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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, October 14, 2019

What happened at the meeting of Monday, October 14, 2019

News Update
President Steve announced that Robert G. “Bob” Bush passed away last weekend. Bob had been a member of our club for 20+ years. While he was the elder statesman for the Club at 93 years of age, he is not the longest tenured club member. That honor belongs to Jim De Coster. However, Bob was a true gentle man and gentleman while at the same time being a lion of the business community. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but once cone, will be shared with club members.

Upcoming Meetings

  • 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

Ride for Polio

Next Monday, October 21, 2019, at 5:00 we will be holding our second “Ride For Polio”. This will be held at the Western Racquet Club on South Ashland. If you are riding with us, Julia Wallace asks you to come ready to ride. We will be doing our ride for several hours. If you are not riding, please feel free to sponsor a rider. There are ten members signed up. Julia reports that we have pledges in excess of $800 now and look to get pledges in excess of $1,000. With a 2:1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this would become $3,000. Other district and area clubs are also holding events to raise funds for Polio. Let’s show them our club takes the challenge of World Polio Week seriously.

rotary green bay news bill and melinda

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
will match our fund raiser amount 2:1

Our Presentation

Two of our newer members, Brant Bergeron and Kristi Van Pay, presented their Classification Talks at the meeting. Brant was first. He talked about his having been raised in Green Bay and going to school at UW-Stevens Point to earn a degree in Communications. Apart from the nine months he spent in Texas working at a radio station, Brant has spent his life in Wisconsin. He came back and worked for a while at UWSP. After several years there he went to work in the health industry working for Ministry Health. When his employer ended up in a buyout/merger, he needed to find a new career, so he began work at DigiCopy, directing marketing for the three Milwauiee, Green Bay, Stevens Point, Eau Claire and LaCrosse stores. All the while raising a family. In 2017 both daughters got married within 90 days of one another. Today he is a Grandfather that enjoys Walking Marathons. Brant also enjoys cooking and discovering new restaurants in the area.

(photo of Brant here, perhaps DigiCopy log as well)

The second Classification talk was by Kristi Van Pay, owner of Prosperity Accounting. Kristi told us about her affinity for numbers and keeping them in order. She began her career working at several smaller firms then working her way up. At one time she worked for Craig Dickman (last years FEA recipient) at Breakthrough Fuel. When she wanted to have a little more time for her family, she elected to go out on her own and start Properity. Today she serves what she calls an under served market, the small business client. Kristi also spoke about her interest in mental health issues. She related a story of how mental illness carries a stiga. She would like to raise awareness of mental illness and help to lessen that stigma.

(photo of Kristi here, perhaps logo of Prosperity Business Solutions as well – see Kristi for image)

Both of these members told us stories of their involvement in a number of volunteer organizations and not for profits over the years. From listening to these two, they help support the idea that Rotarians are People of Action. Please talk to them at a lunch meeting or club event. They, like all our members, have an interesting story.

Rotary Volunteering Opportunities

rotary green bay news Rotary Volunteering Opportunities

Rotary People of Action Needed

We will soon begin planning for our 2020 Free Enterprise Award. We ask all Rotarians to consider lending a hand in this event. This is our single fund raiser and we use the funds, through our Foundation, to give back to our community. Your assistance in this fund raising will be appreciated.

Thank you all for being Rotarians.
Steve Mastalir, Club President, 2019-2020
Attachment – volunteer opportunities Sept, Oct, Nov 2019

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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