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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, April 14, 2019

Dear Green Bay Rotarians,

This has been a busy week for me, so I know this newsletter won’t be full of text – yet it is full of information!! Last Monday, our speaker was Steven Baker who is a coach for the Green Bay Area Titans, a new youth basketball league housed at the Kroc Center. Steven is a former UWGB basketball player and is passionate and dedicated to building confidence and integrity in our community youth, using basketball as the vehicle. I think we were all excited about his commitment, and look forward to our Rotary Club working with his group – perhaps even sponsoring a game? Sounds like a game plan to me!!

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday April 15th -Ken Webb Research Associate at UW-GB and Claire Thompson Executive Director of The Farmory
  • Monday April 22: Brian Russo - Eye Heart World.

The following is a brief write up from a local news source:

“ In unique partnership with biologists from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, The Farmory plans to open Wisconsin’s first research-based, full-scale year-round commercial fish hatchery this winter.

The first of its kind in the state, the partnership combines UW-Green Bay’s faculty and student expertise, along with the The Farmory’s innovative indoor vertical aquaponics system and large hatchery space. Fresh, locally-grown perch will once again be available to area restaurants and provide opportunities for local commercial fish entrepreneurs.

The first of its kind in the state, the partnership combines UW-Green Bay’s faculty and student expertise, along with the The Farmory’s innovative indoor vertical aquaponics system and large hatchery space. Fresh, locally-grown perch will once again be available to area restaurants and provide opportunities for local commercial fish entrepreneurs.

The Farmory is a campaign to create a model of agricultural innovation that reimagines the use of indoor urban spaces and provides our community with opportunities to cultivate healthy, sustainable livelihoods. By converting an empty former armory building into a 20,000 square foot indoor vertical aquaponics farm, this non-profit will inspire a new generation of local students, volunteers and area residents to further their education and seek careers in STEM and sustainable agriculture, as well as upskill individuals with challenging life circumstances to support their entry or re-entry to the workforce through apprenticeships and defined work experiences. The Farmory’s goal is to build a dynamic and diverse food system, where indoor farming plays an integral role in bolstering the physical, environmental and economic health of our communities.”


Upcoming Committee Meetings

  • Membership Committee - April 17, 7:30 am Copper State
  • Community Service Committee – April 18, 7:30 Copper State
  • Rotary Club of Green Bay Board of Directors Meeting – April 19th 8:00 am, Downtown YMCA
  • FEA Committee meeting – April 24th 8:30 am 310 Pine St.

Reminder District Conference is May 17th and 18th at the Glacier Canyon Lodge and conference Center, in the Dells. Attendees will have an option to reserve either the Double Queen (with couch) Glacier Canyon Lodge Room ($119.99 per night) or a 2-Bedroom Glacier Canyon Deluxe ($159.99 per night). Each room reservation includes four waterpark wristbands. Guests will check-in at the Main Desk.
For information about the conference google DualCon2019. This is a Rotary District Conference for District 6220 and 6270.

Fifth Monday

April 29th is our 5th Monday of the Month!
No noon meeting. Our meeting will start at 5:00 pm at Neighborworks in the conference room. Claire Thompson, Executive Director, of The Farmory will give us an overview of the Aquaponics System followed by a tour of the progress of the Farmory project.
After the tour we can head over to Fox Harbor 2nd floor for food and social.

Meet at Neighborworks - 437 S. Jackson St; Green Bay, WI
followed by social at Fox Harbor 348 S. Washington St.
Please register yourself and any guests by Friday April 19th . Non-members ($15.) added to your next invoice, members no cost
Any questions contact Mary Denissen at mary.denissen@aon.com or 920-609-0056


Candidates for Rotary Board Positions.

The Rotary Club of Green Bay, under Article 2 has a Board of Directors.

“The governing body of the Club shall consist of a minimum of 12 members, including the President, President-Elect, President-Nominee, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and six (6) Directors at large. “

Directors will be allowed two consecutive three-year terms.

Our current at large Directors are: Tom Guyette**, Gina Evans**, Larry Sarver, Bobbi Giles*, Jim Lienau and Michael Martin. Jim DeCoster** serves as secretary.
(*first three-year term completed; ** second three-year term completed)

The following are candidates for the Rotary Club of Green Bay Board of Directors – Terms to begin July 1, 2019: Please see their application in an attachment in the email that contained this newsletter! You will choose three!!

  • Jeff Vande Leest
  • Judy Nagel’s (Judy’s term on the Foundation board ends June 30,2019)
  • Kathryn Kroll
  • Tom Shefshek

We will choose three (3) on Monday, April 15th


P. S. A few of us were the Inspiration at the Odd Fellows home last Tuesday as we played Bingo with the residents. As always, working with our fellow Rotarians is great fun, and we had a blast!! I look forward to our next event!.

Inspiration at the Odd Fellows home last Tuesday


FEA Committee meeting – April 10th 8:30

Rotary Club of Green Bay presents the Free Enterprise Award Dinner
Monday May 20, 2019, Radisson of Green Bay
2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313
from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
Get your tickets soon! –

Rotary Club of Green Bay presents the Free Enterprise Award Dinner


See you on Monday!!

Julia
Rotary Club of Green Bay
President 2018-2019

be inspred 2019

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