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Join us for brunch at Madison's downtown (119 King St, Madison, WI 53703) at 10am.  They serve delicious food and bottomless mimosas...need we say more?
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Join us Saturday, September 22 for an Ecological Restoration Work Party!  Participate in UW Arboretum restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas.  Training and tools are provided.
 
Meet at the UW Arboretum Visitor Center (1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711) at 9:00am.
Upcoming Service Event: Ecological Restoration Work Party Chelsea Sheedy 2018-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings,
 
Well summer has left us but we have had three (I repeat, 3!) new members join us this past month.  Our sincerest welcome to Erin, Mary, and Mark!  See their bios below and be sure to congratulate them the next time you see them.
 
This Sunday we welcome Gigi’s Playhouse to our club meeting to share more about the work they do to empower individuals with Down Syndrome.  We will also be officially welcoming our new members with their Rotary pins and welcome kits.
 
We have a lot of other exciting events coming up as well, including a wine tasting social, ecological restoration work party, club brunch social, and more! See below and the club website (www.madisonrotaryah.org) for additional information on all of these events.
 
Additional reminders:
  • Reserve your Fall Bucky bead shifts to raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange here
    • Spots are still open for the Badger game this Saturday!
  • Sign up here to volunteer at the Lussier Community Center Food Pantry
 
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
 
Chelsea
2018-2019 President
 
Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 16 – Club Meeting:  Gigi’s Playhouse
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Join us as we hear from Zane Torgrude, Board Member of GiGi's Playhouse Madison.  GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. They offer free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
 
Friday, September 21 – Social Event:  Wine Tasting
Cambridge Winery (Madison Tasting Room), 1001 S Whitney Way, Madison, 6:30pm
Imbibe in some of the best wine around.  We will having a tasting session and the opportunity to learn about the wine from the owners themselves.  Additional logistics will be provided at our meeting this Sunday and on our club website and Facebook.  Please RSVP to Connor Sheedy or by emailing madisonrotaryah@gmail.com.
 
Saturday, September 22 – Service Event:  Ecological Restoration Work Party
UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Participate in UW Arboretum restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas.  Training and tools are provided.
 
Sunday, September 30  – 5th Sunday:  Club Brunch Social
Madison’s, 119 King St, Madison, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join us for brunch at Madison's downtown at 10am.  They serve delicious food and bottomless mimosas...need we say more?
 
Sunday, October 7th – Club Meeting:  Fetch Wisconsin Rescue
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Fetch Wisconsin’s mission is to rehome and rehabilitate at-risk dogs.  It started in 2013 with 4 volunteers and has now grown to a volunteer base of 800! Volunteers foster and transport dogs, coordinate fundraising events, and support the vision of Fetch to create a society in which every dog is valued and provided proper care and compassion.  In their first year, they reached 100 adoptions and they are on track to hit 1,500 adoptions this summer!  Join us to hear about the great work this organization is doing in our community.
 
News & Updates, September 12th, 2018 Chelsea Sheedy 2018-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
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A big welcome to new member, Erin!
 
Erin is a Cardiac Monitor Tech and Unit Coordinator at Meriter Hospital. She received her bachelor's degree from UW-Madison, majoring in Genetics, Molecular Biology, and French. During her time at UW, she was a member of the Hoofers Sailing Team and Vice-Commodore of the Hoofers Sailing Club.
 
Growing up in Ohio, Erin spent a year abroad in Quimper, France as a Rotary Exchange Student, which fostered an enduring love for travel and exploration. She is currently the Homestay Captain for Ironman Wisconsin, placing professional athletes with local host families for the race. In her spare time, Erin enjoys planning trips with her husband Jason (also a Rotarian), cheering for the Badgers, cooking delicious food, and spending time with her two cats.
Greetings Erin! Chelsea Sheedy 2018-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
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Join us in welcoming our new member, Mark.
 
Mark serves as a Policy Advisor in the Wisconsin State Assembly where he handles constituent concerns as well as researches and develops legislative proposals. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University, majoring in History and Political Science. 

Mark has been aware of Rotary for years but did not obtain intimate knowledge of what Rotary does and has to offer until he met his wife Mary. Mary’s family has been involved in Rotary for decades. His first experience with Rotary was volunteering for a service project where Rotary partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to pack thousands of bags of foods for school kids in need of extra nutrition. Mark is excited for the chance to give back to his adopted community of Madison through his involvement with Rotary. 
 
He enjoys many outdoor activities in his free time including boating, hunting, and golfing. Travel is also a pursuit that Mark enjoys with his wife Mary.
Welcome Mark! Chelsea Sheedy 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
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Say hello to our new member, Mary!
 
Mary is the Membership Engagement Coordinator at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC of WI), a construction trade association in Madison. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, majoring in Public Relations and Advertising.
 
Mary has been aware of Rotary and has attended club meetings and events with her dad, who is the current President of the Waukesha Rotary Club. She is excited to continue in her dad’s footsteps of giving back to the community and helping those in need.
 
In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling as much as possible. Nashville is her favorite travel destination, and her and her husband, Mark, have a 9-month old, 80-pound yellow lab named Nash, who takes up most of their free time.
New member alert! Chelsea Sheedy 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings,
 
I hope everyone is finding the time to check things off of their summer bucket lists.  This is a fun time of year in Madison to get out and hear live music at the Terrace, go for a journey down one of the countless bike paths, and come visit your favorite Rotarians at Brocach on Sunday night!
 
This week we have the extraordinary pleasure to hear from Jacy Imilkowski on how the neuroscience of conversation can help us work together.  Check out her fascinating background here and join us on Sunday night to hear from her yourself.
 
