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Hidden in Plain Sight and the Heroin Highway Lecture Series.
This program will focus on educating parents on the critical issue of prescription drug abuse, underage drinking/tobacco consumption and other forms of illegal drug use.
Recordings of the lectures can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmhK-ye3QjGmbFMER8fET4daaSJIM5kYt
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Rotary International President-elect John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”
 
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Rotary International's new monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health!

Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Rotary’s projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.

Maternal and Child Health Care is also recognized as one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.

To get more information and read news about Rotary's work to promote maternal and child health can be found at the link below:

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/learning-reference/about-rotary/maternal-and-child-health

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The West Bend Sunrise & Noon Rotary will hold an evening meeting on March 25th, 2013 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the new Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA). Grand Opening is April 6th, 2013, so we are getting a "sneak preview". Meet the new executive director Laurie Winters. There will be hors d'ouevres, cash bar, and socializing with other Rotarians along with tours. Guests are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Peter German. Also note that there is no noon meeting on Monday, March 25th, 2013. Thank you.
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The West Bend Noon Rotary will begin holding a social gathering meeting the first Thursday of the month at the Riverside Brewery from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm starting February 7th, 2013. This once a month meeting will replace our regularly scheduled Monday noon meeting on the first Monday of the month. The Thursday evening meeting will be counted as our regular weekly meeting for all members to attend and attendance will be counted as if it were a regular meeting, although it will be more social/networking in nature. Attendance would be needed to maintain perfect attendance. Members always can have make-ups or attend committee meetings, Board meetings, or Waterway meetings which count as make-ups. Spouses, significant others and any potential new members are welcome to attend as well. These after hour social/networking meetings are a new trend that is taking place among Rotary clubs, and the West Bend Noon Rotary is trying them out as well. If there are any questions, please contact one of the Board members. Thank you!

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The dates for the Seafood Fest 2013 have been announced. The event will be held on May 31st - June 2nd.
Seafood Fest 2013 Dates Announced! Peter German 2013-03-09 23:47:33Z 0
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Hello!

Once again, due to the weather, the take-down scheduled for this weekend, March 2 and 3, has been cancelled.  No new weekend has yet been chosen to try it again.  I appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to struggle with why we don’t all live in a warmer climate!

I will be in touch when a date is determined.

If you are wondering why you received this e-mail, or received it more than once, it is because you have been kind enough to help us with either the set-up or the event this past year. 

Thank you,

Betsy Guild

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2015-16 Rotary International President K. R. "Ravi" Ravindran and his spouse, Vanathy, on stage during the closing session and banquet at the International Assembly, San Diego, California, January 23rd, 2015.

Ravindran is a business leader from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and will will be the 105th president of Rotary International starting in July 2015. His theme for the 2015-2016 Rotary year is "Be a gift to the world." Ravindran is urging Rotary members worldwide to use their talents, expertise, and leadership to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year.

To learn more about K. R. "Ravi" Ravindran, check out his bio at the link below.

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Frank W. Bucklin, West Bend Noon Rotary First President 1925-1926
 

The Rotary Club of West bend was organized Thursday, April 30th, 1925. The Hartford Rotary Club sponsored the West Bend Rotary Club and Seventeen Hartford Rotarians assisted in the organization.

The West Bend Pilot at the time reported that the club would begin with a charter of 20 members and was created to be active in the betterment of business, city and state and will follow a good constructive program.

Rules at the time stated only one member representative was allowed from each business, profession or manufacturing plant in the West Bend area.

The club met once a week every Wednesday at noon. The Officers who were elected are as follows:

President - Frank W. Bucklin

Vice President - Bernard C. Ziegler

Secretary - Henry O. Regner

Treasurer - Louis Kuelthau

Directors - Arthur Klumb, Robert Rolfs & Charles Walter

To learn more about the beginning of the Rotary Club of West Bend in 1925, select the link below to additional information, articles and pictures detailing our first year as a club!

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The Rotary Flame has traveled around the world to #endpolio and arrived at Rotary International’s World Headquarters in Evanston, IL. on 4/14/15.

The Rotary Flame started in India and has visited 9 countries to raise awareness and funding for polio eradication.

By the end of the Rotary Flame’s journey, slated for the RI Convention in Sao Paolo, Brazil on June 6, it will have traveled to 12 locations, including Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the three countries still affected by polio.

To read more about the flames journey, check out the article at the link below.

http://dailynorthwestern.com/2015/04/14/city/rotary-flame-lit-in-evanston-to-celebrate-near-eradication-of-polio/

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ShelterBox is proud to be Rotary International’s only official project partner worldwide. Now, with the relationship being extended into 2016, Alison Wallace explains why this is such a strong ‘circle of friendship’

In 2012 ShelterBox received the accolade of becoming Rotary International’s first-ever official Project Partner. Now it has heard that this unique partnership will be renewed until at least March 2016.

ShelterBox CEO Alison Wallace says, ‘I’ve often thought that the phrase ‘what goes around, comes around’ suits Rotary ideally. Rotary has a circular emblem, and the notion of life having a circular karma - that personal acts of kindness will be returned to you via the kindness of others - seems to capture Rotary’s global spirit.’

‘The ShelterBox team shares that spirit, because there is no greater calling than helping people in distress. Time and again Rotarians work alongside ShelterBox – many of them within it. So I am delighted that Rotary International has extended our official project partnership, further strengthening a circle of friendship that reaches around the world.’

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The continued fight to eradicate polio gets an additional $34.8 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The funds will be used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF for polio immunization, surveillance and research activities in ten countries, as well as to provide technical assistance to additional countries in Africa.

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Rotary Float at the Rose Parade 2015! This year the Rotary float focuses on the organization’s efforts to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems in developing countries. The theme "Changing Lives Through Clean Water” float shows a classic waterwell with candles lighting the way to clean water, and also symbolizes the spirit of "Light Up Rotary" theme. "If everyone can light up a single candle, then together, we can light up the world!"

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Putting Your Gift to Good Use

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The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's  of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission.

According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Rotary Foundation received $239,576,000 in 2013, a 32.4 percent increase from the previous year.

"This clearly shows our members recognize the unparalleled value of giving to their Foundation," says John Hewko, Rotary's general secretary. "They know that by giving to the Foundation their dollars have a much greater impact. And friends of Rotary respect that the Foundation puts their gift to great use."

The Foundation recently earned a  from , the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States. In the 2013-14 Rotary year, 92 percent of the Foundation's expenditures were applied to programs, with only 6 percent spent on fundraising and 2 percent on administrative expenses. The Foundation funded $23.5 million in district grants and $47.3 million in global grants. These grants support local and international humanitarian projects as well as scholarships.

Together with its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has led the effort to eradicate polio, contributing more than $1.3 billion to the initiative since its outset. When an outbreak of polio threatened the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in 2013, Rotary provided emergency funds, including a $500,000 rapid-response grant for Somalia and a $500,000 grant to the World Health Organization (WHO) to cover operational costs in the Middle East. As a result, the outbreak in the Horn of Africa slowed, and Syria reported only one case of polio in the first half of 2014.

