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Club Information

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
River Club
12400 N Ville Du Parc Dr,
Mequon, WI 53092
United States of America
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Our club has been nominated for Nonprofit of the Year and Jenne Hohn has been nominated for Volunteer of the Year for the 2024 Ozaukee Impact Awards through the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center! The Ozaukee Impact Awards seek to recognize local change-makers and the impact they had on the community over the past year. Winners in each category will be announced at the Awards Luncheon and Ceremony that will take place on Thursday, August 15th, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center. For tickets, click here.
Congratulations to Russell Witte-Dycus, recipient of his Paul Harris Plus Three!

The presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. The recognition is named after Rotary’s founder, the late Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer, who started Rotary with three business associates in 1905.
A world of goodwill and better understanding comes closer to reality today because Russ has made a substantial gift to The Rotary Foundation and a Paul Harris Fellow recognition may be presented. In being named a Paul Harris Fellow, he joins a remarkable company of people throughout the world, all recognized for their commitment to Service Above Self to benefit local and international communities.

We congratulate you Russ, and thank you for your commitment to Rotary’s common goals of world understanding and peace.
Cooking Crew Reminder - July 16
Head Chef: Heather
Crew: Dianne, Ellen, Tim V., Nick
Please find an alternate if you are unable to fulfill your obligation.
Independence Day Summer GIF by Hello All
Congratulations to Herb for organizing the 38th year of participating in Family Fun Before the 4th. Thank you to all that participated. Peterson has become a master of corn roasting.
Today we celebrated three Paul Harris Award recipients! Congratulations to Nancy Witte-Dycus, Roger Kirgues, and Sean Bailey. 
Rotarians associate the naming of a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person who has demonstrated a shared purpose and support for the educational and humanitarian objectives of The Rotary Foundation. The recognition is named after Rotary’s founder, the late Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer, who started Rotary with three business associates in 1905. A world of goodwill and better understanding comes closer to reality today because Nancy, Roger, and Sean have made a substantial donation to The Rotary Foundation and can be named as Paul Harris Fellows. 
Becoming a Paul Harris Fellow is a tremendous accomplishment and honor. So much good begins with these gifts which are vital to the children, families, and communities who benefit. Only when people’s basic needs are met, can they pursue the larger elements of human life including conflict resolution, community building, and peace. Paul Harris Fellows, in a very tangible way, provide steppingstones to a more harmonious world.
Nancy, Roger, and Sean have repeatedly gone above and beyond in “doing good in the world.” We thank you for using your time, talent, and treasure to enhance the lives of others. Your generosity means so much to so many. On behalf of the club, we thank you and welcome you to receive your new Paul Harris pins. Please wear the pin with pride in honor of all the lives that you will reach through your generosity. We thank you for continuing to put “Service above Self.” 
Hi Jenne,
I am so glad you could be at our Pillars of the Community luncheon last week!
Please see our POTC full recap and pictures from the event on our website:
The POTC event made the front page of the News Graphic yesterday too.  See the article and the actual newsprint pictures of the article attached.  This will be out on the website today as well.
Thanks for making our foundation the success and impact it is!
Please pass this on to the other Rotarians.
Lori Lorenz
Mequon-Thiensville Community Foundation
On Tuesday, June 11 we welcomed new member Dr. Barbara Thompson. 
Dr. Barbara Thompson is a retired school district Superintendent. She has two adult children. Barbara enjoys traveling and mentoring at-risk youth.  She will be joining the Veteran Affairs Committee. 
Welcome Barbara! We are delighted to have you as a part of the Thiensville-Mequon Rotary family!
She will give a New Member Thumbnail on July 9th!
Jeramey Jannene is passionate about building a better Milwaukee.
Jannene founded Urban Milwaukee in 2008 with business partner Dave Reid. In addition to overseeing the business side of the publication, he covers real estate and city government.
His reporting involves traveling to all corners of Milwaukee and City Hall to track down tips, attend meetings and dig up public records.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. In his free time, Jannene enjoys spending time with his wife,  Alison, and daughter. He is an avid bicyclist and runner on a decade-long quest to traverse every street in the city.
The July 9 Cooking Crew:
Head Chef, Sandy
Crew, Kathleen, Karle, Dan, Rob H, Jim L
Chill Bbq GIF by Kaufland Polska
Reminder - we do not have Rotary this week (Tuesday, June 4).
For those that registered, we will see you at the Pillars of the Community Luncheon honoring Rotarian Connie Pukaite on Tuesday, June 4 at North Shore Country Club.
The Pillars of the Community luncheon is sold out. If you registered via Shelley and cannot attend, please let her know ASAP.
If you would like to donate to Connie's initiative, click here.
See you back at the River Club on June 11!
Our official Ozaukee Rotarians team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 28 at Veterans Park in Port Washington is now online and ready to join! Thanks in advance!
Rotary Friends,
It's time to rally the troops for an epic mission - the Walk to End Alzheimer's!
As you may know, Alzheimer's disease has impacted countless families, including many in our own community. This cruel condition robs individuals of their memories, their independence, and ultimately, their identity.
That's why, as the incoming MT Sunrise president, I've chosen Brain Health and Alzheimer's Awareness as our rallying cry for the year. And our first mission? The Walk to End Alzheimer's. This year’s walk is taking place on September 28th at Veterans’ Park in Port Washington.
Imagine the sense of hope we could bring to those affected by this devastating disease, simply by showing up and walking together as one unified force. That's the power we hold, and it starts by joining our Ozaukee Rotarians team: . 
This is no ordinary team - it's a county-wide force to be reckoned with, uniting all Rotary Clubs in Ozaukee for a common cause.
And our goal? A whopping $10,000 in fundraising! It's an ambitious target, but with our collective might from clubs all over the county, I know we can crush it. So sign up today, lace up your walking shoes, and get ready to spread the word far and wide. Share our page, rally your friends and family to donate, and let's show the world why Rotarians are called “People of Action!”
But the excitement doesn't stop there! We'll also need a dedicated crew of volunteers to ensure the Walk Day runs smoothly. I’ll be reaching out with more information on that later.
And if all this were not enough reason to join, did you know that Rotary is a National Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s? We will be part of a nationwide alliance with our Ozaukee team.  
Rotarians, this is our chance to make a real difference in the lives of those touched by Alzheimer's. To show them that they're not alone, that we stand with them, and that we'll never stop fighting until we've found a cure.
Let's do this, Ozaukee Rotarians! For brain health, for Alzheimer's awareness, and because we are Rotarians!
Who's with me?
Carol Wessels
Incoming MT Sunrise President
July 2024
Tyler Briggs
Jul 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Chris Appel
Aug 06, 2024 12:00 PM
MTSD Senior Programs
Family Night
Aug 13, 2024 5:30 PM
Rotary Park
Tyler Briggs
Aug 27, 2024 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
No Meeting
Sep 03, 2024 12:00 PM
Tyler Briggs
Sep 24, 2024 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Tyler Briggs
Oct 29, 2024 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Tyler Briggs
Nov 26, 2024 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
No Meeting
Dec 31, 2024 12:00 PM
Meeting Responsibilities
If you cannot fulfill your responsibility, please make arrangements for someone else to take your place.
August 6th
Gohsman, Peter
August 13th
Hohn, Jennifer
August 20th
Kos, Robert
August 6th
Hertz, Karl V.
August 13th
Holtz, Rob
August 20th
Lysaught, James
August 6th
Hillman, Herbert
August 13th
Kirgues, Roger
August 20th
MacFarlane, Ellen
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Executive Secretary / Director
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Vocational Service
Public Relations
The Rotary Foundation
Veteran's Affairs

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