Elmbrook Rotary Tutoring Program Starting Soon at CWA Jeanne Allen 2017-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Sep 01, 2017
Our 2017 GO FOR THE GREEN & GOLD - Green Bay Packer Ticket Raffle fundraiser ended on Friday, September 1 and the winners were selected at our morning meeting. Steve Stocker helped draw the winners and Gary Zwirlein reported that we met our goal of $5,000 raised after expenses!
Packer Ticket Fundraiser a BIG Success - Winner's Announced! Steve Stocker 2017-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Aug 31, 2017
Our 3rd Annual Green Bay Packer Ticket Raffle Fundraiser will come to an end tomorrow when we draw winning pairs of tickets to each of the 8 Green Bay home games during the 2017 season! We are close to reaching our goal of $5,000 and looking for one final push before tomorrow's drawing. So, if you haven't already sold or purchased raffle tickets, you have one last chance today and early tomorrow to GO FOR THE GREEN & GOLD! 
Last Chance to WIN Green Bay Packer Tickets! Steve Stocker 2017-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Jul 06, 2017
 
We held our Annual Changing of the Guard on June 28, at Western Racquet Club and swore in our newest Officers for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. Last years President, Mike Hogan gave his final remarks as he welcomed in Elmbrook Rotary's first woman President in Linda Edelstein!
Announcing Our New Officers and Board Members Steve Stocker 2017-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ralph Gould on Jun 05, 2017
The Elmbrook Rotary Club announced this week the creation of a Business Person of the Year Award that will recognize the accomplishments of a successful Brookfield or Elm Grove individual. The program kicks off this month with nominations being requested online and will run through September 22nd.
Elmbrook Rotary Announces Business Person of the Year Program Ralph Gould 2017-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Jun 05, 2017
 
On Saturday June 3rd, we held our 30th Annual “Spikes for Tykes” Volleyball Fundraiser at Mitchell Park in Brookfield on a day that was suited more for ducks, with rain throughout the morning. Despite the foul weather, the event was a huge success with over 50 teams showing up to play. Combined with with over 50 Elmbrook Rotarians, their spouses, friends and guests, everyone pitched in and made it a fun event.
A Little Rain Couldn't Stop The Fun! Steve Stocker 2017-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
It's Almost Here - Spikes for Tykes This Saturday! Steve Stocker 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Offsite Club Meeting This Friday - May 19 Linda Edelstein 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanne Allen on Nov 09, 2016

Image Last month marked the start of the ninth year of our tutoring program at Capital West Academy! New for this year, a math component has been added to our reading tutoring as well as a group of seniors from the Brookfield Senior Center who are reading to the K4 class.

Elmbrook Rotary Tutoring Program Starts Up at CWA Jeanne Allen 2016-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bonnie Bertram on Nov 06, 2016
Thanks to all Rotarians who contributed $825.00 to the Boston Store Community Day coupon book fundraiser. $740.00 will go to the Veteran's start-up photography class, enabling the Recreation Therapist to purchase 5 digital cameras and framing supplies.
 
The balance of $85.00 plus a $165.00 allocation from our SaintA Christmas party budget will enable ERC to make a $250.00 gift to SaintA residence/school, from their Wish List, in addition to the pizza and magician entertainment for the resident boy's Christmas party on 12/8. Thank you for your support and generosity!
 
Thanks for Donating! - Community Days Fundraiser Results Bonnie Bertram 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Oct 19, 2016
Elmbrook Rotarians came out on a chilly Wednesday night in October to enjoy the China Lights Exhibit at the Whitnall Park Boerner Botanical Gardens. Over a dozen Rotarians and friends enjoyed the numerous lighted sculptures, whimsical animals, Chinese jugglers and acrobats.
 
 
 
Club Social Visits China Lights! Mark Zalewski 2016-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Allen on Sep 22, 2016
 
Over the past several weeks, President Mike Hogan has inducted two new members to the club. They include Daniel Zomchek, who was sponsored by John Allen and
September New Members John Allen 2016-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Aug 24, 2016

Our speaker last Friday was Mame McCully, Executive Director of the Milwaukee County Historical Society – and also coincidentally is the wife of Elmbrook Rotary member Andy McCully. Two club members, Fred Gettelman and Mark Zalewski also serve as Directors of the Society.
Highlights from Our Last Meeting - August 19, 2016 Mark Zalewski 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Aug 24, 2016
 
Several weeks ago, we had four talented and smart young women attend our club meeting who we have sponsored with scholarships and at recent youth seminars throughout the state. Their talks were inspiring and each of them exemplifies the spirit of Rotary.
 
Updates from Scholarship Recipients and Sponsored Students Steve Stocker 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Aug 06, 2016
Our 2016 GO FOR THE GREEN & GOLD - Green Bay Packer Ticket Raffle fundraiser ended on Friday, August 5 and the winners were selected at our morning meeting. Club President Mike Hogan pulled each ticket out of the raffle drum and Chairperson Gary Zwirlein reported that we exceeded our goal of $5,000 and raised $5,720 after expenses that will go towards the programs and organizations we support in the coming year!
Packer Ticket Fundraiser a BIG Success - Winner's Announced! Steve Stocker 2016-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Jul 04, 2016
The last several weeks has seen a flurry of activity for Elmbrook Rotary as we ended one Rotary year and began another along with celebrating activities on July 4th. Last week, on June 29th we had our annual Changing of the Guard where we celebrated our achievements from the past year and swore in of our new Officers and Directors. We also thanked outgoing Club President Mark Zalewski for his dedicated year of service.
 
Our Rotary Years Ends and Begins With a Bang! Steve Stocker 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Jun 04, 2016
 
Our 29th Annual Spikes for Tykes Volleyball Spectacular on Saturday, June 4th is in the books and the day couldn't have turned out better! We had over 52 teams playing and almost 100 sponsors that raised funds to support our programs that help individuals and organizations in our community and throughout the world. Still need to find out about Spikes?! Go here to learn more - What is Spikes for Tykes?
Spikes for Tykes 2016 - Big Fun! Big Success!! Steve Stocker 2016-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on May 05, 2016
A lively crowd was on hand last week to get us going on this Arbor Day – a day to celebrate everything green. Also lighting up the room was our Club’s Marathon Man – Chris Salani who just back from a week in Scottsdale and sporting a snappy pair of Ferrari logo blue running shoes. They looked fast even sitting still!
Highlights from Last Weeks Meeting - April, 29, 2016 Mark Zalewski 2016-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Schmeling on Apr 22, 2016
Image On Friday April 1st and Friday April 8th, Elmbrook Rotary held our Annual Spring food drive to benefit the Waukesha Food Pantry which was lead by club member Arne Landsverk. The club collected 42 items weighing 46lbs and $736. In addition, the club contributed $1000 bringing the total cash donations to $1,736. Thanks to everyone for helping those in need!
 
Thanks to Everyone for a Successful Food Drive! Michael Schmeling 2016-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Caz Laska on Apr 12, 2016
At a recent club meeting, new member Karl Schultz gave his Classification Talk and the following provides an overview on his background. Like many Rotarians, Karl has no shortage of interests and achievements between multiple patents as an engineer, membership in the the Porsche Club of America, and former Alderman in Brookfield - list goes on...
Get To Know Your Members - Karl Schultz Caz Laska 2016-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erik Moeser on Mar 08, 2016
 
That is correct, plural, as this year for the first time we fielded two Vision Teams to Guatemala!  The first one, under the leadership of John Allen, was from February 7 to 14, and the second, under Christine Spresser was from February 21 to 28.  
Elmbrook Rotary Club Vision TEAMS Recap! Erik Moeser 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry James on Feb 16, 2016
Club member Barry James recently announced that this year’s presentation of “Diane’s Dictionaries” took place at Capitol West Academy, St. Martini School, and Trowbridge Street School. Now in the seventh year of the program, it has provided 1,439 dictionaries to young people.
Diane's Dictionaries Continues to Help Young Students Barry James 2016-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Caz Laska on Feb 04, 2016
At a recent club meeting, we were fortunate to have not only one, but three classification talks from new members! Franklin Onwubuariri, Andrew McCully, and Pete Moegenburg shared their backgrounds on career, family and why they decided to join Rotary. And just last week, our newest member - Spencer Taintor, who serves as the Head of School at Brookfield Academy, gave his classification talk. Read on to learn more about Pete's talk and watch for more write-ups from newer members in the weeks ahead.
New Member Classification Talks Caz Laska 2016-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Schmeling on Feb 03, 2016

ImageLast month, many of you contributed to the Capitol West Academy School Supplies Drive initiated by Jan Constable and the Community Service Committee. This used to be a once a year event but with the increased demand, our club rose to the occasion and donated the following supplies.

