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Newsletter - Archive Oct 16, 2014
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter

 

October 16, 2014

 

 

Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue


UPCOMING PROGRAM SCHEDULE

                         Speaker                              Invocation                 Greeters

October 16       Ray Connor (Nate switch)   Lindy Penn                 Mull, Nevers (or subs) & Penn

October 23       Tim Bodette                         Rick Nevers

October 30       No Meeting (Music & Martinis on Saturday night)

November 6     Gretchen Brown                   Aaron Mull                 Puyleart, Rogness & Schaut

November 13   Tom Brunner                        Beth Mueller

November 20   Jean Burgener                     Ken Moberg

November 27   No Meeting (Thanksgiving)

December 4     Nate Birchler (Ray switch)   Jeff Mills                     Schlichte, Skarie & Slajus

                                            

PROGRAM TOPICS

 

PAST PROGRAMS

 

Greg Bardonner invited Lt. Matt Barnes from the Wausau Police Department who spoke about the Wausau drug scene.

 

TODAY’S PROGRAM

 

Nate Birchler and Ray Connor have switched speaker dates.  Today Ray has invited Kristofer Pai to speak about his country.

 

FUTURE PROGRAMS

 

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!

 

POSSIBLE SPEAKERS

  • Rhonda Strebel on the Rural Health Initiative (Rhonda.strebel@thedacare.org)
  • 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
  • Peter Blum to speak about the Challenge Academy (a residential school located at Fort McCoy which serves high school dropouts) peter.blum@wisconsin.gov or 608-269-9000

MOBILE MEALS ROTATIONS

 

First Thursday of the Month: Gary France (Leader), Tom Brunner, Patrick Kinney, Mary Weber and Scott Slajus

 

Second Thursday of the Month: Ken Moberg (Leader), Mike Schlichte and Janna Hamann

 

Third Thursday of the Month: JoAnn Draeger (Leader), Tammy Szekeress, Jeff Zriny, Nate Birchler, Travis White and Rachel Rogness

 

Fourth Thursday of the Month: Dick Jarvis (Leader), Pat Puyleart, Ann Lucas, Tim Strasser and Pat Kemppainen

 

Fifth Thursday of the Month: Mary Weller (Leader), Rhonda Werner Schultz and Beth Mueller

 

UPCOMING DATES


October                Reading to Go Month

Nov. 1                   Music and Martinis

Nov. 5                   Board Meeting

Dec. 13                 Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Fleet Farm (Part 1)

Dec. 20                 Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Fleet Farm (Part 2)

May 15-17             District Conference

 

PRESIDENTS PANTRY

 

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.

 

MUSIC & MARTINIS

 

Our annual club fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 1st at the Wausau Country Club.  All members are encouraged to seek sponsorships and auction/raffle items.  As of 10/2 we have approximately $11,400 in sponsorships and 36 auction items.

 

RAFFLE

 

Tim Bodette had his winning ticket picked for this week.  He then picked a black marble.  Better luck next time!

 

CLUB GOALS

 

Our new President, Randy Winter led the club in a discussion of club goals. He suggested the following goals for 2014-2015:

 

1)       Increase membership to 54

2)       Increase membership activity

3)       Review and rework strategic plan

4)       Quarterly club assemblies

5)       Create “Light Up” Rotary event with the noon club

6)       Have fun!

 

THANKS

  • To Tim Strasser for coordinating the recent highway clean-up and to all who participated!

CLUB NEWS

  • 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 and the Forrest Goetsch Charity.
  • 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 MEETING

 

Board meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday of the month following our regular club meeting. All members are welcome to attend.

 

NEW NEWSLETTER CONTACT INFORMATION

 

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