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Cedarburg Grafton

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Amercian Legion, Peter Wollner Post No. 288
W57N481 Hilbert Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012
United States of America
Visiting Rotarians are welcome to join in at our meetings by emailing our Secretary.

Invest in your community through the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club.

Through donations or sponsoring our events, giving to the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Foundation supports deserving students with scholarships to technical and vocational schools and improves our community's quality of life through the grants we give and the projects we're involved in.
To donate, click the image above or make your check payable to
Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Foundation | PO Box 194 Cedarburg, WI 53012
As a Wisconsin 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club. Donations are 100% tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Ref EIN 39-1446118.
Home Page Stories
In August of 2021, members of the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary filled 30 backpacks with notebooks, pens, crayons, and much more as one of our club’s quarterly service projects.  The backpacks were delivered to the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system as part of their “No Empty Backpacks School Supplies Drive”.  Each Rotarian also wrote a personal note of encouragement to students.  Rotary President Mark Ziebell reported that MPS was “thrilled to get them.” 
The new board of directors for the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club officially began its duties in July for the 2021-2022 year. They include (seated l-r): Linda Pierschalla, past president; Minal Hahm. secretary: Mark Ziebell, president; Melissa Wraalstad, president-elect, and Mike Herbrand, vice president. (standing l-r): Cindy Petted, operations chair; Layton Olsen, fundraising chair; Ron Knaus, finance chair; Pat Thome, Rotary International and grants chair; Gail Ostermann, publicity chair, and Carol Alexander Coutts, executive secretary. Not pictured: Dick Dieffenbach, treasurer; Brian Collins, membership chair, and Paul Radtke, youth exchange chair. The Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club is a service organization with nearly 60 members. Its three major fund-raising events — the Rotary Bike Ride in May, the Rotary Music Festival in July and the Milwaukee Symphony Holiday Concert in December — raise nearly $100,000 annually to support community projects, local non-profit organizations, and student scholarships. 
Photo by Mark Justesen, News Graphic
Our Fearless Leader:  President Mark Ziebell volunteering his time to sell Raffle Tickets during the 2021 Rotary Music Festival.
More than 1500 tickets were sold and over $2200 in raffle ticket sales. To complement the great performance of the Drum & Bugle Corps teams, the weather turned from rain to nearly perfect sky as the show began.
Seven (7) Midwestern drum and bugle corps performed at the Cedarburg High School Athletic Field on Sunday 8/8/2021 at 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club. Participating drum & bugle corps include the Madison Scouts of Madison, WI, Cavaliers of Rosemont, IL, Phantom Regiment of Rockford, IL, Blue Stars of La Crosse, WI, Colts of Dubuque, IA, Colt Cadets of Dubuque, IA, and River City Rhythm of Anoka, MN.  Three of the corps — the Cavaliers, the Blue Stars, and the Phantom Regiment — ranked in the Top 12 in world championships in 2019. See photos
21st Annual Rotary Music Festival, Drum & Bugle Corps Show
The Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary is pleased to present the 21st annual Rotary Music Festival on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cedarburg High School
Athletic Field in historic Cedarburg, WI.
In partnership with Midwest Combine, the Rotary Music Festival
will feature the following corps:
Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI
The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL
Colts – Dubuque, IA
Colt Cadets – Dubuque, IA
Madison Scouts – Madison, WI
Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL
River City Rhythm – Anoka, MN
Ticket sales were provided through the Drum Corps International website.
Lisa Werner, District 6270 Governor (2021/22); Mark Ziebell Cedarburg-Grafton Club Vice President; and Linda Pierschalla Cedarburg-Grafton Club President.
Photo courtesy of Cindy Petted.
For sun lovers, the inaugural Rotary Ride on Saturday, May 22, was a shining success. Hosted by the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club, more than 500 bicyclists registered to ride one of four routes throughout the scenic countryside of Ozaukee County. Afterward, cyclists and the public were entertained with music, a beer & wine garden, and a variety of delicious meals near the finish line in Cedarburg’s Cedar Creek Park.
We are happy to announce that the Rotary Club exceeded its fundraising goal and proceeds will fully fund the club’s technical scholarship program for 2021-22.
Many people, businesses, and organizations helped us reach our goals. First, we want to recognize our sponsors who supported our cause after our two major fundraisers were canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus …
  • Lead sponsor: Ozaukee Bank’s Gift to the Future
  • Major sponsors: Bank First, Carlson Tool, Gilman Precision, Levy & Levy Attorneys at Law, Northwestern Mutual Life / Bob Chmielewski, Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly, Port Washington State Bank, Michelle Pries of Shorewest Realtors, and Wisconsin Women Cycling
  • Contributing sponsors: American Natural Premium, Ansay & Associates,  Arrabelle Luxury Apartments, Beechwood Sales & Service, Bella Lei Salon,  Bud & Kay Beverung, C.G. Schmidt Construction, Cedarburg Auto Repair & Service,  Cedarburg Light & Water, Collins & Company Realty, Construction Forms,  DiDonato Wealth Advisors,  Gibb Building Maintenance, Gollnick & Sons Tree Service, Grob Inc., Harrigan Solutions, Hawkins Ash CPAs,  Dick & Barbara Janssen, Kemps, Kohler Credit Union, Landmark Feed, Seed & Supply, La Rosa Landscape Company, Link-IT-Up, Gary & Sharon Newman,  Milwaukee Area Technical College – Mequon campus, Meijer – Grafton Store,   Neumann Developments, Newman Chevrolet, Barbara & Layton Olsen,  Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, Sommer’s Automotive, Nelle & Matt Steele, Thierfelder Builders and the Wernecke Family.
Jill Hepburn, back middle, representing the Rotary Ride’s lead sponsor, Ozaukee Bank’s Gift to the Future, is joined by her grandchildren Kylee and Aubree Hepburn. She encourages families to participate in the ride to support technical & vocational scholarships. Linda Pierschalla, foreground, is president of the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary.  Photo by Visual Image Photography
Courtney Lutz, right, past president of the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club, presents a check for $60,000 to Grafton School Superintendent Jeff Nelson to benefit the district’s Enhancing Our Future campaign. The donation will be used for school athletic facility improvements.   Photo by Visual Image Photography 
Bones (left) presents the framed print to Ed Downey, Service Officer at American Legion Peter Wollner Post 288 in Cedarburg. The painting is that of a lone soldier enjoying a coffee in the early morning hours before the 2019 Cedarburg Hometown Celebration parade in downtown Cedarburg.
Maya Hahm, a sophomore at Cedarburg High School, submitted the winning logo design for the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Ride, which will be held Saturday, May 22, starting and finishing at Cedar Creek Park. Hahm’s design was selected from a field of 33 entries submitted by students from Cedarburg and Grafton High Schools. Participants in the logo design contest were asked to submit a design that reflects the mission and the values of the club as well as incorporate the Rotary International logo.

