 Minutes, and it features an appearance by our inbound student from Nigeria, Goodness Otun. Remaining performances are Thurs-Sat Nov 1-3 at 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Goodness on Stage at Memorial HS 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Indigo Trails is a holistic wellness center that offers retreats, workshops, small group and one on one private coaching sessions in the areas of human empowerment, mindfulness, and healthy living practices.
This Week’s Speaker: Horse Therapy, Indigo Trails 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Patience Jim Emerick 2018-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
As part of the board’s initiative to simplify the Treasurer’s responsibilities and provide more insight into the financial statements, the club’s board of directors approved transitioning QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online, establishing an audit committee, and hiring Sandy Gruber, a bookkeeper. The bookkeeper’s responsibilities will mainly be to process transactions in QuickBooks, including sending invoices to club members. The treasurer will issue checks, create
the budget and review the financial statements.  Sandy works out of her home and also maintains records for other nonprofit organizations so we think she is a good fit for our club. She started training with John Olsen in October. Sandy has served as the administrative office for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Risk Management Association for several years, an organization in which Derek Moehring has been active for many years. She also serves other Midwest chapters of the RMA. Sandy lives in rural Spring Green. We’re hoping she will be able to attend one of our Club meetings in the not-too-distant future, so you will have an opportunity to meet her. Our initial estimate is that Sandy will spend about ten hours per quarter supporting our Club. Her billing rate is $20 per hour, so the estimated cost will be about $800 per year. At the same time, in accordance with the club bylaws, an audit committee was established with Derek Moehring as chair. The audit committee will establish procedures to perform an in-depth review of the books and records. They will have access to QuickBooks and will be able to review activity. With the hiring of a bookkeeper, we wanted to retain control of the cash and bank accounts with a club member.

 
Club Financial Operation Update 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
For Your Calendar 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Members recently received the following email from RI. It bears reprinting in our Bulletin:

Rotary recently learned that scammers have created multiple communication and social media accounts that impersonate RI President Barry Rassin, RI President-elect Mark Maloney, General Secretary John Hewko and perhaps other Rotary leaders. The communication accounts include or involve email, WhatsApp and Viber. The social media accounts have been on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
These are not authentic Rotary communications. They are phishing and spoofing attempts to obtain money and personal information. The perpetrators may attempt to convince Rotary members to send funds to support alleged Rotary causes.money and personal information. The perpetrators may attempt to convince Rotary members to send funds to support alleged Rotary causes.

 
Email on Scammers Targeting Rotary 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
This is a new club, and they are getting to work...about 35 members, they have raised about $3,000 towards a goal of $3,500 for a well in Liberia.  They have plans for another well fundraiser.
 
I am our Club liaison to the Middleton HS Interact Club that we co-sponsor with the Madison West Club.  This is a great opportunity for us to plant some Rotary seeds for the future. These kids need and want to volunteer, so please let me know if you have a project they could volunteer for, so we can start helping and building a relationship with this Club.
 
Todd Wiegand, 213-8118, twiegs2@gmail.com

 
Middleton High School Interact Club 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Check out this month’s Rotarian for an in-depth look at Rotary’s service during WWI. Rotarians also played a significant role in establishing the United Nations after WWII. And, as Mary Van Hout pointed out at Friday’s meeting, the issue includes a series of pointed Letters to the Editor about the undervalued role of women in RI senior leadership.

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The Rotarian for November 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker: Pre-Planning for Your Funeral: BJ Chrisler, Cress Funeral Home 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Entertaining life moments from four of our members: Ed Fink, Cherie Gon, Kevin Moran, and Mary Cobb Dunn. Sounds like our members really enjoyed these stories, so we’ll be looking to do a bit more of this in the future.


 
Last Week’s Speaker: Stories & Books of Our Lives. 2018-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Oct 26    Pre-Planning for Your Funeral
Nov 2      Horse Therapy, Indigo Trails
Nov 9       Veridian Construction: What’s happening now and in the future in local residential construction?
Nov 16      Club Assembly
Nov 23      No Meeting (Thanksgiving)
Nov 30      Chiropractic Exercises
Dec 7          Five for Five
Dec 14        Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers
 
Future weeks 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

Daniel Kasozi & Ruth Nambowa Bulyaba operate an orphanage and other child-related activities near Kinshasa in Uganda. The Orphan Train conductor for their children's home is the Rotary Club of Oregon (WI). The orphanage houses 45 kids, most of them abused or abandoned. They range in age from infants into the early 20s. They serve a total of 232 children in core program areas: Education; Health, Water, Sanitation and Shelter; Economic Strengthening; Psychological Support and Basic Care; Child Protection and Legal Support; and Food and Nutrition Security. The orphanage pushed education, especially vocational training, so these kids can support themselves for the rest of their lives. The kids are involved in farming to create they food for AHCM. They’re also involved in creating and selling crafts, providing wells and water tanks and in helping older girls deal with hygiene needs. Their website is anotherhope.org, and they’re always grateful for contributions. AHCM is committed to meeting the spiritual and physical needs of vulnerable children in Uganda, through strategic partnership, ministering and undertaking specialized and sustainable child focused initiatives.


 
Last Week’s Speaker: Another Hope Children’s Ministries (AHCM)-Uganda Orphanage 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
We started the monthly bingo sessions at Oakwood on Thursday, October 18th.  Monthly sessions will run through May, 2019. The Sign-up sheet was passed at the last two Rotary meetings and we have a full complement of volunteers for October and November. Thanks to all who signed up. I will let you know the details on the Monday before the Thursday event. As always, this counts as a make-up and the hours add to our Club’s total volunteering hours. John A. Gerold is the Bingo Co-coordinator along with Rod Nilles.

 
Oakwood Bingo 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
  • Oct 24. World Polio Day. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
  • Oct 26 (1230-7pm) Madison Breakfast RC: Think Rotary, Shop Locally. See below.
  • Nov 2 (3-6pm). The Watertown Rotary Club is having its 11th Annual Craft Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting. Enjoy over 50 different beers, 20 wines, and cheese to pair them with. A silent auction, live auction and a 50/50 raffle will be available as well. The cost is $40, incl a souvenir pint glass. See website for tickets.
  • May 17-19 2019. RYLA at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells
  • June 1-5. Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. www.riconvention.org/en
  • June 7-8. District 6250 Conference in La Crosse
 
For Your Calendar 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
We’re about to be joined by our first Corporate member … Jefferson Middle School. Four teachers and staff from the school will share a membership in our Club. This has been a topic of interest for the Board for years, and we’re glad it’s finally come to pass.
Join Leaders!  Exchange Ideas!  Take Action!
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Join us on Mondays at 7:30 am at Vitense Golfland on Whitney Way in Madison, WI
No meetings if there is a fifth Monday in the month.
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Membership 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Member Birthdays
Oct 16                                Jeannine Desautels
Oct 18                                Ryan Seib
Oct 26                                Matt Loch
Oct 30                                Adam Schaller
 
Anniversaries
Oct 11                                 Doug & Sherry Coerper
Oct 14                                Bill & Sara Lee Hinckley
Oct 20                                Carl and Carol Bolstad
 
Join Date
Oct 18, 2016                    Patrick Rees, 2 years
Oct 23, 2015                   Mary Cobb Dunn, 3 years (a returning member with earlier years)
Nov 1, 1971                      Paul Butz, 46 years
Birthdays, Anniversaries & Join Dates 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

We’ve had to move the scheduled Club Assembly from this week to November. Instead, we’re going to try something different to fill in the slot. Come to the meeting with a story or two (or a book) from your life that members will find entertaining, enlightening, or downright out of character from the YOU that they know. We’ve all led interesting lives. Share a story at this meeting.


 
This Week’s Speaker: Stories & Books of Our Lives. 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
 We have a replacement for the Meister Meter. Here's how the Pigskin Payoff works:
 
1) Members who opt in commit to paying $1 for each TD and $1 for each interception by the Badgers this season, not counting any Bowl games. Last year, they had 54 TDs and 22 interceptions.
 
2) Members who opt out pay $50.
 
3) Billing for both opt-ins and opt-outs will take place at the end of the season.
 
4) Just to Meister things up a bit ... when you sign up to participate, you get to make a guess on the total number of points scored by the Badgers in the regular season plus Big Ten. Last year, it was 473. Closest guess gets his/her contribution halved. 
 
5) Another Meisterization ... for each game the Badgers win by 20 points or more, participants bring in a non-perishable food item. We're not going to track participants on this ... we'll just guilt them a bit. But items will go to needy families. Last year the Badgers won 7 games by 20 points or more. These items will also be collected at the end of the year.
 
We had great signups last week, including a dozen or so members who opted to DOUBLE their pledge. The Pigskin Payoff crew will be making the rounds at this meeting to round up those who missed the last meeting.
 
The Badgers scored 169 points so far, with 20 touchdowns and 4 picks.

 
 
Pigskin Payoff Club Fundraiser 2018-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
We are starting the monthly bingo sessions at Oakwood on Thursday, October 18th. Monthly sessions will run through May, 2019. The Sign-up sheet was passed at the last two Rotary meetings and we have a full complement of volunteers for October and November. Thanks to all who signed up. I will let you know the details on the Monday before the Thursday event. As always, this counts as a make-up Olmsted, Todd and the hours add to our Club’s total volunteering hours. Those on the October shift are Rod Nilles, Jim Wiegand, and Mick Faulhaber. John A. Gerold is the Bingo Co-coordinator along with Rod Nilles.

 
OAKWOOD BINGO 2018-10-11 05:00:00Z 0

Cherie Gon on Outsmarting the Scammers

Thanks to our member Cherie for stepping in to fill a speaker cancellation. Cherie’s a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and she knows this subject deeply. 145 million Americans a year suffer some form of identity theft, leading to annual losses of $2.9 billion. But few of the scammed report it, because of the shame associated with it. And they often don’t know where to go. People are afraid to seek help; especially the elderly.
 
Cherie had some key tips: 1) Stay calm and evaluate the ‘threat’ objectively. 2) Ask for a number to call them back. 3) The IRS NEVER calls re tax issues. 4) Don’t trust caller ID. 5) Reach out to family members or trusted friends for a second opinion. 6) Watch out for ‘sweetheart scams’ in online relationships. 7) Be careful about lottery or sweepstakes scams. Paying to get a prize is never right. 8) Shred your old financial documents. 9) Review your credit report regularly.
Last Week's Speaker: 2018-10-11 05:00:00Z 0

Ruth Nambowa Bulyaba & Daniel Kasozi, Another Hope Children’s Ministries (AHCM) - Uganda Orphanage
 

They operate an orphanage and other child-related activities. The Orphan Train conductor for their children's home is the Rotary Club of Oregon (WI). AHCM is committed to meeting the spiritual and physical needs of vulnerable children in Uganda, through strategic partnership, ministering and undertaking specialized and sustainable child focused initiatives.
 
They serve 232 children in core program areas: Education; Health, Water, Sanitation and Shelter; Economic Strengthening; Psychological Support and Basic Care; Child Protection and Legal Support; and Food and Nutrition Security. Forty-five (45) children live full-time at the Children’s Home and 15 children attend secondary or post-secondary school elsewhere but return to the children’s home to live during school vacations.

This Week’s Speaker: 2018-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Member Birthdays
Sep 30                                Paul Patenaude
Oct 4                                   Cherie Gon
Oct 16                                Jeannine Desautels
Oct 18                                Ryan Seib
 
Anniversaries
Sep 30                                Roxanne & Jay Brazeau
Oct 1                                   Cory & Connie Recknor
Oct 11                                 Doug & Sherry Coerper
Oct 14                                Bill & Sara Lee Hinckley
 
Join Date
Oct 1, 1985                      Jack Ferreri, 33 years
Oct 7, 2016                      Michael Maass, 2 years
Oct 18, 2016                    Patrick Rees, 2 years
Oct 23, 2015                   Mary Cobb Dunn, 3 years (a returning member with earlier years)
Birthdays & Anniversaries 2018-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
 
                                                                                           
We’ll be needing some Board members come July 1 of next year. We need to get them announced and confirmed before the end of this year. We’re looking for members in International Service, Community Service, Club Service, and Vocational Service, as well as a President-Elect. Extend your service to your Club and learn the details of how we do all the good things we do. Talk to President Matt Loch or President-Elect Dawn Frank for details. Rotary: Making a Difference.

Consider Joining Your Rotary Club’s Board 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
  • We’re about to be joined by our first Corporate member … Jefferson Middle School. Four teachers and staff from the school will share a membership in our Club. This has been a topic of interest for the Board for years, and we’re glad it’s finally come to pass.
  • Stan Koenig has submitted his resignation from the Club. “Life changes.” Greatly enjoyed his time in the Club. Sad to see him go.
  • Greg Blum has taken a leave of absence for a couple of months to referee college football. He’ll be gone Oct 7 until Dec 6.
  • Steve Aune received his 7th Paul Harris Fellow Recognition from President Matt Loch.
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Membership 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
We have a replacement for the Meister Meter. Here's how the Pigskin Payoff works:
 
1) Members who opt in commit to paying $1 for each TD and $1 for each interception by the Badgers this season, not counting any Bowl games. Last year, they had 54 TDs and 22 interceptions.
 
2) Members who opt out pay $50.
 
3) Billing for both opt-ins and opt-outs will take place at the end of the season.
 
4) Just to Meister things up a bit ... when you sign up to participate, you get to make a guess on the total number of points scored by the Badgers in the regular season plus Big Ten. Last year, it was 473. Closest guess gets his/her contribution halved. 
 
5) Another Meisterization ... for each game the Badgers win by 20 points or more, participants bring in a non-perishable food item. We're not going to track participants on this ... we'll just guilt them a bit. But items will go to needy families. Last year the Badgers won 7 games by 20 points or more. These items will also be collected at the end of the year.
 
We had great signups last week, including a dozen or so members who opted to DOUBLE their pledge. The Pigskin Payoff crew will be making the rounds at this meeting to round up those who missed the last meeting. To sign up, email jack46ferreri@gmail.com.
 
The Badgers scored 128 points so far, with 17 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

 
Pigskin Payoff Club Fundraiser 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Wednesday, October 17th
5:30 – Check-in
6:00 – 8:30 – Program
(Food/beverages provided so you can learn & eat simultaneously)
  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Welcome -Introduction to One Rotary Summits- Jennifer Jones Video
  3. Overview of the expected Outcomes
    1. (tentative Outcomes-maybe modified slightly) As a participant, you will…
1) Be prepared to answer the question, “Why Rotary?”
2) Be inspired to build membership, enhance public image, and do humanitarian service through The Rotary Foundation
3) Understand the value of being a Rotarian
4) Be inspired to be a part of Rotary’s Public Image campaign, People of Action
5) Be the Inspiration, living out Rotary’s theme for 2018-19
6) Take home a One Rotary Toolkit for use in your club
  1. Very short briefings on Membership, Rotary Foundation and Public Image
  2. Sharing of Ideas-Round table discussions on various topics
  3. Moving to Action- facilitated discussion on the results of the table discussions
Register online at www.rotary6250.org
NOTE: The Rotary One Summit staff is looking for volunteers. Contact Linda Olson 608-235-6323.
 
Details on the 2018 Madison Area One Rotary Summit 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
October 4 “Adopt-a-Highway” Project 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

We’ve had a cancellation. Got an interesting hobby? Are you an expert in something that may engage our members? Had an intriguing trip? Got a good prison story? Or do you have a friend that can speak to us on something thought-provoking (maybe not the prison story). If you can help out, contact Connie Smith @ CSmith@ward-brodt.com


 

This Week’s Speaker: To Be Announced 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
  • Oct 17 (6-9pm). One Rotary Summit Warner Community Center – October 17 (6-9:00 p.m.). Focus: membership, the RI Foundation and public relations. See below.
  • Oct 24. World Polio Day. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
  • Oct 26 (1230-7pm) Madison Breakfast RC: Think Rotary, Shop Locally. See below.•    Nov 2 (3-6pm). The Watertown Rotary Club is having its 11th Annual Craft Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting. Enjoy over 50 different beers, 20 wines, and cheese to pair them with. A silent auction, live auction and a 50/50 raffle will be available as well. The cost is $40, incl a souvenir pint glass. See website for tickets.
  • May 17-19 2019. RYLA at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells
  • June 1-5. Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.  www.riconvention.org/en
  • June 7-8. District 6250 Conference in La Crosse
             
For Your Calendar 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Dr. Kyle Nye, of the Project Wellness Company, on Healthy to 100

Dr. Nye made a compelling presentation on how we’re all responsible for our own health. And that includes how we keep ourselves fit through regular exercise and sensible eating. Stress contributes mightily to heart disease. We need to stay healthy to better respond to the stress that we all face in our lives. Drugs aren’t the only or best answer. He encouraged us to create a routine for eating and exercising: twenty-one days of sound habits can rewire neurological pathways.