Other items to keep on your radar:
  • It’s not too late to sign up for our volunteer shift on Tuesday, Aug. 28th at the Community Action Coalition Food Bank.  See additional information below and contact us if you’d like to help out!
  • Our annual Pumpkin Bowl flag football tournament to benefit PolioPlus will be held on October 13. More info to come soon.
 
Additional reminders:
  • Reserve your Fall Bucky bead shifts to raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange here
  • As we welcome our new exchange student, Eric, consider completing the background check process if you’d like to help bring him to events during his time with us
 
See you on Sunday!
 
Chelsea
2018-2019 President
 
Upcoming Events
Sunday, August 19 – Club Meeting:  The Neuroscience of Communication
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
This week we have the pleasure of welcoming Jacy Imilkowsi whose mission in life is to connect people to their lost choices, helping them see a more meaningful, resonant future.  Jacy will talk to us about the Neuroscience of Conversation and how this can supercharge our lives.
 
Tuesday, August 28 – Service Event: Community Action Coalition Food Bank
CAC Food Bank, 1717 N Stoughton Rd, Madison, 4:00pm-6:00pm
In July we heard from Mallory Swenson about the Community Action Coalition (CAC) - a nonprofit that focuses on providing housing, food, and clothing to those in need. Now we have the opportunity to help them! Join us in helping to sort donated food at the CAC Food Bank!
 
Saturday, September 8th  – Service Event: Lussier Community Food Pantry
Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am – 1:00pm
Volunteer with us at the Lussier Community Education Center food pantry!  Four volunteers are needed to work from 11:45am until 1:00pm.  Sign up for shifts here or email us at madisonrotaryah@gmail.com.
 
Sunday, September 16 – Club Meeting:  Gigi’s Playhouse
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Join us as we hear from Zane Torgrude, Board Member of GiGi's Playhouse Madison.  GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. They offer free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
News & Updates, August 15th, 2018 Chelsea Sheedy 2018-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
 
Register now for Rotary Night at the Mallards Duck Pond on August 11th!
 
Guests welcome!  This will be a night to get the whole Madison Rotary community together.
 
To Register:
 • Use the Promo Code: "RI Hat", "RI Soda", or "RI Beer"
 
Rotary Night at the Mallards Duck Pond! Mac Dempsey 2018-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
Hello everyone,
 
I hope you all enjoyed our visioning sessions as much as I did.  We’ve got a lot to be proud of and some great ideas to start implementing in our club. The first step we are working on is to tackle some of our immediately actionable ideas - and if you’re in need of some motivation as we get started, check this out
 
This week we will welcome our new District 6250 Governor, Bill Hoel.  He’ll share some remarks with our club and will give us time to ask questions and converse.  This will be a great meeting for new guests to come and hear more about what Rotary is on a broader scale.
 
A look at what’s ahead:
  • Sign up for upcoming Lussier food pantry shifts here
  • Reserve your Fall Bucky bead shifts to raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange here
  • As we welcome our new exchange student, Eric, consider completing the background check process if you’d like to help bring him to events during his time with us
See you on Sunday!
 
Chelsea
2018-2019 President
 
Upcoming Events
Sunday, August 5 – Club Meeting:  District Governor Bill Hoel
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
This week we will have the honor of welcoming our new Rotary District 6250 Governor, Bill Hoel.  This will be a great time for us to learn more about fascinating projects he's participated in and to learn more about his future vision for our district. Guests are welcome and encouraged to come hear from this great leader and passionate Rotarian!
 
Saturday, August 11 – Social Event:  Rotary Night at the Mallards Duck Pond
2920 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704
Join us for an all-Madison Rotary social at the Mallards Duck Pond!  $10 gets you a stadium ticket and a Mallards cap ($25 also includes dinner and a beer).  Use the Promo Code "RI Hat", "RI Soda", or "RI Beer" at MallardsBaseball.com!  Guests welcome!
 
Sunday, August 19 – Club Meeting:  The Neuroscience of Communication
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
This week we have the pleasure of welcoming Jacy Imilkowsi whose mission in life is to connect people to their lost choices, helping them see a more meaningful, resonant future.  Jacy will talk to us about the Neuroscience of Conversation and how this can supercharge our lives.  Learn more about Jacy at https://jacyimilkowski.com/.
 
Tuesday, August 28 – Service Event: Community Action Coalition Food Bank
CAC Food Bank, 1717 N Stoughton Rd, Madison, 4:00pm-6:00pm
In July we heard from Mallory Swenson about the Community Action Coalition (CAC) - a nonprofit that focuses on providing housing, food, and clothing to those in need. Now we have the opportunity to help them! Join us in helping to sort donated food at the CAC Food Bank!
 
Sunday, September 16 – Club Meeting:  Gigi’s Playhouse
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Join us as we hear from Zane Torgrude, Board Member of GiGi's Playhouse Madison.  GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. They offer free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
News & Updates, August 1st, 2018 Chelsea Sheedy 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Together with the Madison Breakfast Rotary Club, we  packed 7 pallets of books to ship overseas at Books for the World on Saturday, July 28.  Thanks to those who joined us to support a great cause!
 
A great day at Books for the World Chelsea Sheedy 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
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Say hello to our newest member, Connor. He is a Sales Coordinator at WTS Paradigm, a software company for the building products industry in Middleton. Connor received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, majoring in Finance and Marketing. During his time at UW, he spent a semester abroad in Italy and loves to travel whenever he can.
 
