North Shore Rotary Newsletter / October 27, 2014

By

Cary Silverstein

Speakers

This week our speaker will be Denisha Tate, Chief Operations Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.  She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. Denisha has worked in the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement since June 1997. 

Next week our speaker will be Dave Drent, Chief Executive of the Milwaukee War Memorial Center.

Last week G.B. Jones provided a lively insight into the many responsibilities of FBI.  Investigating breaches of civil liberties, preventing terrorist attacks, and combating major white-collar crime all fall the 13,000 agents stationed in the US and abroad.  G. B. is one of two Assistant Special Agents in Charge (ASAC) in the Milwaukee office, one of 56 field offices in the US.  There are more that 60 international offices making the FBI one the world's premier security crime-fighting forces.  

Future Speakers Needed

Please mail or call Cary Silverstein with suggestions for future speakers for the 2015 Rotary Year. We have openings for February 2015 and beyond.

History Tidbits

We are continuing to feature “History Tidbits” as we approach our sixty year anniversary in March of 2015. John German has agreed to be Committee Chair and master of ceremonies for this event. Please consider assisting John.

1969-1970

The club president was Dr. George Lynch. The District Golf Tournament raised funds to support the Glendale Crime Lab. Thirty-five members attended the Bucks vs. the Kicks game after dinner at Pappy’s. The club membership continued to grow to 58.

Pancake Breakfast

This year’s pancake breakfast will be on Dec 7th at the Brown Deer High School field house. Brian Guerin is signing up volunteers to assist in serving the food, maintaining the tables, getting sponsors and selling tickets. Before you know it we will be serving pancakes to smiling faces at the Brown Deer field house.  We need sponsors now!

Bell ringing 

Back by popular demand our club will be proving Salvation Army bell ringers on December 19th.  Look for an email to sign up for a 1 or 2 hour commitment.

 

Cactus Tales

Susie and I attended Monday’s Scottsdale Rotary Club’s meeting at the McCormick hotel on Scottsdale Blvd. Their speaker was a state senator who tried to explain their legislative process. This Club does some unique things; first they show pictures of their new members on the screen prior to the start of the meeting with a welcome masthead. Secondly, they play a game called “name the member”.  They provide clues to the members’ background and you need to guess who the member is. On Monday, they have a cookout at Scottsdale Rotary Park and I will report on the “fun in the sun”.