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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
United States
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 This week, Friday January 19th, our meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. Our speaker will be the Executive Director of The Care Net Family Resource Center – Greg Waters. Greg is a guest of Ashley Staeck.



Duties for Friday January 19th

Greeter- Peter Wyant
Fine - Kelli Stein
Thought - Mark Patzke
Speaker - Ashley Staeck


**Reminder that in the month of February our Friday morning meetings will be at Festival Hall. Also February 16th will be picture day.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________D 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






Racine Founder's Rotary Club Blood Drive - January 18, 2018                  

Blood Center of Wisconsin, 1120 Sunnyslope Drive

To date we have 25 people signed up to donate!

The blood supply is currently at a VERY low level due to the cold weather......donations are critically needed!

For anyone wanting to schedule a last-minutes donation or just walk-in on Thursday the 18th the following times are open as of Tuesday, January 16.

8:45, 9:00(2), 9:15, 10:45, 11:00, 11:30, 11:45, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:45, 3:00, 3:15, 5:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00(2), 7:15(2), & 7:30(2) 

Walk-ins are WELCOME. If you want to verify that a time is open for a walk-in you can call me at: 262-308-2632.

PLEASE share this opportunity with friends, family, employees, all know people with blood!

Prefer to donate on your own? Call: 877-232-4376 or online at:

Please give the blood center staff donor code: 000643 when donating.

Questions, please email: or call: 262-308-2632. only hurts a little (very little) and every blood donation helps to save three lives.


Tom Meyer

Blood Donor / Rotarian




Member Birthdays;

Jan 10 Tim Shea
Jan 12 Charlie Rice
Jan 13 Katie Matteson
Jan 18 Mel Klinkner
Jan 21 Tom Meyers
Jan 21 Thomas Meyer



Jan 09 Bill & Kathy Sustachek
Jan 10 Terri & Jim Jackley
Jan 12 Shelly & John Kuroski
Jan 15 Jeff & Rita Collen



                                                   Queen Isabella I (on a Columbus Day anniversary stamp).


  Greeter Fine Thought Speaker  
January 19thPeter WyantKelli SteinMark PatzkeAshley Staeck  
January 26thPat BlenkeTim CrawfordDonald DunstJon Antonneau  
February 2ndVic FrasherSarah GorkePhil HagemannTed Hart  
February 9thChad ArentsChad LockJohn WarrenJeff Collen  
February 16thDoug NicholsonMelvin HargroveBill SustachekDevon Borst  
February 23rdEric OlesenKo KrygerRandy MolesChris Neff  
March 2ndChad NovasicJim ParrishJim EastmanCarmella Venturini