|Growing With Haiti||Posted by Dr. Ken Schumann - Hartland-Lake Country Rotary Club||on Mar 03, 2015||
Twenty one years ago my wife and I were asked by Rotary District 6270 and The Ventures In People Foundation to go to Haiti to see what could be done to improve the goat population. We are both veterinarians and had raised goats for about ten years. That trip opened my eyes to how the poorest people in our hemisphere lived and the ways Rotary could help. Over the years a number of projects have been done to improve goat husbandry education, improve goat genetics and train veterinary agents. I moved on to hundreds of humanitarian projects, some were my idea but most were suggested or asked for by local people, especially Haitian Rotarians.
|From District Governor Mary Beth Seiser||Posted by District Governor Mary Beth Seiser||on Feb 01, 2015||
January - Our Halfway Marker
Welcome to 2015! Happy New Year to you and your families, and may it be a very happy and healthy year for everyone.
I can’t believe we are already at the midway point of the Rotary year! That means, of course, that we should be at the midway point of achieving our goals for the year. We discussed goals at my official club visits and I ask that you take a few minutes now to review those goals, both at the club level and at your personal level. If you are on track – congratulations ! If not, it may be time to review your plan of action and put it in motion.
A quick review of the goals we discussed:
|To All President Elects||Posted||on Nov 24, 2014||
Mark Your Calendars
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3-6-15 to 3-8-15 - PETS
REGISTRATION LINK: http://register.midwestpets.
As a reminder - Hotel Registration is NOT part of the Registration Fee. You will need to accomplish your Hotel Reservation separately.
|Foundation Dinner 2014 - Awards and Recognition||Posted||on Nov 07, 2014||
Rotary District 6270 Rocks!
At the Rotary District 6270 Foundation Dinner held on November 6, 2014, there was much cause for joy and celebration. Below is a list of clubs and members from our district who were recognized at this special event for contributions during 2013-14:
Contributions to Polio Plus in the amount of $1,500 or more:
Fox Cities Morning, Hartford, Manitowoc Sunrise, Milwaukee, Neenah, Oconomowoc, Oshkosh, Ripon, Sheboygan, Whitewater, Whitnall Park.
Top 3 Highest Per Capital Annual Giving:
Every Rotarian Every Year: Awarded to clubs that achieve a minimum of $100 per capita with every active member personally contributing SOME AMOUNT to the Annual Fund during the Rotary year: Cedarburg-Grafton, Port Washington-Saukville, West Bend Sunrise
100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Clubs: awarded to clubs with every active member of the club personally contributing $100 or MORE to the Annual Fund during the Rotary year: Port Washington-Saukville, West Bend Sunrise
Finally, we recognized those Rotarians who became either a Benefactor, a member of the Bequest Society, or a Major donor during the past 2 years:
Benefactors: Thomas Curl, Linda Curl, Penny Jo Zagel, Bernard H. Schreiner, Dana Kohlmeyer, Ann Affeldt, Steve Affeldt, Don Drecktrah
Bequest Society: Ann Affeldt, Steve Affeldt, Penny Jo Zagel, Mary Beth Seiser, Thomas Curl, Linda Curl
Major Donors: Ronald Becker, Joseph Kempen, Julilly Kohler, Nancy Rhodes, Raymond Smith, Robert Staufer, Jr., Mike White
*All information taken from RI reports. Our apologies for any errors or omissions.
