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Wisconsin Books for the World Fundraising Appeal to Teachers and Educators
 
Not all kids go to schools that are able to provide the books they need to learn. Teachers in some areas don’t have the resources they need for their students, but thanks to the generosity of local educators who donate books, we have the power to help.
 
Wisconsin Books for the World supports global literacy and education by collecting used school and library books throughout the state and sending them to developing countries. Books for the World is coordinated by the Madison Breakfast Rotary Club.
 
Over the next 4 weeks, we have a goal to raise $5,000, the cost of shipping two truckloads of textbooks. Please click below to donate. Send a student the tools they need to promote the love of learning!
 
Wisconsin Books for the World Fundraising Appeal to Teachers and Educators 2017-05-21 05:00:00Z
Rotary Membership and Information Party at Vitense
On February 20, Madison Breakfast Rotary held a Rotary Informational Party at 5:30 pm at Vitense Golfland.  Members, perspective members, and friends enjoyed a lively meeting.  President Thom Weiss, who is also the coordinator of the club’s Rotary Books for the World project, gave an inspiring talk about the many facets of Rotary.
Rotary Membership and Information Party at Vitense Priscilla Thain 2017-02-19 06:00:00Z
Our Wonderful Student Visitors
Franci, from Italy, Sari from Finland, and Daniel, 2017-18 outbound exchange student to Denmark.

 

The club enjoyed a visit on January 9 from Sari, our 2014-15 exchange student from Finland, Franci, our current exchange student from Italy, and Daniel, our 2017-18 outbound change student going to Denmark.

Sari, from Finland

Sari graduated from high school last spring and has started at the University of Helsinki, majoring in psychology.  Right after high school, she traveled to nine countries.  She currently lives with a friend from high school.

Franci from Italy

Franci went to Ohio with his host family Brenda and Thom Weiss for Christmas.  He practices basketball every day and has games three times a week.  He calls his family every Sunday morning.

Franci went on the hockey weekend with the exchange students.  It was the first time he had seen hockey.

Daniel, 20017-18 Outbound to Denmark

Daniel, an Eagle Scout and a member of the National Honor Society plays soccer.  As a senior in high school, he has been applying to colleges.  His older brother and sister each went on two exchanges.  He recently met a kid from Denmark and practices his Danish.  For his Eagle Scout project, he created a gravel pathway and garden in an Elementary School.

 
Our Wonderful Student Visitors 2017-01-15 06:00:00Z
MBR Officer Nominees for 2017-18
On January 16, the club will vote on the following slate of officers being put forth by the Board of Directors:
 
President             Heather Dyer
President Elect    Bailey Ebben
Past President     Thom Weiss
Secretary            Eng Braun
Treasurer            Fe’ Semira
At Large            Bruce Harville
At Large            Mike Kafka
At Large            Sarah Flanagan
At Large            Betsy Nordstrom
 
 
MBR Officer Nominees for 2017-18 2017-01-15 06:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange Hockey Weekend
 
 
Rotary Youth Exchange Hockey Weekend Doug Nordstrom 2017-01-07 06:00:00Z
Elegant December Fundraiser Party a Big Success
Thank you to Betsy and Doug Nordstrom for opening their house for the Think Rotary Shop Locally fundraiser for our youth and literacy programs on December 2.  It was an elegant affair with the café lunch, and an incredible display of holiday goodies for sale.  Vendors  displayed jewelry, table ware, art work, and clothes throughout the house. Club members and friends helping out included Fe’ Semira, Eng Braun, Krissa Hinzman, Judy Levine, Thom Weiss, Monica Tuite, and many others.
 
Elegant December Fundraiser Party a Big Success Priscilla Thain 2016-12-04 06:00:00Z
Welcome to the MBR Exchange Student for 2016-17 -- Franci from Italy!!
Welcome to the MBR Exchange Student for 2016-17 -- Franci from Italy!! 2016-08-21 05:00:00Z
Paint-a-Thon 2016
Project Home Paint-a-Thon team including members of Madison Breakfast Rotary, Madison Rotary After Hours, and the Do Gooders.
 