Growing up, Connor was involved in Rotary programs such as Rotary Youth Leadership Academy and various Rotary volunteering opportunities in his hometown of Janesville. In his free time, Connor enjoys spending time outside running, biking, and relaxing on a lake.
 
Welcome to Rotary, Connor!
Welcome, Connor! Chelsea Sheedy 2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Interested in a night of live music on the square? Join us at 6:30pm (or earlier if you'd like!) for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's Concert on the Square, featuring the music of Journey and Queen. We will have blankets set out on the Capitol lawn across from the BMO Harris Bank building.  Guests are encouraged to join!

 
 
Concerts on the Square Social Chelsea Sheedy 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings all,
 
Wow - what a weekend! Our club had a busy Saturday which we started by volunteering at the Lussier Food Pantry and ended by hosting a successful volleyball tournament. Eight teams participated and we raised $480 for Rotary Youth Exchange.  Thanks to everyone who helped out. Check out our awesome photos from the day!
 
Last meeting we hit the ground running with an energetic strategic planning session.  We each took time to think about our visions for what a vibrant future Rotary club could look like and then we collectively shared some of those ideas.  I left the meeting feeling so energized by the passion and excitement that we have for our club.
 
This coming Sunday we will further strategize on how we can build into those collective visions. Don’t forget to come to the meeting with your ideas for a compelling vision statement and objectives that we can start tackling together.
 
You can sign up for our upcoming Lussier food pantry shifts here and our fall Bucky bead shifts to raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange here.
 
Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!
 
Chelsea
2018-2019 President
 
Upcoming Events
Sunday, July 15 – Club Meeting:  Strategic Planning Session 2
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Join us for the second strategic planning meeting.  We will build off of the July 1 meeting and further expand our strategic plan.
 
Wednesday, July 18 – Social Event:  Concerts on the Square
Capitol Square, 1 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Interested in a night of live music and drinks on the square? Join us for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's Concert on the Square, featuring the music of Journey and Queen. We will have blankets set out on the Capitol lawn across from the BMO Harris Bank building.
 
Saturday, July 28 – Books for the World Service Event
1849 Wright St., Madison, 10:00am-12:00pm
Books for the World is a global literacy project, supervised by Rotarians, that puts used books from the United States that might otherwise be discarded into the hands of children in other countries where educational resources are in short supply.
Join us as we sort and pack books at the Wright St. warehouse!
 
Saturday, August 11 – Social Event:  Rotary Night at the Mallards Duck Pond
2920 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704
Join us for an all-Madison Rotary social at the Mallards Duck Pond!  $10 gets you a stadium ticket and a Mallards cap ($25 also includes dinner and a beer).  Use the Promo Code "RI Hat", "RI Soda", or "RI Beer" at MallardsBaseball.com!  Guests welcome!
 
Sunday, August 5 – Club Meeting:  District Governor Bill Hoel
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
This week we will have the honor of welcoming our new Rotary District 6250 Governor, Bill Hoel.  This will be a great time for us to learn more about fascinating projects he's participated in and to learn more about his future vision for our district. Guests are welcome and encouraged to come hear from this great leader and passionate Rotarian!
News & Updates, July 11th, 2018 Chelsea Sheedy 2018-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
Thank You For Playing! Matthew M Dempsey 2018-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Greeting Friends and Rotarians!
 
This Sunday, July 1 marks the beginning of the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  As we begin the new year it is a great time for us to reflect on our impressive accomplishments over the past year, including over 400 hours of volunteer work, over 200 households served at the Lussier Food Pantry, and thousands of dollars raised for Polio Plus, Rotary Youth Exchange, and the River Food Pantry!
 
When 2018-19 Rotary International President Barry Rassin introduced the theme for this year - Be the Inspiration– he stated, “I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.” We have so much to be proud of and I am confident we will continue to build off of our past successes to broaden our impact in the Madison community and beyond.
 
This Sunday will be the first of our two strategic planning meetings. During these meetings we will be visualizing what we would like the future of our club to look like and strategizing on how we can build into that vision. These will be energetic and fun meetings that you won’t want to miss. 
 
Also don't forget to sign up for our upcoming food pantry shifts and our Serve the World Volleyball Tournament!
 
Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!
 
Chelsea
2018-2019 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 1 – Club Meeting:  Strategic Planning Session 1

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Come join us for our annual strategic planning meeting.  This marks the transition between club presidents, and the time of year to set goals for the club.  Come with passion, energy, and ideas for making the future of our club stronger! 

 

Saturday, July 7 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

Saturday, July 7 – Serve the World Volleyball Tournament

The Coliseum Bar, 232 E. Olin Ave, Madison, 12:00pm-6:00pm

Our annual tournament to support Rotary Youth Exchange!  Register a team here or email us if you can ref (no experience needed) or just come hang out and cheer on the teams!

 

Sunday, July 15 – Club Meeting:  Strategic Planning Session 2

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Join us for the second strategic planning meeting.  We will build off of the July 1 meeting and further expand our strategic plan.

 

Wednesday, July 18 – Social Event:  Concerts on the Square

Capitol Square, 1 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Interested in a night of live music and drinks on the square? Join us for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's Concert on the Square, featuring the music of Journey and Queen. We will have blankets set out on the Capitol lawn across from the BMO Harris Bank building.
 
Saturday, July 28 – Books for the World Service Event
 
1849 Wright St., Madison, 10:00am-12:00pm
 
Books for the World is a global literacy project, supervised by Rotarians, that puts used books from the United States that might otherwise be discarded into the hands of children in other countries where educational resources are in short supply.
Join us as we sort and pack books at the Wright St. warehouse!
News & Updates, June 27th, 2018 Chelsea Sheedy 2018-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Greeting Friends and Rotarians!
 
