News & Updates
News & Updates, May 1, 2019
First, I want to say wow - we had such a great turnout for the two events we put on for YP Week.  The Sustainable Suds brewery circuit sold out (again) and the Madison Mixtape event was a huge hit.  Good beer, great music, and excellent connections.  Our biggest thanks goes to those who helped coordinate the events, and a special shout-out to our club members John Locke and Casey Collins who worked very hard to make the events a success.
In other news, at our last club speaker meeting we rolled out a new Recognition Points program.  From now through June 1st, members who sign up to make contributions through Rotary Direct to the Rotary Foundation annual fund will receive a 3x matching recognition points to their donation. Recognition points are accumulated and when members reach 1000 they are awarded the esteemed Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
This is a special incentive for us to increase our contributions or even to begin contributing to the fund automatically for the first time.  We often see the great work that Rotary does around the world and right here in Madison through projects put on by our own and neighboring clubs.  Contributing to the Rotary Foundation is one piece of how we can sustain that impact.
See you on Sunday,
Chelsea Sheedy
2018-2019 President
Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 4th – Service Event: Books for the World
Books for the World, 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!
Saturday, May 4th - Social Event: Forward Madison FC Game
Breese Stevens Field, 917 E Mifflin St, Madison, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Forward Madison FC is Madison's 1st professional soccer team in their inaugural season.  We'll be cheering them on in their second home match vs. Toronto FC II at the historic Breese Stevens Field.  For those who have signed up for tickets, feel free to meet us at The Brass Ring around 5:30 p.m. for a drink prior to the game.
Sunday, May 5th – Club Meeting:  Self-Improvement through Journaling
The Park Hotel, 22 S Carroll St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
You are where you are today with your Health, Career, Finances, Relationships, Spiritual life, etc, because of your identity with yourself.  Join us as Steve Aune discusses how to use journaling to get better in all of these areas!
Sunday, May 19th – Club Meeting:  Rotary Friendship Exchange
The Park Hotel, 22 S Carroll St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Learn about Rotary's Friendship Exchange Program as our very own Brenda Weiss shares her experience with travelling to Rotary District 2410 in Latvia and Sweden last fall!  Numerous exchanges with other international Rotary Districts are planned each year, including 2019 exchanges with India and Australia and Holland.  To view additional upcoming Rotary Exchange opportunities, visit our District's Friendship Exchange announcement page.
Saturday, June 1st – Service Event: Lussier Community Food Pantry
Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45am-1:00pm
Volunteer with us at the Lussier Community Education Center food pantry! Volunteers are needed to work from 11:45am until 1:00pm.  Sign up for shifts here or email us at
Sustainable Suds: a Smashing Success!
We had such a great time at the #YPWeek Sustainable Suds 3.0! Huge thank you to YPWeek Madison, Swana, ZendeskThe Great Dane Pub & Brewing CompanyBos MeaderyGiant Jones Brewing Company, and Working Draft Beer Company!
More pictures at the link to the right. 
Madison Mixtape
Great times had by all during the #ypweek Madison Mixtape! Great partnership between @connect_madison and @madisonrotaryafterhours! Thanks to, and A.N.T da Hope Boy
Check out more photos at the link to the right.
Introducing: The Post at Park Hotel
After much consideration and great feedback from our club survey, we have decided to hold our meetings going forward at Park Hotel on the square (22 S Carroll St, Madison)! We can gather prior to each meeting at The Post between 6:30pm and 7pm so that members and guests may order food and drinks.  We will then head down to our room on the lower level for each meeting to begin at 7pm.  
This is an exciting move for us.  The venue is elegant, the food is delicious, and the pours are generous. We're looking forward to this new chapter for our club!
Photo credits: Park Hotel,
Upcoming Events
Service Event - Books for the World
May 04, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LCEC - Food Pantry Shift
Lussier Community Education Center
May 04, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Social Event - Forward Madison FC Game
Breese Stevens Field
May 04, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting - Self-Improvement Through Journaling
Park Hotel
May 05, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards: Ethics Symposium
Camp Upham Woods
May 17, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Meeting - Rotary Friendship Exchange
Park Hotel
May 19, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District Grant Proposal Deadline
May 26, 2019
LCEC - Food Pantry Shift
Lussier Community Education Center
Jun 01, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting
Jun 02, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary District Conference 2019
The La Crosse Center on the Mississippi River
Jun 07, 2019 8:00 AM –
Jun 08, 2019 6:00 PM
Russell Hampton
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