Congratulations to everyone who was recognized at our dinner. And thank you to ALL clubs and individuals in District 6270 who give Service Above Self with projects, fundraisers, meetings, and contributions throughout the year. As we strengthen our clubs through commitment and service, we "Light Up" our families, our communities, our nation, our world. Let's continue to "make new friends, help our communities, and make the world a better, safer and healthier place."
|Shop On Amazon and Support The Rotary Foundation||Posted||on Nov 06, 2014||
Fun Way to Support TRF
|Engage Rotary With #GivingTuesday||Posted||on Nov 06, 2014||
This year, Rotary will kick-off the holiday season by joining the social media world on December 2nd for #GivingTuesday. Started in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a movement to go online for a classic holiday tradition - giving to those in need. Following the Thanksgiving weekend into Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday had 2.5 million views online last year.
|An Outbound Experience||Posted||on Nov 06, 2014||
|History of The Rotary Foundatioin||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Nov 03, 2014||
November - Foundation Month
|So What Exactly Is...?||Posted||on Nov 03, 2014||
Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. RI recognizes donors to express gratitude for your commitment and offer individual and club recognition, as well as naming recognition that let you honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift. Please consider these many ways of planning and giving to Rotary:
|Attention: All Clubs Using ClubRunner||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Oct 17, 2014||
It's Time to Switch to ClubRunner 3.0!
As a reminder, as of October 31, 2014, ClubRunner will no longer be applying bug fixes to the Version 2.0 platform and all updates will only be made to Version 3.0, and so they strongly urge you to switch today.
There is no difference in pricing between Version 2.0 and 3.0, plus switching is easy! Please note that you must have site administrator rights (access level 30) in order to switch. For more information, please visit their website: http://site.clubrunner.ca/
|Reminder for Clubs to File Required Annual Information Return With IRS by November 15||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Oct 17, 2014||
Whether your club is a subordinate under Rotary International’s 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt, the IRS requires that all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and its territories file an annual information return. For those clubs whose tax year follows the Rotary year, the deadline to file is 15 November. The form a club must file is dependent upon its gross receipts for the year. For more information, please see Frequently asked questions about annual reporting requirements for exempt organizations at www.irs.gov.
|Have You Surveyed Your Membership Lately?||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Sep 27, 2014||
Healthy, vibrant and growing clubs require that all members feel they have a voice in the club. Conducting regular member surveys is one way to improve member satisfaction in Rotary and increase member retention. There are many tools, hi and low tech, available to help.
|Rotary’s Response to Ebola Outbreak||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Sep 25, 2014||
Rotary is continuing to follow the developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and advice of the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our partners in international public health. Although Rotary has limited opportunities to respond at a corporate level, our strength as an organization is firmly rooted in the grassroots response of Rotary clubs and Rotarians.
|Sign Up Today - End Polio Now||Posted by Monica Phillip||on Sep 11, 2014||
On , Rotarians clubs and districts around the world will come together to fight polio. Register today for our End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream event to receive a global update on the current status of polio eradication, hear inspiring stories, and musical performances. The event will begin at and will be streamed live at endpolionow.org.
|2015-16 District Grant Applications Now Available||Posted by Nancy Rhodes||on Aug 15, 2014||
It's not too early to get your 2015-16 District Grant Application turned in. The forms are located under "Site Pages" (right hand column), "Grants-Rotary," "District Grant Application 2015-16."
|Important Notice - Youth Protection Update||Posted by Bob Hosch||on Aug 12, 2014||
Currently we obtain criminal background reports from Intellicorp at a cost of $3.15 each. Intellicorp has announced changes in the price structure and content of these reports. As of October 1, 2014 the cost per report will be $10.00 each. On July 1 2015 the cost will increase to $14.95 each. These reports will include a national criminal search, national sex offender search, county of residence search, address history and verification of social security number.
|Polio Vaccinators Make Significant Headway in Nigeria||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Jul 29, 2014||
|Barron County Sunrise Rotary Club Looking For Rotarian Curlers||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Jul 24, 2014||
The International Curling Fellowship of Rotarians was formed by Rotarians who have a love for the sport of curling. They are currently looking for Rotarians to form curling teams or individual curlers that would like to be placed on a team to participate in the upcoming Rotary USA Bonspiel, being held in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on October 10-12, 2014.
|Volunteers Mount Vaccine Drive After Polio Crops Up in Syria||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Jul 20, 2014||
Thousands of volunteers recruited and deployed by nonprofit groups have inoculated some 1.4 million children in rebel-held parts of Syria this year, braving shelling and air strikes to combat the disease after an outbreak in October, reports The Washington Post.
|From District Governor Mary Beth Seiser||Posted||on Mar 01, 2014||
It’s May, and Spring has finally arrived – along with yardwork, graduations, weddings, and finally a rest for the tired furnace!
