Rotarians - People OF Action

 A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year.

THIS GAME IS ALREADY SOLD OUT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!

Rotary Fellowship AND Get Coveted Brewers vs Cubs Game Tickets - Must Sign Up by the 9th for best discount and 26th is Final Date for Sell-Out - whichever comes first

Game On Rotarians!!!  It's time for a Road Trip!!

Please join Rotarians from other Districts and from our own in Milwaukee September 7th for the 2019 Rotary Road Trip to Miller Park; and honor our patient Veteran friends from Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Clement J. Zablocki VA and other regional VA Medical Centers.  The game features the Chicago Cubs at the Milwaukee Brewers!

We step off our event with a classic Wisconsin tailgate party - including all the necessary fixins and live entertainment with Mellencougar!

Purchasing your tickets before August 9th will save you a large chunk of cash!   See the link for details.

We encourage your club or group to consider bringing a bus, or even combine with other groups if practical.   Bus parking is available.

Sponsorships are available - This year we are welcoming Band and Tent sponsorships in addition to your Club and Enterprise opportunities.

We are asking for your consideration as a Sponsor Club for this event.  As a Sponsor you are committing to a minimum of 10 event admissions - four (4) to be donated to directly to Veteran patients from The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and other regional VA medical centers. 

Tent and Band sponsors will have the unique opportunity to host a pop up on our tailgate grid and enjoy exposure to the general public as they pass our location en route to the game!  Please respond to this email if you have any questions regarding sponsorship.

Proceeds from our event benefit the One World Medical Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that provides support for research and treatment for Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and Moral Injury among our Military Veteran community.  *** Be aware your event purchases are not considered a charitable contribution for tax purposes.***

Please forward this email to your Club membership and friends in your community!  

Our event ticket sales will end on August 26th or when we sell out of our event ticket block - whichever comes first! 

THIS GAME IS ALREADY SOLD OUT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!

or you can print and place your order here:  Rotary Road Trip Order Form

(If you already have game tickets - you can certainly join us for the Rotary Tailgate Party - CLICK HERE!)  You may also purchase just game tickets if you are not able to attend the tailgate.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Kevin Stevens

Rotary International District 6440

Veteran Affairs Liaison


2019-20 RI president Mark Daniel Maloney presidential theme

Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models.
 

Maloney, a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA, on Monday.

“The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” Maloney said.

Maloney believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.

“(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences,” Maloney said. “It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”

Maloney also called on every Rotary and Rotaract club to identify segments of their community not represented in their club by creating a membership committee with diverse members.  

“Through Rotary, we connect to the incredible diversity of humanity on a truly unique footing, forging deep and lasting ties in pursuit of a common goal,” he added. “In this ever more divided world, Rotary connects us all.”

Maloney urged leaders to offer alternative meeting experiences and service opportunities to make it easier for busy professionals and people with many family obligations to serve in leadership roles.

“We need to foster a culture where Rotary does not compete with the family, but rather complements it,” Maloney said. “That means taking real, practical steps to change the existing culture: being realistic in our expectations, considerate in our scheduling, and welcoming of children at Rotary events on every level.”

Maloney said many of the barriers that prevent people from serving as leaders in Rotary are based on expectations that are no longer relevant.

“It is time to adapt, to change our culture, and to convey the message that you can be a great district governor without visiting every club individually, and a great president without doing everything yourself.”


 

Articles in July/August issue of Milwaukee Ethnic News list 22 ethnic events and involve these groups:

German, Jewish, African American, Welsh, Filipino, Armenian,  Mexican, French, Caribbean, Filipino, African, English, Indian, Southeast Asian, Croatian, Italian, Irish, Chinese, Ukrainian, American Indian, Latino, Kashubian, Quaker, International, and more


 

 

 

 
 
Amigos Rotarians ARE People of Action!
 
  • Presidential Citation and Presidential Distinction: Amigos Rotary Club has earned the 2018-2019 Rotary International Presidential Citation with Presidential Distinction
  • $45,000 Global Grant Approved: We received word that the Global Grant has been approved by Rotary International Foundation to provide micro-credit loans to at least 40 new women to grow or to start a small business in Mirebalais, Haiti, submitted by RC Mirebalais, Centre (D7020) and RC Milwaukee Amigos After Hours (D6270) has been approved by The Rotary Foundation. The award is in the amount of US$45,000. Rotary Clubs that helped financially support this project beyond the Amigos Club include the Rotary Clubs of Waukesha, ElmBrook, Milwaukee Northshore, West Allis, Mitchell Field, Mequon-Milwaukee Afterhours, Mayfair, Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise, West Bend Sunrise and some other individual Rotarians.
     

Amigos Rotarians Attended Various Rotary Conferences, Conventions, and Trainings

  • President Angie attended the Rotary District 6270 Changing of the Guard ending District Governor Kola Alayande's year and welcoming in District Governor Steen Sanderhoff.
  • President-Elect Edwin Nyakoe Nyasani was sponsored by the Amigos Rotary Club to attend the DualConn District Conference held in May in Wisconsin.  He got lots of great ideas for the club and our membership that will unfold in his year beginning July 1. Photo of the Nigerian delegation at the DualConn is below.
  • Amigos Rotarians Angela Rester and Dorothy Krupa attended the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany where they met up with former Amigo Rotarians Cecilia Rebuffo and Gustavo de Arriba. Amigos attendees for the Convention are not sponsored or underwritten.  More will be shared on the experience and learnings at a future meeting.  This was Angie's 8th convention and Dorothy's first. The first picture is meeting up with District 6270 Governor Kola Alayande and Past RI Director Mike McCullough. The second photo is of the current RI President Barry Rassin - Bahamas and RI President-Elect Holger Knaack - Germany presenting their flags and yes, that is Cecilia and Dorothy in the front row. The next photo is preparing for a group photo of all who attended from District 6270 and the last photo is Angie, Gustavo, Michel (Cecilia's husband and the founder of the Milwaukee Rotary Club Rotaract Club)
  • President-Nominee Daniele Calasanzio, President-Elect Edwin Nyakoe Nyasani, and Board Director Public Relations/Social Media Marta Carrion participated in the District Grant Seminar to support our club submission for a local project.  We hope to learn in the next month if we qualified for that grant related to food, nutrition, and growing food.
  • Amigos Rotarians Frey Faris and Daniele Calasanzio attended the June 22 Outdoor Festival Celebrating Our Refugee Communities. The last photo is Kai, Frey, Daniele, and Dawn (who was a guest at last week's Rotary meeting).
    

 

Sunday, June 23 - Riveredge Nature Center Bike Ride

Amigos Rotarian Angela Rester is also a member of the Rotary Cycling Fellowship and Chair of the District Fellowship Committee.  She was at the Riveredge Ride on Sunday representing Rotary!
 

 


Habitat for Humanity Build Volunteer Opportunities in August and September

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, 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. 

      WHY ATTEND?

      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. 

      PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

      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.