Madison Breakfast team members included Doug and Betsy Nordstrom, Bruce Harville, Mike Kafka, AJ Ernst, and Fé Cruz Semira.
 
 
 
Paint-a-Thon 2016 2016-07-31 05:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange Farewell to Jasmine and Gaby
Jasmine, 20016-17 youth exchange student from Taiwan with Gaby, 2017-18 outbound to Taiwan
 
Rotary Youth Exchange Farewell to Jasmine and Gaby 2016-07-23 05:00:00Z
Club members Mike Kafka, Thom Weiss, Jasmine, and Betsy Nordstrom at the Special Olympics at Oregon High School field on May 7
Club members Mike Kafka, Thom Weiss, Jasmine, and Betsy Nordstrom at the Special Olympics at Oregon High School field on May 7 2016-05-14 05:00:00Z
Sprecher’s Event Raises $6500 for Club’s Youth & Literacy Programs
Betsy Nordstrom announced that the Food and Beer Pairing fundraiser at Sprecher’s on April 7 raised $6500 for the club’s youth and literacy programs.  Thanks to all who contributed raffle gifts and worked on the event.  Judy Levine handled the raffle table and Steve Schwerbel the marketing.  Betsy Nordstrom spearheaded the event, Doug Nordstrom handled the event registration and money, and Krissa Hinzman coordinated the exchange students. Thom Weiss, Fe’ Semira, and Eng Braun also worked on the event as did many club members who took turns at the registration table.
 
Sprecher’s Event Raises $6500 for Club’s Youth & Literacy Programs Priscilla Thain 2016-04-17 05:00:00Z
6th Annual Madison Breakfast Rotary Benefit for Youth and Literacy Projects
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To benefit our Youth and Literacy Projects, Madison Breakfast Rotary is hosting the 6th Annual Food and Beer Pairing Fundraiser at Sprecher’s.

 

6th Annual Madison Breakfast Rotary Benefit for Youth and Literacy Projects Betsy Nordstrom 2016-02-27 06:00:00Z
Think Rotary, Shop Locally – A Fundraising Success
Club members, friends and families enjoyed shopping, eating, and socializing at the February 5 event at the Nordstrom’s home to benefit the club’s youth related projects.
 
Quiche, soup, sandwiches and desserts with wine and beverages were served in the "café".  Embellishments, Darcy Sage Art, Handcrafted Wood, Totally Wired, Twinkle Little Star Glass, and Silpada Jewelry displayed their wares in an artistic fashion.
 
Many thanks to Doug and Betsy Nordstrom who opened their home for the event.  
 
Volunteers included:
Helen Baldwin                        Eng Braun
Bob & Carol Dombroski         AJ Ernst
Bailey Ebben                           Edith First
Bruce Harville                         Mike Kafka
Peggy Kelly                            Judy Levine
Rhea Myers                 Doug and Betsy Nordstrom
Fe’ Semira                               Monica Tuite
Thom Weiss
 
Rotarians from other clubs included Sean Fischer, Jacci See, and Jerry Thain.
Think Rotary, Shop Locally – A Fundraising Success Priscilla Thain 2016-02-09 06:00:00Z
Club Slate of Officers for 2016-17

On December 21, the club voted for the following officers effective July 1, 2016.

President:  Thom Weiss
President Elect:  Heather Dyer
Secretary:  Eng Braun
Treasurer:  Fe’ Semira
Board Member:  Mike Kafka
Board Member:  Bruce Harville
Board Member:  Lori Scroggs
Board Member Bailey Ebben
Sgt. At Arms:  Sara Flanagan
Past President:  AJ Ernst
Club Slate of Officers for 2016-17 Priscilla Thain 2015-12-13 06:00:00Z
November 14 Bookpacking Day
Photo by Bob Dombroski
 
On Saturday, November 14, nine Rotary clubs from Dane County helped sort and pack educational materials for the Rotary-supervised Books for the World program.
 
