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Oconomowoc Rotary Club

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We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
Olympia Resort
1350 Royale Mile Rd
Oconomowoc, WI  53066
United States
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National Honor Society Students Honored
Students honored Monday included, from left: Rotarian coordinator Becky Hammer, Maxwell Roth, awarded $1,200, and Timothy Schick, Luke Schwerer and Gabrielle Rohrer, awarded $700 each. Judy Schmitz is pictured at right. Missing from photo, Rebecca Hoehn, also awarded $700.

Oconomowoc Rotary honored more than 90 Oconomowoc High School National Honor Society members Monday at a special luncheon at Olympia Resort. Initially launched by the late Rotarian Chuck Herro, Rotary honors NHS students annually with a luncheon, special guest speaker, and recognition through the  James W. Schmitz Math and Science Awards. To date, Rotary has awarded more than $80,000 toward those earning top rankings in math and science courses.

International journalist Ethan Casey (above at right) addressed NHS students at Oconomowoc Rotary’s annual banquet at Olympia Resort. Each student received two of author Casey’s books “Home Free” and “Bearing the Bruise.”

OHS graduate, world traveler, international journalist and author Ethan Casey described how travels had changed his perspective, and how he originally felt “out of place” in Oconomowoc. “And then I thought maybe being poorly adjusted was a good thing.” He said he also felt “out of place” in Haiti, Nepal, inner city Detroit, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, England and South Africa. “No one else can tell you how to acquire your own experiences.”
Calling each NHS student “intelligent and self-directed,” Casey challenged students to overcome the commonplace, break through personal barriers, expand horizons and embrace the unexpected. Each student also received two of Casey’s books Monday.
Judy Schmitz spoke on behalf of her husband Jim, who started the Math and Science award program decades before to recognize those students excelling in math and science.


  • The Rotary Vocational Fair is filled! See those who enlisted Friday, May 20 from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. at Nature Hill, addressing 8th graders.
  • Highway 16 litter pickup is Saturday, May 7 at 8 a.m. at Schwefel’s parking lot. Scouts will be joining Rotarians.
  • Remember the LakeWalk Rotary group with leader Dave Breckenfelder May 7 in the a.m. at Fowler Park. Contact Dave to participate.
  • Thanks to those who helped with the Oconomowoc River cleanup! And to those who assisted with Shorehaven Bingo!
  • Changing of the Guard dinner at Oconomowoc Lake Club June 27 starting with 6 p.m. cocktails. Evening wear encouraged. Say farewell to Mike and bid a warm welcome to new Pres. Glenn Hanon!


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2016 Parade
May 09, 2016
Dr. Crisostomo, ProHealth Care Sleep Center
Quality Sleep & Sleep Disorders
May 16, 2016
Jessica Brockway
German Exchange Student Experience
May 23, 2016
Grateful Community!
OHS Counselors & Social Workers Recognition
May 30, 2016
Memorial Day
Jun 06, 2016
Dave Cieslewicz
Bicycle Federation
Jun 13, 2016
Tom Steinbeck
Oconomowoc River Watershed & Water Quality Program
Jun 20, 2016
John R. Mezydlo
Drive for Independence
Jun 27, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
No NOON Meeting
Happy 4th of July
Jul 11, 2016
Jul 18, 2016
Consider the Conversation
Terry Kaldhusdal
Jul 25, 2016