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Wednesday, March 20 - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - You choose your time at Milwaukee Athletic Club - enjoy the MAC and ride 30 min. or an hour or ????

Join us as an Indoor Rider and/or Supporter if YOU Want to Make a Difference and eradicate polio from the planet 

Help to eradicate only the second disease from the planet - Polio! Ride to End Polio on Wednesday, March 20. Indoor Ride for ANYONE wanting to be a part of polio eradication!
Anyone - Rotarian or non-Rotarians can provide a polio free world!
Join Us for the Rotary Milwaukee Amigos Ride to End Polio!
Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 
Time: Anytime between 9 a.m. and 5p.m. 
Location: Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 
Ride for a cause and make a difference in the fight against polio! A special thanks to the Milwaukee Athletic Club for providing the space and amenities to support this Ride to End Polio!
What to Expect:
  • Secure Lockers: Store your belongings safely while you ride.
  • Relaxation Amenities: After your ride, unwind in our showers, steam room, and sauna to soothe those sore muscles.
  • Expert Assistance: Our MAC staff will be available to answer any questions and ensure you have a great experience.
  • Explore MAC: Take a tour of Milwaukee’s premiere athletics and meeting facilities.
Can't make it in person? No problem! Join us from the comfort of your own home. All registrants will receive a Zoom link that connects to the MAC spinning room.
How to Contribute:
To make your contribution, visit the Raise for Rotary Event page at https://bit.ly/3wx6LT2. Donations qualify for a 2-to-1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and support the Rotary Foundation End Polio Fund.
Registering for the Ride:
Register for the event and/or reserve a bike for the indoor ride at the Milwaukee Athletic Club by visiting https://bit.ly/4bTiPye. The indoor ride occurs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., allowing riders to choose their preferred duration.
Let's pedal together to end polio and create a healthier world for all!! Didn't know polio still exists or should be important for us?  Join our meeting on March 12 to learn more and to understand WHY we need to eradicate polio forever!
Don't forget to spread the word! Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join us in this important cause. Together, we can make a difference!
FYI - you can create your own fundraising page for yourself or a club or other service organization via the Raise for Rotary site mentioned above.  We hope that more than Rotarians will partner with us to eradicate the planet from this disease!
Click here to contact Chair Rob Grede with questions re use of Milwaukee Athletic Club. Click here to contact Angie with donation or Raise for Rotary questions.  For Rotarians, if they use their Rotary recognized email address, then their donation is automatically credited to their personal giving to Ending Polio at the Rotary International Foundation...they get credit AND their club gets that credit to their End Polio giving. 

    Leadership Attended President Elect Training

    President-elect Frey Faris, President-Nominee Fessahaye Mebrahtu, current President Marta Carrion, and club founder Angela Rester joined Rotarians from Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for leadership training last weekend in Itasca, IL.  
    Check out more about President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) and listen to keynote Jennifer Jones's, Past President of Rotary International, compelling and informative presentation by clicking here!

    More than US$2 Million Collected for Turkey, Syria After Earthquake

    Rotary members continue to provide relief a year later to those affected


    A year after the most powerful earthquake in nearly a century devastated parts of Turkey and Syria, Rotary members have helped people rebuild with container homes for hundreds of families, hospital equipment, and other essential support.

    A special disaster relief fund created by The Rotary Foundation, now closed to contributions, raised more than US$2 million from donors around the world and funded about 60 grants that have allowed Rotary members to provide shelter, medical care, and other necessities.

    The earthquake on 6 February 2023 killed more than 55,000 people and affected 15 million others across southern Turkey and northern Syria. Hundreds of thousands of people are still living in temporary settlements in Turkey and are enduring a second winter without homes or access to clean water and sanitation facilities. In Syria, the earthquake exacerbated a humanitarian crisis where millions of people were already in need due to conflict, economic crisis, and epidemics.

    Many clubs and districts have organized humanitarian initiatives guided by Rotarians in the affected areas. The three districts in Turkey worked together to implement projects totaling US$10 million.

    Immediately after the earthquake, Rotarians in Turkey set up three tent cities to provide temporary shelter for 2,000 families. The districts have since used US$50,000 disaster response grants coupled with other funds to establish two container cities while providing support for a third container city built by the local government in Ankara.

    Each container city includes units from large shipping containers for 110 families equipped with beds, mattresses, air conditioning units, water heaters, refrigerators, toilets, a bathtub, and kitchens. The Rotarians also built mobile kindergartens and prefabricated schools, a medical clinic, and a laundry facility in or near the container cities.

    Refik Kutluer, president of the Rotary Club of Ankara International, says his club arranged for six children whose limbs were amputated from injuries suffered in the earthquake to receive prosthetic limbs at hospitals in the United States. The treatments were provided at no cost to the families.

    “All these children have returned home and are again able to walk,” Kutluer says. “They continue to express their gratitude to Rotary saying that after the earthquake, they felt hopeless, but now they have been restored to life.”

    The Ankara International club also provided a mobile science laboratory and classroom for Ata College, almost completely destroyed by the earthquake. The school lost 26 students, two teachers, and two staff members in the quake. Classes are being held in prefabricated buildings.

    “All the students are earthquake victims trying to heal while attending classes,” Kutluer says. “The school is like a home to them, and they are thankful for those who have reached out with love and respect.”

    Rotary and Rotaract members have also purchased essential equipment for a hospital in Antakya. Using two US$50,000 grants, District 2430 provided an ultrasound machine that hospital administrators requested as well as equipment to perform colonoscopies and endoscopies.

    A year after the earthquakes, Rotary members are continuing to respond.

    - February 2024

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    The Rotary Club Milwaukee Amigos After Hours is a multilingual club with a passion for diversity in Milwaukee
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    Milwaukee, WI 53202
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    Club Service Project - Cathedral Center
    April 30, 2024, Amigos Serves  Dinner

    Every 5th Tuesday of the month, Amigos Rotarians prepare and serve dinner to the women and children at Cathedral Center.  This project is in its 7th year of partnership.

    Please join us in April!

    Rotary Spotlight

    Liz Nevitt Selected as District Governor Candidate for the 2025/26 Rotary Year

    We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth “Liz” Nevitt has been selected as our candidate for District Governor for the 2025/2026 Rotary year, subject to approval by Rotary International and ratification by the District members at the annual business meeting in the spring of 2023.

    Liz is a fourth generation Rotarian. She joined the Menasha Rotary Club in 1998 and moved to the Ripon Rotary Club in 2012. Liz served as President of each club twice, and held other club leadership roles. At the District level, she served as Assistant Governor for three years, District Family of Rotary Resource Group Coordinator and has been the District Stewardship Subcommittee Chair for the past three years. Liz is also a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, Paul Harris Sustaining Member, and the District's newest PolioPlus Society member.

    Please join us in congratulating her and thanking her for her continuing service to Rotary.
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