By Cary Silverstein

Upcoming Speakers and Events

This week our guest speaker will be Jorge Franco from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He will be speaking about their new skill training program they introduced this year for welding training. Edward Panelli the Global Managing Director from Miller Electric who is a major supporter of this program will assist Jorge in the presentation.   We will be inducting Bill Brown into our club during our Monday meeting.  Please give him a hardy welcome.

Rite-Hite Rotary on the Move

Last week we had a Rotary on the Move to the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer where we were hosted by their staff and Sonya Coster, Vice President of Strategic Programing. We met at noon at the southern end of the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in their outdoor pavilion. The sandwiches, desserts and beverages were provided by the Outpost. We were entertained by a group of campers and staff. Guests included Annie Muehlbauer (Bill Brown invited) and  Ellie Goldstein, Mark's daughter.

Membership Month

August is Rotary membership month. During Membership Month, we encourage all members to celebrate their clubs, their members, and the good work they do in their communities. There are many ways for our club to get involved during Membership Month:

  • At club meetings, view RI President Gary Huang’s Membership Video Message to remind members how important membership is to maintaining a strong and active club.
  • Connect with Rotary’s Facebook page and change your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures to the I’m a Proud Member graphic to show off your membership to friends, family members, and colleagues in your social networks.
  • Post photos of your club doing good in your community to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #WeAreRotary.
  • Register for the August 13th webinar Membership: It’s Now or Never, the first of our Membership Matters Webinar series.

History Tidbits

We are continuing to feature “History Tidbits” as we approach our sixty year anniversary in March of 2015. We will be forming a 60th Anniversary Committee in the near future. John German has agreed to be our master of ceremonies for this event.

In 1957 the club participated in the organization of Rotary Council of Milwaukee County. Our club contributed to Milwaukee County orphans through the “Hansel and Gretel” program. In February of 1957 members of the club and their wives went to Random Lake and had an ice fishing party. Also in February of 1957 a Valentine party was held for the Rotary-Anns. John Godfrey was elected as president for the 1957-1958 Rotary year.

Lobsterfest

Put on you bid and smack your lips here comes Lobsterfest. Once a year, through our annual Lobsterfest, our club and the Mequon Thiensville club raise the funds we need to support all our volunteer community service projects, humanitarian services and our annual Cause to Fund.  This year’s Lobsterfest is on September 13th at Shelly’s in Mequon. Sponsorships are available any level. Pickup tickets, posters, and sponsorship information at Monday’s meeting

Rotary Youth Exchange

Do you and your family have room in your heart and space in your house for an Exchange Student? Three Host families are needed to sign up NOW, each to welcome and house Rotary’s incoming exchange student arriving from Thailand in August 2014.    Each Host Family will serve for only about four months between August 2014 and July 2015. If you are interested, please contact Terry Machut.