Posted by Sarah Williams-Berg on Dec 10, 2019
Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringing shifts still available for this Wednesday, Dec. 11. Please contact Pres. Kevin or Jackie Foti to sign up for this rewarding experience at Fleet Farm’s front entrance. Children and pets invited to join you in your shift.
Click on Santa above to register! 
Santas in Oconomowoc, a Christmas Celebration and Pub Crawl takes place Saturday, December 14 beginning at the Thirsty Bird Saloon, 119 S. Main St., Oconomowoc. The evening begins at 4 p.m. with registration and drinks (Come early and get warmed up for the crawl). At 6 p.m. the walk takes participants to other downtown Oconomowoc establishments. Registration is $25 (Includes T-shirt, Santa hat, Santa beard and two drink coupons).
Participating downtown establishments will be offering drink and food specials for all Santas who are registered with this event. Register in advance to guarantee getting a t-shirt, hat and beard. Same day registration will be accepted. Register at All proceeds benefit the Oconomowoc Rotary Charitable Foundation.
Rotary holiday party is Monday, Dec. 16 starting at 5 p.m. with cash bar. Location: 1380 W. Wis. Ave, Lake Terrace Clubhouse on the Shorehaven campus. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. All are invited to bring a $20 silent auction prize to auction that evening, or $40 per couple. Food is also being collected for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry. All rsvp’s should already be in.
Oconomowoc Rotary honored OHS senior Tori Holmin at its regular noon meeting Monday at the Oconomowoc Community Center. School staff Angela Fisher said that Holmin “navigates her life with faith and courage,” and “handles tough courses with good grades and a solid foundation in her future.” “Tori has plans and dreams and she has learned to prevail above all else.” Holmin will pursue a psychology degree from UW-Whitewater next fall, has qualified for FBLA nationals for two years and landed first in state.  Rotary honors students throughout the year, providing funding for continuing education. Pictured above from left, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roger Rindo, Fisher, Holmin and Rotary Foundation President Paula Jacobs.
Oconomowoc Area Senior Center
Oconomowoc Area Senior Center’s Mary Lueth (pictured) described the organization’s mission, “providing educational, recreational, social and wellness opportunities for seniors.” “The fact of being lonely is very real for many seniors,” said Lueth, “We at the Senior Center really want to help.” From classes such as dartball to crafts, adult coloring, line-dancing to self-defense, the Center has 670 members and 150 volunteers. More than 140 come for the senior luncheon the first Monday of each month. President Carl Duch said that space is limited at the Center and donations are always appreciated. Long-range goals include seeking out other spaces for the growing senior membership. Go to to learn more.
Holiday Social
Ramon is hosting a holiday social at his home on N. Lake Road Monday, Dec. 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Thank you to all Rotarians and their families who collected food and cash in the Oconomowoc Kiwanis Christmas Parade Saturday. Thank you to Matt Zach for providing the vehicle and for Scambler family and others for delivering to the Oconomowoc Food Pantry!