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Newsletter - Archive Sep 3, 2015
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


September 3, 2015


Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue


                            Speaker                             Invocation                Greeters 

September 3        Music&Martinis Program   Mary Weller               Hemp, Jarvis & Kelly

September 10      Tim Strasser                      Mary Weber

September 17      Tammy Szekeress            Jim Warsaw

September 24      Jim Warsaw                      Tammy Szekeress

October 1             Mary Weber                      Tim Strasser               Kersemeier, Kinney & Klosinski

October 8             Mary Weller                      Scott Slajus

October 15           Rhonda Werner Schultz   Bill Skarie

October 22           Randy Winter                    Mike Schlichte

October 29           Ali Wolf                              Dan Schaut






Scott Slajus invited Barb Sugden from Catholic Charities to speak about the Warming Center and their needs for volunteers.




We will not be meeting at Wausau Country club due to some club event. Pastor Ray has secured his church hall for the meeting.  He will have the doors open @ 6:30 and asks that people park in the back parking lot.  Breakfast will be catered in by CJ’s.  The program focus will be the Music and Martinis fundraiser.  Jim Warsaw will be talking about donations and sponsorships and Jan Klosinski will be addressing the club regarding literacy.



  • For September 17, Tammy Szekeress and Maggie Gordon will be giving an overview of the Children’s Museum of Marathon County.

It is asked that members get their speaker information to Sheryl Hemp as soon as possible.

We will then be able to print a list of upcoming programs.


And…a reminder on speaker protocol…if you need to leave early, please introduce yourself to the speaker ahead of time and explain this to them.  Thanks!



  • Rhonda Strebel on the Rural Health Initiative (Rhonda.strebel@thedacare.org)
  • David “Ski” Wetuski to speak about the local VA Clinic – (715) 842-1724 or david.wetuski@va.gov
  • Local Sons of Norway Rib Fjell Lodge – contact Dave Berge at (715) 845-4807 or dgberge@charter.net
  • Frank Wierzbanowski – officer for the DC Everest school district
  • Travis Diederich with the Wellness Champions – (715) 575-1709
  • All members are encouraged to consider giving presentations about their own professions



First Thursday of the Month: Gary France (Leader), Tom Brunner, Patrick Kinney, Mary Weber and Scott Slajus


Second Thursday of the Month: Ken Moberg (Leader), Mike Schlichte and Janna Hamann


Third Thursday of the Month: Jeff Zriny, Nate Birchler, Travis White (LOA) and Rachel Rogness


Fourth Thursday of the Month: Dick Jarvis (Leader), Pat Puyleart, Ann Lucas, Scott Brainard and Tim Strasser


Fifth Thursday of the Month: Mary Weller (Leader), Rhonda Werner Schultz and Beth Mueller


On call as needed basis:  Aaron Mull, Dee Dunn and Jean Burgener




Information is now available on Donor and Sponsorship opportunities for our fall event!  All members are encouraged to solicit both donors and sponsors.




September 3        Board Meeting

September 28      Honor Flight

October 3             Wrut n Run event for downtown club

October 8             Board Meeting

October 12           Honor Flight

Nov. 7                  Music & Martinis



  • Kyle Page – PGA tournament – T-shirt, hat and ball markers
  • Bill Skarie – Kansas City – cow plaque
  • Pastor Ray – Buffalo – wing sauce

All are reminded to fill out a President’s Pantry form when bringing in an item.  This will help keep a record for the annual dinner auction.




A big welcome to our newest member Dee Dunn!!  And…farewell to Gretchen Brown and Stephanie Smith.




Nate Birchler had his winning ticket picked. He then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time!



  • To Rhonda Werner-Schulz for the invocation
  • To our recent greeters Hagedorn, Hamann and Havel
  • To our visitors Curt from Mobile Meals and Deb Trader from the Noon Rotary group.


  • Our Rotary club has sponsored the following groups and programs: The PAF, Honor Flight, Boys and Girls Club, Center Stage, Samoset Council, Hope Pregnancy Center, Meals on Wheels, Literacy Program, High School Scholarships, Radio Control Program, Celebrate Girl Scouts Banquet, Literacy Program at DC Everest, International flags, the Chart family, Women in Action, “A Walk in Their Shoes”, Good News, DC Everest Graduation party, The Grand, My Team Triumph, Walk In My Shoes and the Forrest Goetsch Charity.
  • Congratulations to our newest Service Above Self Award Winner – Dick Jarvis.  He joins our previous winners – Ann Lucas and Pat Puyleart
  • For anyone looking to make up a club meeting you can go on-line at www.oneworldrotary.org   Per Ken Moberg, it is easy and takes a short amount of time.



Board meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday of the month following our regular club meeting. All members are welcome to attend.




Please send any newsletter events, contact information changes, general information or ideas to Sheryl Hemp at wishemp@aol.com. Thanks!


Access the club web-site as managed by Rhonda Werner Schultz – www.wausauearlyrotary.org/   In addition, the district rotary web-site is ridistrict6220.org, the foundation web-site is rotary.org/foundation, and the general rotary site is rotary.org.