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This week, our Rotary meeting will be Friday June 24th, 7:00 AM at Racine Country Club. Greeter will be Eric Oleson, Fine will be Tim Shea and Thought will be Jim Delong. Our program will be our annual "Changing of the Guard", President-elect Laura Degroot will succeed President Chris Terry.


Upcoming duties:




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.









Last time at Rotary: By Daniel Oakes

Rotary 6/17

Greeter - Patty O’Connell
- Mike Coldwell (Guest of Bob Running)
Fine - Kristine Evens
  • $1 from all the fathers for each kid
Thought of the day - Daniel Oakes (Stand in for Alex DeBaker)
“The Road of life is always under construction”
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Next Week is changing of the guard
  • No Meeting July 1st
  • July 15th is at Hickory Hollow
  • Carpetland Grand Opening next Tuesday at the new location Hwy 20 and Oakes Rd
  • Business and Community Events can be posted for Free on the Racine County Eye
  • Rotary in the Park - August 6th
“Guest” Speaker - Angela Zimmerman - Racine Public Library
  • Book Bikes, sponsored by Rotary
    • Bikes will have books and other items for the communities to rent
      • Beyond Books Iniative
    • Outside of the library every Wednesday
    • Out in the community throughout the summer
      • Find out where on the library website
  • Tech-mobile is also coming (September)
    • 3D Printers
    • VR
    • Laptops and Tech to Schools, Senior Centers, and outreach events
      • Debuting at Party on the Pavement
  • Library Go
  • Home Delivery of Books
    • Anyone can get books delivered to their home
  • Second Floor Renovation, completely funded by the Library and select donors
    • Adding a recording studio
    • Whole new look
    • Naming Rights throughout the building
    • Teen Area
    • Business Center
    • Study Areas
  • Resources beyond books
  • Social Worker available to patrons
  • 125th Anniversary of the Library
  • July 16th is Library Block Party - Huge 125th Anniversary Celebration

-Daniel Oakes

City trivia

Of the 15 most populous cities in the US in 1950, 10 are not on the list of the 15 most populous cities in 2020. Which cities dropped off?



Pictured below are the Racine Public Library's new "book Bikes". These literary cycles are partially sponsored by Racine Founders Rotary and will be traveling all around Racine. The Library website will list where the bikes will be each week. When in actual use they will be operated by trained and conditioned professionals. The operators pictured below are just for "stationary photographic depiction". 


Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis, Washington, DC, Boston, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Buffalo