Birthplace of RI Founder Paul Harris

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4-Way Test

Of the things we think, say and do...
1.  Is it the truth?
2.  Is it fair to all concerned?
3.  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to service society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
June 2015

Upcoming Events


The Rotarian

Online Version


We are already well into June – the last month of the Rotary year.   When I started writing these letters last July I wondered what I could possibly find to write about every month – but there have been so many wonderful things going on in District 6270 that it has never been a problem coming up with ideas!
You all are amazing and it has been so much fun learning about your clubs – your fundraisers – and, more importantly, seeing all the fantastic service projects you do with the money you raise.  There is such a variety in the services you all provide, both in your own communities, and in the wider international world of Rotary . It is true – if a Rotarian can dream it – they can also find a way to make it happen!


WAUKESHA SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB:  This is an invitation to nominate students who satisfy the requirements as listed below.   The Application deadline is August 8, 2015.  The scholarship will be awarded in August in time for the first tuition payment.  PLEASE SEE "SITE PAGES" (right hand column) - "SCHOLARSHIPS" for complete details and application.
Selection Process
The scholarship will be awarded by the Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club to a full-time or part-time student attending an undergraduate program at a four or two-year college or university.  This scholarship will be issued to the student who has met the following requirements:
1.Nomination and a letter of recommendation by a Rotary member from District 6270.
2.Graduated from a high school in District 6270
3.Have at least a 2.75 grade point average on a 4-point scale at an accredited college.
4.Complete an application form and write a 150-200 word summary of how the student’s educational objective(s) relates to the vision of the Rotary 4-Way Test.
5.The student has one year of college credit that is earned at a 2 or 4 year college or university. 

CLUBS RECEIVE Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas and Take Action Award
(Left to Right) Dr. Karl Hertz (Past President of The Village of Thiensville & PDG)
Rob Holtz (President of TM Noon Rotary Club), Brian Kendzor (President of MT Sunrise Rotary Club)
Dan Abendroth (Mayor of The City of Mequon)
The Mequon/Thiensville Rotary Clubs announced on Saturday June 6th that their joint pledge of $100,000 towards the completion of the Rotary Riverwalk has been satisfied.  The announcement was made at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Mequon/Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club held at Mequon Rotary Park.

District Send-Off for District 6270 Global Grant Scholar

Photo from left to right:  DG Karen White, Mike Slawny, Judy Slawny, Alla Kadadha (Scholar)
Karen Plunkett-Muenster, Thomas Muenster, Kathleen O'Brien, Nancy Slinde, David Slinde
(photo by Anna Kadadha)
Alla Kadadha is our District 6270 Global Grant Scholar.  She is a graduate of Alverno College and is endorsed by West Bend Sunrise and Milwaukee Downtown Rotary Clubs.  Alla's host sponsor club in England is Enfield Chase.  She will receive a $30,000 scholarship ($15,000 from District 6270 and a matching grant from Rotary International).  Alla will be attending Kings College London and will be working on her Masters - MA Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies.  If you would like to keep up with her adventure, follow her blog at:   Our very best to you, Alla!!!



You are invited to a special World Affairs Seminar Rotary meeting on Thursday, June 25th at Carroll University.  Instead of having a host club this year, EVERY ROTARIAN IS WELCOME - AS WELL AS ANYONE ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO BRING!!

oin us for lunch - you'll eat the same food the delegates receive (with LOTS of choices); see and hear first hand how your delegates are doing.  Then stick around for "Capstone Presentation" in the afternoon.  If you need a make-up, we'll take care of the paperwork.  Cost is only $12/person, payable at the door.  Please email Kathy Herrewig ( so we can have enough seating available for all.  Feel free to contact Tom Plantenberg with any questions, comments or suggestions - 414-453-4984.
11:30 - 12:30 -     Arrival, sign in, dine, greet student delegates
12:30 - 1:15 -     Call to Order - Mike Slawny, WAS Board Chair 
Pledge of Allegiance
4-Way Test
Introductions - Tom Plantenberg
​WAS 2015 - David Howell
Invitation/Instructions to attend Capstone Presentations
Thank you and Adjournment
1:30 - 4:30 -       Capstone Presentations


Let's Do Club Facilitated Visioning

     Club facilitated visioning, known in the business world as strategic planning, is one way Rotarians can develop a 3-5 year plan for their Rotary Club.  It is facilitated by district Rotarian peers who guide a club to ‘think outside the box’ to generate ideas and plans to improve, or develop a membership plan, or a fundraising goal, or improving their giving to the Rotary Foundation or improving their community image of their Rotary Club.  
     Tired of the same old - same old?  Give this a try.  Already "been there - done that?" - if it's been a few years, give it another go!  It's when we take an honest look at ourselves that we discover many more doors that open wide to whole new world of possibilities.  
     For complete information on this opportunity, please go to "Site Pages" (right column) and click on "Visioning."


Add This To Your Budget

As you prepare to collect dues from your club members for the new Rotary year, please note that the additional dues for Council on Legislation expenses have been increased from $1 to $1.50 per member.  The increase will be reflected on the July club invoice. This is the first such increase since 2002, and it will help ensure that there are sufficient funds to meet Council expenses in 2016 and future years.
     The Council on Legislation gives Rotary members a voice in how our organization is governed. The next Council will convene in April 2016, when selected representatives from each Rotary district will review and vote on proposed legislation. Learn more about the Council here.   If you have any additional questions regarding the Council or the additional dues increase, please contact:


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Suggestions, Questions, Comments?

Contact our District Administrative Assistant
Colleen Kalscheuer at:
Rotary District 6270
P.O. Box 384
Hartland, WI   53029
(If you would like a phone call, please send
your name and phone number in an email)

Rotary District 6270 - P.O. Box 384 - Hartland, WI   53029