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Our Rotary meeting for this week is on Friday June 11th, 7:00 AM at Racine Country Club. Greeter: Tom Meredith, Fine: Thomas Durkin, Thought: Toni Young, Speaker: Steven Ketterhagen. Our program will be "Trivia for Prizes.

Upcoming Duties:

    Founders Rotary "Changing of the Guard" Steak Dinner:

          Thursday July 1st, 2021 at the Racine Zoo Rotary Picnic Shelter

          Gates open at 5:30 PM, Social Hour 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM.

          Come and have fun and celebrate the past Rotary year as Mark Patzke "passes the baton" to Chris Terry There will be no cost for members. Guests will              be $40.00 on your next Rotary bill. Enter at the north end of the Zoo off Augusta Street with parking on Zoo grounds.

          RSVP via sign up sheet at meetings or through Carmella Venturini at Sign up deadline is June 28th, Event limited to 72            people.


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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 Chris Terry or Mark Patzke know what the program will be. 


Tom Leuenberger






United Way is coordinating and implementing in-person extended learning programming at Knapp and Julian Thomas Community Schools immediately following RUSD’s summer school classes. Summer school runs Mondays-Thursdays, June 21-July 29. There’s no programming on Fridays, or on Monday, July 5. Extended learning hours are 12:35-4:45. The response from students and families has been great and we are working to provide fun and engaging activities with the kids but we are looking for help. 

We need volunteers to help guide students through enrichment activities (sports, arts and crafts, story time, etc.), supervise students, etc. No previous experience is needed. Activities and supplies will be provided. People can volunteer for as many or as few hours per week as their schedule allows. 

You are all influential in the community and have large networks. If you could help us by volunteering yourselves and encouraging others to do the same we would appreciate it! 

Anyone interested in learning more can express an interest here by June 11. 

If you have specific questions you need answered prior to filling out the form please contact Lori Riffer at or 262.456.6468. 

We all know the impact the gift of time can have on another person. This is a great opportunity to make a big impact for with little time! 

Thank you for your help and consideration.

Alexa Haigh | She/Her/Hers

United Way of Racine County

President and CEO

O: 262.898.2254 | C: 262.664.1922

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Hello fellow Rotarians,
We are in the home stretch of the Rotary year. The last event we have for this year will be the Changing of the Guard on July 1 at the Zoo. Doug Nicholson will be cooking a nice steak dinner with all the fixings for us. This event is free to members and a $40.00 fee for guests to help offset costs. There will be a sign up sheet at the next few meetings or RSVP to Carmela Venturini at
Our next fundraising opportunity for our club comes after Chris Terry Takes the helm. August 7 will be Rotary in the Park. Like Prom, we will need as many helping hands as possible. This event replaces Vegas night as our big fundraiser and, if successful, could be around for many years to suplement the fund raising efforts. See Chad, Loretta or Liz and let them know you’re ready to help.
Now is the time to get involved, get reinvigorated and get going again in Rotary. The Plandemic is waning  as more get vaccinated and restrictions are relaxing. Let’s get off the sidelines and get back to Rotary. We miss know who you are.
All the best
Mark Patzke
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