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.
One story says the date was chosen because it was midway between the 4th of July and Thanksgiving. No matter what, hope your Labor Day was an enjoyable one.
- 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.
Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2019-2020
Thank you all for being Rotarians.
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