 
Last Week’s Speaker: 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
The October issue features a range of stories on RI’s Polio Plus initiative, spanning many years and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in fighting polio. It includes The Annotated Guide to Ending Polio, much of it explaining the mechanics of the polio disease itself … how it spreads and how it impacts people’s health.
See Rotarian Magazine 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
From Toni Pabon, former member and now District Outbound Exchange Coordinator:
It’s that time of year again!  Rotary District 6250 is now accepting applications for Youth Exchange for the school year of 2019-20.  For more information, visit our WEBSITE.
ELIGIBILITY FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-20
  • Not YOUNGER than 15.5 on August 1, 2019
  • Not OLDER than 18.5 on August 1, 2019
  • A minimum of 2.75 GPA or student ranking in the top 50% of class

The Application Process (Student)

STEP 1.
   
Talk with your parents and get their approval and support
STEP 2.
 
Complete the Preliminary Application Online
STEP 3.
 
You are contacted by a Rotary Representative
STEP 4.
 
You are connected with a Local Rotary Club which will sponsor you
STEP 5.
 
You and your family are interviewed by your local Rotary Club representative
STEP 6.
 
You are given the link to start the Full Application Online
STEP 7.
 
Start the working on the Supplemental Documents (Read Instructions)
STEP 8.
 
Make apphttps://portal.clubrunner.ca/50254/page/rotary-youth-exchange-(outbound)ointment for a physical with your doctor
STEP 9.
 
Make appointment for a checkup with your dentist
STEP 10.
 
Get a copy of your birth certificate.  It must be validated/issued on or AFTER JUNE 1
STEP 11.
 
Apply for a passport or renew your passport if it expires on or before December 31 the year you return
STEP 12.
 
Complete the Full Application Online
STEP 13.
 
Complete the Application Supplemental Documents (sent via email link)
STEP 14.
 
Attend the District Outbound Orientation Interviews (First Sunday of November)
STEP 15.
 
Acceptance or Rejection notification takes place 1-2 days after interviews
STEP 16.
 
Start Preparing for your exchange... (more details to come)
 
****Steps are listed in preferred order but do not have to be completed exactly in the order listed above.
Questions to Toni Pabon, toni.pabon@charter.net, 608 628-7306
Rotary Youth Exchange OUTBOUND 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Goodness from Nigeria


Our inbound student, Otun/Goodness, arrived in Madison a few weeks ago and will be leaving on July 27, 2019.  She is 16 years old and from Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria. Her native language is Yoruba and has had 13 years of English.  She is an undergraduate Law Faculty student of Elizade University Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State. During her spare time, she enjoys playing piano and hair styling as a part-time vocation. She’ll talk to us about Nigeria and her plans for the future.


 
 
This Week’s Speaker: 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
We’re about to be joined by our first Corporate member … Jefferson Middle School. Four teachers and staff from the school will share a membership in our Club. This has been a topic of interest for the Board for years, and we’re glad it’s finally come to pass

 
Membership 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
MWT-M Rotary is scheduled to clean a segment of the beltline between Whitney Way and Gammon Rd., on the south side of the road. Volunteers are to meet in Vitense Golf Course parking lot on October 4th at 4:30 pm. Save this date.
Family, friends (16 years & up) are welcome to join members for this activity. Plan on several hours. Highway clean-up involves walking through tall grass and uneven ground picking up road debris -- “yuck.” You will want to wear good shoes, long pants & work gloves.  Trash bags and safety vests will be provided.
Sign-up sheets will be available at this Friday’s meeting, or contact

 
Volunteers Needed for Our “Adopt-a-Highway” Project 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Orphan Train Administrator Ed Fink reports that the three cots we’ve adopted in South Africa are doing well, filled with little adorables.
 

 
TLC Adopt a Cot in South Africa 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Almost all the water in Dane County goes through the MMSD’s Nine Springs facility. It’s one of the most modern facilities around, drawing a constant stream of visitors from around the world. The facility handles 40 million gallons of wastewater a day. In some ways, it’s a simple system, using gravity and microorganisms to purify the water, without the use of chemical agents. Most of the treated water leaving the plant is pumped through a five-mile underground pipeline and discharged into Badfish Creek, which diverts it around the Madison Lakes.  Some is also sent to Badger Mill Creek in order to balance the amount the District takes from the watershed. Much of it returns to the ecosystem, eventually hitting the Mississippi and winding up in the Gulf of Mexico 45 days after release.


 
Last Week’s Speaker: Chief Engineer and Director Michael Mucha of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker:Dr. Kyle Nye, of the Project Wellness Company, on Health and Wellness 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Otun/Goodness arrived in Madison on Wednesday, September 5 and will be leaving on July 27, 2019. She is 16 years old and from Ejigbo, Lagos Nigeria. The population is over 15 million people and is home to many local and international companies. Her first host family is Jenny and Jim Ludtke referred to us by Ed Fink. Her sponsoring Rotary club is from district 9110 Ewu-Tuntun. Her native language is Yoruba and she has had 13 years of English. She is an undergraduate Law Faculty student of Elizade University Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State. During her spare time she enjoys playing piano and hair styling as a part time vocation. Her father is Rotarian Otun Olaekan who was All Star President, Rotary Club of Ewu Tuntun District 9110 in 2016-2017. Her mother, Mrs. Mosunmola Otun is the Executive Director, (creative) Minds and Brains Limited, event planning and venue styling medium-size firm. She also has 3 sisters and 1 brother

 
Goodness Arrives 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
In today’s world, working with youth means passing background checks. In working with youth related to Rotary, you can initiate a check on yourself easily by going to rotary6250.org (our District site) and search for Youth Protection. You find a form for submission, policies, and a training guide. Easy to complete and, once you submit, you’ll soon get a review and approval. You’ll need this for working with Interact, RYLA, and for giving students rides to or from meetings.

 
Working with Youth in Rotary 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
This Close 2018-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
John Hewko, Rotary Club of Kyiv, Ukraine
Rotary International General Secretary and The Rotary Foundation. John Hewko to speak to Rotarians in Madison on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Park Hotel located on the Capitol Square in Madison at 22 South Carroll Street. Lunch starts at 11:45 am, and the meeting will run from 12:15 to 1:15 pm. Cost of lunch is $20, and you can click on the following link to register: Deadline to make a reservation is September 30th. Tickets are limited to the first 100 to sign up. www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-international-general-secretary-john-hewko-presentation-tickets-48779282146
Rotary International General Secretary to Speak in Madison Jack Ferreri 2018-09-18 05:00:00Z 0
  • October 9 (5-9pm). Lodi Rotary Farm to Table Dinner benefitting PolioPlus. At Fitz’s on the Lake. W11602 County Road V. $65. This gourmet five course dinner, with wine pairing, will be prepared by distinguished chefs Grayson Altenberg and Maria Jaramillo. Be prepared to indulge yourself and loved one(s) for the sake of a good cause. 
  • October 17 (6-9pm). One Rotary Summit at Warner Community Center – October 17 (6-9:00 p.m.). This meeting focus: membership, the RI Foundation and public relations. 
  • October 24. Pints for Polio fundraiser for Polio Plus. Details to come.
  • May 17-19 2019. RYLA at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells
  • June 1-5. Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. www.riconvention.org/en
  • June 7-8. District 6250 Conference in La Crosse

 
For Your Calendar 2018-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Member Paul Patenaude gave us a rebroadcast of his talk of a few months ago on his tour of the Holy Land. We had technical issues last time, but this time we had full visuals. He walked us through the various hiking routes he took, the rich agricultural lands, the barren spaces, and the rich archaeological sites which were a primary interest to him. He also spoke admiringly of the people he met on his trip. He made this presentation originally a couple of months ago, but our computer was under lock and key … some kind of hostage situation apparently. Well, we had the computer, we had the projector, and Paul reprised his presentation with a collection of slides from his journey.
Last Week’s Speaker: Paul Patenaude on His Trip to the Holy Land 2018-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Sep 13, 2018
If you have something you think should go into our weekly Bulletin, please send it to me at the email address on top of this Bulletin. Please include the phrase ‘FOR THE BULLETIN’ in your subject line.
Items for the Bulletin Jack Ferreri 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker:Michael Mucha of the Madison Metropolitan Sewer District 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
  • October 9 (5-9pm). Lodi Rotary Farm to Table Dinner benefitting PolioPlus. At Fitz’s on the Lake. W11602 County Road V. $65. This gourmet five course dinner, with wine pairing, will be prepared by distinguished chefs Grayson Altenberg and Maria Jaramillo. Be prepared to indulge yourself and loved one(s) for the sake of a good cause. 
  • October 17 (6-9pm). One Rotary Summit at Warner Community Center – October 17 (6-9:00 p.m.). This meeting focus: membership, the RI Foundation and public relations. 
  • October 24. Pints for Polio fundraiser for Polio Plus. Details to come.
  • May 17-19 2019. RYLA at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells
  • June 1-5. Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. www.riconvention.org/en
  • June 7-8. District 6250 Conference in La Crosse
For Your Calendar 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Sep 13, 2018
We have a replacement for the Meister Meter. Here's how the Pigskin Payoff works:
  1. Members who opt in commit to paying $1 for each TD and $1 for each interception by the Badgers this season, not counting any Bowl games. Last year, they had 54 TDs and 22 interceptions.
  2. Members who opt out pay $50.
  3. Billing for both opt-ins and opt-outs will take place at the end of the season.
  4. Just to Meister things up a bit ... when you sign up to participate, you get to make a guess on the total number of points scored by the Badgers in the regular season plus Big Ten. Last year, it was 473. Closest guess gets his/her contribution halved. 
  5. Another Meisterization ... for each game the Badgers win by 20 points or more, participants bring in a non-perishable food item. We're not going to track participants on this ... we'll just guilt them a bit. But items will go to needy families. Last year the Badgers won 7 games by 20 points or more. These items will also be collected at the end of the year.
We had great signups last week, including a dozen or so members who opted to DOUBLE their pledge. The Pigskin Payoff crew will be making the rounds at this meeting to round up those who missed the last meeting.
 
Help us grow back the income we lost with the demise of the Meister Meter. Supply your own advanced mathematics!
Pigskin Payoff Club Fundraiser  Jack Ferreri 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Sep 13, 2018
Member Paul Patenaude gave us a rebroadcast of his talk of a few months ago on his tour of the Holy Land. We had technical issues last time, but this time we had full visuals. He walked us through the various hiking routes he took, the rich agricultural lands, the barren spaces, and the rich archaeological sites which were a primary interest to him. He also spoke admiringly of the people he met on his trip. He made this presentation originally a couple of months ago, but our computer was under lock and key … some kind of hostage situation apparently. Well, we had the computer, we had the projector, and Paul reprised his presentation with a collection of slides from his journey.
Paul Patenaude on His Trip to the Holy Land  Jack Ferreri 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker: Paul Patenaude on His Trip to theHoly Land … with VISUALS This Time! 2018-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Wednesday, October 17th
5:30 – Check-in
6:00 – 8:30 – Program
(Food/beverages provided so you can learn & eat simultaneously)
  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Welcome -Introduction to One Rotary Summits- Jennifer Jones Video
  3. Overview of the expected Outcomes
    1. (tentative Outcomes-maybe modified slightly) As a participant, you will…
1) Be prepared to answer the question, “Why Rotary?”
2) Be inspired to build membership, enhance public image, and do humanitarian service through The Rotary Foundation
3) Understand the value of being a Rotarian
4) Be inspired to be a part of Rotary’s Public Image campaign, People of Action
5) Be the Inspiration, living out Rotary’s theme for 2018-19
6) Take home a One Rotary Toolkit for use in your club
  1. Very short briefings on Membership, Rotary Foundation and Public Image
  2. Sharing of Ideas-Round table discussions on various topics
  3. Moving to Action- facilitated discussion on the results of the table discussions
Register online at www.rotary6250.org
Details on the 2018 Madison Area One Rotary Summit 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko to speak to Rotarians in Madison on Wednesday, October 3, at the Park Hotel located on the Capitol Square in Madison at 22 South Carroll Street. Lunch starts at 11:45 am, and the meeting will run from 12:15 to 1:15 pm. Cost of lunch is $20, and you can click on the following link to register: Deadline to make a reservation is September 30th. Tickets are limited to the first 100 to sign up. www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-international-general-secretary-john-hewko-presentation-tickets-48779282146
 
 
October 3 – RI General Secretary to speak in Madison 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Last year, our club's Foundation received two donations earmarked for the Orphan Train. As a result, we were able to pay for an online Montessori course for Ellen Ambraal, who was raised at TLC Children's Home in South Africa and now works there. It is a three-part course. Ellen has now completed the second component of the program, and received top marks, as she did with the first phase.

 
The Orphan Train Keeps on Traveling 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko to speak to Rotarians in Madison on Wednesday, October 3, at the Park Hotel located on the Capitol Square in Madison at 22 South Carroll Street. Lunch starts at 11:45 am, and the meeting will run from 12:15 to 1:15 pm. Cost of lunch is $20, and you can click on the following link to register: Deadline to make a reservation is September 30th. Tickets are limited to the first 100 to sign up. www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-international-general-secretary-john-hewko-presentation-tickets-48779282146
 
 
October 3 – RI General Secretary to speak in Madison 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
  • October 9 (5-9pm). Lodi Rotary Farm to Table Dinner benefitting PolioPlus. At Fitz’s on the Lake. W11602 County Road V. $65. This gourmet five course dinner, with wine pairing, will be prepared by distinguished chefs Grayson Altenberg and Maria Jaramillo. Be prepared to indulge yourself and loved one(s) for the sake of a good cause.
  • October 17 (6-9pm). One Rotary Summit at Warner Community Center – October 17 (6-9:00 p.m.). This meeting will focus on membership, Rotary International Foundation and public relations.
  • October 24. Pints for Polio fundraiser for Polio Plus. Details to come.
  • May 17-19 2019. RYLA at Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells.
  • June 1-5. Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. www.riconvention.org/en
  • June 7-8. District 6250 Conference in La Crosse
For Your Calendar 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Please take a moment to say hello to new member Kevin Moran. He joined the world’s coolest Rotary Club on August 10, 2018.
New Member 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
New Member 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
We had a great turnout at Pope Farm … family, friends, and even a visiting Rotarian from Oklahoma that tracked us down. Jim Olmsted worked hard to pull everything together. Even the weather cooperated (a rare thing these days). We learned about the Conservancy’s unique history, geology, prairies, soils, glacial features and 20 different vegetative plots. And a lot about the fascinating plants that – with a lot of staff and volunteer help -- make the Farm their home. We also enjoyed the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of Lake Mendota, the Capitol, Black Earth Creek valley and the terminal moraine.
 
Last Week’s Speaker: At Pope Farm Conservancy 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Member Birthdays
Aug 28                               Lorelle Micklitz
Sep 1                                   Barry Pace
Sep 2                                   Derek Moehring
Sep 6                                   Lynne Goldsmith
Sep 9                                   Bill Hodgkins
Sep 10                                 Rich Cooper
 
Anniversaries
Aug 31                               Derek & Karyn Moehring
Sep 6                                  Jerry & Shirley Smith
Sep 7                                  Ed & Diane Fink
Sep 7                                  John & Geri Gerold
 
Join Date
Aug 28, 1998                  Derek Moehring, 20 years
Sep 1, 1996                      Dan Fose, 23 years
Sep 8, 2018                      Sundar Baladhandapani, 1 year
Birthdays & Anniversaries 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
This Week’s Speaker: Paul Patenaude on His Trip to the Holy Land … with VISUALS This Time! 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 05, 2018
Please take a moment to say hello to new member Kevin Moran. He joined the world’s coolest Rotary Club on August 10, 2018.
 
 
New Member 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Sep 05, 2018
An attorney with Wisconsin SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol), Kate spoke to us on the scope of Medicare fraud and how to recognize it. The system loses $60 billion annually to fraud … phony claims from physicians, clinics, pharmacists, & medical equipment companies. Some beneficiaries also submit fraudulent claims for partial payment.
 
