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Cedarburg Grafton

Service Above Self

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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Galioto's 1221
1221 Wauwatosa Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
United States of America
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Congratulations To Our Paul Harris Award Recipients  Pictured left to right: Brad Babcock, Linda Pierschalla, Courtney Lutz (2nd-time recipient), Minal Hahm, Dave Stern & Jeff Nelson. See The Awards Presentation section below for a list of all recipients.
President Linda Pierschalla began the ceremony with a few interesting facts about Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary. 
Paul Harris was born in Racine, Wisconsin on April 19, 1868, and was raised by his grandparents in Vermont. He was expelled twice from school, and was labeled a “prankster.”  He eventually received his law degree from the University of Iowa but spent the following 5 years doing odd jobs: as a newspaper salesman and a reporter, on fruit farms, as an actor and cowboy, and on cattle ships that traveled to Europe. In 1905, after he established a law firm in Chicago, Harris organized the first Rotary Club “in fellowship and friendship” with three clients and local businessmen. The club’s first service project was to provide public toilets in Chicago.
A Tribute To Courtney Lutz: Linda recognized Courtney for her contributions as past president of our club. She also noted that Courtney, president of Visual Image Photography, has been very active in the Honor Flight program and compiled a big, beautiful book about the Honor Flight that featured many of her own photos.  There are several copies at the Cedarburg Library.  Three short videos offering congratulations from Courtney’s parents, her brother’s family, and her daughter were played. It was obvious that she is much loved.
The Awards Presentation:  Linda noted that individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more to the Annual Program Fund, the Polio Plus Fund or the Humanitarian Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. The following people in our club were awarded first-time certificates: Brad Babcock, Minal Hahm, Stephanie Hayes, Julie Hoover, Jeff Nelson, Linda Pierschalla and Dave Stern. Those recognized with second–time awards (pins) included: Mal Hepburn, Jeff Knorr, Ben Levy, Courtney Lutz, and Pat Thome.  
Top row: Linda Pierschalla, President; Paul Radtke, Operations; Mike Herbrand, Secretary; Brian Collins, Membership Chair. Middle row: Layton Olsen, Fundraising; Gail Ostermann, Public Relations, Mark Ziebell, President-Elect, Courtney Lutz, Past-President. Bottom row: Patricia Thome,  ; Ron Knaus, Finance Chair, Dick Dieffenbach, Treasurer, Melissa Wraalstad, Vice President. Not shown: Carol Alexander Coutts, Executive Secretary; and Dan Davis, Youth Services. 
Ass. District Governor Tim Vertz presents a certificate of recognition to Cedarburg Grafton Rotary Club President Courtney Lutz for the Club's contributions toward the Rotary International Polio Plus campaign to eradicate polio.
Announcing the 2019-2020 Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Board Of Directors
Top row: Patricia Thome, Grant Committee Chair; Layton Olsen, Fundraising Chair; Brian Collins, Membership Chair; Carol Alexander Coutts, Executive Secretary; Ron Knaus, Finance Chair;  and James Schowalter, Past-President. Bottom row: Mark Ziebell, Vice President; Dick Dieffenbach, Treasurer; Courtney Lutz, President;  Linda Pierschalla, President-Elect; Melissa Wraalstad, Secretary. Not shown: Gail Ostermann, Public Relations; and Paul Radtke, Operations.
Club President James Schowalter (right), along with Rotary Band Shell Project Leaders Mike Groth (left) and Ryan Olsen (center) accepting the Cedarburg Mayor's 2018 Enhancement Award.
Check out the Speaker Schedule in the "SPEAKERS" tab above.
Ideas for upcoming speakers?  Please contact Linda Pierschalla. 
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary / Director
Youth Service
Public Relations
Grant Committee Chair