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Racine Founders

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We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Racine Country Club
2801 Northwestern Av.
Racine, WI  53404-2247
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As many club members know or have heard during our Friday meetings the Founders Rotary Club as struggled at times in the past couple of years to secure the three host families needed to bring a foreign student to Racine for a school year. To be fair to Rotary International and their planning process this year we want to make sure we have three committed host families before we accept an incoming student. We have made April 15th the deadline to have our host families lined up. If we do not have three families committed to the program for the upcoming year then our club will not commit to an incoming student. If you would like to learn about hosting a student or more about the program please contact Patrick Booth, Peter Wyant or other club members who have previously hosted (such as Mark Patzke or Steve Donovan). This can be a rewarding and enriching experience and it is an important part of Rotary. If you have any interest please reach out to Patrick or others.

 This week, Friday March 23rd, our meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. Our speaker will be Anna Clementi from RAMAC. Anna is a guest of Jody Muniz.




Duties for Friday March 23rd

Greeter- Marcia Lester
Fine - Tom Meredith
Thought - Andrew Bakken
Speaker - Jody Muniz



Duty roster through June 22nd, 2018 is now posted on the club's website. Take a look and make sure you are prepared for your duty! The next 7 weeks of this schedule are always at the end of this newsletter (RYFNL).




Rotarians, please post things to these sites, and when doing so to "hash tag" #RACINEROTARY.  This will connect all of our posts to each other.





 If you have speaker duty please let me know two weeks in advance who your speaker is or what your program is so I can get the info to the newsletter. If you have any difficulty finding a speaker please attempt to reach out to other club members for assistance and let Patrick Booth or Tom Leuenberger know what the program will be. 


Tom Leuenberger






The underground rail tunnel called the "Chunnel" under the English Channel runs between Waterloo Station in Britain and Calais in France and is 31.5 miles long. What nation is home to the longest passenger rail tunnel in the world?

“Branch Out at The Branch”

Founders Rotary Club – Members Social/ New Member Meet and Greet

Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Branch. The Branch is a new Bar/Café’/Lounge in the Uptown at 1501 Washington Ave. Come check out the new place, socialize with fellow Rotarians and, if you are new to Rotary, come learn more about Founders Club and its members.


This is a no charge event open to Members, Spouses, Significant others and Prospective members. There will be plenty of hearty appetizers and a cash bar. To better plan for food please sign up during club meeting or with me.

Questions? Call or write Mark Patzke @ 262-939-0456 or




Member Birthdays 

Mar 01 Henry Grady
Mar 04 Andrew Bakken
Mar 05 Terri Jackley
Mar 05 Frank Sterbin
Mar 12 Steve Donovan
Mar 13 Randy Moles
Mar 17 John Crimmings
Mar 29 Mark Honadel



Mar 03 Chris & Jessica Neff
Mar 15 Ken & Christin Gould
Mar 18 Alan & Renae Schmidt



                                The Gotthard Base Tunnel through the Swiss Alps is 35.5 miles long making it the worlds longest.


  Greeter Fine Thought Speaker  
March 23rdMarcia LesterTom MeredithAndrew Bakken
Jody Muniz
March 30thRoundtableRoundtableRoundtableRoundtable  
April 6thAlan SchmidtJohn BuseyPeter SchumacherSydney Prochazka  
April 13thLarry VailClaire WeslaskiCameron VossPeter Wyant  
April 20thCharlie RiceTBANorris RichardsonLaura DeGroot  
April 27thTim SheaFrank SterbinBill SustachekAshley Staeck  
May 4thDave EberleAlicia SchmitzPratap SinghLaura Sumner-Coon