Our Weekly Meeting Venue: St. Camillus – East Residence Tower
Elmbrook Rotary Club meets every Friday morning at: 
St. Camillus – East Residence Tower
10100 W. Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Visitors Welcome! See you 7-8 a.m. for a hot breakfast & cup of coffee!
Elmbrook Rotary Club News
On April 19th, President Chris Spresser inducted Kurt Schley into the fellowship of the Elmbrook Rotary club and Rotary International, serving throughout the world. Kurt, President of Elmbrook Hospital, was proposed by Steve Ponto for membership, who presented Kurt with the Rotary lapel pin.
“With the motto Service Above Self, the object of the club and all Rotary clubs is to encourage and foster this ideal as a basis of worthy enterprise.”
Welcome Kurt to the Embrook Rotary club!
On Friday April 5th, David Weinberg was inducted into the Elmbrook Rotary Club and Rotary International. President Chris Spresser requested Lucas Severson to present the Rotary pin, representing the ideals of Rotary to David.
Service Above Self, the Object of this club, and all Rotary Clubs, is to encourage and foster this ideal as a basis for worthy enterprise.”
Welcome David, to the Elmbrook Rotary Club!
Dr. Mark Hansen, Elmbrook School Superintendent, presented his annual update to the club on the Elmbrook School District’s recent accomplishments and programs. Dr. Hansen has served the district since 2012 and has seen the system flourish and grow both academically and socially.  Recently, he received the State Superintendent of the Year Award for 2024… Congratulations Dr. Hansen!
The School District of Elmbrook’s “Mission is to educate and inspire every student to think, to learn, and to succeed… with the Vision and Core Values to inspire the work of our students, staff and community as we prepare all students for success”.
 “We have amazing results across the system.”
Bill and Fe Pettersen along with Marie Owens and Todd Hill reported on the 2023 Graduation, of Elmbrook Rotary sponsored students. Bill and Fe have followed the educational journey of their student, Evelyn Roxana, from 7th grade to high school graduation. She graduated with special training to become a chef and is interning in a restaurant while working in a factory.
Over the years, Elmbrook Rotary has been involved in Guatemala by sponsoring students, building homes and providing other health and education related services on their annual pilgrimage with Common Hope.
John Kelliher, Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry for the City of Brookfield gave a presentation on the Wirth Park Playground Renovation Project, planned for construction this spring.
Over the years the Park and Recreation Programs have grown, providing “Children and families spending time together… that is what relationship building is all about”. 
The City of Brookfield is excited to announce the Wirth Park Playground Renovation Project. The playground will be designed with inclusive features allowing all ages and abilities the opportunity to play and socialize together.
Jodi Wenzel, Project Coordinator for the ADAM Project has practiced as a pediatric nurse at Childrens Wisconsin Hospital for 15 years. At the Friday meeting she shared her passion, knowledge of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and the evolution of the ADAM Project. 
In 1999, a 17-year-old athlete, Adam Lemel, collapsed by sudden cardiac arrest while playing basketball. CPR was started and 911 called. At that time there were no AEDs available at the school, or a practice plan in place. EMS personnel arrived and were unable to revive Adam… he passed away on the court. As a result of the tragic loss of their son, Joe and Patty Lemel worked with Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin to develop Project ADAM (Automatic Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory). Lumel’s continuing to advocate for Project ADAM, keeping Adam’s memory alive and his legacy has prevented over 200 sudden cardiac deaths.
Rotarian Erik Moeser has traveled to Hawaii, Chili, Aruba, Zambia, Libya, Australia, and Tennessee to experience the totality of a solar eclipse. He shared his knowledge and passion for the heavens with the club at the Friday Sunrise Meeting. It all started in the late 50’s when his dad woke him up at 4am and went to the flood control dam to witness the passing of the Soviet Union Satellite… Sputnik.
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse can be viewed across the northern hemisphere from Mazatlán, Mexico to Burlington, Vermont. Along this path, eclipse seekers will be able to enjoy a 4minute and 27 second show of solar eclipse totality. Up to the point of totality, the viewer must wear approved eye protection, and during the brief blackout, the protection should be removed to observe the umbra where the moon has completely blocked out the sun.
On Friday February 23rd, the weekly Sunrise Meeting was hosted by our 30-year community partner, the Wellpoint Care Network. Rotarian Jack Nelson, a Wellpoint Board Member, introduced President and CEO Ann Leinfelder Grove, who has been with the organization for the past 34 years.  Ann welcomed the club members and thanked the group for their support and volunteerism through the years.
“We believe in the healing power of relationships and connections… it is what we are about.”
The three-core services Wellpoint provides are:
  • Mental Health Programming
  • Child and Family Wellbeing
  • Trauma informed Care Training
At the February 16th Sunrise Meeting, Sarah Pinto, Principal of the 95th Street (MPS) School shared the love of her school and thanked the ten Rotary Tutors for their dedication to her students.  Sarah has served in various positions within the MPS system since 2003. Prior to becoming the Principal at the 95Th St. School, she was the Vice Principal at the Starms Discovery Learning Center for 4 years. She has served as Principal for the past seven years with the philosophy that “all students can learn at high levels when given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, an encouraging school community, and support of the family”.
Principal Pinto thanked the Club for their generous donations of school and recess supplies for the kids. She also recognized the efforts and commitment of the 10 ERC Tutors. “Students working with our tutors are making academic gains in the areas of reading and math and making a positive impact on our school community.” 
Applications are now being accepted for the 2025 Rotary Peace Fellowships.
The application process will be open until 15 May 2024, and interested candidates can apply through the application webpage.

