Posted on Apr 16, 2024
REMINDER! Regular Meeting location move

We are relocating our meetings back to the Roehl Auditorium at the Center for Life Enrichment at Shorehaven, due to extensive heating issues at the Clubhouse. Please tell guests and fellow Rotarians. The address is 1306 W. Wis. Ave., enter through the Center awning doors. We will be stationed in the Roehl until further notice. Thank you for your adaptable spirit at this time and Shorehaven apologizes for the inconvenience.


Western Lakes Fire District field trip
A trip to Western Lakes Fire District enlightened Rotarians of the mighty crew’s dedication to citizen safety. WLFD serves more than 54,500 in 11 different communities. They have 42 full time positions. EMS response times have improved and services enhanced through extensive onboarding and training. WLFD operates its own apprenticeship program, drawing participants from across the US. Research rated Oconomowoc manufacturers for hazard safety, false alarms were monitored and safety equipment made more accessible to respond to overdoses, heart attacks and emergencies.

On May 1 the department will adopt a new ladder truck and on May 20 it will host the Taste of Western Lakes with equipment displays, police K-9 and food trucks. Its mission: The Western Lakes Fire District is committed to providing the highest level of protection of life and property to those served. They provide Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Rescue Services, Fire Prevention and Public Education.

The professional and dedicated staff are devoted to promoting an environment that encourages teamwork, safety, problem solving, and creativity, while maintaining a positive public image. Go to to learn more.

Rotary’s 100th Year
Mark April 25, 2025 for the 100th celebration at the Golden Mast.
100 Acts of Kindness
Rotary will plant 100 small saplings in city parks on April 20 at 9 a.m. Contact Mike H. for more details.
Changing of the Guard
Incoming president Katie Quirk announced she will host the Changing of the Guard at her lovely lake home June 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Rotary Bike Ride
Sept. 14 marks the Rotary bike ride, starting at Ski Slide Park south of Highway 16. Funds will be used to fund the new trail head.
Splash Pad
A glitch with an inkind donation left Rotary down $70,000 for a concrete pour at the site. Rotarians appeared at city council last week and asked for a temporary loan to cover the pour. Within a week, that $70,000 deficit was reclaimed through heartfelt contributions. Thank you to all who donated. All who attended the council meeting said that their commitment to Rotarians’ good works was reaffirmed.