Rotary is also at the forefront of efforts to fight other diseases. According to WHO, indoor air pollution causes 4.3 million deaths per year worldwide. To combat it, members of the Rotary Club of Taos-Milagro, New Mexico, USA, mobilized Rotary clubs in several countries to support the Himalayan Stove Project, which has installed more than 3,000 clean-burning stoves in Nepal.

In Tamil Nadu, India, Rotary clubs partnered with clubs in Maryland, USA, to use a Foundation global grant to purchase a large van and outfit it with X-ray equipment to screen women for breast cancer in hard-to-reach communities. The "mammobus" has conducted more than 2,500 free breast cancer screenings and detected and treated early-stage cancer in six women. Rotary members in Malindi, Kenya, teamed up with members in Maryland and Idaho, USA, to work with the Genesis World Mission in creating a rainwater catchment system to provide clean drinking water, irrigate crops, and establish fish farms in Burangi, Kenya.

In Seattle, Washington, USA, Rotary members are diverting millions of pounds of fruit and vegetables from the waste stream and into the hands of those who need it through Rotary First Harvest, a program of District 5030.

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Register for upcoming webinars.

RI's Membership Matters! webinar series continues in 2015 with three dynamic courses on club innovation, member engagement, and strengthening your Rotary club. Each webinar includes best practices, current trends, and actionable items that your club can start immediately. Register for upcoming webinars today!

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Grant Management Seminar (GMS) Training for 2015-2016
Does your Rotary Club want to make a difference in either your local community or in the Global community during 2015-2016? Could your Club use financial assistance of District Designated Funds (DDF) to make that difference?  Has your club given the qualifying $1,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation at least for the last 2 years?
 
Plan now to be at the Grant Management Seminar to learn about District and Global Grants.  Be informed on the application steps.  Make sure to have your club represented at the annual Grant Management Seminar (GMS) Training, if no one representing your Rotary Clubs attends – the club cannot apply for Grants.
 
Only 2 sessions will be offered for the 2015-16 Rotary year.
 
North -- January 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Robbins Restaurant, 1810 Omro Rd, Oshkosh WI
South – February 19, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Citizens Bank of Mukwonago, New Berlin branch, 5450 S Moorland Rd, New Berlin
 
In order to qualify for a District or Global Grants:
 
Rotary club MUST be in attendance at the Grant Management Seminar.
Clubs are invited to send 2 minimum – 3 maximum representatives.
Same agenda will be presented at either location. Travel to the session that is convenient for you.
 
Pre-registration is requested.  Please RSVP to Colleen at:  district6270@gmail.com   Please include your name, club name and location preference.
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On February 23rd, 1905,  the first four Rotarians pictured above -- Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul P. Harris, gathered in Chicago for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. The Rotary name is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.

Since Rotary International became the world's first service club organization, they have come along way with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas worldwide. Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Rotary Foundation has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion.

Rotary continues to flourish today with its primary motto being "Service above Self". The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

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The nominating committee has chosen Jeff Reed as the District Governor Nominee for District 6270 for 2017-2018.
 
Jeff is completing his third year as an assistant governor serving clubs in the Fond du Lac, Neenah Menasha, and Oshkosh areas.  Jeff joined Rotary in 2000 and was President in 2009-10.  He has served as Club Secretary, Vocational Chair, Silent Auction Chair, Scholarship Chair, Membership Chair, and Micro-Loan site visit team member to Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia.  He follows in the footsteps of his father, George Edward Reed, who served as club President in Maryland D-7630, and his brother, George Philip Reed, who has served as both club President and Assistant Governor in Maryland D-7630.
 
Jeff is Professor of Management at Marian University and has served as Dean of the School of Business at Marian University. Jeff and his wife Sylvia, Director of Institutional Research at Marian University, live in Fond du Lac.  Their son, Daniel, is a graduate student at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR.
 
Jeff has demonstrated his leadership ability as assistant governor and will be an excellent addition to your district leadership team.  Please give him your support and join me in congratulating him on this new adventure!

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50114/Stories/jeff-reed#sthash.BdKPP6PH.dpuf

 

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TO ALL ROTARIANS IN DISTRICT 6270:

Our Fall Assembly is coming up quickly.  There is still time to register for this year's event.  Cost is not an obstacle, as this is a FREE event put on by your district.  Don't miss this opportunity to be involved and to learn how you can have an even better club.  Let Colleen know if you are planning on attending district6270@gmail.com OR register online (rotary6270.org).   Below is the agenda:

DISTRICT 6270 FALL SEMINAR
Moraine Park Technical Center
West Bend, WI  

October  18, 2014
8:30 am - Noon

AGENDA:

8:30-9:00 am            Registration and Refreshments

9:00-9:15 am            Plenary I - Introductions / WelcomeDG, Mary Beth Seiser  &  Asst District Trainer, Kola Alayande

9:15 – 11:40 am        Membership SeminarLee Prellwitz – Membership Chair, Carlos Frum – Assistant Rotary Zone Coordinator 
                                  (Required for one member from each club)

 9:15-10:15 am          BREAKOUT SESSION I

                                  Foundation Facts – Bill Wresch, PDG -   How Rotary International Foundation Gives and how you can get funding for your project

 

                                  Youth Exchange – Kelly Mundell – RYE Inbound Coordinator Dennis Swetlik – RYE Outbound Coordinator -  Bringing International flavor to                                            your club

10:15 – 10:30 am      Transition to next Session 

10:30-11:30 am        BREAKOUT SESSION II

 

                                  Fundraising Facilitated by Dr TJ Rinaldi- Assistant Trainer - Successful and spicy events for your community

                                  Social Media Kola Alayande – Assistant Trainer - Hands on ways to promote your club using social media

11:30 – 11:40            Transition to Plenary II session                         

11:40-12:00 noon      Plenary Session II – Wrap-up


Hope to see you there!

Colleen Kalscheuer
District 6270

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September is the month when Rotarians all around the world will focus efforts on supporting Youth and Youth Programs. What can you do? Invite young people from your Community to a special club meeting. Listen to their ideas about how Rotary can assist them to make a better world. Take the time to discuss the great Rotary programs for youth. Check out our website for more information. There are opportunities for you and your club to make a real difference to the lives of many young people.

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.

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To:  ALL ROTARIANS IN DISTRICT 6270

Below are club fundraisers being held during the months of September and October (and a tiny bit of August).  
Please help support your fellow Rotarians.  

Good luck to you all!

