Madison South Rotary meets Mondays for lunch 12:00 - 1:15 pm at Madison College Goodman South Campus, 2429 Perry Street, Madison, WI 53713 on the second floor.  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.

Up-coming Speakers
Jordan Smith
Oct 02, 2023
Classification Talk
Lori Hackman, owner of Olive and Herb
Oct 09, 2023 12:01 PM
Tips for Cooking & Baking with Olive Oil
Rachel Langenohl, Interim HealthCare
Oct 16, 2023 12:01 PM
Volunteerism and Hospice

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.

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.

About our Membership

As a medium-sized club of more than 60 active members, the Madison South Rotary club spans all ages and occupations.  
Meeting Recaps
Terry and Kathy Siebert shared information about their trip to Italy in May 2022. Their trip included beautiful scenery and buildings as well as delicious food. The places they stayed at were fabulous. They enjoyed time in Florence and other locations in Tuscany Valley, including San Gimignano which is a small medieval hill town. They continued north to Pisa, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera and Milan. It was truly a fabulous trip with memories that will last a lifetime!
Eric Siegal MD spoke to us on "Everything Covid"
Eric Siegel has worked as an intensivist (critical care specialist) at Aurora St Luke's Medical Center for the last 13 years.  He did his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan and says: “Although I'm a UW faculty member, I bleed Maize and Blue”.  Eric went to medical school at MCW, did his internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado, and his critical care fellowship training at UW.  Jeanne is also in the medical field and together with Eric have lived in Madison for 20 years, raising their two, now adult, children.  Eric is a cyclist, woodworker and enjoys paddle sports.
Sonyae Green from the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative, established in 1987, discussed how the organization helps new and existing entrepreneurs succeed. Despite the statewide group’s name, it serves men and women, with an emphasis on people of color, veterans, rural residents and those with low incomes.
 Here are some key facts she relayed:
  • The organization offers access to financing
    • Funding comes from the Small Business Administration, as well as from the City and County
    • Loan applications are free
  • The group offers 300 training sessions and events annually
    • Anybody may attend the trainings
  • If you’d like to volunteer, or get more information about the organization, visit

Michelle McGrath, Ph. D. joined 528 Rotarians around the globe when she became District Governor of District 6250. A member of the Rotary Club of Madison Dr. McGrath is an educator and community leader with more than twenty-seven years of professional experience. Currently the Executive Director of the Waunakee Community Cares Coalition, she has been a teacher, coach, administrator, college professor and a non-profit executive.  Michelle is a published author and speaks nationally about her research on “The Urgency of Youth Leadership”. Recently selected by Brava Magazine as one of Madison’s Women to Watch she encourages all of us, especially youth, to live a fearless and fulfilled life.
Sheila Olk-Martin, Executive Director and JoAnne McCann, volunteer nurse and board member of Specialty Care Free Clinic visited the club to share information about their clinic – the best kept secret in Madison.  Specialty Care Free Clinic provides no-cost specialty care to uninsured, low-income patients.  The clinic has over 90 specialty health care professionals that volunteer their time.  The clinic has also been recipients of grants from MSRF and are located in the Madison South Community. If you missed it, here is the link to the presentation:
Well it was quite a raucous crowd at this years Changing of the Guard party.  It made for a fun evening as you can see by the picture slideshow sent out by Kathy Siebert – here is the link if you missed her e-mail:
The atmosphere also lent itself to some amazing fund raising for a new scholarship opportunity for MSR families and building up the president’s purse for Adam Peck’s new year.  There was recognition for the club and foundation board members whose terms were up.  And of course there was President Dan’s speech sharing highlights from his year as president and incoming President Adam’s goals for the 2023-24 Rotary year. 
Today we were joined by Priscilla Lentini, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Housing Director and Julie Bennett, CEO and Executive Director of St. Vincent De Paul. Priscilla and Julie shared what is new and changing with the Seton Program, including the new facility that is currently under construction at the corner of Williamson and Baldwin Streets. They also shared their insights into the program and answered many questions from club members.  If you missed it, here is the link to the video:
On the shoulders of Giants: Today we honored the legacy of our previous club presidents - from 1970-71 president Bill Giswold to our most recent 2021-2022 president Erin West.  It was fun for all of us to hear the stories/wisdom shared from each previous president.  I think Randy Sproule said it best – in every 5-year span there is at least one inexperienced knucklehead who was president.  No one was perfect, but collectively these previous presidents helped make Madison South Rotary the great club it is today.  If you missed it, here is the link to the video:
Today we held the annual meeting of the Madison South Rotary Foundation (MSRF).  The Foundation board reported out on the results from this past year and Joe Balles shared the annual report with the club.  Ginny Olson shared the biographies of the three club members running for a seat on the board – Mike True, Rob Gooze and Mike Dillis.  Mike Dillis pulled his nomination and will instead work on the Ad-Hoc committee “The Future of the Madison Rotary Foundation”.  Congratulations to Mike True and Rob Gooze on their three year term on the MSRF board and thank you to Mike Dillis for his leadership on the future of our foundation.  Also a big thank you to the two members whose terms on the board are up – Ginny Olson and Joe Balles – You’re leadership over the last three years on the board has been invaluable.
Randy Sproule presented the 13 high school senior’s who will receive a scholarship from MSRF this year.  Common themes include overcoming significant obstacles in their lives and no expected financial support from their families.  You may ask why 13 scholarships this year?  In the past, some students may have elected not to go to Madison College and would forfeit their scholarships.  That timing would make it too late to award the scholarship to another deserving student.  So Randy is backing these extra scholarships personally if all 13 students go to Madison College.  Thanks, Randy for your leadership and generosity.  Due to privacy reasons, we are not able to share the video of Randy’s presentation. 
Mike Leckrone, COPA’s lead community ambassador and Joe Ross, COPA board member, stopped by today to tell us about COPA’s mission to provide opportunities for underserved children and adults to pursue their interests in performing arts.  Mike along with his family has created the “Leckrone Arts Fund” which will provide financial support for the many users and organizations of the planned COPA arts education campus.  If you are interested in supporting the Leckrone Arts Fund, here is a link to their page:  If you missed it, here is the link to the presentation, including the many charming/funny stories Mike shared with the club:
Madison South Rotary
P.O. Box 259672
Madison, WI 53725
2023-24 President: 
Adam Peck
(815) 540-1200
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