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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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Founders Rotary Club – Members Only Steak Fry Cook Out
Tuesday, August 15 2017    @ Racine Zoo Rotary Picnic shelter
6:00pm Social Hour, 7:00 pm Dinner
Come, have fun and get to know your Fellow Rotarians better!! There will be no cost to the members unless you sign up and no-show ($35.00 on your next bill).
Enter at the north end of the Zoo off Augusta Street with parking on the zoo grounds.
RSVP on the sign-up sheet or contact Mark Patzke at, or 262-939-0456 with cancelations or additions. Deadline will be August 11, 2017

 This week, Friday July 21st, our meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. Our speaker will be Lyn  Hildebrand, the new Executive Director of Women's Resource Center. Lyn is a guest of Chip Wood.

Duties for Friday July 21st:

Greeter- Jim Eastman
Fine - Scott Hess
Thought - Warren DeKraay
Speaker - Chip Wood




Please note that the club duty roster through January 5th, 2018 is now posted on the clubs 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








July 20th, 2017

5:30PM - 11PM

What says relaxation more than enjoying a perfectly cooked gourmet steak dinner with all the trimmings catered by the Red Onion Cafe, while sitting by the lake? The Cigar Dinner is all about indulging in rare cigars from all around with other cigar enthusiasts in a beautiful scenic outdoor setting. 


Toki by Suntory Japanese Whiskey

Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch

Bowmore 12yr Single Malt Scotch

Ardmore "Legacy" Single Malt Scotch

All proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Racine Zoo. 


For questions please email Amber Olsen at


$100 per ticket or buy a table for $800



Gourmet Catering Prepared By Chef John

Passed Hors D’oeuvers 5:30 - 6:30

Stuffed Mushrooms with Italian Sausage & Spinach Cheese Buffalo Chicken Crostinis

Jalapeno & Cream Cheese Grilled Rumaki

Dinner 6:30

Spring Greens with Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing, Boule Bread with Herbed Butter, Grilled Steak with a Wrapped Baked Potato & Green Beans Amondine

Dessert 7:30

Classic Apple a la mode

Live & Silent Auction 8:00







Member Birthdays;

Jul 03 John Busey
Jul 06 Pat Blenke
Jul 07 Chip Wood
Jul 11 Dave Brown
Jul 12 Ken Gould
Jul 13 Robert Felle
Jul 13 Eric Olesen
Jul 14 Melvin Hargrove
Jul 31 Laura Sumner-Coon



Jul 01 Cameron & Gina Voss
Jul 04 Josh & Suzanne Sopczak
Jul 09 Tom & Nancy Nicholson
Jul 10 Tom & Mary Harmann
Jul 12 Stephanie Reichert Kurt & Jason Kurt
Jul 14 Patrick & Lori Booth
Jul 19 Dan & Amy Thielen
Jul 27 Robert & Andrea Felle
Jul 31 Bill & Lin Seidel



           Mars & Murrie.


  Greeter Fine Thought Speaker  
July 21stJim EastmanScott HessWarren DeKraay
Chip Wood
July 28thStepanie Riechert-KurtRandy MolesDoug NicholsonChris Neff  
August 4thJody MunizBrian McMahonJames MatacynskiTom Meredith  
August 11thBrian McNultyTed HartChad ArentsAl Klingenberg  
August 18thNick LyonsChad LockKimberly KaneIan Lang  
August 25thJohn KnutesonBob HeinrichDonna MuellerChip Wood  
September 1stRoundtableRoundtableRoundtable
September 8thJim HallTom HarmannMatt MontemurroMark Patzke  


Over the past year our Foundation has given away money to help many organizations and people. For a complete list go to Committee Pages, then Foundation News. Foundation News
A request for grant application is available in the download section of this page.