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Meeting Responsibilities
Pledge
6/27
MacFarlane, Ellen
 
July 4th -- No Meeting
 
Prayer/Inspiration
6/27
Hage, Kristine
 
July 4th -- No Meeting
 
Greeter
6/27
Robertson, Dianne
 
July 4th -- No Meeting
 
If you cannot fulfill your responsibility, please make arrangements for someone else to take your place.
 
 
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Thiensville-Mequon Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Ozaukee Country Club
10823 N River Rd
Mequon, WI  53092
United States
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A Time to Celebrate 

Congratulations to this year's award winners:

Honorary Paul Harris - George Witte

Service Above Self- Jessica Pearson

Rotarian of the Year- Herb Hillman

58 Years of Perfect Attendance - Bob Jacobs

 

Bob Jacobs receives award from Dianne Robertson
Jessica Pearson receives Service Above Self Award

 

 

Bill Hart observes Dianne Robertson bestowing Rotarian of the Year Award to Herb Hillman

 

George Witte is surrounded by a standing ovation as he receives the Honorary Paul Harris Award from Dianne Robertson

 

Family Fun Before the FourthIn all the years of roasting corn for Fun Before the 4th, a roaster break-down has not been an issue...until this past Saturday.  Imagine the surprise of our volunteers when the first batch came out raw!  The first shift of volunteers had plenty of wait time while phone calls were made to the vendor.  In the meantime, the engineers pondered and tinkered with the roaster.  A borrowed 20-pound propane tank finally produced enough heat to get the process back on track to satisfy the people waiting for that delicious roasted treat.  The vendor switched roasters in the afternoon, and we were back in business.
 
Kudos to the third shift for staying almost an hour past the scheduled quit time to sell out the remaining roasted corn.  
 
 
Karle Naggs, Karl Hertz, Marilyn Jacobs, Herb Hillman, and Dan Gannon 

 

 
 Jim Lysaught at work  
Stan Lind and Van Mobley take a turn at the corn roaster.
Nicholas Robinson quickly learned the 2-swipe method of peeling ears of corn.  You've got to work quickly when customers are waiting.
 
It's been a busy week in our community.  First was the farewell to Dr. Demond Means and then the dedication of the Re-Imagined Thiensville Village Park Children's area.  Rotarians were well represented in both activities.  Saturday was Family Fun Before the 4th.  Passing out the free ice cream has become a Rotary tradition.
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

T-M Rotary and M-T Sunrise Rotary Joined Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary for Lunch

 

 

Believe... Ignite... Achieve

"Build something bigger than yourself," advised Roger Kirgues to his son, Joe, and that is just what he did when he and a friend created gener8tor, a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups.  The company takes the best and brightest and provides them the capital to create start-up companies.  
 
Three times a year they invest up to $140K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during their 12-week accelerator program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through their network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.
 
Fifty-four gener8tor alums have cumulatively raised more than $110M in follow-on financing. Of these 54 alums, 59% have raised more than $1M in follow-on financing or have been acquired.  
gener8tor invests in high-growth startups, including software, IT, web, SaaS, e-commerce and hardware. Accepted startups receive up to $140K and 12 weeks of mentorship-driven programming. gener8tor is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and is sponsored by American Family Insurance.
 
gener8tor is a GOLD-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.  They were recently ranked among the top 15 accelerator programs in the US.
 
(Left)President MacFarlane wishes Mathilde good luck and gives her a flag from the club.
 
 
 
 
(Right) Mathilde on graduation day from Homestead High School.

Our very own Stan Smith was presented with legislative recognition for being named a Pillar of the Community by the Mequon Community Foundation.  Representative Jim Ott delivered the honor, signed by himself and Senator Alberta Darling.

June 20th     Changing of the Guard
 
June 24th     Fun Before the 4th- Rotary Corn Roast [Saturday]
 
June 27th     Head Chef-Custer Crew-O'Connor, Von Rueden, Lind, Robertson
 
July 4th      No Rotary
 
July 11th      Head Chef-Custer Crew-Bonaparte, Hertz, Naggs, Kirgues
 
July 18th      Head Chef-Mobley Crew-MacFarlane, Sommersberger, Kreiner, Johannes
 
July 25th      Head Chef-Naggs Crew-Custer, Robinson, Shneyder
 
July 30th      Mequon 60th Celebration --Rotary Ice Cream Social [Sunday]
 
