Elmbrook Rotary Club News
The Annual Meeting for both Elmbrook Rotary Club and the Elmbrook Rotary Foundation will occur on Friday, December 3. Elections and update reports will be part of this important meeting. Don't miss it. Let your voice be heard.
 
 
Please join the Elmbrook Rotary Club in celebrating our esteemed member Birthdays and Anniversaries in December.
 
Happy Birthday! Wishing a wonderful year of good health, happiness, and success to our members:
  • Greg Bonk
  • Jackson Bubolz
  • Jennifer Cagle
  • Steven Merritt
  • Lisa Molsbee
  • Bill Petterson
  • Carol White
ERC also recognizes the following membership anniversaries:
  • Jackie Radomski, 2 years
  • Kate Bloomberg, 7 years
  • Steven Ponto, 11 years
  • Bill Bulloch, 18 years
"As we look to the new year, hold on to what is good. Let go of what is bad. It really is that simple." - Mandy Hale
 
 

The 2021 Ride to End Polio occurred this year on Saturday, November 20, in Tucson, AZ. Complete information can be accessed at:  https://polioride.org/ This annual event is sponsored by the Rotary International Cycling2Serve Fellowship.
    
Elmbrook Rotary Club held its own version of the event on the same date. An intrepid group of cyclists took to the pavement to help end polio.  Riders included Mike Hogan, Greg Bonk, Mark Thurner, Doug Jacobson, Julie Couden, and Mark & Evonne Zalewski.  Also there to support the group were Karl Schulz, Dave Engle, Harry Farchmin, and event photographer Anne Klug.
 
 
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this year's event.   So far nearly $4,000 has been raised.  The response of ERC Rotarians has been nothing short of astounding.  But then, it what we do as Rotarians. At the current total, the Elmbrook Rotary contribution to this year's Ride to End Polio will enable 80,000 children to be vaccinated against polio, demonstrating your commitment to the ideals of Rotary and to the communities we serve.
 
Lucas Severson was inducted into the membership of Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) on Friday, October 22, at its weekly breakfast meeting. ERC President, Dr. Thom Arndt (far right in photo), presided at the formal induction.

Lucas' Rotary sponsor is Steven Ponto (middle of photo), whose niece Laramie is Lucas' spouse. Lucas is a Senior Project Manager at Advicent Solutions in Wauwatosa, Wisc. His Rotary Classification is "Internet Marketing." He was previously a member of a Rotary Club in LaCrosse.
 
Welcome, Lucas!
There's still time to support World Polio Day
 
The Rotary community showed its collective support for World Polio Day on 24 October by raising funds and advocating for polio eradication. There’s still time to make a contribution to PolioPlus in honor of World Polio Day.
 

If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t miss Rotary’s World Polio Day Global Update, which provides important news about eradication efforts and explains why continued support is critical to protecting our progress toward ending polio forever. New this year: Our Facebook page and YouTube channel feature a World Polio Day video playlist, so you can watch and share individual segments from the Global Update.
 
The world may never have a better chance than now to eradicate polio, according to Aidan O’Leary, polio eradication director for the World Health Organization. Before polio can be considered eradicated, the number of cases must reach zero and no virus can be detected in the environment. During the first nine months of 2021, just two cases of polio caused by the wild virus were recorded — one each in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two countries where wild polio is still endemic. Environmental testing throughout those countries has also shown significantly less wild poliovirus in water and sewage samples.

O’Leary explains how we can protect our progress against polio and reach more children with a new polio vaccine and a new Global Polio Eradication Initiative strategy. This strategy aims to address our remaining challenges, including vaccine hesitancy, political uncertainty, and the difficulties of continuing vaccinations during a pandemic. Read more from O’Leary about the determination and support it will take to overcome today’s challenges and achieve a polio-free world.
City of Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto is also a member of the Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC). On Friday, November 12, he provided an update to ERC concerning the city.
 
Highlighted were the continuing economic developments in the city, lowered property taxes, and the fantastic 54,000 sq. ft. multipurpose Brookfield Conference Center.
 
