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Join us on October 24 from 4-6pm at the Wisconsin State Capitol (State Street Steps) to join as we cheer historic progress made toward a polio-free world!  (Then join us for drinks at The Great Dane after!)

RSVP on Meetup to let us know that you're coming!
 
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Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
Remember to stop by Olbrich Park throughout the day on Sunday to cheer on the teams playing in our Fourth Annual Pumpkin Bowl Flag Football Tournament!
 
Then, on Sunday night, come join us for our club meeting as we hear Peter Skopec discuss WISPIRG's mission to defend our health and safety and financial security against threats from powerful interests.  Please note the meeting location change to Benvenuto's in Fitchburg at 6:30pm.
 
Finally, don't forget to RSVP for our Halloween Party at the River Food Pantry and Madison's Rally to End Polio Now!  Details Below!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 15 – Pumpkin Bowl Flag Football Tournament

Olbrich Park, 3527 Atwood Ave, Madison

Sign up your team today for Rotary's 4th annual Pumpkin Bowl!  This year's event is a one-day tournament, featuring both Competitive and Co-ed Rec brackets!  We have three fields this year to allow for maximum play.

 

Sunday, October 15 – Club Meeting:  WISPIRG

Benvenuto's, 2949 Triverton Pike Dr, Fitchburg

Peter Skopec, the director of WISPIRG, will discuss their mission to defend our health and safety and financial security against threats from powerful interests.

 

Tuesday, October 24 – Rally to End Polio Now!

Capitol Steps, 2 E. Main St, Madison

Join fellow Rotarians and community members at the Wisconsin State Capitol, from 4-6pm as we celebrate the great advances made in eradicating polio worldwide!  (Then join us for drinks at The Great Dane after!)

 

Thursday, October 26 – Trick Or TrEAT Bash

The River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Rd, Madison

Help us scare up some funds for The River Food Pantry! Join Madison Magnet and Rotary After Hours for a spooky night of food, beer, and live music! Hue - a super fun cover band - will be jamming out with us all night as we show our support for the fight against hunger.

 

News & Updates, October 11th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
Please be sure to note the new meeting location at The Thirsty Goat this Sunday.  We'll be evaluating their space and discussing additional location options.
 
We have a packed October calendar, so please do join us as we plan how to make our Pumpkin Bowl Flag Football Tournament and Trick or TrEAT Halloween Bash at the River Food Pantry a success!  Registration for both are available now!
 
Finally, we are still seeking 1-2 more people for our 9:45am Bucky Beads shift this Saturday.  Sign up for this or future shifts here.
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 1 – Club Meeting:  Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness

The Thirsty Goat, 3040 Cahill Main, Fitchburg

Robert Beezat, a businessman, public official, and community leader will talk about his book in relationship to Rotary's Mission, Motto and Four Way Test.

 

Sunday, October 15 – Pumpkin Bowl Flag Football Tournament

Olbrich Park, 3527 Atwood Ave, Madison

Sign up your team today for Rotary's 4th annual Pumpkin Bowl!  This year's event is a one-day tournament, featuring both Competitive and Co-ed Rec brackets!  We have three fields this year to allow for maximum play.

 

Thursday, October 26 – Trick Or TrEAT Bash

The River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Rd, Madison

Help us scare up some funds for The River Food Pantry! Join Madison Magnet and Rotary After Hours for a spooky night of food, beer, and live music! Hue - a super fun cover band - will be jamming out with us all night as we show our support for the fight against hunger.

 

News & Updates, September 27th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Register Now for Our Trick or TrEAT Bash! Som Varma 2017-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
 
Our Rotary District has just set up a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund within the Charitable Trust. View instructions here for how to make a tax deductible donation to Rotary District(s) heading the relief efforts in the Texas area. 100% of your contribution will go to those in need!
 
Support Hurricane Relief Mac Dempsey 2017-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
4th Annual Pumpkin Bowl Chelsea Sheedy 2017-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
Save The Dates! Mac Dempsey 2017-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
We had an awesome turnout at our Volleyball Tournament, our Comedy Club Social, and our Wetlands Conservation Event!  Thank you to everyone that turned out to help make these events a success!
 
Remember that with Labor Day this weekend our usual club meeting has been cancelled and our Lussier Food Pantry volunteering has been rescheduled for September 16th.  We will begin selling Bucky Beads this Friday.  You can sign up here or email us to volunteer for a future shift.
 
