Well summer has left us but we have had three (I repeat, 3!) new members join us this past month.  Our sincerest welcome to Erin, Mary, and Mark!  See their bios below and be sure to congratulate them the next time you see them.
This Sunday we welcome Gigi’s Playhouse to our club meeting to share more about the work they do to empower individuals with Down Syndrome.  We will also be officially welcoming our new members with their Rotary pins and welcome kits.
We have a lot of other exciting events coming up as well, including a wine tasting social, ecological restoration work party, club brunch social, and more! See below and the club website ( for additional information on all of these events.
Additional reminders:
  • Reserve your Fall Bucky bead shifts to raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange here
    • Spots are still open for the Badger game this Saturday!
  • Sign up here to volunteer at the Lussier Community Center Food Pantry
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
2018-2019 President
Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 16 – 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.
Friday, September 21 – Social Event:  Wine Tasting
Cambridge Winery (Madison Tasting Room), 1001 S Whitney Way, Madison, 6:30pm
Imbibe in some of the best wine around.  We will having a tasting session and the opportunity to learn about the wine from the owners themselves.  Additional logistics will be provided at our meeting this Sunday and on our club website and Facebook.  Please RSVP to Connor Sheedy or by emailing
Saturday, September 22 – Service Event:  Ecological Restoration Work Party
UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Participate in UW Arboretum restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas.  Training and tools are provided.
Sunday, September 30  – 5th Sunday:  Club Brunch Social
Madison’s, 119 King St, Madison, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join us for brunch at Madison's downtown at 10am.  They serve delicious food and bottomless mimosas...need we say more?
Sunday, October 7th – Club Meeting:  Fetch Wisconsin Rescue
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Fetch Wisconsin’s mission is to rehome and rehabilitate at-risk dogs.  It started in 2013 with 4 volunteers and has now grown to a volunteer base of 800! Volunteers foster and transport dogs, coordinate fundraising events, and support the vision of Fetch to create a society in which every dog is valued and provided proper care and compassion.  In their first year, they reached 100 adoptions and they are on track to hit 1,500 adoptions this summer!  Join us to hear about the great work this organization is doing in our community.