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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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NO NOON MTG at Olympia on Aug 31 -  EVENING OFFSITE MEETING (See info below)


Business Meeting:

Reports included the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Scholarship campaign, concession stand help Thursday at the OHS football fields starting at 4:30 p.m., city tree planting, bike and pedestrian trail project updates, and Blue Moon Monday event schedules.

New Member Inductions & Classification talks

From left, Tom Pasch, Molly Schneider and Joel Lammers
Tom Curtis Pasch grew up in Hastings, MN, graduated from Medford High School, used his Army GI bill to attend college and then pursued his love of finance and banking. He has wife Julie and three daughters, is an avid hunter and outdoorsmen, plays the drums and considers his faith, family and career top priorities.
Molly Schneider is an Eagle native, grew up riding horses, skiing and snowboarding, attended several different colleges before assuming her role with the Boy Scouts of America Potawatomi Area Council. She has a sassy two year old daughter, loves to travel and live music.


OFFSITE MEETING for August 31st is our first Blue Moon Rotary meeting at Serenity Farms  located at N87 W37001 Mapleton Road (Hwy CW)  Oconomowoc WI.   There will be no noon Rotary meeting. 
 Drinks at 6pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm served by our friends from Chilango Express a short meeting to follow but this event will focus on fellowship and fun.  Please invite your spouse, significant other and guest(s).  Please consider car pooling if you can due to limited parking at the site.

Coming Up:

Highway pickup with the Scouts if Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. at Schwefel’s parking lot

A recent letter to our new President, Mike Herro that he wished shared with Oconomowoc Rotary Members & friends:
Dear Rotary Club President:
Congratulations on the beginning of a new and hopefully successful year of Rotary Service as a Club President.  I sincerely hope it is a wonderfully productive and satisfying experience for you. 
The purpose of this correspondence is to announce an upcoming trip to Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa in November 2015 to participate in a polio immunization exercise, attend the 10th Annual West Africa Project Fair, and engage in a hands-on work project.  Attached is detailed trip information.  Please feel free to share this information with the Rotarians in your club as soon as possible as we have a limited amount of space and expect this trip to be filled in the next week or two.
Trip Dates:                         November 10 – 19, 2015
Travel to:                            Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa
Per Person Price:              $1,779, double occupancy
Program includes:            Hotel accommodations, transfers, most meals, polio immunization exercise, hands-on community service field work, West Africa Project Fair registration, special Rotary and fellowship events, sightseeing, etc.
In November 2015, North American Rotarians will travel to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for a life changing experience.   Have you ever heard a Rotarian speak about their personal experience participating in a polio eradication exercise, a cleft lip/cleft palate mission, or work on a humanitarian grant?  These trips have a profound effect upon the individual.  For those of you who have gone on one of these trips you know, and for those of you who have yet to enjoy this experience, you should.
The experiences you have stay with you forever.  You get up early in the morning, travel with local Rotarians to a village, health clinic or impoverished neighborhood, and for the next few hours, you change.  Small children come up to you to say thank you.  Mothers and fathers smile at you knowing that you are giving their child a chance for a better life.  You meet with the leaders in the village to learn of their needs and their hopes.  It is hot; it is dusty; it makes you uncomfortable; it is exquisite. 
The West Africa Project Fair is endorsed by Rotary’s Reach Out to Africa Committee (ROTA), who is trying to generate greater connectivity between the African and North American Rotarians to generate greater support of the projects of Africa.  Your involvement, or your club’s involvement, in this Fair would not only provide an opportunity for project support, it would also help your members to grow and to understand the benefits of being a Rotarian.  Involvement in Rotary gives the ordinary Rotarian extraordinary opportunities to do things that they could never do anywhere else.  This trip is just such an experience. 
Even if you are unable to join us this year, please feel free to announce this program in your club over the next month, get it on websites, and get it in newsletters.  Encourage your members to participate – help them to Be a Gift to the World.
Let us know if you have any questions.   We hope to hear from you soon.
Bradford R. Howard
Rotary International Director,
Zones 25-26, 2015-2017



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Aug 31, 2015
Sep 07, 2015
Sep 14, 2015
Evening Dinner w/Watertown Details TBD
Cooney Gosling Pedestrian Trail
Sep 28, 2015
Badger Girls/Boys
Attendee Presentation
Oct 05, 2015
Oct 12, 2015
Oct 19, 2015
Oct 26, 2015
Nov 02, 2015
Mike Slawny
Rotary Foundation & Paul Harris
Nov 09, 2015
Dan Gotter, CPA
Annual Meeting, Rotary Financial Status
Nov 16, 2015
Nov 23, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 30, 2015
At the Historical Society
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 14, 2015
Dec 21, 2015
Christmas Luncheon
Enjoy Holiday Festivities
Dec 28, 2015
Merry Christmas!
Jan 04, 2016
Happy New Year!