We have a busy October coming up.  Please mark your calendars and help us get the word out for our Football Tournament and our Halloween Bash at the River Food Pantry!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 1 – First Bucky Beads Shift

By the Bike Path in Front of  HotelRED, 1501 Monroe St, Madison

We'll begin our first Bucky Beads shift this Friday to raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange!  Sign up here or email us to volunteer!

 

Thursday, September 14 – Social Event:  Apps & Taps

The Twist, 6617 Odana Rd, Madison

Join us as we cosponsor a Social with REACH-A-Child™ at The Twist!  Apps & Taps is a bi-monthly opportunity to network and meet the REACH Board & Staff at different venues throughout Dane County!

 

Sunday, September 17 – Service Event:  Bike the Barns

Various Farm Locations Just Outside of Madison

Bike the Barns is an annual bicycle tour of Wisconsin farms, benefiting the FairShare CSA Coalition and Partner Shares, which support farmers and poor households by subsidizing access to fresh, organic CSA vegetables.

 

News & Updates, August 30th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
We have a busy week coming up!  Remember to stop by our Volleyball Tournament this Sunday at The Coliseum from noon to 6:00!  Then on Sunday our speaker Ali Mudrow, the Racial Justice Youth Organizer for GSAFE, will tell us how GSAFE creates just schools for LGBTQ+ youth in Wisconsin.  And if you haven't yet, please RSVP to our Comedy Club social next Thursday so that we can reserve enough seats.
 
Finally, tonight, August 16th, John Marszal has invited everyone in our club for a social to meet their exchange student Anne.  Feel free to stop in at their house at 1308 E Dayton any time after 7pm.
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 19 – Serve the World Volleyball Tournament

The Coliseum Bar & Banquet Hall, 232 E Olin Ave, Madison

Come to our volleyball tournament at The Coliseum benefiting Rotary Youth Exchange!  Sign up a team on our website or help volunteer as a ref.  The tournament will be from noon until 6pm.

 

Thursday, August 24 – Social Event:  The Comedy Club

The Comedy Club, 202 State St, Madison

Join us for a 6pm Happy Hour at Paul's Club, followed by an 8pm show at the Comedy Club.

Email us in advance, so that we can reserve enough seats!

 

Saturday, August 26 – Service Event:  Sugar River Wetlands

Sugar River Wetlands, 2517 Country View Road, Verona

Volunteers will help collect prairie seeds at the Sugar River Wetlands which will be used to kickstart the growth of prairie plants.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome, so feel free to bring family!

 

News & Updates, August 16th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
This Sunday we'll have the pleasure of welcoming new Rotary District Governor Joe Ruskey to our club.  In his many years as our District Foundation Chair he's provided a lot of support to our club with our Global Grant applications.  Sunday will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the future direction of our club and District!
 
Also, check out our two opportunities below to raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange by selling Bucky Beads or participating in our Volleyball Tournament!  Please email us if you can volunteer as ref.
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Saturday, August 5 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Shift

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison

Volunteer with us at the Lussier Community Education Center food pantry!  Four volunteers are needed to work from 11:45am until 1:00pm.  Register here or email madisonrotaryah@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, August 19 – Serve the World Volleyball Tournament

The Coliseum Bar & Banquet Hall, 232 E Olin Ave, Madison

Come to our volleyball tournament at The Coliseum benefiting Rotary Youth Exchange!  Sign up a team on our website or help volunteer as a ref.  The tournament will be from noon until 6pm.

 

Thursday, August 24 – Social Event:  The Comedy Club

The Comedy Club, 202 State St, Madison

Join us for a 6pm Happy Hour at Paul's Club, followed by an 8pm show at the Comedy Club.

Email us in advance, so that we can reserve enough seats!

 

Saturday, August 26 – Service Event:  Sugar River Wetlands

Sugar River Wetlands, 2517 Country View Road, Verona

Volunteers will help collect prairie seeds at the Sugar River Wetlands which will be used to kickstart the growth of prairie plants.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome, so feel free to bring family!

 

News & Updates, August 2nd, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Bucky Beads Start on September 1st! Mac Dempsey 2017-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
Come join us this Sunday at 5:30 as we discuss Evicted and tenancy issues before our usual meeting.  (If the weather is nice we'll sit on the roof patio!)  Then, join us for our usual meeting as Kris Foust from BRAVA magazine describes events that they are hosting to help women thrive in Madison.
 
Also, be sure to email us if you can make our service event this Saturday to maintain trails at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve.  Check out our other upcoming events below!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Saturday, July 15 – Service Event:  UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Frautschi Point Lot in Eagle Heights, 3034 Lake Mendota Dr.