Final Numbers on School Supplies Collected for CWA Michael Schmeling 2016-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erik Moeser on Jan 20, 2016
As plans are being finalized for our trip to Guatemala next month, we are very excited to announce that there will be not just one Vision Team, but two! The first one, led by John "Julio" Allen (and no doubt ably assisted by Jeannie) will be leaving on February 7th and will include 7 veterans of previous trips and 5 "newbies". The second team will follow on February 21st, led by Christine Spresser, "with a little help from her friends", and will be made up of 4 veterans and 7 new to the experience.  ERC members that are involved for the first time are Jim Finn and Marc DeVries, who will travel with Christine.
Members, Relatives, and Friends Making a Difference in Guatemala! Erik Moeser 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Constable on Jan 20, 2016
Since 2009, Elmbrook Rotary has sponsored Capitol West Academy's (CWA) Annual Spelling Bee. This year, almost 200 students participated in the event! Each year we’ve provided the first and second place winners at each grade level with prizes including gift cards from Barnes and Noble Book Store. In addition, Club members act as the pronouncers for the event. Each grade level held a preliminary spelling bee in their classrooms and the top three winners for each grade completed in the school spelling bee on January 14th.
CWA Spelling Bee Results & Winners! Jan Constable 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Jan 16, 2016

Our Speaker at last Friday's meeting was Cathy Lin, who took us through 5000 years of Chinese cultural history in 20 minutes. Cathy is with the Chinese Cultural Center which is sponsoring the Shen Yun Performing Arts presentation next month in Milwaukee.
 
Highlights From Last Week's Meeting - January 15, 2016 Mark Zalewski 2016-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Dec 21, 2015


A crisp morning gave us a hint of Winter, but it didn’t chill the warm fellowship at the Elmbrook Rotary annual Christmas program.  The room was bright with Christmas sweaters from festive to downright weird and members shared their favorite Christmas memories – with stories ranging from family traditions and grandchildren, to a visit from a tipsy Santa Claus. To cap it all off, our own Elmbrook Troubadours - Jim Finn, Gary Gilmore, Kevin Roche, and Ned ”the Grinch” - took us through a range of Holiday favorites in a Christmas sing-along. 
Highlights from Last Month's Meeting - December 18, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Pyne on Dec 21, 2015


Members of the International Committee recently reported on the implementation of our Global Grant E-Learning project which began this past July with the purchase and installation of the equipment including computers, projectors, screens, software. For newer members who may not be aware, our club was asked in 2014 to consider being the Primary International Sponsor of a Global Grant application by a club in District-2980 Tamil Nadu State, India. The grant was to fund a proposed internet-based learning system for 60 schools across the state with District-2980 being the Primary Host Sponsor.
Global Grant Update - E-Learning Project in India Tom Pyne 2015-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Pyne on Dec 17, 2015
As this years Guatemala teams prepare for their trip in February, and we look back at the recent trip by Gwen Condon and her husband Ken, the program has made incredible strides. Read on to learn more about how our International Committee, along with Common Hope, has made this into a sustainable program that will benefit students, families and Rotarians for years to come.
International Committee - Guatemala Update Tom Pyne 2015-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Salani on Dec 17, 2015

On Sunday, December 13 a group of 19 Elmbrook Rotarians packed Mark Thurner's man cave to watch the Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys.
Packer Party Packs a Punch! Chris Salani 2015-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Hochuli on Dec 17, 2015
Elmbrook Rotarians once again supported this year's German Holiday Market at Brookfield Civic Plaza on Saturday, December 5th and a host of happy hayriders took in the "balmy" conditions.
A Fun Time at German Holiday Market Tom Hochuli 2015-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Pyne on Dec 17, 2015

Last month, from November 5th to the 9th, club member Gwen Condon and her husband Ken, travelled to Guatemala, to the Common Hope facilities in Antigua, to represent our club at the high school graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015.
Gwen Goes to Guatemala for Graduation! Tom Pyne 2015-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Dec 15, 2015
As most of you are aware, we recently announced the creation of a Club tagline — WE RISE & SHINE that was the result of our Club Visioning session that happened last year. While the recent fun phrase shared by a boy at the SaintA Christmas Party on what he thinks Rotary is — “It’s a Portable Carnival” — is catchy, the new tagline will help to quickly communicate to audiences what we really do.
At ELMBROOK ROTARY - We Rise & Shine! Steve Stocker 2015-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Dec 14, 2015
Our annual Christmas party, for the boys of SaintA Home the night before, had everyone in good spirits this morning. Magician Gil Girard dazzled the boys with his slight-of-hand – including lifting Barry James’ watch right off of his wrist. The Grinch showed up and tried to spoil the event but fortunately Santa arrived with gifts for everyone and a pile of new games for the school game room. Poor Kevin Roche missed seeing Santa again. Seems he leaves the room every year right before Old St. Nick gets there. Maybe next year Kevin….
 
Meeting Highlights From Two Week's Ago - December 11, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Casimir Laska on Dec 02, 2015
Last month, longtime Rotarian and club member Ron Jones gave his classification talk at a Friday meeting and the following is his write-up. Ron's diverse career path and his dedication to volunteering are great examples of "Service Above Self."
Get To Know Your Members - Ron Jones Casimir Laska 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Nov 20, 2015
A crisp morning with the promise of the season’s first snow for the weekend. Todays’ meeting highlighted the Rotary fight to eradicate Polio worldwide. Our World Polio Day activities raised over $1600 that will be matched 3:1 by the Gates Foundation. Joining us was Ronn Blaha the advisor to the Brookfield Central Key Club (yes, we can even get the Kiwanis to help fight Polio).The Key Club kids raised $500 selling End Polio Now Crocus pins. Thanks Kids!  
Highlights From Last Month's Meeting - November 20, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
SaintA Fundraiser Exceeds Goal With Help From Community Days Event! Kathy Becker 2015-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
 
Club member Tom Pyne recently connected with our former Rotary Exchange Student, Otto Mattila from Finland and here's what he's been up to since returning home!
Greetings from Otto Mattila! 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Sep 13, 2015
 
One of the winners in our 2015 GREEN BAY PACKER TICKET RAFFLE, Greg Thomas and his wife attended the Packers vs. Saints game at Lambeau Field on August 29. Fundraiser Chairperson Gary Zwirlein, reported that we not only exceeded our goal of $8,000 but went beyond expectations and raised a total of $9,035. For more on the fundraiser and a complete list of WINNERS read-on.
Packer Ticket Raffle a HUGE Success - Winners Announced! Steve Stocker 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Allen on Sep 13, 2015
 
Over the past several weeks, President Mark Zalewski has inducted two new members in Harry Farchmin, who was sponsored by Mayor Steve Ponto, and Ted Wentzel, who was sponsored by John Allen. Harry is a Civil Engineer and Ted is a Marketing with an IT company. Welcome to Elmbrook Rotary!
September New Member Inductions John Allen 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry James on May 25, 2015
With less than a week to go until our Annual SPIKES FOR TYKES Volleyball Spectacular on May 30th, we’re over two-thirds of the way to reaching our goal of raising $50,000! If you haven’t been in contact with potential sponsors, sponsored a team for yourself, or got a team together to play, now is the time to make it happen!
Less Than A Week Until SPIKES FOR TYKES! Barry James 2015-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on May 24, 2015
On the Friday before Memorial Day, our morning speaker featured Dr. Timothy McMahon who is a Professor of History at Marquette University. Tim shared his vast knowledge of WWI in a talk entitled, "Catastrophic Catalyst - The Seeds of WWI."
Highlights from Two Weeks Ago - May 22, 2015 Steve Stocker 2015-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Jones on May 24, 2015
Ron Jones has been leading Elmbrook Rotary’s scholarship efforts for years and recently announced that the recipients of this year's awards have been named after a thorough process over the past few months.
 
