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Newsletter - Archive Oct 30, 2014
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 Wausau Early Bird Rotary Newsletter

 

October 30, 2014

 

 

Wausau Early Bird Rotary Challenge Statue


UPCOMING PROGRAM SCHEDULE


                           Speaker                            Invocation                        Greeters    

 

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                     Jeff Mills                          Schlichte, Skarie &Slajus

December 11      JoAnn Draeger                  Ann Meyer

December 18      Gary France                      Jesse Maas

December 25      No Meeting (Christmas)

January 1            No Meeting (New Years)               

                                            

PROGRAM TOPICS

 

PAST PROGRAMS

 

Tim Bodette had the program.

 

TODAY’S PROGRAM

 

No meeting due to Music and Martini event on Saturday.

 

FUTURE PROGRAMS

  • For November 6, Gretchen Brown has invited Melissa Stockwell from North Central Health Care.  She is a music therapist who will be speaking about the music in memory program and how it benefits dementia care patients.

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)
  • Carrie Coffren at carriec@family-works.com would speak about foster care and the need for foster families
  • 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

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: Gretchen Brown (Leader), Tammy Szekeress, Jeff Zriny, Nate Birchler, Travis White and Rachel Rogness

 

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

 

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


UPCOMING DATES

 

Nov. 1                  Music and Martinis

Nov. 6                  Board Meeting

Dec. 4                  Board Meeting

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

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

January                Wausau Youth Rotary event

Jan. 8                   Board Meeting

Jan/Feb                President’s Dinner

April 25                 Honor Flight

May 11                 Honor Flight

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 10/22/14, we had approximately $13,000 in sponsorships and 60 auction items.

 

RAFFLE

 

Ray Connor had his winning ticket picked.  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 Jim Warsaw for filling in for the invocation.
  • To our recent visitor Cheryl Davis.

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.?