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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
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It's Time for our Annual End of Year Picnic!
Let's Celebrate Another Successful Year!
Hosted by Bob and Terry Gahl
2535 County Hwy VV - Two Rivers
(aka Terragahlia)
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
5:30pm -
Reminder:  There will be no Tuesday morning meeting on the 25th!
Pot Luck Food
 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


Business Meeting Agenda
May 14th, 2019
May theme: Youth Service Month. 2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the Inspiration. RI President Rassin is Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. Kola Alayande, Ph.D. is our District Governor 2018-19 - **Our service to other people is the rent we pay for the privilege of being alive.**
  1. (Bob G.)  Pledge of Allegiance; Prayer led by Kim H.; 4-way Test
  1. (Bob G.) Today’s Greeter is Brian J.  Bob G. for pictures, Brian J. for notes from our last meeting and for our newsletter.  
  1. (Bob G.) Welcome/Announcements
Presenter(s): Two Rivers Public Schools – Craig Rysticken and the FBLA Executive Team
Guests: Karen White (assistant DG and honorary Club member); FBLA Executive Team – Aubrey Polich,  Mackenzie Meyer, Ariana Zimney
  1. (Bob G.) Correspondence:  A “get-well” card was circulated to express our Club’s wishes on a quick recovery for Betty B.
  1. (Bob G.) 2018 District Grant – final steps and reporting out by 5/15…Report on Recycling Container assembly and placement. 
  1. (Bob G.) 2019 District Grant – Finalizing Ideas -  Deadline is June 1st  A proposal was advanced for Club support – A Kid’s Learning Center hosted by the Lester Public Library.  The proposal and subsequent grant application will be finalized at the upcoming Board meeting.
  1. (Bob G.) Volleyball Tournament –  Michael D. and Jean A. have agreed to co-chair this event with strong Club support also offered!  Deb P. has joined in the planning process with the second meeting held on May 13th.  Questions raised included: a. the advisability of Friday hours?, b. solicitation of food/water donations (Deb P. will make the contacts), c. offer of coordination with the concurrent Kiwanis Club’s Fish Derby and d. the need for liability insurance.  We will reach out to Betty B. for input on these questions.  Once the schedule is finalized, an event announcement, promotion and invitations will be created.
  1. (Bob G.) Save the Swales – Monday, May 20th… yet another activity deserving of Rotary support.  All club members invited to assist in unloading 3,500 trees at Bugler Property, May 20th – timing is TBD with the suggestion made to contact Woodland Dunes for details.
  1. (Bob G.) Looking into the “crystal ball” – event plans for the next couple of months
  • End of Year Celebration is scheduled for June 25th at Terragahlia.  Colleen I. will be providing the chicken, Tim S. will coordinate the craft beer procurement and the rest of the menu will be Club member “potluck”.  An event invitation and sign-up will be forthcoming.
  • 5th Tuesday Social (July 30th)…Manitowoc Yacht Club – a multi-club gathering starting at 5:30pm
  1. (Bob G.)  Event Sign-up – pass the “binder” around – please review during breakfast, noting responsibilities/opportunities, sign up!  Please note program assignments and greeter assignments are posted through July 2ndThis information is also available on-line...if questions arise concerning sign-ups…please consult the site as a first source of information.   
Note: Colleen printed a list of club members and contact information and put this in the front pocket of the binder, asking everyone to review their contact information and place a check your name when you’ve finished reviewing, if no changes.
  1. (Bob G.) Meals on Wheels:  This is our week!  Thanks for all of those that signed up.  Our next opportunity is July 16-19.
  1. (Bob G.)  Scholarship – Stanley P. coordinated the scholarship process with help from Brenda G. and Betty B.  Stanley reported that a worthy recipient has been selected – presenting an exemplary work ethic and academic performance….a former Junior Rotarian as well!  Stanley will represent our Club at the awards ceremony on May 22nd – presenting the award.
  1. (Bob G.) World Affairs Seminar – participant recruitment (2 positions) needed.  This is a great opportunity for a local student (s) to engage with peers from around the country (in our own backyard).
  1. (Bob G.) Reminder: collection box for recycling items for The Haven.  CLEAN plastic recyclable items are being collected.  In addition to our Club’s collection site, members can drop their personal collection at The Haven during normal business hours.
  1. (Bob G.) Happy Bucks – Brian J. facilitated and passed the buck to Jean A.
  1. (Bob G.) Program – TR Public Schools – Craig Rysticken and the FBLA Executive Team…our State Champion Team will be traveling to San Antonio in late June to compete in two events – a Self Defense Class and an eBusiness proposal.  Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an organization that fosters growth in our members by giving them opportunities to develop their individual skills and participate in events that help provide a bridge between school and the working world.
  1. (Bob G.) Upcoming Program: Program Chair – Tim S. to introduce Kay Schroeder (Corporate Guardians)
  1.  Next greeter is Lauretta K-O.
  1. (Bob G.) Last verse of America.
2018-2019 Board Members:
President: Robert Gahl
                President-Elect: Betty Bittner
                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



Program:  Chair, Tim S. to introduce Kay Schroeder (Corporate Guardians)
Greeter: Laurette K-O.
Happy Bucks:  Jean A.
Kola Alayande, Ph.D. is our  District Governor 2018-19 - **Our service to other people is the rent we pay for the privilege of being alive.**
The month of May is the Youth Service Month in the Rotary Calendar. As we all know, the Youth (40 years or younger per Rotary) are the future and we need to make sure
we do all we can to assist with mentoring and strategically positioning them to take our district to the next level.
As we are all aware, two critical areas of concern for Rotary International are membership and youth engagement so let us do our best to increase the membership of the youth.
Be the Inspiration in 2018-19

During the 2018-19 Rotary year, RI President Barry Rassin wants us to Be the Inspiration for positive change, inspiring our clubs, our communities, and our organization to face today’s challenges with courage, optimism, and creativity.

To achieve all that Rotary can, Rassin encourages Rotarians to think differently about their role in Rotary and Rotary’s role in the world. He asks us to put more emphasis on our public image and, in doing so, build our membership and attract partners so we can “scale up our service.” And he wants us to focus on larger projects that have a lasting impact on communities.

The Haven Beauty Brigade, E-Waste Brigade, and Drink Pouch Brigade Recycling Fundraisers

Beauty Brigade Recycling Info - The Haven now collects used personal care packaging to send in for reimbursement. Please help collect and ask others to collect as well. 

A collection box will be available at each Rotary Meeting.

Accepted waste includes:

1. Hair care packaging such as shampoo bottles and caps, conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray bottles and triggers, and hair paste plastic jars and caps.
2. Skin care packaging such as lip balm tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, face lotion bottles, tubes, and plastic jars, body wash containers, soap tubes and dispensers, body lotion dispensers and bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans), and hand lotion bottles and tubes.
3. Cosmetics packaging such as lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging and bottles, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils.

Make your own collection box and collect items at any business, school, church, or high traffic location. Drop off at The Haven.

Click on the following links for more information regarding the E-Waste Brigade and Drink Pouch Brigade:
E-Waste Brigade
Drink Pouch Brigade



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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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.

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?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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.