“This logo really represents the spirit of Rotary. The world. People hand in hand serving together,” said Pat Thome, a member of the selection committee. Hahm’s logo will be used on t-shirts, posters and other publicity materials for the event. She received a $100 cash prize for having the winning entry. All participants received credit for two hours of volunteer community service.
On December 31, 2020, the Rotary Club of Cedarburg Grafton placed an ad in the News Graphic recapping the year and thanked the organizations who invested in us this past year. It read...
The Rotary Club of Cedarburg Grafton is not looking back,
We are looking forward!
In 2020, we were forced to cancel our two signature fundraising events: the Rotary Music Festival on July 3 and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra holiday concert on December 10. In 2021, we will be back better than ever. Our club will be introducing a new event - our inaugural Rotary Ride, a bicycling event on May 22 to benefit our technical scholarship program. 
Thank You For Your Support We want to give a shout out to those who responded to our 2020 Fall Fundraising Campaign so that our club may continue to do good work in the community. Your support means the world to us! Click here for the list of individuals and organizations).
In Memoriam This year our club lost a dear friend, Jim Coutts. Jim was one of a kind. A former Cedarburg mayor, Jim's impact ran deep. He was a beloved former high school teacher and coach, a community leader in so many ways, and a huge cheerleader for our club. Words can't begin to say how much he will be missed.
Next December, when the country is healthy once again, we plan to bring back the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for our popular annual holiday concert at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center.
2020-2021 Rotary Board of Directory Conducted Meeting on Zoom 
Things may have looked a bit different this year, but we are still thankful for our Rotary family and the opportunity to serve our community. So,
from our family to yours, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Jerry Aussprung, Brad Babcock, Bud Beverung, Dan Bodart, David (Bones) Boyles, Todd Bugnacki, Steve Cain, Vince Cameranesi, Bob Chmielewski, Brian Collins, Carol Alexander Coutts, Chad Curran, Dan Davis, Jim Dhein, Dick Dieffenback, Jerry Edquist, Dean Fitting, Tom Frank, Adam Gerol, Blaine Gibson, Brandon Goldbeck, Mike Groth, Minal Hahm, John Hammes, Mike Hansen, Patty Hansen, John Hanson, Stephanie Hayes, Jack Henke, Mal Hepburn, Mike Herbrand, Blaine Hilgendorf, Julie Hoover, Dick Janssen, Pat Kennedy, Ron Knaus, Jeff Knorr, Chad Koehler, Mike LaRosa, Ben Levy, Don Levy, Courtney Lutz, Dale Lythjohan, Jeff Nelson, Gary Newman, Layton Olsen, Ryan Olsen, Gail Ostermann, Jim Pape, Nial Peterson, Cindy Petted, Linda Pierschalla, Paul Radtke, James Schowalter, Terry Skebba, Chris Smith, Dave Stern, Bob Thierfelder, Pat Thome, Bill Wernecke Sr,. Melissa Wraalstad, Mark Ziebell.
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.
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.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary / Director
Youth Service
Public Relations
Grant Committee Chair