How can you help?
  • Review your Medicare Summary Notice
  • Protect your personal information
  • Guard your Medicare number
  • Educate others
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions about your healthcare and how it’s billed
Medicare will never call on the phone and ask for identifying information; if the caller asks for your SS number, address or other ID, hang up the phone. New SS cards are currently being issued that DON’T include your SS number for security purposes.
If you have fraud concerns, contact SMP 
 
Last Week’s Speaker: Kate Schilling on Medicare Fraud Jack Ferreri 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Sep 05, 2018
Hear amazing and largely true stories from the lives and careers of Ryan Seib, Bill Hinckley, Lynne Spielman, Rich Cooper & Jim Wartinbee.
 
This Week’s Speaker: Five for Five Jack Ferreri 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Orphan Train Update from TLC in South Africa Ed Fink 2018-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Where to Direct Prospective Members for Information About Joining Our Club Mary Dunn 2018-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Burns on Aug 16, 2018
Wanted to remind you that Saturday, August 18th is the Tri4Schools Volunteering opportunity and we need your assistance.  If you remember we have a little more than 10 kids that we assisted with scholarships and these athletes as well as the other athletes need our support on race day.  
 
I know a few of us have already signed up online, please do let me know if you can make it this coming Saturday.  We have supported this event in Middleton for the past 3 years and we will have our logo on the shirts given out to the competitors this year due to our support this year and in prior years.  
 
This has been in the bulletin for the past month so we are looking forward to your support again.
Pre-Race Setup:5:30am-7:30am
SHIFT #1: 6:30am-10:30am
SHIFT #2: 7:30am-11:30am
Post-Race Takedown:11:30pm-1:30pm

 
You can sign up through the website: www.tri4schools.org
If you register online please do note MWT-M Rotary Club, The Coolest Club in the World.
Saturday, August 18th is the Tri4Schools Volunteering Opportunity Tony Burns 2018-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judy Levine, Group 7 Assistant Governor on Aug 09, 2018
 
We are looking for volunteers to do a short shift at an information table this Saturday. This is also an opportunity to get information out to the public about your club. The whole purpose for the Rotary Night at the Mallards baseball game this Saturday (besides being fun) is to expose our community to Rotary. We all want to get more members. This is your chance. You can put club brochures, info, whatever you want at the information table. We also ask that you provide one person to be at the table, if possible. Or, take a short shift selling the 50/50 raffle tickets. The proceeds go to Polio Plus.
 
It should be a fun night. There will be a short video about Rotary, a 50/50 raffle with he proceeds going to Polio Plus, and of course, the fellowship of watch the Mallards with your fellow Rotarians. We also have one of this coming year’s outbound students, Grant Borcherding, from Madison going to Bolivia, throwing out the first pitch.
 
Please get back to me if you can do even a short shift either at the information table (just inside the entrance to the park) or selling raffle tickets. Remember, this is for Rotary. See the attached schedule.
 
Mallards Baseball Game Volunteers at Rotary Information Table
SHIFTVOLUNTEER 1VOLUNTEER 2
4:30 pm - 2:10 pm  
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm  
5:40 pm - 6:10 pmJerry ThainPriscilla Thrain
6:00 pm - 6:40 pmDonna HurdJudy Levine
After Game for 30 minutes  
 
Rotary Volunteers for Mallards Game Judy Levine, Group 7 Assistant Governor 2018-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Aug 07, 2018
Our Aug 31 meeting will take place at the 105-acre Pope Farm Conservancy at 7440 Old Sauk Road, about three miles west of the Beltline. Our Club has met here for several years. It offers beautiful vistas, great geological interest, and several different plant environments. We'll be guided by Mel Pope, Conservancy Chairperson, who'll give us an always-insightful overview and take us around to several of the site's features. No sunflower event this year, but there's always lots to see.
 
We'll have a brief Club meeting before all the sightseeing. We'll have box lunches, BUT YOU'LL NEED TO SIGN UP TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING SO WE HAVE A LUNCH FOR YOU! Make a note in your calendar to do that at the next meeting ... or send an email to jack46ferreri@gmail.com.
 
Some Things Happening August 31 Meeting to Be at Pope Farm Conservancy on Old Sauk Rd Jack Ferreri 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Friendship, Fellowship, Community: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides its members friendship and fellowship. 
 
Opportunity to Serve: As a service club, Rotary's mission is service above self in our local community, our region and country, and the world. Our club provides opportunities not only for hands-on service but also to raise funds to support various projects and programs to meet human needs in the Madison area and throughout the world.
 
Business Development and Networking:  Everyone needs to network. Our members represent a cross-section of professions and backgrounds.
 
Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people.
Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership is all about learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.
 
Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary, there is a program designed to keep members informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each
meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers on a variety of timely topics.
 
Fun:  Our meetings and spirited and fun.
 
Citizenship in the World: Rotarians wear a pin that says "Rotary International."There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome - even encouraged - to attend any of the over 30,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions regardless of religion, race, political or political perspectives. 
 
Service to Youth: Rotary provides one of the world's largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians; opportunities for youth leadership involvement.
 
Vocational Development: Every Rotarian is expected to take part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation; to serve on committees and to teach youth about jobs or vocations. 
 
Cultural Awareness: Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color and ethnic identity is represented among members of Rotary. 

 
 
 
Rotary Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas, Take Action Dean Ryerson 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
 
Bill met with our Club Board at 11 and then made a presentation at our following meeting. He emphasized a number of points:
  • Madison will host a One Rotary Summit at the Warner Park Conference Center
  • He'd like to double the number of Rotaract Clubs in the District ... Clubs that focus on young people in post-secondary education. He said Tech Colleges were a prime target.
  • What's next after Polio Plus? We can't declare total victory yet ... we won't know for sure the war is over for another three years or so -- until no signs of the disease are found in environmental field samples.
  • The Gates Foundation continues to be a major supporter of our Polio Plus outreach ... matching Rotary-raised funds two to one. He knows Rotary gets things done.
  • A broader Rotary goal is clean water, sanitation, and hygiene globally in 12 years.
  • He highlighted how each member should feel genuine pride in Rotary's accomplishments locally and around the world.
  • The District has a new member promotion. For a Club that gains four members and keeps them four months, the District will contribute $1,000 to the Club for those members to create a project.
2018-2019 District Governor Bill Hoel Jack Ferreri 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by from Rotary Weekly on Aug 07, 2018
 
In celebration of Membership Month RI President Barry Rassin focuses on the need to make changes in our organization, and the importance of public image, in his video message for Membership Month. "To serve our communities well, we need to represent our communities in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, and background. We need to start reaching out to people who may not know about Rotary." Watch Rassin's message to learn more about how you can help build Rotary's membership so we can be more effective People of Action.
In celebration of Membership Month from Rotary Weekly 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Aug 07, 2018
Our Aug 31 meeting will take place at the 105-acre Pope Farm Conservancy at 7440 Old Sauk Road, about three miles west of the Beltline. Our Club has met here for several years. It offers beautiful vistas, great geological interest, and several different plant environments. We'll be guided by Mel Pope, Conservancy Chairperson, who'll give us an always-insightful overview and take us around to several of the site's features. No sunflower event this year, but there's always lots to see.
 
We'll have a brief Club meeting before all the sightseeing. We'll have box lunches, BUT YOU'LL NEED TO SIGN UP TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING SO WE HAVE A LUNCH FOR YOU! Make a note in your calendar to do that at the next meeting ... or send an email to jack46ferreri@gmail.com.
August 31 Meeting to be at Pope Farm Conservancy Jack Ferreri 2018-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Aug 02, 2018

The team for 2018-2019:

  • President Matt Loch
  • Past President: Tony Burns
  • Secretary: Jack Ferreri
  •  Treasurer: John Olsen
  • Board (year 2): Roxanne Brazeau, Paul Patenaude, Connie Smith, Kevin Welton
  • Board (year 1): Steve Aune, Deb Dieter, Mary Ruth Marks, Patrick Rees
  • Sergeant at Arms: Bill Mowbray
 
Overall financials:
  • Revenue: $43,220
    • Dues increase $4/quarter
  • ​​​​Expenditures: $43,020
  • Sources for funding ($53,330)
    • Schwab transfer: $12,700
    • Fundraising: $33,006
    • Happy/sad/raffle: $5,364
    • Matching grants: $2,260
  • Funding
    • Community: $16,135
      • Lussier CEC: $8,000
      • Food banks: $4,000
      • Habitat for Humanity: $500
      • Available: $3,635
    • Vocational: $16,100
      • RYLA: $1,700
      • HS scholarships: $7,000
      • Jefferson MS: $2,500
      • WI Academic Decathlon: $1,900
      • WI Odyssey Project: $1,000
      • Available: $2,000
    • International: $19,570
      • Youth Exchange (on/out): $4,800
      • Guatemala Midwives (w match): $4,520
      • Orphan Train: $4,000
      • Feed My Lambs (Haiti): $1,500
      • Rotary Polio Plus: $1,500
      • Ghana (joint w Downtown): $1,000
      • GMRP Medical (Guatemala): $500
      • Oliveros Scholarship: $750
      • Shelter Box: $1,000
 
  • Goals for 2018-2019
    • Club membership of 70
    • Annual Fund giving: $15,000
    • Polio Plus Fund giving: $1,500
    • Service Projects: 12 for 12
    • Youth initiatives: 1 inbound/1 outbound/6 RYLA
    • Host 6 social activities – Aug 9 @ Eno Vino West
    • Update website/social media quarterly
Matt Loch at Club Assembly Jack Ferreri 2018-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judy Levine on Jul 31, 2018
August 11 is almost here. We have over 130 tickets sold. All are reserved seats. I will be sending out the last of the tickets that were purchased this week. If any people want to upgrade their tickets to the tailgate tickets, there are a few options for doing that. Please convey this to your members. The seat locations will remain the same.
 
Option 1 - they can call the Madison Mallards ticket office at (608) 246-4277 and request an upgrade. They would pay over the phone for the upgrade and pick up a voucher at the ticket office.
 
Option 2 -  they can also easily upgrade at the tailgate line on the day of the game.
 
People getting the tailgate tickets must get their food before the first pitch. I have attached the flyer in case people are not clear about that.
 
Also, encourage your members to wear some Rotary gear. Let’s spread the word about Rotary. 
Greetings,
Join me and your fellow Rotarians for a night of baseball, fun and promotion of the good things we do through Rotary. Our club committed to 10 tickets at $10 each.  Pick up your tickets at the table for our meeting this Friday.  I’ll be there and I hope you join me in a rousing rendition of, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”  Matt Loch
 
 
 
Rotary Day at the Mallards Judy Levine 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Emerick on Jul 27, 2018
Hight is low
 
Eno nino Jim Emerick 2018-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dawn Frank on Jul 27, 2018
dsxdfghj Dawn Frank 2018-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jul 26, 2018
RI (Rotary International) has been working through a systematic planning process to make the organization more relevant to today’s world … and to the future. Mary Beth Growney-Selene gave us a sneak peek.
 
One of the first things RI wanted to understand in looking at Rotary's future was where the world is heading and what key trends could affect
Rotary over the next few decades, including technological advances, demographic shifts and traditional and new forms of competition
Rotary faces change pressure from a range of sources – technological, demographic, economic, political, social, and competitive.
  • The world is becoming more urban.
  • Technology – especially social media -- has revolutionized communications. RI must increasingly embrace technology.
  • Younger people with different attitudes toward the world are populating the managerial and professional workforce. Entrepreneurialism is a hallmark for many of them.
  • People who want to serve their communities have many other venues to serve, like GoFundMe and Global Citizen.
  • The stagnation of our current membership levels tells us we must embrace change.
  • We need to replace PolioPlus as our flagship program.
  • We must build a culture of research, innovation, and willingness to take risks.
  • We need to ‘freshen our brand’ in our communities.
The Rotary Vision is: Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
MBGS with an Update on Rotary International Strategic Planning Jack Ferreri 2018-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jul 26, 2018
The Board has provisionally approved a new member Kevin Moran, sponsored by Mary Feldt -- classification Retired.

 

New Member Jack Ferreri 2018-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Leo Edelstein on Jul 21, 2018
We bike along with hundreds to raise $ for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. Our Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton team is only 3 strong, but other Rotarians made donations. 
 
Rotarian Jerry McAdow organized a Boardman Clark team that we saw often on our 28-mile jaunt. Absolutely lovely Saturday bike ride starting/ending at McKee Farm Farm Park in Fitchburg.
 
Go to bike4bgc.com to learn more about this event for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.
 
 

 
Biking for Boys and Girls Club Leo Edelstein 2018-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Leo Edelstein on Jul 21, 2018
We bike along with hundreds to raise $ for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. Our Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton team is only 3 strong, but other Rotarians made donations. 
 
Rotarian Jerry McAdow organized a Boardman Clark team that we saw often on our 28-mile jaunt. Absolutely lovely Saturday bike ride starting/ending at McKee Farm Park in Fitchburg.
 
Go to bike4bgc.com to learn more about this event for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.
 
Biking for Boys and Girls Club Leo Edelstein 2018-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Brown on Jul 21, 2018
 Join us! at Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro, 601 Junction Road Suite 9, Madison, Wisconsin 53717, 
in the bar area from 4:30 pm to ???  
Thursday, August 9, 2018.
 
Come hang out have a few beverages… an opportunity to get out with the crew for a bit.
Questions??? Contact: Brian J. Brown  •  brian_J_brown@glic.com   •   608-662-8763
 
The club will not be paying for the beverages.
Rotary Social Hour Brian Brown 2018-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri, Club Secretary on Jul 21, 2018
Our Club has had a number of volunteers help out for several years at the Tri 4 Schools Middleton Triathlon event. It's coming up soon. The event tees will have our name and logo on them. It's great fun, too! See if you can fit it into your schedule and come on out ...
 
Here are the details for volunteering for the Middleton tri.  There are lots of different options:
 
Race Date: Saturday, August 18th
Race Location: Middleton outdoor pool (Bauman Aquatic Center), 2400 Park Lawn Place, Middleton, 53562
Shift options:
  • Friday night (8/17) packet pick-up @ Harbor Athletic Club, 4-7pm
  • Race Day Shifts (8/18 at the outdoor pool):
    • Set-up crew 5:30-7:30am (race site)
    • Race Shift #1: Transition and registration/bodymarking/timing chips 6:30-10:30am
    • Race Shift #2: Swim, Bike, Run, and Finish line help 7:30-11:30 am
    • Take-down crew: 11am-1pm
You can sign up through the website: http://www.tri4schools.org/get-involved/volunteer/ 
 
Aug 18 Tri 4 Schools Volunteering Jack Ferreri, Club Secretary 2018-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Oliveros Scholarship BBQ Fundraiser Mary Van Hout 2018-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Clemens, District Friendship Exchange Chairman. on Jul 19, 2018
The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotarians (including spouse or significant other) the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out other international activities and service projects.
 
The primary goal of a Friendship Exchange is to build greater international understanding and goodwill. In addition, exchange participants can learn how their vocations are practiced in other parts of the world, observe new customs and cultures, and promote an appreciation of cultural diversity worldwide.
 

NEW for 2019!!! Two Rotary Friendship Exchanges Planned for 2019: India & Australia
  
1) An exchange between our Rotary District 6250 and District 2981 in India.  
 

Our Rotary District 6250 Friendship Exchange Committee has arranged an exchange with Rotary District 2981 in India. This district is on the southeast coast of India and includes the city of Pondicherry. We will travel to their District 2981 from Jan. 5 – 20, 2019.  We expect to travel with no more than 10 people. Our Rotary District 6250 will host an inbound group from this district in May of 2019 for approximately 14 days.
Anticipated expenses per person for participants:

  • Roundtrip airfare to India
  • In-country air, rail or bus travel
  • Meals when not at host homes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal costs, such as gifts and souvenirs
  • Admission charges to museums or events
Hosts on each end of the exchange program support the visitors withroom, board and some entertainment/activities and local transportation while in host city.
Detailed in country itineraries will be determined closer to the travel dates.

Contact one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net or Mark Moody at moodymb@charter.net, if you are interested in hosting or traveling.

 

Friendship Exchange News David Clemens, District Friendship Exchange Chairman. 2018-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jul 19, 2018
A former director of the UW Arboretum, Greg has been working for several years to help the Benedictine nuns at Holy Wisdom to return some of their land to a natural state. This is an important part of their commitment to nurturing God’s natural creation. Their land in the Town of Westport north of Lake Mendota was originally a rich mix of open grassland, savannah, and a small amount of virgin prairie.
 