2015 Elmbrook Rotary Scholarship Winners Announced Ron Jones 2015-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on May 23, 2015
Our Speaker this morning was Dr David Gaus who is Founder of the Andean Health and Development. He was joined by Laura Dries who is Executive Director. Working with the rural indigenous populations of Ecuador, Andean Health is one of the international outreach programs sponsored by Elmbrook Rotary.
Highlights From Three Weeks Ago - May 15, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Casimir Laska on May 23, 2015
At recent Friday meetings, two newer Club Members, Kate Bloomberg and Tom Hochuli gave their Classification Talks. Both have a long history of public service with Kate being a former Mayor of Brookfield and Tom being a board member of the Potawatomi Area Council Boy Scouts of America.
Get To Know Your Members - Kate Bloomberg and Tom Hochuli Casimir Laska 2015-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on May 22, 2015
Elmbrook Rotarians – mark your calendars for our annual Changing of the Guard Dinner and Silent Auction on June 25th at Western Racquet Club. Join in celebrating our successes from the past year and giving a rousing start to the new Rotary Year!
ERC Changing Of The Guard Set For June 25th Mark Zalewski 2015-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Salani on May 16, 2015
A group of a thirteen Elmbrook Rotarians and their guests gathered on May 13 at Bullwinkles Sports Bar in Brookfield as part of the ongoing effort by Chris Spresser and the Club Service Committee to have more social gatherings. Even the Prez and incoming Prez took part! Watch for upcoming details about the next event on June 11th at Nagawicka Lake.
 
ERC Members Gather at Bullwinkles Sports Bar Chris Salani 2015-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on May 16, 2015
Our Speaker this morning was Sportscaster, Lance Allen from TMJ TV4. He talked about his early days as a kid growing up in Rice Lake and how he was fortunate to be able to channel his love of sports into his dream career. 
Highlights From Three Weeks Ago - May 9, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Constable on May 16, 2015
ImageThanks to everyone who took part in our Annual Book and Magazine Drive. Approximately 225 magazines went to the Brookfield Library. 164 soft covered appropriate books were delivered to the Waukesha County Jail. In addition, 389 books were dropped off at  Literacy Services of Wisconsin and 94 children books went to Capital West Academy. Wisconsin.
Annual Magazine and Book Drive Delivers 872 Items Jan Constable 2015-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Roads on May 03, 2015
The Brookfield East Interact Club recently took on a project to support and recognize Earth Day which was on April 22nd. The Interact Club talked with Club Supervisor and Vocational Committee Chair, Dan Roads about ideas for a project and they were aware of past Interact clean-up projects that Club Member Jack Nelson had coordinated.
 
Brookfield East Interact Club Clean Up! Dan Roads 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Constable on May 02, 2015
ImageIf you haven't seen or heard the notices, our collection date for the ERC Annual Magazine and Book drive starts this coming Friday, May 8, 2015. Please talk to your coworkers, friends, and neighbors. We all have books and magazines that we have read sitting in our offices and homes. The nice thing about these donations is that it allows others to have the same enjoyment you had while reading them. The magazines will go to the Brookfield Library's magazine exchange rack. Children books will go  to the Capitol West Academy, soft covered appropriate adult books to the Waukesha Jail, with the rest of the books going to Literacy Services of Wisconsin.
Annual Magazine and Book Drive This Friday, May 8 Jan Constable 2015-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on May 02, 2015
We had a full room this morning and a number of guests including Donna Weber and students from Capitol West Academy and Art Salani, President of Global Fastener and Supply were on hand in addition to Club Member Jack Melloh, who we wished a Happy Birthday. It was also was fitting that on Arbor Day 2015, we meet in Elm Grove which is know as the City of Trees! 
Highlights From Two Weeks Ago - April 24, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Less Than 4 Weeks Until Spikes for Tykes! Steve Stocker 2015-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on May 01, 2015
 
Our speaker this morning was Tim Engel who is President of Better Earth Textile Recycling (BETR).  A seasoned Marketing and Sales Executive, Tim is using his professional skills to address the challenge of keeping over 24 billion tons of discarded clothing and textiles out of our landfills each year.
This Week's Meeting Highlights - May 1, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Salani on Apr 19, 2015
A group of a dozen Elmbrook Rotarians and their guests gathered on April 15 at Camp Bar in Wauwatosa as part of the ongoing effort by Chris Spresser and the Club Service Committee to schedule more casual social outings. These are great opportunities to get to know each other a little better while checking out some of the local establishments. Camp Bar has a unique "up north" theme that would make you think you're in Eagle River, WI! Join in the fun next month as the event is scheduled to be at Bullwinkle's Sports Bar in Brookfield on May 13
 
ERC Members Go To Camp - Bar That Is! Chris Salani 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Apr 19, 2015
    
 
Last month, two of our speakers were two of ERC’s more noted travelers in Alice Lambie and Dana Johnson. At our April 10 meeting, Dana shared her knowledge on travel safety with great reminders about how to stay safe when traveling abroad and then on April 17, Alice shared her adventures with the Polar Bears in Manitoba, Canada. Learn more about their presentations and watch a video from the National Habitat Adventures on Alice's Polar Bear trip!
Travel Tips and Adventures from Dana and Alice Steve Stocker 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Mar 29, 2015
As some of us celebrated Wisconsin’s win over North Carolina on Thursday in the Sweet 16, our Friday morning meeting featured a lot of red sweaters as the outside cold temps were in the 20’s and still well below normal. With all the talk of basketball and the NCAA Tournament, we were joined by representatives from the Milwaukee Bucks, Peter Feigin and Alex Lasry who were gave us updates on plans for the new arena and talked about the direction of the team.
Highlights from Last Month - March 27, 2015 Steve Stocker 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Spirited Dice Rolling at Club Bunco Event! Christine Spresser 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Mar 22, 2015
Our Friday meeting last week was highlighted by several reports from two recent teams that visited Common Hope in Antigua, Guatemala for outreach efforts. (See the story below for details on the ERC trip). Our Elmbrook Rotary Club recently returned from their fourth trip to Guatemala and was instrumental in helping the Brookfield Congregational Church (BCC) send a team for the first time in late January 2015. Between the BCC and ERC, almost 50 people have experienced the work of Common Hope on the ground. The video clip above helps give an idea of the invaluable work they are doing. If you are interested in making the trip to Guatemala next year or having your organization field a team, please contact Club President Tom Curl.
 
Our Common Hope Connection Grows Mark Zalewski 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Mar 19, 2015
As we looked forward to the warmest day of the year today – the snow is melting and Spring can’t be far behind. That prospect has Club Member, and resident lawn care expert, Mark Thurner rubbing his hands with delight at the prospect of numerous green and growing lawns.
 
Our speaker this morning was ERC Member and  Brookfield Mayor, Steve Ponto. Steve gave us updates on a number of exciting projects under development along the Bluemound Road commercial corridor. He touched on plans for development of Brookfield Square, Plaza 173, in addition to the former WTMJ and Ruby Farms Property. 
Highlights from Two Weeks Ago – March 13, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Schmeling on Mar 19, 2015
ImageWe held our semi-annual Food Drive over the past several weeks which was coordinated by Dr. Thom Arndt of the Community Service Committee. The event benefits the Waukesha Food Panty and is held in both March and during the summer in June and July. The drive this year was ran so that it would be completed to take advantage “Match Day” sponsored by The Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
Thanks to Everyone for a Successful Food Drive! Michael Schmeling 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Constable on Mar 03, 2015

ImageOn March 2, eleven Elmbrook Rotarian's and their spouses were part of over 30 participants who took part in Read Across America Day at the Capitol West Academy School on 88th Street in Milwaukee. The Read Across America Day event celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and focuses on creating a love of learning. The message to kids is: reading is important, and fun!

