|WPRC Assists at Wheelchair Basketball Event||Posted by Larry Myers||on Apr 26, 2017||
Members of Whitnall Park Rotary worked the concessions stand at a Wheelchair Basketball event on February 10-12 at Whitnall High School. The WPRC efforts and $500 contribution produced a matching $500 grant from the Modern Woodmen of America organization. The charities went to the Wheelchair Bucks Basketball team. Gil Frenn, WPRC Community Services Director, and Roger Clark, WPRC President-Elect, presented the check to the Wheelchair Bucks. The three-day event featured some of the premier wheelchair basketball teams and players in the U.S.A.
|Stock Boxes Filled at Hunger Task Force||Posted||on Apr 25, 2017||
Rotarians and family members gathered on a sunny April 21st afternoon to prepare food boxes for senior citizens and others.
WPRC participants included: Rob Petri (+ daughters and friends), Julie Petri, Dan & Ruth Christianson, Bob & Kay Nolan, Jack Bennett, Scott Schenke, Roger Clark, Tom Weiss, Scott Weyda, Erica Weiss, Paul Sackmann, and Judy Weiss.
|Community Leaders Forum||Posted by Larry Myers||on Apr 08, 2017||
Whitnall Park Rotary Club will host a "Community Leaders Forum" at Klemmer's Banquet Center on Wednesday evening, April 26.
Four community leaders will highlight achievements and projects in their respective communities. An included panel discussion will explore partnership and cooperation among the communities.
|2017 Spring Craft Fair Photos||Posted by Larry Myers||on Apr 06, 2017||
Whitnall Park Rotary Club experienced another successful craft fair on Saturday, April 1. Some 977 attendees enjoyed the items of nearly 125 crafters.
Thanks to retired Hales Corners Police Chief Kent Bieganski for his many photos of the event.
Click on the image below to enjoy a slide show of the nearly 100 images captured by Chief Bieganski.
|Hops & Vines||Posted by Larry Myers||on Mar 30, 2017||
Enjoy an evening with Whitnall Park Rotary Club at the beautiful Boerner Botanical Gardens.
Sign up, and pay, online OR purchase a ticket from any WPRC Rotarian.
|2017 WPRC Spring Craft Fair||Posted||on Mar 13, 2017||
|WPRC Rotarian Visits Ukraine||Posted||on Mar 11, 2017||
Rotarian Larry Myers, together with his son Christoph, were in Odessa, Ukraine, for three weeks in January-February 2017. On the evening of January 26 they visited the Rotary Club of Odessa. The Odessa Rotarians provided gracious hospitality, a warm welcome, and their club flag to Rotarian Myers. The visit again demonstrates the worldwide membership of Rotary and the friendships that are possible when we make the effort.
Global Grant Scholar Adventures in Strasbourg
|Posted||on Sep 26, 2016||
2016-2017 Global Grant Scholar Jason Gehrke and his family have been in Strasbourg, France, for four weeks. He is settling into his studies and research at the University of Strasbourg while his family members are settling into their routine of living in a foreign country. You can follow their adventures via the family blog: http://nostravitademens.
The Gehrke family onboard LH 433 enroute to Frankfurt/Main, Germany:
Jason, Maren, Theodore, Baby Klemet, Erika
WPRC & Habitat for Humanity
|Posted by Larry Myers||on Sep 13, 2016||
On Saturday, September 10, seven members of Whitnall Park Rotary Club assisted Habitat for Humanity at a home project in the 3200 block of Milwaukee. Renovation of the home is being sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Rob Petri, WPRC member and Thrivent Financial Advisor, organized and coordinated the day of work, which consisted of cleaning, taping, and priming. Way to go, WPRC, in demonstrating "service before self"!
Front Row: Rob Petri & Roger Clark
Back Row: Dan Weber, Scott Schenke,
Jack Bennett, Scott Weyda, & Larry Myers
DG 6270 Initiates Blog
|Posted||on Aug 19, 2016||
Julie Craig, the 2016-2017 District Governor of Rotary District 6270, has begun a blog newsletter, which she hopes to keep up-to-date on a monthly basis. The first edition, August 2016, can be accessed at the District 6270 Web site.
|2016 WPRC Paul Harris Fellows||Posted||on Aug 05, 2016||
Four individuals were honored with Paul Harris Fellow awards by Whitnall Park Rotary Club on Tuesday evening, June 28, 2016.
The Whitnall Park Rotary Club awards a Paul Harris Fellow award to
The 2016 awardees are:
Bob Nolan, Treasurer of WPRC and Chair of the Paul Harris Award Committee, presented the recognition to each recipient. Congratulations, and thanks, to all!
|Meet the 2016-2017 WPRC Leaders||Posted||on Jul 04, 2016||
The WPRC 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors were inducted and introduced at the June 28th Changing of the Guard dinner.
L. to R.: Roger Clark, President Elect; Luke Baryenbruch, International Service;
Gilbert Frenn, Community Service; Dan Christianson, Club Service;
Bob Nolan, Treasurer; Terri Delke, Secretary; and Scott Weyda, President.
[Paul Sackmann, Vocational Service, was unable to attend.]
