SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Waukesha
Rotary Club
Established in 1921
 
CELEBRATING OVER
100 YEARS OF 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Home Club of D6270 2024/25 District Governor
Pete Bosch
The Mission of the Rotary Club of Waukesha is to bring individuals with high ethical standards together in the spirit of friendship to work together to provide service to our local and international communities.
CLUB INFORMATION
 
We Meet on Mondays
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
at
The Rotary Building at Frame Park
1150 Baxter Street, Waukesha, Wisconsin
United States of America
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED JOINING ROTARY?
 Rotary is a service club.  Our specialty is providing community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else.  Members experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.  It is richly rewarding. 
We are Service Above Self!
 
 
QUESTIONS?  Please contact us at mail@waukesharotary.org
 
Save the dates for BluesFest 2024:
August 9th and 10th, 2024

General Admission Tickets:  May 15 through June 30, 2024
One Day Ticket $30       Two Day Ticket $50

July 1 through August 8, 2024
 One Day Ticket $35       Two Day Ticket $55

At the Gate
 One Day Ticket $40       Two Day Ticket $65

Admission to the grounds, Waukesha County Park fee and vehicle parking are all included in the ticket prices.  Children 8 and under are free with a paying adult. General Admission tickets will also be available at the gate on the weekend of the festival.

“Elite Experience” Reserved Tickets:  May 15 through August 8, 2024
One Day Ticket $75

At The Gate
One Day Ticket $85

“Elite Experience” tickets provide true music fans a front and center reserved seat for Friday and/or Saturday.  These reserved seats are numbered and issued on a first come basis as purchased for each day.  Seat numbers will be assigned based on day and time of ticket purchase on-line.  Hard copy tickets with your specific seat numbers will be issued to "Elite Experience" ticket holders at the gate upon providing your on-line purchased ticket and State ID for proof of purchase.  "Elite Experience" tickets also include admission to the grounds, Waukesha County Park fee, vehicle parking, two complimentary beverages of your choice and a souvenir festival art poster which can be obtained at the Merchandise Tent.  Only a limited number of “Elite Experience” tickets will be available for each day. "Elite Experience" tickets may also be available at the gate if not sold out in advance.

To see a full lineup of the 2024 entertainment go to:  https://www.waukeshabluesfest.com/music-lineup

Event is held under large tents - See you there, rain or shine!

Waukesha Rotary Pancake Festival 2024
 
Thank you to our entire club for your support, both financial and in-person, of this year's wonderful event!  A special thank you goes out to our dedicated Pancake Committee, co-chaired by Amanda Roddy and Jacki Rynish-Knapp.  We are also grateful to our many sponsors, members of the Waukesha Sunrise Club who joined our efforts, the students that helped and all of our family and friends that showed up and helped us put on this long-loved tradition.  The funds we raise help so many organizations in the Waukesha community - we are truly creating hope in the world - one pancake at a time.  Thanks so much for all you do!!!!!
PARTNERING WITH GIRL SCOUTS SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN FOR 2023/24
 
 
The Waukesha Rotary Club applied for and received a $3,000 grant from Rotary District 6270.  Grant funds were used to provide materials necessary to refurbish an amphitheater area at the Girl Scouts Southeast Wisconsin Chinook Program Center. 
 
 
On Saturday September 16, club members volunteered their time and labor to remove the old seating, install new seating, and grade the amphitheater seating area. 
 
 
The new seating arrangement will provide wheelchair access to those with mobility issues. 
   
DISCOVERY TRAIL AT RETZER PROJECT UPDATE             ​​​​​​
The paving of the old path was critical to create the foundation and access to the new interactive ‘Exploration Stations” being installed in the second phase.  Phase 2 construction will start later this summer to install an entrance archway and signage, a stone outcrop seating wall, and the insect and wood climbing exploration stations.
 
A fundraising campaign was launched on July 12, 2021 to raise funds for additional educational elements in future years.
For more information about the project, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/discoverytrail.

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

Adaptive Community Approach Program:
Staff trainings to meet the needs of members with particular disabilities
BSA Potawatomi Area Council:
Recruiting kits designed for children from K5 - 5th grade.
Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation:
For charitable grants to help those in Waukesha County suffering from paralysis.
Chosen, Inc:
To provide scholarship funding for programs that provide a therapeutic benefit for children with special needs or those who have experienced trauma.
Christmas Clearing Council:
Support for a database conversion project.
Community Smiles Dental:
To help replace dental equipment used to deliver dental care to patients served at the Waukesha Clinic.
 
Easter Seals:
To provide camperships for low-income children and youth with physical and cognitive disabilities from Waukesha County.
Elmbrook Senior Taxi:
To put towards replacing an existing vehicle.
Ethnos 360 Bible Institute:
Enhancing the fire safety systems and the building's foundation.
Greater Milwaukee El Sistema:
A week-long summer camp that will teach music, theater and art.
Family Promise:
Support of their apartment/shelter program.
Food Pantry of Waukesha County:
Purchase of a temperature monitoring system for the refrigerators and freezers.
 
Hebron Housing Services:
Operational costs of their emergency shelters.
Lake Area Free Clinic:
Medication for patients
ProHealth Care Foundation:
NICU and Birthing Center Expansion Project
Seniors on the Go:
To obtain a new/used vehicle.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Performing Arts:
Youth and Family Arts Education
Variety - The Children's Charity of Wisconsin:
Provide life-enriching equipment or services for Waukesha youth with disabilities.
Waukesha Public Library:
Waukesha Reads Books
The Women's Center:
Support of client resources
2024 World Affairs Seminar:
2 Scholarships
Waukesha Parade Memorial:
Donation
Guatemala Breastfeeding Room:
Renovations and breastpumps
 
 
 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL'S #1 GOAL:
END POLIO NOW 
Because we are Rotary "International," it is important that we work with RI and the clubs around the world to bring the eradication of polio to the finish line.  So, if throughout the year, between now and May 1st, 2024, you can send a check to help us fund this project, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please put "Polio Fund" in the memo of your check.  The check can be made payable to the Waukesha Rotary Club and mailed to our P.O. Box: 
Waukesha Rotary Club
P.O. Box 1876
Waukesha, WI  53187 
 
Thank you for playing a part in eradicating this disease from the world – we are truly making history!
 
 
 
"Since becoming a member of the Waukesha Rotary Club, I have been privileged to encounter the warmth and hospitality of this distinguished club. As I set forth on this path alongside my esteemed fellow members, I am deeply honored to contribute to the noble pursuits of this community. I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Rotarians to make impactful contributions toward our common goals."
~ Juliet Martinez, Manager
Waukesha State Bank
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"My time with Rotary has been a real joy.  I remain deeply, deeply impressed with so many people gathering weekly, and offering their time and their treasure, with the goal of simply serving others in need.  If Rotary will have me, I look forward to many  more years of continued service."
~ Mike Thurston, Deputy District Attorney
Waukesha County
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APRIL 25-26, 2025
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