This year, The Rotary Foundation will award up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and up to 80 fellowships for professional development certificates at premier universities throughout the world — including the newest Rotary Peace Center in Istanbul.
Please see the attached announcement for details.

On February 9, 2024, 3 officers of Brookfield East's Rotary Interact Club visited the Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC).

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of "Service Above Self.” The Brookfield East club organizes at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary clubs sponsor, mentor, and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills. The ERC's mentor is Rotarian Jack Hill. The club has grown from 10 members last year to 60 plus this year. Participating in the Club Fair and modifying the meeting times helped grow interest in joining the club.

This article will highlight the history, stories, and impact of the tutoring program. Thank you, Jan Constable, and ERC Tutors past and present, for providing the history and sharing your recent experiences at the 95th Street School.

Program History:

 In 2008 Tony Consiglio was serving as President of the Elmbrook Rotary Club. As a new community service project, he asked club Rotarians to determine if there was a way to get club members involved in a literacy project. A small group was formed to act on his request. After several meetings the group decided to investigate three activities. The three activities were tutoring inmates at the Waukesha Huber Jail, tutoring at an elementary school, or starting our own after school student tutoring program. The group met with representatives of the Huber Jail and the Executive Director of the Capitol West Academy a Private Charter School located in Milwaukee. After additional discussion we decided on the Private Charter School. Meeting with the Executive Director of the school, we asked first that we be assigned to teachers that wanted tutors, second, that when tutoring in reading we also include comprehension and vocabulary. And third, that we tutor the students that are in the lowest 10% of the class.  ERC members and spouses tutored at the Capitol West Academy for 12 years. Each year 15 to 20 ERC tutors supported the school. In addition, each year the ERC held a school supplies drive for the school. During the 12 years, three ERC members served on the school’s Board of Directors.