Over 50 Rotarians from the Madison Breakfast, After Hours, Waunakee, Madison East-Monona, Fitchburg-Verona, Reedsburg, DeForest, Sun Prairie, and West Towne-Middleton clubs packed more than 15 tons (9 pallets) of school and library books. The pallets of books will soon be shipped to Houston, Texas, and Rotarians there will load them into sea containers destined for schools in over 25 countries where students are taught in English. These resources, donated by schools and libraries across Wisconsin, will be used by students in these countries for an additional 5 to 8 years.
 
The Wisconsin Operation, which has been supervised by Madison Breakfast Rotary since 2005, is the second largest Books for the World processing site in the USA (Texas being the largest). Since the Wisconsin program began, the club has also shipped school desks (more than 1,000), classroom tables, and library shelves. The sea containers, which are purchased by the Houston-area Rotary clubs, remain with the schools to be converted to teaching space and health clinics. 
 
Click here to see photo album. 
November 14 Bookpacking Day Priscilla Thain 2015-11-22 06:00:00Z
Welcome to New Member Steve Schwerbel
 
New member Steve Schwerbel is congratulated and presented with a red badge by Club President AJ Ernst on October 19.
Welcome to New Member Steve Schwerbel Priscilla Thain 2015-08-23 05:00:00Z
MBR Foundation Awards Six Grants
At the June 22 club meeting, Bruce Harville, president of the club’s foundation, announced this year’s five awards.  The recipients were Reach Out and Read, Books Are Power, Madison Ice. Inc.  Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Millennium Soccer Club and Books for the World.
 
Ruth Sias attended the meeting, representing Reach Out and Read; Gary Muldoon, represented Books Are Power. Jack Connelly accepted for the Millennium Soccer Club, and Bob and Carol Dombroski accepted for Books for the World, since Thom Weiss was away.
MBR Foundation Awards Six Grants 2015-07-07 05:00:00Z
MBR Is Second for District Giving to The Rotary Foundation
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Acting Program Chair, Dean McHugh, reported that the Madison Breakfast Rotary ranks second among about 60 Rotary clubs in District 6250 for per capita giving.  Madison Breakfast members donated $3,520 topping the club goal by more than 176% with per capita giving of $153.  Congratulations to all of our members for exceeding this important goal and special thanks to our Rotary Foundation Chair, Helen Baldwin for an outstanding job.
MBR Is Second for District Giving to The Rotary Foundation Priscilla Thain 2015-06-21 05:00:00Z
RYLA students had a great time at camp this year!!
Left to right -- Bobbie, Dante, Joseph and James, students who attended RYLA Camp May 9-10, sponsored by MBR
 
RYLA students had a great time at camp this year!! Doug Nordstrom 2015-05-15 05:00:00Z
Rotary Books for the World News
Thom Weiss received an Outstanding Service Award from the Books for the World CEO Charlie Clemmons. The award was presented at the Summit IV in Houston, Texas on January 12 and recognizes Madison Breakfast Rotary's significant contribution to the success of this international literacy program.
 
 
Rotary Books for the World News Priscilla Thain 2015-01-25 00:00:00Z
Club Slate of Officers for 2015-16
On December 15, club members unanimously approved the board's following slate of officers for July 1, 2015-16.......
 
President:                    AJ Ernst
President Elect            Thom Weiss
Secretary                     Eng Braun
Treasurer                     Fe’ Semira
Past President             Bob Dombroski
Youth Protection Officer  Ryea Myers
 
 
Board of Directors
2nd Year of 2-year term:  Lori Scroggs, Helen Baldwin
1st year of 2 year term: Bruce Harville, Mike Kafka
Club Slate of Officers for 2015-16 Priscilla Thain 2014-12-22 00:00:00Z
A Big Success Fun, Food and Shopping

A big thank you to Doug and Betsy Nordstrom for opening their home for the November 21 club fundraiser.  Thanks especially go to Monica Tuite, who prepared the food for the holiday café and members and friends who contributed items for the spectacular bake sale.
 
