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Newsletter - Archive Sep 1, 2016
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


September 1, 2016



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue



                           Speaker                       Invocation                         Greeters

September 1      Pat Puyleart                  Rhonda Werner Schultz    Burgener, Connor & DeMeyer

September 8      Lindy Penn                    Mary Weller

September 15    Dan Schaut                   Mary Weber

September 22    Mike Schlichte              Jim Warsaw

September 29    Adam Siewert               Scott Thompson

October 6           Kevin Maloney              Tammy Szekeress             Draeger, Dunn & France

October 13         Jay St. Clair                  Tim Strasser

October 20        Tim Strasser                 Jay St. Clair

October 27        Tammy Szekeress        Adam Siewert






Kyle Page invited Jahn Martin – the President of CWOCC (Central Wisconsin Off-Road Cycling Coalition) who talked to us about who they are, what they do and some of the projects that they are currently working on.




Pat Puyleart has invited Lowell Peterson, M.D from the Board of Curators of the WI State Historical Society to speak about the origins of WWII




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.?

  • For September 8, Lindy Penn has invited her son Steve Penn of Northwestern Mutual who will be presenting on Long Term Care
  • For October 6th, Kevin Maloney has invited Alberto (Beto) Araya, MD, who is also owner/operator of Condor Coffee Company here in Wausau to tell us all about coffee and their charitable work.

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) (in the Spring)
  • Dick Peterson: Security Film Window Enhancements (per Jay St. Clair)
  • Colin Hanson (A Walk in Their Shoes) at 715-560-8933
  • Pastor Ray regarding his mission trip to Cordova Alaska
  • All members are encouraged to consider giving presentations about their own professions


  • Music & Martini’s fundraising event to be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th at the Wausau Country Club
  • Your monetary or in-kind donation will assist our club in our efforts to enhance the quality of life in Marathon County by allowing us to contribute to the growth of local organizations.  Please RSVP your donation, sponsorship, or ticket purchase by clicking the Music & Martinis link on our homepage:  www.WausauEarlyRotary.org



First Thursday of the Month: Gary France (Leader), Jim Warsaw, Patrick Kinney and Mary Weber


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



September 1     Board Meeting

September        Sign up for classroom readers

September 12   Honor Flight

September 15   The meeting will be held at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.  Arrive using the Park Ridge

                           Drive. entrance.

September 29   Club Social

October 10       Honor Flight

November 12    Music and Martinis

December 29    Club Social??

January 6-8      Love is International



  • Pastor Ray – wine glasses - Cordova Alaska
  • Pastor Ray – Packer banner – Door County
  • Greg Bardonner – UP of Michigan – wine
  • Ann Lucas – South Dakota – Mt. Rushmore sweatshirt
  • Sheryl Hemp – South Dakota – earrings and soap

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.




We welcome our newest club members Michael Matuszak and Adam Siewert even as we say goodbye to long-time members Bill Skarie, Scott Slajus and Ali Wolf.




Scott Brainard had his winning ticket picked. He then picked a black marble missing out on a chance to win over $300.  Better luck next time.



  • To Travis White for our recent invocation.


  • 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 winner – Mary Weller!!
  • The Rotary exchange student for the fall will be Mariaisabel from Venezuela.
  • President Nate Birchler announces that our club will be reviewing the club by-laws and working on a club visioning and strategic plan.  He is looking for assistance in this project.  We may also have some board vacancies that need to be filled. 
  • 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.?