North Shore Rotary Newsletter / November 24, 2014


Cary Silverstein


Your speaker this week will be Chris Ahmuty. He has served as executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin since 1992. Since then, Chris has led the organization through tumultuous times for civil liberties in Wisconsin and our nation. He frequently speaks and writes about ACLU and civil liberties in Wisconsin for audiences large and small across our state. Working with the affiliate Board he has seen to it that the affiliate is well managed and in sound financial shape. His priorities have included building an exemplary staff, which has tripled in size since 1992.

Our speaker last week was to be our new club member is Nyama Y. Marsh. Her presentation will be rescheduled for February 2015. 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.

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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.


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.

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.  


Bob Larkin took over as president of the club. The Club established a North Shore Teenage Alcohol Abuse project designed to steer teenagers away from alcohol. The Club established a club interchange with a sister club in Monterey, Mexico. Our Club assisted in the formation of the Milwaukee Sunrise Club. Our Club continued its relationship with the St. Francis Children’s Center and Sister JoAnn Marie Klebhan.  

Pancake Breakfast

The grill is heating up for this year’s pancake breakfast will be on Dec 7th at the Brown Deer High School field house. Brian Guerin and volunteers from our club will be assisting 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. Susie and I will miss being part of this special breakfast. I wish the new Santa smiling children and happy parents. Smile, you will be on Facebook soon.

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