Thanks also to the vendors who donated 20 percent of their sales to the youth exchange and to the members and friends who purchased items from the vendors and the bake sale.  The vendors included Baginspirations, Embellishments, Partyville, Totally Wired and the holiday decorations by Surroundings.  
A Big Success Fun, Food and Shopping Douglas Nordstrom 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Books for the World Celebrates 2,000,000 Pounds of Books

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On September 27, Madison Breakfast Rotary reached a milestone of two million pounds of books collected for the Books for the World program.

Rotary Books for the World Celebrates 2,000,000 Pounds of Books Priscilla Thain 2014-09-27 00:00:00Z
Doug Nordstrom, MBR Rotarian of the Year

Doug Nordstrom was honored as Rotarian of the Year at the club gathering at Sprecher’s on Sunday, August 24 for his outstanding work as the club’s webmaster.  Doug has made the club’s website relevant, interesting, easy to navigate, and functional.  In the case of our club, the first thing visitors see when coming to our website is how engaged the club is – with the community (local and global) and in the projects we undertake, with the youth through our exchange programs, and with out partnerships with businesses and non-Rotarians, at the same time having fun through our fundraising and social activities.

Doug has served as president, president elect, and past president for our cub.  He has served on the executive board at least two extra years.  As a member of the fundraising committee, he handles the finances and much of the behind the scenes set up.    He also does a lot to keep the youth exchange running smoothly and is a generous financial donor to that program. 

Doug Nordstrom has been a Rotarian since July 1995 when he was a charter member of the Middleton Sunrise club.  He served as president of that club three times and was very involved with that club’s community events and their youth exchange program.  The club congratulates Doug Nordstrom and thanks him for his service.

 

Doug Nordstrom, MBR Rotarian of the Year Priscilla Thain 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z
Priscilla Thain Honored

Bruce Harville presented Priscilla Thain with a Certificate of Appreciation for her many years of service to the club.  Priscilla, a member for over 15 years and past president, has been the newsletter editor for many years.  She faithfully provides the club with the weekly newsletter as well as an inspiration message on Monday mornings.

Priscilla Thain Honored Priscilla Thain 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z
New RYE Student Arrives in Madison!!

Judy Levine, Betsy Nordstrom with Xaver and host family. 

Xaver from Austria will be hosted by Madison Breakfast Rotary for the 2014-15 year.

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New RYE Student Arrives in Madison!! Betsy Nordstrom 2014-08-17 00:00:00Z
Annual Summer Club Party at Sprecher’s, 3 pm on Sunday, August 24
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Club members and their families are  invited to gather at Sprecher’s on Sunday August 24 starting at 3 p.m., to welcome our incoming exchange student and new and old host families, celebrate the incoming and outgoing board of directors, and honor the recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award.

 

Please invite friends who might be interested in joining the club.

 

Hosted appetizers and soft drinks provided.  Cash bar available.

 

Please RSVP to Betsy at bnordstrom@tds.net or (608)695-7847.

Annual Summer Club Party at Sprecher’s, 3 pm on Sunday, August 24 Priscilla Thain 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z
Farewell to Tomas from the Czech Republic

Club members gathered at the home of Thom and Brenda Weiss on Sunday August 3 for a cookout and birthday cake, to say farewell to Tomas, our exchange student from the Czech Republic from a couple of years ago.  Tomas visited Madison for a month and stayed with the Weisses.  Tomas had offered to do chores for club members and did some gardening with Helen Baldwin on Monday July 21and cooked an Asian dinner and a pie with Eng and Bill Braun on Sunday, July 27.  Club members were invited.