Kevin Roche introduced two past work colleagues and friends for over forty years, George Moore, and Dick Niles, who are on a mission to reduce the adolescence death rate due to opioid overdosing. In recent years the addition of fentanyl laced opioids has created an Opioid Crisis. In Wisconsin over 100 adolescents have died of overdoses in the last 10 years, and a total of 1400 Wisconsinites between 2012 and 2022.
Goerge and Dick are founders of the Addiction Resource Council after the tragic loss of Geroge’s son, George IV. due to an accidental opioid overdose.
“Our son George Moore was 28 when he died from an accidental overdose in 2016. He died 3 days after leaving the inpatient facility. We were so proud of him and his enthusiasm and willingness to seek and continue treatment… to make positive life changes and start his road to recovery. Our world was shattered 3 days later.”
This past week 6 Rotarians prepped and paint two rooms as part of a refresh project at the Women’s Center in Waukesha. Thank you, Mike Hogan and Mark Zalewski for Tuesday’s prep, and Jan Constable, Mark Thurner, Paul Langer, Bill Selzer, Tom Curl and Jackson Bubolz for their cutting and rolling on Thursday.
What is a new Rotary member Classification talk? The talk is usually given to the membership within the first six months after joining. It is an opportunity for our new members to share their life experiences and give the club a snapshot of who they are, what has been their vocation path and what drew them to the fellowship of Rotary.
Recently, Janie Jacobson, David Urban and John Scott shared their life journeys during their talks. Welcome to the club, we look forward to you being involved in our mission, “providing service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders”.
Thank you for sharing, your talks were great!
Rotarian John Schindler introduced Elm Grove Village President Jim Koleski, at the Sun Rise morning meeting. Jim has served as an Elm Grove resident volunteer on the Building Board since 2017, as a Trustee since 2022 and was elected President in 2023 after the retirement of former President Neal Palmer. Jim recognized Neal’s many dedicated years of service to the Village. He also recognized the previous Board and new Village Staff members.  
“I would like to thank all the volunteers that support the Village serving on committees, supporting fund raising and investing their time and talents.”
He provided a quick review of past Village projects and focused on several ongoing and new ones.
Three members of the Elmbrook Rotary receive recognition from President Elect Thomas Steinbach for their financial contributions to Rotary. Kevin Roach, Linda Edelstein and Jim Dunn were recognized and thanked for their continued support of the Rotary mission. Kevin provided four gifts in honor of his children and spouses, while Linda and Jim received their Plus 7 awards.
Congratulations, and thank you for your dedicated service and generosity.
A group of Elmbrook Rotarians braved this past Friday’s snowstorm to meet and greet our newest inductee while others joined the gathering on zoom. Lucas Severson and Mark Thurner sponsored Michael Asuncion for membership in the into the Elmbrook Rotary Club and Rotary international.
After his induction by President Spresser, Mark Thurner presented Michael with the Rotary Emblem pin.
As part of the Red Badge program, a mentor is assigned to the new members to assist and guide them through their first year of Rotary. Tony Consiglio will be Michael’s mentor and guide. Thank you, Tony, and welcome Michael.
Linda Irwin, Secretary of Book Ahead, shared with Elmbrook Rotary the mission and vision of this non-profit organization. The goal is to provide underserved children ages 0-5, in Waukesha and Milwaukee counties, with a book every month of the year, increasing early literacy and positive parent/child interactions. Reaching 3,500 kids with 10,500 books equates to “3 books in the hands of our littlest readers”.
Book Ahead has become Community partners with:
  • HeadStart MPS
  • HeadStart Waukesha County
  • WIC Waukesha County
  • Heavenly Babies
In 2020, Rotarian Jack Nelson spearheaded, along with fellow Dan Roads, the creation of the Elmbrook Rotary First Responder Scholarship in recognition of retired Elm Grove Fire Chief William Selzer’s years of service. This scholarship provides a full-time student with $1000 towards tuition in Protective Services studies at a college level. The recipient is eligible for an additional $1000 for their second year of coursework.
At a recent meeting, Maya Pagel was awarded the scholarship by Jack Nelson and Bill Selzer. Congratulations Maya, and the best to you in your quest in becoming a fire service professional.
On Friday, December 22nd the Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) partook in their annual holiday party, which is looked forward too all year round. 
As one can deduce from the pictures, this is a festive event that brings holiday dress, food, and several religious celebrations together to honor both American tradition and family traditions. 
Here is a link to a video: https://youtu.be/le7t2G-U26A
and read more to see more festive pictures from the event! 
Recently Jean Guzzetta was inducted into Rotary International and the Elmbrook Rotary Club by President Chris Spresser and, received her Rotary pin from Rotarian Erik Moeser. Jean’s late husband Larry Winkelhake, who passed away this last October, was an Elmbrook member since 2017.
Jean continues her affiliation with the Potawatomi Area Scouting Council where she and Larry served for many years in various capacities within the Scouting family.
Jean, we look forward to having you being part of our organization, providing “Service Above Self”.
Thomas Kauer, a Harvard Masters graduate in technology, innovation and education presented a program covering the benefits of using VR for training. He currently is a Digital Project Manager for Edward Jones.
The Virtual Reality (VR) industry is rapidly moving forward and expanding offerings in the markets of gaming, entertainment, training/learning, meeting collaboration, and design by seamlessly blending digital content with your physical space. VR changes the way you upskill/onboard/build capabilities with augmented reality.
In the education and business world, students and employees learn through augmented reality learning and training. They:
  • Are provided with new information through standard instruction.
  • Practice skills in a safe, virtual environment.
  • Perform tasks and apply knowledge on the job or in an academic setting while being immersed in a completely virtual world.
Employee experiences are improved through virtual reality training which increases engagement and drives efficiency, safety, and knowledge transfers, allowing the creation of rich content experiences regardless of the technical level of employee.
At the Friday Morning Sunrise Meeting, Rob Bassett, the RI District 6270 Gifting/Giving Subcommittee Chair and member of the Mitchell Field Rotary Club, recognized Tony Consiglio as a "Triple Crown" Rotary Foundation Donor. Tony has been a member of Rotary since 1997 and with the Elmbrook Rotary club since November of 2001. He has supported his local clubs and Rotary International through his generous donations, embodying the Rotary motto of Service Above Self, and participating in numerous service projects and events over the 26 past years.
