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Newsletter - Archive Sep 24, 2013
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter


September 26, 2013



Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue



                              Speaker                       Invocation                     Greeters                             September 26      Greg Bardonner             Dan Schaut                    Puyleart, Schaut & Schlichte

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

November 7         Gary France                  Ken Moberg                    Szekeress, Weber & Weller

November 14       Steve Goetsch              Jeff Mills

November 21       Tom Grice                     Rachel Mielke

November 28        No Meeting (Thanksgiving)                                        





Lois Alt, Jan Klosinski, Bev Meyer and Penny Antell presented a literacy update.  This year our club supported $9300 budget will serve 13 classes, 5 schools and 250 kids.



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


October 2             Board Meeting

October 7             District Gov. David Yeghiaian visits the Noon Club

October 21           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.  Remember to check our club web-site www.wausauearlyrotary.org/
for updates.



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.



Randy Winter had his winning ticket picked. Unfortunately, he then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time Randy.



  • To Mike Schlichte for the 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 and the Forrest Goetsch Charity.
  • 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 250 students that we will be serving and reading to this year.
  • Dan Schaut presented a Paul Harris (x2) award to Mary Weller.
  • 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.