 

  • August 27, 2014 - Milwaukee Rotary - Live at the Lakefront - Last concert of the season - Rotary Amphitheater at Discovery World
  • August 27, 2014 - Wauwatosa Rotary - Tosa Tonight at Hart Park  - Last concert of the series - Hart Park Performance Pavilion
  • August 27, 2014 - Berlin Rotary - selling Licensed Rotary Products
  • September 5-6, 2014 - Neenah, Menasha and Fox Cities Morning Seafood Fest - Jefferson Park
  • September 6, 2014 - Green Lake Chilli Cook-off - Deacon Mills Park
  • September 6, 2014 - Manitowoc Sunrise, Manitowoc Noon and Two Rivers Rotary Clubs -  9th Annual LobsterFest - Washington Park, Manitowoc
  • September 8, 2014 - Racine Founders:  Strive Scholarship Classic - Meadowbrook Country Club
  • September 13, 2014 - MT Sunrise/Milwaukee North Shore Lobsterfest - Shully's Cuisine
  • September 14, 2014 - Hartland-Lake Country Rotary presents Oktoberfest - Golden Mast
  • September 19, 2014 - Hartford Rotary Club - Grapes, Hops 'n Greens Wine & 9 Golf Event - Hartford Golf Club
  • September 20, 2014 - Oconomowoc Rotary Club - Churchill:  Man of the Century - Oconomowoc Arts Center
  • September 27-28, 2014 - Green Lake's Harvest Fest 
  • September 27, 2014 - West Bend Sunrise:  The Amazing Sunrise Rotary Race - Regner Park
  • October 6, 2014 - Hartford Rotary Club - Hartford Community U Program - Hartford Union High School
  • October 11 - 12 - Lake Geneva Rotary Brat Fest - in conjunction with Oktoberfest in Downtown Lake Geneva
  • October 16, 2014 - Thiensville-Mequon Rotary - Fall Into Comedy - River Club in Mequon
  • October 18, 2014 - Rotary District 6270 Fall Seminar - Moraine Park Technical Center
  • October 24, 2014 - Ripon Rotary Fall Gala and Wine Tasting - Great Hall, Ripon College
Make sure you visit our website at Rotary 6270 for complete details and contact people for each of these wonderful events. Have a safe
and happy Labor Day.

 
Colleen Kalscheuer
District 6270
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August is Membership and Extension Month at #Rotary. Rotarians, share this graphic to let your friends on social media -- and elsewhere -- know that you're a Rotarian and how #Rotary takes action in the community.

Friends of Rotary, why not ask a Rotarian about their club and how you can join?

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           GARY C.K. HUANG, Taipei, Taiwan

President, Rotary International, 2014-15

Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2004-06

Vice President, Rotary International, 2001-02

Director, Rotary International, 2000-01

Gary C.K. Huang was born in southern China and grew up in Taiwan.  He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, U.S.A. and holds an MBA from the College of Insurance (New York).

He is currently Honorary Chairman of Taiwan Sok Shinkong Security Co., Ltd.  He is a past president of the Malayan Overseas Insurance Co.

Gary has been awarded the National Civic Service Award by the Federation of Non-Profit Associations and the Outstanding Community Service Award by the Ministry of Interior, R.O.C.  In 2001, he was named “Honorary Mayor” by the City of San Antonio during Rotary’s convention.

A Rotarian since 1976, Gary is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan.  He has served RI as district governor, director and vice-president, Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, and as chairman and member of numerous international committees and task forces.

He has been instrumental in the area of membership development throughout Asia.  As a Rotary Foundation Trustee, he set the goal of recruiting 100 new Foundation Major Donors in Taiwan to help celebrate Rotary’s centennial, which resulted in 106 Major Donors in 2005 and another 103 Major Donors in 2006 contributing more than US$2 million to the Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund.

Gary has recounted his experience in business and his life within Rotary in a 2004 book entitled Finding Solutions, Not Excuses.

He is a recipient of the RI Presidential Citation and the Service Above Self Award, Rotary’s highest honor.  He also received the Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award.  Gary and his wife Corinna have one son and two daughters.  They are all major donors to The Rotary Foundation.

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Here is the meeting schedule effective July 1st:

Week 1 - Monday Noon Meeting at Cedar Ridge
Week 2 - Committee Meeting (located anywhere/anytime deemed appropriate by each committee head)
Week 3 - Monday Noon Meeting at Cedar Ridge
Week 4 - Monday evening social meeting at a mobile location TBA (bring guests and spouses!)
Week 5 - No meeting (see details below)

**Weeks always begin on Monday. For example: Week 1 in July begins Monday, 7/7/14.

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ImageThe West Bend Noon Rotary's inaugural event of Riverfest 2014 was a success!

Final attendance numbers and revenue have yet to be determined but early indications are the West Bend Noon Rotary’s Riverfest was the most successful in recent years.

“You know the weather was great all four days and we had a lot of sponsorship dollars and saw a substantial increase in that as we went into the festival,” Riverfest Chairman Pete Rettler said.

This year the Noon Rotary approached the festival with changes including steering clear of the tokens and switching the name from Seafood Fest to Riverfest.

“That was very positive and we heard a bunch of compliments.” Rettler said.

There was peel-and-eat shrimp and lobster, as well as offerings from the Campus Café and Jumbo’s Frozen Custard.

Opening Thursday night was new. Rettler said the crowd was small but the Rotary will try again next year. The pancake breakfast on Sunday morning was a little disappointing but Rettler said all
in all when the numbers come in it will be one of the more successful festivals.

Part of the success can be traced to the shelters at Regner Park. Gone are the days when the Noon Rotary spent more than $8,000 on tents, $4,000 on electric- and-plumbing services and $3,000 on hired labor. Profits from Riverfest go back to the community.


 

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Enchantment in the Park wrapped up a succesful run through the holiday season. Thanks to all those who came and visited. Also, thanks to all those who helped out as volunteers. We really appreciate all your help and couldn't have done it without all the extra help. We hope to see you all back next November when we return for Christmas 2013 in our new home at West Bend's Regner Park!

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The annual Krauthammer Golf Outing will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at West Bend Lakes Golf Course. Cost of lunch, golf cart, course beverages and awards is only $60.00. If interested, please contact either of the committee chairs listed below prior to September 17, 2012.

Jim Butz (work) 262-338-5225 or e-mail at jbutz@clothesclinic.com

Jeff Szukalski (work) 262-338-5088 or e-mail at spiritsonmain@hotmail.com

11:30 am Light Lunch
12:30 pm Shotgun Start

For more information on the Krauthammer Golf Outing, please select the link below to fill out the forms and return back.

http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/documents/DocDownloadHandler.aspx?id=f3dba011-b189-42a1-a930-72c97599bc8d

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The West Bend Noon Rotary hosted their World Affairs sponsored students at the August 20, 2012 club meeting. The students shared their experiences from the seminar with the group. The World Affairs Seminar gives students an opportunity to build leadership skills, collarobrate with their peers and to be one of the leaders who shapes the world of tomorrow. The seminar was held June 16-22, 2012 at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.