Elmbrook Rotarians take part in Read Across America Day Jan Constable 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erik Moeser on Mar 02, 2015
The Elmbrook Rotary Club Vision Team for 2015 returned from Antigua, Guatemala on Sunday, March 1 after a week of service with Common Hope, Inc., a St. Paul, MN based Non-Profit organization which has spent the last 30 years improving lives with education, healthcare, housing, and social services.
Another Successful Trip to Guatemala for the ERC Vision Team Erik Moeser 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christine Spresser on Mar 02, 2015
Chris Spresser, Chairperson of the Club Service (Fun!) Committee, recently announced that they've added another social event to the Club calendar on March 14th — a Sunset Playhouse performance of "The Nerd"!  This is a Mayfair Rotary Club fundraiser with the proceeds supporting the Mayfair Club's general scholarship fund and 20 other charitable efforts.
Support the Mayfair Rotary Club at The Sunset Playhouse! Christine Spresser 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Salani on Feb 20, 2015
This years’ Elmbrook Rotary Progressive Dinner was held on February 13 and it was once again the social highlight of the year. 50 Club Members and their guests attended the homes of 6 different host families then headed over to Don and Kate Wilsons afterwards for their fabulous collection of desserts.
Another Great Club Progressive Dinner! Chris Salani 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Pyne on Feb 20, 2015
The following is a brief report by former Club Member, Larry D’Attilio with updates on the Vietnam Micro Finance Program he helped initiate with the International Services Committee almost 5 years ago. Larry and his wife Pam Foard, who was also a member of the club, have been welcomed guests to recent meetings in between their global travels.
Vietnam Micro Finance Program Update Tom Pyne 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Feb 20, 2015
Even though it was the coldest morning of the year, there was plenty of warm fellowship at Friday's breakfast meeting. Nevertheless, a few of the less hearty members are taking off for warmer territory over the next few weeks as they head for Florida, Mexico and Bora Bora – Can you take us along?!
 
And our own Vision Team, which includes President Tom and Lynda Curl, VP Mark and Evonne Zalewski, and Jan and Darcy Constable, will be leaving for Antigua, Guatemala. They will spend a week working with our partners at Common Hope on literacy projects and home construction. We wish them and everyone safe travels.
 
Highlights from Two Week's Ago - February 20, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Salani on Feb 20, 2015
This years’ Elmbrook Rotary Progressive Dinner was held on February 13 and it was once again the social highlight of the year. 50 Club Members and their guests attended the homes of 6 different host families then headed over to Don and Kate Wilsons afterwards for their fabulous collection of desserts. A big thank you goes out to the Wilson’s for their generosity in opening their home once again as well as all the dinner hosts which included: Joe & Sharon Pottebaum, Don & Judy Down, Kate Bloomberg, Chris Spresser & Marty Manley, Steve & Mary Ponto, and Mark & JackieThurner. Thanks to Chris Spresser, Chairperson of the Club Service Committee, Marc DeVries and others on the committee for their efforts in planning and coordinating this year’s event.
 
 
Another Successful - and Fun - Progressive Dinner! Chris Salani 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Schesta on Feb 19, 2015
At recent Friday meetings, two new Club Members, Bill Severson and Chris Salani gave their Classification Talks. With Bill growing up in Wisconsin Rapids and Chris originally from  Taipei, Taiwan, there backgrounds and ages say a lot about the diversity in our club. And while their experiences and interests are different, both of them have a passion for service. Here are overviews on their talks.
Get To Know Your Members - Bill Severson and Chris Salani John Schesta 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Feb 16, 2015
No triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) at our meeting today as we had a packed venue with a number of guests. We especially welcomed Tiffany Bianco and Olivia Wallesar, and their parents. Tiffany and Olivia were among the award winners from Wisconsin Leaders of Tomorrow and represented the Milwaukee area at the National Leadership Conference in St Louis this past summer. Elmbrook Rotary has been supportive of this project for the past 13 years and a number of club members have served on the Board of Wisconsin Leaders of Tomorrow.
Highlights from Three Weeks Ago – February 13, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Feb 16, 2015

We welcomed back club members, Linda Wickstrom and Kate Bloomberg from their church sponsored Vision Team trip to Common Hope in Antigua, Guatemala. Both paid “Happy Fines” to describe the positive experiences of the trip.  But Linda also came back with an unexpected “souvenir” – a cast on her broken ankle – injured as she hurried across a dark courtyard on her first day in Antigua. But thanks to a good local doctor, and $160 later, she was back in action even if she was moving just a bit slower. Our own ERC Vision Team will be leaving for Guatemala on February 21, and a presentation to the Club of both trips is scheduled for March 20th.
Highlights from Three Weeks Ago - February 6, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Feb 04, 2015
Some bleary eyes for many of the members this morning, who participated in last night’s Club Visioning Session. About 26 ERC members were joined by 6 District 6270 leaders to create the “Vision” of what the Elmbrook Rotary Club could be in 2019. Watch for more on this in the weeks ahead. This morning we also congratulated Club Member Jeanne Allen, as she celebrated the final day before retirement from her long banking career, in fitting fashion – with a full day of client appointments!
Last Week’s Meeting Highlights – January 30, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Jan 26, 2015
Now that most of us have moved through the 5 Stages of Grief after last Sundays Packer loss, we are ready to move on. Brewer Spring Training starts February 20th! This morning, we listened to one of our newer members, Gwen Condon as she presented her Classification Talk to the Club, (for more on Gwen, see the story below). Gwen transferred to ERC from the Lake Country Rotary and while she misses the friendships she had at Lake Country, she's glad to be part of a club with a high-level of community and international involvement.
 
Highlights from Two Weeks Ago – January 23, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Salani on Jan 26, 2015
The ERC Club Service Committee is starting 2015 where it left off last year, with a number of social activities for Elmbrook Rotarians to take part in. On January 22, 18 Rotarians and their guests visited World of Beer in Wauwatosa to sample some craft beers from, you guessed it — around the world!  Next month on February 13, we have our social event of the year with the Progressive Dinner then in March 22, the Club will be having its first Bunco Game Event! For more information on any of these events, contact Club Service Chairperson, Chris Spresser at cspresser@yahoo.com.
Club Service — Keeping It Social Chris Salani 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Schesta on Jan 26, 2015
One of our newer members, Gwen Condon, recently gave her Classification Talk at a Friday meeting. And while she’s new to Elmbrook Rotary, she’s been an active Rotarian for years with the Lake Country Rotary Club. Here’s a topline on her talk:
 
Get To Know Your Members - Gwen Condon John Schesta 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Constable on Jan 22, 2015

Image

On March 2 from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., join Elmbrook Rotarians along with other volunteers and community leaders, to take part in the annual Read Across America Day at Capitol West Academy (CWA) in Milwaukee. Volunteer one hour of your time to read to a group of children at CWA. Just bring your favorite Dr. Suess book or use of theirs. Contact Donna Weber of CWA at 414-465-1355 or dweber@cwaacademy.org for details. "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child."

Take part in Read Across America Day on March 2nd! Jan Constable 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Constable on Jan 22, 2015
On January 13, 2015 the Elmbrook Rotary Club sponsored the 7th annual Capitol West Academy Spelling Bee Contest. Each year, our Club has provided Barnes and Noble gift cards to the 1st and 2nd place winners in each grade, in addition, we've helped out as being pronouncers during the contests. We're proud to support this event and continue our focus on literacy programs in the Milwaukee area.
Capitol West Academy Spelling Bee Results Jan Constable 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Jan 21, 2015
There was plenty of hopefulness at our meeting this morning from 40 degree weather this weekend to a Packer win over Seattle on Sunday. A lot of Green and Gold was evident among the membership. We inducted another new member today, Ed Doolan who was sponsored by Club President Tom Curl. No sooner has he joined the Club, that he and his wife Marsha will be fleeing to Florida for 6 weeks!
Highlights from Two Weeks Ago – January 16, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Jan 13, 2015
Last Friday was our first meeting of 2015 after being away for two weeks of Holiday cheer. As the temperature was cold and in the single digits, we’re starting to see some brightness on the eastern sky – a sign of longer days and warmer times to come. The layoff also saw plenty of pent-up ‘Happy Fines,” two new member inductions plus a number of guests including former members, Larry D’Attilio and Pam Foard who were back from 3 months in Vietnam working with on the Women’s Micro-Lending Project. The program, which is one of ERC’s international projects, boasts a 100% repayment record which is the best of any similar project worldwide.
 
Highlights From Two Weeks Ago – January 9, 2015 Mark Zalewski 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Dec 19, 2014
Even the arrival of Mr. Grinch couldn’t dampen the Holiday spirit that filled the room at our meeting this past Friday. We were treated to another outstanding production from our resident musical troupe consisting of Ned Consigny, Gary Gilmore and Jim Finn, otherwise known as a ConGilFin Production. They were ably assisted by the booming baritone of Joe Pottebaum as he led the Club through some spirited renditions of holiday classics. And, you know ? – we sounded pretty good!
Highlights from Our Last Meeting in 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Salani on Dec 17, 2014
 
The ERC Club Service Committee has had a busy month starting with the Packer Party on November 23 to watch the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mo's Irish Pub in Wauwatosa. A total of 20 people showed up and while the majority of people were Packer fans, 2 were Patriots fans, and there were single fans of the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, and Denver Broncos. Everyone enjoyed getting together and watching the game despite how close the final score was!
Have You Taken Part in a Recent Club Service Event? Chris Salani 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Schesta on Dec 17, 2014
Elmbrook Rotary Youth Protection Committee Chairperson John Schesta recently talked at a Friday morning meeting to let members know that every year Rotary International asks clubs to renew and maintain their commitment to youth protection. This commitment grew out of the various sex abuse scandals that have occurred in recent years with other organizations and is similar to commitments that other youth-oriented groups have implemented.
 
