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Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
River Club
12400 N Ville Du Parc
Mequon, WI 53092
United States of America
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Advocates of Ozaukee Donations: Small denomination gift cards are being accepted for Advocates of Ozaukee. We will include them when Karl Hertz delivers a tree and ornaments we are donating for their families to decorate. (Thank you Karl!)  The deadline for this is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  Please give the gift cards to Shelley at the meeting.
 
Family Sharing Drive: Team Sandy has overtaken Team Jenne. We have raised $2956.00 overall! Remember, you can donate online at https://www.familysharingozaukee.org. Click on the pink "Contribute Now" button on the top right corner. Please notate TM Rotary when you make your online contribution. The contribution deadline for the Family Sharing Drive is Tuesday, December 14.
 
Our current totals are:
 
Team Sandy: $1687.00
Team Jenne: $1269.00
 
Please note that our Kapco K2K Wonderland Light Show date to volunteer is: SUNDAY, 12/5/21, 4 pm - 8 pm.
 
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
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Russ and Nancy Witte-Dycus were presented with a Paul Harris Fellow on Tuesday, November 16. Russ and Nancy were recognized for their contribution to  The Rotary Foundation and support of its humanitarian and educational programs. Their gift shows commitment to Rotary’s common goals of world understanding and peace. We thank them for their generosity.
A Taste of Foxtown Event to benefit Gathering on the Green
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Details and ticket information available here: https://gatheringonthegreen.org/a-taste-of-foxtown/
Holiday Giving Opportunities
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Thank you for participating in our holiday giving. Our Family Sharing Drive has kicked off with a bang. We have raised $1256.00 so far! Remember, you can donate online at https://www.familysharingozaukee.org. Click on the pink "Contribute Now" button on the top right corner. In order to acknowledge the club, please type TM Rotary in the Tribute box. The deadline for the Family Sharing Giving Drive is Tuesday, December 14.
 
Our current totals are:
 
Team Jenne: $819.00
Team Sandy: $437.00
 
Please note that our Kapco K2K Wonderland Light Show date to volunteer is: SUNDAY, 12/5/21, 4 pm - 8 pm
 
Small denomination gift cards are being accepted for Advocates of Ozaukee. We will include them when Karl Hertz delivers a tree and ornaments we are donating for their families to decorate. (Thank you Karl!)  The deadline for this is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
Rotarians and friends of Rotary were delighted to attend T-M Rotary’s annual Fall Into Comedy on Thursday, October 14. The event returned after a pause in 2020. This year’s event did not disappoint. 
 
 
Thiensville-Mequon Rotarians generously put together donations from local businesses and beyond to support the Silent Auction. From local goods to local experiences, the auction and raffles raised a healthy amount for the Club. We offer special thanks to all those who volunteered for the event - from set-up to take-down - we had a wonderful team!
 
 
Although comedian John DeBoer was billed as the star of the show, the spotlight was stolen by two lovely princesses - Jax and Mads Guth (aka Anna and Elise). The two princesses “Trick or Treated to End Polio,” and raised almost $700. These funds will support Rotary’s global initiative to end polio. The girls’ giggles were the highlight of the evening.
 
 
We wish to thank the event’s generous sponsors. The event sponsor was Sommer’s Automotive. The marketing sponsor was Port Washington State Bank. The entertainment sponsor was O’Leary-Guth Law Office. Food sponsors were: American Family Insurance/Todd Davis Agency, Sandy & Jean Custer, Gathering on the Green, Richard Johannes, DDS SC, Tim Carr, RBC Wealth Management, John & Mimi Rosing, Spur 16, and State Farm Insurance. Table sponsors were: American Family Insurance/Todd Davis Agency, C.J.’s Table, Baird - The Sommersberger Group, Sandy Custer & Dan Gannon, Ellen MacFarlane, MATC, O’Leary-Guth Law Office, Port Washington State Bank, Sommers Automotive Group, Stan Smith, and the T-M Rotary Noon Club. Patron sponsors included: Sandy Custer, Karl Hertz, Herb Hallman, CPA, Dianne Robertson, Robertson, Ryan & Associates, and Stan Smith. Our in-kind sponsors included The Washington House Inn and Dean Johnson, Photographer.
 