August 1st    Head Chef-Rowe Crew-Smith, Hage, Ott
 
August 3rd    Rotary Chinooks Night [Thursday]
 
August 8th    Head Chef-Hillman Crew-Jacobs, Borland, Holtz, Huffman
 
August 15th  Head Chef-Koch Crew-Gannon,Lysaught, Kos, Davis
 
August 22nd  FAMILY NIGHT, ROTARY 80TH CELEBRATION
                     Head Chef-Custer Crew-Naggs, Carr, Vertz, Witte, Pearson, Wiese
 
August 29th   Back at Ozaukee Country Club
 
If you have a scheduling conflict: Make a trade and notify the head chefs.
 
As the late, great Rotary Grillmaster, Frank Bolz used to say:
"Happy Culinary Delight"

T-M Rotarians Support and Honor Stan Smith at Pillars of the Community Award Luncheon

Mathile and all her host families from this year.  Bob Blazich hosted a reception for the host families on June 11th.  Thank you to all the host families for sharing your lives with our student from Denmark. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Watermark at Shully's

$100 per Ticket

The Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation Board of Directors is honored to present The Sommer Family with the

2017 Doerr Tradition of Caring Award

The Sommers, personally and through their businesses, have enhanced the lives of many in the Ozaukee community. The family supports numerous area schools, community events and nonprofit organizations, including: Homestead High School, Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Ozaukee County, and both local Rotary Clubs. 

Benefitting Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee
Emergency Department renovations.

Buy your tickets today!

Contact Kathy Schultz at 414-585-4910 

 
Family Fun Before the FourthJoin the crew working the corn roasting tent at Family Fun before the 4th for fun and a chance to give back to the community.  
 
Herb  Hillman is looking for volunteers to staff the corn roasting tent for Family Fun Before the 4th.  He has three shifts available.  We do the work and the event gets the profits.  See you there!
 

Mark your calendars for 
June 24, 2017!

for Family Fun Before the Fourth

Family Fun Before the Fourth is operated by Community Fun Events, Incorporated, a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to organizing Mequon and Thiensville's premiere summer family fun and entertainment attraction, paid for entirely through sponsorships from area businesses and service organizations, the City of Mequon and the Village of Thiensville. 

Parade at 10:30 A.M
Free Ice Cream in Park After Parade! 
Spectacular fireworks at dusk!

There is NO meeting this Tuesday at the Ozaukee Country Club.  We will be attending the Mequon Community Foundation's Pillars of the Community Award Luncheon at Concordia University's Center for Environmental Stewardship to honor one of our own--Stan Smith.  The Environmental Center is right on Lake Michigan and to the east of Kapco Baseball Park.  See the map below.
 
The event is scheduled from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with the lunch and program at 11:30 AM.  Reservations were made as a group.  Sandy Custer will have our name badges for you to wear.
 
See you there!
 
map of CUW
Invitations went out last week for Changing of the Guard on June 20th.  Plan now to attend this important event as Bill Hart is installed as our new president.
 
Click on the link below to register online:
 
 
 Upon seeing the three lengthy articles in the Journal Sentinel regarding the death of Sister Joel Read, I thought of her moment in T-M Rotary history. Twenty-one years ago the district and T-M Changing of the Guard party was held at Boders on the River. At that time, Sister Joel’s creative leadership as president at Alverno College, particularly focusing on thoughtful approaches to a college education for women, was
receiving national attention. On that evening, she was given an honorary Paul Harris recognition. She was thrilled when she realized $1000 had been given to the RI Foundation for inoculating children.
 
 It is fun to stop for a moment and remember our club’s good moments especially when we did kind things for special people.

 Karl Hertz
Reminder:  T-M Rotary's next meeting will be on June 6th as we join the Mequon Community Foundation in honoring Stan Smith as a "Pillar of the Community" at Concordia's Center for Environmental Stewardship.  Congratulations, Stan!  You are an outstanding example of Service above Self.
Congratulations to our two newest members!  
 
 
Sponsor Stan Smith, Kristine Hage, and President MacFarlane.
 
Thank you for your service to our country.
Amazon Smile LogoAmazonSmile is a program that automatically donates a small portion of your purchase to your favorite charity.  Now, how small are we talking about?  0.50% of your purchase.  They key for AmazonSmile working is you have to shop through smile.amazon.com instead of just going to amazon.com.  The Smile site is just the same as the regular Amazon site, but just lives on a sub-domain.
 