Pictured below Left to Right are students Gracie Kellow, Becca Corazzi, Isabel Williams, Celina Wanta with West Bend Noon Rotary member Doug Johnson.
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The West Bend Noon Rotary taped their fourth show for the West Bend Community Television station on May 31, 2012. Tom Meisenheimer hosted the show with David Slinde and Heidi Thomas as the "Rotary guests." The show is now shown on a rotating basis on the local station. You can view it directly from the link below:

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The West Bend Noon Rotary celebrated two new Paul Harris awardees and the changing of the guard at its annual Paul Harris Awards Dinner on Monday, June 25. 

The Paul Harris Fellow distinction, in honor of the founder of Rotary, is in recognition of members who graciously give to The Rotary Foundation.  Members acknowledged at Monday’s event include Ken Pesch and Betsy Guild.  Ken has contributed to The Rotary Foundation for 20 consecutive years.  Betsy received an Honorary Paul Harris Fellow on behalf of The Rotary Foundation for her continued commitment to the club and services to the community.

As part of the changing of the guard, Betsy Guild, past president, turned over the gavel to Tom Bozewicz, club president.  Tom will serve as West Bend Noon Rotary's 88th President. 

In addition, Rick Steiner was awarded Rotarian of the Year for his dedication to the club and significant contributions in the community.

To read the write up in the West Bend News, please click on the link below:

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Tom Bozewicz, club president, and Betsy Guild, past president, stand after the changing of the guard at West Bend Noon Rotary’s annual Paul Harris Awards Dinner on June 25.
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Betsy Guild accepts her Honorary Paul Harris Fellow award from Jerry Mehring at West Bend Noon Rotary’s annual Paul Harris Awards Dinner on June 25.
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Rick Steiner accepts his Rotarian of the Year award from Betsy Guild at West Bend Noon Rotary’s annual Paul Harris Awards Dinner on June 25.
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The West Bend Noon Rotary will have its annual Paul Harris Awards Dinner Monday night, June 25, 2012 at the West Bend Country Club.

5:30 - 6:30 pm     Get Acquainted Social Cocktail Hour
6:30 pm                Dinner & Brief Award Program

Paul Harris is the person who founded Rotary on February 23rd, 1905 in Chicago, IL..

The Paul Harris Awards Dinner is the time of year where the club has a changing of the Guard. President Betsy Guild will be turning over the gavel to incoming President Tom Bozewicz. In addition, there will be a recognition given to two new Paul Harris Awardees in honor of Rotary's founding member. Tom will be the West Bend Noon Rotary's 88th President which was founded on April 30th, 1925.

For more information on the Paul Harris Awards Dinner, please click on the link below for the official invitation.

http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/documents/DocDownloadHandler.aspx?id=fa400725-82f5-4d0f-858f-81a688fed38b

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West Bend Noon Rotary's 22nd Annual Seafood Fest was a great success! A big thank you goes out to all those involved including the volunteers who put in long hours to help out in whatever ways were needed. Likewise, we thank the local community for dropping by and spending time with us over the 3 day weekend June 1-3. The weather was great. The rain held off! The entertainment was awesome and the food was fantastic!

Normally held on the first weekend of June in Regner Park, this three day festival is the major fundraiser for the Noon Rotary’s Waterways Foundation. With everyone's help, we can do wonderful things for the West Bend community.

We tried new things this year and hope the changes were well received, but we always like to hear from our guests. Any feedback, advice and suggestions are always welcome. We want to continue to make Seafood Fest a successful and popular event for the local community for years to come!

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Save the date - the West Bend Noon Rotary Shrimp Boil will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Regner Park. Tickets are $15. The menu includes Shrimp, corn on the cob, red potatoes, salad, roll, butter, coffee and dessert. Hope to see you there!
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The West Bend Noon Rotary taped their third show for the West Bend Community Television station on May 16, 2012. Tom Meisenheimer hosted the show with Pete Rettler as a "Rotary guest." The show is now shown on a rotating basis on the local station. You can view it directly from the link below:

http://west-bend.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=4161387bf276e6f67569c675aa44ab79
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The first annual West Bend Noon Rotary's Cake Wars was held this past Friday night, May 18th, 2012 at the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center. The event was an overwhelming success! The night actually ending in a tie, with Hankerson's and Sweet Creations garnering the same number of votes.

To read the West Bend News article on the Cake Wars write up, please click on the attched link below:

http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/documents/DocDownloadHandler.aspx?id=d91bad42-e934-4e03-8861-a3d2dcf42f89
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Hailey S., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, April 16, 2012.
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Amelia G., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, April 16, 2012.

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Jon R., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, April 16, 2012.
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The West Bend Noon Rotary taped their second show for the West Bend Community Television station on April 12, 2012. Tom Meisenheimer hosted the show with Lora Buck  and Mary Beth Seiser from the West Bend Sunrise Rotary as "Rotary guests." The show is now shown on a rotating basis on the local station. You can view it directly from the link below:

http://west-bend.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=f4542e0252ae0006ca4a4a287276ad51

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The West Bend Noon Rotary taped their first show for the West Bend Community Television station on February 28, 2012. Tom Meisenheimer hosted the show with Betsy Guild and Peter German as "Rotary guests." The show is now shown on a rotating basis on the local station. You can view it directly from the link below:

http://west-bend.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=dfbfc8b8fb383551bcdbbff8152475db

This is a new format to introduce the Rotary organization and our local Rotary club to the local community. A future show being taped April 12, 2012 will highlight our Polio Plus efforts. There will also be a show coming up on Seafood Fest which raises funds to support our various other programs.
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The West Bend Noon Rotary is excited to announce the upcoming 22nd Annual Seafood Fest is slated for  June 1st, 2nd and 3rd at beautiful Regner Park. Seafood Fest is one of the Summer's favorite attractions. With the new renovations at Regner Park, the event has become even more popular. While there is a wonderful selection of seafood available, there are other options for those who may not be seafood fans. There is plenty to do for the entire family. For music fans, the entertainment this year will be worth the wait! There are 3 days of fantastic musical entertainment. To get the overall lineup, please click on the "MORE" link below.

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Aaron S., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, March 26, 2012.
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Melissa W., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, March 26, 2012.
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Jack M., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, March 19, 2012.
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Janelle H., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, March 19, 2012.
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The West Bend Noon Rotary held its new member inductions on Monday, March 12, 2012. Allan Kieckhafer was the Master of Ceremonies and explained what it means to be a Rotarian. New members being inducted were Eric Lillstrom, Gary Fichtner and Ted Neitzke.

Sponsors were Richard Klumb and Dan Anhalt.
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Harrison W., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, March 12, 2012.
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Vanessa L., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, March 12, 2012.
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Frank W. Bucklin, West Bend Noon Rotary First President 1925-1926

The West Bend Rotary Club was organized Thursday, April 30th, 1925. The Hartford Rotary Club sponsored the West Bend Rotary Club and Seventeen Hartford Rotarians assisted in the organization.

The West Bend Pilot at the time reported that the club would begin with a charter of 20 members and was created to be active in the betterment of business, city and state and will follow a good constructive program.

Rules at the time stated only one member representative was allowed from each business, profession or manufacturing plant in the West Bend area.

