North Shore Rotary Newsletter / November 30, 2014


Cary Silverstein


Your speaker this week will be 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.

Your speaker last week was 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.

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.

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 Johannes took over as president of the club. This year the first women member of the North Shore Rotary Club was inducted. It was Wendy Baumann Werkmeister. The Club hosted an inbound exchange student Pierre Barthelemy from France. The fundraisers were Maxwell Street Days that were held at Cardinal Stritch grounds to benefit the St. Francis Children’s Center. Our first annual pancake breakfast was held at Dominican High School.

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast tickets were handed out to club members. To volunteer for a shift please contact Brian Guerin or Josh Smith. The grill is heating up for our 28th annual pancake breakfast. It 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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