TRICON DISTRICT CONFERENCE -
The District Conference, a collaboration of three districts, is just around the corner. Reservations are pouring in, speakers are finalizing their travel plans, 74 Youth Exchange students have registered and are planning their Flag Ceremony, several Rotaract clubs are planning to meet with the Rotaract Club at Lawrence University, and we are buried in last minute details – in other words, everything is the normal organized chaos before a conference. We hope to see you there and if you can’t come for the entire conference, consider joining us for a few hours, or for one day. Details and registration information are on the district website.
ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS –
One aspect of Rotary that I love is the opportunity for international relationships. Not only can we practice Service Above Self by reaching out to people all over the world, but we can also expand our horizons by meeting and exchanging ideas with people in other cultures. Many Rotarians don’t realize that there are established Rotary Fellowships, open to all of us as a way to build relationships.
Do you like Beer or Wine? (I know, that can be a silly question in Wisconsin!). There are fellowships for that. Are you someone who loves to spend weekends bicycling – curling – geocaching – canoeing – or cooking ? Are you a lawyer, a travel agent, or in Law Enforcement? Do you love to travel, or attend Rotary International Conventions? Are you single and someone who would like to meet other single Rotarians? There are fellowships for all of those ! Are you interested in growing your business, or expanding overseas? Check out the “Rotary Means Business” fellowship. I was part of the Quilters and Fiber Artist fellowship and we worked together to make quilts and afghans to raise money for Polio. Rotarians from all over the world knit, crocheted, or pieced a quilt square, then a lovely Rotarian in England put them all together and they were auctioned at an International Convention.
With about 66 different fellowships you are bound to find something you like. Check it out by Googling “Rotary Fellowships” or searching under “MyRotary”on the RI website. Then let me know which one you joined !
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION –
Finally, as the year draws to a close please be sure to make your contributions to the Rotary Foundation soon – preferably by May 31 - to guarantee they are booked in for this year. This is OUR Foundation and as Rotarians it is our duty, and our privilege, to contribute to the foundation, just as we contribute to our church, and our favorite charities. The Rotary Foundation is unique – it is efficiently run, it funds a wide variety of projects, scholars, and vocational training teams, and we have a say in the way the funds are divested. What we contribute this year will determine the District Designated Funds available to us three years from now. Rotary has done great things in the past 110 years, but our work is far from complete. There is always more to do, and it is up to us to keep building for the future.
Have a wonderful month of May and thank you for all you do to LIGHT UP ROTARY !!
|Plan to Attend the 2015-16 GMS||Posted||on Feb 11, 2014||
Grant Management Seminar (GMS) Training for 2015-2016
Does your Rotary Club want to make a difference in either your local community or in the Global community during 2015-2016? Could your Club use financial assistance of District Designated Funds (DDF) to make that difference? Has your club given the qualifying $1,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation at least for the last 2 years?
Plan now to be at the Grant Management Seminar to learn about District and Global Grants. Be informed on the application steps. Make sure to have your club represented at the annual Grant Management Seminar (GMS) Training, if no one representing your Rotary Clubs attends – the club cannot apply for Grants.
Only1 session remains for the 2015-16 Rotary year.
February 19, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Citizens Bank of Mukwonago
New Berlin branch
5450 S Moorland Rd, New Berlin
In order to qualify for a District or Global Grants:
Rotary club MUST be in attendance at the Grant Management Seminar.
Clubs are invited to send 2 minimum – 3 maximum representatives.
Pre-registration is requested.