We're Committed to Protecting Our Youth John Schesta 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Schmeling on Dec 17, 2014
Mike Schmeling, who is the current Chairperson of the Community Services Committee, recently announced the following recipients of Mini Grants after a thorough review by committee members and approval of the ERC Foundation Board. The Committee has awarded a total of $24,000 in various amounts to the following organizations:
Community Services Committee Awards $24K in Mini-Grants Michael Schmeling 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Thurner on Dec 17, 2014
At a recent Club Meeting, former Club President Mark Thurner announced that The Wisconsin Leaders of Tomorrow (WLT) – Elmbrook Chapter is seeking nominations for student leaders for the 2014-2015 competition. As many of you know, Mark along with other Elmbrook Rotarians currently serve on the WLT Board and many Club Members have taken part in this process over the years.  The deadline for nominations that need to be turned into school representatives is Friday, January 9, 2015.
Wisconsin Leaders of Tomorrow - Elmbrook Chapter Seeking Nominations Mark Thurner 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Dec 16, 2014
There were a lot of good feelings this morning, and some bleary eyes, following last night’s Christmas party for the boys at SaintA's. There were also plenty of Happy Fines congratulating the fine job of organization by Bonnie Bertram, Jan and Darcy Constable, Kevin Roche, Wally Smanski, Jeanne Allen, Kathy Becker, Greg Bonk, Dan Roads, Thom Arndt, and everyone else who helped out. Special thanks to Lind Edelstein for bringing the MYSO Steel Band to give our party a tropical Caribbean flair. Christmas is about sharing and it’s especially important to the young men at SaintA's who are going through some tough times too early in life. This is truly the Spirit of Rotary Present and is a rewarding experience for all who participate.
 
Meeting Highlights from December 12, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Dec 16, 2014
We held our Annual Club Meeting on December 5, 2015 and elected our newest Officers and Board members beginning with the 2015-2016 Rotary year. In his last official duty as Past President, Gary Zwirlein led the Nominating Committee which included Tom Curl, Mark Zalewski, Mike Hogan, Jan Constable, and Mark Thurner.
Announcing Our New Officers and Board Members Steve Stocker 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erik Moeser on Dec 03, 2014
Club Member Erik Moeser recently announced that we’re excited to let everyone know that Elmbrook Rotary will be sponsoring another new young person as part of our association with Common Hope and her name is Yenifer Paola Chacon Garcia!  Yenifer is taking the place of Esvin Hernandez, who graduated from high school this past month. As many of you know, our intrepid Sergeant-at-Arms, Linda Edelstein traveled to Guatemala to meet both Esvin and Yenifer recently and was able to take part in celebrating Esvin's accomplishment.
 
How great would it be to continue the tradition started by Linda, and by having an Elmbrook Rotarian travel to Guatemala next November to celebrate Yenifer’s graduation?!  This is a wonderful opportunity for us to really connect with her and her family and if this is something you’re interested, please contact Linda for more information.
Meet Our New Sponsored Student - Yenifer Paola Chacon Garcia! Erik Moeser 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Schesta on Dec 03, 2014

Past Club President Jan Constable recently gave his Classification at our Friday morning meeting. Jan is incredibly involved in so many of our programs and is a big advocate of literacy, having been instrumental in helping start-up our tutoring program at Capitol West Academy. If you didn't make the meeting when he spoke, here's Jan's bio and learn about his first experience with coming to a Rotary meeting. As you'll read and despite the situation, Jan was persistent and we're glad he still decided to join the club! Plus, who knew Jan was a talented Rugby player traveling to England, Ireland and Wales!!

Get To Know Your Members - Jan Constable John Schesta 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Nov 21, 2014
Despite the frigid temperature outside this morning, we were warmed by the fellowship that filled the Western Racquet Club as we all get ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. There were a lot of happy fines from members who will be joined by family or traveling next week to enjoy the holiday.
 
Our presentation this morning was from Rob Henken, the President of the Public Policy Forum. The Forum is a 100 year old non-partisan research organization focusing on issues critical to Milwaukee and the surrounding Metro area.  Rob presented the findings of recent PPF research into the financial viability of the Milwaukee’s cultural and entertainment facilities and infrastructure including parks, museums, sports and entertainment venues. The premise of the study looked at these facilities as key economic assets vital to Milwaukee’s future.
 
The Forum looked at the variety of these assets, their quality, adequacy and condition. They determined what it would take to improve and maintain them in order to make them competitive with facilities located in similar cities in the country. They also looked at potential financial solutions and researched how these challenges were met by similar cities such as Denver, Oklahoma City and Pittsburgh.
Highlights from Two Weeks Ago - November 21, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bonnie Bertram on Nov 17, 2014

Thanks to all Elmbrook Rotarians who participated in the fundraiser for SaintA and bought Boston Store Coupon Books. We reached our $1,000 goal thanks to a final contribution by Jim Dunn and the amounts have enabled the Community Service Committee to purchase a total of 9 different African drums and 1 stand.  

This gift of drums from our club will be presented to SaintA by Santa on December 11th at the Annual Christmas Party. Rotarians and their spouses or significant others will have an opportunity to sign-up for the event at our club meetings on Friday November 21st and December 5th. In addition, Jan and Darcy Constable will be passing out the "Wish List" for those Club Members who wish to buy gifts for the resident boys.
SaintA Fundraiser Coupon Books a Success! Bonnie Bertram 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Nov 16, 2014
With the holiday season closing-in, Elmbrook Rotary has a number of activities and events that are sure to get you in the spirit! First, there's the upcoming Packer Party on November 30th. Then enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Germany at the German Holiday Market on December 6th. And then take part in the Annual St. A's Christmas Party on December 12th! Please see the Club website listing for details or contact the Community Service Chair -Mike Schmeling and the Club Service Chair - Chris Spresser for details.
Sign-up or Take-Part! - Upcoming Club Events Steve Stocker 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Schesta on Nov 16, 2014

Longtime Elmbrook Rotarian, Ned Consigny recently gave his Classification and while we know that Ned is a big UW-Madison supporter, how many of us knew that he had a twin and received his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Dairy Science!

Ned was Born on February 11, 1934 in Madison Wisconsin. 45 minutes after he entered the world his twin brother Tom arrived and they grew up in Madison. Ned Attended UW-Madison and received his Bachelor of Science in 1957 and later received his Masters in Dairy Science in 1960. He wanted to see the world outside of Wisconsin and accepted a job with the Carnation Company in Portland, Oregon to run the Quality Control Department. During his training period, Ned realized that he was a people person and returned to Madison in 1960 to work for his Major Professor on a project in working towards his Masters degree.
Get To Know Your Members - Ned Consigny John Schesta 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker
 
Thank you to all those countries, individuals and organizations who recently took part in Rotary’s World Polio Day on October 24, 2014. With news on the Ebola crisis taking much of our attention on both a national and world stage, World Polio Day didn’t get as much visibility as it could’ve but that doesn’t diminish the efforts and importance of this vital cause to end polio.

So, where are we in the fight to end polio? What have we accomplished? Here are some facts: Since 1988, the number of polio cases has been reduced 99% from 350,000 a year to about 400 in 2013. In 2014, Southeast Asia was certified polio-free after India eliminated the disease from its borders, an incredible feat for a country once considered the hardest place on earth to stop polio.
We're "This Close" To Ending Polio - World Polio Day Thank You Steve Stocker 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski
Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins were everywhere this morning with the Western Racquet Club festooned with its spookiest Halloween décor.  Plus, Mother Nature added a “Trick” of her own, giving us a dusting of snow.  The thought of an early winter has Club Members Ralph and Jo Gould heading to the Galapagos and some warm Southern hemisphere weather and John Allen and Doug Jacobson fleeing to Sanibel Island for some golf. But most of us are sticking around including Charley Shirley, who is finally finished with his annual Leaf-a-Thon which is up to 120 bags this year – but who’s counting?! 
 
