Day Meeting Minutes - 01/18/2022

Mick S. opened the meeting at the Pyramid Event Venue at 12:15pm and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance followed with the Four-Way Test.



Student Rotarians

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  • Lily Schuetz (Lakeside)- 4 way test -passed
  • Alyssa Reinke (Lakeside) – bio
    • Lives in Watertown
    • likes to bake
    • learning to play guitar
    • loves spending time with extended family
    • played volleyball and basketball and currently playing softball
    • would like to be a coach later in life
    • member of Teens for Christ-event called New Friends focusing on individuals special needs
    • elected president of National Honor Society
    • volunteers at Twice is Nice
    • Student council--student body secretary
    • elected for Badger Girl State (canceled)
    • plans to attend 4 year school for PE, health, math
  • Gabrielle Mahr – (LM HS) – bio (final 2 weeks in February)
  • Alison Barradas-Castellanos – fun fact (final 2 weeks in February)

Happy Bucks

  • Ed H.-Memorial Service for Mom last Thursday--thank you to Pyramid and BIA for helping facilitate a nice event.
  • Mick S- announced Brian Watson's 95 year old mother passed yesterday




Birthdays – Scott T on Saturday

CLUB BUSINESS - Announcements and committee reports

  • No noon meeting next week.  Having assembly at the Grist.  Social gathering at 5:00. Dinner at 5:30.  Program 6pm.  Program will be Officer Jessica Johnson on Police Academy.
  • The night group will meeting at 6pm tomorrow evening at Tyranena Brewery.  Please note the new time of meeting @ 6pm instead of 7pm. Talking about this years Run. 
  • Birthday raffle covering December and January birthdays will be held February 1st.  (Pam, Gerard, Denny, and Scott T.) Bring your gift.
  • Lake Mills Rotary recognized in the District Newsletter 
  • Committee reports
    • ​​​​​​​Scholarship Committee
      • ​​​​​​​online application at LMHS
      • Lakeside usually gets a PDF​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Sue Trepte-Director of Haus of Peace
and Assistant Crystal 
Haus of Peace takes a holistic approach to helping women and their children end the cycles of abuse and homelessness.  They strive to change the cycle one family at a time by prioritizing safety, mental health counseling, and access to essential resources to help guests reclaim their lives and reintegrate back into the community.  Haus of Peace accepts homeless and abused Women and Children. They have served over 200 women and 54 children in 5 years and helped them recover from trauma and gain independence.  The need for this community resource has grown over 75% in 1 year. 
Applications are accepts and then Interviews are conducted to determine if she is ready for help and can she benefit from the program.  
Many of the guests do not have a High School Diploma or Driver's License when they move in.  Haus of Peace helps get them in programs to obtain both, if possible. Also helps with automobile repairs as needed.  
in 2022 focusing on helping with Child care. 

Journey of Haus of Peace
  • Initial Intake (is she ready?  Can we help her?)
  • 10 page questionnaire
  • 2 hours long interview
  • Assess needs
If accepted into program, moves into Sue's home (Haus of Peace) and is introduced to structured  
$450 average cost is usually covered by sponsorship.  Mental Health care is included and required.  
First Ten Days at Haus of Peace
  • Make contact with the following:
    • Community Action Coalition
    • Family Physician
    • Dentist
    • Optometrist
  • Establish:
    • Initial intake with licensed Mental health services
    • Employment
    • Mentorships
    • Learn and follow a structured schedule
    • Help them understand they are loved and they are important.  
Expectations during Stay
  • Weekly therapy sessions
  • Consistent employment or seeking employment
  • Accountability
  • Drug/Alcohol free
  • Attend weekly workshops
  • Workshops:
    • 5 mental health care workshops annually
    • Budgeting
    • Healthy eating/living
    • Parenting (talk, read, play)
    • Home economics
Moving on from Haus of Peace
  • Two extension homes work like a boarding house.  Shared living space and chores.  This allows them to have support and share ideas. One houses families, the other houses singles.  
  • Rent is based on income
  • NO limit to duration of stay
  • Continued therapy, close connection to Haus of Peace team
  • Independent Living:
    • Interior design team furnishes new home
    • $800-1000 saved for rent
What makes Haus of Peace Unique
Holistic Approach
  • Teaching and reinforcing healthy life skills 
  • Break the cycle of addressing root causes
  • Multi-step highly individualized process
  • Resources connection
  • Mental health care, legal advice, etc. 
  • Help with gaining restraining order, child custody, legal separation, etc
How can you help?
  • Share the Haus of Peace flyer. Display in your store or talk about it with people you know
  • Share your gifts and talents with the Haus of Peace guests
  • Be a mentor (1 hour/week commitment)
  • Commit to financially sponsor a woman or family.  (avg. stay is 90 days)
  • Make a donation
To learn more or to donate, visit the website:
Watch this video to learn more about Haus Of Peace and how to get involved...

Meeting adjourned 1:00pm

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