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.
- Monday, August 26
A slight turn around here. We have a speaker who will present before the club news, club activities, etc, so everyone, please, PLEASE PLEASE arrive as soon as possible. This speaker needs to be at another appointment around 1:00 so we are putting her on first (12:15 or so). We will have the regular club affairs after the speaker.
- Monday, September 2, 2019 No lunch meeting due to Labor Day Holiday
- 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.
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 committed to a Vision Project and are looking for Volunteers. This project takes 2-4 hours, depending on the number of students at a location and involves walking students from the classroom to the testing area, and back. The schedule of volunteer needs for September is:
Date - School - Address - Time
Monday, Sep 16 Tank Elementary 814 S. Oakland Ave 9:00 AM
Thursday, Sep 19 Wequiock Childrens Ctr 3994 Wequiock Road 9:00 AM
The GBAPS has a sign up sheet to coordinate volunteers. Use this web address to sign up as a volunteer (https://www.gbaps.org/our_community/volunteer)
If this is your first volunteer with GBAPS you will need to have a background check completed. This protects your good name and the students. To begin that process, visit the link above.
We asked the club what we should do for a community project. Vision was an overwhelming choice. Please support this activity by helping when and where you can. Two or three volunteers per opportunity would make a huge difference.
For the second week in a row, we added a new member to our club. Let’s keep up the good work.
This week’s new member is Tony Hoslet. He is a Sales Training Consultant. Shown in the picture to the right is Tony and his sponsor, Miranda Bonde. Tony had been invited to our club a while ago, to attend as a prospect. Miranda re-invited him and
the results are Tony feels this would be a good fit. I ask every club member to greet Tony and spend some time getting to know him. In our everyday lives as business people, there is a good chance we are or know of someone who could use his services. But you won’t know unless you know him.
The Howe Community is extending an invitation to the members of the Rotary Club of Green Bay to attend their Howe Elementary Back To School Block Party. This event will be held Wednesday, August 28 in the parking lot of Howe Elementary School from 4:30 to 6:30. This invite is extended to our club as Howe was the recipient of funds from The Rotary Foundation of Green Bay, Inc. Come see the good some of your local foundation dollars make happen.
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
Remember, Monday, August 26th our speaker goes on first. Please be on time as she will begin 12:15ish. Thanks.
Well, this was supposed to go out on Tuesday of last week. While it was ready, my execution did not make it happen. If you are keeping track, I have made it in 2 of 3 attempts to get the newsletter out by Wednesday of each week. I promise to improve on that.
Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2019-2020
Thank you all for being Rotarians.
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