Blessings in a Backpack
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings Waukesha County feeds 3,600 kids in 35 schools throughout the county every weekend of the school year. More than 100 children are fed in the Oconomowoc School system alone. “It does not matter what zip code you live in, food insecurity is everywhere,” said representative Regina Estrada. Back packs are loaded with cereals, yogurt, mac and cheese, beef sticks, easy to open and shelf stable products. Several companies have stepped forward to sponsor the program and thousands of individuals have donated toward it. Their gala raised $155,000 last year. Administrative costs amount to only 3% of the annual budget. Go to to learn more.
Blessings in a Backpack managing director Susan Reed and representative Regina Estrada addressed Rotarians Monday
Rob Bassett, the District 6270 PolioPlus Committee Chair, presented a certificate of appreciation to Rotary Foundation members, from left, Alfonso Buscemi, Helen Forster and John Scambler for the Club’s consistent support of PolioPlus efforts across the globe.
Bassett recognized Roger Shimon with a Paul Harris Society membership chevron and certificate, indicating his support of The Rotary Foundation in the amount of at least $1000 annually.
Shorehaven Bingo is Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Wine and Bourbon Pull
The Dec. 11 Holiday Party at the Carriage House will include a Wine and Bourbon Pull. All are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine or bourbon valued at $20 (wine) or $30 (bourbon) to the Dec. 4 meeting. Megan is counting on our donations! Bring cash or check for the wine/bourbon pull.
Remember the Lyle Neeb Perseverance Award (formerly Oconomowoc Rotary Scholarship Fund) in your year end giving.
All proceeds benefit students overcoming hurdles, helping to fund their educational pursuits.
Family Promise Lead
John S. has stepped up as Family Promise “lead” for a few weeks. The Club will be in rotation to provide meals to those at Family Promise's shelter.  These are meals for the folks that are experiencing temporary homelessness in Waukesha County.   
Dec. 2 Christmas Parade
Help pick up food and cash for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry at the 5 p.m. Kiwanis Parade. Contact John S. to say you’ll be there to help decorate a truck, hand out bags and lights and proceed to the Food Pantry following. Thank you to John Scambler and his crew of elves for taking on this event. Joel Lammers will provide the truck. Sign up below to take part on this link: 
Save the date:
November 27 - Rotary Bingo at Shorehaven
December 2 -  Christmas Parade (Evening)
December 4 – Yes we do have a noon meeting at the Lake Terrace Clubhouse
December 11 -  Evening Holiday Party at The Carriage House - Lac La Belle Golf Course. Bring cash or check for the wine/bourbon pull.

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