A shout out to Chris Spresser for organizing a fun get together at the Ruby Tap in Wauwatosa on Thursday night.  And Thom Arndt, got a tap on the shoulder from President Tom Curl to tell us why he joined Rotary – The fellowship and a chance to be involved in the community attracted him to the ERC. Fellowship and Fun – ERC has it all!
 
Last Week's Meetings Highlights - October 31, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Schesta on Oct 28, 2014

ImageErik grew up in a small farming community in western Illinois called Alpha. At 800 people and .32 square miles, Alpha makes Elm Grove look enormous.

In 1993, Erik graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, with a degree in Public Rations. He was the seventh member of this family to attend Bradley, including both of his parents and one of his two siblings. His parents are so enamored of their experience at Bradley that Erik was given the middle name of Bradley. Erik shares that love of Bradley by volunteering on the University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Get To Know Your Members - Erik Bergstrom John Schesta 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Oct 24, 2014

A good hearty breakfast and warm Rotarian fellowship was just the thing for a grey Friday morning.

ImageWe heard from Club Member, Greg Bonk this morning – answering the question of “Why did I join Rotary?” The simple answer – “I was asked by another Rotarian.”  It can be as straightforward as that but it may have helped since Greg knew half of the people at the first meeting he attended! Since joining ERC, Greg has gotten closer to old friends who were already Rotarians and has made many more new ones. Only regret?  He still has not won the raffle, not yet anyway.

And our veteran member Classification Talk was given by Ned Consigny who joined the Club in 1988. He took us through his long and varied career – starting as Dairy Science major at UW-Madison (where he realized he liked people a lot more than cows), to manufacturing sales, to the owner of his own advertising specialty business - from which he has just recently retired. Ned’s 26 years as an Elmbrook Rotarian included serving as President and he continues in his ongoing role as Head Choral Master of the “ERC Birthday Singers.”  Ned is an outstanding example of the commitment to service and the community that makes ERC the vibrant club it is.

Highlights from Two Weeks Ago - October 24, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bonnie Bertram on Oct 22, 2014

ImageAt last week's meeting on Friday October 17, Club Member Bonnie Bertram announced that the Community Service Committee was kicking off this year's fundraiser for St. Aemilian-Lakeside or SaintA involving the Boston Store Community Days Coupon Book. Our Club has participated in this successful program over the last several years, raising thousands of dollars.

According to Bonnie, funds raised over the next month will be used to support programs at SaintA which is a place specifically for the young boys in short-term residential treatment. These are the same boys, ages 5 to 17 that Elmbrook Rotary hosts the annual Christmas party.

SaintA's Fundraiser Kicks-off – Start Getting Your Coupon Books! Bonnie Bertram 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Oct 18, 2014

ImageOn Monday, October 13th, Elmbrook Rotary Club members were at Trowbridge School in Milwaukee in what marked the start of the 5th year for the “Diane’s Dictionaries” program. For those who aren’t aware, the program is the work of Elmbrook Rotarian, Barry James, and his daughters April and Holly who created the program in memory of Barry’s wife Diane, after she passed away in 2009. The family established Diane’s Dictionaries – a legacy program to help students in Milwaukee by providing them with dictionaries to increase their vocabulary development and interest in reading.

Diane’s Dictionaries Program Kicks Off 5th Year. Steve Stocker 2014-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Zwirlein on Oct 12, 2014

Image

On Tuesday, September 30th a group of 11 Elmbrook Rotarians, family and friends joined students from Fairview South at the Milwaukee County Zoo for a fun-filled morning. The event has become an annual tradition that began with The Brookfield Rotary Club and former Brookfield Club President, Greg O’Connell joined in the effort.

Fun with Fairview South at The Zoo! Gary Zwirlein 2014-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Schesta on Oct 08, 2014

ImageOver the past several months, both new and longtime Club members have given Classification Talks to give others a better idea of their backgrounds. If you've given a talk or are scheduled to give one, please contact John Schesta of the Vocational Service Committee with any questions and make sure to provide a write-up of your talk afterwards.

Get to Know Your Club Members John Schesta 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Hogan on Oct 08, 2014

ImageOn Saturday, October 4th, a group of Rotarians along with a few friends and family members, spent the morning at The Women’s Center in Waukesha for a hands-on service project involving several demolition projects. Eleven people took part in the effort that was coordinated by TWC Director of Operations – and Elmbrook Rotarian, Mike Hogan as the group demolished an old vestibule on one house that was largely unused. Two other houses had front porches and railings that needed to be demolished to make way for new composite decking, railings and stairs.

Hands-on Service Project at The Women’s Center a Wreck! Mike Hogan 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry James on Oct 08, 2014

ImageWhen the Major Fundraising Committee (a.k.a. the Spikes for Tykes Committee) met a few months ago to discuss the successes as well as possible areas for improvement in next year’s event, the following topics were brought up for consideration in 2015.

Spikes for Tykes Recap and Considerations for 2015 Barry James 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christine Spresser on Oct 08, 2014

Chris Spresser is serving as this year’s Chairperson for the Club Services Committee. At a recent committee meeting, they met to brainstorm ideas for social events in the coming year along with a proposed calendar of events:

Club Service Committee 2014-2015 Planning Christine Spresser 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Schmeling on Oct 08, 2014

Elmbrook Rotarians - This is a friendly reminder from the Community Service Committee that we are now accepting Mini-Grant requests that will be reviewed in late October.  The deadline to submit the grants is Friday October 17th. Please contact Michael Schmeling, CSC Chairperson, if you have any questions. Thanks!

Reminder - CSC Now Accepting Mini-Grant Requests Michael Schmeling 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Oct 05, 2014

ImageEarlier this month was World Smile Day and we could have used some of it on a rainy dark morning. Fortunately, our program speakers talked about another good cure for the gloom – Coffee!

Our Speakers twere Larry D”Attilio and Jeff Browne. Larry and Jeff have been active in developing closer ties between the Milwaukee area and Vietnam. Although many of our impressions are of the wartime Vietnam, the country has the 13th largest population in the world and is becoming an economic power in Asia and the World.   

Elmbrook Rotary has been funding a Vietnam Women’s Micro Loan initiative with Larry for the past 6 years. Jeff spoke about working with coffee farmers in the Central Highlands and while Vietnam is a leading exporter of coffee, the quality is low and Jeff has been working with local farmers to develop a premium line of coffees known as Temple Hills.   

You can learn more and purchase the Temple Hills coffee on line at www.templehillsonline.com.

Highlights From Our Meeting - October 3, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Sep 27, 2014

Were now on the downside of Summer so with the shorter days, the drive to the meeting is a bit darker. But we still had plenty of Happy Fines this morning and a lot of Long Term wedding anniversaries to celebrate. Sergeant at Arms, Linda Edelstein has been doing a great job of coaxing membership and finding Happiness everywhere (and Fines) from everyone. Keep up the good work! 

Our guest speaker this morning was District Governor Mary Beth Seiser. She was introduced by Former District Governor, Sandra Bosin.

Highlights From Our Meeting 2 Weeks Ago - September 26, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erik Moeser on Sep 19, 2014

ImageAccording to Club member Erik Moeser, The Guatemala Vision Team has openings for anyone interested in going on the trip due to several people dropping out unexpectedly. The trip to Guatemala will take place next February, with the group leaving on the 21st or 22nd and returning on the 28th or March 1st.

Interested in Joining the Guatemala Vision Team? Erik Moeser 2014-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Schmeling on Sep 08, 2014

Mike Schmeling is serving as this year’s Chairperson for the Community Services Committee. At our recent Club Assembly, he gave a rundown on activities planned for the year including long-running programs in addition to a handful of possible new activities. The following is his recap:

Community Service Committee 2014-2015 Planning Michael Schmeling 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Roads on Sep 08, 2014

At our recent Club Assembly, this year’s Chairperson for the Vocational Services Committee, Dan Roads gave a rundown on activities planned for the year including long-running programs in addition to a handful of possible new activities. The following is his recap:

Vocational Service Committee 2014-2015 Planning Dan Roads 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Sep 08, 2014

Happy/Sad fines definitely tilted to the Unhappy side this morning as we lamented the Packer’s loss to Seattle in the season opener and the Brewers 9th loss in a row pushing them further out of first place.  However, still time to change both team’s fortunes and hopefully the fines at future meetings will be “Happier.” Highlights of the meeting included:

Last Week’s Meeting Highlights – September 5, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Pyne on Sep 08, 2014

Last month, Youth Protection Committee Chair John Schesta encouraged all Club Members to read and sign a one page form entitled “Rotary Club Volunteer Behavior Expectations in District 6270 while working with Youth in Activities”. At our meeting on September 5, John let everyone know that the cost for conducting backgrounds reports by the District increases on October 1 and the following notice was issued by PDG, Bob Hosch of the District:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Youth Protection Update
Currently we obtain criminal background reports from Intellicorp at a cost of $3.15 each. Intellicorp has announced changes in the price structure and content of these reports.  
As of October 1, 2014 the cost per report will be $10.00 each.  On July 1 2015 the cost will increase to $14.95 each.