Being a Rotary Club member and attending frequently is one of the best, and easiest, ways to stay informed about one's community and the world in general. Join Elmbrook Rotary Club for a free breakfast and great program on any Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Western Racquet Club in Elm Grove (1800 Highland Drive). You won't regret that you did. This week's (November 19th) program features Dr. Daniell Bastian, Bürgermeister der Einhardstadt Seligenstadt, Deutschland (Mayor of Einhardstadt Seligenstadt, Germany). Seligenstadt is Brookfield‘s Sister City.
Representatives from the Marquette University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA visited and briefed Elmbrook Rotary at its breakfast meeting on Friday, November 5.
 
The briefing centered on the most recent work of the chapter in Guatemala, including the newest project at Caserio El Tesoro, San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala, for which a Rotary Foundation Global Grant application is being submitted.
 
 
The student chapter members included Claire Connelly, Jordan Gastos, & Abby McGill. Their briefing was recorded via Zoom and can be viewed by clicking here or on the image above.
 
 
Elmbrook Rotary Club welcomed its newest member on Friday, November 5, with the induction of Yusuf Quereshi.
 
 
Yusuf's Rotary Classification is "Regulatory Reporting." His sponsor is Noaman Sharief.
 
Welcome, Yusuf!
The Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) recently announced Phil Landry, Owner of C3E Geomatics,LLC, as the recipient of the 5th annual Business Person of the Year Award. The program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of a successful Brookfield or Elm Grove individual.
 
In a span of five years, Phil completed his bachelor’s degree and founded C3E Geomatics, LLC, a land surveying company, in 2017. Community support, sharing, and mentoring have been a significant part of Phil’s life and career. This includes being a supporter of the Community Warehouse, an organization designed to support background-challenged individuals by providing employment, job skills, and practical housing support. Phil also supports Partners in Hope, a faith-based community reentry program for ex-offenders, run by Community Warehouse. C3E Geomatics is also writing a custom career packet about land surveying for The Community, another organization working to aid offenders in their career decisions long before release. Currently, C3E Geomatics provides financial support to these organizations. The long-term goal is to be able to offer employment opportunities and mentorship to the individuals served by these organizations.
 
Phil founded the business with the goal of helping ex-offenders because he himself served a two-year prison sentence. During his time of incarceration, Phil came to understand that he needed to make a radical change in his life so that he wouldn’t end up in prison again. Even with Phil’s careful planning for his release (including enrolling in a university, arranging for a place to live, and applying for financial aid), he still needed the additional support of community organizations and a local church in order to get established on the right path. Because he understands the tremendous hurdles that ex-offenders face when released back into society, he feels committed to supporting released offenders in the greater Milwaukee area.
 
Pictured (left to right):
Ralph Gould (Chair of the ERC selection committee),
Tom Michalski (Trustee of Village of Elm Grove,
Waukesha County Board Supervisor,
and selection committee member),
Phil Landry (2021 awardee),
& Dr. Thom Arndt (ERC President).
 
In order to continue growing the business he founded in 2017, Phil needed to gain professional licensure in the state of Wisconsin. However, he faced numerous obstacles in this process because of his criminal record. Working with a local assembly member as an advocate, Phil finally obtained licensure and has been able to grow C3E Geomatics from a revenue of $65,000 in 2017 to $385,000 in 2020. The business is projected to make well over $500,000 in 2021.
 
Phil loves to share his story, particularly with ex-offenders and other marginalized groups, in order to encourage them not to give up when they are pursuing employment, education, and a successful quality of life.
 
Elmbrook Rotary Club is pleased to be able to honor Phil Landry with its 2021 Business Person of the Year award.
 
Elmbrook Rotary Club welcomed its newest member on Friday, October 29, with an induction ceremony at its weekly breakfast meeting.
 
 
Julie Couden's membership classification is "Payments Relationship Manager." She was proposed for membership by, and is sponsored by, Jackson Bubolz.
 
A hearty welcome to Rotary's "People of Action" who make a difference around the world!
The November 2021 edition of the Elm Grove News - Independent has been printed and distributed.
 
You'll find the ERC paid ad in the "Business Directory" on p. 3, the ERC Friday meetings information on p. 5., and an article on p. 7 by Harry Farchmin entitled, "Elmbrook Rotary Club Awards Grant to Engineers Without Borders..
 