They started a school in Madison and moved the school out to the current location in the mid-1950s. It became a residential high school for girls. The ecumenical movement of the sixties touched the nuns living there and over time they became the first ecumenical ministry in the New World, withdrawing from the Catholic Church.
 
From the mid-1990s, they worked to restore the land. Over the years, with a great deal of volunteer help and work on their own, they’ve restored some 126 acres of prairie, sowing more than a hundred types of plant seed. In the last two years, they’ve been working on restoring the oak savannah. All this effort is labor-intensive. And it relies on regular burning to clear non-natives and prevent local trees moving in.
 
They promote outings to the landscape, with an extensive network of hiking trails, and outings to natural areas on their land. There’s a Friends of Wisdom Prairie support organization helping with the outreach to the community.
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Greg Armstrong at the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton meeting.
 
Greg Armstrong on natural plantings at Holy Wisdom Monastery Jack Ferreri 2018-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by The Rotarian on Jul 12, 2018
RI President Barry Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is asking Rotarians to Be the Inspiration this Rotary year. In addressing the closing session of the 2018 Convention in Toronto, Rassin encouraged Rotarians to take the time to understand the real needs of their communities by talking to people in those communities, and to become agents of change through leading by example. Read more about Rotary’s 2018-19 president in The Rotarian.
 
2018 - 2019 Rotary International President Barry Rassin
 
Meet RI President Barry Rassin The Rotarian 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Various Sources on Jul 12, 2018
The SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD is Rotary’s highest honor is awarded in recognition of Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self, by volunteering their time and talents to help others. The award is internationally competitive and is granted to no more than 150 Rotarians worldwide, and no more than one from each district, each year. 
 
To deserve consideration for the Service Above Self Award, a Rotarian must have performed continuing humanitarian service in any form. This award is intended to recognize especially those who actively help others through Rotary. It is not awarded solely in recognition of one’s performance in an elected or appointed Rotary assignment, and financial contributions to The Rotary Foundation or specific projects will not be considered.
 
Dean Ryerson is a Service Above Self Award Recipient Various Sources 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim on Jul 11, 2018
Paul Harris invented the American version of the "roundabout" and couldn't think of an Americanized name.  When he was drawing up 4 instructions to drivers on how to use the new traffic control installation he called these 4 instructions the "four way test".  One of his friends pointed out that a rotary describes the shape and function of the new highway traffic control layout.  The rest is history.
History of Highway Rotarys Jim 2018-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Judy Reed, Jane Scharer & the Liberian Assistance Program Board on Jul 09, 2018

Liberian Assistance Program is having a party!  Actually, a two-day celebration on September 7-8, 2018, to highlight the work we've done in Liberia and share our story with you, our Liberian Assistance Program friends.  Please save the dates. 

Here's a preview of the two-day event to be held at Christ Presbyterian Church in Madison, WI:

Friday evening, Sept 7:  

- Meet-and-greet for our special guests from Liberia, Jessie Kekula, Principal of the Barack Obama School, and Lyn Gray, Director of Liberia Reads! and a LAP advisor.

- Screening of the award-winning film about Liberia The Land Beneath Our Feet with filmmaker Gregg Mitman. 

Saturday, Sept 8:  Invited speakers on Liberia today, as well as discussion of LAP's current work, future plans and everyday life at the Obama School.

 

Saturday, Sept 8 evening:  Buffet dinner of Liberian food made by local Liberian friends. 

We hope you will attend the events on both days and help us celebrate ten years of work in Liberia to increase access to education and promote literacy.

 

Liberian Assistance Judy Reed, Jane Scharer & the Liberian Assistance Program Board 2018-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on Jul 05, 2018
Mary Van Hout, Jeannine Desautels, and Dean Ryerson on registration day at the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto.
 
 
Mary Beth Growney Selene moderated Breakout sessions and fullfilled the duties of her office as a Rotary Foundation Director at the 2018 Tronto Convention.
 
 
Mary Dunn and Glen Blumhorst, CEO, Peace Corps Connect listen to a Rotarian and RPCV in the house of Friendship.
10,000 miles antique car trek to End Polio on display at the House of Friendship, Toronto 2018.
Mary Feldt took a seat in the antique car to trek to End Polio.
 
Club Members at the Rotary International Convention, Toronto Mary Dunn 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jul 05, 2018
Rotarians from one District visit Clubs in a distant District, staying with Rotarian families and getting a feel for life in another culture. Recently our District 6250 has hosted a group from Latvia and Sweden.
 
Jim went to Nepal in 2016 with the goal of helping local Clubs better their chances of getting RI grants. And he survived the world’s most dangerous road. Jim also went to Australia in 2015.
 
Mary Van Hout talked of her 2011 Friendship Exchange to England, with interesting scenics. She also sent to Lagos Nigeria in 2014, a land filled with bright colors. They visited a number of schools and talked about Climate Change. In 2017, she visited India on another Friendship Exchange, staying in three different communities. There they addressed the issue of safe housing for girls.
 
Dean Ryerson was in India with Mary and spoke about the impact of Polio Plus.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Friendship Exchanges – New Friends Available in Every Corner of the World Jack Ferreri 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dwight Heaney, District Foundation Committee Chair 2018-19 on Jul 05, 2018
District 6250 Rotarians and Clubs contributed  $422,946.92 to our Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund SHARE program in 2017-18.  Together, we exceeded our $325,000 goal by 30%.  In addition, District 6250 Rotarians contributed an additional $200,315 to other annual funds such as Polio Plus and endowments.  Please share this achievement with your clubs and pass along the appreciation of every District 6250 leader.  The final Monthly Contributions Report for 2017-18 is attached.   
 
This year our District Foundation Committee's Annual Fund will be lead by Dave Warren, who served as District Foundation Chair the last two years.  We are swapping roles as I become the District Foundation Committee Chair.      
 
We look forward to working with our Clubs to continue the tradition of generosity from District 6250 Rotarians.  Your support for the Annual Fund SHARE program is the starting point to make our Rotary Foundation one of the highest impact organizations on earth.  Your leadership makes a world of difference!
District 6250 Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund SHARE Dwight Heaney, District Foundation Committee Chair 2018-19 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary wins Best Nonprofit Act for its polio eradication work Ryan Hyland, Rotary International 2018-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ed Fink on Jun 27, 2018
The generous contributions to the MWTM Rotary Foundation, Inc. (Orphan Train Project) by Peder and Jeanne Moren and Mary Barnett made possible the Montessori training for "Elen" of TLC in South Africa. Elen has now finished the first of three online segments and proved to be an "A" student.  You may remember Joanna Jones telling us Ellen's story. A pregnant Elen came to TLC as a young teenager, the victim of rape. TLC raised Ellen and her baby. Ellen is an adult now, working in the nursery. Without these contributions, Elen's training might not have been possible. It is an important step in her career. At some point, TLC may create a Montessori school and accept tuition-paying day students to attend, along with their residents. In any event, her training will enhance the experience of the little people living there.
Montessori training for "Elen" of TLC Ed Fink 2018-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Welton on Jun 27, 2018
Thanks to the efforts of most of our Club members, and a lot of hard work by the Golf Outing Committee members, we were able to exceed our Goal of raising $20,000.00 for the 2018 Charity Golf Outing.  There were a total of 128 Golfers signed up, this was 88.9% of our goal of 144 Golfers and raised $12,800.00 in revenue.  There were a total of 26 Hole Sponsorships obtained, which equaled 86.7% of our goal of 30 Sponsorships and raised $7500.00 in revenue.  We sold close to 75% of the Golfers the “Golfer Package” at $30.00 each, which included 5 Mulligans and 10 Raffle Tickets, which brought in another $2560.00 in revenue.  The String Game was sold to close to 50% of the Golfers at $20.00 each, raising another $1160.00 in revenue.  The Silent Auction outpaced all other facets of the Golf Outing by raising an outstanding total of $4873.00 in revenue on a total of 29 Packages, equaling 162.4% of our goal of $3000.00.  The Dixon Golf Challenges helped with another $800.00 + in revenue, and a few small donations were made by some members which added to the final total.   After all the expenditures were paid, our total revenue to the Foundation came to approximately $21,100.00!!!  The weather turned out to be another bonus for everyone there, as it was perfect for golfing.  The participants and volunteers all enjoyed excellent food and fun with a full cookout served after the golf.  We awarded a total of 12 Hole Contest prizes and 3 Team prizes to the foursomes with the lowest scores during the after golf program.  Raffle prizes were also won during the program, and our Club’s ShelterBox tent and display was set up at the 1st Tee Boxes throughout the whole day to help educate the non-Rotarians about one of our service projects.   All in all, an excellent Charity Golf Outing was conducted this year, definitely our best ever.
Recap of the 2018 Charity Golf Outing Kevin Welton 2018-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ed Fink on Jun 27, 2018
Many years ago, when I was the Inbound Youth Exchange Officer for our club, I had the privilege of working with many fine students. One of them was Victoria Luperi from Argentina. While in Madison, Victoria was a student at Edgewood High School and a member of WYSO.  I happened to do a search for her and found her website to be very well done.

Be sure to check out the video production, which would be nice to show our members. It has music and an interesting interview. The thought also occurred to me how nice it would be to have her play with the Madison Symphony Orchestra (Mick or Connie probably have the connections). Also, it would be fun to have her be a guest speaker at a Rotary District Conference. Rotary Youth Exchange might get some mileage out to this as well.

A few years ago, Victoria was in Chicago with her husband. I had a chance to communicate with her, as did her Edgewood High School music instructor, Dennis McKinley.

Check out “Victoria Luperi: The Clarinetist” from EC Films on Vimeo.
The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/44633408
Victoria Luperi Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Argentina Ed Fink 2018-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Night at the Duck Pond 2018-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on Jun 14, 2018
All the facts, figures, photos from the fantastic Charity Golf Outing in the next issue of the Bulletin! 
 
Watch this space! Mary Dunn 2018-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
RI Convention 2018 Mary Dunn 2018-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Patenaude on Jun 14, 2018
This is an invitation to join the McAdow's Miles Bicycle Team.  It's a fund-raiser, a community builder, good exercise and a lot of fun! Whether you're a competitive rider, a leisure rider or anything in between, just join the team.  We keep track of totals with a goal each year.
 
We also meet most Saturday mornings for group rides of 15+ miles.  Of course, you can ride until you need to turn around if you need to return early.
 
If you are interested in joining us, contact John Olsen, Leo Edelstein, Jerry McAdow or Paul Patenaude.
 
Think about riding with us!
 
Think about riding with us! Paul Patenaude 2018-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jun 13, 2018
Nancy’s work is helping to fight an enormous problem in Guatemala’s rural areas … mothers and newborns dying from a range of shortcomings … training, medical care, and clean water.
Guatemala in on Mexico’s southern border, and it’s one of the poorest countries in Latin America. The population includes indigenous peoples (mostly Mayan) and Ladinos (a mix on indigenous and Spanish). The gross national income is just $5,120 a person, and 21% of the population lives on under $1 a day. 41% of those dying are under five years old. The government Ministry of Health is not much help; doctors can at best take care of 20% of the population. And there’s a long-held prejudice against the indigenous peoples. Infant and maternal mortality rates are extremely high. And the statistics aren’t reliable. And most of the patients and staff are illiterate and don’t speak Spanish. Not an easy problem.
Nancy’s work (25 trips since 2005) is to train trainers … show native people the basics of birthing and maternal and newborn care in a culturally sensitive manner. They use mannequins to demonstrate. The overall goal is to develop a corps of indigenous midwives who know the culture and know how to deliver basic medical care related to childbirth. Noble work in a very challenging environment.
 
Nancy Comello on Educating Indigenous Guatemalan Midwives Jack Ferreri 2018-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on Jun 07, 2018
 
Please contact Mary Dunn if you are interested in attending an information session to learn more. We will plan and schedule individual training at that session. 
 
Thank you, Mary Dunn   
608-334-6916
Wanted for Immediate Employment! Mary Dunn 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Connie Smith on Jun 07, 2018
Our club has been participating in Rotary Youth Exchange for a long time.  I'm not sure exactly how long we have been involved.  I joined the club on 2-14-14.  Shortly after that, at my first district conference, I told Toni Pabon that I would help her out temporarily while she looked for someone else to take her place as YEC.  Needless to say, I fell in love with Youth Exchange and have been doing it ever since.
We Need a Youth Exchange Officer Connie Smith 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeannine Desautels on Jun 07, 2018
HOST GUESTS

Cherie Gon

 

Paul Patenaude (2)

Ginny Jenkins (2)

Bill Mowbray (2)

Dean Ryerson (1)

Mary Van Hout

 

Cory Recknor (2)

Ruth Domack (1)

Derek Moehring (2)

Jack Ferreri (2)

Jim Emerick

 

Terri Siebert (2)

Lynn Goldsmith (2)

Kevin Welton (2)

Dawn Frank

 

Mik Faulhaber (2)

Nancy Comello (2)

John Olsen (2)

Dan Fose

 

John Gerold (2)

Deb Dieter (2)

Donna Brendemuehl (2)

Matt Loch

 

Leo Edelstein (2)

Peder Moren (2)

Mary Feldt (1)

Mary Ruth Marks (1)

Jeannine Desautels

 

Todd Wiegard (2)

Connie Smith (2)

Sundar Baladhanda (2)

Kico Gandara

Lorelle Micklitz

 

Tony Burns and Family

 

Dinner With Friends May 2018 Jeannine Desautels 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Loch on Jun 07, 2018
Responsibility for booking speakers in the new year will fall under the Club Service chairs.  Connie Smith is coordinating this new team.  At present the team members are Jeannine Desautels, Ruth Domack and Jack Ferreri.
SPEAKERS Matt Loch 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Loch, President Elect and Tony Burns, Presdent on Jun 03, 2018
The purpose of this message is to update all club members on our plan to establish and approve a foundation budget for fiscal year (FY) beginning July 1, 2018.  The challenges are that we don’t know exactly what we have to spend until sometime after the golf outing in June and we will not hear back from District 6250 until July for the two district matching grant applications.
 
Everything starts with what we have available to spend on projects.  The formula for revenues available for spending in FY 2018-19 includes the transfers from our Schwab account, including $1,000 toward the Meister Scholarship.   We then add the proceeds from the prior year’s fundraising activity, which is shown on the FY 2017-18 foundation P&L statement.  The biggest wild card is the amount raised from the golf outing (estimated range of $15-20,000).  We expect that the 2018-19 foundation budget to fund projects will be in the range from a low of $43,500 to a high of $46,500 (last year’s budget).  We have reviewed the current process and plan to use the fundraising period from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019, when we develop the 2019-2020 foundation budget. 
Foundation Budget Plan & ProcessFiscal Year 2018-2019Update Matt Loch, President Elect and Tony Burns, Presdent 2018-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jun 03, 2018
Jennifer Kuhr from the Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee spoke about the importance of the dairy industry in our county and in the state as a whole. She told us all about Breakfast on the Farm … this is the fortieth year for this event. It hosts more than 70 farm breakfasts in the state, mostly in June.
 
Wisconsin is the fourth largest cheese producer in the world … only three COUNTRIES produce more cheese than our state … the US, Germany, and France. Wisconsin competes with California in the milk and cheese marketplace. Dane County has 200 active dairy farms, 96% of them family-owned. Beyond Breakfast on the Farm, the World Dairy Expo is another large dairy event in our community, drawing people from around the globe.
 
This year’s Breakfast on the Farm is at the Hensen Brothers Dairy at 5116 Pheasant Branch Road in Waunakee on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 7:00 am – 11:30 am.
 
Jennifer was a lively presenter, and the audience was just as lively. A great time.
 
June is Dairy Month! Jack Ferreri 2018-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jun 03, 2018
Our inbound Exchange Student told us of her adventures in the States. She went on breathlessly (with pictures) … Eagle River, Milwaukee, Chinatown, Halloween, Chicago, Thanksgiving, Devil’s Lake, Galena, the Mississippi, Christmas, the University of Minnesota, the Mall of America, Birkebeiner skiing, Florida and the Keys, corn maze, Miller Park and the Brewers, tennis, homecoming, prom, tacos, school at Memorial (cooking classes, gym, guitar, basketball, softball), the Capitol, and lots of Rotary meetings and other events. She leaves shortly for a swing through the West Coast.
 
A sweet young lady, whose English has made great strides. A pleasure to hear her talk about her experiences.
 
From Poland: Alicja Kaznica Jack Ferreri 2018-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mick Faulhaber on May 31, 2018
Board member Connie Smith pays a visit to Mt Vernon and the marker of The Paul Harris tree planting.  The original tree died, but another was planted through thanks to Dick Meister.
 
