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February 20th Speaker - Tim Van Vooren
On Tuesday, February 20th, our featured speaker is Tim Van Vooren, Sports Director from Fox 6 Milwaukee.
Tim Van Vooren


I have been at FOX6 since September 1990 and have enjoyed every minute of it.

Growing up in West Bend, I never would have believed that I would get the chance to cover events such as Super Bowls and Final Fours and Major League playoff games and NASCAR events as a Milwaukee sportscaster.

In between, there have been so many feature stories with folks who excel far from the spotlight.

With continually evolving technology, there are more and more exciting ways to share those stories.

This job is never the same from day to day, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your viewing experience.

Candlelight Walk in Pukaite Woods, February 17
2024 Candlelight Walk-In-The-Woods Rotary Park
The Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club and the City of Mequon are excited to partner again for the fourth year, offering a Candlelight “Walk-In-The-Woods” at Pukaite Woods in Rotary Park.  
The event will take place on Saturday, February 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The event is free to the public.  The public restrooms will be open, and volunteers from the Rotary Club will serve hot cocoa and cider with bonfire stations positioned throughout the park.  This year will feature a “Winter Beer Garden.”  The 1840 Brewing Company will have a beer truck on site with beverages for purchase.  Bring your furry friend, as dogs on leashes are welcome! 
Learn more about how you can assist with the environmental sustainability of the woods at the event.
Presentation of the "Big Check" to Family Sharing
The Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Club raised $5188 for Family Sharing during their recent holiday drive. The fund raising team led by Sandy Custer beat Jenne Hohn’s team by raising $3538 to Hohn’s $1650. Angelica Niemann was in charge of the drive. Pictured from left to right: Sandy Custer, Julie Hoover from Family Sharing, Angelica Niemann, and Jenne Hohn.
State of the Community Address
Rotary members Matt Joynt, Andrew Nerbun, and Van Mobley led the State of the Community address on Wednesday, February 7.
Pictured (L) to (R) are Chamber Vice President Ron Knaus, Superintendent Dr. Matt Joynt, Mayor Andy Nerbun, Chamber President Bob Adams, and Thiensville Village President Van Mobley.
Save-the-date - Honor Flight, April 2024
Rotarians at the Milwaukee Domes Elegant Auction
Past-president Maureen O'Leary-Guth, President (and Friends of the Domes Board Member) Jenne Hohn, and President-nominee Peter Gohsman recently attended An Elegant Auction in support of the Milwaukee Domes.
Embracing Change: The Evolution of Rotary and the Inclusion of Women
Posted from the District 6270 website:

As we reflect on the journey of Rotary International, it is remarkable to think that just 35 years ago, representatives from across the Rotary world gathered in Singapore for a pivotal meeting at the Council on Legislation. This meeting marked a significant moment in Rotary's history, as it came on the heels of the 1987 US Supreme Court decision declaring that women could no longer be excluded from membership. The winds of change were blowing, and the Rotary landscape was about to transform.

The Council on Legislation (COL) delegates convened on January 23, 1989, and a historic decision was made. They voted to eliminate the RI Constitution requirement limiting Rotary Club membership to men. By January 26, 1989, the doors were allowed to swing open. Women would be welcomed into Rotary clubs around the world. The echo of this decision would resonate for decades, shaping the trajectory of Rotary in ways unimaginable at the time.

One individual who foresaw the importance of adapting to a changing world was Past Rotary International President Frank J. Devlyn. In addressing his fellow delegates, he emphasized the vast differences between the world of 1989 and the world of Rotary's inception in 1905. His words laid the foundation for a new era in Rotary that embraced inclusivity and recognized the need to evolve with the times.

The decision to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide was not a spontaneous event but the result of decades-long efforts by dedicated men and women from every corner of the Rotary world. Previous Council meetings had seen close votes on the matter, highlighting the ongoing struggle for change.

The response to this groundbreaking decision was nothing short of overwhelming. By June 1990, the number of female Rotarians had soared to over 20,000. Fast forward to July 2010, and women's membership worldwide reached 195,000, constituting about 16% of Rotarians. In July 2020, that number surpassed 277,000, making up approximately 23% of Rotary's global membership.

Rotary's commitment to creating an environment where everyone is included and allowed to have a sense of belonging has become a top priority. The organization recognizes that its capacity to make a lasting impact and expand its reach is magnified when diverse voices unite. Rotary celebrates and welcomes the contributions of individuals from all backgrounds, irrespective of age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The journey of women in Rotary is not just about membership numbers. It is about active participation and leadership. Women have increasingly taken on roles that contribute to their communities and assumed leadership positions within Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote remains a watershed moment, symbolizing Rotary's commitment to progress and inclusivity.

As we look back at the evolution of Rotary over these 35 years, it is evident that change is not just inevitable. Change is essential. The story of women in Rotary serves as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of an organization that continues to grow and diversify. The spirit of Rotary lies not only in its rich history. The spirit exists in its ability to embrace change, guided by the belief that a Rotary Club should reflect the communities it serves. In the words of Frank Devlyn at the 1989 COL, "Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world." Let us continue to celebrate the spirit of Rotary, where change is embraced as a catalyst for a brighter future.

Rotary TriCon

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Join members of Rotary and Guests from Districts 6220, 6250 & 6270 at our annual 3‑district conference in Green Bay

It is our pleasure to welcome you all to TriCon24, which will be held from the 18th to the 20th of April 2024. This conference promises to be a spectacular event that will bring together Rotary members from all corners of our three districts; 6220, 6250, and 6270.

Conference Agenda

Here's a quick summary.

  • Thursday - The Foundation Dinner at The Automotive Gallery
  • Friday Morning - TriCon24 Conference kicks-off with Annual District Meetings
  • Friday Afternoon through Saturday - Workshops, House of Friendship, Polio Silent Auction
  • Activities - Lambeau Field Tours, Pounding the Pavement 4 Polio, Dine Around, Question-Persuade-Refer Workshop, and more.
Save-the-date Roadside Clean-up, Saturday, April 27
Upcoming Speakers
Apr 09, 2024 12:00 PM
Guitars for Vets
Apr 16, 2024 12:00 PM
Amy Luft/Special Activity
Apr 23, 2024 12:00 PM
MTSD Annual Update
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Meeting Responsibilities
April 9th
Rosing, John
April 16th
Rowe, Bruce
April 23rd
Kos, Robert
April 30th
Weston, Shelley
May 9th
Wirth, John
May 14th
Niemann, Angelica
April 9th
Cavitt, Lori
April 16th
McLean, Donald
April 23rd
Shneyder, Melissa
April 30th
Shneyder, Melissa
May 9th
Lysaught, James
May 14th
Melbinger-Wagner, Julie
April 9th
Hunzinger, Nicholas
April 16th
Melbinger-Wagner, Julie
April 23rd
Hunzinger, Nicholas
April 30th
O'Leary-Guth, Maureen
May 9th
Rowe, Bruce
May 14th
Counsellor, James
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