The club met once a week every Wednesday at noon. The Officers who were elected are as follows:

President - Frank W. Bucklin

Vice President - Bernard C. Ziegler

Secretary - Henry O. Regner

Treasurer - Louis Kuelthau

Directors - Arthur Klumb, Robert Rolfs & Charles Walter 

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Tania K., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, March 5, 2012.
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Daniel G., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, March 5, 2012.
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Chloe L., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, February 27, 2012.
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Alex N., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, February 27, 2012.
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Joseph C., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, February 13, 2012.
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Colleen C., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, February 13, 2012.
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The West Bend Noon Rotary Club will be hosting a Cake Wars Friday May 18th at the Prairie Center in West Bend Mutual Insurance Company.

The event is scheduled to help raise funds and public awareness about Polio. The contest is scheduled from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. When guests arrive, they will receive a ballot for voting.  They will then have an opportunity to try each cake and vote on their favorite choice. Votes will be tallied at 7:45 pm and a winner selected!

For more information on Polio, please watch the ABC News Report at the following link:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/video/dr-besser-travels-india-rotary-health-polio-13010843

A copy of the Cake Wars posters can be found at the link below:

http://www.crsadmin.com/gen/documents/DocDownloadHandler.aspx?id=4fc9a0b8-d07b-4875-ae71-274b93a61ebe

Stay tuned for more details!

To get information on how to purchase tickets and the bakers and the cakes they are making, please click on the "MORE" link below.
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On February 23rd, 1905,  the first four Rotarians pictured above -- Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul P. Harris, gathered in Chicago for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. The Rotary name is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.

Since Rotary International became the world's first service club organization, they have come along way with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas worldwide. Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Rotary Foundation has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion.

Rotary continues to flourish today with its primary motto being "Service above Self". The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

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Sofia B., Exchange Student from Italy, speaks to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on February 6, 2012. She gave a great presentation offering insight into her home country including her background and upbringing. She also shared with the club her experiences in the United States. Her presentation enlightened the club and generated many questions!

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Stuart K., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, February 6, 2012.

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Jonelle R., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, February 6, 2012.

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Olivia K., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, January 30, 2012.

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Zachary B., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, January 30, 2012.

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Megan C., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, January 23, 2012.

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Michael S., Senior from West Bend West High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, January 23, 2012.

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The final numbers from the 25 day run of the 2011 Enchantment in the Park are as follows:

44,170 Food Items Donated
3,912 Santa Visits

9,840 Cars

Thanks to all those who came and visited. Also, thanks to all those who helped out as volunteers. We really appreciate all your help and couldn't have done it without all the extra help. We hope to see you all back next November when we return for Christmas 2012!   

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Russell Zimmerman, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, January 16, 2012.

Russell is the son of Brian & Susan Zimmerman. 

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Elida Wiebe, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, January 16, 2012.

Elida is the daughter of Darin & Joy Wiebe. 

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 The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee’s 34th consecutive entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade proudly celebrates the work of Rotarians worldwide. The theme of the 2012 parade is “Just Imagine” and the theme of our float is “Inching Toward the End of Polio.”

 

The Rotary Rose Parade Float won the Princess' Award for Most Beautiful Entry under 35 feet in length. And what a beautiful float it was! In case you missed it, the float and wonderful commentary can be found here on this video on YouTube.

 

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Kathryn Vetter, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, January 9, 2012.

Kathryn is the daughter of James and Diane Vetter.

Kathryn is involved in the following activities - NHS, ACE, Key Club, Varsity Dance Team and the Graduation Committee.

Kathryn plans to pursue a career in Elementary Education (1st through 4th grade). She is planning on attending either Marquette University or St. Norbert's College. 

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Nickolas Spies, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, January 9, 2012.

Nickolas is the son of Cathy Spies. 

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Pictured are Jim White, Chair of the Park and Recreation Commission, West Bend Noon Rotary members Peter German, Betsy Guild (President) and Richard Klumb, and West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownokow. 

The West Bend Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department has been very fortunate to receive a number of State and National Awards over the past two years.  The biggest reason for this has been the enthusiasm of their residents and community partners.  They  formally recognized some of their community partners at the January 9th, 2012 Common Council meeting.

One of those recognized community partners was the West Bend Noon Rotary Club for their contributions towards the Regner Park Splash Pad. The attendance at the Regner Park beach the last couple of Summers has been at its highest level  in over 25 years.

The West Bend Noon Rotary Club appreciates the recognition and looks forward to a continued partnership with the city of West Bend! 

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Enchantment in the Park wrapped up a succesful run through the holiday season. Thanks to all those who came and visited. Also, thanks to all those who helped out as volunteers. We really appreciate all your help and couldn't have done it without all the extra help. We hope to see you all back next November when we return for Christmas 2012!
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Emily Vetter, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, December 5, 2011.

Emily is the daughter of James and Diane Vetter.

Emily is involved with NHS and is currently the Vice President, ACE, Key Club, Varsity Dance Team and the Graduation Committee.

Emily plans to pursue a career in Elementary Education and would like to attend either St. Norbert's College or Marquette University.

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Trenton Rehman, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, Decemebr 5, 2011.

Trenton is the son of John and Deborah Rehman.

The school activities that Trenton is involved with include Basketball and Golf (4 years), Soccer (senior year), AAU Basketball (4 Summers) and has coached at the Boys & Girls Club as well as West Bend East Basketball Camps. Trenton is also a member of NHS and has gone on 2 mission trips, one to Cincinnati, OH and one to Clarksdale, MS.

Trenton plans to pursue a career in Mathematics or Science and is interested in either attending Marquette University or the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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Professor Scott Neiderjohn was the guest speaker at the West Bend Noon Rotary meeting on Monday, November 28, 2011. He shared with the club how Wisconsin's deficit in teaching personal finance and economics is failing our children. Below are a couple of links to reports he suggested for further reading on the topic.

http://wpri.org/Reports/Volume24/Vol24No3/Vol24No3.html

http://www.genirevolution.org/

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Eric Krejcarek, Senior from West Bend East High School, gave a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, November 28, 2011.

Erik is the son of Brian and Kim Krejcarek. 

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Jacquelyn Smale, Senior from West Bend East High School, gave a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, November 28, 2011.

Jacquelyn is the daughter of Jeff and Renee Smale.

The activities that Jacquelyn is involved with include NHS where she is the President, Channel and ACE. Jacquelyn is also the captain of the East Girl's Swim Team and a member of SEED (Saving the Earth Every Day). 

Jacquelyn plans on being a College Professor and attending the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. 

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Ethan Kastner, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, November 21, 2011.

Ethan is the son of Thomas & Beth Kastner.

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Samantha Petite, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, November 21, 2011.

Samantha is the daughter of John & Rose Petite. 

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ImageTaylor Mccabe, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, November 14, 2011.

