Hello everyone,
 
For those who couldn’t make it to our meeting last week, we took some time to celebrate our remarkable accomplishments from our annual Bucky Beads sale. We weathered the heat, rain, and cold before the home Badger football games this season to sell beads and ponchos to raise funds in support of our current and future Rotary Youth Exchange students.  Through the 6 games we worked this year, we raised $2,370!!! That’s incredible.  Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to an exceptional leader in our club, Adam Gallagher, for all of his hard work in making this a successful fundraiser.
 
As the holidays approach we have some fantastic events to look forward to, including our trivia night, Lussier Community Center food pantry shift, and holiday celebration social.  More information on all of those events can be found below and on our website.
 
This Sunday we welcome GiGi’s Playhouse to our club meeting.  I had the opportunity to attend their annual gala fundraiser a few weeks ago and it didn’t take long for me to understand the tremendous impact they make on kids and adults in our community with Down syndrome.  I can’t wait for us to hear more and to hopefully join them for future events to help make a positive impact for those families.
 
See you on Sunday!
 
Chelsea
2018-2019 President
 
Upcoming Events
Thursday, November 15th– Social Event: Trivia Night
World of Beer, 8225 Greenway Blvd Ste 140, Middleton, 6:45pm-8:45pm
Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. There are plenty of TVs at World of Beer for all of you Packer fans planning to also watch the Packers take down the Seahawks!
 
Sunday, November 18th– 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.
 
Saturday, December 1st– Volunteer Event: Lussier Community Food Pantry
Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45 – 1:00pm
Volunteer with us at the Lussier Community Education Center food pantry! This particular shift is full but if you would like to sign up for future shifts, email us at madisonrotaryah@gmail.com.
 
Sunday, December 2nd – Club Meeting:  American Red Cross
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization in the U.S. that provides disaster relief and preparedness education. They run blood drives across the country and work to collect more than 13,000 blood donations each day to meet the need for patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers. Incredibly they do all of this with a workforce comprised of about 90% volunteers. Join us at our meeting to learn more!
 
Saturday, December 15th – Social Event: Holiday Celebration
The home of Justin Burnett, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Get into the holiday spirit with a joyful evening featuring mulled wine, holiday sweaters, and festive cocktails.  Guests are welcome!  Stay tuned for more information and address details to come.
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