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Welcome to our Club!

Two Rivers

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Lighthouse Inn
1515 Memorial Drive Hwy. 42
P.O. Box 272
Two Rivers, WI  54241-0272
United States
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It's Time for our Annual End of Year Picnic!
 
Let's Celebrate Another Successful Year!
 
Neshotah Beach Shelter (behind the concession stand)
 
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
 
5:00pm -
 
Reminder:  There will be no Tuesday morning meeting on the 26th!
 
Pot Luck Food
 
Grilled Ribs and Grilled Chicken Breast will be provided by the Club
 
Friends and Family are Welcome
 
Be sure to sign up for attending/food at the meeting or on-line
 
 

 

 
 
Coolest Coast Pro Am - Two Rivers 2's Pro, AA, A B & Jrs

Rotary Food Tent  - the Rotary Club of Two Rivers and Manitowoc Sunrise Rotary Club
 
Sign up and support this important fundraising event!
 
July 20-22nd (Friday-Sunday) 
 
Rotary MAKING A DIFFERENCE
 
Business Meeting Agenda
 

June 19, 2018

June Theme: Rotary Fellowship. Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.

In environment, RI President calls for planting a tree for each member by Earth Day on April 22, 2018 and for our future as an organization to improve our gender balance and lower the average age of our members.  2017-18 RI President is Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia.  2017-2018 District Governor is Jeff Reed of Fond du Lac.
 
  1. (Bob G.)  Pledge of Allegiance; Prayer; 4way Test
 
  1. (Bob G.) Thank you. Today’s Greeter is Lauretta K-O, Bob G. For pictures, Lauretta KO. for notes from our last meeting and Brian for our newsletter.
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  1. (Bob G.) Welcome/Announcements
Presenter(s): Deanna from Holiday House (Ascend Services) 
Guests:
  1. (Bob G.) Correspondence
     
  2. (Bob G.) Year End Celebration Picnic is a pot-luck. Grilled Ribs and Grilled Chicken Breasts will be provided. Please indicate what you plan to bring on the signup to pass.  The venue has been moved to The Neshotah Beach Shelter behind the concession stand. If you can’t make it, mark decline in the signup.
     
  3. (Bob G.) Meals on Wheels – Next opportunity July 17-20. 1 volunteer needed for Friday.
     
  4. (Bob G.) Will there be a meeting July 3rd with Domazlice Sister City delegation?  If not, will the meeting be cancelled?
     
  5. (Bob G.) Volleyball Tournament is July 20-22 (Fri-Sun).  Tim W coordinating our involvement.  A signup will be passes.  Our cut in the proceeds is based on hours served.
     
  6. (Bob G.) We were sked to collect hard plastic caps in support of the Haven.  Will we be providing a collection box at Rotary?  Is someone coordinating our effort?
     
  7. (Bob G./Debbie P.) Update, if any, on Rotary Shirts
 
  1. (Bob G.) Next Meeting – Year End Celebration Picnic
     
  2. (Bob G.) Happy Bucks- Jim L.
     
  3. (Bob G.) A more (or less) sophisticated joke!
     
  4. (Bob G.) Program- Colleen to introduce Deanna from Holiday House (Ascend Services)
 
 
Holiday House has been known by its name since 1957 when it only consisted of a few members who came together in a clubhouse to create holiday wreaths for the community. Now, after a complete re-branding, the organization that aims to provide services and programs for disabled and handicapped individuals will be known as Ascend Services.
 
Executive Director Deanna Genske said the new brand represents the organization's goal to uplift people and help people reach their own goals."Our support services are designed to empower individuals to ascend towards their personal and vocational goals by connecting them with resources within our community," she said. "We believe in offering choices that are very individualized and meaningful to each person served."The new logo is a striking purple color and features a heart above the word "Ascend." Genske said the heart is there because it is a symbol that shows unity among people and the color was chosen because it was historically connected with nobility and ambition, something she said describes the people the organization works with. She said purple is also representative of creativity and ideas.
 
"Ultimately, we are here to provide services to individuals that will help them reach their goals, whether they are personal or work-based goals," Genske said. "And if you ask anybody we have worked with … right away they were able to state that we were able to help them reach their goals."
 
Genske said the organization will also be unveiling new services throughout the coming year.
 
  1. (Bob G.) Last verse of America.
 
