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West Bend Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
New Perspective Senior Living
2130 Continental Dr
4th Floor Conference Room
West Bend, WI  53095
United States
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 - Candy Sarauer, President of the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club

 
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
Barry Rassin - President, Rotary International
Kola Alayande - District Governor, District 6270
 

President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”

 

THE 4 WAY TEST
of the things we think, say or do ...

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Thanks to everyone who helped out with Adopt a Highway this past weekend. Thanks to our efforts the stretch of Highway 45 from Paradise Drive to W. Washington Street is now the cleanest stretch of highway in the Midwest!
 
Our Sunrise Club joined efforts with the West Bend Noon Rotary Club to serve up some liquid dance fluid at at Music on Main.
 
Here is proof:
 
(Amanda Follett and Josh Schoemann)
 
(Candy Sarauer, Joel Herriges & Bonnie DeBroux)
 
(Bryce Gannon)
The passing of the Gavel from 2017-2018 President Joe Zaremba to our new President - Candy Sarauer.
 
Thanks for a great year Joe and we look forward to Candy steering the ship this year!
 
Incoming Sunrise Rotary President, Todd Vance presented a check for $10,000 to Lori Prescott, Board President of Family Promise of Washington County at our meeting this morning. 
 

Family Promise is a community response to prevent families from becoming homeless. Washington County is one of 180 affiliates in 41 states-and one of six in Wisconsin-that serve the homeless. Nationally, Family Promise has been providing shelter since 1987.

Family Promise of Washington County was started in 2009 due to a need for housing services in the area. It started out as the Interfaith Hospitality Network of 14 congregations in the county. Today we have over 30 congregations in the Hospitality Network and have expanded our services to include the transitional housing program and the Rapid Re-Housing program in 2012. In June of 2014 we opened the Promise Center. Since then we’ve been able to open eight supportive apartments in the building and provide space for Habitat for Humanity and Professional Services Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RE-POSTED FROM THE WASHINGTON COUNTY INSIDER

Sept. 10, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The stretch of Highway 45 from Paradise Drive to W. Washington Street has never looked better thanks to the volunteer spirit of the West Bend Sunrise Rotary

The local civic organization has signed up with WIDOT’s Adopt a Highway Program and bright and early on Saturday a handful of volunteers were busy digging through the high grass and collecting trash from the side of the road.

Some of the treasures included a vodka bottle (empty), a credit card, some Green Bay Packer paraphernalia, a shredded Bible and an array of Busch Light beer cans. The West Bend Sunrise Rotary decided this was a worthy cause for a number of reasons including:

  • Reduce litter along Wisconsin’s highways
  • Build statewide support for the anti-litter and highway beautification programs
  • Educate the traveling public to properly dispose of litter
  • Enhance the environment and beautify Wisconsin’s roadsides
  • We love West Bend and Washington County

If you see some of the Rotarians be sure to tell them “thanks” for the hard work and helping make West Bend a great community.       

Here is a link to our latest journal from our January 2018 including our recent school exploration. Please visit: http://oslcslinde09.blogspot.com/ 
 
Here is a photo of the Slinde's handing out books from their most recent trip to El Salvador.
 
 
And here is a photo of the Slinde's being honored for all that they've done and continue to do for the good folks of El Salvador.
 
For the latest update on the work the Slinde's and friends are doing in El Salvador please check out their most recent blog at
 
http://oslcslinde09.blogspot.com
 
 
Here is a link to David and Nancy Slinde's El Salvador Journal. They are doing amazing things! Please take a few minutes to read and learn about how they are impacting the people of El Salvador.
 
 
The blog has been set up by Our Savior's Lutheran Church, West Bend, WI, to host postings of email updates from David and Nancy Slinde who are volunteering in El Salvador on behalf of Our Savior's, The Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA, and Rotary International (among others).

Here is information and links to previous journals from the Slinde's El Salvador experiences:
 
We have been home for a week and have written a journal to celebrate a first graduation for a 9th grade class. It can be found here http://oslcslinde09.blogspot.com/2016/11/our-trip-to-el-salvador-was-in-planning.html  and look for the pictures that follow.
 