Taylor is the daughter of Brian and Catherine McCabe. Taylor is involved with the following clubs and activities: NHS, Sac/Rec, Bluegrass Strings, Pop's Strings, The Pit for musicals, Madrigals, Swimming, and ACE. Amanda plans to start her career at UWWC and then transfer to another UW School. She eventually wants to be a Psychologist.

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ImageAaron Johnson, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, November 7, 2011.

Aaron is the son of David and Kristine Johnson. His siblings are Hannah Johnson 15, Ben Johnson 14, Grace Johnson 10 1/2.

David is involved in the following Clubs/Activities/Hobbies/Awards: West Bend East Soccer--(2011) awarded 3rd Team All Conference Middle Defender 2011 and Most Improved Player, West Bend East Football-2008 and 2009 seasons, West Bend East Basketball 2008- Present, National Honor Society 2010/11, 2011/12.  Scholar Athlete Award Four years, True Blue Basketball Club- Team Captain four years, Mission Discovery Mission Trips--  Summer 2010, 2011.  Catholic Youth Outreach Program 2010, 2011. 

David cleans buses for Johnson Bus and separates and delivers field stone for West Bend Sand and Stone.

David plans to attend Marquette University. At this time, he is undecided as far as a major goes, but he is interested in Environmental Psychology and Sports Nutrition.

ImageAmanda Lochen, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, November 7, 2011. In the background is West Bend Noon Rotary President Elect Tom Bozewicz and fellow student speaker of the day, Aaron Johnson.

Amanda is the daughter of Michael and Jeanine Lochen. Her siblings are Michael, Matt and Daniel. Amanda is involved in the following clubs and activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, Ace, Student Government and the Tennis captain. Amanda currently has a job working for Pick 'N Save. 

Amanda plans to attend either Marquette University or Loyola University and major in Business. 

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Katie Lee, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, October 31st, 2011.

Katie is the daughter of William and Suzanne Lee. Her siblings are Brittaney and Ashley Lee. The clubs and activities that Katie is involved in include NHS, Key Club, Musical, Newspaper, Honors Choir, AP Scholar, Spain Trip, Solo and Ensemble, Softball and Madrigal Singers. Katie currently works at Culver's in Jackson. Katie palns to attend Boston Collge and major in Mathematics and Pre-La.

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Bailey Lanser, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, October 24th, 2011.

Bailey is the daughter of Jody and Tom Lanser.  She has 2 brothers -  Carter and Marcus Lanser. Bailey plays tennis, basketball, and softball. She is also in ACE, Channel, National Honor Society, CARITAS Volunteer organization, and goes on mission trips in the summer. She works in the Summer at Cousins Subs. Bailey is looking to attend UW - Madison and major in Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine.

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Alex Gill, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, October 24th, 2011.

Alex is the son of Larry and Darcy Gill. His siblings include Maggie, Brittany, Emily, Andy, and Peter.  Alex is involved in DIVA (an after school video production group) and NHS (National Honor Society). His hobbies and activities include drawing (architectural), stamp collecting, YPLF (Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship - designed to create future leaders of stamp collecting hobby and promote youth collecting), Volunteering (via NHS and school's service program). Alex's awards include Honor Roll (all high school grading periods to date) and Honor's Day Department Award (Social Studies and Art). Alex plans to attend UW-Washington County for two years and then transfer to UW-Milwaukee to finish with a Degree in  Architecture and possibly go on for a Master's degree in Architecture.

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On October 17th, the West Bend Noon Rotary Club was visited by District Governor Nancy Rhoades and Assistant District Governor Brian Monroe. They met with the Board of Directors and Club Officers and inquired how things were going and complimented the club on how well things have gone the last year. They also asked questions to learn more about our club. After lunch, they met with the whole club and shared with us what's new in Rotary and what we can expect in Rotary in the future. It was a nice opportunity to meet with officials from the District and learn more about the big picture of Rotary International!

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Rotary Assistant District Governor Brian Monroe speaking to the West Bend Noon Rotary on October 17th, 2011. 

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 Rotary District Governor Nancy Rhoades speaking to the West Bend Noon Rotary on October 17th, 2011. 

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ImageAaron Drews, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, October 17th, 2011.

Aaron is the son of Dirk and Debra Drews. Aaron is involved with Debate, Boy Scouts where he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout, Model UN, Key Club Treasurer, Interact, National Honor Society and French Club. Aaron plans to attend UW Madison or Northwestern University. He hopes to acquire an undergraduate degree in both French and International Relations with a minor in Linguistics. For potential careers, Aaron is looking into working in an embassy and eventually as a diplomat for the US Government. Another interest of Aaron's is working as a linguist for the United Nations.

ImageMelissa Johnson, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, October 17th, 2011.

Melissa is the daughter of Dan and Deanna Johnson. 

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ImageJoy Gadouas, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, October 10th, 2011.

Joy is the daughter of Jack and Marcia Gadouas.  Her brothers are Jesse Boylen and Jeromy Finke, and her sister is Wendy Gadouas. She is involved in Soccer and Ace clubs at school. She is presently a Cashier at Pick 'N Save North. Joy is looking to attend UW - Stevens Point and eventually UW - Madison. She is looking to major in Chemistry and becoming a Pharmacist.

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Matthew Beine, Senior from West Bend East High School, gives a presentation to the West Bend Noon Rotary Club on Monday, October 10th, 2011.
 
Matthew Beine is the son of Dan and Pam Beine. He has two siblings - Chris and Jake. Matthew is currently involved with debate, Model UN, Interact, NHS, Boy Scouts, tennis and forensics. He currently has a job delivering The Booster. Matthew is looking to attend either Drake University or UW Madison and major in Actuarial Science.
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On October 17th, the West Bend Noon Rotary Club is being visited by District Governor Nancy Rhoades and Assistant District Governor Brian Monroe. They would like to share with us what's new in Rotary and what we can expect in Rotary in the future. They'd also like to learn about our club and what we have been doing, as well as answer any questions we might have. We hope you can all make it!

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State Representative and Fellow West Bend Noon Rotarian Pat Strachota, spoke to the club on Monday, October 4th. The topic was the 2011-13 Wisconsin State Budget. Pat explained the key elements of the $66 Billion - 2 year budget. The presentation was very informative and helped explain the complexities of how the state budget works and how the taxpayers money is appropriated.

For more information on Pat Strachota's presentation, check out her power point presentation at the link below.

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/84603bd8-cee1-4f46-906c-0653a239a029.ppt 

Image Pat Strachota speaking on the Assembly floor during session. 

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To All Members of District 6270: 
 Rotary Foundation Celebration 

This is a "save the date" memo.  Our annual Rotary Foundation Celebration dinner will be held on November 3, hosted by the Hartford RC at the Schauer Arts and Activities Center, in downtown Hartford.
 

Those who should consider attending:
  • Paul Harris Fellows
  • Foundation Alumni
  • Benefactors and Bequest Society Members
  • Sustainers and contributors of/to the Rotary International Foundation...  
  • And all others :-)

Please contact me if you would like to honor any new Paul Harris awardees,  Benefactors, or Bequest Society members at the dinner.

