Posted by Sarah Williams-Berg on Oct 22, 2019


Pictured from left, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roger Rindo, Mauer, Verhagen, and Rotary Foundation President Paula Jacobs.

Oconomowoc Rotary honored OHS senior Callie Mauer Monday. School staff Susan Verhagen commended Mauer for her “growth mindset” and for developing a plan for determined success. Mauer hopes to become a certified nursing assistant through WCTC, then on to become a neonatal nurse. Mauer said she’s always strived to help people. “We celebrate you today,” said Verhagen. “We cannot wait to see what a bright future unfolds.” Rotary honors students throughout the year, providing funding for continuing education.


From left: Supt. of Schools and Rotarian Roger Rindo, And and Lyle Neeb, OHC Counselor Susan VerHagen, and new Rotary Scholarship Shairman Brion Collins.

Standing ovations for Lyle Neeb (above, center) for providing recognition and scholarships to OHS students for more than 30 years through the Rotary Scholarship program. “Some people live their lives to make a difference for others, Lyle is one of them,” Verhagen told the group.

The Oconomowoc Historical Society was founded in 1926 and continues to preserve and promote Oconomowoc’s rich historical past. The museum offers public research, inhouse programs, group education, hosts class reunions, sponsors Halloween and Christmas events and serves as custodian for our city’s treasured artifacts. Rotarians saluted the invaluable organization.

Joel Lammers described the Santa Stroll Dec. 14, starting with a social at 4 p.m. and a 6 p.m. mile loop of downtown. Walkers will pay an entry fee, receive drink coupons and gather friends to walk with. 

The Oconomowoc Rotary Foundation is once again seeking annual contributors for the Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund. Checks are payable to the Oconomowoc Rotary Foundation and can be given/mailed to either George Justice or Brion Collins.  Rotarians may make a one-time gift or make a three year commitment.  Rotary is seeking two or three individual or corporate sponsors who are in a position to support this project with a $5-10,000 annual gift.  Last year a number of Rotarians contributed $1,000 and still others $500.  The annual cost to the club for the scholarship is $15,000. Thank you for supporting this rewarding project.

  • Dave Perry is willing to take Rotarians’ shoes to the Soles for Jesus warehouse for use in impoverished countries.
  • Play Bingo with Shorehaven residents Monday, Oct. 28 after the evening social at 6 p.m. Light up resident lives with joyful, competitive interaction.