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Newsletter - Archive Oct 1, 2015
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


October 1, 2015



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue



                         Speaker                          Invocation            Greeters                         

 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

November 5     No Meeting (Music and Martinis on 11/7)

November 12   Jeff Zriny                          Pat Puyleart          Lechner, Lindell &Lucas

November 19   Greg Bardonner               Lindy Penn

November 26   No Meeting (Thanksgiving)






Nate Birchler invited Patrick Hoerter from Jo Jo’s Jungle/playground which is an all- inclusive playground for children with special needs.




Mary Weber has invited Katherine Gaulke, PhD, MHA, Executive Director WI Assn of Free & Charitable Clinics, Inc.  She will be speaking on: Health Insurance update and gaps still remaining and tips on what to tell employees



  • For October 8, Mary Weller will be presenting a very brief description of her new genealogy book.
  • For October 22, Randy Winter has invited Amanda Flannery, who is the STEM Scout Executive for the Samoset Council. STEM Scouts in the Samoset Council is one of just a handful of pilot programs throughout the United States. STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Amanda will share information on why Samoset Council was chosen to be a pilot, and will also do an experiment.
  • For October 29, Ali Wolf will invite the RYLA students.

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), Jim Warsaw, Patrick Kinney, Mary Weber and Scott Slajus


Second Thursday of the Month: Ken Moberg (Leader), Mike Schlichte, Jesse Maas and Greg Bardonner


Third Thursday of the Month: Nate Birchler (Leader), Jeff Zriny, Kyle Page, Cindy Mueller 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




             Current sponsorship total - $8000

             Raffle items - 5


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




October 3        Wrut n Run event for downtown club

October 2-4     RYLA event

October 8        Board Meeting

October 12      Honor Flight

Oct. 16-17       Rye Conference

Oct. 16-17       Highway Clean-up

Nov. 7              District 6220 Assembly and Rotary One Summit at UWMC

Nov. 7              Music & Martinis



  • Ali Wolf – Door County – cherry products basket

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, Janna Hamann and Stephanie Smith.




Jean Burgener had her winning ticket picked. She then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time.



  • To Tammy Szekeress for the invocation
  • To our visitor Michael Loy from NCHC


  • 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
  • The Board recently approved sending up to 4 students to the upcoming RYLA conference in October
  • Jan announced that August attendance was 88%
  • Pastor Ray announces that we will have a Rotary exchange student from Zimbabwe in January.
  • Congratulations to Gary France who was presented his 6th level Paul Harris Fellow award by Dan Schaut
  • 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.