Join our work party at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve!  We'll help to serve its mission of managing undeveloped Lake Mendota shore land to preserve its natural character and provide educational opportunities.  We will remove invasive woody shrubs, collect seeds for later planting, put wood chips on trails, or cut brush from trails.  Sign up here or email madisonrotaryah@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, July 30 – Rotary International Night at the Duck Pond

Warner Park, 2930 N Sherman Ave.

Join us for Rotary International Night at the Duck Pond!  Tickets are $15 and include your reserved stadium seat and an official Mallards hat and $5 of every ticket sold will to back to Rotary International!  To purchase tickets, go to www.MallardsBaseball.com.

 

Saturday, August 19 – Serve the World Volleyball Tournament

The Coliseum Bar & Banquet Hall, 232 E Olin Ave, Madison.

Come to our volleyball tournament at The Coliseum benefiting Rotary Youth Exchange!  Sign up a team on our website or help volunteer as a ref.  The tournament will be from noon until 6pm.

 

News & Updates, July 12th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Night at the Duck Blind Mac Dempsey 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Serve the World Volleyball Tournament Mac Dempsey 2017-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
 
Join our book club discussion on July 16 at 5:30!  We will be discussing Evicted, the true story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes.
 
Even if you haven't read the book, feel free to join us at The Breakwater to discuss tenancy and homelessness issues generally.
 
Book Club on July 16th! Christina Wen 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Rotary New Year everyone!
 
Remember that we will not be having a meeting this Sunday, but we do have a lot of events coming up, so please check out our calendar! -
  • We are still seeking volunteers for our UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Service Event on July 15th.
  • Join us for our "Evicted" Book Club discussion of tenancy issues at 5:30 before our July 16th club meeting.
  • On July 30th, please join us (and bring friends!) for social fellowship with other Rotarians at the Mallards Duck Pond.
  • And mark your calendars for our "Serve the World" volleyball tournament for Rotary Youth Exchange on August 19th!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Saturday, July 1 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Shift

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, WI

Volunteer with us at the Lussier Community Education Center food pantry!  Four volunteers are needed to work from 11:45am until 1:00pm.  Register here or email madisonrotaryah@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, June 15 – Service Event:  UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Frautschi Point Lot in Eagle Heights, 3034 Lake Mendota Dr.

Join our work party at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve!  We'll help to serve its mission of managing undeveloped Lake Mendota shore land to preserve its natural character and provide educational opportunities.  We will remove invasive woody shrubs, collect seeds for later planting, put wood chips on trails, or cut brush from trails.  Sign up here or email madisonrotaryah@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, July 30 – Rotary International Night at the Duck Pond

Warner Park, 2930 N Sherman Ave.

Join us for Rotary International Night at the Duck Pond!  Tickets are $15 and include your reserved stadium seat and an official Mallards hat and $5 of every ticket sold will to back to Rotary International!  To purchase tickets, go to www.MallardsBaseball.com.

 

 

News & Updates, June 28th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings from Atlanta 2017-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings from the 2017 Rotary International convention in Atlanta!
 
 
Brenda, Mac, Som, John, Justin, Lori and I have been enjoying our time down south as we learn more about the world of Rotary. We have heard from many great speakers including the governor of Georgia, mayor of the city of Atlanta, Bill Gates, Ashton Kutcher and Andrew Young. Our time in Atlanta draws to a close today and we look forward to seeing you this weekend at the UW Arboretum for our service project on Saturday and/or the meeting Sunday evening as we learn about the Tenant Resource Center from Cristina Lor.
 
 
Best regards,
Jill
2016-2017 President

 

 

Saturday, June 17 – Service Event:  UW Arboretum Restoration

UW Arboretum (Grady Tract), Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline Frontage Rd.

Join us from 9:00am - 12:00pm as we learn about the Arboretum plant communities, cut brush from restored areas and remove invasive plants.  Tools, equipment, instruction, and refreshments are provided.  Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and seasonally appropriate clothing.

 

Saturday, July 1 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Shift

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, WI

Volunteer with us at the Lussier Community Education Center food pantry!  Four volunteers are needed to work from 11:45am until 1:00pm.  Register here or email madisonrotaryah@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, July 30 – Rotary International Night at the Duck Pond

Warner Park, 2930 N Sherman Ave.

Join us for Rotary International Night at the Duck Pond!  Tickets are $15 and include your reserved stadium seat and an official Mallards hat and $5 of every ticket sold will to back to Rotary International!  To purchase tickets, go to www.MallardsBaseball.com.

