SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Waukesha
Rotary Club
Established in 1921
 
CELEBRATING OVER
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.
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
Specially priced “Early Bird” General Admission
One-Day $25 and Two-Day $40 tickets
are currently on sale through May 14, 2024 on line at
Reserved seating “Elite Tickets” will go on sale May 15, 2024.
Full information on the 2024 scheduled acts for the
17th Annual Waukesha Rotary
 can be found at
www.waukeshabluesfest.com.
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:
3rd Annual Dan Campbell Memorial Art Show, featuring Art Links Works artists with disabilities, in conjunction with October Art Crawl.
Blessings in a Backpack:
Purchase food items that go into backpacks for children from impoverished families to take home on school weekends.
Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation:
Help pay for items such as van modifications, wheelchairs and ramps for people in our community suffering from neurological disorders.
Community Smiles Dental:
To replace dental equipment used to deliver dental care to patients served at their Waukesha Clinic
Eras Senior Network, Inc.:
Support of the Waukesha County Faith in Action (FIA) Program.
Family Promise:
Support for the new family shelter program - the Waukesha Overflow from the Housing Action Coalition, providing shelter to families experiencing homelessness from May to the end of October.
 
Family Service:
Purchase a tablet computer for family appointment check-ins.
Girl Scouts of Wisc. Southeast:
Provide financial assistance to the girls/families in Waukesha County.  (such as fees for workshops, events, camps and transportation to activities.)
Greater Milwaukee El Sistema:
Support for their summer music camp which will include music, theater and art.
Habitat for Humanity:
Support costs of affordable housing construction at Domenica Park.
Lake Area Free Clinic:
To support the medication program providing free medication to patients.
Literary Services of Wisconsin:
To support LSW's Waukesha Adult Education for Healthy Communities Program.
 
Variety - The Children's Charity of Wisconsin:
To provide adaptive swimming lessons for Waukesha youth with disabilities.
Waukesha Civic Theater:
To support the cost of 9 ASL interpreted performances.
Waukesha Public Library:
Funding used to purchase books for their Waukesha Reads program.   Books are distributed free of charge to members of the Waukesha community.
Wildlife in Need Center:
Help support programs that connect people and wildlife through wildlife education programming.
The Women's Center:
Program support.
 
 
 
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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SEE US IN ACTION
 
CLUB LEADERSHIP
President
President Elect
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Executive Secretary / Director
Membership
Charitable Fund President
Club Service Projects Chair
DISTRICT CONFERENCE 
APRIL 18-20, 2024
GREEN BAY, WI
 
RI CONVENTION 2024

SINGAPORE
May 25-29, 2024
 
Bulletins
Waukesha Rotary Club
Feb 27, 2024
Happy Holidays
Dec 01, 2023
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