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Newsletter - Archive Oct 22, 2015
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


October 22, 2015



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue



                          Speaker                     Invocation                    Greeters                                 

October 22        Randy Winter            Mike Schlichte             Kersemeier, Kinney & Klosinski

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)

December 3      Becky Besaw            Kyle Page                    Maas, Mills & Moberg

December 10    Jim Warsaw              Rick Nevers

December 17    Tim Bodette              Aaron Mull

December 24    No Meeting (Christmas)

December 31    No Meeting (Happy New Year)






Rhonda Werner Schultz invited Marlin Block and Chip from Therapy Dogs International.




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 Camlek


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 - $11,000+

Raffle items – 25+


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




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

Nov. 7              Music & Martinis

Nov. 12            Board Meeting



  • Jeff Mills – NYC – liquor
  • JoAnn Draeger – Las Vegas – wine and wine opener

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.




Amy Wood had her winning ticket picked. She then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time.



  • To Bill Skarie for the invocation
  • To Michael Loy for his visits to our club


  • 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
  • Pastor Ray announces that we will have a Rotary exchange student from Zimbabwe in January.
  • 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.