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.
 
As a medium sized club of 75+ members, our 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.  
 

Engaging & Informative Weekly Meetings

Madison South Rotary meets every Monday from from 12:00 to 1:15 pm at the Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive in Madison WI. We enjoy fellowship, networking, a delicious buffet lunch and presentations from location businesses and nonprofits.  Visitors welcome!

 
 

Giving Back Through our Brat Stand

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 all Badger home football games. 
 
In addition to consolidating our major fundraising efforts into one fun, focused, well-organized Brat Stand, the club is able to return much needed financial assistance back to the community using a deliberate, thoughtful grant process each spring.
 
 

 

Activities

In addition to our incredible Brat Stand fundrasier, Madison South Rotarians enjoy many other local and international service projects including:
  • Outstanding High School Student Program
  • College Scholarships
  • Volunteering at Crazylegs
  • St. Mary's Care Center Holiday Gift Giving & Bingo Party
  • Purchasing and serving delicious meals
  • Adopt-a-Highway clean-up
  • Guatemalan Community Center and School
  • And so many more!

 

Active (and fun!) Fellowship Groups

Social connections are the biggest reason our members remain in our club. Unlike committees, fellowship groups are organized by club members, for club members, to promote social interaction and fun.  Click here to see a full list of fellowship groups >>
 
   
 
 
 

MSR 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.  
 

Brat Stand Volunteering

All Madison South Rotarians are asked to volunteer at our annual fundraiser, our Brat Stand. There are typically eight home games, all on Saturdays with varying kick-off times. Members can sign up for various duties in 2-3 hour shifts to support the stand including cooking and preparing food, selling food, and also set-up / tear down.
 

Fees

•  One-time registration fee submitted with membership application: $40
•  Club, District, RI dues, monthly Rotarian magazine: $46 per quarter
•  Weekly luncheon fees: $15 per week
•  Members are also strongly 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