Join us for a quiet evening of friendship and beer at The Memorial Union Terrace tomorrow night as we reflect on the successes of our past year!  We've achieved extraordinary impact, especially for a club of our size!
 
Thank you for -
  • Over 400 hours of community service!
  • Many thousands of dollars raised for The River Food Pantry, Rotary Youth Exchange, Polio Plus, and Habitat!
  • Over 200 households served at the Lussier Food Pantry!
  • Many successful community partnerships with CONNECT, Madison Magnet, HYP, and our Rotary Foundation!
There is still time to fill our our year-end survey.  We'd love your input as we look ahead to our next Strategic Club Planning Meetings in July!  And don't forget to sign up for our upcoming food pantry shifts with the Lussier Center, and our Serve the World Volleyball Tournament!
 
This Sunday we'll be joined by Mallory Swenson, a Community Engagement Specialist with Community Action Coalition (CAC), and we'll hear about the work that their nonprofit does to provide housing, food, and clothing to those in need in the Dane and surrounding counties.
 
I hope to see you then!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 14 – Social Event:  Memorial Union Terrace Happy Hour

Memorial Union Terrace, 800 Langdon St, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Join us for a quiet evening of fellowship and beer at the Memorial Union Terrace! Local folk band Peter and Lou Berryman and local Motown group VO5 will be playing Thursday night as part of the Madison Reunion.

 

Sunday, June 17 – Club Meeting:  Community Action Coalition

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

This Sunday we'll be joined by Mallory Swenson, a Community Engagement Specialist with Community Action Coalition (CAC), and we'll hear about the work that their nonprofit does to provide housing, food, and clothing to those in need in Dane, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties!

 

Saturday, July 7 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

Saturday, July 7 – Serve the World Volleyball Tournament

The Coliseum Bar, 232 E. Olin Ave, Madison, 12:00pm-6:00pm

Our annual tournament to support Rotary Youth Exchange!  Register a team here or email us if you can ref (no experience needed) or just come hang out and cheer on the teams!

 

News & Updates, June 13th, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Greeting Friends and Rotarians!

Don't forget to sign up for our food pantry shifts with the Lussier Center!  We're still looking for 1-2 more people for this Saturday.  Then, join us on Sunday as Carleigh Olson facilitates a conversation around local and national initiatives to promote health equity!
 
Please also remember to mark your calendars for Saturday, July 7th for our second annual Serve the World Volleyball Tournament benefiting Rotary Youth Exchange!  Registration is available at the link below, or email us if you are available to volunteer as a referee.
 
Finally, as we approach the end of our Rotary year, please consider making a donation to our Rotary Foundation!  Our club has had the honor of leading and partnering on several grant projects, including our recent Little Libraries project with HYP.  Our Foundation's Annual Fund is a critical part of what makes that possible!
 
Thank you for everything that you do!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 2 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

Sunday, July 3 – Club Meeting:  Madison-area Urban Ministry

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Carleigh Olson will facilitate a conversation around local and national initiatives to promote health equity!  Learn how our generation can help to foster change!

 

Sunday, June 10 – Service Event: UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Frautschi Point Lot in Eagle Heights, 3034 Lake Mendota Dr, 9:00am-12:00pm

Join us for a work party at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve! We will remove invasive woody shrubs, collect seeds for later planting, put wood chips on trails, or cut brush from trails. Tools and gloves are provided.

 

News & Updates, May 30th, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Consider a Year-End Donation to Our Foundation! Mac Dempsey 2018-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
Greeting Friends and Rotarians!
 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 7th for our second annual Serve the World Volleyball Tournament benefiting Rotary Youth Exchange!  We'll be looking for teams and refs and people coming to just hang out, so please help us get the word out!  Registration is available now.

Join us this Sunday as we hear from Linda Ketcham, Executive Director of the Madison-area Urban Ministry!  MUM's many programs inspire hope for individuals returning to the Dane County community after incarceration.
 
Finally, remember to please take our member survey this month!  We'd greatly value your input as we plan our priorities and leadership transition heading into next year!
 
Thank you for everything that you do!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 20 – Club Meeting:  Madison-area Urban Ministry

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Linda Ketcham, Executive Director of Madison-area Urban Ministry will discuss MUM's many programs to inspire hope for individuals returning to the Dane County community after incarceration.

 

Saturday, May 26 – Service Event: Habitat ReStore West Project

Habitat ReStore West, 5906 Odana Rd, 6:30pm-8:00pm

We will help Habitat for Humanity sort donated items at their ReStore.  Registration for this event filled up quickly, so thank you to everyone that signed up to help!

 

Saturday, June 2 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

News & Updates, May 16th, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Serve the World Volleyball Tournament Mac Dempsey 2018-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Greeting Friends and Rotarians!
 
A big thank you to everyone for putting awesome energy into this year's YP Week!  We cosponsored three very successful and impactful events, and helped to raise over a thousand dollars to construct Little Libraries with HYP!  Thank you to everyone that turned out, and check out the event photos below!
 
It's not too late to register for Tri-Con Rotary District Conference in Wisconsin Dells coming up this weekend!  Email me or our club email for details on carpooling or sharing a room.  (We've reserved a two bedroom condo.)  Then join us on Sunday as we welcome Sharyl Kato from The Rainbow Project and hear about their initiatives to provide restorative healing and hope for young children and their families who have experienced trauma!
 
