Waukesha Rotary Club
Inducts 1000th Member

July 23, 2018 - by Pete Bosch:   Waukesha Rotary Club proudly inducted its 1000th member, Zach Beaman.   Zach is an owner of "Concept Envy," an ad agency located on Grand Avenue in downtown Waukesha. He was born in Waukesha, and grew up in Philadelphia. He returned for university and art school, attending Milwaukee Institute of Art Design on a full-ride scholarship, and has made Waukesha his home.
 
Zach and a partner opened "Concept Envy" in 2008, and it has since grown to two offices and almost a dozen employees, serving companies both local and global. His clients range from large local baseball organizations and industrial technology firms to little restaurants such as The Daily Public House in Waukesha. Zach says he joined Rotary because it’s one of the oldest and best service clubs in the area, and he likes Rotary’s scope of influence, from local to global. He hopes that as an energetic entrepreneur in his early thirties, he can help bring new energy and new ideas to the club.
 
Rotary was founded on February 23rd, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, by a group of four professionals who wanted fellowship, networking, and to use their financial and professional resources to give back to their community and their world.
 
Since then, Rotary International has grown to over 30,000 clubs worldwide, with over 1.2 million members actively following the Rotary ideal of Service above Self. These clubs provide charity leadership to community services and international projects, ranging from local food pantries and homeless shelters to global eradication of Polio.
 
Waukesha Rotary Club was founded in late 1920 by a local car dealer, Paul Ferris, as the Xth chapter of Rotary International with 15 members. The club quickly grew, as Waukesha itself grew and prospered. It currently lists 76 members, and provides almost $40,000 per year to local charities.