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 This week, Friday August 17th, our meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. Our speaker will be members of the local Kiwanis Club to talk about their holiday lights at the Zoo. Dave Easley is their host.


Rotary Duties for August 17th:

Greeter/60 second Rotarian - Eric Olesen & Maureen Murphy
Fine -  Robert Felle,  by Mark Patzke…..
Thought -  Frank Sterbin
Speaker -  Dave Easley









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 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 Claire Weslaski or Tom Leuenberger know what the program will be. 


Tom Leuenberger







I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children.. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.' 'Funny thing is,' he smiled,' when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. We all need a Tree!
Anonymous …..


Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

You are invited to the Racine Zoo for an exciting and unique fundraising event. Whiskers & Whiskey is all about indulging in fine whiskey that is exquisitely paired with a five-star, five-course dinner. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful lake views, the wonderful animal presentations all about our whiskered friends, a silent auction and of course the whiskey!


Whiskey Selection: 

Jefferson's Reserve Old Rum Cask Finish

Jefferson's Reserve Very Old Kentucky Straight Whiskey Very Small Batch

Jefferson's Very Small Batch Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys

Jefferson's Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail

Jefferson's Aged Bourbon



Member Birthdays 

Aug 08 Lyndsay Knoell
Aug 09 Cori Parker
Aug 10 Jody Muniz
Aug 12 Pratap Singh
Aug 20 Sydney Prochazka
Aug 21 Chris Neff
Aug 22 Vic Frasher
Aug 23 Tim Crawford
Aug 24 Jon Antonneau



Aug 02 Jim & Deanna Parrish
Aug 04 John & Carmen Warren
Aug 08 Justin & Maria Peterman
Aug 09 Randy & Virginia Moles
Aug 11 Stephan & Dana Kohl
Aug 13 "Q" & Angela Qawi
Aug 14 Jon & Penny Antonneau
Aug 18 Mel & Kay Klinkner
Aug 22 Carmella & Jim Venturini
Aug 29 Ashley & Neil Staeck



August Duty Schedule:


August 17:

Speaker - Kiwanis Group, Zoo Lights - guest of Dave Easley

Greeters - Eric Olesen & Maureen Murphy

Thought of the Day - Frank Sterbin

$ Fine for the Day - Robert Felle


August 24:

Speaker - Jocelyn Fish, Racine Theatre Guilde - guest of Steen Sanderhoff

Greeters - Kelli Stein & Stephen Kohl

Thought of the Day - Nick Lyons

$ Fine for the Day - Lyndsay Knoell


August 31:

Speaker - Claire Essman, Special Olympics

Greeters - Ian Lang & Marcia Lester

Thought of the Day - Ko Kryger

$ Fine for the Day - Tim Shea