Connecting to the miracles of nature

We trekked off to Zachariah’s Acres to learn about the heated barn and pavilion, tree house, prayer garden, raised gardens, fruit orchard, greenhouse, fishing pond, chicken coops and bonfire area. ZA is a peaceful haven where people with special needs and their families can experience the beauty of the outdoors. The volunteers, staff and clients produce fresh vegetables for local food pantries, raise farm fresh eggs, venture on hayrides, fish in an onsite pond, flush pheasants, fly kites, and experience the joy of acceptance. “Here you are accepted, encouraged and loved,” noted cofounder Terry Bartowitz. “Here you learn your life has great value.” ZA welcomes more than 5,200 visitors a year and every penny generated or donated goes to constituents. “With a little ignorance and enthusiasm, it’s amazing what can get done,” Bartowitz concluded. Go to to learn more.

Vocational Fair

Nature Hill Vocational Fair brought Rotarians to the deck describing careers to more than 100 8th graders. Thank you to all who participated.




We are saddened that Dick Protzmann passed - A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life and to offer love and support to his family and friends.  The memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 815 S. Concord Road, with visitation preceding from 9 to 10 a.m.  A luncheon will follow at Oconomowoc Lake Club.  Please remember Dick's family, especially Bobbie in your prayers. Rotarian Dan Giesen will speak on the Club’s behalf Thursday.


Upcoming Events:

No Meeting next week for Memorial Day!

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.