Finally, please take our member survey this month!  We'd greatly value your input on our club direction as we plan our leadership transition and look ahead to next year!
 
Thank you for everything that you do!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Friday-Sunday, May 4-6 – Tri-Con District Conference in Wisconsin Dells

Don't miss out!  Email Mac or our club email for details on carpooling or sharing a room.

 

Sunday, May 6 – Club Meeting:  The Rainbow Project

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Sharyl Kato from The Rainbow Project will discuss their initiatives to provide restorative healing and hope for young children and their families who have experienced trauma!

 

Saturday, May 12 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

News & Updates, May 2nd, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
 
Thank you to everyone who turned out to represent our club during YP Week 2018!
 
 
 
We had a great turnout for our Little Libraries build with HYP!
 
 
 
The Hahn Family was out in full force!
 
 
 
Over seven libraries were built as part of a $1,050 Rotary District Grant Project!
 
 
 
Our Sustainable Suds bus tour in Partnership with SWANA had an awesome turnout for the second year in a row!
 
 
 
The bus stopped at The Great Dane, Old Sugary Distillery, Alt Brewing, and Ale Asylum!
 
 
 
In addition to sampling cocktails, everyone learned about composting and energy reduction and sustainability practices!
 
 
 
John helped to MC the Wilma's Fund Fundraiser at the Art In!
 
 
 
The Fundraiser benefited LGBT homeless populations in Dane County!
 
Thank You for Representing Our Club During YP Week! Matthew M Dempsey 2018-05-02 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 Club Survey! Chelsea Sheedy 2018-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Greeting Friends and Rotarians!
 
Join us this Sunday as Jason Ilstrup from the Madison Downtown Rotary shares a project partnership opportunity to provide education and feminine hygiene products for school-aged girls in Ghana!
 
Also, please don't forget to register for Tri-Con Rotary District Conference in Wisconsin Dells coming up on May 4-6!  This will be an awesome-energy event with clubs from three districts from all over the state, and you can go at a bargain price!  Don't miss out!  Email me or our club email for details on carpooling or sharing a room.  (We've reserved a two bedroom condo.)
 
Remember also to check out the Madison Young Professionals Week calendar!  There are tons of events to check out from other Young Professionals organizations, in addition to the three events that our club is helping to cosponsor!
 
Thank you for everything that you do!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 15 – Club Meeting:  Change HERstory

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Jason Ilstrup from the Madison Rotary Downtown Club will discuss opportunities for our club to partner on a project to provide education and feminine hygiene products for school-aged girls in Ghana, allowing them to stay in school and continue their studies!

 

Sunday, April 20-28 – Madison Young Professionals Week

Our club is cosponsoring three events!  View the full calendar here.

 

Friday-Sunday, May 4-6 – Tri-Con District Conference in Wisconsin Dells

Don't miss out!  Email Mac or our club email for details on carpooling or sharing a room.

 

Saturday, May 12 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

News & Updates, April 11th, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary Tri-Con District Conference is coming up fast on May 4-6 in the Dells!  Our club has booked a Two Bedroom Deluxe Condo at The Glacier Canyon Lodge as a club meeting place or for any members that still need a room.
 
Here are the top five reasons not to miss out! -
 
1.  Build connections!
 
 
After Hours Clubs from La Crosse, Madison, Chippewa Valley, and Mequon-Milwaukee at Tri-Con 2015
 
District Conference is the perfect place to connect and share experiences with other clubs across the state, such as the three other After Hours Clubs from La Crosse, and Chippewa Valley, and Mequon-Milwaukee!
 
 
2.  Share ideas!
 
In addition to educational seminars like "Rotary Friendship Exchange: India 2018" and "Working Effectively with Volunteer Teams," many breakouts will give clubs a chance to share project ideas and success stories with each other!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3.  Get Inspired!
 
There are a whole slate of inspiring speakers planned!  For example, during Friday dinner Dr. Marilyn Fitzgerald will discuss sustainability and microfinance projects and the $475,000 grant to support a blood bank that she authored after leading a Rotary GSE Team to Bali, Indonesia!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.  It's only $20!
 
Conference registration is only $20, and that covers everything except meals and hotel.  Our club has also reserved a two bedroom condo that sleeps up to seven for Friday and Saturday night, as a club meeting place or for any members that still need a room.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5.  It's in the Dells yo!
 
When we are not engaged in soul-expanding personal growth, you might also find us at a swim-up bar or riverside patio.  As always, the Rotary conversations will continue After Hours!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For details on carpooling or to reserve a spot in our reserved condo, email Mac or our club email!
 
 
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Greeting Friends and Rotarians!
 
We will not be having a meeting this weekend due to the Easter holiday, but we do have full April planned!
 
Please take a moment to review the Madison Young Professionals Week calendar.  All of these events give us an opportunity to further strengthen our network with the other Young Professionals Clubs that we've been partnering with, so please attend several if you can.  Our Sustainable Suds event is filling up quickly, so be sure to register now if you'd like to join the brewery bus tour!  A big thank thank you to John and Som and Justin for planning our involvement and co-chairing three of these events!
 
Thank you for everything that you do!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 29 – Social Event:  Wine Tasting at Table Wine RESCHEDULED

Table Wine, 2045 Atwood Ave #111, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Stay tuned for a future date!  We will be rescheduling this event for a date that has better availability.

 

Saturday, April 7 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

Sunday, April 15 – Club Meeting:  Change HERstory

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Jason Ilstrup from the Madison Rotary Downtown Club will discuss opportunities for our club to partner on a project to provide education and feminine hygiene products for school-aged girls in Ghana, allowing them to stay in school and continue their studies!

