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This week, Friday January 28th, our Rotary meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. The greeter will be Jim Hall, Finemaster will be Dimple Navratil and the Thought will be given by Daniel Widmar. Our speaker will be new our own Daniel Oaks:

 

Upcoming duties:
 

Date
Location
Greeter
Fine
Thought
     
     
     
Friday, January 28
RCC
Hall, Jim
Navratil, Dimple
Widmar, Daniel
Friday, February 4
Meadowbrook
Harmann, W Thomas
Nicholson, Douglas
Wyant, Peter
Friday, February 11
Meadowbrook
Heidorn, Beth
O'Connell, Patty
Young, Toni
Friday, February 18
Meadowbrook
TBA
Olesen, Eric
Zimmermann, Angela
 
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Last week at Rotary: 1/21/22

 
 
Greeter - Ali Haigh
Guests Police Chief Robinson and Sergeant Wilcox
 
Thought of the Day: Claire W
Poem “A Cop Today”
 
Announcements
RCC Next Week, but February will be meeting at Meadowbrook CC
Vegas Night -
- Help Sell The Cash Raffle Tickets, Post the QR Code
    • Ticket sales end the day before
 
60 Second Rotarian
  • Liz Rosenberg
 
Todays Speaker
  • City of Racine Police Chief Robinson
    • A fantastic introduction about how he got into policing and how he is growing into the new role as our Police Chief
    • An re-introduction to the COP House Program and taking it nation wide
      • Looking to expand Downtown
    • Chief took questions from the crowd
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-Daniel Oakes
Oakesd@AWOakes.com
(262)770-1455
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On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare and it eventually became commemorated as Australia Day. In recent times, Australia Day has become increasingly controversial as it marks the start of when the continent's Indigenous people were gradually dispossessed of their land as white colonization spread across the continent.

Australia, once known as New South Wales, was originally planned as a penal colony. In October 1786, the British government appointed Arthur Phillip captain of the HMS Sirius, and commissioned him to establish an agricultural work camp there for British convicts. With little idea of what he could expect from the mysterious and distant land, Phillip had great difficulty assembling the fleet that was to make the journey. His requests for more experienced farmers to assist the penal colony were repeatedly denied, and he was both poorly funded and outfitted. Nonetheless, accompanied by a small contingent of Marines and other officers, Phillip led his 1,000-strong party, of whom more than 700 were convicts, around Africa to the eastern side of Australia. In all, the voyage lasted eight months, claiming the deaths of some 30 men.

Though Phillip returned to England in 1792, the colony became prosperous by the turn of the 19th century. Feeling a new sense of patriotism, the men began to rally around January 26 as their founding day. Historian Manning Clarke noted that in 1808 the men observed the “anniversary of the foundation of the colony” with “drinking and merriment.”

In 1818, January 26 became an official holiday, marking the 30th anniversary of British settlement in Australia. As Australia became a sovereign nation, it became the national holiday known as Australia Day. Many Aboriginal Australians call it "Invasion Day." 

Vegas Night is back Feb. 12 at Fountain Hall

After a year off due to the pandemic, Vegas Night is back and better than ever, as the Racine Founder’s Rotary Club Foundation presents its annual fundraiser to support Camp Anokijig and the local Rotary Club for local community service projects. The main event will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Fountain Banquet Hall in Sturtevant.

 

Get a taste of Las Vegas with funny money Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette. Enjoy the music of Night Wing and special appearances by Elvis himself! Between games, browse the silent auction in person or login online.

The $10 admission ticket to Vegas Night, presented by Safari Lake Geneva, will provide an evening of entertainment plus a chance to win a $1,500 voucher toward a trip to Las Vegas through LaMacchia Travel in Kenosha. The lucky winner will be randomly drawn at 9 p.m. on the night of the event.
 

Those with a preference for poker are invited to come early for a Texas Hold’em Tournament. Registration for limited seats will begin at noon and the game starts at 2 p.m. Participants will receive 35,000 in chips for a $70 buy in and one $10 add on for 10,000 in chips will be available.

 

In addition, an online raffle is currently taking place until noon on Friday, Feb. 11 or when 500 tickets at $50 each are sold - whichever comes first. The drawing for the following prizes will take place at 8 p.m. on the night of the event, although participants don’t need to be present to win. All winners will need to present a receipt for the purchase and photo identification to collect a prize.

 

Raffle prizes include: $7,500 Grand Prize, $2,500 Second Prize, $1,000 Third Prize, $100-10 Winners and $50-10 Winners.

 

To purchase tickets to the event (which include the Las Vegas trip voucher) or raffle tickets, go to http://bidpal.net/rotaryvegasnight or text rotaryvegasnight to 243725.

 

For more information, contact Rotarian Daniel Widmar at (262) 994-5334.

 

 

Date
Location
Greeter
Fine
Thought
     
     
Friday, January 21
RCC
Haigh, Ali
Muniz, Jody
Weslaski, Claire
Friday, January 28
RCC
Hall, Jim
Navratil, Dimple
Widmar, Daniel
Friday, February 4
Meadowbrook
TBA
Nicholson, Douglas
Wyant, Peter
Friday, February 11
Meadowbrook
Heidorn, Beth
O'Connell, Patty
Young, Toni
Friday, February 18
Meadowbrook
TBA
Olesen, Eric
Zimmermann, Angela