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Lynn Wood
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Paul Harris Fellow
Paul Harris once said, “Perhaps dreaming is not so bad if one dreams good dreams and makes them come true.” In Rotary, we make dreams a reality through extraordinary projects and activities here at home and around the world. These projects would not be possible without the generous support of Rotarians and the RI Foundation.
 
The Rotary Foundation recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund or Polio Plus with a Paul Harris Fellow award. Today President Randy had the honor to recognize these Members
Lois Smith, received her Paul Harris Pin and certificate
Danielle Jones, who received her Paul Harris Plus 1 pin
Bill Boyd, who will receive his Paul Harris Plus 3 pin
Vicki Morris, who received her Paul Harris Plus 4 pin
Abigail Scieszinski, who received her Paul Harris Plus 5 pin
Sue Boettcher, who received her Paul Harris plus 7!
Current circumstances force us to make this award recognition virtual for many and the applause and smiles of congratulations aren't quite the same when viewed in Zoom, but the congratulations are no less sincere. Rotary International is strengthened by your commitment and generosity. To learn how you can become a Paul Harris Fellow, please watch the presentation Dave Warren showed today that explains the Rotary International Foundation so well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Todays Meeting
Celebrating birthdays this week are Bob Cullen 10.11, Dave Andt on 11.11, Joel Baily on 11.12 and Rollie on 11.13. We salute you!
-We also salute our Veterans, military personnel and those with a family member who served as we celebrate Veterans Day on 11.11. Thank you for your serving our Country and protecting our Freedoms.
-We heard from 2 Parker SOM today- please hear their stories in the Zoom meeting below.
- Sherrie Sargent and Zach Boutelle will be giving their Red Badge talks next week. Tune in and learn more about our newest Members!
-There are 6 Rotarians signed up with Rick to help ECHO package and do the drive through Thanksgiving distribution at the Fairgrounds on 11.21. We've been allocated 15 volunteer spots. This promises to be a socially distant and controlled event and we are supporting ECHO this month as our designated COVID relief project. Email Rick if you (and a family member or friend) want to help. He also takes phone calls :)
-If you're attending our meetings in person and want to stay after for lunch, remember to let Derek know ahead of time.
 
As always, thanks to Nate, Rick, Derek and Randy for zooming our meetings to those who can't attend in person.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Watch our Zoom meeting here~
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11sZOJQxjCwugIEhHhAQ12BluDZfkuj9W/view?usp=drive_web
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month! Dave Warren makes understanding the RI Foundation and all it's benefits easy, as you'll see when you play the video. The RI Foundation earns Charity Navigator's highest ranking, with 91% of all the funds contributed by Rotarians used for program expenses. What programs? He starts with the story of his first visit to the Chinandega Dump in Nicaragua (http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050025/en-ca/files/sitepage/interact/beads-for-hope-project-information/BeadsforHope-TheSchooloftheDumpandBetaniaTradeSchool.pdf) where he learned how a Houston Rotarian harnessed the power of the RI Foundation to build a School the children could attend- and did you know, our Kids Against Hunger has sent 250,000 packaged meals to the children in Nicaragua since then?  How about our local programs that are helped financially by the RI Foundation, such as the APTIV Miss RemarkABLE Pageant, the new ARISE lighted bridge downtown, or our recent Haiti well construction...all these recently received matching funds from the Foundation and made these projects happen. There is so much to unpack from the information contained in his slide show, and Dave tells it best, including some Foundation statistics of our own Club. Of our current 86 Members, 49 (58%) are Paul Harris Fellows. 57 (68%)members have contributed to the RI Foundation. 21 (25%) members have contributed in 2020. 26 (31%) members are enrolled in Rotary Direct. There's much more in the video. I will send out a PDF explaining how easy it is to sign up for Rotary Direct- you control the amount and frequency of your participation and Dave can answer any questions you may have. How's this for an incentive- Sue (PH Plus 7!) will donate 250 of her points if you sign up for Rotary Direct to get you started on reaching 1000, when you'll be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. As Dave reminds us, its not the Paul Harris recognition that's the goal, since support for the RI Foundation is the real prize.
 
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Area Makeup Opportunities
Club Name Meeting Time Meeting Date Location
Beloit 12:10PM Tuesday RotaryRiver Center, 1220 Riverside Dr
Edgerton Noon Tuesday Culvers- 571 E Richardson Springs Rd (Newville)
Whitewater Noon Tuesday 841 Brewhouse- 841 Milwaukee St, Whitewater
Jefferson Noon 1&2nd Wednesday Fort Community Credit Union, 100 North Main St
Stoughton Noon Wednesday Stoughton VFW Hall, 200 Veterans Road
Janesville Morning 6:45 AM Thursday Rotary Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive

Please register with their club and bring receipt to provide to our secretary for credit.