 
Many thanks to Rotarians, friends, and community members who came out for an evening of fun, festivities, and philanthropy. We are grateful for the support. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!
 
The Mequon / Thiensville Town Center Gateway
Presented by Authors: Sandy Custer and Stan Smith
 
In 1999, Mayor Christine Nuernberg appointed a Blue Ribbon Visioning Committee to make recommendations for the future of Mequon.  Part of this initiative was a city-wide survey sent out in 2001 including one question asking if residents supported the idea of establishing a joint town center with the Village of Thiensville.  It was a pleasant surprise that a clear majority was in favor of this initiative and a Town Center Committee was established.  It consisted of community leaders from both Mequon and Thiensville plus the M/T Chamber of Commerce.  This committee included Rotarians Bob Blazich, Van Mobley, Stan Smith, and Nancy Witte-Dycus with city and village support from other Rotarians: Mayor Christine Nuernberg, Village Administrator Dianne Robertson and Village President Karl Hertz.
 
The Rotary Riverwalk was one of the first Town Center initiatives and had additional Rotarian members in leadership roles including Sandy Custer, Chris Frommel, Herb Hillman, Greg Huffman, Roger Kirgues, Roger Reinemann, and Ted Weirather as well as donations from numerous Rotarians.
 
Over the years, as the Town Center was developed, it was determined that some sort of a Gateway feature would play a key role on the river at the intersection of Mequon and Cedarburg Roads. A committee was appointed, comprised of citizens and staff members of both communities to design and create the project.  After the design was approved, it was determined that fundraising and construction of the project would be simplified if it was led by the Thiensville/Mequon Rotary Foundation.  Rotarians Tim Carr, Dan Gannon, Stan Smith, Herb Hillman, Tim Vertz, Connie Pukaite, Steve Peterman and Sandy Custer were leaders in the effort.  Now completed, the project has been fully funded.
 
The Thiensville/Mequon Rotary Club was a leading donor, with large donations over the past three years.  Many members find their names on the donor wall.
Todd Davis captured some Rotarians out and about during the Thiensville Business Association’s Trick or Treat for the Community on Thursday, October 28.
 
The threat of cold on Saturday, Oct. 23rd did not deter the eager volunteers from our club, the Sunrise Rotary Club, and student volunteers from the High School, as we eagerly accepted clothing, toiletries, and money for the Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy. We had so many volunteers that four of our volunteers assisted with the shred event taking place at the same time in Thiensville Park. 
 
Connie Pukaite organized a group to inspect used clothing to make sure it was appropriate for winter in Wisconsin. As a result, Family Sharing benefited from 4-5 bags of slightly used clothing and Family Promise received three comforters. $200 cash was collected to supplement the donations. 
 
If you missed the event and still want to donate monetarily, you can go to the website for the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition: MMWConline.org. Click on the green button, pull down the menu and click on Afghan Refugee Relief Fund. It’s easy and you can print out a receipt. 
 
Thanks to all who assisted!
 
 
October 26, 2021 - Trick or Treat to End Polio. Bring some cash for the trick or treater, which will be donated to Polio Plus.
 
 
 
Brooks Griffin and The Power of YOUth
We are excited to host Brooks Griffin on Tuesday, September 28th. In this presentation, Brooks Griffin will inspire each participant to tap into their "YOU", so that they can improve their engagement with children, youth and families from marginalized communities. Brooks will share his personal stories of his growing up with mental health challenges, his journey as a youth organizer & Father Advocate, and addressing social & racial equity with his dream job at The 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks! 
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         It has been brought to our attention that many Rotarians are doing their end of year donation planning and that they would like more information about donating to the M-T Community Promenade project. As you know Rotary and Rotarians have been actively working on the Town Center and River Walk projects since 2002. As a capstone landmark for this area we have been active in the planning and now the fundraising for the Mequon-Thiensville Community Promenade on the north east corner of Mequon and Cedarburg Roads.
 
