News & Updates
News & Updates, April 3, 2019
Hello everyone,
As I'm sure you've heard by now, Brocach Irish Pub will be closing its doors this Sunday.  I know many of us really enjoyed the space we had there along with the great service, food, and drinks that came along with it.  As we bid them farewell it's time for us once again to envision what we'd like our club to look like.  This is an exciting time as we get to continue to define the atmosphere at our meetings.  While the space we're in plays a big part in this, it's not everything.  What really defines the character of our club meetings is us and how we interact with one another and our guests.  Every meeting I get such positive energy when I see and experience the connections that are being made and the relationships that continue to grow amongst us all. So, thank you to everyone for continuing to make our meetings a welcoming place, no matter where we are.
That being said, we have an exciting new meeting spot for this Sunday: the stunning Park Hotel on the Capitol Square (22 S Carroll St).  When you enter from Carroll St, head to the left where we will gather prior to the meeting at The Post.  We will have full bar and food service from 6:30 - 7:00pm at which time we can head one floor down to our room at the bottom of the steps.  If you'd like to order food, please place your orders at the bar by 6:40pm so that the food is ready for you to bring downstairs when we head down by 7:00 for the meeting.
In addition to the superb location for this Sunday's meeting, we have the pleasure of welcoming Carole Trone to our club to speak about The Fair Opportunity Project, which aims to help students by improving access to college. Carole is a fellow Rotarian from the downtown club and is a passionate and engaging speaker so please do invite new guests to enjoy this meeting with us!
As another reminder, YP Week is quickly approaching and will run from April 19 – April 27. This is a week-long platform for individuals to engage in our community through discovery, adventure, and meaningful conversations.  Check out the entire YP Week schedule here and sign up for events if you haven't already.  Events are filling up fast!
See you on Sunday,
Chelsea Sheedy
2018-2019 President
Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 6th  – 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


Sunday, April 7th – Club Meeting:  Fair Opportunity Project

The Post at Park Hotel, 22 S Carroll St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Carole Trone will be sharing the work that The Fair Opportunity Project does to empower students with access to affordable college! Their initiatives include creating some of the highest-quality college application and financial aid guides and resource tools available, which they send to every public high school in America--for free!
Saturday, April 20th - YP Week Event: Sustainable Suds Brewery Circuit 3.0
Detailed information below.
Tuesday, April 23rd  – Service Event: Second Harvest Foodbank
Second Harvest Foodbank, 2802 Dairy Dr, Madison, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Second Harvest is southwestern Wisconsin's largest hunger-relief charity.  We will help sort, package, and label bulk-purchased food.
Friday, April 26th - YP Week Event: Madison Mixtape
Detailed information below.
Saturday, May 4th - Social Event: Forward Madison FC Game
Detailed information below.
Sunday, May 5th – Club Meeting:  Self-Improvement through Journaling
TBD, 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!
5th Sunday Brunch at Great Dane
We had an awesome time at the second installment of our 5th Sunday club brunch series. We hope you can join us for the next one. Stay tuned for details to come.

You asked for it...Sustainable Suds Brewery Circuit is back for another tour!!!

This event will be the kickoff of YPWeek in Madison on April 20th at 1:00pm. It's time once again to embark on a journey full of suds and sophistication as we travel to and taste more of the multiple Madison breweries participating in sustainable practices with your hosts, Rotary Club of Madison After Hours & SWANA.

Brewery/Distillery Line Up:

  • The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
  • Bos Meadery
  • Giant Jones Brewery
  • Working Draft

Thank you to our major sponsor Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company!!

****Event is sold out****


Madison Mixtape
Come out and celebrate Madison's local Hip Hop culture at the Robinia Courtyard on April 26. We will have an evening of hip hop artists, spoken word, hip hop dance, poetry slam, and more!

Music Line Up:
eur band
A.N.T Da Hope Boy
More to come!

What’s really cool is you can submit your poetry to eur band in advance of the show and they will turn your poetry into a song! Go to and click on become a poet to submit your poem.

Sponsored by Compass Properties
Hungry for some soccer? Forward Madison FC is Madison's first professional soccer team in their inaugural season in USL League One.  We'll be cheering them on in their second home match on May 4th vs. Toronto FC II at the historic Breese Stevens Field.  
Sign-up at an upcoming meeting or email us at if you'd like to RSVP. Tickets will be roughly $25.
Food & Beer Pairing Event with Madison Breakfast Rotary Club
Join the Madison Breakfast Rotary Club for their 9th Annual Food and Beer Pairing event to benefit Youth and Literacy projects.  The event will be at the popular Craftsman Table & Top in Middleton!  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event and they can be purchased at
Upcoming Events
LCEC - Food Pantry Shift
Lussier Community Education Center
Apr 06, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting - Fair Opportunity Project
The Post at Park Hotel
Apr 07, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Madison Breakfast Rotary - Food & Beer Pairing
craftsman table & top
Apr 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
YP Week Begins
Apr 19, 2019
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Sustainable Suds Brewery Circuit 3.0
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
Apr 20, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Service Event - Second Harvest Foodbank
Apr 23, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Madison Mixtape
Robinia Courtyard
Apr 26, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
YP Week Concludes
Apr 27, 2019
7:00 PM – 7:30 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
Russell Hampton
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