News & Updates
News & Updates, May 17, 2019
Hi all,
The sign-up is now live for our annual Serve the World Volleyball Tournament benefiting Rotary Youth Exchange! The tournament is being held on Saturday, June 29that the Coliseum Bar.  Additional information and the link to sign up can be found below.  We are also looking for volunteer referees so if you’d like to help out please email us at
This Sunday we have the distinct pleasure of hearing from our fellow club member Brenda Weiss about her experiences though the Rotary Friendship Exchange program in Latvia and Sweden!  We are also working on a future exchange trip for our club so Brenda’s insights on the program and the experiences she had will be beneficial as we begin the early stages of planning for our exchange.
As a reminder, from now until June 1st, members who sign up to make contributions through Rotary Direct to the Rotary Foundation annual fund will receive 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.  Giving to the Foundation is a great way to help grow Rotary and the impact we can make worldwide.
Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend!
Chelsea Sheedy
2018-2019 President
Upcoming Events
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
Sunday, June 2nd– Club Meeting:  Rotary Youth Exchange
The Park Hotel, 22 S Carroll St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Come join us as our Rotary Youth Exchange student Erick reflects on his past year in the United States!  Our club has been sponsoring Erick as an exchange student from Indonesia at Madison East High School during the 2018-2019 school year.
Friday, June 7th– Saturday, June 8th– District Conference
The La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601
Information about the conference and the link to sign up can be found here:
Serve the World Volleyball Tournament

"Serve the World" Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, June 29th, 2019, noon-6pm

Rotary Night at the Mallards
Join us on June 22nd for Rotary International Night at the Ballpark to cheer on the Madison Mallards!  We will get to watch some of the best baseball around, meet other Rotarians in our district, and imbibe in great drinks and food at the Duck Pond at Warner Park.  We will have reserved seats in Section 202.  There are two ticket options - $27 to include 90 minutes of all you can eat and drink or $12 to include a Mallards hat and souvenir cup.  To purchase tickets, follow this link and enter promo code "Rotary".
Upcoming Events
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 - Rotary Youth Exchange
The Park Hotel
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
Club Meeting
Jun 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Night at the Ballpark
The Duck Pond at Warner Park
Jun 22, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Serve the World Volleyball Tournament
The Coliseum Bar
Jun 29, 2019
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fifth Sunday - Club Brunch Social & End of Rotary Year Celebration
Jun 30, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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