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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, October 7, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, October 7, 2019

Our meeting today was strictly business. We began with a brief report from District Governor Steve Handrick. Steve invited Past President Julia Wallace and Rotary Foundation Chair Thomas Guyette forward. He presented to Julia and Tom a certificate from Rotary International that evidenced our donations to the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Green Bay was the leader in District 6220 in terms of both largest per capita giving (in excess of $200) and in total giving (in excess of $15,000) Congratulations Rotarians. This money will go a long way in the fight against polio, toward district grants coming back to us and in completing the GREAT projects Rotary takes on everywhere.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Green Bay Rotary Foundation Board Meetings
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:30-5:00
    Berners Schober (310 Pine Street)

  • Club Meeting – Classification Talks Home Packer Game on this day
    Monday, October 14, 2019 noon, Please plan extra time for parking if needed

  • Club Board Meeting
    Friday, October 18, 2019 9:00-10:30
    Brown County Central Library

  • Club Meeting – Year of Clean Drinking Water – Casey Hicks
    Monday, October 21, 2019 noon

  • Club Meeting – RYLA Students from 2019 talk about their weekend
    Monday, October 28, 2019 noon

  • District Governor 4-Club Meeting (De Pere, Green Bay, Sunrise, Green Bay West)
    Monday, November 4, 2019 5:30 at Swan Club
    Replaces our Noon Meeting

Following Steve’s presentation Julia spoke about three events of which we need to be aware. These include:

  • The October 21 Ride for Polio. Last year we had four participants. This year we already have ten. Lets build on our success.
    District Training that will take place at UWGB on October 19. Please consider signing up for this three hour training. You would be surprised at what you can learn about the District.
  • Finally, Julia announced that we will shortly begin planning for our 2020 Free Enterprise Award event. I ask each member to consider joining one of the committees that plans this event. There is a variety of options, from the nominations to the meal planning to working on sponsors and guest reservations. A-mazing Events helps us to keep everything on track but we ALWAYS need members assistance.

Our Presentation

After members got up to share their good news, we turned things over to Jeff Mirkes. Rotarian Jeff gave us a presentation on “What’s Happening In Downtown Green Bay”. Jeff’s presentation began with information on such things as Farmers Markets on both Wednesday and Saturday and continued with development projects. He showed us photos of housing that is in process and still in the planning stages. His list of properties listed more than 100 new housing units and a possible GROCERY STORE. Jeff has long been telling us of the need for a grocery store in the downtown east side. It may finally be happening.

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Rotary Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities continue to be available. Attached please find the current list. Please note that the list now includes opportunities at the YMCA, the Green Bay Public School District and the Salvation Army. For those of you with school age family members, why not consider getting them involved.

If you like wine, the Neenah Rotary Club is hosting a fundraiser for the fight against polio. This event will be held on October 24, (Thursday) 5:00-7:00 PM at the XE54 Wine Bar, 1350 West American Drive, Neenah. Fundraising will be from wine sales, raffles and a donation from XE54. Total funds raised will be distributed to clubs or on behalf of clubs to R/I on a per capita basis If you like wine, or know of someone who likes wine, please have them register and say they are there on behalf of our club. Register at https://bit.ly/2nc8kSP

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

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.


Blessings in a Backpack Backpack food program for at risk students for weekend meals.
Thursday’s 4:00-5:00

Baird, Beaumont, Doty, Eisenhower, Howe & Sullivan Elementary Schools

Learning with Legos Mentor This requires a 6 week commitment of 1-1/2 hours per week. Become a mentor to 2nd-3rd graders through use of Lego’s toys to learn science and math

Eisenhower Elementary
3:45 P.M. to -4:45 P.M., Tuesdays Oct 29, 2019 thru Nov 26, 2019

Baird Elementary
4:20 P.M. to 5:20 P.M. Tuesdays, Jan 7 202 to Feb 4 2020

Beaumont Elementary
4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wednesdays Feb 19, 2019 to Mar 25, 2019 (except Mar 15, 2019 – spring break)

Senior Wellness Helper Assist Y staff in set up and take down of chairs, tables, supplies. Must be able to
lift 30 pounds and be willing to interact with adults 55+. Requires a minimum 6
month commitment of 1, 2 or 3 days per week
Broadview YMCA Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Contact Yeng Xiong at either yeng.xiong@greenbayymca.org
(920) 436- 9693

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