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Racine Country Club
2801 Northwestern Av.
Racine, WI  53404-2247
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The 2017 Rotary Christmas Party will be on Thursday November 30th at Racine Country Club (5:30 to 10:00 PM);
The Rotary Christmas Party will begin at 5:30 PM at Racine Country Club. Please advise me via return email if you have any food allergies or restrictions that the chef needs to be aware of. As we will have a "circa 1917" era band preforming before and after dinner please bring your dancing shoes!!!

 This week, Friday November 24th, our meeting will be a "Round Table" at Panera Bread at 7:00 AM. There will not be a regular Rotary meeting at RCC this week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Duties for Friday November 24th;

Greeter- Roundtable
Fine - Roundtable
Thought - Roundtable
Speaker - Roundtable




We need a Rotarian to help coordinate future blood drives:

Looking for New Blood!

Rotary Blood Drive - January 18, 2018

It's TRUE...........every blood donation helps to save three lives.

January may seem a long ways off but it is not too early to begin planning the next Rotary Blood Drive, Thursday, January 18 from 3:30 to 7:30 at the Sunnyslope Donor Center.

First on the agenda is to recruit one or two members to help promote the blood drive to organizations and businesses in the Racine area so that we can maximize the potential beyond just the club.

If interested, please email: or call: 262-308-2632.

How long is the blood I donate good for you ask?

Whole Blood has a shelf life of 21-35 days.

Red Cells are good for 42 days and Platelets must be used within 5 days

Thomas Meyer
Rotarian / Blood Donor



  Please note that the club duty roster through January 5th, 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






Walmart both East and West entrances on Saturday, November 25, from 9:00am-8:00pm is the scheduled place and time that Founders Rotary has committed to do bell ringing for the Salvation Army this year. Don Van Winkle is coordinating volunteers for this and will be asking for Rotarians to fill 1 1/2 hour slots through out the day. Please contact Don to select a time slot.


Member Birthdays;

Nov 01 Donna Mueller
Nov 04 Darryl Sturino
Nov 15 Eric Gallien
Nov 16 Dimple Navratil
Nov 27 Jeff Janosik
Nov 28 Brian McMahon


Nov 02 Dan & Kris Johnson
Nov 11 Bob & Celeste Henken
Nov 11 Ko & Myrna Kryger
Nov 11 Chris & Angela Terry
Nov 12 Katie & Carl Matteson
Nov 13 David & Amy Brown


                                Approximately 50 Pilgrims from the "Mayflower" survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving in 1621. Of those only 5 were women.


  Greeter Fine Thought Speaker  
November 24thRoundtableRoundtableRoundtableRoundtable  
December 1stDimple NavratilJeff JanosikChris TerrySteen Sanderhoff  
December 8thBob HenkenLarry VailJames LynottJohn Schneider  
December 15th
( in Grill Room)
Steve DonovanChad LockPat BlenkeShelly Kuroski  
December 22ndRoundtableRoundtableRoundtable
December 29thAl SchmidtJim ParrishJohn WarrenBrittany Burmeister  
January 5th, 2018Peter SchumacherJeff CollenHerb KattAmanda Gain