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Newsletter - Archive Oct 29, 2015
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


October 29, 2015



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue



                             Speaker                      Invocation                  Greeters

October 29           Ali Wolf                        Dan Schaut                 Kersemeier, Kinney & Klosinski

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)






Randy Winter invited Jeff Offsom, from 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. He shared information on why Samoset Council was chosen to be a pilot, and helped the club to do an experiment.




Ali Wolf has invited 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!



  • Per John Kelly, for February a possible speaker is Pastor Isidro from the Dominican Republic to update the club on the water grant
  • 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 - $11,800+

              Raffle items – 31+

              Total tickets – 130+


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??

Dec. 4              Holiday party at the Wellers



  • 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 Michael Loy!!  And…farewell to Janna Hamann and Stephanie Smith.


Dick Jarvis had his winning ticket picked. He then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time.



  • To Mike Schlichte for the invocation

  • To our guest Dr. Zickerman for visiting

  • To Tim Strasser for organizing the recent highway clean-up.  Thanks as well to all the volunteers!


  • 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.