News & Updates

New Member Monday

Bring a guest to our meeting on Monday, June 6 to learn more about the Rotary Club of Green Bay and how they can become a Rotarian! If you bring a guest to this event, the club will pay for your lunch, and theirs! You'll get to hear stories from current club members and learn about our programs, events, and membership opportunities. Please RSVP using this link. If you have any questions, please email Kate Owens, our Membership Chair at:

Resch Expo Tour

Join us for a tour of the new Resch Expo Center on Monday, May 23rd at 5:30 pm. Former Rotarian, Barbie Patterson will be our host.

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Host Families Needed!

We have been assigned a lovely young lady from Peru as our Rotary Youth Exchange student! She will be 17 upon her arrival, describing herself as quiet, until you get to know her. She likes art and helping people. Her parents describe her as helpful and respectful. We need to secure the first host family by the end of May. Each host family will host for three months. The first host family will get to choose which school she attends. Please reach out to your contacts to help us secure the first family!

Nominate our Rotarian of the Year

The Rotarian of the Year award recognizes a Rotarian who has made a significant impact in supporting and strengthening the Rotary Club of Green Bay. Nominations must be received by June 6, 2022. Any active member of the Rotary Club of Green Bay is eligible to receive this award. Please click here to submit your Rotarian of the Year award nomination form.

Steve Handrick Receives Service Above Self Award

Our very own Steve Handrick received one of Rotary International's highest distinctions in service, the Service Above Self award. This award honors Rotary members – and now also Rotaractors – who help others by volunteering their time and talents. Only up to 150 recipients are selected each year. That's one award for every 9,000 Rotarians! Congratulations Steve!

Rotary Club of Green Bay Receives Certificate

Our club was one of six clubs in the District honored with an End Polio Now: Countdown to History Campaign Certificate of Appreciation. To achieve this, members of our club contributed at least $1,500 or more to Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. Rotary does a world of good only because of generous contributions from Rotarians, in terms of time, talent and funds!

Speaker Kasia Klaus

Our speaker on Monday, May 2 was Kasia Klaus from The Rose Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women and children who have been victims of sexual exploitation. Kasia shared some heart-wrenching statistics on human trafficking in Brown County. To learn more about The Rose Center and how you can get involved, check out their Facebook page or, email Kasia at:

Speaker Phil Hauck

Our speaker on Monday, May 9 was Phil Hauck, author of The Golden Age of Brown County Enterprise. This book features in depth accounts of five major local businesses and is a “must read” for anyone interested in the impact these companies and entrepreneurs have made on our economy and community. Learn more and purchase the book here.

Speaker Steve Dorosz

Our speaker on April 18 was Steve Dorosz, Director of Resource Development for NeighborWorks Green Bay. Since their founding in 1982, NeighborWorks has served Green Bay neighborhoods and the broader community with homeownership preparation services, down payment and closing cost assistance lending, community-interest real estate development, and other services.

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Speaker Lydia Davison

Our speaker on April 11 was Lydia Davison, Circles Recruitment Coordinator at Green Bay Community Church. Circles is an effective poverty reduction initiative that revolves around building intentional relationships across income lines. After 18 months, participants achieve an average 71% increase in their income.

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Speaker Denise Misovec

Our speaker on April 4 was Denise Misovec, Vice President for Program Services at Curative Connections. 

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Speaker Sarah Griffiths

On Monday, March 28 we heard from Sarah Griffiths, Staff Attorney at LOTUS Legal Clinic. LOTUS Legal Clinic empowers survivors of sexual violence and trafficking. They provide direct, comprehensive legal services, advocacy and community education, and they invest in survivors as change agents.

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Classification Talks - DeJuan & Anthony

Sunday, March 27, 2022This week we got to learn a little more about two of our newest club members - DeJuan Plummer Jr. and Anthony Tremblay.

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Speaker Mayor Boyd

Monday, March 14, 2022Our speaker on March 14 was City of De Pere Mayor, James Boyd. Mayor Boyd gave us the state of the city, with information and updates on the resiliency of the city throughout covid, the Mulva Family Cultural Center, Nelson Family Pavilion, significant business and residential growth, and of course discussion around the highly anticipated Southern Bridge project. 

Speaker Police Chief Chris Davis

Friday, March 11, 2022Our speaker on March 7th was City of Green Bay Police Chief Chris Davis. Chief Davis discussed his background, how he got into and why he has stayed in policing, and his vision for the Green Bay Police Department.

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Speaker Andrea Jorgensen

Monday, February 28, 2022Our speaker on February 28 was Andrea Jorgensen, Marketing & Communications Director for the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity. Habitat's mission is seeking to put God's love into action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

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Speaker Emily Tyner

Monday, February 21, 2022Our speaker on February 21 was Emily Tyner, Director of Freshwater Strategy at UW-Green Bay. Emily is currently leading an initiative to receive designation as a National Estuarine Research Reserve System, or NERR.

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Speaker Julie Cook

Sunday, February 20, 2022Our speaker on February 14 was Julie Cook, Freshwater Fisheries Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala. 

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