North Shore Rotary Newsletter / November 17, 2014


Cary Silverstein


Our speaker this week is our new club member is Nyama Y. Marsh. Nyama is the newly appointed Library Director of the Whitefish Bay Public Library. Nyama   evaluates library services and makes recommendations for improvements; works with the Library Board, elected officials, school officials, and civic organizations when needed to develop programs and resolve problems.

There is business meeting with a board meeting at 11:00AM at the Sheraton Four Points last week. 

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 are awaiting confirming emails.


There were no guests at this week’s meeting.

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.

Rotary Online / LinkedIn

Last week’s discussion in the Rotary chat room was about the Four Way Test. Would you believe many clubs do not recite the Four Way Test at each meeting. In fact at the Scottsdale Club they do the pledge, have a prayer and do not speak about the Four Way Test. The common thread in the discussion is that this credo is the heart of Rotary and some clubs have lost their way. I am personally glad our club reminds us each week why we are Rotarians and what drives us every day in our personal and business interactions. I shared the article I penned for the BizTimes a number of years ago with the group and received positive comments. Our Club has its compass pointed in the right direction thanks to our consistent leadership.

I invite you to join LinkedIn and your fellow Rotarians in these discussions and learn about the Rotary experience worldwide.

History Tidbits

As we approach our sixty year anniversary in March of 2015 we will continue to feature our History Tidbits each week. 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 and has a number of the club’s past presidents joining the committee. We have reached out to a local news anchor to serve as speaker that night. Her channel is also celebrating their 60th anniversary.  


Tom Brown followed Bob Huber as the president of our Club in the 1983-1984 term. Under his leadership the Club was reorganized and the paid secretary position was eliminated. The meeting venue was moved to the Simon House Restaurant. A rotating Board of Directors was installed. Tom led the GSE Team to Norway after his term and hosted many exchange students through the years. Tom was an assistant District Governor under District Governor Rick Luedke.

Pancake Breakfast

This year’s pancake breakfast will be on Dec 7th at the Brown Deer High School field house. Brian Guerin is asking for 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. Who will be the new Santa in the chair? Ask Brain.

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