A wonderful benefit of being a Rotarian is receiving the monthly Rotarian magazine.  See full article below highlighting editorial awards that the magazine received for 2018.




Amigos Rotarians ARE People of Action!
* Last Thursday Rotarian Frey Faris let us know she needed help in serving dinner to the residents at the Cathedral Center Homeless Shelter. Everyone jumped in and dinner and desserts and beverages were provided by Frey and Daniele Calasanzio, Bonnie Lee and her son, James, Rosa Suga-Golden, and Angela Rester.  PEOPLE of ACTION!!!!
* Rosa Suga-Golden and Phil Golden recently returned from world travels and Uruguay.  They will share the District Project at a future meeting - stay tuned.
* Bonnie Lee is fresh back from Kenya and Learn for Life Kenya projects.  We look forward to a future meeting to learn more and possible global grant initiatives.
* Dorothy Krupa was recently in Haiti regarding micro-loans for women.  More in a future program.
* Angie Rester and Dorothy Krupa are leaving tomorrow and Friday respectively. They will be joining more than 20,000 other Rotarians from around the world to learn, share, and discuss ways that Rotary is impacting our world to help humanity and our environment.  Angie will be attending the Rotary International Peace Symposium a few days before the convention in Hamburg, Germany.  Former Amigos Rotarians will also be attending and meeting up with Dorothy and Angie.  Gustavo de Arriba, now a Rotarian in Denmark, and Cecilia Rebuffo, now a Rotarian in Berlin, Germany.

Habitat for Humanity Build Volunteer Opportunity Starting this Saturday, June 1

The following note and request come from Amigos Rotarian Bonnie Lee:

Hi Amigos. I want to share a service opportunity. This Saturday and the following dates (see below), people from my church will go into our city to work on Habitat for Humanity construction projects. I’ll be out their this Saturday and would love anyone who is free to join me. Happy Tuesday! 

Here’s all the logistical info and how to preregister: 

Saturday, June 1 - Framing 
Saturday, June 8 - Framing
Saturday, June 22 - Windows
Saturday, August 17 - Drywall
Saturday, November 2 - Cleaning 

Online sign up: 
·         Direct your team to go to: http://groups.mkehabitat.volunteerhub.com/events/index,
·         Use join code "northwestbaptist" when prompted.
·         Please note that participants will both "create an account" as a user (or sign in if you have used the system before) AND register for an event.
·         They will receive one email about creating an account and one with all the project details. A reminder email is also sent 3 days ahead of time.
·         Participants can sign up online up to 24 hours before the start of the event. If individuals have signed up through their leader but not through our online system they can still sign the waiver at the site.
·         People can contact me directly at bvangorp@milwaukeehabitat.org if they have any problems with the system.

Benefits to online registration

·         By having each person register, this allows us to more quickly get folks signed in on the day of the event as folks will already have signed the waiver and filled out their contact information
·         By having individual’s contact information it allows us to be in contact in case of changes in the day or bad weather.

    • Have you joined a Fellowship yet? 
    • Don't know what they are? Awesome way to connect Internationally and locally with other Rotarians who share your interests or hobbies.
    Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world.
    How do I join a fellowship?

    Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni. You can contact a fellowship directly by using the information listed in the Rotary Fellowships directory. Or search our discussion groups to find Rotary and Rotaract members with similar interests.

    How do I form a fellowship?

    Start by finding others who share you interest.

    Be sure you meet the criteria for a fellowship and apply for official recognition.

    Explore our fellowships:

    Interested in a particular subject? Visit the group's website or email it to learn more.

    Did you know that our District now has a new Fellowship?  Rotary Means Business - this was taken from the District 6270 home page - 

    "District 6270 has now officially become the first Rotary district in Wisconsin to be chartered under the Rotary Means Business Fellowship. Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring others to them. I am of the firm belief that the most honorable people to transact business with are people who abide by the 4 Way Test. So, to launch the Rotary Means Business Fellowship, we are planning an event that will be announced soon where Rotarians who are involved in business or interested in business can come to socialize and learn more about how to join the fellowship. We are also working on an Electronic Business Directory (in PDF format) for all Rotarians involved in various businesses to be able to have their businesses listed so that other Rotarians can reach out to them to transact business or refer business to them."

    Rotarian and Cycling Fellowship member Angie Rester recently rode in the Penninsula Century Fall Challenge where she ran into the Rotarians from the Rotary Club Door County North who hosted one of the rest stops and fueling stations in the ride that starts and ends in Sister Bay.  Cycling Fellowship members are also able to purchase the Rotary and End Polio jerseys made just for the Fellowship.  Angie is available for presentations to clubs regarding Fellowships.  She serves as the District Fellowship Chair.  Click here to email her your request or questions. 

    • Are you interested in serving on the District Committee for Fellowships? Meetings will be telephonically so you can join the committee from any place in the District. 

      Rotary International Convention 2019 in Hamburg, Germany - June 1-5 

      PDG and Amigos President Angela Rester and Past Amigos President will attend. Let her know if you wish to go to consider shared apartment in Hamburg. 


      Unforgettable moments are made at the convention, a place where the Rotary spirit fills the air with a level of energy and enthusiasm you can’t find anywhere else. This is the event where we unite and take action to create true and lasting change in the world.

      Angie has attended multiple conventions starting in Nice, France in 1995; Indianapolis, Indiana; Singapore, Singapore; San Antonio, Texas; Chicago, IL; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Montreal, Canada. 


      Make new friends or connect with old ones while you explore the House of Friendship with your fellow Rotarians. With so much to see and endless things to do, the Rotary Convention is sure to be an experience you won’t want to miss.

      Angie has registered to also attend the Peace Conference that is convening just before the Convention from May 31 - June 1. Any Rotarian may also register for it or the pre-convention Rotaract Symposium.



      Rotary Curious??

      • Did you know that Rotary does not require weekly attendance even though we generally meet weekly?

      • Did you know that our project and volunteer service counts as attendance?

      • Did you know that you can do a Rotary make-up by attending another club meeting OR by going on-line and read several "programs" and then apply for a make-up?  Use these links to get started.

      • Rotary e club One - the original - /www.rotaryeclubone.org

      • Rotary Club of E-Club of the Southwest USA - https://www.recswusa.org/


      Rotary Curious? 

      What Does it Take in Time?  
      • One in-person meeting per month
      What's Expected of Me?
      • To represent your vocation and help us know about you and that vocation.
      • Be a person of high ethical standards.
      • Give some of your time to Service in the Greater Milwaukee community and / or internationally.
      • Share Rotary and the opportunity to make a difference in the world with your Rotary Family in ways you could not individually.
      • Have Fun and WANT to see your Rotary club members because you miss them when you don't.