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!
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