 

Sunday, April 20-28 – Madison Young Professionals Week

Our club is cosponsoring three events!  View the full calendar here.

 

News & Updates, March 28th, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Greeting Friends and Rotarians!
 
Join us this Sunday as Valeria Martinez shares with us how Maydm is equipping girls and students of color with skills to succeed in technical fields through tech workshops and school immersion programs!
 
Also, don't forget to register here for our Wine Tasting at Table Wine on Thursday the 29th!  Their "Who Knows" blind tasting will involve smelling and tasting the wines before looking at the labels.
 
Finally, be sure to read more below about our District's new Friendship Exchange coming up in August, with opportunities to either travel to Sweden and Latvia or to host travelers!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 18 – Club Meeting:  Maydm

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

This week Valeria Martinez will discuss how Maydm is equipping girls and students of color with skills to succeed in technical fields through tech workshops and school immersion programs!

 

Thursday, March 29 – Social Event:  Wine Tasting at Table Wine

Table Wine, 2045 Atwood Ave #111, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Register here for our private wine-tasting at Table Wine!  Their "Who Knows" blind tasting will involve smelling and tasting the wines before looking at the labels.

 

Saturday, April 7 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

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Greeting Friends and Rotarians!
 
The Madison YP Week Calendar is now published online.  Be sure to mark your calendar for all three of the events that our club is helping to sponsor!
 
Mark your calendars also for our upcoming Wine Tasting social at Table Wine on March 29th (and invite guests)!  A registration link will be posted to our event page very soon.
 
Join us this Sunday as Erik Iverson tells us about the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and how research can solve the world's problems!
 
Finally, please help us to fill up our Food Pantry shift calendar!  We're still seeking one more for this Saturday.
 
Thank you for everything that you do for our club!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 3 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

Sunday, March 4 – Club Meeting:  WARF

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Erik Iverson, the managing director for WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation), will tell us about their vision is to enable University of Wisconsin - Madison research to solve the world's problems!

 

Saturday, March 10 – Service Event:  FB4K

FB4K Warehouse, 167 East Badger Rd, Madison, 9:00am-12:00pm

Free Bikes 4 Kidz needs bike cleaning and maintenance help to prepare donated bikes for a big giveaway event!  Sign up through their website.  Brad will be volunteering the 9:00am to noon shift on this date and can assist you with orientation.

 

Thursday, March 29 – Social Event:  Wine Tasting at Table Wine

Table Wine, 2045 Atwood Ave #111, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Join us for a private wine-tasting class at Table Wine!  A registration link will be posted to our event page very soon.

 

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Greetings friends and Rotarians!
 
Join us this Sunday as we hear from Lilada Gee, founder of Black Women Heal, and all of the amazing work they are doing to educate and empower women to heal from and prevent sexual abuse in our community!
 
We have a full spring calendar coming up!  Remember especially to mark your calendars for YP Week, the week of April 20th - 28th.  Stay tuned to hear more about the events we're sponsoring and our Little Libraries grant project at our upcoming meetings.
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 18 – Club Meeting:  Black Women Heal

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Lilada Gee, founder of Black Women Heal, will tell us about the amazing work they are doing to educate, empower, engage, and equip black women in the healing from and the preventing of sexual abuse in our community!

 

Saturday, March 3 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to volunteer with us for a shift at the Food Pantry!

 

Sunday, March 4 – Club Meeting:  WARF

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Erik Iverson, the managing director for WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation), will tell us about their vision is to enable University of Wisconsin - Madison research to solve the world's problems!

 

News & Updates, February 14th, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Club Planning Meeting on the 21st!
 
We generated a lot of good new ideas!  Members can review notes from our two Breakout meetings below. -
 
We have ongoing email committees planning around YP Week and Member Recruitment activities.  Email us if you would like to be added to one of our planning threads!
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Greetings friends and Rotarians!
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Club Planning Meeting!  We generated a lot of ideas which should position us to thrive in our upcoming YP Week and other spring initiatives!  Feel to review our meeting notes in the links below.
 
Remember that there is no club meeting this Sunday due to the Super Bowl.  But we do have an upcoming Lussier Food Pantry event on Saturday and a Trivia Night at Freiburg next Tuesday!  I hope to see many of you there!
 
Enjoy your football weekends!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 3 – LCEC:  Food Pantry Volunteering

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm

Sign up here to help us staff the Food Pantry at the Lussier Community Education Center!

 

Tuesday, February 6 – Trivia Night

Freiburg Gastropub, 2616 Monroe St., Madison, 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of Trivia and German beer!

 

Saturday, February 10 – Service Event:  Second Harvest

Second Harvest Foodbank, 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Second Harvest Foodbank is southwestern Wisconsin's largest hunger-relief charity.  We will help sort, package, and label bulk-purchased food.

 

News & Updates, January 31st, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Greetings friends and Rotarians!
 
I am delighted to report that our District Grant application for matching funds to build Little Libraries has been approved!  A huge thank you to Som for putting together our grant application on a tight timeline, and thank you to all of our YP Week committee members for coordinating all of our upcoming event partnerships!
 
We'd strongly encourage all club members to come to this Sunday's meeting at Brocach to assist with critical event planning for 2018!  We will be breaking into three discussion groups. -
 
YP Week (John/Justin/Ryan) -
John and Justin and Ryan will lead a discussion of planning and promotion for the four upcoming YP Week events that our club is helping to coordinate.
 