Please RSVP to Colleen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, club name and location preference.
|Be a Part of Rotary's New Visual Identity||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Jan 05, 2014||
If you've visited the Rotary website lately, you've seen examples of our bold new visual identity. Many Rotarians are eager to implement the new visual guidelines in their clubs and districts but have questions about how to get started. Read more, and see examples of how Rotarians are using the new look to strengthen Rotary's image in their communities.
|Membership Goals 2013-14||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Dec 04, 2013||
Thank you to all of the clubs that helped our district update our membership goals for 2013-14. At their October meeting, under the leadership of RI President Ron Burton, the RI Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt the following recommendation from the RI Membership Development & Retention Committee: "that membership is Rotary's highest priority, second only to polio eradication."
|Making a Difference||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Dec 04, 2013||
RI's new website has a section called "Rotary Showcase." Here you can see how Rotarians are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Browse projects to explore the good work that Rotary clubs are doing locally and globally. Share your own with the Rotary community and your Facebook friends. Take time to browse: https://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/project_showcase.aspx
|An International Water Opportunity||Posted by David Wolbrink||on Dec 01, 2013||
In 1989, District 6270 paid for drilling over 30 wells in Haiti. The wells served the people for many years. However, time, and lack of maintenance have taken their toll and most of them no longer work. Now they must get their water from the river – where the cholera resides. The wells must be restored!
|From District Governor Dan Christianson||Posted by Dan Christianson||on Dec 01, 2013||
As I sit at my computer, I seem to be having difficulty gathering my thoughts. My mind keeps shifting subjects and is unable to stay on one for any length of time. We live in a society that seems to be pulling us in a number of directions all at the same time.
|Community Marketplace||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Nov 21, 2013||
Rotary International has a section on their website called "Community Marketplace." The marketplace features solutions made for Rotarians by Rotarians.
"Peace cannot be wrapped up and brought home to us in a surprise package.
Check it out: http://www.3clickstopeace.org/
|How Can I Help?||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Nov 21, 2013||
Rotary clubs around the world are pledging emergency aid to communities in central Philippines after last week’s massive typhoon flattened entire coastal towns and villages, killed thousands of people, and displaced nearly 600,000 more.
|Looking For a Club Program?||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Nov 21, 2013||
Just a reminder that we keep a running list of programs that have been recommended by other clubs in the district on our website. Go to: "Site Pages" in the left hand column and find "Speaker, Program and Volunteer Ideas."
If you have a speaker that you would like to recommend, let me know and I'll add it to our list. Good programs keep our members coming back!
|District Governor 2016-17 Announced||Posted by Dan Christianson||on Nov 12, 2013||
DG Dan Christianson is pleased to announce that Julie Craig of the Rotary Club of Racine has been selected as this district’s District Governor for the year 2016-17. Julie is now the District Governor Nominee Designate and will become District Governor Nominee July 1, 2014. In accordance with RI & district bylaws DG Dan will certify this to RI.
|Don't Toss Those Shades!||Posted by Donald Drecktrah||on Nov 05, 2013||
The Guatemala Medical Resource Partnership (GMRP) is looking for donations of sunglasses for their trip in Jan of 2014. Please contact Don Drecktrah: e-mail email@example.com or cell 414-573-7477.
|Help Wanted||Posted by Ken Schumann||on Oct 01, 2013||
Dr. Ken Schumann of the Lake Country Hartland Rotary Club is looking for a few volunteers to help him distribute water filters in Haiti in January. If you think you might be able to help him out, please contact Ken at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|FINAL NIDs in area Chandigarh||Posted by Frederick R. Luedke||on Sep 16, 2013||
The FINAL NIDs in area Chandigarh is coming up in early 2014. Join in the celebration if you can.....this will be a real Rotary milestone.
From Madhukar Malhotra:
RC Chandigarh D3080 has been hosting Polio NID teams of 15 to 50 members every year since 1999. We hope to host the last of the NID teams this winter & look forward to India having 'Eradicated Polio' on completion of 3 polio free years in January, 2014 or a week or so later by WHO.. Those interested are welcome to join the last NID team & the celebrations.
