Hello fellow Rotarians,
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far and taking advantage of these long days to enjoy doing things that are important to you, whether that's catching up with friends and family, taking in a beautiful sunset, reading a new book, or anything else that refreshes your spirit.  I know that many of our members are very busy with new babies, new jobs, career advancements, and new homes - congratulations on these big achievements!  Our club calendar has a little bit of breathing room for the next few weeks before things really ramp up in the fall with many opportunities to participate, including Bucky Beads during football season and Pints for Polio in October. 
Our speakers this Sunday are from the group ImaBridge Africa and the Rotary Club of McHenry, Illinois.  IBA's pursuit of a Global Grant, sponsored by the McHenry Club, is for the provision of clean water through the establishment of a water production facility.  IBA's varied projects are in the areas of health, education, clean water, and micro finance in their communities.  This should be an ideal meeting to bring a guest to, as they can get an idea of some of the more ambitious global projects that we, as Rotarians, make happen.  (Plus, you'll be one step closer to winning the President's Challenge!)
See you on Sunday,
Erin Luken
2019-2020 President
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, July 24th - Club Social: Concerts on the Square
Across from BMO Harris Bank on the Capitol lawn, Madison, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Feel like taking a visit to Abbey Road? Join us for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's Concert on the Square, featuring the music of The Beatles. We will have blankets set out on the Capitol lawn across from the BMO Harris Bank building. 
Saturday, August 3rd - Volunteer Event: Lussier 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, August 4th  – Club Meeting: Fibre Forward
The Post at Park Hotel, 22 S Carroll St, Madison, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us this Sunday as Allison Markoski discusses the work that Fibre Forward does to make the fiber arts accessible to all!
As an arts education charity, Fibre Forward provides fiber arts resources to the general public at no cost.  Entirely donation-driven, this fiber arts community effort inspires new fiber artists and connects members of our worldwide fiber arts community with access to free resources, instruction, supplies, and more.