Rotary India Exchange


Traditional state dinners on banana leaves, Chinese fishing nets, rice patties and Friendship Exchange adventures in South India highlighted Monday’s presentation. District Governor Jeff Reed outlined the sprawling spice gardens, coconut groves, expansive tourism industry, friendship cakes and exploding numbers of Rotary clubs in emerging India. Several potential Indian-Rotary projects have ensued, from improved water systems, school equipment and artificial limbs. Thank you Oconomowoc Rotary member Bill Swendson and Reed for the intriguing pictorial.

Upcoming Events:

Rotary Host Bingo at Shorehaven Monday , April 23 at 6PM.  Please join in!

Joel reported Rotary hope to plant 1,000 trees at Zachariah's Acres on a Friday in May (if the ground isn't still covered in snow) and asked for volunteers to supply some elbow grease.

The 2018 ProHealth LakeWalk for Cancer will launch from Fowler Park Saturday, May 5.  Oconomowoc is fortunate to have a state-of-the-art cancer center.  The LakeWalk is a fundraiser in support of the center.  The LakeWalk also is a great way to get a little exercise and enjoy spring in Oconomowoc.  Oconomowoc Rotary will again have a team for the walk.  You can register to walk and/or donate at  You can search for our team which is listed as "Oconomowoc Rotary".  $20 early registration is open through March 21st, fees rise after that date.  Contact Dave Breckenfelder if you have any questions.  

Highway 16 Cleanup is Saturday, May 5 at 8:00AM at Schwefel's parking lot.  Scouts will be there to assist.

We go to LAFC May 7 for an offsite meeting, lunch and to tour the new dental clinic.

The annual Rotary Vocational Fair takes place at Nature Hill Intermediate School Friday, May 18 from about 12:30 p.m. (setup) to about 3 p.m. More than 100 8th graders take part. Tell Sarah WB you wish to participate at or call 262 560-6907.

We go to Zachariah's Acres May 21st for an offsite meeting, lunch, and maybe hayrides!  Cafe LaBelle provides lunches.

June 18 is Changing of the Guard at the Cupola at N88W35490 Mapleton Rd. We’ll welcome Angie Bolson as next President!

Nominations are sought for Grand Marshall for the Oconomowoc Independence Day Parade June 30.

Volunteers needed for the Independence Day Parade June 30. Contact Tom Pasch to assist.