Click here to access and read. Copies are also available for pick up at the Elm Grove and Brookfield libraries, Sendik's, Ace Hardware, etc.
Liz Beaudoin, Director of Marketing for Kathy's House, provides the following update.
 
Kathy's House is the Milwaukee area's only hospital guest house that serves both patients of all ages and their caregivers, and all area hospitals. We are grateful for Elmbrook Rotary Club's support of our Family Program for Patients and Caregivers, which helps offset lodging costs for economically disadvantaged families. 
 
High healthcare costs, lost wages, and travel expenses are barriers for many rural and minority families who need to travel to Milwaukee for advanced medical care. By providing housing for patients and family members while they are receiving advanced medical treatments in Milwaukee, Kathy's House helps to reduce these barriers and improve access to critical care. 

Dr. Malika Siker is a Brookfield resident, Kathy's House board member, and Professor of Radiation Oncology, Associate Dean of Student Inclusion and Diversity at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Siker describes Kathy's House as "a game-changer for improving health equity in our region. Patients and families facing serious health conditions can access lifesaving care regardless of geography, income barriers, or lack of other resources."
 
Kathy's House provides an affordable alternative to an expensive hotel room, or, more often, a stay in the caregiver's patient room, waiting room, or vehicle. Elmbrook Rotary Club's support of our Family Program ensures that entire families stay together in our "home away from home" while accessing the care they need. 
 
 
Photo Caption:  Jamie Nicklas of DeKalb, Ill., stayed at Kathy's House as grandmother Sandra Bonneville of Appleton, Wisc., underwent cancer treatment at nearby Froedtert Hospital. Jamie said, "Kathy's House is incredibly welcoming. There's a sense of community. We've been here for several weeks, and it doesn't matter who is in the House. Everyone here is really friendly and helpful. They want to share their story and share their empathy with what you're going through. It's just incredibly comforting to be here."
Rotary District 6270 kicked off Rotary International's newest Area of Focus with its "Environmental Days of Service" during October 4-10. Local clubs were encouraged to do anything they wanted during that week with an environmentally-focused theme.
 
Adding the "Environment" as a new area of focus provides Rotary International with the influence needed to continue sustaining humanitarian projects in the long term while also actively working to make the planet cleaner and safer for the communities it serves. This proactive approach to climate change ensures that Rotary International will be able to handle the inevitable changes arising from a warming planet amid increasing levels of pollution, deforestation, and extinction. Rotary is not alone. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a partner of Rotary, has also added climate change to its top issues. Humanitarian organizations like Rotary have the network and resources necessary to help vulnerable communities adjust to environmental changes that are on the horizon.
 
 
RI District 6270 boasts of having been awarded the first Global Grant Scholarship in the new Area of Focus. Alaina Eckert of Sussex, WI, is the recipient. Working towards completing dual masters degrees simultaneously and currently in Germany, Alaina has been forced to adjust slightly her sequence of program studies. The Government of New Zealand has again delayed the issue of student visas until mid-2022. Alaina has therefore procured a three-six month internship with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Society in Panama, beginning in January 2022, and will hopefully proceed afterwards to New Zealand for a semester of studies at Lincoln University.
Noaman Sharief, Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) member and member of the ERC Board of Directors, has become a member of the Board of Directors of ShelterBox USA.
 
ShelterBox USA, long supported by Elmbrook Rotary, wants to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. Its Board of Directors and Staff share this determination and have all pledged to help make it happen. Striving to do the right thing is an important value at the heart of the organization and drives the ShelterBox commitment to improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in our work and workplace.
 
Click on Noaman's image below to view the other Board members and learn more about the mission and work of ShelterBox.
 
 
Congratulations, Noaman!
Craig Burnett, Past District Governor (PDG) of Rotary International District 6270 during 2020-2021, presented Elmbrook Rotary Club with the distinguished "Rotary Citation" for Rotary Year 2020-2021 at its breakfast meeting on Friday, September 24.
 
Citing the difficulty of receiving such recognition during the COVID-19 pandemic year, PDG Burnett congratulated the club for being among the very few in RI District 6270 who received the recognition.
 
