Message From President Melissa Thompson
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Welcome to Lake Country Rotary …The Greatest Club on Earth!

 

This year our club celebrates its 40th year serving the Lake Country area to “build goodwill and better friendships” through projects that are “beneficial to all concerned.”  Our club, more than 70 members strong, is the largest local service organization. We come together across generations, backgrounds, and professions as people of action to ensure not just our local community, but the regional, national, and international ones are improved as a result of the work of our club.  And we can always benefit from having you join our ranks.

 

We determine hopes and needs to address through members’ deep involvement in the community and collaboration with other Rotary clubs near and far.  We then impact change by taking these projects and filtering them through our Strategic Plan to allocate resources and decide the means to accomplish them.  Several examples of this work are noted below:

Our Lake Country Community Initiatives (some examples)

  • Lake Country Rotary Splash Pad, Little Libraries along the Village of Hartland trails
  • Scholarships to Arrowhead and Kettle Moraine High Schools, WCTC Endowment Fund
  • Formation and Support of Interact Clubs at Arrowhead, Kettle Moraine and University Lake School
  • Angel’s Grace Hospice, Lake Country Caring, Rogers Memorial Angel Fund
  • Highway C Clean-up, Buckthorn and Purple Loosestrife eradication efforts
  • Lake Area Free Clinic, Ronald McDonald House Foundation
  • Hartland Village Center construction, Drug Collection Unit, Clock Tower, and Performing Arts Center
  • Guard and Reserves Family Support Fund, USMC Toys for Tots drive
  • Yule Feed Families, Lake Area Food Pantries
  • Special Olympics, Lake Walk for Cancer, Wisconsin Upside Down
  • Support of Waukesha Country Rotaract Club

International Initiatives 

  • Ongoing work in Haiti – Building Schools, Water Purification, Vision and Dental Clinics, Goat Husbandry, Disaster Relief, and more!
  • Guatemala Relief Project, worldwide Clean Water efforts
  • End Polio Now efforts through Polio vaccination clinics in Africa and India
  • Shelterbox

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about our club.  Anyone is welcome to join us for our weekly lunch meeting or at our events and we would be honored to show you how much fun can be had together making a difference by putting Service Above Self!  Please see the calendar section of the website for more information about upcoming speakers and meeting locations or About Our Club to connect with a Board member to learn more.  

In Rotary Service,

Melissa Thompson
2019-20 Club President