Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, March 24, 2019
Welcome to Spring!!
On Monday March 18th our Rotary club was joined by Judge Thomas Walsh who talked to us about the difficulty for the State Public Defender’s office to find lawyers to take on cases for indigent defendants in the Brown County Circuit Court. The problem is largely due to the $40/hour pay rate that has been in place for over two decades, a rate that is well-under the $70 (going to $100/hour rate) of court-appointed lawyers and paid by counties. The consequence of this disparity means that there are huge backlogs developing in the courts and defendants sit in jail waiting for a public defender, denying them of their constitutional rights to a speedy trial.
Monday March 25, noon – Meet at Northland Hotel with Kiwanis Club to listen to mayoral candidates Patrick Buckley and Eric Genrich - Emerald Room, lunch will be served.
Monday April 1st - Ken Wachter PMI Entertainment Group – New Expo Center
Monday April 8th - Green Bay Area Titans - Steven Baker
Community Service Committee March Project-
Bingo at the Odd Fellows Home 1229 S. Jackson St. (https://www.ofrha.org)
Tuesday March 26 beginning at 6:15 pm. They expect between 12-24 residents and said we could bring as many Rotary members that we want.
RYLA Committee Meeting
The RYLA committee will be meeting on Monday, April 1st at 11:30 AM at the Hyatt Regency.
We will meet in the main atrium area. All members are welcome to attend.
If you are new to Rotary and are looking for a committee to get involved, please plan to attend to learn more about RYLA and how you can make an impact.
What is RYLA?
RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Award and is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary around the world.
Each year thousands of young people participate in the program. Participants are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to participate in an annual district-run event, camp or conference.
RYLA encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving high school students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an “award” for their past and present leadership and service activities.
RYLA aims to:
- Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
- Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
- Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
- Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
Every RYLA program covers the following core topics:
- Fundamentals of leadership
- Ethics of positive leadership
- Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
- Problem-solving and conflict management
- Rotary's purpose and service to the community
- Building self-confidence and self-esteem
- Elements of community and global citizenship
New Rotary Disaster Response Fund
Rotary disaster response grants support relief and recovery efforts in areas affected by a disaster.
- The fund can accept cash contributions and District Designated Funds (DDF). It is a general disaster-related reserve, and contributions cannot be designated for specific events or disasters.
- More resources to promote giving to this fund will be available soon.
- Contributions directed to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund will be credited toward a club’s annual giving goal and per capita giving calculations, but will not apply to SHARE and the District Designated Fund calculation.
- These contributions are eligible for all recognition opportunities, including Every Rotarian, Every Year; Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member; Paul Harris Fellow; Paul Harris Society; Major Donor; and
- Arch Klumph Society. They also count toward all club recognition opportunities.
Here we are at our March 20th social!
On the left we are waiting for you to come……..on the right we are celebrating springs’ arrival without you! Next event – April 17th
We have four vacancies on the Rotary Club of Green Bay Board of Directors to begin July 1,
We meet once per month, and review policies and procedures, review standing committee progress, set new goals, and develop new initiatives.
The Board consists of a minimum of 12 members, including the President, President-Elect, President-Nominee, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer and six Directors at large. We are currently seeking a secretary and three Directors at Large. (that is, not large directors )
If you are interested, please contact me!!
See you on Monday!!
Rotary Club of Green Bay
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