Smith visited Paul Harris Tree Mick Faulhaber 2018-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
  • April 27 – Funding requests to Avenue Directors PASSED
  • May 11 – Director requests to Club Secretary PASSED
  • May 15 – Requestor Presentations to Board of Directors PASSED
  • May 25 – Matching requests to district PASSED
  • June 15 – Funding recommendation in Bulletin
  • June 19 – Funding appeals at June Board meeting
  • June 30 – Complete Foundation budget
  • July 17 -- 2018-2019 Board approves a budget
 
FUNDING REQUESTS - Important Dates 2018-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Sheridan Gillis Tentatively approved by Board Jack Ferreri 2018-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra Dieter on May 31, 2018
Jefferson is having a car wash on Saturday, June 2 (THIS SATURDAY). 
They had towels that were lost during the schools remodel.
 
If you can donate any towels, Please drop them off at the school as I am busy at the Attic Angel Sale (Deb Dieter).
 
More details:
The towels are for our Pink Days of May fundraiser where all money is donated to the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 
 
Pink Days of May is made up of a group of 8th-grade girls who want to help raise money for a cure for breast cancer. This is my 8th  of running this fundraiser and we should cross the $25,000 mark in total donations this year. 
 
The Carwash is Saturday, June 2nd 10-1pm at Jefferson.  The car wash is free however we suggest donations from those getting their car washed.  
 
We need towels...bad!  All the towels I collected over the years were thrown out in the remodel last year and I didn’t realize it until I went to our storage and they were gone!!  We will accept any size we can get and they can be dropped off at the office during regular hours or swing by the car wash and drop them off...and get your car washed too!  We could also use newspaper to wash windows.  
 
Thank you and let me know if you have any questions 
 
Waz
Andrew Washicheck (Mr. Waz)
 Dean of Students/PBS Coach
Thomas Jefferson Middle School 
(608) 663-8146- Office
(608) 228-1825- Cell
 
Towels for Jefferson MS Carwash Debra Dieter 2018-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adam Schaller on May 24, 2018
Recently the Middleton High School has formed an Interact Club. Interact is the high school version of Rotary. Through Interact, Rotary clubs invest in young leaders. Rotarians guide, support, and work alongside young people as they build leadership skills, serve their communities, and increase international understanding.
The Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club is co-sponsoring the Middleton High School Interact Club along with the Madison West Rotary Club. As a co-sponsor, we share responsibilities for guidance, mentorship, and support. When Rotary clubs partner to co-sponsor Interact clubs, they increase the number of Interact supporters, strengthen their community collaboration, and share responsibility for youth service. By working together as co-sponsors, Rotarians expand their network beyond their own club and build new friendships.
 
Contact Adam Schaller
adamschaller@icloud.com
 
Volunteer Needed for the Middleton High School Interact Club Adam Schaller 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ian Riseley, Rotarty International President, 2017-2018 on May 24, 2018
 
At our last Council on Legislation, your Council members approved an increase in Rotary International dues of US $4 per year

Dear Rotary Leaders,
inthe far larger organization, engaged in much more complex activities in a far more complex world, requires a vastly larger budget to run. Our global staff supports 1.2 million members around the world. It is largely thanks to the good work of that staff that we are able to carry on with the service that we do, on the level that we do it — fully supplied with the materials, club services, training events, international meetings, language services, IT, Foundation support, leadership support, and everything else we have come to expect as Rotary members.ourToday, of course, 

Historically, Rotary International has been very reluctant to institute increases to RI dues, and the dues increases have been extremely small. Rotary’s first dues were set in 1910 at the rate of $1 per member per year — the equivalent of about $26.90 today. Even at that time, then-Secretary Ches Perry protested that the amount was insufficient to cover expenses of office rent, stenography, telephone, postage, and the occasional purchase of a necessary item such as a typewriter.

$60, increasing to $64 next year and $68 the year after that.US 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 Rotary years. As a result of that decision, the yearly per capita dues that clubs pay to RI for each member is now


In recent years, it became clear that the services RI was able to provide to Rotarians with the available budget were no longer in line with what Rotarians needed and expected. Nine out of 10 Rotarians wanted Rotary to provide more services, but given Rotary’s current and projected income, the rate of global inflation, and the ongoing volatility of world financial markets, we had only two fiscally prudent options: either cut back RI services or increase dues. Essentially, we had to decide whether or not we wanted Rotary to continue to grow and thrive.

As an accountant, I take fiscal responsibility and long-term financial planning extremely seriously. It was and remains abundantly clear that a modest increase in dues was our only viable path forward. Our five-year forecast at the time of the Council on Legislation projected that a dues increase of just $1 would have resulted in only a 1.8 percent increase in revenues—far below the 2.5 percent impact of global inflation. A $2 increase would have resulted in reserve levels falling below the Board target by 2019, and a $3 increase would have resulted in reserve levels only marginally above the target by 2018. None of those options would have allowed us to do what our members wanted: increase and improve our services, to allow Rotary to increase and improve its service.

I am pleased to report that, as a result of the still modest dues increases that were approved in 2016, Rotary is now not only on a firm financial footing
, but able to invest in our future. I would like to let you know how RI is spending your dues this year, and what we have planned for the years ahead.

Your membership dues are our organization’s largest single source of revenue, accounting for about $74 million out of a $103 million budget in 2017-18. Of the $60 you currently pay in dues, $32.58 goes directly to member support, in the form of RI events, online training, and digital tools such as the recently improved rotary.orgwebsite and updated Rotary Club Central, along with Rotary Ideas, Rotary Showcase, and RI’s social media feeds.
 
Rotary’s operations extend to 220 countries and territories worldwide, using 29 different currencies. This year, RI is applying $14.43 of your $60 toward administration and compliance. That money pays for staff and services at the Secretariat and regional offices, who provide translations, support Rotarians on a regional level, and ensure that we are keeping pace with global security and privacy regulations.

 
We all know that enhancing Rotary’s image in the world is vital to our future success. RI is earmarking $12.99 of your RI dues this year for resources to help promote Rotary in your community, and beyond. This includes not only the postcards, brochures, and other materials available on your Brand Center, but also our People of Action campaign, external relations, and our ongoing outreach and public relations work around the end of polio.
 
Within the next year, look for news about an improved technology infrastructure for your data, streamlined online giving, more timely online club reporting resources, and a more user-friendly My Rotary — all funded by the dues each of us pays. For more information on RI’s budget and the value of your RI membership, I invite you to watch this presentation on Your Dues at Work.
 
For all of us, Rotary is an investment — not only of money, but of time, energy, and effort. As with any good investment, the more we put in, the greater our returns. None of it would be possible without the international association that unites us, and which we all support. I thank you all for that support, and for the good work each of you
do, as you make a difference in our world.

Yours in Rotary,

Ian Riseley
Rotary International President, 2017-18
Rotary International Dues Increase Ian Riseley, Rotarty International President, 2017-2018 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Cocktails in the Cattails 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Burns, President and Matt Loch, President Elect on May 24, 2018
Greetings:
The purpose of this message is to advise all club members of our plan to establish and approve a foundation budget for fiscal year (FY) beginning July 1, 2018.  The challenge is that we need to make commitments for funding projects with district matching grants already in May, we don’t know exactly what we have to spend until sometime after the golf outing in June and the new board must approve the budget in July.  As a result, the final funding picture is uncertain at June 30 each year, but we will apply for the district matching grants and we will develop budget alternatives based on district decisions and final fund raising tallies.  We plan to approve a 2018-19 foundation budget at our regularly scheduled board meeting on July 17, 2018.
 
Everything starts with what we have available to spend on projects.  The formula for revenues available for spending in FY 2018-19 includes the transfers from our Schwab account, including our annual transfer of nearly $12,000 and $1,000 toward the Meister Scholarship.   We then add the proceeds from the prior year’s fund raising activity, which is shown on the FY 2017-18 foundation P&L statement.  This includes the proceeds from our weekly raffle and happy/sad bucks.  Your participation really helps!  The biggest wild card is the amount raised from the golf outing (estimated range of $15-20,000 net after expenses).  We expect that the foundation budget to fund projects will be in the range from a low of $43,500 to a high of $46,500 (last year’s budget). 
 
Our foundation budget for 2017-18 was allocated equally between the Community, International and Vocational Avenues of Service.  This allocation has been in place for a number of years and ensures that we treat each avenue fairly.  We established an initial budget for FY 2017-18 projects, but it was not static.  We began the year with some undesignated funds in Community.  We moved monies from Community to Vocational to meet expanded needs at Jefferson MS.  Later, we approved funds to support Growing Knee High Naturalists and we still have some funds remaining.  Now, we are asking for any unanticipated funding requests to close out 2017-18.  We have identified approximately $3,400 in available funds and we will make final decisions at the May board meeting, which has been rescheduled to May 29. 
 
We are in the process of building a foundation budget for FY 2018-19.  The board has been reaching out to club members and committee members to assemble all of the requests for project support.  These include existing projects, new projects and projects from outside the club.  Jack Ferreri has been actively seeking any and all applications for project support including any that could qualify for a district matching grant.  Make sure you have any requests into Jack by noon on Friday, May 11. 
 
District 6250 grant applications are due by May 25, 2018, so the first step is our avenue of service director’s review and recommendation.  Then, our board will review, consider and vote on any applications for district matching grants via email in advance of the May board meeting.  By approving an application for a district matching grant, our club is making a commitment to fund each project at a certain level.  Because of the 2 for 1 impact, our club has traditionally made these projects a high priority and our club has had a solid “win rate”, so we assume those funds are committed.  If the district does not approve a matching grant, our club may choose not to fund the project. 
 
All requests for project support should be given to Jack Ferreri, who shares them with the full board.  The projects are distributed to the various avenues of service directors, who will review the application to ensure it meets our club criteria.  They may seek clarification from the applicant.  The avenues of service directors will be asked to provide the board with their prioritized lists of projects for the 2018-19 funding year at the board meeting June 19, 2018.  The board will review those lists at the meeting and may have follow up for the avenues of service directors. 
 
The incoming president, Matt Loch, will work with the president-elect, secretary, treasurer and others to craft a foundation budget for FY 2018-19.  The team will determine the amount available to spend, confirm the status of district matching grant applications, review the avenues of service director recommendations, assess the need to fund unanticipated requests and ensure that the budget reflects club priorities.  Matt will present a foundation budget for review, consideration and approval at the July 17, 2018 board of directors meeting.  The expectation is that the foundation budget will be approved on that day and all applicants will be notified of the board’s funding decisions no later than the end of July.
 
Despite our wishes and best efforts, our foundation budget is limited and the need always outweighs the resources available.  We will do our best to ensure that the projects we support reflect the need of our community and the priority of our club.  We are a group of volunteers who do our best to do good in our community and the world.  Board meetings are open for any and all to attend, but we have no plans to have applicants present to the board.  Instead, we expect applicants to work with the avenues of service chairs (see below).
 
  • Club – Dawn Frank and Connie Smith (incoming Mary Ruth Marks)
  • Community – John Gerold and Kevin Welton (incoming Patrick Rees)
  • International – Paul Patenaude and Steve Aune (incoming Deb Dieter)
  • Vocational – Adam Schaller and Roxanne Brazeau (incoming Ginny Jenkins)
 
If a project is not selected for funding or is not funded fully, there is no need to despair.  Our 2018-19 foundation budget will likely have funds available to meet unmet or unanticipated needs throughout the year.  Further, the district normally has money available a fund a second round of district matching grants and that was the case last year.  So get ready to meet the December deadline for filing.   
 
Please understand that we take this responsibility seriously and we appreciate your interest, enthusiasm and support.  We strive to ensure transparency and good communication of the work we are doing.  The Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton has done great work and the best is yet to come.  We look forward to working toward a FY 2018-19 foundation budget that will make us all very proud.  Your support is greatly appreciated
 
Plan to establish and approve a foundation budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 Tony Burns, President and Matt Loch, President Elect 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on May 24, 2018
As the Trust's Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Alan Lukazewski sees too many adverse drug effects (ADEs) from polypharmacy ... the use of multiple drugs to treat multiple conditions. 30% of those over 65 fall in this category and 40% of them take from 5-9 different medications. The chance for unanticipated interaction is great. Older people are seven times more likely to experience ADEs. And the situation is s getting worse.  Drugs can lead to a cascade of symptoms which suggest the need for more drugs leading to more symptoms.
 
Some of the symptoms of adverse drug interactions can mimic the normal course of aging, and this makes them dangerous. Always assume a symptom is caused by a drug until proven otherwise. Looking carefully to intelligently minimize the drugs we take ... in consultation with our doctor ... can get us all on a course of "successful aging." 
 
Over-medication of Older Adults: The Untold Epidemic Jack Ferreri 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on May 24, 2018
Our Board regularly meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 700am at Capitol Bank on High Point Road. Because of several Board members being unable to attend a May 15 meeting, we've moved that meeting to ​May 29th, 700am at Capitol Bank. Because the Board will be making decisions about which projects our Foundation will fund in 2018-2019, we wanted to have most Board members in attendance.
 
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE Jack Ferreri 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on May 24, 2018
Melanie is Associate Director of Organization Engineering, which seems to cover a bit of everything from construction supervision to marketing to project management. The company’s vision statement is that they’re “committed to help win the war on cancer through early detection.” Colorectal cancer is their focus … 140,000 people will be diagnosed this year; 50,000 will die this year. It’s the second-most deadly cancer. It’s also known as the most preventable but least prevented cancer. Early detection is crucial to survival, and that’s where Exact Sciences (ES) is focused. About a third of seniors are not screen; ES wants to get 80% screened. Over a million people have been screened.
The company was founded in 1995 in Massachusetts and moved to Madison in 2009. At that time they teamed up with the Mayo Clinic on products, with final approval coming in 2014.
The Cologuard project gets all the attention, but Melanie highlighted that ES is a service company as well, following up with patients for compliance and with information. As it builds its world headquarters here in Madison, the company is committed to playing a major role in the community. The firm employs about 1,000 people in the area.
 
Melanie Hayward on Exact Sciences Jack Ferreri 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on May 24, 2018
Dear Rotary Friends,
Thank you for your thoughtful gift of these flowers while I was in the hospital recovering from open-heart surgery.
 
Mary Cobb Dunn
 
Thank You! Mary Dunn 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on May 24, 2018
Wow! The donations and creativity are coming in! This year’s Silent Auction promises to be a Big Success thanks to you!  Just received Deb Dieter’s Donation – UW Sunburst Chair!
 
If you need ideas here’s one – how about sharing Madison’s cultural events? Tickets to the Overture Center, Symphony, Opera, Nutcracker Ballet, Children’s Theatre (CTM), Children’s Museum, American Players Theatre, Stoughton Opera House.
 
MWT-M golf Outing Silent Auction Donation Request Jack Ferreri 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on May 24, 2018
 
Donna Brendemuehl, Wealth Management Banking, sponsored by Mary Van Hout. Became a member and entered the Red Badge Program at the Friday, May 18, 2018 meeting.
 
Donna Brendemuehl a New Member Mary Dunn 2018-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on May 10, 2018
Middleton High School
The Robert Jones Memorial $1000 Scholarship:  Allison Henry (UW-Eau Claire)
The Robert Jones $500 Scholarship: Bailey Gresch (Madison College)
 
Wisconsin Heights High School
The Richard Williams Memorial $1000 Scholarship: Daniel Guyer
The Richard Williams Memorial $500 Scholarship: Vincent Forseth
 
Edgewood High School
The Richard and Ellen Meister $1000 Scholarship: Carol Breckterfield (UW-Madison)
The Richard and Ellen Meister $500 Scholarship: Carl Daun
The Richard and Ellen Meister $1000 STEM Scholarship: Casey Lazar
 
Madison Memorial High School
The John Byrne Memorial $1000 Scholarship: Hannah Metzger
The John Byrne Memorial $500 Scholarship: Madeline Urso
 
Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club Scholarship Recipients 2018 Jack Ferreri 2018-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton

Annual Charity Golf Outing

 Pleasant View Golf Course, Middleton, Wisconsin

Monday, June 11, 2018

Limited to 144 Golfers - Don't be Left Out!

Register Now

Come out to the Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton, Wisconsin, have some fun and at the same time support the Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation, Inc. (a 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization). All proceeds from the Charity Golf Outing go to fund our local and international charity projects.

 
For more details contact:  Kevin Welton   kevinw1420@tds.net
 

HOLE SPONSORSHIPS 

Your Company can put its message in front of 144 of local influential participants. Hole Sponsorship is $300/hole.  Sponsorship includes the display of a custom color logo sign at the Tee Box and listing in the Charity Golf Outing Program.
 
