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1. Meet the most inspiring people in the world
Rotary members from more than 130 countries meet at the convention every year. This is your unique opportunity to connect with old friends, make new ones, and share stories about your club’s current and future projects.
2. Strengthen your club and your passion for Rotary
The general sessions and breakout sessions offer countless ways to help you get the most from your Rotary membership and make your club stronger. In the House of Friendship, you’ll find new ideas, learn best practices, and share project successes — it’s where the Rotary world comes together!
3. Join The Rotary Foundation celebration
The culmination of a yearlong celebration of the Foundation’s centennial takes place in the city where it all began. Join the festivities at The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Birthday Party. Attend a book signing and meet the author of “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years.” See all the activities we have planned.
4. Explore the American South
Bask in the sun on the Atlantic and Gulf shores. Test your game at some of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. Experience the magic of Florida’s Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World.
Explore the natural wonders of the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg. Sample the sophisticated charms of New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston. Learn more
5. Enjoy special tours and events offered by the Host Organization Committee
Watch for more information about special activities like Restaurant Night, Host Hospitality Night, and a screening of "Gone With the Wind" at the historic Fox Theatre. Visit the Host Organization Committee site to find more activities.
Road Clean-up April 8th
Bruce Rowe and daughter Julia
Rob Holtz and Dan Gannon
Todd Davis and Tim Carr
Rob Kos and Jim Lysaught
Mark your calendars now for June 2-3, 2017
Everyone was sent an email with an attached brochure detailing the activities of the 2017 District Conference.
The fun starts on Friday, June 2nd, with Billy Riggs, who has been described as a comedian and a magician. Learn how to become a frontline service provider. Two sessions of breakout sessions follow this rousing start to the day. Lunch on Friday is a clever story by a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Brazil. Tours and golfing round out the rest of Friday afternoon. For dinner, you can join a group of young professionals for a white cheddar mashed potato bar and expansive salad bar before learning from a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar who served as a military advisor in Kabul, Afghanistan and taught in Germany and Palestine.
Start your Saturday with a run/walk at the Milwaukee County Zoo to benefit "End Polio Now". Lunch speaker Sammy Rangel will provide an update on Vocational Challenges in WI and his key involvement in The Forgiveness Project. Lunch is followed by the Annual Meeting at 1:30 p.m. and afternoon breakouts. The conference will end with an evening of giving and receiving with an international flair.
Early registration (by May 1) is $135 for the entire conference. Registration after May 1st is $155.
Registration is now open on the District 6270 website. https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=ba8f74c4-1e74-43a2-976f-cf78d7db23bc
If you cannot spare two days, register for one day or just come and stroll through the exhibits. You won't regret learning more about Rotary.
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Join Southeastern Wisconsin and North Chicago Rotarians for this battle of the titans, celebrate our military servants from Wisconsin & Illinois Veteran Medical Care Centers and promote "Service Above Self" with pride!
Tailgate Party and Game
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Stadium, Milwaukee
Tailgate Party starts at 3:10 p.m.; Game Time is at 6:10 p.m.
Our tailgate party will be a full spread catered by Saz's with live entertainment featuring MELLENCOUGAR staged on a large grid (with tent!) in the general parking section (Ueker/Yount Parking Area).
Our terraced reserved seats provide an excellent field and main score board view!
Ticket Prices (includes tailgate party and game ticket (does not include parking):
Individual tickets purchased after April 1st ... $85.00
Individual tickets purchased after June 1st ... $95.00
Call/email Christine Spresser (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
52 Years of Honoring Service and Scholarship
Rotary International President Elect to Address 2017 World Affairs Seminar "Education & Social Justice: Shaping the World You Will Inherit"
Rotary International President Elect Ian Riseley will address the World Affairs Seminar (WAS) Monday, June 26, 2017 at Carroll University.
Rotarians are invited to attend at no cost, but need to let the WAS Staff know their intentions.
This year's theme "Education and Social Justice" reflects two of Rotary International's six key priorities:
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.
The theme of Riseley's year in office is "Making a Difference." His term will focus on building a diverse, equitable membership committed to making the world better. We are excited to have Mr. Riseley share his inspirational message with the delegates to the 2017 World Affairs Seminar.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will congratulate attendees on the centennial of The Rotary Foundation and the progress we've made together toward ending polio. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a key partner that works alongside Rotary in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership that has driven the incidence of polio down by 99.9, percent from more than 350,000 cases annually in 1988 to fewer than a few dozen cases in 2016.
As a past convention attendee, you won't want to miss this special, once-in-a-lifetime convention. Make it even more special, and bring a friend! Register by 31 March to take advantage of the preregistration discount.
P.S. Arrive a day early and join RI President John F. Germ for the Presidential Peace Conference on 9-10 June. You'll hear from Bernice A. King, CEO of the King Center and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Network and attend sessions that explore Rotary's commitment to peace.
TM Rotary Recognizes Stephanie Metzendorf
In addition to four breakout sessions, ranging in topics from Millennials to creating an impactful public image, there will be fellowship opportunities at locations highlighting some of Milwaukee's favorite restaurants. Also, on Friday afternoon there will several bus tours, including everything Milwaukee - Golfing, Harley Davidson Plant/Museum, St. Josaphat Basilica, a Brewery tour and more. Since March is Water and Sanitation Month, I would be remiss in not mentioning that one of these tours is a trip to the UWM Great Lakes Water Institute and School of Freshwater Science.
We have fascinating keynote speakers, fabulous meals, and a special Milwaukee County Zoo Run/Walk for the entire family scheduled for Saturday morning.
Many of these activities have a sign-up limit - so don't delay your registration. A brochure describing this entire District Conference will be available on our website in the "Site Pages" section early next week. A registration link will also be posted and activated on March 16th. We are excited to have all of you join us - mark your calendar today.
T-M Rotary Highlights Van Mobley in the News Graphic.
News Graphics Article - Rotary Seeks Student of the Month Scholarship Applicants
Rotarians Review the Membership Action Plan and Plan Next Steps
Vertz, Kos, Robertson, Witte
Lind, Hart, Carr, Smith
Witte-Dycus, Hillman, Kreiner, Jacobs, Custer
O'Connor, Weston, Koch
Davis, Holtz, Rowe, Hertz, Bonaparte
Human rights advocate Bruce Knotts will present a lecture titled “United Nations Work on Global Issues in a Time of Increasing Nationalism” at UCN on Sunday, 5 March, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public, although reservations are recommended due to limited space. Reservations may be made by calling the church office at 262-375-3890. UCN is at 13800 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon.