Join South Madison Rotary
 
Chartered in 1967, Madison South Rotary is a group of active, friendly professionals who value the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.” While contributing to Rotary International’s world-wide projects, we strongly support Madison area students, organizations, and businesses.

OUR MEMBERSHIP
As a medium sized club of 70+ members, the Madison South Rotary club spans all ages and occupations with active involvement of all members on our committees and projects. This diversity is the key to our success.  
   
WEEKLY MEETINGS
Madison South Rotary meets every Monday from from 12:15 to 1:15 for a buffet luncheon meeting and a short presentation from local business people, organizations, or outstanding students. Meetings are held at the Sheraton Hotel Madison, 706 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI. Visitors welcome!
 
ACTIVITIES
Madison South Rotary’s local and international service projects are as diverse as our members’ awareness of needs within the community and beyond including:
  • Our Outstanding High School Student Program
  • College Scholarships
  • Guatemalan Community Center and School
  • Porchlight Inc.
  • St. Mary’s Care Center
  • Pregnancy Helpline Madison
  • Badger Prairie Needs Network
  • Habitat Dane County
  • St. Vincent DePaul
  • Madison Area Policing Foundation
  • And so many more!
FELLOWSHIP
Friendly conversation at meetings, optional small group dinner gatherings, a bowling team, and golf outings help members develop a social connection that enhances our ability to collaborate on club and community service while having fun in the process. Click here to see a full list of fellowship groups >>

FUNDING AND GIVING
Our Annual Brat Stand on Monroe Street across from University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Camp Randall is our primary fundraiser. Rotarians, their family, and friends volunteer to help set up, prepare or sell food/drinks at the five or six fall home football Badger games.  In addition to consolidating our major fundraising efforts into the fun, focused, well-organized Brat Stand, the club is able to return much needed financial assistance back to the community using a deliberate, thoughtful process. Madison South Rotary Foundation accepts and reviews applications for grants from community groups/individuals annually; grants are awarded each spring.  
 
MEMBERSHIP EXPECTATIONS
Attendance
Our members are what make Madison South Rotary an effective service organization. Your presence at meetings, service projects and fundraising events is essential. Attendance at 50% of Monday luncheon meetings is expected. When traveling or unable to attend on a particular Monday, attending another local or out-of-town Rotary meeting or viewing an online video session counts as a “makeup” meeting.  
 
Fees
•  One-time registration fee submitted with membership application: $25 
•  Club, District, RI dues, monthly Rotarian magazine: $45 per quarter
•  Meal fees: $13 per week, billed in advance
• Weekly raffle tickets or announcement dollars: $1-3 per week (optional)
•  Members are encouraged to contribute $100 annually to the Rotary Foundation
 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD
In 1989 the slogan "Service Above Self" was formally established as the principal motto of Rotary because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service that defines our mission and purpose.  Each year Madison South Rotary awards The Service Above Self Award to a member who demonstrates their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents. Below are past recipients of this prestigious award.
 
2018 - Michael True
2017 - Alan Selene
2016 - Mike Dillis
2015 - Randy Sproule
2014 - Aaron Frank
2013 - Bob Vanden Burgt
2012 - Kathy Siebert
2011 - Kevin Pachucki
2010 - Robert Mucci
2009 - Patrick Fleming
2008 - Robert Gooze
2007 - Ashok Rajpal
2006 - Dean Rugostka
2005 - Joseph Balles
2004 - Kathy Condit & Richard Rehberg
2003 - Larry Baeder & Glenn Rindfleisch
2002 - Lisa Gits
2001 - Neil Haleen, Betty Smith & Theodore See
2000 - Lynn Sproule
 
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?
Contact any one of our leadership team members in the right column.
 
READY TO JOIN US?
Apply online, visit www.bitly.com/MSRapp to complete an application.
 
Up-coming Speakers
Eric Salswedel and Mike Wos
Dec 17, 2018
Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Foundation and Burn Camp
NO MEETING
Dec 24, 2018
NO MEETING
Dec 31, 2018
Curtis Fuszard
Jan 07, 2019
Reach A Child Update
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Sergeant-at-Arms
Brat Czar
Past President
Membership
Public Relations/Social Media
Foundation Chair
MSR Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange Officer