Tomas had spoken to the club on July 28 when he showed slides of Prague, where he has started at Medical School, right out of high school.  In the Czech Republic, he has joined Rotex, for former outbounds and also Roteract which supports an orphanage. and where they will start teaching English.

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Farewell to Tomas from the Czech Republic Priscilla Thain 2014-08-03 00:00:00Z
Welcome to New Member Lori Scroggs

Bruce Harville presented a red badge to Lori Scroggs as she was inducted into Madison Breakfast Rotary on July 14.

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Welcome to New Member Lori Scroggs Priscilla Thain 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z
Changing of the Guard

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The club thanks John Feller for an outstanding year as club president.  John started the year with a tour of the newly updated campus of the Madison College Truax campus by his firm J. H. Findorff and Sons.   He presided over excellent programs each week, service projects, fundraising events, an increase in membership, and the inbound and outbound exchange programs.  In particular, the club is appreciative that John and his firm J.H. Findorff and Sons supported our fundraising and social events.  Above all, we had great sociability and fun.  He passes the gavel to Bob Dombroski as the 2014-15 club president.

Changing of the Guard Priscilla Thain 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
Madison Breakfast Rotary Foundation Grant Recipients

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Club grant recipients Carol & Bob Dombroski, Rotary Books for the World; Al Arnold of Reading Clinic; Tom Meyer, Aaron’s House; Emily Auerbach, the Odyssey Project; Heidi Hastings, Connect House, club foundation president Bruce Harville on June 23.

Madison Breakfast Rotary Foundation Grant Recipients Priscilla Thain 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z
Paint-A-Thon August 2
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Madison Breakfast Rotary teamed up with the After Hours Rotary for the August 2 Paint-a-thon, a program of Project Home.  Brenda Weiss coordinated the project where volunteers from both clubs painted the exterior home of a family on Toban Drive.  Hallman Lindsay Paint Company provided the paint and the Manna Café provided lunch for the painters.   Project Home paints 8 to 12 homes in Dane County every year.  

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Paint-A-Thon August 2 Priscilla Thain 2014-06-09 00:00:00Z
Lively Club Fundraiser for Youth Exchange at Sprecher’s

Club members, friends, Rotarians from area clubs, and area exchange students enjoyed a lively party at Sprecher’s on April 24.  They were offered beer and food parings, and root beer floats as they checked out the 20 raffle gifts displayed in the center of the room.  Among the raffle gifts were a Trek bicycle, jewelry, golf gift cards, and picnic foods to name a few.

Many thanks go to Betsy and Doug Nordstrom and their committee for all the work putting this event together.  A special thanks to the sponsors:  J.H. Findorff & Sons Inc., Jim and Melissa Sirianni, Future Foam, and Doug and Betsy Nordstrom.  Area exchange students took turns drawing the winning raffle tickets for each prize. Among the guests were Sari’s visiting parents and brother, Dean Ryerson, District Governor; Dave Warren, the District Governor Elect; and Mary Van Hoot the area Assistant DG and DG Elect-Elect.

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Lively Club Fundraiser for Youth Exchange at Sprecher’s Douglas Nordstrom 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z
Eng and Bill Braun Host Holiday Party
Club members and guests, current and past host families, and even Junior, the English teacher Group Exchange member from Brazil, gathered to celebrate the holidays at the home of Eng and Bill Braun on Saturday, January 11.  Club members added to Eng’s wonderful appetizers to fill the table with holiday foods.  Members got to see Eng’s kitchen where she makes pies with the exchange students.

Our thanks to Eng and Bill Braun for their hospitality.  It was great to get together after such a long time away due to the holidays and the weather.

