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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, August 26, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, August 26, 2019

Rasita (Smile) told us about her first week in Green Bay. She has been preparing for school at Preble, getting to know her host family and playing video games with Cullen and Cash. Depending on who you talk to, she is either a very good video game player (Cash) or not so good (Smile). Like most youth of today, video games are a learning and sharing experience.

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.

What happened at the meeting of Monday August26 2019

Our Guest speaker for the meeting was Nan Pahl of the Salvation Army. Initially invited to come in and tell us about the Coats for Kids drive the Salvation Army has put on for the last 30 years, Nan told us about multiple volunteer opportunities through the Salvation Army. A complete list is attached. Last year our Club participated in the Coats program. Unfortunately, we only sent two volunteers. Hopefully, this year we will be able to provide a few more. Nan’s explanation of the program highlighted that the opportunities that exist for this program cover a broad range of opportunities. Please consider giving back to this community through participation in some way.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, September 2
    This is Labor Day, a national holiday. We will NOT be holding a meeting as most businesses will be closed so their employees can enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Please accept this as a sincere wish that your holiday weekend is sunny, funny and oh so enjoyable.
  • Friday, September 6, 2019
    The PR Committee will be having a meeting at 7:30 AM. This meeting will take place at “The Attic” bookshop and coffee stop. It is located at 730 Bodart Street, across from Whitney Park. Leave it to the PR Committee to choose a 7:30 meeting at a place with a 730 address!!!
  • Monday, September 9, 2019
    We will be presenting our Community Service Award to a member of the Green Bay Police Department team. Come join in the presentation and learn about why this recipient is to be recognized. Some of the things we take for granted, police department personnel have to deal with on a much grander scale. Whether its mediating a fight between our children at home, or a gang in the park, coordinating a family outing to skiing or arranging the SWAT team at a high risk situation, GBPD seems to cover the call. Come see who this quarter’s recipient is.
  • Monday, September 16, 2019, noon
    Club meeting. With Steve and Mary Handrick giving us insight and out takes of a Friendship Exchange. They will highlight what a Friendship Exchange is, how to participate in one and their experience from a recent exchange in which they were partipants.
  • Friday September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Your Rotary Club Board of Directors meets at the Brown County Public Library main office. Board meetings are a good way to help on the move from Red to Blue Badge and to learn about the club.

Good News

Our recipient for this quarter, as nominated by Russ Wood, is The Joseph Project. This organization helps people of need find work. Members at todays meeting shared good news about their families and work. Good news from all. Thanks to each of you.

Community Service Project (Continued Appeal for Volunteers)
We have opportunities at both the Green Bay Area Public School System in their Vision Screening efforts, and, as mentioned earlier, at the Salvation Army. To save some space in the newsletter, the opportunities for the next several months are listed on page 4 of this newsletter.

Please consider volunteering at either of these two great partners. As you volunteer and report back to the club about the activity, more members become interested And then at the next opportunity more of us take the time to show up and live the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”.

A Reminder

Our 5th Monday event on September 30, 2019, will be a visit to the newly completed Booyah Baseball Stadium. As John Anderson of ESPN says, “in northeast Wisconsin, BOOYAH means more than just a great play”. This event requires registration. Please the e-mail you received to make that reservation. The event details are

Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Place: Booyah Baseball Stadium
2231 Holmgren Way
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: No cost for members
Members to pay $13 for each guest they bring

Lets fill the stadium with Rotary Rah-Rah

Another Reminder - Ride for Polio

Last year we put together a Ride for Polio. A team let by then President Julia Wallace, met at Western Racquet. There, the team pedaled to earn sponsorship money. Led by Julia the club raised $1,800. We will be repeating the Ride for Polio October. Details include

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Place: Western Racquet (2500 South Ashland Avenue)
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

We are looking for participants to join the team. You can join the team in any of several ways, including

  • become a sponsor of the team on a flat rate or per mile basis (flat rate encouraged)
  • be a rider, showing up and pedaling with the rest of the team

We are inviting the Packerland Sunrise Club, the Green Bay West Club and the De Pere Club to join us in this fundraising effort. We have asked the District Governor to challenge the rest of the clubs int the district as well. Participants can arrange with a local health club or commit to riding a stationary bike at home. Let’s be flexible on this but PROGRESSIVELY PROACTIVE. World Polio Day is October 24, so this is a perfectly timed event.

And remember, any money we raise for the fight against Polio is matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. So if we can raise $2,000 locally, the fight for polio would receive $6,000 from this effort. Rotary International’s General Secretary, John Hewko, is an avid biker and has traveled far and wide to bike for the fight against polio. Lets show him that little old Green Bay is a worth stop for him in the future.

Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2019-2020

Thank you all for being Rotarians.

Attachment – volunteer opportunities Sept, Oct, Nov 2019 (so far)

Green Bay Area Public Schools – Vision Screening Project

School - Date - Start Time - Volunteer #1 Name - Volunteer #2 Name
Tank Mo 09/16/19 9:00
Wequiock Th 09/19/19 9:00
Jefferson Tu 10/08/19 8:00
Chappell We 10/16/19 8:45
Leonardo da Vinci We 10/23/19 7:45
Wilder Tu 11/12/19 8:15
Howe We 11/20/19 8:00 Brent Roubal
Martin Th 11/21/19 9:00

Salvation Army / Kroc Center

Kroc Center Sa 09/28/19 Kroc Kids Triathalon
assist participants with sports transition (from running to swimming to biking) and navigating the designated course route

Lambeau Field Sa 10/05/19 Spooktacular at Lambeau
manage games at Lambeau’s Halloween event with the Salvation Army

Kroc Center Su 10/06/19 Kroc Log Rolling Tournament
log rolling judges for the event (training day of event)

Kroc Center 10/03/19 Coats for Kids Interviews
10/10/19 assist with qualifying families for eligibility for the Coats
10/14/19 For Kids program. Determine number of kids in the family
10/19/19 and eligibility for new or gently used coats.

Kroc Center 11/07/19 unloading and unpacking Coats for Kids inventory
11/08/19 setting up retail spaces for Coats for Kids
11/09/19 assist with family shopping for Coats for Kids

Kroc Center December final date, to be arranged.
This is the Toys for Tots program run in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corp that provides Christmas gifts for families that may not otherwise have the means to provide Christmas gifts for their children (details to follow)

If you wish to volunteer at the Salvation Army and have never before done so, the best way to enroll is by calling
Renee Main at (920) 593-2375.

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