        First, prospective donors should know that both municipal governments – Village Board for Thiensville and City Council for Mequon – have collaborated to get this new landmark designed through a Joint Gateway Committee appointed in August 2017. And, the Village and City have pledged as many tax dollars as elected officials feel they can toward its construction. Collectively, the Village and City have committed $200,000 toward the total cost of design and construction.
 
        We know private fund raising is not an appropriate function of municipal governments; therefore, we are personally and collectively committed to raising $500,000 in private contributions to meet the total projected cost of $700,000. As a club, we have donated $15,000 already with more to come after the Community Action Council meets in December. $30,000 remaining from the efforts for the River Walk have been transferred to this project. It is our expectation that more will come in the next two years.
 
          The City has indicated willingness to authorize a construction contract to build the Promenade as soon as 75% or $375,000 of the private funds needed are pledged or in the bank.
 
        Our Promenade Landmark Campaign Committee, composed totally of volunteers, has kicked off a quiet campaign to secure commitments for as many lead gifts as possible by January. We hope the Council will be able to issue that contract in February in preparation for construction in Spring 2019.
 
         We are working independently, without the services of a professional fund-raiser so that funds raised will be used for construction, not fund raising.
 
         Before asking others, Campaign Committee members pledged their own donations. Since then, we have secured four (4) lead gifts of $25,000 or more thus far, plus ten (10) commitments at other levels totaling private dollars raised of $211,400 to date Nov 10, 2018. More has come in since then, but we don’t have the latest figures.
 
         Donations of $500 and up will be recognized on the donor wall. Pledges can be made to spread out a donation over three years. If you have an employer that will match your donation, please help us make that contact. Tax deductible donations are to the T-M Rotary Foundation, note to Promenade.
 
         In the past, Rotarians have amazed us with their generosity, many pledging over three years. Our goal is to have donations from everyone in the club, no pressure on amounts, but eager participation.
 
         Please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested.
 
         Sandy Custer, Stan Smith, Dan Gannon, Tim Carr
 
Members include representatives from many businesses:
 
The Sommersberger Group
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Carr Buttler Group
 
 
 
WE Wealth Management Group
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Speakers
Deb Andraca, Deborah Patel and Beth Bauer
Dec 07, 2021 12:00 PM
"Fair Maps", a non-partisan bill introduced in Madison
Holiday Musical Event
Dec 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Holiday Musical Event
No Meeting this Week
Dec 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Week of Christmas
No Meeting this Week
Dec 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Week of New Years
Julie Wagner & Lori Cavitt of Mequon Smile Design
Jan 04, 2022 12:00 PM
New Member Thumbnail Sketches
Lori Lorenz
Jan 11, 2022 12:00 PM
Mequon Community Foundation
Jeff McLean
Jan 18, 2022 12:00 PM
New Member Thumbnail Sketch
Heather Mader
Jan 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Barb Fischer
Feb 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Advocates of Ozaukee
Matthew Wolak of GSC (Cedarburg)
Feb 08, 2022 12:00 PM
3D Printing
Bob Blazich
Feb 15, 2022 12:00 PM
History Lesson
Heather Mader
Feb 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
TBD
Mar 01, 2022 12:00 PM
TBD
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Mar 08, 2022 12:00 PM
TBD
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Mar 15, 2022 12:00 PM
TBD
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Mar 22, 2022 12:00 PM
TBD
Heather Mader
Mar 29, 2022 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Meeting Responsibilities
If you cannot fulfill your responsibility, please make arrangements for someone else to take your place.
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Prayer/Inspiration
November 23rd
 
November 30th
Milshteyn, Masha
 
December 7th
Moran, Nicholas
 
December 14th
Muchin Young, Rachel
 
Greeter
November 23rd
 
November 30th
Gannon, Daniel
 
December 7th
Hertz, Karl V.
 
December 14th
Hillman, Herbert
 
Pledge
November 23rd
 
November 30th
Huffman, Greg
 
December 7th
Hunzinger, Nicholas
 
December 14th
Joynt, Matthew
 
What Rotary means to me.
January 4th
Hohn, Jennifer
 
January 11th
Holtz, Rob
 
January 18th
Huffman, Greg
 
January 25th
Hunzinger, Nicholas
 
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President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
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