 

 

News & Updates, June 14th, 2017 Jill Wenthold-Hahn 2017-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
 
As we near year-end, please consider donating to our Rotary Foundation.  We are "this close" to ending polio and we want everyone to be a part of that success!

You can do that at "endpolio.org", or through the "Take Action" link at "My Rotary".
End Polio Now! Mac Dempsey 2017-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Members, friends and guests, please take a few moments to fill out our Annual Survey, to provide your thoughts and ideas regarding our progress and future direction as a club.
 
Take the survey here.  Thank you!
Take Our Annual Survey Chelsea Sheedy 2017-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Hello fellow Rotarians and friends of Madison After Hours,
 
 
Help us give a warm Wisconsin welcome to visiting Rotarians on a Friendship Exchange from India this Sunday afternoon at Mary Van Hout's home in Middleton.  After an afternoon of fun and fellowship, head over to The Breakwater in Monona for our club meeting and learn how DaneNET serves the Madison area from Alyssa Kenney.
 
 
Best regards,
Jill
2016-2017 President
 
 

Saturday, June 3 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Shift

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, WI

All volunteers are invited to training which will be provided from 10:30-11:30am.  Then four of us will stay to work from 11:45am until 1:00pm.  Register here or by email.

 

Sunday, June 4 – Social Event:  Rotary Friendship Exchange Picnic

6812 Maywood Avenue, Middleton, WI

Ten Rotary Friendship Exchange travelers from India will begin their visit this Saturday, starting with a picnic at Mary Van Hout's house at 4pm.  Our club members are welcome to visit, to share a dish, and to talk about our "After Hours" Club.

 

Saturday, June 17 – Service Event:  UW Arboretum Restoration

UW Arboretum (Grady Tract), Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline Frontage Rd.

Join us from 9:00am - 12:00pm as we learn about the Arboretum plant communities, cut brush from restored areas and remove invasive plants.  Tools, equipment, instruction, and refreshments are provided.  Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and seasonally appropriate clothing.

 

News & Updates, May 31st, 2017 Jill Wenthold-Hahn 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Lussier Partnership Begins on Saturday Bradley Matthiesen 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
 
Brenda and Thom are having a yard sale from June 22nd to 24th.  They are willing to host the sale of any donated items to raise funds for Rotary Youth Exchange.
 
Members can begin donating things as early as this next meeting.  Brenda and Thom expect to have ample car space.
 
Items can also be dropped off directly at 6916 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue in Middleton.  If no one is home they can be left on the porch.
 
Donated items should be in good working order.  Items that do not sell will be donated to St. Vincent's, Goodwill, Mom, or Easter Seals depending on which group will offer pickup.
 
For ideas for what might sell, feel free to check out these links:
https://household-tips.thefuntimesguide.com/best_worst_yard_sale_items/
 
Donate Yard Sale Items for Rotary Youth Exchange 2017-05-17 05:00:00Z 0

Sip, savor and enjoy libations tomorrow evening at the beautiful Boardman & Clark Law Office atrium overlooking the Capitol square to support Habitat Young Professionals and Madison Rotary After Hours.  The networking and view will make it an evening to remember!

 

Our next service project and meeting are this Sunday evening.  Please join us as we prepare a meal at the Ronald McDonald House and then we'll head to the Breakwater to learn about Wake the World from Matt Fizell.

 

Have a great week!
Jill
President 2016-2017

 
 

Thursday, May 18 – Social Event:  HYP and Rotary Wine Tasting

Boardman & Clark Law Office Atrium, 1 South Pinkney Street, Madison, WI

Join us for for a Wine and Beer Tasting that we are co-sponsoring with Habitat for Young Professionals!  Friends and guests are welcome!  All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity.  Register here.

 

Saturday, May 21 – Service Event:  Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home-away-from-home" for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. We will be preparing and serving a meal at their Madison location at 2716 Marshall Ct.  Due to their kitchen size constraints, they recommend that we cap our attendance at 12 people.

 

Saturday, June 17 – Service Event:  UW Arboretum Restoration

Join us as we learn about the Arboretum plant communities, cut brush from restored areas and remove invasive plants.  Tools, equipment, instruction, and refreshments are provided.  Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and seasonally appropriate clothing.
 

News & Updates, May 17th, 2017 Jill Wenthold-Hahn 2017-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
 
Our club recently voted to begin an ongoing partnership with the Lussier Community Education Center.  We will be staffing their food pantry on the first Saturday of each month.  Sign up for shifts in our next meeting!
 
We've kicked off our partnership with a visit from Executive Director, Paul Terranova, in our last meeting, and with a donation of $200 "happy-sad dollars" from our club.
 