Wisconsin native Nicole McNevin, an RI District 6270 endorsed Rotary Peace Fellow (RPF) at Tokyo's International Christian University, embodies dedication to peace and education. Her fully-funded Master's journey, supported by The Rotary Foundation (TRF), stems from four years of teaching English in rural Japan. Fluent in Japanese, she explores barriers hindering rural youth from studying abroad. Neenah Rotarian Betsy Rozelle's encouragement led her to the Rotary Peace Fellowship, in which Nicole pioneers research to broaden study-abroad access for underserved Japanese youth. Nicole's impactful speaking engagements across Japan, coupled with her plans to continue promoting educational exchange, showcase Rotary's transformative opportunities. View the recent interview/update with Nicole below or click here.
The 2025-2026 application cycle of Rotary Peace Fellowships begins in January. View the details of the RPF programs, and access the application process, at the following URL:  https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships
International Rotary District 6270 is offering a Global Grant Scholarship for matriculation in the 2024-2025 academic year in the amount of USD $30,000. The scholarship is for overseas graduate study and must be closely related to one of Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus. Application deadline is January 15, 2024. For detailed information, eligibility requirements, and the application form, please visit:  https://rotary6270.org/page/scholarship-global-grant-application
Three Marquette engineering students, leaders of the Engineers Without Boarders chapter, presented a program highlighting recent projects in South America. The EWB chapter was founded in 2005 and is mentored by Dr. Mark Federle who has been with the program since 2008. Since its inception, 10 student-led projects to serve communities in Guatemala have been completed.
“Marquette University's Engineers Without Borders is building a better world through engineering projects to help communities meet their basic human needs. Throughout the academic year, student members become leaders to design sustainable infrastructure projects that are later implemented alongside the community to solve the world's most pressing challenges.” 
The Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) has sponsored the German Holiday Market for many years, but 2023 was the first year with pleasant weather!
Dr. Thomas Steinbach, Kemal Yilmaz, & Chris Salani led the first shift of the Rotary's contribution, organizing the hayride, helping community members on and off, and directing traffic. 
Tony Consiglio, Jackson Bubolz, and Chris Salani again took over for the evening shift.
If you haven't been to the event, or it's been a few years, please put the first weekend of December on your calendar. The City does a tree lighting, has a warm tent with vendors, coffee, and popcorn, and there was even live Christmas music. 
Another event that Brookfield and our sister city Seligenstadt, Germany can both be proud of! 
Recently, members of the Elmbrook Rotary Club were presented certificates in recognition of their financial contributions to Rotary International. “With these gifts Rotary can carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world.”
These programs improve living conditions, increase food production, and provide better education opportunities. With wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for the sick and disabled new channels for the flow of international understanding and brighter hope for peace can be attained.
Harry Farchman received his 5th Paul Harris Award, while Dan Roads presented his wife Mary with her certificate.  
Debbie Tietjen is not new to Rotary. She has served as a Rotarian in various clubs over the past 30 years.
Through the years she has travelled around the world involved in the Water for the World project, working with countries to improve sanitation globally.
“Service above Self, the object of this club, and all Rotary clubs, is to encourage and foster this ideal as a basis of worthy enterprise.”
The Elmbrook Rotary Club welcomes Debbie to the fellowship of Rotary International throughout the world, and to our club. 
On Tuesday evening, November 21, 2023, the Rotary Club of Nanaimo North (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, in RI District 5020) assisted ERC Rotarian Larry Myers in recognizing two Ukrainian refugees with Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) awards. Assistant Governor Ken Hammer of RI District 5020 made the presentations with the assistance of Nanaimo North President Bill Grace.
Nadiya Tykhovod
and Dr. Liudmyla Tykhovod
are presented with Paul Harris Fellow awards by RI District 5020
Assistant Governor Ken Hammer.
The new PHF recipients are Dr. Liudmyla Tykhovod and her daughter, Nadiya Tykhovod. Nadiya served as Myers' Russian-language translator and classroom assistant at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in Odesa, Ukraine, in 2018. Dr. Tykhovod spent a lifetime of service in the medical profession. The family lost everything when the Russian military occupied their home city of Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov. The family eventually found their way out of Ukraine, through Lithuania, to Vancouver Island in Canada under auspices of the CUAET (Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel). Read the story of this family and their community service in the PHF citations (by clicking here).
The entire Ukrainian family
celebrated the event.
L to R:  Dr. Liudmyla Tykhovod,
Nadiya Tykhovod,
daughter/sister Anya Dmytriienko,
and her sons
Vladyslav & Ivan
Rotarian Myers provided these two RPF award recognitions through use of his "Foundation Recognition Points." Foundation Recognition Points (sometimes just referred to as Points) are awarded to donors who contribute to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) through the Annual Fund/SHARE or PolioPlus or a Rotary Foundation grant. Donors receive one recognition point for every U.S. dollar contributed to these funds. Points can be transferred to other individuals to help them qualify as a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) or multiple Paul Harris Fellow. To understand the nature, purpose, use, and transfer of Foundation Recognition Points, read the attached document.
“Located in the heart of Southeastern Wisconsin, the City of Brookfield is a community of choice for families and businesses and a premier sustainable place to live, work, shop and play.”
Elmbrook Rotarian Steve Ponto, Mayor of the City of Brookfield gave the members an update on developments, projects, and city news at the Sunrise Meeting. In 1990, as a practicing corporate attorney, Steve moved to Brookfield with his family. From 1998-2010 he served as an Alderman and then President of the City Council. In 2010 he became Mayor and has since served three consecutive terms.
 What makes the City of Brookfield the great community that it is?
Dan and Christine have co-founded two non-profit organizations. The first,  The Beat Goes On Foundation, is focused on children’s heart health (supporting heart transplants). They are also the architects of a successful, rapidly growing full-service design/build construction company, R-Five Construction in Brookfield. They are outstanding in their support and commitment to this community. 

