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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


October 12, 2017



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue




                          Speaker                          Invocation                 Greeters

October 12        Club Assembly                Jim Warsaw               White, Winter & Wood

October 19        Jim Schulz                       Roger Utnehmer

October 26        Patti Shafto-Carlson        Tim Strasser

November 2      Chad Sickler                    Jay St. Clair                Zriny, Bardonner & Bezucha

November 9      Jay St. Clair                     Chad Sickler

November 16    Tim Strasser                    Patti Shafto-Carlson

November 23     No Meeting (Thanksgiving)

November 30     Roger Utnehmer             Jim Schulz






Dan Schaut invited Lisa Hoffman, Woodson Art Museum curator of education. She gave an update on the Woodson Art Museum.




Today will be a club assembly.



  • For October 19, Jim Schulz has invited Rick Reyer to speak about WPR’s Centennial
  • For November 9th, Jay St. Clair has invited Brian Grefe, Executive Director of Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA).

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


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!




All members are encouraged to consider giving presentations about their own professions




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


Second Thursday of the Month: Mike Schlichte (Leader), Gary Bezucha, Jan Klosinski, Jesse Maas and Greg Bardonner


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


Fourth Thursday of the Month: Dick Jarvis (Leader), Pat Puyleart, Scott Brainard, Roger Utnehmer 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, Mary Jo Lechner, Jim Schulz and Jean Burgener




November 2          Board Meeting

November 30        Club Social

March 29               Club Social

May 31                  Club Social




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.




Pastor Ray had the winning ticket.  He then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time. 




Welcome to our newest members Meredith Otte and Aaron Zitzelsberger. Farewell to Megan Will.




Tim Bodette gave an initial report on our club’s recent fundraiser providing concessions at the Grand Prix of Wisconsin North American Powerboat Championship. His belief is that we probably made a profit of about $7500.  He thanks everyone for their efforts to make this first event a rousing success.  For those who volunteered they can submit for 2 make-up meetings for every hour volunteered.  We will continue to evaluate this event moving forward.  Thanks as well to Tim for his amazing leadership. 



  • To Mary Weber for the 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, Talent Shop, Marathon County Foster Care Program and the Forrest Goetsch Charity.
  • Pat Puyleart announced that the 25th Anniversary project will be a donation to the library. A second part of the project is yet to be determined and may involve supporting mental health concerns in the community. The committee will continue to meet regarding this. 
  • For anyone looking to make up a club meeting you can go on-line at   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 Thanks!


Access the club web-site as managed by Rhonda Werner Schultz–  In addition, the district rotary web-site is, the foundation web-site is, and the general rotary site is ?