Rotary Club of Racine Founders

Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Newsletter & Web Page Editor
Club Service
Community Service
Youth Exchange
Public Relations
Vegas Night Co-Chair
Post Prom Co-Chair
Post Prom Co-Chair
Strive Scholarship
Rotary Park
Dennis Barry Strive Golf Outing
Dennis Barry Strive Golf Outing
Foundation President
Foundation Treasurer
100 yr Celebration

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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 year our fall or "Autumnal Equinox" which signals the first day of fall occurs on Sunday September 23rd.

 This week, Friday September 21st, our meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. Our speaker will be guest of Devon Borst.



Rotary Duties for September 21st

Greeter/60 second Rotarian - Al Schmidt & Marina Pappas
Fine -  Laura Degroot
Thought -  Larry Vail
Speaker -  Devon Borst


Some animal humor...………………









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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







The Rotary Clubs of Racine have had a long and fruitful history of hosting youths from all over the world in the Rotary Youth Exchange program. This program is important however it also demands a great deal of work. Our clubs current (and awesome) Youth Exchange Officer, Steve Donovan, will be taking a break from that demanding position at the end of this Rotary year. If the Founders Club is to continue hosting for the youth exchange program we will need a member to replace Steve in this vital role. The job of the Youth Exchange Officer includes coordinating local host families, associated paperwork for the program and a myriad of other tasks and responsibilities. The past few years we have struggled to recruit enough host families to pull this together and run the program. If Youth Exchange is a passion for you please contact myself or Steve Donovan. Again...………..if we are going to continue the program we need a leader to step up.  Thanks, Tom





Message from Bill Albright, Chairman of Christmas Lights at the Zoo Committee,
Kiwanis Club of West Racine:
There will be work sessions for preparation of Christmas Lights at the Zoo,
weekly every Monday and Tuesday, at 8:00 AM, starting August 27.
Location:  DW Davies Co.,  3200 Philips Ave.  (off east end of Durand Ave.)
If interested in helping, please give Bill Albright a phone call at 639-4694.

Member Birthdays:

Sep 12 Jim Parrish
Sep 13 Steen Sanderhoff
Sep 14 Sara Luther Hagerman
Sep 25 Herb Katt



Sep 06 James & Jessica Lynott
Sep 08 Ali & Nathan Haigh
Sep 08 Tom & Jo Ann Leuenberger
Sep 08 Tim & Vandy Shea
Sep 16 Steen & Janice Sanderhoff
Sep 18 Peter & Debbie Schumacher
Sep 21 Claire & Kevin Weslaski
Sep 28 Jennifer & Josef Sus