Through their non-profit, they have raised well over $100,000 for...
On a Fall Saturday morning, 7 hearty souls gathered for our annual End Polio Now Triathlon. The ride consists of breakfast at Zisters restaurant in Elm Grove, a 10-mile ride from there to the V.A. on the Hank Aaron Trail, and back to O’ Donahue’s for lunch, beverages, and socializing. Additional members met the bikers for lunch… thank you for joining this event.
This ride was to raise funds for the Rotary Worldwide Mission to end polio. Since 1988 we have reduced Wild Polio cases from 350,000 to just 9 today. The goal is to completely eradicate it from planet earth.
Thank you Mark Zalewski for organizing and spearheading this outing and all those members who supported this great cause.
As part of the new member Red Badge Program, Jack Russell shared a few of his life experiences and professional background with the club. His goal is to become a contributing member providing, “Service to Others” and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of our organization.
Jack, it is great that you are part of our Rotary International family.
On October 29, Elmbrook Rotarian Larry Myers and son Christoph enjoyed the results of winning a set of tickets in the annual Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) Green Bay Packers Raffle.
Their comments say it all:
"The pre-game and half-time performances by the University of Wisconsin Marching Band were phenomenal. Likewise inspiring was the National Anthem flyover by F-35 fighter jets assigned to the 62d Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ."
Noticably absent from their comments is anything about the playing performance of the Packers in the 24-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. They did note that, once the stadium was filled to capacity, there were as many if not more purple, white, and gold in the seats than there were Green and Gold. Perhaps other raffle ticket winners will bring home a win.
Most importantly, the proceeds from the annual raffle will be used to assist community-based charities in meeting their mission goals and objectives. Thanks to all who participated by purchasing and selling tickets!
This year's Elmbrook Rotary Club's (ERC) magazine and book drive was a huge success.
Club members collected 88 magazines and 531 books. The magazines were donated to the Brookfield Library's free magazine rack. The books were donated to Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW), which is an adult literacy center located in Milwaukee. Their students will have the opportunity to select reading, recipe and decorating books to read, share with friends and family, and to start their own home libraries.
The picture shows part of the donated books along with staff from LSW and ERC's Ian Smith.
First Row - Madison Olig, LSW's Manager of Development & Volunteer Engagement - Holly McCoy, LSW's Executive Director. Second Row - Aaron Goyette, LSW's Associate Director - Chad Knezel, LSW's Director of Development and Volunteer Engagement - Dustin Slane, LSW's Director of Marketing and IT - Ian Smith, ERC's Community Service Committee Chairman.
RAG AP – Rotary Action Group for Addiction Prevention was formed to address the nation’s addiction crisis.  President of the Union Grove Rotary Club, Dr. Ken Kurt a retired osteopathic physician and surgeon gave a presentation on the addiction epidemic our country faces today. He currently serves as the Chairman of Smart Recovery Action Group Addiction Prevention. The group is engaged in school education, medication and drug disposal, awareness, recovery, and treatment programs.
“Addiction is a disease; it is a behavior or physical need – not a moral problem.”
“Addiction is complicated.”
“Addiction is associated with dysfunctional reward pathways in the brain."
Repeated use of a drug...
As the 2023 growing season is coming to a close, the Wellpoint Team is already planning for 2024.
This past year, Welpoint Care Network officially opened its Community Garden for the summer. The vision is to transform our campus into a vibrant neighborhood anchor where children and families can thrive. The addition of the community garden space is another way we can “plant seeds” to grow together in connection and care.
“Gardening offers fresh food, beautiful flowers and an energy that builds a strong community and thriving citizens” says Ann Leinfelder Grove, President and CEO.
The goal is to create a space where everyone in the neighborhood has a chance to learn, grow and “experience these triumphs along side us”. Providing...
After the Greenfield Ave. highway clean-up, several Rotarians join the project in progress at the Potawatomi Area Council Service Center.
Mulch was donated and spread around the Center’s surrounding area plantings. Downspout extensions were also added to improve drainage. The project ended with a great lunch provided by Troop 159 of hot dogs, brats, chips, and condiments rounded out the event.
Thank you, Scouts, Council Members and Rotarians, for your time and labor.
In 2006, a team of organizers and supporters visited Seligenstadt Germany, City of Brookfield’s Sister City with the goal of establishing a student exchange program. City of Brookfield Mayor Kate Bloomberg (Elmbrook Rotary member), and Elmbrook Schools Superintendent Matt Gibson led the campaign along with other supporters.