Here is a link to David & Nancy Slinde's blog from their most recent trip to El Salvador. It contains information and pictures.
 
Here is a link to their visit to a womens empowerment project:
http://oslcslinde09.blogspot.com/2016/11/with-only-day-to-visit-we-couldnt.html
GREETER & SPEAKER SCHEDULE
                                                               
 
DATEGREETERSPEAKER HOSTSPEAKER GUESTTOPIC/ORGANIZATION
8/14/18Vance, ToddCorbett, JonRob JansenExecutive Director of the Wisconsin State Golf Assoication (WSGA)
8/21/18Tighe, TeresaDe Ceuster, Dolf  
8/28/18Tennies, ScottDebroux, BonnieRick DebePast District Govrnor - Water amd Samitations Projects
9/4/18Szukalski, JeffIn Service  
9/11/18Sturgeon, BevDogs, KoryRick GundrumAssembly District 58 State Representative
9/18/18Strachota, PatriciaDomres, Steve  
9/25/18Stanek, SteveEvans, Mark  
10/2/18Slinde, NancyIn ServiceMarianneHaiti Water Project
10/9/18Seiser, MaryFeldhusen, Tom  
10/16/18Schoemann, JoshuaFitzgerald, Doug  
10/23/18Sack, JonathanFleishman, Mike  
10/30/18Roell, TravisGalante, TimKevin SteinerWest Bend Mutual
11/6/18Reid, GraemeIn Service  
11/13/18Potts, JeffGambucci, JacciRandy SpauldingNew device being made/Spaulding Medical
11/20/18Polachowski, AlGrinna, Amy  
11/27/18Phililps, MikeGumm, Mary  
12/4/18Patten, BobIn Service  
12/11/18Otis, TeriGuse, Chris  
12/18/18Olson, LynnHeather, Wendy  
12/25/18No Meeting - Holiday   
1/1/19No Meeting - Holiday   

2018/2019 West Bend Sunrise Rotary Leadership Team

President - Candy Sarauer
President Elect – Todd Vance
President Nominee – Jon Sacks
Past President – Joe Zaremba
Secretary – Clarissa Martinelli
Treasurer – Lori Yahr
Sergeant at Arms - Graeme Reid
2018-2019 Committees
New Event  Fire Side Chat  Vocational Service
Steve Stanek - Chair Wendy Heather - Co-Chair Jon Corbett - Chair
Rick Vanderkin Teri Otis - Co-Chair  
  Candy Sarauer  
     
Enchanted Raffle Gingerbread House  International 
Jacci Gambucci - Chair Wendy Heather - Chair Bev Sturgeon - Chair
Teresa Tighe Teri Otis Graeme Reid
Adam Hertel   Steve Domres
John Knoll   Bob Neja
Jon Corbett   Nancy Slinde
    Mary Beth Seiser
    Joe Zaremba
     
15 K Committee Foundation Public Relations
Todd Vance - Chair Paul Wilke - Chair Kory Dogs
Al Po Mike Nowack - VP Joyce Malloy
Amy Grinna Mike Fleischman - Secretary  
Clarissa Martinelli Kirk Emerich - Treasurer  
Bev Sturgeon Joe Zaremba - Board Member Liason  
Wendy Heather    
Teri Otis    
Chris Guse    
     
Funds Distribution  Club Service  
George Verheyan - Chair John Knoll - Chair  
Bob Neja Bob Johnson  
Paul Wilke Jeff Potts  
Tom Feldhusen Jeff Szukalski  
Jacci Gambucci Rick Vanderkin  
  Jon Sacks  
 
West Bend West High School seniors Amy Geenen and Olympia Wundrock have been named January Students of the Month by
the West Bend Sunrise Rotary. Both students are four-year members of the school’s Interact club.
 