Our speaker will be Alex Zimmerman, a recent Ambassadorial Scholar (a program of The Rotary Foundation).

I am asking that each and every club be represented!  A flyer with details about time, cost, and how to sign up will follow in early October,
but for now talk it up,  and "Save the Date".
 
Best,
Erik
 

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Alexandra Marks is a returning student at UWWC majoring in English. Alexandra was awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the West Bend Noon Rotary Club.

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Amanda Schussman is a freshman at UWWC who would like to major in veterinary medicine. Amanda was awarded a $1,500 scholarship by the West Bend Noon Rotary Club.

West Bend Noon Rotary UWWC Scholarship Recipients Peter German 0
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Members of the West Bend West High Schools' International service club Interact took part in a "Hike For Haiti" around West Bend to promote awareness for an internationally recognized dance troupe from Haiti that was performing at the West Bend High Schools auditorium Thursday, September 22nd. West Bend Noon Rotarian Karen Rice, an Interact advisor, joined students on the hike. Rice bubled with pride over the possible future Rotarians. "Interact has raised thousands of dollars through their fundraisers," she said. 

The Interact Club is in its third year and is sponsored by West Bend Rotary clubs - the adult international service organization.  

For more information on the Hike For Haiti and the International service club Interact, click on the link below to view the article in the West Bend News on Wednesday, September 21st.

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/6d958686-f1b9-410f-ac0f-2109589ce1b8.pdf

 Page 2 of the article is found atthe link below.

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/3160abc8-e41b-4c3f-aaad-6751ea7ba2cc.pdf

 

West Bend West High School After School Group Interact Takes Part In "Hike For Haiti" Peter German 0
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The West Bend Noon Rotary is sponsoring two foreign exchange students through the Rotary Youth Exchange program scholarships. In the picture above, Sofia Borboni, left, from Italy, is the incoming exchange student. Nikol Schuster, middle, is the outbound exchange student to Argetina. Joining them is Samantha Wanta, right, Interact Club President, whose mother, Laurie Wanta, is also the club advisor.

To check out the West Bend News article on September 20, 2011, click on the link below.

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/7e6d0cd2-66c4-4d0b-a870-3f32368d0afe.pdf

 

West Bend Noon Rotary Exchange Students for 2011 - 2012 Peter German 0
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The World Affairs Seminar is a District 6270 Rotary initiative that draws over 400 students form all over the world for a week long intensive study of a topic which has global impact.  It is held yearly in June at Carroll University.

This picture (above) is of our local students who received a West Bend Noon  Rotary Scholarship to attend the 34th World Affairs Seminar this year. The topic  of the  2011 seminar was Sustainable Development.   The pictured students  spoke at our West Bend Noon Rotary meeting today (9/26/11) about what they learned at the seminar and how it had impacted their lives. Pictured left to right are:  Janelle Henrich, Steve Machery, and Nickol Schuster.

Nikol Schuster is our club sponsored outbound student who will spend her exchange year in Argentina. Steve Machery was the past president of Interact for two years.

The 2012 World Affairs Seminar has just been announced.  It will be held June 16-22, 2012.  This year's topic is Global Communication 2.0 Technology's Impact on International Understanding.

Students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year (grades 10, 11, 12) prior to the Seminar are encouraged to apply. Participants are typically selected and sponsored by their schools, local service clubs and community groups, or may apply individually. Exchange students in U.S. or Canadian high schools are especially encouraged to apply.

Students who have an interest in global issues and are in good academic standing and who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year prior to the Seminar are encouraged to apply.   Contact your school guidance department for details and please visit the website http://worldaffairsseminar.org/.
 
Scholarships are available through the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Lion's Club, and Optimist Clubs.
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We just received information about this year's Rotary District 6270 Fall Seminar, held on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7:30 a.m. to Noon.  The Seminar is held in Hartford, at the middle school, and is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Rotary organization and its many components.

This should be attended by all Board members or a representative.  In addition, it's a great way for newer members to learn about Rotary beyond our West Bend Club.  This year they are offering Breakout Sessions on The Paul Harris Society, Responsibilities of the Foundation Committee, meeting the Polio Challenge Goals, Community Partnerships, recruiting and retaining members, as well as a session on ClubRunner.

Please take a few minutes to look over the agenda, and consider attending this year.  You'll learn many new things and meet area Rotarians who are working on exciting projects in their clubs you'll want to hear about.

We look forward to having a sizeable group of WBN Rotarians representing our Club.

For more information, please click on the link below.

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/story/StoryDetail.aspx?accountid=50114&sid=13230&stid=District

 

Rotary District 6270 Fall Seminar set for October 22nd in Hartford. Peter German 0
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Work is now underway by the Rotary clubs of Washington County to organize the 2011 holiday light display "Enchantment In The Park" at Washington County Fair Park.

The Steering Committee is trying to expand its volunteer base so we are asking you to pass the information along to other groups, family and friends for their consideration.

For more information, please click on the link below. 

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/a006b333-367b-4d4a-ae85-5277b105e7ba.pdf

 

2011 Enchantment In The Park is officially underway! Peter German 0
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ShelterBox are continuing to monitor the effects of Hurricane Irene and preparing to assist wherever the need is the greatest. 

Wednesday morning Irene was centered about 335 miles southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas and was moving west-northwest near 9mph.

It had already wrought destruction across the Caribbean, giving a glimpse of what the storm might bring to the Eastern Seaboard. In Puerto Rico, more than a million people were without power.

One woman died after trying to cross a swollen river in her car and at least hundreds were displaced by flooding in the Dominican Republic, forced to take refuge in schools and churches. 

 

Water walk: A mother and her son walk through a flooded street after in Nagua, Dominican Republic today

Water walk: A mother and her son walk through a flooded street after in Nagua, Dominican Republic today


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2028553/Hurricane-Irene-path-2011-Newly-wed-couple-evacuees-Ocracoke-Island.html#ixzz1W0Oj2YCv

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The West Bend Noon Rotary held its 21st annual Shrimp Boil event on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at Regner Park. The weather was just perfect for a late Summer get together for family and friends to kick back and relax. The band Andrea And The Mods entertained the crowd and were well received. With Summer winding down, and such a beautiful night at hand, many did not want to go home!
West Bend Noon Rotary Shrimp Boil Annual Summer Event A Success! Peter German 0
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The West Bend Noon Rotary Club made a commitment in 2007 to pledge $75,000 to the Museum of Wisconsin Art for the construction of its new building. The new museum is now getting closer to breaking ground, and the West Bend Noon Rotary is excited to be a part of the this wonderful organization which showcases the finest examples of Wisconsin art from all timeframes.

The link below shows a diagram of the new layout for the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Item #8 specifically shows where the West Bend Noon Rotary Club will be recognized. This is the Children's Exhibit Wall on the First Floor. 