For more information about Sponsorship contact:
Kevin Welton
608-695-3308
kevinw1420@tds.net
2018 Charity Golf Outing Mary Dunn 2018-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Apr 19, 2018
Thom Weiss from the Madison Breakfast Club spoke to us about his Club’s role in collecting used books for dispatch overseas. A Houston Rotary Club originated the program and manages it today. But Madison Breakfast plays a significant role in gathering books, packing them, and shipping them to Houston. They had sixteen packing sessions in 2017; our Club participated in filling boxes with donated books. Books come from libraries and schools. They’re mostly math, science, and kids’ books, with some fiction.
 
The program started in 2000, when two Rotarians – one from Texas and one from South Africa – met at a Rotary Conference. The project was soon born, given that the U.S. is awash in used books and the need in South Africa is great. Wisconsin joined the project in 2007. Last year Wisconsin sent seven semis loaded with 5,847 boxes of books (and desks) on 126 pallets to Texas for shipment overseas to South Africa and many other places around the globe – Central and South America, India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. 
Thom Weiss, Madison Breakfast Club
 
Rotary Books for the World Jack Ferreri 2018-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Apr 19, 2018
Donna Brendemuehl, Wealth Management Banking, sponsored by Mary Van Hout. Provisionally approved for membership by the Board of Directors at 1the April 17, 2018 meeting.
 
 
Donna Brendemuehl Jack Ferreri 2018-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Domack on Apr 18, 2018
The success of the Golf Outing Silent Auction is dependent on member donations or solicitations of businesses for most any products. This week we’d like to suggest gift cards from a variety of businesses: Nevada Bob’s, restaurants, hotels, spas, bars, hair salons, barbershops, nail shops for manicures or pedicures, Best Buy, Knoche Meat Market, Trader Joe’s, Steve’s Liquors, Total Wine Store. We will accept gift cards that you purchase or given to you by businesses.
 
A big THANK YOU to MWT-M members who have already stepped up with 2018 donations:
 Mick Faulhaber 2 football tickets to UW vs Western KY, Friday night, August 31 - North 10 yard line, Section G 
Deb Dieter Picnic items and children beach toys
Kevin Welton golf balls
Mary Feldt 2 horseback riding lessons
Roxanne Brazeau 4 tickets to the Overture “Waitress” on July 26
Mary Van Hout UW Volleyball tickets, UW Pre-season Football Tickets, hat signed by Paul Chryst
Doug Coerper Foursome and Cart at Lake Wisconsin Country Club
Cherie Gon Hotel Red
Connie Smith 
A case of wine glasses and beer mugs
Deb Dieter Wisconsin Union Chair
Greg Blum Dells Cabin
 
This is a great start! Looking forward to hearing from all of you.
Contact Your Silent Auction Committee
Ruth Domack ruthdomack@gmail.com
Jeannine Desautels jeanninembd@gmail.com
Deb Dieter debragdieter@gmail.com
Chris Disch cdisch912@yahoo.com
Leo Edelstein leo.edelstein@mwfbg.net
Cherie Gon cherie.gon@eswardjones.com
 
Gift Cards - Great Silent Auction Items Ruth Domack 2018-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on Apr 12, 2018
Mary Dunn is moving away from Wisconsin and will not be able to continue performing these volunteer tasks. Volunteers are needed to take over the responsibilities as described below.
Please contact Mary Dunn if you are interested in attending an information session to learn more. We will plan and schedule individual training at that session. 
 
Thank you, Mary Dunn   
608-334-6916
If you can read and write at the 8th grade level, you can do this. Mary Dunn 2018-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Domack on Apr 12, 2018
This week we’d like to suggest donations that are “all things sports related”:
  • Packer tickets or Packer items;
  • Brewers tickets or Brewer items;
  • Milwaukee Bucks tickets or Bucks items;
  • items or gift card from Dick’s;
  • UW Sports tickets or Bucky Badger attire or items for football, hockey, basketball, volleyball;
  • Breese Stevens tickets for sporting or concert events;
  • gift card to Vitense;
  • gift card to health clubs;
  • gift card to Nevada Bob’s;
  • footballs, basketballs, hoop & net, office putter game, tennis racket, tennis balls, badminton yard game, a gift card to a bowling alley
  • (to name a few items).
A big THANK YOU to MWT-M members who have already stepped up with 2018 donations:
Kevin Welton golf balls
Mary Feldt 2 horseback riding lessons
Roxanne Brazeau 4 tickets to the Overture “Waitress” on July 26
Mary Van Hout UW Volleyball tickets, UW Pre-season Football Tickets, hat signed by Paul Chryst
Doug Coerper Foursome and Cart at Lake Wisconsin Country Club
Cherie Gon Hotel Red
Connie Smith 
A case of wine glasses and beer mugs
Deb Dieter Wisconsin Union Chair
Greg Blum Dells Cabin
 
This is a great start! Looking forward to hearing from all of you.
Contact Your Silent Auction Committee
Ruth Domack ruthdomack@gmail.com
Jeannine Desautels jeanninembd@gmail.com
Deb Dieter debragdieter@gmail.com
Chris Disch cdisch912@yahoo.com
Leo Edelstein leo.edelstein@mwfbg.net
Cherie Gon cherie.gon@eswardjones.com
 
Golf Outing Donation Request Ruth Domack 2018-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Apr 09, 2018
Alex Tyms, Scout Executive (CEO) of the Council, spoke to us the BSA’s many activities. This Council covers 16 counties, 7,000 youth, and 3,000 adult volunteers. It was founded in 1912, the first Council in Wisconsin. They’re known for their popular popcorn fundraiser, but they also serve to raise 100,000 pounds of food annually for local food pantries. They feature many special events throughout the year. They journey to Ed Bryant Scout Reservation, located on Castle Rock Lake in Juneau County for the traditional BSA outdoor activities. They also feature more contemporary activities like sailing and jet skis. Camp attendance is booming.
 

The BSA is also committed to growing the Cub Scouts program and to integrating more young girls into scouting.

Alex Tyms, Scout Executive (CEO) of the
Glacier Edge Council
 
Glacier’s Edge Council of the Boy Scouts of America Jack Ferreri 2018-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra Dieter on Apr 05, 2018
The following people have won our Basketball Slam:  Checks have been mailed to them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highest Score - Winning $200   
Barb Zegenwiede
ticket# 285 sold by Irving Preston   Score1499
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3rd Highest Score - Winning $75.00   
John Easterday
Ticket #434 sold by Mick Faulhaber   Score 1407
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lowest Score - Winning $75.00 
Mick Faulhaber
Ticket # 3 sold by Mick Faulhaber   Score 387
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2nd Highest Score - Winning $100   
John Hanrahan
ticket #512 sold by Mick Faulhaber   Score 1457
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4th Highest Score - Winning $50.00
Cherie Gon
Ticket #579 sold by Cherie Gon   Score 1339
 
Thanks for Playing!   Let's do this again next year!  
Deb Dieter

 
BASKETBALL SLAM Winners Debra Dieter 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Thanks, Mary, (for receiving the Bulletin) I enjoy reading it, because I feel part as part of your club's life! 
Congratulations for new club's members, we have difficulties with new members here. 
 
Greetings to Mary Ruth's horse trial in July and all other friends.
 
Love from sunny Vidin, Bulgaria 
 
Mariela Sakova, Orphan Train Intermederary, Vidin, Bulgaria
 
A Message from Mariela 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Domack on Apr 05, 2018
Our Golf Outing will tee off on Monday, June 11 at Pleasant View Golf Course. Our Silent Auction is an important part of this fundraiser and we need your help. Each week, we will write about ideas for your donations, but your creativity is also encouraged.
 
This week we’d like to suggest donations that are “all things golf related”: gloves, hats, ball markers, tees, balls, golf bags, clubs, golf towels, golf umbrellas, golf course foursomes, rain gear for golfers, golf shoes, golf socks, club covers, shirts, shorts, sunglasses (to name a few items).
 
A big THANK YOU to MWT-M members who have already stepped up with 2018 donations:
 
Doug Coerper – Foursome and Cart at Lake Wisconsin Country Club
Cherie Gon – Hotel Red
Connie Smith – Case of wine glasses and beer mugs
Deb Dieter – Wisconsin Union Chair
Greg Blum – Dell’s Cabin
 
This is a great start! Looking forward to hearing from all of you.
 
Your Silent Auction Committee: Jeannine Desautels, Deb Dieter, Chris Disch, Ruth Domack, Leo Edelstein, Cherie Gon
 
MWT-M Golf Outing Silent Auction Ruth Domack 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Van Hout on Apr 05, 2018
RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards takes place May 18 – 20 at Upham Woods near Wisconsin Dells. Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary will again be providing Saturday’s lunch for the approximately 150 participants and leaders.  If you are interested and available on May 19th to help prepare and serve lunch, please contact Mary Van Hout at maryevanhout@gmail.com.  It’s a great way to enjoy fellowship with the students and Club Rotarians.

 
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Mary Van Hout 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Help Wanted 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on Apr 05, 2018
SAVE THE DATE
 
The 2018 Rotary Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton, Wisconsin. 
 
Jack Coe and Doug Corper enjoying a day on the links at the 2011 Golf Outing.
 
A Day on the Links Mary Dunn 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Heather Dyer, District 6250 on Mar 27, 2018
Rotary TriCon 2018 Wisconsin
conference for Rotary Districts 6220, 6250, 6270 
May 4 thru 6, 2018
Glacier Canyon Conference Center, The Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells
 
The Conference Hotel reservations deadline at Glacier Canyon Conference Center is April 3, 2018.  After that date, there is no guarantee of a room and conference discount prices are no longer in effect. The Discount code for hotel rooms at The Wilderness is contained in your TriCon Conference Registration confirmation e-mail message.  If you have not registered, you need to register for TriCon first.   
The process...
Step #1. Go to www.tricon2018.com and register for the conference.   You will receive a confirmation email message.  The hotel discount code is in the email.
Step #2. Call The Wilderness Resort at 1-800-867-9453.  Reserve your room - let them know that you are attending the Rotary TriCon Conference and give them the code for Tri-District Conference block at Glacier Canyon.
 
Child  Care is available at The Conference on Friday night and Saturday night provided by BrightStar. Registration deadline is April 16.  For information, rates, Childcare Services  Assessment form and to register: tricon2018.eventgrid.com/Page/36011/child-care
 
A special Regional Membership Seminar will be held at TriCon 2018 Rotary District Conference, on May 5, at The Wilderness in the Wisconsin Dells.  See the Conference Schedule for details at www.tricon2018.com.
 
The District 6250 Annual Meeting will be held Friday, May 4, at 9:45 AM, at TriCon in Wilderness # 2.
The District 6250 Grant Management Seminar Training sessions will be held Friday afternoon, May 4, at TriCon from 2 – 4:45 in Wilderness # 2.
 
Clubs are invited to exhibit projects in the House of Friendship. Clubs are also invited to bring an item or basket for the Silent Auction to raise money for End Polio Now. Almost 100 Rotary Youth Exchange students will attend TriCon – don’t miss the RYE flag parade at the start of dinner on Saturday night.
 
Download the Whova App for updates, bulletins, your personal schedule, and more.
 
Volunteers. We still need assistance from volunteers for:  
  • Registration (need 5 to 10),
  • Sergeant-at-Arms (need 5 to 10),
  • Speaker’s Aide  (need 2 or 3)
  • A/V Set-up (need 3 people at The Wilderness) (Thursday - 4 hours);  
  • A/V Take Down (Sunday afternoon - 4 hours).  
To volunteer, contact DG Joe Ruskey, jruskey@dpndbl.com
 
For more information, see:  www.tricon2018.com.
 
See you in The Wisconsin Dells, May 4 through May 6, 2018.
 
Rotary TriCon 2018 - Hotel Deadline, April 3, 2018 Heather Dyer, District 6250 2018-03-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Mar 24, 2018
After a quick interactive quiz to test the civics knowledge of our Club, Luke spoke passionately about how today’s students aren’t getting the opportunity to learn how our country and our government work. He pointed out that the US has had a couple of wake-up calls. The 1957 launch of Sputnik highlighted our need for science and math. And the 1983 report from Reagan’s National Commission on Excellence in Education report … “A Nation at Risk” … showed deficiencies in our educational system and underscored how we were falling behind competitively with other nations.

Today’s schools don’t spend much time teaching civics, given all their other priorities. The NAEP scorecard (National Assessment of Educational Progress) doesn’t even rate civics education on a state by state level. If we wanted an informed and engaged electorate to build a strong government in the future at all levels, we as a nation need to fund and promote civics education. 
 
Luke Fuszard: A Democracy at Risk – the Decline of Civics Education in American Jack Ferreri 2018-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
EVENT - SOLD OUT Mary Dunn 2018-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dean Ryerson on Mar 21, 2018
 
Volunteers are needed for our highway clean-up on the south side of the Beltline from Whitney Way to Gammon Road, April 26th.  Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. We'll meet at the Vitense Parking lot at 4:30 p.m.  Depending on the size of our team, we should be able to complete our work by 6:30 p.m., so we can gather for a sandwich and libation at Babes after our work.  Save the date and sign-up on the clipboard that will be passed during upcoming meetings. 
 
You can also note your availability to help by emailing
Rod Niles at rcnilles@chorus.net or Dean Ryerson at dryerson@tds.net
 
Spring Highway Clean-Up April 26th Dean Ryerson 2018-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Mar 21, 2018
Peter is a popular motivational speaker, musician and theatre person who spends much of his time working with people with disabilities. He shared with us some tips from his improvisational background.
 
In improvisation, you start with a single idea. Your partner then builds off your idea (accepts your offer) with a ‘Yes, and’ followup. No blocking or discarding of a previous idea. You want to make your partners look good, and it’s great practice in listening skills. You can’t let your mind wander, and every idea is valid. No roadblocks leads to lots of ideas.
 
This concept of validating of ideas and their development through a sequence is one way to boost morale in any organization. It simply makes work more fun. We closed with a brainstorming exercise on helping an American Sign Language teachers find kids interested in learning ASL.

 
Peter Leidy: Improvisation and Its Application to Daily Life Jack Ferreri 2018-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dean Ryerson on Mar 21, 2018
Volunteers are needed for our highway clean-up on the south side of the Beltline from Whitney Way to Gammon Road, April 26th.  Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. We'll meet at the Vitense Parking lot at 4:30 p.m.  Depending on the size of our team, we should be able to complete our work by 6:30 p.m., so we can gather for a sandwich and libation at Babes after our work.  Save the date and sign-up on the clipboard that will be passed during upcoming meetings. 
 
You can also note your availability to help by emailing
Rod Niles at rcnilles@chorus.net or Dean Ryerson at dryerson@tds.net
 
Spring Highway Clean Up April 26 Dean Ryerson 2018-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra Dieter on Mar 20, 2018

FRIDAY MEETING is the drop-dead deadline for turning in your Basketball Slam ticket stubs and money. Thank you if you have done so already. 

I am looking for tickets for the following members, please let me know if I have an error:

  • Mary Beth Growney Selene 5 packets
  • Mary Cobb Dunn 5 packets
  • Bill Mowbray 1 packet
  • Tony Burns 2 packets
  • Dean Ryerson  1 packet
  • Pedar Moren 1 packet
  • Jenny Jenkins 1 packet
  • Preston Irving 1 packet
  • Cherie Gon 1 packet
  • Mary Ruth Marks 1 packet
  • Jim Wartinbee 1 packet
  • Ruth Domack 1 packet
  • #71 -80 Mick or Connie??

Please let me know if you will be bringing your money and stubs to the meeting, turning in unsold tickets or dropping the tickets off in my secure mailbox at 5102 Denton Place, Madison, WI  53711

Thank you for participating and if you do not care to participate, you can be involved in this fundraiser with a suggested $75.00 buy out.

Thank you for all you do for Rotary.

Questions? Contact Deb Dieter   
608-235-4030

 
BASKETBALL SLAM DROP-DEADLINE!!! Debra Dieter 2018-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Todd Wiegand on Mar 15, 2018
Our Club is continuing our tradition of a work day to support our local Habitat for Humanity efforts to build affordable housing for new homeowners. 
 
Date: Saturday, April 28th
Time: 8:15 - 3:30 (all day commitment is required)
Volunteers:  1 more needed
Type of work: whatever they need that day
Sign up: contact Todd Wiegand at twiegs2@gmail.com
This is a fun, rewarding group effort, and the new homeowner(s) are typically there working with us.
 
