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Thiensville-Mequon Rotary
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
River Club
12400 N Ville Du Parc
Mequon, WI 53092
United States of America
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What Is Rotary - Week 16, Heather Mader
My Rotary Experience:
It was early in my 20’s I learned about Rotary.  I was a waitress at a local restaurant and every month there was a group of men that met in my banquet room.  I often wondered what it was they were meeting about.  Many of them were business professionals. Business owners, executives, and prominent people within my community.  One day, I finally mustered up the courage to ask why they met there every month.  The gentleman proudly told me they meet for their Board meeting for Rotary.  That brought me to my next question, what is Rotary?  They explained the many projects and things they had done in the community over the many years, and touched on the international work they do as well.   I never knew!  I could see the changes taking place in my community but never knew who was behind it all!  I was very impressed and a bit taken back that in my small community, we have everyday people doing these amazing things on a global scale too!  I decided there and then, when I became a professional, I too would join Rotary.
My time came when I had the opportunity to open a brand new branch for Port Washington State Bank in Thiensville. I didn’t hesitate and I immediately joined the Thiensville-Mequon Noon Rotary in June of 2018.  I was welcomed with open arms and taken under the wings of Dianne Robertson, Shelley Weston, Karl Hertz, and Ellen MacFarlane.  Every week they introduced me to different members of the club.  Each person had an amazing story of what Rotary meant to them and why they were members.   Our Rotary is so involved in the community and it became more inspiring to see these people of action not only in our Rotary club every Tuesday but in many other organizations in the community as well.  
I couldn’t sit back and just eat lunch each week, I wanted to do more and help!  It didn’t take long, and I found myself assisting with the Fundraising committee and preparing for the Fall into Comedy event we do annually.  Joining this committee introduced me to even more members and deepened my relationships and friendships within the club.  I joined to make a difference and this committee gave me a more in-depth view of everything it takes to continue to be the successful club we are.
Over the next 3 years I was honored to become Secretary, Vice President and now President of our Club.  Joining the Board was yet another area that broadened my knowledge of what Rotary has to offer.       
If I’ve learned anything about Rotary it is that I have only just scratched the surface.  It truly is a Global Network of amazing people doing amazing things and there is really no end to what you can learn, who you can meet, and where you can go!
“The foundation upon which Rotary is built is friendship; on no less firm foundation could it have stood”- Paul Harris
In Memoriam, Carol Lind

Carol Jean Lind

May 2, 1944 - April 9, 2022

(nee Hiddle)

Entered peacefully into Heaven Saturday, April 9, 2022, with her family by her side. Cherished wife of Stanley for 56 years. Loving mother of Brian, Tammy, Heather (Gregory) Wessel, and Christina (Timothy) Holmes. Proud Nana of Lena, Aria, and Jason. Also loved by sister Susan Hiddle and dear friend Shirley Hauri. Preceded in death by brother David Hiddle and parents Lloyd and Irma.

Born on May 2, 1944, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, she was proud to be the “Original Packer Fan” in the family. She moved to Paris, Illinois at a very young age and lived there until marrying Stanley and moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin before settling in Mequon, where they lived for more than 50 years.

In all that she did Carol lived out her faith in Jesus by deeply loving her family and friends. She lived a life of service teaching piano, teaching music at Heritage Christian School, and acting as a Community Bible Study teaching director for more than 25 years.

Carol was well known for her green thumb as she grew orchids, African Violets, and many varieties of hibiscus plants.  Her numerous gardens were meticulously maintained and groomed each spring and summer. She took great joy in spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren and loved to sit outside chatting while they played in the pool. She loved caring for her many pets and enjoyed watching the animals that visited her yard.

Carol will be greatly missed by many of her friends, family and pets.

Visitation at CrossWay NorthShore Church, 2500 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 10:00 AM.- 12:00 PM. Celebration of Life  from 12:00 PM. – 1:00 PM.

Private family burial Pinelawn Memorial Park.