If you are shopping online at Amazon anyway, go to smile.Amazon.com.  You get to choose the charity where the donation is made.  The Thiensville-Mequon Foundation is one of those non-profits.  
 
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
 
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.  The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. 
 
Dr. Rachel Loomans responds to a question from a Rotarian during her presentation last Tuesday.  
 
The most important message was to get scheduled early for a breast exam and get screened.  Men, too, are susceptible to breast cancer, but the examination is not a usual part of male check-ups.  
 
Dr. Loomans shared some interesting statistics.  Seventy-five percent (75%) of women diagnosed with breast cancer between the ages of 50-74 had no identifying risk factors (including family history).  Current guidelines set  age 40 as the suggested age for  women without identifying risk factors to schedule the first mammogram.  One in 69 women in their 40s will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. 
 
A 3D mammogram provides the radiologist with a more thorough image to detect cancer that would otherwise be undetectable with a 2D mammogram. The x-rays create 1-mm thick layers so the radiologist can page through the layers.  DBT, or digital breast tomeosynthesis, creates 15-30% fewer false-positives, and the breast cancer detection rates are 30% improved over 2D exams.  
 

Three Teams Entered the Field of Battle Thursday Night 

Team Badger Hawks

Tim Vertz, Bruce Rowe, Jean Custer, Stan Smith, Sandy Custer, and Laura Rowe

 

Team Ya-Yas

Janet Stirmel, Dianne Robertson, Shelley Weston, Larry Kreiner, Nancy Witte-Dycus, Russ Witte-Dycus, and Ellen MacFarlane (behind the camera)

Team Louisville Sluggers
 

Dennis & Lucia Francis (M-T Sunrise Rotary), Beth Reed, Megan Borland, Kevin Kelley, Greg Wessel, and Stan Lind

Larry was heard to say, "If I don't get this one right, I will eat this tablecloth!" Trash talking has consequences, Larry.  That's Nancy Witte-Dycus handing him a fork as Larry nibbles on the tablecloth.
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Congratulations to the Mequon-Milwaukee Afterhours Rotary Club on their 2nd Annual Global Fusion Fundraiser.  Jorjan Loos, Ellen MacFarlane, and Stan Smith were among our members who attended to support their event.
 
 
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No Meeting
Jul 04, 2017
Happy 4th of July!
Kristine Hage
Jul 11, 2017
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The Annual Fund Raising Committee has announced the name of the comedian for Fall Into Comedy scheduled for Thursday, October 12th.  
 
Wayne Cotter is a favorite of the talk shows, having appeared dozens of times with both David Letterman and Jay Leno.
 
 
June 20th     Changing of the Guard
 
June 24th     Fun Before the 4th- Rotary Corn Roast [Saturday]
 
June 27th     Head Chef-Custer Crew-O'Connor, Von Rueden, Lind, Robertson
 
July 4th      No Rotary
 
July 11th      Head Chef-Custer Crew-Bonaparte, Hertz, Naggs, Kirgues
 
July 18th      Head Chef-Mobley Crew-MacFarlane, Sommersberger, Kreiner, Johannes
 
July 25th      Head Chef-Naggs Crew-Custer, Robinson, Shneyder
 
July 30th      Mequon 60th Celebration --Rotary Ice Cream Social [Sunday]
 
August 1st    Head Chef-Rowe Crew-Smith, Hage, Ott
 
August 3rd    Rotary Chinooks Night [Thursday]
 
August 8th    Head Chef-Hillman Crew-Jacobs, Borland, Holtz, Huffman
 
August 15th  Head Chef-Koch Crew-Gannon,Lysaught, Kos, Davis
 
August 22nd  FAMILY NIGHT, ROTARY 80TH CELEBRATION
                     Head Chef-Custer Crew-Naggs, Carr, Vertz, Witte, Pearson, Wiese
 
August 29th   Back at Ozaukee Country Club
 
If you have a scheduling conflict: Make a trade and notify the head chefs.
 
As the late, great Rotary Grillmaster, Frank Bolz used to say:
"Happy Culinary Delight"
 
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Rotary Club of Thiensville-Mequon
Established August 13, 1937
 
The Rotary Club of Mequon-Thiensville Meets Every Tuesday at 12pm at the Ozaukee Country Club
10823 North River Road - Mequon, WI 53092