Agreement in hand, a partnership was created that has given students...
Cub Scout Pack 55 presented the colors to begin the Elmbrook Rotary Sunrise Meeting this past Friday, followed by a presentation by Paul Schwartz.
Paul is the Executive Director of the Potawatomi Area Scout USA Council; he shared the history and current challenges of scouting today. For the past 113 years, the twelve principals of the Scout Law; a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent have been the foundation of the program.

The Potawatomi Area Council is... 
Members of the 2019 Guatemala Vision Team stand in front of the house they built in February along with the Ventura family who will be living there!
About Elmbrook Rotary
Elmbrook Rotary Club was founded by 26 Brookfield and Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA business leaders to promote fellowship as a foundation for community service, ethical ideals and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. Elmbrook Rotary Club is also proud to sponsor The Brookfield East High School Interact Club, a service oriented group of high school students. Our mailing address is: Elmbrook Rotary, P.O. Box 1014, Brookfield WI 53008-1014.
ERC Peace Initiative
Elmbrook Rotary Club has embarked upon a "Peace Building Project."
Announced and previewed on Friday, October 18, the project will stretch over multiple years as the club and its membership engage in peace building in Milwaukee.
View the embedded video from the Rotary Action Group for Peace. If not viewable, follow the URL linked to "Rotary: Peace Is . . ."
For a detailed look at ERC's peace initiative, view the PDF entitled "ERC Peace Building Project." Above all, stay tuned and become involved as the project unfolds.
Rotary 2023-2024 Theme
Thank You 2023/2024 Club Sponsors :
ERC Calendar
May 2024