PolioPlus Society
Beginning in April 2022, Rotary District 6270 created the PolioPlus Society, a recognition award given to those Rotarians, and friends of Rotary,
who have pledged to give at least $100 annually to the PolioPlus Fund of The Rotary Foundation, until such time as the wild poliovirus is no longer endemic in any country. 
The goal of this PolioPlus Society is to raise awareness and provide recognition for Rotary’s goal of eliminating the disease from the planet. 
We would like to invite you to consider and join the Rotary District 6270 PolioPlus Society by completing the pledge form here
Recognition will include a certificate and a specially designed PolioPlus Society lapel pin.  Clubs with 100% PolioPlus Society members will also receive special recognition, and,
as always, each dollar pledged and donated to PolioPlus will be matched 2 for 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rob Bassett
Don Griffing (He/Him)
PolioPlus Society Chair
District Governor Nominee
Serve to Change Lives
Rotary District 6270 –
Clubs with 100% PolioPlus Society members will also receive special recognition.
So, how about TM Rotarians? 100% participation?
Last Chance! Spring Giving Drive - Diapers and Formula
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Our Spring Giving Drive continues until Tuesday, April 19. The Ozaukee Nonprofit Center is in need of diapers and formula. In particular, x-small diapers and x-large diapers. Checks can be made payable to the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center. Thank you for your donations! For more information about the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center,,
Donation Boxes - Ukraine Emergency Medical Relief Supplies
A very special thank you to Nancy and Russ Witte-Dycus and Rachel Muchin-Young. Donation boxes have been placed at their places of work, Fantasy Flowers, and the Frank L. Weyenberg Library. Please share that the boxes are available to donate emergency medical supplies. 
We are assisting in the collection of emergency medical supplies which will be shipped directly to Ukraine from Rotary International District 6450. We will have bins set out in the community the Frank L. Weyenberg Library and Fantasy Flowers. The following items are needed:
·         Bandages
·         Gauze
·         Neosporin or other topical creams
·         Warm socks - both adult and children's sizes
·         Female hygiene menstrual kits
·         Slings
·         Emergency kits
·         Combat action tourniquets
·         Israeli gauze compression bandages
·         14 gauze, at least 2 inch long 
·         Angiocatheter needles
·         Quickclot gauze
·         Chlorine tablets for clean water
·         Trauma clotting kits
Monetary donations can be made via the following links:
- The Disaster Response Fund through The Rotary Foundation (Priority will be given to Ukraine and nearby countries receiving refugees),
- District 6450 Collection for Medical Supply Funds (Please put "Ukraine Medical Supplies" in the comment or memo section),
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Gathering chickens

The farmer's son was returning from the market with the crate of chicken's his father had entrusted to him, when all of a sudden, the box fell and broke open.
Chickens scurried off in different directions, but the determined boy walked all over the neighborhood scooping up the wayward birds and returning them to the repaired crate.
Hoping he had found them all, the boy reluctantly returned home, expecting the worst.
"Pa, the chickens got loose," the boy confessed sadly, "but I managed to find all twelve of them."
"Well, you did real good, son," the farmer beamed. "You left with seven."

Upcoming Speakers
Jun 28, 2022 5:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
Jul 05, 2022 12:00 PM
No Meeting (day after 4th of July)
Jul 12, 2022 12:00 PM
Kick off the summer with a Business Meeting
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Upcoming Events
Changing of the Guard
American Legion
Jun 28, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Gathering on the Green July 9th
Rotary Park
Jul 09, 2022
4:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
June 21st
Smith, Stanford
July 12th
Sommersberger, Greg
July 19th
Vertz, Tim
June 21st
Sommersberger, Greg
July 12th
Vertz, Tim
July 19th
Wirth, John
June 21st
Witte-Dycus, Nancy
July 12th
Witte-Dycus, Russ
July 19th
Azinger, Samuel
If you cannot fulfill your responsibility, please make arrangements for someone else to take your place.
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