 
Tom Hochuli, Immediate Past President for Elmbrook Rotary, received the citation on behalf of the club. He credited the entire membership for the achievement and offered his personal gratitude for the way(s) in which club members continued to remain active in service during 2020-2021. Congratulations, Elmbrook Rotary!
Rotary District 6270 is pleased to announce the availability of a Global Grant Scholarship for matriculation in the fall of 2022 or spring of 2023.
 
The amount of the scholarship is USD $30,000 and must be used for graduate school studies outside the United States. Applicants must be residents of the geographic area of D-6270 or attending an undergraduate school in the geographic area. In addition, a proposed program of study must be closely aligned with one of Rotary’s seven “Areas of Focus.” Members of Rotaract clubs are eligible to apply but not Rotarians nor their family members.
 
Deadlines are as follows:
September 1, 2021 – Application form available
January 14, 2022 – Complete Application Deadline (submit online only)
February 5, 2022 - In-Person or Zoom Interviews scheduled. An in-person interview is preferred.
February 14, 2022 – Successful Scholar Notified (for matriculation in 2022-2023 academic year.)
 
Click here to access the “Scholarships” page on the D-6270 web site for detailed information, the application form, and other supporting documents. Address any inquiries to Larry Myers, Chair of the D-6270 Scholarships Subcommittee (Email: scholarshipchair@rotary6270.org OR lwmyers2@att.net).

Rotary Million Dollar Journey Reached its Goal . . . and More . . . and More!

A joint effort between the Wisconsin & Michigan Rotarians of Districts 6220 and 6270 to raise $1,000,000 for The Rotary Foundation (TRF) by October 2020 reached its goal four months early in July 2020. With that success, and with even greater need, the districts continued the journey by raising more funds. The campaign ended on June 30, 2021.

Tom Curl, our Elmbrook Rotary Club's TRF representative, reports that the final tally was USD $2,797,153!

In these unprecedented times of pandemic and economic uncertainty, this result once again demonstrates the "giving gene" that Rotarians possess. 

Elmbrook Rotary Club was treated to an update of the additions and improvements of Old World Wisconsin at its weekly meeting on Friday, October 8.
 
ERC member Fred Gettelman is a member of Rotary International's "Brew Fellowship." The purpose of this fellowship is to foster and encourage fellowship between and among Rotarians of all nations who have a love for beer and through this fellowship support international projects of The Rotary Foundation. Fred is also an active participant in constructing and operating a new brewing complex at Old World Wisconsin.
 
Dan Freas, Director of Old World Wisconsin, provided ERC with not just an update of the site but also concentrated on this newest addition. A newly constructed Brewing Experience building, combined with relocated historic Wittnebel’s Tavern and a festive outdoor Beer Garden, will allow Old World Wisconsin guests to celebrate Wisconsin’s brewing traditions like never before.
 
 
 
Mr. Freas hopes that both Rotarians and the general public will visit Old World Wisconsin to enjoy the state's history and culture. Zum Wohl!
Brian Sonderman, Executive Director of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, provided an update on the organization and its efforts on Friday, September 24.
 
Mr. Sonderman cited an abundance of data concerning the housing situation in the central city of Milwaukee. That data demonstrates the dire need for the ongoing efforts of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.
 
ERC President Thom Arndt announced the intention of Elmbrook Rotary Club to engage with the organization and support its efforts, including hands-on participation in building and renovating houses.
Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) members gathered on Saturday afternoon, September 18, to enjoy the second day of the 5th Annual Elm Grove Oktoberfest.
 
ERC member Ted Wentzel is Vice-President of the Elm Grove Community Foundation and helped organize the gala event. Food, drink (obviously, beer), music, & games highlighted the enjoyable event.
 
 
One of the highlights was the Masskrugstemmen competition. Masskrugstemmen ("Large Jug Hoisting") is a Bavarian Sport and is generally played in groups.  It consists of holding a 1-liter Stein, filled with Hofbrau beer, with one's arms. The arms must be completely stretched out and parallel to the floor. No bending of the elbows is permitted. You must hold the Stein as long as possible in this position. Winner is the one still holding the Stein(s) after the other competitors have yielded. Click on the image above to view a short clip of ERC member Christine Spresser's participation in the competition.
 
