Rotary Club of Racine Founders


Posted by Tom Leuenberger on Dec 12, 2017

 This week, Friday December 15th, our meeting will be at Racine Country Club at 7:00 AM. Our meeting this week will be in the Grille Room (enter under the Green canopy as seen below). Our speaker will be a guest of Shelly Kuroski.





Duties for Friday December 15th

Greeter- Steve Donovan
Fine - Chad Lock
Thought - Pat Blenke
Speaker - Shelly Kuroski

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________D Duty roster through June 22nd, 2018 is now posted on the club's website. Take a look and make sure you are prepared for your duty! The next 7 weeks of this schedule are always at the end of this newsletter (RYFNL).




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






This week's program.....for Friday December 15th Tom Leuenberger 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Leuenberger on Dec 12, 2017
                                                The leader of a flock of sheep.
And the answer is............. Tom Leuenberger 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
A question for the week...............answers appear below. Tom Leuenberger 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Leuenberger on Dec 12, 2017


  Greeter Fine Thought Speaker  
December 15th
( in Grill Room)
Steve DonovanChad LockPat BlenkeShelly Kuroski  
December 22ndRoundtableRoundtableRoundtable
December 29thRoundtableRoundtableRoundtableRoundtable  
January 5th, 2018Peter SchumacherJeff CollenHerb KattTom Meyer  
January 12thNick LyonsStephanie Reichert-KurtLoretta BaxterSteen Sanderhoff  
January 19thPeter WyantKelli SteinMark PatzkeJennifer Sus  
January 26thPat BlenkeTim CrawfordDonald DunstJon Antonneau  


Rotary Duty Schedule Tom Leuenberger 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Leuenberger on Dec 12, 2017

The Rotary newsletter rarely runs obituaries. This is a special case however. Mildred was the first female to be a member of a Racine Rotary Club. It is also noteworthy that she was born in 1917. As we all recall from the wonderful centennial celebrations that our club had these past few months 1917 was the founding of Rotary in Racine.


Schroth, Mildred H.

Mildred H. Schroth, 100, formerly of Racine, died on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Fond du Lac Lutheran Home, where she resided for the last number of years.

She was born on June 17, 1917, in Roselle, Illinois, the daughter of Arthur and Frieda Schumacher Stellhorn. On August 8, 1942, she married Gerhard Schroth, in Milwaukee.

Mildred was a longtime member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Racine and served for many years as their church secretary. She was the first female Rotary member in Racine as well as the longtime secretary for the Racine Symphony Orchestra.

She is survived by four daughters: Carolyn (Dan), Susan (Ron), Elizabeth (Christopher) and Christine; she is further survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerhard, and her daughter, Mary Margaret "Mimi" Sager.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service at her home church in Racine is being planned.

Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, 920-921-4420

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Dec. 6, 2017



Farewell to Racine's first female Rotarian....... Tom Leuenberger 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Leuenberger on Dec 12, 2017

Rotary Blood Drive - January 18, 2018, 3:30 - 7:30                                    

Blood Center of Wisconsin, Sunnyslope Drive Donor Center

We are off to a great start with 18 people signed up so far....1/2 way to full!

I need help promoting the blood drive to organizations and businesses in the Racine area so that we can maximize the potential beyond just the club. If you are in an organization (YPR for example) or any other group or business that might consider participating please let me know.

Please share this opportunity with friends, family, employees, all know people with blood!

Prefer to donate on your own during the day on January 18th or any other day? Call: 877-232-4376 or online at:

Please give the blood center staff our donor code: 000643 when donating.

Questions, please email: or call: 262-308-2632. only hurts a little (very little) and every blood donation helps to save three lives.



Blood Donor / Rotarian


January Blood Drive................ Tom Leuenberger 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Leuenberger on Dec 12, 2017
The St. Cat's Rotary Interact Club is having a sock drive. This Friday will be the day to bring any sock donations to our Rotary meeting (the next 2 Fridays are "Roundtables"). There will be a "sock box" (see photo below) for your sock donation.
Crazy Sock Box at Rotary this Friday, Bring some socks!!! Tom Leuenberger 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Leuenberger on Dec 05, 2017

Member Birthdays;

Dec 01 Peter Wyant
Dec 04 Jennifer Sus
Dec 08 Carmella Venturini
Dec 12 Nick Lyons
Dec 20 Kelli Stein
Dec 25 Ian Lang
Dec 25 Stephanie Reichert-Kurt
Dec 28 Mark Patzke



Dec 22 Charlie & Joan Rice
Dec 25 Amanda & Daniel Gain


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