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Newsletter - Archive Sep 5, 2013
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


September 5, 2013



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue



                             Speaker                            Invocation                Greeters                                           

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

October 24          Jean Burgener                   Aaron Mull

October 31          JoAnn Draeger                   Beth Mueller                                    






Ali Wolf had the program and she invited Jenn Golbach from Shared Blessings who spoke about their May 2014 Kolor For Kids FunFest and color run.




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 and others will be doing a literacy update.
  • For September 26, Greg Bardonner has invited Pat Kinney to give a presentation.
  • For October 3, Amy Wood has invited Paul Aleckson and two students from DCE who will talk about their latest oral history project (on civil rights).

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



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




Our annual fundraiser has been updated this year! Save the date for Saturday, November 2 at the Wausau Country Club.  The event starts at 5:00 and will feature the music of the John Greiner Trio.  We are currently looking for auction items and sponsorships, so contact Amy or Tammy
if you are able to assist.



  • Ray Connor – Door County and Chicago - dishes

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.




Mary Weller had her winning ticket picked. Unfortunately, she then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time Mary.



  • To Tim Strasser for the invocation.
  • To our visitor Austin Wood (Amy’s son).


  • 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 this year is Sebastian from Majorca.  Welcome!
  • We were recently featured on the news for receiving an additional donation of eggs for the local food pantries.  Thanks again to Ann Lucas and the original committee for getting our club involved in this EGGcellent process!
  • Our literacy committee of Lois and Jan are currently collecting pens and paper for the 230 students that we will be serving and reading to this year.
  • Welcome to Stephanie Smith who has joined our club in transfer.
  • 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