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/a22b44fd-b6e5-4566-b74c-b79fb5d7a8eb.pdf

 

West Bend Noon Rotary pledges $75,000 to the Museum of Wisconsin Art Peter German 0
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West Bend Noon Rotary's very own Chris Chlupp has been recognized in the August addition of The Rotarian! The Rotarian is a monthly magazine that originated in 1911 as a way to provide a means for the exchange of ideas between Rotarians throughout the world. The article on Chris appeared in the column "The Talent Around The Table."

To check out the entire article, please click on the attached link below:

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/73cb8614-b74e-499c-aedb-14b5680a84fc.pdf

 

West Bend Noon Rotarian Chris Chlupp Recognized in August 2011 addition of The Rotarian! Peter German 0
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Police Officer Brenda Grinwald was awarded Police Officer of the Year by the West Bend Noon Rotary Club.

Officer Grinwald has served more than five-years as a police oficer on the police department. She is one of the police department's top Evidence Technicians and Bicycle Officers.

Police Officer Brenda Grinwald was awarded Police Officer of the Year by the West Bend Noon Rotary Club.

Officer Grinwald has served more than five-years as a police oficer on the police department. She is one of the police department's top Evidence Technicians and Bicycle Officers.

 

 

"All of her supervisors and fellow workers can count on Officer Grinwald to lend a helping hand," says Kenneth Meuler, West Bend Police Chief. "She is often the first officer to respond to the call of help by an officer on the street, is willing to relieve a dispatcher and if she is walking through the record section and sees a citizen waiting for help, she will stop and help. Brenda truly understands and delivers customer service." 

 

Beginning her career as a Clerk in the records section of the department, she earned the necessary credentials to become an officer. She received her Criminal Justice degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and completed the State of Wisconsin's Basic Recruit School at the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Brenda Grinwald Awarded 2011 Noon Rotary Police Officer of the Year Jane Neff 0
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The West Bend Noon Rotary Club was awarded the Presidential Citation for the June 2010 - June 2011 term by Rotary International for demonstrating Rotary's commitment to fellowship and service. Under the theme of "Building Communities, Bridging Continents", nominations were submitted according to a list of criteria and guidelines.

Rotary International offers awards to recognize the efforts and contributions of both Rotarians and individual Rotary clubs.  Rotary clubs are encouraged to focus on meeting the specific criteria to be eligible for the award.

A copy of the award is shown at the attached link.

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/93027d3c-59e2-43a4-8113-88cab41030aa.pdf

 

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The West Bend Noon Rotary held it's annual Paul Harris Dinner at the West Bend Country Club on Monday, June 27, 2011. On a beautiful Wisconsin June evening, Rotarians and guests gathered to reminisce about the past year and talk about upcoming changes to the new year.

Michael Miller passed the gavel on to Betsy Guild who will be the West Bend Noon Rotary's 88th President. Michael Miller served as President for the term June 2010 - June 2011. The Rotary International theme during his tenure was "Building Communities, Bridging Continents." Michael thanked the club for their efforts in the past year and was appreciative for everyone stepping up and helping out where needed. He went over the accomplishments of the club during the past year and spoke of his pride in serving as the Rotary President.

Betsy Guild takes over as President for the term June 2011 - June 2012. The Rotary International theme for her term will be "Reach Within To Embrace Humanity." Betsy discussed what that meant to her and she talked about her excitement in her new role and looked forward to a new year with lots of challenges and changes on the horizon.

Honorary Paul Harris Fellows were awarded to Mark Kurziak and Sharon Ziegler. This award is named in honor of the Rotary International founder, Paul Harris. In his honor, individual Rotary clubs choose a Paul Harris Fellow who meets high professional and personal standards set by the founder. The fellow is then honored at a dinner and receives a special certificate, a gold pin, and a gold medallion on a blue-and-gold ribbon.

The Rotarian of the Year was awarded to Tom Bozewicz. Tom was the Vice President of the Club for the past year and takes over as the President Elect for the upcoming term. 

A copy of the program for the night's festivities can be found at the attached link. 

http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal//Accounts/6134/Documents/19/93027d3c-59e2-43a4-8113-88cab41030aa.pdf

 

West Bend Noon Rotary Holds It's Annual Paul Harris Dinner Peter German 0
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West Bend Noon Rotary's 21st Annual Seafood Fest was a great success! A big thank you goes out to all those involved including the volunteers who put in long hours to help out in whatever ways were needed. Likewise, we thank the local community for dropping by and spending time with us over the 3 day weekend June 3-5. The weather was great. Not an ounce of rain! The entertainment was awesome and the food was fantastic!

Normally held on the first weekend of June in Regner Park, this three day festival is the major fundraiser for the Noon Rotary’s Waterways Foundation. With everyone's help, we can do wonderful things for the West Bend community.

We tried new things this year and hope the changes were well received, but we always like to hear from our guests. Any feedback, advice and suggestions are always welcome. We want to continue to make Seafood Fest a successful and popular event for the local community for years to come!

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The West Bend Rotary Club was organized Thursday, April 30th, 1925. The Hartford Rotary Club sponsored the West Bend Rotary Club and Seventeen Hartford Rotarians assisted in the organization.

The West Bend Pilot at the time reported that the club would begin with a charter of 20 members and was created to be active in the betterment of business, city and state and will follow a good constructive program.

Rules at the time stated only one member representative was allowed from each business, profession or manufacturing plant in the West Bend area.

The club met once a week every Wednesday at noon. The Officers who were elected are as follows:

President - Frank W. Bucklin

Vice President - Bernard C. Ziegler

Secretary - Henry O. Regner

Treasurer - Louis Kuelthau

Directors - Arthur Klumb, Robert Rolfs & Charles Walter 

West Bend Noon Rotary Celebrates 86th Anniversary Peter German 0
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The very first West Bend Rotary sponsored Seafood Fest was held June 14-16, 1991. The idea for Seafood Fest came from a Rotary Club in Marquette, Michigan. West Bend Rotary members traveled to the Marquette, MI to see how their Fest was run and were impressed.  The idea was then implemented here in West Bend and the rest is history!

The need for a fund-raiser stemmed from a decision made 7 years prior to the start of Seafood Fest to help preserve West Bend's wetlands and natural waterways. The West Bend Rotary group emphatically decided to lend a hand to the second phase of the Riverwalk expansion project and pledged $110,000 to do so.

There was initial apprehension regarding the organization of an event this size, but outstanding turnouts for the 3 day event left organizers pleased with the results. Even with a fair amount of rain on the first night, many people dropped by Regner Park to see what all the excitement was about. By all measures, the event was deemed a success. All told, 875 lobsters were sold over the course of the event.

Seafood Fest  continues on today and is as popular as ever. This year's event is scheduled for June 3-5, 2011. This is the West Bend Noon Rotary's largest annual fundraiser. The proceeds from this 3-day event primarily fund the Waterways Foundation.

Looking Back 20 Years Ago At The Start of Seafood Fest Peter German 0