News & Updates
News & Updates, January 16, 2019
Hello everyone!
At our meeting this Sunday we have the privilege of hearing from our Rotary Youth Exchange student, Erick, about life in Indonesia and his experiences thus far in Madison.  As a club we spend a great amount of energy supporting Rotary Youth Exchange, so I’m excited for this meeting as an opportunity for us to further understand how our work impacts the students that we support through the program.
I am also excited to introduce a new member to our club – Casey Collins. Check out his bio below and join us this Sunday to officially welcome him to our club! 
In addition to our upcoming events listed below, we have begun planning our YP Week events.  Let us know what ideas you have and how you’d like to be involved.
Keep up the great work everyone – we are off to an excellent start to 2019!
Have a great Wednesday,
Chelsea Sheedy
2018-2019 President
Upcoming Events
Sunday, January 20th – Club Meeting:  Rotary Youth Exchange Student Erick
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
We have the exceptional honor of hearing from our very own Rotary Youth Exchange student Erick.  Our club is sponsoring Erick as an exchange student at Madison East High School during the 2018-2019 school year.  He'll tell us about his life in Indonesia and share some of the experiences he's had thus far during his time as an exchange student in Madison.
Thursday, January 24th – Social Event: Dinner & Game Night
Great Dane Fitchburg, 2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, 7:00-8:30pm
Dinner, drinks, and fun at Great Dane in Fitchburg. We will have a reservation but please RSVP and let us know if you will be bringing guests so we can ensure that we have accounted for enough spots.
Saturday, February 2nd  – Volunteer Event: Lussier Community Food Pantry
Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd, Madison, 11:45 – 1:00pm
Volunteer with us at the Lussier Community Education Center food pantry! Sign up for shifts here or email us at if you would like to help out.
Saturday, February 2nd – Social Event: Cascade Mountain Extravaganza Ski Trip
Cascade Mountain, W10441 Cascade Mountain Rd, Portage, 4:00 – 10:00pm                               
See more information below.
Sunday, February 17th – Club Meeting:  Sister City in Kanifing, Gambia
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St, Madison, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Did you know that Madison has a sister city in Kanifing, Gambia?  Come join us as Kaba Bah, Jerreh Kujabi, and Samba Baldeh discuss Kanifing's ongoing partnerships with the Madison-Kanifing Sister City Committee and how we can get involved!
Welcome Casey!
Say hello to our newest member, Casey!
Casey earned his degree in Finance, Investments & Banking from UW Business School and runs his own independent financial planning practice under Waddell & Reed in Madison.   He previously worked as an analyst/lender in commercial banking for Associated Bank, Product Management for CUNA Mutual group and a couple of start-ups.   He's very passionate about helping folks develop financial plans, and currently serves as a financial coach for Habitat for Humanity and helps a willing particpant family in Dane County.   Casey has been a long-time Panelist Judge for the Wisconson Technology Council's Governor's Business Plan Contest, which helps start-up companies create good paying technology jobs in Wisconsin.  He has rightfully earned the reputation as the "Morty Seinfeld" of his condo community for his leadership on the condo board. 
Outside of work, Casey has many hobbies and is a guitarist and co-writer for Drive to the Ocean, an all original pop rock group, and an engineer/bassist in Eur.Band, a local Madison "crowd sourced" poetry slam group that will soon be coming to a local establishment near you.   Casey regularly practices hot yoga, and also very much enjoys travel, and learning new international cooking styles.  More recently, he's been enamored with home-brewing komboucha.
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 by Feb. 1 at if you'd like to RSVP. Tickets will be roughly $25.
Helping at Habitat

Worked hard on Saturday morning at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore 💪📦

Check out more pictures at the link below.  --->
Cascade Mountain Extravaganza
The long awaited Cascade Mountain Extravaganza will happen once again in 2019 on February 2nd!!

The slopes will be open to us from 5-10. Lift tickets are $23 and rentals are $18. Information on transportation and timing is detailed out on the Facebook event.

If you would like to join in on this Cascade Mountain extravaganza, please RSVP yes to the Facebook event and send John Locke a message directly so that he can add you to the RSVP list.
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Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - Rotary Youth Exchange
Brocach Irish Pub
Jan 20, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Social Event - Dinner & Game Night
Great Dane Fitchburg
Jan 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
LCEC - Food Pantry Shift
Lussier Community Education Center
Feb 02, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Social - Cascade Mountain Extravaganza Ski Trip
Cascade Mountain
Feb 02, 2019
4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Club Meeting - Kanifing, Gambia Sister City
Brocach Irish Pub
Feb 17, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - DAMA
Brocach Irish Pub
Mar 03, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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