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Lynn Wood
Feb 11, 2019
Janesville Jets, NAHL
Feb 18, 2019
Milton Police Department
Feb 25, 2019
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin
Mar 04, 2019
School District of Milton
Mar 18, 2019
Project: Haiti Outreach "Adopt a Well"
Mar 25, 2019
Community Grant Awards
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Visiting Guests and Rotarians
Cheryl Mayhew and Lois Smith, guests of Mandy Witt
Chad Lee, guest of Derek



Today's Program
  • Be the Inspiration!
  • Happy (belated!) birthday to Barb Bortner 1.28, Abigail Scieszinski 1.29, Jacki Gackstatter 1.31, and Lonnie Klecker on 2.10.
  • Our Exchange Student Mari is getting a full dose of Wisconsin winter, the same as her Father got when he was our Exchange Student in 1987. They both have "coldest weather" survival bragging rights. She did enjoy sledding and tubing, and days off School. If you want to take her on some fun adventures, contact Mandy.
  • There will be a Scholarship Committee meeting next week after the regular meeting.
  • President Mick read 2 thank you notes: from Becky K, Director of RBG, for a recent check (our financial support is$14 K annually), and from Kate Bennett for our support of Washington Seminar. Two examples of where the money we raise is spent.
  • Our Community Grant application period is open until 2.28. Encourage any organizations you know or work with to apply through the application on our home page. We will give six $500 Grants in March after a Committee vote. 
  • Mark Lorenz: is looking for a few more people to sign up to host (introduce) SOM in March/April. And if you're interested in Scouting for Pheasants European Tower Hunt on 3.2 at Magnolia Game Farm (whatever THAT is!), there are half dozen spots left, so contact him.
  • We need someone to coordinate our RYLA program. Dates have been announced for May 17-19 in WI Dells. RYLA is a leadership weekend program for HS Sophmores that we support ($600). You can learn more at Is this how you can help serve?
  • Whatcha doing on 2.22? Sign up and come to the Jets game for some chilly indoor hockey social fun!
  • Raffle: Gary won the $27 pot, and JP of $335 rolls on.
Today our speakers were Becky Drozdowicz, Mike Kelly, and Chad Woodman from the Janesville Police Department. Becky shared her very personal and moving story about the effects of addiction and challenges of recovery on the person struggling and the family. She turned for help to the JPD and agencies that can help with recovery many years ago and remains involved in working on solutions in our community to help those in need. Mike is a trainer for the State for recovery coaches- peer advocates who have experienced addiction and recovery, either personally or through a friend or relative. They are trained to provide support for others trying to overcome substance abuse. Wisconsin Voices for Recovery is a statewide peer-run network. The recovery coaching grant is (was?) funded through Wisconsin’s share of the federal State Targeted Opioid Crisis Grant. The Department of Health Services received $7.6 million in May 2017 for projects related to prevention, treatment, and recovery. Mike sees the program morphing into peer support, with more mental health components. He is working on pilot programs in our High Schools.
Chad now runs the DROP Program- death, rehab, or prison. With a Mission Statement 'To combat the use of heroin by solidifying relationships with heroin users and partnering with community treatment resources to prevent overdose fatalities and encourage lifelong sobriety'. Rock County is identified as a 'hot spot' for Heroin in our Country, in part due to our proximity to Chicago/Milwaukee, but also because our law enforcement actively reports activity in our area. As our DROP officer, hi first priority is to assist users to make lifestyle changes, including connecting them with various mental health and treatment services. Realizing that we can't arrest our way out of the Heroin epidemic, the JPD is trying the reduce the number of overdoses through DROP and other approaches. If you or someone you know is facing struggles with addiction, reach out to the JPD at 755-3100, or Chad at and learn more about resources available. 
Prospective New Member

Lois Smith, sponsored by Mandy Witt

If no objections are raised with 7 days of this posting, the Board will vote Lois into Membership at the next Board meeting.

Students of the Month
Delanie Arend is the President of Parker Playhouse and loves Theatre. Her Club membership includes Spanish, Science and National Honor Societies, and she participates in as many other Clubs as she has time for. She plays Tennis and Soccer. She hopes to attend John Hopkins for Pharmacology and help with slowing the progression of Lupus.
Greta Hanthorne, a January SOM from Craig, spoke today. She has played Soccer for 4 years and is currently the Captain. She intends to attend UW Oshkosh and continue playing Soccer while she majors in Athletic Training or Teaching.
Congratulations to these students!
Upcoming Rotary Events
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

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