Coming Up:
June 23-29, 2018 (Sat-Fri)- World Affairs Seminar, Carroll University, Waukesha. Theme: Shaping the World You Will Inherit.
Next Board Meeting June 27th, TR Family Diner 7:30AM
Will Schmid from Two Rivers High School and Clare Kuhn from Kiel High School.
July 20-22, 2018 (Fri-Sat)- Volleyball Tournament (Tim Wester coordinate)
July 20, 2018 (Fri)- Sheboygan Early Bird Lobster Fest
September 2018- Follow up on Kevin Boehm (is this a better time?)
September 2018 Spirit of the Rivers project given $500 for 8x16 brick.
September 2018 District Grant $2800, beach cleanup, recycling, education with TR 8th grade
 
2018-2019 Board Members:
President: Robert Gahl
               President-Elect: Steve Romero
               Secretary: Colleen Inman
               Treasurer: Jeff Zimmerlee
               Past President: Brenda Georgenson
               Members at large: Betty Bittner, Jeff Zimmerlee
 
Club Organization-Program Chairs:
Marketing- Michael Ditmer & Brenda Geogenson
New Members- Kim Henning
Community Projects- Fundraising- Betsy Benz & Tim Schroeder
Youth- Dennis Swetlik
International- Jeff Zimmerlee
 
                 
 
                Membership: Increase by 2 (23 to 25 members) - Engagement: Increase by 17 (23 to 40 participations)
Communication:  Increase by 2 (4 to 6 socials) - Public Relations: Increase by 4 (2 to 4 media stories)
Have as much legal fun as possible
Plant at least 25 trees
Increase membership by 2
More sophisticated jokes
August social celebrating the beginning of summer in TR
Grant for 2017-2018
Add benefactor to Rotary Foundation
Look for dollars from outside TR
Create an alumni chair
Formalize club archivist
Joint venture with MTWC clubs
Encourage members to join fellowships
Think about starting fellowships of our college alumni
Investigate Rotary associate/shared/partial memberships
Encourage frequent visits to the RI website
Did I say have fun?
Continue 5th Tuesday socials
 
 
We have selected Rotary Shirts in the color, Royal, for our club and will need everyone to identify their size (S, M, L, XL, etc.)  and respond by next Monday, June 25th.
 
The task is easy.  Simply measure your favorite polo shirt against the  measurements provided  and select the size (S, M, L XL etc.) that best fits your measurements.  Please email your response to Debbie Pitsch 
trpac-administrator@atriumhsl.com
 
 
 
Thank you, Debbie, for coordinating the process!
 
 
 
 

Rotary wins Best Nonprofit Act for its polio eradication work 

Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio worldwide won Best Nonprofit Act in the Hero Awards of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign, an international global citizens’ movement to tackle the world’s most important issues. 

The campaign is an initiative of PeaceJam Foundation and is led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, with the ambitious goal of inspiring a billion acts of peace by 2020. 

Each year, the campaign picks two finalists in each of six categories for their work to make a measurable impact in one of the 10 areas considered most important by the Nobel laureates. Winners are chosen by people from around the world. 

Rotary and Mercy Corps were the two finalists in the Best Nonprofit Act category. Rotary and the five other winners will be recognized at a ceremony on  June in Monaco. Betty Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for her advocacy for peace in Northern Ireland, will present the award. 

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Rotary’s members are our greatest assets. When our membership is strong, our clubs are more vibrant, Rotary has greater visibility, and our members have more resources to help communities flourish.  Watch a recording of the presentation with narration on our Vimeo channel.

Two Rivers Rotary Club celebrated its 95th anniversary in February. Many things have changed since 1923, but their pride and service to the community remain strong.

The club continues to serve the local community’s key service providers, all of which are vital in maintaining the hometown culture, while supporting the City of Two Rivers in finding ways to grow the community with innovative economic development strategies.

Past donations have allowed the club to support local and international projects. They include, but are not limited to, club members donating their time and talents (pharmacist and physician) through the Guatemala Medical Relief Project.

One of the club’s most recent highlights includes providing signs and docks for the developing Mishicot and Neshotah Water Trail for kayaks and canoes. The club delivers nearly 450 meals per year through the Meals on Wheels program.   