ERC members enjoy a social every month. It's part of Rotary camaraderie.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) was the featured program of Elmbrook Rotary on Friday, September 17. Presenter was Kathy Thornton-Bias.
 
Kathy Thornton-Bias is the 15th president and CEO of BGCGM and the second female to lead the Clubs since its founding in 1887 by Annabell Cook Whitcomb. She grew up in a Rotarian's family and is currently a member of the downtown Milwaukee Rotary Club.
 
The BGCGM is the largest Boys & Girls Club in the country with 44 locations throughout greater Milwaukee serving approximately 5,000 youth each day. In addition to providing an overview of the BGCGM's mission and purposes, Thornton-Bias also announced the establishment of "The Learning Center," a new program at a new location that is intended to prepare teenagers for college.
 
Our 2021 Green Bay Packer Ticket Raffle fundraiser is in the books. The winners were drawn at the meeting on Friday, September 10!
 
ERC member Chris Salani drew each winning ticket, and ERC member Linda Edelstein recorded the names. The eight (8) winners are:
 
ELMBROOK ROTARY 2021 PACKER TICKET RAFFLE WINNERS
    
DATEGAMENAME 
Sep 20vs LionsGeorge Krug 
Oct 3vs SteelersRon Hegwood 
Oct 24vs WashingtonGary Rauch 
Nov 14vs SeahawksGordy Miller 
Nov 28vs RamsDoug Jacobson 
Dec 12vs BearsMargaret Schmitt 
Dec 25vs BrownsSteve Stocker 
Jan 2vs VikingsCharley Shirley 
    
 
Winners are being notified, and their e-tickets will be sent to them.
 
Again, a BIG THANKS to everyone who bought and sold tickets and to those who volunteered on Friday mornings or at the Brookfield Farmers Market. You're the reason for our success.
 
It appears as if we raised close to $5,000 before expenses, with $2,500+ in net profit going towards the organizations we support!
 
Thanks again, and GO PACK!!
 
[Special thanks also for the printing donations
by National Sign & Design - New Berlin, WI,
and Special Editions - Sussex, WI.]
 
          
The Rotary International President for 2021-2022 is Shekhar Mehta, member (since 1985) of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, Calcutta, India. He and spouse Rashi look forward to meeting as many Rotarians as possible during this new Rotary year.
 
 
Shekhar has chosen "Serve to Change Lives" as the theme for 2021-2022. He states the following about the theme:  "Imagine the change we, as Rotary members, can make when there are so many more of us! More people to care for others, more people to Serve to Change Lives. Think of the impact we can have through grow more, do more. More members will enable us to embark on bigger and bolder service projects. And each of us can also continue to serve in our own personal ways, responding to needs in our communities."
 
To read what family and colleagues have to say about him, click here
At its Changing of the Guard ceremony held on June 30, Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) announced forty-three Paul Harris Fellow recognitions.  These included six first-time Paul Harris fellows, six presented as gifts from a Rotarian to a spouse or child, and thirty-one additional recognitions of Rotarians who were already Paul Harris Fellows.

The remarkable number of Paul Harris Fellow recognitions was partially the result of the fact the COVID-19 pandemic had prevented recognitions that were earned during the prior fifteen months. However, the principal reason for the extraordinarily large number was a new, limited-time Paul Harris matching program instituted by ERC earlier in 2021. Under the club’s matching program, the club matched each donation of $500 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) with a transfer of 500 Foundation recognition points. The TRF points are provided by the club itself and by members who have accumulated a large number of recognition points.

Announcement of the matching program generated a Paul Harris “buzz” among club members and prompted many of them to make contributions they might not otherwise have made. The matching program, which runs through the end of the current calendar year, has already generated more than $9,200 of donations to The Rotary Foundation. In addition, the presentation of so many recognitions at the Changing of the Guard event has prompted several members to indicate that they will make Paul Harris donations before the end of the calendar year.  The net result of the matching program has been a substantial increase in contributions to The Rotary Foundation and more engagement by the members of Elmbrook Rotary Club.