Our Club is also donating $500 to Habitat in conjunction with this work day.
 
Habitat for Humanity Todd Wiegand 2018-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 15, 2018
Tony Burns, Club President, Preston Irving, new member, John Gerold, Sponsor, and Leo Edelstein, Sargent at Arms at the March 9 Club meeting.
 
Preston Irving was Inducted  2018-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Mowbray

Friendship Committee

Birthday Raffle Donations

Please let me know of any events or special situations in our fellow Rotarians' lives where a card, flowers, or a plant would be appropriate for their situation.
 
Contact Bill Mowbray
608-830-5809 
Please remember to donate a raffle "gift" on your birthday.  With a value of approximately $25 - $30, it is also a fun way to support our club!
 
Questions? Contact Derek Moehring  derek.moehring@capitolbank.com
Club Service Bill Mowbray 2018-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Mar 14, 2018
Tony Burns, Club President
Matt Loch, Club President-Elect
Our topic was Rotary Giving 101. We went through a review of our Club’s grant-making activities, which are split roughly 1/3 international, 1/3 community, and 1/3 vocational. Youth efforts are split among the three categories. Each year, we’re able to donate $45-50,000 in grants, drawn from our fundraising efforts and earnings from our Foundation Schwab account, which stands at about $250,000. Funding requests (Project Support Form) from members should go first to relevant Avenue of Service chair/vice-chair:
  • International Service: Paul Patenaude & Steve Aune
  • Community Service: John Gerold & Kevin Welton
  • Vocational Service: Adam Schaller & Roxanne Brazeau
They’ll help refine the application and also assist in seeking out potential District or Rotary International matching grants to amplify the impact of our funding. The Project Support Form is available on our ClubRunner website under My ClubRunner/View Club Documents/ Miscellaneous Documents/Request for Project Support.
Timetable is:
  1. April 27 – Funding requests to Avenue Directors
  2. May 11 – Director requests to Club Secretary
  3. May 15 – Requestor Presentations to Board of Directors
  4. May 25 – Matching requests to district
  5. June 15 – Funding recommendation in Bulletin
  6. June 19 – Funding appeals at June Board meeting
  7. June 30 – Complete Foundation budget
  8. July 17 -- 2018-2019 Board approves a budget

 
Club Assembly with Tony Burns and Matt Loch Jack Ferreri 2018-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by provided by John Gerold on Mar 13, 2018
In gratitude for your service to Oakwood Village University Woods,
please join us for a celebration with light refreshments
and entertainment by Harpist Mary Mary Grinde.
 
OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS
Tuesday, April 17, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Village Inn Dining Room
_______
 
RSVP Kim Viney at 608-230-4238 or
 
Gratitude for Your Service provided by John Gerold 2018-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Aune on Mar 08, 2018
 
 
Donna Brendemuehl, Vice President, Wealth Management Banker at U. S. Bank, NA Madison, Wisconsin. Donna is sponsored by Mary Van Hout
 
 
Donna Brendemuehl - New Member Applicant Steve Aune 2018-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Mar 08, 2018
Nancy Comello
John W. Jack Coe
 
 
Ryan Seib
 
 
Nancy Comello, Healthcare -- Professional Development, sponsored by Jeannine Desautels. Mary Van Hout will be mentoring Nancy.
 
Jack Coe, Retired, is sponsored by Mary Feldt. Mick Faulhaber will be mentoring Jack.
 
Ryan Seib, Law -- Business, sponsored by Jack Ferreri. Jim Wartinbee will be mentoring Ryan.
 
 
 
 
 
Nancy's photo is from the Bringing Hope 2 Others website.
Jack's photo is from Leo Edelstein.
Ryan's photo  is from the Horn & Johnson, SC website
 
New Members Considered Jack Ferreri 2018-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
2018 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION TORONTO 2018-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Domack on Mar 08, 2018
Our Silent Auction Committee is seeking additional members to help us gather donations, create baskets and packages and design a fun display for the bidders at our annual Golf Outing in June of 2018. Our first meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 26, 4:30 pm at Lilliana’s in Fitchburg. Come join the fun! No previous experience needed!
 
Current members are Ruth Domack, Deb Dieter, Cherie Gon, Chris Disch, Jeannine Desautels, Leo Edelstein.
 
Please contact Ruth Domack to join. 608-444-6060 or ruthdomack@gmail.com
 
Looking for Silent Auction Committee Members Ruth Domack 2018-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Brown on Mar 07, 2018
Join us at Craftsman Table and Tap, 6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue, Middleton in the bar area from 4:30 pm to ??? pm, Thursday, April 19. Come hang out have a few beverages… an opportunity to get out with the crew for a bit.
 
Questions??? Contact: Brian J. Brown email: brian_J_brown@glic.com Phone: 608-662-8763
The club will not be paying for the beverages.
 
Rotary Social Hour - April 19, 2018 Brian Brown 2018-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mick Faulhaber on Mar 06, 2018
Statement of Conduct for Working with Youth
 
District 6250 is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in Rotary activities.  It is the duty of all Rotarians; spouses, or partners of Rotarians; and any other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of children and youth with whom they come into contact. Entire Youth Protection Policy
 
If you are volunteering with youth (one-on-one)?   Mentoring, Youth Exchange, RYLA, Academic Decathlon, High School Business Plans, Etc... You must have an annual background check completed. This only applies if you are working with youth one-on-one.  If you are in a group more than 2 people, you don't need a background check.  CLICK HERE for details.  
 Contact Mick Faulhaber, Youth Protection Officer  • mfaulhaber@ward-brodt.com • 608) 772-5747
District 6250 Youth Protection Policy Mick Faulhaber 2018-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Mar 05, 2018
 
We heard the story of a wonderful personal adventure, getting to the top of 19,341-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania near the border with Kenya. With a group of eight and a large support staff, Scott spent seven days/six nights on the way up and two days and one night on the way down. The trek means moving from tropical rain forest at the base to wind-swept rock at the summit. It’s technically not a ‘climb’ since they didn’t have to use ropes, but it’s a grueling trek. It includes passing glaciers on the way up. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest spot in Africa and the tallest standalone mountain in the world. It was first climbed in 1889.
 
Scott told us of the personal commitment behind the trek. After a long career in banking, he came to feel he hadn’t given enough time to himself and to his family. He worked hard to get in shape and set some climbing goals for himself. He’s done many treks in the last few years.
 
Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro with Scott Lockard Jack Ferreri 2018-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Todd Wiegand on Mar 04, 2018
 
Our Club is continuing our tradition of a work day to support our local Habitat for Humanity efforts to build affordable housing for new homeowners. 
 
Date: Saturday, April 28th
Time: 8:15 - 3:30 (all day commitment is required)
Volunteers:  8 needed
Type of work: whatever they need that day
Sign up: contact Todd Wiegand at twiegs2@gmail.com or at the March 9 meeting
 
This is a fun, rewarding group effort, and the new homeowner(s) are typically there working with us.
 
Our Club is also donating $500 to Habitat in conjunction with this work day.
 
Rotary Work Day for Habitat for Humanity Todd Wiegand 2018-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.
 
Matt Loch received a certificate and pin in recognition of his Annual Fund support at the February 2, 2018, meeting.
 
The Paul Harris Fellows Program 2018-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 02, 2018
Mick Faulhaber present a Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin to Connie Smith at the Annual Social on Feburary 24, 2018.

The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation's way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.

Congratulations Connie Smith from all of us in the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton for this well-deserved recognition.
 
2018 Paul Harris Fellow Connie Smith 2018-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Reproduced from the TRICON 2018 Eventgrid Website on Mar 01, 2018
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About Us
 

TriCon 2018 Wisconsin is a Rotary District Conference for Rotarians in District 6220, District 6250 and District 6270.  All Rotarians from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and eastern Minnesota, with their significant others and families, and other Rotarians and friends of Rotary are welcome.
 
 
Who is organizing the event?
 

TriCon 2018 Wisconsin is a collaborative project of three Rotary Districts.   It is coordinated by District Governors Christine “Tina” Hall, D6220 (Northeast Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan), Joe Ruskey, D6250 (Western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota); and Jeff Reed, D6270 (Southeast Wisconsin); with the assistance of Conference Chair Barb Senn, Conference Treasurer Steve Handrick, and conference committees from the three Districts.
 
Our Goals are to
  •          Celebrate Rotary and benefit all three Rotary districts.
  •          Be family friendly.
  •          Connect with Youth and the young at heart.
  •          Present OUTSTANDING speakers and programs.
  •          Offer information, learning, and excitement to all attendees.
 
TRICON 2018 - Information Reproduced from the TRICON 2018 Eventgrid Website 2018-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on Mar 01, 2018

Left to Right: Mick Faulhaber, Youth Protection Officer (YPO), Dave Prentiss, Youth Exchange Officer, and Connie Smith, Youth Exchange Officer.  Correction: Connie Smith is our Club's Youth Exchange Counselor.
CORRECTION - Central States Rotary Youth Exchange Mary Dunn 2018-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra Dieter on Mar 01, 2018
WHAT IS THIS?
You check out a packet of 10 tickets and sell them to your friends, family, co-workers, spouse or significant other for $10 each or buy them yourself for $100.  YOU TURN IN THE STUBS WITH NAMES FILLED IN AND MONEY.  You can get more tickets if you can sell more.  We have 600 tickets to sell.
 
Tickets include a discount stub (that is what we are "selling") and 4 teams under the scratch-off area for the NCAA Basketball tournament. You can win cash prizes based on how well your teams do in the basketball tournament. Your buyers can also get two tickets for purchasing one ticket by registering for the second ticket online.
 
If you take tickets, our committee would like you to sell them all or buy those that you can't sell.  If you prefer NOT to participate, please do not take the tickets.  You can make a suggested donation of $75.00 to the foundation.
 
TURN IN ALL ITEMS...STUBS, MONEY,  UNSOLD TICKETS BY MARCH 23, 2018.
 
Questions? Contact Deb Dieter    debragdieter@gmail.com     608-235-4030
 
Annual BASKETBALL SLAM Fundraiser Debra Dieter 2018-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra Dieter on Mar 01, 2018

Looking forward to this fun and yummy event, won't you join us?

Deb Dieter and husband Ward HostsAlicja Kaznica, Rotary Youth Exchange Student and cook for the Event
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, our club's foreign exchange student Alicja Kaznica will cook dinner featuring her native Polish foods. You and a guest are invited to join other members at a dinner party to be held at Ward and Deb Dieter's home from 5:30-8:30.
 
The cost is $30.00 per person which will all go to Alicja for her upcoming trip to the west coast. Since this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds.
 
To RSVP, email debragdieter@gmail.com and make a check out to Alicja Kazinca and snail mail it to:
 
Deb Dieter
 
I have RSVP's from Fose, Desautels, Welton, Faulhaber, Helden, Patenaude, Ryerson, Dieter
 
 
 
Alicja Kaznica to Prepare Traditional Polish Dishes Debra Dieter 2018-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Feb 25, 2018
Former Club member Jack Coe spoke to us about his lifelong fascination with aircraft and the military. Born in Brooklyn during the Depression, Jack’s interest sprang from his father’s employment with Grumman Aviation Co. After Jack moved on to music degrees and a Ph.D. from Indiana, he taught for a time (to include a stint at the Air Force Academy), then worked as an educational legislation consultant for WEAC here in Madison.
 
Twenty-two years ago, he was going through his father’s old materials from Grumman, and his interest in aviation reignited. He would up working as an archivist for the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, cataloging materials of deceased flag officers. Over the years he’s written fifteen articles for the United States Naval Institute, the Association of Naval Aviation, and the American Aviation Historical Society. In the spring Jack’s book on the dramatic story of a retired Naval Aviator will be published by the Naval Aviation Museum.
John W. "Jack" Coe
 
Jack Coe on Naval Aviation Jack Ferreri 2018-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Winter Clothing for Jefferson Middle School 2018-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Feb 20, 2018
Dick Murray                                           Deb Dieter                                                  Matt Loch
 
Dick Murray told us about his musical life with the trumpet, although he soon learned that it wasn’t going to provide him a living. Originally from Janesville, he graduated UW Madison with a Music degree and did a Masters in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. Spent much of his life in Milwaukee as a musical State Farm agent, retiring five years ago and returned to Madison.
 
Deb Dieter, sporting a broken arm, spoke of being a native Madisonian. Earned a UW Madison degree in Interior Design. Spent her career in business management at Petrie’s, Hilldale, with some time as a realtor. She now focuses on helping senior clients move to their next place. She loves puppies, enjoyed playing all sorts of sports, has built a log cabin, and loves burning prairies. She closed by showing us a trio of beautiful watercolor paintings she’s done.
 
A native of Green Bay, Matt Loch moved to Madison in 1972, eventually developing plans to become an attorney. Things changed, and he got an Accounting degree. Occupied himself auditing telephone companies, along with a few ‘entrepreneurial adventures.’ Married thirty years to wife Sue, with two kids … one a doctor, the other a dentist. Currently a VP at TDS Telecom, responsible for B2B sales nationally. Loves to travel, ski, golf, hunt, and fish. And he’ll be our next Club President.
 
Three for Three, February 16, 2018 Jack Ferreri 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotary Learning & Developement on Feb 20, 2018
 
Before the presidents-elect training seminar, attendees must visit the Learning Center and take club officer basics courses. They can scroll down to Your Role and use the drop-down arrow to see the courses that apply to their roles. There, they’ll find the basics course.
 
Basic Courses Required Prior to Attending PETS Rotary Learning & Developement 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Holly Cullen on Feb 20, 2018
 
 
Toronto is known as "the Broadway of Canada." 
  1. In addition, they have several concert venues.  Therefore, there are often multiple entertainment options on any given day.  Concerts and plays that will be occurring from the 4 days prior to the convention to a few days after the end of the Convention.  Tickets are still available for all of these events.  You might want to spend a few extra days in Toronto to sightsee and see some great entertainment; and,
  2. If you have an RV of any size, you might want to drive to Toronto.  The RV Fellowship has secured a site 2 miles from the Convention venues - and on the RI bus route - with electric power.  They have lots of fun activities planned before, during and after the Convention.  
Also, remember to sign up for the Zones 28-29 Power Play Party on Saturday night at the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Don't wait . . . space is limited. 
 
As always, if you have any questions.
 
Toronto Convention Information Holly Cullen 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Feb 15, 2018
As Communications Manager and jack of all trades, Richard has been with the station (FM 95.5) since its launch two years ago. The station broadcasts low power (10 watts) with a range of about ten miles. On air 24/7, the station offers a rich mix of programming – all kinds of music, as well as poetry, personal health, community outreach, talk, and youth shows. It includes a unique range of music that speaks to Madison’s diverse, underserved population. The station train interns from the UW, Edgewood College, and Memorial High School. They maintain high visibility in the community. Our Club has helped fund this important project. And the station is always looking for new show ideas and hosts.
 
Richard Jones of WWMVLP Radio at Lussier Community Education Center Jack Ferreri 2018-02-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Feb 15, 2018
The Board has voted to provisionally accept Preston Marshall Irving, proposed by John Gerold, as a Club member. His Classification is Non-Profit Organizations. He's an executive with the Boy Scouts of America, Glacier's Edge Council.
 
 
Preston Marshall Irving Jack Ferreri 2018-02-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Feb 08, 2018
Jeannine Desautels
Ginny Jenkins
Jim Olmsted
Our Club heard from three members on Friday, February 2, 2018.
 
Jeannine Desautels told us of her childhood in St. Boniface, Winnipeg in French-speaking Canada, working with far North native tribes for the Canadian Peace Corps, and getting her nursing degree. She married, had three kids, and traveled with her academic husband to New York and Purdue. Her commitment to humanity is well-known to anyone who’s ever spent time with her. She’s traveled around the world helping people.
 
Jim Olmstead is a Kalamazoo native from an academic family. He moved around a lot as a kid; wound up playing football at Whitewater. After college and marriage worked for GTE in Portage and decided that he’d like being his own boss. So he moved into real estate for the last 47 years. He has three sons and 8 grandchildren. Enjoys fishing … and singing with quartets.
 
Newish member Ginny Jenkins grew up in Chicagoland with two brothers. Her father was an Engineer at Trek, her mother an artist. Worked as an executive assistant in a law office and checked patents in a corporate environment. Spent some time in California and discovered her interest in working in Human Resources. Ginny worked five years in HR at Food Fight, and just left to handle marketing and PR for the Barrymore Theatre, as well as run many of the city’s festivals.
 