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Eng and Bill Braun Host Holiday Party Douglas Nordstrom 2014-01-19 00:00:00Z
EVERY ROTARIAN, EVERY YEAR $100 A YEAR

 

EVERY ROTARIAN, EVERY YEAR $100 A YEAR Helen Baldwin 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z
Books from Wisconsin to the World
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The Friends of the Libraries Semiannual Book Sale ended on October 19th wrapping up another hugely successful event with lots of interesting and sometimes rare books. (Did you see the line of people waiting on the first day? It’s like Black Friday for the Libraries!) Most of the books donated to the Friends are sold at the sale; but what about the books that aren’t chosen for a good home? What happens to them and where do they go?

Books from Wisconsin to the World Douglas Nordstrom 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z
Love Lights Tree Decorating

Madison Breakfast Rotary Club members decorating trees at UW Hospital.  Each year, Friends of UW Hospital and Clinics, Inc., offers Love Lights as a special way to honor and remember loved ones through the sale of blue and white lights that adorn trees outside the main entrances of UW Hospital and Clinics.

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Love Lights Tree Decorating Douglas Nordstrom 2013-11-17 00:00:00Z
Future Foam Inc. Recognized for Contributions to Books for the World
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Future Foam Inc. Recognized for Contributions to Books for the World Priscilla Thain 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Awards to Brenda & Thom Weiss
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Paul Harris Awards to Brenda & Thom Weiss Priscilla Thain 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z
Congratulations! Bruce Harville – Rotarian of the Year
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Congratulations! Bruce Harville – Rotarian of the Year Priscilla Thain 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z
Club Members Paint a House in McFarland
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On July 27, club members participated in a Paint-A-Thon sponsored by Project Hope.  Members of the Madison After Hours club joined the group to paint a house on Waubesa Avenue in McFarland.
Club Members Paint a House in McFarland Priscilla Thain 2013-08-04 00:00:00Z
MBR Club Party
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Club Party at Sprecher’s on August 13

Club members and new and old friends are invited to gather at Sprecher’s on Saturday, August 13 from 5-7 pm, to welcome the incoming exchange student and new and old host families.

The gathering will be held outside (weather permitting) on the patio. Chips and Dips and hot pretzels will be provided by the club on each table. There will be wait service for people to order beverages.  Tuesday is also $8 burger night for those wishing to stay later. See Betsy Nordstrom for details.

MBR Club Party Douglas Nordstrom 2013-07-21 00:00:00Z
Special Olympics at Oregon High School
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Pictured: Mike Kafka, Brenda and Thom Weiss, George Yelder, and Jackie Williams at the Special Olympics at Oregon High School on May 11.

Special Olympics at Oregon High School Douglas Nordstrom 2013-05-11 00:00:00Z
Madison Breakfast Rotary Hosts GSE Team From Brazil
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Kudos to AJ Ernst and club members who hosted the GSE team from Brazil from Friday, May 3 to Monday, May 6.

Madison Breakfast Rotary Hosts GSE Team From Brazil Douglas Nordstrom 2013-05-06 00:00:00Z
MBR Foundation Grant Applications Due April 30th!!
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MBR Foundation Grant Applications Due April 30th!! Bruce Harville 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z
MBR Ships Books to Afghanistan
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Madison Breakfast Rotary Club ships 16 pallets of books to schools in Afghanistan in cooperation with the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field

