Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, October 7, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, October 7, 2019

Our meeting today was strictly business. We began with a brief report from District Governor Steve Handrick. Steve invited Past President Julia Wallace and Rotary Foundation Chair Thomas Guyette forward. He presented to Julia and Tom a certificate from Rotary International that evidenced our donations to the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Green Bay was the leader in District 6220 in terms of both largest per capita giving (in excess of $200) and in total giving (in excess of $15,000) Congratulations Rotarians. This money will go a long way in the fight against polio, toward district grants coming back to us and in completing the GREAT projects Rotary takes on everywhere.

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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, September 23, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, September 23, 2019

We welcomed visiting Rotarians, in town for Sunday’s Packer Game. With us at this meeting was Stephanie Steckal (Dover NJ Downtown Rotary) and Steven Artz (Smyrna-Clagston NJ Rotary). They found our club on the Club Finder App and asked if they could attend. Stephanie is a dentist by trade while Steven is the office manager for her practice. This was their first visit Lambeau Field and they were treated to a win. A couple of New Jersians that are Packer fans. They also cheered for our Badgers on Saturday.

Shown at left is (l to r) Steve Mastalir (GB), Stephanie Steckel (Dover DT) and Steve Artz (Smyrna-Clayton)

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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, September 16, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, September 16, 2019

Our Exchange Student (Rasita) spoke about her prior couple of weeks. She is in her third week of school and finds our English is a bit different than what she learned. Imagine that, she will come here to teach us to speak our language correctly.

She told about her attendance at a Packer Pre-Season game with her host family and about a high school football game with friends she has made at school. Both were exciting for her despite the fact both games were lost by the home team.

Please remember to consider including her in any of your activities, to give her a flavor of life in the U.S. To make arrangements, please contact her host parents, Kevin or Angela LaCombe to make arrangements. Day trips and trips of several hours are acceptable. The LaCombe’s can be reached at
Kevin LaCombe (920) 309-2178
kevin.lacombe123@gmail.com
Angela La Combe (920) 309-1809
allacombe80@gmail.com

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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, August 19, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, August 19, 2019

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!

If you recognize the flag below, right, it is the flag of Thailand. This is the home country of our exchange student for the 2019-2020 school year. Rasita, our exchange student, arrived last week and came to introduce herself at our meeting. She gave a brief presentation on her homeland and took questions from the club members. Bangkok has 8 million citizens while lil’ ol’ Green Bay has just over 100 thousand. Culture shock? Maybe. But let’s make sure she discovers what makes Green Bay special.

Rasita,or Smile, as she likes to be called, will be spending time with her first host family, the LaCombe’s before attending Preble High School. She is 16 and will be taking her SAT’s this year for use next year back in Thailand. Any education we can assist her with would be appreciated. She also indicates she plays the ukulele. Perhaps at a future meeting she will play for us.
If you wish to include Smile with you on a visit, travel, anything, please contact Mindie O’Neill. Mindie’s contact information is in DACdb.

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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, September 2, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, September 2, 2019

No meeting – Labor Day holiday

The first Monday of September is Labor Day in the U.S. But have you ever wondered why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day, per the U.S. Department of Labor, celebrates the year-round efforts of American workers who diligently contribute to U.S. society and the economy. According to the Department of Labor, Labor Day is a "national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

This year's Labor Day, on Monday, September 2, marks the 125th celebration of the federal holiday. The history of the annual tradition dates back to 1894, when U.S. President Grover Cleveland made the celebration a nationally recognized holiday. Though Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, it was observed by nearly 30 U.S. states for years before this, acknowledging the efforts of typically blue-collar workers who worked long hours for little pay in manufacturing jobs.

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