Day Meeting Minutes - 01/04/2022

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.



Student Rotarians

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  1. Angie Dressel – 4 way test-passed
  2. Tyler Phillips – 4 way test-passed
  3. Lily Schuetz- fun fact-next week​​​​​​​
  4. Gabrielle Mahr –Senior at LMHS
  5. Alison Barradas-Castellanos-Senior at LMHS​​​​​​​
  6. Alyssa Reinke – brief intro-next week

Happy Bucks

  • Ed H.
    • Holiday Season--good visits with family at London Lodge.  Sister home from CA.
  • Gerard S.
    • thanks you to Sandy M--holiday party
    • son turned 16 Sunday
  • Mick S.
    • Nominated Jenn C. citizen of year and Mitch E. Community Excellence Award submitted 
    • Thank you to Tara T. and Topels for providing Safe Ride on NYEve
    • Mick and Pam S. both elected to Watertown Community Health Grants Committee
    • Posted his 1st TikTok for Rotary
  • Raina S.
    • had the best NY Eve of her life thanks to the Safe Ride 7 pm-3 am
  • Greg R.
    • Adaptation of his book to BIG Screen!
  • Denny 
    • Happy to back in person




Birthdays – Gerard; next
Monday Anniversary of being a Rotarian – Tom Vinz 36 years--some memories
  • Field trip story---will not share now, but has not laughed so hard in all his life!  
  • Fish board
  • Get your ask in gear!  Ask others to join Rotary

CLUB BUSINESS - Announcements and committee reports

  • Recognize Jenn for organizing Christmas party
  • Check for $3,322 sent to Rock River Community Clinic for the 5K run the night group organized.  Follow-up – Clinic has hired new Exec Director- Olivia Nichols returning to WI. 
  • International project Solar/Water Project– formal grant submitted.  Parties are signing off on it to get it reviewed by International. $96k project
  • Tomorrow evening the night group will be meeting at Tyranena Brewery – 7pm.  Main discussion will be planning 5K run for upcoming year.  (Date and location)
  • Committee reports
    • Program Next week – Dr. James Fitzpatrick (past Superintendent Fort Atkinson)– Beyond Theories & Degrees
  • Assistant Governor - Update from Mick S
    • Oct. 8th started as Asst. Dist. Governor group 11.  
    • Rotary has 1.2Million members world wide.  
    • Dist. 6250-Chippewas Falls to IL state line and includes 58 clubs
    • He is responsible to facilitate info. from club level and to Governor and back to club
    • Building Partnerships to do more in community. District Grants Available to help fund projects.  
      • $5000 grant alone
      • $7500 partner with another club
      • $14500 partner with 2 other clubs
    • International Projects do not have to be out of the country.  What if we could partner with other countries to support a project with us.  
    • Stoughton Rotary owns a food truck and we could borrow it. 
    • PETS conference, he helps with prep
    • TriCon Conference Elkhart Lake
    • Stoughton is still meeting virtually
    • Lake Mills is the largest club in his group. Impressive considering Watertown has population of 24k and Fort has 12k.  Great job Lake Mills Rotary!
    • Congrats to Brian W. as a forward thinking President to visit other Rotary Clubs to learn and share. 
    • Foundation Chair is in Jefferson.  Great to have him nearby to ask questions. 
    • Shared Rotary Banner slide show
  • Half year review - Brian W---What have we accomplished so far?
    • inducted 5 new members
    • 5 new Paul Harris Fellows
    • $3300 to Rock River
    • Concession stand successful
    • Korth park to recognize scholarship winners 
    • South side sign with lights
    • 3 interclub meeting
    • Social bus to see holiday lights
    • 12 student Rotarians as guest
    • Solar/Water International Project 
    • Funds raised and grants applied for Bartel's Beach Project

Meeting adjourned 1:00pm

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