Incoming President Weyda announced the following goals for the coming year:
Whitnall Park Rotary Club looks forward to the leadership of these individuals!
|$2000 scholarships awarded May 24, 2016||Posted by Terri Delke||on May 24, 2016||
Whitnall Park Rotary Scholarship Chairperson Paul Sackmann announced the five winners of the $2000 scholarships. The club gives one graduate of each of the five high schools in the service area a scholarship.
The 2016 winners are:
MaryJo Kanelos (Muskego-Norway High School) attending UW - Waukesha
Julia Lucey-Arneberg (Whitnall High School) attending UW-Madison
Jennifer Slota (Greendale High School) attending Northwestern University
Logan Hansen (Martin Luther High School) attending George Mason University
Natalie Hoffmann (Greenfield High School) attending UW-Green Bay
The 2015 winners who will receive an additional $500 scholarship are:
Austin Jenk - UW-Madison
Kelly Sandner - UW-Madison
Morgan Leissring - UW-Madison
Kortney Hunglemann-Skiba - UW-Madison
Mary Carolan -
|WPRC Has TRF Global Grant Scholar||Posted by Larry Myers||on Mar 01, 2016||
Rotary Club District 6270 is pleased to announce that Mr. Jason M. Gehrke has been awarded its 2016 Rotary Global Grant Scholarship (previously known as the Ambassadorial Scholarship).
As a Rotary scholar, Jason will join an international working group under the leadership of Prof. Rémi Gounelle, Strasbourg University, France. In Strasbourg, Jason will complete his dissertation focused on historical and religious foundations of human rights in politics. Jason intends to show how religious life and thought inform modern political societies to provide resources for peacemaking in global politics.
Jason is a Ph.D. Candidate in Religious Studies, Marquette University. His sponsor is Whitnall Park Rotary Club.
Congratulations also to the two global grant finalists: Anna Kasimatis, working with the World Bank in Rwanda, has been accepted to the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge for a master’s degree in philosophy in development studies to study poverty and human development. Anna is the first alternate. Thomas Wester, a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy, has been accepted to the University of Oxford and to Kings College to pursue a master’s degree in complex systems modeling, focusing on epidemiology.
Rotary District 6270 selects and partially funds one graduate student to study abroad (in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus) every other year. This year’s global grant scholarship totals $30,000 and is funded using $15,000 District Designated Funds, which is matched by the Rotary International World Fund.
For more information about Rotary district 6270 scholarship opportunities see the link: http://www.rotary6270.org/SitePage/scholarships.
|Rotary Global Grant "Project Happy Home"||Posted||on Jul 29, 2015||
Whitnall Park Rotary's Global Grant #1528826 is nearing completion. The water purification plant was successfully installed in June 2016. The Vocational Training Team visited Wisconsin in October 2016 and was trained by Easter Seals of Southeast Wisconsin. Back in India, the VTT provided a one-day seminar for parents of developmentally disabled children in November 2016. And, finally, the solar-powered electricity project was begun in early March 2017, with an anticipated completion date by the end of the month.
|Rotary Knowledge||Posted by Kent Bieganski||on Jun 11, 2015||
The answer will be given by each individual Rotarian at the weekly luncheon. Please, no sharing of the answer with others. Our goal is to have every Rotarian answer the question correctly by reading The Rotarian. You are on your honor. Don’t let us down!
|An Evening of Wine Tasting||Posted by Larry Myers||on Dec 08, 2014||
Whitnall Park Rotary Club and guests are invited to "An Evening of Wine Tasting" at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 So. 68th St., in Franklin, WI, on Friday evening, January 29, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the WPRC's community projects. Participants can sample wine selections by Consumer Beverage, light snacks, and desserts. Tickets are $30 per person in advance or $35 at the door. Register and purchase tickets online by clicking here.
|"First Tuesday" Food Collection||Posted by Gilbert Frenn||on Mar 31, 2012||
The first meeting of every month is "First Tuesday" at Whitnall Park Rotary. Our members bring non-perishable food items to help stock area food pantries. The public can help by bringing their donations to our meeting at Klemmer’s Banquet Center at noon on "First Tuesday."
|Welcome to Our Website!||Posted by Larry Myers||on Jan 23, 2011||
Welcome to our Rotary Club!
|Social Media Network Links||Posted by Larry Myers||on Jan 11, 2011||
|Security and Integrity of Your Data||Posted by Larry Myers||on Jan 11, 2011||
ClubRunner secures all your private information by using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, club data is safe and protected. Our members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted. For example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.
Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.
|Quote of the Week - Who Said It?||Posted by Larry Myers||on Nov 21, 2010||
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
|Thought for the Week - Who Said It?||Posted by Larry Myers||on Nov 21, 2010||
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
|Boerner Botanical Gardens Rotary Circle Project||Posted by Larry Myers||
The Rotary Walk/Circle Community Project at Boerner Botanical Gardens experienced groundbreaking on December 17, 2014, and was dedicated on July 28, 2015!
Our new project will impact thousands who may not otherwise be able to enjoy this beautiful and historic site due to walking difficulties.
The project consists of an ADA-accessible path leading from Boerner's Herb Garden to the Bog Walk.
Visit the photo albums (see window pane to the left) on this site to follow the progress of the construction.
Also, visit the WPRC Web page (Boerner Rotary Circle Project) on this site that is dedicated to this project.
And, don't forget to donate (for ongoing maintenance of the walk/circle)!