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Newsletter - Archive Aug 22, 2013
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


August 22, 2013



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue



                              Speaker                    Invocation                     Greeters            

August 22            Randy Winter              Tammy Szekeress          Mull, Nevers & Penn

August 29            Alisa Wolf                    Tim Strasser

September 5        Mary Weber                Scott Slajus                     Puyleart, Schaut & Schlichte

September 12      Jeff Zriny                     Mary Weber

September 19      Lois Alt                        Mike Schlichte

September 26      Greg Bardonner          Dan Schaut

October 3             Amy Wood                   Pat Puyleart                    Skarie, Slajus & Strasser 

October 10          Tim Bodette                  Lindy Penn

October 17          Tom Brunner                Rick Nevers





Nate Birchler invited Gary Bezucha from North Central Health Care who spoke about the North Central Health Foundation and their Voyages for Growth program.  In addition, Dan Clark visited
the club upon his return from Ecuador.



Randy Winter has invited Al Nystrom and Teresa Derfus from Marshfield Rotary to discuss the Rotary Winter Wonderland



  • For September 5, Mary Weber has invited Dr. Katherine Gaulke to explain The Marketplace (healthcare exchanges) mandated by the Affordable Health Care Act..
  • For September 12, Jeff Zriny has invited Dave Anderson to talk about his trip the Rotary International Convention.
  • For September 19, Lois Alt has invited Paul Aleckson and two students from DCE who will talk about their latest oral history project (on civil rights).
  • For September 26, Greg Bardonner has invited Pat Kinney to give a presentation.

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)
  • Our outbound student Dan Clark has returned from Ecuador and has a presentation on his year.
  • Dave Ross from the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services to talk about the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – contact Brittany Lewin at (608)266-6795


August 21            Sebastian arrives!

September 4        Board Meeting

September 9        Honor Flight

September 12      Rotary 101 – after regular meeting

October 7             District Gov. David Yeghiaian visits the Noon Club

October 28           Honor Flight

November 2         Martini’s and Music



All are reminded to fill out a President’s Pantry form when bringing in an item.  This will help keep record for the annual dinner auction.



Stephanie Smith has her winning ticket picked. Unfortunately, she then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time Stephanie.



  • To Rhonda Werner Schultz for the invocation.
  • To Tammy Szekeress for filling as Sergeant.


  • 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 and the Forrest Goetsch Charity.
  • Our Rotary exchange student for next year will be Sebastian from Majorca.  He arrives on 8/21 at 5:15
  • Welcome to Stephanie Smith who has joined our club in transfer.
  • The winner of the first “Service Above Self” Award was Pat Puyleart.
  • 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 first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at Skarie Dental Clinic. 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.