MBR Ships Books to Afghanistan Carol Dombroski 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z
Betsy Nordstrom -- Rotarian of the Year
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Betsy Nordstrom -- Rotarian of the Year 2012-08-30 00:00:00Z
MBR Rotary at Work Day -- Saturday April 28th
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MBR Rotary at Work Day -- Saturday April 28th Douglas Nordstrom 2012-04-28 00:00:00Z
Tabatha Williams, Medical School Grad and Former RYE to Brazil
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A Rotary Exchange year in Brazil in 1992-93, changed her life, Tabatha Williams told Breakfast Rotary on February 20.
Tabatha Williams, Medical School Grad and Former RYE to Brazil Douglas Nordstrom 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z
Madison Breakfast Rotary Club’s Books for the World Program Celebrates Its Millionth Pound Milestone
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Madison Breakfast Rotary Club’s Books for the World Program Celebrates Its Millionth Pound Milestone Yeang-Eng Braun 2012-01-30 00:00:00Z
Rotary Books for the World Million Pound Celebration Monday January 30th
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Rotary Books for the World Million Pound Celebration Monday January 30th Douglas Nordstrom 2012-01-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Fundraising for Rotary Youth Exchange on Thursday January 26th
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Rotary Fundraising for Rotary Youth Exchange on Thursday January 26th Douglas Nordstrom 2012-01-15 00:00:00Z
The Rotary Foundation enjoys high ratings from charity watchdogs
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The Rotary Foundation enjoys high ratings from charity watchdogs Douglas Nordstrom 2011-11-14 00:00:00Z
The Dombroskis Visit to Africa for Rotary Books for the World
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The Dombroskis Visit to Africa for Rotary Books for the World Douglas Nordstrom 2011-11-13 00:00:00Z
MBR Sundance Cinemas Rooftop Party!!!
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5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

See "Club Events" for more information or contact Priscilla Thain, 233-5578, Priscillathain@gmail.com

MBR Sundance Cinemas Rooftop Party!!! Douglas Nordstrom 2011-08-23 00:00:00Z
Service Club Olympics July 25/26
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Service Club Olympics July 25/26 Douglas Nordstrom 2011-07-09 00:00:00Z
Paint-a-thon August 6
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Paint-a-thon August 6 Douglas Nordstrom 2011-07-09 00:00:00Z
Ann Stanke - In Memoriam
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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ann Stanke, a former club president and a dear friend.
Ann Stanke - In Memoriam LeRoy Kemnitz 2011-05-23 00:00:00Z
Reach A Child
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The Reach a Child program provides 10-12 children’s books to police officers and first responders in
Reach A Child LeRoy Kemnitz 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z
Rotary Books for the World - March 2011
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One book processing day was hosted during the month.
Rotary Books for the World - March 2011 Robert Dombroski 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z
Malawi Orphan Children’s Village
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Malawi, a country about the size of Pennsylvania, is bordered by Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania.in southern Africa.  It is home to 15.4 million people, 45% of whom are under 14.   One

