North Shore Rotary Newsletter / December 8, 2014


Cary Silverstein


Your speaker this week is Christy L. Brown, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, serving over 29,000 girls and 7,000 volunteers in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Washington and Walworth Counties. Prior to this role she was vice chancellor, finance and administrative affairs and CFO at UW-Milwaukee, overseeing more than 3,500 employees and a budget of $680 million. Previous positions included executive vice president and general counsel at MATC, vice president and corporate counsel at Lutheran Social Services and associate attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich. Christy holds a JD/MA from Duke University and a B.A. from Stanford University. She is currently on the Board of Pathfinders, Inc., serving as the immediate past chair and is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar, TEMPO Milwaukee and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee.

Your speaker last week was Ann M. Petrie, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin. She is the daughter of our long time member and past president Bob Huber. Ann Petrie, CEO of Ronald McDonald House, talked about the RM House's mission. She shared several stories of families that have stayed at the house, and how having a home-away-from-home is essential for their well-being and recovery. The ailing children stay at the House, not just the families, and some stay up to 9 months.

Future Speakers Needed

Please mail or call Cary Silverstein with suggestions for future speakers for the 2015 Rotary Year. We have no openings in Dec 2014 and January 2015 and we have two openings for February 2015 and beyond. I am currently working with a number of potential speakers and I am awaiting confirming emails.

Rotary International

Yash Wadhwa is organizing a trip to Rotary International Headquarters in Chicago during mid-March, during the week and day-time. A specific date will be determined. If you are interested in going, please contact Yash.

Service Above Self

Christine A. Specht, the President & CEO of Cousins Subs has agreed to address our Service Above Self luncheon in April 2015 at the Sheraton Four Points. Christine spoke to our club in 2013 and we are excited that she has accepted our invitation. The Silverstein’s have agreed to again sponsor this event.

Holiday Party / the Town Club

On Dec 17, 2014 at 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM our club will hold its annual Holiday Party. The fee is $42.50 per person. Please advise Bob Frisch if you intend to attend.

60th Anniversary Committee

The 60th Anniversary Committee met this past week at the Sheraton Four Points.  The meeting was held on December 4th, 2014 at the Four Point Sheraton in Brown Deer WI. at 5PM. In attendance: John German chair, Rob Munger president, Tom Plantenberg, Bill Brown, Bob Frisch It was decided to hold the 60th anniversary celebration on a Wednesday evening in mid July 2015, at The River Club in Mequon WI. John met with the VP of events at the River Club and decided on the "deck", looking over the two golf courses for the party. It was further decided that the Milwaukee North Shore Rotary club will be hosting the event. Therefore members, Past Presidents, and Rotary district officials will be "guests" of the club. Spouses and plus one's will be $50.00. Additional tasks, such as invitations, and programming, entertainment, will be discussed at the next committee meeting in January 2015.

History Tidbits1988-1989

Tom Tesch was our president. Tom brought Sister Joanne Marie Kleibhan into our club. During that year the club collected pledges for the Polio Plus campaign. The club members participated in Al’s Run for Children’s Hospital. The club received the Gold Emblem from District 6270.

Pancake Breakfast

The 28th annual pancake breakfast was held at the Brown Deer High School field house. According to Mark Goldstein, “they served over 250 people by 9:30 in the morning”. Rob Munger said “it was a tremendous success”. Congratulations to Brian Guerin and all the volunteers from our club who assisted in serving the food, maintaining the tables, getting sponsors and selling tickets. Smile, you will be on Facebook soon.

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