 
New Partnership with the Lussier Community Education Center 2017-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
 
Thank you to everyone who came out to Rock the River at the River Food Pantry during YP Week! We had over 100 people and raised over $2000. Thank you to Madison Magnet, The Great Dane Pub and #YPWeek for your support in planning this event!
We Rocked the River! 2017-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Hello fellow Rotarians and friends of Madison After Hours,
 
I want to thank everyone who contributed to a successful YPWeek and supported Rock the River.  Rock the River raised $2000 for The River food pantry!  
 
Join us this Sunday evening as we learn about the hot topic of sanctuary cities from Karl Shoemaker.  Karl will inform us where the idea of sanctuary cities came from, and what they mean for different types of immigrants and refugees. 
 
See you Sunday!
Jill
President 2016-2017
 
 

Thursday, May 18 – Social Event:  HYP and Rotary Wine Tasting

Boardman & Clark Law Office Atrium, 1 South Pinckney Street, Madison, WI

Join us for for a Wine and Beer Tasting that we are co-sponsoring with Habitat for Young Professionals!  Friends and guests are welcome!  All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity.  Register here.

 

Saturday, May 21 – Service Event:  Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home-away-from-home" for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. We will be preparing and serving a meal at their Madison location at 2716 Marshall Ct.  Due to their kitchen size constraints, they recommend that we cap our attendance at 12 people.

 

Saturday, June 17 – Service Event:  UW Arboretum Restoration

Join us as we learn about the Arboretum plant communities, cut brush from restored areas and remove invasive plants.  Tools, equipment, instruction, and refreshments are provided.  Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and seasonally appropriate clothing.
 

News & Updates, May 3rd, 2017 Jill Wenthold-Hahn 2017-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
 
Welcome to our newest member, Julia! She is an attorney at Boardman & Clark, LLP where she practices real estate, land use, local government, and railroad law. She received her B.A. from Brown University and she received her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

In her free time, Julia loves to travel and has spent extended time abroad in Amman, Jordan and Copenhagen, Denmark. She enjoys biking, British panel quiz shows, and cooking Middle Eastern food.
 
Welcome, Julia! We’re honored to have you in the Rotary family.
Welcome Julia 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
Hello fellow Rotarians and friends of Madison Rotary After Hours,
 
It's YPWeek and time to enjoy one of the many great opportunities organized for you to network in Madison and have fun!  If you haven't been able to join the festivities there is still time to sign up for two of the events our club co-sponsored, Rock the River on April 27 and/or enjoy Burnout Brunch and a recap of YPWeek at Hotel Red this Saturday after Crazylegs.
 
Have a great week!
Jill
President 2016-2017
 

 

Thursday, April 27 – YPWeek:  Rock the River

Join us on April 27th when we "Rock the River" at the River Food Pantry! This will be a great evening of entertainment and education to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness in the Madison community. You will learn what can be done to help in our community with the significant challenges of hunger and homelessness. The cost to attend is $10, or $5 if you bring three non-perishable food items to donate.

 

Saturday, April 29 – YPWeek:  Burnout Brunch

After the Crazylegs Classic and the craziness of YPWeek, join us for a brunch at HotelRed! Brunch will be a buffet-style, and the price will be $25 that will be paid directly to HotelRed. We will have our own reserved room and will showcase pictures of the YPWeek during the brunch on the projector. This will be a great chance to interact with YP'ers that you've met during the week! Reserve your spot for free - pay on-site.

 

Saturday, April 29 – Service Event:  FixIT Clinic

Everyone On Madison is a DANEnet project to help low-income households get affordable internet access, computers and the skills to use both. Our volunteers will provide very basic computer troubleshooting experience to people that bring in their PCs and laptops.  That might include running anti-virus or disk cleanup software, or showing someone how to store files in the cloud. Please volunteer through their website: http://everyoneonmadison.org/#core-volunteer

 

Saturday, May 21 – Service Event:  Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home-away-from-home" for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. We will be preparing and serving a meal at their Madison location at 2716 Marshall Ct.  Due to their kitchen size constraints, they recommend that we cap our attendance at 12 people.

 

News & Updates, April 26th, 2017 Jill Wenthold-Hahn 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Register Now for District Conference 2015-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
 
Our club has selected Evicted as our quarterly book for discussion, based on Christina's poll and recommendation.
 
The 2016 UW Go Big Read selection, Evicted is the true story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes.
 
Everyone is invited to join us in reading and future discussion!
Quarterly Book Club: Evicted 2015-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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