Their weekly club meetings include Junior Rotarians (high school juniors) who gain a better understanding of Rotary and build their public speaking skills, glean information from a variety of presentations, and learn the basic operations of a service organization.

The Rotary donates to local schools, Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry and other non-profit organizations. They are a member of The Chamber of Manitowoc County and also collaborate with the two Manitowoc Rotary clubs. These service projects certainly support the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

Projects are funded in part by the proceeds from their annual dinner. This year’s event will benefit Two Rivers Youth Sports by funding the replacement of overhead lighting of two ballparks at the Two Rivers Vietnam Veterans Park. 

The 2018 Two Rivers Rotary Annual Dinner/Fundraiser will be April 8 at the Courthouse Pub in Manitowoc. A cash bar and silent auction will be from 5 to 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. The club’s president, Dr. Bob Gahl, will start the always-entertaining oral auction at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per person, which includes appetizers and dinner served with a glass of wine and dessert. Register at www.tworiversrotary.org.

Two Rivers Rotary Club meetings are held on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m. at Lighthouse Inn on Lake Michigan, Two Rivers. Come see what you’re missing!

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

 
 

Our health is everything, yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.  Health care is everyone’s right. 

 

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide.  That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to Rotarians.  We lead efforts both large and small by setting up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities that struggle with outbreaks and health care access.  We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients and governments to work together.  Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and of course polio.  Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.

 

Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time.  In Ghana we work with partners to provide more than 80% of its people with clean water to fight worm disease.  In Liberia, Rotary helps women get tested for HIV early in their pregnancies.  And of course the eradication of polio has created a system for tackling a myriad of other health issues such as Ebola.  To date $65 million in grants to fight disease has been given by Rotary.

 

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Rotary Inauguration 2017-2018
 
Four score and fourteen years ago our Rotary Founding Fathers brought forth on this city a new service club conceived in social justice and dedicated to the proposition that service to local and global communities supersedes self-gratification. The foresight of the Founders of Rotary evolved to the belief that the abolition of polio benefits all nations, all religions, all economic levels; that Human Slavery in any form subverts the laws of God and nature.
 
We therefore stand here on the shoulders of those who have come before and paved the way not with an air of self-righteousness but with a sense of duty to others. We stand here with profound awe of those past presidents, those past district governors, and especially those countless, diligent Rotarians who work selflessly, silently to promote the goals of Rotary.
 
Let us therefore re-dedicate our lives to the advancement of Rotary’s ideals; to re-dedicate our lives to our God, to self and family care, to community service, and to the very principles that will make Rotary endure to the end of time.
 
                   Robert A Gahl MD
                   June 27, 2017
 
Promote your club with new Rotary resources

How do you communicate with your community about your club? Are prospective members hearing about who you are and what you do? If your club is looking to promote its unique culture, events, and service projects, you can customize a club brochure. Edit the content or upload your own photos to make a distinctive promotional pamphlet. 

Use the Discover Rotary presentation and the Impact Begins With You prospective member brochure to introduce Rotary’s values and history, the benefits of membership, and what makes Rotary stand out.

Does your club sponsor an Interact or Rotaract club? You can customize your own promotional cards for Rotary’s programs for young leaders through our Brand Center. This is a great opportunity to show potential members all the ways they can get involved through Rotary.

Presenting Rotary to prospective members
   

What is Rotary all about? What do Rotarians do? Why should prospective members join your club? If you are looking for a presentation on the who, what, and why of Rotary, download the Discover Rotary PowerPoint presentation. This new resource touches on Rotary’s values and history, and highlights the benefits of membership. The slides can be customized to include information and images that reflect your club. This presentation, along with the Impact Begins with You brochure, is an excellent way to introduce Rotary to prospective members or at public events.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROTARY FOUNDATION CENTENNIAL

The Rotary Foundation turns 100 in 2016-17! Our Foundation stands at the forefront of humanitarian service, having supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, and provide basic education — as well as the historic project dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide.

Rotary has released $35 million in new grants to support the global effort to eradicate polio. The funds will build on last year’s historic achievement of stopping transmission of the wild poliovirus in Nigeria and all of Africa. Just two countries reported wild polio cases in 2015, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rotary’s funds will go toward efforts to end the disease in those countries and seven others.

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The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Avenues of Service

For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. 

 

The Four-Way Test

The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Mission

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.