Important News from the Youth Protection Committee on Cost Increases Tom Pyne 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Constable on Sep 08, 2014

ImageWith our Tutoring Program starting-up at Capitol West Academy, the video featured on the home page of our website highlights their 2014 State/National School of Character Award which they celebrated this past summer. Last month, the Community Service Committee collected school supplies for CWA to help the students and teachers start the year out with needed supplies and the totals are in. The following supplies and cash donations were collected over a two week period. They included:

Final Numbers on School Supplies Collected for CWA Jan Constable 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Sep 02, 2014

As the last meeting before the unofficial end of summer and the long Labor Day weekend, Club members were looking forward to everything from a Backyard BBQ and Pig Roast, an upcoming wedding in Lake Geneva, trips to Door County, and the opening of the College Football Season, among other things. Highlights included:

Last Week's Meeting Highlights – August 29, 2014 Steve Stocker 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanne Allen on Aug 22, 2014

ImageAs you can see from the Sunday newspaper ads as well as the ads on TV, Back-to-School is underway!

One of the Club's biggest hands on projects is tutoring at Capitol West Academy and we welcome anyone that would like to join the team. We have members, spouses, members from other Rotary Clubs, and even friends of Rotary who are currently tutoring. The rewards are great and we all get far more in return than we give!

If you are interested or know of anyone that would be interested in tutoring with us, please contact Kathy Becker, Jan Constable or myself to get more information. We would be happy to meet with you and explain in more detail what's involved.

Thank you in advance!

Jeanne Allen
Rotary Club of Elmbrook (Brookfield)

Interested in Tutoring at Capitol West Academy? Jeanne Allen 2014-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Aug 22, 2014

We learned from Sergeant-at-Arms Linda Edelstein this week that according to the “Fun Facts” in this month’s Rotarian Magazine – happy people have better appetites. If that’s true, the Elmbrook Rotary Club must be one of the happiest places in the country!

Congrats to the Elmbrook Rotarians who took top honors at this week’s Brookfield Chamber Golf outing.  Especially notable was Ralph Gould’s “flying wedge” which outdistanced his chip shot by forty feet.  And thanks to the team for donating a portion of their “50-50 Raffle” winnings to the Elmbrook Rotary Foundation.

Our speaker this morning was Marie O’Brien, CEO of Enterforce.  Marie talked about the changes in the modern workforce and challenges facing business looking to acquire top talent to remain competitive. Among the issues she covered was

  • A gap between the skills needed by companies and those looking for work
  • The migration of information to mobile internet devises – and how to connect with younger workers
  • Challenge of businesses to coordinate the hiring needs of multiple departments, and locations in a global economy

 

Last Week's Meeting Highlights - August 22, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erik Moeser on Aug 21, 2014

Image

As most of you know, our club sponsors a young man in Guatemala who is in his early 20s as part of our work with Common Hope. His name is Esvin Hernandez and we've been providing funds in order for him to be able to finish high school this coming fall!  You may recall that we chose him just over a year ago due to his age, the risk that he might drop out, along with his proximity to graduating. The great news is that he is on track to graduate this coming November! 

Guatemala Update on Esvin Hernandez Erik Moeser 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Zalewski on Aug 15, 2014

ImageIn case you missed our Friday meeting last week, here’s a rundown on the highlights - or “lowlights” if you’re John Allen!

John (Allen) was designated “Smartest Person in the Room” – at least for today.  John knew the origin of the word Jeep was a slurring of the acronym GP – short for the official name of the military’s General Purpose vehicle.

President Tom gave his presentation on this year’s Rotary International Convention, held last May in Sydney Australia. It included photos of the sights of Sydney, as well as the many cultural and artistic attractions of Australia. President Tom also highlighted the diversity of Rotary and the many worthwhile programs on display at the Convention.We wished “Bon Voyage” to Julie Prange, our Outbound Rotary Exchange student who leaves Tuesday for a year studying in Belgium.

Peter Meyer was inducted as our newest member this morning.  Peter is a District Executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Welcome to the Club Peter! 

And finally we said “Auf Wiedersehen” to Carly Hetzel our Inbound Exchange student in 2012. Carly is leaving for University in Heidelberg after spending the last month visiting friends here in Wisconsin

Last Week's Meeting Highlights - August 15, 2014 Mark Zalewski 2014-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Curl on Aug 15, 2014

Elmbrook Rotary Club President Tom Curl shared his presentation on the 105th annual Rotary International Convention in Sydney Australia at our meeting on August 15. He and his wife Lynda attended the convention and following are some of Tom's notes from their trip.

President Tom Curl Talks About His Trip To Australia! Tom Curl 2014-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Pyne on Aug 01, 2014

At our club meeting yesterday, we were honored to have Mr. Nagappan Azoka, Past District Governor of D-2980 from Salem in Southern India, as he made a presentation on a Rotary India Literacy Mission [RILM] project that is changing the lives of thousands of students and families.

Rotary India LIteracy Mission Presentation by PDG Azoka Tom Pyne 2014-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Schmeling on Aug 01, 2014

ImageAt yesterday's meeting, Community Service committee member Thom Arndt reported that this summer's Food drive raised a total of $1,093 for the Waukesha Food Pantry. In addition to donating a trunk full of food, a total of $593 was donated by members which the Club agreed to match up to $500. 

Club member Tony Consiglio shared a brief story when he dropped off the donations regarding the long line of people waiting to get food noting how great the need is no matter what time of year it is.

Thanks to everyone who contributed or donated to this effort!

Michael Schmeling
Community Service Committee Chair
Rotary Club of Elmbrook (Brookfield)

Food Drive Totals $1,093! Michael Schmeling 2014-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Jul 21, 2014

ImageSeveral weeks ago, we gave a fond farewell to our foreign exchange student, Otto Mattila as he headed home to Finland on July 12th. A big thank you goes out to everyone who coordinated Otto's activities over the past year or spent time with him especially the tremendous efforts of Bill Petterson, Marie Owens and the host families he stayed with over the past 9 months. Otto will definitely be missed but never forgotten. The following article recently appeared in the Brookfield NOW thanks to writer Geoff Bruce.

Otto Heads Home - We'll Miss You! Steve Stocker 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Jun 17, 2014

President, Tom Curl has finalized the list of Club Committee Chairs for 2014-15, and the list for the current year is as follows:

  • Community Service          Mike Schmeling
  • International Service        Doug Jacobson
  • Club Administration          Christine Spresser
  • Vocational Service           Dan Roads
  • Foundation                       Kevin Roche
  • Major Funding                  Barry James
  • Membership                     John Allen
  • Youth Activities                John Schesta
  • Website                           Steve Stocker
  • Public Relations               Steve Stocker

If you aren't currently involved in a committee or are thinking about changing, now is a good time to contact the people listed above to learn about the activities each committee is responsible for. Likewise, if you’re not currently taking part in some aspect of your committee, please take time to think about how you can become more engaged. As Rotarians, we're called to serve and with Elmbrook Rotary, there are hundreds of ways for you to take part!

Updated Club Committee Chairs Steve Stocker 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Roads on Jun 17, 2014

ImageThe Brookfield East High School Interact Club visited a recent Friday morning Club meeting to announce the newly elected officers for the coming 2014-2015 School year. The new Officers are as follows:

Brookfield East Elects New Interact Officers Dan Roads 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Gilmore on Jun 16, 2014

ImageSince 1977, The World Affairs Seminar has touched the lives of High School Students around the world. This year, The Elmbrook Rotary Club has sponsored three area students to attend the event which is an initiative of Rotary District 6270.