Amy Geenen, the daughter of Jim and Jody Geenen, is a member of National Honor Society, the Dolphins Synchronized Swim team, S.E.E.D., West Forensics, Youth in Government and St. Frances Cabrini High School Discipleship. She plans to study biomedical sciences at either the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse or UW-Madison with the goal of becoming a physician.
 
Olympia Wundrock, the daughter of Mark and Rosina Wundrock, is a member of the National Honor Society, S.E.E.D, FBLA and is president of the Dolphins Synchronized Swim Club. She volunteers with Casa Guadalupe and Read to Succeed. She plans to double major in international business and Spanish at UW-Madison.
Congratulations to all of the Enchanted Raffle winners from this year's raffle. What a great way to kick off Enchantment In The Park and the Christmas season! Also, we want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and everyone who purchased tickets!  This year's lucky winners were:
 
$5,000 - Kathleen Menter
$1,000 - Phyllis Schaefer
$1,000 - Tim Britton
$1,000 - Lisa Nimmer
 
 
Slinde fragrance prize + $25 Bibinger's gift card - Kathy Christensen
Heather/Otis Christmas baking package + $25 Bibinger's gift card - Wendy Heather
Bucks Tickets + $25 Bibinger's gift card - Cindy Steffes
$20 Sal's Pizza gift card + $25 Bibinger's gift card - Sarah Dogs
$200 prize for ticket holder at event - Lori Yahr
 
Thanks to all of our members who helped with the set up for Enchantment In The Park this year!
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
 

More history can be found here: https://www.rotary.org/en/history-paul-harris-fellow-recognition 

Congrats to our West Bend Sunrise Rotary 2018 recipients!  
 
Mike Fleischman - 1st PHF
Gary Britton and Jeff Potts - 2nd PHF
Chris Guse, Doug Fitzgerald, Graeme Reid, Jeff Szukalski - 3rd PHF
Lori Yahr - 4th PHF
 
Here are our West Bend Sunrise Rotary 2017 recipients:  

They include (pictured left to right) Scott Tennies, Phyllis Schaeffer, John Wagner, Mary Thorn, Beverly Sturgeon, presenter Mary Beth Sieser, George Verheyen and Steve Domres!  Also recipients though not present are Mary Gumm, Michael Nowack and Wendy Heather!  Congratulations team!

West Bend Sunrise Rotary welcomes our newest members...Eager to get involved and make a difference in the community and world. 
 
Travis Roell, Albiero Plumbing, Sponsor John Backhaus, and President Joe Zaremba
 
Jonathan Sacks, West Bend Attorney, Sponsor: Mary Beth Seiser and President Joe Zaremba

 

Members of the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club recently collaborated with Casa Guadalupe and Early Head Start with a Rotary District Grant to provide Brain Games Books for area families with children 0-3 years old to guide the parents in helping their children prepare for their pre-school years.
 
The books will be used by 80 families over the next 12 months and will also assist counselors with their home visits as discussion guides as they progress through the books. They are printed in English and Spanish versions to facilitate understanding by their clientele.
 
The Grant was written by Phyllis Schaefer and the grant covered the cost of the books and shipping.  The LaCrosse Rotary Club assisted with supplying the books. Other Rotarians will assist the Early Head Start project throughout the school year.
 
The photo was taken at the picnic where the books were distributed. Those in the photo include: Bev Sturgeon, Noelle Braun (Casa Guadalupe Executive Director), Mary Gumm, Suzanne Skopek (Wash.Co. Early Head Start Center Director), Gary Britton, and Phyllis Schaefer.
At our January 27, 2015 Board meeting, the Board approved the "Leave of Absence Policy".
 
A member can take three months off for a valid reason and if more time is needed he/she would have to apply for an extension by contacting the current president.  The leave would start from the date a written request is received. The written request should include the leave start day and end date if known, if not in the letter, the leave begins the date the written request is received. Dues would have to still have to be paid during the leave of absence period. If paying "Every Rotarian Every Year" dues, those payments will also be billed during your leave. This request does affect our numbers that we need to report to Rotary International so leaves should be requested only in extreme cases. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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