SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Club of Waukesha, Wisconsin
Established in 1921
 
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
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.
MONDAY MEETINGS NOW BEING HELD IN PERSON
WE ARE NOW WELCOMING
OUR MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS
BACK TO OUR MONDAY NOON
IN PERSON MEETINGS
AT FRAME PARK IN WAUKESHA
CLUB INFORMATION
 
We Meet on Mondays
12:00 Noon
at
The Rotary Building at Frame Park
1150 Baxter Street, Waukesha, Wisconsin
United States of America

For Service Minded People:

$850
Millions of dollars it would cost communities
if they had to pay for the services Rotary volunteers provide
47
Millions of volunteer hours
generated by Rotary members in a typical year.
 
(per a special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies)
 
 
Waukesha Rotary BluesFest,
“An American Music and Art Festival”
,

presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club, will be held Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, 2022 at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield, located 1/2 mile north of I-94 on STH 83.  Gates open at 12:30 pm both days with the music running from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm each day. 
 
Headliners include The Duke Robillard Band with special guests Shawn Holt and The Teardrops on Friday, August 12th and Sue Foley with special guests Altered Five Blues Band on Saturday, August 13th.  Please see our website for the full lineup of acts for both days of the 15th Annual Waukesha Rotary BluesFest:
 
(Promo photos and full bios for the headliners are available on the Waukesha Rotary BluesFest website at: www.waukeshabluesfest.com.)
 
Advance tickets for Waukesha Rotary BluesFest went on sale, Monday, May 16th at the discounted advance price of just $20 for one-day tickets and $35 for two-day tickets.  Prices will increase leading up to the festival with prices at the gate set at $30 for a one-day ticket and $55 for a two-day ticket.  Park admission fees, vehicle parking and sales tax are all included in the ticket prices.  Children age 8 and under are free with a paying adult.  Tickets are available at www.waukeshabluesfest.com.  Tickets will also be available in person at Almont Gallery in downtown Waukesha, all Waukesha State Bank locations and at the White House of Music Waukesha location, and yes, you can purchase tickets at the gate during the festival.
 
Once again this year, Waukesha Rotary BluesFest is offering an “Elite Experience” seating option which will provide true music fans a front and center reserved seat. These reserved seats are numbered and issued on a first come basis, and must be purchased separately for each day. Seating locations will be provided to the purchaser at the gate on the festival weekend based on day and time of purchase on-line. The tickets also include admission to the grounds, parking, sales tax, two complimentary beverages and a souvenir festival art poster which can be obtained at the Merchandise Tent. Elite Experience tickets are available for the advance price of $65 for each day and are on sale only at www.waukeshabluesfest.com. Only a limited number of Elite Experience tickets will be available.  The price at the gate, if any Elite Experience tickets are still available, will be $75 per day.
 
All on-line ticket sales this year will be either a print at home ticket or a downloadable ticket to your phone through the Ticket Leap App.  Details are available when purchasing your tickets on-line.
 
In addition to the great line-up of live music, Waukesha Rotary BluesFest features an exceptional selection of interesting food items from popular area food trucks and restaurants, a full selection of beverages for all tastes and an Art Show featuring regional and locally known artists.
 
Waukesha Rotary BluesFest would like to thank our Featured Sponsors, ProHealth Care and ThermTech Heat Treating Specialists along with all of our fine sponsors for their support in making the festival possible.
 
Proceeds from Waukesha Rotary BluesFest go back into the community through the Waukesha Rotary Club Charitable Fund, Inc. a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Waukesha Rotary Club Charitable Fund places highest priority on projects in the following areas:
Arts and culture
Basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter
Children, youth and families
Reducing isolation of the elderly and maintaining independent living for them
Employment and training
Educational enrichment activities beyond the core curriculum
Environmental conservation, restoration and education
Assisting individuals who lack basic access to health care
Assisting persons with physical or mental disabilities, including addictions
 
For additional information on Waukesha Rotary BluesFest visit www.waukeshabluesfest.com,
email info@waukeshabluesfest.com, or call 1-800-366-1961.
We're Proud of You, Pete!
 