Membership Growth/Club Promotion (Chelsea/Lori) -
Chelsea and Lori will discuss ideas for member recruitment and visitor outreach and club promotion activities to help grow our club!
 
Grants & Projects (Som/Mac) -
Som will walk us through our approved Little Libraries grant application, and we will discuss ideas for other future grant and large project initiatives.
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 20 – Service Event:  Porchlight

Porchlight Eastside Site, 1708 Thierer Rd, Madison

Porchlight offers over 300 units of housing at 24 Madison-area locations to families and individuals. We will be helping to sort donated goods at Porchlight's eastside site.

 

Sunday, January 21 – Club Planning Meeting

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison

Please join us this Sunday as we perform critical planning to ensure that our upcoming year is a success!  Guests are welcome to come and learn about our upcoming club initiatives!

 

News & Updates, January 17th, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
 
We are delighted to report that our District Grant application to build Little Libraries has just been approved!
 
Our club will build seven Little Libraries at Habitat Homes, in partnership with Habitat for Young Professionals, during Madison Young Professionals Week 2018.  The total project cost will be $1050, of which half of the funds will be raised by our club and event partners through the event and half will be matched by our Rotary District.
 
A big thank you to Som for putting together our grant application!  Members can read the full text of our application here.
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Happy New Year Everyone!
 
Please join us for our first meeting of 2018 as Marilyn Bazinski provides an overview of the Opioid Epidemic.  Note that all of our upcoming meetings are now scheduled at Brocah for the remainder of this Rotary year.
 
We are still looking for a few volunteers at The Lussier Center food pantry this Saturday.  Please sign up here if you can make it!
 
Finally, we have placed our Cascade Ski Trip reservation, but we did reserve a few extra spots.  Please email Mac or our club email ASAP if you would still like to RSVP!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 7 – Club Meeting:  Marilyn Bazinski, Opioid Epidemic

Brocah Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison

Marilyn Bazinski is pain specialist at UW Hospitals, currently working on a doctorate in Nursing Practice.  She will present an overview of the Opioid Epidemic in America: a definition of opioids, history and epidemiology, practice of prescribing, regulation and what can be done to quell the epidemic.

 

Saturday, January 13 – Social Event:  Cascade Ski Trip

Cascade Mountain, Cascade Mountain Rd, Portage

Contact Mac or email us to coordinate carpooling and payment for our evening ski trip to Cascade on Saturday, January 13th!

 

Saturday, January 20 – Service Event:  Porchlight

Porchlight Eastside Site, 1708 Thierer Rd, Madison

Porchlight offers over 300 units of housing at 24 Madison-area locations to families and individuals. We will be helping to sort donated goods at Porchlight's eastside site.

 

News & Updates, January 3rd, 2018 Mac Dempsey 2018-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
Don't forget that we do have a Rotary Meeting this Sunday the 17th at Tully's II in Monona!  Jeff Okazaki will be telling us about More Smiles Wisconsin and their efforts to provide dental care for the uninsured and those with Medicaid/BadgerCare.
 
Remember to bring your $41 to this next meeting if you'd like to join us for our Cascade Ski Trip on January 13th (or contact Mac or email us to coordinate carpooling and payment).  We have about 15 people signed up currently!
 
Finally, please mark your calendars for January 21st!  We will be having a strategic planning meeting to discuss grant projects and growth and future vision!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 17 – Club Meeting:  Jeff Okazaki, More Smiles Wisconsin

Tully's II, 6401 Monona Dr, Monona

This week we have the pleasure of welcoming Jeff Okazaki, Executive Director for More Smiles Wisconsin, an organization working to ensure access to quality dental care for the uninsured and those with Medicaid/BadgerCare in South Central Wisconsin.

 

Sunday , January 7 – Club Meeting:  Marilyn Bazinski, Opioid Epidemic

Location TBD

Marilyn Bazinski is pain specialist at UW Hospitals, currently working on a doctorate in Nursing Practice.  She will present an overview of the Opioid Epidemic in America: a definition of opioids, history and epidemiology, practice of prescribing, regulation and what can be done to quell the epidemic.

 

Saturday, January 13 – Social Event:  Cascade Ski Trip

Cascade Mountain, Cascade Mountain Rd, Portage

Contact Mac or email us to coordinate carpooling and payment for our evening ski trip to Cascade on Saturday, January 13th!

 

Saturday, January 20 – Service Event:  Porchlight

Porchlight Eastside Site, 1708 Thierer Rd, Madison

Porchlight offers over 300 units of housing at 24 Madison-area locations to families and individuals. We will be helping to sort donated goods at Porchlight's eastside site.

 

News & Updates, December 13th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
 
Mark you calendar for January 21st!

We will have a strategic planning meeting around our future growth and projects and vision in place of our usual club meeting.

Please come with your ideas for our club direction!
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Join us for a Saturday evening trip to Cascade Mountain!

We are currently planning ride sharing and a group purchase of 15+ tickets.  We reserved a few extra tickets, so please contact Mac ASAP if you have not yet RSVPed!  Guests welcome!

The group rate for a 5pm-10pm evening pass is $23 (ticket) plus $18 (rental).
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Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
I hope you've all had a lovely holiday with family!  Please note that this Sunday's meeting will be at The Rigby, in their basement "Cavern Club" room.  Join us as we welcome Thor Ringler, writer, therapist, and founder of the My Life, My Story service for veterans!
 
Be sure to check out all of our upcoming December events, including our invitation to Madison Magnet's Flannel & Fizz Holiday Party!  And remember to bring your $41 to an upcoming club meeting if you'd like to join us for our Cascade Ski Trip on January 13th!
 
