Madison is abuzz this time of year – football games on the weekends, playoff baseball (Go Brew Crew!), and the crisp smell of fall in the air.   It is also a busy time for our club! I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has continued to show dedication towards our monthly service shifts at the Lussier Food Pantry, our Bucky Beads fundraising shifts to raise money for our Rotary Youth Exchange students, and our strong attendance at club meetings.
Tonight we will be participating in the One Rotary Summit. For those that can make it, more information is below and I’m looking forward to seeing you there.  For those that can’t, we will surely have takeaways and new ideas to bring back and share with you all at our upcoming meetings and events.
Our next official club meeting is on Sunday, November 4th. We will be welcoming speakers from the Goodman Community Center to share more about their vision for our community.  This will be a great meeting for new guests to come and hear from some inspiring leaders and to experience the atmosphere at our club meetings firsthand.
Have a great week!
2018-2019 President
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 17th – One Rotary Summit
Warner Park Center, 1625 Northport Dr, Madison, 5:30pm-8:00pm
We will be attending the One Rotary Summit in lieu of our Oct. 21 meeting.  Through the summit you'll be inspired to build membership, enhance public image, and do humanitarian service through the Rotary Foundation.  You'll explore the question "Why Rotary?" and further understand the value of being a Rotarian. Check-in starts at 5:30 pm and the program begins at 6:00 pm. Register for free online at  Space is limited to the first 65 to register so sign-up early!
Saturday, October 20th  – Bucky Beads for Rotary Youth Exchange
Monroe Street across from Camp Randall, Madison, 8:00 am–11:45 am
It’s UW Homecoming week! We are selling Bucky Beads and ponchos (if it rains) before the Wisconsin vs. Illinois football game to raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange.  Sign up for one of the shifts through this link (also posted on our website) or by contacting Adam Gallagher.
Tuesday, October 30th – Service Event: The River Food Pantry
River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Rd, Madison, 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Volunteer with us at the River Food Pantry! We will be serving a hot meal for food pantry shoppers and volunteers.  Let us know if you’d like to help by emailing us at
Sunday, November 4th – Club Meeting:  Goodman Community Center
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Goodman Community Center’s vision is a community that’s thriving because everyone is valued and has the resources they need to be successful. They have a dedicated group of volunteers that work to promote their vision by hosting events and programs such as Hunger Heroes, International Women's Day, and backpack & school supply drives. Join us in welcoming Goodman Community Center to our club to hear more about their great work in Madison!