Madison South Rotary meets Mondays for lunch 12:00 - 1:15 pm at Madison College Goodman South Campus, 2429 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 in room 205.  We also offer attendance via zoom.

We enjoy fellowship, networking, a delicious catered lunch ($15 per person), and informative, engaging presentations from location businesses and nonprofits. 

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Up-coming Speakers
Madison Reading Project
Dec 05, 2022
Rotary Friendship Exchange
Dec 12, 2022
Madison College and the Madison College Foundation
Dec 19, 2022
Meeting Recaps
Rob Gooze, Madison South Rotary member, provided an overall understanding of The Rotary Foundation and how it works.  Rob also shared his experiences as a recent inductee to the Arch Klumph Society (a high level of lifetime giving to Rotary International).  Rob’s wife Mary even shared her observations from the ceremony and how well she was treated by the Rotarians.  If you missed the presentation, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/sYNt4MP8CLM
Terry Siebert, Rotarian from the Madison West Middleton Club and husband of our very own Kathy Siebert, shared his passion for Supper Clubs in Wisconsin.  Terry and Kathy have traveled all over Wisconsin dining in Supper Clubs listed in “Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience, by Ron Faiola.”  Terry shared stories about their favorite supper clubs, cocktails, salad bars, steaks and many other unique things they have encountered along the way.  It is also a great gathering spot for family and friends to relax and enjoy a great meal together.  If you missed the presentation, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/-iYLkmClkbQ
Lisa Johnson, CEO of BioForward, shared with the club her background in the bio-tech industry and being a jack of all trades to help biotech startups succeed.  Lisa shared some history and statistics on the biotech industry in Wisconsin and the Midwest.  Lisa also told us about the current state of the biotech industry in Wisconsin and the challenges going forward.  If you want to learn more, BioForward publishes annually the “Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Landscape and Economic Impact Report”: https://www.bioforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/TEConomy-Wisconsin-BioForward-Report-webready.pdf  If you missed the presentation, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/pfkGQ0_86lI
 
Dan McGown is a four-time participant in the World Series of Poker. This week, Dan shared the evolution of the World Series of Poker, including some of his experiences.  Dan also told us about the changes in strategy and the ins and outs of playing poker. 
 
If you missed it, here is the link to today's presentation:  https://youtu.be/rSdcnbnz-kE  
We did an in-meeting service project.  Each Rotarian took a couple of beginning to read books, added a Rotary sticker to the inside cover, inserted some fun Halloween stickers and wrote a short note to the child receiving the book.  We sent a box of 52 books back with Alice Erickson from One City Schools to distribute to the K-5 kindergarten class.
 
Alice Erickson, Volunteer Coordinator for One City Schools, shared with us some history about One City Schools including that the school is charted by the University of Wisconsin.  This charter allows children from all over Wisconsin to attend – and they do from as far away as Janesville.  One City Schools has an enrollment of over 500 children and a waiting list of 400 children.  Alice also shared her personal volunteer journey with One City Schools and the many volunteer opportunities that exist.  If you want to get on Alice’s volunteer list, you can reach her at volunteer@onecityschools.org.  If you missed today’s presentation, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/8_lpEl64PSU
Craig Culver and the restaurant chain bearing his last name is truly a Wisconsin success story now spanning across 25 states. But it wasn't always that way. Hear Craig as he talks about the early years when there were too many doubts as to whether the little restaurant was going to survive to the fast growing franchise it is today. 
 
If you missed it, here is the link to Craig’s talk: https://youtu.be/5FvpJteoDKM
Madison South Rotary
P.O. Box 259672
Madison, WI 53725
 
2022-23 President: 
Dan Millmann
608-220-4913
Email: dan.millmann@gmail.com
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About our Membership

As a medium sized club of 70+ active members, the Madison South Rotary club spans all ages and occupations.  
 

Active Fellowship Groups

Social connections are the biggest reason our members enjoy our club. Unlike committees, fellowship groups are organized by club members to promote social interaction and fun.
 

Our Brat Stand

Our fall Brat Stand across from UW Madison's Camp Randall Stadium is our primary fundraiser. The club then returns much needed financial assistance back to the community using a deliberate, thoughtful grant process each Spring.
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