Finally, we could still use one more volunteer for our Lussier Food Pantry volunteering this Saturday!  Sign up here for this or any other future shifts.
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 2 – LCEC: Food Pantry Volunteering

We could still use one more person for our 11:45am to 1pm Lussier Food Pantry shift this Saturday!  Sign up here or email us!

 

Sunday, December 3 – Club Meeting:  Thor Ringler, My Life, My Story

The Rigby, 119 E Main St, Madison

This week we have the privilege of welcoming Thor Ringler, writer, therapist, and founder of the My Life, My Story program for veterans.  My Life, My Story interviews VA Hospital patients and documents their life story, producing a priceless family keepsake while making the patient's personal story accessible in his/her medical record!

 

Friday, December 8th – Flannel & Fizz Holiday Party

Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St, Madison

We are cordially invited by our frequent event partner Madison Magnet to celebrate with them at their Flannel & Fizz Holiday Party!

 

Saturday, December 9th – Service Event:  Books for the World

Books for the World Warehouse, 1849 Wright St, Madison

Books for the World is a global literacy project, supervised by Rotarians, that puts used books from the United States that might otherwise be discarded into the hands of children in other countries where educational resources are in short supply. Join us as we sort and pack books at the Wright St. warehouse!

 

News & Updates, November 29th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
Don't forget to join us on Thursday night at Ten Pin Alley as we support the Fitchburg-Verona Rotary with their annual Wine Tasting fundraiser!
 
Also, please note that this Sunday's meeting will be at Sprecher's on John Q Hammons Dr.  We are thrilled to welcome former RI Director and current Rotary Foundation Trustee Mary Beth Growney Selene, and to hear about the incredible work that our Foundation is accomplishing!
 
Finally, we still need a few more volunteers for our very last Bucky Beads shift of the season this Saturday!  Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this fundraiser a huge success!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 16 – Fitchburg-Verona Rotary Wine Tasting

Ten Pin Alley, 6285 Nesbitt Rd, Fitchburg

Help support the Fitchburg-Verona Rotary Club with their annual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event!  Advance tickets cost $20 each at Ten Pin Alley or are available at the door for $25.

 

Saturday, November 18 – Last Bucky Beads Shift!

We still need three more people for our 8am and 9:45am Bucky Beads shifts this Saturday!  Sign up here or email us!

 

Sunday, November 19 – Club Meeting:  Mary Beth Growney Selene, Rotary Foundation Trustee

Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub, 1262 John Q Hammons Dr, Madison

Please join us in welcoming Mary Beth Growney Selene, former RI Director, and current Rotary Foundation Trustee!  Mary Beth will highlight the role that our Rotary Foundation plays in supporting the mission of Rotary, and why we should have immense pride in the work that Rotary and our foundation enable.

 

Saturday, December 9th – Service Event:  Books for the World

Books for the World Warehouse, 1849 Wright St, Madison

Books for the World is a global literacy project, supervised by Rotarians, that puts used books from the United States that might otherwise be discarded into the hands of children in other countries where educational resources are in short supply. Join us as we sort and pack books at the Wright St. warehouse!

 

News & Updates, November 15th, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
 
Join us this Thursday as we support the Fitchburg-Verona Rotary Club with their annual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event at Ten Pin Alley!  Proceeds will help support local and international programs, including Verona Area High School scholarships and Wisconsin Books for the World.
 
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Pumpkin Bowl a Success! Mac Dempsey 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings Friends and Rotarians!
 
Thank you all for an amazing October!  In one month we've raised many thousands of dollars for multiple different causes, while also managing several ongoing service projects!  I am very proud of the huge effort that all of you have put forward!
 
Please note that this Sunday's meeting will be at Brocach, in the upstairs dining room.  Please join us as we welcome our newest member Brooke, and as we formally pin Brooke and Julia!
 
Finally, as a last minute social, Justin and Som are putting a car together to got to ColoniALE fest in Sun Prairie this Friday night.  Email Justin if interested!
 
See you soon!
Mac
2017-2018 President

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 4 – LCEC: Food Pantry Shift

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd.

We still need one more person for Saturday's food pantry shift at the Lussier Community Education Center!  And we need several more for our December 2nd shift.  Please sign up here if you can make it!

 

Sunday, November 5 – Club Meeting:  Kris Foust, Brava

Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St.

On November 5th, we are delighted to finally welcome Kris Foust, Director of Marketing and Events at Brava Magazine!  Kris will discuss the work Brava is doing to encourage women in the greater Madison community to THRIVE in their lives by providing content and events that inspire, empower, and initiate change.

 

Sunday, November 19 – Club Meeting:  Mary Beth Growney Selene, Rotary Foundation Trustee

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.

 

News & Updates, November 1st, 2017 Mac Dempsey 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
 
Brooke is a Lead Kitchen & Bath Designer with Dybdahl Design Group (of Middleton). They assist clients with creating design layouts based on their lifestyle, help with choosing materials and guide them from the beginning of the project until completion.

Before moving to Wisconsin, Brooke grew up in a small town in Michigan. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Stout where she received her Bachelor's in Fine Arts: emphasis in Interior Design in December of 2015. While she attended Stout, she was lucky enough to study abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester!

Brooke enjoys many outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and her latest obsession: rock climbing! She thoroughly enjoy traveling whenever possible and exploring state parks. She also enjoy live shows, museums, art, architecture and breweries/distilleries.
 
Welcome, Brooke!  We are delighted to have you as our newest member!
 
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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!
 
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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.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
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
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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