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Newsletter - Archive Dec 7, 2017
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


December 7, 2017



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue



                             Speaker                              Invocation             Greeters

December 7          Roger Utnehmer                Jim Schulz               Birchler, Bodette & Brainard

December 14        Patti Shafto-Carlson           Mike Schlichte

December 21        Mary Weber                        Dan Schaut

December 28        No Meeting (Christmas Holiday)

January 4              Mary Weller                        Rick Reyer              Burgener, Connor & Draeger

January 11            Rhonda Werner Schultz     Pat Puyleart

January 18            Travis White                       Kalynn Pempek

January 25            Randy Winter                     Liz Parizo                             






Tim Strasser invited Dan Schaut to give an update on the Rotary International Foundation.  From our club membership, we have a total of 43 members who have contributed to the Foundation.  We have 22 Paul Harris Fellows, 12 multiple PH fellows, 2- 4 plus level PH fellows and 1 at a 5 plus PH level.  Our club has donated $90,000 to the Foundation.  Today, he also had the honor of presenting Pat Puyleart with another Paul Harris level.  Congratulations Pat!!



  • Roger Utnehmer has the program.


  • For December 14, Patti Shafto-Carlson has invited Clare’s Kids

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!




  • Beth Mueller’s daughter- in- law Courtney to speak about fundraising to build a new NCHC therapy pool. 
  • Patrice Pergolski to speak regarding the Girl Scouts.  JoAnn Draeger has her contact information.

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, 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




December 7          Board Meeting

Dec. 8-9                Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Sam’s Club

Jan. 12-14             Love Is International

March 29               Club Social

May 31                  Club Social



  • Jan Klosinski – Colorado – tea and tea things
  • Jeff Zriny – Arkansas & Florida – wine, cheese & crackers

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.




Wendy had the winning ticket.  She elected to take half of the days collected monies ($27). Congratulations Wendy!




Welcome to our newest member Liz Parizo.



  • To Patti Shafto-Carlson for the recent invocation.
  • To Mary and Bob Weller for hosting the recent Holiday Party!!
  • To Dan Schaut for organizing the Salvation Army Bell Ringing



  • 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 (possibly donating to the MMT unit at NCHC).  The committee will continue to meet regarding this. 
  • 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.??