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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, September 23, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, September 23, 2019

We welcomed visiting Rotarians, in town for Sunday’s Packer Game. With us at this meeting was Stephanie Steckal (Dover NJ Downtown Rotary) and Steven Artz (Smyrna-Clagston NJ Rotary). They found our club on the Club Finder App and asked if they could attend. Stephanie is a dentist by trade while Steven is the office manager for her practice. This was their first visit Lambeau Field and they were treated to a win. A couple of New Jersians that are Packer fans. They also cheered for our Badgers on Saturday.

Shown at left is (l to r) Steve Mastalir (GB), Stephanie Steckel (Dover DT) and Steve Artz (Smyrna-Clayton)

Committee Reports

Christine Vanden Hoogen asked for assistance with the upcoming RYLA students. There is sufficient plans to tote our 13 students and Rotarians to camp, but there is a need to help haul kids back from camp on Sunday, September 29. Drivers would need to contact Christine and be at camp at 12:00 (noon) on Sunday. It is about a 3 hour drive from Green Bay to Boulder Junction. If you can help, please contact Christine at Christine.vandenhoogen@hshs.org or by calling (920) 884-5930.

Upcoming Meetings

  • 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.

  • Monday, October 07, 2019, noon
    Jeff Mirkes, fellow Rotarian will update us on the goings on in Downtown Green Bay. As head of Downtown GreenBay, inc, Jeff has great insight into what is happening here and will share what he can with us. Come to find out more about your fair city.

  • Monday October 14, 2019, noon
    Classification Talks – Brant Bergeron and Kristi e Van Pay. Come and find out a little bit more about two of our newer members.

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.

Last quarter Thomas Shefchik had been selected to name the Good News recipient. At that time he selected Court Appointed Special Advocates. Today Thomas presented a check to CASA's representative, Kristin Jacobs The check totalled just over $540 so Thomas rounded the check total up to $550 to make it easier for CASA to run a round number through their books. There was lots of good news last quarter and during the Rotary Jeopardy meeting led by Julia, the winning Jeopardy team also had a chance to pull the Queen of Hearts. Paul Kendle was brilliant in finding her and the team decided to put their winnings into the Good News total. Those Rotarians, people of action to the end.

Pictured is Thomas (from our club) and Kristin Jacobs (from CASA).

rotary news Pictured is Thomas from our club and Kristin Jacobs from CASA

Ride for Polio – Another Reminder

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 Presentation

Today’s meeting was a club assembly. President Steve reviewed the DACdb (District and Club data base). This presentation was meant as an introduction to newer members and as a refresher to members of tenure. With help from Ian Grifffiths, Julian LeMue and Miranda Bonde ((all past Presidents), there were examples of how to keep DACdb current, how to find out members, committees and calendar news. The database is located at the Rotary Club website (www.greenbayrotary.org) under the Members tab. With lots of questions from members present, hopefully this was a learning experience for many members. Please visit the site and keep your information current. It allows us to stay in touch and keep you current on what the club is doing.

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

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
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.

If you have previously enrolled at the Salvation Army for volunteering, at the Salvation Army website (www.sagreenbay.org), click the “Volunteer In This Community” spot on the red line (left side of page). On the next page, click on the “Click Here” link for previously enrolled volunteers.

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