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!
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!