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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, September 16, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, September 16, 2019

Our Exchange Student (Rasita) spoke about her prior couple of weeks. She is in her third week of school and finds our English is a bit different than what she learned. Imagine that, she will come here to teach us to speak our language correctly.

She told about her attendance at a Packer Pre-Season game with her host family and about a high school football game with friends she has made at school. Both were exciting for her despite the fact both games were lost by the home team.

Please remember to consider including her in any of your activities, to give her a flavor of life in the U.S. To make arrangements, please contact her host parents, Kevin or Angela LaCombe to make arrangements. Day trips and trips of several hours are acceptable. The LaCombe’s can be reached at
Kevin LaCombe (920) 309-2178
Angela La Combe (920) 309-1809

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Rasita (Smile) telling us about her prior several weeks, wearing a Packer shirt given to her by her host family.

President Steve mentioned a volunteer project created under the auspices of Rotary International.

This is a literacy project that will take place in Guatemala. It is called (really) the Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP). Volunteers are needed for 2020. The dates for volunteers to travel to Guatemala include
Feb 2020 1st to 9th or 18th to 23rd
July 2020 12th to 18th or 21st to 26th

Complete details are available at www.guatemalaliteracy.org

Upcoming Meetings

  • 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.

  • Monday, September 23, 2019, noon
    Club Assembly. A Club Assembly is a club wide review of actions and ideas discussed by the Board concerning the club. Come to find out what is happening in the club, what is being considered. This is YOUR club. You have a right to know what is being considered.

  • Monday September 30, 2019
    No Club meeting at noon. We will meet at 5:30 at the Capital Credit Union Stadium at 2231 Holmgren Way, Green Bay. We are inviting the other three area clubs to join us, along with family, friends and potential members. Any guest will be charged $13 for the meeting to cover costs.

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. A number of members talked about their participation in volunteer projects (see below), along with good news from families, friends and jobs. We will be chhosing a new recipient for the Oct-Dec quarter, so lets finish September strong for the benefit of The Joseph Project.

Ride for POLIO

Reserve the date, October 21, 2019, 5:00 to participate with us for the 2nd Ride for Polio. This will take place at Western Racquet. Consder being a rider or sponsoring a rider. Last year we raised $1,800 and this year we hope to exceed that. This event is being held in conjunction with World Polio Day and funds will be used in the efforts to eradicate polio. This has been a Rotary led effort since the mid 80’s. We are THIS CLOSE!!

Volunteer Opportunities

Please see the attached list of volunteer opportunities at the Green Bay Public Schools and Kroc Center. Both have been long time partners of our Rotary Club and always have a need. Response has been good, but we CAN do better.

Our Presenter

Past Club President and current District Governor, Steve Handrick and his wife Mary, recently attended the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. Prior to their trip to Hamburg, they participated in a Friendship Exchange. Arranged by our neighbor district to the southwest. Steve and Mary were invited along.

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Steve & Mary Handrick and grand daughter, Tillie at our Meeting

They, along with 6 other couples spent a week in the Netherlands prior to Hamburg. They toured the country, met fellow Netherland Rotarian’s and shared experiences. Fellowship exchanges can be inter-district and be international or intra-national. Steve and Mary spent a week with the Mayor of a district, a position similar to our Governor’s. We were told of tours and dinners, of Rotary meetings and just plain FRIENDSHIP.

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
If help is needed arranging your volunteering, please contact Kim Shannock at (920) 448-2000

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.

Thank you all for being Rotarians.
Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2019-2020

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