Day Meeting Minutes - 05/24/2022

Brian W 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.


Tim-Beth Naughton's partner

Student Rotarians

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  • Josy Cefalu – LMHS – 4 way test (April)-absent
  • Olivia Karlen – LMHS – fun fact(May)-absent
  • Nina Sapp – LMHS – 4 way test (May)-passed!
  •  Caleb Koester –Lakeside – fun fact (May)-absent

Happy Bucks

  • Mick S
    • Shot another turkey
    • 23 days or so....who's counting he will be retiring 
  • Ed H
    • Attended the Show Choir & Academic awards banquet
  • Tonya-
    • Grateful for the $1,000,086 in scholarships awarded to student at LMHS--thanks to Rotary for all the scholarships
    • $20 Happy Bucks in remembrance of her Father-in-law who passed last week
  • Pam S
    • Thank you for helping guard the Bartels Beach Dean Sanders Park. 
    • Saturday Sept. 3rd will be the dedication of the Dean Sanders Playground at 10 am. 
  • Linda J
    • Booked flights to New Zealand to see her grandkids
  • Randy O
    • He just got back from Vegas--boy are his arms tired! ($175 won for a friend)
    • Happy Birthday sign in his Lawn--$70 donation to rotary--$1 every year
  • Ken S.
    • Go look at the new playground!  great job Rotary!
    • He was assigned the 4am-6 am guard duty for the playground--He got a call from the Sanders Family they would guard it from 2 am-6am
    • Found an old Rotary Jacket worn only 2 times.  Paid $35 originally,  offering for  $20.  He will donate the $20 to the club.  




  • Birthdays – Randy on Friday
  • Anniversary – Boyd celebrating 23 years as Rotarian tomorrow
  • Birthday Raffle Winners
    • 963-Aaron
    • 954-Scott T
    • 955-Brian B
    • 942-Denny

CLUB BUSINESS - Announcements and committee reports

  • Calendar raffle draw-Watson Ace Hardware (FINE for long commercial!)
    • $500- 257-Meghann & Collin Christian
    • $100-007 Ken S
    • $100-224-Stephanie Villers
    • $50-245-Leila Nordness
    • $50-039-Jason Palmquist
    • $50-225-Nancy Overson
    • $50-291-Randy & Katie Chwala
    • $50-246-Betsy McKelvey
    • $50-191-Preston Benisch
    • $50-135-Gail Juszcak
  • Concession stand – need volunteer(s) to lead/manage (one to replenish items and one to coordinate volunteers)
  • Next week – Assembly at Grist – Social 5pm/Dinner at 6 pm/Program at 6:30pm
  • Email from Janet at Jefferson County Fair We have signed up to bartend on Friday July 15th.  We will earn hourly rate plus tips! 
  • Next Tuesday 7 am Board Meeting--all are welcome to attend. 
  • Mick found missing items at Planar and Country Campers (3 bins, 4 boxes, plaques, & miscellaneous) Will take pics and share at next history recap.
  • Ed H.-June 6th will be the Dedication of the India Solar Project (schedule a zoom meeting to attend-will email the link)
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The Lake Mills Rotary sponsored students from Lakeside Lutheran High School and Lake Mills High School that attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) last Saturday at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center from 9 am-6 pm.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where young people can develop leadership skills while having fun and making connections.  

Lakeside students Ben, Maria, Grace, Cooper were selected to attend RYLA. They reported enjoying the team bonding, learning how to be a community leader.  When they first arrived there was an assembly with all members, then they participated in an obstacle course.  There was also a team building exercise using PVC pipes to get a ball to the finish line.  This involved using problem solving and team building skills.  This was a great way to get to know the other attendees. 

The Lake Mills High School attendees Avery, Becca, Ava, Sidney, and Cooper were grateful for the opportunity to attend RYLA.  They realized the RYLA experience was not like a summer camp (not all circles, rainbows and singing songs). They felt right at home after meeting the members of their teams. The LMHS was proud to be one of 1st groups to finish the obstacle course. 

They were surprised for all the amazing food.  So much food to feed all those RYLA participants.  Food was great!

The RYLA students met many new friends and plan to stay in touch.  They also learned how to get involved in the community and how to work together with others.  

Attendees participated in problem solving, leadership, ethics, and team building exercises including:

A game called Traffic Jam

An Empathy demonstration....  Everyone starts squatting position with eyes closed.  Feel the pain, yet?  If you get 1 tap on the shoulder, you could stand up (relieving the pain), 2 taps, you can open your eyes (see the pain others are experiencing),  3rd tap you can tap someone else to relieve their pain (empathize and relieve someone else's pain).   This helped the students understand that sometimes you can feel other's pain because you may be going through the same thing, you can be blind to other's pain if you can't see it, and you can help relieve other's pain even.  

The RYLA students enjoyed the Ropes course.  One big lesson learned was that you don't have to do everything on your own.  Ok to ask for help or get support from others.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) participants are nominated by Rotary clubs.  Contact your local Rotary club to find out more about RYLA events in your area & how to apply.  

Meeting adjourned 1:00pm

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