News & Updates

Rotary Foundation of Green Bay Seeking New Committee Members

The mission of the Rotary Foundation of Green Bay is to be a catalyst for proactive change for youth, education, and health initiatives in Brown County by providing grants, awards and scholarships for sustainable, impactful and collaborative projects that support these initiatives. The Foundation is currently looking for members to join its Board of Directors. Board meetings will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation on the third Tuesday of January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November. The next meeting is October 18. Our club will vote for new board members on Monday, October 17. If you are interested in running for a board spot, please email Miranda Bonde at by Monday, October 10. 

Speaker Lee Rasch

Our speaker on Monday, September 19 was Lee Rasch, executive director of LeaderEthics. LeaderEthics is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting integrity in the American Democracy through ethical leadership practices among elected officials. LeaderEthics believes ethical leaders are: truthful, transparent with public information, unifiers rather than dividers, and willing to represent the collective interests of their constituency.

New Member Induction

We are excited to welcome and officially induct new Rotarian Steve R. to our club! Steve is a Commercial Banker at Johnson Financial Group. Welcome Steve!

Tanzania Project Update

We received a letter from Erica Smith, Executive Director of Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, regarding an update on the Tanzania project. The container of medical supplies to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, left last week! Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach and the partners in Tanzania who will receive these supplies are grateful to our club for making this possible and are very appreciative!

Empowering Girls and Young Women

Rotarians are invited to donate items, lend time, and make connections to support the creation of activity packets and hygiene kits for Girl Scouts! We are looking for a group of individuals to assemble kits and packets on Friday, November, 4, 2022 from 10am-3pm at the Girl Scout Service Center in Green Bay.

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Leadership Green Bay Speaking Team

Our speaker on August 15 was a team from Leadership Green Bay who received a grant from our club's Foundation. As their team project, they are renovating the program space for We All Rise, an African American resource center in downtown Green Bay. The vision of We All Rise is to create and help restore a vibrant African American community. Through uplifting, skill building, and intentionally targeting root causes of systemic oppression, they actively promote the healing of all. Click to learn more about We All Rise and Leadership Green Bay.

Speaker Monica McClure

Sunday, August 14, 2022 By: Kathryn A Kroll
Our speaker on August 15 was Monica McClure, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast WI. Monica discussed the great need their organization has for "bigs", especially men, as they have a large waiting list of "littles" looking for a match. Click here to learn more about BBBS and how you can get involved!

Speaker Sarah Sugden

Our speaker on Monday, July 11 was Sarah Sugden, Executive Director of the Brown County Library. It was easy to see the passion Sarah has for her work, and our community is lucky to have her at the helm of our library system. Sarah gave us a behind the scenes look at all the library does in our community and gave us the inside scoop on upcoming library projects. Click here to learn more about the Brown County Library.

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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