Posted on Jul 11, 2019
After a break of two weeks, Elmbrook Rotary resumed its Friday morning breakfast schedule on Friday, July 12.
 
Guest speaker was Thomas Fehring. An engineer by trade, Mr. Fehring has penned a number of books, including "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee and the Engineers Who Created Them." A 2017 JSOnline article describes his passion:  "Ferhing wants to preserve Milwaukee's history and to tell others about the significant engineering accomplishments. He established some sites as engineering landmarks in the city. Most recently, a landmark was devoted to the Sholes & Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful machine sold to the public." (https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/books/2017/07/14/magnificent-machines-milwaukee-recalls-inventions-engineering-innovations/453491001). Fehring shared the insights about Milwaukee's machine innovations which he gleaned in writing this monograph. His books are available for sale online at www.amazon.com. Profits from "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee" go to the Milwaukee County Historical Society, whose Board of Directors includes two ERC Rotarians, Fred Gettelman and Mark Zalewski.
 
Join ERC any Friday, 7:00 a.m., at the Western Racket Club in Elm Grove for breakfast, a most interesting presentation, and the opportunity to meet community Rotarians.