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Racine Founders

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Racine Country Club
2801 Northwestern Av.
Racine, WI  53404-2247
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Blood Drive...."Thank YOU!!


Thank you to the many Rotarian's and Friends of Rotarian's that came out last Thursday to donate blood. I only have results for those that donated during the drive but in addition there were several other Rotarian's and Friend's that scheduled their own donations at other times.

Whole Blood:  17

Double Reds:    2

Single Reds:     1

Together you helped to save 60 lives!

Still on the fence as to whether of not you want to or can donate? Call 877-232-4376 or go online at: for more information. Or better yet, ask any one of the many HERO's you have breakfast with every Friday. It only hurts a little and you'll feel great for helping to save lives!



Tom Meyer


Below is one of Founders Rotary's newest members, Wesley Rosenberg, making a blood donation.

 This week, Friday June 15th, our meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. Our speaker will be our own Tim Shea along with some award winning Boy Scouts. 


Rotary Duties for June 15th:

Greeter- Henry Grady
Fine - Tom Harmann
Thought - Bob Henken
Speaker - Tim Shea


A special note:

Racine Founders Rotary members: As many of you have heard and seen in the local media there has been a lawsuit filed against our Rotary Club relating to an incident that happened during the 2015 Prom. While the incident from 2015 is currently being dealt with by the Rotary International insurance carriers it continues to be important that none of our members' are talking to anyone about it, these are the instructions from the insurer. This incident brings to light some legalities that we need to be aware of. First and foremost please be assured that our Rotary Club is covered under liability insurance provided by Rotary International. As members of our club there is no personal liability for anyone. Because our insurance comes from Rotary International it is also important to let their insurance carriers handle any issues and communications regarding this incident or any future incident. No Rotarian should talk to any potential litigator or family member or anyone that becomes associated with any past or future incident. We always need to let the Rotary International insurer handle any and all communications along these lines. Any questions locally can always be directed to the current Founders Rotary Club President or President-Elect. Going forward  we will undoubtedly increase the rigor of our own procedures including waiver forms and other vehicles to better protect Rotary.





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






What toy was invented by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, who said he was inspired by his father's earthquake-proof foundations for Tokyo's Imperial Hotel?

Member Birthdays 

Jun 02 Dan Johnson
Jun 04 Devon Borst
Jun 07 Tom Leuenberger
Jun 08 Patrick Bell
Jun 10 Phil Hagemann
Jun 14 Tim Mason
Jun 17 Jeff Collen
Jun 17 Justin Peterman
Jun 20 Ko Kryger
Jun 26 Ted Hart
Jun 26 Chad Novasic



Jun 07 Laura & Dave Degroot
Jun 07 Norris & Judith Richardson
Jun 08 Pat & Mary Blenke
Jun 09 Lyndsay & Wendy Knoell
Jun 09 Scott & Jane Menke
Jun 10 Debbie & John Ford
Jun 12 Tom & Connie Meredith
Jun 12 Alicia & Mark Schmitz
Jun 14 Pratap & Kamala Singh
Jun 15 Don & Sheila Brownell
Jun 21 Devon & Sara Borst
Jun 21 Phil & Ryen Hagemann
Jun 22 Jim & Bonnie Eastman
Jun 28 John & Molly Daniels
Jun 29 Chad & Susan Novasic
Jun 30 Gary & Gwen Wood



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  Greeter Fine Thought Speaker  
June 15thHenry GradyThomas HarmannBob HenkenTim Shea  
June 22ndAl KlingenbergLyndsay KnoellRobert FelleKevin Cookman  
June 29thChanging of the GuardChanging of the GuardChanging of the GuardChanging of the Guard