Club Sponsors 3 Students for World Affairs Seminar Gary Gilmore 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Update - Meet Sally Peifer! Steve Stocker 2014-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanne Allen on Jun 13, 2014

ImageOn Saturday May 31st, we held our 27nd annual “Spikes For Tykes Volleyball Spiketacular” at Mitchell Park in Brookfield and the day couldn’t have turned out better.  With over 50 playing teams and 55 sponsors, and with donations still coming in, we've now raised over $44,000 to benefit charities and programs that we support throughout the year!

Thanks For Making Spikes for Tykes A Big Success! Jeanne Allen 2014-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Dunn on May 28, 2014

ImageOn Wednesday, May 28th, Elmbrook Rotarian Jim Dunn and his wife Sherri hosted a reception at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee featuring Resident physician KARINA CANDO who works in Ecuador as part of the Andean Health & Development. She is currently being sponsored by The Elmbrook Rotary Club.

 

Jim Dunn Hosts Andean Health & Development Reception Jim Dunn 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Elmbrook Rotary Club Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners Ron Jones 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Engle on May 15, 2014

Image

This spring the leaders of India District 2980, the largest district in the world, gathered in the Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu to honor the contributions of two Rotary Clubs. One is the Elmbrook Rotary Club in southern Wisconsin; the other is the Yercaud Rotary Club in southern India.

From Southern Wisconsin to Southern India - Rotarians Partner for Good Dave Engle 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Schmeling on May 04, 2014

ImageThe Elmbrook Rotary Club held its annual magazine and book drive last month and Club members a total of 713 books and magazines were delivered to Literacy Services of Wisconsin, The Waukesha County Jail, and The Brookfield Library. Thanks to everyone who took contributed to this effort!

Another Successful Annual Book and Magazine Drive! Michael Schmeling 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Club Meetings Now At The Western Racquet Club Steve Stocker 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Apr 23, 2014

ImageWith April drawing to a close, many of you may be surprised to learn that April is Magazine Month in the Rotary Calendar. I hope you find time each month to read the fascinating stories in the Rotarian. Here’s a brief article from current RI President Ron Burton on how reading the Rotarian is just one more way to stay connected.

Did You Read Your Rotarian Magazine This Month? Steve Stocker 2014-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Apr 23, 2014
ImageEarlier this month, longtime Elmbrook Rotarian Barry James gave a classification talk on his background and years as a Club Member. Barry was born and grew up in Montreal.  His father was a VP  of  the Canadian National Railway and his mother was a Physical Education graduate of McGill University and taught in the Montreal School District.
Spotlight on Members - Barry James Steve Stocker 2014-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Mar 31, 2014
ImageRecently, District Governor Dan Christensen sent a special invitation to all Rotarians in District 6270 and their guests to attend the 2014 District Conference on April 25-27 at The Oshkosh Convention Center, adjoining the new Best Western Premiere Hotel and the EAA.

"Take Off" to The District Conference - April 25-27 Steve Stocker 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Erik Moeser on Mar 30, 2014
ImageElmbrook Rotarian Erik Moeser shared the following information with details on how you can adopt a student in Guatemala and keep kids in school. This allows us to deepen our involvement in Guatemala and with Common Hope.

Keep Kids from Guatemala in School! Erik Moeser 2014-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Constable on Mar 13, 2014

Image

On February 28, twenty-five volunteers including State Superintendent of Schools Dr.Tony Evers, community leaders, Elmbrook Rotary Club representatives and others took part in the annual Read Across America Day at Capitol West Academy (CWA) in Milwaukee.

 

Elmbrook Rotarians take part in Read Across America Day Jan Constable 2014-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Elmbrook Rotary Completes Pledge to Sharon Lynne Wilson Center Steve Stocker 2014-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Pyne on Mar 01, 2014
Twelve members and friends of the Elmbrook and Port Washington-Saukville Rotary Clubs, returned March 2 from a week-long service mission to Antigua, Guatemala with members of Common Hope. Elmbrook Rotarian John Allen assisted his friend Pablo in helping to construct a new home. Finally, John had someone who could look up to him.
Rotarians Return from Guatemala Trip Tom Pyne 2014-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tony Consiglio on Feb 28, 2014
ImageThe Elmbrook Rotary Club held its annual winter food drive on February 7th and 14th and collected over 25 bags of food in addition to over $1,472 dollars in cash donations. Community Service Committee members, Vedran Rimarcuk and Tony Consiglio collected food items and cash donations for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.
A Very Successful Winter Food Drive for Elmbrook Rotary Tony Consiglio 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Edelstein on Feb 20, 2014
Thank you to the Elmbrook Rotarians and their spouses who hosted the Progressive Dinner this past Saturday, February 15 including Steve Ponto, Ned Consigny, Pam Foard/Larry D’Attilio, Chris Spresser, Gordy Miller, Doug Jacobson, Kevin Roche, and Fred Gettelman. And a special thank you to longtime club member, Don Wilson and his wife Kate who opened their home for dessert, coffee, and drinks.

 

Another Wonderful Evening - 2014 Progressive Dinner Linda Edelstein 2014-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Feb 12, 2014

ImageOne of our newer club members, Dana Johnson gave her Classification Talk at a recent club meeting and the following provides an overview of her talk. As a self-professed “Cheesehead,” Dana covered a lot of ground before joining Elmbrook Rotary.

 

Get to Know Dana Johnson - ERC Classification Talk Steve Stocker 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Down on Jan 26, 2014
ImageOn January 14th the students of Capitol West Academy, located on Milwaukee northwest side, participated in their sixth annual spelling bee, sponsored by the Elmbrook Rotary Club. In the week prior to the spelling bee, students in the first through eighth graders took a written spelling test.


Results from the 2014 Capitol West Academy Spelling Bee Don Down 2014-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Dec 19, 2013

For those who could withstand the frigid conditions at the 2nd Annual German Holiday Market in Brookfield, they were treated to variety of sights and sounds including traditional German dancing, crafts from local artists, and even an old fashioned hayride – sponsored by the Elmbrook Rotary Club.

ImageImage

ERC Sponsors Hayride at the German Holiday Market Steve Stocker 2013-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Fun at St. Aemilian’s-Lakeside Annual Christmas Party Steve Stocker 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Nov 10, 2013

Over the past several weeks, Barry James along with Elmbrook Rotarians Kathy Becker and Jan Constable presented Diane's Dictionaries to young students in the Milwaukee area at three area schools. Several local media including Fox News and Channel 58 were on hand for the events.

Diane's Dictionaries Makes The News Again Steve Stocker 2013-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Elmbrook Rotary Tutoring Program Starts Up at CWA Steve Stocker 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Aug 27, 2013
For nearly two years, the techs for RI have been working to refresh and revitalize Rotary’s website.  On August 26th, the new website was launched.  It has a whole new look and quite a few changes have been made.  We would like to make you aware of some of the more important changes:
Rotary International's New Website Up and Running Steve Stocker 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Exchange Students Visit ERC Steve Stocker 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Jul 27, 2013

Elmbrook Rotarian Jim Dunn recently visited Ecuador as part of the Club's Elmbrook Rotary Physician Residency Scholarship program and took part in the Andean Health Survivor Trip.

Elmbrook Rotarian Jim Dunn travels to Ecuador Steve Stocker 2013-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Ron Burton Unveils the 2013-2014 Rotary Theme Steve Stocker 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
ERC's International Committee Guatemala Presentation and Video Tom Curl 2013-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Group Study Exchange from Argentina visits Elmbrook Rotary Steve Stocker 2013-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Apr 10, 2013
April is Magazine Month, a time to celebrate the global network of Rotary’s official magazines, which provide valuable information to 1.2 million Rotarians.
Rotary magazines: Getting the word out Steve Stocker 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Doug Jacobson on Mar 19, 2013

A delegation of volunteers from Elmbrook Rotary Club recently returned from Guatemala in continuation of the club's outreach efforts to the children of this poorest of all  Latin American countries.

Elmbrook Rotary Club Continues Guatemalan Outreach Doug Jacobson 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Elmbrook Rotary Literacy Project - Spelling Bee Competition 2013 Kathy Becker 2013-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Looking to make a difference in our community? Steve Stocker 2013-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Steve Stocker 2011-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Steve Stocker 2011-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Stocker on Nov 21, 2011
Here you can post little tidbits of information, reminders, or anything else!
Mark Your Calendars! Steve Stocker 2011-11-22 00:00:00Z 0