Congratulations to Pete Bosch, who was inducted as District 6270 Governor Nominee at the 2022 TriCon Conference on Friday, April 29th, 2022.
 
Pete joined the Waukesha Rotary Club in May 2014, served as club president from 2019 - 2020, and currently serves as president of the Waukesha Rotary Club Charitable Fund, Inc.
 
Pete will take over the reigns as District 6270 Governor on July 1, 2024.
Waukesha Rotary Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Thank you to everyone who supported us for our 68th Annual Pancake Breakfast for charity.  We were happy that the Easter Bunny was still able to join us through our "unseasonal" snow storm! 
 
Special thank you to our sponsors:
Waukesha County Community Foundation
Century Fence
R & R Insurance Services
Baird
Westbury Bank
Summit Realty
Tom's Heating Service
State Farm Insurance - Tom Matoska, Agent, Waukesha
Chris Collingwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Weldall
Rick Kobriger
Mary Baer
 
Stay tuned for more information about next year's Waukesha Rotary Club's 69th Annual Pancake Festival!
WAUKESHA ROTARY CLUB
BRINGS SMILES TO
FAMILIES IN NEED
DURING THE HOLIDAYS
 
Pictured left to right:  Members of the Waukesha Rotary Club, Amanda Roddy,
Brad Schimel, Tom Tegeder, Cathy Waller, Pete Bosch, Cathy Priem, and Nancy McCaskey (CCC)
The members of the Waukesha Rotary Club pooled their personal resources together this holiday season and adopted a family to provide Christmas wishes to for 2021.  The family received over 40 items on their wish lists.  In addition, some of the WRC members got together to purchase bikes for some of the families that will be at the toy shop on December 11th.  Some of our members preferred donating cash.  We were able to collect over $700, which was used to purchase gift cards (pictured above) for the older children.  In true Service Above Self fashion, many members of the Waukesha Rotary Club will be on hand on December 11th to help distribute toys at the toy shop.
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.
 
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, 2022, 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!
 
 
 
Global Grant Scholarship Recipient for 2021-2022.
              Rotary International (RI) District 6270 is pleased to announce the selection of Alaina Eckert, Sussex, WI, as its Global Grant Scholarship applicant for 2021-2022.
              Ms. Eckert is a graduate of Sussex Hamilton H.S. and of The University of Wisconsin—Madison. She has already begun a dual degree, Master of Science/Master of International Nature Conservation, in a cooperative program of the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany, and Lincoln University in Lincoln, New Zealand.
              The practical approach of the program is to preserve the integrity of nature, in combination with the assessment of risk management and conservation strategy, and offers an invaluable experience in the education of international conservation. The four-semester program offers new perspectives to maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems that allow local communities to be resilient to future ecological changes, maintain economic stability and growth, use adaptive conservation management strategies for both the betterment of the community and the ecosystem, and preserve critical ecological systems. Thus, Ms. Eckert’s program of studies aligns with RI’s “Community Economic Development” Area of Focus, and it anticipates close alignment with RI’s newest Area of Focus, “Protecting the Environment,” which becomes effective on July 1, 2021.
              The amount of the Global Grant Scholarship is U.S. $30,000. RI District 6270 is providing $15,000 of that amount, and The Rotary Foundation is matching it with another $15,000. The Rotary Foundation, RI districts, and Rotary clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for graduate study through the Global Grant Scholarship program. Information about Rotary’s other scholarship programs can be accessed at:  https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/scholarships.
MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE...
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Club Leadership
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Charitable Fund President
Foundation President Elect
Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
THANK YOU TO OUR
2021
Pancake Festival Sponsors
Support Our 
Sponsors
Who Support
Our Community
DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2022
Information coming soon!
2022 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 
CONVENTION
Bulletins
Happy Holidays
Dec 27, 2021
Membership News
Nov 09, 2021
Proud Member of:
 
Sponsoring
WAUKESHA WEST HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB
 
CARROLL UNIVERSITY ROTARACT CLUB