RMF 2021

The Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Presents …
The Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary is pleased to present the 21st annual Rotary Music Festival
Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021
7:30 p.m.
Cedarburg High School Athletic Field
W68 N611 Evergreen Blvd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
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
Tickets are available now on the Drum Corps International website
Order tickets early to get the best seats in the stadium!
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The Jack Hanke Show - 2021 Rotary Ride Podcast Cindy Petted 2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ride Recap

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.
Rotary Ride Recap Cindy Petted 2021-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

The Passing of Dan Davis

Dan Davis ushering at the Rotary Music Festival in 2018. Photo provided by Gail Ostermann.

Club President, Linda Pierschella, paid tribute to our fallen Rotarian Dan Davis, who passed away at the young age of 57 on May 14 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Dan was a member of our Rotary board as youth exchange chair and he and his wife, Beth, often volunteered at our fundraising events. Knowing Dan’s love for the outdoors through his work at Riveredge Nature Center, Linda shared these quotes by famed naturalist John Muir in Dan’s honor:

“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” 

“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” 

The Passing of Dan Davis Gail Ostermann 2021-05-14 05:00:00Z 0

The Passing Of David "Bones" Boyles

David “Bones” Boyles was a bright light in our Rotary Club and we mourn his passing on Tuesday, April 27. A member of our club since 2002, Bones taught us the joy of giving, of music, and of laughter. We will miss you, our friend, but we know that you are leading us in song from Heaven. We will be watching the Orioles for you!!! 
“Tip a Glass in My Honor” by Kelly Roper
Tip a glass in my honor
And perhaps pour a sip on my grave.
It’s not so much the whiskey
As your company I crave.
Sing me one of our favorite tunes
We used to join in at the pub.
Remember me fondly as you sing,
And I’ll remember you to God here above.
The Passing Of David "Bones" Boyles Gail Ostermann 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Chicks guests on The Jack Henke Show Cindy Petted 2021-04-16 05:00:00Z 0


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

Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary presents $60,000 to Grafton School District

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 
Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary presents $60,000 to Grafton School District Gail Ostermann 2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Jerry Edquist and the Compass Rose/Rotary Wheel Cindy Petted 2021-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Print Presentation

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.
Print Presentation Cindy Petted 2021-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
2020 Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Music Festival 2020-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Board

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.
2019-2020 Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Board Cindy Petted 2019-08-29 05:00:00Z 0 2019-2020,Board of Directors,Courtney Lutz
Cindy visits the Bentonville Satellite Rotary meeting Cindy Petted 2019-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded to Todd Bugnacki Cindy Petted 2019-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Weekly Meeting Notes May 23, 2019 Chris Smith 2019-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Making a Difference 2019-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Music Festival 2019 2018-12-05 06:00:00Z 0

Cedarburg Mayor's Enhancement Award 

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.
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Club Tree Planting Service Project - Westlawn Woods 4/28/18 2018-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Changing of the Guard 8/16/18 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
MSO Holiday Concert Daniel Bodart 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
2018 Rotary Music Festival 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

2017 Paul Harris Dinner

Current President Dan Bodart awards Past President Brandon Goldbeck with a Paul Harris Fellow award, making him a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.  Current President Dan Bodart and his wife Jenny Bodart award a donation of $1,000 to the Joseph Project and its Founder, Pastor Jerome Smith.  
2017 Paul Harris Dinner 2017-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

2017 Changing of the Guard

Posted on Aug 17, 2017
Past President Brandon Goldbeck being presented with an honorary gavel by President Dan Bodart at the Changing of the Guard celebration dinner.
2017 Changing of the Guard 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange

Our 2017-18 Outbound Youth Exchange student Macy Daley with Youth Exchange Committee Chair Dale Lythjohan and current Club President Dan Bodart.  Macy will be staying in Lima Peru for the next year and staying with 3 separate host families during her time there.
Youth Exchange 2017-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Tech Scholarship Awards Presentation May 17, 2017 2017-05-17 05:00:00Z 0