Greetings,
 
Yesterday was #GivingTuesday – a movement to support charitable giving at the beginning of the busy holiday season. If you had a chance to give to an organization you are passionate about yesterday, I thank you.  There are so many important causes that can always use additional support.  For those that didn’t have a chance to give yesterday, don’t fret! Through our work as Rotarians, we put ourselves in a position year-round to support the causes that are important to us – both through our volunteer efforts and financial support.
 
If you have a cause you care about and would like to get involved further, let us know.  We are always looking to grow the impact that we can make together.
 
As we enter the season of giving, also consider giving to our very own Rotary Foundation, which supports our efforts to achieve world peace and to advance various humanitarian efforts.  Your donation will make a difference.  Check out the link above to learn more.
 
This Sunday we welcome Julie, a volunteer with the American Red Cross, to our meeting. Most of us have likely been exposed to the Red Cross and the impact they make at some point in our life. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of how they operate and how we can support the great work that they do!
 
Stay festive and see you Sunday!
 
Chelsea
2018-2019 President
 
Upcoming Events
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! If you would like to sign up for this or future shifts, email us at madisonrotaryah@gmail.com or sign up through the link on our website.
 
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, Madison, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Get into the holiday spirit with a joyful evening featuring mulled wine, holiday sweaters, and festive cocktails.  Guests are welcome!  RSVP with Justin or on our Facebook event if you plan to attend.
 
Sunday, January 6th – Club Meeting:  Big Brothers Big Sisters
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in our Dane County community. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
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