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Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary
2020-2021 Board of Directors

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. 
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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.
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Making a Difference 2019-05-13 05:00:00Z 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
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Weekly Meeting Notes, June 28, 2018

Opening Bell Rung at 12:33
PDB began the meeting at the Hammes Home with the usual Pledge of Allegiance and Four-Way Test, which were each rendered in three different "rounds" as each section of the backyard tables began on their own.
Guests & Visitors:
PDB brought his son Bailey, UWM swimming standout and future Rotarian.
  • Bones encouraged attendees to join him at the Cedarburg Art Museum for some beers and a great six-piece orchestra lead by outstanding clarinet player Don Nederic.  6-8:30pm.
  • Nial received a call from Bruna, our exchange student from Brazil, wishing him a happy father's day.  Nial asked Ryan if he received a similar call, to which Ryan responded he received a text from her with the same sentiment and said Nial likely would have received the same if his Nokia flip phone could accept text messages.
  • Layton did his last cattle call for RMF volunteers, and said all should gather at 5pm for instructions and must wear the Carolina blue Rotary golf shirts in a show of power and unity.  Layton also announced pre-sale tickets were around 1,100 and is a record.  With favorable weather and the usual strong walk-up purchases we should clear $65k for the event.  Nice work as always Layton!
  • John Hammes, our gracious host, thanked his corps of helpers, including the Papes, his son Joe and his wife Katie and of course Ronnie, who makes the whole thing happen.  John also congratulated Joe's U17 North Shore United girls team that became the first NSU team to qualify for Nationals in Dallas at the end of July.
There will be no lunch on 7/5, the next lunch will be hosted by Melissa at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilt and Fibre Arts on 7/12.
PDB's final closing bell was rung at 12:42, but PJS (President James Schowalter) was not present to take the bell home with him, possibly extending his presidency to a two-year term.  No official motion was made to enact this penalty.
See you at the RMF, and have a safe and happy 4th with your friends and family.
Respectfully submitted by Chris Smith
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Weekly Meeting Story Template

Guests & Visitors:
Our meeting featured more children of Rotarians this week with Charlie and Henry Cain joining us along with Cirque de Solei's Tate Goldbeck.
We also had a dozen members of the Thiensville-Mequon/Mequon-Thiensville clubs that nearly turned into a food fight between members of the visiting clubs until Carl Hertz took the blame for the front-to-back identity crisis back when he was his club's President and sponsored the "new" club.  Mr. Hertz will likely be retained for guidance on the Grafton-Cedarburg Moonrise Club if that possibility ever gains traction.
Sergeant At Arms – No report of erroneous golf achievements this week, but President Goldbeck did issue a public apology to last week's host (Linda) for not affording her the opportunity to address to the club an update about the Cedarburg Public Library at last week's meeting.  After ringing the closing bell last week BG did realize this oversight and apologized to Linda in front of Tate and she joked with BG about her disappointment, to which Tate injected his observation that ""you're not the first woman to say that!" #bestreportever
Brags and Other Good Stuff--none this week
  • Melissa--The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts annual rummage sale will run Friday from 10-4, with an all-you-can-fill-bag sale from 9-noon on Saturday.
  • Following lunch members were invited to open an account at PWSB and some place/charity gets $100 for each account opened.  In a show of banking solidarity, soon-to-be-President Dan Bodart was observed opening up a savings account.
  • Treasures of OZ is a coalition of OZ County orgs specializing in natural park areas and their 2017 Eco-Tour is happening Saturday.
  • The Village of Thiensville's "Village Wide" rummage sale is Saturday from 8am-2pm.
  • Jeff--2/3 more volunteers still needed for Music Festival on July 3rd.  If no one voluntarily steps forward by next week Layton will be drawing names out of a hat to assign the lucky winners to latrine clean-up.
James thanked everyone for joining him at their new PWSB location, the 7th branch of the 118-year old bank.  He thanked Amy & her staff from Remington's for the delicious eats and introduced us to Ron Knaus, the branch manager of the location.  Ron is being slowly introduced to his new role, only being given oversight of two employees at this time with more coming once he proves he can pronounce their last names and stops spilling food on guests.  The News Graphic is encouraging us all to "Meet Ron!", who gave all the credit for the building design to James.  James pointed out that if there is anything we don't like about the branch, those should be attributed to Ron.  #sillybankers
Meeting Schedule
June 22 – Balance, Inc.  Hosted by John Hackett.
June 29 – John and Ronnie Hammes' Famous Rib-Eye Cookout (President Goldbeck's final bell ring...)
July 3 – Rotary Music Festival
July 6 – No meeting
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2/20/14 Newsletter

Posted by Daniel Bodart on Mar 03, 2014

February 20, 2014

Ryan opened the meeting. Janis offered the prayer which was followed by the Pledge and 4-Way Test.



  •   Josh Groth, Mike’s son, who will be working at Harley Davidson photographing new Harleys


  • Chad has free tickets to the auto show this weekend.
  • Steve Cain announced the start of the ad drive for the Music Festival. Packets will be given to each member by their team leader. Deadline for ads is April 1.This ad campaign is our biggest fundraiser, so everyone needs to put service above self and sign up sponsors.



SPEAKER: Dr. Dean Arnerson Dean of the Concordia University School of Pharmacy.

Until now the only school of pharmacy in the state was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Concordia will graduate their first class in spring of 2014. Doctor Dean gave a very interesting presentation about the forming of the new  school of pharmacy.


Special Note:

Speakers are needed for 3/20, all

of April and most of May. Contact Carol Alexander-Coutts for details.

Thanks to Bones for editing this

week’s newsletter!

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Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club Helps Fund New Concession Building

Posted by Chris Smith on Oct 09, 2012

As part of Cedarburg's 2012 homecoming activities, a check for $60,000 was presented by Ryan Olsen, left, president-elect of the Cedarburg Grafton Rotary Club, to Daryl Herrick, Cedarburg School Superintendent, for the recently-built Bulldogs concession stand (in back). The club committed a total of $75,000 for the project; the other $15,000 was donated when construction began. The Rotary Club is comprised of 70 local business and civic leaders who contribute more than $50,000 annually for student scholarships, charitable causes and community projects. The Rotary Music Festival in July and the Milwaukee Symphony Concert in December are two of the club’s major fundraisers.

Photo by Mark Justesen of the Ozaukee County News Graphic   

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Paul Harris Dinner 2014

Posted by Brandon Goldbeck

President Chad Koehler presents Outgoing President Ryan Olsen with his gavel at our annual Paul Harris dinner.Image

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