Student Scholarship Awarded

Faith, Family and Friends - OHS Senior Caleb Deering received the Rotary Scholarship Monday at the Oconomowoc Club’s regular noon Monday meeting at Oconomowoc Parks and Rec. OHS counselor Scott Bakkum said the student shows “resilience, humbleness, character, perseverance and endurance.” Deering has reached out to his “faith, family and friends” for their “unbending support”. Working “diligently toward his academic goals,” Deering will enroll at UW-Green Bay in human biology, to become an orthopedic physician. “We know through seeing Caleb, adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” Deering commended Rotarians for helping their community. “I want to be like you, helping my community too.”  Rotary honors students throughout the year, providing funding for continuing education.

Pictured from left, Rotary Foundation representative Paula Jacobs, Bakkum, Deering, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roger Rindo.

Financial Update

Rotarian Dan Gotter issued the annual Club Foundation and Club finance reports, commending Ed Johnson and Bill Lentz for their tireless Treasurer work. He said Rotarians can be proud of giving away more than $93,000 to support such endeavors as student scholarships, Lake Area Free Clinic, Miracle Field, downtown roundabout, Blessings in a Backpack, Scout House, bike trail, and numerous others.

Announcements & News









Above, Paula Jacobs gave a Foundation update and John Scambler described communication team efforts to update the website, use social media platforms, promote Brewfest, create easier profile access and appeal to a wider range of potential Rotarians.


  • Remember the Elegant Farmer fundraiser, where pies and apple smoked hams will be sold with a portion going back to the Rotary Foundation.  Order forms will be at each Rotary mtg. All product will be delivered the Monday before the holiday.
  • Oconomowoc Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Dan Giesen is recruiting Rotarians to walk in the Parade to gather food and cash for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry. Please help in this worthy cause.
  • Christmas Party is an noon Monday, Dec. 18 at the Community Center. Bring your favorite guest. Let Sarah WB know you’re coming and if you’re adding a guest at
  • Brewfest is March 3, 2018