Jeff Reed, the District 6270 District Governor for 2017-2018, visited Whitnall Park Rotary on Tuesday, August 22. He provided an excellent briefing of the theme and goals of Rotary International for this Rotary Year and activities in District 6270. He also met with the WPRC Board of Directors prior to the regular luncheon meeting. Thanks, DG Reed, for visiting us, informing us, and encouraging us!
 
 
DG Jeff Reed (r) is pictured next to WPRC President Roger Clark.
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On Tuesday, August 15, Life Scout Julian Destin-Cagle provided a briefing to Whitnall Park Rotary concerning his Eagle Scout Project. Entitled "Buddy Benches for Whitnall Elementary Schools," the project intends to provide a safe place for students to gather and support one another. Constructed by Belson Outdoors, the "Buddy Bench" is a simple way to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Julian hopes to place at least one bench on the playground of each elementary school in the Whitnall School District. The project has a price tag of $3,000. Whitnall Park Rotary contributed $250 toward the efforts of this aspiring Eagle Scout.
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2016 WPRC Scholarship winner Logan Hansen joined the club for lunch on Tuesday, July 18. He provided an update on his first year in college at George Mason in Fairfax, VA, where he earned a 4.00 in his first two semesters.
 
 
Logan is a graduate of Martin Luther H.S. in Greendale and plans to major in Economics at George Mason. The club presented him with a $500 check, the follow-up award in addition to his $2,000 scholarship last year. Way to go, Logan, and best of luck!
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On the evening of June 6, the recipients of the 2017 Whitnall Park Rotary Club scholarship program were recognized in a dinner at Klemmer's Banquet Center. Parents of the winners and representatives from the respective schools were also in attendance. View the embedded slide show to learn about these outstanding high school graduates and their future plans.
 
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Sarah Fierek, a member of the station management of 88Nine Radio in Milwaukee, briefed Whitnall Park Rotary Club on May 30 about the mission and community activities of 88Nine.
 
88Nine describes itself in this way:  "We love Milwaukee. Our city isn’t perfect. What city is? But we believe in Milwaukee – as it is today, and in its potential to become even better. And that’s why Radio Milwaukee exists. To be a catalyst for creating a better, more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee. We champion Milwaukee – our music, arts and culture, neighborhoods and community organizations. We celebrate diversity and encourage community engagement. We aspire to be a force that breaks down barriers and brings people together. We pursue our mission on the air, online and in the community."
 
The following YouTube videos provide a glimpse of the variety of community services that are provided by 88Nine, which is definitely more than just a radio station.
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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.
 
 
 
WPRC Assists at Wheelchair Basketball Event Larry Myers 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
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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.
 
Stock Boxes Filled at Hunger Task Force 2017-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted 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.
 
2017 Spring Craft Fair Photos Larry Myers 2017-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
2017 WPRC Spring Craft Fair 2017-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 11, 2017
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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.
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2016-2017 Global Grant Scholar Jason Gehrke and his family returned from Strasbourg, France, in early July. He completed his research at the University of Strasbourg for his dissertation at Marquette University and will soon submit it in anticipation of his Ph.D. During 2017-18 he has a one-year teaching contract in theology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. You can read about their adventures via the family blog:  http://nostravitademens.blogspot.fr. Nostra vita demens is Latin for "Our Crazy (Mad) Life." You can also read about his year in France in his professional blog, which has a distinctively "Rotary feel" to it:  https://rotaryscholar6270.wordpress.com
 
 
 
Jason Gehrke in front of the University of Strasbourg
 
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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
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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.
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Posted on Aug 05, 2016
Shirley Walczak
 
Debra Movroydis
 
Dan Christianson
Larry Myers
 
 
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 
  • club members to recognize work and service done for the club and/ or service to the community; and 
  • community members for the volume of service to the community.
The 2016 awardees are:
  • Shirley Walczak, Director of Boerner Botanical Gardens, for her assistance in enabling the Rotary Circle project.
  • Debra Movroydis, for her leadership in enabling social media for the club.
  • Dan Christianson, his third Paul Harris Fellow award, for leadership in guiding the club toward greater Rotary education & involvement; and
  • Larry Myers, also his third Paul Harris Fellow award, for leadership in enabling two TRF Global Grants ("Project Happy Home" in India and a GG Scholarship for Jason Gehrke).
Bob Nolan, Treasurer of WPRC and Chair of the Paul Harris Award Committee, presented the recognition to each recipient. Congratulations, and thanks, to all!
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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:
  • Engage members in a wider variety and more numerous service opportunities.
  • Continue efforts to grow membership.
  • Begin anew the club visioning process.
  • Examine the club's By-laws.
  • Continue to have fun meetings and activities.
  • Practice "servant leadership."
Whitnall Park Rotary Club looks forward to the leadership of these individuals!
Meet the 2016-2017 WPRC Leaders 2016-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
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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.
WPRC Has TRF Global Grant Scholar Larry Myers 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
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.
 
 
 
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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!

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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. 

 

 

An Evening of Wine Tasting Larry Myers 2014-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
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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."

"First Tuesday" Food Collection Gilbert Frenn 2012-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
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Social Media Network Links Larry Myers 2011-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
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   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.
Security and Integrity of Your Data Larry Myers 2011-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Larry Myers 2010-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Larry Myers 2010-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
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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)!

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