20 Reasons to Join Rotary


 
 
 
  1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.

  2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.

  3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development.

  4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: - learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.

  5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
 
 
WHAT DOES THE ROTARY FOUNDATION DO WITH ITS MONEY?
 
 
The Rotary Foundation spends charitable contributions on multiple programs - from the eradication of polio, to scholarships, vocational training teams, Rotary Peace Centers, and humanitarian projects. The funds are used for programs and projects Rotarians feel passionate about. With a four-star rating by Charity Navigator for ten years in a row and over 1.2 million Rotarians overseeing the funds at a grassroots level, you have all the confidence in the world that your funds through Rotary are in amazing hands doing amazing work here and abroad.
 
You can read stories and see the details
of The Rotary Foundation’s financials
in the most recent Annual Report on rotary.org
 
 
It is now possible for members of Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) to make online payments and donations both to ERC and to the Elmbrook Rotary Foundation (ERF).
 
Two separate commercial merchant accounts have been activated which intend to keep transactions separated between ERC and ERF.
 
To make payments to ERC, simply follow the link provided in one's individual club account (and quarterly statements). A surcharge of 5% is billed to one's club account when utilizing a credit card or debit card.
 
To make donations or payments to ERF, simply click the "Donate" or "Donate Now" button that can be found on multiple pages on the ERC web site. Or, one can click the URL link that will be provided in ERF invoices to club members. Please ensure that donations or payments intended for the ERF account are not made to the ERC account. The opposite is also true. And, please remember that not all payments to the Foundation [a 501(c)(3) entity] are tax-deductible. IRS rules and policies must be followed.
 
 
Finally, one can always use the old-fashioned (and least expensive) way of payment/donation with an individual check or bank check via "Bill Pay" at one's bank.
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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.

2021 Business Person of the Year

 
The Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) has announced Phil Landry, Owner of C3E Geomatics,LLC, as the recipient of the 5th annual Business Person of the Year Award. The program recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of a successful Brookfield or Elm Grove individual.
 
 
In a span of five years, Phil completed his bachelor’s degree and founded C3E Geomatics, LLC, a land surveying company, in 2017. Community support, sharing, and mentoring have been a significant part of Phil’s life and career. This includes being a supporter of the Community Warehouse, an organization designed to support background-challenged individuals by providing employment, job skills, and practical housing support. Phil has been able to grow C3E Geomatics from a revenue of $65,000 in 2017 to $385,000 in 2020, and his business is projected to make well over $500,000 in 2021.
 
Phil also supports Partners in Hope, a faith-based community reentry program for ex-offenders, run by Community Warehouse. C3E Geomatics is also writing a custom career packet about land surveying for The Community, another organization working to aid offenders in their career decisions long before release. Currently, C3E Geomatics provides financial support to these organizations. The long-term goal is to be able to offer employment opportunities and mentorship to the individuals served by these organizations. Phil loves to share his story, particularly with ex-offenders and other marginalized groups, in order to encourage them not to give up when they are pursuing employment, education, and a successful quality of life.
 
Elmbrook Rotary Club is pleased to be able to honor Phil Landry with its 2021 Business Person of the Year award.
 
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  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
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  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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Of the things we think, say or do:

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  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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Of the things we think, say or do:

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  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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Whether you're a visiting Rotarian or someone interested in finding out what Rotary's all about, please feel free to join us on Friday Mornings. You'll receive a hearty welcome - plus a whole lot more!
 
Our meetings are held at the Western Racquet Club in Elm Grove.

ImageWHEN: Elmbrook Rotary Club is a breakfast club that meets every Friday from 7:00-8:00 AM
 
WHERE:  Western Racquet Club in Elm Grove, WI. 1800 Highland Drive
 
COST: $17 Breakfast
 
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Dec 10, 2021
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The Rotary Foundation
In Recognition . . .
 
The Elmbrook Rotary Club and Foundation are pleased to recognize the following individuals.
 
Foundation Director Emeritus:
     William Isbister (deceased)
 
Club Honorary Members:
    Tom Ehrsam, Jane Koons, & Renato Westby

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