The contact person for this trip is: PDG Madhukar Malhotra of RC-Chandigarh. - notification+zi1gfefe@
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE
|Moore Tornado Relief and Recovery||Posted by Rick Debe||on May 22, 2013||
Perhaps some of you have started to take up collections to donate to the Moore and surrounding communities that were destroyed by the recent tornadoes that left a path of destruction over 2 miles long and nearly 1.3 miles wide.
|Spring District Assembly - 2013||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Apr 11, 2013||
SAVE THE DATE
May 11 is the date for our 2013 Spring Assembly at Moraine Technical College in West Bend. Please put this date on your calendar - you won't want to miss this informative, FREE event!
To Register Online:
· Go to: Registration (You will also find an agenda, map, etc. here.)
· Click on : Members (under "Register Online")
· Enter your username/password
· Click "Register Me"
· Click "Confirm" (Under the comments box)
ALL people planning on attending this event must register. This includes: Executive Committee Members, Speakers, Club Presidents, President Elects and all Rotarians and Guests. Although there is no fee, we will be ordering food and making nametags. Thank you for your help with this.
|Don't Miss This Article in the February 2013 Rotarian||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Jan 22, 2013||
The Rotarian published an article in the February 2013 edition about a project started by Lee Breese of the West Allis Rotary Club. It is this month's Insider article entitled, "Making the Grade." (p. 71)
|Getting Prepared for Future Vision||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||on Aug 21, 2012||
Is your Rotary Club ready for July 1, 2013 implementation of Future Vision?
|The Rotarian Magazine||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||
The Rotarian Magazine is our link to the greater Rotary world. The pictures and stories tell us of the wonderful work that is being done, in and through Rotary, to make the world a better, safer and a more peaceful place…all because we are advancing the key elements of social justice, health projects, and educational opportunity and alleviating the dire effects of poverty.
|Polio News||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||
December 2013 - Countries across the Middle East are launching special campaigns to vaccinate 23 million children in response to the polio outbreak in Syria, while cases have tapered off in the Horn of Africa; and progress has continued in the three polio-endemic countries, providing an incredible opportunity to turn off the polio tap at the source. Between them, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan have seen an almost 40% reduction in cases compared to this time last year, and wild poliovirus type 3 hasn’t been spotted anywhere in the world in more than 12 months. As the Polio Oversight Board stated recently: “The upcoming low transmission season (November to April) in countries currently affected by polio transmission will be crucial, and we agreed that endemic country plans could be further refined to capitalize on this unprecedented opportunity.” –
|Attention: Non-profit Charitable 501 (c) (3) Organizations in the West Bend Area||Posted by Candice Sarauer||
The West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club is continuing its invitation for non-profits in the area to submit an application for the 2014 $15,000 Give-Away. This fundraising activity is held to help at least one non-profit charitable 501 (c) (3) organization in the West Bend area to accomplish a creative project or begin a new service. Recipient(s) may not use this award for profit-making or administrative or staff salaries or benefits.
|New Procedure For Youth Protection Training 2013||Posted by Robert (Bob) Hosch||
In the past we have provided youth protection training at the spring and fall seminars, or we have met with the club to conduct the training. This will no longer be done. All president’s-elect got this information on the “Continuing Support Form” that they got at PETS this past March.
|Rotary Club of Milwaukee - On Milwaukee Public Radio||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||
Earlier this week, the President of the Milwaukee Rotary Club, Rick White and member JoAnne Anton were interviewed on Lake Effect, Milwaukee Public Radio. Congratulations on highlighting not only your own 100th Anniversary Project, but also the benefits of belonging to Rotary in a world where social media is the norm.
Listen to the interview at: Milwaukee Public Radio
|Rotary International Website Will Be Down This Weekend||Posted by Colleen Kalscheuer||
All Rotary network systems will be unavailable over the weekend of for an important update to the data center. The shutdown will affect all systems at One Rotary Center including:
The data center update is scheduled to begin at tribute gift honoring those mothers in your life its best to do it before . If you need reports or would like to make a Mother’s Day