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Racine Founders

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Racine Country Club
2801 Northwestern Av.
Racine, WI  53404-2247
United States
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A Gathering for Sustainability in Greater Racine
RSBN fosters Ecological Innovation and Sustainable Practices
For corporations, businesses, government agencies, schools, and non-profits
HVAC: Saving Energy and Money
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 am
Where: BRP (Bombardier) Plant. 10101 Science Drive. Off Renaissance Blvd
  • Overview: Focus on Energy: Programs and Benefits for HVAC
  • Southport Heating: Kalvin Sabel, Project Manager
  • Heat Recovery Systems: Jeff Wasil, Engineering Manager, BRP
  • Small Business Success Story: Anne Yust, The Christmas House.
  • Innovations: Richard Boothman, Director of North American Sales, Modine.
Light breakfast and informal networking at 7:00 AM
Table networking with other businesses 
Optional tour of BRP plant provided after the meeting
Questions, please contact:

This week, Friday April 28th, our meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. Our program will be a special "Racine Visioning" session. As we need more time than usual for this visioning session we will dispense with some of the normal parts of our Rotary meeting and move toward working on our visioning session (see below). This will be a modified format Rotary meeting. Please come prepared to offer some vision!!!!


Tom Buhler, CEO Butter Buds, is speaking at Rotary on 04/28. Tom heads up a group called “Visioning A Greater Racine” (VGR). It consists of community members interested in helping the Racine area become a better place to work and live.
During our April 28th Friday Rotary meeting Tom Buhler will hold a visioning session with our Rotary group. VGR’s goal is to use “strategic visioning” — a multi-step process in which our Rotary group will create a vision of what they want their community to be — to determine where the greater Racine area can be in the next 10 to 15 years. Its overall aim is “to develop a road map for the community in which future generations and current residents thrive.” This session will take about 45 minutes which means we will not have proud money, thought of the day, fine or announcements.




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 newspaper. If you have any difficulty finding a speaker please let Patrick Booth or Ashley Staeck know and they will assist you.


Tom Leuenberger






 What kind of information source takes its name from a Hawaiian word for "quick"?  

Be advised that "Early Bird" registration for the 2017 Rotary District Conference ($135) closes on May 1st. ($155 after that);


Thank you to you and your organization for your continued commitment to the regional blood program.  By scheduling your blood drive(s) with BloodCenter of Wisconsin, you are a part of a life-saving plan in the lives of friends, family members, and neighbors that need blood each and every day.  This correspondence confirms the following life-saving drive commitment:
Place:                                                  Founders Rotary                                                                 
Dates (s):                                            Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time:                                                  3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Procedure Goal:                                30
Appointments Needed:                     36
If you have questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to call me at 414-937-6450.





Member Birthdays;

APR 03 Don Brownell
APR 04 Brittany Burmeister
APR 09 Jared Edwards
APR 15 Dave Eberle
APR 15 Scott Hess
APR 17 Bill Sustachek
APR 28 Jim Venturini



APR 02 Dave & Kathy Eberle
APR 17 Chip & Erin Wood
APR 23 John & Maribeth Busey



    A "wiki".


  Greeter Fine Thought Speaker  
April 28thTBDVisioning SessionVisioning SessionVisioning Session  
May 5thJason MeekmaTom LeuenbergerMatt MontemurroSteve Donovan  
May 12thEric OlesenChris NeffTom NicholsonSteve Donovan  
May 19thJody MunizSandi CrumpJohn DanielsJustin Peterman  
May 26thMelvin Hargrove"Q" QawiStephanie Riechert-KurtJim Parrish  
June 2ndNick LyonsJody MunizDimple NavratilLaura Sumner-Coon  
June 9thJim VenturiniChad NovasicDonna MuellerClaire Weslaski  


Check out the Interact Facebook page:   St.Cats.Interact.Club

The Interact Club made a video to submit to Japan for their efforts in fundraising for the tsunami victims. Watch this space for a link to the video. Here is the facebook link tot the video:
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.