North Shore Rotary Newsletter / September 6, 2014

By

Cary Silverstein

Upcoming Speakers and Events

Our speaker this week will be Steve Baas Vice President, MMAC. Steve spoke with us last year regarding MMAC’s initiatives on jobs and other governmental issues. 

Mary Beth Seiser

At our August 25th meeting our speaker was Mary Beth Seiser our current District Governor. Mary Beth spoke with our club about numerous topics including the Rotary Foundation, District Meeting attendance and membership initiatives. The theme for this year is “Light Up Rotary”.

Mary Beth also talked about her trip to India to administer oral vaccine as part of the Polio Plus program. She said that the looks in the eyes of the children and the parents were thanks enough. Mary Beth also said she witnessed a program in India where polio survivors received wheelchairs and three wheeled bikes through the Rotary International Foundation. Each chair had the Rotary logo on the back of the chair. This simple transportation would permit these survivors to obtain jobs and become more mobile.

History Tidbits

We are continuing to feature “History Tidbits” as we approach our sixty year anniversary in March of 2015. We will be discussing the formation of a 60th Anniversary Committee at our board meeting. John German has agreed to be our master of ceremonies for this event. We need volunteers to assist with the selecting of the venue and the planning of the anniversary party.

In the 1961 Rotary year Erwin Black was the Club president. In this year, the Rotary Book Shelf project purchased its first set of books for Nicolet, Whitefish Bay and Dominican High Schools. The Club held its first North Shore High School Arts and Crafts Fair at the Whitefish Bay State Bank.

Lobsterfest

This year’s Lobsterfest is on September 13th at Shelly’s in Mequon. Sponsorships are now closed but we will still take donations at any level. 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.  Tickets are available through Cary Silverstein and Thomas McCutcheon is handling the auction items.  All reservations and auction items need to be in by September 8th. Anyone interested in volunteering for set-up or the event should contact Deb Kerr.

Board Meeting

Monday, September 8th is our monthly Board meeting will be held at 11:00am.  All Club members are welcome to attend.