Elmbrook Rotary Club has opened nominations for the 2024 Business Person of the Year Award to honor a strong local leader who has entrepreneurial skills and strategic vision. Applicants must be a majority owner and/or operating head of a successful, for-profit business or non-profit organization. Additionally, applicants must be living in and/or have a business located in the City/Town of Brookfield or Village of Elm Grove.

Click Here to Nominate!

This award was established in 2017 by the Elmbrook Rotary Club to shine a spotlight on an individual in our Elmbrook community who has demonstrated :


*significant, measurable contributions to his/her industry, service organization or charity

*significant community involvement

*strong customer service skills

*effective leadership qualities

Nominations for this award will be accepted through Friday, October 11th via the Elmbrook Rotary Club website only at ElmbrookRotary.org.

Click Here to Nominate!

The Elmbrook Rotary Club will publicly announce and honor the award winner at our Friday morning, October 25th meeting, 7-8a.m. at San Camillus East building in Wauwatosa.


The 2023 winners were Dan and  Christine Roehling co-founders of The Beat Goes On Foundation, focused on children's heart health


Established in 1983, the Elmbrook Rotary Club has been active in our community for 40 years and are a part of Rotary International founded in 1905. The Club is an energetic group of more than 80 individuals with a wide range of backgrounds from business professionals to community leaders to those dedicated to public service.


If your nominee is selected as Elmbrook Rotary’s 2023 Business Person of the Year, Elmbrook Rotary will donate $200 to a charity specified by and in your name.

Click Here to Nominate!


Contact Business Person of the Year Co-Chairs:

Ralph Gould: rgould3@wi.rr.com 

or Doug Jacobson: doug@hjsusa.com

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  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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John Sever a champion of polio eradication dies

Rotary member John Sever’s work to end polio spanned decades and was marked by unwavering determination and resolve.

Rotary recognizes President Emmanuel Macron for France's commitment to a polio-free world

Rotary recognizes President Emmanuel Macron for France’s commitment to a polio-free worldPARIS (4 May 2024) – Rotary International presented its Polio Eradication Champion Award to French President Emmanuel Macron

Stand by me: The value of peer to peer support

On TikTok and on campus, students with mental health struggles are finding support among each other.

Climate therapy

As a warming world takes a mental toll, collective action can help ease eco-anxiety.

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In Recognition . . .
The Elmbrook Rotary Club and Foundation are pleased to recognize the following individuals.
Foundation Director Emeritus:
     William Isbister (deceased)
Club Honorary Members:
Honorary members are those who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service and embody Rotary ideals, or those considered friends of Rotary for their support of Rotary's causes. ERC honorary members are Scott Dryburgh, Tom Ehrsam, Ron Jones,  Jane Koons, & Renato Westby.

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