Malawi Orphan Children’s Village LeRoy Kemnitz 2011-05-02 00:00:00Z
The Rotary Foundation
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 The mission of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
The Rotary Foundation LeRoy Kemnitz 2011-01-03 00:00:00Z
Polio Outbreak in the Congo Republic
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Polio Outbreak in the Congo Republic Priscilla Thain 2010-11-22 00:00:00Z
“Madison City Tours” Welcomes People to Madison
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“Madison City Tours” Welcomes People to Madison Douglas Nordstrom
Justus Kirchhoff & Jerry Thain
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Justus Kirchhoff "RYE Year Wrap-up" & Jerry Thain "RI International Convention Highlights"
Justus Kirchhoff & Jerry Thain Douglas Nordstrom
2010 MBR Foundation Grants
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Bruce and Priscilla welcomed recipients of 2010 MBR Foundation Grants. Five organizations received funds.
2010 MBR Foundation Grants Douglas Nordstrom
The Town Center in the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery
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Our June 21 Laura Heislet, Director of Programming, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) brought to us words and pictures of the vision of the Town Center at the nearly completed Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.
The Town Center in the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery Douglas Nordstrom
Matthew Garcia of the World Council of Credit Unions, WOCCU, told us of the work of this group.
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CUNA, the US organization, started the effort in the 70s. The World Council serves as advocate for credit unions around the world, as consultant for credit unions outside the US, and drafter of regulations and policies for credit unions in developing countries.
Matthew Garcia of the World Council of Credit Unions, WOCCU, told us of the work of this group. Douglas Nordstrom
Rotary Youth Exchange a rewarding experience for the Caneff family
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In April, Denny Caneff extended a greeting and the banner of Madison Breakfast Rotary to Armando Rojon, president of the Rotary Club of Ciudad Valles, Mexico. Armando's family was Jamie's host family. Jamie returned the favor last week with the flag of his host dad's club.
Rotary Youth Exchange a rewarding experience for the Caneff family Douglas Nordstrom
Roy Elkins, Board Chair, Madison Area Music Association,
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May 24 - Roy Elkins, creator of broadjam inc. and Chair of the Madison Area Music Association, talked to the club about his passion, putting musical instruments into the hands of underprivileged kids.
Roy Elkins, Board Chair, Madison Area Music Association, Douglas Nordstrom
GSE team from Chibo Japan visits club
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Peggy Zalucha, Rotarian from Mount Horeb, led of by describing the GSE program. She was the Rotarian team leader for the group who recently went to District 2790, Chibo Japan. We also welcomed guest Stephen Hittner of Wisconsin Rapids who was on that team.
GSE team from Chibo Japan visits club Douglas Nordstrom
Matthew Bekkering head of Medical Dynamics
Matthew Bekkering heads Medical Dynamics, a firm that offers advice and medical products for people with chronic disease.
Matthew Bekkering head of Medical Dynamics Douglas Nordstrom
Fair Wisconsin
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Our own Bruce Harville spoke to the club on May 3, 2010. Bruce is on the board of Fair Wisconsin. This group promotes equal rights for gays, lesbians, and transsexual members of Wisconsin citizenry. His talk was a trial run of informational talks that would be informative, not controversial.
Fair Wisconsin Douglas Nordstrom
Personal Fitness Training
Club Member Betsy Nordstrom spoke about the benefits and methods of Personal Training for Fitness.
Personal Fitness Training Douglas Nordstrom
Madison Public Library Remodeling
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Barbara Dimick, Director of the Madison Public Library spoke to the club about the Downtown Library project.
Madison Public Library Remodeling Douglas Nordstrom
American Family Childrens Hospital
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Our speakers on Monday were Jim Gilmore, Development Planning Manager and Dr. Chris Green, Medical Director. They gave an overview of the hospital's facilities and capabilities as well as an overview of the hospital's history.
American Family Childrens Hospital Douglas Nordstrom
Rotary Club Visioning
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On April 5, Tom Mickelson brought us a convincing description of the process and value of Club Visioning that is aiding Rotary clubs far and near.
Rotary Club Visioning Douglas Nordstrom
Potential for Sustainable Biofuels
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Sara Krauskopf, Director of Outreach and Education with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, GLBRC, brought a fascinating story of the potential attraction and hurdles to making sustainable biofuels.
Potential for Sustainable Biofuels Douglas Nordstrom
Project Home
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Susan Buzby, Outreach Specialist for Project Home, enlightened us about the scope of this non-profit agency's work.
Project Home Douglas Nordstrom
American Regional English - Who Says What?
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Joan Houston Hall, Senior Editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English "Who Says What?"
American Regional English - Who Says What? Helen Baldwin
Health insurer denied your claim?
What to do if your health insurer denies a claim
Health insurer denied your claim? Helen Baldwin
Sibongile Magwaza, teaches in South Africa
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Sibongile Magwaza, speaker on March 1, teaches in South Africa
Sibongile Magwaza, teaches in South Africa LeRoy Kemnitz
Justus Kirchhoff
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Justus Kirchhoff
Justus Kirchhoff Helen Baldwin
Dennis Collins, a Professor of Business at Edgewood College
Dennis Collins, a Professor of Business at Edgewood College Helen Baldwin
Corey Chambas, member of Madison Breakfast Rotary and CEO of First Business Financial Services
Corey Chambas, member of Madison Breakfast Rotary and CEO of First Business Financial Services, was warmly welcomed by the club.
Corey Chambas, member of Madison Breakfast Rotary and CEO of First Business Financial Services Helen Baldwin