Three for Three Jack Ferreri 2018-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
Lawrence “Larry” Harris
MADISON—Lawrence “Larry” Harris, age 87, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. He was born April 4, 1930, the son of Jacob and Freada (Mansfield) Harris.

Larry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beatrice; son, Robert and his family; and his brother, Jerrol Harris of California.

After serving his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Larry attended Colorado College, and later graduated from Northwestern University. He was united in marriage to the former Beatrice Silver on Jan. 14, 1962, in New Jersey. Larry was employed in the insurance industry for most of his life.

A funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at TEMPLE BETH EL, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison, WI 53711. Burial followed at Beit Olamim at Sunset Memory Gardens. 

Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com.


 
Larry Harris passed away February 5, 2018 Cress Funeral Service 2018-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Gerold and John Olsen on Feb 08, 2018
WWMV-LP 95.5FM is the new low-power FM radio station operating from the Lussier Community Education Center at 55 S. Gammon Road, next to Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
 
The Rotary Club of Madison West Towne–Middleton has lent support to Lussier for about eleven years, starting when they were known as the Wexford Ridge Neighborhood Center, operating out of an apartment building off of Tree Lane, across from where they are located now.
 
During the current Rotary year we requested and received a District 6250 Matching Grant for $1,000, so in total $2,000 was donated to Lussier for certain operating costs of the new station.  $1,000 was for a Remote Broadcasting Kit to allow broadcasting from remote sites. The other $1,000 was for creating and printing Publicity Materials, to make the surrounding communities aware of the station and its broadcasting schedule and reach.
 
The Rotary Club, as a project through the Avenue of Community Service, would like to be more involved with the radio station. To do that we have the opportunity to provide prerecorded programs of 15-to30 minutes for airing at selected times.
 
To accomplish this, we will NEED members to suggest ideas for programs and EVEN PARTICIPATE in creating the programs.  Some of the programs we have on Friday could be recreated as radio programs.  The radio station manager will provide an orientation session, which will be both a learning session on radio protocol and a question-and-answer session.  In addition, there will be a training session as more of a “hands-on” learning nature.  The station will be able to provide us with digital recording equipment, etc. to help in creating the programs.
 
So, for those members who would like to be become directly involved, and/or have some suggestions for the type of programs/speakers we could engage to do the recorded programs, please contact John Olsen, Leo Edelstein, or John Gerold, and we will take it from there.
 
We have always been a Rotary Club that wanted to be involved directly in projects and not just write checks, so this is one way to do that.
ROTARY and WWMV-LP 95.5FM John Gerold and John Olsen 2018-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
ANNUAL SOCIAL  Tomorrow, February 24, 2018 Dawn Frank 2018-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dawn Frank on Feb 01, 2018
 
Please, click any place on the invitation make your reservations as soon as possible as payment must be received no later than February 20, 2018.
 
You may also make your reservation with Dawn Frank at the Club meeting on Friday, February 2, 9, 16, 2018.
Contact Dawn Frank ddfrank@mac.com (608) 217-2105.
All Entrees are $27/person
Entree Choices
Baked Half Chicken
Grilled Pork Medallions
Vegetarian Lasagna
A roll, vegetable, choice of starch, salad,
brownie and coffee are included. 
The Annual Social of the MWT-M Rotary Club will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Babe's Restaurant & Cocktails, 5614 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin.
 
 
Social Hour from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
 
           7:30 to 9:00 pm
          Celebrations
         and
            Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions
 
ANNUAL SOCIAL Saturday, February 24, 2018 Dawn Frank 2018-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Welton on Jan 30, 2018
SAVE THE DATE
The 2018 Rotary Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton, Wisconsin. 
2018 Rotary Charity Golf Outing Kevin Welton 2018-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lynne Spielman on Jan 30, 2018
If you plan to apply for a district grant or Rotary Foundation grant this year, I strongly encourage you to attend one of the grant training seminars.  Please go to the District website, rotary6250.org, for more information and to register.
 
This year they will require a Community Needs Assessment.  It takes a fair amount of work to apply for a district grant or a grant from the Rotary Foundation.  Save yourself a lot of time by getting the training.  I want you to be successful in the process and am willing to help you.
 
Contact Lynne Spielman spielman@chorus.net
 
Applying for a Grant???? Lynne Spielman 2018-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Gerold on Jan 30, 2018
Just a reminder that the following have volunteered for the Rotary Bingo session at Oakwood on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Dick Murray will be the person with the security pass and will be at the entrance door to let you in.  You should have received my letter of instructions via email on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
 
Contact Dick Murray, daytime phone (414) 588-8501 or email at rhmurray50@gmail.com.
 
Volunteers are Bill Hinckley, David Prentiss, Barry Pace and Dick Murray.
 
OAKWOOD BINGO John Gerold 2018-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
 
Left to right -Mckinsey Clark, Brock Dantuma, and Zack Pedretti. All three are senior pharmacy students that volunteer St.Vincent de Paul Pharmacy. And Yolanda Tolson is the Director of Pharmacy 
the words of St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy's Yolanda Tolson-Eveans, managing pharmacist.

They provided 7,500 prescriptions, 456 hours of work in 2017. A host of local volunteers help out Yolanda and her UW-Madison pharmacy students.

How can Rotarians help?
Volunteer, share your skills and teach others, learn new skills...just like volunteer and fellow Rotarian Pharmacist Denny Zitnak!

Questions?  Yolanda and her colleague Cheryl Hull at 268-0355. www.svdpmadison.org
 
"We teach how to provide care with care." Leo Edelstein 2018-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ruth Marks

  

What: Notara Farm Horse Driving Trial (HDT) The proceeds from the event will benefit the MADISON WEST TOWNE-MIDDLETON ROTARY FOUNDATION INC.

When: Saturday, July 7, 2018 (rain or shine)

When & Where to Sign upContact Mary Ruth Marks  maryruthmarks@gmail.com 608.513.7490

 

 
Notara Farms 2018 Horse Driving Trials Mary Ruth Marks 2018-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ruth Marks

  

Who: Volunteers We Need You - many of you have volunteered in the past and “thank you”, “thank you”.  We will pair up newbies with seasoned volunteers where possible.  No job to big or small.

What: Notara Farm Horse Driving Trial (HDT) The proceeds from the event will benefit the MADISON WEST TOWNE-MIDDLETON ROTARY FOUNDATION INC.

When: Saturday, July 7, 2018 (rain or shine)

Morning Shift: (7:30 - 12:30ish) Volunteers to be at the farm 7:30 a.m. Go to the tent and look for a sign for volunteers to get a volunteer ribbon for your shirt (gets you a yummy free lunch) and have a roll and coffee and get your assignment. Dressage starts at 9:00 so everyone must be "in place" at that time.

Afternoon Shift: (12:00 - 4:30ish) Volunteer assignments made while enjoying lunch - Marathon starts at 1:30 so everyone must be "in place" at that time.

We will feed and hydrate you and guarantee fun whether rain or shine - please bring your own chair, sunscreen, rain gear (if needed) and a good sense of humor - we provide the fun!

Where:  Gravel driveway just west of Mary Ruth Marks Notara Farm, 7732 Riverside Road, Verona, Wisconsin 53593. 

How:  Fun, fun whether rain or shine - - - be there or be square! and THANK YOU!!!!

Parking: All volunteers park to the west (behind) of the show tent (go left as you come in the gravel drive from Riverside Road.  We will have signs. 

 

We will also need some volunteers on Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6.

Contact Mary Ruth Marks  maryruthmarks@gmail.com 608.513.7490

 

 
Notara Farms 2018 Horse Event Volunteers Mary Ruth Marks 2018-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debra Dieter on Jan 29, 2018
for our annual Basketball Slam fundraiser. They will be handed out at this Friday's meeting. Mary Beth Growney Selene will have them this week (I am leaving town early Tuesday).
 
WHAT IS THIS?
You check out a packet of 10 tickets and sell them to your friends, family, co-workers, spouse or significant other for $10 each or buy them yourself for $100.  YOU TURN IN THE STUBS WITH NAMES FILLED IN AND MONEY.  You can get more tickets if you can sell more.  We have 600 tickets to sell.
 
Tickets include a discount stub (that is what we are "selling") and 4 teams under the scratch-off area for the NCAA Basketball tournament. You can win cash prizes based on how well your teams do in the basketball tournament. Your buyers can also get two tickets for purchasing one ticket by registering for the second ticket online.
 
If you take tickets, our committee would like you to sell them all or buy those that you can't sell.  If you prefer NOT to participate, please do not take the tickets.  You can make a suggested donation of $75.00 to the foundation.
 
TURN IN ALL ITEMS...STUBS, MONEY,  UNSOLD TICKETS BY MARCH 23, 2018.
 
Questions? Contact Deb Dieter    debragdieter@gmail.com     608-235-4030
 
Tickets have arrived Debra Dieter 2018-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2018

MadWest Winter Farmers’ Market is a bustling hub of good friends and healthy food hosted indoors at the Lussier Community Education Center. 

Past market vendors have brought fresh, organic produce like potatoes, winter squash, carrots, broccoli, beets, cabbage, parsnips, salad greens, and more plus local cheeses, pasture-raised meats, eggs, jams and jellies, all-natural soaps, and wool.

OPEN 8am-noon:  Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24. 

 
MadWest Winter Farmers’ Market 2018-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Brown on Jan 23, 2018
We will do a social event at Biaggi's  Ristorante Italiano in the bar area at 1611 Aspen Commons, Middleton, WI 53562.
 
Join us in the bar area from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Thursday, February 8. Come hang out have a few beverages… an opportunity to get out with the crew for a bit.
 
Questions??? Contact: Brian J. Brown email: brian_J_brown@glic.com Phone: 608-662-8763
 
Club will not be paying for the beverages
 
Rotary Social Hour - February 8, 2018 Brian Brown 2018-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jan 23, 2018
As a Vice President of Commercial Lines at WPS, Scott has a front-row seat for all the changes in healthcare. WPS is a not-for-profit regional player in the marketplace, dealing with Medicare supplemental coverage and small groups. The company also handles provides insurance products for the Department of Defense and manages Medicare and Medicaid for seniors in multiple states.
 
The Affordable Care Act didn’t have any impact on the affordability of care; it focused on the delivery of care. The ACA dissolved Wisconsin’s High-Risk insurance pool. 90% of the people in the ACA exchanges received some sort of subsidy. WPS left the ACA Exchange two years ago – the costs were unsustainable. As insurance premiums continue to rise, we can expect to see more and more insurance decisions move to the states under the new administration.
 
The next five years will see major consolidation in the healthcare marketplace. It will become increasingly difficult for standalone players to survive. We’re seeing non-traditional companies entering healthcare, like CVS’s recent purchase of Aetna, and with Walmart and Amazon eying the prescription market. Things aren’t going to settle down anytime soon.
 
 
Scott Kowalski of WPS Health Insurance Jack Ferreri 2018-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dr. Russell Christian, Mount Horeb Rotary Club on Jan 23, 2018
The Mount Horeb Rotary Club is committed to contributing more than $13,000 to help with one or more substantial sustainable rebuilding projects in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. We also expect to write a Global Grant through a combination of funds from other clubs in our district and donations committed by at least 73 other U.S. Rotary Clubs. The Mount Horeb club has been serving as the U.S. clearinghouse for the San Juan Rotary Club.
 
Given the devastation that remains across Puerto Rico, will your club join with the Mount Horeb club and our international committee, other U.S. Rotary Clubs and the San Juan Rotary Club to represent our district by contributing to an effort through this Global Grant for Puerto Rico to have a great impact on helping its people in a time of profound need?
 
Here’s how this got started…
 
Last fall, I could not get the images of Hurricane Maria’s dramatic effect on Puerto Rico out of my head. Rather than becoming obsessed with just the news, I decided to act.
 
So, I called someone who is of Puerto Rican descent in our community with relatives on the island. Through his brother, my friend was able to help us contact the president of the San Juan Rotary Club, Ken McGrath. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-mcgrath-b20a7a2a/. Ken and I now speak almost weekly. Needless to say, the situation there is still dire. Many of the news media has moved on, but we have not. We must not.
 
Some of our club’s history and experience…
 
Our club’s international committee is very active. We’ve been looking for a solid and timely international project after a greatly successful Global Grant in India, with the help of our district and Rotary International, turning our club’s $5,000 into approximately $44,000 to complete more than 1,200 eye surgeries. This happened after contacts made by a Group Study Exchange participant, Shawn Bollig, who later joined our club. Our last venture involved aiding the Ecuadorean earthquake disaster recovery effort with a District Simplified Grant. We immediately sent $1,000 for food and water and then helped set up a water purification facility in a rural area outside of Portoviejo. This was facilitated by a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Ecuador, Gabriela Giler, who was a guest of our club at the time.
 
As a review, our club is in the process of facilitating the rebuilding of a project or projects that will have a lasting impact on Puerto Rico. Not only are we looking to write a Global Grant together with our club’s funds, we have been asked by the San Juan Rotary to act as a clearinghouse for U.S. funds that have been directly offered  or sent to it. We currently have 73 names with email contacts of Rotary clubs pledging help, received from Ken McGrath, the president of the San Juan Rotary Club. 
 
Needless to say, this has the potential to bring many different groups together and have great impact.  Would you and your club like to get involved in this effort? Ken tells me that the work that must be done to rebuild San Juan and all of Puerto Rico is staggering, but the generosity of humanitarians and service organizations is carrying the day. Now, it’s our turn to pitch in. We hope your club will join us.
 
Please reply or call me with questions, ideas, or commitments. Russell Christian  rlc@mhtc.net​​​
 
Please send funds to
Puerto Rico Relief Fund
c/o Mount Horeb Rotary 501(C)3
account # 21818851
State Bank of Cross Plains, 1740 Springdale St., Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Hurricane Maria’s dramatic effect on Puerto Rico Dr. Russell Christian, Mount Horeb Rotary Club 2018-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 18, 2018
Beginning 1 July 2018, clubs and districts that apply for global grants to support their humanitarian projects or vocational training teams will be required to include a community assessment. Working with a community to determine what it needs most and can sustain in the future builds important relationships, involves residents in decisions that affect their communities, and fosters long-term participation in community projects. Project planners can use district grant funds to conduct an assessment. The results of the assessment will be included with the grant application in the Grant Center.

As you plan your next grant management seminar, take time to review these useful resources:
 
Community Assessments Required In Global Grant Applications 2018-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dawn Franik on Jan 18, 2018
Annual Social
of the
Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton
will be
Saturday, February 24, 2018
at
5614 Schroeder Road, Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Social Hour from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 pm 
7:30 to 9:00 pm
Celebrations
and
Paul Harris Recognitions
 
 
Annual Social
SAVE THE DATE Dawn Franik 2018-01-18 06:00:00Z 0 Annual Social
Posted by Jack Ferreri on Jan 18, 2018
Recent President of the Rotary Club of Dubuque, Teri spoke to us on how best to make Rotary a place for new and prospective members to grow into productive, committed lifelong Rotarians. Paul Harris himself visited the Club in 1926. Teri led us through a process for building a dynamic Rotary Club:
  1. Origination in networking but grew to be so much more
  2. Focus on increasing membership to counter churn
  3. Importance of core values, captured in the Four-Way Test
  4. Get new members involved quickly to build the relationship
  5. Measure progress, both in members and in financial soundness
  6. Build a pipeline of future Club leaders
  7. Get all members in leadership roles
  8. Support current Club leadership
  9. After Club leadership, move to a role in District and above
  10. Consider a dinner of Past Club President to consider the Club strategically
An excellent, inspiring speaker.

 
Teri Fairchild on Building the Next Generation of Rotary Jack Ferreri 2018-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Dunn on Jan 11, 2018
 
The Team peddled 12,736 miles and the pledges hit the $5,000 goal!
McAdow's Miles for Rotary Team wish to thank all you generous PLEDGERS for your generous support.  THANK YOU.
 
Your pledges will support the charitable projects of the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton both locally and internationally. 
McAdow's Miles for Rotary Team Hit $5,000 Mary Dunn 2018-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colleen Stilson, Jefferson Middle School on Jan 11, 2018
Photos from Jefferson Computer lab using Lego Mindstorm. 
We started using the kits this week and here are some pictures, thank you for your generous support. I will have more next week when we start running them through a maze course. This week we programmed and created.
 

 

 
Lego Mindstorm at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Colleen Stilson, Jefferson Middle School 2018-01-11 06:00:00Z 0