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This week, Friday January 14th, our Rotary meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. The greeter will be Paul Gwidt, Finemaster will be Tim Mason and the Thought will be given by Ed Werner. Our speaker will be our own Daniel Oakes.

 

 

Upcoming duties:
 

Date
Location
Greeter
Fine
Thought
     
Friday, January 14
RCC
Gwidt, Paul
Mason, Tim
Werner, Ed
Friday, January 21
RCC
Haigh, Ali
Muniz, Jody
Weslaski, Claire
Friday, January 28
RCC
Hall, Jim
Navratil, Dimple
Widmar, Daniel
Friday, February 4
Meadowbrook
Harmann, W Thomas
Nicholson, Douglas
Wyant, Peter
Friday, February 11
Meadowbrook
Heidorn, Beth
O'Connell, Patty
Young, Toni
Friday, February 18
Meadowbrook
TBA
Olesen, Eric
Zimmermann, Angela
 
 


 

 


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Rotary 1/7/21

 
Greeter Ken Gould
Guests - Kathy Sustachek
Brett Weiss - Also the Speaker
 
Thought of the day Don Winkle
  • “My mother always told that as you get older you get better unless you’re a banana” - Betty White
 
Announcements
  • Donations will be asked as a “One Time Ask” letters will come to the membership shortly
  • Vegas Nights - Feb 12th
    • See the QR Codes
    • Buy some Raffle Tickets
    • Put up the flyer in your workplace and get the word out
  • Rotary Foundation Fundraising
    • Annual Fund $354,000,000
    • Proceeds from investments/endowment $545,000,000
    • Spent on projects $383,000,000 (such as Belize Trip)
    • Need items and suitcases to make the trip to Belize
 
Speaker
Brett Weiss of the Weiss Foundation
 
-Daniel Oakes
Oakesd@AWOakes.com
(262)770-1455
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 Insulin Was First Used To Treat Diabetes

On Jan. 11, 1922 fourteen-year-old Leonard Thompson was injected with a pancreatic extract prepared by Dr. Frederick Banting, and medical student, Charles Best.

Although his blood sugars went down a little, there was not a lot of change following Thompson’s initial injection, according to the University of Toronto’s heritage website.

But biochemist Bert Collip, who had been working with Banting and Best in a lab provided by the university’s head physiologist, Prof. J.J.R.. Macleod, developed a method to refine the extract and daily injections of this extract started Jan. 23. Improvement was immediate and remarkable. The boy’s blood sugar levels dropped to normal levels (Thompson would live another 13 years with daily injections of insulin, before dying of tuberculosis.)

It was not a cure but it was a monumental breakthrough in treatment for what had been an untreatable disease.

In March, 1922 a paper describing the case of Leonard Thompson, and six other patients the Banting and Best team treated with the refined extract, was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It was the first official announcement of an extract developed to alleviate the symptoms of diabetes.

“A message of hope to sufferers from diabetes goes out authentically today from the medical research laboratories of the University of Toronto. The modesty of medical men and scientific investigators of the genuine brand attempts to minimize the results obtained. The harm of exaggeration and the injustice to both parents and research men in awakening false and premature hopes before the extracts can possibly be manufactured cannot be over-emphasized. But the fact remains that one of the most important discoveries in modern medical research has been made at the university here. It is not a cure for diabetes, its authors state. Within six months, however, their discovery will be used on a large scale, they hope, to prolong life quite considerably at least. There will be no secrecy, as from the beginning. The medical profession will know all the facts.”
— The Toronto Daily Star - March 22, 1922 Edition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 

Vegas Night is back Feb. 12 at Fountain Hall

After a year off due to the pandemic, Vegas Night is back and better than ever, as the Racine Founder’s Rotary Club Foundation presents its annual fundraiser to support Camp Anokijig and the local Rotary Club for local community service projects. The main event will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Fountain Banquet Hall in Sturtevant.

 

Get a taste of Las Vegas with funny money Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette. Enjoy the music of Night Wing and special appearances by Elvis himself! Between games, browse the silent auction in person or login online.

The $10 admission ticket to Vegas Night, presented by Safari Lake Geneva, will provide an evening of entertainment plus a chance to win a $1,500 voucher toward a trip to Las Vegas through LaMacchia Travel in Kenosha. The lucky winner will be randomly drawn at 9 p.m. on the night of the event.
 

Those with a preference for poker are invited to come early for a Texas Hold’em Tournament. Registration for limited seats will begin at noon and the game starts at 2 p.m. Participants will receive 35,000 in chips for a $70 buy in and one $10 add on for 10,000 in chips will be available.

 

In addition, an online raffle is currently taking place until noon on Friday, Feb. 11 or when 500 tickets at $50 each are sold - whichever comes first. The drawing for the following prizes will take place at 8 p.m. on the night of the event, although participants don’t need to be present to win. All winners will need to present a receipt for the purchase and photo identification to collect a prize.

 

Raffle prizes include: $7,500 Grand Prize, $2,500 Second Prize, $1,000 Third Prize, $100-10 Winners and $50-10 Winners.

 

To purchase tickets to the event (which include the Las Vegas trip voucher) or raffle tickets, go to http://bidpal.net/rotaryvegasnight or text rotaryvegasnight to 243725.

 

For more information, contact Rotarian Daniel Widmar at (262) 994-5334.

 

 

                                                        

Racine native Jennifer Schmidt! (and daughter of a Founders Rotarian) Jennifer now has a friend in all 50 U.S. states.

Schmidt represented the Badger state as Miss Wisconsin last month, competing at the Miss America competition. She and 50 other state representatives (Washington, D.C., included) faced off at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, which started with the preliminary competition Dec. 12-13 and wrapped up with the final competition Dec. 16.

Miss America candidates

Miss America candidates pose for a photo Dec. 10 by a Christmas tree at Olde Mistick Village shopping mall in Connecticut. Racine native Jennifer Schmidt is pictured in the second row, center.

Via Miss America Instagram
Jennifer Schmidt doing her jazz dance

Racine native Jennifer Schmidt kicks her leg up during her Miss America talent performance, a jazz dance to "Hit Me with a Hot Note."

While Schmidt didn’t take home the main crown, she did win second place runner-up for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) scholarship, earning her $2,000 in addition to her $3,000 non-finalist award given to all those who didn’t qualify as a finalist.

“I think it’s a cool opportunity to be able to say I have one friend in every single state now,” Schmidt said. “I was able to meet very driven young women who have a very similar mindset. We clicked immediately and became a very close, tight-knit group of women.”

 

Date
Location
Greeter
Fine
Thought
     
Friday, January 14
RCC
Gwidt, Paul
Mason, Tim
Werner, Ed
Friday, January 21
RCC
Haigh, Ali
Muniz, Jody
Weslaski, Claire
Friday, January 28
RCC
Hall, Jim
Navratil, Dimple
Widmar, Daniel
Friday, February 4
Meadowbrook
TBA
Nicholson, Douglas
Wyant, Peter
Friday, February 11
Meadowbrook
Heidorn, Beth
O'Connell, Patty
Young, Toni
Friday, February 18
Meadowbrook
TBA
Olesen, Eric
Zimmermann, Angela