North Shore Rotary Newsletter

By Cary Silverstein

August 18, 2014

Upcoming Speakers and Events

Our speaker for the August 18th meeting will be Nathan Smallwood of the Schlitz Audubon in Bayside. Nathan is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club.

Next week our speaker will be Mary Beth Seiser our current District Governor.

Business Meeting

Jim Broomfield spoke at our Monday and reported on his attendance at World Affairs Seminar this past June.  His attendance as a Delegate was sponsored by Jim Flint. Jim recounted his experiences at the Seminar including his group project. Jim will be attending the University of Minnesota this fall. He will be a freshman in their business school.

Bill Brown also spoke on Monday and oriented the club to his business, which assists companies with their health savings plans. Their plans are designed to save the participants and the employer payroll taxes. He explained the differences between each type of plan. Bill also addressed questions from the club.

Membership Month

August is Rotary membership month. During Membership Month, we encourage all members to celebrate their clubs, their members, and the good work they do in their communities. There are many ways for our club to get involved during Membership Month:

  • At club meetings, view RI President Gary Huang’s Membership Video Message to remind members how important membership is to maintaining a strong and active club.
  • Connect with Rotary’s Facebook page and change your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures to the I’m a Proud Member graphic to show off your membership to friends, family members, and colleagues in your social networks.
  • Post photos of your club doing good in your community to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #WeAreRotary

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 1959, the Club’s president was James F. Honzik and membership grew to forty-five. The Club donated to the Eli Tash Crippled Children Program which used Nicolet High School. The Club also adopted the idea of a Rotary Book Shelf for each of the North Shore High Schools.


This year’s Lobsterfest is on September 13th at Shelly’s in Mequon. Sponsorships are available 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. 

Rotary Youth Exchange

Do you and your family have room in your heart and space in your house for an Exchange Student? Three Host families are needed to sign up NOW, each to welcome and house Rotary’s incoming exchange student arriving from Thailand in August 2014.    Each Host Family will serve for only about four months between August 2014 and July 2015. If you are interested, please contact Terry Machut.